Bataan City Guide

Published Date : September 27, 2022 City Guide Travel guide
Bataan: City Guide

Bataan: City Guide

Introducing Bataan City


Bataan is a province at the Central Luzon region of Luzon. A peninsula surrounded by Manila Bay to the east and the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea) to the west, it is known in history as the last stronghold of the Americans in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded it during World War II.

Bataan is rich in history, but this province is also a good place to live. Bataan is now more enhanced, that’s why here in Bataan you can both live a city-life and a province-life. Start having your dream life here in the Province of Natural wonders.

The Province of Bataan.

The Province of Bataan.

Short History 

The Battle of Bataan was fought by the United States and the Philippine Commonwealth against Japan during World War II. The battle represented the most intense phase of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II. In January 1942, forces of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy invaded Luzon along with several islands in the Philippine Archipelago after the bombing of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.

The Province of Bataan.

The Province of Bataan.

The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war from Saysain Point, Bagac, Bataan and Mariveles to Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac, via San Fernando, Pampanga, where the prisoners were forced to march until they died. Prisoners started out from Mariveles on April 10, and Bagac on April 11, converging in Pilar, Bataan, and heading north to the San Fernando railhead.



  1. Bataan Peninsula State University
  2. Tomas del Rosario College
  3. Asia Pacific College
  4. Bataan Heroes Memorial
  5. Polytechnic University
  6. Limay Polytechnic University 
  7. Bataan Peninsula State University
  8. College of Moly Holy Trinity
  9. Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific


  1. Vista Mall
  2. Centre Plaza Mall
  3. Bargainville
  4. Galeria Victoria
  5. SM City Bataan


  1. Bataan St. Joseph Hospital
  2. Bataan General Hospital
  3. Bataan Doctors Hospital
  4. Isaac And Catalina Multispecialty Center
  5. Bataan Peninsula Medical Center
  6. San Antonio Rural Health Station

Tourist Spots:

  1. Corregidor Island
  2. Ocean Adventure, Subic Bay
  3. Mount Samat
  4. Dungaree Beach
  5. Pawikan Conservation Center
  6. Funtastic Park Subic Bay

Bataan a Hub for Industry and Investment

Bataan hosts several industrial estates and huge companies, creating numerous career opportunities for people who settle here.

Moreover, the province’s potential leads to the opening of more shopping centers, real estate expansion, and improved facilities.

One of those is the soon-to-be largest and longest iconic Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge that spans from Mariveles, crossing Manila Bay, and ends in Cavite. This future development is predicted to open more doors and opportunities for everyone.

Additionally, Bataan also has a high potential for investments in tourism and recreation with numerous existing sites such as Dinalupihan Nature Center, Mt. Malasimbo, and Mt. Natib, all within the Bataan Natural Park fit for eco-tourism.

The Province of Bataan.

The Province of Bataan.

Bataan Is a Beacon for Education

Many mistakenly think that a good education can only be found through the renowned and prestigious schools in Metro Manila. But the truth is that excellent institutions can also be found in the provinces.

In addition to what Bataan can offer is the access to educational opportunities by over 300 educational institutions such as Bataan Peninsula State University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, and Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

The local government continuously develops educational programs and facilities capable of producing top-performing professionals and teaching 21st-century skills deemed for a modern society.

The Province of Bataan.

The Province of Bataan.

How to Get to Bataan City

By Ferry

If you want a fast way to go to Bataan, simply hop on the Manila-Bataan Ferry Boat at the Esplanade-Seaside Terminal in SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. This will take you straight to Port Capinpin in Orion, a municipality in Bataan, in just 50 minutes! Operated by 1Bataan Integrated Transport System.

By Private Transport:

The province of Bataan is about 124 kilometers away from Manila. This makes for a good 2.5-hour leisurely drive. It is best to leave early in the morning to avoid the rush hour gridlock.

From Manila, take the North Luzon Expressway then take the San Fernando toll exit or the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).

If you take the San Fernando toll exit, drive towards the Jose Abad Santos Avenue, formerly known as the Olangapo-Gapan Road. Drive all the way to Lubao, a municipality in Pampanga and Dinalupihan, a municipality in Bataan.

Once you get to the Layac junction, head towards the Roman Super Highway that will lead you to the city center of Balanga in Bataan.

If you’re taking the SCTEX route, simply take the Dinalupihan exit. Then make a right turn at Roman Super Highway towards the city center of Balanga.

