Advantage of buying properties these Pandemic time in the Philippines

The COVID-19 pandemic has left no industry untouched. Pandemic has a sudden and significant impact on all aspects of people’s lives across the world now living under some sort of lockdown quarantine. Lots of us lost their job or even facing a lay-off while all businesses that are affected are trying to bounce back from all the loss and momentum they had.

Real-estate is one of the industries that will feel the outcome of this unexpected disaster we are facing. The unemployment rate will rise as most of us will start to plan again for the opportunities and dreams we’ve lost.

At some point in moving forward. We at PhilRep Realty sees the opportunity for a property investor or individual people who still have the capacity to pursue their plan to buy house and lot, condominium, or commercial property.

Advantage of buying real estate properties these Pandemic time:

  • Some developers are giving big discounts on downpayment and lower pricing.
  • More foreclose properties will be posted in PAG-IBIG or banks.
  • Less competition in choosing the right unit you want.


Point of View:

In every crisis, there is always a solution to keep us alive and kickin’. Let us not lose hope because for every dark night there’s a brighter day.


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What Southwoods City can offer you for a good choice living


Are you planning of buying a property in Laguna or thinking of migrating into the South area for the purpose of work or other personal matters?

Let me share Southwoods City as one of my apple of the eye for its accessible location and establishment availability. We are always in the area for walking and jogging activity since 2010 and the area is developing very well. There is condominium constructed at the center of all the vicinity. A prime lot you can buy if you are a rich type of person who wants to invest in real estate property.


I made a list of tested insights on what Southwoods City can offer you…


  • Ease of access to SLEX both South and North
    The area is very convenient for entry and exit if you are going to Manila or Calamba
  • Accessible road going to Governors Drive going to Carmona, Cavite, or Tagaytay
    A passing road inside subdivisions that will shortcut you going to GMA and Governors Dr.
  • Accessible road going to the service road of Binan Laguna
    A road going to National Rd. if your way is going to Binan, Pacita, San Pedro, or other Laguna areas and wanting to avoid toll gate fees
  • A walking distance Mall, School, Church, Hospital, Resort, and businesses
    Sto. Niño De Cebu Church, Southwoods Mall, Colegio San Agustin, Unihealth Hospital, and Splash Island Resort can be found in the proximity of Southwoods City


Explore the vicinity by watching this video…


Future Development from Megaworld


Southwoods City is the largest and only fully-integrated township with a golf course to rise in the South of Manila. This 561-hectare prime property will imbibe the LIVE-WORK-PLAY-LEARN lifestyle concept pioneered by Megaworld to position it as the next residential, business, commercial, and leisure hub in the South of Manila located in the boundaries of Cavite and Laguna. As a mixed-use development, Megaworld’s Global Estate Resorts, Inc. will add the “golf” component as the 125-hectare Jack Nicklaus-designed Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club is located right at the heart of the township. Southwoods City will also feature a central business district, commercial and retail stores, lifestyle malls, schools, church, a cyberpark, a medical facility, open parks, leisure facilities, and its own transport hub.


Within Southwoods City, the company is introducing Pahara, a 26-hectare sprawling residential village, which consists of 602 available lots ranging from 239 square meters to 523 square meters on hilly terrains with spectacular views of the golf course and the Laguna de Bay. This residential village will feature a Mediterranean-inspired architectural theme with its own exclusive amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pool, function halls, children’s playground, an outdoor circuit gym, jogging paths, landscaped parks, as well as green open spaces.




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2 advantages of buying a Pre-selling property

Planning to acquire a property but not in a hurry to move in? That’s good thinking and your best option is the Pre-Selling properties! In real estate, a pre-selling means a property is sold before it’s completion, during its construction, or while still in the planning stages. Know these two advantages of buying a pre-selling property that will benefit you at the end.

  • Pre-Selling House and lot or condominium are cheaper

Since it is the planning or construction stage, the developer offers a 30-50 percent off for all the buyers. One of the reasons for these is the additional fund that they need to be added for the construction, and to be able to do this is to attract buyers to buy now while the building is still under construction. It is like you became an investor and a buyer at the same time. It is a win-win situation for the developers and the buyers as there is a lot of offers for this.

