Posts tagged ‘real estate investments’

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

Updated: February 23, 2017 | 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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Reader Mail #23: No Nonsense Answers To Investing Questions

Published: April 1, 2013 | Reader Mail | 12 Comments

Welcome to another edition of Reader Mail, the special article series on this blog where I answer questions from readers. For today, I’ll be tackling several questions about investments, most of which have been sent to me multiple times by different people over the past few weeks. Honestly, I’ve been flooded by such inquiries lately, […]

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Is Buying a House or a Condo Unit An Investment?

Updated: July 14, 2017 | Investing, Personal Finance | 51 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

Updated: April 24, 2015 | Investing | 28 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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