Connectivity and Efficiency
August 05, 2020
BGC is Fort Bonifacio’s physical core. It houses some popular landmarks such as Bonifacio High Street, Serendra, and the Philippine Stock Exchange, among others.
Some of Ayala Land’s high-powered residential buildings and towers are also located here. From a sleepy fishing community to an idle military camp about 25 years ago, BGC emerged as one of the most preferred addresses not just in Taguig, but also the whole of Metro Manila.
Today, all categories of condominiums are present in BGC. From luxury, loft, studio, low-rise, mid-rise, high-rise, and complex, the residential options are endless.
Have you ever wondered why more and more people are choosing to live in a condo unit in BGC? Read on to know more:
As a thriving city, BGC is the latest business district that offers multiple opportunities, including access to key academic and medical institutions, and a variety of retail choices near any condo building. It’s a well-planned city integrated with green spaces and one-of-a-kind art installations, making it the ‘Home of Passionate Minds.' BGC is definitely not your typical city, and it is built with distinct elements that people can easily interact with on a day-to-day basis.
BGC is home to the most prominent and upscale condo buildings in the country. These buildings are constructed with state-of-the-art facilities, and provide the most luxurious amenities. Some even offer unique building features that are developed with the future dwellers in mind, including special concierge services for ultimate convenience.
24/7 building security is perhaps one of the most important features to consider for any resident. Security within the building is considered in layers – from the entire building to even the individual units. Before even entering the building, various processes are involved, including properly verifying your identity and the nature of your visit.
BGC is technically located within the areas of Makati and Taguig. From both north and south, various transportation networks connect to this global city. There are also diversion and service roads that commuters can use.
In addition, national road networks are currently undergoing rehabilitation and development (such as the BGC-Ortigas link) to ease traffic in Metro Manila. This will make going to BGC even more accessible.
A condo building becomes your own community. Residents, whether they are owners or renters, contribute to making the condominium a home. And with a proper condo association, there’s a conscious effort to do so. Regular social activities can be organized exclusively for the residents, and by the residents themselves.
These are the primary reasons why a condominium lifestyle in BGC is so popular. It’s all about the great perks of living, regardless of the condo you choose to buy or rent.
A condominium complex that includes high-rise and mid-rise buildings
Location: McKinley Parkway and 11th Avenue, Taguig City
Conveniently situated at the core of BGC's cultural district
Location: 26th Street, Taguig City
A visionary destination called BGC's New Center of Gravity
Location: 34th Street cor. 11th Avenue, 32nd Avenue, Taguig City
Relaxed urban living where nature and the city connect
Location: Caliraya Drive, Arca South, Taguig City
Leisurely parkside living
Location: East Union Drive, Arca South, Western Bicutan, Taguig City
In BGC, residential buildings continuously grow in number. Whether we live or work in BGC, below are some of the reasons why you will love living in your BGC condo:
BGC is more than just a place in the city–it is where great minds with incredible passions meet. This ever-progressive city has a different take on the live-work-play approach, and various residential developers have a towering presence in the area. The estate thrives on green and open spaces that give way to interactive arts and installations, as well as public parks on the other. BGC’s roster of public parks include:
Other parks in BGC that you can explore are Kasalikasan Garden, Science in the Park, Jose Yao Campos Park, and BGC Greenway Linear Park.
BGC is a well-planned area that nurtures the passion for uplifting one’s quality of life. It’s not just the academic institutions that include international schools, but also the health and wellness facilities, art galleries and museums, and places of worships. Some of these institutions are:
BGC is also home to the BGC Arts Center, operated by Bonifacio Art Foundation Inc. (BAFI), a non-profit custodian of the public art collection. BAFI’s goal is to provide a platform for the creatives, while inspiring the public through cultural and educational experiences within the city. In exploring their creative side, people are also deliberately embracing their Filipino artistry. Art is kept alive and accessible in this way.
