Monthly Archives: February 2014

SC rules real estate law constitutional

Feb 28, 2014 |

I am happy that the Supreme Court has declared the Real Estate Service Act (RESA) constitutional. Read . If there is anything else important that I forgot to include in this article, or if you experienced a real estate transaction that is anomalous, scam, fraudulent scheme that you want me to document and expose for […more]

Tax on Rent Income

Feb 28, 2014 |

Income from rent is categorized under passive income and is therefore subject to 20% tax. As BIR becomes aggressive on taxing passive income, even to the point of checking the bank accounts of people, rents nationwide will surely increase. Heads up: massive inflation is inevitable. Think about this. Real estate lease agents only take 8% […more]

A Guide To Choosing and Buying A Home in the Philippines – Part 2

Feb 25, 2014 |

In part 1 of this 2-part post, we discussed the different aspects that a home buyer should take into consideration when choosing and buying property in the Philippines.  These included location, security, developer’s track record and the costs associated with the property purchase.  In this second part of the series we continue to tackle the […more]

Avida Towers Buyer’s Promo for February

Feb 19, 2014 |

Avida Towers Vita – Vertis North Condo Buyer’s Promo for February  Getting your dream condo ,  plus FREEBIES and MORE DISCOUNTS!

Article: Ayala Land to launch 78 projects worth P142-B in 2014

Feb 17, 2014 |

Source: ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines – Property giant Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) is planning to launch this year 78 new projects with an estimated value of P142 billion. ALI said it is planning to launch 30,000 units across all residential brands in 2014. Last year, ALI’s five residential brands launched 28,482 units worth P108 billion. ALI […more]

A Guide To Choosing and Buying A Home in the Philippines

Feb 17, 2014 |

Are you thinking of buying property in the Philippines but don’t know where to start?  Are you faced with so many options but can’t decide which property to invest in? With the various options available in the Philippines nowadays, homebuyers sometimes find themselves caught in the frenzy of finding the home that will suit their […more]

Tips on finding the right Termite Control Professional: Attributes and Track Record

Feb 13, 2014 |

What should you look for when dealing with termite pest control service providers or anay/ termite exterminators? The Pest Control Philippines blog identified character and competence as attributes to look for in pest control professionals. These certainly apply to termite control professionals as well. These are especially relevant as termite problems often don’t get noticed […more]

Every Austin Real Estate Offer is an Emergency Now

Feb 12, 2014 |

Life as an Austin Realtor requires a varied set of skills. Add to those now the ability to operate under constant Red Alert conditions if you hope to be an effective Buyer’s Agent. Here is the latest example. Sylvia had buyers in from out of town last Saturday. Both houses they liked already had multiple […more]

An Indispensable Guide – Yours Absolutely FREE!

Feb 11, 2014 |

Are you seriously thinking of buying that condo unit perfect for your lifestyle? Are you considering selling your property? Whether you are buying or selling, be aware that it is not only the price that you should take into consideration in your buy or sell decision.  There are other taxes and costs associated with the property […more]

Why not Retire in the Philippines? Part 2 -The Various Special Retirees’ Resident Visa (SRRV Programs)

Feb 11, 2014 |

In part 1 of this 2-part series, we introduced the Special Retirees’ Resident Visa, a Philippine program for retirees, whether they be  foreigners or former Filipino citizens, and detailed out the various benefits that the program offers.  Here in part 2 we detail out the different programs being offered under this scheme. The Special Retirees’ […more]