Lumina Iloilo: Iba talaga pag may sariling bahay. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs tells us that physiologic needs (i.e. air, water, food, and shelter) are most important – followed by safety and security, love and belongingness, self-esteem, and self-actualization. In today’s time, renting is not sustainable, neither practical. This is why Lumina was created – to provide affordable, practical, and accessible homes to Filipinos.
With the country’s increasing population and varied issues, there is actually a massive housing deficit. According to the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA), the backlog is at 3.9 million units and may rise to 6.5 million if not addressed. With the association fervently urging the government, the latter issued Batasang Pambansa 220 to address the issue. This encourages the private sector to engage in the development of economic and socialized housing in both urban and rural areas in the country.
Thus, Lumina was spawned.
Lumina responds to the call for economic and socialized housing, raising mass housing communities. Started in August 2012, Lumina aspires to become one of the top-listed developers in the country. In a span of eight years, Lumina has made over fifty developments in key locations across the country. This includes Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato.
Lumina Iloilo: Best Home Location
Lumina Homes Iloilo is a 40-hectare project inside the 600-hectare master-planned community of Vista City Iloilo, holding a total of 4,305 units, assuring property valuation over the years. It is nestled in Barangay Abilay Norte in Oton, Iloilo and its main entrance is accessed via the Pavia – San Miguel Road. It is close to the Iloilo International Airport and other notable landmarks. The project contributes to the locality’s economy through its value-priced homes complete with amenities such as a community hall, basketball court, mini gardens, playground, and space for commercial establishments. It also includes 24-hour security and a shuttle service.
“Aiming to provide fulfillment of the average Filipino’s dream of homeownership, Lumina caters to a broad affordable market segment that largely includes minimum wage earners. Located within Savannah City, Oton, Iloilo, Lumina not only offers value-priced and quality homes, but also accessibility to major growth areas that includes institutions, urban leisure areas, and business hubs.” – Lumina Homes
About the Province of Iloilo. Officially the Province of Iloilo is a province in the Western Visayas region with Iloilo City as its capital. It occupies the major southeast portion of Panay bordered by the Province of Antique to the west, the Province of Capiz to the north, the Jintotolo Channel to the northeast, the Guimaras Strait to the east, and Iloilo Strait and Panay Gulf to the west. It is divided into two geographic regions – highlands of Central Panay Mountain Range on the western border and lowland plains for the rest of the province.
About Iloilo City. Officially known as the City of Iloilo, Iloilo City is a highly urbanized city on the southeastern tip of Panay Island. It is the capital of the province of Iloilo as well as the center of the Iloilo-Guimaras Metropolitan Area, a regional and primate city of the Western Visayas region. Iloilo City is bordered by Oton in the west, Pavia in the North, and Leganes in the Northeast. it is a conglomerate of former towns, now districts, namely: Villa Arevalo, Iloilo City Proper, Jaro, La Paz, Mandurriao, and Molo.
Aimee Rowhouse. Aimee Model (bungalow house type, rowhouse) is a 22 square meter home on a regular 36 square meter lot. Its features include a living area, dining and kitchen, one bedroom provision, one toilet and bath, and service area. Price ranges from Php 559,000 to Php 1,050,000.
Angelique Townhouse. Angelique Townhouse (two-story townhouse) is a 35 square meter home on a regular 36 square meter lot. Its features include a living area, dining and kitchen, two-bedroom provision, one toilet and bath, one carport provision, and a service area. This property is also offered in duplex house type. Price ranges from Php 1,294,000 to Php 1,830,000.
Angeli Townhouse. Angeli Townhouse (two-story townhouse) is a 42 square meter home on a regular 36 square meter lot. Its features include a living area, dining and kitchen, three-bedroom provision, one toilet and bath, one carport provision, and a service area. This property is also offered in duplex and single firewall house types. Price ranges from Php 1,377,000 to Php 1,932,000.
Angeli Single Firewall. Angeli Single Firewall (two-storey single firewall) is a 42 square meter home on a regular 54 square meter lot. Its features include a living area, dining and kitchen, three-bedroom provision, one toilet and bath, one carport division, and service area. This property is also offered in townhouse and duplex house type. Price ranges from Php 1,699,000 to Php 2,223,000.
