The Story of Alta Veranda de Tibig

One of the more notable wedding and event venues in and around Tagaytay City is Alta Veranda de Tibig, a lovely property in nearby Silang, Cavite.

(Alta Veranda de Tibig also, incidentally, serves as the host venue for Savour: The Ultimate Taste Fest in Metro Tagaytay, which happens on Sunday, June 11, 2017, and features seven awesome catering companies. Read more about the event here.)

Alta Veranda de Tibig. Photo by Dizon Studios.

Alta Veranda de Tibig. Photo by Dizon Studios.

We did some catching up with the organizers of Savour: The Ultimate Taste Fest in Metro Tagaytay, and managed to sit down with the good people of Town’s Delight the Caterer and Alta Veranda de Tibig.

For today’s post, we take a closer look at how Alta Veranda de Tibig came to be.

Think About Investing in a House and Lot in Tagô

Instead of a condo in Metro Manila, consider investing in a #HouseAndLot at #Tagô by #MañosaProperties in the cool #Tagaytay countryside. Large cuts, fully furnished homes, world class designs. Come stop by to see for yourselves! #TagaytayCity #WhereToStayinTagaytay #TagaytayRealEstate #TagaytayHouseForSale #TagaytayLiving

Instead of a condo in Metro Manila, consider investing in a #HouseAndLot at #Tagô by #MañosaProperties in the cool #Tagaytay countryside. Large cuts, fully furnished homes, world class designs. Come stop by to see for yourselves! #TagaytayCity #WhereToStayinTagaytay #TagaytayRealEstate #TagaytayHouseForSale #TagaytayLiving

The best of Metro Tagaytay lifestyle and business is on TagaytayLiving.com. Image taken directly from the TagaytayLiving.com account on Instagram. Visit Tagaytay Living on Instagram to know where to eat, where to stay, and what to do in Metro Tagaytay.

Breathtaking View of Crosswinds Tagaytay

@Bebebubush was getting ready for just another client meeting when she took this photo of @crosswindsresortsuites. “That moment when you’re preparing for an investment presentation, and you’re the one who’s getting sold by the project.” #ViewOfTheDay #CrosswindsTagaytay #TagaytayRealEstate #RealEstatePH #TagaytayLiving

@Bebebubush was getting ready for just another client meeting when she took this photo of @crosswindsresortsuites. "That moment when you're preparing for an investment presentation, and you're the one who's getting sold by the project." #ViewOfTheDay #CrosswindsTagaytay #TagaytayRealEstate #RealEstatePH #TagaytayLiving

The best of Metro Tagaytay lifestyle and business is on TagaytayLiving.com. Image taken directly from the TagaytayLiving.com account on Instagram. Visit Tagaytay Living on Instagram to know where to eat, where to stay, and what to do in Metro Tagaytay.

Country Townhouse Units available at Tagaytay Hampton Villas | Photo by Welmanville Development Corporation | www.tagaytayliving.com

Country Townhouse Units For Sale at Tagaytay Hampton Villas

If you’re looking to own a country townhouse somewhere in the neighborhood of Metro Tagaytay, but wouldn’t want to be in the busier parts of the city, then you might want to have a look at the units over at Tagaytay Hampton Villas.

Exterior shots of the country townhouse units at Tagaytay Hampton Villas.

Exterior shots of the country townhouse units at Tagaytay Hampton Villas.

Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Picnic Grove, the Tagaytay Hampton Villas is an ideal country home with all the fresh air and cool weather that comes from living in Metro Tagaytay, as well as the conveniences of modern living just close by– shopping outlets, restaurants with all sorts of cuisines, spas and recreational centers, and other tourist attractions.

Pag-IBIG Fund Now Covers Solar Panels at Home

More and more people have been trying out solar panels to cut down on energy costs. Now the Philippine government is making it even easier for you to green up your home.

“Purchase and installation of solar panels may be financed by our Home Improvement Loan.”

–Darlene Marie Berberabe, Pag-IBIG president and CEO

The state-owned Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) has now made it possible for you to apply for a loan to purchase and install solar panels, says Darlene Marie Berberabe, PAG-IBIG’s president and CEO, in an interview with GMA News Online.

Solar Panels

While the initial investment may be daunting, solar panels are able to provide your home with electricity by harnessing the power of the sun, and pays off in the long run by making you less dependent on local power companies.

At present, these are part of the standard housing loan which requires the mortgage of the house, Berberabe added.

Read: “Costa Rica Now Completely Runs on Renewable Energy”.

Ara Vista Village Fosters an Active Lifestyle

Ara Vista Village is the latest real estate development venture from AMA Communities. Inc. Located in Gen. Trias, Ara Vista is located right along Crisanto de los Reyes Avenue, just after Amadeo, Cavite.

One of the model homes at Ara Vista.

One of the model homes at Ara Vista.

With health and fitness as top priorities for families today, parents now prefer a more dynamic neighborhood that encourages their children to play and be active. The 50-hectare Ara Vista Village in Gen. Trias, Cavite – masterplanned by Palafox Associates – has all the venues to make this happen.

As a self-contained township development, Ara Vista Village has everything that a family needs, including several family-oriented amenities that promote a more active lifestyle.

An artist's rendition of the proposed clubhouse area.  Photo from the Ara Vista website.

An artist’s rendition of the proposed clubhouse area. Photo from the Ara Vista website.

