Sunday, December 27, 2020

War with Grandpa DVD Giveaway! Ends 1/15/21

December 27, 2020 0 Comments

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How can you reach your 2021 health and wellness goals with Purple Carrot?

December 27, 2020 0 Comments
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Let's try to be positive! It's a great thing for people to have health and wellness goals and trying to turn their lives around. It's not all about obesity but also for some ill worldwide, something needs to be done and get people in better shape! Joining a gym or dieting is a great way to do that; however, as you know, these "New Year Resolutioners" end up quitting within the first couple of weeks to a month. Why is this?

Because they do not know how to reach their goals. They think by just going to the gym or eating less unhealthy food that they will be able to lose weight or be healthy.

Why not try something that makes it easy to eat healthily and add more plants to one’s diet?
Let's try this:

2 sweet potatoes
13.4 oz chickpeas
1 cucumber
½ oz fresh parsley
1 lemon
2 tbsp white miso paste
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp white vinegar
6 oz gai lan
2 tsp white sesame seeds
2 tsp crushed Aleppo pepper
2 tbsp + 2 tsp (4 tbsp + 4 tsp) olive oil*
Salt and pepper*
*Not included
For full ingredient list, see Nutrition


1 .
Roast the sweet potatoes

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Slice sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and transfer to a baking sheet. Rub each sweet potato half with 1 tsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast, cut side down, until tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

2 .
Make the cucumber chickpea salad

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Halve the cucumber(s) lengthwise and thinly slice. Pick the parsley leaves. Halve and juice the lemon(s). Add chickpeas, sliced cucumber, parsley leaves, just 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) lemon juice, 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) olive oil, and a pinch of salt to a large bowl. Toss the cucumber chickpea salad to combine.

3 .
Make the miso tahini

Add just 1 tsp (2 tsp) lemon juice, white miso paste, tahini, white vinegar, and 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) water to a medium bowl. Whisk miso tahini until smooth.

4 .
Cook the gai lan

Trim about ½ inch off the ends of the gai lan and chop gai lan into bite-size pieces. Heat 1 tsp (2 tsp) olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped gai lan and 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) water and cook until bright green and crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Taste, and add salt and pepper as necessary.

5 .

When the roasted sweet potatoes are done, slightly mash the flesh with a fork. Spread miso tahini on large plates and top with the mashed sweet potatoes. Add cooked gai lan and cucumber chickpea salad. Sprinkle the stuffed sweet potatoes with white sesame seeds and Aleppo pepper. Tuck in!

This recipe is 100% plant based, 100% delicious. Order now at Purple Carrot where you have a lot of recipes to choose from that will be delivered to your doorstep every week.

You may also try: 

Harissa Roasted Butternut Squash

with Buttered Dates & Crunchy Quinoa Pilaf

When you eat a plant-based diet good things happen:

Decreased chance of high blood pressure

Reduced risk of heart disease

Lower risk of diabetes

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Goals in general are good no matter what you are doing. Not only do they keep you focused on the task ahead, but they also give you something to look forward to. You will also feel really good about yourself and give you that much more confidence in the future in your health and wellness goals.

Saturday, December 26, 2020


December 26, 2020 0 Comments
If you’ve been busy all year and haven’t found time to finish your Christmas shopping, you are not alone! It’s definitely not too late to get your family and friends something special before the year ends and show them your love.
Since we’re all advised to stay home this holiday season, you don’t have to go out to get these items. Here are some gift ideas that are just a click away, and that you can order or make virtually and send to your loved ones before the year ends: 

1. A special playlist If you don’t want to spend money on a present but still want to make it extra special and personal, craft a special playlist for your friend that will make them remember the good times you’ve spent together. You can also include newly discovered songs or videos that you think they’ll love, or add in a few that you know will crack them up! Don’t forget to label it with a playlist name that’s very specific, quirky, or witty and share it via YouTube or Spotify! 

2. An iWantTFC premium subscription The holiday break is the perfect time for binge-watching! If your loved one is on the hunt for new shows to follow or intends to catch up with their favorite ABS-CBN show, you should sign them up for a premium, ad-free access to the iWantTFC streaming service, the biggest library of Filipino content! With over 1,000 movies, live channels, full episodes of classic and currently airing ABS-CBN shows, Thai boys’ love shows, and originals, one will never run out of things to enjoy on iWantTFC! Plus, a premium subscription only costs P119 a month. 

