With picture-perfect beaches, a thriving economy, and a large English-speaking population, the Philippines has become a top expat destination. Legally, a foreigner can own a condominium unit provided that foreign ownership in the given condo development does not exceed 40 percent.
If you’re a foreigner thinking of moving and settling in the Philippines, here are a few things to consider before buying your condo.
Your Short and Long-term Plans
Do you plan to raise your family in the Philippines, or are you just staying for a few months? Practically, it is better to buy a condo than rent one when you plan to stay for more than a few years. And, if you are looking for an additional steady source of income; a condo unit can be a rewarding investment. Rent it out in the long term and collect monthly rent with minimal to zero effort.
Set a budget
Before you start the search, set a budget you are willing to work with. If you plan to take out a home loan, ask reputable banks about their mortgage options for foreigners.
Aside from the Total Contract Price of the condo unit, take note of the transaction fees and taxes you need to settle. Adding these to your computation will help you set a sensible budget.
Location, Location, Location
The neighborhood you choose to live in can either further or get in the way of your lifestyle. A condo within or near the central business district will mean that your work, elite schools, upscale malls, and fancy restaurants are within your reach. Plus, condos in prime locations appreciate faster.
A Support Network
If you are coming to the Philippines for the first time, it may be wise to settle in an area with a significant expat population. Filipinos will treat you like family and make you feel at home, but it is natural for expats to seek communities that they can truly identify with. Business districts like Makati, Ortigas, and Bonifacio Global City have expat clubs that will show you the ropes and help you settle in.
Outside the capital, you will find the areas of Clark, Subic, Cebu City, and Davao City have a sizeable number of foreign residents.
One Wilson Squarein Greenhills, San Juan City is an upscale condominium that offers spacious and well-appointed ready for occupancy units that provide full access to an enhanced level of luxury.
Track record of the developer
If you are planning to purchase a condo unit in its pre-selling phase, it is important to choose a developer with a solid track record of delivering your unit as promised. Federal Land, Inc. is a reputable developer that has handed over thousands of condo units to satisfied homebuyers.
As a foreigner, you might not be familiar with the ins and outs of real estate acquisition. To protect you and your purchase, get the right, qualified local help to guide you. A lawyer can help you verify the authenticity of the property title and make sure everything is legal. A licensed broker or a trusted property specialist will guide you through the acquisition process.
Before you finalize the sale, do a final check on the property. Carefully check the unit’s condition, size, amenities, and electrical and water connections. Ask for the condominium house rules and make sure you are comfortable with them.
Valencia Hills Tower Ein New Manila, Quezon City is an upcoming vertical residence that sits in a quietly elegant residential enclave along N. Domingo and Valencia Streets.
Like in any property purchase, gather all the facts before deciding. Do your due diligence and choose a reliable developer with a solid track record of building high-quality properties like Federal Land, Inc.
Prime real estate developer, Federal Land, Inc. has been creating properties built on the values of trust, reliability, and integrity. It is the developer of many large-scale developments: residential condominiums, office buildings, retail and commercial centers, mixed-use townships and master-planned communities.
If you are actively looking for investment opportunities, you would have heard of the term “pre-selling.” Pre-selling condos, as the name implies, are condominium units available for sale before the building is completely constructed. Although buying a condominium under these circumstances may seem unconventional, pre-selling condominiums do have advantages. Here are the top three benefits of buying properties while they are still in the pre-selling stage.
Low Introductory Price
Condominium projects are launched at a low introductory price to generate interest and attract investors. Given the rapid appreciation in today’s real estate market and the finite property of developable land, prices of ready-for-occupancy units can climb up to twice the original price offer.
Flexible Payment Terms
Pre-selling condos offer flexible payment terms to make monthly payments straightforward and effortless. On top of the low introductory price, you can get a significant discount and a more spread out payment term when you avail at the start of the pre-selling phase.
Quick Return on Investment (ROI)
The value of real estate appreciates over time. This is especially true with pre-selling properties. Condominium projects are typically completed within a few years. By that time, the property’s value would have appreciated considerably and the buyer can earn a hefty profit by reselling his unit or leasing it out for a steady cash flow.
The Seasons Residences in Bonifacio Global City is a joint venture development of Federal Land, Inc., Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. A premier four-tower residential development, The Seasons Residences will be home to the first Mitsukoshi Mall in the Philippines.
Quick Tips on Pre-selling Condos
As a smart homebuyer, beware of potential troubles that can hurt your investment. Here are some tips to help you avoid unnecessary difficulties from the get go:
Buy only from reputable real estate developers with a solid track record of delivering quality properties on time.
Make sure to understand all terms and conditions before signing any document.
If you plan to purchase through a home loan, canvass reputable banks only.
Avail the services of a licensed broker or a trusted property specialist to guide you through the acquisition.
