Thanks in no small part to travel restrictions and worldwide lockdowns, Overseas Filipino Workers have been kept away from their families for too long that many of them are seriously considering coming home for good. Perhaps this explains why, nearly two years into the pandemic, OFW investments have become a major driver of the Philippine real estate market.
Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) disclose that OFWs remitted $33.2 billion in 2020, with a 12 percent increase ($2.06 billion) halfway through 2021. A chunk of this windfall has been funneled into property investments, with OFWs as end-users. This is because Filipinos working abroad constantly dream of buying a nice, comfortable dwelling for their retirement—or an alternative home for their family should they choose to resettle in their provincial abodes. And for OFWs who see beyond the immediate horizon, investing in property means ensuring a sustainably secure future for their families.
This buoyant outlook is not lost on BRIA Homes, a leader in affordable housing development, which presents itself as an ideal choice for hardworking Filipinos is looking to set up a future-proof sanctuary back home.
Indeed, OFWs are drawn towards BRIA due to the vast range of residential options it offers. With over fifty BRIA projects across the country, BRIA gives our homecoming ‘heroes’ a chance to set up a comfortable life in or near their hometowns or at any province they choose. To boost their stocks, BRIA is even poised to launch six future-proof new developments in key locations in the country: Astra Calamba in Laguna; Astra General Trias in Cavite; and Bria Homes Baras in Rizal, San Fernando in Pampanga, Danao City in Cebu, and Bay in Laguna.
BRIA’s expansion validates its image as the home of choice for OFWs, who likewise seek the means to gain passive income. With financial literacy programs available to OFWs anywhere abroad, they now make well-informed choices about how to grow their money—and grow their money they will when they invest in houses that they can turn into office and home rentals. This, in turn, allows them to forge a stable future for their families.
BRIA Homes’ access to prime locations makes this passive-income-earning process so much easier to realize. Its gated enclaves are located close to schools, hospitals, retail establishments, churches, and major road networks. BRIA Homeowners may pursue healthy, active lifestyles right where they are, where covered courts, playgrounds, multi-purpose halls, and eco-friendly spaces spur them to engage in communal bonds.
Kababayang OFWs will especially find BRIA’s new projects as the perfect fit for their families—sturdy, stylish homes with well-laid-out interiors and complete amenities. Set in techno-friendly communities with lush green spaces, BRIA boasts full-service hubs that look after residents’ health and well-being, senior citizens’ concerns, and has a barangay center, to boot. All these are secured by perimeter walls, 24/7 CCTV coverage, guardhouses, and LED lighting in common areas.
Bria Homes Virtual Tours
Our kababayang OFWs may, at any time and from any point in the world, have a glimpse of BRIA Homes’ various house models by immersing in BRIA’s 360 Virtual Tours through www.bria.com.ph and inquiring online through its Facebook page at www. Facebook.com/BriaHomesInc. Prospective investors may also attend digital open-house events and live-selling to check out BRIA’s house-and-lot units and rent-to-own homes.
For processing of remittances and amortization fees, OFWs may avail of digital options through BRIA’s partnerships with Maybank, BDO, Unionbank, PNB, Security Bank, RCBC, and Metrobank. For contactless and cashless orders and payments, trusted e-wallets GCash, Paymaya, and All Easy may be utilized.
All these aforementioned features coalesce to make BRIA the best option for OFWs and their post-pandemic plans. Through the tried-and-tested formula of Affordability (Mura) + Quality (Dekalidad) = A Beautiful BRIA Home for Every Filipino, BRIA is sure to make this happen.