3. Tickets to concerts on Treat your loved one and their family to a concert without them having to go out of the house! Let them enjoy great live music while helping others in need by buying them a ticket (P1,200) to the special benefit Christmas concert titled "Our Grown-Up Christmas List,” featuring musical theater royalties Gian Magdangal and Carla Guevarra-Laforteza who will sing songs about “home, love, family, and friendship.” Access to the show is available for 48 hours from December 24 (8 PM) to December 26 (8 PM). Your friend can also usher in the New Year on December 31 starting 7 PM by watching Resorts World Manila’s “The Grand Countdown to 2021,” which will offer performances by Morissette, Jed Madela, Jona, and Jon Santos. The general admission ticket costs P600 and gives the holder access to the show only, while the special ticket costs P1,200 and gives the holder access to the show and a chance to win exciting gifts.

4. Digital scrapbook Instagram carousel posts are a good way to show your appreciation for someone, but why not make it more fun and unique by crafting a digital scrapbook of your favorite photos together? You can DIY your own design and layout using Photoshop or use free templates available online!

5. Cover of a song you want to dedicate to him/her In the mood to sing your heart out? Pick up an instrument and give your loved one an intimate performance of their favorite song! If your group or family wants to surprise someone, you can also use a social karaoke singing app like Smule to let you all cover a song separately without sharing a microphone! Unleash the performer in you and upload the video of your song cover on social media or just send it to your friend for their safekeeping. 

6. Gaming skins or in-game goodies Got a competitive friend who’s into Mobile Legends or League of Legends? The holiday season is the best time to spoil them by getting their gaming champions or their weapons a festive makeover, or by purchasing them event passes! If you’re not sure what to gift them, you can just send them over currencies in their favorite game. 

7. A personalized video greeting from your loved one’s favorite Kapamilya star If your goal is to make your loved one shocked or surprised by your gift, you should definitely go for a personalized video greeting from their favorites! 

Just head over to, a new online video shoutout request platform that allows you to book a special video message or a song dedication from over 50 Kapamilya stars. You can also enjoy their special holiday promo if you book from December 24, 2020 to January 7, 2021. 

Book a personalized video greeting from your favorite Kapamilya artists such as Elisse Joson, Belle Mariano, Loisa Andalio, LouDre, KiaNo, KarJon, FumiYam, and many more by visiting! For updates, like or follow on Instagram and @fanloveph on Twitter.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Revitalizing PH Tourism with “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila”

December 17, 2020 0 Comments

The “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila” online concert held last December 13 was a resounding hit! Aiming to promote Manila’s cultural heritage sites, the highly anticipated virtual concert succeeded in taking both local and international audiences at the edge of their seats for a unique and totally breath-taking spectacle.

Hundreds of thousands of viewers of “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila’s” live online broadcast were thrilled to watch and listen to great local artists perform the groundbreaking Manila sound of Hotdog, at different Manila heritage sites. Bras Pas Pas Pas Pas and Bing Austria performed the song “Annie Batungbakal” at the intimately charming Paco Park, Raymund Marasigan and Yeng Constantino gave an animated performance of the song “Beh, Buti Nga” at the Museo Pambata, Bea Lorenzo showed off the walled city of Intramuros as she sang “Langit Na Naman”, and Nicole Laurel Asensio provided an elegant rendition of Hotdog’s “Panaginip” at the gloriously restored Jones Bridge.  Equally magnificent were Ebe Dancel and Blaster Silonga who serenaded viewers with the Hotdog classic “Ikaw ang Miss Universe” at the National Planetarium. Gary V and Armi Millare regaled audiences with the Hotdog standard “Manila” at Rizal Park, Luneta and,Team Vibe dancers who performed to “Bongga Ka ‘Day” at Manila City Hall’s Kartilya ng Katipunan, Lagusnilad and Kapetolyo in the finale. The mastering of the music was made possible by Rubber Inc and the foundation of all the songs, instruments, and arrangements were played by Bras Pas Pas Pas Pas, who also performed their rendition of “Una Sa Lahat”, “Pandesal Sa Umaga” and their own original tribute to Manila sound, “Disko Na.”

The music videos presented at the concert’s satellite locations were creatively directed by Juno Oebanda, RA Rivera, Paolo Valenciano, Jason Tan, Alco Guerrero and Quark Henares. The concert was produced by Juno Oebanda, Dindin Araneta and Jezreel Apelar with Department of Tourism Culture and  Arts of Manila Chief Charlie Duñgo and National Parks Development Committee Executive Director Cecille Lorenzana Romero at the helm. 