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Quezon City, City Guide

Published Date : August 3, 2022 City Guide Travel guide


Introducing Quezon City


Quezon City, popularly known as Q.C. (pronounced Kyusi in Filipino), is the Philippines’ most populated city. According to the most recent census, it has a population of 3,198,926 individuals. The city was envisioned as the Philippines’ new national capital to replace Manila, which was suffering from overcrowding, a lack of housing, inadequate sanitation, and traffic congestion. Quezon City dubbed the “City of Stars” because of its culture, entertainment industry, and media, is home to major television networks’ headquarters and studios. Commerce, education, research, technology, politics, tourism, art, and sports are also well-known. The city is home to several national government branches, notably the Batasang Pambansa Complex, which houses the Philippine House of Representatives.

Short History 

From 1948 to 1976, Quezon City was the Philippines’ chartered city and capital. The city is located in central Luzon, just northeast of Manila. It was named after President Manuel Luis Quezon, who chose the site (which was previously a private estate) in 1939, and it took over as the capital in 1948. The city began to flourish following World War II (1939–45) with the construction of government facilities on the Capitol Site, and it is now considered part of Metro Manila. However, many national government activities remained in Manila, and the capital was returned to Manila in 1976.



  1. AMA Computer University
  2. Angelicum College
  3. Ateneo de Manila University
  4. Central College of the Philippines
  5. Miriam College
  6. St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City
  7. St. Mary’s College Quezon City
  8. St. Paul University Quezon City
  9. Trinity University of Asia
  10. University of the Philippines Diliman


  1. Eastwood Mall
  2. Gateway Mall
  3. SM City North EDSA
  4. SM City Fairview
  5. Tiendesitas
  6. TriNoma
  7. U.P Town Center
  8. Vertis North


  1. Capitol Medical Center
  2. East Avenue Medical Center
  3. FEU-NRMF Medical Center
  4. St. Luke’s Medical Center
  5. The Medical City
  6. UERM Memorial Medical Center
  7. World Citi Medical Center

Tourist Spots

  1. Art In Island
  2. EDSA Shrine
  3. La Mesa Eco Park
  4. Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
  5. Quezon Memorial Circle
  6. Santo Domingo Church

While you’re there

Things to see & do 

Visit Galleries

Quezon City, Philippines

Quezon City, Philippines.

The largest and most populated city in Metro Manila, Quezon City is noted for its skyscrapers, massive commercial districts, vibrant food hubs, and dozens of shopping complexes. Even if the traffic is sometimes terrible, it’s one of the Metro’s go-to spots for the latest and greatest. The City of Stars is indeed home to a thriving art scene and a multitude of art galleries. Check out some of the art galleries in the northern section of Metro Manila if you get a chance.

Visit Furr Babies

Furr babies for animal lovers

Furr babies for animal lovers

There are several dog and cat cafes in Quezon City. Cuddly pets are available for guests to pet as they enjoy their meals and drinks at these locations.

For Animals lovers, visit PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center, administered by the Philippine Animal Welfare Society. If you’re thinking about getting a dog or cat, you may consider adopting one from the shelter. To learn more about how you can assist PAWS in achieving its purpose of providing protection and promoting humane treatment for all animals, you can visit their website. 

Go Swimming

Exquisite spas and pools

Exquisite spas and pools

If you prefer these kinds of activities, Quezon City has a lot of facilities that your friends and family can enjoy. For example, Ace Water Spa offers a huge swimming pool where you can swim laps, go to a sauna, hot tubs, cold tubs, massaging jets, and even an area for kids to splash in falling water and slide down slides.

Visit Churches

Spend time with God in serene churches

Spend time with God in serene churches

There are a lot of churches located in Quezon City, but the biggest one you can visit is Santo Domingo Church. The Santo Domingo Church is not only Metro Manila’s largest church or one of the largest in Asia, but it is also one of the most beautiful. In October 2012, the National Museum and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts named the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary at La Naval de Manila a National Cultural Treasure.

Shopping & Nightlife 

Vibrant shopping scenes and nightlife in Quezon city

Vibrant shopping scenes and nightlife in Quezon city.

Quezon City has some of the most prominent malls, and malls have become an integral part of Filipino life. SM North EDSA, Trinoma, U.P. Town Center, Gateway Mall, and Eastwood Mall, to name a few, have something for everyone.

Shopping malls are a staple in the Quezon City lifestyle. There are a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options all in one location in a mall. If you want to buy in high-end boutiques or at a flea market, you have a wide range of options. You might want to check out Eastwood City. The dining and entertainment options appear to be limitless, and there are always exciting events to look forward to, especially on weekends and during holidays like New Year’s.

SM North Edsa is another well-known shopping center in Quezon City. In addition to being the Philippines’ largest shopping mall, it is also the country’s first SM Supermall. This mall is also home to the SM Bowling Center. In addition to offering bowling classes for children, the SM Bowling Center also features billiards tables and table tennis for adults. For the most value for your money, SM Bowling Center always has an offer.

