Buying a House

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  1. fink

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    I received a cost breakdown for each portion of the house. I noticed that the contractor charged twice for the stairs: one for GF and another under 2f. Shouldn't the same set of stairs be charged as one?
     
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    Hi jlc, is this the main road when you take Eton Exit going to Paseo/Medical city? The one with shell and petron gas station?
     
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    Do we have any member here who's a contractor?
     
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    update: our signed contract's costing is under 23k/sqm, including all materials
     
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    We live in AFPOVAI and we are civilians. We bought our lot at a decent price 7 years ago.
     
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    If I may ask, is the price per sqm includes the 2nd floor and above also?
     
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    I believe that he rate per sqm is the total liveable space which includes the 2nd floor. My house contractor is also billing me at 23k/sqm.
     
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    Yep, all livable space, including car port.
     
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    Boss kindly take note of their PCAB license/accreditation prior hiring a contractor
     
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    Folks. Need help. Aside from the following documents what else (if any) do I need to get from the seller when buying a house? :

    • Intent to Purchase / Letter of Intent.
    • Contract to Sell
    • Deed of Absolute Sale
    • Certificate of Titles.
    • Tax Declaration.
     
  11. tweek

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    Check flood data http://noah.up.edu.ph

    Try to bargain as it's very tough to sell high end property now because a lot of people are unemployed and so many business are shut down.

    If you have a choice of lots avoid the following locations
    • Perimeter wall
    • Main streets/avenue
    • Adjacent to a park, school, place of worship, other public locations
    • Village Gate
    Everything mentioned is to minimize the following
    • Noise pollution
    • Smoke pollution
    • Human activity
    • Farm animal
    • Burning of tires
    • Loud music at ungodly hours
    • Home invasion
    These tips were given to us by Ayala sales people and I've seen the positive outcome from it.

    You should live 1 or 2 blocks away from those hotspots.

    All my friends and neighbors who bought homes in the listed areas to avoid experienced the listed problems.

    Call me snooty, elitists and all the labels you impose of the mayayaman but my quality of life is far better than anyone I know who lives there

    Ask your sales agent if PLDT, Globe or other ISPs will service your area by the time you complete construction. Last thing you want is to live where there is no fiber internet. A place where no fiber ISP much less LTE/5G wireless telco will service is a place they do not see any economic progress.

    If you're planning a family are there any schools within walking distance or a short drive? Ideally place of work, school for the kids and place to entertain/shop should be within 30 mins drive during bad traffic. Expect traffic to get worse from 2020 to 2070.
     
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    Interesting, I initially thought that living near a village gate is cost effective (extra attention from the guard ;))


    @leninmac
    If you are purchasing from a gated subdivision, you might want to include HOA related papers in the list, such as proof that the seller has fully paid any dues as it will be passed over to you once you take over the house
     
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    totally agree with this! 2 thumbs up! i think major problem is the privacy. how can you have privaccy in your own home if cars/ people keeps on passing by hour house hehe
     
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    Sorry what's HOA?

     
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    It's a gated subdivision. I suppose commercial establishments aren't allowed inside the premises.

     
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    HOA = Home Owner's Association
    i.e. They may have pending dues such as common area utility bills, management fees, etc.
     
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    Oh Okay. Thanks.

     
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    Government ID of Seller/s
    TIN number of Seller/s
    Realty Tax Clearance
    Latest Realty Tax Receipt
    Previous BIR Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) if available
    try to independently verify the title your are buying from the local Registry of Deeds
     
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    Thanks.
    QUOTE="bugeye, post: 1542870, member: 59356"]Government ID of Seller/s
    TIN number of Seller/s
    Realty Tax Clearance
    Latest Realty Tax Receipt
    Previous BIR Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR) if available
    try to independently verify the title your are buying from the local Registry of Deeds[/QUOTE]
     
  20. tweek

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    I have a friend who used to live beside a gated community's gate and you have to deal with so many issues relating to the guards themselves and the visitors being screened out for.

    The human behavior of security personnel will greatly differ from your own.

    They may be able to keep an eye over you but if one bad egg goes rogue and is removed you may be a prospective target for burglary as they know the ins and outs of the home owner and their daily routine.

    A lot of people want to be inclusive and such but it's one thing for a one off and another for a daily grind.

    Where we settled is optimal but not ideal.

    Optimal in the sense that
    • We were first to get cable TV in 1991, DSL in early 2001 and fiber in late 2009
    • Service interruption for power and water are minimal
    • Outside noise is kept to the minimum
    • Human foot and vehicle traffic are minimal
    • Crime rate is very low
    • Walang ligaw na aso
    • Walang ligaw na bata o taong grasa
    • Humps are not repurposed metal pipes or chopped up tires
    • Potholes... what are potholes?
    • Property values are way way better after 50 years than outside.
    If I had a time machine I'd have dome some tweeks to improve our standard of living.

    For instance I'd provision our garage to accommodate 4 longest vehicles. It was provisioned for 4 short vehicles.
     
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