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Balanced housing: more affordable homes in urban areas

As a major output of the National Housing and Urban Development Summit which culminated in April of this year, the Housing Committees in both chambers of Congress spearheaded the formulation of a unified glossary of housing terminologies to finally address ambiguous or at times, conflicting definition of terms related to housing and erase the confusion …

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Intensifying effort to solve Philippine housing problems

This year, CREBA is intensifying its pursuit of solving the 5.5-million national housing backlog, which reportedly threatens to balloon to 6.5 million units by 2030 if supply and access fail to cope with the consistent rise in demand.  Topping CREBA’s priorities is its advocacy and vision of “A Home for every Filipino.” To achieve this, …

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Affordable Homes for Employees in Urban Areas

SECOND in CREBA’s “Five-point Agenda for Housing” is the proposed bill amending Republic Act 7279 or the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA) of 1992, to address the need of urban workers for affordable homes easily accessible to the place of work.  Section 18 of UDHA, which sets forth the balanced housing program, mandates developers …

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Gaining momentum in the 16th Congress

Since its inception in 1973, the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations, Inc. or CREBA has taken up the cudgels for Philippine real estate and housing on the legislative and policy fronts to shape public and private programs in all income groups particularly for the millions who do not yet have a home of …

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Mass Housing as an Investment Priority

The Board of Investments (BOI) recently bared its proposed General Policies and Specific Guidelines to govern the 2013 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) during a Public Hearing held last March 6. The Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations, Inc. (CREBA) commends the BOI for retaining mass housing as a priority sector in the 2013 IPP …

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Property Industry Wish List

There is wide industry consensus that housing, along with tourism, constitutes a powerful engine of growth for the national economy. Its economic multiplier effect triggers increased business and revenue opportunities for about 68 other related industries. True to its avowed theme, “Tourists Today, Real Estate Investors Tomorrow”, the 20th CREBA National Convention held from October …

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