All eyes on Pampanga: Property as the wisest investment – Malaya

‘Now Residences’ luxurious, low-carbon footprint lifestyle that’s not only pandemic-proof, but also socially-responsible.’
Real estate has captured the interest of young investors. In the past two years, this segment of the market realized the value of owning living spaces that are not only conducive for their ideal lifestyle, but also infallible when it comes to financial gain and stability.
Financial gurus agree real estate is emerging as a strong hedge against the roaring inflation, and young investors are at the forefront of it. SM Development Corp. (SMDC) realized this with 54 percent of their increase in revenue last year attributed to Filipinos below the age of 35.
Compared to other investment routes such as stocks and bonds where the market is volatile and heavily dependent on external forces, real estate carries less risk and will always be in demand regardless of the economic climate. Putting one’s hard-earned money to real estate today, therefore, is a wise decision, especially given the expected upward trajectory of housing prices.
For SMDC, Angeles City, Pampanga, in particular, has been shaping up to be one of the most promising real estate bright spots in Northern Luzon — and for a good reason.
The first-class, highly urbanized city is dubbed as Asia Pacific’s premier international gateway, primarily because it’s the business and financial core of Central and Northern Luzon. It’s home to several key infrastructure developments such as The Clark International Airport, Subic-Clark Railway, Manila-Clark Railway, and Malolos-Clark Railway, that will only improve connectivity to and from Pampanga, but have paved the way for a construction boom of hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, shopping malls, and recreational complexes.
Angeles City is part of the so-called “Pampanga Triangle” eyed to be a hub for many information technology-business process management providers.
Angeles City, therefore, has a lot to offer when it comes to a less dense area that, nonetheless, is rich in professional and business opportunities. It’s a landscape of modernization, and at the same time, an intricately-preserved arena of culture, history, and world-class tourist spots.
As a values-driven and purpose-driven group, young investors have a reputation of examining environmental, sustainability, and governance themes by the tooth comb. They want investments that match their moral and ethical principles, which is why when it comes to real estate, they are all for sustainability.
A recent Santos Knight Frank study that points said homebuyers nowadays value both health and wellness features such as outdoor space (10 percent) and well-being amenities (10%), and functional features such as access to high-speed broadband (13%) and a home office/study (10 percent).
As PropertyGuru Philippines’ ‘Best Developer’ and ‘Best Lifestyle Developer,’ SMDC continues to build masterfully-designed communities that are resilient, future-ready, and optimized for progress — one of which is the recently launched Now Residences in the thriving City of Angeles.
A gated medium-rise garden community, Now Residences presents a lock-and-go lifestyle for a diverse spectrum of residents. With such a prime location, a professional property management team, a front desk team, and a commercial strip integrated in the property, residents are granted utmost convenience and more time for the things that matter.
Now Residences’ wide range of amenities brings residents closer to nature and encourage them to live actively. These include swimming pools, jogging paths, linear parks, a covered basketball court, an outdoor gym, and a children’s playground.
When it comes to work-life balance, SMDC ensured homes have well-designed spaces that are wifi-ready. Residents can work at the hotel-like lobby which maximizes the use of natural light and ventilation, or at the outdoor clubhouse and pavilion which are surrounded by greeneries. Now Residents’ luxurious, low-carbon footprint lifestyle that’s not only pandemic-proof, but also socially-responsible.
SMDC understands the role this new breed of investors play in the property sector, which is why they ensure that the digital-first segment gets the best real estate experience. From a prospective homeowner to a part of the community — residents are granted a seamless digital customer experience at SMDC.
SMDC’s end-to-end leasing services allow a worry-free leasing experience for you, should you decide to rent out your unit. That’s on top of the increase in property value you’re sure to benefit from as time goes by.
Since its launch last July 25, Now Residences has been well-received. Its first cluster of buildings sold out in a couple of days.
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