Think About Investing in a House and Lot in Tagô

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Test The Waters at Tagaytay Highlands

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Breathtaking View of Crosswinds Tagaytay

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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.

Anya Resorts Has a New Project for 2016

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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.)

Tagô by Mañosa: Tagaytay’s Green Houses

With its latest upscale residential development showcasing eco-friendly homes in Tagaytay City, Tagô by Mañosa offers tranquility and harmony with nature.

The Clubhouse, at Tagô by Mañosa

The Clubhouse, at Tagô by Mañosa

Filipino tradition dictates that at some point, the ancestors of most Manileños lived in a bahay kubo. That iconic nipa hut structure has since been reimagined by Architect Bobby Mañosa, who used this as inspiration for his landmark works such as the San Miguel offices in Ortigas, the EDSA Shrine, the Coconut Palace and the structures at the Amanpulo Resort.

The second generation of Mañosas is carrying on the family tradition by creating noteworthy abodes, still based on that basic architectural framework via Manosa Properties Inc. (MPI). One of their biggest projects to date is Tagô, an idyllic residential community located in a quiet spot in Tagaytay City.

Ara-al Home Exterior, at Tagô by Mañosa

Ara-al Home Exterior, at Tagô by Mañosa

There are two types of houses at the property, and they both feature an airy, open-plan design that incorporates distinctive bahay kubo elements that the multi-awarded Mañosa legacy is known for. Conceptualized to be very exclusive, the Tagô development is made up of 12 Ara-al homes and 40 Adobe homes, with each house having its own design, to follow the slope of the land and its orientation to the sun. The 240-sqm Adobe homes occupy 250-sqm lots while the larger 300-sqm Ara-al homes sit on lots that range from 350 – 400 sqm in size. Both homes have 2 storeys with three bedrooms and a maids room.

“My father is our consultant for the project. He has seen our plans and has given his inputs,” shares Dino Mañosa, MPI CEO. “The signature staircase with señorita steps, the banggerahan, which is used for the natural drying of dishes, as well as Mañosa-designed wooden wall lamps and other accessories provide classic Filipino touches. “The banggerahan that is traditionally inspired by the ones found at the bahay kubo is a standard for all Mañosa homes. The difference from the old-style banggerahan is that we built ours with modern materials such as stainless steel,” he adds.

Ara-al Home Interior, at Tagô by Mañosa

Ara-al Home Interior, at Tagô by Mañosa

Along with following the basic outline that is suited for the Philippine climate, every Mañosa design is intrinsic with a deep respect and love for the land. “We like to leave a lot of open space and not consume every buildable square meter,” says Dino. Tagô is therefore master-planned to make the most of the raw natural beauty that surrounds it and is consciously limited to only 52 homes to provide a secure and close-knit community environment. Even the landscaping is purposeful – more than just ornamentals, there are edibles such as herbs and vegetables incorporated in the greenery.

With a view to building authentic Filipino ancestral homes intended to span multiple generations, the development uses locally-sourced sustainable materials and native design elements wherever possible. Bamboo, coconut, mat weaving, native stones, recycled lumber and a mix of farmed and reclaimed wood are used in as building materials and also in the interiors.

The Pool at the clubhouse, at Tagô by Mañosa in Tagaytay.

The Pool at the clubhouse, at Tagô by Mañosa in Tagaytay.

The residences boast of other environment-friendly features, which is why it has garnered a Berde Certification. Private gardens and landscaping are painstakingly planned to use plants that are edible and endemic to the area. High ceilings, deep overhangs, wide windows and an unobstructed center space are elements that allow for cross-ventilation and abundant natural light, minimizing the need for electrically-powered cooling and lighting.

As the homes are designed for the ultimate in weekend rest and relaxation, homeowners can enjoy unique community management services made available through a tie-up with the nearby Nurture Wellness Village. Their homes can be cleaned before and after their stay and regular garden maintenance or assistance in meal services while the family is in residence may also be arranged. One can also call to book one of the spa’s signature Filipino-themed spa treatments.

Cost is less of a concern with the fractional ownership arrangements for Tagô, where a property is owned and shared by more than one person through a legally divided title deed. “One of the most common concerns when purchasing a second home is that the amount of time spent in it doesn’t justify the significant investment required to purchase and maintain it. This problem is solved when ownership and occupancy can be divided and shared. With fractional ownership, usage rights as well as maintenance and upkeep, can be divided equitably,” Dino explains.

Ara-al Home Interior, at Tagô by Mañosa

Ara-al Home Interior, at Tagô by Mañosa

For more information about owning your own Mañosa home in Tagaytay, the Mañosa Properties Inc. official website.