Mi Casa in Bay Area, Pasay City is an upcoming vertical residence reminiscent of Hawaii’s tropical ambiance redesigned for contemporary Filipino living.
Prime real estate developer Federal Land, Inc. has dedicated itself to developing properties that are faithful to the aspirations and expectations of its residents. Each Federal Land project adheres to the highest standards and is built to be of topnotch quality.
Quantum Residences along Taft Avenue is centrally located amidst known universities and business establishments in the area. Perfect for college students and hardworking professionals in pursuit of their careers and interests.
As one of Philippine’s pioneer real estate developers, Federal Land Inc. is known for iconic projects and world-class aspirations. A proud member of GT Capital Holdings, Federal Land demonstrates the passion of a trailblazer and innovator tempered by the strict disciplines of banking and finance.
Now on its 47th year, Federal Land has dedicated itself to developing properties that are faithful to the aspirations and expectations of its residents. Each project is truly considered and built to be of topnotch quality. Federal Land, Inc. creates properties anchored on the values of trust, reliability, and integrity through its masterbrands, Federal Land and Horizon Land.
Soler Tower, Tytana Plaza, and Mandarin Mansion are the first projects of Federal Homes, Inc. in 1970s
Federal Land Inc. began in 1972 as Federal Homes, Inc. In the same year, it launched the Soler Tower to cater to the Filipino-Chinese community in Binondo, Manila. This was immediately followed by the launch of Tytana Plaza, Mandarin Mansion, Escolta Twin Towers, Dasma Corporate Center, and Federal Tower.
The success of Binondo projects and the increasing investor confidence led to an expansion in Pasay. In 1990, Federal Land launched Bayview International Towers along Roxas Boulevard. The project was one of the first prime developments in Pasay. After the reclamation of Manila Bay, Federal Land acquired 40 hectares to start a master-planned integrated community: Metro Park.
Setting its sights on producing more quality projects for its customers, Federal Land dedicated itself to building self-sustaining communities in Manila, Makati, Cavite, and Cebu. Early 2000 saw the rapid introduction of prime real estate projects such as Bay Garden Club Residences, Oriental Garden Makati, Florida Sun Estates, Valencia Hills, The Grand Midori Makati, Riverview Mansion, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, and the landmark GT Tower International.
Since then, Federal Land has continued to build and deliver high-quality properties that are tailor-fit to the communities it chooses to serve. The Four Seasons Riviera in Binondo is designed with feng shui sensibilities. The Peninsula Garden Midtown Homes is intended to be a kid-friendly garden enclave ideal for starting families. The Quantum Residences is strategically located in between Manila’s university belt and Makati Central Business District to cater to young adults transitioning from students to professionals. Marquinton Residences, Tropicana Garden City, and Siena Towers gave Marikina citizens a new option aside from the traditional house and lot living. Mi Casa in the Bay Area brings in the modern tropical paradise streamlined for contemporary living. These projects stand as testimonies to Federal Land’s unrelenting commitment to building structures and communities that contribute to the progress of society.
President Rodrigo Duterte leads the unveiling of the Grand Hyatt Manila Marker with late Federal Land Chairman George S.K. Ty.
Not resting on its laurels, Federal Land continues to advance its vision of building exceptional properties through its alliance with renowned global brands.
In 2008, Federal Land partnered with Orix Corporation, a top real estate company in Japan, for the Grand Midori Makati on Legazpi Street. The partnership fused Filipino artistry and Japanese ingenuity and created a Zen oasis in the heart of the city. In 2012, Federal Land formed the Bonifacio Landmark Realty and Development Corporation, a joint venture with Orix Corporation, to bring the iconic Grand Hyatt Manila and Grand Hyatt branded residences to North Bonifacio Global City.
Eiji Kutsukaka, Chairman of Nomura Real Estate Development; Toshihiko Sugie, President of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings; George Ty, GT Capital Chairman; and Alfred V. Ty, Federal Land Inc. unveils the scale model of The Seasons Residence.
Launched as a closing highlight to 2018, The Seasons Residences is a $400 million development project in partnership with leading Japanese firms, Nomura Real Estate Development, and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Inc. The development will have four upscale residential towers and the country’s first Mitsukoshi Mall.
Excellence in Execution
Federal Land, Inc. General Manager Thomas Mirasol and Vice President for Sales and Marketing John Cabato receive the 2019 Top Developer Award from BCI Asia.
Other notable awards collected are the 2019 Top Developer Award from BCI Asia for The Seasons Residences; the 2019 Brand Leadership Award from CMO Asia; the Best Luxe Condo of the Year from The Outlook 2018 by Lamudi for the Grand Hyatt Manila Residences; the 2017 Gold Award for Outstanding Developer from Fédération Internationale des Administrateurs de Biens et Conseils lmmobiliers (FIABCI) for The Grand Midori Makati; and the 2007 Developer of the Year Award from Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association (CREBA) for Marquinton Residences in Marikina.
