It was my first time dealing with an adult problem in life, where it involves money, hard work and my future. There was an issue with the house that Nayj and I bought at Bellefort Estates. There was a flaw with the cut of our lot area and we weren’t informed when we first reserved the unit.
I received an email from ProFriends regarding their plan on our house two weeks ago. They were planning to cut off parts of the balcony, as our lot area was not the usual cut for their Charlotte model house. I don’t like what I saw, because it’s not what was originally planned. And since I am really really excited on this house that we purchased, seeing them doing something to my future home without my personal preference kind of made me furious. What I hate was, they want me to just sign-off through email, without checking the actual site nor talking to anyone in authority.
I assumed that they thought their clients would just reply back with, “Yes, this is okay. Please proceed.” kind of replies. But I wouldn’t. Especially when this house is purchased from my hard-earned money that I worked for. I wanted to talk to someone, an architect, a developer, from ProFriends to assure that they will take care of my house the way I would. I won’t settle for: this is the only option. I should have other options because I own this and I have the right to state what I want. I keep on telling them that I wanted to meet with someone and discuss it personally and not just through an email or a phone call.
ProFriends has setup a meeting with us this week with their area developer. Little did I know that the person I was meeting with was someone with higher position in their company. I only knew when she was introduced and my agent told me who she was.
When we entered their conference room, I kind of felt like I was trying to defend my college thesis, or having a meeting with my boss at work. But there was no way that I’ll be nervous because I asked for this and I want to set my point across. Nayj was with me and I wanted him to speak on my behalf because I am emotional and I might burst with anger in an instant.
The first half of the meeting was full of tension, as there were a few misunderstandings. But we were able to air our side and we listened to theirs. The conclusion was, we are going to transfer to another block and lot. And luckily, there were other Charlotte models available. And the other good news was, it’s a lot cheaper from our previous purchase because the lot area is 10sqm smaller. It actually doesn’t matter because it’s the standard size.
As long as I can park my car properly, and the balcony and house looks the way it was in their pictures, I am okay with that. Nayj and I decided that we take the new block and lot rather than staying on the current one we purchased. We were presented with another computation for the downpayment, which they will send to me again in an email.
The meeting went well. Everything was understood and we all came to one decision that we all agreed to. Sobrang laking tinik yung nawala sakin when it was over. It was my biggest worry and I am really proud that Nayj and I handled it well without the help of my parents. The original plan was to bring my parents with me so that we have someone older to defend us.
These grown-up stuffs is really overwhelming. But I’m starting to get a hang of it.
Some people will always say, “Bakit kayo bibili ng bahay, hindi pa naman kayo kasal?” Ang sagot ko lang, “Where would we go after the wedding then?” Renting is out of the equation because it will just put your money to waste. I know my parents would gladly accept us if we live under their roof but I personally think that we shouldn’t. I’d rather have my own home.
As for the other questions on the status of our relationship? We are getting there, but not yet. :)
Here’s a glimpse of what soon-to-be our new home.
Just imagine that a balcony will be added to the right side of it. I always feel giddy giddy when I see these pictures. It’s truly a blessing.