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Choosing Between Investing in a Condo and a House

Whether you are a first time buyer or a repeat investor, choosing between a house and a condo is one of the most important decisions you need to make. There are advantages and disadvantages to each property and you need to weigh them carefully before deciding.
How to Choose
Whether you are looking to buy a condo for sale in the Philippines or primarily interested in buyinghomes in the Philippines, make sure you have five major factors researched and factored in before taking the next step of purchasing.
Five Considerations When Choosing Between a Condo and a House Location Privacy ResponsibilityMaintenance Budget Choose a location based on your needs. Do you need to be nearer your workplace or does it need to be near a transport terminal, schools, or malls? Consider your privacy. A condo unit is more private but you need to be more responsible and shell out for maintenance and condo fees. Lastly, make sure your budget is within range. When your desired location has housing units withi…

How To Earthquake Proof Your Home

Earthquakes are natural occurrences that not a lot of people get to experience. But for those who do experience it, it is something that they will never forget. Unfortunately, the biggest damages that earthquakes bring are to various structures and properties.  The recent earthquake in the Philippines damaged many Philippine properties; many of which are old homes, building, decades-old churches. Whether you have experienced an earthquake or not, it is good to be prepared for one because earthquakes will always be part of the hazards of real estate in the Philippines – earthquakes can happen anytime and anywhere. Below are some useful tips to help you earthquake proof your home. Use sill bolts and sill plates. If you have yet to construct your house, be prepared by using sill bolts and sill plates to secure the structure of your house. These are used to help keep your house in its foundation; sill bolts are attached to the concrete foundation every 4 feet. You may also want to us…

Tips For Getting Your House Ready To Sell

A lot of Philippine property owners come to a point when they want to sell their properties for one reason or another. Some of the possible reasons for reselling properties are relocation, profit, or a desire to buy another property. If you are one of those who are planning to sell their house, you will have to prepare your property to make it easy to sell. With the number of Philippine homes that are for sale in the market, your property might be facing some tough competition. Below are some tips to help you give your house the edge that will make it easy to sell.

First-Time Homebuyers: Three (3) Things Every First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

Acquiring your first home is a big responsibility. The most fundamental step is to educate yourself so there would be no room for regrets later on. After all, purchasing a property is not as simple as shopping for clothes, shoes or gadgets. There are a lot at stake here hence you should be careful when you start the process. Below is a short checklist for first-time homebuyers. Be aware of the basics so you will not be overwhelmed with the technical aspects that go along with it.
Here are three (3) basic things to guide you.
1.Market Prices. Learn that there are a lot of factors that affect pricing – size, condition, neighborhood and amenities. For instance, a Makati condo may be more expensive than a condo in Manila. On the same note, a 400-square-meter two-storey house in Liliw, Laguna may be cheaper than a 100-square-meter flat in Quezon City. Understand too that they tend to go up and down. Its value may fluctuate over time. This means that your future residence could be worth less …

NUVALI Short Film Competition

Open to all Filipino students and amateur film makers.

Registration period - July 20 to August 30, 2013

For the application forms and full mechanics visit http://nuvali.ph/events/nucinema

The Top 15 Film entries will be premiered on a gala at the NUVALI Night Sky Cinema on October 26, 2013

The Top 5 winning film entries will be given a one 1-year scholarship grant from the Asia Pacific Film Institute and also featured in selected Ayala cinemas.

Catch CircuitFest 2013

The first International Music & Skate Festival in the Country! Happening on May 25, 2013 at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds.

Featuring 9 International Bands, Skateboard Pros Willy Santos and Riley Hawk (son of legendary skater Tony Hawk), hosted by Glee Star, Mark Salling.

Bring your friends and family.

Buy your tickets now and enjoy an Early Bird Discount!

Log on to circuitfest.com for more details.

Popular Choices For Condo Window Coverings

Condominium buildings have grown to be popular residential options for a lot of people especially those who need to be near their workplaces. There are many benefits to living in a condominium which is why it is also quite popular even among those who only wish to rent. If a Makati condo for rentis sought after by many office employees in Makati, a for rent Atayala condominiums in Manila is quite popular among college students in Manila.
One common characteristic of most condo units everywhere in Metro Manila is the presence of at least one window. Whether the view is spectacular or average, a window can have a huge effect on how you decorate your condo unit. No matter how you decorate and style the interiors of your condo unit or the view that you have outside your window, you will need some window coverings for security and privacy. Below are some of the most popular choices for window coverings in condo units.


Fabric curtains. The most common form of window covering, fabric curtains…

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New Houses and Benefits in the Philippines

There are many popular types of housings in the Philippines today, such as condominiums, townhouses, and apartment buildings. However, other than these types of housings, there are also other popular types of housings in the country today that can offer benefits fit to be recognized as modern types of housings, and one of those is the popular house and lot for sale Philippines.

New Houses and Benefits in the Philippines
There are different popular types of housings in the country today, and one of those are the typical types of houses found in residential districts. So what made these basic types of housings popular in the country?

One advantage that made houses popular in the Philippines, even in today’s modern trends, is because of its affordability. Compared to most modern types of housings in the country, such as condominiums and townhouses, houses are far more affordable (though houses in Manila are usually very expensive).

The disadvantage of these houses, however, is…

The Decorative Magic of Throw Pillows

Well, if you think that you pretty much know the purpose of having Throw Pillows at home, think again. Do not underestimate the beauty and purpose of this boxy and colorful ornament at home. The truth is, the purpose of Throw Pillow at homes can be limitless. You just have to make sure you are imaginative and creative.
Make boring bed interesting. By adding a couple of colorful and printed Throw Pillow on your bed, you zest and add life to a boring plain, white bed (sample picture attached)Spice up dull corners of your house by adding Throw Pillow. Not only do they add depth, they also provide additional seats to your guest in case you are hosting for a big group. Make comfortable chair even more comfortable by placing Throw Pillow on them. Again, they add character to your household item without exerting much effort. Another inspirational piece is also attached. The purpose of Throw Pillow is not limited to home d├ęcor (at least that is what I think and believe). I love wa…