Friday, June 19, 2015

High Park: Alveo’s signature development in Vertis North

HIGH Park’s park network
The second tower of High Park, Alveo Land’s signature development in a two-hectare prime land in Quezon City’s Vertis North, was launched on Wednesday by the real estate powerhouse.

High Park is a two-tower high-rise condominium that Alveo Land—the upmarket brand of leading real estate developer Ayala—is putting up in Vertis North. This area is turning out as Quezon City’s first true central business and lifestyle district with construction in full swing.

The launch of High Park Tower Two is considered a monumental milestone since it is less than a year when the first tower was introduced. This is attributed not only to Alveo Land’s highly successful sellout of its first tower but also the sales of P2.7 billion in its first weekend of priority selling. The launch is likewise aimed at addressing the market’s high demand for even more units.

Residential units
Landmark green space
Interactive milieu

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Friday, February 20, 2015

6 Kitchen Things That Can Be Used For Gardening

Most of us, if not all, have a garden in our house. Be it a vegetable garden or a flower garden, we have it at home or any Alveo Cebu properties that we have. Usually, taking good care of our garden can be our past time when we don't have anything to do at home.

And when you are a kind of person who wants to try new and exciting things, there are a lot in store for you. Don't you know that there are also small or tiny things found in your kitchen can be one of the things that you can use for your garden? Yes. There are a lot! Sometimes, we just didn't notice that our old and junk things in our kitchen can still be useful yet we throw it away immediately instead.

Here are the things that you have in your kitchen that can actually be used in your garden, and you have to try these things to have a new look in your garden.

A wine cork for mini flower pot garden

We do drink wine, right? We drink during occasion or just for fun. Usually, wines have corks. Collect it. Don't throw it away. You can make a mini flower pot out of it. You just have to make a hole in the middle of the cork and then put some soil and plant in it. There you have it, a mini flower pot. It is nice to look at if you make plenty of it and make it as a wine cork mini flower garden. It is not just nice, but it is also new and refreshing to look at.

A syrup, salt and pepper bottle garden

When you have old and already not used syrup, salt and pepper bottle. You don't have to throw it away since we can still use it as a pot in your garden. Of course, you still need to put soil inside for the plants to live. You can have a tiny plant or a grass that can be fitted into the bottle. It is also nice to look at if you make plenty of it.

A teacup for mini flower pot garden

When you have an old teacup that is already not used, you can have a flower pot out of it. It is easy to make it as your pot since all you have to do is plant the flower inside the cup. Make sure you still have the platter to make it better to look at.

 An Eggshell for mini flower pot garden

This is one of the most common mini flower pot designs we have in our house. Instead of throwing away eggshells, you can also have it as your flower pot. You may put seedlings to grow it beautifully inside the eggshell. Your plants will grow into a nice a beautiful flower especially when you have it inside the shell.

A plastic glass for mini flower pot garden

When you have an old, extra and already not used plastic glass, you can surely make it as a flower pot in your garden. Like any other things that were used as a mini flower pot, your flower will also be nice to look at when you put some plants inside the glass. You can also have it as a hanging plant, putting some nylon on the bottom of the glass and hanging it up will also look good in your garden.

A wine glass for mini flower pot garden

Aside from the plastic glass that can be used as a mini flower pot, you can also use a wine glass. Of course, use a wine glass that is old and already not used. If you want it to be more elegant to look at, you may use white pebbles or stones as a decoration for your plants. Just make sure that the plants you put inside will not die.

These things are the cheapest way to transform your garden into a lovely one. You don't need to buy a new set of a flower pot just to have a flower garden. You can always do it your own simple way. Be creative enough to think other things that can be used as a flower pot in your garden.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Ferndale Villas of Alveo in Quezon City

Anchored on a masterplan that takes the best elements of a sprawling campus-town enclave, Ferndale Villas will carve a rare and modern mix of duplexes and triplexes in Quezon City where natural landscape, open spaces and canopied walks will be at the forefront of the living experience.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Why Condominiums Are Popular In Metro Manila

Metro Manila is the capital city of the Philippines. With that being said, people from all over the country desire to try their luck in the big city. However, the huge influx of people and the steady increase of infrastructure in Metro Manila have taken its toll.
There is now less space for traditional houses that is why developers of real estate in the Philippines are taking advantage of this, thus the birth of Manila condominiums. Aside from the limited space for residential areas, here are some of the reasons why condominiums are a hit in Metro Manila:

Prime Location
Most condominiums in Metro Manila are strategically situated near, if not at the center, of business districts and town centers. The cost of land in these areas is usually very expensive, so investing in a condominium unit is more practical. The worsening traffic in the metro is another good reason why living in a condominium is advisable. If you are a working professional living near the office, you get more time for yourself and less time on the road.

