Google Pampanga Real Estate Guide, Trend and Review: December 2007

Monday, December 31, 2007

A Merry Christmas 2007 and Happy New Year 2008

It has been a honor and a great privilege to be part of this industry. It was accident that I got involved and dabbled into real estate thanks to my mom. The year A.D. 2007 was a fruitful year for me and my family as we have gone through trials and tribulations and also the challenges we have faced concerning our clients, developers and others things that mattered to us in providing the best service we can provide with satisfaction to their needs and wants.

Thank you for your continued support on our company, as 2007 is drawing near to a close. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We look forward to a newer and greater challenges in the years to come and we would like to hear from in the future as real estate in the Philippines is strongly progressing to the higher level in the years to come.

An Applause Well Deserved, CRB Corazon F. Baluyut!

It was an exciting day for CRB Corazon F. Baluyut as she bags the top awards with two top developers in the country. Achieving sales record in single project selling higher than the other brokers from Metro Manila. Mrs. Corazon F. Baluyut garnered the top sales broker for Community Innovations, Inc.'s project in Angeles City, Pampanga called the MARQUEE PLACE. Marquee Place 35 hectare residential community with contemporary style design subdivision is the latest project of Community Innovations, Inc north of Manila and the first in Pampanga. Located right beside the North Luzon Expressway and the soon to be finished Marquee Mall (Ayala Mall in Angeles City).

Again she set the record straight for achieving the highest sales for the last quarter of 2007 with Robinsons Homes Incorporated (A Division of Robinson Land Corporation) last November 2007. She bested other brokers with high sales in a single project at MIRADA DOS, located along McArthur Highway, Sindalan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

The awards she garnered made her who she is today, after years of working hard and persevering from the new challenges up ahead in the real estate industry and with her small and humble firm called C. F. Baluyut Realty which is based in her home province of Pampanga.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

NEWS: Architect Nestor Mangio Cited as The Legend in Real Estate

I was awed with the big banners floating around McArthur Highway in City of San Fernando and Angeles City regarding the achievements of Architect Nestor S. Mangio courtesy of Sunstar Pampanga website, December 18, 2007. An issue of Biz News Asia proclaimed him the LEGEND OF REAL ESTATE, He is truly a legend with his expertise in building a grand master-planned community in Central Luzon - The Lakeshore Estates.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Top Filipino architect Nestor Mangio, owner and developer of The Lakeshore, a sprawling, upscale village in nearby Mexico town, has been named one of the legends and builders by Biz News Asia.

Mangio has been ranked along with other Philippine giants in business and real estate moguls, the likes of shopping mall magnate Henry Sy, Senate President Manuel Villar and even Vice President Noli de Castro.

Mangio, who is also the chairman of the Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC), has been cited for pioneering in upscale lakeshore development in the Philippines, an idea he got from the United States, Canada and European cities where communities are built around lakes.

The Lakeshore, located along the North Luzon Expressway, is 250-hectare property in Mexico town. It features three lakes, all man-made and the largest of which is 10 hectares and built at a cost of P80 million.

According to Biz News Asia, the place will become attractive with the development of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark as the Philippines' premier international airport and Luzon's main logistics hub.

"Mangio attributes his success to a number of things-working hard, being sincere in his dealing and honoring his word and commitments, being creative, and prayerful," the magazine said.

Mangio is the chairman of the Nestor Mangio Architects, president of the N.S. Mangio Construction and Development Corp., managing director of Nobleman Properties, owner of Hotel Gracelace here, chairman and chief executive officer of Central Country Estate and chairman and president of the Lakeshore Marketing Corp. and the Lakeshore Country Club. (JM)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Congratulations to Ramon B. Lim and Cathelyn Yabut, a newly passed Real Estate Brokers

A few days ago, I was informed by my mom regarding the release of the November 25, 2007 Real Estate Brokers Licensure Examination held in key cities in the Philippines. I felt astonished and excited upon learning that my colleague in the real estate industry, Mr. Ramon B. Lim, who has been working for our realty firm since 2005 has achieved a great feat in his life by successfully passing this challenging exam over many trials he endured in the past while Ms. Cathelyn Yabut joined the company this year.

Ramon has been a companion during our review back in October 2005 at the Metro Angeles Realtor Board (MAREB) - PAREB Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar and Review in Angeles City together with some colleagues whom we have kept in touch with in the past years and exchange some listings from time to time eventhough we are from different groups, I from Real Estate Brokers Association of The Philippines (REBAP) while they are from Philippine Association of Realtors Board (PAREB).

I have checked on this article at written last November 30, 2007 upon its release to view for myself and give him a round of applause.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection under Dir. Victorio Mario A. Dimagiba announces that 717 out of 1,272 equivalent to 56.4% passed the Real Estate Brokers Licensure Examination given by the Board of Examiners for Real Estate Brokers in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Lucena on November 25, 2007.

The members of the Board of Examiners for Real Estate Brokers who gave the licensure examination are REB Buenaventura V. Fulgencio, REB Elizabeth P. Villareal and REB Luis Melchor V. Serquiña. Successful examinees should personally register and secure their license from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The oathtaking ceremony of the successful examinees in the said examination as well as the previous ones who have not taken their Oath of Professional will be announced by the Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection.

You can view the entire list on this link: Real Estate Brokers Licensure Examination Results Released (Friday, November 30, 2007).

