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Perks of condo-living

By: - Reporter / @amyremoINQ
/ 05:34 AM February 03, 2018

Different condo developments continue to provide buyers a leveled up lifestyle via amenities and features such as a clubhouse, lounge areas, swimming pools, courts, jogging trails, lush greenery, and wide open spaces.

Condominium living is no longer just a fad or the latest fixation in a country where buyers now enjoy a much stronger purchasing power.

It has instead become the preferred lifestyle choice among many Filipinos, be it a millennial wanting to be smack in the middle of the metro’s action, an executive wishing to live near the workplace, a young family seeking for a more conducive place to raise kids, or even the empty nesters who look forward to retiring in a safe, secure environment.

Whatever the case may be, the growing appeal of condo-style living cannot be ignored. And there are many advantages that can easily sway one to choosing a condo unit.

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Strategic location

If there is anything that can convince one to choose a condo over other residential options, it would be because of its strategic location. Most of the condos being built in the metro are usually within business districts, near key establishments like universities, or in areas highly accessible via public transport.

In fact, this is one of the main features that developers would often brandish to prospective buyers, in the hopes of enticing them with the “most strategic location” that offers accessibility and convenience.

A strategic location is also what makes living in a condo a popular choice: you can avoid the horrendous traffic that eats up much of your time every single day, and drains you of energy even before you start your daily work grind. As such, you cut your travel time to and from work, enjoy better productivity, and you can spend more quality time with family and friends.

Amenities, facilities

At one point in the local property history, the idea of clubhouses and other shared facilities come at a steep price.

Over the past decade, however, this notion has been shattered, thanks to the different condo developments that offer buyers a leveled up lifestyle via amenities and features such as a clubhouse, lounge areas, swimming pools, courts, jogging trails, lush greenery, and wide open spaces. Add to that the safety and security features of a condo that all the more make it worth the extra buck that one needs to shell out.

It’s no wonder that with such amenities and facilities now becoming an affordable luxury, many are increasingly drawn to condo style living.

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Lifestyle options

Today, developers build with their markets in mind. Hence, the goal is not to put up just a residential building, but a mixed-use complex replete with retail and recreation options for the convenience of residents.

Now, most residential condos have supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, retail stores, and other services establishments within the complex.

Resort living

A bonus to condo-style living would be the developers’ increasing focus on health and wellness.

As such, some condo projects zero in specifically on this facet, as they offer a proposition that would allow one to achieve a holistic, well-balanced lifestyle despite living in the city. Often, such projects are said to provide “resort-style” living, a sanctuary amid the hustle and bustle of the city, a breather in the urban jungle, with its well-manicured pocket gardens, lake-inspired pools, bubble splashes, spring fountains, and koi ponds among other features.

Value appreciation

For some buyers, a condo unit serves as a temporary home or a halfway house. Whatever purpose it may serve, a condo unit is usually preferred by this particular market because of the potential capital appreciation.

Colliers International Philippines earlier disclosed that price increases for condominium units launched in the last five years reached as high as 26 percent. And the growth could be much higher if there is an anticipation of more property developments and new infrastructure projects within the vicinity.

Hence, if you’re looking for a possible investment, real estate might be an excellent option to consider. But this would only be prudent if one would choose a trusted developer like Empire East, which has long cemented its reputation as a reliable builder of innovative developments.

As it is, Empire East ticks off everything in the list as it has a number of projects that can cater to your varying needs.

For instance, those seeking for accessibility and convenience, may want to choose Empire East’s Transit-Oriented Developments or projects that provide a direct link and immediate access to some of the country’s major transport hubs. These include Little Baguio Terraces in San Juan, Pioneer Woodlands in Mandaluyong, San Lorenzo Place in Makati, and Covent Garden in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Those meanwhile looking for an idyllic sanctuary in the city can go for Empire East’s Kasara Urban Resort Residences in Pasig City, The Rochester, also in Pasig, and Mango Tree Residences in San Juan City.

Indeed, whatever your demands or needs may be, it’s clear that Empire East can readily and efficiently provide you top choice condo projects that are now regarded as landmark residential communities that have transformed the urban and suburban landscapes.

For inquiries, call 810-3333 or chat with us LIVE! at www.empire-east.com. You can also follow @empireeast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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