Friday, November 16, 2007

November 2007 Discounts

St. Joseph Village 9 (San Pedro, Laguna)
Sentossa (RFO) - 5k TCP discount

St. Joseph Village 7 (Cabuyao, Laguna)
Jasmin (RFO) - 10k TCP discount (reserve on Nov. 17 and you get zero downpayment scheme)

St. Joseph Village 8 (Cabuyao, Laguna)
Aria - 10k TCP discount

Laguna Buenavista (Calamba, Laguna)
Milan - 5k TCP discount
Mahogany (RFO) - 20k TCP discount
Redwood - 10k TCP discount
Rosewood/Oakwood - 20k TCP discount

For more info, pls call the office at 847-6565 (manila line)
or email me at
or call me at +639278467723

Immediate docs needed upon reservation:
Meralco bill
latest payslip/job contract
company ID


St. Joseph Village 7 and 8, particularly Jasmin (RFO) and Rosal.
Cabuyao, Laguna

Reservation is only 5k.

Rosal is 380,000
Jasmin is 580,000

Pagibig Monthly Amortization:
As low as 2,850 for Rosal and 4,310 for Jasmin.

For reservation, bring Meralco bill, latest payslip and company ID.

Call 847-6565 and look for Andy Pantino.
Say you saw it at C5's blog.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Adelina 1-A Bungalow, San Pedro, Laguna, RFO, Well Maintained, Clean Title

Front gate (the green house)

Entering the front door (living room)

From the bedroom/library (living room with front door shown)

Library/master's bedroom.

Not shown yet (will have to take pics): kitchen, T&B, bedroom

Here's the initial info:

Lot Area: 80sqm
Floor Area: 70sqm (roughly, since the house has been renovated)
2 bedrooms, 1t&b

asking price: 850k cash
reserve: 20K (30 days)
get 50k discount if you pay full within 7 days from reservation.

First come, first served.

3 Bedrooms, 2 T&Bs, Grand Plaza, Anabu II, Imus, Cavite

Since I was able to take pictures of the model houses in Grand Plaza, and since there are 4 available (so far) ready-for-occupancy (RFO) units, I might as well post them now.

Price: 1.8M Philippine Pesos
Floor Area: 52sqm
Lot Area: 70sqm

Here are the pictures. Concentrate on Ashley 52. 'Dressed up' unit is a suggested design while the 'complete' unit is what is delivered. There are also pics of the vicinity. It is walking distance from Aguinaldo Hiway and a few hundred meters from Daang Hari or Robinson's Imus.

Included in the set of pics is the model house for Ashley 94. It has 94 sqm of floor area with 120 sqm of lot area, landscaped. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 toilet/baths, one with bathtub. Price: 3.9M pesos.

Discount for spot cash and spot downpayment buyers is available.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

When You Buy A House, You First Buy The Location

You can always change or remodel a house but you can never change your location where you bought your house.

It's also true with choosing a big lot over a smaller one. If you can afford a larger lot, go for it. You cannot make a small lot larger but a big lot can be halved to make two smaller lots.

I was checking on Austin, Texas for Austin New Homes. Why would I want to buy a house there (if ever)? I found my answer at (When I hear 'Texas', all I imagine is heat and a twang. But I see that can be overcome.)

The first that I learned is Austin, Texas is the "live music capital of the world." So if you love live music, you'll love Austin. A city full of life and energy, it is a home for the young at heart. A home to a complex group of people like musicians, entrepreneurs, businessmen, politicians and students blend into the Austin landscape.

In 1846, Austin became the state capital of Texas as the state was admitted as the 28th; the largest city in the state of Texas and the 16th most populous city in the USA.

Located in Central Texas Hill Country, the city is around 230 miles from Mexico. It is 192 miles from Dallas to its north, 79 miles from San Antonio to its south, and 162 miles from Houston to its southeast.

Austin is a city that is steeped in the campus culture. There’s music, restaurants, barbeques and technology, all seamlessly blended into the Austin way of life. It’s a city that pulsates to every beat. It’s a city that rocks, jives and lives life to the fullest.


Blanton Museum of Art
is undoubtedly the largest university art museum with over 17,000 exhibits that range from priceless antiques to contemporary works of art. They include American, Latin American, and European art work from across the ages.

Austin City Limits is one of the most popular live music programs airing on public television. It started out primarily hosting country acts, but it now hosts musicians from every genre. Some of the more famous performers at Austin City Limits include Tracy Chapman, the Pixies, Sheryl Crow, BB King, and Hank Williams Jr.

