We all claimed that 2020 would be our year. We welcomed the new decade with optimism, brimming with hope that we would make wiser decisions and bolder steps from here on. But the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic changed our plans.
Suddenly, events suddenly took a sharp turn. For the first months of the lockdown, majority of us needed to pause whatever plans we had, stay at home, focus on staying safe and healthy, and reassess our priorities in life. Now that we’re at the dawn of the new normal, we now value preparation, wise decision-making and sound investment for the future.
Although many have finally grasped the aphorism “If not now, when?” others are tiptoeing around thoughts of pursuing their life goals due to the pandemic’s unprecedented impact on the global economy. For such instances, industry experts suggest looking into more stable investment options like residential real estate. Here’s why:
Residential real estate has been resilient despite economic recessions
Timing is everything when considering investing in real estate and now is the time to make a move, real estate experts say, as high demand and low-interest rates will significantly benefit the residential market.
Looking back at historic recessions, the real estate market has consistently remained resilient. Land and property values, especially of valuable projects in key locations, have also appreciated. It is also worth noting that while other businesses are closing down, people will always need places to live, making it unlikely for the current pandemic to have long-term effects on the demand for the residential real estate sector.
After careful planning and financial consideration, look for a home that offers components needed to improve one’s quality of life — completeness, convenience, accessibility, connectivity, green open spaces, and a home that sets you up for a life of passion and success.
Living is enhanced in a home within a complete and integrated community
The almost three-month-long community quarantine has emphasized the importance of choosing a community that promotes balanced living and provides essential facilities.
Ayala Land, for example, has been building master-planned communities for decades to offer an enhanced quality of life, and ensuring it can provide a full and balanced life despite difficult times. Its communities offer ample business offerings so residents can safely and conveniently access their basic needs just paces away from their doors.
Leisure amenities are also equally important, especially as we’re asked to stay home for our safety. Just stone throws away are comforting green spaces that offer refuge after a day of working from home.
It is located in prime growth areas across the country, giving working professionals plenty of options to conveniently reach their workplaces.
Comprehensive amenities and services are within reach
These unprecedented times have revealed the importance of living in an integrated community with all the necessary amenities and facilities within reach, as well as having a dedicated team to ensure that the community continues to flow harmoniously in the face of adversity.
At Nuvali, for instance, are commercial developments like Ayala Malls Solenad, S&R and Landmark offering essential goods and Qualimed General Hospital, serving the needs of the community. ALI’s largest eco-city and mixed-use estate likewise mobilized a team of estate and property managers who served as frontliners. They work to protect residents, workers, and business locators from the spread of the virus. They ensure and oversee the implementation of health and safety measures such as the periodic sanitation and disinfection of all access points and strict protocols in these areas.
Opportunities to put big life dreams into action don’t come knocking on our doors very often, especially now that we’re going through a rough patch. So, when a door opens, think about how it will support you in every endeavor.