Most, if not all, condominiums have facilities like swimming pool, gym, function rooms, recreation facilities, and exclusive parking spaces. With the limited land area, parking space has become a luxury in Metro Manila. There are also some condominiums that offer unlimited internet and cable access. Condominium unit owners are given priority rights to use these amenities.

Condominium units require less maintenance, not only because it is smaller compared to traditional single-detached houses, but also because unit owners are responsible only with the interiors of the condo unit. Repairs and other improvements, such as gardening, repainting, and other beautification efforts, are shouldered by the condominium association, so this is an added plus for busy professionals who have no time to think about, or even fix, these things.

Due to the increasing reports about theft and robbery in the metro, living in condominiums offers a sense of round the clock security. Security guards, closed circuit televisions, and alarm systems are provided by the developers as part of the condominium package.

The fast-paced life in Metro Manila can be exhausting however exciting it may be. Eliminating the seemingly small issues like commuting, repair, and security can greatly affect the quality of your stay in the big city. Spending more of your time and efforts on what matters most is what life is all about.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cosmopolitan Living in Makati’s Newest Lifestyle Hub

Creativity and vitality keep the future bright as inspiration takes place at The Lerato condo in Philippines.

Fueled by the same dynamism that constantly recreates Makati as a city of great passions and potential, The Lerato will be surrounded by centers of enterprise and culture true to the flourishing spirit of the city.

With The Lerato's newest and second tower, select from a variety of well-designed spaces suitable for single or family living. Live comfortably with modern conveniences that easily compliment your own vibrant lifestyle.

Tap into your own creative energies and explore its boundless potential. The dynamic art of discovery will come full circle with the Shops at The Lerato, a 2,800 sq.m. destination with an expanse of open greens and specialty retail establishments.

Life at The Lerato will invite you to discover the city as it unfolds around you.

LTS Numbers
Tower 1: 25700
Tower 2: 26139
Tower 3: 26961

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Performing Arts Center at BGC

After successfully launching The Mind Museum, the country's first world-class science museum, Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) was embarked on a new project for Bonifacio Global City (BGC) by building a venue for the performing arts.

BAFI announces the first donor partner in this endeavor: Maybank Philippines, Inc. and Maybank ATR Kim Eng. The main building will be called the Maybank Performing Arts Center. Officials of BAFI and Maybank Philippines sign the Deed of Donation on July 15, 2013.

From left Edgardo M. Cruz Jr., BAFI Trustee; Mann Tordesillas, President & CEO, Maybank ATRKE; Jun Famatigan, President & CEO Maybank Philippines Inc.; Antonio T. Aquino, President, BAFI and President Ayala Land Inc.; and Ramon Arnaiz, Chairman of the Board Maybank ATRKE.

Manila Bulletin
02 August 2013

Source from AlveoLand Website

Friday, December 13, 2013

Open House: Three (3) Advanced Tips To A Successful Open House

Holding an open house takes considerable amount of time and preparation for both the homeseller and the realtor. Some of the basic things to prep on include cleaning and de-cluttering the residence, providing adequate lighting on it and setting the ambience with soothing music. And then of course, there’s also finding the right real estate agent to partner with and compiling all the materials needed such as schedules, hand-outs and sign-in sheets.
How To Have A Successful Open House, Advanced Tips
Discover a few guidelines that will ensure a successful event and PH real estate sale. Here are three (3) ways to show you how.

1.       On marketing. One of the secrets to winning this lie within the marketing strategy. After all, the bigger the hype, the higher the number of people who will check out your offer.
·         Create a prominent signage within your premises. In order to get this to work, you need to catch the attention of prospective buyers. Putting up a huge sign that shows the schedule of the affair is a good way to start. Be precise with the copy. If there’s a “For Sale” poster before, replace that with “Open House Saturday” or “Open House Sunday”.
·         Position multiple signages strategically. Increase foot traffic by situating a couple in the busiest corners of your neighborhood, then another two leading to your residence. Attach arrows so the viewers from different areas will know how to reach your place.
·         Setup a sched for locals. If regular viewing starts in the afternoon, allot a few hours beforehand for the natives in the area, perhaps in the morning. In this way, you can target bigger and wider audience.
·          Advertise on local papers. If you have extra budget, get it published on daily newspapers. 

