Bryle Suralta

Bryle Suralta

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We keep coming back to Manila! It’s easy to see why there has been a renewed sense of optimism to buy a home in the Philippines in the latter half of this year. Vaccines are coming in and the completion of trillions of pesos worth of big-ticket infrastructure projects has us looking forward to our next Manila property investment.

While interest in Manila properties may have wavered over the past years (Unfortunately, Manila dropped two spots in the 2021 Asia-Pacific city investment prospects rankings), any investor will tell you that if you had the chance to buy real estate in the nation’s capital, you definitely should.

Historically, Manila has always had a very stable local economy. It took a few hits during the pandemic, sure, but it managed to pull through thanks to efficient local government policies. To reside in Manila means to live in a city built to prosper. From a global perspective, Manila has only maintained its status as a top-notch city well into the decade. In 2021, global advisory firm Tholons placed Manila at 8th in the 2021 Top 100 Super Cities list. 

You also want to invest in Manila because of the city’s proximity to all the major financial centers and business districts in and around the National Capital Region (NCR). With employment opportunities, commercial establishments, schools, and cultural attractions abound, Manila represents the best of urban life and economic development in the Philippines. 

Another reason to buy real estate in Manila? It’s worth noting that capital appreciation will continue to rise as new roadways, 12 of them to be exact, finish in the next two years. Homebuyers and investors can also expect a surge in Manila property demand. In a 2020 study by Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC), 88.3% of condo units across 26 active projects were sold during the pandemic. 

Whether you want to invest in property because of its appreciation potential or you just want to reside in Manila because of its lasting appeal, you should consider these condominium projects on Ohmyhome. Best of all, you can buy a home here for less than P10 million!

Vista GL Taft, Taft Avenue

Sitting across the University of the Philippines-Manila and the Philippine General Hospital, Vista GL Taft offers studio and dorm-type units right in the heart of the famed university belt. Here, you may buy a unit to rent out for college students and young professionals in the metro. Likewise, it can also be a good property investment for your own kids, once they’re ready to go to university. A 21-sqm. unit goes for as low as P2,900,000.

Amenities:

  • Study Pods
  • Fitness Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Function Room
  • Landscaped Roof Deck

Sky Arts Manila, Malate

Developed by Vista Residences Inc., Sky Arts Manila sits in the middle of the top educational institutions in the country, such as UP Manila, Philippine Christian University, and the Philippine Women’s University. This residential development carefully marries leisure and productivity with amenities like the interactive game room and the function hall. Property prices for studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units here range from P3,600,00 to P8,200,000.

Amenities:

  • Fuction Hall
  • Swimming Pool
  • Interactive Game Room
  • Room Fitness and Wellness Gym
  • Outdoor Children’s Play Area
  • Grand Lobby

Vista Heights, Recto Avenue

Vista Heights is an eight-storey residential project along Nepomuceno Street. This development is part of Vista Residences’ University Series. Apart from its accessibility to the university belt, the building provides top-notch student accommodation atypical in metro dormitories. Any parent would love to have their kid live in a secure, aptly-spaced unit like these. You may purchase a studio unit here for only P4,256,440.

Amenities:

  • Gym
  • Function Area
  • Deck
  • Study Area
  • 24-Hour Security
  • Lobby
  • Built-In Wardrobes

Suntrust Solana, Ermita

Suntrust Solana is complete with all the amenities and facilities you need to live your best life! The development focuses on stress-free, convenient city living. All the top business centers, malls, hospitals, and schools are just around the corner. Transport hubs are just a few minutes away, as well. You may go with a one-bedroom unit for P4,200,000 or purchase a spacious two-bedroom unit for just P6,000,000.

Amenities:

  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kiddie Pool
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Outdoor Lounge
  • Pool Deck
  • Pool Lounge
  • Children’s Playground
  • Jogging Path
  • Fitness Gym
  • Function Hall
  • Daycare
  • Sky Garden
  • Reception Lobby

Baywatch Tower, Malate

Imagine waking up every day with a relaxing seaside view right from your room. That’s what you get from living in Baywatch Tower. The residential project offers a great way to explore the best sights and establishments in Manila. This condominium offers spacious residential units at great price points. A 46-sqm.-one-bedroom unit goes for P6,200,000 while 69-sqm. two-bedroom units sell for P8,800,000.

Amenities:

  • Gym
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool with Kid Pool
  • Balcony

Are you looking to purchase a property in and around Manila City? Book a free consultation with an Ohmyhome property agent today to get started!


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

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