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Fired After the 1997 Crisis, PH Stock Broker Turns into Real Estate Agent and Rides the Property Boom

Eduardo Santos ranked No. 2 in Top 100 RE/MAX agents worldwide in 2017

Eduardo “Eddie” Santos’ journey as a real estate broker began with a crisis.More specifically, the Asian financial crisis of 1997. Santos was then working for the Philippine office of an Indonesian stock brokerage firm when the crisis hit 21 years ago. With ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 05, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Boom in Real Estate for the Dead: Some Memorial Lots Now Cost More Than Residential Condos

Would you pay over Php400,000 per square meter for a memorial lot?

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 01, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Real Estate is Booming in PH but Millennials are Not Buying. A Young Broker Explains Why

Ice Oliva lists social and cultural reasons why millennials aren't interested in property

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ICCPI) just held the Real Estate and Investment Conference 2018, a one-day event where experts from the private and public sectors talked about the various investment opportunities in the local real estate industry, on ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 27, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

(Look) A BGC in Every Region? Masterplanned Townships Spread to Rest of PH

It's a sign that property buyers are willing to pay for order, community and systems, says property expert

Whenever experts and analysts talk about the massive opportunities in the real estate industry, chances are the discussions are focused on the Metro Manila market.Data from real estate analyst Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC) revealed that there are at least 63 masterplanned communities, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 25, 2018 08:00:00
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Soon, New Condo Owners Can Demand Instant Wi-Fi Installation Just by Scanning a QR Code

Ortigas & Co. executive explains how property developers are innovating while remaining cautious

Ortigas & Co. SVP and COO Thomas Mirasol (center) was one of the speakers in Lamudi's media roundtable last September 20“Innovation in real estate is more incremental rather than revolutionary… You can be very aggressive and try to be very revolutionary, but ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 24, 2018 09:00:00
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Clark Overtakes Cebu as 2nd Most Active Office Property Market in PH

High demand is driven mostly by the Dennis Uy-led Clark Global City project

Clark Freeport emerged as the country’s second largest office market in the first nine months of 2018, according to real estate analyst Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC). It overtook Cebu, which has been the country’s second largest market for office transactions in the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 18, 2018 05:00:00
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Guess How Many Filipinos Plan on Buying a House in the Next 12 Months

The figures are relatively steady despite a sharp drop in consumer confidence in 3Q of 2018

Around 9.2 percent of Filipino households say that they intend to purchase a residential unit in the next 12 months, according to the latest Consumer Expectations Survey by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) covering the third quarter of 2018.That’s only slightly ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 17, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

After Prolonged Boom, Are There Still Opportunities in PH Real Estate?

ICCP's Real Estate and Investment Conference 2018 will explore timely question on September 25

The local real estate market has experienced a surge in prices in the last few years. Latest data from property analyst Colliers International Philippines pegged the capital value of luxury residential units in Makati at a maximum of Php301,000 per square meter ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 14, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Which Infrastructure Projects in Metro Manila May Push Up Prices of Nearby Land?

Property consultancy Colliers says one project boosted the value of surrounding land 9-fold

One of the major projects of the Duterte administration is the Build, Build, Build program, which aims to boost infrastructure development across the country. Encompassing over 60 projects spearheaded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Transportation (DOTr) ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 23, 2018 10:00:00
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Finding It Harder to Rent an Office or Buy a Condo at Affordable Prices in Metro Manila? Here's Why

Colliers report details how offshore gaming firms are driving demand for property in the metropolis

Ever since the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) began accepting applications for offshore gaming firms to operate in the Philippines in September 2016, these companies have become a major driver in the country’s real estate industry.While that is most apparent in ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 20, 2018 09:00:00
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Crazy Rich Indeed: There Are More Dollar Billionaires from Asia Than the US

A quick comparison of the richest billionaires from the US and the Asia-Pacific region

Among the many factors fueling the hype for Crazy Rich Asians, a film based on a novel of the same name published in 2013, is the rare glimpse it gives to ultra wealthy Asian societies, a group that is much less talked ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 17, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Mactan-Cebu Int'l Airport Boosts Megawide's First-Half Earnings

Megawide Construction Corp. posted a 10-percent rise in net earnings in the first half of 2018

 Megawide Construction Corporation posted a 10-percent net profit growth in the first half of the year, the diversified engineering and infrastructure company announced in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on Wednesday, August 15.Megawide’s consolidated net earnings grew to Php1.26 ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 15, 2018 05:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Surefire Ways to Protect Your Life Savings from Rising Inflation

There are ways to manage your savings to stay ahead of inflation

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recently reported that the national inflation rate has accelerated to 5.2 percent in June, the highest ever recorded since 2012.Inflation has been increasing at the start of the year from 3.4 percent in January to 4.6 percent ...

by Henry Ong  | July 17, 2018 09:00:00
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