Quezon City Condos Under P5 Million!

It goes without saying that Quezon City real estate doesn’t come cheap. The closer you are to prime commercial locations or private subdivisions, the costlier it gets. Still, this shouldn’t discourage you from living in one of the biggest, most dynamic cities in the country. You can always rent, of course. Rent prices in Quezon City, for instance, are on average 60.81% lower than in Manila, according to Numbeo.com. 

You can also find less expensive housing alternatives here, especially ones with flexible financing schemes. Condominiums are good examples of this, considering that they are often situated near the best establishments, schools, companies, and more.

Regardless of what you’ve heard, you don’t have to spend big to live in Quezon City. Sometimes, you just need to know where to look. Check out these budget-friendly condos for sale right here on Ohmyhome!


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Trees Residences, Novaliches

At SMDC Trees Residences, you can purchase a one-bedroom condo unit at just P2,100,000! The building itself is situated right at Novaliches in a quiet urban neighborhood. The project is also just a few meters away from SM Fairview, Fairview Terraces Ayala Malls, and Our Lady of Fatima University. This condo is ideal for young working professionals looking for a place with exclusive amenities and the convenience to match.

Amenities: 

  • Swimming Pools
  • Function Rooms
  • Multi-Purpose Court
  • Main Lobby
  • Car and Motorcycle Parking

Amadea, Quezon Avenue

You can get your own two-bedroom condo unit at Suntrust Amadea for only P4,800,00! Here, you can start living in a space surrounded by the city’s leading leisure hubs, colleges and universities, hospitals, and malls. The project also offers you resort-like amenities, carefully designed for residents to unwind after a long day. What could be better, right?

Amenities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Pool Deck
  • Zen Garden
  • Children’s Playground
  • Fitness Gym
  • Function Hall
  • Children’s Playroom
  • Sky Garden

Capitol Plaza, Diliman

Suntrust Capitol Plaza in Diliman features 33 stories of premium condo living. These days, the building itself has become a landmark, thanks to its 1920s Palazzo design. At this project, you can purchase a spacious studio unit at just P4,500,000. You also have the option to rent it out, too. Because it’s located at the heart of Diliman, the demand is relatively high. Picture yourself being just a few meters away from schools like UP Diliman and malls like SM North EDSA.

Amenities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sunbathing Lounge
  • Function Rooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Aerobics Room
  • Massage Room
  • Sauna

Vista 309 Katipunan, Katipunan

Located along Loyola Heights, Vista 309 Katipunan is perfect for students and young singles alike. Katipunan will always be one of Quezon City’s most famous avenues. Home to universities like Ateneo De Manila, Miriam College, and the University of the Philippines Diliman, the area is a student’s haven. Countless lifestyle options, restaurants, and establishments are located within the location, too. 

Amenities: 

  • Function Rooms
  • Game Room
  • Fitness Gym
  • Study Lounge

What did we tell you? These reasonably priced condos for sale definitely exist. For what their worth, these condos give you the best of what QC urban life has to offer. That’s why these units can sell out pretty quickly, too. Don’t pass up the opportunity to live out your big QC dreams. 

If you’re looking to get a great deal for a home or condo for sale in Quezon City, you might want to look into promos to save more. Ohmyhome’s new Cashback program can do just that. With this exclusive offering, you can buy that second home and even earn money while you’re at it.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

DIY Scandinavian Design, According to Shienna Reynon

If you scroll through the Instagram feed of Cebu-based content creator Shienna Reynon, you can definitely see why she is #TeamKahoy through and through. The neutral tones, emphasis on texture, and clean spaces are what Scandinavian design is all about. Out of it, she has managed to cultivate a design aesthetic that is uniquely her own.

From DIY organizing and decorating to appliance recommendations, she’s always been an advocate for expressing yourself through your home’s design. 

Since the pandemic, she has gotten even more productive with her home lifestyle content. Shienna also ended up focusing most of her time during quarantine on decorating her property. She even developed quite a gardening habit. “I filled it (her home) with plants,” she says of her indoor space. “I enjoy propagating them.”

These are where we can see her creativity take over. “I think that my content appeals to homeowners because I’m passionate about DIY activities,” Shienna tells Ohmyhome.

It is no coincidence that she spends most of her time in her living room, which she calls her “favorite spot” in the house. Shienna’s DIY design is on full display in the living space. Her interior boasts a breezy, al fresco feel, furnished with textured elements, touches of greenery, and simple shapes. Minimalism and functionality are evident all over.

What does she do when she’s not filming or creating something for her followers? Well, she’s just like us, too. “I do a lot of things here, like making breakfast, cooking for lunch and dinner, and watching my favorite K-Dramas. I just like to curl up on my sofa with a cup of coffee while watching TV.”

She, too, finds inspiration in websites like Pinterest. This is where, she says, the foundation for her design preferences was laid down. Those countless hours of going through different designs helped her envision her current home’s interior space. 

As to why she chose this design philosophy for her home, she explains, “I chose muted neutrals such as whites and neutral furniture pieces. So wood furniture complements white very well and it brings a sense of serenity into my home.” In particular, the Scandinavian elements that she loves are the wood accents and the plants she grows, of course.

