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Serving Our Clients Rain or Shine

Serving Our Clients Rain or Shine

I’m on my way to Priland Development Corporation in their main office, to submit the requirements to my clients’ reservation for Vertex Central.

Vertex Central is located just in between BIR Mandaue and Waterfront Cebu. It’s also near Grand Convention Center.

It’s a very nice place to be. If your looking for a place in Cebu, Vertex Central coould be for you. Why?

Vertex Central is a walking to distance to Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park. Just a few mionutes away from IT Park Cebu. That’s 2 Business Park already that your very near in.

Vertex Central is competitively priced that’s why it’s selling like hotcakes. It’s really selling really good. Props to Priland for their good strategy, good location, convenient, mainroad, near business districts and a very good price.

Studio Residential Units Vertex Central Cebu

How Much is the Studio Unit?

It starts at 2.6 – 2.8 million for a Studio and you can get 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom Studio units.

Imagine your in Cebu, partying, you go home, you only go to BIR area near Waterfront. IF you go to work in IT Park or in Cebu Business Park. It’s very near, it’s very easy to go home. You can have those extra hours of sleep so that you can sleep a lot more. Get home early, go wherever you want. It’s very good to be in a very convenient location.

Whether your looking to purchase your 1st home, your 2nd home or selling your property, call me at 0995 461 5272 email me at marc@myhouse.ph or visit our website at myhouse.ph for a personal tour.

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Baseline Prestige (Value for Money Investment)

Baseline Prestige (Value for Money Investment)

I’ve mention that Casa Mira Guadalupe is just 6,200 a month in Guadalupe, Baseline Prestige is just 7,000 a month and you can get a premium Studio room in the middle of Cebu (Mango Avenue)

It’s a very premium value for money investment.

Basically you can make money of it. If you want to live in the middle of the city, you can definitely do it here, in Baseline your near everything.

Is Baseline Prestige good for investment?

If your purchasing it for investment you can buy Baseline for P 7,000 a month and you can rent it out for maybe a Studio, you can rent it out for maybe P 15,000 to P 20,000 a month so that’s a very big deal.

Invest in a Studio or 1 Bedroom and get your moneys worth with real estate investment.

Whether your looking to purchase your 1st home, your 2nd home or selling your property, call me at 0995 461 5272 email me at marc@myhouse.ph or visit our website at myhouse.ph for a personal tour.

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The Master Builder

The Master Builder

Not known to many, this Cebu-grown property builder is grounded by its purpose to provide decent and affordable homes in Mactan to Filipino families, where profitability comes as second priority. Cebu Landmasters Inc., (CLI) entered into real estate development business in Cebu some 18 years ago. Today, it is one of the fastest growing and multi-awarded builders not only in residential property segment, but also in the commercial building development projects.

CLI started to carve its name in the local real estate scene when it introduced its first project in the progressive town of Balamban, western part of Cebu with a single motivation to provide decent homes to working class. Thus, the project called “San Jose Maria Village,” was born. Before long, the company blossomed into a versatile and branded real estate firm in Cebu, having been able to master its craft in building homes for low to middle income classes, and middle-rise commercial towers in Cebu’s highly desired business districts.

Driven by its corporate philosophy to serve, more than expanding its margins, CLI caught the attention of the market, bringing its name as one of the most trusted builders in the recent years. This opened the gates for development opportunities in Visayas and Mindanao. Today, CLI is hitting the emerging real estate market landscape of Cagayan de Oro, with its Mesaverte Residence project. This out-of-Cebu venture will be followed by planned residential and commercial projects in Davao, Iloilo, Bacolod, while drawing up raw plans for possible Luzon expansion.

CLI chairman Jose R. Soberano III said that simultaneous with its aggressive expansion in building residential projects, his company is ready to spread its wings, beefing up its commercial leasing business. Soberano, who expressed confidence of the long term real estate growth in the Philippines, said that his company is building up its rental side, specifically in Cebu, where demand for office spaces is continuously moving up.

The company is currently constructing several medium to high rise buildings in key areas in Cebu such as Cebu IT Park, Cebu Business Park (CBP), in the old Baseline area, and now eyeing a property in Guadalupe for another mixed-use development. For 2016 alone, CLI is spending at least P5 billion in property development projects, including the completion and opening of projects in Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Dumaguete cities. By the end of 2016, total portfolio will reach to 25 projects, this include its recent partnership with international hotel brand–The Ascott Limited, for its newly introduced condotel venture called Citandines.

Citandines Tower, is part of the four tower, P3 billion integrated project–Base Line Center, located at the heart of Cebu’s uptown area. According to Soberano, because of the fertile commercial leasing market in Cebu, the company is set to break ground its BPO building in partnership with another capitalist at the CBP, and its upcoming project in Guadalupe will also have commercial leasing component. The company’s existing projects include Park Central, Baseline Residences; Asia Premier at the Cebu IT Park; Midori Residences; and Mivesa Towers in Lahug.

