Thinking Of Buying That Property? 3 Things You Should Know To Protect Yourself From Getting Scammed

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Finally, you stumbled upon your dream house and it’s perfectly located near everything!  Your heart is racing with the thought that you got to have it.  Why not?  You can afford it and it is exactly what you are looking for.Wait!  There are important things that you should know to protect … [Read more...]

Home Mortgage Relief Act Of 2014 (Senate Bill No. 2148 full text) Proposes Tax Incentives For First-Time Homebuyers

“Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial affluence and emotional security”. -Suze Orman

Last Friday, April 4, 2014, we heard over the radio that Sen. Sonny Angara filed Senate Bill No. 2148 (Home Mortgage Relief Act of 2014) which proposes that tax incentives be given to first-time homebuyers. But how exactly does the proposed bill intend to do this? I'll try to answer this below, and … [Read more...]

Your Dream House: How Ready Are You To Build It?

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Every Filipino strives hard just to be able to afford their own dream house. After all, shelter is one of man's basic needs. But building your dream house is a different story in itself Such task can be a hassle and may be overwhelming especially to those who are planning to build their first … [Read more...]

BPI, PNB, PSBank Offers Lower Home Loan Interest Rates – Comparison Chart Updated

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While reviewing the home loan interest rates of BPI which I'll use for a home loan/mortgage calculator I am developing for the Buena Mano property listings, I noticed they have just lowered their interest rates. I made a quick check for other banks and it turns out PNB and PSBank now also offer … [Read more...]

SEC Releases Guidelines On Asset Valuations Including Real Estate

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued Memorandum Circular No. 2, Series of 2014, which is very, very important for investors who have real estate investments lodged in corporations. These are the new Guidelines on Asset Valuations, and it supersedes SEC Memorandum Circular No. … [Read more...]

How To Reconstitute Or Replace Lost/Destroyed Land Titles

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I have been thinking of the possible problems that may crop up due to the lost or destroyed land titles brought about by Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban and other parts of the country. There is a danger that con artists will take advantage of the situation to scam land owners and buyers of real … [Read more...]

4 Essential Real Estate Marketing Tactics Using Online Tools (Infographic)

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In this day and age, smart real estate investors and real estate brokers already know that using internet marketing for real estate is essential. I cannot stress this enough when I am invited to speak about internet marketing for real estate. In those talks I give, I often find myself saying that … [Read more...]

The Importance Of Earthquake-Resistant Homes And What We Can Do About It

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Updated on April 6, 2014: The 8.2-magnitude earthquake that northern Chile last April 1, 2014 should remind us all about the importance of building earthquake-resistant homes. Experts say strict building codes in Chile saved lives. We should all learn from their experience...The 7.2-magnitude … [Read more...]

Need Help With Title Transfers, Title Verification, and Reconstitution Of Lost Titles?

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Do you have a lost Certificate of Title and don't know what to do? Do you need to transfer titles but have no time and resources because you have a full-time job or live overseas? Do you need to verify the authenticity of the title of the property being sold to you? Are you sure that the title … [Read more...]

Responding To And Solving The Perennial Flood Problem

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The floods are here again, it seems this is becoming a yearly thing here in the Philippines. Well, I hope not! But are things being done at all to solve the perennial flood problem? If yes, what are they? Read on to find out... … [Read more...]

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