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What You Need To Know When Buying a Luxury Property


Every one of us dreams of living in a luxury home, right? Who wouldn’t like that? When it comes to choosing the right home for us, we would always go to a place where we feel happy, satisfied and be proud of. Of course, whether you are living in Ayala Land Condominium Taguig or any other Philippine properties, you can feel comfortable when you have the right atmosphere in your home.

But if you are a kind of person who cares about his/her welfare, then investing in a luxury home would a good idea for you to make. Obviously, we are not talking here about investing in a million or billion worth of property. I’m sure, not all of us can afford. A luxury home is not just about its elegance and value, it also implies who comfortable and satisfied you are with your home. To give you an idea, below are some qualities you should invest to have a luxury home on your own.

Invest in a property from a trusted developer

Never invest in a property where its foundation is not strong enough. Before deciding to have that particular property, make sure you know who the developer is, to make sure that they can be trusted when it comes to the building’s firm foundation. Moreover, you will feel at ease knowing that the place where you live will not easily be destroyed when it comes to earthquakes and any other accidents.

Invest in a property that promises a high rate of long-term returns

Since people living in the Philippines has a high purchasing power, and a growing market for health and wellness traveler, the demand of the luxury properties are also growing, and high demand for luxury properties is increasing. That means the value of each property would also increase each year. And if you are one of those people who would like to invest in a luxury home, this is now the time for you to invest. You don’t know, the value of the properties next year would increase which makes it hard for you to afford such.

Invest in a property that you will like and enjoy.

Don’t ever decide to invest in a property for the sake of having one. Of course, you don’t want to regret the choice you made, right? That is why, before anything else, you have to make sure that you know what you want when it comes to the features of the property you would like to have. Moreover, investing in a property of your choice is one of the many ways you can feel happy and fulfilled. Of course, investing in a property can also be one of your successes in life.

The property should have the capability to earn even while you sleep

Some of us here would like to invest in a particular property to make some extra income. Well, talking about renting it out. Of course, this is also one of the many ways you can take advantage of the property that you have. As an investor, you also have to make sure that it is not just about you, liking the place. Make sure that any people who would like to rent your unit can also feel happy and satisfied with the quality of service and facilities available around. With that, tenants would love to stay longer in your place.

The property should come with a solid investment plan

Always remember that owning a home is an investment. That means, you have to make sure that you are what you will not go to waste. Yes, if you are not careful enough in choosing the right property, there are tendencies that the management is not that capable in giving their clients the best facilities and services they have. As a result, you definitely might not like living in such place.

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For Homeowners: Things To Avoid When Decorating Their Living Room


Living room is one of the important areas we have at home. Of course, it is in the living where we usually gather and have good moments together with our family and friends, and it is also where we spend our spare time to entertain ourselves. Well, it doesn’t matter where you live. Whether you live in condo Cebu or any other condo units in the Philippines, you can still have your living room.

Well, if you are one of those homeowners who don’t have any idea at all when it comes to the arrangements of their furniture, then you better stop and read these tips below for you to know what makes your living room look bad. Of course, avoid these things.

Following trends

There is actually no wrong if you follow home décor trends. But there will also be danger when you tend to follow different trends – it might not look good on your living room. Just because it is a trend, it doesn’t mean it also good for the living room. No, not all. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to know your living room and the kind of ambiance your home has by heart. With that, it is easier for you to determine what design would you like to have for your living room. Give some personal touch to it, not just simply following the trend. This is also one of the many ways to give your home a homey feeling.

The wrong paint color

This is one of the most common mistakes a homeowner can do. They Paint their home with the wrong choice of color. Remember, the color of your home plays a big role when it comes to beautifications. When you have the wrong color, you will most likely have a hard time finding the right furniture or interior design that would match the color that you choose. Moreover, you might not want that particular color which leads to not having the enthusiast to make some decorations at all in your home.

Bulky overhead lighting

For some homes, having a bulky overhead lighting might not be a good idea for them. Unless you want your home to look heavy and your ceilings to appear lower than they really are, then going big might not be for you. Moreover, if you want to have a sense of light and roominess, you better not choose the heavy fixtures for your room – it doesn’t look good. Well, you better look and choose light fixtures with open designs, slim lines, and try something with crystals on it if you want to go stylish and to reflect some light on it.

Uncomfortable furniture

One of the most common misconceptions of most homeowners is that, whenever they see something that looks great, they include it in the arrangements. Just because they look good it doesn’t mean that it is also fine to include it in your living room. Remember, the things found in your living room are mostly useful. And if you think that that particular thing is not useful at all, then you better find other furniture that can be of use. It is better to find another one than filling your living room with useless things.