The Legacy Continues
Designed by world-renowned architecture firm Foster + Partners, the Estate Makati is envisioned to be the crowning jewel of Makati Skyline.
This 2019, Federal Land is slated to launch several projects including the Hawaiian-inspired development in the Bay Area, Mi Casa; and the company’s first foray in Ortigas CBD, The Grand Midori Ortigas. Federal Land is also scheduled to publicly launch the ultra-luxurious condominium project in partnership with SM Prime Holdings. Designed by world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners, The Estate Makati is set to be the crowning jewel of the Makati skyline and is expected to put the Philippines on the map of modern architectural marvels.
Federal Land celebrates its 47th year of transforming the skyline and reimagining the country bearing the theme “Excellence in Execution: Delivering What is Promised.” The theme underscores Federal Land’s commitment to create and develop enriching communities on par with the rest of the world. The values of accountability, ownership, and urgency serve as the company’s guiding principle to ensure Federal Land’s legacy of excellence will continue not only for 2019 but for the years to come.
In photo are: Marieless R. Uy (Federal Land sales referral partner in Dubai); Chary B. Francisco (Federal Land Corporate and Digital Marketing Head); Jasmin B, Fisalbon (Federal Land Director of Sales, Stars Division); John Frederick C. Cabato (Federal Land Senior Vice President & Head of Sales and Marketing); our sales referral partners in Dubai: Honey Mae De Guzman, Mark Jayson Balaguer, Mark Emman Culapo and Jerome Barrocan.
The United Arab Emirates is reputable as a leading destination for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). With high wages and a zero income tax policy, over 800,000 OFWs in Dubai made an astounding remittance of at least $6.62 billion in 2018, according to the latest government figures.
The steady financial gains thus encouraged financial literacy and investment among the Filipino population, with real estate investment a major point of interest. In a survey by New Perspective Media Group, 8 out of 10 Filipino expats in UAE are considering buying property in the Philippines within the next 12 months. Property tops the list of preferred investments (55%), a growingly popular alternative to putting money into a savings account, money market or insurance. The top 3 locations preferred are Manila, Cavite, Laguna.
Introducing OFWs to an array of valuable real estate opportunities, esteemed real estate developer of 47 years Federal Land, Inc. joined the recent Philippine Property and Investment Exhibition (PPIE) at JW Marriott Deira in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Philippine Property and Investment Exhibition is the largest exhibition of Philippine real estate investment in the Middle East featuring the top firms of the Philippine property scene such as Federal Land, Ayala Land, SMDC, Robinsons Land, Greenfield Development, and Aboitiz Land among others.
Federal Land’s presence at the exhibition underscores its motivation to support OFWs in Dubai in their quest of looking for their dream homes and investments properties. Federal Land showcased Palm Beach West – Baler, one of four towers in the company’s sprawling 4-hectare Metro Park, a mixed-use estate in Pasay City; Florida Sun Estates – Orlando, the latest phase to join the resort-like and clustered residential development in Cavite City; Siena Towers, a two-tower high-rise residential condominium in Shoe Capital suburban, Marikina City; and Quantum Residences, a millennial-oriented condominium community located at Sen Gil J. Puyat Avenue corner Taft Avenue.
In his talk during the event, Federal Land’s Senior Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing John Frederick Cabato urged attending OWFs to “leverage the sustained strength and growth of the Philippines’ real estate industry.” He emphasized the value of being decisive and daring in their investment as “their decisions today would shape their future, especially when the time comes for them to head back home.”
OFWs showed high interest in Federal Land’s condominium developments, learning how they are ideal for themselves and their families with the properties’ unique design, modern amenities, and conveniences, as well as strategic locations, which encompassed proximity to universities, growth priorities by the local and national government, and ideal retirement areas.
The dream of owning a big house with a large lot in the quiet part of the city has shifted to living in condominiums conveniently close to business centers and main hubs. While the condo life is often associated with independence, convenience, and excitement, many would-be homebuyers are skeptical of condominiums. Chief of their concerns is the myth of the 50-year rule of a condominium building lifespan and stakes in the condominium corporation.
Here we will answer a few important questions to allay concerns.
How long is the lifespan of a condominium building?
“That project has been in existence in excess of 50 years; that it is obsolete and uneconomic, and that condominium owners holding in aggregate more than fifty percent interest in the common areas are opposed to repair or restoration or remodeling or modernizing of the project.”
A careful reading shows that the 50-year rule is not necessarily true to all developments. It is on a case-by-case basis where all three provisions should be met in order to declare a condominium building uninhabitable. That the building is:
over 50 years old;
obsolete and uneconomic; and
the unit owners holding in aggregate more than fifty percent interest do not agree to repair or modernize the building.
