Finding a Place to Live in the Philippines? Choose Baguio City
If you consider traveling, doing business, spending your holiday, retiring in another country, or just searching for a great place to purchase a property and invest, you sure have plenty, even countless of options in the Republic of the Philippines. Consisting of 7,107 islands, this Southeast Asian country is one of the premier real investment capitals all over the world. Everything you need for a comfortable and productive life is all in the Philippines. One perfect example is Baguio City.
Popular Descriptions: Summer Capital of the Philippines, City of Pines
Location: Northern Luzon, Province of Benguet
Region: Cordillera Administrative Region
Foundation: 1ST of September 1909
No. of Villages / Districts: 129
Land Area: 22.20 Square Miles
Population: 318, 676 as of May 2010
Why Live in Baguio City?
Easy Access to and from the Philippines Capital City
If you will be travelling from Baguio to Manila often for any reason, you have two major options. Highly recommended is by air, which only takes 45 minutes. The primary airstrip is the Loakan Airport.
If you like to travel by land, you can choose to go private or public. Driving your own car or renting a private auto going to the city only takes 4 hours approximately. Most of the people who go to Baguio for leisure, vacation or business actually choose this option, especially if they are with their family. There are lots of amazing discoveries on the way. If you choose to ride a bus, there are five trips available day and night, which can take 5 to 6 hours.
Cool and Crisp Climate the Whole Year Round
No more big electric bills because of using air-conditioners and electric fans.
No more sweat, perspiration when going out.
No need for extra sun protection.
Say goodbye to the hot and humid weather.
Baguio offers a cool climate the whole year round. The coldest time is from November to February, the reason why there are many honeymooners and lovers. The temperature can be as low as 15 degrees.
This cool and crisp climate is perfect for those who originate from countries with cold or mild weather.
A Great Number of Accommodations and Residential Properties
For those who are just passing through or just there for a short sightseeing tour or leisure, there are many hotels, inns, pension houses and lodges that you can choose from. You can even find condominiums in Baguio City that are perfect for either short-term or long-term residence at reasonable rates and great locations.
On the other hand, if you are looking forward to settle down, there are plenty of for sale house and lot in Baguio City, ready for residential living and even near to the central business district, complete with papers and all other legal requirements.
Together with condominium units, you can also find the best place for business in Baguio. Take for instance the commercial spaces and offices located in the main roads like the Session Road.
If you are one who is searching for the most practical way to grow your money, going for a real estate investment in Baguio City is the answer.
So, what is the best place in the Philippines to live? Without doubt, it’s Baguio City.
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Baguio City is considered to be the education and commerce hub in the North. It is home to a lot of prime universities and colleges, among these is University of the Philippines Baguio, Saint Louis University, and University of Baguio. Every year, a lot of students come in the city to study. Baguio City does not only offer education privileges, a lot of business opportunities can also be found within and around the urban area. For those who are looking for a job and a nice place to live in, Baguio City is one of the top choices.
Because of the numerous amenities the city offers, the influx of people coming in and settling in the city increases every year. One of the prevalent businesses in the city is housing accommodations. This includes apartments, boarding houses, transients, and condominiums. With the large population of migrants, housing development is an ongoing project to cater everyone.
In areas like the Central Business District, housing can be a little bit demanding and expensive. These are prime locations, because it provides accessibility to almost everything. Shop in SM Baguio, go to church in Baguio Cathedral, or take a short ride to your chosen university. But, since residential space is very important especially in prime locations, the best way to maximize the land is for vertical housing developments. An example of a vertical housing is a condominium.
Right now, there are around six major condominiums within the city. Some of these are Goshen Land Capital, The Residences at Brent, Royal Residence Condominium, Pine Ridge Condominium, Europa Condominium Villas, and Innsbruck Condominium. With a developing urban area, vertical housing is a recommended option to cater all people and to make the most of the land space.
If you plan to stay within or near the Central Business District, the best option is to invest or buy a condominium unit. But if you plan to be more private and established, you can choose from available house and lot packages that are for sale in neighboring areas.
For students who will be staying in the city for four or five years, you can either choose to rent in an apartment building or invest in a condominium unit. What’s the difference? Renting can be tricky, because you may have to change place every now and then looking for the most suitable and affordable place. You will deal with noisy or messy roommates, and small rooms. You pay for the housing rent, electricity, and water. But how does that differ with a condominium? First, the place is new and made with concrete walls. Second, your monthly rent goes to your own unit, and not to your landlord’s pocket. Instead of paying for nothing, why not pay for your own property? If you leave the city, you can rent your unit to someone else, thereby profiting also from it.
Invest is the key word. Start now, and reap the benefits in the future.
Why Invest in Baguio’s Real Estate
Baguio City: A Premier Place for Real Estate Investment
“Baguio City is the one place in the Philippines I always dreamed of living in.”
(Lisa A. of GoBaguio!)
If you are in search for a perfect place for residence, dwelling, business, commerce, study, vacation, and more in the Philippines, look no further than the City of Baguio.
