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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy a House in Cavite
The decision of living in the South is a way of disconnecting from a hectic life. Spending eight to ten hours a day engaged in taxing duty is more than enough to burn one out. So if you wish to find the quintessential balance to productivity and harmony, own a beautiful home in Cavite now.
Almost every day and everywhere, you’ll encounter online advertisements, posters, flyers, and even real estate agents who sell properties in Cavite. Should you consider living in this flourishing province? Is Cavite-living suited for your family? Isn’t it too far from your workplace? Read on to know more about the reasons why you should invest and buy a property in Cavite.
1.) Cavite is relatively near Metro Manila. It may not be part of the National Capital Region (Cavite is included in CALABARZON, Region 4-A) but at just around 22 kilometers (Imus) south west of Manila, you could say that it is pretty close to the country’s capital.
2.) Cavite is now more accessible via improved roadways and soon, through the LRT railroad extension. Cavite residents used to complain a lot about Aguinaldo Highway- the main transportation artery of Cavite that’s also notorious for traffic congestion. But ever since the CAVITEX opened in 2011, residents now have an alternative thoroughfare to the metro. The 14 km (8.7 mi) expressway will take you to Bacoor and Kawit for a flat toll rate of PhP 24.00 for Class 1 vehicles, PhP 48.00 for Class 2, and PhP 72.00 for Class 3. Through CAVITEX, travel time from Lancaster Estates in Imus to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City will only take around 20 to 25 minutes. When the C5-CAVITEx Interchange finishes, Cavite residents will then have quicker access to Paranaque; South Luzon Expressway in Pasay City; Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City; Ortigas Center in Pasig City; Eastwood City, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, Commonwealth Avenue, Iglesia ni Cristo Central Complex all in Quezon City; and as well as North Luzon Expressway in Valenzuela City.
Then there’s the LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project to look forward to. When this project pushes through (construction is set to start this 2013) the existing 20.7 kilometer LRT Line 1 will be extended by approximately 11.7 kilometers from Baclaran to Niog, Bacoor. With the new train system, Aguinaldo Highway will be decongested and residents will now have an alternative to riding buses and shuttle services.
3.) Cavite is highly urbanized. Cavite has developed into a site of commerce. Considering the number of major malls that have mushroomed in the city: SM Bacoor, SM Molino, SM Dasmarinas, SM Rosario, Robinsons Imus, Robinsons Place Dasmarinas, The District (by Ayala), residents need not leave Cavite for their leisure needs.
There are also many options for your children’s education. Almost all of the best performing colleges in Metro Manila have put up their Cavite extension branch. Among your options are: De La Salle University in Dasmariñas, Far Eastern University in Silang, Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Maragondon, San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Cavite in Cavite City, and Emilio Aguinaldo College in Dasmariñas.
Tagaytay, a favorite out of town destination of Filipinos, can also be found in Cavite. Here, you and your family can enjoy the cold weather of Tagaytay’s mountains and eat at many remarkable food centers littered within the city.
4.) Cavite is a tourism hub. It may have developed into a highly urbanized province but Cavite still houses a lot of tourism spots for your family’s enjoyment.Cavite is the Historical Capital of the Philippines– the cradle of Philippine Revolution, and the birthplace of Philippine Independence. Spread around the province are picturesque houses and museums from the Spanish period. There’s also Corregidor, an island fortress crucial in the World War 2. Your kids will enjoy exploring tunnels, cannons and other war structures that are still well-preserved.
5.) Cavite properties are budget-friendly. You can look hard and thorough but you will never find properties in Metro Manila that are as budget-friendly as those in Cavite. Your P7,000 to P8,000 rental per month in an apartment in Manila can already buy you your own property in Imus. Your P15,000 monthly amortization for a tiny studio unit in Manila can already buy you a 3 bedroom, two storey house in a gated village in Imus (see our Lancaster Estates properties).
With the many and fast developments now occurring in Cavite, you’re ensured that investing a property here is a wise decision.
Best Locations to Buy a House in Cavite
Life in the big city is something that many people dream about. The daily city scene is painted through towering skyscrapers, bright lights, busy streets and people in a hurried pace. But grinding it out in the city can take its toll on anyone, even to the most resilient. It’s because the challenges and demands of the city are downright arduous, hence more stressful. That is why some people look for homes outside the city. Where it’s not hectic, noisy, overcrowded and is still in close proximity to the metro.
Cavite is among the top choices in the Southern area in terms of being a residential haven because you get everything that’s relevant in the metro but they’re set in a more tranquil and orderly environment. From rising business establishments to fancy malls, to notable schools and reliable hospitals and even trendy leisure spots, you can be sure to find them in Cavite.