·         Get it listed on different directories.  Depending on your location, there are websites like that allow event listings. Find out what’s available in your area and list it up.
·         Promote through Facebook and Twitter. Social media are great avenues to market different types of residential properties ranging from Makati condos, QC apartments, Cavite family homes and many more. On Facebook, use Events to announce that you have a property viewing on a certain date. On Twitter, tweet the timetable and tag or mention the users who you think will be interested to attend.  

2.       On the day itself. It is advisable to stay elsewhere during the course of the showing. This will make the homebuyers feel at ease while touring around your property.

3.       On security. The number of attendees can be unpredictable which brings to the subject of security. In that sense, here are some tips to apply:
·         Ask for identification, e.g. driver’s license, prior to them entering your premises.
·         Keep your bathroom closed as a safety precaution.
·         Remove all valuables in plain sight. Store them in a secure location.
·         Get the buyers paired up or to form into groups so that they will have an escort during the tour.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Open House: Quick Checklist For Real Estate Agents

The role of the realtor in an open house event cannot be understated. While it is a joint effort together with the homeowner, the tasks and responsibilities of an agent is distinct and separate as he focuses more on the promotional side and ensuring that the affair will be implemented properly.

How To Prepare For An Open House If You Are A Real Estate Agent
Below is a quick checklist for PH real estate agents. Regardless if you’re new in the industry or this is your first time to host such affair, get to know your to-dos to help deliver a successful result for the team.

1.       Conduct a research on the neighborhood. More often than not, the attendees will have no idea about the community where the property is currently located. It is your job then to get all the information needed to catch the interest of prospective buyers. Pattern the data you will provide to the visitors with the goal you and the homeseller are both aiming for. Are you looking to target families instead of single individuals? If this is so, learn the pros and cons of the current location of the home. How near or far is the PH property from school, health center and park? Is the grocery store within walking distance? How quick can the fire or police department respond in case of emergency?

2.       Create a fact sheet about the details of the home. Just imagine how it’s going to be like on the day of the event. Many people will surely ask the same questions over and over again. How many bedrooms are there? Is the kitchen and dining room separate? Is there a bathroom for the kids? When was it constructed? How’s the power or water system? How big is the residence in terms of square meters? Instead of answering them one by one, you can avoid this scenario by preparing a simple leaflet that states all the basic info they will surely be interested in knowing about.

3.       Do online and offline promotions. Next step is to make sure that many people will know that you have some properties up for sale. Reach a bigger audience by promoting it on the web. Get it listed on Craigslist and put announcements on several social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Advertise on local newspapers and put a signage on the front yard to alert passing drivers. Make it as interesting as possible. Put balloons and add colors into it to catch more attention.

4.       Coordinate with the person-in-charge for food and entertainment. If the owner has a housekeeper, arrange for a few snacks and bottled water for the guests. Adding a little background music will certainly make a difference as well.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Open House: Three (3) Reasons Why You Should Scratch Open House Off Of Your List, from a Seller’s Viewpoint

Holding an open house has been proven to be effective since time immemorial. As it is open to everybody, the opportunity to attract several different people is huge – buyers who are new in the area and perhaps have not settled yet; neighbors who happen to walk by streets and would like to see what’s happening next door; and brokers who want to team up with you as a seller. It provides more exposure too if combined with social media or digital marketing efforts such that of Facebook’s, Twitter’s and Youtube’s.
Why You Should Not Hold An Open House
There are also disadvantages in hosting an affair such as this one. If you are having second thoughts yourself, here are three (3) of them.

1.       Agents tend to benefit more than the homeseller. Putting your real estate property in the Philippine market is a gamble. Just like any other game, you could either win or lose. Winner you are if you are able to get the amount you wished for or maybe even higher, loser then if all efforts went for naught and nobody gave a reasonable offer. In the latter case, it is the agent who benefits more. He gets to meet prospective clients and possibly lead them in to the other properties he or she is trying to sell. So if you are going to pursue this idea, find someone you could trust on this matter. Ensure that you have an agreement with the realtor that such behavior like “pirating” is completely discouraged. After all, it’s your home that is being sold.

2.       Not every visitor is a potential buyer. Due to the variety of people present during the event, there is no assurance that you’ll get bids for your new house for sale. Some of them could be merely browsing and doing point by point comparisons to their #1 choice. Others could be looking around just to see what the hype is all about. And there are those who are out there simply to find a broker to assist them on their own sale.

3.       It offers too much stress. Needless to say, hosting an open house needs a lot of preparation, time and effort thereby it is certainly a stressful activity for the homeowner. There’s the first impression to think about, frequency as to how many times do you need to hold this and security concerns such theft.