Standard and Poor’s recently upgraded the Philippines to investment grade status, from BB+ to BBB-. They followed the earlier upgrade from Fitch Ratings. We are now officially rated as investment-worthy by 2 out of the 3 top Rating Agencies in the world, and soon the 3rd missing agency, Moody’s, is bound to follow suit as well.For the first time in our country’s history, we have been deemed worthy of long-term investment by the world. This of course, bodes well for our economy, and our Real Estate sector will benefit greatly as such.
First of all, Happy New Year to everyone! Below is an exciting new preselling Taguig C5 condominium project…
DMCI Verawood is a new low-rise 6-floor preselling condominium located inside Acacia Estates in Taguig, which is a large mixed-use township project near C5 Petron (see attached Location Map in images). When finished, Acacia Estates will have its own SM Savemore Supermarket, retail outlets, tricycle todas, and commercial center which will give you residences a TON of convenience for your daily needs.
Mirala Nuvali is the latest offering in Ayala’s development in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Located beside Venare (also by Alveo Land but with smaller cuts). It also gives high elevation, multiple open spaces and parks for you to enjoy, and the prided Ayala property Management.
The big difference with Mirala is that it is the first village in Nuvalit to offer an average of 400-500 sqm lot cuts.
Clairemont Hills San Juan is new Luxury Residential enclave along Alfonso XIII Street, Barangay Corazon de Jesus in San Juan. It is developed by Anchor Land Holdings Inc (Symbol name: ALHI in the Philippine Stock Exchange), which is a very reputable property developer that has many projects in the Manila area, such as Anchor Skysuites Binondo, Admiral Baysuites Roas Blvd, Mayfair Tower in United Nations, Solemare Parksuites in Mall of Asia complex, and Wharton in Masangkay.
Clairemont Hills is very near Xavier School and Immaculate Concepcion Academy (ICA), as well as the Greenhills Shopping Center. Hence, it is very ideal for young families to move-in here at Clairemont especially if your kids study in Xavier and ICA.
This project offers both high-end Townhouses (3 bedrooms at 371sqm) and Condominium Units (2 bedrooms at 113sqm, 3 bedrooms at 156sqm) for young nesters. See the pictures below for more details and inquire below..
Avida Primea Taft is the latest Taft Avenue condominium to be offered, made by the Avida Land brand who is a subsidiary of Ayala Land Inc. It is located at the more peaceful and quiet side of Taft Avenue, a sure and secure haven along the University Strip. This would be great for students who study in De La Salle University, College of St. Benilde, St. Scholastica, Arellano University, U.P. Manila, Adamson University, Philippine Christian University, Philippine Women’s University, and other Taft Avenue schools.
Since it carries the Ayala signature on it, Avida Primea Taft is masterfully crafted for active young achievers who seek balance of work and play at the heart of the city. It also bears the 5 Condo Must-haves which has become a trademark of all Avida condominiums and are indeed very important condo features which you should enjoy and deserve as a proud condominium investor. See below for these 5 Condo Must-haves…
Avida 34th Street Fort is a new pre-selling condominium by Avida Land, inside Fort Bonifacio Taguig City, also known as BGC: Bonifacio Global City
- It is also beside another Avida condominium which offers small office units called SOHOs, called Avida Cityflex Fort (see it here at http://www.realestatephilippinesblog.com/avida-cityflex-fort/)
- This is the one in 34th street corner 11th street, near the Lexus car showroom
- All residential units for Avida 34th Street Fort [if you want small office spaces, go to Avida Cityflex Fort (http://www.realestatephilippinesblog.com/avida-cityflex-fort/)]
- Available units: 1 (estimate 36sqm and up) and 2 Bedrooms (estimate 58sqm and up)
- Price range 3M-11M
Avida Cityflex Fort is the latest project by Avida Land Corp inside Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City, or what Ayala now calls BGC: Bonifacio Global City.
Avida Cityflex Fort is the first Avida project to offer SOHO units ( Small Office Home Office ). Avida’s first entry in the SOHO category for Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, who are looking at conducting their business at home in a prime address.
It is also beside another Avida condominium which is purely residential, called Avida 34th Street Fort (http://www.realestatephilippinesblog.com/avida-34th-street-fort/)
Location : At the back of St. Lukes Medical Center Fort, situated at the corner of 7th Avenue and Lane T, North Bonifacio, BGC (see its Location map below…)
TRUMP TOWER MAKATI is a new Php 6 billion Project which bears the ultimate global property brand of Donald Trump, to be constructed by Century Properties Inc. The fact that “The Donald” has decided to invest here in Manila is already a huge testament to the booming real estate scene here in the Philippines.
The TRUMP TOWER MAKATI will have over 220 units only, and at 250 meters will be one of the Philippines’ tallest buildings. It will be built at the 3.4-hectare Century City, the flagship mixed-use development of Century Properties in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City (the former site of International School Makati).