Suppose you want to experience the best of what Quezon City nightlife offers. In that case, there are no words to convey the level of surreal events you will have while on a night expedition in Quezon City. At night, this city truly comes to life.

Here are some of the bars and nightclubs to experience in Quezon City:

  1. Oblivion
  2. Cowboy Grill
  3. Vanity Club
  4. Guilly’s Night Club
  5. Tago Jazz Cafe

Food & Drinks

Mouth-watering local and international cuisine.

Mouth-watering local and international cuisine.

Aside from peak hours, food joints in Quezon City are less crowded than those found in the city’s shopping malls.

Some of the best places to eat are Tomas Morato and Quezon Avenue, although food parks are also attracting a lot of attention. Food parks in Quezon City include the StrEat Food Park in Maginhawa, The Yard in Xavierville, the Adventure Food Park along Aurora Boulevard, and The Food Hive on Visayas Avenue. Customers at food parks can sample a variety of cuisines simultaneously, as opposed to restaurants, which specialize in a single style of meal. It’s also easier to decide on what to eat because everyone may order separately and then reunite at the table to share their meal.

But before you go, make sure to check if the establishments are open. Due to the pandemic, many of them are currently closed.


How to Get to Quezon City

By Train

There are a lot of train stations that are located in Quezon City. For LRT 1, Balintawak and Roosevelt are under Quezon City. Since Quezon City is a massive city for LRT 2 starting from Gilmore until Katipunan is covered by the city. Lastly, MRT 3 has Araneta Center-Cubao to North Avenue. If you are planning to go to SM North, North Avenue is your destination. 

From Nearest Airport

Take the P2P bus from Naia Terminal 3 to Kabayan Hotel in Manila to get from Naia Terminal 3 to Quezon City. Then, take the MRT3 line to Cubao Farmers station from Taft Ave MRT station. This route takes roughly 40 minutes to complete. If you prefer convenience, you can choose from plenty of cabs and ride-hailing applications like Grab.


Quezon City is known as the “Entertainment Capital of the Philippines” and the “City of Stars”, since it is where major studios located and most Filipino actors and actresses reside. To support the film industry, the city established the Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC). The city also holds its own film festival, the QCinema International Film Festival, every October or November and showcases local and international films, documentaries, and short films, and gives grants to their creators.

Quezon City is home to the Philippines’ major broadcasting networks. There are 11 local television networks, 6 cable TV, 7 AM radio stations, and 4 FM radio stations in the city. Major commercial broadcast network in the Philippines such as ABS-CBN and GMA Network have their headquarters in the city. State-owned media and television network such as RPN, IBC and PTV also have their headquarters in the city.

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How to Take Care of Your Lawn?

Published Date : November 22, 2021 Article Buying Tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101

Having a house with a lawn is a blessing as it adds beauty to your home. With the lawn comes the convenience of doing many outdoor activities with your family. So when looking for a house for sale for your growing family, you can keep that lawn as a plus point to a property. 

Grass works to enhance the beauty of a lawn, whether it is large or small. Good grass that is well cared for can make the whole place look fresh. Usually, the grass should be open to the sun and requires a lot of maintenance. These tips might help you take care of your lawn.


Loosen the soil

Regular freshening once every few years prevents the soil from becoming overgrown and covered with grass, a thick layer of roots, stems that blocks water, oxygen, and nutrients from reaching the ground. It’s a good idea to put some air in the grass just before fertilizing.


Mow High

Mow the grass at the top to encourage strong root growth and heat tolerance. Tallgrass provides extra shade, keeps weeds from growing, and plays with your lawn. Start by sharpening your mower blades. Blunt blades will tear and separate your grass instead, making the grass vulnerable to moisture loss. Mower blades usually remain sharp for 10 hours of cutting.


Are you looking for a house with a vibrantly green lawn? Check out these houses for sale, houses for rent, and houses for lease at Housal.


Sharpen mower blades

Sharpen mower blades to ensure clean cuts. The blade blades tear the grass, leaving rough edges that change the color of the grass and invite germs.

Sharpen the razor blades once a month while cutting the grass. Have a backup blade to keep sharp.



The most critical aspect of gardening is weed control. Without attention or care, there will come a time when weeds will conquer the grass, the soil will get sick, and the grass will become halls. All weeds should be removed along with the roots.



If you water only once a week, the watering should be deep.  Weekly immersion helps the roots penetrate deep into the ground, while shallow irrigation often leads to flooding. Deep watering can also prevent bedbugs, insects that usually attach to the dry grass, trapped in the center of the land.


