The Perks of House Hunting in Asia

There are many diverse reasons for house hunting. It may be for reasons of necessity, convenience, practicality or luxury, among others. To consider finding a new home much farther than where you are now may be owing to relocation because of a career change or a job transfer, retirement plans, to establish a vacation home or probably for no reason other than a much-needed change in environment, or a new beginning.

Why not consider Southeast Asia?

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Real Estate: The Rent VS Buy Debate

Renting vs buying can be a very tough decision. Here and there, most people are convinced by real estate agents to own a house with fine amenities nowadays because of its luxurious yet convenient nature. But is it really necessary to immediately rent or buy one? When it comes to both matters, the first thing that people should ask themselves is if they have the purchasing capability. In looking for the right place, real estate agents must be given an update regarding the current condition of financial assets, liabilities and income of the client. Determining these factors will help the agents find the suitable condominium or town house that match the available resources of the person involved to put his/her future plans into perspective.

When enticed to either rent or buy a house, bear in mind to always observe the global market trends. The stock market usually acquaints businessmen and ordinary citizens on what to expect in the current prices of commodities around the world with respect to the monetary value. Aside from selecting the appropriate location of a personal space, consumers must not neglect the significance of the changing season and or occasion as it also influences the law of supply and demand. For example, every summer, the prices of fruit drinks increase as the supply drops due to hot weather. The same thing applies on the real estate field. Read more

Tips in Finding an Apartment

As of now, more and more lands are being converted into commercial areas wherein apartment buildings are mostly situated at urban places, especially at marketable centers. This is due to the demand for housing which is continuously escalating in magnitude every year.

An apartment, while it doesn’t offer much investment potential, is considered one of the wisest financial choices, and solutions to this demanding real estate inclination, which is why a lot of people are realizing its several benefits, and in due course, are purchasing them. Some may be saving for a down payment on a home; others may be unable to afford buying a home. For families or individuals who move often, or for those who are not interested in the maintenance and repair of a home, renting can offer freedom to relocate, and relief from the costs of home ownership. Moreover, many wish to find an affordable yet quality residence, in which they can enjoy carefree living, and luxuries that they might otherwise never have. Read more

Best Places To Install Home Security Cameras

The latest security cameras are the perfect surveillance devices in homes. They can cover larger areas and can see for long ranges both day and night. They have higher resolution to help record clearer images and are capable of working through different weather conditions. These cameras can also connect to a web of alarm system components through an IP address instead of through multiple connectors and cables, allowing regular homeowners to easily them set-up without seeking professional help. With these devices on hand, people can guarantee that they’ll have no problems monitoring their homes with high-quality surveillance videos.

But is having them enough to keep their houses safe?

Clearly, there’s one more thing people have to keep in mind after buying surveillance cameras to be guaranteed with strong home defense frontlines. People who purchase them must do something very crucial that would ensure the cameras’ efficacy and guarantee their protection: installing the cameras in the right locations.

Here are the best places to install security cameras at home.

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Things to Consider When Looking For An Apartment

Where do you start? Who do you ask? How will you know if it’s the right space for you? These are the questions that come in mind when looking for an apartment. First, I recommend that you consider consulting regional newspapers, and advertisements on the Internet. These resources will help you learn more about the process on a wider range. Nowadays, more and more real estate owners advertise their developments through their host websites, thus, providing you with a huge record of apartments in selection. Booking your reservations online is now also available; this will help you reserve the apartment you prefer easily. But before choosing an apartment for rent, be enlightened first by the list of the following things you need to consider:

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Philippine Mortgage Calculator

Are you worried about how you’d be meeting your mortgage payments? Do you feel that in the future it may be a problem for you? Do you want that hard reassurance to tell you that you could maintain your payment for this mortgage for years to come?

Well, here is something helpful you could use, a Philippine Mortgage Calculator.

A Philippine Mortgage Calculator

An OFWs Full Experience in Buying Real Estate in the Philippines

As soon as people back home knew I was working abroad, I was treated like a goose that lays golden eggs. That was something I realized that most OFWs felt. Everybody was selling me or asking me to buy something. I tried to keep my head straight by focusing on investments off the bat. This is something I knew would ensure that all the hard work in the middle of the desert will not be wasted. Buying land or real estate in the Philippines appealed to me most because it’s practical and sensible. Like all investments, it takes a lot of smarts to make sure that money and time is not wasted. From my experienced I realized a few important things when buying real estate which you may find useful.

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Vast bountiful land

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The Best Practical Tips for Condo Hunting

Condo living at best is like living in a resort or hotel. That’s what most developers guarantee. It should not be a “too good to be true” proposition. The condo that I bought has delivered on their promise. We just have to be smart in making choices. I’d heard from well-intended brokers, read from news articles but nothing substitutes for experience. Hopefully you could get the same good results by keeping these things in mind:

1) It’s all about convenience.
The list can stop right here. Everything should be dictated by convenience. It is the main thrust of condo-living. A lifestyle fit to who you are. List down what your priorities are. If you’re single, it’s a little easier to define. If you have a family, you have to check out if are there any good school near the area. Are you going to swim as often as you think you will? Are you going to the gym as often? In the end, you’ll be spending most of your time inside your space, which leads us to #2. Read more

Common Real Estate Scams You Should Beware Of

If somebody sells you real estate in the Philippines, and the offer is too good to be true, then maybe it is a scam.

According to CoreLogic, there has been a 20% increase in mortgage fraud with an approximate value of US$12 billion during 2010, with 1 for every 52 short sale transactions considered suspicious. It doesn’t pay to be a skeptic. Real estate fraud types are becoming increasingly well hidden and complex, gone are the days of mere misrepresentation of information, now they’re using technicalities to take advantage of you.

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Here are some of the scams they’re doing:

1. Flopping – somebody buys a property from an owner possibly facing foreclosure for a value below what that owner owes the bank. Then the owner convinces the bank to short sale the property which the bank approves, since it will be less costly for them than go through the foreclosure process. The new owner then will sell that property to another buyer at a higher price, turning a profit. Usually the new and original owner are parties to this scam. Read more

The Simple Solution to Living Well In the City

Imagine waking up in the morning with a work deadline hanging over your head. Your boss just called you last night, asking you to report for work at a time earlier than your scheduled shift. Just as anyone who wants to impress the boss, so you step up to the plate by waking up early and preparing yourself before Tracy Turnblad could sing, “Good morning, Baltimore!”

But the thing is, you live outside the city where you work and it takes you about an hour-and-a-half to get there. You’ve managed to get there just on-time.

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Commuting in the city.

This continues on for weeks until you get this little voice on your head, telling you that getting to work gets a tad bit tiring with the amount of time you spend traveling because of the distance and the horrible traffic to get from your house to public transport pick up points and vise versa.
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