"Congratulations to Ramon may you be successful and be bless with more sales on your future career in the real estate industry".

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Field Trip: A Glimpse of American Architecture at Avida Residences San Fernando

"SURE AND SECURE" as how Avida implies to all its project in the archipelago.

On our recent visit to Avida Residences San Fernando, there were lots of changes happening especially as the overall development is almost complete and everything is taking shape from its previous disposition as a raw land to an almost complete upper middle class development with Ayala standard of living. So comes the house and lot packages that have scenic American comtemporary setting which can only be found in the Avida Residence San Fernando, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Avida Land Corp, A subsidiary of Ayala Land Co. (formerly known as Laguna Property Holdings, Inc.) have a acquired a 13.5 hectare land in the boundary of Baranggay Sindalan and Malpitic. This is a joint venture between Avida Land Corp and Superior Land Holdings, Inc. They chose City of San Fernando as the location of this development because of its importance as the seat of provincial goverment in Pampanga, center for Kapampangan culture and as a epicenter of most businesses in Central Luzon with its close proximity to Metro Manila and with progressive outlook for the future as a first-class city as envisioned.

Avida is very close to the McArthur Highway and other road networks which serves as the main artery of traffic to those going up north to Baguio City and also to other point of destination like Clark and Subic Bay Freeports Zone.

Inside Avida Residences San Fernando

Photos taken last September 22, 2006 on its opening and launching.

Mayor Oscar Rodriguez on an ocular inspection of the model homes at Avida Residences San Fernando (At Right), Left, during the presentation of the key to the city to Mr. Herbert Maglanoc, Vice President of Avida Sale Corp.. Below, during the ceremonial opening with officials from Avida Land Corp, Ayala Land Company and Superior Land Holdings, Inc. Extreme right, the courtyard in the middle of the model house block.

Features & Amenities:


* Contemporary “shingle style” American architecture, finished in complementary tones
* Distinctive floor plans. Each house is designed to promote relaxed living
* Open flow living and dining space for easy entertaining
* Spacious master bedrooms
* Quality finishes and specifications

Community Amenities

* Clubhouse with breathtaking views of Mount Arayat
* Adult and kiddie pools
* Basketball court
* Expertly landscaped private courtyards

Further news and updates and photos of the model and actual unit will be posted in this blog.

For more details and inquiries on AVIDA RESIDENCES SAN FERNANDO, you can call us at 0917-510-0734 (CRB Benedict F. Baluyut) ; 0928-504-6781 /0918-358-0288 - CRB Corazon F. Baluyut, Licensed Real Estate Brokers. You can email us at

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Builder's Corner: Sysco Dream Homes at the Lakeshore Estates

Sysco Development Company is proud to announce its major affiliation with the number developer in Pampanga, Central Country Estates Inc. on its house and lot package inside The Lakeshore Residential and Leisure Estates. Sysco will deliver exclusively designed three (3) model homes at the Lakeshore in order to meet the demand of housing among our fellow kababayans from abroad.

Sysco Development Company has been the real estate development for the past fifteen (15) years around the Philippines. Established in 1994 by an entrepreneur from the manufacturing industry, SYSCO Development Corporation is recognized in the real estate development sector as a Community Developer.

Armed with a track-record in building residential subdivisions, and combined with competent experience in architectural designs and engineering innovations, SYSCO has consistently delivered quality communities that exceed buyer's expectations and elevated industry benchmarks in terms of development features and home designs.

Believing CONSISTENT QUALITY is best achieved in a controlled environment, SYSCO invested on a Pre-Fabricated Concrete Building System manufacturing facility to produce the component walls, floors, and beams used in construction of its houses. The building system ensures a short construction period and prevents sub-standard construction of houses.

SYSCO has utilized this system in building all its houses. From single to multiple storey houses, from common-wall row-house and townhouse clusters, and from floor area sizes ranging from 24-30 square meters to as high as 150-200 square meters, SYSCO houses are distinguished for its durability and elegant designs.

To date, SYSCO has provided more than 2000 homes to satisfied families who own houses they value, improve on, and live in. It is not surprising to find multiple homes in SYSCO communites owned by the same family or extended family members.

Through SYSCO Dream Homes* , the technological benefits of SYSCO houses is now made available not only to company developed communities, but to the wider public of lot owners who desire to build a quality home for their family.

In building houses and communites, SYSCO is helping the FILIPINO fulfill his DREAM of owning a HOME .

* SYSCO Dream Homes is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYSCO Development Corporation.

The three model homes are Eva, Frederique and Harumi which are intended for use only at Parklane however CCEI decided to use the Sysco model homes in order for the buyer to have a choice in having his home built within the confines of the estate.
The building system Sysco used is of affordable and quality made pre-fabricated walls, supports and construction material which have rigorously passed in its standard. Nowadays, pre-fabricated building are commonly used in mass housing project in order to built fast, strong and reliable to be delivery of the construction and services to the unit owner.

Attached are the artist's rendition of the homes which are currently being in Woodbridge and Northern Hills Villages at the Lakeshore.

Further news and updates and photos of the model and actual unit will be posted in this blog.

For more details and inquiries on Sysco Dream Homes at the Lakeshore, you can call us at 0917-510-0734 (CRB Benedict F. Baluyut) ; 0928-504-6781 /0918-358-0288 - CRB Corazon F. Baluyut, Licensed Real Estate Brokers. You can email us at