MANILA, Philippines – Home buying process needs time, patience and careful planning, as well as a lot of research and help from professionals such as licensed real estate agents.
The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) on Friday announced it is reducing claims-processing time from a previous 30-day period to just one day, in line with the President’s directive of reducing the processing time of documents in all government agencies.
Buy now, derelict later?
Many people may be asking this. After one has purchased a condominium, what will happen to it after 50 years when it has served its purpose and the area where it stands becomes, well, not so much of a real estate hotspot as it is now? After all, buildings and structures are exposed to the elements and they are especially vulnerable—especially when not maintained well—to damage and wear and tear.
When you’re searching for an apartment, you may look at several different types of rentals before choosing the one at which you are going to sign a lease. There are pros and cons of each rental type that you should weigh out before setting your decision in stone.
In these peso-pinching times, it isn’t enough just to get the right furniture piece for your condo. You have to consider four things before you buy it: one, it pulls double duty as something else other than what it was originally made for; two, it’s either small enough or practical enough to earn precious space in your small condo unit; three, it’s well-made so it’ll last you a long time; and four, it’s a beautiful piece of furniture.
Here are six pieces you’d be smart to invest in. (Check out Our Home for these.)
By Rachelle Fernandez Medina
No matter what size home you live in, storage is the key to making things look well kept. Simple changes, like using a tension rod to hold cleaning products under your sink, can free up a whole lot of space you may not have known you had. Toilet paper rolls work great for keeping cords together and desk organizers may serve an even bigger purpose in the kitchen. Check out the 7 clever storage tips for your home to start organizing from top to bottom! - By Jacinda Boneau
According to a recent financial survey, within the next two years about 45% of Filipinos today want to own a parcel of land while another 37% want to own a house or condo unit. That tells us how much of a priority it is for us Filipinos to own property, someplace we can call home. Certainly, owning a home gives one a sense of security, pride, and identity, but they do more than that—a home also helps increase your wealth by gaining in value over the years.
Americans who dream of a retirement filled with sandy beaches, temperate weather and colorful local life may have another thing coming.
That's because a new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security finds that 45 percent of working-age households have no retirement savings at all. The average figure for funds set aside by households nearing the end of their working lives was a meager $12,000. That's not enough to cover a single year.