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Kembali Coast—A Perfect Tropical Getaway

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Kembali Coast Samal

Kembali Coast Samal

Filinvest revitalized the residential beach community in the Island Garden City of Samal as it transformed the 50-hectare land in Kaputian into a premier residential location known as Kembali Coast.

The word “Kembali” comes from Indonesian word meaning “I welcome you; I return my love to you”. This place will certainly welcomes you into a new way of residential living and greets you with refreshing amenities.

Kembali Coast Samal is a Balinese-inspired development project. It is just 25 minutes away from Davao City via speedboat and 10 minutes away from the famous Pearl Farm Beach Resort.

Kembali Coast Samal offers residential lots with an average lot size of 1,000 square meters each, view lots, ridge cliffs and beachfront lots. Facilities and amenities include optimist sailboats, wakeboard and water skis, hobie cats aqua sports, dive shop, guest pavilion and many more.

This master-planned residential project also features guest lounge, forest parks and campsites, swimming pool, sewage treatment facility and clubhouse as their additional features.

Kembali Coast Samal is a residential plus leisure development project and first of its kind in Samal.

Image courtesy of Filinvest website

Property Developers Eyeing High Rise Condominiums in Davao

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010

Eco 4000 Condominium

Eco 4000 Condominium - image courtesy of DMCI Urban Property Dev't Inc.


It seems like the trend is going high rise for upcoming condominium projects in Davao for the next couple of years as property developers are planning to build high rise condominium buildings. This was disclosed by the two active property developers in Davao, DMC Urban Property Development Inc. (DMCI) and Filinvest Land Inc. Both developers are planning to construct relatively high-rise structure for their next projects which will stand 10 to 15 storeys in height.

At present, condominium buildings around Davao have an average height of 5 storeys. Notably, the Filinvest One Oasis, a five-level condominium building and Magallanes Residences which has seven floors. Filinvest business development officer Geraldine de Gorostiza stated that the company is planning to make last two buildings of One Oasis 10 storeys high. One Oasis is a condominium project situated at the back of SM City Ecoland. On the other hand, DMCI Mindanao general manager Nora Gutierrez said that the company is planning to build a high rise condominium within the three-hectare property owned by the company in Ecoland. DMCI Urban Properties revolutionized the condominium industry by building the first condominium in Davao, the Ecoland 4000 residences near SM City Ecoland.

With the latest development in the real estate property, Davao is now definitely a favorite investment area among real estate property developers. Developers are gearing up to get a big slice of the growing real estate property market. Property developments include low-cost housing to the high-end condominium projects.

The present real estate players with projects worth billions of pesos in Davao City include
DMC Urban Property, HLC, Camella, Holiday Properties, Davao Joyful, RJP, Davao Elite, Sta. Lucia Realty, 8990 Housing Development Corp., Foothills, Ladislawa, Kisan Lu, Hemeni Land, Ayala Land, Damosa, Filinvest Land Inc. and Landco Pacific.

Real Estate Pushes Davao Economy Upward

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Camella Northpoint Davao

Camella Northpoint Davao


The real estate is still top investment sector in Davao City according to the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center.

The biggest investment in the local real estate industry is the Abreeza Project which is a joint venture of Ayala and Anflocor. Abreeza is a mall with BPO component project and is situated in a 10-hectare prime property along J.P. Laurel Avenue. It is a mixed use facility that will house shopping centers, business processing outsourcing and hotel facilities. The property is currently under construction.

Other big property development projects are Chula Vista, Santiago Villas, Villa Azalea and Deca Homes Resort Residences which will include a wakeboard facility.

The city government is actively promoting Davao as a good place for investment by providing incentives to interested investors. Big tickets projects will enjoy exemptions from payment of building permit fees and other fees and charges, mayor’s permit fees, and business sales taxes for the next three years, as well as exemption from the payment of Basic Real Property Tax for the next two years.

The total investments processed by the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center reaches Php 5.99 billion.

Great Reasons to Invest in the Davao Real Estate Property Sector

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Davao Condominium
The real estate property business in Davao City has recently been gaining popularity as the big names in the real estate industry are aggressively developing their own sites in several parts of Davao region. Among these are Filinvest Land Inc., Robinsons, DMC Urban Property Developers, Inc. and many others.

The constructions of medium-rise condominium buildings are commonly seen in big cities like Metro Manila and Cebu. But now, the city of Davao is fast catching up with this new trend of high-end living. Are condominiums ideal for Davaoeños and other foreign immigrants? There are countless reasons to answer this query. Aside from the fact that Davao is highly urbanized city, it remains peaceful and has one of the lowest crime rates in the Philippines. And this makes Davao as one of the most popular areas to live and retire in the Philippines.

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are now heavily investing in the real estate property sector. On the other hand, Foreigners can now own a condominium unit in the Philippines. This is stated under Republic Act 4726 where foreign nationals can now own a condominium unit in the Philippines. The said act is known as the Condominium Act.

To live in a condominium, a peaceful and secured place should be your first criteria in choosing on where to buy a condominium unit. You can raise your family without being alarmed for their safety. Davao is a typhoon-free place and is inhabited with friendly residents. One can live with rapport to his neighbors, colleagues and other people.

