Category Archives: Condominiums

Good location: Avida Towers Riala in Cebu IT Park

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I just came back from my hometown in Cebu. My sister and I checked out the new development of Avida Towers Riala that is located within Cebu Park District. The IT park used to be the old Lahug Airport that my dad used to bring us to when we were kids. Today there is a lot of development there in the spheres of business, banking, finance, I.T. and tourism services, among others, as well as residential and commercial developments to complete the live-work-play dynamics within the community.

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The West Tower at One Serendra: Life Begins within a Stunning Setting

With the launch of The West Tower, Ayala Land Premier offers buyers a final chance to be part of its uncommon urban sanctuary, One Serendra. The combination of a unique location in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), a flourishing environment within, and graceful spaces makes The West Tower at One Serendra a truly singular residence.

One Serendra Aerial

“In the West Tower, we are combining the comforts of larger, more thoughtfully planned living spaces, greenery and open spaces usually found in subdivisions with the conveniences of access only an urban location like BGC provides,” says Rex A. Mendoza, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Sales Officer of Ayala Land.
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Moranti: The New Tower at Two Serendra

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For the last couple of years, Two Serendra has been one of the most desirable addresses in the Metro. And why shouldn’t it be? This development is features highly thematic and upscale aesthetics, residents will soon have a venue where family and friends can converge to pursue their interests together. Amenities cater to each resident’s diverse passions, goals and ideals. The introduction of The Meranti—the newest tower to rise within Phase 3 of Two Serendra—perfectly complements the tenets of one of the most innovative and pioneering developments under Alveo Land’s portfolio.

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Recently earning approximately 700 million during The Meranti’s priority selling, the project is Two Serendra’s newest high-rise development in the thriving retail, business and lifestyle epicenter.

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Avida Land Promo


Avida, the affordable housing arm of Ayala Land, offers a choice of five residential condominiums in Metro Manila and a number of residential subdivisions in six provinces. This month, however, Avida just launched a new promo for big discounts to buyers. The “Be ahead, Avina na” promo enables buyers to save as much as P35,000 when they reserve a unit. Aside from that, those who purchase property before December 25 have a chance to win a Manila-Sydney-Manila trip for three, including a two night stay and $1,000 pocket money. Second prize is a Manila-Hongkong-Manila trip for two inclusive of accommodation for two nights. Balikbayans who reserve units are entitled to additional gift cheques from Ayala Malls and still another set of Ayala Malls gift cheques upon signing a contract to purchase a unit. They simply need to present their passports.

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Buying Your First Condo: What to Look Out for

Is this your first time buying a condo? Unlike a pair of heels or a stylish dress, buying property should never be done on impulse – especially if it’s your first. Of course, the first thing you should consider is the cost of the unit and the payment schemes; the affordable monthly fee is what made me decide to get a one-bedroom unit at Gateway Regency. But other than cost, there are a number of other details to look out for. Here’s what made me decide to choose mine:

  • Location. I don’t intend to buy or own a car, which is why accessibility to public transport is high on my list. Gateway Regency within walking distance of an MRT station, not to mention that there are many cabs that pass by the area. The development is also located on a fairly hilly neighborhood, which means that I won’t have to worry about getting trapped should another typhoon like Ondoy hit the Philippines. One other factor that made me decide to invest in Gateway Regency is that it’s in a fairly busy neighborhood – there are office buildings and a mall nearby, plus Ortigas is only at the next stop. Finally, the area is fairly secure and the reputation of the neighborhood is good.
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    Circulo Verde Model Units

    Yesterday, I went to check out the model units at Circulo Verde, a 12-hectare master-planned development by Ortigas designed to bring the essence and charm of a small town into the spirit of the big city.

    The concept behind Circulo Verde is that residents will always be within walking distance from an open space, whether it be a park or river access.

    And despite being surrounded by the beauty of nature, residents will also find modern conveniences within the neighborhood.

    I’m actually not concerned about how pretty the development will look like or the amenities offered; all I want is a well-lit place of my own that’s safe and easy to access through public transport. The problem with Circulo Verde is that it’s a bit far from the nearest MRT station (Santolan) and to get to C5, you’ll have to take a tricycle. What I do love about Circulo Verde is that each room is spacious, well-designed, and come with easy payment terms. I took a look at the one-bedroom flat and one-bedroom loft units yesterday and I’m very impressed with what they’ve got.

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