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‘They don’t shortchange you:’ Young homeowner is happy he chose DMCI Homes

February 6, 2023

AJ says DMCI Homes definitely exceeded his expectations. 

Owning a home was not in AJ Nilooban’s bucket list, but when he observed how times have evolved, he realized he needed to change his priorities.


For his first property, AJ who works as a site leader in a multinational I.T. firm, chose a condominium over a house and lot for a good reason: “It’s very hard to maintain a full house, at least for me.”


“I don’t find it appealing. For me, I prefer that someone else worry about security and all of that, and that’s why I decided to live in a condo. It’s part of what I wanted eventually for myself, my own property,” says AJ.


‘It was surreal’


When he decided to purchase a condominium unit, he had two things on his must-have list: first, it has to be near his office; second, it has to be near his family. 


With these requirements, he found The Atherton, a DMCI Homes property in Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Parañaque City. At the time he was looking for a unit, the place was at pre-selling stage, which sealed the deal for him. 


On October 4, 2022, he moved into his new home. 


“It was surreal,” he says, visibly ecstatic. “You know, you pay while it's pre-selling. You just keep paying and you sort of forget that it’s right around the corner that you’re going to move in. But when I got those keys, I felt so happy.” 


Little did he know that he was in for a much bigger surprise.

Value-added services like the built-in, commercial-grade fiber Internet access in The Atherton “just shows how DMCI Homes is working to level up the experience, every opportunity they get, for homeowners.”

Built-in, commercial-grade fiber Internet 


When AJ and his real estate agent were closing the deal, AJ knew of the amenities and advantages that a DMCI Homes property would offer: resort living, plants everywhere, a basketball court, a barbeque area, a badminton court, a gym, a sky patio, etc. 


What he did not know was that The Atherton is only the second DMCI Homes property with a built-in, commercial-grade fiber Internet service. The first one was Prisma Residences in Pasig City.


“It was a pleasant surprise, and I’m very thankful,” AJ says of this unique feature. “It just shows how DMCI Homes is working to level up the experience, every opportunity they get, for homeowners.”


Value-added service


AJ says that this value-added service gives him one less bill to worry about every month. Plus, it’s the same Internet service company that his current company uses to give them a stable connection—a fact that made him even more at ease with his decision to buy a unit at The Atherton.


He shares, “When I have kids over, it’s very easy to sit them down and have them watch their cartoons on their tablets and what not. It just makes life easy.” He says he and his visitors could watch the highest quality of videos on streaming sites, such as Netflix, and the Internet speed has never been a problem. 


Another favorite activity of AJ is walking around the property, enjoying the fresh air and the view. Every night, he would go to the roof deck to hang out and relax. Sometimes, he would even stay at the Sky Patio when he needs to take business calls. “The signal of the Internet can even reach that area,” he exclaims. 


“This one exceeded my expectations,” he adds. “The Atherton is cozy. Hopefully, as I get more neighbors, the community gets built better. So far, we’re just a few here right now. I think we’ll all be happy with our decision.”

AJ says The Atherton offers the best value for money among condominium developments in the area.

Value for money


AJ honestly discloses that part of the reason he chose a DMCI Homes property was its price point. Before making the actual purchase, AJ looked at a number of units, both the ones on the high-end spectrum and the low-end part, and DMCI Homes, he says, was the “sweet spot.” 


“I would say because they don’t shortchange you,” he says. “Just to give you a comparison: The competitor of this was offering a one-bedroom unit for the price of what I’m paying for a two-bedroom unit here. I’m getting the value for my money, especially since the Internet is included in the package.”


His advice to those who are planning to buy a unit? Do your research. 


“I did a lot of reading, research, and I asked a lot of people who have condo units what to prepare and all that,” he shares.


“So when I finally said, ‘Yes,’ I knew that I would be okay to make the payments and eventually deal with the long-term demand. Research and invest in what you can because having something like this to grow old in is not a bad deal altogether. In fact, it’s a great set-up, and I’m personally really happy.”


The Atherton is one of the developments of DMCI Homes, the country’s first Quadruple A real estate developer known for building quality resort-inspired communities in Mega Manila, Baguio City, Boracay, and Davao City. Each of its

properties is built with world-standard craftsmanship borne from D.M. Consunji Inc.’s over 60 years of expertise in the construction and development industry.


To learn more about The Atherton and other DMCI Homes’ pre-selling and ready for occupancy projects, units for lease, and special promos, call (632) 5324-8888. You can also visit to know more about opportunities in leasing and rent-to-own programs of DMCI Homes. News and other updates are also posted on the company’s official website and social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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