(Article by Maan D’Asis Pamaran, via The Manila Standard. Photos of Tagô by Mañosa courtesy of the Mañosa Properties Inc. official website.)

10 Features That Make Tagaytay Homes Artisanal, Sustainable

When a location is so naturally endowed, oftentimes it is best to build a residential development that complements, and doesn’t “reinvent,” the beauty of the place. Take Tagaytay ridge as an example. The 610-meter-high ridge, the rim of what was once a huge volcanic caldera, now serves as the nearest thing to a cool, misty Mountain Province experience for Metro Manilans. And with a view of the world’s smallest active volcano and its surrounding lake-within-a-lake, real estate in this part of Cavite province has become in high demand.

Naturally, big-ticket condominium developers would eye Tagaytay ridge to showcase their own projects. The surge of such developments has artificially raised the ridge’s skyline.

Faithful to the quiet, unobtrusive character of the residential heritage of Tagaytay, one property developer has opted to go horizontal and keep things low-key. And it has aptly named its community development Tago, the Filipino word for “hidden.”

With its gently sloping terrain encouraging morning and afternoon walks combined with an easygoing community layout that offers easy access to hospitals, commercial centers and places of worship, Tago is attracting a particular interest among retirees and those seeking a second home away from the city.

A bonus to living in Tago is that the development offers at least 10 environmental “perks”:

1. Private gardens and landscaping painstakingly planned to use edible plants that are endemic to the area;

2. High ceilings (to dissipate heat);

3 Abundant, wide windows to allow passive cooling and ample natural light in all rooms;

4. A clear center space to allow for excellent cross-ventilation and abundant natural light, minimizing the need for electrically powered cooling and lighting;

5. Energy-saving lighting systems built into each unit; energy star-rated kitchen appliances. Gas-powered washing machines and dryers are offered as options;

6. Rainwater collection system and the installation of dual/low flush toilets for water conservation;

7. A waste management program for household help as part of a community-wide zero-waste endeavor;

8. Elastomeric paints for exterior walls, providing better waterproofing; the paints throughout the houses use low volatile organic compounds for better indoor air quality;

9. Use of local indigenous materials (e.g. local stones) for lower carbon footprint;

10. Composting of all organic waste from the kitchen for use in the garden.

“We like to leave a lot of open space and not consume every buildable square meter,” stresses Dino.

“We acquired this Tagaytay property in the 1990s. It took us a while to develop it because we wanted something that’s worth our investment, something that we can be proud of. And what (Manosa Properties Inc.) MPI had in mind matched our vision,” says Cesar Duque, chair of United Pacific Capital Corp., landowner partner for Tago.

Dino also discussed the option of fractional ownership, a real estate acquisition alternative that has a title deed legally divided, owned and shared by more than one person.

Source: Article by Tessa Salazar of Inquirer.net. Read the full article here.

Hello, Metro Tagaytay!

Metro Tagaytay’s territory covers the entire Tagaytay City, as well as the adjoining Cavite towns of Alfonso, Indang, Mendez, Amadeo and Silang.

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The term “Metro Tagaytay” isn’t exactly an official designation, although it has been used mainly by real estate developers, wedding vendors, hotels, restaurants and other business owners operating in the neighborhood.

While there are rumors that the wheels have been turning to make Metro Tagaytay official– and thereby bringing Alfonso, Indang, Mendez, Amadeo and Silang within its jurisdiction– we can only speculate on how soon this would actually happen, and more importantly, how it would affect local business.


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What’s Happening In Metro Tagaytay

Right at the top of the list of what sorts of businesses are flourishing in and around the area of Tagaytay City, are:

Travel and Tourism
Weddings
Agriculture
Real Estate
Wellness

Travel and Tourism.  This one’s a no-brainer, considering how close Tagaytay City is to Metro Manila, as well as how it is conveniently located on the way to (parts of) Batangas, even Laguna and Quezon.  (Tagaytay City is still part of Cavite, by the way!)

Metro Tagaytay is a popular tourist destination, attracting regular folk from the big city, as well as foreign visitors looking for a little adventure or relaxation.

As such, you have a plethora of hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, as well as restaurants, coffee shops and other recreational facilities in and around Tagaytay.

One of our favorite restaurants in Tagaytay is Breakfast at Antonio's, which is conveniently right along the highway, on your way to Nasugbu from Tagaytay.

One of our favorite restaurants in Tagaytay is Breakfast at Antonio’s, which is conveniently right along the highway, on your way to Nasugbu from Tagaytay.

Click here for a list of restaurants in the area of Metro Tagaytay.