Hence, although a condominium building is over 50 years old, it does not automatically become obsolete and uneconomic if it passes the building inspections and certifications. Most of the new condominium projects today are designed and built with modern techniques and durable materials to endure the ordinary wear and tear of everyday use. Modern condos will likely remain in good shape even after 50 years. Moreover, if the majority of the homeowners believe they the building structure is safe, sound, and will only need some modern renovation, demolition would be unnecessary.
On the other hand, if an older condo has monthly maintenance fees, recurring repairs and realty tax that exceeds the monthly rental of a comparable unit in another property, the homeowners can decide and declare that the building is obsolete, uneconomic, and uninhabitable.
Build in the 70s, the Soler Tower, Tytana Plaza and Mandarin Mansion of Federal Land, Inc. are still in good shape and stands near the thriving Chinatown of Binondo, Manila.
What happens when the condominium is declared uninhabitable?
The condominium corporation will convene to make a decision. The unit owners will vote on what they could do with the building and the land. There are usually two options, they can:
sell the land and divide the proceeds among themselves;
strike a deal with the original developer or another to build a new condominium on their land.
What is a condominium corporation?
Similar to a homeowner’s association in subdivisions, a condominium corporation is a legal entity that represents the interests of condominium unit owners in accordance with the Condominium Act. Condo corporation holds the title to the land, common areas and other interests, as such it is responsible for the management and maintenance of the common areas and its other obligations. Members or shareholders of the condo corporation are the unit owners who automatically become members upon purchase of their unit.
Like other corporations, all issues in a condominium are decided through the votes of the shareholders or unit owners. Every decision, be it a simple plan of repainting of the façade or a major agenda of selling the land, must be decided by votes. The rule of the majority, or the option with most votes, wins.
What is your stake in the condominium corporation?
As a condominium unit owner, you are automatically a member of the corporation and co-owner of the condominium, its lands, and other interests. Your stake will be equivalent to the size and price of the unit or units you own.
For instance, you own a three-bedroom unit of 88 square meters in size. Your stake and voting power will be higher than the owner of a studio unit of 25 square meters. If ever the land of the condominium is sold, you will have a bigger portion of the profit.
Is a condominium unit a good investment?
While some may argue that the definite lifespan and ownership of house and lot is a more favorable investment compared to the finite lifespan and ownership of a condominium building, there are other factors that should also be taken into consideration. The major selling point of condominiums is their proximity to important places such as schools, business district, hospitals, malls, and major highways. If you, as a homebuyer, wishes to cut commute time, then a condominium unit near your office will be more beneficial to you than a house and lot in the fringes of Metro Manila. Moreover, a condominium unit is more financially attainable than a house and lot in a central location.
As an investor, buying a condominium to rent out or resell is also a sound investment. Its strategic location will ensure you have a steady market of students, young professionals, and small families. You can make money from start to finish of the building’s lifetime. And even if the condominium is demolished or sold after 50 years, you as a shareholder will profit from the sale of the land.
Buying a condominium for sale may seem trickier than buying a house and lot. However, remember that condominiums are not so different from houses. While units in a condo community are governed by a condo corporation, houses in a subdivision are governed with a homeowner’s association (HOA). Houses are also susceptible to the damages of everyday wear and tear and natural calamities same as condominium buildings.
So if the 50-year rule is the only thing holding you back from living in your dream condominium, then rest assured that your apprehensions have a low chance of becoming real but potential returns have a high chance of becoming true!
With over 47 years of solid experience, Federal Land, Inc. builds properties anchored on the values of trust, reliability, and integrity. In every project, Federal Land ensures to collaborate with the best architects and engineers who can best utilize sophisticated technology and reliable materials to create unique projects that stand the test of time.
The prime real estate development company, Federal Land, Inc., in partnership with leading Japanese firms, Nomura Real Estate Development and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Ltd., has launched the first tower of The Seasons Residences, the first Japanese-inspired residential condominium in the Philippines.
The Seasons Residences will feature Japanese elements of functionality, safety, harmony with the environment and simplicity. It will have four residential towers, ranging from 41 to 51 floors. The first tower, Haru, will have 304 distinct Japanese homes measuring 45 square meters up to 345 square meters. Residents will also enjoy landscapes and amenities with the themes of the seasons such as wellness spas, guest house, sky garden, BBQ terrace, karaoke, game room, swimming pools, fitness gym, business centers and function halls.
The Seasons Residences will also feature Japan’s oldest and largest department store chain, Mitsukoshi in the podium level. Mitsukoshi will offer Japanese fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and food merchandise.
Rising within Federal Land’s 10-hectare Grand Central Park township in North Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, The Seasons Residences will offer not only Japanese Zen sensibilities but also a complete community experience with the Grand Central Park community. The Grand Central Park is an exclusive eleven-hectare enclave composed of first-rate residential towers, distinguished business hubs, haute couture shopping and exciting gastronomic destinations. Strategically located in North Bonifacio Global City, Grand Central Park presents unique spaces for living, working, shopping and dining dedicated for a well-balanced lifestyle in a location where the best of Makati, Ortigas, and BGC revolve around you.
