In the midst of uncertainties brought by the pandemic, most people are looking for additional sources of income. A recommended source of income is investing in condominiums in Manila. This can offer a steady stream of passive income through rents or a one-time earning by reselling the condo unit at a high price.

But is it safe to invest in real estate during the pandemic? Absolutely! The key is in choosing a reliable and trustworthy property developer. DMCI Homes was able to continue developing premier condo communities despite the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

Why choose to invest in a Metro Manila property?

A Metro Manila condo lets you embrace the beauty of urban life. It offers many benefits such as top-notch lifestyle amenities, maintenance and safety assurance, and a strong sense of community.

With property prices at low levels and mortgage rates remaining competitive, there is no better time to invest in a condo unit than now. Others opting for a wait-and-see approach might be missing out on a great opportunity to invest.

Know your many condo options in the capital region. Here is a list of 12 condo communities that can provide you a comfortable city life and a stable financial source:

1. Brixton Place Kapitolyo

If you love panoramic views of the city and watching the sunrise and the sunset, then Brixton Place Kapitolyo is the best property for you. It offers a condo view of the bustling Metropolis. The resort-inspired Brixton Place features a panoramic view of the Antipolo, BGC, Ortigas, and Makati skylines. The property is a two-tower vertical community consisting of the Brent Tower and the Weston Tower at the heart of Kapitolyo in Pasig City.

Travel restrictions leave staycation as the only option for many families. In Brixton Place, you can enjoy the ambiance of a resort without leaving your community. Commune with nature at the pocket parks and the Sky Garden or have a rejuvenating swim in the leisure pool.

2. Infina Towers

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If you are looking for a property to invest in and your target market are start-up families or students, then Infina Towers along Aurora Blvd. in Cubao, Quezon City is the best choice for you.

It is the best place for start-up families and students because the property has easy access to top-notch educational institutions such as Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, and the University of the Philippines Diliman. It also features kid-friendly amenities like a children’s playground, kiddie and lap pools, and an open lawn/picnic grove.

In this time of the pandemic, health experts suggest that one way to avoid virus transmission is to stay in well-ventilated spaces. Infina Towers is designed to allow ambient light and fresh air to permeate the towers and unit spaces within the high-rise structures. This design is to prevent the so-called “sick building syndrome” through more breathing spaces and to promote a healthful environment.

3. Prisma Residences

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Are you a nature lover? Do you want to experience nature within the central business districts (CBDs) of Ortigas Center and Bonifacio Global City? Prisma Residences at Bagong Ilog, Pasig City is an amazing option for you.

The architectural theme of this condo community is modern tropical with 75% of the development devoted to open spaces that offer residents a break from the busy and stressful city life.

You can relax and enjoy nature in their gazebo/cabana, open lawn/picnic grove, and lounge pool. You may also jog or ride on your bicycle while enjoying the fresh air on their jogging or biking path.

4. Ohana Place

Aloha! Have you ever dreamed of spending a vacation in Hawaii and experiencing its chill vibe? Well, DMCI Homes can somehow let you feel that ambiance while you are staying in a condominium in Manila!

Ohana Place, located at Las Pinas City, is lush, tropical greenery that features Modern Polynesian architecture. It is composed of seven buildings secured with CCTV cameras in all common areas. The centerpiece amenity of Ohana Place that you must try is their Luau Pavilion that gives a real Hawaii vibe.

5. Maricielo Villas

Most condos in the Philippines are inspired by a tropical design, but not Maricielo Villas. It boasts a Spanish theme that reminds residents of the raw beauty of the sunny pueblos of Spain.

If you buy or rent a condo in Maricielo Villas, you will never regret it. First, there’s the convenience of location that this Las Piñas condo affords. It has access to four major roads in Metro Manila, namely, C5, Manila-Cavite Coastal Road, Alabang Zapote Road, and Quirino Avenue.

And then there are the top-notch amenities like breezeways, cabanas, pocket gardens, a clubhouse, a gaming room, and an entertainment room. In Maricielo Villas, you’ll feel like you’re living the life of a Spanish monarch.

6. The Amaryllis

If you are looking for a condo for sale in Manila that meets your city living needs, The Amaryllis at New Manila, Quezon City is the right choice for you.

This condo community offers some of the biggest unit cuts of any condo in the area and features resort-inspired amenities for your after-work relaxation.

There are essential shops that will help you limit your time outdoors, reducing the risk of COVID-19 infections. You can shop at the convenience store for your essential household needs, refill or purchase your drinking water at the water station and do your laundry inside the community. The Amaryllis is your one-stop-shop community.

