Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Taste of Home

A prestigious Filipino themed dinner event with readily available ingredients and tips on suitable substitutes, it’s a taste of home bringing you back every time. So easy to make, just like selecting the perfect place to savor the deliciousness of living.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Home Design Tips When You Literally Have No Budget

We all want to make our home beautiful and livable, right? Who would not want that? We do all know that our home is a reflection of who we are inside and out. That means, if you have an organized home, you are most likely be an organized person.  That is why most of us here will do anything just to make their home a place where they can be proud of. And of course, it doesn't matter where you live to be; it in real estate Makati or any other real estate properties in the Philippines, having a good home is within your reach.

But sad to say, not all homeowners are able to achieve their desired outcome for their home. Perhaps, they don't have enough budget for it. And yes, whether you like it or not, decorating your home sometimes involves money. However, if that also wants you to think, then you better think again and again. There are actually a lot of home designs where it doesn't need any money to have it at all. Well, all you need to have is your creativeness when it comes to creating your own design.

And if you are one of those homeowners who don't have any idea at all on what to do when designing their homes without any money involved, then below are some tips you can apply. And mind you, these tips are easy enough for you to do.

Draw on the walls instead of buying expensive wallpapers

We all know, wallpapers can also be expensive. However, if you know how to draw, might as well use your talent to draw anything on your walls. If you want, you can also do some graffiti – but you also have to make sure that it is still nice to look at.

Be patient and wait for sales

Ok, let's admit! There are just times we are tempted to buy things for our home. Of course, everyone here might have experience this situation. But before you decide to buy such, you better think again first. Perhaps, that particular store will soon have a big discount where it could be the most affordable price ever. When you do, you don't just have good furniture, you also saved money. Well, all you need to do is to be patient enough to have these things at the right time.

Make your own wall art

Wall arts are one of the things that can add beauty to our home. However, not all wall arts are affordable enough for you to buy. But fret not! You can still have your own wall art by improvising it. Of course, you have to make it as beautiful as it is for you to appreciate it as much as you want. Moreover, you can have it as long as you want, without any money needed. Well, perhaps, some decorations of the artwork but, it is still affordable for you to have.

Thrift it

There are actually a lot of things you can buy without spending money too much. Of course, you can go to a thrift store where you can buy a lot of affordable yet durable enough for your home. Moreover, the more you go for thrift things, the more you can save more money.

Repurpose it

One of the many things you can do to save more money is to repurpose it. If you have a lot of things in your home that you think you can still use it, then you have to find ways on how you can creatively turn it into something useful. With that, you will eventually realize that you don't need to spend too much to have the things you want for your home.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Take it From The Expert: How Professionals Declutter Their Home

One of the things that we really hate to see is the mess we have at home. Agree? Of course, who would like to live in a place where everything is in chaos? Nobody, right? That is why it is our duty to have a clean and organized things at home. And whether you are living in park point residences or any other real estate properties in the Philippines, being organized with the things at home is now within your reach.

But sad to say, not all homeowners are able to grasp and understand the importance of decluttering at home. Of course, we all understand that all of us here are busy that we don't have extra time to clean and organized our home. However, this is not a valid reason why you don't have a place where you can be proud of. As a homeowner, it is definitely up to you on how you handle all the things to keep it organized.

Well, if you are one of those homeowners who are having a hard time finding their own time just to stay organized at home, then below are some tips you might want to consider. Of course, these below are also helpful for you to do. This is how professionals declutter their home.

Follow the one in. three-out rule

If you want to declutter like a professional, you also have to think like one. And that is to follow the one in, three-out rule. This system will help you keep things in order, especially when it comes to the things that are not useful already.  For instance, if you are planning to add a thing in your home, then you think of a way where you can also throw three things that are useful to you. Of course, with this manner, you will not keep things that would only cause a bother to your home.

Don't store beyond your space

This is one of the things that can add chaos to your home. Of course, since the storage is already full, you are not going to put another thing that can make it more packed. Moreover, when you still tend to put things all together even if it won't fit in one storage, the things you put might be damaged. And I'm sure you don't want that to happen to your things, right?

Color-code your closets

Isn't it nice to look at if you have the right color in the right place? Yes, of course, it is definitely one way to organize your home. Moreover, if you are just organized with your closet, you will not be confused on which clothes to wear for the day.

Sort the fridge

If you think that only the furniture should be organized, then  you better think again. you also have to organize your fridge for as not to waste your electricity for opening your fridge for a long time. Moreover, this is also one way to easily get the food that you want to eat.

Toss excess office supplies

There are just times that we bring office supplies at home since some of us here continue to work at home. However, you also have to be mindful of the things that you bring at home. If you think that that particular thing might be a trash when it gets to your home, then don't bring it. And if you also think that it is not necessary to bring your office supplies at home, then don't. It will only make a clutter in your home if you are not careful enough with it.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Simple Yet Effective Tips to Lower Your Utility Bills

Hand up if you are one of those homeowners who are having a hard time paying their utility bills? Well, you are not alone on this matter! There are actually a lot of us here who are struggling on how they can lower their utility bills when the things they do are all important. But the real question here is that how important it is to do such thing? Perhaps, there is a need to for you to think and balance the things again. With that, you will eventually realize that not all the things you do are important and are the reasons why your bills are getting higher whether you are living on any Ayala land properties.