Texas State Capitol was completed in 1888, this grand, red-granite edifice, built in the renaissance style holds pride of place as the nation's largest state capitol. The Capitol can be seen from any part of the city and is named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria. If you want to dwell deep into the life and times of 20th centaury artists, then, this place is a must-see for you. Housed in a quaint 1916 villa, the museum showcases Austin artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, and Ed Ruscha. Past exhibits include the art of Dr. Seuss and the photography of Annie Leibovitz.

Barton Springs Pool is a swimming pool that is fed by a natural spring. The water maintains a year-round temperature of about 68 degrees, and bubbles up at the rate of 27 million gallons a day. The pool is surrounded by lovely pecan trees and is a great place to relax, rejuvenate your body and soul.

O. Henry Museum dedicated to the famous 19th century short-story writer William Sydney Porter, who lived in Austin and took the nom de plume, O. Henry. The museum houses memorabilia that gives us a better idea of his lives and times.

Bats of Congress . The Avenue Bridge is home to over a million-and-a-half free-tail bats between March and November each year. These bats come out in the darkness to catch insects nightly. It's an awe-inspiring sight with the sky filled with these dark creatures and the ominous sounds of flapping wings. You can find a large number of them flying around in search of food at around 8:30pm.

Zilker Botanical Garden is situated on 31 acres within the Zilker Metropolitan Park. These lovely gardens are located on the Colorado River and include attractions like a rose garden, a cacti and succulent garden, a xeriscape garden, and the Tanaguchi Oriental Garden. The garden hosts the Zilker Garden Festival in early April, each year.

Town Lake Metropolitan Park is a popular destination for hikers, joggers, cyclists, and nature lovers. This park is a vast expanse of lovely gardens and tall trees. Located along the Colorado River from Tom Miller Dam to US Highway 183, the park has a pool that is in great demand during holidays. The park also features outdoor concerts on its southern shore, including Austin's annual July Fourth Pops Concert.

Where can you shop?

One of the buying factors to consider is the accessibility of shopping malls, grocery stores and markets. In Austin, I think that's no problem at all...

Arboretum at Great Hills is one of the hippest shopping destinations in Texas, Arboretum is an upscale, open–air shopping hub which features some hot brand names like Banana Republic, Express, Pottery Barn, The Sharper Image, and Tommy Bahama. Arboretum is a place to hang out for the whole day and shop at leisure. The center includes a playground, restaurants, park areas, and a movie theater is also located nearby.

Barton Creek Square Mall is the city’s largest mall and you can find almost anything and everything you need, right here. The mall looks stunning with a beautiful a wood and tiles interior. The mall houses some very fine brands including Eddie Bauer, Sephora, Crabtree & Evelyn, Williams-Sonoma, Coach, Sigrid Olsen, and Talbots. Anchor stores in the mall include Dillard's, Sears, JCPenney, Macy's, and Nordstrom.

Lakeline Mall is a great place to shop till you drop (also). With 150-plus stores, you are surely spoilt for choice in this place. Anchors like Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, and Dillard's and a host of other branded outlets like Bombay Company, Victoria's Secret, T.J. Maxx, Old Navy, American Eagle Outfitters and Charlotte Russe keep shopper’s happy for hours. A nine-screen theater and several restaurants are available for those who want to just relax and unwind, especially for husbands who are waiting for their wives who are shopping.

Highland Mall has a stylish and sophisticated appeal to it. The anchor stores include Macy's and separate Dillard's venues for men and women. Gap, J. Crew, Wet Seal, and Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Aveda, B. Dalton, Discovery Channel Store, and Sunglass Hut are some of the popular chain stores that are housed in the Highland Mall. An upper-level food court offers you delicacies from all parts of the globe. Could they have bagoong from the Philippines?

Renaissance Market. If you want to collect trinkets to take back home as a souvenir, then, head right to the Renaissance Market. Over 90 vendors hawk goods they've created themselves including crafts and artwork of myriad colors and designs. The vendors are licensed by a board, so you don’t have to worry about the quality of the goods, sold over here. You can find everything from jewelry and apparels to candles and pottery, here. As Filipinos are great makers of such, maybe I can establish some business in the craft world in Austin.

Austin Farmers' Market. If you want to bite into a fresh, juicy apple or buy some home-grown veggies for dinner, then, head to this downtown market. Supplies come from farms within 150 miles of the city, and include vegetables, fruits, honey, cut flowers, breads and plenty of other stuff. The farm also hosts special activities for kids, live music, cooking demonstrations, etc.

Round Rock Premium Outlets. If you are a die-hard bargain hunter (as a Filipino, yes, I am!), then, this place is paradise for you. You get the best deals on designer brands like Calvin Klein, Burberry, BCBG Max Azria, Cole Haan, Coach, Swarovski, and Calphalon, right here. At any time of the day, you will see a large number of people raiding the shelves of quality goods at reduced prices.