7. Viera Residences

The Viera Residences at Quezon City is strategically situated near top universities, government agencies, nature parks, and neighboring commercial centers. This condo community is ideal for those raising a family as it is in close proximity to essential services.

The Viera Residences also have lifestyle amenities such as the A/V Room and Game Area where you can enjoy your downtime without spending time outside your community. You may take some quiet time at the roof deck after a tiresome day at work or in class. If you need to sweat out, you may do exercises on the activity lawn.

Similar to all DMCI Homes condos, this Quezon City community is equipped with 24-hour security, provision for CCTV cameras, a standby electric generator, and wifi access. These help ensure that residents on work-from-home arrangements during the pandemic could work efficiently.

8. Alea Residences

Alea Residences at Las Piñas City is a Neo-Asian Balinese-themed condo community with four buildings. The foremost envisioned lifestyle in this condo community is privacy and comfort.

Gatherings are still prohibited to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 infections. In Alea Residences, residents can hold get-togethers within their family bubble on the spacious outdoor picnic and barbeque area or on the lawn activity area. These well-maintained outdoor amenities allow families to spend time together while observing social distancing and proper ventilation.

More than having these outdoor facilities, Alea Residences is ideal for tenants enjoying their retirement life because of its privacy and exclusivity. You can enjoy the serene countryside environment and at the same time easily access the conveniences of city living.

9. East Raya Gardens

Rahajeng rauh to East Raya Gardens! This residential village in Pasig City offers a private and exclusive community that is distinctly Balinese.

East Raya Gardens has seven mid-rise condominiums with their own basement parking and general facilities that you can consider as a one-stop-shop. You can do your laundry and buy groceries and other household essentials from shops inside the community. You may meet your daily exercise goals through well-maintained lifestyle amenities such as a leisure pool, dance studio, and fitness gym. You can visit the condo community spa for much-deserved relaxation.

10. Sheridan Towers

Sheridan Towers at Pasig-Mandaluyong is proof that DMCI Homes is resilient and delivers to its clients. The turnover of property units to investors pushed through despite the nationwide lockdown.

Sheridan Towers is a perfect investment for you if you want to get away from structured city living and want to feel a genuine resort country club experience. This condo community offers great amenities that will surely make you feel comfortable - no need to go to the wild to commune with nature. You can enjoy the sky patio, sky lounge, roof deck, and landscaped gardens.

For your physical activities, you have the fitness gym, entertainment room, game rooms, children's playground/recreation space, and leisure pools. Enjoy staycation even during strict lockdown protocols at Sheridan Towers.

11. Lumiere Residences

Lumiere Residences, located in Pasig City, is a modern-tropical high-rise condo that offers a delightful living experience. The rejuvenating nature vibe is prominent in this community for its palm promenade, landscaped atriums, Sky Garden and Sky Patio. The Lumiventt Technology that promotes the natural flow of air and light in the condo community will make you feel a nature-inspired lifestyle.

Stay physically and mentally healthy during the pandemic through the lifestyle amenities in Lumiere Residences. Because of the pandemic, work-from-home arrangements are imposed on companies and many government agencies. Some people find it very stressful to find a perfect spot for their workspace. Lumiere Residence introduces co-working spaces for the benefit of their residents looking for a professional workspace to do productive work within the confines of their community.

If you are enrolled in blended learning and want a different environment aside from your condo-type room, then you can use their study room for free for residents.

12. The Celandine

The Celandine located at Quezon City is considered a sanctuary for professionals after working in the city and wanting to be sheltered away from the noise of the outside world. This community offers amenities perfect for rest and relaxation, allowing its residents to pause and recharge from the fast-paced city life. You can enjoy the landscaped gardens, gazebo/cabana, picnic groves, leisure pools, grill pits, as well as the fitness gym, and jogging, and bike paths. The Celandine is known to have one of the largest amenities among all condo developments along the Cloverleaf area.

This premier DMCI Homes community is also suitable for professionals who are always on the go. It is strategically located near offices and transport terminals. You can reach Makati City within 30 minutes. This is a big deal for professionals who commute to work, especially in this time of pandemic where public transport is limited.

The ongoing pandemic must not stop you from investing your hard-earned money. Do not hesitate to invest in real estate. The market is now correcting, pushing down property prices. Investing in real estate is considered a safe investment since property prices do not fluctuate as erratically as other assets such as securities.

Boost your passive income and increase your assets with real estate investing.

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