Tourism and the creative industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the support of the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, City of Manila,  Juancare Foundation Inc., and Viva Music Publishing Inc. working together with the Department of Tourism, Culture and Arts of Manila (DTCAM), National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), Intramuros Administration (IA), National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), Nayong PIlipino Foundation (NPF), and Museo Pambata to mount concerts like “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila”, revitalizing the Philippine tourism sector is well within grasp.

If you missed “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila” or simply can’t get enough of it, check out the entire concert by visiting this link

Monday, November 23, 2020

TECNO Mobile launches new AI-powered, revolutionary

November 23, 2020 0 Comments

TECNO Spark 6 Series - A smartphone for the masses

6 new enhancements bring users an elevated immersive experience, along with more powerful cameras, multiple Bluetooth sharing, bigger screens, higher capacity and faster speeds



Recognizing the evolving need for high-performing, multi-tasking and affordable smartphones during these challenging times, global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile has launched its latest innovation, the TECNO Spark 6 Series.


The TECNO Spark 6 Series is smartly designed for work and play, and is competitively priced to give locals the best value for their hard-earned money. Price ranges from PhP3,990 to PhP6,490. The Spark 6 Series is packed with six upgraded features - a unique camera system designed to elevate photographic immersion to the next level, bigger screen, more generous memory and storage, boosted processing speed, enhanced video call experience, and a fun Bluetooth audio share feature.




Ye Yuan, Deputy General Manager of TECNO Mobile, said: “Now more than ever, the smartphone is a necessity. It is an essential link to the outside world – for remote working, online learning, staying in touch with loved ones, getting news, and for entertainment. Our goal is to make advanced, innovative smartphones more accessible to more people. TECNO Mobile’s smartphones are affordable, and that includes the latest TECNO Spark 6 Series. We continue to develop our smartphones with the consumers’ changing needs.”  


The Spark 6 Series comes in three (3) amazing variants – Spark 6 4GB RAM+128GB, and Spark 6 Go in 4GB RAM +64GB and 2GB RAM+32GB. These all have a high performing, impressive battery life, and a sleek, simple yet bold design. The Spark 6 Go variant was the first to be released this November, and is available in all TECNO Mobile partner retail stores.



Here are some of the features packed into the powerful Spark 6 Series that everyone can enjoy:


Spark 6 Go

      A 13-megapixel AI Dual camera and 8MP front camera, AI lens with 18 different scene detection, up to 95% recognition rate and upgraded algorithms. The 13-megapixel primary lens supports 4x digital zoom with an F-1.8 big aperture that captures more light at night and processes image details more finely.

      Various shooting modes for the AI Dual camera, including Bokeh, AI Beauty, and AI HDR, among others. Full picture details and quality are greatly improved, plus a dual rear flash fills light in dark environments to ensure better photos.

      A Bluetooth Audio Share feature that can connect to multiple wireless Bluetooth headsets at the same time, enabling users to listen and watch with friends.

      A 6.52 inches dot in display screen with 20:9 screen aspect ratio and 720 x 1600 resolution for a wider, clearer, immersive display effect, rich color contrast, and great visual experience.

      A 5,000 mAh battery that stays charged longer, ideal for photography, gaming, browsing, video streaming, and music.

      HiOS for a more intelligent and convenient user experience, with a brand new dark theme feature that uses less phone battery and causes less eye strain.

Spark 6

      A 16-megapixel AI quad-camera with a depth lens. This 16MP primary lens can work as a macro lens and AI lens with AI Scene Detection that can recognize 18 different scenes with a 95% recognition rate.

      Quad lens that provides high definition portraits, macro photos, and immersive AI video experiences with features like ‘Video Beautify’, ‘AI Beauty’, ‘AI Body Shaping’, and ‘AR Interaction’.

      Android Q with a G70 processor, and 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network connectivity for improved performance, and allowing for a wide range of user customization. The operating system is also equipped with utility applications that allow users to free up memory, freeze applications, limit data accessibility for specific applications, and other useful features.

      A Bluetooth Audio Share feature that can connect to multiple wireless Bluetooth headsets at the same time to enable users to listen and watch with friends.

