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Developers target 1M new homes by 2016

WHILE THE FLOODING and the need for high-rise accommodation seem inevitable, a more balanced and holistic development should be advocated. ARNOLD ALMACEN

The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) is working to meet the first milestone of the housing industry roadmap, prioritizing the development of one million new homes by 2016. SHDA, the country’s largest housing development association, said the past year had seen awareness rise on housing problems, especially in the face of national calamities.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

A CEO in the service of God and man

THE Habitat exec hard at work

For Charlito “Charlie” Ayco, chief executive officer and managing director of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, there is no work more meaningful and fulfilling than helping people. His years of experience working with Habitat further strengthened his mission in life, which is to serve God and man.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PRCI, Sta. Lucia team up for Cebu property project


Horse-racing operator Philippine Racing Club Inc. has teamed up with property developer Sta. Lucia Inc. on a 53.7-hectare residential subdivision project in Cebu.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Developers to build more socialized housing units


Housing developers have committed to build more socialized housing units, the demand for which is expected to reach 1.58 million units between 2012 and 2030, the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) said Friday.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

‘To give houses that Filipinos can afford’

JANUARIO Jesus Gregorio B. Atencio III

All the talk about a dangerous bubble emerging in the country’s robust real estate market has understandably raised the stress levels of the already wary investors, buyers, lenders and developers.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House probe sought on HGC bankruptcy due to zero-coupon bonds


The House of Representatives is being urged to look into the gross mismanagement of the Home Guaranty Corp. (HGC), which buried the state firm in P13.296 billion in losses over a decade bridging the Arroyo and Aquino administrations.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Developing housing projects based on modern design concepts

ASPEN Building at Moldex Residences Baguio (perspective image)

In the condo development industry, we are all familiar with the high-end projects from the slew of well-known real estate developers in the country. I am always pleasantly surprised to learn of other companies in the industry, and amazed at what so many entrepreneurs have created.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Building resolutions for 2014


Happy New Year! The year 2014 brings high hopes for my industry where the building boom continues relentlessly. But where the rate of building is brisk, so is the competition, and the rush to outdo and outrun the structure next door and be profitable at the same time leaves a lot of room for some [...]

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Property Guide | Read More »

Pro-Friends to give 2 housing units through ‘Kapuso Milyonaryo’

Profriends Photo - Dec2013

Property Company of Friends, Inc. (Pro-Friends) is set to give away two Sophie Units through GMA Network’s promo, Kapuso Milyonaryo Todo Pamasko. This is a way of Pro-Friends’ to “give back” to the Filipino people in time for its Crystal Year celebration this coming February 2014.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Geo Estate takes on upscale Alabang condo project

EAST facing facade

A new era of condominium living is dawning in Alabang, that premium suburban enclave where families tend to stay one generation after another, says real estate veteran Francisco Licuanan III. The southern community has grown but as land is getting scarcer, the natural progression is from having house-and-lot units to townhouses and now to more vertical developments.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Megaworld reports strong condo sales, BPO rentals


Property developer Megaworld Corp. said net income in the nine months through September hit P6.55 billion, up by 15 percent from the same period last year, bolstered by sales from its residential projects and office rentals, a stock exchange filing showed on Wednesday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t urged to address backlog in mass housing


The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association Inc. (SHDA), the country’s largest association of property developers, wants the government to step up efforts to address the rising housing backlog and enhance mass housing affordability in the country.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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