An investment you can also call ‘home’

Published July 22, 2020, 1:42 AM

by Pinky Concha-Colmenares

Many investors are now seeing the wisdom of buying property located in mountainous areas where a house can serve as an idyllic retreat from overcrowded cities

The four-month lockdown, which has kept the otherwise mobile residents of Metro Manila at home, has given another perspective to investing in property, such as a house or condo outside the city.

Many have chosen to invest in property outside the metro for many reasons, such as to rent out as a source of income or as a second home on weekends and holidays.

After the various phases of the lockdown—from the ECQ, to the modified ECQ, to the general community quarantine—the new reality that the pandemic has brought should lead those who are investing in a property to pay closer attention to the property development plan. The property should be located in a community where you and your family can retreat to for weeks or months and not feel stifled for staying home. Or where you can even decide to live permanently as the metro chokes with overpopulation and dense communities.

Many investors are now seeing the wisdom of buying property located in mountainous areas where a house can serve as an idyllic retreat from overcrowded cities. Imagine the spaces for a walk, or a run, for observing physical distancing. And if that place is just an hour or two away from your office in Metro Manila, it would even become a convenient place under the work-from-home arrangement, where you can still drive to the city to check on things.

One such property is the mountain resort Tagaytay Highlands. Many know this place as a weekend vacation and golfer’s haven exclusive to members.

Only a 90-minute drive from the Makati Central Business District, Tagaytay Highlands is also accessible to business centers and essential facilities like hospitals, schools, and retail establishments.

Tagaytay Highlands features themed residences with its own world-class amenities, with signature log cabins, and spacious units at mid-rise condominiums—each property a dream home one can design for one’s retirement years and also the next generation.

The latest addition to Tagaytay Highlands is Horizon Terraces with its Asian-contemporary residential structures featuring picturesque views of nature.

WIDE EXPANSE Artist’s perspective of the site development plan of Horizon Terraces

Horizon Terraces houses Garden Suites with well-designed living spaces and the conveniences of a modern condominium lifestyle. Buildings stand where the views of nature are stunning—Taal Lake, Midlands Golf Course, Mt. Makiling, and Central Garden.

The five-story, low-density residential condominium offers one and two-bedroom units of 43 to 68 square meters. There’s also the Garden Villas, which are three-bedroom townhouse units of 136 to 168 square meters. The low-density villa makes up only five to seven units per cluster for privacy and security.

COOL LIVING Two-bedroom condo unit at Horizon Terraces

This upscale mountain resort has facilities to serve the convenience of urban communities—24-hour security, 24/7 lifeline emergency medical facility, affiliations with nearby hospitals and clinics, firefighting services, helipad, chapels, Wi-Fi access, and a convenience store. Tagaytay Highlands is a leisure development of the SM Group of Companies.