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Monday, February 20, 2017
VISUALIZE the serene, relaxed life you’ve always dreamed of, with the peace and calm of the mountains just within your reach. Then claim it for your own. Nestled in one of the topmost elevations in Highlands, Woodlands Point is constantly enveloped in Tagaytay’s cool and misty weather and offers panoramic...
IF you ask anyone in the field of property marketing what the formula to a successful sell is, you won’t be getting a single, definite answer. Different styles and strategies come into play, and there is no one way to succeed. And if anybody has found the secret, it’s...
"THE Philippines has all the natural resources, infrastructure, beautiful islands and the most hospitable people around,” pointed out by SEA-Ex Chairman Angelo Olondriz during a media interview on February 11 on a short cruise in the Manila Bay area. According to Olondriz, who is also the president of Headsail Inc.,...
FOR only a daily savings of P85, or P2,280 a month, a minimum-wage earner can now own a home because of the commitment and passion of the people behind Joy~Nostalg affiliate Extraordinary Enclaves Inc. Cecil Benavidez, executive director of the Joy~Nostalg Foundation (JNF), said the corporate philanthropy arm of the...
A BASIC, yet important, tenet in marketing is that potential buyers need to be aware that a product exists before they can buy it. That seems simple enough. However, that’s actually easier said than done, because getting found by potential customers in a highly saturated market remains a challenge...
THERE’S nothing quite like the feeling of owning a limited edition. Whether it’s an art piece, haute couture, sports memorabilia, or the latest road rager, there’s a thrill and a sense of accomplishment in acquiring something unique, something that shows off our distinct personality. This search for the one-of-a-kind experience...
LUCERNE, Gstaad and Saint Moritz—just a few of the bewitching villages nestled between the regal mountains and glacier lakes of the Swiss Alps. Whether people travel there to revel in nature’s awesomeness, be drawn to enchanting architecture, or to enjoy skiing, the resort Alpine villages steal one’s heart away and...
THERE is a saying that goes, “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” Looking back, this adage probably stemmed from the fact that family and friends tend to congregate in this “sanctuary” whenever they are gathered together. There is a certain degree of magnetism that draws people into the...
SAMANTHA Kaspar, the 19-year-old Filipina-Swiss artist, brings a beautiful and, at the same time, heartwarming perspective to the local art scene. What makes Samantha’s works special is the inspiration she brings to special children to harness their potential. Through the support of her parents Martin and Mitzi and the Center...
CARRYING the momentum of a scintillating performance in 2016, the Philippine real-estate industry is going to have another banner year, as the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM), commercial, residential, industrial and retail sectors displayed robust growth, according to forecasts by Santos Knight Frank Inc. “We’re very optimistic about the growth of the...
People who know me have long accepted the fact about my love for the arts as an advocacy that I encourage every Filipino to take on and embrace. Look around you and you’ll be surprised to see how every corner of your own space translates into a resounding statement about...
EVERYONE remembers the home they grew up in.  For most people, a home is not just a place to eat and sleep, but a special place to create memories that last a lifetime. For those who are in search of their dream home, Solen Residences is the best place to...
COWORKING space has been experiencing an exponential growth year on year since 2011. And the growth will continue in 2017. In 2011 there were only 1,130 spaces worldwide and 43,000 members. This year, spaces are expected to grow to 13,800 and 1,180,000 members. Furthermore, there will be 3.3 million people...
ASK anybody across any market about how their 2016 was, and most likely you’ll get a fairly neutral to negative response. This ambiguity bordering on the red holds true for real estate, which saw a decline in sales and new development. However, with a new year come new opportunities. Last...
Story & photos by Jacqueline Salvador-Marvida THE prestigious Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA), on its third year, just concluded recently with the theme “Be Bold, Be Free, Be You”. A surprising number of entries from 27 schools from all over the country combined for both Architecture and Interior Design categories totaling...
FILINVEST Land, Inc. is set to breathe fresh verve back to the colorful Cubao that we remember in the 80’s with Activa, the real estate giant’s newest cityscape soon to rise in the commanding location at the corner of EDSA and Aurora Blvd. Activa is a one-hectare mixed-use development that seamlessly...
IN an exclusive event held recently, Amaia Land turned over Amaia Skies Cubao’s new Tower 1 units to its first batch of residents. The occasion saw nineteen homeowners—families and individuals, mostly residents of Quezon City—happily moving into their new homes at Amaia Skies Cubao’s recently completed first high-rise after...
IT looks like vertical developments will continue to be properties of choice for the majority of homebuyers for 2017. Last year Lamudi saw the Philippine real-estate sector set for growth with several promising trends. One of which was the business-process outsourcing (BPO) sector creating a new breed of condo dwellers. This...

Lush of green in the city

BOTANIKA Nature  Residences, which is part of Filinvest’s Exclusive Collection, is at the highest end of the group’s roster of properties. Located in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Botanika Nature  Residences is a 1.55-hectare prime property, which sets the standard of exclusivity with the presence of  greens that soothe one’s...
IN the past six years, the country’s property sector had a consistent stellar performance.  The growth was attributed to the boom of the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) industry and the remittances of the Filipino expatriates working in the different parts of the world. As the country enters 2017, the...