Buying Condos in Manila: The Ultimate Guide

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Philippines is one of the fastest growing countries in the world and continues to attract foreign investors and companies in vast numbers.

Metro Manila deservedly gets the most attention as it’s the capital, business hub, and accounts for a third of the countries GDP growth. Simply put, most things happen here.

Buying newly built condos is the preferred option among foreigners. Yields can be exceptionally high, at the same time, the buying process is simpler and includes less paperwork.

Still, it’s important that you learn about the property market, the most promising areas, and what prices you can expect to pay when buying condos in Manila.

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Condos for Sale in Manila: 9 Interesting New Projects

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Philippines is one of the fastest growing countries 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, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting new condo projects for sale in Manila. We cover places like Makati, Taguig, Bonifacio Global City, Quezon City, and Pasig City.

The article is updated on a continuous basis, giving you the latest news about interesting investment opportunities.

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.

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Latest Update: 2019-06-04

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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 and Davao, 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 for market performance in 2019.

Keep in mind that foreseeing how a market will perform 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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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: A Complete Guide

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Philippines is becoming an increasingly popular investment destination for foreigners. Along with this, we see a greater demand for property management services.

Places like Manila and Cebu have plenty of property management companies, but you rarely find summarized information about them.

In this article, I list some of the biggest and most popular property management companies in the Philippines.

Manila property management companies

Below you can find property management companies located in Manila.

The Lead Realty Co.

Notice: Even if we only select reputable agencies, this is a sponsored listing

The Lead Realty Co., founded in 2017, may be fresh to the market but is already among the strongest and most credible companies in the field. Just a year after it was established, it was awarded as the Top 1 Broker and Top 5 brokerage firm by Megaworld Infinite.

Its leaders, Iris Mae Meana and Michael Kingsu are both millennials, but have proven more advanced than many other professionals in the industry.

The Lead Realty Co. caters both local and international markets of mid to ultra- high end properties. Its office is conveniently located at the posh business district of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Company Awards

  • Top 1 Broker (2017) by Megaworld Infinite
  • Top 5 Brokerage Firm (2018) by Megaworld Infinite
  • Best Premier Realty and Property Consultancy Firm (2019) by Global Awards for Marketing and Business Excellence

Individual Awards

Michael Kingsu (COO): 9 Years in real estate industry, Top 10 Megaworld Agent (2010), Top 1 Megaworld Agent (2011), Top 4 Megaworld Agent (2012).

Iris Mae Meana (CEO): 12 years in real estate industry, Top 8 Megaworld Agent (2011), Top 1 Broker (2017), Top 5 Broker (2018).

Property Types

  • Residential lots, houses and lots, condominiums
  • Commercial spaces/retail properties
  • Warehouses, industrial lots
  • Office spaces
  • Farm lots
  • Buildings
  • Condotels, hotels

Services

  • Buying, selling, and leasing
  • Property management, assessment and appraisal
  • Property loan assistance
  • Notarization of document
  • Processing of title and transfer
  • Home/ office cleaning services
  • Interior design and construction
  • Property- and life Insurance
  • Airbnb, co-working space and staff house
  • Other real estate services

Special Services

  • Free consultation before, during, and after-sale
  • Free project briefing/ viewing/ ocular

Office Address

905, One Park Drive, 9th Avenue corner 11th drive, Bonifacio Global Center (BGC), Taguig City, Philippines

Santos Knight Frank

Santos Knight Frank was founded by Rick Santos in 1994 as a full-serviced real estate agency. In 2017, the firm formed a partnership with one of the oldest and largest real estate companies, Knight Frank.

After, the new company was re-branded as Santos Knight Frank. At the moment, Knight Frank has more than 400 offices in more than 60 countries. Santos Knight Frank, on the other hand, has more than 1,200 employees 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 (especially Chinese investors) pour in to buy properties.

Here, you can find plenty of international and local real estate agencies who have a long experience of helping foreigners. Yet, you rarely find summarized information popular and credible agents in Manila.

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

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