When developments are purchased, it is either for investment or end use.
In the case of young married couples, homes are usually purchased to serve as a sanctuary where they can raise families in comfort and safety. Often, these couples favor developments that could provide them the ideal environment conducive to having children.
Children are often the first consideration of parents looking for a family home. And more than just the amenities, a major consideration is a project’s proximity to educational institutions, or whether it has facilities that could provide parents the necessary tools to prepare their little ones for the big school.
Prof. Enrique Soriano, executive director at W+B Advisory and program director for real estate at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, believes that developments near educational institutions or those that have daycares as one of their features can be considered a good investment—and a practical choice at that.
“Schools and universities are major anchors in any community. They act as authentic destinations and play a pivotal role in creating a thriving economy and culture in a given area. For condominium developers, investors and prospective buyers, having schools nearby assures them of the latter’s long term commitment to the area,” Soriano said.
“Through the years, we have seen major transformations happening near schools and universities. Residential condominiums now dot the skyline. Living within the area has become increasingly practical for students who have to attend college for several years. When there are residential developments, commercial and retail hubs follow to serve the huge student population effectively making land values in the area appreciate,” he further explained.
An added advantage of these residential developments, Soriano said, is that they are priced within a level that appeals to the middle-income families. He, however, noted that purchasing a home will be more cost effective compared to renting in the long run.
“Investing instead of renting a condo within the periphery of schools and universities offers a lot of benefits to investors or parents. They can turn the purchase into an investment and rent the condo unit to new tenants (after their child graduates) to help defray the monthly amortization. Effectively, the purchase translates into a recurring income stream for the investor parent,” Soraino explained.
“Ultimately, when the condo and the land values appreciate, the parents or investors will realize that they are spending the same on rental as they would on an actual monthly payment. The investment will also favorably build up their equity base,” he added.
Realizing this growing demand for developments with or near educational institutions is trusted home developer Empire East Land Holdings Inc. Under the leadership of its president and CEO Atty. Anthony Charlemagne Yu, the company has remained a reliable partner of many families seeking to provide quality homes that provide convenient access to schools.
And Empire East continues to provide affordable housing choices that buyers—especially those with young children—would find to be a truly practical investment.
Such developments do not only offer a higher quality of life, but a highly conducive environment for study. These include Little Baguio Terraces and Covent Garden.
Little Baguio Terraces
Little Baguio Terraces is a safe and comfortable home set amid an environment that’s conducive for long and tedious study hours.
Strategically located along N. Domingo Avenue and Aurora Boulevard near San Juan’s Greenhills district, Little Baguio Terraces boasts of amenities and facilities that would make every student’s life a breeze.
The said project is expected to allow students to focus on their school work and still find time to catch up on their hobbies and other activities as well.
With its location, students also need not bear with the long hours of traffic. Because apart from its easy access to public transport and major roads, Little Baguio Terraces has the advantage of being just minutes away via bus or jeep from Manila’s university belt, where prestigious academies for higher learning such as Centro Escolar University, San Beda College, Far Eastern University, University of the East and the University of Sto. Tomas can be found.
The ease of commute enjoyed by residents extends to the Katipunan area, where the University of the Philippines-Diliman and the Ateneo de Manila University are located. Exclusive schools for secondary education such as La Salle Greenhills, Xavier School, Immaculate Conception Academy, St. Paul College, Poveda College and Lourdes School can also be reached in minutes.
The project also has its own day care center, thus making early learning accessible to children living at Little Baguio Terraces. Here, qualified pre-school teachers instruct young wards in the basics of reading, writing and counting.
Indeed, stories of learning and excellence await at Little Baguio Terraces.
Covent Garden is the also an ideal place for parents looking to provide competitive learning for their kids. This development is not only near the University Belt are, but also other prestigious educational institutions namely University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De Lasalle University and University of Santo Tomas.
For those with younger kids, the Covent Garden can equip parents with the necessary tools to raise a child, who can soon be a significant asset to the society. It has incorporated amenities and features that could make learning a fun and meaningful activity for the family.
This gem is strategically located right in the middle of V. Mapa and Pureza LRT 2 stations and has everything that you need from kiddie pools to playground, so that you’ll also have those truly memorable bonding moments with your kids.
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