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One Madison Place – Furnished Condos by Megaworld Corporation in Iloilo City, Philippines

One Madison PlaceLocal developer Megaworld Corporation has launching the third tower of its One Madison Place in Iloilo City in response to the overwhelming demand for luxury residential condominiums there.

The entry of the third tower completes the three-tower residential condominium cluster of One Madison Place. Pre-selling for the third tower has already started and the developer has informed that One Madison Place’s first tower has been sold out while the second Read the rest “One Madison Place – Furnished Condos by Megaworld Corporation in Iloilo City, Philippines”

Meet Sean Cooney – adventure Junkie and owner of BadLadz Resorts in Philippines

Sean CooneyFrom traveling to a new place to opening a business that suits the area Sean Cooney successfully ran 16 different businesses in four different countries before selling everything to settle in the Philippines. After trying his hand on different businesses – from electronics to aerial photography to scuba diving – he currently runs an adventure sports company and two resorts in Puerto Galera. We spoke to him recently and he Read the rest “Meet Sean Cooney – adventure Junkie and owner of BadLadz Resorts in Philippines”

Working with Filipino Employees – Rules Employers Should Know

A lot of companies have outsourced most of their business’ tasks to the Philippines because of cheap labor and low cost of living. Filipinos are known to be very hard working, hospitable, trustworthy and cheerful people, that’s why a lot of foreigners even decide to come here to start a business.

Unfortunately, not all Filipino employees are viewed in this light. Some expats have trouble dealing with their Filipino employees Read the rest “Working with Filipino Employees – Rules Employers Should Know”

Robert Richardson on Living in the Philippines

Robert RichardsonIn an exclusive interview with Holiday Home Times, Rob Richardson talks about his journey from Texas to Manila. He also shares his life as an expat in this tropical country and explains why “it’s more fun in the Philippines”.

The interview…

Please tell us something about your background – personal and professional.
I’m an American who grew up in Texas. I came to the Philippines probably around April of
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Head-to-Head Battle: Vs’s Real Estate Listings

In the U.S., the top real estate classified websites may well be Trulia and Craigslist. These sites have millions of listings of properties on sale. But what if you’re an expat looking for a comfy home in the Philippines? Where do you look for property listings? Craigslist may be a good idea, but it’s not exactly the best source for buying property in the Philippines. The top two real estate Read the rest “Head-to-Head Battle: Vs’s Real Estate Listings”

Laws Around Buying Property in the Philippines for Foreigners

Thinking of buying your own property in the Philippines? But what exactly do you need to know about owning property in the Philippines when you are a foreigner?

The thing is, where you are a foreigner, you cannot really own a piece of land in the Philippines. The law prohibits this and, unless you are married to a Filipino you cannot go and purchase real estate properties. However, there are Read the rest “Laws Around Buying Property in the Philippines for Foreigners”

Holiday Homes in the Philippines -What they would cost to buy?

Despite the rise and popularity of condominium units in the Philippines these days, not everyone living in the Philippines is willing to shell out money to own a small piece of a high-rise building. There are still those who want their property in the Philippines to be the traditional house set on their own land. So for those looking to get more than just building space, you can’t go wrong Read the rest “Holiday Homes in the Philippines -What they would cost to buy?”

Top 5 Locations to Buy Holiday Properties in the Philippines

So you are planning for a nice long holiday out of the country and, after going through a lot of brochures and promotional videos, you were convinced that “It’s more fun in the Philippines” and decided that it is the place to go. With 7, 107 islands, you are now faced with a tiny little problem. Where do I stay? Where is the best place to rent holiday homes in Read the rest “Top 5 Locations to Buy Holiday Properties in the Philippines”

Registering a Business in the Philippines

For expats living in the Philippines, employment is not the only option. In fact, another lucrative option is set up your own business. Of course, not everyone knows how to do this. That’s where things become a bit tricky. To register a business, you’ll need to go through a meticulous process of preparing the necessary documentation and paying the required fees. While the ability to register a company may take Read the rest “Registering a Business in the Philippines”