Buying a house was the first order of the day for Max Collins and Pancho Magno after getting married in December 2017.
On March 31, Sunday, at an event, Max and Pancho made it known that they would be moving into their new home soon.
Pancho said, "Siguro, parang we considered our new house as our baby na rin.
"That's our... lahat ng ano namin, like we continue to earn money sa work, dun namin nilalagay sa house."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press interviewed Pancho and Max during the Bench Fashion Week S/S 2019 held at the Bench Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
According to Max, the property was already built when they decided to buy it.
She said, "It's built na, but it has everything that we want so we decided to go for it.
"Because it's close to our dream [house]...
"We saw it like last year, and we've been eyeing it for a long time.
"And we thought, if nobody buys it, then maybe it's meant for us.
"So after a few months, we kinda felt the urge to go for it na."
The couple did not disclose they're paying for the property, but the couple have pared down their lifestyle to afford it.
Pancho said, "One vacation like in a year, one country lang muna."
Max agreed, "That how we're planning on saving, one vacation a year lang."
MAX AND PANCHO'S CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE BUYING THE HOUSE
The couple said they are still doing some minor improvements on their new house to keep it as close as possible to their dream home.
The Bihag lead actor said, "We really wanted the homey feel.
"We want to like fix it up to be our dream house.
"So like, there's a huge veranda, and a gym, a loft.
"Maraming space para sa aming dalawa, which is good...
"It's more of a family vibe. Number one, space for our future baby or babies."
Space is one of the major considerations of the couple when they bought the house.
Max added, "Yeah, very cozy, basically... It has a big kitchen.
"We like open spaces because we like the sun, and a lot of plants."
She also noted, "Our closets, because we have a lot of stuff, and I have a lot of stuff."
They also considered the location and security of their new house.
Max said, "It's gonna be in the Antipolo area so it's closer to work kasi, usually, our taping is either in Antipolo or Marikina.
"Most of the time, sabay kami nasa work, walang tao sa house... the maid lang, so much better na secure yung house."
Pancho also shared that his mom, GMA executive Redgie Magno, lives near their area.
"Nandun yung mom ko. So pag may work kami, puwedeng may favor na pumunta siya sa house para i-check yung house."
What's their favorite spot in the house—the huge veranda.
Max said, "Kasi it's so big, it's huge. And I really want a space that has sunlight and a space when the family can grill and have coffee in the morning."