Trim your trees

It is difficult to see if a tree has dead branches without getting into it. If dead branches are left unattended, they can fall off, causing property damage.


Fertilizing your grass

As the grass (any plant) grows, it uses nutrients from the soil. If you add fertilizers, all the soil nutrients will be used. An annual soil test can show you how much you may need to add. Feeding your grass is important, too.


Such delicate things come with maintenance. You must take good care of your lawn to keep it green and healthy. Making simple changes and cleaning habits can make a big difference.


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Want to Throw an Outdoor Party? Here are Some Useful Tips.

Published Date : Article Buying Tips Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101

If you want to welcome your loved ones into your home to chat and have fun, consider having an outdoor dinner party. It will be the perfect event to get everyone together to catch up and enjoy a delicious meal and drink. Outdoor parties require extra attention and preparation, so you should first prepare your yard for outdoor parties if you want it to be perfect. Outdoor parties are only possible when you have that space; if you don’t have a backyard, you can rent a good place for your home instead. You can look for a house for rent or a house for lease to have a nice place to yourself.

With a bit of ingenuity and preparation, you can create a magic atmosphere for your loved ones.


Plan according to the weather

When planning your outdoor party, you are likely to check and evaluate the weather report. However, the weather can be unpredictable, and anything can happen. It is important to be prepared for everything before the weather starts to blow everything.


Keep it small

While hosting a dinner party, you are responsible for every little thing, so reducing the number of people can make the whole dinner a lot more fun. Keeping the party small, for 12-15 guests. This helps you focus on the details and makes the party more personal.



If you like colorful decorations, you can go all out for an outdoor party. Hang colorful lights, place a piñata, and pull out your brightly colored tablecloths. Even your location settings can be colored the way you want. Don’t be afraid to combine and match colors and textures as you decorate.



Have a nice set of outdoor custom tables. Another great low table option is to place a large piece of wood and cover it with a tablecloth if you want. Guests can sit on pillows, cushion blankets, and other sheets in the house.


Menu considerations

Organizing an outdoor party menu does not have to be complicated. Offer a buffet with various food options like vegan or gluten-free to ensure everyone can have something they like.


Make your visitors comfortable.

Guests’ luxury should be a priority for you. If your gathering is in the middle of the day, make sure there are shady areas and provide sun protection. In the evening, lights, candles, and bug spray are required. Consider providing portable fans, umbrellas, shawls, or heat lamps, depending on the weather. Your guests should be comfortable and ensure adequate access to toilets, water, and other essentials. Prevent your guests from chasing insects by protecting insects in your outdoor restaurant.

The most crucial aspect of your outdoor party is fun. If your guests find you laughing, chatting, and having fun, chances are they will also enjoy the party.


Having an outdoor party is fun together with your loved ones and neighbors. But it is only possible when you have enough outdoor space. Some people are fond of such gatherings, but their house doesn’t have that space, so they can consider buying a place with a nice backyard. You can look for a house for sale, a house for rent, or a house for lease at Housal to get a good place for yourself.


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10 Terms you Must Understand When Conducting Real Estate Transactions

Published Date : November 10, 2021 Real Estate 101


To connect more with the world of real estate:

  1. Join Housal.
  2.  Find incredible property deals like Pre-selling Condo, Townhouse for sale, and many more. You can also feature your ads like Condo for sale, Apartment for sale on our website.
  3.  Get a boost on your listings with us.


Here is some useful real-estate vocabulary.


Lien is the amount that the owner of the home, or the seller, has to pay on their mortgage. Usually, the mortgage is supposed to be paid before selling the property.


Market Value

It is the highest expected price of the property in fair market conditions. The Market value of the property plays a vital role in the evaluation of its price.



Amortization is the period of payment of a loan from a mortgage, including principal and interest.


Capitalization Rate

The capitalization rate is used to ascertain the value of a property based on net income. It is usually productive in the case of Apartment buildings.


Comparable Market Analysis (CMA)

It analyzes the home’s value based on the recent selling of similar properties in the same area. CMA helps in the estimation of a home’s worth.



Depreciation is the reduction in the property’s value (building) due to wear and tear over some time. It does not apply to land property.



A title refers to the entitlement of various rights that arise with the lawful ownership over the property.


Counter Offer

Different changes are made to the agreement, either by the seller or the buyer. It can also mean when the initial offer gets replaced by a new counteroffer.



Foreclosure is when the borrower defaults to make the payment, so the lender claims ownership over the mortgaged property.



It is the amount borrowed for a mortgage loan. The payment of the mortgage includes both the principal and the interest.


