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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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Why expats should buy a luxury condominium in the Philippines

“More expats are buying luxury condos in the Philippines.” This was the statement made by CBRE Philippines senior director for research and consultancy Jan Custodio in an interview with ABS-CBN. CBRE is an affiliate of CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company based in Los Angeles, and is the world’s largest and recognized […]

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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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An Expat’s Guide to Settling in Metro Manila

Have you just been assigned to the Philippines? Whether you’re a diplomat, an executive at a multinational, or an entrepreneur with business interests in Asia’s new rising dragon, this article can help you adjust to life in Metro Manila. Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is a bustling cosmopolitan district, filled with skyscrapers, […]

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Carefree condo living with Megaworld

Wouldn’t it be great to have a carefree life? If only we could escape the deadlines and responsibilities, and go to a “happy place” filled only with the things we love and the activities we enjoy. Vacations give us some respite, but how many times a year can we fly to an island? Is there […]

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Is the Philippine real estate industry in a bubble?

The Philippine economy and the property sector have seen tremendous growth, prompting people to wonder if this indicates a real estate bubble. As Investopedia explains, housing bubbles occur when demand rises in the face of limited supply, attracting speculators who quickly buy and sell properties to get a quick profit. At one point, supply increases […]

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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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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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Attractive Perspectives in the Philippines

“It’s more fun in the Philippines!” This slogan, launched by the country’s Department of Tourism, is not just a catchy marketing gimmick. The Philippines, long known for its beautiful beaches and colorful festivals, has also risen to become one of Asia’s entertainment and shopping hubs. Even entrepreneurs have something to celebrate: it is one of […]

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