Philippines Real Estate in a Bubble?

Investment has always been a hot topic especially for people who are looking for opportunities to grow their money. One can basically invest on any type of business. But when it comes to the leading industries that sport a very good chance of helping you gain more returns, investment on real estate is seen as a very viable options.

Indeed, we see why this is the case.

Over the years, the real estate business in the country has boomed to great heights as a result of more people wanting to own a property. What’s more is that, the demand is not just limited to local residents. At present, more individuals from foreign countries are investing on this venture as well.

From businessmen who want to setup a branch in the Philippines up to those private entities who wish to have their own vacation houses, the booming real estate business in the country caters to them all. Still, despite the high demand, we hear some people expressing their concerns about the business being in a state of bubble.

What does it mean when we say a certain sector is in a bubble?

Just like the basic characteristic of a bubble, it is the delicate state in which you wait for a certain strong impact enough to cause it to explode. In an economic context this could mean the state in which one business is waiting for a certain trigger factor that could potentially send the entire business collapsing.

The thought of a real estate business collapse is indeed terrifying.

But the question is, how true is it?

Many expert entrepreneurs who have been observing our country’s economic status would argue that a bubble condition is unlikely to happen.

The basic reason is the stable demand of real estate properties. While the supply may not as abundant as what we hope for, it’s far from being scarce too. This makes the entire business generally stable.

The real, current danger

You can leave the bubble for itself since there are no concrete signs that our real estate industry is heading towards this direction. The real issue when it comes to investment on this venture is money and credibility.

It’s easy to fall under the pretense of a very good deal. In fact, you might have encountered one time an agent who encouraged you to put some money on a promising real estate project. While there is nothing entirely wrong with investing on projects, the problem comes in when you fail to verify the credibility of the company you plan on coordinating.

Investment is generally a risk, but this there are rules of trade that makes this risk manageable.  Unless you are financially ready, investing might prove to be a problem. And even if you are ready to invest, learning the basics of how money works in this kind of environment is vital. This will help you understand that there are times when losing money is part of the process.

Dealing with the risks

If you feel uncomfortable with having to deal with the technicalities of investments, your best bet would be to ask the aid of financial advisors.

They are professionals who have dealt with a lot of companies in the past and are willing to help private investors to manage their money well.  As financial advisors, they can also help in creating projections of success for a specific investment plan.

Just make sure to get in touch with those who have enough experience and good reputation in the industry.


Real estate is a huge venture here in the Philippines and experts are seeing a coming boom in the industry in the future.

Weigh your options before investing and stay informed!

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One thought on “Philippines Real Estate in a Bubble?

  1. Hi! If one is not sure or do not know how real estate works, it is much better to ask help in both a real estate agent and a financial advisor. Just to make things clear and to be ready with any possible dangers. Thank you for sharing.

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