It will be the penultimate millionaires’ status symbol that only few can afford, and its ultra high-class amenities and high-standard finishes, which are the signature of the Donald Trump brand, will only be exclusive and available to a select few. See more below…
Acacia Escalades Libis is a NEW Project in Manggahan, Pasig City. Made by Robinsons Land, it is located along Calle Industria corner Amang Rodriguez Avenue. It features very affordable condos for as low as P11 thousand a month only (for a 26 sqm Brand New Studio Unit)!
If you choose Acacia Escalades, you get to live in a very secure condominium community and have the comfort of being near Eastwood City, The Medical City, Ateneo de Manila, Miriam College, UP Diliman, Ortigas Center, Katipunan Avenue, and even the malls in Marikina like SM, Robinsons Metro East, and Sta Lucia! Plus, you get enjoy swimming pools, a gym and function room, open gardens, 24-hour security, and other great features shown below…
The Allegro Ortigas Condominium is a New Robinsons Land Luxuria high-end style condominium located in Ortigas Center, at the Sonata Place, San Miguel Avenue (which is the former site of the old Medical City hospital). It boasts of having bigger unit cuts (minimum size is a 1 bedroom 42 sqm unit), top-of-the-line amenities, and even a Concierge service to complement its luxury condo-branding. Plus, it sits inside the Ortigas Business District and is very near Edsa Shangri-La, SM Megamall, Lourdes School Mandaluyong, the University of Asia-Pacific, and Robinsons Galleria.
See the pictures below to know more about the Allegro Ortigas Condominium…
SM Green Residences DLSU is a new De La Salle University Taft Condominium which is right beside the DLSU Campus. It will be built along Taft Avenue, right beside the Brother Andrew Gonzales Hall of DLSU. This condo is a great chance for you to provide a secondary home for your loved ones studying in La Salle, or to earn rental revenue by renting out this condo to students there.
Avida Towers Centera is a new EDSA Central Mandaluyong Condominium located along EDSA and very near the EDSA Central Commercial complex. It is also in between 2 MRT Stations, Shaw Station and the Boni Station, giving you great accessibility to Metro Manila. Also, EDSA Central has a marketplace and commercial establishments inside it, which gives more value to Avida Towers Centera. It is made by Avida land, the affordable-end segment developer who is also owned by the very reputable Ayala Land. Just look at its location below, and you will know that it is indeed a good one…
DMCI Flair Towers is a new Mandaluyong Condominium in EDSA Central, Mandaluyong City. It is very near EDSA, and provides a great location to live or invest in. Also, DMCI happens to be one of the best (if not the best) construction firm in the country, with over 50 years in experience in large-scale infrastructure. Their outstanding residential projects include Rosewood Point, Cypress Towers and Mahogany Place Village in Taguig, Dansalan Gardens in Mandaluyong, and Raya Gardens in Paranaque.
See the pictures below for the location map, layouts, site development plans, and other important info on DMCI Flair Towers:
Have you ever played the world-famous board game Monopoly? It’s a game where in players seek to dominate each other by acquiring properties and building houses/hotels on these properties so that every time your opponents land on your properties, they have to pay you for rent. Play continues until one player has all the money left and the other players run out of funds.
QUICK TIP: If you want to learn the basics of earning through real estate investing, try playing the Monopoly board game over and over again. You will realize that by having properties in different prime locations, you stand to gain much Rental Revenue in the long term. This applies both in winning the Monopoly board game, and also in real life. Plus, you get to have lots of fun playing it!
Happy playing folks! Kudos to my client, Ms. Josephine Munoz, for this blog post .
Happy new year folks! Indeed, 2010 was a strong year for Philippine Real Estate, as buyers continued to invest heavily into properties. This is because there is a real shortage for housing in the Philippine market (unlike in the 1997 Asian crisis where most buyers were just speculators, and hence the bursted housing bubble which dragged down all property prices). This shortage falls mainly on the affordable market, or the masses in short. Again, as stated before, the Philippine population is accelerating at a very fast rate compared to its neighbors (see related article in http://www.realestatephilippinesblog.com/philippine-properties-still-good-bargains/), and so the demand for a primary home increases for us Filipinos.
Eton Properties has just launched new affordable Buendia Condominium called First Homes Makati. The exact location of this pre-selling condominium which is FULLY-FURNISHED (Complete Furniture upon turnover and ready for your use/investment!) already is at Pasong Tamo corner Yakal corner Malugay Streets, making it a dual-corner lot with Three sides facing the road and three entry points for the Condo owners and their guests.
Why does it seem lately that Filipino Developers are still “Bullish” = meaning they are still aggressively expanding, depsite the fear of having a “Glut” = too many projects already?
I’m referring especially to the Big time Stock-listed property firms who construct pre-selling real estate all over the place.
For those who seek answers to this very intriguing question, try searching my blog for related news articles. Here’s a tip during your search.. read the NEWS and TIPS for BUYERS section/category of this blog —>. Happy learning folks!