Some of us here don’t realize that they have been arranging their furniture in a way where it ruins the style and beauty of their living room. Yes, not all of the arrangements are stylish and good enough for the area. Of course, before you decide what you should do with the furniture you have for the living room, you also have think about whether or not the things you want to include would fit perfectly with the other furniture.

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A No-Money Weekend: How to Spend Quality Time at Home


Whether you realize or not, we all spend money every single time. How much more during weekends? This is the time where most people get the chance to go to malls and any other places where they can have fun and enjoy the moment. Of course, it is not a bad thing at all. In fact, you need such recreation to make sure you will have a work-life balance. However, do you know that you can also enjoy your weekend at home? Although some of you may find it boring, there are a lot of things you can do at home. You will not just enjoy what you do, but you will also be productive on such matter.

It does not matter if you plan to invest a house and lot in Pampanga, you can still enjoy your weekend at home without spending too much on the money. And to give you some ideas, you might want to refer to these tips below.

Set goals

This is one of the things you need to consider when spending your weekend at home. Of course, you need to know what you want to do for you to be productive as of the moment. If you are a kind of person who just loves to do some DIY then, you can create something that would unleash your creative side. With that, you are not just doing some productive things; you are also saving money.
Setting goals will also help you decide on what you need to do for the weekend without spending too much of your money.

Define no-money

Ok, let’s just admit! Not all of us here understand what “no money” means. Does it literally say that you are not going to spend a single peso? Well, that would be impossible for us to do. The definition of no-money is all up to you. If you think that you can go on a day without spending on a single coin, then this can also apply to you. However, this can also mean that you are not going to spend too much on a particular thing. If you want to buy some chips, you can spend. But not to the extent where you are spending too much without mindful of the things that you have just bought.

Plan ahead

This is one of the things you should also consider if you want to save money. For some, the best time to have a no-money weekend is during the first or fourth week of the month. Perhaps, that is because these weeks is “pay the bills” time. When you have a particular plan in mind, you are going to be obliged to do the things that are expected. Moreover, it will be much easier for you to do a particular that are as planned.

Get creative

Of course this! There’s nothing more precious than spending your time alone and unleashing your creative side. If you are a kind of person who usually wants to watch television all day, then you need to stop. You have to do things that can make your more productive. Perhaps, you can read a book or do something that would not make your bored at home. Again, you are not just enjoying your time at home, but you are also doing things that can make your productive. And of course, you also have to choose things that can entertain you for you not to get bored easily.

Go outside

Just because you spend your weekend at home, that does not mean you cannot go outside. Of course, you can! You can have a walk around your neighborhood. This is also one of the many ways you can know your neighbors more. Especially if you are new to your place, you can stroll around and familiarize where and what place that can best spend your time.

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Why Do We Need To Conserve Energy At Home


As we all know, conserving energy is a must. Perhaps, some of you here already have an idea on what and what not to do when it comes to conserving energy at home, since there are a lot of articles that talks about things that help conserve the energy. However, not all of us here are able to grasp and understand why we need to conserve energy at home. Of course, it does not matter if you are living in a condo in Taguig or a condo near Makati, you are not excepted in conserving energy.

Although most homeowners have their own ways in doing their thing, but we all have the same aim – to conserve energy. Perhaps, a lot of you here might be wondering whether if conserving energy is important or not. Well, if you are one of those people who share the same sentiments, then below are some reasons as to why we need to conserve energy at home.

Energy efficiency saves you money

Whether you realize it or not, conserving energy saves your money big time. Of course, you are paying the bills. And if you use too much energy, your electric bill would definitely go up. Not to mention when you use appliances that are not energy saver, it will definitely add up to the cost of your bills. If you want to save money, you have to buy energy-efficient appliances, making energy-efficient home improvements, and taking energy-efficient actions every day.

If you think that buying energy saver appliances can cost you a lot, then you better think again. These kinds of the appliance are affordable enough for you to buy them for your home use. Replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient halogens, CFLs or LEDs saves you more than the previous one. And most importantly, you also have to observe proper measures such as turning the lights off or the AC off if it is not in use. With that, you can definitely save you from worry about your bills.

Energy efficiency improves the economy

Aside from it help us save a lot of money, we have also helped our economy by conserving energy at home. How much more when we practice conserving energy not just in our home, but also in business establishments? This will definitely help businesses and city, towns and governments save on a much bigger scale. Well, think about saving millions to billions of money while conserving energy. And if they have the money, they can definitely put up other establishments to create more jobs for the unemployed. See how conserving energy can save us a lot of headaches?

Energy efficiency is good for the environment

Always remember that not all appliances are eco-friendly. Most of the appliances produced chemicals when is use that can definitely destroy our Mother Nature. However, if you just convert your appliances that are friendly enough to the environment, then you are also helping our community by protecting them from harmful risks. Moreover, through converting your appliances into an eco-friendly one, you are also conserving and saving a lot of money.