SoCo, or South Congress Avenue. Sure enough, the bats at Congress Avenue Bridge will thrill you…but SoCo offers you much much, more. The Avenue is now a trendy shopping hotspot with boutiques, galleries, restaurants, thrift stores, coffee shops and music clubs.

West Sixth Street is well-known for its rich and vibrant nightlife; it has numerous shops that offers art, antiques, specialty items, and many trinkets. There are several restaurants and cafes that are crowded for most part of the day. Finding a place to park could be a problem during peak shopping hours, though.

Hospitals and schools are everywhere. If you are just for a visit, there are hotels everywhere as well...why not go for an ocular inspection? :)

*This is a paid post.*

August Discount for St. Joseph 9

August Discount:

5k discount for Sentossa and and Sofiah off the Total Contract Price.

Friday, August 3, 2007

North Cyprus: Last Jewel In The Mediterranean

North Cyprus has miles of quiet and unspoiled beaches, some of which are used as nesting places for turtles....and you can buy such a house as that above.

If you're looking for a property investment in North Cyprus, Kyrenia is the most popular location where English is widely spoken, where the locals are friendly and cost of living is the lowest in the region.

North Cyprus Property is an outstanding investment opportunity, and a great location for holidays or retirement. A developer with UK management that builds only on land which they own. Customers are given a ten-year land guarantee.

The Fantasy Tower 3-bedroom bungalow (picture above) is the showcase of North Cyprus properties. The ground floor plan shows an architecturally advanced design and stylish space layout. There is a large open plan area comprising the lounge hall and kitchen. This is designed especially for customers who wish to entertain.

The Fantasy Tower Bungalow comes in both a 3 and 4 bedroom form, the additional bedroom being an additional room downstairs. The tower structure and the kitchen sizes are common to both.

Both Fantasies are already available. How much? Check their prices online. Apart from the Fantasies, the rest are Mirage, Marlborough, Nebula and Ross.

Due to large plots, a pool with size 10x5 is available (also 8x4).

Discount as much as 7% is also available. But you have to go directly to the developer to get that much discount.

*This is a sponsored post.*

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Things To Consider When Buying A New Home

Dallas Fort Worth Homes is a must-start when you're looking into settling in that area. You can do a search for what type of house you are looking for and it will give you a result based on your criteria. You can choose from a single family home, multiple family home, luxury home,

You can either find your dream home, or, you can find your builder. You can do a search by location, type of home, and you even have the option to include how many bedrooms and how big the floor area is in sq.ft. (here in the Philippines, our standard is sqm.).

There is also a Google Map to start with if you wish with the streets and landmarks pointed out.

If you're building, there are several builders features, all within Dallas Fort Worth.

What took my notice, though, is the buyer resources explaining loans and mortgages, steps to owning a custom home, things to consider when buying a new home, and how to purchase your dream house without a glitch. (Don't tell me nor Dallas Fort Worth Homes you were not warned or tipped. We only want the best for buyers because the result will also be the best for us sellers. If the buyer is satisfied, the seller is on its way to satisfaction also.)

The concept is pretty much the same here except for the figures, but especially for the things to consider when buying a new home, I can say I agree perfectly.

With me, the process is to fill up the Assessment Form. That's for me to be able to help you best according to your needs under your financial capacity. Sometimes buyers are just excited they forget what they are choosing is beyond their capacity.

*This is a paid post.*

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Several Good News and One Bad News

Good news #1: Pagibig rates got lower again effective yesterday, June 27, 2007. Loans above 300k but lower than 750k is 7%. It used to be up to 500k only. Loans above 700k is 10.5%. No more 11.5%.

What does this mean? Lower monthly amortization. If your 2M loan used to be 19,996.80 for 30 years, at today's rate, it will only be 18,294. That's around 1.7k difference!

For those with 750k loan, it used to be 6,860.25 for 30 years; now it's only 4,989.83. That's almost 1.9k savings!

It seems that VP Noli de Castro will be running for the next presidential election...if he's doing our fellow citizens a favor by easing housing privileges, why not? Housing is a NEED and we still have 4M housing backlog (families in need of a house) and most are within NCR.

Good News #2: Discounts until June 30, 2007 for St. Joseph Village projects

5000 discount off the TCP for all Sofiah and Sentossa models at SJV9
5000 discount off the TCP for Parklea at SJV10

Good News #3: I've taken pics yesterday of house models in SJV7 and 8 in Cabuyao and Laguna Buenavista in Calamba. It is currently being uploaded and I'll post the link as soon as it's done.

