The property sector has become fertile ground for long-term investing in the country, following the local real estate development boom that kicked off in the early 2000s. Largely fueled by demand from families of overseas Filipino workers, it has resulted in a wealth of choices for aspiring real estate investors.
A total of 34 real estate companies are currently listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Many of these, like Ayala Land (ALI), offer the opportunity to directly profit from the company’s growth by investing in strategically-located property development projects.
Various investment possibilities—all with potentially good long-term returns—are available to prospective investors hunting for opportunities in real estate. Select PSE-listed companies, for example, have plenty of condominium developments located in high-demand areas for rentals. One can either buy into any of these companies via stock purchases or directly invest in its real estate developments, especially condos suitable for rentals.
Smart investors generally prefer to invest in condos for rent, which generate regular income. This strategy is preferable to speculative investments on a subdivision lot, which could take decades to deliver a payout. With a condo rental, your property appreciates over time. You can also use the regular income you’ll get for amortization and maintenance costs.