I am not a fan of Camella Homes and would not live in their sub divisions. The homes are very small, rooms inadequate and everyone living in each other's pocket. Having said that, we are in a townhouse in La Union, but it is very spacious, more than adequate size bedrooms etc. But alas, no garden, so eventually, we will look for a bungalow with a garden.hey cyberfx
When I was there in Tagum they were still building the new mall. they had opened the grocery in the bottom floor and that was about it. They also were just beginning to build the Camella homes subdivision. I looked at the different models then. I guess by now they have developed the subdivision now. that was about 5 years ago.
I understand your point and agree basically. We did just buy here in Nth Luzon, simply because it was a genuine bargain and when I did my sums, rental v buying was more sensible. Add that 6 6 of 7 townhouses are owned by expats and it is a nice quiet community. Many have lived here over 10 years and the area is quiet and safe.Hey mogo51
I agree the rooms in most of the models are small. The Marla model in Tagum city Camella subdivision isn't to bad. That is the 4 bedroom model with 2 baths and maid's quarters. I think they build them smaller to keep cost down and make it affordable to filipinos. The Marla model cost about $60,000. They do make them appealing to the eye. I saw 4 of the models when they started to build the subdivision in Tagum city. I don't think I will ever own a property there in the Philippines. I don't want to get tied down to an area and then the place gets terrible. If I rent I can always move to another location.
The models we looked at were on a subdivision called "Celerina" in Davao. They were single storey 80 sqm so yes about 900 soft, and the price depending on the model, was Php4.5m for the 4br unit. I built my own house, 2 story 155 sqm on a golf course for Php4.6m plus Php1m for a 220 sqm lot. The difference in build quality is vast.hogrider
Acutally, the 4 bedroom home is about the same size as the small Foridian home that was built back in the 60's here in Florida, usa. I am a building contractor and I have done a lot of work on the small home here. They are a single story and have about 900 sq ft to them. real small rooms but they sell for over $125,000 now. also, there is no style to them either. They were nothing but a box built here. At least the Camella homes do have some style and they are appealing to the eye.
it's right, this city is one of the most beautiful cities i used to travel.Yeah Tagum City is a real up and coming city, they are building subdivisions in the city that are pretty nice. My asawa and I plan on buying a house in one of them. The Gaisano mall is really nice as well.
Welcome to the forum Anne, hope to see more contributions in the future, as said in my previous post I have never visited Tagum but is in my bucket list and once we move,,,,, finally we will get to the southern Island and explore.it's right, this city is one of the most beautiful cities i used to travel.
We pretty much had to do that this year with my MIL's house. It got damaged during Typhoon Bopha back in 2012 and we finally had the money together to get it fixed, what was supposed to be a $10k job ended up being almost $20k but it is up to American standards and I made sure of that. All because they are talking about expanding the road from New Bataan to Maragusan.The models we looked at were on a subdivision called "Celerina" in Davao. They were single storey 80 sqm so yes about 900 soft, and the price depending on the model, was Php4.5m for the 4br unit. I built my own house, 2 story 155 sqm on a golf course for Php4.6m plus Php1m for a 220 sqm lot. The difference in build quality is vast.
I can say Tagum City is fairly nice for a small town. They do have a lot of malls there. the new Gaisano mall is real nice. They now have completed the movie theater on top level. I lived in Tagum for 9 months about 4 years ago. I enjoyed being there. I am returning there to live again. the only real problem they have is the sewer system. It is an open drainage ditch that doesn't drain so well. A lot of smell comes from it. I like not having so much traffic also. there is no cabs or buses that run through the city. Either ride a tricycle, walk or own your own car. I am actually going to buy my own tricycle.
I love this area's atmosphere ray2:ray2:Hey cyberfx1024
I lived there about 5 years ago in Tagum city.I really like the city there. It is small enough to walk all around most parts and modern enough to have about everything. It was safe when I was there. I was just wondering if anything going on there now? I want to move back to the city there. I know they have completed the Tagum Gaisano mall with a movie theater there now. Don't have to go to Davao to see a movie.