      A 6.8-inch high-definition (HD) dot in display screen that gives a perfect screen ratio for an extremely sharp display and much broader viewing experience.

      A 5,000 mAh battery that ensures top conditions for photography, gaming, browsing, video streaming, and music with every full charge.

The Spark 6 Series is available at TECNO Mobile partner retail stores, and comes in three models – Spark 6 4GB RAM+128GB priced at PhP6,490, Spark 6 Go 4GB RAM+64GB at PhP5,490, and Spark 6 Go 2GB RAM+32GB for only PhP3,990. For a complete list of stores, visit


To stay updated on products and the latest offering from TECNO Mobile, visit and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook.



About TECNO Mobile

TECNO Mobile is a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings. Upholding the brand essence of “Expect More”, TECNO Mobile is committed to giving the masses access to latest technology at accessible prices, allowing the consumers to reach beyond their current limitations and uncover a world of possibilities. TECNO Mobile understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them with localized innovations across a product portfolio featuring smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. TECNO Mobile is a major global player with presence in around 60 emerging markets across the world. It is also the global Official Tablet and Handset Partner of Manchester City Football Club. For more information, please visit:

Media Contact

Paul Garrido

Senior Manager

Fifth Gear Ads and Activations, Inc.





Sunday, November 22, 2020

Arhaus’ top giftable items for the Holiday Season

November 22, 2020 0 Comments
I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
It's Holiday again and it's the time of the year to think of gifts to give your loved ones, family, friends, or yourself.  Gifting this Holiday season is kind of a tradition that a lot of people look forward to celebrating. 

Christmas and New Year were the best occasions that everyone loves to celebrate and gather together plus doing exchange gifts. You can give, after all, a lot of things—your money, your heart, a damn—but you can gift only one thing: an actual gift

Some love material things such as clothes, shoes, or gadgets. Have you considered giving furniture and decors for their home? Maybe some of them love kinds of stuff for their home so you may find these items useful, from premium upholstered favorites to a quality selection of faux fur items, Arhaus has something for everyone this season.

Snugg Chair: Introducing Arhaus’ 2020 Gift of the Year - The Snugg Chair. Upholstered in the plush faux fabric in your choice of five soft colors, it’s unbelievably cozy and perfect for everyone.

Faux Fur Collection: Nothing says comfort and decadent holiday cheer like Arhaus’ luxe Faux Fur décor. From festive stocking to plush throw pillows, Arhaus’s faux fur collection adds a sophisticated yet cozy accent to any room in the house.

Candles & Candle Holders: Bring the glow of the holidays to every room with Arhaus’ collection of fresh holiday scents that will fill your homes with rich, layered fragrance.

To top it off, Arhaus is currently running their Upholstery Event and offering up to 40% off their upholstery products now through 11/30, providing you with the ultimate savings as you shop! 

Visit Arhaus now see more of their products. They are so cute and useful.  Of course, furniture should do more than just sit there; it should do something that is practical, useable, and wonderful for your life! That is why they design tables with hidden leaves, washable slipcovers, and construction made to last for generations.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

What have been your favorite workouts, classes, routines?

November 21, 2020 0 Comments
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Holidays are just around the corner. When we say Holiday, it's time of the year again when family and friends gather together and eat well prepared and tasty foods.

If you are body conscious, you will think of dieting or eat now, diet later. Lol! Finding the time to exercise during the holiday season can be a discouraging thought for many. With travel plans, visiting relatives, vacation, and off days from work, and those fun and exciting holiday parties; most people's exercise routine has been neglected.

Too many people tend to get lazy and decide not to do anything. But to keep your shape heading into the holidays, here are some routines you must try:

Routine #1
Complete 4 rounds for time:
400m run
50 Bodyweight squats
Then: 3 x 20 Full sit-ups

Routine #2
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes of:
50 Jump rope singles
25 steps of walking lunges
15 Pushups
10 Hanging bent knees

No Equipment Needed right? But did you know you may also try to Focus, Transform, Make Your Move with P.volve! You may try P.volve workouts. Fit fitness into your routine whenever, wherever with a subscription to hundreds of videos on demand. 
Subscribe and save on their online workout programs that offer instant access to their method at home. 
Use code ANNI50 at checkout for 50% off six-month memberships.
If you subscribe at P.volve you will receive a free download of Functional Fuel, our 21-recipe nutrition eBook, with the purchase of a 6 or 12-month membership. 