If you are planning on buying/selling your property, these words may come in handy. When dealing with real estate, one should be aware of the basic terminology. Housal assists in dealing with properties, so you can get on board with us if you require that. With Housal, you can get your Condo for sale and boost up your property listings.


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Here Are Some Reasons to Buy RFO Condos

Published Date : November 9, 2021 Buying Property Property Recommendations Real Estate 101 Renting condominium


Ready-for-occupancy or ready-to-move-in properties are units where the new owners can move in right after the purchase. It is a completed home, as the name implies, ready for its new owners to enter. The number of condo projects in the Philippines has been steadily growing over the years. Condo units have become another way for new professionals, starting families, and retired people who prefer to live in big cities.


If you are still wondering if the RFO condo unit is the proper investment for you, then this article will help you make the right decision before buying a condo unit for sale. Also, dive into Housal to get deals on Ready for Occupancy condos for sale.


 Open for Inspection

One of the many joys of shopping for a home is visiting one and choosing among the best. This is something RFO condos can offer. Before you even decide on a particular unit, you can look at all available items for sale. You can check all their actual sizes, cuts, and shapes; check each unit’s current status, see fixtures, if any, and carefully check the out-of-window view. This way, you can ensure that the unit you receive is at your level after a thorough inspection.


Save from Surprises

We want to value our money more than anything. Choosing an RFO condo unit saves you from surprises because what you see is what you get.

Since actual condo units are available for viewing, you will have the opportunity to examine the unit you are looking at carefully. You can check if it works, is open enough, and you can install your stuff. With Housal you can look at genuine pictures of the property online and buy a Ready for Occupancy condo for sale.


Less Waiting time

While pre-sale units require you to wait quite a bit, you can just start staying in your RFO unit as soon as the sale is complete. Generally, you do not have to wait years for the condo unit you are buying to be finished. You do not have to wonder when it will be completed or if the promises will come true.


Flexible payment options

Given that some condo units on sale offer a range of prices, you should also be aware that some of these condo designs also offer flexible payment terms. At special events, builders offer special financial terms as part of their promo.

Ready for Occupancy condo for sale are available at Housal; take a look.


Existing Utilities

When you buy units for resale (that is, previously owned), power, water, telephone, and internet connection are often installed and ready for use. You may need to make arrangements to change the name, but this will not require as much time as applying for the installation. When you purchase new units, these resources are always ready to be installed.


Considering this, Find the Home That Suits You. For real estate guidance and Ready for Occupancy condo for sale, Connect with Housal.

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Townhouses: Everything you need to know

Published Date : November 8, 2021 Buying Tips Housing tips Property Recommendations Real Estate 101

A townhouse is a multistory building that combines at least one wall with a nearby building. It is one of the most popular home types for sale right now. You can see them sitting on the streets in crowded urban and suburban areas. You have your own entrance and perhaps even your basement, driveway, garage, and backyard with a city house. Citizens own and are responsible for the inside and outside of their city.

Townhouses often resemble traditional, private homes but often function as condominiums, or condos, because they are all part of a larger governing body. And that home will usually be part of a homeowners’ organization or HOA.

In addition to the possible cost of living in or near the neighborhood, Townhouses are always popular housing options for several reasons, ranging from being more affordable to closed-ended single-family homes to their access to things like swimming pools and gyms.


Housal offers many affordable Townhouses that are value-priced. You can check out these listings of Townhouse for sale, Townhouse for rent, or Townhouse for lease.


More affordable for first-time homebuyers

Townhouses are more budget-friendly than single-family homes as they are cluttered and often lack a backyard for those with segregated homes, which usually pay for them. If you don’t mind sharing the walls with your neighbors, you may find additional space for your money this way.


It is the best in both worlds

 Having a Townhouse is a great way to differentiate between a private home and a condo. You get the benefits of extra space and greater control over your area, as well as lower repair costs and the built-in community that comes with the condo.


Easy maintenance

Small possessions equate to a few things that you need to take care of. Repairing the front yard is usually about the size of a postage stamp and takes less time, energy, and money than keeping a large yard in the corner. Also, landform resources can be included in the required HOA funding.


Accessible Amenities

Many urban communities offer regular local services that can improve your quality of life. As part of your HOA payment, you may be entitled to benefits such as a playground, swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis court, or clubhouse, where you can entertain guests.


Other pros of having a Townhouse as your living space are:

  • HOA costs are usually lower than condos.
  • The connecting element creates a security layer – it is generally closed with a gate.
  • More freedom to customize the exterior and yard than condos.
  • They may have fewer restrictions on property rights than a condo.
  • Townhouses are more affordable as compared to single-family homes.
  • The small outer space means little to the landscape and care.


