“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.” –Gaston Bachelard Without a doubt, buying a home by itself is already a significant investment that would take years upon years of your … More Home Buying 101: Five Hidden Costs of Buying a Home or Condo
“The seeds of civilization are in every culture, but it is in city life that brings them to fruition.” –Susanna Katherina Langer Metro Manila is the Philippines biggest metropolis and the city with the densest population count. In this regard, it would only be natural for housing and residential quarter prices to be quite exorbitant … More Philippine Living: Metro Manila’s Cheapest and Most Expensive Cities to Live In
“I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.” –Mark Twain In a particularly difficult economic setting, it is imperative to save whatever spare money we have. Unfortunately, this can be a bit of a challenge when we are paying exorbitant monthly fees with rental dues on top of them. Indeed, what … More Economic Living: Ways to Cut Costs from Your Rent
You need to know the culprits of your rising expenses to adjust your energy consumption based on your daily activities and preferences. … More Stretch Your Budget, Have a Lower Electric Bill
Greater Manila is congested and polluted, so it’s better to look for options to relocate. Why not head North instead? … More Why Pampanga is Underrated When It Comes to Real Estate
If I were really really ridiculously wealthy, I would not buy a mansion, just tiny apartments in every city I love. ~Mara Wilson Living in apartments is the very epitome of a minimalist lifestyle. In the hustle and bustle of daily life and in a fast-paced and progressive city where every individual seems to be … More Apartment Life: Four Things First-Time Renters Should Know
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 … More Philippines Real Estate in a Bubble?
“It is not your salary that makes you rich; it is your spending habits.” –Charles A. Jaffe It has been said that to develop a better leverage over your purchases, you should carefully consider your buying motives. This tip rings all the truer for exorbitant expenses such as those that involve real estate and … More House Buying/Renting Habits of Pinoys
“The way that you live in your home and the way that you sell your house are two different things.” –Barb Schwarz A real estate agent and their designated home sellers have an oddly unique symbiotic relationship in which they both benefit from the other. The home seller finally gets their house sold at … More Real Estate 101: Four Annoying Things Sellers Do that Drive Agents Nuts!
Recently, there has been an influx of rising condominium towers and developers as the times have been rapidly evolving. People now live a perpetually busy life where a relaxing moment can only be thoroughly appreciated on weekends (that is if you are fortunate enough). As such is the case, more and more people find living … More Five Things You Need to Know About the Condominium Act