Tag: Due Diligence

Why we don't recommend buying foreclosed properties that are occupied (even if they are cheap)

Why we don’t recommend buying foreclosed properties that are occupied (even if they are cheap)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, we do not recommend buying foreclosed properties that have illegal occupants. In my opinion, the problems you might be facing down ...
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Foreclosed Property Inspection Tip: Always inspect during daytime

Foreclosed Property Inspection Tip: Always inspect during daytime

In today's blogpost, I want to share a very important tip when it comes to inspecting foreclosed properties: You should always inspect during daytime, here's why ...
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How To Do Your Due Diligence Before Buying Foreclosed Properties

How To Do Your Due Diligence Before Buying Foreclosed Properties

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 ...
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Stumbled upon your dream house?

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

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 ...
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How To Reconstitute Or Replace Lost/Destroyed Land Titles in the Philippines

How To Reconstitute Or Replace Lost/Destroyed Land Titles in the Philippines

Bad things happen, like land titles getting lost or destroyed. If this happened to you, then you need to learn how you can reconstitute or replace lost/destroyed titles and prevent ...
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Dealing With Earthquakes - The Importance Of Earthquake-Resistant Homes

Dealing With Earthquakes – The Importance Of Earthquake-Resistant Homes

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

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

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 ...
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Responding To And Solving The Perennial Flood Problem

Responding To And Solving The Perennial Flood Problem

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

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

Update as of October 23. 2013:  The Importance Of Earthquake-Resistant Homes And What We Can Do About It In line with my article on Earthquakes, Faultlines, and Real Estate Investing, ...
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Earthquakes, Faultlines, And Real Estate Investing

Earthquakes, Faultlines, And Real Estate Investing

Added on May 26, 2015: Valley Fault System Atlas Google Map from Quake Alarm Philippines Added on of May 20, 2015: Valley Fault System Atlas for Greater Metro Manila Area ...
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Certified True Copies Of Titles And Documents Now Require Proper Identification and Authority - Quezon City Registry Of Deeds

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

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 ...
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OMI Land Title Services - Title Company in the Philippines

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

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 ...
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What does "AS IS WHERE IS" mean in real estate?

What does “AS IS WHERE IS” mean in real estate?

When it comes to real estate investing, one cannot ignore the importance of due diligence. More so with foreclosed properties. This is because all foreclosed properties are for sale on ...
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The importance of due diligence in real estate investing

The importance of due diligence in real estate investing

If you are planning to venture into real estate investing, and have done some research, I’m quite sure you have already encountered the phrase “Due Diligence” many times over. It's ...
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How to check the validity of a Real Estate Broker's License

How to check the validity of a Real Estate Broker’s License

Ever since RA 9646, more commonly known as the RESA Law, took effect, getting a real estate license has become a big deal, at least for those who don't want ...
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Watch Out For Floodlines When Inspecting Foreclosed Properties!

Watch Out For Floodlines When Inspecting Foreclosed Properties!

We all want to avoid flood-prone locations, but how do you know if an area has a history of flooding? I'll show you one of the most obvious signs that ...
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7 Questions You Need To Ask To Avoid Real Estate Investment Scams

7 Questions You Need To Ask To Avoid Real Estate Investment Scams

I originally wrote this last June 2, 2011, but it seems up to now, I still see people who are in danger of getting scammed. At the very least, please ...
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BIR Zonal Values (And How To Use It Properly)

BIR Zonal Values (And How To Use It Properly)

So you have announced to the world that you are now a real estate investor, and suddenly, everyone has a property they want to show to you, thinking it's a ...
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The risks of real estate investing and how to manage them

The risks of real estate investing and how to manage them

Do you really wan't to know the bad side of real estate investing? Although I believe it's not a good idea to focus on the bad because we attract more ...
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Top 20 lessons learned in 2010

Top 20 lessons learned in 2010

As 2010 comes to an end, I can't help but look back and list down just some of the most significant and sometimes painful lessons I personally learned during the ...
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