LAMUDI Affordable Housing Fair

The very first affordable-focused housing event organized by property website Lamudi Philippines will be participated by top names in the industry.

Lamudi officially opens the Lamudi Affordable Housing Fair at the Glorietta 3 Activity Center in Makati on February 15 to 16, 2017. On behalf of Vice President Leni Robredo, her Chief of Staff, Undersecretary Philip Francisco Dy will deliver her speech tackling housing affordability, one of the most sensitive shelter issues in the country at present.

The event will be graced by representatives from key government agencies and property developers. The ribbon cutting and housing affordability panel discussion will be headed by Undersecretary Philip Francisco Dy; Pag-IBIG Vice President Elmer Tugade; Managing Partner and Head of the Urban Planning Team of Palafox Associates, Karmi Palafox; and Lamudi Managing Director Bhavna Suresh Chathambeth.

CNN Philippines anchor Ruth Cabal will host and moderate the opening program and discussion that will dissect housing affordability issues, including a discussion on existing laws, strategies to overcome the housing challenge, and its impact to the country.

“To be part of the solution of making real estate affordable and accessible to all is maybe one of the biggest contributions that we have made for the industry in particular and to the country in general. This is only a first and we will continue to move and shake Philippine real estate,” said Ms. Suresh.

Key national shelter agency Pag-IBIG Fund and the Social Security System (SSS) are also represented in the fair. They will provide important details on various government programs and benefits related to housing that all Filipinos can avail. Likewise, both agencies will be part of the two-day real estate enrichment seminars to be offered in the fair. SSS will give a seminar detailing foreclosed properties investment guide on the first day, while the Pag-IBIG Fund will talk about how to finance a property on the last day.

Union Bank and Philippine Investment Two (SPV-AMC) will auction their foreclosed properties on the event. Union Bank auction is scheduled at 1–3 p.m. on the first day of the fair, July 15, while PI2 will bid their properties on the second, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Furthermore, aside from bringing developers that offer affordable housing together in one roof, the fair also tapped the best real estate professionals that will share updated and vital investment and real estate information to interested attendees. Day 1 talks include Growth Market Opportunities to be discussed by Mikko Barranda, Associate Director of Leechui Property Consultants; Investment Guide on Pre-Selling Condos by Jake Loria, Founder of; Real Estate Investing Options to be discussed by Gary Hablero, President and CEO of GH Heritage; and Selling Properties Online by Lamudi managing director, Bhavna Suresh.

The second day, on the other hand, will feature forums such as the Philippines’ Property Outlook by Joey Bondoc, Research Manager of Colliers International; buying your first home seminar will be talked about by Gabriel Dominguez, President of Green Circle Realty; rent-to-own properties buying guide and renting versus buying seminars will be discussed by Rem Ramirez of Philippine Institute of Real Estate Service; and Ryan Dela Cruz of Ferden Realty.

The housing fair will showcase the best value-for-money properties and will offer exclusive property discounts to home hunters. Exciting raffle prizes, giveaways, and activities are also up for grabs at the event. Zalora, Lazada, Uber, FoodPanda, Kickstart Coffee, and On Board Cafe are just some of the sponsors who will add more fun and convenience in home hunting.

Technology-assisted services such as virtual reality in real estate and home loan calculators available at the event will likewise add ease to the home-buying experience of fair attendees.

To know more about the Lamudi Affordable Housing Fair, visit the event’s official page.

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