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#1 James in Austin Tx

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

I have been looking at ads on Batnagas and Cavite and jeez the cost of a small home is horribly high.. How do the locals afford it?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

Prices advertised online are usually way too high but yes I have noticed prices all over the Philippines going up way too quickly. You need boots on the ground and a Filipino family member or friend who knows how to negotiate without you present to get the best deals. Online prices of properties are usually directed at kanos and OFW because we are all rich.  :wacko:

 

Ride around and get phone numbers and then have someone call in the local language to get the price to start negotiating from.

 

Hope you find a great deal. 


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

I don't look very often (a long time until I retire) but they are still looking highly affordable to me: http://www.sulit.com...d lot naga city

Part of it could be Batangas and Cavite also I suppose.

 

Or maybe not

 

http://www.sulit.com...nd lot batangas

 

Cavite maybe a little high: http://www.sulit.com... and lot cavite

 

I suppose it depends on what you consider 'high priced' and 'small house' also.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

We will look when there next spring and small is less than 90 meters floor space, to me anyway..

Some of the older not in new subdivision homes seem ok though..



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:50 AM

We will look when there next spring and small is less than 90 meters floor space, to me anyway..

Some of the older not in new subdivision homes seem ok though..

James

I am sorry if I missed an update as I haven't been following closely lately,

but, I seem to recall that you were building a house,... yes?

Or are you looking for an investment property ?

Hope all is well

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:11 PM

Yep had built one in Bacolod and was looking forward to retiring there, marriage went way south as ex wanted to live life to the fullest yadda yadda.. Good thing, I found the nicest Filipina I have ever known and we married in May.. So I start over and thank goodness I didnt have that house paid off for a big loss..



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:10 AM

Yep had built one in Bacolod and was looking forward to retiring there, marriage went way south as ex wanted to live life to the fullest yadda yadda.. Good thing, I found the nicest Filipina I have ever known and we married in May.. So I start over and thank goodness I didnt have that house paid off for a big loss..

Wow 

 

James had no idea I thought you were down the road in Bacolod. Where are you living now?

 

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:55 AM

Yep had built one in Bacolod and was looking forward to retiring there, marriage went way south as ex wanted to live life to the fullest yadda yadda.. Good thing, I found the nicest Filipina I have ever known and we married in May.. So I start over and thank goodness I didnt have that house paid off for a big loss..

 

GOOD LUCK and so happy to hear you are upright and happy,

thanks for the update.






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