Designed to bring good feng shui to its residents, the riverfront Four Season Riviera boasts of generous living space perfect for families, retirees, professionals, business owners and foreign immigrants looking to assimilate into the thriving Filipino-Chinese community in Binondo.
Four Season Riviera – Peony Tower, the third tower of this real estate development, offers spacious layouts of one-bedroom unit measuring up to 47 square meters; two-bedroom unit measuring up to 89 square meters; three-bedroom unit measuring up to 142 square meters; and four-bedroom unit measuring up to 184 square meters.
The Peony Tower also offers generous amenities to its residents. Aside from the usual fare of swimming pools, spacious fitness center and function rooms, Peony residents will enjoy wellness amenities such as a Yoga Room and Tai Chi Areas; entertainment amenities such as Game Room, Entertainment Room (with home theater and KTV area) Children’s Playground, Day Care, Outdoor Recreation Area. Other amenities include Reading Lounge, Study Room, Outdoor Lounges, Landscape Gardens and Gazebos.
Federal Land residential properties are almost sold out and only have a few units left in its inventory. Interested homeowners and investors can choose among the remaining pre-selling and RFO (ready for occupancy) units. For lease to own plans, pre-selling reservations, or ready for occupancy units, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The prime real estate development company, Federal Land Inc. is scheduled to launch five more residential projects in the second half of 2018. Federal Land, had targeted to unveil nine to eleven projects this year, four of which have already been launched, including the Palm Beach West in Bay Area, Pasay; Peninsula Garden Midtown Homes in Paco, Manila; Florida Sun Estate in General Trias, Cavite; and Quantum Residences in Taft, Manila.
“We have five more projects in the second half. There’s Grand Hyatt 2 because Grand Hyatt 1 was fully sold out, two or three towers in the Bay Area. Aside from Grand Hyatt, another tower in Bonifacio, and another tower in Taft,” GT Capital President Carmelo Maria Luza Bautista said in a media and analysts’ briefing in Taguig City last August 15.
Federal Land residential properties are almost sold out and only have a few units left in its inventory. Interested homeowners and investors can choose among the remaining pre-selling and RFO (ready for occupancy) units.
Condominium units sold before and during the construction are classified as pre-selling properties. Pre-selling condo units are offered at a lower price and flexible payment plans. The condo unit’s total contract price will not be affected by real estate value appreciation. However, because these properties are under construction, buyers will have to wait until the property is ready for turnover before moving in or renting out. Construction period can take around three to four years. To avoid risks associated with the extended waiting period, choose a condo developer with a solid track record like Federal Land.
Buying pre-selling properties are ideal for buyers who have the luxury of time such as young professionals planning their future, or OFWs reestablishing themselves upon their return to the country. Pre-selling properties are also beneficial to investors expecting to sell or lease the properties as the steady increase of market value affords them a higher return on investment than with RFO units.
Quantum Residences in Taft Avenue, Pasay City
The recently launched Quantum Residences is a residential-commercial condominium development that provides a convenient urban lifestyle. Located strategically within the university belt along Taft Avenue, Quantum Residences is a self-contained community with its retail stores, restaurants, study halls, and a full set of amenities to provide for motivated and hardworking students and young professionals in their pursuit of career, interests, and causes. Get the most out of life with Federal Land’s latest offering with the pre-selling condo units for sale.
Peninsula Garden Midtown Homes – Mimosa Tower in Paco, Manila City
Peninsula Garden Midtown Homes is a residential garden community located in the historic Paco, Manila. Peninsula Garden Midtown Homes is designed to give 100% safe and nurturing home for you and your loved ones. Working parents can experience an easy commute to major business districts in Makati, Ortigas and Bay Area, while the children are dropped off to nearby primary schools and university belt. Peninsula Garden’s eighth tower, Mimosa, is opening the last 91 pre-selling condominium units for sale. Invest now and discover the easy convenience of living atop everything you need.
Palm Beach West – Baler Tower in Bay Area, Pasay City
Palm Beach West Residences – Baler Tower is opening 168 pre-selling condominium units for sale. Located within the sprawling Metro Park community, and in between the two most traveled boulevards, Roxas and Macapagal, in Pasay City, Palm Beach West presents a safe and secure home, with resort-themed atmosphere and lifestyle amenities for the enjoyment of you and your family. Live the vibrant life in a neighborhood bustling with life and excitement of Entertainment City.
