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  1. #15198
    Quote Originally Posted by LukeSkywalker  [View Original Post]
    How much do those day-long dates cost in Manila or Cebu or Davao or China?
    Like a regular date they can be as cheap or as expensive as you want. Coffee, Movie or Sights, Lunch -- Cheap, if she is incredibly hot then Italian, cocktails, dancing -- Not Cheap.

    Froggie.

  2. #15197
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunners1  [View Original Post]
    Greetings.

    Please. For the benefit of those interested in real estate investment. Can we start a fresh thread for this purpose. As the manila thread is getting hard to separate the mongering information from the investment information.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    Regards.

    G.
    The Living in the Philippines thread already exists - http://www.internationalsexguide.inf...he-Philippines . You may want to migrate this discussion there. You may also create a more tightly focussed user blog in the same section of the forum, naming it anything you like, for example Real Estate Investment.

  3. #15196
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunners1  [View Original Post]
    Greetings.

    Please. For the benefit of those interested in real estate investment. Can we start a fresh thread for this purpose. As the manila thread is getting hard to separate the mongering information from the investment information.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    Regards.

    G.
    I agree, although a more inclusive thread would be "Housing" to include condo purchases, long-term house rentals, etc. As distinct from hotels and short-term condo rentals. I've rented one house, one apartment, and one condo long-term with varying results and lessons learned.

  4. #15195
    Greetings.

    Please. For the benefit of those interested in real estate investment. Can we start a fresh thread for this purpose. As the manila thread is getting hard to separate the mongering information from the investment information.

    Thanks a lot in advance.

    Regards.

    G.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikksman  [View Original Post]
    How do you define a good developer? Unless you have lots of contacts, it is a bit hit or miss. I bought condo in Bellagio 2 (off the plan) from Megaworld Corporation. People I asked stated that they had a good reputation. But they subcontract a lot of work and their project managers are either hopeless or corrupt. For example they used concrete instead of grouting in the bathrooms, and the final layout was different from the floor plan with unusable space between the bathrooms. I could go on and on! And then Freebie tells that Megaworld are shit developers!

    A lot of condos have been bought by Filipinos working in the USA They plan to retire to the condo when they can afford. This is another reason why there are so many vacant units.

    Ikks.

  5. #15194
    Quote Originally Posted by FreebieFan  [View Original Post]
    1. Only buy from a good developer.
    {S N I P}
    5. There are a lot of empty units as some developers have built crap they can't sell in both Makati other parts Manila and BGC..
    How do you define a good developer? Unless you have lots of contacts, it is a bit hit or miss. I bought condo in Bellagio 2 (off the plan) from Megaworld Corporation. People I asked stated that they had a good reputation. But they subcontract a lot of work and their project managers are either hopeless or corrupt. For example they used concrete instead of grouting in the bathrooms, and the final layout was different from the floor plan with unusable space between the bathrooms. I could go on and on! And then Freebie tells that Megaworld are shit developers!

    A lot of condos have been bought by Filipinos working in the USA They plan to retire to the condo when they can afford. This is another reason why there are so many vacant units.

    Ikks.

  6. #15193
    Quote Originally Posted by EscortFan  [View Original Post]
    As we are on the condos issue I was debating purchasing a condo but I have a few questions.

    How are condos managed. A top condo from 2000, 15 years later, I imagine many rich families have moved to a newer more luxurious condo, so as a building gets older the quality & the means of its occupants must decrease and perhaps less money is invested in the maintenance / upgrade of the building.

    What is the resale value of a condo after 10,15 or 20 years? Guys with money will always want the new condo it's not like Paris or London where a 100 years old building could still be in perfect condition.

    What is the avg sqm price of a new unit vs a year 2000 unit?

    Or maybe buying a unit from 2000 is a good way to make sure the building has a good construction and is properly maintained).

    In 2016 is it still worth it to buy or are we in a bubble and the price will go down in the years to come?

    Another reason I have (at least for now) refrained from buying is the fact is you look at condo towers at 8 or 9 PM when all lights should be on, actually very few are on. They keep building condos and they are largely unoccupied. That is not a good sign for the future.

    A final question, can you negotiate the price of a new unit let's say Ayala or SM. I mean in major European cities for new building there is 0 hope to negotiate (unless maybe for the last few unwanted units with turn offs) because the promoter built his balance sheet and in central Paris or central London the units will be sold before the building is complete.
    1. Only buy from a good developer.

    2. All the good condos are bought in pre-sale meaning before it goes on sale to general public. To get on these lists you need to know a good realtor.

    3. Ayala will not be building any more high end condos in central Makati till 2021.

    4. Not much room to negotiate unless you either pay in full in cash or off plan ie before building is built.

    5. There are a lot of empty units as some developers have built crap they can't sell in both Makati other parts Manila and BGC.

    6. Check what mgt fees are. They do vary. Make sure you know to pay real estate tax every year.

    7. The most recent one I sold had made about 75% over 10 years.

    8. You are correct, newer is better but newer units are also smaller.

    9. Location location location.

    10. I have bought and sold and bought again. Will probably hold onto to the ones I still have as the airbnb market is getting stronger all the time.

  7. #15192
    As we are on the condos issue I was debating purchasing a condo but I have a few questions.

    How are condos managed. A top condo from 2000, 15 years later, I imagine many rich families have moved to a newer more luxurious condo, so as a building gets older the quality & the means of its occupants must decrease and perhaps less money is invested in the maintenance / upgrade of the building.

    What is the resale value of a condo after 10,15 or 20 years? Guys with money will always want the new condo it's not like Paris or London where a 100 years old building could still be in perfect condition.

    What is the avg sqm price of a new unit vs a year 2000 unit?