Armina Single Firewall. Armina Single Firewall (two-story single firewall) is a 42 square meter home on a regular 54 square meter lot. Similar to Angeli Single Firewall. It includes a living area, dining and kitchen, three bedrooms, one toilet and bath, one carport provision, and a service area. It also comes with additional features like a free ceiling and tiles on the ground floor. The property is also offered in duplex house type. Price ranges from Php 1,704,000 to Php 2,894,000.
Lumina Homes’ strategic location makes it closer to notable landmarks such as schools, colleges, and universities (Georgia International Academy, Central Philippine University, University of the Philippines Visayas); hospitals and clinics (The Medical City Iloilo, Western Visayas Medical Center, QualiMed Iloilo); places of worship (Mandurriao Parish Church, St. Padre Pio Church, San Miguel Catholic Church); marketplace, malls, and leisure areas (VistaMall Iloilo, Iloilo Business Park, Esplanade Iloilo); major roads, highways, and expressways (Iloilo Diversion Road, Iloilo Circumferential Road, Aleosan-San Miguel Road); transport terminals (Hibao-an, Pavia Terminal, MEX Jeep Terminal at VistaMall, Pavia People’s Terminal); and local government offices (Iloilo Civil Service Commission, BIR Office).
Aside from that, top tourist attractions nearby Lumina Homes include S5 Inland Resort, just one kilometer away or around three to five minutes drive; Adhara Boutique Resort, nine kilometers away or a 15 to 20 minutes drive from the site.
How to Get There
Those who wish to visit Lumina Homes can follow the below directions:
Via Commute: From the Jaro Big Market, take a jeepney bound to San Miguel or Alimodian or Leon and drop off at the Lumina main entrance. From Pavia People’s Terminal, take a jeepney bound to Alimodian or Leon and drop off at Lumina Main Entrance. From the Ceres Terminal, ride an MEX jeep going to Vista Mall, then from Vista Mall take the free ride going to Lumina entrance passing within Savannah.
Via Private Vehicle: From Jaro Plaza take the route at Circumferential Road 1 straight to Hibao-an Terminal then turn right going to Savannah then go straight until the Lumina Iloilo Site. From SM City Mandurriao, take the route going to Iloilo Business Park straight to Mandurriao Plaza. Then pass-through the Pavia – San Miguel Road going to the Lumina Iloilo site.
Guide to Purchasing
Lumina Homes has made it easier for buyers to purchase their future homes. The Lumina Homes website, www.lumina.com.ph, states that the reservation fee for Lumina Homes starts at Php 3,000 (non-refundable and non-transferable). Moreover, financing for Lumina property can be through Pag Ibig housing loan, bank, deferred, or spot cash. There is also a guide for buyers in the Lumina webstie, virtually guiding them throughout the purchase process.
Project Inquiry. Inquire about Lumina Homes or your preferred Lumina Homes Property and/or House Model through the official website of Lumina Homes or its online channels. One can also chat with an expert on the website.
Site Viewing. Once client has a preferred property and the expert has presented all the relevant information. Client can request for a free site viewing to see the actual property locations and house model units. Moreover, a 3D virtual tour of signature Lumina Homes showcase area are also available on its website.
Reservation Application. Client can now select the block and lot that he/she wishes to purchase. Client can then settle the reservation fee and fill out the following: Buyer’s Information Sheet, Quotation Sheet, and Reservation Agreement. Client can also view and select preferred block and lot online. The reservation fee can be paid via credit or debit card, GCash, or over-the-counter. After payment, client will then receive an email confirmation with a link to the Electronic Buyer’s Information Sheet, Electronic Quotation Sheet, and Electronic Reservation Agreement.
Marketing and Admin Briefing. The assigned Lumina Marketing and Admin Staff will then brief the client on the documentary requirements, step-by-step process prior to turnover, housing and admin policies, and the project timeline. If reserved online, an assigned staff will contact the client for briefing.
Submission of Requirements. After briefing and submission of duly filled-out forms, client has thirty days to submit the documentary requirements that varies on the client’s employment status (locally employed, self-employed, or employed overseas) and financing option.
Turnover of Lumina Home. Upon completion of construction and release of loan (via Pagibig or bank), client will be notified by the assigned staff that he/she is qualified for move-in. Prior to moving in, client will be scheduled for a joint inspection of the physical unit with assigned customer care staff.
For more information, visit Lumina Homes’ office address at the 2F Jardeleza Building, Plaza Rizal Street, Jaro, Iloilo City, or its Facebook page Lumina Iloilo (@LuminaOfficialIloilo) or website at www.lumina.com.ph.