Weddings.  Metro Tagaytay is also a popular choice for destination weddings. We’ve seen a lot of wedding venues crop up within the last few years, and you now have a thriving community of local wedding vendors– from caterers to photographers/videographers, wedding coordination teams, stylists, florists, as well as wedding cake suppliers, bridal car rental companies, wedding hosts and musicians.

A scene from our own wedding at Tagaytay Highlands. Photo by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto.

A scene from our own wedding at Tagaytay Highlands. Photo by Oly Ruiz of Metrophoto.

Peak season for weddings is December to January, with a secondary peak during the summer.

Click here for a list of hotels in the area of Metro Tagaytay.

Agriculture.  The towns around Tagaytay City– Alfonso, Indang, Mendez, Amadeo and Silang– are all primarily agricultural municipalities, with sprawling farmlands growing all sorts of produce, as well as flowering plants, decorative plants and trees.

As one might expect, many Metro Tagaytay restaurants and hotels either source their produce locally or, more interestingly enough, maintain their own farms nearby.

Pineapples grow in abundance around Metro Tagaytay, where you can find farms of all kinds.

Pineapples grow in abundance around Metro Tagaytay, where you can find farms of all kinds.

Take a look around, and you’ll see fruit stands, vegetable stalls and landscaping services everywhere. If you know where to look, you’ll find all sorts of herb gardens, flower farms and even tree nurseries within the neighborhood.

Click here for 10 Fun Facts about Tagaytay.

Real Estate.  Not surprisingly, you have all sorts of real estate companies, from big players like SMDC, Ayala Corporation, Robinsons and Citiland, to smaller subdivision developers and property management groups.

In Metro Tagaytay, you'll find all manners of real estate available-- from parcels of land, to houses and lots, as well as condominium units.

In Metro Tagaytay, you’ll find all manners of real estate available– from parcels of land, to houses and lots, as well as condominium units.

It seems like everyone is selling a piece of Metro Tagaytay land here, or a new condominium unit there. Just make sure you deal with authorized brokers, with all the necessary papers and titles that go with transactions like these.

Wellness.  Not as big, but just as flourishing, is the wellness sector in Metro Tagaytay.  The neighborhood already has a number of well-known spas, retreat houses, organic farms, as well as restaurants using a great deal of organic food.  Add to that your weekend warriors biking/running into Tagaytay City, and retirees looking to live out the rest of their days in the hilly countryside.

A pot of hot tea, from Nurture Spa in Tagaytay.  Metro Tagaytay has a lot of great options for rest and relaxation for families, career-folk, businessmen and retirees.

A pot of hot tea, from Nurture Spa in Tagaytay. Metro Tagaytay has a lot of great options for rest and relaxation for families, career-folk, businessmen and retirees.

In Conclusion

Metro Tagaytay has so much to offer: it’s got a lot of big city conveniences, as well as business opportunities, but you still have that much-needed laid-back and stress-free lifestyle that provincial living brings.

I now call this place home.  After living and toiling in Metro Manila all my life, how can you not appreciate the unpolluted Tagaytay countryside air?  You’ve got a great view of Taal Volcano and the lake, a lot of places nearby to visit, and most importantly, it’s still relatively close to Metro Manila if I need to get some business done.  Needless to say, I love it here.

Source:  Renzie Baluyut for Renzie Baluyut Online.  You can visit his blog here.

Filinvest ventures into Tagaytay with P4-B Fora

Property developer Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) is venturing into Tagaytay for the first time with a flagship mixed-use development that will help transform anew the popular weekend getaway.

The P4-billion Fora Tagaytay project will feature a forest-themed garden amenity, a modern commercial block, condominium buildings and condotels that will foster the celebration and gathering of all types of both tourists and residents.

“We want to be the vanguard of Tagaytay’s reinvention. We want to be at the forefront of Tagaytay refreshing itself,” Francis V. Ceballos, FLI senior vice-president and cluster head, said in an interview.

“Located at the heart of Tagaytay City, Fora is envisioned to be the largest integrated themed destination in Tagaytay City,” he added.

Tagaytay, once a sleepy town but with a stunning view of the world-famous Taal Lake, has been transformed into a leisure-oriented area with numerous golf courses and weekend homes.

“Fora, the plural for forum, is a market place, a meeting place. We want people to actually meet, congregate and celebrate in our place,” said Martin H. Caudal, assistant vice-president and leisure projects head of FLI.

Ceballos said every visitor will find their own place in Fora, including families that will surely be occupied for at least the weekend.

Located along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway at the Rotunda Junction of Tagaytay, Fora is a 5.2-hectare mixed-use project composed of three main components.

The commercial block, with a gross floor area of 47,000 square meters (sqm), will feature a Metro Gaisano supermarket and department store, four digital cinemas, and close to 300 dining and retail shops.

Source: Philippine Star. Read full article here.