As I told you in my Monday article this week, Feyma and I found a new house to move to here in Davao. As I also stated in a previous article about personal security, with this new house, I will not be too specific about where I will be living. I had also said that I would not post any pictures of our new house, due to security concerns. However, as this house cannot really be seen from the street, we decided to go ahead and show pictures of it after all. We do not believe that showing the picture will have any negative repercussions on security, so we decided to show it.
Our new home is in an area of Davao that we have never lived in before, but we do consider it a desirable area, though. So, we are excited to try out a new part of town. Of course, we are familiar with the area, we just never lived there, until now. We have really enjoyed living in the area where we have been living, in Marfori Heights Subdivision, but over the years traffic in the area has become terrible, and other factors, like the neighbors have really soured us on living in Marfori any longer. So, we are excited for our new place.
As I told you in my previous article this week, we had been looking for something with an upper limit on the rental price of P40,000 per month. Feyma found this place, and the owners were asking for P40,000 per month, but Feyma was able to negotiate the rent down to P35,000 per month, so we will be paying a bit less than we have been paying, which is nice. Also, Feyma through tough negotiations was able to negotiate a 3 year lease with no automatic increases in the rental price for the term of the rent. Such auto-increases are quite common in many parts of the Philippines. So, I am happy with what we got.
Our move in date for the house is November 15, although we already have full access to the house for doing some renovations, and moving some of our things over. Thus, Feyma and I have already been spending considerable time at the house over the past few days. Right now, we are getting the place cleaned up and ready to move in. We have also been hauling loads of our stuff over to the place as well. As we move some stuff in, I am starting to see that the house may be a bit tight on space, but we will make the adjustment!
One thing that we have noticed in our time there recently is that the neighborhood is so very quiet, something that we are very thankful for! Where we have been living, with the heavy traffic and such, the place is very loud, and that gets tiresome. We are also quite hopeful that there will be no neighbor problems at the new location.
So, over the next two weeks, we will be very busy getting the move done by November 15. I actually think it is possible that we may end up moving in a bit early, and if that happens it is really no problem.
We are very happy with our new location, and hope that it will be a long term location for us! We shall see!