5 ways to earn more from renting out your condo unit
March 17, 2023
Buying a condominium unit is a good long-term investment as it allows you to pre...
Siena Park Residences | November 13, 2018
Life is all about balance.
Living in DMCI Homes’ One Castilla Place community for the past two years has helped young professional Chris make this important realization.
A self-confessed geek in his younger years, the 36-year-old bachelor shared that growing up, all he cared for was his love for computers.
“Noong nag-aaral ako, tingin ko ang future, computers. Medyo tumama naman ako, kaunti. Kaya nga medyo introvert ako, laging nakaharap sa computer. Lahat ng friends ko ‘virtual,’” Chris chuckled.
But as he went to college and later on landed a job as programmer in an IT firm, Chris learned to better appreciate the simple joys that life has to offer.
His attitude towards life all the more changed when he was asked to be a part of the Community Development Council of DMCI Homes’ One Castilla Place project when he moved into the resort-inspired condo community in February 2015.
“Before kasi never akong nag-absent sa work. But I realized I’m not getting any younger. And I think to enjoy the zest of life you have to find the balance between work and family and also friends,” Chris pointed out.
“So I thought being part of the Community Development Council is one avenue for me to give back to the community. ‘Yung ma-serve ko yung time ko kasi sinu-sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kung hindi kaming magkakapit-bahay lang,” he stressed.
As one who prefers vertical living over a traditional house and lot, Chris had lived in numerous condo developments before he purchased a three-bedroom unit in the condo community in Barangay Valencia, Quezon City.
Initially attracted by the development’s excellent proximity to his workplace, Chris would later find out what separates DMCI Homes communities from the residential projects of other developers.
As head of the Events Community of the Community Development Council of the single-tower development, Chris would lead his fellow residents to a second runner up finish in the 2017 DMCI Homes Inter-condo Christmas Décor Competition dubbed as “Colors of the Holidays.”
“Like in every condo community, mayroong ups and downs pero ang importante, lahat happy, lahat bati, lahat masaya doon sa outcome. Nabiyayaan kami ng prize even if it’s our first time to join the contest,” he beamed.
“But what is more important at the end of the day is that nakita ko na ang daming budding relationships, friendships... Kumbaga doon nagkakilala ang mga residente. Me personally, ang dami ko ring nakilala. So naging buo yung community,” he continued.
What was once a geek who only cared about computers, had finally found his calling – that is to help build the One Castilla Place community.
“That’s how you live life. Hindi mo lang iisipin ang sarili. Iisipin mo rin yung mga tao sa paligid mo. And I think this is a great avenue. Having this condo na magkaroon ka ng avenue na mai-express mo na, ‘Let’s be good friends. Let’s be good neighbors,’” he enthused.
And for that, he is thankful to DMCI Homes for building communities out of its residential projects.
“Ang DMCI Homes lang talaga yung nag-fo-focus sa family-oriented building and to be honest I think I can grow old with my purchase here. I can grow old with my home here,” said Chris who has also invested on a two-bedroom unit in the developer’s Illumina Residences Manila project in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
“Dito na ako tatanda. So that’s also the reason of my being active in the community kasi kapag maganda yung community at doon ka tumanda parang ang sarap ng feeling na tinulungan mong gumanda yung community,” he exclaimed.
To learn more about One Castilla Place and other DMCI Homes projects, call (632) 324-8888. News and other updates are also posted on the company's official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Personal, sensitive and privileged information that you provide shall be used for transactions related to the sale of the Company’s products and all matters arising out of the said transaction.
All information collected by the Company shall be considered accurate unless the Client/Potential Client requests for update. It shall never be the responsibility of the Company to ensure validity/accuracy of information shared by the Client/Potential Client.
Under the Data Privacy Act of 2012, you have the right to access, modify, erase and/or object to any processing of personal, sensitive or privileged data that you have provided to us. To do so, kindly contact our Data Protection Officer with the following information:
The Company will not impose any charge to cover the cost of verifying a request for information and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested.
Please note, however, that the Company’s decision to provide such access or consider any request for correction, erasure and objection to process of the personal data as it appears in our records is subject to any exceptions under applicable laws, rules and regulations and/or the Act.
We have implemented technological, organizational and physical security measures to protect your information from loss, misuse, modification, unauthorized or accidental access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. We put in effect safeguards such as:
Keeping and protecting your information using a secured server behind a firewall, deploying encryption on computing devices and physical security controls
Restricting access to your information only to qualified and authorized personnel who hold your information with strict confidentiality including third-party personnel/company who may be required to process your information.
The data will be kept within 10 years from date of last engagement (e.g. release of transferred title, release of documents related to back-out) or as may be required by existing laws, rules and regulations, unless you request your data to be deleted in our systems, databases and hard copies earlier than this date, subject to limitation of applicable laws and/or the Act. Once deleted, your information will no longer be searchable or included in anonymous searches and will be completely removed from all the storage location.
By agreeing to this policy, you explicitly and unambiguously consent to the collection, processing and storage of your personal, sensitive and privileged data by DMCI Project Developers, Inc. for the purpose(s) described in this Data Privacy Notice.
You can drag the map pin to change your location.
A company representative will be in touch with you shortly.OK