What are you waiting for? Join Housal today and get exclusive deals on Townhouse for sale, Townhouse for rent, and Townhouse for lease.


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Reasons to visit Makati

Published Date : Buying Tips Real Estate 101 Renting condominium renting house

Makati is a business district turning into a leisure hub because of its diversity in culture, nationalities, and socio-economic background. Makati is in Manila and is mainly known for its Skyscrapers, Entertainment hubs, vast and modern malls. But there is more to Makati than what meets the eyes. There is so much to delve into in Makati. I will be sharing with you five places you can visit in Makati during your time here. Also, make sure you get a Perfect Condo for rent in Makati during your stay.


  1. Greenbelt park

It is a unique park in the middle of a shopping complex. The Greenbelt has five shopping areas, and each of its areas has a different vibe, features, and architecture. So if you are like a person who gets tired while constantly being in the atmosphere of a crowded Mall, that place is yours to find relief. So if you want to find a place nearby, you can look up in  Housal.


  1. Museum

You may encounter various museums in Makati rich in preserving its historical culture. If you are a person who is much more interested in history, culture, and heritage, you should visit Makati. Before doing so, make sure you find an excellent condo for rent in Makati for your stay.


  1. Salcedo Market

The Salcedo Weekend Market is famous for serving some unique dishes. You will find a wide range of displays of local produce items for sale. If you visit this place in summer, you might find it very crowded and hot. To avoid the risk of not getting a reservation for a stay during that crowded period, pay a visit to the website of Housal.


  1. Circuit Makati

it is a recreational hub with excellent facilities. Many activities are going around, including concerts, even music and art festivals. Some of the facilities include a football field, skating park, and kart racing facility. If you plan to live nearby, you can find a condo for rent in Makati just around the corner.


  1. Saint Andrew the Apostle Church

This church is a piece of great architecture inside and outside. The aerial view of the church looks like a flowing white tent. It is a beautiful place to pray and visit.


Makati has many hidden aspects of being discovered yet, so make sure you come and stay. Don’t worry about your accommodation here; Housal will find you the best condo for rent in Makati as per your requirement. Start planning.






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Tips for first time home seller.

Published Date : November 5, 2021 Buying Tips Community Guide Financing Property Recommendations Real Estate 101 renting house


Selling a house can be surprisingly time-consuming. The selling idea gets followed by the confusion of where to start. The seller needs to know the various aspects associated with it. You are preparing yourself for the criticism about your place by strangers, inspecting every corner, and judging. For you, it’s more than just four walls and a roof, and letting that go can be challenging. But you have to keep that aside and focus on displaying your Property efficiently and getting the best possible deals. A collaboration with Housal will feature your interest in an Apartment for sale, making it sell in no time.

Here is how you can grab attention by making your house stand out.

Set aside emotions
Ever since the first thought of selling a home hit, it’s causing an uneasy feeling. Dealing with a property is a professional’s job, so you better keep yourself that way. Emotions must have to be off the table. Think of yourself as a businessman and focus on how you can make it the best deal of your life.

Make changes and repairs
Hiding the damages is not a good idea. The buyer will go through every corner observing small details. It will be best if you make repairs to fix those damages. You can also add to the value of your Property by making few changes. Adding on decorative items can elevate the look of the house, making it more likable.

Staging and display
Making repairs isn’t enough. To make your house stand out, you have to display it skillfully. Painting the walls new can enhance the ambiance and make your home look younger. Make sure there should be proper lighting so that buyers can have a clear view.
The exterior is as vital as the interior. The look from the outside will decide the urge of the buyer to go in. The outside must look clean as well. If you have any garden area, ensure trimming of grass and a lovely display of flowers. Looks matter.

Scrutinize Property from the buyer’s view
Try to put yourself in their shoes and think of yourself a the buyer. Step out of the house and have a good look. Asking yourself do you like what you see? And what do you desire in a place? Try improving the look based on that. Spending money on visual features can increase the price at a double rate.

Connect with professionals
List out your Property on major real-estate portals like Housal. Online websites have tremendous reach. Get your ad online for an Apartment for sale. It will attract genuine buyers and good deals.

Do not depend on luck to get your Property sold. Plan comprehensively. The house may stay a little longer in the market. Keep your patience. Sometimes good things take time. You can always boost up your featured ad on Housal to remain on the top.

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Working From Home…..But Is Your Home Remote Work Ready?

Published Date : September 15, 2021 Uncategorized

COVID-19 had our economy completely depleted without a seconds notice, hundreds and thousands of institutions completely shut down, and anything that was previously planned has gotten cancelled. Along with this, the workplace setting has migrated to our homes. Working remotely has become our current best shot at financial survival as we are still a battle with this virus.