Florida Sun Estates – Orlando Phase in Cavite
Inspired by the tropical state of Florida in the US, Florida Sun Estates is a master-planned subdivisions community in General Trias, Cavite. Set to be the sunshine state of Cavite, Florida Sun Estates is composed of clustered developments; residential subdivisions, and commercial developments complemented by wide-open space, lush greenery, and resort-type amenities to bring the Florida lifestyle into your home. Florida Sun Estates – Orlando Phase offers pre-selling house and lot units for sale.
READY FOR OCCUPANCY/LEASE TO OWN PROPERTIES
Condominium units sold after the construction period of the project are classified as ready for occupancy (RFO) units. A buyer can move into the condo immediately after settling the paperwork and financing. Though it is more expensive than a pre-selling unit due to real estate appreciation, an RFO unit can be acquired through a lease-to-own plan.
Buying an RFO unit is practical for buyers in urgent need the property such as starting families upgrading their housing needs, working professionals relocating near their workplace, and retirees who enjoy the stress-free lifestyle.
Times Square West in BGC
Inspired by the bright lights of Times Square in New York, Times Square West promises to be the place to live in when you want to live amidst the excitement of a great new city. Located at Grand Central Park in North Bonifacio Global City, it brings you exclusive access to the country’s most popular entertainment venues, dynamic business district, and sophisticated lifestyle hubs. Ready for occupancy, Times Square West has only 22 units left. Invest and indulges in the lights and sounds of a fascinating city.
Paseo De Roces – Salcedo Tower in Makati City
Just a stone’s throw away from the central business district, Sunday markets, luxury malls and parks, Paseo de Roces is a posh residential community in Makati City. Paseo de Roces is an ideal fusion of vibrant amenities and spectacular skyline views in an exclusive tower at the most coveted address. With only 22 units left, Paseo de Roces – Salcedo Tower is ready to welcome you home. Take charge of your destiny and open up a world of possibilities.
One Wilson Square in San Juan City
Set in a space that provides easy access to the major thoroughfares and business districts of Metro Manila, One Wilson Square is located at Wilson Street, San Juan City. It lies close to Greenhills, Ortigas and Makati business districts. The spacious and exquisitely appointed private condominiums provide you full access to an enhanced level of luxury. Every inch of your One Wilson Square home is thoroughly crafted to maximize the space for residents, with careful attention to detail in every aspect of life. Choose among the remaining 44 condominium units left and delight in the right space that takes you places.
The Capital Towers – Rio Tower in Quezon City
Located along E. Rodriguez in Quezon City, The Capital Towers offer a life where the avenues of your interests come together and options and opportunities are within reach. Interconnected amenities and generously cut condominiums for sale bring a sense of leisure and flow to your daily life, allowing you to enjoy a rhythm that is truly your own. Ready for turnover, The Capital – Rio Tower has only 48 units still available. Invest now to enjoy a life where everything is within reach, and you are at the center.
Marco Polo Residences in Cebu
Marco Polo Residences embodies the spirit of the explorer. It brings to light the best of Cebu in the first and only five-tower branded residence, where the typical is spectacular, the everyday unusual, and the common breathtaking. A quiet, lush hill community, Marco Polo Residences offers sophisticated condominiums for sale with unobstructed views of the sea, sky and the city. Take your pick of the last few remaining units of Marco Polo Residences and experience the magnificent every day.
Siena Tower in Marikina City
Located near Marquinton Residences along Sumulong Highway, Siena Towers present a radiant high-rise development at the heart of Marikina City. The Siena Towers community offers green and generous living spaces ideal for starting families and young professionals. Siena Towers are near to major weekend destinations, office towers, retail centers, and premier schools like the Marikina Science High School, Marikina Catholic School, Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines Diliman. Choose among the 142 units left and enjoy urban living and relaxed rural lifestyle in one environment.
Founded in 1972, Federal Land has since developed over 55 large-scale projects that redefined the key areas of Metro Manila, Cavite and Cebu. It is the developer of many large-scale developments: residential condominiums, office buildings, retail and commercial centers, mixed-use townships and master-planned communities. A few of Federal Land’s legacy projects are the iconic GT Tower International in Makati, the vibrant Metro Park in Bay Area, Pasay City, and the luxurious Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City.
With a strong support network of the GT Capital conglomerate, Federal Land will continue to develop properties faithful to the needs and aspirations of the people and, dedicated to shaping the transformation of the whole nation.
As a college student, a lot is riding into your time at university. Finishing college and acquiring a degree is essential for your future career but with today’s competitive job market, a graduate will need more than a diploma.
So what’s a college student to do to improve his/her chance at the job market without sacrificing study time? Well one can try these easy freelance jobs.
1. MICRO JOBS
Also called ‘gigs,’ Micro Jobs are small task-type jobs of various kinds that can be done in as little time as possible in exchange for a small fee, typically booked online. With gigs ranging from typing captchas, clicking ads, answering surveys, commenting on YouTube and other similarly minor tasks, micro jobs do not require skills specialties, previous experience or time commitment. Thus, making it a perfect sideline to students looking to earn income in their free time.