Energy efficiency improves national security

Perhaps, not all of us here know this, but energy efficiency safeguards our nation by decreasing the overall demand for energy, and the need to import and transport fossil fuels. Of course, this also paves way to our country’s independence when it comes to our resources. Moreover, with energy efficiency, we can save energy resources for future generations to use.

Energy efficiency enhances quality of life

Of course, this is the most important thing we need to achieve. Whether you realize it or not, conserving energy can improve the quality of life that we have. Generally, we will have a more comfortable life in our community since there are not dangers when it comes to harmful pollutants. Moreover, you can also be productive at home and at work through taking advantage of energy efficiency in office buildings and production processes.

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Tips in Choosing the Right Furniture


If there’s one thing that completes a home design, that would be our furniture. However, if you think that choosing the right furniture is as easy as counting 1, 2, 3, then you better think again. We’ve seen different kinds of furniture, but the most difficult part is when we choose the right furniture for our home. It doesn’t matter if you live in Amaia Homes or any other real estate properties; you need to be keen when it comes to the style, color, texture, and shape of your furniture.

You might wonder why is it hard when all you have to do is choose. Yes, it is! But the real question is, does it look good on your home? Obviously, you’re not going to choose furniture for the sake of having one. Right? That simply means it is not just about choosing a thing for your home. You also have to be mindful if it is worth it or not.

However, if you are one of those homeowners who are having a hard time thinking about what furniture that matches the ambiance of their home, then below are some tips on choosing the right furniture for your home.

Consider the size first

Before anything else, you have to think about the size of your furniture. If you have a bigger room, you’ll need to decide how much space you want to occupy. For instance, if you are planning to include a coffee table, then decide on how big your couch or sofa will be to fit in. Moreover, if you want to make the couch be the focal point of your room, then rounded couch shapes would be advisable to provide a lot of seating.

However, if you have a smaller room, then you should also pick something that is practical, yet has a strong design that could carry and complement with the rest of space in your room.

Determine which shape will suit the room best

Again, there are different kinds of furniture. They differ in shapes, textures, and sizes. However, not all shapes are the best match with the other furniture in your room. For instance, if you have an L-shape couch, then it is great for open areas that need to be divided such as separating the living room from the dining room. And if you have a rounder shape couch, then this is best for smaller spaces that meant to serve as a gathering area for your guests.

A daybed could be a good alternative to a traditional couch if you want to have more chairs and tables in your living room. Moreover, it doesn’t just give you a good seating capacity, but it is also compact and can work as a more sophisticated version of the futon.

Research upholstery materials. Which will be best for you?

Yes, beautiful and stylish furniture is important. But you should also not forget about the functionality of it. Obviously, you’re not going to include furniture that is not useful to your room, right? You are only keeping junks at home. That simply means, you also have to choose furniture that is made with durable materials. If you are planning to buy a couch, then you have to make sure that its upholstery materials used are best for you to use. If not, then you better find another that fits the standard of good quality furniture.

Choose a style that complements your home

“Our home reflects who we are.” Yes, cliché as it may seem, but it is true. That means, what we decorate – whether if it’s interior or exterior home design, it shows who we are. That is why you have to choose a style that will complement your lifestyle. Of course, it is not just about the style of the furniture. You also have to choose the right color, texture, size and other components that give beauty to your home.

Whether you like it or not, choosing the right furniture would do a lot of thinking. However, when you know what you really want to have or do, then you can most likely choose the right furniture for you home. Yes, this might sound challenging and daunting, but who cares? The end result is all worth it!

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Valentine Activities You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Do At Home

Valentine’s Day is one of the most awaited days for most couples or lovers. This is the time when they can express their love for one another than any other ordinary days. But celebrating Valentine’s is not just about going to a fancy restaurant, or book a hotel room. Whether you both live in Abreeza Residences or any other real estate properties, you can still have a wonderful day and night with your partner.

Sad to say, not all of us know what awesome things or activities they can do at home. As a result, they tend to have higher expenses every Valentine’s Day. However, if you are just creative enough when thinking about what you can do to make it a fun and exciting activity, then you definitely can have a memorable day.

Of course, Valentine’s Day should not always be expensive. It’s not about money; it’s the thought that counts. So, whatever you do for as long as you do it by heart, then it’s definitely a good thing. Well, for those couples who are still thinking about what to do, below are some ideas you can get for you to do this upcoming special day.

1. Go half and half on the night

If you’re planning to have a dinner at home, you can go for half and half. That means you can have first the meal on the half of the night, and a dessert for the other half. You don’t have to do it all at once. Moreover, this is also one way to enjoy your dinner.