As Work From Home is the most prevalent concept of today, we have to ask ourselves…

Is My Home Remote Work Set-Up Ready?

Is your home office set at the right temperature? Do you have the right monitor screen size? Is the light bulb’s wattage the same or similar ones in your regular office? It is rare that we find ourselves asking these questions, but it is extremely important to mimic your otherwise regular workspace in order to find yourself motivated enough to work from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few must-have products that we have found have brought out a better level of productivity in at-home workers:

1. A table or desk that is of appropriate height. It is always important to have a strictly professional space that allows you to resonate with work, instead of home.

2.Sufficient lighting. It is important to be alert when working, and the lighting provides a sharp touch to aid with that,

3.A calendar can help you stay on top of everything you have to do, and allow you to organize your schedule.

4.A comfortable chair is always important when you’re going to be in one place for most of the day. Allowing yourself some comfort will lessen the negative connotation that may surround your work desk.

5.Filing cupboard or drawer and writing and other office supplies. It is important to stay on top of everything and make sure that all of your working needs are near you at all times in order to avoid getting distracted by other items in your home throughout the workday

Things You Will Need.

The most important aspect of work from home is Wi-Fi. It is the most unpleasant thing when you’re in the middle of a conference call or class when your connection fails, therefore missing out on important information and announcements. In order to assure your attendance and presence within the meeting, you must:

1.Locate the spot in your home with the best connection, and create your workspace within the vicinity of that area.

2.Invest in a WiFi extender or a mesh network to enhance your connectivity and range.

3.Explore backup connectivity options such as mobile data, or a better device, such as a mobile hotspot.

Another technical device that is used by many remote workers is a virtual private network. Also known as a VPN, the virtual private network is used an extra preventative and safety measure by workers that has proven to be useful.

Working at home may just be a blessing in disguise! As long as you keep up with a professional workspace and have everything in check, you’ll feel like you’re right back at the office!

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7 Happiest Places To Live In The Philippines

Published Date : August 20, 2021 Uncategorized

Looking for a new venture? A new place to live? Welcome to the Philippines! 

These 7 locations are up and coming cities with beautiful architectural aspects and amazing lifestyles! Here you will find fulfilling career ventures as well as beautifully structured homes.

First up, we have the beautiful and serene Baguio City.

  • Baguio is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, and because of that, many choose to settle here.
  • Baguio boasts of the kind of weather the rest of the Philippines misses out on. On a typical day, you would find the busy city at a cool 18°C. 
  • It is known as the ‘City Of Pines’ and the country’s summer capital. 
  • Homes in Baguio are particularly popular in the Philippines for its strawberry fields, as well as a multitude of strawberry based treats such as Strawberry Taho (a local Filipino delicacy) and Strawberry Sorbetes.
  • With the tourist industry’s constant expansion, more and more real estate investors, firms, and other individuals wish to be included in the process and progress of the city.

Next up, we have the beautiful up and coming, Lipa City, Batangas.

  • Lipa City is located between Mount Malarayat and Mount Makulot, and is sat at an elevation of 1.025 ft. above sea level.
  • It is well known for its beautiful churches and heritage sites.
  • It is also extremely rich in culture and festivals. It hosts events such as the Lomi Festival, Walistik Festival, and Coffee Festival, to name a few
  • Lipa City is known as the “Little Rome of the Philippines” which alludes to the various religious structures within the city.
  • Lipa has an amazing array of job opportunities and business ventures as it is an up and coming city.

Iloilo City.

  • Iloilo City, which is located on the coast of Panay Island, is definitely not as well known or popular as cities in the Philippines such as Manila but it definitely gives off the same atmosphere! 
  • Iloilo allows you to experience the Philippines without the excessive pollution and massive crowds!
  • Iloilo is well-known for its surrounding nature and boasts about its clean air. 

 Ilonggos are very well known for their active lifestyle and love for athletics! It’s not rare to find free zumba classes and bike riding sessions in the City! 

  • Iloilo is developing at a rapid pace and by the day, is conforming to the beautiful modern “standards” while still hanging onto its small city charm! 
  • The city of Iloilo is seeing a boom in new jobs across many industries, thanks to an inflow of foreign investments, a wave of infrastructure projects, and wise governmental policies that have promoted sustained growth over the past few decades.

Cebu City.

