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BSP Reports Prices of Some Residential Properties Grew 5X From Last Year-Guess Which Ones

The central bank unveiled its latest residential real estate price index

Prices of residential properties across the country grew an average of 2.1 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest residential real estate price index (RREPI) released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) last June 29.Properties within ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 02, 2018 06:00:00
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Injap Sia's BGC Condotels Priced at Php5-M With Projected Yields of 4.3%-10.8% p.a.

Hotel 101 Fort is slated to be completed by December 2020

Hotel of Asia Inc., the hospitality arm of listed real estate developer DoubleDragon Properties, launched its second condominium hotel project, Hotel 101 Fort, on March 14. Pre-selling of the condotel units have officially begun, with each unit costing Php4,975,000.  Headed by DoubleDragon ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 15, 2018 11:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Ways to Double Your Money in the Shortest Time Possible

Any earning investment will eventually double in value. How soon do you want to achieve it?

The idea of doubling your savings may not be as hard as it sounds. It may sound like a scam for some investors who like to invest their money the most conservative way. But there are some who are willing to take ...

by Henry Ong  | September 12, 2017 09:00:00
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Sys, Zobels, Aboitizes among Asia’s richest families

Forbes Asia rounds up the region’s most affluent in annual list

The Sy family emerged as the richest clan in the country—17th in Asia— according to the latest ranking of business publication Forbes Asia.Henry Sy, the country’s richest billionaire for the ninth consecutive year, chairs SM Investments Inc. (SMIC), which recently reported an ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 10, 2016 04:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 ways to make your money work for you

Earn from your investment by managing your risks through these steps

 Question: I have been saving money since I started working several years ago but I don’t seem to have grown my money enough to meet retirement needs in the future. What should I do? – Dorothy via emailAnswer: While it is good ...

by Henry Ong  | October 18, 2016 06:00:00
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5 mobile musts for real estate marketing

Renters, buyers demand on-the-go tools for selecting where they'll put down roots

“Real estate is an inherently mobile industry which drives our mobile-first approach.”That’s Jeremy Wacksman, chief marketing officer of Zillow Group, explaining the one-for-one overlap between real-estate marketing and mobile marketing. Like any good buzzword, “mobile-first” is applied to everything these days: e-commerce, retail, ...

by Aaron Orendorff  | October 09, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

7 ways to make extra income even with a full-time job

Eliminate financial stress by earning on the side

Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association (APA) released a survey showing that money stress impacts Americans' health nationwide. And, as it turns out, the wealthy are also stressed about money – not just those in lower-income households. Furthermore, ...

by Sujan Patel  | September 28, 2016 03:00:00
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Philippines poised to be prime rental venue

BGC becomes top rental destination amidst real estate sector growth

Expect more offices to come up in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, as almost two million square meters of rental space are projected for the city in the next three years.British real estate services firm KMC Savills said in its first ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 25, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Buying your own home

It’s the single biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. How do you know you’re making the right decision?

You only need to drive along EDSA to see that the real estate industry is booming. Condominiums are being constructed left and right. When you go to any mall, there’s always that well-dressed agent handing out flyers of the latest projects.“Financing plans ...

by Sunshine Selga Funa  | August 03, 2016 04:00:00
Startup Tips

Buying a house is for suckers

A home is not an investment because it does not pay you every month.

Should you own a home? Unless you have 20 million bucks in the bank, in cash, you have no business buying a house.People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suze Orman thinks you have no way ...

by Grant Cardone  | February 17, 2016 01:00:00
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OFW's housing firm caters to Pinoys abroad who want property back home

This local real estate business has started targeting OFWs who want to buy homes back in the Philippines as investments or as dwellings for their families.

Although Melesa 'Elsie' Chua had been a successful banker, manufacturing executive, and real estate developer in the Philippines, she still opted to become an OFW to seek greener pastures.Now, she spends most of her time in the Middle East, selling homes in ...

by Jimbo Owen Gulle and Jimbo Owen Gulle  | May 04, 2015 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Year-end outlook: Office space

Multinational and local companies account for 25 percent of demand, indicating strong optimism in 2013.

In addition to business process outsourcing firms (BPOs), multinationals and other local companies are now also driving demand for office space in the Philippines and setting new records, indicating unprecedented business confidence.Sheila Lobien, director for project leasing at global real estate services ...

December 28, 2012 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How to find the best space for your startup

Commercial space is always competitive.

“The basic challenge that anybody faces in finding space is its availability,” says Philip Añonuevo, associate director of Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu. “As long as there’s space available, the search for the best business location is manageable, though not necessarily easy. It’s ...

by Rocel Ann Junio  | September 20, 2012 07:00:00
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