Realty By JM

Salt and Light of Philippine Realty

Realty Weekly (04.14.12)

Vista Land and Rustan’s Supermarket are both optimistic about their recent partnership. Their project together can be found here.

Vista Land also expects 30 Billion Pesos worth of reservation revenues for 2012. Some of their current projects are listed here.

ArthaLand, known for residential developments like Arya Residences, looks to build more commercial projects. Get to know their company here.

Why did ACM Landholdings, Inc. postpone their IPO bid? Find out here.

The Commission on Audit started evaluating the 3.5 B property deal between the Negros Occidental government and Ayala Land, Inc. SM Prime Holdings Inc. still questions how they lost bidding. Full story here.

The House of Representatives approves House Bill 5692 otherwise known as “Ifugao Rice Terraces Rehabilitation and Preservation Act.” Let’s hope it’s not too late. Full story here.

Robinson’s Land Corp. shall open 3 new malls and expand 2 more. Meanwhile they are also expanding their office spaces in Ortigas and GoHotel chains in the provinces. Full story here.

Habitat Youth Build is happening on May 12, 2012. Some 1,000 youths will help rebuild typhoon ravaged homes in Navotas City and Cagayan de Oro City. The Habitat Youth Council hopes to raise 40 Million and build a total of 459 homes by 2012. Full story here.

Urban poor groups under the Alyansa Kontra Demolisyon is campaigning for the repeal of the Urban Development Housing Act or Republic Act 7279. Find out what their campaigns are here.



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Realty Weekly (03.30.12)

Results of the March 2012 Real Estate Broker’s exams here.

Do you have any idea what a MissoniHome stands for? They say MissoniHomes are original and reflects a celebration of life. Century Properties say that Acqua Livingstone will be the first residential building in the world to bear the colorful mark of the MissoniHome.

New San Jose Builders Inc. or NSJBI stood the test of time. Here’s a list of their accomplishments and new developments. Haven’t been to any of their project though. Are they good?

I’ve heard of urban planning, but cultural planning?! Is it possible to cultivate cultural resources for economic and community development? Amado de Jesus & Associates of Green Architecture says, yes.

Aren’t you tired with Boracay? How does 6 exotic destinations in one island sound for a summer vacay? Find this at AlphaLand’s Balesin Island Club in Quezon province.

Do you have more suggestions on how one should furnish their rental condo unit? Please add to this list

Are you going to Boracay any time soon? Here’s two reasonably priced accommodations you might want to try. If you’ve been here, please share your experience below.

If you’re a Pilipino artist you might have heard the Artists’ Village in Metro Manila? It is also known as Sambalikhaan. It has been rediscovered and currently being revived. This is truly a special haven…

Are you a disgruntled condo buyer? Did your developer broke their promises? You may want to file your complaint at HLURB.

The Philippine Banks lent 485.6 Billion Pesos for Real Estate Loans. A 19.6 percent increase from last year. Shall we expect an increase next year as well?

Suntrust Property Inc., a unit of Megaworld Corp. says their just about to go full blast on residential condominium developments. Their expecting a 40% growth in sales! For me this is a surprise because I always thought they were already in full blast. What do you think?

This dispute has been going on for more than a century?! What should be done with these friar lands? Do you agree that these should be reverted to the government?

What do you think is a win-win settlement between BCDA and CJHDevCo? Do you think it’s better if they just let the courts decide?

What’s an effective law for housing according to Jejomar Binay? Find out here.

A match made in heaven? Gawad Kalinga and SM Prime Holdings Inc. teamed up to build 300 homes.

What will be in Clark Freeport come 2016? A 200 Million Peso golf course is one. The old American Air Force Base will be an awesome tourist destination after four years. Do you want to know more?

Haven’t been to Pantranco – Quezon Ave lately. How’s the traffic there? Fisher Mall is being built there. It’ll be completed next year.

Vista Land enters Puerto Princesa property market.

The Philippine peso climbed the most in a week on speculation funds sent home by citizens based abroad will rise to meet payments for school fees. Bonds fell.

Ayala Land Inc and Makati Commercial Estates Association (Macea) intend to spend PHP60 billion (US$1.39 billion) over the next five years launching their “Make it Happen, Make it Makati” campaign.