  • You have the wide option for your preferred unit location

You can choose the best part location for your house and lot, whether you want it facing the sun, near the gate for the subdivision or corner lot which is most buyers is looking for. Same as in the condominium, you preferred what floors and views facing your unit.

We at Philrep Realty Corp. has a wide connection for the different developers. Let us help you by finding the right home you are looking for.

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5 Summary Guide for Pag-IBIG Home Loan in the Philippines

Every Filipino has a dream of owning a house of there dream and as part of the benefits of becoming a Pag-IBIG member is the privilege of home financing. We here at Philrep Realty Corp. is committed to guiding you from start to finish in buying your dream home. We want to help you understand the process of dealing with the application smooth and less hassle. See this summary guide on where and how you can start applying for your Pag-IBIG home loan.

  1. Before we start, let’s check out first the requirements.
    • Have made at least 24 monthly savings. The lump-sum payment of the required 24 monthly savings is allowed.
    • Not more than 65 yrs. old, and not more than 70 yrs. old at maturity of the date of the loan application.
    • Have the legal capacity to acquire and encumber real property.
    • Have passed satisfactory background/credit and employment/business checks of Pag-IBIG Fund.
    • Have no outstanding Pag-IBIG Fund Short-Term Laon (STL) in arrears at the time of loan application.
    • Have no Pag-IBIG Fund housing loan that was foreclosed, canceled, bought back due to default, or subjected to dacion en pago.
      (Dacion en pago is a Spanish term that means the giving back of the property mortgaged to the lender in exchange for the discharge of a mortgage debt.)
    • Click Here for Requirement Checklist or Pag-IBIG Checklist Note: Better to complete first all the requirements before submitting.
  2. Schedule an appointment through Online Housing Loan Application (OHLA) Click Here
    Note: A special lane in Pag-IBIG Fund branch offices is available for those who made an online schedule. They will be given priority over walk-in applications. But you can still apply over the counter if you like, you can file your housing loan application personally at Servicing Department, 2/F JELP Business Solutions, 409 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City, or at any Pag-IBIG Fund brand office.
  3. After submitting all the documents required. Wait for your approval – Pag-IBIG will notify you within 17 days
    • If approved, you will receive the Notice of Approval (NOA) and Letter of Guaranty (LOG)
    • Sign your loan documents and complete other documents needed for check release
  4. Claim your check.
  5. Start paying your monthly amortization.


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Are you buying House and Lot or Condominium?

House and Lot or Condo? A confusing decision if you don’t know what are the pros and cons before buying the property.

I experienced this myself when the time I was looking to buy a property for the purpose of investment. This is a long-term payable (If you’re into financing) that you really need to think about before signing those contract to sell and paying your equity or down payment. We at Philrep Realty Corp. wants to make sure that you decided for the right investment!

I made a comparison in general and case to case basis that will fit for any situations that you had.

In General,

  • house and lot have more freedom to modification while condo is limited because of building policy.
  • house and lot are all yours to keep with a full land title that you can pass to your children while condo you only own part of space in the building.
  • house and lot you had your own backyard, you can have some pet and hobby if you want while most of the condo does not allow a pet.
  • condo is easy to maintain while house and lot need more time to clean.

Case to case reason for buying,

  • if you are working in the city, a condo is more accessible than house and lot located in subdivision far from the access.
  • if your lot is big, you can have your own garage inside your house and lot property while in a condo you need to rent or purchase your own parking space.
  • if your condo is expensive, it is luxurious and the amenities are great and the cost of living is class.
  • if you plan to bring it to business, a condo has a good opportunity for rent at a higher rate(base on my personal experienced) while house and lot has a lot of things to consider.

Point of View:

You know yourself and your situations, nobody can tell what is best for you, only yourself. Any consultant can only give advice for you to realize the pros and cons of both properties. Think of where you are now and the future plans.

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