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Happy New Year and more successful investing in foreclosures for 2009!

As 2008 comes to an end, first and foremost, I would like to say thank you to all of you my dear readers and visitors. I created this blog only recently, last October 31, 2008 to be exact, and I am still dumbfounded by the number of visitors of this blog.

clustrmaps-archive-2014Each time CJ, my three year old son says “Look at those dots, pindot na (click on them now) daddy!” while pointing to my Clustrmaps image (an archived image is at the right), it makes me feel good with the notion that you do find this blog helpful.

Well, I really hope that you really do find value in Foreclosure Philippines and if there’s anything that I can do to improve it, comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Why did I start Foreclosure Philippines?

Looking back, why did I write this blog in the first place? Initially, this was supposed to be just an experiment as I was looking for a way to have all my foreclosed property listings accessible from anywhere from my PDA, eliminating the need to bring the actual classified ads with me.

I remember that during that time, I have just finished helping facilitate an internet marketing workshop of Jomar Hilario, courtesy of an invitation from Thea Santos, and I said to myself I might as well create a blog for this purpose.

I also remember that I was also trying to convince some of my friends and officemates to start investing in foreclosures using our 13th month pay and Christmas Bonus and I found it very tedious to keep on bringing copies of the classified ads along with website addresses of HGC, Pag-IBIG, SSS, etc. so I just posted these in my blog and continued posting new listings.

More inspiration…

What inspired me more was when my wife and I decided to share our experiences in the tax foreclosure auction in Marikina and I was overwhelmed with the response from visitors and readers. This became a fuel for the passion inside of me. As they say, the rest is history.

I am a real estate investor…

By the way, I just want to make it clear that I am not a real estate guru; I certainly would not want anyone to think that I am. I am simply just like any other real estate investor who just happens to focus on foreclosed real estate, and wants to share experiences, insights, and lessons learned along the way through his journey to financial freedom.

There are more than enough great real estate deals for everyone

Now some would probably say that by sharing these, along with the property listings I get, I might be losing deals to competition or other real estate investors. In my point of view, there’s simply more than enough great deals for everyone. We should all have an abundance mentality.

Besides, most of the information I learned which got me interested in investing in real estate came from mentors and fellow real estate investors who did not hesitate to share these with me. Now if I started becoming selfish and self-centered, that wouldn’t be right would it?

Helping fellow real estate investors

As we welcome 2009, I hope I can continue to help fellow pinoy real estate investors like me through this blog. In addition to foreclosed property listings, let’s share experiences, challenges, success stories, and virtually anything that can help each other make 2009 another successful year for foreclosed real estate investing.

If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do about it, and please don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list so you won’t miss a thing.

I wish you all a Happy New Year, and more successful investing in foreclosures for 2009!

To our financial freedom!

Jay Castillo
Real Estate Investor
Real Estate Broker License #: 20056
Blog: https://www.foreclosurephilippines.com
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People encounter problems and make mistakes when buying foreclosed properties, and Jay wants to help people avoid those problems/ mistakes. Jay encountered a lot of those, which is why he started this blog in 2008 to serve as a guide where he shares lessons learned, and how to overcome challenges you may encounter when investing foreclosed properties in the Philippines … [Read more]
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8 thoughts on “Happy New Year and more successful investing in foreclosures for 2009!”

  1. By the way,

    I just want to congratulate you! As of this time as I post this comment, you ranked #1 in topblogs and topblogarea and #2/#3 in some other postings.

    Congrats and more power JAY!

  2. I am looking for a job that would give me more free time to spend with my family. And that’s the reason I joined Jomar Hilario’s IMW in Cebu last June 2009.

    While looking for the right thing to blog and upon learning that there are a lot of real properties around that are for sale for such a long time and yet no buyers came to them yet, I started a blog of Real Estates Listing. But it seems that my blog is not as popular as this. Can you visit my blog and comment what went wrong with my blog and what’s the difference with this one?

    Thanks in advance and God Bless…
    .-= Dante Mayor / Ted Ramoy´s last blog ..For Sale: Huge Lot in Caputatan, Medellin, Cebu, Philippines =-.

    • Hi Dante, Ted! One thing I notice is the keywords that you used. i suggest you focus on keywords that are being searched often. For example, the key word “Real Estates” is not really a keyword often searched by someone looking for real estate as they would usually look for the keyword “Real Estate” without the “s”. i also suggest you update more often by posting more. The more keywords you use that are often searched by people and the more often you update, the more search traffic will end up on your site. I hope this helps!

      • Hi Jay,

        Thanks for the advice.

        I just want to you ask. I have some articles regarding Real Estate investing, is it advisable to these in my site as well so that I can have updates in this site. It seems that no one is interested anymore in posting their real properties in that site.

        Need your advice on this. Thanks and God bless.


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