Though micro jobs only pay small fees, a steady stream of gigs could accumulate sizeable pocket money.
Did you know you could make money out of your favorite subjects? Simply register in a tutorial center (e.g., Kumon, MSA) near you or advertise yourself in your school or your neighborhood. You can offer tutorials to your classmates in need or help K-12 students with their homework. As a tutor, you can charge as low as Php 50 up to Php 500 per hour.
Likewise, you can also become an online English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor. All you need are high-speed internet, laptop or desktop computer, webcam, noise-canceling headphones and a strong command of the English language. Notable English teaching companies that accept freelance students (of at least 18 years of age) are Bibo, Weblio, and Rare Job.
3. Freelance Writing
If you enjoy reading and writing, you can look for freelance writing jobs online and offline. From completing academic papers to writing blog posts, tons of opportunities await a freelance writer that a good number of people take this a full-time career. Just note that as a newbie, you will first need to build your portfolio before snagging lucrative writing gigs and expect not to be credited or not to have a byline on most writing gigs.
Since you have been assigned the official photographer to school events and field trips ever since you can remember and your Instagram feed is complimented on the daily, why not turn that obvious talent into a weekend job? You can start by offering yourself as an event photographer at your neighbor’s upcoming 18th birthday party or to your high school’s prom to build a portfolio. Good work can speak for itself, and soon referrals will come your way.
5. Graphics Design
If you have the ‘eye’ for design and is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and other photo editing software, you should consider getting paid designing posters in your free time. You can become a freelance graphic designer and use the opportunity to gain experience, connect with clients, and build resume/portfolio. Since the competition in freelance graphics design is high, it is best to start with designing logo and posters for small businesses then contracting bigger projects as your reputation and portfolio grows.
With the rising competition in the job market, it is crucial for students to gain work experience and build their resume to distinguish themselves from others. While freelancing might work for some, internship remains the most straightforward way of starting a career right on track. Securing an internship related to your career choice is a great way to prepare yourself for your chosen industry’s ins and outs, as well as increase your employment opportunities.
As a student in Manila’s University Belt, it would be a lot easier going to and fro your uni classes and your Makati internship with a home in a central location. The top real estate developer of various outstanding family condominium communities in Metro Manila, Horizon Land, is launching its newest condo community made for students and young professionals looking for a home conveniently close to Manila’s University Belt and Makati Central Business District.
Get the most out of life with Horizon Land’s new offering. Located at Buendia Avenue corner Taft Avenue, the condo community is a self-contained community with its retail stores, restaurants, study halls, lap pool, and a full set of amenities to help motivated and hardworking students in their pursuit of a career, interests, and causes.
With Horizon Land, owning your first condominium residence is easy. Just contact our representatives, provide a Philippine government-issued ID (with your Tax Identification Number), fill up the required forms, pay the reservation fee and voila! The unit is booked under your name. You are now ready to start a home loan application through in-house or bank financing.
Weekends are the time when you don’t have to go to work, and your kids don’t have to go to school. It is time for relaxation and family bonding. At Bonifacio Global City (BGC), there are lots of places to take the whole family for a weekend of smiles and happy memories. Look forward to Saturdays and Sundays with these nine places perfect for your kids.
Mind Museum. Science comes alive in the first world-class science museum in the country. Located at J.Y. Campos Park, Third Avenue, you and your kids will enjoy and learn from 250+ playful and interactive exhibits in the Atom, Life, Earth, Universe and Technology galleries. Mind museum also organizes cool experiments, fascinating projects, and mind-blowing conversation sessions with Mind Movers, affiliated science teachers and resident scientists in featured fields.
Kidzania Manila. How can you teach your children to be big world-ready? Take them to Kidzania Manila, so they play to learn! Kidzania is an indoor themed city scaled for kids created by educators and child development specialists to provide a fun, safe and realistic space wherein kids can role-play various careers and activities. Located in at Park Triangle North, 11th Avenue, Kidzania offers over 100 role-playing activities wherein kids can experience careers as pilots, doctors, performing artists, architects, and more.
iCreate Café. While it is not the latest addition to Philippine education, Robotics is rapidly gaining popularity among the youth. As a parent, how can you reinforce your child’s new interest? Well, let them practice programming robots in the weekends at iCreate Café located on the 3rd floor of the Venice Grand Canal Mall, Mckinley Hill. iCreate Café is a workshop with basic Lego blocks, programmable Lego robots and resident robotics experts to help kids program their little creations.
LazerXtreme Manila. This futuristic fun for the whole family is located at the 4th level of Market! Market!, McKinley Parkway. LazerXtreme Manila is a modern take on the backyard staple game of tag. The kids will enjoy the colorful neon lights, big laser guns, and exhilarating unique adventure.