Shienna also knows that designing doesn’t have to be a one-size-fits-all practice. As much as she posts photos of her home on her website to help her followers hone their own styles, she advises them to look for inspiration from other sources, too. “Let your interest guide your interior design,” she claims. “Just be yourself.”

This influencer is always looking forward to showing more of her DIY projects. On a regular day, when she’s not filming content, we can find her in Cebu property, chilling out with her cats. Much like her, we all just want a space to breathe. And if we can’t find that place, we should take a page out of Shienna’s book and just make one out of our own. After all, we can always do it ourselves.

Are you looking to do some DIY designing of your own? Let Shienna’s tips guide you. DIY selling and renting property can also be made easy with a little help from Ohmyhome.com

For more information on the best and latest property listings nationwide and how our Ohmyhome’s online ecosystem helps buyers and sellers like you, visit Ohmyhome.com or download the official Ohmyhome app.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

New Clark City: Luzon’s Next Great Metropolis

Here’s a fun fact for you: New Clark City isn’t based in Clark, Pampanga. It’s actually situated in Tarlac! The planned community was only named “Clark” to get more investors and for, well, marketing. 

Much like how the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, New Clark City gets its namesake from its more “attractive” neighboring province. But Clark will soon be more comparable to Bonifacio Global City—only a whole lot bigger, greener, and better. This budding metropolis in Central Luzon looks to become a major player in business, technology, and property over the next decades.

Through the leadership of Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA), the 9,450-hectare community that was formerly known as “Clark Green City” is set to decongest Metro Manila. From being environmentally conscious to being economically competitive, this smart, expansive community space has already gotten investors and property seekers excited for its completion.

Economic Opportunities

Government offices such as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, and other justice agencies are only a handful of the many national facilities to be erected in the area.

Apart from the goal to accommodate roughly 1.2 million residents, New Clark City will also look to obtain the services of about 800,000 workers in the near future. Part of the reason why there is confidence in the area is that it is less prone to earthquakes, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

The government is eyeing to build the country’s premier research institute in the field of virology at New Clark City by 2021 dubbed as the Virology Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines.

Colleges and universities like the University of the Philippines, Technological University of the Philippines, and the Philippine Science High School Central Luzon Campus have also partnered with the BCDA for the construction of future facilities.

Accessibility

Located within the Clark Special Economic Zone, New Clark City can be easily accessible via Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). These all indicate that that the stress of the commute to and from Metro Manila to Central Luzon will soon be a thing of the past.

There is also a planned PNR North-South Commuter Railway in the works. This will be connecting New Clark City directly to Manila. Meanwhile, the Clark International Airport should only take one ride from the community. 

Safe, Green Spaces

In an effort to provide accessible, environmentally friendly parks, the national government partnered with the British Embassy in Manila to build a 44.8-hectare green, protected public space called the “New Clark City Central Park.”

NCC Central Park will be one of the country’s biggest parks since Rizal Park. It will be featuring a climate-responsive design and will adopt a tree conservation strategy. The new park will be designed for long-term resilience, further mitigating the effects of climate change and urban environmental risks.

New Clark City will be one of the pilot areas of the Global Future Cities Programme of the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. It is not far-fetched to say that the NCC Central Park will become a beacon for how we design our public spaces for years to come.


READ: Three Benefits of Buying a Home From an Agent


Investing in and Around Pampanga and Tarlac

Though New Clark City will only be complete by 2035, that doesn’t mean that investors and homebuyers should ignore projects in and around Tarlac and Pampanga. These homes present great returns on potential investments. For instance, residential developments such as Lessandra Tarlac, Amaia Scapes Capas, and Lessandra Capas are each only about a 30-minute to one-hour drive to and from the future metropolis. 

Properties in Pampanga, on the other hand, remain viable investment options. Projects like Camella Pampanga, MetroGate Angeles, and Cheerful Homes 2 are in close proximity to NLEX, SCTEX, Clark International Airport, and leading commercial establishments. Universities such as Holy Angel University and University of the Philippines Extension Pampanga are also nearby.

Whether now or in the long run, properties in Central Luzon will surely be one of our top priorities for the national government during the country’s rapid urbanization and expansion. Not only will New Clark City be a glimpse of what our master-planned communities hope to achieve, but it also goes to show that breathable, progressive, people-centric developments are the future.

Are you looking to purchase a property in Central Luzon? Get in touch with an Ohmyhome property agent today to get started. Find out how smart property shoppers like you can save more on your home purchase. Ohmyhome’s new Cashback program gives you your money back after your downpayment! Learn more here.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.

Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

Amber Sea – 新楼盘测评 东海岸永久地契

项目基本信息

Amber Sea 座落于新加坡东海岸的安珀路高级住宅区。凭借着东海岸得天独厚的自然环境,加上令人羡慕的交通便利性,这个地区深受本地人和外籍人士的喜爱。远离城市的喧嚣,住户可以享受惬意的海岸生活。

Amber Sea 全新东海岸永久产权公寓

项目简介

Amber Sea 是亚洲知名开发商远东集团打造的全新永久地契公寓。项目坐落于前Amber Glades 地块,该地块在 2011年被远东集团以1.181亿新币通过集体出售形式购入。

远东集团于2011年收购 Amber Glades地块

项目预计2026年完工,拥有一栋22层高的住宅楼,总共132个单元。提供从一居室到四居室的户型选择(实用面积介于38-151平方米)、一套复式单位(245平方米)和一套带有私人电梯和停车场的顶层豪华单位(376平方米)。

22层高的住宅楼内拥有132个单位

设计

项目主打城市花园景观,为住户打造专属的私密家园并将大自然的美景融入其中。从郁郁葱葱的庭院、陶土砖堆砌的特色外墙、到泳池和花园亭台,这里的景观多姿多彩。

Amber Sea 室外游泳池

室内设计线条流畅,简约中透露出现代美。精心构建的设施和家具配件,体现出高品质生活。

简约时尚的室内设计
住户可享受惬意的海岸生活

交通

Amber Sea 距离东海岸公园仅4分钟车程,中央商务区约11分钟车程,14分钟可到达樟宜机场。

步行到附近的丹戎加东地铁站 (Tanjong Katong MRT Station)也只需要7分钟。该地铁站预计2024年完工,属于地铁汤申-东海岸线(Thomson East Coast Line ),这条线路贯通新加坡北部、中央商务区、滨海湾和东海岸。预计开通后周边公寓价值也会随即上升。

项目步行7分钟可到达即将开通的丹戎加东地铁站

对比同一区域的其他永久地契公寓

第15邮区的安珀路地块占地非常小,包含2条约500米长的垂直道路(安珀花园和安珀路)。这个地块上拥有一系列永久地契公寓,例如 Amber Park 和 Nyon,这些项目都非常受外国买家的青睐。

在Amber Sea对面的另一个新楼盘Amber Park也是永久地契。Amber Park在 2019年5月开盘的第一个周末售出105套(总共592套单位),平均尺价在$2,425。根据新加坡市区重建局URA的最新数据,目前平均尺价为$2,455。

资料来源: 新加坡市区重建局URA

附近其他永久地契新楼盘包括 Nyon 和 Coastline Residences,两个项目都将于 2022 年完工,平均尺价分别是 $2,455和 $2,475。

以下是Amber Sea的参考价:

资料来源:远东集团

Amber Sea三大投资优势

1. 靠近东海岸公园、加东和如切地区

Amber Sea 的一大特色就是靠近海滩。新加坡久负盛名的城市度假区东海岸公园距离项目仅10分钟步行路程。 阳光、海滩、美食、步道,你爱的度假元素这里通通都有。同时这里也是水上运动和骑车爱好者的热门目的地。

东海岸是新加坡最受欢迎的度假区之一

加东和如切一带是土生华人的聚集地,街道两旁精致华丽的店屋和餐馆是这里标志性的景观。作为新加坡一流的美食胜地,种类繁多的传统美食让人一试难以忘怀。

加东和如切地区极具特色的娘惹文化建筑

该地区的部分景点:

  • 欧亚人文化馆 – 带您领略新加坡欧亚族裔社群的历史文化风貌。
  • The Straits Enclave 和 The Intan 是两间私人博物馆,收藏了几代土生华人的流传下的珍贵古董。土生华人是19世纪在马来西亚槟城和新加坡定居的华商的后裔,他们的社会阶层普遍高于其他华人移民。

2. 靠近中央商务区

Amber Sea 距离中央商务区、滨海湾、樟宜机场、新达城和莱佛士坊不到 15 分钟车程。

住户可以通过东海岸公园大道抵达新加坡全岛——五分钟内到达加冷-巴耶利巴高速公路和滨海高速公路。

东海岸公园拥有超过15公里的自行车车道

3. 靠近多所名校

周围众多学校选择,例如:中正中学(总校) 、东南亚联合世界书院 (UWC)、和查兹沃斯国际学校。

幼儿园

  • St Hilda’s Kindergarten (5分钟车程)
  • Dreamkids Kindergarten (6分钟车程)

小学

  • Zhicheng Private School (步行4分钟)
  • Tanjong Katong Primary School (步行7分钟)
  • Tao Nan School (6分钟车程)

中学

  • Tanjong Katong Secondary School (4分钟车程)
  • Chung Cheng High School (Main) (4分钟车程)
  • Tanjong Katong Girls’ School (6分钟车程)
  • Haig Girls’ School (8分钟车程)
  • St Patrick’s School (10分钟车程)

国际学校

  • Canadian International School (步行9分钟)
  • UWC South East Asia (21分钟车程)
  • Chatsworth International School (25分钟车程)

其他社区配套

零售商场: Katong V (步行7分钟), i12 Katong (步行10分钟), Parkway Parade (步行15分钟) and Little Farms (步行12分钟)

休闲娱乐:Nature Play Garden (4分钟车程), Marine Cove Playground (7分钟车程) and Singapore Wake Park (9分钟车程)

公共图书馆:Marine Parade Library (4分钟车程)

周边美食

加东一带是新加坡家喻户晓的美食胜地

从娘惹私房菜到海鲜盛宴,Amber Sea 周边的美食精彩纷呈。

  • 328 Katong Laksa (步行8分钟) 
  • Sinpopo Brand (步行11分钟)
  • Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre (6分钟车程)
  • SandBank (6分钟车程)
  • East Coast Lagoon Food Village (7分钟车程)
  • Jumbo Seafood (9分钟车程)
  • P.S. Cafe by the sea (10分钟车程)

想了解更多有关Amber Sea的楼盘信息或其他新楼盘,欢迎联系Ohmyhome预约一对一咨询!


