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Four benefits of choosing a duplex house

by MyProperty.phPublished: June 21, 2016Updated: June 27, 2016

Wary of living so close to a neighbor? A duplex home actually offers a lot of benefits, and not just affordability.

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One of the things that attract people to duplex homes is the fact that they are often more affordable than single-family or stand-alone homes. But aside from their relative affordability, duplexes offer would-be homebuyers other perks, which make them a smart property option.


A sufficient first home
If you’re newlyweds looking for your first new home, it’s likely that your home-buying budget won’t be that sizable. But guess what? As far as starter homes go, a duplex can offer you most of the perks that you’d get in living in a single detached home without the steep price, which is ideal for a couple who’s saving up for their future.

Close, but not too close
Want to be able to take care of an elderly loved one while still keeping your privacy? Living in a duplex will help you stay close enough to help out your relative since you’ll be right next door. Looked at in another way, if you and your married child want to continue living close to each other but on different properties, a duplex is a great place to start.

Potential for income
Should you decide to buy both sides of a duplex as investments, it’s the perfect setup so you can live in one side and rent out the other. By living there, you can make sure that the person renting the other is taking care of the unit, and also practice being an effective landlord by responding quickly if a problem arises in the rental. When you’re confident enough, you can move out of the unit and rent out that one as well for double the extra income.

Safety in groups
Keeping an eye out for your neighbor is an unwritten rule that people who live in a community tend to follow. By living right next to each other, it’s easier to look after one another, and even easier to rush next door to lend a hand in case of an emergency.


Don Tim Development Corporation’s Alta Montebello in Alfonso, Cavite, is a 15.4-hectare community surrounded by nature and a view of the famed Mount Batulao. As a village nestled in the cool atmosphere of Tagaytay Ridge, it’s an attractive second home and investment option for balikbayans, retirees, and expats.

Four benefits of choosing a duplex house MyProperty Philippines Don Tim

The latest development to be unveiled in Montebello is a main house model dubbed the Lilac Twins—duplex bungalows that offer modern countryside living. Each unit of a Lilac Twins duplex has a floor area of 72.05 sqm and boasts two bedrooms, a bathroom, a service or drying area, a garden, and a carport, among others. And as a bungalow, accessibility is easier for people with disabilities (PWDs), as well as senior citizens with mobility issues.

While living in the Lilac Twins, residents can enjoy the use of Montebello’s amenities designed for comfort, relaxation, and community togetherness, including a clubhouse, swimming pools, a playground, a basketball court, and an amphitheater.


This article was sponsored by Don Tim Development Corporation.

Established in 1981, Don Tim Development Corporation (DTDC) is a realty firm that builds and sells functional premium, reasonably priced housing development in Cavite with first-rate features and amenities. DTDC’s flagship project Alta Monte provides house and lot properties and vacant lots, and is also the first community in Tagaytay to offer medium-rise multi-cluster condos through Leisure Suites.

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