The impacts of workouts, classes, and routines at P.volve were: it helps people lose weight and lower the risk of some diseases. It regularly lowers a person's risk of developing some diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Exercise also can help keep your body at a healthy weight. It can help a person age well.

What have been your favorite workouts, classes, routines?


Saturday, October 17, 2020

How much easier it is to plan meals with Purple Carrot while the kids are in school? Healthy Decisions To Fight Against Diseases!

October 17, 2020 0 Comments

 **I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Recently, cases of COVID-19 have been described as a pandemic because the whole world is affected. Very few people will escape it and a lot of people died and will die. Naturally, you will want to ensure that your loved ones are as safe as possible. 

What will you do? It is far more cost-effective to be prepared beforehand than during any pandemic. And since it is back to school and the rainy season is approaching, your kids might need a lot of weapons to fight against diseases particularly the COVID-19. 

Here are some specific ways for healthy decisions:

1. Drink enough water -Try to drink 3-4 quarts of purified (preferably alkaline) water each day. Do it regardless of thirst. Drink more if sweating. Get it all done before supper so you don't have to race to the bathroom all night.

2. Sun -The sun is not the enemy, it is the energy that underlies all life. It has a critical impact on mood, immunity, general health, and vitality. Try to expose as much of the skin as possible to the sun every day for at least 30 minutes or so. In sunlight the skin synthesizes the most important vitamin/hormone in the body, vitamin D. Do not get burned since that can cause genetic damage to the skin. Use natural sunscreens, shade, and clothing to prevent overexposure. Use sun-mimicking, full-spectrum lighting in the home.

3. Eat more plants. 

Meals that are good for you, good for the planet… good for the kids and for everybody!

It's easier for moms like me to plan meals for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner with Purple Carrot.  We all know that kids are a picky eater. So I believe that it can help me. When you order a meal at Purple Carrot, you can customize it! Mix and match your meals to get a meal kit you’ll love. Choose from Quick & Easy, High-Protein, Gluten-Free, or Chef's Choice dinners.

Refried Butternut Tacos

with Grape Salsa & Cilantro Cabbage Slaw

Tamarind Cauliflower

with Gingered Fried Rice & Cashews

When you eat a plant-based diet good things happen:
  • Decreased chance of high blood pressure
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Lower risk of diabetes

Purple Carrot makes it easy to cook new and inspiring vegan meals by bringing plant-based eating into the mainstream, ultimately improving health, the environment, and animal welfare.

4. Probiotics - Supplement the diet with probiotic cultures and eat foods such as yogurt (non-sugared) and other cultured and fermented products. These friendly bacteria fight pathogens, boost immunity, and synthesize vitamins, enzymes, and other nutritional factors.

5. Vitamins and minerals - Take full spectrum supplements every day. Modern factory farming and food processing diminish these nutrients in the food supply. The stresses of modern life also increase our needs. Larger doses than contained in the average diet have been proven to prevent and reverse a number of diseases.

6. Sleep - Getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep or closed eye rest each day is essential. If sleeplessness is a problem, get more physically active during the day. If unable to sustain sleep at night, be sure to take a nap during the day.

7. Radiation - Avoid it as much as possible. All radiation is harmful and increasing.

Take note of some of these healthy decisions to live longer. I hope I have helped you during these trying times. We are all in this together. Fighting! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

TECNO Mobile launched the Pouvoir 4 - a smartphone with four days lasting power

October 06, 2020 0 Comments

With 6000mAh extraordinary battery life, it can last up to four days straight without charging!

TECNO Mobile launched on September 17, 2020, the latest addition to its popular Pouvoir series, Pouvoir 4. True to the meaning of “pouvoir”, the smartphone comes with powerful battery life at 6000mAh, capable of powering the smartphone for four days straight with just a single charge. In combination with the smartphone’s 32GB + 3GB for the Pouvoir 4 and 64GB + 4GB, 128GB + 6GB for the Pouvoir 4 Pro memory which truly delivers a smooth, glitch-free gaming experience, the Pouvoir 4 proves that it’s one of the most hardworking and performing mobile devices in the market today.

Pouvoir 4 is also equipped with a 13 megapixel (MP) artificial intelligence (AI) quad camera, two 2MP cameras and an AI lens at the rear, and an 8MP dual flash camera at the front. Its 7-inch HD+ Drop Display offers the best gaming and video viewing experience. The ‘Pouvoir-ful’ smartphone runs on TECNO Mobile’s HiOS 6.0, which is built on Android Q. 