    Or maybe buying a unit from 2000 is a good way to make sure the building has a good construction and is properly maintained).

    In 2016 is it still worth it to buy or are we in a bubble and the price will go down in the years to come?

    Another reason I have (at least for now) refrained from buying is the fact is you look at condo towers at 8 or 9 PM when all lights should be on, actually very few are on. They keep building condos and they are largely unoccupied. That is not a good sign for the future.

    A final question, can you negotiate the price of a new unit let's say Ayala or SM. I mean in major European cities for new building there is 0 hope to negotiate (unless maybe for the last few unwanted units with turn offs) because the promoter built his balance sheet and in central Paris or central London the units will be sold before the building is complete.

  8. #15191

    Rates

    Arrived quite late in LA Cafe Saturday night. Got an advice from a French guy not to pay more than 1500 PHP to the girls. He claimed he stayed in Manila for 6 years and never offered more. Well. I followed his advise. And it worked! Got a quite nice girl for 1500 PHP and she stayed until 11 in the morning. A good deal. And she was fairly enthusiastic in the bed however a little shy. Quite many young girls (around 20 years old) arrived LA Cafe when I left at 2 AM. They were slim and pretty so the selection some nights seems OK. For quality versus price I think LA Cafe is still the best option in Manila.

  9. #15190
    Quote Originally Posted by LostWithinDays  [View Original Post]
    Hi all,

    Thanks for all the replies to my question.

    I realize 2 mill pesos is quite a low price but I simply have other commitments over here.

    I was looking actually at a 1 bedroom studio, on a high floor.

    In relation to rental income I'm not fussed as a foreigner I understand I will get screwed over by agents and the like over there, so any rental would be bonus.

    Are management fees quite high?

    I realize that very much depends on the property in question?

    Cheers again, LWD.
    Where I was living previously in Makati a 34 sqm 1 BR condo is about p4 million w / o parking. This building is a 5-minute walk from Makati Medical Center, making this a good location but not an overpriced one such as beside Greenbelt. Condo association fees are based on the size of the unit, and they were about p2000 per month. I know of other condos, in particular prestige addresses, w / much higher fees. Water is about 300-400 per month. Electricity is the killer, and the larger a place the more expensive to cool it. My most expensive monthly cost there was about p6000 and the least was p3000. I'm in a 52 sqm place now but Pasay.

    The most important thing re rental to others is make sure the condo bylaws permit it.

  10. #15189
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSolo  [View Original Post]
    You mean: "Still, she wish I didn't have one".

    Or you mean, she does have a big dick?
    I meant what I wrote. Which implied my Thai girlfriend had a small penis. That was the punchline. Shesh!

  11. #15188
    Quote Originally Posted by LostWithinDays  [View Original Post]

    I was looking actually at a 1 bedroom studio, on a high floor.

    In relation to rental income I'm not fussed as a foreigner I understand I will get screwed over by agents and the like over there, so any rental would be bonus.

    Are management fees quite high? I realize that very much depends on the property in question?
    Answers to your points / questions.

    In general, units on higher floors are more expensive.

    You are starting with a very negative outlook. Why assume you will get screwed by agents (and the like?) just because you're a foreigner. If you do your due diligence like everyone should, then absolutely no reason why you should get screwed. Not every filipino is a crook you know. You won't enjoy living here if you start with that mind-set.

    You asked a question and then answered it for yourself. Depends on the size of the unit and the rates per sq. Meter.

    Management costs are generally higher than you might expect.

    For running costs, remember that electricity costs are the highest in Asia, so expect large expenses if you need air con.

  12. #15187
    You mean: "Still, she wish I didn't have one".

    Or you mean, she does have a big dick?

    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyPete  [View Original Post]
    My Bangkok girlfriend says a small dick isn't a big deal. Still, I wish she didn't have one.

  13. #15186
    Quote Originally Posted by CallSignPapa  [View Original Post]
    I shall be stealing this unique turn of phrase, because it's simply bloody brilliant.
    My Bangkok girlfriend says a small dick isn't a big deal. Still, I wish she didn't have one.

  14. #15185

    Condo purchase in Manila

    Hi all,

    Thanks for all the replies to my question.

    I realize 2 mill pesos is quite a low price but I simply have other commitments over here.

    I was looking actually at a 1 bedroom studio, on a high floor.

    In relation to rental income I'm not fussed as a foreigner I understand I will get screwed over by agents and the like over there, so any rental would be bonus.

    Are management fees quite high?

    I realize that very much depends on the property in question?

    Cheers again, LWD.

  15. #15184
    Quote Originally Posted by AsianRain  [View Original Post]
    <SNIP>

    I had considered buying in Manila as an investment because I found a 3 br 180 sqm place in Makati's Residences at Greenbelt (Ayala development), inclusive of 2 parking spaces, on a super high floor with a never-to-be-obstructed 180-degree balcony view of Manila with a crossbridge connection to Greenbelt Mall with an existing single Asian lady tenant who was working for an international organization which pays the PHP150 k / month rent one year in advance. All for a very reasonable PHP28 m purchase price. This would have been a good bet investment property.
    AR pretty much confirmed everything that I said in my OP.

    I bought my condo after being here for around 6 years because for those 6 years I still wasn't sure I was staying despite being "semi-permanently" employed. When I did my sums I realized I was wasting cash by renting (I was paying 85 K per month back in 1998) .

    AR's example shows the costs involved in renting near highly-desired places (like Ayala Greenbelt).

    After almost 10 years of ownership I have virtually recouped my buying price in "saved" rental costs, give or take a million php here and there LOL.

    I can sell my condo fairly easily right now but at virtually the same price that I paid for it 9 years ago. I can live with that as it was never bought as an "investment" anyway.

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