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What OFWs and retirees can do with their money

We work hard to provide for our families and to give them a comfortable life. Whether it is money from retirement, savings from working abroad as an OFW, or savings from hard work here in the country or business, we want to invest it in something that can continually benefit us in the years to come.

Hence, it is important to wisely manage our hard-earned money or to invest it in something that will reap good returns in the future.

So, what can we do with our hard-earned money?

Invest in a real estate property

A permanent, secure, and comfortable residential property is one of the things that people should consider investing in. After all, a home that keeps our family and our important belongings safe is an absolute necessity these days.

Real estate is a low-risk and high-return potential investment. People who invest in real estate create a safety net against inflation as property values appreciate over time. It can serve as a home, a property that can be handed over to children as a legacy, or a source of lucrative income for investors - especially with developments that are strategically located in prominent business districts.

Colliers Philippines released a property market report reveals that there are tremendous opportunities for the real estate market for the remainder of the year, which would positively influence the residential segment.

Riding on the momentum of this economic rebound is premier real estate developer Federal Land, Inc., a property subsidiary of GT Capital Holdings. With a strong track record of 50 years, Federal Land has launched a number of landmark residential and commercial developments across the country. One of its latest residential projects is the Japanese architecture paradigm, The Grand Midori Ortigas.

Rising in the heart of Ortigas Center, The Grand Midori Ortigas is a two-tower condominium with 908 units offering a Zen-inspired sanctuary amidst the vibrance of the city. It features Japanese aesthetics and innovations that exhibit the height of Zen living.

Its sensible unit cuts, quality of life features, green spaces, and amenities appeal to the BPO workforce in the area. Since return to office orders are beginning to be implemented across industries – demand for residential condominium developments in central business districts is again gaining traction among professionals who work in the metro.

Invest in a home that promises wellness

'Midori' – a Japanese word that translates to 'green,' embodies the verdant open spaces and nature-filled aesthetics found at The Grand Midori Ortigas.

A greenspace can be associated with positive mental health. A study even found that people who spend at least two hours in greenspaces reported higher levels of physical as well as mental well-being.

Aside from its greenspaces, The Grand Midori Ortigas is also arrayed with Zen-inspired amenities for residents to enjoy against the backdrop of the dynamic CBD. Amenities include a Zen Garden, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, lounge areas, study lounge, conference rooms, children's playroom, game room, fitness areas, and various landscaped areas.

Designed by Tange Associates, a world-renowned Tokyo-based architectural firm founded by 1987 Pritzker Laureate Kenzo Tange. The firm is known for combining traditional Japanese artistry with modern perspectives. Some of their notable projects include Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Yoyogi Gymnasium, and The Grand Midori Makati.

Known for their design class and architecture, Tange Associates designed properties are sought after internationally, therefore, making The Grand Midori Ortigas a compelling investment.

The property also showcases Japanese-inspired design elements and building features which consider creative and efficient space planning. The interiors and landscape are inspired by the Japanese concepts 'wabi-sabi' and 'miyabi,' which focus on the discovery of beauty in imperfections in the expression of elegance and refinement.

Federal Land understands the value of space, that is why each unit is thoughtfully designed to provide a light and airy interior that fosters serenity. Unit sizes vary from a studio (35.5 sq.m. to 38 sq.m.), one-bedroom (46 sq.m. to 64 sq.m.), two-bedroom (70 sq.m. to 122 sq.m.), and three-bedroom (105 sq.m. to 109.5 sq.m.) variations, so residents have the freedom to design their unit to their preference.

Benefit from developments

As the Philippines is expected to gain traction economically this year and the next – investing in real estate especially in CBDs is viable and lucrative at the moment given the economic rebound, return of local and foreign employees to the offices, BPOs, and other real estate trends.

Colliers' report also forecasted residential vacancy rates in CBDs to drop to 17.2% by end of 2022 with the return of employees to traditional offices. This forecast affirms the continuous recovery of residential leasing in prime business districts. Moreover, 45% of total office spaces lies in Makati CBD, Fort Bonifacio and Ortigas Center which means units near these areas are attractive to those working in the CBDs.

Ortigas is an ideal place for investing since it is located in an established central business district. The Department of Trade and Industry recognized Ortigas Center as the second most important central business district after Makati. Comprising of more than 100 hectares, Ortigas Center is home to large national and global organizations including: Jollibee, San Miguel, BDO, Unilab, Century Pacific, Benpres, Meralco and others.

It has several access points to other major locations and business districts such as Makati and Bonifacio Global City; a sought-after location by both local and international occupants, and the thriving business community.

An ideal address, The Grand Midori Ortigas is located along Exchange Road in Ortigas Center where residents can benefit from infrastructure developments such as Metro Manila Subway System, Ortigas Greenway Project, and to the new BGC-Ortigas Link Bridge (also known as the Kalayaan Bridge)— the main artery linking BGC to Pasig that cuts down travel time to 15 minutes.

The Grand Midori Ortigas is a captivating investment for both big time and entry level real estate investors.

With its location, spacious unit offerings, and wellness-oriented amenities, The Grand Midori Ortigas offers value for investment. Ideal for employees, growing families, and even retirees who are looking for a good work-life balance, as well as modern living spaces with a touch of Zen.

For more details, visit this website, connect with them through email, or Facebook page.


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