Posts tagged ‘real estate’

8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Know If You’re Ready to Buy a House

Posted October 22, 2016 under Guest Posts, Personal Finance | 2 Comments

Are you thinking of buying a house soon? If so, then understand that once you decide to purchase a home, then it will be difficult to back out from the financial responsibility that comes with it. Knowing the type of home, your budget, and the features you prefer is not enough; there are many other […]

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Retirement and Real Estate Issues Are Intermingled

Posted May 11, 2016 under Guest Posts | No Comments

Real estate is a common way to build assets; several people do so then sell their property to fund retirement. They sometimes downsize, purchasing a smaller piece of real estate and using the rest of the money towards a more comfortable retirement. Others rent instead and thereby avoid many of the costs of property maintenance. […]

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Is It Still Good to Invest in Real Estate in the Philippines?

Posted February 22, 2016 under Investing | 2 Comments

Despite real estate long being one of the most dependable investments to make, like all others, it still has its fair share of risks and is not always guaranteed. Past circumstances like the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the more recent U.S. housing bubble that led to the global recession are lessons that investors remain […]

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The Pain Of Renting A Home And My Wise Cure

Posted December 3, 2015 under Guest Posts | 2 Comments

Aside from the stock market, real estate is another popular investment that Filipinos go into. From house and lots to condominiums, from apartments to commercial and office spaces – there’s really a lot of income opportunities in real estate. For today, we have an article contribution from Marvin, who shares with us his story of […]

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Reader Mail #31: Comparing Different Types of Investments

Posted November 28, 2015 under Reader Mail | 5 Comments

Which is a better investment, stocks or equity funds? Gold or real estate? Forex or mutual funds? If you’re new to investing, then I’m sure you have similar questions in mind. Given the various options out there, it can become overwhelming and confusing. But always remember that the goal is to actually invest, so don’t […]

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Taking The First Steps Towards Real Estate Investing

Posted November 26, 2015 under Investing | 4 Comments

Real estate remains as one of the most desired type of investments among Filipinos, much like buying and living in their own home is a personal goal for almost all of us. There is no lack of opportunities out there when it comes to real estate as long as our population continues to grow – […]

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Crown Asia Celebrates 20 Years With Three New Projects

Posted August 13, 2015 under General Information | No Comments

In 1995, the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land, officially launched the Crown Asia brand. And for 20 years, it has successfully evolved from developing low-cost, high-quality residential houses into world-class, mid-rise condominiums. To mark their two decades of having an excellent track record as a real estate company, they have recently launched three new projects […]

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The Story of Mr. Real Estate and Mr. Stock Market

Posted September 17, 2014 under Investing | 46 Comments

Mr. Real Estate and Mr. Stock Market are brothers and back in 1992, their grandfather died and left each of them one million pesos. “Invest the money and make it grow,” advised their parents. So that’s what they did. Mr. Real Estate saw a property for sale right in the heart of Makati’s Central Business […]

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Fees and Charges When Buying A House In The Philippines

Posted June 27, 2013 under In Focus, Personal Finance | 5 Comments

One of the most popular financial goals of people, especially Filipinos, is to own a house. If you’re one of them, then you have to be “SMART” about this goal. What I mean to say is that, you cannot simply work for your dream house. You have to be more specific and define the amount […]

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Reader Mail #22: OFW Personal Finance and Investing Questions

Posted March 4, 2013 under Investing, Personal Finance, Reader Mail | 3 Comments

Last week, I conducted a personal finance webinar with mostly OFW’s as my audience. The whole talk, including the question and answer portion, lasted for about an hour and a half. If you wish to watch the recording, you can view it HERE, you just have to register your name and email address. On a […]

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Is Buying a House or a Condo Unit An Investment?

Posted July 9, 2012 under Investing, Personal Finance | 43 Comments

If you walk around malls and business centers these days, it’s typical that you’ll meet a real estate agent handing out flyers for townhouses, property lots and condominium units. Their primary sales pitch? Buy their real estate product as an investment: “Bili na po kayo ng condo unit sa amin, magandang investment po ito.” Even […]

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A Primer on Real Estate Investing

Posted April 16, 2012 under Investing | 25 Comments

An OFW friend of mine is thinking of buying a brand new condo unit as an investment. I immediately told him that he shouldn’t and it’s a BIG mistake. He fell silent, and I knew I had to explain why I think it was a bad idea. Below is a summary of what I told […]

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