How To Do Your Due Diligence Before Buying Foreclosed Properties

Updated on July 31, 2015 by 3 Comments

After finding foreclosed properties that have a good potential Return On Investment or ROI as discussed in my last video (Video 2: How to estimate repairs, taxes, and ROI), there are more things you need to do before buying those properties. You need to do your due diligence. Learn how to do your … [Read more...]

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

Updated on May 5, 2015 by 9 Comments
Stumbled upon your dream house?

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...]

How To Reconstitute Or Replace Lost/Destroyed Land Titles

Updated on May 5, 2015 by 4 Comments

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...]

Dealing With Earthquakes – The Importance Of Earthquake-Resistant Homes

Updated on May 5, 2015 by 3 Comments

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?

Updated on May 5, 2015 by 10 Comments

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

Updated on May 5, 2015 by 6 Comments
NOAH August 19, 2013 4 59am

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...]

Check Geohazard Maps For Flooding And Landslide-Prone Areas Before Investing in Real Estate

Updated on May 5, 2015 by 8 Comments
Landslide in Guinsaugon, Southern Leyte - February 2006. Said to be one of the biggest landslides in Philippine history

Update as of October 23. 2013:  The Importance Of Earthquake-Resistant Homes And What We Can Do About ItIn line with my article on Earthquakes, Faultlines, and Real Estate Investing, I will now be discussing Geohazard Maps and how they can be useful for real estate investors. Would you want to … [Read more...]

Earthquakes, Faultlines, And Real Estate Investing

Updated on May 26, 2015 by 13 Comments
Cracked Asphalt Road

Added on May 26, 2015: Valley Fault System Atlas Google Map from Quake Alarm PhilippinesAdded on of May 20, 2015: Valley Fault System Atlas for Greater Metro Manila Area (Complete PDF)I wrote this post last Monday and scheduled it for posting later this week. I feel that this needs to be … [Read more...]

Certified True Copies Of Titles And Documents Now Require Proper Identification and Authority – Quezon City Registry Of Deeds

Updated on May 5, 2015 by 40 Comments
Quezon City Registry of Deeds memorandum for certified true copies of titles and documents

Last March 11, 2013, we went to the Quezon City Registry of Deeds to request for a certified true copy of the TCT of a foreclosed property located in Quezon City, and we were surprised by a memorandum which prevented us from making the request.The said memorandum stated that we should have … [Read more...]

Learn how to deal with lost certificates of titles, title transfers, and title verifications on TV

Updated on May 5, 2015 by 5 Comments
OMI Land Title Services - Title Company in the Philippines

Have you ever lost your property’s certificate of title and didn’t know what to do?What if you bought or sold a property and you need to transfer the title either to yourself or your buyer but you don’t know how to do it?What if you are eyeing a foreclosed property but you don’t know how to … [Read more...]