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Jazz Residences News in Philippine Star 091810

Get into the urban groove at SM Jazz

The Philippine Star
Updated September 18, 2010
By Joy Angelica Subido  

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Jazz Residences is strategically located along N. Garcia (formerly Reposo) and Jupiter streets, painting a colorful lifestyle scene for future residents.

MANILA, Philippines - The fast, energetic pace of urban living is for active and driven individuals who aspire to attain their goals quickly. With diverse alternatives for employment, leisure and fun, the city is one place where much can be done. But stuck in a traffic gridlock, bored out of one’s wits and late for another appointment, one can only wonder what could have been achieved during the time wasted while mired in a traffic jam.

One of the best things going for SM Development Corporation’s (SMDC) new Makati City condominium development is its excellent location. The project, called Jazz Residences Makati, is on a 2.5-hectare property at the corner of Nicanor Garcia (formerly Reposo) and Jupiter streets in the Bel-Air side, making it an easy stroll to the business district. To make access even easier for its residents, SMDC will construct a bridgeway that will connect the area to Salcedo village.

“The residential complex will consist of four 41-storey buildings,” said Grace Sta. Ana, SMDC vice president and project director. “Four towers will stand on a five-storey podium that will house its own business center, with the entire second floor designated for corporate use. There will be restaurants, banks, and commercial stores including an SM Hypermarket that will be very convenient for residents.”

Sta. Ana explains that the development is named “Jazz Residences,” in part, because it offers an upbeat and lively lifestyle close to music hubs in the area that play excellent music and feature top performers. “This is a place that will bring residents closer to entertainment centers, art galleries, delectable dining places; ‘all that jazz.’”

The project is designed by architect Albert Yu of Asya Design, and expected completion for Tower D is second quarter of 2013. Tower C will be completed in the first quarter of 2014, while Tower A will be completed in the third quarter of 2014. Target date for completion of Tower B, considered prime because it will offer the best views, is the first quarter of 2015.

The SMDC Jazz Residences project is also the biggest resort-type development in Makati, with 65 percent designated as open space and an entire level devoted to amenities. These include recreational areas, function rooms and Wi-fi access in all lobby lounges. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the landscaped gardens and water features and jogging paths, while swimmers will be glad to note that five swimming pools are part of the plan. Likewise, a playground for children has been designated.

“A major draw of Jazz Residences is that more people will get a chance to live an affordable yet upscale lifestyle in their very own piece of Makati,” continues Sta. Ana. Residents can choose from mixed-use studio units with floor areas from16 to 20 square meters; one-bedroom units (23 to 27 sq.m.) and two-bedroom units (36 to 40 sq.m.) units. To make moving-in even more hassle-free, buyers can opt to get fully furnished hotel-like units.

But most attractive is the pricing scheme of Jazz Residences. Primarily because SMDC is known as a fast-growing residential property developer focusing on the premium middle market, affordability is key. For this development, five-star homes start at P1.5 million with a monthly amortization of as low as P9,000. A tie-up with Banco de Oro for financing makes it even easier to own a unit.

And, certainly, this seems like an attainable and realistic first investment for young, earning singles or new couples who are just staring out. The monthly amortization, in fact, might just about equal the amount spent on petrol and vehicle maintenance. A healthy, energetic walk to work from one’s own Jazz Residences home will beat wasting fuel and time in traffic gridlock any day.

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