  • Considering a move to Cebu? Us too! From the fun city life to the amazing cuisine, it’s all you could ever want in a hometown! 
  • Cebu is widely known for its affordable lifestyle and beautiful beaches! 
  • The city is also known for its rich cultural and historical heritage. The renowned Magellan’s Cross, the Sto. Nio Church, Magellan’s Shrine, and Fort San Pedro are all historical monuments worth seeing. The country’s oldest and shortest national roadway, Colon Street, is likewise a major tourist attraction.
  • Cebu offers you the best of both worlds, with a great blend of metropolitan possibilities and rural living. Furthermore, the inhabitants are pleasant and welcoming.
  • Because Cebu is quite small in size, there’s always room for adventure. Taking a 30 minute drive away from the center can bring you to another beach, a cliff diving area, or even another city-like town.

Davao City.

  • Davao City truly presents its locals with the best of both worlds. It has an amazing and bustling city life but is also very much in line with the beautiful natures surrounding the area. 
  • Davao is widely known as the economic hub of Mindanao as it is the third most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines and is one of the most progressive cities in Mindanao.
  • Because there is so much more land available in Davao, property prices are significantly lower than in Metro Manila. 
  • Daily living expenditures, such as food and transportation, are also more inexpensive, which may be a significant benefit for those trying to maximize their earnings. Even without renouncing some pleasures and leisure activities, the peso can go a long way in this country.

Makati City

  • Makati City is extremely well known in the Philippines for its busy social life. From weekend markets to beautiful galas, Makati has got it all!
  • In Makati you will find a huge array of amazing schools and institutions that will lead you through and toward a better future! 
  • Makati City is a top business hub! Discovering small businesses, entrepreneurs, and founding corporations is quite the norm here. The business pool is quite large and ever growing, so don’t worry about looking for a job here! 
  • The vibrant culture in music, art, and so much more is very much present in Makati. Many world-renowned acts have had their fair share of performances in Makati, and the museums are absolutely rich and extremely interesting. 
  • Makati is home to the Philippines’ most forward-thinking commercial and economic area. It is the country’s richest city.

BGC (Bonifacio Global City)

  • Bonifacio Global City is well known for its ‘work ethic’. With the amount of job ventures and opportunities, it’s definitely a smart move to begin your career path here. 
  • BGC is a busy city to say the least. It is the home of passionate minds, as many say, and the lifestyle is an exciting one to keep up with. 
  • Into athletics? BGC provides you well-lit streets for late night jogs, and a massive array of fun classes and leisure activities. 
  • BGC is an ever growing city, so there will always be something new on the rise. 
  • In BGC you’ll find amazing schools and institutions! 
  • BGC is perfect for short getaways during the week. It has many little nooks and cafes around the area, and is not very far from surrounding cities. 

The Philippines is abundant in beautiful and amazing locations that would be perfect for you! You just gotta look for your happy home in Housal’s large database of beautiful homes. At Housal, you’ll have the opportunity of a lifetime in finding your new home. 

Lets keep the Happy Quotient high, always!

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Steps for Acquiring your Dream Home

Published Date : June 27, 2018 Buying Tips Community Guide Financing Property Recommendations

Whether you’re purchasing a dream home for your own use or are looking for a solid real estate investment, buying homes for sale in the Philippines will involve a lot of steps. It’s best to work with an experienced broker to get professional guidance that can save you from headaches in the long run.

Do you already have your eye on a particular house? Here are your next steps:

  • In general, most properties can be acquired by a simple agreement. As the buyer, you need to sign a notarized Deed of Sale to make the transaction official. Having a sales agent represent you is a good idea especially if you need a mortgage loan.
  • Depending on the agreed conditions, you as the buyer should pay the initial down payment as all the other legal processes are being undertaken. This is true if the contract is between an individual and a developer that constructs luxury homes for sale in the Philippines.
  • For transfer of land, you need a lawyer to draft and notarize a Deed of Absolute Sale. The Land Tax Declaration is secured from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The Tax Declaration is submitted to the Assessor’s Office.
  • Pay the real estate tax.
  • The Assessor’s Office will evaluate the value of the property.
  • You then need to secure the Capital Gains Tax and Documentary stamp tax from the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
  • The Registry of Deeds will cancel the previous title and create a new one for you.
  • You can now get a photocopy of the title and request a tax declaration.
  • Ownership of house and lot is given proof by the Transfer Certificate of Title or TCT.

Registering your property can take one month or more. If you want to acquire homes for sale in the Philippines then it’s prudent to leave room in your budget. Prepare to pay legal fees and other expenses if the home is inside a gated subdivision.

About the Author:

This article is written by Aakanksha Sangtani, working as an International Business Analyst at Housal Inc., is an online platform for real estate, addresses the unfulfilled needs by harnessing technology and bringing all-related solutions under one roof. For buyers, tenants, sellers, brokers, agencies or developers, it encompasses all their answers from property matching, listings, management, analytics and much more. Housal Inc. is the evolution of the real estate process – empowering the real estate industry for the future.

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