Azure Urban Resort Residences: A Strategic Tropical Haven for the Weary OFW

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Being an OFW on holiday in the Philippines is generally a great homecoming experience. But it also has its challenges, particularly if you’re from the province.

You have to endure frequent, sometimes long and time-consuming travels to Metro Manila in order to visit the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in Mandaluyong, take your medical exam, secure your travel documents, and various other requirements.

Some of you stay several months in the city to complete your paperwork and receive your next employment call. Many of you live with relatives in stuffy and cramped conditions, missing your family back in the province.

This is a difficult fact of life for the average OFW.

There is, however, a simple solution to this problem: buy your own strategically-located retreat in Manila.

The Strategic Apartment

An apartment in Manila would definitely improve your travel situation. You wouldn’t have to worry about staying with relatives. You’d have room to move around, live as you like, and be comfortable.

Best of all, you could bring your family to the big city and spend time together as you work on your requirements.

Now, if you’re like many of your fellow OFWs, you’ve probably thought about investing in real estate. What if you could hit two birds with one stone by buying a modest property in Metro Manila?

There are four advantages to this:

A Base

An apartment in Manila can serve as a comfortable base to live in while you process your OFW contract and related tests, checkups, and paperwork.

A Retreat

A place in the capital can serve as a “hub” for the entire family when travelling. From here you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the big city and enjoy the best of what Manila has to offer.

A Home

Many of you are paying for the education of your relatives or supporting their quest to find work in the capital. A home in Manila could serve an interim accommodation for these family members as they finish schooling or look for jobs.

A Future

A well-chosen property in Manila will appreciate over time and can be liquidated in the future. It can also generate passive income while you’re abroad if you rent it out via Airbnb – extra income!

The Key To Finding Good Property

You need to have a clear vision when apartment shopping in Metro Manila.

Your property should be roomy with at least two bedrooms; a nice balcony will be of great benefit. It should be in a safe compound with good facilities, in relative proximity to the international airport. Ideally, it should be in proximity to the major business, shopping, and entertainment districts (like Makati and BGC). And of course, you want something reasonably priced.

There are several developments to choose from but there is one particular development that meets all the above criteria: the Azure Urban Resort Residences by Century Properties.

Located in Parañaque, the Azure is an outstanding tropical-themed residential haven. Its nine towers are surrounded by gardens and playgrounds, pools and sporting areas, all of which culminate in a stunning man-made beach, with real white sand and a wave machine that replicates the foaming sea. It also has the Paris Beach Club, a special and well-known amenity designed by Paris Hilton.

Azure is an exciting home base for a travelling family and relatives who visit Metro Manila. It’s an excellent commuting spot for those working in the city. It’s also the perfect home for kids going to major Manila schools.

A perfect example of someone who uses the Azure to this advantage is DJ Gorospe, the son of OFWs based in Italy. Like many other OFWs, his parents chose to invest in a property as a base between their home in the province and their work abroad. Rather than undertaking the tedious trip to their home in Pangasinan every time they returned from Italy, they envisioned the Azure as a way to cut down on their trips. It would also serve as a place for their son to stay while studying in Manila.

“This place is gorgeous, a far better environment than when I lived in Makati,” says DJ, comparing the Azure to his previous apartment whose gates opened directly onto a busy city street. He says it also reminds him of the terrace condo he lived in with his parents in Rome.

“At Azure, I feel at home,” he says.

And that’s the goal, isn’t it? To have a place that’s not just an “in-between” box but a real alternative home in the city.

If you’re an OFW working hard overseas and thinking about your future, a property in Metro Manila might be the perfect solution. Accessible, convenient, family-friendly, safe, and thoughtful, an apartment in the city – especially one like the tropical Azure – could be the perfect investment.

Watch DJ Gorospe’s video here.

More on Azure Urban Resort Residences here.