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Property Investing Near the New Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway

The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway is a lot closer to completion than you might think. A few weeks ago, it was reported that it will now only take a mere 20 meters more before the entire bridge deck opens to the public. Once finished, this bridge will be the longest and tallest bridge in the country.

This expressway should be completed sometime around the fourth quarter of 2021. Spanning eight kilometers, the new expressway will soon link Cebu City with the historical island of Mactan through Cordova. The bridge is expected to become an alternate route for the Mactan Cebu International Airport. It will also be welcoming roughly 40,000 vehicles daily.

One of its first public displays came during the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in April. There were eight ecumenical “Iconic Crosses” placed in the main pylons of the bridge and were lit up during the celebration. The design of the pylons themselves was inspired by Magellan’s Cross.

With its unveiling comes even more chances to invest in property in and around Cebu City. Mactan is already quite the industrial and commercial hub, too. The bridge can certainly help ease travel to and from Cordova and the city. Luxury resorts, great schools, and big business aside, Cebu real estate is now as coveted as it gets for potential investors and property seekers alike.


READ: Cebu Living: Buying Property in the Queen City of the South


Properties in and Around Cebu City

Cebu properties make for great vacation rentals for tourists. This is why a condo for sale works best for potential investments. In close proximity to the Cebu Business Park and Ayala Malls Central Bloc is Avida Towers Riala. Here, dynamic eco-living is at the heart of everything, complete with exclusive amenities and features. The residence offers easy access to the city, as well. The condo development also offers units for as low as P4,600,000. 

Likewise, Bria Homes Flats Mactan is just as convenient for travelers. It is located near the Mactan Cebu International Airport and is also just a few meters away from the Cebu Business Park and Cebu’s top commercial areas. This project will directly benefit from the new Cebu-Cordova Link, allowing for seamless, worry-free transportation between the islands. Best of all, units come at even affordable prices.

Meanwhile, developments on the higher end of the spectrum are great for foreign guests and business folk who are looking for premium condo spaces. RLC’s Galleria Residences, for instance, is located within Cebu City’s thriving commercial district, which means that it practically has access to the city’s top hospitals, malls, parks, and more. Units at this luxury condo range from P6,392,734 to ₱14,768,912.

Learn more about these properties by talking to an Ohmyhome property agent. Between now and when the bridge’s completion, these investment opportunities are only going to attract higher demand. So trust us when we say that when it comes to these Cebu properties, no investor wants to be on the outside looking in. 

Are you looking to purchase a property in Cebu? Get in touch with an Ohmyhome property agent today to get started. Find out how smart property shoppers like you can save more on your home purchase. Ohmyhome’s new Cashback program gives you your money back after your downpayment! Learn more here.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.

Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

More Millennials Are Choosing Condos, Should You?

Millennials have now entered their prime spending years. While some habits and trends may differ from generation to generation, property investing remains a can’t-miss opportunity, even for younger and older millennials alike.

The market in recent years has seen young people choose condos as their preferred property type. It’s not that suburban areas aren’t appealing anymore. In fact, interest in house and lots in fringe cities and provinces have only increased. But interest in urban developments in and around central locations has remained strong and consistent.

As both more millennials (and Gen Z-ers) continue to enter the urban professional landscape, this shift toward condominiums near business districts is only going to become more apparent in the near future. Of course, it’s also hard to argue against choosing accessibility, convenience, and amenities. 

For starters, condos mean less travel time and hassle going to and from their workplaces. Commuting seems like too much work these days, too. These developments give them unparalleled access to Metro Manila’s leading business districts, recreational facilities, commercial establishments, and the like.

Work-from-home and hybrid setups are only going to persist as we all move forward in our pandemic lives and beyond. With this, demand for properties near prime locations is going to accelerate. We can count on prices for these developments to increase, as well.

Research also shows that millennials aren’t exactly too keen on leading “traditional” lives, or at least not yet. Most are having children or marrying a little later than what used to be the norm. Some of them don’t even want to have kids at all.

For these reasons, younger property seekers are committing to compact and more efficient living spaces. The millennial condo craze is a case in point. These are basically properties designed with single young professionals in mind, even if they do have child-friendly amenities and features to accommodate younger couples.

The burden of maintaining property weighs on millennials, too. Millennials tend to be very particular about their time, focus, and task allocation. They might see house maintenance as sort of a drag. At the very least, with condos, they only have to worry about cleaning their own units. The rest are the property manager’s responsibilities.

Condo projects also offer a wide range of amenities that millennials would otherwise have to look for or rent. Private swimming pools, gyms, lounge areas are usually included in the property package for condominiums. Yes, they’re shared spaces, but residents will still appreciate amenities made just for them. These amenities also favor millennials in the selling market.