In its residential development front, CLI is building over 3,000 houses in its latest Casa Mira South, the newest and grandest development in the south of Cebu. Casa Mira means wonderful house. It is located at the industrial City of Naga, Cebu, a 14 kilometers away from the South Road Properties (SRP).

Recently, CLI has moved its corporate headquarters to its award winning building in IT Park–the Park Centrale. Its way of moving closer and be accessible to its partner and clients. Looking forward, CLI commits to further polish its mastery in building homes, and supporting the growth of transforming commercial landscape in key areas in the Philippines, without losing balance in upholding strong social responsibility foundation.

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The ‘World’ Comes To Cebu

The ‘World’ Comes To Cebu

Local real estate player, AppleOne Properties Inc., is bringing the “best of the world” to Cebu.

Following its first day into vertical developments with AppleOne Tower, a mixed-use development in Cebu Business Park, this homegrown company based in Cebu, is again lifting Cebu’s image as a superior residential destination in the country, with its world-class AppleOne Banawa Heights project.

Its extensive real estate development experience, motivated AppleOne Properties to continually introduce new and exciting property projects to Cebu’s quality-conscious and sophisticated market.

Inspired by Victorian aesthetics in San Francisco Bay Area in the US, the private clusters composed of three-storey walk-up villas and 12-storey towers with contemporary touch, make-up the 2.8 hectare AppleOne Banawa Heights project. Ray Go Manigsaca, president of AppleOne Properties says the company’s interest to lift the Cebuano’s standard of condominium living has encouraged them to bring the best designs of the world to Cebu.

Among the project’s unique selling points include exclusivity and generous landscaped open spaces. Each level per cluster only has two to five units, making living more private. “This is a project that is very near to the heart of the city. Aside from exclusivity you will also be treated to a lavish mountain scenery,” says Manigsaca. He added the project exudes an atmosphere of vibrancy and colourful living.

AppleOne Banawa Heights’ signature design has earned them the Best Boutique Developer 2016 Award by the prestigious Philippine Property Awards.

Moreover, the firm’s bullish take on Cebu’s real estate scene has led them a anew to bring another world-class brand here. Its subsidiary firm, AppleOne Mactan Inc., inked partnership deal last year with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. to bring the Sheraton brand to Cebu.

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort 2017

December 2015 when the AppleOne Mactan broke ground the first branded resort residential development of Sheraton Cebu in Southeast Asia in Punta Engano, Mactan Island.

With P4 billion capital expenditure, the firm is set to erect the 250-room The Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort and the 186-unit The Residences at the The Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort.

Sitting in a five-hectare property in resort-oriented Mactan Island, this new upscale project is blessed with the magnificent views of the Hilutungan Channel and Magellan Bay.“This project is set to ramp up to a higher level both the residential and hospitality standing of Cebu, “says Manigsaca. Developments at Sheraton is well on-track with the hotel poised to open hopefully by the last quarter of 2018. Sheraton is the second oldest brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., It has about 435 hotels and 88 resorts present in more than 70 countries worldwide.

“Partnering with an international brand is a step in the right direction. We are in the age of globalization and as competition continues to intensify, adopting a global brand will further cement our footing here,” says Manigsaca.“Sheraton is a personal choice having been a frequent guest myself of the hotel brand abroad. It’s my dream to bring the brand here for my fellow Cebuano’s to also enjoy and appreciate,” he added.Putting in a residential concept also in the development is a sensible thing to do. According to Manigsaca, residential owners of the condo will get to experience the first-class hotel service and unlimited access to the resort’s amenities.

“Why check-in when you can move in,” says Manigsaca. The Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort’s completion will be just in time the opening of the Mactan Cebu International Airport Terminal 2 expansion.

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Cebu Real Estate: Breaking The Cycle

Cebu Real Estate: Breaking The Cycle

For the first time in many, many years, both metaphysical and scientific beliefs agree to the mysterious boom of real estate sector in Cebu, where everything conspired to sweep off impressions of near future property in Cebu bubble or burst.

Cebu is heading to bigger and exciting development. It offers great value of investment for those who would like to make their money grow because of the very positive growth index.

The investment climate in Cebu is very conducive, I see development everywhere, ”said the country’s “father of real estate” Dr. Eduardo Ong. This factual insight alone weakens the fear of some industry observers and even buyers who are glued to base their speculations on the traditional route of a 10-year life cycle of real estate industry.

Ong’s realistic view on the sector’s sustainable strength, is confirmed by renowned geomancer and feng shui master Francis Gaw, saying while the 10-year cycle in real estate has to happen, market burst is unlikely to take place given the current positive indications of the sector. However, market softening may be anticipated in the short term, but hitting the bottom is by far unreasonable.

