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The Real State of Philippine Real Estate

As the population grows in the Philippines, more of the market is comprised of working millennials who are seeking investments to settle their lifestyles. Whether they are looking for a home to live and build a family in or simply want an asset that can appreciate over time or be sellable or leasable, real estate remains one of the hot tags right now. But what exactly is the state of real estate in the country right now? How can one best make use of their hard-earned money to dip their toes into this vast industry? Well, it all depends on why you’re buying and how you’re doing it. Offices and Residences A preselling condo along Ortigas avenue, for instance, could be a great space if you’re a working individual who needs a home. It is accessible and within a busy spot in the metro. It allows you to reach many important sectors, from the massive workforce found in the area to the different schools, recreational hubs, medical centers,

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Three Keys to Effectively Dealing with a Rising Cost of Living in the City

When you feel the pinch of living in a city where affordability is becoming a concern for many residents, there are many ways to respond. The most effective adaptations deal with the problem on a long-term basis, allowing the smart planner to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. These are the keys to making it work. Seek out a strategic location Most capitals have been seeing a steady influx of population over the years; a lot of people come in search of better job opportunities and a diversity of amenities and lifestyle options. In turn, this generates a higher demand for living arrangements. Housing that could be considered affordable should take up no more than 1/3 of household budget; but recent years have seen prices spike as you get closer to the CBD in large cities. Most people are reluctant to consider the prospect of having to move, but relocation may be the best way to directly address the biggest line item on the monthly budget. Finding affordable house and

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A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Your 20s

As a young adult, your 20s are pivotal because this decade will have a great impact on your coming years. You will make plenty of important decisions in your 20s, many of which have to do with money. Earning financial security is the best way you can prepare for the future. And there are many ways to go about this endeavour. One is investing. Emergency Fund There are certain crises in life that you might not be able to avoid. A few examples are unexpected illnesses, theft, job loss, or natural disasters. In the event that these emergencies arise, it is always good to be prepared. You can do so by setting aside an emergency fund. This will allow you to focus on other things without having to worry about finances. Now, how much should you save up? If you follow the 50-30-20 budgeting rule, allot at least 5% of the 20% to your emergency fund every month. You can easily increase as you push further into

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5 Reasons Why a Condominium Unit is Your Best Choice

When you decide to live somewhere in Metro Manila, you have to be careful in choosing your home. While notorious for its traffic condition, the Philippine capital provides both locals and foreigners with lots of space for entertainment and travel. You will be able to find restaurants and recreational establishments near the places you work and live. As the business center of the Philippines, Metro Manila is witnessing a rise in condominium buildings for the past decade. If you are trying to find a house for you and your family, here are five reasons why you should search for a condo unit instead. Security Condominiums are somewhat of a cross between an apartment and a hotel. You will be experiencing the living condition of being in an apartment room while enjoying the perks that hotels provide you. A condominium will provide you with lots of amenities like swimming pools, gyms, and event rooms. However, the most important aspect that the condo got from its cousin hotel is

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Three Creative and Effective Strategies to Promote Your Property for Sale

A study shows that about 5.34 million homeowners successfully sold their properties in 2018. What are the reasons people let go of their houses? Well, some want a bigger property for their growing family while others prefer to downsize in their retirement years. Some look for better job opportunities in another place while others leave to start a new life, perhaps after a failed relationship. Whatever their reasons for selling their homes, most of them naturally want to close a deal as quickly as possible. Many of them still use traditional methods for selling their properties. This involves transforming themselves into salespersons. For instance, you have taken note of all your property’s benefits for buyers. So, you now offer it to any potential buyers out there. You also ask relatives and friends if they want or know anyone who wants to purchase a new home. Then, you ask them to recommend your property to their friends and colleagues. While effective, this strategy can be too time-consuming and

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Moving to London: Factors to Consider

Your career as an entertainer takes you to London. You were selected to be part of the casts for one of the major shows on West End. You could not be more excited. This is indeed a significant boost for your career. The road to being cast was long and hard. The auditions were particularly intimidating with all the big shot producers and other executives coming to town and thoroughly researching what the local theater scene has to offer. It’s going to be a significant change for you. Fortunately, you have friends and relatives in Putney, which is just some six miles, south-west of the Theatreland. They’ve already inquired about real estate agents who might be able to help you with housing. But you’re still nervous about the move and don’t have any idea about what to expect. Here’s what you need to know: London’s Migration Profile In 2014-15, the recorded number of migrations, to and from London was just over 283,000. This figure accounts for the

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