Properties in and around CBDs

Condo developments such as Laureano Di Trevi in Makati, SYNC in Ortigas, and The Courtyard in Taguig each present property seekers with ideal homes for young professionals. Apart from being situated in pivotal business locations, these projects also offer exclusive, top-of-the-line amenities for their residents. 

These, together with other projects like Glam Residences in Quezon City and Galleria Residences in Cebu, offer units with access to everything urban living has to offer for both investors and homeowners-to-be. 

Nevertheless, these are only a few of Ohmyhome’s condo offerings. Feel free to see Ohmyhome’s wide selection of property listings right here for condos that are built for millennials’ future success. We can expect to see urban living appeal more and more to younger home seekers in the near future. Still, to each their own. After all, this condo trend is certainly not going to end with this generation. That’s for sure.

Need assistance with your property journey? Feel free to get in touch with an Ohmyhome property agent to get started. Find out how smart property shoppers like you can save more on your home purchase. Ohmyhome’s new Cashback program gives you your money back after your downpayment! Learn more here.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.

Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

Our Agent Found Us a Home! Now What?

Congratulations! Your real estate agent found you the home of your dreams. Surely, it’s time to celebrate. By now, you guys might already have quite the relationship. But simply finding a home isn’t where the property journey ends. Sometimes, this just means you’re getting started.

Ask anybody who’s bought real estate and they will tell you that it will be a long, tedious process. Nobody knows this more than your agents themselves. That’s why it’s still important, even in this stage, to keep asking them questions. Here, we’ll be giving you a few quick pointers on the things you should clear up with your agent before starting the purchase process.

May we request a comparative market analysis?

Let your agent determine if you’re paying a reasonable price for that house and lot or condo. You never know, the property might appraise for a lower offer price. If, for instance, you find the property situated in a competitive market, some offers might turn off some sellers. 

That’s why you should also ask if there is any room for negotiation. A good agent should be ready to give you advice on your next steps before the actual purchase.

What are some concessions that we can make?

When we say concessions, we are pertaining to certain requests buyers make to sellers. These concessions include the seller paying for bathroom and pipes renovation, extermination, home warranty for six months, and the like. Your agent can work on these terms. Feel free to ask your agent if they see any way the two parties can appease each other. 

Download: Best Properties to Buy in the Philippines for Different Budgets in 2021

What red flags do you see in this property?

Just talk to your agent if they anticipate any unforeseen problems. Based on their experience, knowledge of the listing, and the market analysis, they surely know a red flag when they see one. 

How much will the closing costs be?

Closing costs such as documentary stamp tax, title registration fee, transfer tax, and more are only a few of the fees you have to take into consideration. Be sure to ask your agent about the necessary documents and requirements. 

Some incidental expenses like notary fees and the like should also be considered. Any agent with your best interests will know this and will gladly provide you with a sample computation of the closing costs.

Believe it or not, there are some agents who are just looking to close a sale. Be wary of the kind of agent you have. Hiring a good agent who values your goals is crucial, from the first step all the way to the final stages of the home-buying process. Remember, more than just asking questions, it’s essential to be asking the right ones. 

Are you looking to purchase a resale property? Get in touch with an Ohmyhome property agent today to get started. For more information on the best and latest property listings nationwide and how our Ohmyhome’s online ecosystem helps buyers and sellers like you, visit Ohmyhome.com or download the official Ohmyhome app.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.

Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

How To Tell if It’s Time To Sell Your House

Letting go of the house your family has been living in for more than a decade or two is never an easy conclusion. A lot of things can change as the years go on, most notably the real estate market and the potential investment returns on your property.

Maybe the “forever home” you thought you were going to retire in doesn’t seem to suit your needs and plans anymore or maybe the pandemic has forced you to rethink some of the lifestyle decisions you’ve made. On top of all that, the work-from-home arrangements brought by the current health crisis have driven interest in property in and around your area.

If you are looking for that sign, you came to the right place. Here are some hints that it may be time to finally sell your beloved house.

The Family Has Outgrown the Property

Perhaps on the top of your “reasons to sell” list is outgrowing the property. Those old spaces that used to be enough for the children are looking tighter by the minute. These things happen and that’s okay. It’s completely natural to want to move to a new place once the kids are in growing up and need their own rooms or if they’re moving out anytime soon.

Also, when the community you are living in might isn’t ideal for a growing family with teens, then it may be best to start looking for property options in central urban locations (As long as you’re emotionally ready for this big step).


Download: Best Properties to Buy in the Philippines for Different Budgets in 2021


Lifestyle Adjustments Are Needed

Of course, your life is going to look way different from how it did when you first moved into the property. Your husband may have decided on a career shift or you, yourself, are thinking about working from home full-time after the pandemic. 

This means that you’re going to need a bigger space for a home office. Besides, maybe those monthly payments are not exactly doing you any favors, too, and a smaller, less-expensive property looks more promising for your timeline and budget.

Little-to-No Returns on Renovation 

Have the home maintenance costs become too big of a burden? If they have, selling your property might even give you a better return on your investment. It’s best to calculate the expenses you’re going to need for home renovation, as well. 

