Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Go. Just go."

"Go. Just go."


Para sa mga walang kumpyansa...
Darating ang araw puputi ang buhok mo o di kaya'y kalbo. Tititig ka sa malayo at mag-iisip tungkol sa kahapon, sa araw na iyon o sa bukas mong kakaunti na lamang.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Truth in Advertising Real Estate

HLURB RES. No 921 (2014) MC-01(2015)

Republic of the Philippines
Office of the President
Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD
BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 921
Series of 2014
REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS TO GOVERN
THE ADVERTISEMENTS OF SUBDIVISION AND CONDOMINIUM
PROJECTS UNDER PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 957,
OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE .. SUBDIVISION AND CONDOMINIUM
BUYERS' PROTECTIVE DECREE AND ALL OTHER PROJECTS
REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE
HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

I Changed My Mind...

I changed my mind about supporting MDS. Sadly, there are far too many factors that made me re-evaluate my position. As it is she could have been - just like Rodrigo Duterte in her chances to win. I guess it really is the little things that matter - like her support for BBM and her unwillingness to disclose her medical records.

Dare to be wrong.
"I was wrong."
How hard is it to say?
"Nagkamali ako."

Monday, October 12, 2015

Praying for the Gold Mine that is Lipa City - the Gateway City

The dust swirled as our Kia Besta rolled on the plains of the jungle. I was afraid yet excited. Papa always took us on his trips. I thought that it was going to be another adventure to a far away place. The rough road had big stones but our driver managed to drive well. Rocks sometimes flew at the sides and made me wince. I hope nobody gets hit. But then again, people were few at the time. The van swayed with each pothole. This was in the mid-90's. I was a young boy back then.

Little did I know, that fifteen years from that time, this place will become my home.

Lipa City.

"Developments are getting scarcer in Laguna - we're moving our operations to Lipa City." one broker gleefully told my wife as they embarked to visit another AmaiaScapes development - an Ayala company.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A Rookie Broker's Analysis on Real Estate Bubbles

“Your belief defines your reality. People who need homes will get homes. There are now 100 million Filipinos - a majority of which is comprised of a young, educated and skilled workforce" 

Flowers sprung forth in the foot path of a subdivision development I was visiting somewhere in Batangas City. Outside, a gaggle of real estate brokers and salespersons were chatting gregariously with each other. They were “manning” or standing under a huge umbrella or canopy waiting for the proverbial manna from heaven. In their case, those would come in the form of drop by inquiries.

Friday, October 02, 2015

The 30 Day Condo Challenge

Can you sell a condo in 30 days or less?

I'm starting a challenge / experiment for me (and anybody else) who wants to prove whether it's doable. Do you think it's possible? 
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