GMA Network Actress, Kris Bernal, recently achieved one of her dreams and crossed one item in her bucket list. Kris Bernal’s top option where to spend the money she earned from a lot of effort is to invest in a real estate property. This year, Kris Bernal achieved on of her dreams and bought a real estate property in California, U.S.A.
In her Instagram account, she posted a photo of her recently bought house and lot early this June 2018. Kris Bernal who starred in the tv series “Asawa ko, Karibal Ko”, had a brief vacation in the US. She bought the property last February.
In an exclusive interview of PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) through email, Kris Bernal stated, “We started looking for a house since June 2017. I was able to close a deal in February 2018, and the house turnover was April 2018.”Kris also stated in a previous interview with PEP.ph, that it was also a “long-time dream” of her mom, Analyn Tan, to have a vacation house in the US. Katie, Kris’ older sister, decided to continue her medical career in Los Angeles making Kris’ decision of buying a house in California very rational.
Kris Bernal stated, “I started dreaming [of] a house in the U.S. about three years ago when my sister left for the States. Masarap din siguro may own house sa U.S. para I can go there anytime I want.”
Kris also added, “My mom encouraged me to buy a house in LA. It was more of a vacation house where we, especially me, can stay for a respite while enjoying the cool weather, scenery, shopping, and get together with friends and relatives.”
A 2,022-square-foot floor area in a 3,750-square-foot-lot is the two-storey house that Kris Bernal bought. Kris’ said, “It was easy to scout for a house in the U.S. kasi lahat nasa site ng Zillow and Redfin,” Kris said when asked how they found the house. Ibang-iba ang process ng pagbili ng house sa U.S. than in our country. It was a great ride experience.”
The house that Kris bought is located in West Covina, Los Angeles. Kris took in consideration the Filipino residents living in the amusing suburb in buying the house. She stated, “My consideration in buying the house is of course the price, the facade–I wanted a modern two-story house with 4 to 5 bedrooms, and in a safe community. It was my sister [Katie] who influenced me to choose West Covina. Most of her friends are from that area, so at least she won’t feel sad living alone in the U.S. Until now kasi, naho-homesick pa rin siya sa amin kasi mag-isa lang siya doon.”
For Kris Bernal, buying the property is a really good investment for her. The house she bought now has an estimated value of $614,002, which is around 33million pesos. Kris told PEP.ph that a lot of effort and sacrifices were made for to be able to buy the house, and she stated that her mom “contributed some funds”.
Kris shared some tips on saving money saying, “Buy only the things you need, adhere to simplicity, or minimalism and invest your money wisely.” Kris said it was unreal during her first time in the house as the owner. She also quoted Brazilian Novelist Paulo Coelho, “And, when you want something, all in the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Kris Bernal shared that three of the rooms in her new house are rented out. She said, “Actually, nag-e-earn din yung house kasi we have the three rooms rented out. Tumataas din yung value ng house. So win-win talaga yung investment.”
PEP.ph asked Kris Bernal if she is now considering retirement and live a simple life in the US. She answered, “I like showbiz, sana magtuluy-tuloy yong career ko, parang kay Ms Gloria Romero. My passion is acting. I don’t intend to live in the U.S., vacation lang gusto ko.”
In 2013, Kris bought a lot in Quezon City where she plans on building her dream home. Being able to cross out some things in her bucket list makes her feel more motivated to work harder. Currently, she invested on 3 real-estate properties. She is no focused on improving her Korean Barbecue Restaurant and her own lipstick line.
Regarding her love life, Kris and her non showbiz boyfriend recently celebrated their 1st year anniversary. She shared, “I met my boyfriend in my first outlet of Meat Kris. He is the corporate chef of their family business which supplies imported meat and dairy, he became the supplier of my burger patties then.”
Kris also shared how he learned many things in their relationship. she said, “He is a mature person, very supportive, and humble. He is a wise-spender like me, too. Not to mention, he’s really good in the kitchen and prepares me baon every day.”