Active Fun. How do you channel your overactive child’s energy? The easiest way would be to teach them sports. However, if your kid’s coach is not around, a happy alternative would be to park them in Active Fun at Bonifacio High Street, 9th Ave cor 28th Street. High-energy kids need time to play, so after homework and projects, let the young ones play to their heart’s content and make friends at the trampolines, hanging bridges, and giant slides of Active Fun.
Terra 28th. Want to teach your kids your favorite games back in the day? Terra 28th is your place to go. Terra 28th is an outdoor playground featuring futuristic playground installations and old-school Patintero, Piko and Luksong Baka courts where young kids can enjoy classic Filipino street games, and. Terra 28th is located along 28th Street beside Bonifacio High Street.
Track 30th. If fitness is what you want to pass along to your kids, by all means, bring your kids to Track 30th at 30th Street, beside Bonifacio High Street. A mere twelve-minute walk to Grand Central Park, Track 30th is a jogger’s haven, featuring non-slip asphalt pavements, circular mini track, and artistic exercise installations. Take your kids running then to a little picnic while chatting how proper exercise is essential to their well-being.
Flying Trapeze Philippines. Admit it. You have once thought of running away and joining the circus. How about you start a circus with your family? Book flying lessons for the whole family with Flying Trapeze Philippines. Located at 24 Federacion Drive, Flying Trapeze Philippines will teach you proper form, acrobatic tricks – a one-of-a-kind experience that will set the family bonding bar high.
Grand Hyatt Manila. How about you plan a “staycation” over the long weekend? #LiveGrand and enjoy a luxurious stay in the country’s tallest landmark building, Grand Hyatt Manila. Located in 35th St BGC, this five-star hotel offers Hyatt Grand Bed™, lavish amenities, succulent cuisine, breathtaking views, premium retail therapy and the legendary Hyatt service making it a destination within a destination. You can also throw a grand birthday bash for your children at the Grand Hyatt’s numerous events halls and with the help of resident chefs.
Grand Central Park
Strategically placed at North Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Grand Central Park is a new premier community that allows for expansive development, and places the community between three major central business district in the Philippines. Enjoy living in a city within a city complete with exclusive spaces for living, working, shopping, dining and strolling in parks, in a location where the best urban districts in Makati, Ortigas and BGC revolve around you.
With Federal Land, owning a family condominium residence is easy. Just contact a representative to inform us of your intent to buy, provide a Philippine government-issued ID (with your Tax Identification Number), fill up the required forms, pay the reservation fee and voila! The unit is yours. And we are ready to start your home loan application through in-house or bank financing.
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As one of the most flourishing financial and lifestyle districts in the Philippines, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) has become a much sought-after location for global and local organizations looking for a dynamic and safe business environment, as well as for discerning people who desire comfort, convenience, and security.
Summer is almost here, and with it comes the desire to make everything in your condominium bright and airy. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, but if the insides of your unit feel gloomy, crack open your windows and deep clean your condo.
Federal Land, Inc. is a member of GT Capital Holdings and a proud partner of the Metrobank Group. It began in Manila as Federal Homes, Inc. in 1972 but has since grown into Federal Land, Inc., a prime real estate developer in the Philippines.
For over forty-five years, Federal Land has been creating properties built on the values of trust, reliability, and integrity. It is the developer of many large-scale developments: residential condominiums, office buildings, retail and commercial centers, mixed-use townships and masterplanned communities.
To be working for a company for years is a good indication of fruition of goals. To stay more for years makes one look forward to achieving growth and success with the help of new and seasoned employees.
Tenure: Over 6 years
Federal Land instilled in me values that made me a more resilient person despite the challenges I face as an HR practitioner.
Rina Rose Quiñones
Tenure: Over 2 years
One of the main factors that make employees stay long here at Federal Land is its good working environment.
Tenure: Over 5 years
I love what I do in my job and the people I work with.
Tenure: Over 9 years
The learnings and experiences that we have acquired here at Federal Land make us who we are today.
TENURE - Over 6 years
Rina Rose Quiñones
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Efren Gonzales III
Senior Property Specialist - Affiliates Division
Working for Federal Land has been a learning ground for me since it was my first ever sales-related job experience. I improved so much on communicating and socializing with my clients through the years. I can confidently say that Federal Land played a significant role in my life since I was able to suffice not only my wants but also my family’s need.
Jennilyn Joy Abuleche
Senior Property Specialist - Stars Division
Selling at Federal Land is a great opportunity that helped me build a strong, stable and fulfilling career. Federal Land helped me achieve a better standing in life, making me capable and competitive.
Sales Manager - Metals Division
Federal Land has changed me a lot, professionally, socially and financially. I have never dreamed of being a real estate sales person. I just heard and read success stories before. But now I can proudly say that I am part of the success story, through hard work and perseverance.
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