Henry L. Yap

Gong Xi Fa Cai! How to prepare your home for the Chinese New Year

With Chinese New Year 2022 happening on February 1, those with Chinese ethnicity and those who believe in feng shui have started spring cleaning houses, even redecorating them, so as to attract money...

Beware of fake titles and fake brokers! Here’s how to avoid property scams

The internet is filled with stories of unsuspecting buyers victimized with fake or forged titles. Property owners have also fallen prey into giving away personal information and copies of vital...

Certificate of Title: How to replace that crucial piece of paper when lost or destroyed

The recent and widespread destruction brought about by Typhoon Odette reminded me of the problems created by Super Typhoon Yolanda on the Certificates of Title at the Registry of Deeds...

How much floor spaces can we build?

Are you aware how much floor areas are allowed to be constructed on the lot you bought? Did you know the answer before purchasing the property or did you find...

Should you buy or lease a house?

The Philippines’ housing backlog is estimated to reach 6.8 million units by 2022, according to the House of Representatives’ Congressional Policy and Budget Department last June 2021.  This huge figure does...

Tips in choosing a property developer

“From which developer should I acquire my very first house or condominium unit?” For first-home buyers, this is one of the most often asked questions.

Everything you need to know about Amilyar

December and January are usually the months when local governments give discounts to early payers of the Amilyar. It is a good time to take advantage of such offers as it...

Ten things you need to know before buying land

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, market reports from Leechiu and Associates, Colliers Philippines and Lamudi have repeatedly shown a strong and continuing interest in buying land for residential...

Selling a real estate property

In my years of working in the real estate industry, I have numerously encountered a dis-connect between sellers and buyers of properties such as land or building. Many times, the...

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See how life mirrors success at SMDC’s Twin Residences

Nothing’s sweeter than being able to reap the rewards of your hard work. All those hours you’ve put in and lessons you’ve learned in the process, have...

Living the dream with Brittany: Luxury homes inspired by the world’s most scenic destinations

Imagine living in communities where you find yourself slipping into a somnambulant spell—waking up in luxury homes in scenic Italy, sophisticated Switzerland,...

Your home, your new beautiful beginning

A new year often inspires new beginnings. For many, a fresh start signifies exciting possibilities, new hope and optimism—something...

Spacious living in the South at Rockwell Carmelray

Living outside of Metro Manila is very attractive these days. With the lush greeneries, fresh air and wider spaces, this residential setting...

Federal Land Inc.: Investing in the Manila Bay Area

The potential is endless for the Manila Bay Area, that part of the metro which is seeing sustained transformation and growth.