Saturday, December 31, 2016

Twenty Sixteen: A Year-end Post

Hello everyone! It's been a while, and now I'm here to write an obligatory year end post. Haha! Anyway, I'm going to list down just seven (7) moments for this year because I got lazy. LOL kidding! Well, it's because I turned 21 this year and 7 is a multiple of the number along with 3, then I decided to divide the 7 moments into 3 parts. It's a bit technical, or shall I say, mathematical. xD

2016 was a year full of achievements. This year was devoted solely for studying as well as I can, and I'm glad that my efforts paid off to reach my goals. So yes, for me 2016 kinda went by too fast because that's pretty much what mostly consumed it, but then, in no doubt, it was a great year!

Like I said, I'm going to divide these 7 moments into 3 parts, which are the following:
  1. Pre-board era
  2. Board exam months (preparation and exam days)
  3. Post-board era
So yes, here it goes!

PRE-BOARD ERA

1.  January to March: Road to Graduation and Graduation Day



My last moments in undergrad were full of uncertainties, as well as surprises. There was this uncertainty of getting the Cum Laude distinction, the surprising recognition of being the top student in our course, and the uncertainty of passing the board exams, among others. Even though there were disappointments along the way, still I could say that I ended it the best way possible, though it's not ideally the best, but yes, it's what's possible since it's what's destined for me at that moment.

BOARD EXAM MONTHS (PREPARATION AND EXAM DAYS)

2. April to August: Review and exam days, in pictures

Payment day hahahaha!
My hotel roommates :) we motivated each other during the reviews, and I'm thankful for their company!
A group picture with the PRBRES Chairman Eduardo G. Ong at the February-April Real Estate Brokers and Appraisers board exam passers oath taking

First night out past 12 midnight with my REM family-slash-friends! :)))
My IPREE family
Board exam day woooh! With our moderators :)

Tell you what, I almost wasn't able to take the Real Estate Appraisers' Board exam because I got really sick for almost the entire month of June. I'm just so happy that I was able to get well just in time for the reviews, and it amazed me that I even topped the board exam despite being unwell prior to it (and during). Thank you so much Lord! I consider this as a miracle as well. You're the best!

3. Two (2) Licenses before turning 21

See original post here: http://vannice95.blogspot.com/2016/08/two-2-licenses-in-one-year.html




POST-BOARD ERA 

4. September: Our Oath-taking

Me giving a speech as the representative for the new inductees of Real Estate Appraisers. Our moderator just told me that time that I topped the Real Estate Appraisers' Board Exam, but then we weren't publicly recognized by the PRC because the ones who took didn't reach 50, but I hope they would reconsider.
Hello there Presidential Table :)
Hi fellow Real Estate Brokers and Appraisers :D See you again soon!
With Papa :)
^_^
5. First moments in professional practice 


Aside from the first CPD seminar as a Real Estate Appraiser as shown in the picture, I've also had my first site tours and clients as a Real Estate Broker. Then, it was my first time to receive payment for my expertise along with my other group mates for a feasibility study assigned to us by our school. That's pretty much it for now, but I know that's there's more to come, like my first sale where only God knows when I'll be getting it.

6. August to present: Korean Drama addiction


Since post-board was also a time to relax from all the studying, I decided to watch Korean Dramas instead. xD Here are all the Korean Dramas I watched, wherein which some of them are still ongoing until next year. I'm thinking of writing a post about this soon once I finish watching everything. Hihi :)

7. December: First XUFD as an Alumni and nominated/elected as one of the board members of our Alumni Association

Strike a pose :D
With my fellow board member before the meeting started :) #willingtoserve
I won't talk much about this now because my journey to being part of this Alumni Association had just begun, and I am looking forward to a fruitful year ahead with my fellow board members. It was a surprise that I got recommended to be part of this since I didn't think I had what it takes, but our moderator told us that what's important is that we are willing to serve, and it's all that matters along with time.

As a bonus moment, 2016 was also the year when the Super moon appeared! Here's my picture of the moon:

It isn't really the best shot among all others, but at least I was able to have a remembrance of a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon! :)

Here's a picture of my three (3) 2x2 pictures that represent each era. Hahaha!