Yes, thinking about what to do to lessen the cost of your utility bills may be daunting and challenging. Of course, you need to think about which things you need to stop doing and which things that are your top priority. Fret not if you are one of those homeowners who are still struggling since you can definitely change that habit and turn it into a good outcome.


This is one of the main reasons why your bills are getting expensive for you to pay. You don't realize that you are already using too much electricity at home. For instance, you think that turning off your TV is already ok, then you better think again. Just by turning it off without unplugging it, it is still using your electricity secretly. Of course, not just your TV but all of your appliances at home that is not unplugged. Same as with your lights, you should switch it off every time you won't use it to save more energy.

Generally, you can definitely do something about it. By regularly maintaining and cleaning your appliances, it will not collect dust what will also lead to eating up more energy than having it cleaned. Of course, appliances that are clean enough can perform better since there are not dirt inside. If you tend to neglect to clean your appliances since you don't have enough time for it, then you might regret not paying attention to it.

The color you choose for your home also matters. As a homeowner, you should opt for light and pastel colors to reduce heat absorption which also reduces warm air. Of course, if your home is not that hot enough, you don't need to use your air conditioner every day.


When it comes to your water, you have to make sure that you should have a regular check-up with your faucet if there are any leaks. Whether you realize it or not, leaks will lead to paying too much bill. Of course, you don't know that more and more water will be wasted when you don't attend to that problem immediately. However, it can be prevented by having your plumbing system checked at least once a year to prevent such damage.

One of the hacks you should know to save more water is to use cold water when doing the laundry. With this method, it will bring your costs down even more. Moreover, you should also have to go smart. How? You  should be disciplined when it comes to the usage of the water. It will always be up to you on how you can control the use of water. For instance, if you tend to take a shower for almost 1 hour, then you have to reduce it to 30 mins instead to avoiding wasting too much water.


Our mobile phones can also be one of the reasons why we pay too much of our bills. Of course, we use our phones to talk to the person who we want to talk to. And sometimes, since we have so much fun talking with the other person, you tend to forget that you already used to much of your phone. Of course, you will definitely pay for it. Well, for you to avoid such, you can personalize your plan. There are already telecommunication companies that offer promos that fit your needs. With that method, you don't have to worry about anything.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

5 Biggest Home-buyer Turnoffs You Should Avoid

One of the things you should consider when it comes to closing deals is to impress your clients. It is impossible for you to effectively engage your clients with the products you have if you can't grab their interests. It doesn't matter if you are dealing with Ayala land properties, letting your clients understand and impress them with the products that you have been a must for you do to do.
But sad to say, not all homebuyers can effectively impress their clients. Perhaps, they don't have any idea on what to do for them to grab their interest on the property.

And if you can't have their attention, then clients would end up not investing in your property at all. And I'm sure you don't like that, right? That is why it is a must for you to know what are the dos and don'ts when it comes to the property that you are dealing. To avoid any homebuyer turnoffs, then below are some things you should avoid achieving a better outcome.

1. Dirty

Before deciding to have an open house, you have to make sure that the place is clean. There should be no dirt or messy things visible in the place. Of course, who would like to invest in a property where it is too messy for them to handle? Moreover, it is the responsibility of the home seller to make sure that everything is in order to avoid any dismays and discouragements from the buyer.

2. Odors

This is also one of the things most homebuyers are after. They don't like living in a place where there are bad odors all around the place. If you have a pet-friendly neighborhood, then you have to make sure that the odor from the pets will not be that bad. If there is, however, then you have to make sure that you ask your landlord to do something about it or you'll find other places where you can invest. Of course, you don't want to risk your life just for that, right?

3. Old fixtures

This is one of the things homebuyers don't want to see. They are investing in a property where they can have a nice and satisfying home. Obviously, they don't want to invest in a property where they are still a lot of things that needs to be repaired. That is why, before you sell or rent out your property, you have to make sure that it is already ready for moving in. It is the duty of the seller to fix all the damages before anything else.

4. Wallpaper

One of the things that contribute to the beauty of the property is the wallpaper. If you have wallpaper that is nice enough, then the more homebuyers are willing to invest in your property. However, if you think that the wallpaper of your home is already old and is already torn off, then you better replace it with new and a good one. Of course, replacing the wallpaper with a new one is one of your investments for your future.

5. Too many personal items

When we talk about selling your home, that means, there will be no personal items in the property. Of course, you should not hang your picture on the wall or any other personal stuff, if you want to sell it to homebuyers.  Make it basic. If you want to offer a ready to occupy the property with complete furniture at home, then be it. Nothing more nothing less.

When it comes to home selling, there will be a lot of things you need to consider before you decide to sell it. Of course, when you think about how you can invest more on the property, making sure to grab the interest of the homebuyer is a must for you to do.

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