Bad News: Price increase on all PA Alvarez projects (St. Joseph Village and Laguna Buenavista) effective July 1, 2007. New pricelist is not yet available but the increase is assumed to be between 3% to 7%.

Good News #4: Reservations for PA Alvarez projects will be entertained up to 11:00 PM, June 30, 2007. You must bring the 3 initial documents: valid ID, May 1-31 payslips, May Meralco bill (even if it's not in the buyer's name; the address is what's important), and the reservation fee.

For OFWs or buyers out of the country, your Atty-in-Fact (who will transact in your behalf) will need to present his/her ID as well. In that case, you need to send your passport copy too which you can scan and email to me at Also, it is your Contract of Employment reflecting your income/payrate, written/translated in English that you have to scan and send to my email as well.

In case you do not have anyone available to transact in your behalf (SPA), I can offer you my extended charge....just provide for the necessary costs. You can send the reservation fee via Western Union. Text me if you're interested (via YM or Chikka for free) at and I'll send you details.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Uploading New Look of Main Website

Deleting old files, uploading the new design of

Will be back in a few hours...

Monday, May 21, 2007

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Inventory for Sampaguita at SJV9 as of May 15, 2007


9/29-34, 36-75





Sampaguita RFO


Santorina 2


Inventory for Sampaguita at SJV10 as of May 15, 2007


5/36-37, 42-43
6/37-39, 42-43
8/10-11, 15-16, 20-23, 26-28
9/4-5, 8-11, 14-17, 20-23, 26-30, 32-42-43-48-49-54-55-60
10/2-6-7-12-13-18-19-24-25-30, 33-35, 38-42-43-47, 49-54, 56-59
12/3-5, 8-11, 14-17, 20-22, 26-29, 40-41, 44-47, 50-53, 56-59
13/31, 35-37, 40-42, 48-49, 52-56
14/10-11, 15-17, 21-22


12/4, 6-12
13/10-11, 14-23
14/2-22, 29-37, 40-43

*lots in bold are end or corner units.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Jubilation East Lot Map

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Pictures, Pictures...

Thanks to picasaweb, I was able to upload more pictures than I could have using blogger alone. I will still include captions, but, even without, you can see them just the same...and since these are folders, I may add some pics into them as they become available...

Lot Maps

Google Earth Satellite View of projects and certain locations

Jubilation New Binan and the Masters

Jubilation East Site Development Update

Maja Elegance Model House

Nidana Elite Model House

Villaggio di Xavier 1 & 2 Clubhouse; Villaggio di Xavier 3 Model Units and Site Development

St. Joseph Village 9 Site Development Update

Santorina Model House

Santorina Core

Sofiah Model House

Sofiah Core

Sentossa Model House

Sentossa Core

St. Joseph Village 10 Site Development Update

Parklea Model House

Sampaguita Complete 2 Bedrooms

Sampaguita Complete 3 Bedrooms

Sampaguita Core

Friday, May 4, 2007

Available PDF Sample Computations

Below are sample computations available in .PDF

St. Joseph Village 10, Langgam, San Pedro, Laguna

Map of SJV10, Sampaguita (blocks 9 and 10 exclusively open for 1 week. end units available not for long!)

St. Joseph Village 9, Langgam, San Pedro, Laguna

Villaggio di Xavier 3 - Mondo Bambini, Jubilation New Binan, Mega Manila

Others will follow as I finish them...

Pictures Uploaded and Still Uploading

While I haven't posted the other pics here yet, please feel free to check them out at

The upload is continuous since I can do it by batch while I can only upload it here one by one.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Villaggio di Xavier 3 - Mondo Bambini Inventory

Just a quick post as I received this a few minutes ago which I just copied and pasted below (from my mobile phone):



Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sofiah Complete, SJV9

Here is the complete model house...
Floorplan and price computation at for regular unit and for end unit.

Still uploading pics...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Santorina Complete

Below are pictures of Santorina Complete. Though it is sold now with concrete slab for the second floor, the design remains the same. Floor plan is the same...

Click on pictures to appreciate the big picture :)

Unfinished uploads...will continue asap...

Nidana Elite Model House, Jubilation East

As I've posted earlier, there are only 2 model units available. One is Nidana Elite and you'll find the details at including floor plans and features...

Model: Nidana Elite
Color Scheme: Almond Cota
Minimum Lot Area: 285sqm
Gross House Floor Area: 285sqm
Net Livable Area: 184-198sqm

As you enter the front entrance...

A bit to the left, the living area...

Door to the den or office or TV/computer room...