Originally established to serve as a vacation haven for the Americans during the 19th century, this highly urbanized city is now known worldwide, especially for its prime place for real estate investment. What makes it so?
Growing Number of Population
More people mean more clients.
Based on the census provided by the National Statistics Office, from 183,142 in the year 1990, it is now a home to almost 320,000 people, citizens and tourists combined. And this number triples during peak seasons, particularly during New Year, Chinese New Year, Baguio Flower Festival (Panagbenga), Holy Week, HRAB’s (Hotel Restaurant Association of Baguio) Culinary Festival, BAHAI’s (Baguio Association of Hotels and Inns) Tossed Salad Festival, Filipino-American Golf Tournament, and BEPZ Bazaar.
The most recent tourist receipts declared amounts to 4 billion pesos. About 500 million of which comes from the real estate sector, mainly rental or lease payment.
In 2011, it is the only Philippine tourist destination to receive the Traveler's Choice Destinations Awards by TripAdvisor and declared as one of the top 25 Asian destinations.
Numerous Points of Interest
People look forward to a fun-filled, interesting place.
Baguio is a city rich in historical, cultural and natural places to visit. There is always something that surprises anyone, even for the most discerning traveler.
If you want to take a trip down a historic memory lane, you might like to include the following in your itinerary:
People love to relax, stay and even live in a cool climate.
While the rest of the country struggles against hot and humid weather most of the time, with Metro Manila reaching 35 degrees, Baguio offers a cooling ground that is 8 degrees cooler than any other areas around. The best months for a cool relaxation or vacation are from November to May. This is actually one of the reasons why many want to own a house and lot in Baguio City and live there.
Varied Modes of Transport
People always seek for easy and fast transportation.
The city’s Loakan Airport caters to commuter size aircraft. So if you will be riding a helicopter or turbo-prop and piston engine plane, you can land at this airport. Nevertheless, if you want to travel by land, you have many options, including buses, private cars, taxis and jeeps.
Prestigious Academic Institutions
People like to study in highly esteemed schools.
Boarding houses, dormitories, and condominiums in Baguio City are needed by most students. Some of them have travelled so far, from other Philippine provinces and abroad, just so they can study in one of city’s prestigious schools and universities. Annually, Baguio expects about 140,000 students enrolling in one of the 209 academic institutions.
Here are the top five:
1. University of the Philippines Baguio (UP Baguio)
2. Saint Louis University (SLU)
3. University of the Cordilleras (UC)
4. University of Baguio (UB)
5. Philippine Military Academy (PMA)
Research shows that most of the students come from Luzon and foreigners come from Africa, Middle East, and South Korea.
Based on the foregoing facts, we can say that one’s real estate investment in Baguio City is definitely worth it. The return of investment is as clear as water.
So what are you waiting for? Talk to us and we can help you find the real estate property of your dreams.
Need a Safe Boarding House in Baguio City?
Going around the city to look for a nice place to stay is not as easy as pie. As a student, there is a long list of conditions that should be considered in choosing the right condo unit, boarding room or dormitory.
Here are some of the things that should be checked to make sure that the security of a boarder is more important to the owner than the monetary gains of the business:
Current Business Permit
In order for a dormitory or boarding house to operate as a business, the city government or any other local government unit (LGU) requires a business permit. The process of getting a permit requires other procedures to make sure that the security of customers, who are boarders, is given attention to.
However, not all establishments have business permit. These might have failed to pass government requirements. Or the worse is that, the establishment might have substandard or unpermitted aspects of the service.
Functional Fire Exit
Foolish boarding house owners do not think that a fire exit is necessary after the government inspection. They turn their fire exits into dumping areas. Then one day when an accident happens, the fire exit is not available to save lives.
A fire exit and a fire plan is a requirement because no one knows when accidents occur. Mapping out how to access the fire exit from the designated room is important.
Aside from the fire exit, first aid kits and a fire extinguisher should be available 24/7.
Effective Security Guard
Most buildings have a security guard who locks the gate after curfew time and checks the ID of visiting guests. This is one of the advantages of taller buildings.
However, this is not the case for some residential buildings that cannot sustain the salary of a roving security personnel.
To solve the absence of a security guard, the owner should provide an easy access to a public road, to the nearest hospital, and to the police station in-charge of the area.
The Power of Recommendation
It is always best to seek the advice of people who are already staying in the city. They can recommend boarding houses that are really nice. They list down areas that should be avoided because of rampant theft cases. Friends and relatives in the city recommend owners who are known to give importance to the security of their customers.
Goshen Land recognizes the fact that thousands of students studying in major universities in Baguio are not from the city. They live in boarding houses and dormitories near schools.
To solve the concern, Goshen Land has built communities near schools. These communities give the convenience to students and their parents as they stay in the city for academic purposes.
If you are a student not satisfied with your boarding room or dormitory, we are here to help. We have a secure condo unit for you to enjoy doing your homework, sleeping during holidays, bonding with your classmates, and dreaming to be the professional you always wanted to be.
Let’s talk about everything- the condo unit and your ambitions in life. Email us now and we will hit back once we have the perfect response!