After all, you might be paying more for those fees compared to just letting go of the house and lot or condo. No matter how similar the costs are, the stress and hassle it takes for a total remodeling gig can be draining, especially if you have a lot of things going on at the moment.

You’ve Surveyed the Local Market

Sometimes, the market dictates your decision, too. The price per square meter for homes in the area may have gone up exponentially since you first bought the place. Here, you can do your own research as to how the local housing market is going around your district. 

If there have been a lot of homeowners opting to jump ship to new communities in provinces or fringe cities, maybe you can get a similar return on your own property. Interest rates may also be a lot lower these days than you expected. There might be a renewed interest in property in your region, too. If these are the case, then it might be better to sell than stay.

Other Plans for the Next Phase of Your Life

Now that the kids have moved on and settled on their new lives, with families of their own, you might be getting a better feel of the next chapter of your life. Your needs are completely different and there are just some things you are going to have to let go of as you enter your twilight years.

It may be that the property’s value has skyrocketed since you bought it 20 or 30 years ago. If you sell now, you can secure your emergency fund. You can even buy a brand-new house that can be perfect for your retirement plans.

asian family laughing at home

Your home is arguably your most vital asset. Coming to terms with this decision is going to require some time. Talking to family and friends will certainly help, but getting in touch with an agent to get some industry perspective can do wonders, as well. At Ohmyhome, consultations with our property agents are free.

Nevertheless, these signs are always subjective. Ultimately, only you can tell when and if you’re ready to say goodbye to your property.

Talk to an Ohmyhome agent today to get started with your property journey. For more information on the best and latest property listings nationwide and how our Ohmyhome’s online ecosystem helps sellers like you, visit Ohmyhome.com or download the official Ohmyhome app.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

One Sierra: Carefully Curated Condo Living

What do you get when you cross European chic, thoughtful amenities, and greened-up flexible living spaces? You only get one answer, and that’s One Sierra by PIK, of course.

This forward-thinking residential condominium project in Mandaluyong City shook up the local real estate market when PIK officially announced the development earlier this year. PIK, the leading housing developer in both Russia and Europe, chose Manila for the group’s first Asian venture outside due, in part, to the area’s similarities to Moscow.

Set to be completed in 2024, the condo development comes with the promise of PIK’s superb European design standards and innovative features, inviting prospective buyers to purchase a piece of Europe in the middle of lively Mandaluyong, near the top business districts in the National Capital Region.

One Sierra provides more than just a taste of European urban living. It also presents homebuyers and investors everything today’s professionals are looking for in a modern condo in the Metro.

Accessibility and Security

Home seekers will surely enjoy the peaceful environment of Mandaluyong atop One Sierra. Yes, residents get the best of both worlds in this condo. After grappling with the fast-paced urban lifestyle, coming home to a pleasant, cozy condo space is just what city dwellers need to relax.

Situated in a prime central location, One Sierra is only a few minutes away from all the major central business districts, from Ortigas to Bonifacio Global City and Makati. The building has direct access to EDSA, too. Location is everything for the go-getters of tomorrow, after all.

With just 250 residential units across 30 floors, One Sierra is a low-density project, compared to the other developments in the area. There will only be 10 units per floor, adding a more exclusive feel to the living experience. Privacy and discretion are important to this development, as well. This is why the building will have manned lobby and lounge areas and feature a premium CCTV system, as well as a 24-hour security network. Residents also get an exclusive keycard for elevator access. 

And what would a world-class condo be without smart parking solutions, right? At One Sierra, residents also get premium, automated parking. They can just drop their vehicles off and the system parks the cars for them.

We haven’t talked about the design and amenities yet.

Innovative Condo Spaces

An integral part of the PIK philosophy is its adherence to urban efficiency and European design principles. These are what make One Sierra a future-ready, modern residential development.

In such a busy city, breathability is something dwellers constantly seek in their surroundings.  Each of the flexible, natural light-filled interiors at One Sierra are carefully crafted for comfort and style. Residents will also be pleased with the full-height windows and the excellent views. Units are carefully crafted and designed with an efficient use of space and for maximum natural light exposure and ventilation.

Spacious studio and one-bedroom units are perfect for singles and couples alike. Meanwhile, the building’s two-bedroom units are ideal for families. One Sierra’s premium units, conversely, offer beautiful, unobstructed panoramic views of the Metro skyline, which can be enjoyed from the privacy of their own balcony. The Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) units, on the other hand, are ideal for our current work-from-home arrangements, as well as for small businesses and professionals who want the convenience of having their workspace merged with their living space.

One Sierra boasts a modern green building design, as well. This includes the addition of environmentally friendly sensor lighting in common areas, a sustainable rainwater collection system, and a trusted building management system once completed. 

Apart from these, the condo will make use of recycled water for irrigation and common areas, as well as thoughtful carbon monoxide sensors in covered parking areas. The units themselves and glass properties also comply with green building standards for maximum energy efficiency across all floors. Energy-efficient LED lights and water-efficient fixtures will be key characteristics too.

