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“Build, build, build!” New infrastructure projects have been popping everywhere. From a mere chant-like slogan echoing in speeches and social media posts, it eventually materialized into roads, railway systems, bridges, airports, and seaports, making them the talk of the town.
Such projects have a strong multiplier effect. They improve people’s mobility, facilitate efficient exchange of goods, and create a range of employment opportunities. By increasing the economy’s productivity in different areas, they promote inclusive growth. For the real estate sector, infrastructure investments are one of the strongest drivers of demand. It increases property values. Locations lined with emerging infrastructure projects present new opportunities for investors.
As communities go build, build, build, property seekers and investors have a chance to purchase a property with a higher investment potential. Take note of these emerging projects that make Central and Southern Luzon prime real estate hotspots:
Sangley International Airport
Sangley International Airport – Photo via YouTube/Behind Asia
The province of Cavite is set to have its own aviation hub. With its first runway built by 2022, it will accommodate 25 million passengers a year. As it develops into a four-runway aviation hub the following year, it will have an annual passenger capacity of 130 million. With Cavite set to become an important gateway to the country, foreign investments will likely pour in. The transfer of goods from abroad and other parts of the country will be more efficient as well.
Supported by the growing industrial sector, the province of Cavite is an emerging commercial hub. It’s a location you can consider when expanding your own business operations and ensuring business continuity. As you set up shop in this province and anticipate the opportunities ahead, consider moving into Moldex Realty’s Metrogate Silang Estates in Silang, Cavite. This 230-hectare eco-friendly township is only an hour away from the future airport.
Other communities in Cavite that will benefit from the Sangley International Airport are MetroGate Dasmariñas, MetroGate Trece Martires, and MetroGate Indang. Even properties such as MetroGate Tagaytay Estates, MetroGate Primavera, Alegria at Dos Rios, and Moldex Residences Silang will be prime investments with an aviation hub nearby.
Subic-Freeport Expressway (SFEX)
Subic Freeport Expressway – Photo via NLEX CORPORATION
Partially opening last December, this 8.2-kilometer thoroughfare, which underwent expansion, is expected to be completed in February. The new SFEX will have two additional lanes, two new bridges, and a new tunnel. This will make the north an even more attractive travel destination.
In this regard, it’s worth getting into a short-term property rental venture catering to tourists. The condominium community Moldex Residences Baguio is worth including in your options. With its mountain lodge architectural theme and different relaxing recreational facilities, it’s a travel destination in itself. But if you’re looking for a vacation home, MetroGate Angeles in Pampanga is your best bet in the North.
Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEX)
Cavite Tagaytay Batangas Expressway – Photo via MPTC
This thoroughfare connects the new CALAX (Cavite-Laguna Expressway) in Silang to Ternate-Nasugbu Road in Nasugbu. From Manila to Tagaytay, it reduces travel time from 2.5 hours to less than an hour. Between Governor’s Drive and Nasugbu, it will be a 40-minute trip instead of the usual one hour and 40 minutes. The typical two hours from Sta. Rosa to Tagaytay will also be cut to merely 46 minutes traversing CTBEX.
Cavite and Batangas are among the fast-developing business hubs in Luzon. In fact, industrial estates in these provinces will continue to be resilient in 2021 as e-commerce and cold storage facilities see more demand. If you’re planning to move your warehousing business here, you’ll be able to take advantage of the efficient exchange of goods facilitated by new thoroughfares. As you prepare for that move, start scouting for houses to accommodate your family. MetroGate Tagaytay Estates is one tight-knit community you can consider.
Other residences worth including in your options are MetroGate Primavera, Alegria at Dos Rios, Moldex Residences Silang, MetroGate Silang Estates, MetroGate Dasmarinas, MetroGate Trece Martires, and MetroGate Indang.
Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge
Also known as the Manila Bay Bridge, this major infrastructure development will emerge as the biggest and longest bridge in the country. It’s expected to cut travel time from Bataan to Cavite from five hours to 40 minutes. The potential increase in property values is another reason buying a property in Cavite is worth it, not only as a primary residence.
Units in Moldex Residences Silang, for one, have a high rental yield or capital appreciation. This top-notch mid-rise condominium located in a premier university town attracts students and other members of the academic community. Investors can expect that their unit won’t be vacant all year round.
This infrastructure development will also benefit buyers of properties in MetroGate Silang Estates, MetroGate Dasmarinas, MetroGate Trece Martires, MetroGate Indang, and MetroGate Tagaytay Estates.
LRT-1 Cavite Extension
LRT 1 Cavite Extension – Photo via DOTr
From the existing Baclaran Station, LRT-1 will be extended to the future Niog Station in Bacoor, Cavite. Going to the metro from the provincial city and vice versa will only take 25 minutes instead of the usual 1 hour and 10 minutes. It’s a more convenient transportation for those living outside Metro Manila and working in the central business district. Ultimately, businesses benefit as workers become more productive.
With the extension of the LRT-1, residential communities in Cavite are expected to see higher demand. As people move to the province, businesses can take advantage of the growing labor pool.
In MetroGate Trece Martires and MetroGate Indang, there is a wide range of model houses that can accommodate the needs of different kinds of families at different stages of life. The developments MetroGate Silang Estates, MetroGate Dasmarinas, and MetroGate Tagaytay Estates will also benefit from the improved accessibility of Cavite through this extension.
LRT Line 6 – Photo via Facebook/Light Rail Manila Corporation
This proposed project stretches from the future Niog Station of the LRT-1 extension to the city of Dasmariñas. As of the latest report, the initiative is under review by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
With the expectation that real estate investments in the area will be more promising, investment homes in MetroGate Dasmariñas will grow in value over time. It is situated along Governor’s Drive, close to schools, supermarkets, malls, and hospitals. Inside the subdivision, there are plenty of leisure amenities, including basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool, and children’s playground.
Developments such as MetroGate Silang Estates, MetroGate Trece Martires, MetroGate Indang, MetroGate Tagaytay Estates, MetroGate Primavera, Alegria at Dos Rios, and Moldex Residences Silang will also see higher demand due to this infrastructure development.
Subic Clark Railway – Photo via the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian
This proposed 71-kilometer cargo railway will connect the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and Clark International Airport, as well as the North-South Commuter Railway. It’s expected to improve the logistics efficiency in Central Luzon and reduce transportation costs, supporting the industrial companies growing in the area. Boosting productivity in the region, it can contribute significantly to the national economy.
This region is one viable business destination if you’re looking to move your venture outside Metro Manila. If you’re looking for high-value properties, explore the units in MetroGate Angeles. Since the exclusive subdivision offers larger cuts of land and plenty of open spaces, your investment will yield promising returns.
North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR)
North South Commuter Railway – Photo via DOTr
Expected to be completed by 2024, this railway system will be linking cities and towns in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Laguna. It’s one of the grandest developments many property experts are looking forward to. Aside from improving the value of properties in the mentioned areas, it will also make the labor force more mobile, and thus more productive.
Take advantage of the investment opportunities in these areas. Check out houses in exclusive subdivisions in Pampanga and Bulacan, such as MetroGate Meycauayan, MetroGate Angeles, and MetroGate San Jose Del Monte. In Laguna, consider MetroGate Primavera and Alegria at Dos Rios.
In the metro, it’s worth looking at condominiums close to provincial cities, namely Grand View Tower in Pasay, The Grand Tower and Grand Riviera Suites in Manila, and Moldex Residences Valenzuela.
Infrastructure developments all around the Philippines unlock land values. It’s high time to invest in real estate or take your venture to the mentioned hotspots. The sooner, the better. Follow the roads and railways as you pursue that next high-yielding asset.
This article was originally published by Lamudi.