Kris Bernal's latest investment is a property in West Covina, California, U.S.A.
In a short chat with the 29-year-old actress via Instagram's direct messaging, Kris revealed that the house fullfills her mom Analyn Tan's "long-time dream."
She told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "It was more of a vacation house where we can stay for long if we need another space or atmosphere from the daily grinds of work.
"Since my sister moved to the U.S. more than two years [ago] to pursue her work as an RN [registered nurse], my mom convinced me to invest in a house there."
Instead of putting them in a bank, she decided to purchase a house which will increase in value.
Kris continued, "Sabi niya, mas mataas pa tumaas iyong value ng house sa U.S. than putting my money in the bank.
"I adhered to her advice.
"So last year, I asked my sister to look for a house, and after more than eight months of house hunting, we all finally agree to buy that house in West Covina.
"We bought it in April 2018.
"We thank God for this wonderful blessing. It was a good buy kasi ngayon, medyo tumaas na iyong value nong house."
According to Kris, their modern-minimalist home has a lot size of 3,750 square feet and a floor area of 2,022 square feet.
It also has five bedrooms and a loft.
Kris shared a photo of their house on Instagram, and mentioned that everyone in her family helped in making this dream come true.
"All the hard work, long hours, and sleepless nights, paid off! Not just me, but everyone in the family had their own contribution!
"I was trembling and almost in tears when I first set my foot on this house!"
More importantly, she thanked her fans for their continued support.
"We thank God for this wonderful gift. I thank God for my job!
"Kahit papaano, natutupad ko ang mga pangarap ng pamilya ko dahil sa trabahong ito.
"And I thank you for your continued love and support!!!"
PEP.ph asked Kris to give us an idea on how much money she shelled out for their new home, but she refused to reveal the price tag.
According to online real-estate database company Zillow.com, four-bedroom homes in West Covina are priced from $500,000 to $600,000.
That's around PHP26M to PHP31M.
But based on our research, the house was purchased in March 2018 for $603,000 or PHP32,121,207.