ALI allots P4.7B for CDO project

China group to build 28 hotels here

Better year for ALI

Debt watcher retains top rating for ALI bonds

Anchor Land profit up 49%

Tetangco says population will bolster growth

Auction for QC tax delinquent properties

BIR steps up campaign against tax evaders


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Realty Weekly (03.23.12)

A short guide to furnishing your rental condo unit

British Embassy lays ‘green’ path for sustainable growth

Pro•Friends continuously improving, transforming lives

Refreshing summer at Summit Ridge

Lucio Tan’s Forbes inclusion boosts Eton

Filinvest Land profit flat; core income up 21%

Villar questions before SC new reclamation project

HLURB OK’s Cotabato City land use plan

House OKs nationwide cadastral survey

Email Exchange : Member’s ID Number, Reservation Fee, Etc

SM Prime opening 4 new malls

Federal Land targets to double sales this year

Budget hotels invade travel

New Ayala mall in CdO 66% leased out

SM unit preps for next phase of Hamilo

UnionBank’s 183rd foreclosed properties auction (Metro Manila & Luzon) slated on March 24, 2012

Bitong family refutes BIR charges

World Bank Says Philippines Must Boost Revenue, Competitiveness

PRC I.D. Printing Schedule to Normalize Soon

Bloomberry pushes ahead with Manila project

HGC to release titles to homebuyers

Mall of Asia hopes to attract BPOs, shipping companies

New golf clubhouse to emerge in Clark

Philippine real estate supplies market demand

DMCI Homes sees 20% growth

ALI to spend P60B in the next five years for Makati redevelopment

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to manage magical Huma Island

A new high at St. Bernice Estates

CIPS course gathers realty leaders ‘under one roof’

Keyland Corp. commences Casa de Sequoia project in Las Piñas

New mall rejuvenates Chino Roces area

Woodsville Residences: A testament to Southern comfort

Celebrating South Forbes

Raffles Residences Makati caters to affluent travelers

Preparedness and opportunity converge in SOC Land’s Anuva

Boracay’s newest iconic landmark

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Realty Weekly (03.16.12)

Green tips to cool the house

Recognizing the various types of glazing

Blending modern conveniences with nature and foliage

Alluring Anvaya exclusive gateway to paradise

Rockwell Land casts magic spell anew at The Grove

The great Italian lifestyle at Milano Residences

4 Baguio hotels spruce up cool service

Condo-buying experience depends on agents, developers

Japanese to build world’s 2nd highest tower in QC

Tips on Buying Titled Real Estate In The Philippines

Estafa added to string of suits versus CJHDevco

A Consulting Firm is Selling More Than 4,300 Foreclosed Properties in the Philippines

SM Land allots P4.25 billion for office development

Federal Land, Orix to build $300-million hotel at The Fort

The Buena Mano Q1-2012 Luzon catalog is now ready for download!

BCDA opens bid for Clark plan

9 DENR Officials Probed for Faking Land Titles

March 2012 Real Estate Appraisers and Brokers – Approved Resolution for Registration Without Examination of Real Estate

Philippines May Pause After Two Interest Rate Cuts

Pag-IBIG sets more funds for housing

ALI to start work on Sta. Ana racetrack in Q3

Room Assignments for the Real Estate Broker’s Exam this March 18, 2012

Matimco joins Worldbex 2012 from March 14-18

Escalades South Metro: Where everyday is a vacation

McKinley Hill Cyberpark attracts US bank Wells Fargo

Refined living lures market at DMCI Homes’ The Amaryllis

Zinnia Towers: Choice activities await future residents

Century Properties partners with MissoniHome for Acqua tower

House probes Sobrepeña’s books

BIR files tax evasion charges worth P100M

BIR raps realtor for tax evasion

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Realty Weekly (09.03.12)

The Blue Dolphin Resort

Keeping Our Homes Safe From Fire this Month

Summer Getaway

Condo Buyers Encounter Woes in the Philippines

RCBC Bank’s Foreclosures

Developer: No Squatters in Camp John Hay

Century Properties Eyes Hotel Development

HUDCC, NHA okay purchase of properties for ‘Sendong’ victims

Congratulations to the latest batch of Philippine Real Estate Appraisers

High House Finance Rates Pushes Sales

Alliance Global allots P35B for capex, eyes 20% growth

Robinson’s Land Corp. eyes 30 budget hotels

Visayas and Mindanao Foreclosed Properties by Unionbank

Moldex Challenges the Big Boys

Robinson’s Land Corp Expands its Mall Presence in the Philippines

Century Properties Pre Sells 20% of Condo Project

Unimpeachably South Forbes!