To look out the window will be the house front...

Looking out the see the area rug of the living area and afar off is the dining area...

From the front door to the right is the stairs and the door you see goes to the toilet & bath of a bedroom...

The shower is separate from the toilet area...

The shower...

The toilet...

Standing by the toilet door...

Standing from the shower, you see the door of the bedroom (left)...

That's the entrance to the bedroom (taken from the living area)...

The dining...

The kitchen (afar off)...

Another angle taken from the dining...


Circuit breaker...

Still more's just taking time for each pic since I did not reduce the quality so that you can see them real good....

Santorina, Now With Concrete Slab for 2nd Floor

Santorina units at St. Joseph Village 9 is sold with concrete slab for the 2nd floor. The developer noticed many buyers wishing it your wish has come true. So it's the same design, only with sturdier 2nd floor...of course, price will follow. It's also available in 80 and 100-sqm lot cut and just a few (5 out of 7 yesterday) left open.

Total Contract Price
80-Core: 1,480,000
80-Complete: 1,680,000
100-Core: 1,568,000
100-Complete: 1,768,000

Reservation is only 10,000. Bring it with you when you go tripping so you have the power to hold the unit you want. Bring also your latest 1 month payslip/proof of income, valid ID, and Meralco bill.

Facade of Santorina

Monday, April 16, 2007

Jubilation East, Jubilation New Binan

Last Friday (April 13) I went to Jubilation East to take pictures, as requested by one of my wasn't easy since picture-taking is not allowed, the caretaker told me. He said he'll ask the guard. I said it's the only way my buyers can see what they're buying since 95% of them are not in the Philippines and they are not sufficed with brochure images. I said I work online. Among all those I work with (all the sales people in our office), all of them work offline, giving leaflets, doing saturation, site manning, etc...I alone do everything online like having my website, blogging, chatting, I help our people who are out of the country get the house/property they want/need within their financial capacity WHILE they are still abroad.

Being heard of my reason, the guard allowed me...only that when someone arrives (other site trippers) that I stop taking pictures so they will not get the impression it is allowed. Having 99% of the sales force of the real estate industry working offline, can I say that there's just a very very low chance you'd see pictures of Jubilation East online? feast your eyes on the 2 model houses that are erected...Nidana Elite and Maja Elegance. They are the model houses available for viewing.

But there are just too many pictures...I'll have to group them into 3, one per post...the site development, Nidana Elite, and Maja Elegance.

Since I walked from the Pavilion Mall, let me start from always, you can click on the image to see the larger version.

The Pavilion Mall...right side is the Jubilation Road which starts the Jubilation Loop...

...the front of the Pavilion Mall, taken from the same spot I was when I took the previous picture...

After I went through the first building, this is where I exited...towards the entrance to the next building...I was starving so I when I saw Jollibee, I did not hesitate to eat lunch at 2PM...

...looking to the left of Jubilation Loop...that's the way to Springtime County, Villaggio di Xavier 1 and 2, then Jubilation since I walked, that's the way I took...

See the tricycle station? (I crossed the street to 'building B')...

'Building A' taken from 'building B'
There's a tricycle stand with tricycles waiting to serve residents...

I went till the end of 'building B' to the supermarket, PUREGOLD...

Another shot of the supermarket...

I went out the left exit...

Parking area of Pavilion Mall...

Moving away...towards my destination...

Pavilion Motortown: if your vehicle needs fixing...

Afar off is the Springtime County which was the first pocket development with around 400 units to fully sell in less than a year!

To the left is the 17-hectare land for the Jubilation Town Center which is accessibly situated at the center of Jubilation, walkable from any pocket development. Apart from the commercial establishments, at this Center will also be the Jubilation Sports Complex and Church. The road surrounding this Center is the Jubilation Loop, which you see now my feet trod.

Afar off you can already see the houses of Jubilation East...

You can see the strong breeze...

You see the road to Springtime County and Villaggio di Xavier...That mansion you see is part of Jubilation East whose owner built his/her own design (as long as it's still asian)...

Almost there...see how wide Jubilation Loop is? It is a one-way traffic and this one goes to the Pavilion Mall...if you want to go to Mamplasan Exit you will pass under the Pavilion Mall and left towards the other side of the loop which will pass by Jubilation West 1 and 2.

Almost there...

Ahh...finally...I reached the gate...

The guardhouse...with glasswindow...

Below will be pics of different areas of the place...take note that Jubilation East is still under development. Despite that, there are many houses built already and I've heard 3 families are living there already...

Price increase effective April 16, 2007 by about 15%. Those who bought earlier (especially earliest) gained already and are continually gaining as the land appreciates.