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Cong TV, Viy Cortez On Being New Parents: 'Dapat Pang-Long Term Na Lahat Ng Ginagawa Mo Ngayon
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  • YouTube vloggers and entrepreneurs Lincoln "Cong TV" Velasquez and his partner Viy Cortez are working double-time in securing their firstborn Zeus Emmanuel or Kidlat's future.

    Their son, who just turned one month, will be growing up in a very comfortable and spacious home, as shared by Viy on her Facebook page.

    "Soon to rise. Pangarap ko ito, magkaroon kami ng sariling bahay ni Cong. Dito namin papalakihin si Kidlat. Thank you, Lord," Viy said. 

    PHOTO BY FACEBOOK /VIYCORTEZ

    She shared three perspectives of their dream home designed by Tier One Architects. 

    PHOTO BY FACEBOOK /VIYCORTEZ
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    PHOTO BY FACEBOOK /VIYCORTEZ

    In the recent vlog uploaded by Viy on her YouTube channel, she and Cong TV talked about how parenting changed them.

    "Lifetime commitment ba, hindi lang siya ngayon. Kumbaga yung pagiging nanay at tatay hindi yan natatapos sa 1 year old siya."

    Viy said they became more responsible as individuals and as partners. "Dati, pwedeng pa-easy-easy, ngayon, mas gusto mo concrete yung plan mo. Yung direksyon mo sa buhay, gusto mo mas tama na kasi may aasa na sayo. Dapat pang-long term na lahat ng ginagawa mo ngayon."

    Cong had this to say about parenting, "Lifetime commitment ba, hindi lang siya ngayon. Yung pagiging nanay at tatay hindi yan natatapos sa 1 year old siya."

    READ ALSO: Cong TV Wants 5 Children With Short Age Gaps, Viy Says 'Wag Kang Pala-Desisyon, Hindi Mo 'To Matris'

    Viy admits, "Sobrang dami kong binitawan," but she said having a child is worth it. "Na-e-enjoy ko na parang may tao na gustong-gusto ako lagi, may bestfriend, merong isang tao na di ako iiwan hanggang tumanda ako."

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    Aside from their earnings from being two of the most popular YouTube creators in the Philippines, the two are managing several businesses - a milk tea franchise, a skincare line, and a clothing line, among others.

    Netizens are inspired by how Cong rose to fame from creating funny content on YouTube to becoming a father who is supportive of Viy's breastfeeding journey.

    READ ALSO: Oral Ties, Not Milk Supply Was The Problem: Viy Cortez Struggled To Breastfeed Kidlat

    Buying your first property: What to consider

    If like Cong and Viy, you are also starting to build your own family, here are some things that you can start pondering with. This is according to a licensed real estate consultant, appraiser, broker, and accredited lecturer Prof. Eden Dayrit, REC REA REB, from a previous story by Real Living.

    1. Know your capacity to pay.

    One way to do this is to get pre-approved by a bank to determine your capacity to pay and make adjustments if your dream home is above your pay grade. This will save you a lot of time and guesswork in determining and checking only homes you can afford. From here, you can decide whether you can buy a brand new house and lot, or a foreclosed asset through PAG-IBIG.

    2. Make a list of non-negotiables

    Together with your partner, this is one of the most exciting yet challenging parts of building a future home. Write down what are the important details that you want to have in your home, such as location, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, etc. This will help both you and your broker in finding the ideal home for you.

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    READ ALSO: Camille Prats' 'Non-Negotiable' Item In New House Is What Every Mom Needs 'Pinaglaban Ko Talaga Na May Ganito Sa Toilet Namin'

    3. Be emotionally and mentally ready

    It's not every day that you get to buy a property, that's why you should be prepared for the emotional process that will bring out the best and worst in you. This is where a real estate broker becomes essential - in helping you make good objective decisions.

    Once you're done with these three, answer these five questions before making the downpayment for your home. In the end, the decisions you will make now will impact you and your family in the long run.

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