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Being an OFW on holiday in the Philippines is generally a great homecoming experience. But it also has its challenges, particularly if you’re from the province. You have to endure frequent, sometimes long and time-consuming travels to Metro Manila in order to visit the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in Mandaluyong, take your medical exam, secure your travel documents, and various other requirements. Some of you stay several months in the city to complete your paperwork and receive your next employment call. Many of you live with relatives in stuffy and cramped conditions, missing your family back in the province. This...

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Being an OFW on holiday in the Philippines is generally a great homecoming experience. But it also has its challenges, particularly if you’re from the province.

You have to endure frequent, sometimes long and time-consuming travels to Metro Manila in order to visit the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in Mandaluyong, take your medical exam, secure your travel documents, and various other requirements.

Some of you stay several months in the city to complete your paperwork and receive your next employment call. Many of you live with relatives in stuffy and cramped conditions, missing your family back in the province.

This is a difficult fact of life for the average OFW.

There is, however, a simple solution to this problem: buy your own strategically-located retreat in Manila.

The Strategic Apartment

An apartment in Manila would definitely improve your travel situation. You wouldn’t have to worry about staying with relatives. You’d have room to move around, live as you like, and be comfortable.

Best of all, you could bring your family to the big city and spend time together as you work on your requirements.

Now, if you’re like many of your fellow OFWs, you’ve probably thought about investing in real estate. What if you could hit two birds with one stone by buying a modest property in Metro Manila?

There are four advantages to this:

A Base

An apartment in Manila can serve as a comfortable base to live in while you process your OFW contract and related tests, checkups, and paperwork.

A Retreat

A place in the capital can serve as a “hub” for the entire family when travelling. From here you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the big city and enjoy the best of what Manila has to offer.

A Home

Many of you are paying for the education of your relatives or supporting their quest to find work in the capital. A home in Manila could serve an interim accommodation for these family members as they finish schooling or look for jobs.

A Future

A well-chosen property in Manila will appreciate over time and can be liquidated in the future. It can also generate passive income while you’re abroad if you rent it out via Airbnb – extra income!

The Key To Finding Good Property

You need to have a clear vision when apartment shopping in Metro Manila.

Your property should be roomy with at least two bedrooms; a nice balcony will be of great benefit. It should be in a safe compound with good facilities, in relative proximity to the international airport. Ideally, it should be in proximity to the major business, shopping, and entertainment districts (like Makati and BGC). And of course, you want something reasonably priced.

There are several developments to choose from but there is one particular development that meets all the above criteria: the Azure Urban Resort Residences by Century Properties.

Located in Parañaque, the Azure is an outstanding tropical-themed residential haven. Its nine towers are surrounded by gardens and playgrounds, pools and sporting areas, all of which culminate in a stunning man-made beach, with real white sand and a wave machine that replicates the foaming sea. It also has the Paris Beach Club, a special and well-known amenity designed by Paris Hilton.

Azure is an exciting home base for a travelling family and relatives who visit Metro Manila. It’s an excellent commuting spot for those working in the city. It’s also the perfect home for kids going to major Manila schools.

A perfect example of someone who uses the Azure to this advantage is DJ Gorospe, the son of OFWs based in Italy. Like many other OFWs, his parents chose to invest in a property as a base between their home in the province and their work abroad. Rather than undertaking the tedious trip to their home in Pangasinan every time they returned from Italy, they envisioned the Azure as a way to cut down on their trips. It would also serve as a place for their son to stay while studying in Manila.

“This place is gorgeous, a far better environment than when I lived in Makati,” says DJ, comparing the Azure to his previous apartment whose gates opened directly onto a busy city street. He says it also reminds him of the terrace condo he lived in with his parents in Rome.

“At Azure, I feel at home,” he says.

And that’s the goal, isn’t it? To have a place that’s not just an “in-between” box but a real alternative home in the city.

If you’re an OFW working hard overseas and thinking about your future, a property in Metro Manila might be the perfect solution. Accessible, convenient, family-friendly, safe, and thoughtful, an apartment in the city – especially one like the tropical Azure – could be the perfect investment.

Watch DJ Gorospe’s video here.

More on Azure Urban Resort Residences here.

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