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Building grand dreams in affordable packages by Grand MonacoPublished: May 27, 2014Updated: December 2, 2014

A Grand Monaco house is not just a shelter; it is a legacy.

Ask the common tao their dreams, and they usually give two simple answers: education and having their own home. More than just being shelter for a family, a home offers peace of mind and a legacy that one can pass on to the children.

These days, however, owning a property is easier said than done. Real estate prices are usually beyond the reach of the ordinary office worker, or those sweating it out as blue-collar OFWs abroad. Rey Carpio, CEO of Grand Monaco Real Estate Developers Inc. reaches out to this middleclass market, which observes to be underserved.

Value propositions
To target this market, Grand Monaco offers mass housing units ranging from P1.9 to P2.5 Million, which is quite aff ordable, keeping in mind that financing options are available. For this competitive market price, homeowners get to live in their dream homes within a well-planned community.

Another major draw to the projects is that they are situated in strategic locations within Metro Manila and the outlying municipalities. The housing units are placed near main thoroughfares and are located in areas that are guaranteed by the company to be flood-free.

The houses themselves are built to last, as they are designed and developed by a team led by the CEO who has had years of experience in the field. “I am very particular with the design and their implementation. I want it done right. If I am not satisfied, I do not hesitate to have them do the job over again,” says Carpio.

He wants to build high-quality houses and offer them at value-for-money outlays – he is building the Filipino Dream, after all. In order to do this, durable building materials are sourced from the same trusted suppliers that the company has had for 25 years, and the company gives members of its team opportunities to train via ongoing continuous education programs.

Community also plays a role in the developments, as residents are encouraged to interact, and community planning for each project gives opportunities to highlight the celebrated Filipino traits of pagtutulungan and pakikisama. The company itself reaches out with programs such as outreach projects in neighbors located outside their project’s fences, forming part of the company’s CSR.

Hearths and homes
Grand Monaco is projected to put up a grand total of 11,630 homes by the year 2022. Here are some of the more recent Grand Monaco housing developments that are in stages of completion and awaiting occupancy.

There are 57 two-story townhouses on a 4,882 square meter property, about 1,500 meters away from the Antipolo City Hall. It has three bedrooms, a carpark, and is covered by CCTV security.

Casa Mia
This subdivision will house a total of 107 single attached bungalows and 13 commercial residential units. The bungalows are perfect for first-home families, and are crafted with an aesthetic mix of Mediterranean and Asian designs.

Grand Monaco La Grandeza
At an expansive 46,516 sqm., Grand Monaco La Grandeza is destined to be a residential and commercial hub. Just 50 meters from Marcos Highway in Barangay Mayamot, Antipolo City, the site is divided into 18 commercial townhouse units, 121 residential townhouses, 169 single-attached and 23 single detached residences. The units are allocated a parking garage, 4 bedrooms, 2-3 toilets and bath, and a living/dining, service area. Approximately 38%, or 17,247 sqm, have been dedicated for multi-purpose open spaces, wider road network and a grand subdivision entrance. The design of the structures have been built for strength, durability, and aesthetics, using materials that are anay-free. The design is maximized to house all areas under one roof to suit the needs of startup families. Consistent water supply and electricity are assured, and all units are cable and telephone ready. The subdivision is near SM City Masinag and Marikina, Cherry Foodarama, Sta. Lucia and Robinsons East, and also a stone’s throw away from schools, churches, and the Antipolo City Hall.

Grand Monaco Hills
Grand Monaco Hills is strategically located beside the Tikling-Antipolo Road and accessible to the Manila East Road and Ortigas Avenue Extension, and offers 21 single-attached and 82 townhouse type houses (all designed for a 2-story structure) in its 16,470-sqm sprawl. It is also conveniently located within the vicinity of SM City Taytay, Shopwise in Antipolo City, schools, churches, hospitals, and the Antipolo City Hall and Taytay Municipal Hall. About 46%, or 6.730 sqm, have been dedicated for multi-purpose open spaces, a wider road network and a grand subdivision entrance. The design of the structures has been built for strength, durability and aesthetics, using materials that are anay-free. The units are provided with 4 bedrooms, a maid’s quarters, 2-3 toilets and bath, living and dining service laundry area and a car garage. Consistent water supply and electricity are assured.

Grand Monaco-Franclette Taguig and Tinio
¬This is the developer’s foray into condominium–style housing. The two Mansions are mid-rise residential buildings that are designed to give a mixed experience of urbane and classical Mediterranean living. There are choices of Studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units, that come with modern amenities and facilities. Cuts range from 18 square meters to 35 square meters, and common areas are maintained by the Property Management office.

There are other projects that are coming up, in areas such as Bulacan and Laguna. There seems to be no stopping the real estate company from its mission to provide Filipinos with that opportunity to finally realize their dreams of hanging their hats at a place that is truly their own.

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