Future planning with the man of the house, Ernest Del Rosario
April 05, 2022
Good financial planning is important to maintain a financially stable household and prevent financial crisis. Ernest Del Rosario is a husband and father. His goal for his family is to have a financially stable future and attain financial freedom to pursue any goal that they have at any point in their lives. Ernest holds other titles as well: A brother, a son, and a marketer. Playing multiple life roles, often having to juggle more than one different role at a time, made Ernest realize the importance of time management – a realization brought by the pandemic. “Pre-pandemic I was really bad at time management, but after learning that I can actually do more in a day, I managed to do a typical loaded day that consists of doing hobbies, cooking, spending time with my family, office work, and some house chores.”
When it’s time to pause and take a rest from being a marketer, Ernest enjoys playing console games, building Gundam kits, and long distance bike rides. One of his goals is to do the Philippine loop on a motorbike. Nothing beats the satisfaction of finishing a long ride and building model kits. Growing up in Cainta, Rizal, Ernest struggled going to and from city center, where he works, spending more time in traffic rather than spending quality time with his family and allotting more time for his hobbies. What’s hindering him from doing more of what he wants is mainly financial and time constraints. His dream for his family is to live in an enriching community, that offers convenience and safety, where they can grow and eventually achieve financial sustainability. Ernest believes that his condominium unit investment at Avida Towers Verge will help him reach his goals. When asked why he decided to purchase a condominium unit at Mandaluyong, Ernest pointed out convenience, safety, and modern condo living. “Avida Towers Verge is the perfect investment for me and my family because of the convenience and safety it offers – it’s just a few minutes away from where I work and if my son decides to study in Lourdes School, my alma matter, we can practically walk from Avida Towers Verge to his school and my office. My wife as well, whose main office is located in Boni-Pioneer. Should we choose to go a little farther, transport hubs are just a few minutes away.” Growing up on the East side, took a lot of time from Ernest mainly due to traffic congestion. Living in Mandaluyong will situate him and his family between neighboring central business districts, such as Ortigas and Bonifacio Global City. “Knowing my preference is a Mandaluyong City address at the get-go, I bought it at pre-selling stage giving me and my wife payment flexibility at a friendly monthly amortization. I’d say Avida Towers Verge is really perfect for the future that I see for my family. Everything we need is within reach and we can save around PHP 10,000 worth of gas monthly just by living here. On weekends, I can do a quick tri-city bike ride – Pasig, Ortigas, and Taguig.” Ernest’s best investment decision is purchasing his 35-square meter during its launch period. Today, Avida Towers Verge’s price has increased 24%. If the family decides to move to a bigger home in a suburban setting in the future, they can simply turn this space for rent and help finance their dream house – a win-win situation.
Ernest brought us along on his scenic tri-city ride – coffee run at BGC, followed by a quick ride along the streets of Pasig City on the way to Ortigas to see its skyscrapers and the streetscape of Mandaluyong. Ernest recommends getting a dark chocolate latte at Because Coffee in BGC at the start of your morning bike ride and lunch at Uncle Moe’s City Golf at the end of your bike ride. “Aside from the famous malls around the area like Ayala Malls 30th, Kapitolyo in Pasig and City Golf are your go to places for dining and other lifestyle needs.” When it comes to buying your first real estate property, his advice is to keep in mind that any form of real estate purchase is an investment in itself, whatever cost you buy your unit today, it will surely increase in the coming years. Whether you use it, sell it or lease it the value will always appreciate. Part of his goals is to grow his portfolio in stocks and real estate, and eventually achieve financial sustainability. “My next best move is to live in the city I loved since childhood, which is Mandaluyong, and to nurture my family in a secure community. Amazing that my son will experience this thriving city first hand.” Check out where aspirations converge in Mandaluyong City, where you can be at the center of the things you love: https://www.avidaland.com/avida-towers-verge