Pouvoir 4 flaunts a premium glossy and sleek design and is packed with a range of cool features. This includes Face Unlock, Fingerprint Sensor for optimized security, and a dedicated button on the side that launches a virtual Google Assistant at any time. 

Whether it’s for communication, entertainment, or creativity, a smartphone that is capable of keeping up with your daily activities is a must-have. For those who need to be Always Power On, Pourvoir 4 is the answer. 

The ‘Pouvoir-ful’ smartphone, with TECNO Mobile’s HiOS 6.0 built on Android Q, comes in a variety of colors and may be purchased from partner retail stores at Php4590 for the Pouvoir 4, Php5990 and Php6990 for the Pouvoir 4 Pro. 

For more information, visit or visit the store Also, follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook for exciting updates.

About TECNO Mobile

TECNO Mobile is a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings. Upholding the brand essence of “Expect More”, TECNO is committed to giving the masses access to the latest technology at accessible prices, allowing the consumers to reach beyond their current limitations and uncover a world of possibilities. TECNO understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them with localized innovations across a product portfolio featuring smartphones, tablets, and feature phones. TECNO is a major global player with a presence in around 60 emerging markets across the world. It is also the global Official Tablet and Handset Partner of Manchester City Football Club. For more information, please visit: 

Media Inquiry

Paul Garrido

Senior Manager

Fifth Gear Ads and Activations, Inc. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

How COVID-19 impacted the real estate market in the UK?

September 25, 2020 0 Comments
This COVID-19 pandemic really affects the whole world. It has rapidly spread and truly a global crisis as no country is spared. A lot of businesses have been impacted. Some responded to reducing hours of work, manpower, or closing down temporarily. Even the real estate industry is affected by this pandemic.

What is Real Estate?
When people ask "what is real estate investing" it normally has to do with you finding a good property below market value that will be generating short or long-term income. Whether it is residual income or profits from buying wholesale and selling retail. It all depends on what you have acquired the property for. Also depending on if you decide to sell or keep as a rental property, will determine what is known as return on investment. Basically, it comes down to how much money you spent versus how much money you got back in returns.
When we say real estate it always comes with a mortgage.

According to Money Advice Services in the UK,
"A mortgage is a loan taken out to buy property or land. Most run for 25 years but the term can be shorter or longer. The loan is 'secured' against the value of your home until it's paid off. If you can't keep up your repayments the lender can repossess (take back) your home and sell it so they get their money back." 
Here's Mortgage Calculator UK will help you calculate the interest rates of your loan. 

In addition to that, across the United Kingdom, around 65 thousand to 70 thousand mortgages are approved each month. This is from a low of around 30 thousand after the global financial crisis of 2008 to 2009. Prior to the recession, the monthly rate was closer to 80 thousand to 130 thousand loans completed per month. In the first quarter, this amounted to £63.3 billion in new loan originations.

The UK Government published a guide on home moving during the coronavirus outbreak.

The process of searching for and moving into a new home is different because property agents, conveyancers, and other professionals have modified how they work to reduce the risk from COVID-19. These changes could include doing more online, such as offering virtual viewings; vacating your current property during viewings; and ensuring your property is thoroughly cleaned before someone else moves in.

The Bank of England cut its interest rate to 0.1% on March 19, 2020. In spite of the BoE easing policy, many banks have tightened lending standards.

During lockdowns far fewer homes were sold across the UK, leading to record sales from pent-up demand after the lockdown ended.

According to The Guardian, UK recession expected to continue until spring amid Covid-19 surge. City says economic fightback is running out of steam as new restrictions are announced.

As a Covid-19 second wave spreads and the government launches fresh measures to restrict business and social life, City economists warned that the fightback from the deepest recession in history begun this summer was running out of steam.

Dashing hopes that the Covid recession could be among the shortest downturns in history, analysts from Bank of America said growth in gross domestic product (GDP) would probably stall in the fourth quarter and the first three months of 2021.

Robert Wood, the chief UK economist at the bank, said: “We struggle to see how the economy can grow in the fourth quarter with escalating lockdown measures, fading stimulus and Brexit risks.”

At the end of the day, everyone should stay at home, be safe and be strong. May this pandemic ends very soon. Let's all pray and have faith.

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