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Beyond the Sales Brochure: Real Tips for Condo Shopping

The Philippine economy is booming, interest rates are low, and the cost of property is one of the lowest in the Asian region – especially if you compare it to countries like Thailand and Hong Kong. All these show that there is no better time for young professionals to invest in a condo. As long […]

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Advantages of Owning a Condo Unit

The strong Philippine economy, the robust real estate market (an article in The Inquirer describes 2014 as “the unprecedented year for real estate investments in the country”), and good interest rates. All these factors point to the fact that there is no better time for yuppies and young couples to invest in their first home. […]

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Benefits of a condo as a starter home

All couples dream of buying their home. However, they struggle with this question: “Do we buy a starter home now — a first property that fits within our budget — or do we just save and wait until we are in the financial position to purchase our ‘forever’ home?” What is a starter home? A […]

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How To Weed Out The Small Fish: 5 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying A Condo

The real estate industry in the Philippines is booming, thanks to a strong economy and friendly interest rates that make it easy for young executives or families to invest. Condo units are particularly popular as a “first home” or an additional source of income. Units located in commercial districts like Taguig City are always in […]

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5 Reasons Yuppies Will Love Living In The Fort

If you haven’t been to Bonifacio Global City in the Fort, then you’ve been working too hard. It is one of the most dynamic areas in Metro Manila — dubbed the next capital central business district because of the number of multinationals and embassies that now hold office there. Aside from its growing pedigree in […]

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Four Ways Condo Living Can Help You Make Time For What Matters Most To You

In today’s fast-paced world, many people yearn for a more streamlined lifestyle. They have realized that their schedules and even their homes have become extremely cluttered with things that don’t matter to them. Less is more, they say; in simplicity lies freedom. That’s one reason why Pamela T. and her husband opted to invest in […]

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5 Criteria For Investing In Pre-Selling Condos — An OFW’s Guide

If you’re interested in buying a condo, take advantage of pre-selling rates, where you can buy premium units at much lower prices. However, this investment strategy can feel a lot like a “blind date” — you haven’t seen the unit, and you’re betting on what the neighborhood will be like in 5 to 10 years. […]

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Yuppies and why they should buy a condo–real stories and tips from smart young investors

It’s never too early to start investing in a condo. Most people in their twenties don’t realize how much financial power they have. They have a steady source of income, few financial obligations, and the benefit of time. With years of earning ahead of them, they can afford to take larger loans to take advantage […]

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a House or a Condo Unit

The decision to become a homeowner is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make in your life. Visions of decorating it the way you want, entertaining friends on Friday nights, and maybe even raising a family, almost always come with this decision. That is, of course, until you find out about things like […]

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4 Best Places to Buy a Condo in Metro Manila

It’s hard enough to spend 9-12 hours at the office, worse still if you start and end your work day with a one-hour drive or longer. In fact, a recent study showed that a lengthy and stressful commute time found that the longer people drive to work, the worse off their cardiovascular health is. Long […]

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