With 2016 being a great year, I am looking forward for a better year in 2017! I am hoping for a prosperous new year ahead with more blessings, good health, long life, closer ties with family and friends, fruitful career and studies, and financial stability. May God bless us all!

Credits to all the owners of the pictures I used that aren't mine :))

That's it for now :* 2016 signing off soon!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

New Subdivisions and Condominiums in Cagayan de Oro

Hello everyone! Since I should already be practicing my profession, I would like to write a post here to kill time in a productive way. Haha.

As a disclaimer, my only affiliation I may have with the developers of the projects I will be writing about is that I am accredited to them and they did not pay me in any way. There are subdivisions and condominiums that I haven't been in a Product Knowledge Seminar (PKS) yet but the realty I'm in is accredited to them so I would still include them here.

Another disclaimer would be that there may be developments that I wasn't able to include here and these are just the subdivisions and condominiums that I know of as of the moment.

Anyway, I won't make this post too formal I guess. This is still a personal blog after all. Also, this is not a solicited post from them. So now let's start.

Real estate is one of the major contributors in the positive growth of the economy in this country.  There are cities where plenty of new developments are being built, especially in Cagayan de Oro, the City of Golden Friendship, which I highly recommend because as someone who lives in this city, I can definitely tell how promising it is to invest here.  You can avail not only properties that promise great return on investments, but also, if you're planning to live here, there will be good camaraderie among peers in the community, peaceful living in your humble abode, as well as the benefit of being able to visit a lot of tourist spots nearby, since, you know what they say, "It's more fun in the Philippines!".

Investment in real estate is more than just finding a home.

The fact that many opportunistic and satisfied investors are coming in gives you the assurance and trust that your investment will be in good hands as well, be it for quality living or for business purposes.

Whether in our city's uptown (along SM Cagayan de Oro) or downtown (along Gaisano Mall, Centrio, Limketkai, etc.), there will be lots of new subdivisions and condominiums for you.

As what I observed, since downtown is already congested (at least, in the city proper where almost everything is within reach) because of a many establishments around (malls, hospitals, schools, religious institutions, you name it), most of the projects in store for you will be condominiums, whereas in uptown, since you can still see a lot of greenery surrounding you, most of the projects there will be subdivisions.

Though condominiums are usually located in the city proper, once you get inside, it would seem like going in a different world. You would enjoy great views especially when you're on a high floor, but most condos are so elevated that their lowest residential floors will be higher than the highest floors of the establishments adjacent or beside them, just like in Primavera City (uptown). Yes, uptown also has a condo, where the aforementioned is the new one with the newly built hotel and commercial hub soon, then Primavera Residences is the first green building and condominium in Cagayan de Oro, and they're beside SM. Condos usually make sure that every unit owner will have the view they want, as well as their convenience while living there. In my opinion, you wouldn't even need a car while living in a condo because everything is already accessible nearby. Public Utility Jeepneys and motorelas are only walking distances away from most condos. You can get your own condo for around 1.5 million to 5 million pesos.

In subdivisions, they are usually located in not-so-crowded parts of the city, such as in uptown, where developers are currently focusing on putting up such developments there. Popular developers of subdivisions are Pueblo de Oro, Johndorf Ventures Corporation, and Vista Land. There are still subdivisions in downtown though, but I can't sell them to you anymore by securing accreditation from their developers since these subdivisions have already been around for a long time as far as I can remember, unless, there are houses there that I can re-sell as my listing. There may be new downtown subdivisions that I may not now of as of now yet, so that's another disclaimer.

Unlike condominiums, subdivisions may sell either lot only or a house and lot bundle. Those who sell lot only are usually high-end, whereas for house and lot, they are fit for the middle class. For house and lot bundles, they are usually townhouses which cost around 2 million to 6 million pesos, but there are socialized subdivisions that sell around 450,000 pesos per unit.

Here are just some of the subdivisions and condominiums in store for you. Feel free to contact me if you are interested to avail any of these.

I would like to credit the respective owners of the photos that I used, as well as the descriptions that I copy-pasted.

I don't intend this as an advertisement but rather a feature article. I will formally advertise these developments once I attended all the PKS myself and once I get to finish my other requirements.

