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Philippines Real Estate Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview


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Philippines has become one of the hotspots for foreign property buyers in Asia.

With favorable demographics and an increasing middle class, Metro Manila has undoubtedly seen the biggest interest. Corporations also move elsewhere, setting up offices in places like Cebu, where operating costs are lower.

In this article, I explain how Philippines property market has performed the past years. I’ll also share my predictions how I believe that the market will perform in 2019.

Keep in mind that foreseeing how a market will perform in the coming years is not the easiest task on hand. If you have any information you would like to share, you can share a comment at the end of the article.

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Philippine’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

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Property For Sale in Manila: 6 Interesting New Projects & Launches


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Manila is one of the biggest and fastest growing cities in Asia, attracting foreigners in vast numbers. It’s not strange as the living costs are low, the quality of life is great, and you have a number of long-term visa options.

In this article, I’ve listed some of the most interesting new property projects and launches in Manila. The article is updated on a continuous basis, updating you with the latest news about new interesting projects.

Viewing the projects and surrounding areas in Google Maps (Street View)

To check the projects and surrounding areas in Google Maps Street View, simply zoom in the area of the marker and pull the orange colored Pegman to the marker, or nearby areas. You can track the marker/project in Street View as well.

To go back to Google Maps, press the arrow in the top left corner.

Latest Update: 2019-10-02

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The 3 Best Places to Live & Buy Real Estate in the Philippines


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The Philippines is big in terms of population. Still, there are not as many options available when buying property, compared to Thailand or Malaysia, for example.

Investors tend to go to the capital Manila, while other foreigners look for more relaxing places, located more towards the South. You’ll notice that the real estate market and prices differ much between different areas.

If you plan to buy property in the Philippines, but not sure where, this article is a must read, where I list the 3 best places to buy property.

1. Metro Manila


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Top Property Management Companies in the Philippines: The Ultimate Guide


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Philippines is becoming an increasingly popular destination for foreign investors. It’s not rare that Chinese investors buy as many as 50-100 units, some also decide to go for a handful of villas.

Naturally, you need a property management company that can take care of the properties for you. In this article, I list some of the most popular property management companies in the Philippines.

Introductory remark

The companies are listed in a random order.


Below I’ve listed property management companies located in Manila.

1. Santos Knight Frank

Santos Knight Frank was established by Rick Santos in 1994 in Manila as a full-serviced real estate agency. In 2017, the firm formed a partnership with one of the oldest and largest global real estate consultancy- Knight Frank and rebranded as Santos Knight Frank. The London-based consultancy has more than 400 offices in more than 60 countries. Santos Knight Frank has more than 1200 staffs on the team and was recently recognized as Philippines’ best real estate agency at the Asia Pacific Property Award.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Manila: A Complete Guide


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Metro Manila is huge in terms of population and size, to many people’s surprise, Manila just make up a small part of this metropolitan area. With a rapidly growing economy, foreigners and especially Chinese investors are pouring in to buy properties.

You’ll be able to find most of the multinational and a number of local real estate agencies, who are ready to cater both locals and foreigners. It’s not rare that people buy a multiple amount of properties (referred to as bulk purchases), to compensate for lower rental yields.

In this article I list some of the top real estate agencies you can find in Metro Manila.

Introductory remark

The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

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Buying a Condo in Manila: A Complete Guide

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The economy is growing fast in the Philippines, not to forget in Manila.

With a rapidly increasing population and a middle class that’s growing, there will be a bigger demand for property as well.

As the property prices surge in other states and cities in the region, foreign investors from mainly Singapore, Hong Kong and Mainland China have decided to buy a Manila condo.

A big chunk of Americans has also understood that they can enjoy a great quality life in this city.

With cheap dining, shopping and close access to beautiful islands and golf courts, it’s not hard to understand why.

In this article I explain how you can buy a Manila condo.

Manila’s property market

While landed houses are a common option in other Philippine regions, condos are outperforming the other property types in Manila.

You’re probably most interested in condos too, as foreigners aren’t allowed to own land in the Philippines.

The fact is that many foreigners seek convenience and a place to store some of their savings, making a condo purchase the number one option.

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