Notable condominium projects in Davao are Magallanes Residences Condominium, Linmarr Towers of Holiday Properties and Filinvest One Oasis Condominium. Most condominiums in Davao are constructed at the heart of the city. Others are just kilometers away. The location is accessible to shopping malls, churches, hospitals, public markets, recreation areas, police stations and other establishments that would cater your daily and basic needs.

Shopping malls are open 10 hours daily and can meet all your needs at one shop. Restaurants in Davao offer low price and fine dining. You can breathe fresh air and enjoy tasting tropical fruits like durian, pomelo, mango, mangosteen and many others.

The real estate properties in Davao especially condominium units are relatively low in price as compared to those located in the United States and Europe. This makes investments in the Davao real estate properties attractive because the property value is expected to appreciate in the coming years.

7 Tips on How to Buy a Condominium Unit in Davao

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Davao Condominium unit

To purchase a condominium unit, one must consider numerous factors. In fact, these factors will help you in choosing the best condominium unit and lifetime comforts. So, hereunder are the seven tips that would be helpful in your decision-making.

1. Location

Paramount of the above mentioned consideration is the location. Location usually reflects property price. The location of your chosen condominium unit should be accessible to important establishments like banks, hospitals, supermarkets, schools, restaurants and other places.

2. Parking area

Parking area is included in the lists. It is necessary to have a huge space but at least enough for the use of the residents. A condominium property should have wide parking space suited for the need of each resident.

3. Peaceful environment

Noise is a part of living. Wherever you live, you can’t get away from it. Residing in a condominium doesn’t mean that you are free from noise. So, choose a condominium unit that is far away from any disturbances. This of course, helps you to have a peace of mind.

4. Background of the property developer

The background of the developer is an important aspect in choosing a condominium. There are previous cases that condominium developers ran out of money and unable to continue financing the building construction. And it would be very hard to get your money back. A good condominium developer must be committed to work with the condo owners for proper condo management like installation of effective security measures and proper maintenance of the building.

5. Amenities

The price of a condo unit depends upon the amenities provided. An ideal condo unit must have amenities like swimming pool, children’s playground, gym, function rooms and the like.

6. Association Dues

Of course living in a condo means paying additional expenses which refers to the association dues. This monthly payment goes to the compensation of the security guards, maintenance, janitor, electricity, watering plants and swimming pool and many others.

7. Population density

The population density is the number of occupants per area of the building space available. In a condominium, this translates to the number of residents sharing the swimming pool, gym, playground, function rooms, parking space and other amenities.

I hope the tips that I have mentioned gave you more ideas on what to look for in a condominium unit.

If you are interested to own a condominium property in Davao, please send your inquiries to lancecorner@yahoo.com

List of Davao Condominium Projects

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2008
Azure Samal condominium

Azure Samal condominium

Azure Samal Condominium

The Azure condominium project is the first luxury resort condominium in Davao and Samal Island. The condominium will be situated along a beach front with white sand beach and clear blue sea water. The design is inspired by Mediterranean influence. Azure condominium will rise on the Gold Coast of Limao, an ideal place to frolic in the water and to explore untouched coral reefs. The location is ideal since it is a home to abundant kinds of multi-colored coral species and other marine life. This luxury resort condominium is the first of its kind in Davao featuring world class amenities.

The amenities of Azure condominium are as follows:

1. Ceramic floors
2. Ceramic bathrooms
3. Marble floors for Penthouse
4. Marble bathrooms for Penthouse
5. Granite counter tops
6. High end lighting fixtures and hardware
7. Huge Infinity swimming pool with gardens and landscaping
8. Individual parking space.
9. Business center
10. Function Room
11. Restaurant
12. Coffee shop & bar

Azure condominium will also feature a spa that will include exercise and weight room, dry sauna and massage facilities.

Noblesse Heights Condominium

Noblesse Heights Condominium

Noblesse Heights Condominium

Noblesse Heights Condominium is a condominium project of Blue Spirit Properties Philippines Corporation. The condominium project will be located along Bacaca Road near El Rio Subdivision in Davao.
Noblesse Heights Condominium features American contemporary design. It is a 5-storey condominium that will cover 310 Units. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Ocean View Samal: the Next Luxury Living Destination

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Category: Davao Real Estate Property Posted: Friday, November 21st, 2008
Holiday Ocean View Samal

Holiday Ocean View Samal

The Island of Samal will soon be the home to the next luxury living destination in the southern part of the Philippines. This is possible with realization of the multi-million upscale project known as the Holiday Oceanview Samal.

Holiday Ocean View Samal is a real estate project of Holiday Properties. It is a seven-hectare major development consists of four major areas and set to open in 2009.

The project involves the construction of mixed-used development showcasing a row of town houses, residential units, hotel, spa and a marina which is the first of its kind in Davao. The marina will be fitted with water and power supply connections which can be linked to the sailboats, yachts, and cruisers that will dock at the marina. The Holiday Ocean is located at Ilihan, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal.

For lot owners, they will automatically become mentors of this world class marina. Members can also enjoy privileges such as access to amenities and more.

Holiday Ocean View Samal is a residential village on top of a cliff that will be facing the beachfront. The Holiday Properties already received many inquiries produced sales since the project was inaugurated last year.

The Holiday Ocean View Samal project is considered as one of the biggest and most exciting real estate developments to hit Davao region. Its is an exclusive subdivision-marina-resort rolled into one.

For inquiries, please e-mail: lancecorner@yahoo.com