Philippine Daily Inquirer

By Vaughn Alviar @INQ_Property


Economic downturns like the one brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic prove what pundits have always said about real estate being a favorable investment.

The property sector has remained relatively resilient, helping buyers and investors build up their wealth amid the worst economic climates. Because of this, homebuyers and investors seeking low-risk ventures have trusted developers like Sta. Lucia Land Inc.

“People should understand the benefits of buying or investing in a property. It may seem to be an overwhelming idea at first given the amount of money you need to shell out, but once you start realizing the returns, then you would see that it’s really worth making that leap,” said Sta. Lucia Land Inc. president Exequiel Robles. There are indeed unique advantages to real estate.

For starters, it is tangible. Whether you choose a house-and-lot, townhouse or condominium unit, you have a space that you can live in or visit. You can use it yourself, share it with family, rent it out and pass it on.

Property bounces back. You can keep one in tough times knowing it will regain value on better days. Recessions are rare while dips are by and large temporary. Most times, especially with the right partner, your investment will give you a steady increase year-onyear, and a very good asset to sell in the future.

While you await the perfect time to put your house on the market, you can use it to earn passive income—a much-needed resource stream in challenging times like this. You can rent out your centrally located condo to yuppies, your suburban house-and-lot to young couples or your charming townhouse to empty nesters. You can turn your place into a homestay, too.

This may be an opportune time to invest in a home or even just a lot, and begin diversifying your portfolio. Banks are currently offering low interest rates and flexible payment terms. Sta. Lucia Land is also ready to provide great options in thriving communities across the archipelago. Over 250 projects—from golf estates, lakeside communities, resort-themed homes, condotels, hotels and house-and-lot units—ensure its leadership and dependability.

“As a responsible developer, our roles extend to ensuring that we provide a functioning community where lives are continuously enhanced and legacies are built,” said Robles. “After all, a good developer is not only measured by how tall or how massive his developments are but also by the quality of life it has managed to provide its residents.”

The company carefully plans and executes projects to offer quality properties to hardworking Filipinos, he noted. With close to five decades in the business, the Sta. Lucia group by this time already knows the needs and aspirations of the market, and expertly navigates changes.

“At Sta. Lucia Land, we understand the amount of money that goes into every investment made by our homebuyers,” said Robles. “Our projects across the country are built not only to enhance your lifestyles but also to enable residents and investors to realize the value of their investments as these continue to grow in value.”

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