Gaw’s extra sensory gift has gained for him the trust of businessmen around the country and abroad.

He has been sought out for annual consultations and psychic advice by, among others, high-ranking politicians, big conglomerates, major real estate developers and hotel chains. Clearly, Cebu is seen to surpass the predicted slowdown in real estate, believed to happen starting next year. Its movement has been showing extraordinary agility that could sustain for longer term.

This is contrary to what some experts and economic analysts are projecting that the economy in general will follow its natural 10-year cycle, wherein a major bump is predicted. Cebuano real estate educator and property specialist Dr. Tomasito. Academia, believe this to be true, saying that the regardless of this natural economic rhythm, Cebu’s real estate will continue to move profitably.

“Cebu’s property market is not projected to follow the natural flow of economic cycle, which is expected to hit next year,” explained Academia, who is also a professor of real estate management.

Real estate sector is the first and in the forefront segment of the economy that will suffer the brunt of a cyclic economic movement. From its upswing kick commenced in 2007, the cycle is seen to spiral down in 2017. “That’s the natural cycle.”The cycle’s footprint can be freshly recalled since the last two decades. From the Asian regional economic crisis happened in 1997, followed by the United States in 2007, exactly 10 years after.

Cebu Is the Last to Fall, and the First to Rise

“Cebu is the last to fall, and the first to rise,” said Academia giving hope that although this cycle may hit in some angles in the economy, Cebu’s strength in real estate is seen to withstand external interventions.

Similarly, property analyst Nicolas Pimentel said that despite the influx of big and small property developers pouring billions of pesos changing the landscape of real estate, Cebu is far from being saturated.“Cebu’s real estate industry is amazingly following a unique growth path, and is not taking the same cyclic pattern we observed in developed cities,” said Pimentel.

Pimentel who has been a hands on player in Cebu’s real estate industry for couple of decades now, added that the well-known resiliency of Cebuano’s may have influenced the sector’s growth trail, as room for more projects is still huge, regardless of the seemingly limited land area being an island province. If a traditional cycle in the real estate industry were to be followed, Cebu is nearing to hit the bubble and it could burst in short possible time.

However, Pimentel said outside observers are even surprised of how Cebu was able to sustain the property growth up until now. While rosy projections are still on track.

Metaphysically, Pimentel believes that the geographical location of Cebu, being in the center of the Philippines, somehow creates the magnet pull, that everything has to pass through island. Ong, on the other hand, explained that the 10-year cycle is believed to be present in the situation where all the indicators are moving contrary to one another. There is no clear pattern, however, of the 10-year boom-and-bust cycles in the real estate market.

In his opinion, Ong said the price rises and decreases depending on the movement of the market and the state of the overall economy. He is certain that the real estate industry in Cebu will continue growing and develop in the next 10 years considering so many favorable factors. The real estate in Cebu is booming. It is one of the fastest emerging real estate markets in the country.

I see the sky scrapper and skylines are rising to a greater proportion. Development extends to the north, east, south, and west of Metro Cebu, prominently in the South Road Properties area up to Cordova in the south. New developments and great expansions are coming to Cebu in the next coming years. “Ong further re-affirmed his positive industry outlook.

Realistically, Cebu’s wealth in natural resources, positive business climate, friendly people and its position as melting pot in the Visayas region are few of the hard-to-beat charms that make Cebu highly immune to external growth distractions.

Its magnetic lure is sealed further in the strategic location of the province, where everyone desires to live, to do business in, to raise a family, and for some to get rich!

“Without a good location the best numbers and the best data will quickly become irrelevant when buyers show no interest in the property. Price and location oftentimes will go hand in hand with buyers. Surely, price is nice, but location is always better. It will dictate everything else in the transaction and with the property. One may pay a little more, but to buy a property in a better location means more profitable options down the road, “Ong added.

Real Estate in Cebu is Booming

“The real estate in Cebu is booming. It is one of the fastest-emerging real estate markets in the country. I see the skyscraper and skylines are rising a greater proportion.”

Like any other desirable places, Cebu is not spared from the plains of urbanization, manifested in traffic, occasional flooding, among other infrastructure issues.

But these are the natural side effects to a growing economy. Ong said in the case of Cebu, these imperfections are always tainted by conducive business climate, beautiful and friendly culture, and its inspiring strength in hospitality.

Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort 2017

The tourism edge of Cebu, as a vacation mecca, the gateway to world known tourism spots in the Philippines, and its world-class beach and resort facilities like Sheraton Cebu and Tambuli Seaside Living are another powerful lures why people from all over the world pick Cebu as their second home or retirement haven, much less-a holiday destinations.