Amenities

For its amenities, One Sierra treats residents to their own quiet retreat. Feel free to rewind and refocus by making use of the following:

  • Lobby and lounge spaces
  • Private function room
  • Changing spaces and shower rooms
  • Swimming pool, kids pool, and deck area
  • Reception area
  • Secure lobby mailroom

Commercial units are available on the ground floor for added convenience as well.

At the end of a hectic day of city life, we all just want to stay in a space made just for us, where every detail is thoughtfully designed for our comfort, security, and peace. In One Sierra’s case, the goal is pretty clear: it’s all about elevating the urban living experience so residents can enjoy a taste of modern European living in the Metro.

Are you interested in buying a unit at One Sierra by PIK? For more information on the best and latest property listings nationwide and how our Ohmyhome’s online ecosystem helps buyers like you, visit Ohmyhome.com or download the official Ohmyhome app.


Ohmyhome was launched in the Philippines in September 2020, following the company’s establishment of a tech team in the country in 2017. Ohmyhome was originally founded in 2016, and subsequently rose in Singapore as a leading PropTech solution and licensed real estate agency.

Ohmyhome expanded into the Philippines so that Filipino home seekers can have a real estate partner that they can trust to have their best interests at heart and can be relied upon to provide exceptional services throughout the entire property journey.

Featuring thousands of properties across many of the Philippines’ major real estate brands, Ohmyhome differs from other local platforms by going the extra mile and extensively helping buyers narrow down their choices and find the property that best suits their budgets, home needs, and lifestyle preferences.

The company’s Real Estate Agents not only help in the shortlisting of options but also provide professional services through the entire purchasing process. These include assistance in property inspections, negotiations, the finalization of the Conditions of Sale, deposit collection, the submission of property documents, as well as providing buyers regular updates.

Ohmyhome helps Filipinos find their dream homes, all while making sure each real estate transaction is complete and is an efficient and enjoyable experience.

Stay connected with Ohmyhome Philippines by following our official Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts.

How to Choose the Right Sanitary Fittings When Remodelling Your Bathroom

As one of the most frequently used spaces in a home, the bathroom (along with the kitchen) often takes top priority when the time to remodel comes. Understandably, it can be an overwhelming process. 

A good way to start is by choosing your sanitary fittings — items that are affixed or secured on walls or floors, such as bathtubs, sinks, showers, toilets, faucets and even vanities. 

Having the right ones can make a bathroom more functional, easy to maintain and serene for everyone who uses it. 

For example: perhaps you enjoy the rush of water from an overhead rain shower, but a hand shower provides greater flexibility of use. Or, maybe, you prefer the look of a rounded knob, but a flat lever has a better grip. Which will you choose? 

Little things like that go a long way in making your bathroom more comfortable, so it’s crucial that you find what fits both your budget and lifestyle.

Here’s how!

Shower sets: Overhead shower vs handheld shower head

There are two types of shower sets that everyone typically considers: an overhead shower (more commonly known as the rain shower) and a handheld shower.

Overhead shower

With its sleek and modern look, a rain shower head can be a stylish addition to your bathroom.

Currently trending in square and round shapes, rain showers are beloved for the rainfall experience it offers. 

With its sleek and modern look, a rain shower head can be a stylish addition to your bathroom that requires minimum effort to use, especially on days when you’re too exhausted to move after work or a gruelling gym session. All you’ll have to do is stand under it and enjoy the rainfall experience. 

Rain showers have a wider area of flow over the body, so if you prefer being thoroughly soaked quickly, this is for you. 

These are, however, pricier than a handheld shower and offer little to no flexibility, if you want to wash your body but not your hair, for example.

Handheld shower head

Handheld showers can give you better range of motion.

The traditional handheld shower can give you better range of motion and the flexibility to adjust where you’d like the water on your body. For example, it’s easier to avoid getting your hair wet with a handheld shower than a rain shower head.

You can also adjust the spray setting of certain handheld showers, allowing you to control the water pressure as needed.

If you can’t decide between having a rain shower or a handheld one, go for both.

Shower mixers

Once you’ve settled with a shower system, you can start looking at shower mixers, which are valves that draw from both your hot and cold water supplies and mix them so that you can control the temperature of your shower. 

There’s a wide range of mixers in the market:

Manual shower mixer

A manual shower mixer, controlled by a single tap, is easy to use and simple to install.

A manual shower mixer, or pressure-balancing valve, is fairly easy to use and simpler to install than other types of shower mixers. 

The water flow and heat are controlled by a single tap, so all you will have to do is swing the valve to your desired temperature for the perfect shower. 

Thermostatic shower mixer

A thermostatic shower mixer can regulate the shower’s temperature, keeping it at a constant level.

Meanwhile, a thermostatic shower mixer can regulate the shower’s temperature, keeping it at a constant level even when water is being used elsewhere in the home. 

As the heat and water flow are controlled separately, you can pre-set the temperature before turning on the shower.

Digital shower mixer

A digital shower can give you precise control of the features and digital displays.

A digital shower mixer constantly regulates the temperature to keep constant the settings you keyed in at the touch of a button. This gives you precise control of the features and digital displays. 

Smart shower mixer

Grohe’s multi-sensory shower system gives you a premium experience, though it doesn’t come cheap.