Here are the top locations in Cavite to buy a home:
Bacoor is a first-class urban component city in the province of Cavite and is the province’s gateway to Metro Manila. Bacoor captivates you by offering a place that is away from the city, yet allows you and your family to enjoy the benefits of urban living. This living principle is represented by the continuous growth seen throughout Bacoor these days. What was once an agriculturally-based economy is fast becoming a residential/commercial urban center. Job opportunities are opening up in Bacoor because local and foreign investors are setting up offices in a place they see as “a diamond in the rough”. As for lifestyle and leisure options, no need to head to the metro to get your fix. Bacoor houses shopping malls like SM City Bacoor and SM City Molino. If you’re more of a party animal, you can find cool hangouts here too like Padi’s Point, Monkey Bar and Gerry’s Grill. Other places of interest which give importance to heritage include Bahay Tisa (Cuenca Ancestral House), Battle of Zapote Bridge site and Bacoor Cathedral.
With regards to accessibility, Bacoor residents find it easy commuting to and from Metro Manila to work. The city is the connected to Metro Manila by major thoroughfares: CAVITEX and Quirino Avenue in the north, Daang Hari and the Muntinlupa–Cavite Expressway in the south, and Marcos Alvarez Avenue in the east. Once the terminus of the Manila Light Rail Transit System on its southern extension is completed, travel time will be cut in half. It’s obvious that owning a pleasant home in Bacoor is a sure-fire way to a life of blissful contentment.
Imus is the officially designated capital city of the province of Cavite. This dynamic city is truly making headway in terms of progress which has resulted for it to be recently recognized as CALABARZON’S most competitive component city by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC). Living in Imus means you’re up for a life of direction and realistic satisfaction. It’s easy to be a productive resident here because employment is at a steady flow. Decent jobs can be found in their financial institutions, industrial centers and manufacturing industries. Imus gives you opportunities to succeed because the city greatly emphasizes the importance of each citizen in developing and achieving greater feats. Ayala Land found a way to complement this view by offering a modern town which provides a balanced and healthy lifestyle through active and wellness amenities – Vermosa. With the completion of of the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway, this growth centre will be a quick drive from Metro Manila, and a few minutes away from Makati City.
Don’t think for a second that Imus will allow let itself to be left behind when it comes to leisure and enjoyment. It has a plethora of malls and supermarkets for your shopping and grocery needs such as Robinsons Place Imus, Robinsons Townville, Shopwise Imus, SM Hypermarket Imusand S&R Membership Shopping Imus. There are also hip bars and clubs for party-goers who enjoy the night life. If you do need to go the the metro, Imus is comfortably only 18km from Metro Manila, which is about 1.5 hours travel time.
A serene, environment-friendly, and highly urbanized city is what best describes Dasmariñas. The largest city, both in terms of area and population in the province of Cavite, Dasmariñas continues to impress by making strides. The inevitable growth is manifested by the influx of industries, the presence of large educational and health institutions, and the growing number of subdivisions elevating its economy.
The town of Dasmariñas has evolved into a highly urbanized, commercialized and industrialized city. Commercial establishments, which include major shopping malls, fast foods, groceries, convenient stores, restaurants and other service-oriented businesses are mostly concentrated in the City Centre and the Central Business District while industrial establishments are located in the outskirts of the city. The city also has a large selection of hotels and resorts catering to tourists. If you have stuff to do in the metro like visit Star City in Pasay, travel time is less than 2 hours. It’s clear to see that living in Dasmariñas will help you achieve a life perfectly blended in progress and comfort.
General Trias, formerly San Francisco de Malabon, is a first-class component city in the province of Cavite. Opportunities abound in this prosperous city with business and commercial centers, and industrial and manufacturing companies sprouting in its busy areas that offer rewarding jobs. And at the end of a tiring day, you can extinguish all the fatigue away by either hanging out at Robinsons Place General Trias or the nearby SM Dasmariñas. Need to buy groceries? Drop by Waltermart General Trias or Puregold General Trias. But if you’d like to reminisce our rich cultural and historical heritage, you can check out some vintage spots like the St. Francis of Assisi Parish or the old friar estate house where the Tejeros Convention was held.
General Trias will even become more accessible with the C6 Expressway’s construction which connects the North and South of Luzon and the CALAX (Cavite-Laguna)Expressway’s development connecting CavitEx to SLEx. The expansion of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 from Baclaran to Dasmariñas City will also provide fast access from General Trias to the Prime Financial Center of the Philippines, Makati City.