Families can bond over sports and fitness activities at the tennis and basketball courts, or enjoy a relaxing dip in the cool waters of the adult and kiddie pools. Themed parks and playgrounds where moms can take their young ones for a bit of fun and exercise are also available.

Meanwhile, parents looking for a more relaxing and serene form of activity will find the scenic tree-lined jogging paths and bicycle lanes as well as the lush green gardens perfect for an invigorating early morning run or stress-relieving yoga sessions.

The Ara Vista Master Development Plan.  Photo courtesy of the Ara Vista website.

The Ara Vista Master Development Plan. Photo courtesy of the Ara Vista website.

More than just promoting an active lifestyle, the amenities in Ara Vista Village are also designed to foster a close-knit community among the residents. Families can converge at any of these spots or at the clubhouse where many community activities can be held. Dubbed as a telepolis for transforming information age technology into a physically built subdivision, Ara Vista Village features Wi-Fi connectivity in several common areas to keep families connected to the virtual world anytime of the day.

To learn more about Ara Vista Village, visit www.aravista.com or e-mail at inquiry@aravista.com or call +632.822.3443

(Article from The Philippine Star)

Property Sector Drawing Keen Interest of Retirement Haven Seekers

Metro Tagaytay is one of the country’s leading retirement destinations, according to commercial real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and real estate companies are about to cash in on this opportunity.

Tagaytay Living 03 960x345pxReal estate companies in the Philippines may find growth opportunities in the tourism market, as the country becomes a haven for foreign retirees, a consultancy firm said on Thursday.

“As the ageing population increases, the need for specialization on the segment also intensifies,” Jones Lang LaSalle regional director Lindsay Orr said during the company’s Midyear Market Report.

The number of older people in less developed countries is expected to increase 140 percent between 2006 and 2030, compared with the 51 percent increase forecast in developed countries.

The low cost of living, tropical climate, natural attractions, expatriate-friendly destinations, English-speaking environment and special resident retiree’s visa provision in the Philippines make the country a favored retirement destination for foreigners, said Orr.

JLL listed Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Subic, Tagaytay, Dumaguete and Clark as the leading retirement destinations in the country. In Metro Manila, Makati is said to be the first choice of foreign retirees.

(Reported by Keith Richard D. Mariano for GMA News)

Camella Boosts Master-planned Communities

Camella Homes by Vista Land is the flagship housing project of the Villar group of companies.  The Cavite development is minutes away from Tagaytay City.

With its unparalleled expertise through decades of experience in the housing industry, Camella, the flagship brand of Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc., has redefined home development in the Philippines by not just building beautiful and affordable homes, but by creating master-planned communities.

Camella HomesCamella master-planned communities are designed to be self-contained, offering everything from commercial centers, retail stores, restaurants, convenience stores, drugstores, and groceries or supermarkets; to educational establishments, hospitals, offices, even churches and other centers for worship.

LRA Computerized System Allows Titleholders Online Access

The LRA Computerized System is currently being implemented by the Land Registration Authority to help expedite titling issues and concerns.  The following is an excerpt from an article on The Philippine Star.

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The Land Registration Authority (LRA) will soon allow the public to validate the location of their titled property, inform property owners about Registry of Deeds action on their property by way of short messaging service (SMS) or text message, and give them the opportunity to trace their titles’ history and legitimacy through computerized information.

From Sea to Hill: Developers Eye Vacation Condos in Tagaytay

The top Philippine real estate developers still have a number of ongoing developments that hope to meet the demand for more vacation condos in Tagaytay, particularly residential properties near beaches and tourist sites.

The development of Ayala Serin in Tagaytay is in full swing.  Photo courtesy of the Avida Land official website.

The development of Ayala Serin in Tagaytay is in full swing. Photo courtesy of the Avida Land official website.

Ayala Land reported P9 billion in sales last year from its 10-year-old Anvaya Cove leisure project in Morong, Bataan.

As the economy grows, resort demand is spreading to the middle class.

SM Prime‘s Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas is also getting a lot of attention because of its beach condos.

Now, real estate firms are hiking up from the sea to the hill. Both Ayala and SM are building so-called vacation condominiums in Tagaytay.

An aerial view of Tagaytay Highlands.  Photo courtesy of the Tagaytay Highlands official website.

An aerial view of Tagaytay Highlands. Photo courtesy of the Tagaytay Highlands official website.

Ayala’s subsidiary Avida Land said it is expanding its Serin property in Tagaytay because of rising demand.

“Tagaytay is still really your number one local tourist destination south of Metro Manila…It’s really a place they like to go to on weekends and even for longer periods of time,” said Avida Land senior division manager Herbert Herrero.

Herrero said Serin is targeted at the middle income market who may want to buy a second property for a vacation home or an investment to be rented out to tourists.

With controversies surrounding other condo projects such as Torre de Manila, Herrero was quick to say that the buildings do not block the view of Taal.

“We wanted a project that will blend with the ambiance, the ridge, and that has been in our mindset…Compliment and blend in the atmosphere in Tagaytay, the quaint, garden-type living lifestyle,” he said.

This rise of leisure residential projects highlights the growing market for second homes in the Philippines, so don’t be surprised if you find new developments near your favorite beach or mountain getaway.

(Article by Jekki Pascual for the ABS-CBN News Channel.)