A smart shower mixer is very similar to a digital one — both are accessible remotely and are compatible with smartphones and smart home devices. 

For example, Grohe’s multi-sensory shower system is accessible through a mobile app which you can connect to via Bluetooth. There’s also a way to connect to your Spotify playlist so you can change the colour of the lights to set the mood. 

But, as you know, a premium experience like this doesn’t come cheap; the shower system comes with a price tag of $30,000. Given the humidity and climate of Singapore, however, perhaps the number of showers you need in a day here may easily justify this investment.

Shower mixer valves: Exposed vs concealed

There are pros and cons to concealing or exposing your shower mixer.

Exposed shower mixers keep the outer workings of the shower mixer valve and pipe attached to the wall.

An exposed shower mixer is the traditional style, which keeps the outer workings of the shower mixer valve and pipe attached to the wall. This causes less disruption to your bathroom when it’s being installed and is also much faster to do. Plus, it’s easier to replace in the future. 

A concealed shower mixer hides the inner workings of the shower in a cavity behind the wall.

However, if you’re gunning for a sleek and space-saving shower mixer valve, you can opt to conceal it. This basically means hiding the inner workings of the shower in a cavity behind the wall so that it takes up less space in your bathroom. It looks tidier too. 

Do note that a concealed shower mixer valve is more expensive than an exposed one. 

To be safe, consult your interior designer or contractor to check if your building has specific regulations about sanitary installations.

Shower accessories

Some essential shower accessories include a robe hook, towel ring or holder and more.

What’s a shower set without its accessories? The essential accessories include a robe hook, towel ring or holder, toilet paper holder, soap dispenser and soap dish with holder. These will complete the functionality of your bathroom and cover every need you may have. 

You can also consider getting a grip bar if you live with seniors or someone with a disability. 

When remodelling your bathroom, it’s best to think of everyone who will be using it so you can get all the necessary installations done.

Toilet suites

There are two main types of toilet bowls you can choose from: one that’s mounted on the floor and one that’s attached to the wall. Your choice, however, will depend on the type of trap you have, or the piping system for your toilet. 

A toilet with an S-trap pipe is generally connected to the floor.

An S-trap pipe is generally connected to the floor while a P-trap one is connected to the wall, though it can also be mounted on the floor, depending on the design.

A P-trap toilet is connected to the wall, though it can also be mounted on the floor, depending on the design.

However, do note that a wall-mounted toilet bowl may require additional cleaning of the floor below it. If you want a bowl with lesser maintenance, consider a floor-mounted bowl.

Another important aspect to consider is the flushing system. For example, American Standard’s HygienceClean System has double vortex flushing technology which washes the whole circumference of the toilet to ensure that no stains are left behind. 

It also has a rimless design and two water ejection holes for efficient flushing performance while maintaining minimal water usage. Unfortunately, due to its high-standard offerings, it is pricier than your average toilet. 

A more affordable option is the Milano one-piece toilet — also from American Standard — which costs about $600. It has a similar flushing technology as the HygieneClean System, as well as a slow-close seat that minimises noise and damage in the long run. 

Washbasins and taps

When chosen carefully, the washtap or basin can be the centrepiece of the room.

Now on to an essential sanitary fitting: washbasins. Thanks to the pandemic, everyone’s had to step up on their hand hygiene, so choosing a washbasin that’s not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing gets two thumbs up. 

There are a few types of basins in the market. They can be a free-standing, wall-mounted, semi-recessed, under-counter, countertop, or sit-in basin. Of course, your choice must complement the style and theme of your bathroom renovation.

Today, you’ll find that countertop basins offer many stylish options. When chosen carefully, it can be the centrepiece of the room. Just remember that for a countertop basin, you’ll need ample counter room for it, so take note of any space constraints. Likewise, consider also who will be using the basins and where the basin connections are.

If you are living with children or the elderly, consider either a wall-mounted basin or a semi-recessed one as these are more practical and can be closer to whoever’s using them. There will also be fewer awkward spaces between corners or at the edges, reducing the cleaning required.

There are also various types of wash taps these days, from the regular lever to a motion sensor tap. You’ll find motion sensor taps in most malls and hotels in Singapore, so do scout around for inspiration for your bathroom. Just make sure it matches your basin’s colour, look, and texture. 

Need professional help with your bathroom remodel? Consult our interior designers at 6886 9009 and get a free quote.


Frequently asked questions about sanitary fittings 

What are sanitary fittings?

In general, sanitary fittings are items that are affixed or secured on walls or floors, such as bathtubs, sinks, showers, toilets, faucets and even vanities.

Which sanitary fitting is best?

Grohe and American Standard are two of the leading sanitary fittings providers worldwide. Ohmyhome Renovations has partnered with both these brands to provide customers with the best fittings for their homes. 

How much does a bathroom renovation cost?

Minor renovation works for a bathroom, meaning the walls and tiles will remain in their original state, can cost around $550-$6,550. If there are moderate tiling and hacking works involved, it can be around $2,600-$8,600. Extensive renovation works (extensive hacking of walls and removal and replacement of existing tiles) can cost around $8,600-$35,500.