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Taxes and Fees when Buying Property in the Philippines

When buying and selling real estate properties in the Philippines, the final purchase price is not and should not only be the relevant amount. Other taxes and fees charged on the transaction must be considered by both the buyer and seller because these costs affect

Pag-IBIG Housing Loan Interest Rates

You’re interested to own a property and you’ve already researched on how you can apply for a Pag-IBIG housing loan. How much interest do you have to pay if you are to avail of a loan from Pag-IBIG? About this post: what is fixing period

How to get a PAG-IBIG housing loan

The Home Development Mutual Fund, more commonly known as Pag-IBIG, has been one of the usual options of Filipinos when looking for an affordable home loan. About this post: pag-ibig housing loan, pag ibig housing, pagibig housing loan, pag ibig house and lot loan requirements, pag

Most Expensive Houses of US Billionaires

Large houses and lavish homes usually define rich people. But if you’re one of the few ultra-rich, how should your home look like and how much would it cost? To know the answer, let’s look at the residences of seven American billionaires whose houses are

Rent Control Law in the Philippines (2009)

On July 14, 2009, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law the Rent Control Act of 2009 supposedly meant to protect millions of Filipinos renting houses. Republic Act (RA) 9653, “An Act Establishing Reforms in the Regulation of Rent of Certain Residential Units, Providing the Mechanisms

Your house: an asset or a liability?

There’s an interesting discussion going on in the PMT Forum, about one’s residence and whether it is an asset or a liability. By definition, an asset is anything that can directly or indirectly contribute future cash flows. A liability, on the other hand, is anything

7 Useful Tips when Buying a Condo Unit

Buying your first condo unit? Here’s a list of things you should consider before making that purchase. For most condominium unit buyers, price is definitely a major issue, but trust us when we say it should NOT be the only issue! We’ve lived in several