2. Have an 80’s love movie marathon

Modern day movies are a cliché, but if you are into lovey-dovey, or cheesy and all, then try watching 80’s love movies. It would be a perfect ingredient to set the mode of the night. Of course, it’s not just about all those cheesiness, but you can also get a good moral when it comes to handling love for each other.

3. Cook dinner together

For some, this is one of the most fun parts when preparing for your night. Of course, you’re both cooking for each other. The more hands-on you are, the more you can feel that one is trying and giving their best effort just to make the night a memorable night ever.

4. Have a Valentine’s breakfast

Celebrating Valentine’s Day doesn’t just happen during night time. You can have the celebration as early as the morning. You can cook your love one pancake and tea or coffee, or you can have a meal for breakfast. It’s all up to you. With that, you’re already setting a romantic mode early morning.

5. Game night


Of course, Valentine’s Day is also not about romantic mode. You can also have fun first by playing games. Well, it doesn’t have to be a hassle game where you will run and jump. You can have board games or card games. At least with that, you’re setting a fun and exciting mode for both of you.

6. Have an indoor picnic

One of the most exciting parts of the night is the food. Of course, you get to taste the delicious food your partner made just for you. Well, if you don’t know anything about cooking or baking, then you can definitely look at the recipe book for guidance.

7. Have an “I’ve been dying to see this” movie marathon

We all have this thing that we really want to do or see. However, there’s no time or you can’t think of a way to find or do such thing. That is why this is also the chance for you to surprise him/her about the things they really want to see for a long time. With this, they will like you even more.

8. Cocktail Vs. Dessert: Make Both!

If you both can’t decide which of the two you want to have, then why not make a cocktail and a dessert. With that, you don’t have to make some dilemma on which is better. Moreover, you have more choices rather than having just a dessert or a cocktail. Why not enjoy both?!

To-Do List: A Quick Houseguest Prep

There will always be an excitement whenever guests visit your home in Alveo Condominium Cebu or any other real estate property that you are living. Agree? It’s the time for you to bond and make memories together. However, preparing your home for guests can also be a hassle on our part. Of course, you also have to think about what you should have and do to have a satisfying staying.

Some of you here might have a little time before your guests start to arrive. Fret no! Preparing your home for their arrival is not as hard as you think it is. Well, all you have to do is have some basic knowledge of the things that needs to finish.

Tidy up




Before you can add some decorations in your home, one of the must things for you to do is to tidy up first. Of course, you cannot move on to the next step when your home is still messy. Of course, you don’t want to hear some bad impressions from your guests, right? And mind you, when you don’t know how to tidy up your room, it will also reflect on who and what you are. Tidy up your home is not that hard as you think it is. All you have to do is place the things back to its proper place for as not to look messy around your home. And if you have some trash or dirt, then it is also your duty to clean it up. It’s a simple cleaning.

Make the guest bed with fresh sheets



When your guests decide to stay for a night, you have to make sure that all of the bed sheets, pillow cases and blankets are all clean and fresh. You also have to make sure that you also tidy up things in the guest room, and remove things that are not that necessary for their use. Moreover, making enough space for them to move around the guest room is also one of the things you should consider. When you have a clean room for them, they will most likely have a good rest.

Check lighting and privacy



Even if they are your guests, they also deserve to have some privacy. Before you let them get into their room, you have to check first their door knob whether if it’s broken or not. If it is, then you better change it immediately. Moreover, if you think that the light of their room is not that good, then you also have to change the lightbulbs. Of course, you should also not forget about the window, there should be coverings to secure their privacy.

Clean and restock the bathroom



One of the important rooms in our home is the bathroom. Agree? Well for some homeowners, it is a no-no. Of course, it is where we make ourselves clean. That is why, our bathroom should also be clean. And mind you, some guests make the cleanliness of a bathroom a big deal. That is also why, you should be keen when it comes to cleaning and changing the things and other toiletries in the bathroom.

Get your home info together



If you decide to lend your home to your guests, you should not forget to lend your guest a key. Moreover, be sure that the guests can distinguish the spare key by putting a keychain. With that, it will be easier for them to find which of the keys fits for their home. Aside from the key, if you have a Wi-Fi at home, you should let them know the password so they can use the internet. Of course, don’t forget to inform your guests if you have some other important things that you want them to know.

Stock up on morning essentials



Bread, coffee, tea, fruits, cereals, or a breakfast meal, should all be found in the kitchen. Of course, you don’t want to make your guests starve early in the morning, right? Moreover, labelling the things in the kitchen will make a convenient stay. And as much as possible, you should also stock some other food that they want to choose to eat.

Whether you agree with me on this or not, there will always be a favour back when you know how to entertain your guests at home. If you are satisfied with your hospitality, then they will also mostly likely be hospitable towards you when it is your turn to visit their home.