From public arts that make an art walk to public parks, BGC is a breeding ground for artistry. Other than the art pieces, BGC boasts of a garden island, a water plaza, and an urban amphitheater. The place features interesting shows of street performers and musicians as well. There’s also the Mind Museum that houses more than 250 interactive exhibits that can truly challenge inquisitive minds. Dubbed as BGC Impromptu, here's what you can expect:
BGC is built with kilometer-long, chef-based restaurants. In fact, there are at least 150 restaurants spread across Bonifacio High Street, BHS Central, Crossroads, One Parkade, Two Parkade, and The Fort. Some of the uniquely-BGC restaurants to try are:
BGC is a highly walkable and bikeable community. The city adheres to design standard guidelines (DSG) to achieve a more pedestrian-friendly city, with lots of open spaces for residents to enjoy and nurture healthy, active lifestyles. The tight grid network of parks, commercial centers, lifestyle hubs, and business districts make for an impeccably master-planned city. There are also art installations and creative murals scattered around as a project of Bonifacio Art, to complement the experience.
Other than this, there are many exciting developments around BGC which solidify the claim that it is the next big central business district. This is particularly true because of the presence of the Philippine Stock Exchange Plaza in the area, and the presence of St. Luke’s Hospital, which makes for a holistic community. BGC now has everything that a resident would need, and all within a few minutes of walking or biking away.
Nurtured, light-field living in a city in sync
Location: Arca South, Taguig City
A contemporary community amidst an expanding cosmopolis
Location: 9th Avenue cor. 28th Street, High Street South, Bonifacio Global City
A versatile selection of living experiences curated for life's various phases and passions
Location: Bonifacio High Street Block, Bonifacio Global City
A garden condo that offers a unique living proposition: gracious suburban lifestyle
Location: 11th Avenue and 32nd Street, Taguig City
A landmark all-suite residential community
Location: 3rd Avenue and 28th Street, Taguig City
An idyllic retreat in a city in sync
Location:Nexus Street, Arca South, Western Bicutan, Taguig City
Investment is a long-term commitment that involves your hard-earned money. In particular, investing in a real estate property – be it a house and lot or condo unit in BGC – is always something to consider in the long run.
What’s an investment in the first place?
When we talk about investment, it means that you are going to purchase a real estate property that will be another source of income. It should be an asset (and an earning asset at that), not a liability. It is not a property that will sit idle doing nothing for your portfolio.
Technically, it is also not an investment if you and your family will live there, or if you are not planning to resell or rent out the place to earn a one-time profit or ongoing monthly profit, respectively.
Pros and cons of investing in a condo in BGC
When you invest in a condo, it comes with amenities, facilities, and features that you need not build yourself. At most, you only have to spend on updates for the interiors. However, there will be shared expenses if you are going to rent it out.
While you’re at it, make sure that the rental fee will allow you to recuperate the monthly payments, including the amortization.
The most important factor when purchasing a condo unit is its location. And who can go wrong with choosing BGC, a prime location in Taguig. BGC and McKinley Hill are two of Taguig City’s most important districts.
There should also be no shortage of renters now and in the future. Otherwise, it will become a liability, and you may end up shouldering the monthly expenses, but not earning anything from it.
Speaking of converting the BGC condominium into a rental property, make sure you understand how gross rental yield works. In the Philippines, the best rental yield is between 2 and 12%. It means that if your condo has a gross rental yield of 7%, its earning potential is 7x; and you may recover your investment 7x faster.
Gross rental yield is calculated using the following formula:
Gross Rental Yield = Annual rental income/Property Value
This means that if you acquired a BGC condominium for Php 1 million, and you are going to rent it out for Php10,000 per month, it will have an annual gross rental yield of 12%.
There will be monthly condo association dues that you need to pay for the regular maintenance of the common areas. If there are emergency repairs needed and the condo association does not have a fund to allot for this, you will need to pay for this separately.
Also, if you need to introduce upgrades or decors, you need to acquire permission from the condo association first. Restrictions apply to keep the residential building and the facade appealing.
BGC is the place to be; it offers the condo lifestyle that we all look for. More than this, the sense of community in BGC is undeniable.
It is not just the location or the property itself that makes for an enviable living experience. From its infrastructure to the services provided, these developments only prove that BGC is your best priority.
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