General Trias may very well be on its way to modernity but you can count on the fact that it will never let up with its suburban charm. That is why more people from the city are lured to live in this delightful haven in the South. And to accommodate a living space where one will get a sense of how living and livelihood may be seamlessly integrated, Ayala Land offers Bella Vita General Trias – affordable homes designed with a modern touch and built with quality materials. Progress, comfort and a home that’s easy on the pocket; these conditions give way to a life of unceasing opportunities and gratifying pleasures in General Trias.
Cavite is considered as best-loved destination of investors which is shown by the increasing number of Industrial establishments from 2002 until 2008. A total of 805 industrial establishments have kept operating in the province throughout 2008. Majority of these industrial establishments (431) have been operating in District II followed by District I with 282 industrial establishments and District III ranks third with 92. Among the cities and municipalities, Rosario, a highly urbanized municipality, has a record of the highest number of these industrial establishments (274), followed by the municipalities of Carmona with 188 and Dasmariñas with 128. As observed, more businessmen have been encouraged to establish business outsource manufacturing jobs in Cavite knowing that the province offers lower cost of labor and shows higher manpower capability.
Operating Economic Zones
Development Economic Zones – development in progress, the industrial estates/ecozones which are not yet proclaimed and are still in the process of completing important documentary requirements.
Proclaimed Economic Zones – an ecozone with Presidential Proclamation wherein said ecozone can start to market itself and look for potential investors.
Why Invest in Cavite ?
Reasons for choosing Cavite as your destination for investment and tourism:
1. Strategic Location
a. Cavite is proximate to the country’s urban center and to the country’s international gateways.
b. With six major entry and exit points; going in and out of Cavite is easy.
c. Cavite has a good road network; moving from one town to another place within the province is only a short distance drive.
2. Good Climate
In general, climate condition in the province all throughout the year is ideal for both business and relaxation.
Cavite has two pronounced seasons: relatively dry from November to April, and wet from May to October.
Our warmest months are March, April, May , June and July with an average temperature of 28.8oCelsius.
Our coolest months are January, February and December with an average temperature of 25.8oCelsius.
3. Generally Ideal Peace and Order Situation
The generally ideal peace and order situation in the province is sustained thru the Cavite-Philippine National Police
program on increased police visibility particularly along chokepoints during day time and sustained night watch operations, while industrial peace and productivity is maintained thru peaceful dialogues and regular meetings between management and labor which has already been institutionalized thru organization of Cavite Tripartite Industrial Council (CTIC) and the creation of Cavite Industrial Peace Advisory Group (CIPAG).
4. Cavite has approved Development Plans
Land in the province is delineated and allocated based on approved Provincial Physical Framework Plan (PPFP) and Provincial Development Plans (PDP) – 2005-2010
5. Cavite is rich in human resources
Manpower resources abound in the province. Cavite boasts of its 96.52% literacy rate being a home to 1,760 schools. Prospective employees could be selected from among the graduates of various schools located in the province.
6. Cavite has 41 Industrial Zones to which you can conveniently locate
The province fully adheres to the BOI and PEZA policies and investment incentives for company locators. The steady growth of company locators in the province is a healthy indicator of sustained business operations and continuous pouring of investments over the years.
7. Service providers for daily business operations are in place
Power – from the National Power Corporation thru MERALCO
Water Supply – From Ground Water Resources developed by respective IEs, water services from MAYNILAD and Local Water Districts
Telephone Services (Land-based & Mobile) – From Philippine Long Distance Company (PLDT), Digital Telecomunications Philippines, Inc. (DIGITEL), Globe Telecommunications Company, Mobiline, Express Telecommunications (Nextel), Smart Telecommunications, Piltel, and Islacom
Telecommunication Services – From Radio Communication of the Phils, Inc. (RCPI), Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Company (PT&T), LBC & DHL
8. Major Infrastructure projects are being pushed for implementation and completion to complement rapid urbanization
Infrastructure projects are R-1 Extension, Daang-Hari Road (CALA East-West Road), North-South Road, CALA Expressway, LRT-1 Extension, Ternate-Nasugbu Road and Sangley Point Port Development Project.
Cavite Natural Attractions
|Tagaytay City||Tagaytay City is known as the country’s second summer capital next to Baguio. Its famous Tagaytay Ridge is actually part of the crater of an ancient volcano that collapsed years ago. Within this collapsed volcano are the Taal Lake and Taal Volcano – renowned as the smallest in the world. The Ridge offers a panoramic vista of this natural wonder, as well as picnic spots, accommodations and other recreational facilities.|