The new normal has touched how we live, work, do business, acquire property, make purchases, meet friends and relatives, celebrate special days, and even how we worship.

With the health restrictions—and after the strict lockdowns—the new normal has turned the home to truly be a family’s haven, the safest place to be while the world waits for the coronavirus pandemic to end.

Businesses have quickly adapted to the changed lifestyles. Digital transactions and cashless purchases have become the norm, pushing aside face-to-face meetings and traveling for non-essential purposes.

The new normal cannot change, though, a family’s need for shelter, or a house they can turn into their “safest place on earth.” 

That new feature which property developers are now “installing” into their property offerings is called “peace of mind.”  It is a feature that is intangible but which a buyer senses when he or she reviews a property.

First, it starts at the point of purchase—at the showroom’s digital landscape.  Today, that is a virtual showroom where the buyer reviews the property offerings in the developer’s website.  Then, there is the virtual tour of the house.  The digital way of viewing property is now standard among property developers.  

Since families are spending more time at home, an efficient property management staff makes sure their stay is safe and comfortable

So it is just at this point where the buyer should also inquire about the Internet access in the property.

One property development for affordable homes—Bria Homes—makes the assurance of good Internet access in their property as the work-from-home arrangement is now becoming another feature in the new normal landscape.

Bria communities also offer 24/7 online customer relations management service to address queries and concerns.

Residential dwellings go for as low as P1,897 per month, available at flexible payment schemes like Pag-IBIG funding and bank financing

The developer offers cozy and stylish residential dwellings for as low as P1,897 per month, available at flexible payment schemes like Pag-IBIG funding and bank financing.

“With the world constantly facing challenges wrought by a global health crisis, we want Bria Homes to be a safe space for Filipinos. This is why we strive to offer services that we feel would serve this goal,” said Red Rosales, president.

To enhance the “peace of mind” feature, the property enforces strict health measures and government-mandated protocols in all its communities. As part of its enhanced property management, regular sanitation is done in all common areas; social distancing is observed at all times; and frequent hand-washing is promoted among homeowners and staff.

Virtual tours show various home models to choose from—Elena, a 22-square-meter unit on a 36-square-meter lot; Bettina, a 44-square-meter unit on a 36-square-meter lot; and Alecza, a 360-square-meter unit on an 81-square-meter lot. Units include dining and kitchen areas, a living room, a toilet and bath, a provision for service area, and one to three bedrooms.

Homeowners whose lifestyles require compact and comfortable spaces can check out the Bria Condo which offers 24-square-meter studio units.

“Peace of mind” includes a property’s security features to allow homeowners to feel safe in their homes. Security is covered by 24-hour CCTV coverage, guarded entrances and exits, and perimeter fences. And for those who would rather stay home, there are leisure amenities to entertain them such as multi-purpose halls, basketball courts, and eco-friendly spaces to take a walk.

The developer has more than 50 projects around the country, each one making it possible for Filipinos to own a safe place that is well-designed and is located in secure communities.  Its formula: Affordability plus quality. It also offers easy homeownership plans like low downpayment and rent-to-own package.