SUBDIVISIONS








Pueblo de Oro’s latest offering, The Enclave at Pueblo Golf has less than 50 units in two hectares of land. It is an exclusive sanctuary reserved for the privileged few. This low-density neighborhood is beside the Pueblo Golf, an all-weather championship golf course ranked among the top 5 in the country. Know more about the project here: http://www.pueblodeoro.com/project/view/the-enclave-at-pueblo-golf










For the value-driven customers, Montierra is a master-planned residential community that answers to the aspirations for a higher experiential community living with its uniquely designed Contemporary Asian and spacious townhouse units complemented with value-adding amenities, facilities and commercial infrastructure suited for start-up families, full nesters and empty nesters. Know more about the project here: http://www.johndorfventures.com.ph/portfolio/33-montierra


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Westwoods offers a harmonious balance of natural and man-made amenities to the privileged few. It is a natural enclave where your family can enjoy privacy in alluring surroundings while still being within short distance from the commercial and business districts of growing Cagayan de Oro. Know more about the project here: http://www.pueblodeoro.com/project/view/westwoods



Lumina is now in the “City of Golden Friendship”

Lumina Cagayan de Oro City, located at Gran Europa, gives a hefty boost on the ongoing real estate developments in the area by offering affordable and easy-to-own homes in a dynamic community complete with features such as covered basketball court, mini gardens and playground, and space for future commercial areas.

 CONDOMINIUMS





Strategically located in prime urban zones, Filinvest’s Oasis communities are mid-rise enclaves that allow urbanites to enjoy their own patch of green in the city. With resort-inspired amenities and refreshing landscapes, families can enjoy a convenient, laid-back lifestyle while staying close to their daily needs.

Your urban oasis takes the form of an Asian-Balinese inspired community of mid-rise residential buildings set within a sprawling 2.7 hectare property at the heart of downtown Cagayan de Oro City.

Know more about the project here: http://www.filinvest.com.ph/one-oasis-cagayan-de-oro




First condominium project of Cebu Landmasters, Inc. in Mindanao. A project that embodies a stress free lifestyle or a respite from a normal everyday concerns definitely a welcoming sanctuary in the middle of the busy Corrales and Osmena Streets. It is a blooming green sanctuary at the heart of Cagayan de Oro City.

It is composed of 3 Towers that will be built in 2 phases. Each building has 15 floors adjacent to each other creating a tranquil hideaway after a long busy day.

The generous 8,740 sqm. prime residential area is beautifully landscaped with 60% dedicated to open space for a calm relaxing environment. Know more about the development here: http://vdsalcedorealty.weebly.com/mesaverte-residences.html
Disclaimer on the link: I don't have my own realty yet and this is just a website for my inventory. I'll just refer to you to that website because I organized some info there in an orderly manner.





The company's latest sustainable mixed-use condominium project received an award from the Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN), whose funding partners include the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The project was recognized as among the top ten “most promising clean energy investment opportunities” in a competition held in Singapore on February 22, 2013. The only real estate project comprising of seven mixed-use residential and commercial buildings with passive and active green features, utilizing a massive solar panel array at the building’s rooftop, it bested over 100 other clean energy projects across Asia. Development will be built in 4 different phases.

Also located near SM City in CdO, the construction of this mixed-use development will be implemented in four phases. The construction of the first two buildings will commence by the first quarter of 2016 and will be finished by the end of 2018.

http://www.italpinas.com/projects/item/1-primavera-city
http://vdsalcedorealty.weebly.com/primavera-city.html






Conveniently located at the heart of a highly urbanized capital city, Bria Flats Cagayan De Oro boasts of proximity to government, business and commercial hubs like the Limketkai Center - complete with malls, shopping centers, BPO offices, and residential areas.Composed of 7 building clusters, Bria Flats Cagayan de Oro is complete with exclusive amenities such as guardhouse, clubhouse, playground, play court, tree-lined avenues.

Know more about it here: http://www.bria.com.ph/properties/mindanao/cagayan-de-oro



Tuscania Towers, a three 12-storey tower mid-rise condominium complex is set to rise soon in Cagayan de Oro City beside Kong Hua School and near Liceo de Cagayan University.


So I guess that would be it for now. I might edit this post from time to time if I have more to add, or I could just make a part 2 for this.

For inquiries, you could contact me through my Facebook account: http://www.facebook.com/vanesanice