Robinson’s Land Corp Opens its 30th Mall in Calasiao, Pangasinan

Investing in Sorrel Residences makes you a winner in every sense

DMCI Homes’ Arista Place: Living in the lap of resort-style comfort

Property, facility managers play crucial role in facing environmental challenges

Lagoon enhances the natural beauty of The Arborage at Brentville

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Realty Weekly (02.03.12)

SEC Approves Anchor Land Capital Hike

HGC Scheme Realigns Banks, Builders and Buyers

Homebuilder A Carmaker

Green: Protection Against Calamity

Doortech System Continuously Improving Quality of Gates It Sells

Avida Land Building Communities Not Just Structures

Tips for Creating Coherent Spaces

Building Dreams at the Highlands After Martial Law

8 Rants About Owning a PH Condo

PAG-IBIG Real Estate For Sale – February 2012

Sobrepena Camp Denies Squatting Accusations

Century Properties Unveils Designer Condo Projects

ADVISORY: Real Estate Broker’s Licensure Examination

Metro Pacific Investments Corp. Prepares Hospital Buyout

CBRE Global Office Rent and Capital Value Indices Stabilized in Q4 2011

John Hay Developer Cries Harassment Over BCDA Charges 

Filinvest Land Bags Deal to Develop Cebu Lot

Camp John Hay Status Quo Pressed

Philip Recto Joins the Rank of Real Estate Consultants

The Edge of Escalade East Tower

Artha Land Partners with IP-Converge to Build Smart Homes

Landco Breaks Ground for The Courtyard Clubhouse at Lakewood City

Accessibility is Key to Robinsons Land Corporation’s New Developments

Zinnia Towers: DMCI Homes’ Newest Landmark in Quezon City

Business and Living in Just One Place Thru My HOBS

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Realty Weekly (24.02.12)

Ridgewood Towers Addresses the Yuppies’ Housing Needs

Blue Zone for Aspiring Centenarians?

Shang Properties Guarantees Loan for Bonifacio Hotel

Aboitiz Land Gets Nod for Stock Increase

Century Properties Bares Dutch Placement Details

Belle Delays Casino Opening

Ortigas Sees Doubling of Sales from Real Estate

RCD Land Offers Superior Yet Affordable Homes

Looking for Bank Acquired Assets in Metro Manila?

Century Properties Gets Nod to Conduct Block Share Sale

Delay of PRC ID Printing

Dutch Investor Raises Stake in Century Properties Group

Shang Properties Allots P35.5 B for Condos and Hotels

Ayala Land Inc. to Raise P15 B

181st Auction of Union Bank Foreclosed Properties

Robinson’s Land Corp. Absorbs Two Subsidiaries

SM Development Corp Profits Hit P3 B

Roxas Property Firm Gains Control of Punta Fuego Developer

Postal Savings Bank Foreclosed Properties for Sale as of Feb 2012

Landco Turns Over TRIbeca’s Chelsea Tower 3

Indulge in Luxury and Comfort

New Wilcon-RCBC Bankard MasterCard Helps Make Your Home Better

A Life of Beautiful Moments at Magnolia Residences

SM Development Corp. Weds Five-Star Luxury Living with Chic Fashion

Kob Kun, South Forbes

Financial District Welcomes Gold Standard: Three Central

Fulfill Your High-Rise Dreams at Tivoli Garden Residences’ Iris and Hibiscus Tower

Filinvest Stands Tall with Vertical Developments

CDO Constructs 700 Houses for Sendong Survivors

BCDA Sues Sobrepenas for Squatting

Ayala Land, Shang Properties Plan Large Capital Expenditures

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