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Finding value in home investment

/ 04:12 AM September 19, 2020

I remember doubting a Metro Manila lockdown. Hearing of it in March, I didn’t think our leaders would bring the capital to a halt. Alas, it would. I managed to travel to my hometown on one of the last buses out of Manila. I’ve been living under my parents’ roof for half a year now, working from a home office that is just four steps from my bed.

Watching the news, I would wonder if I could survive six months in Manila, living in a congested neighborhood near a wet market, where a COVID-19 outbreak had taken place. In those moments, I get a whole new appreciation for the house-and-lot property I grew up in.


Indeed, space is a luxury—one that we should prioritize based on what we have gone through and learned so far from this pandemic.

Studies had suggested that buying a home has been less and less appealing to younger generations, with reasons including cost and practicality.


Palma Homes

However, this disruption caused by COVID-19 might just force a pivot. Doing business has so drastically changed that working for an entity in Manila is no longer synonymous with living in a little city apartment one can barely afford to rent. Less costly and increasingly accessible addresses are now opening just outside the capital. I know I wouldn’t be the only young person sensing a devolution.

Established builder Sta. Lucia Land, ahead of so many other groups in real estate, capitalized in areas outside Metro Manila. This unique understanding is the reason that, in over 45 years, it has built over 200 projects across 10 regions. Yuppies, like me, who have a new enthusiasm for owning a home, may soon be moving into one of their projects.

North of the metro, Palma Homes beckons, the latest housing development in Metropolis North, Calumpit, Bulacan. A centerpiece of the project is the two-floor, two-bedroom Spanish-inspired home. Beyond just aesthetics, each unit is built meticulously and resiliently. Imagine yourself on the lanai, resting easy and reveling in the exclusive life. The units are ready for moving into, helping investors skip the usual hassles.

Staying home would be a vacation. A resident gets access to the Metropolis North clubhouse, and its swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts and picnic grounds. Despite the sense of exclusivity, Palma Homes is near McArthur Highway and essential establishments like schools and supermarkets. If one must physically report to work, traveling would be easy.

South Springs

Down south, Sta. Lucia Land has another dreamy address: South Springs is a first-class residential subdivision in Biñan, Laguna. Beautiful homes on 120 sqm lots await investors. The project is along the national road, less than an hour to Edsa and Alabang. It is near Pacita Complex, schools, hospitals, malls and tourist destinations.

One would think its location makes South Springs a busy place but, just the opposite, it is a peaceful haven that reconnects one with nature. Ample space sandwiches homes to ensure privacy among neighbors. The whole village is guarded 24/7. The community has a swimming pool, courts, parks and playgrounds.

Fulfill your dream of owning a Sta. Lucia home with help from the developer. Avail of the Flexi-terms promo, easier payment terms to help you manage costs, when you purchase a unit at Palma Homes. In South Springs, investors can get discounts on down payments; and generous options for the balance (payable in two years, no interest; or up to 10 years at 14-percent interest with no interest in the first year).

With more flexible options open to all of us, settling down in less costly and more spacious homes outside the capital can be a wise decision. If, like me, you see the benefit of picking an address that allows residents to truly be at home and at ease, start the hunt with the premium homes of Sta. Lucia Land.

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