Henry L. Yap

The nitty-gritty of a lease agreement

Are you leasing a lot, house, condominium unit, parking space or commercial space? Have you encountered any disagreement or misunderstanding with your lessor? How do you eliminate such conflict and...

Visita Iglesia: The gems of Rizal’s lake town churches

Two years into the pandemic and with fewer restrictions on mobility, quite a number of Catholics have re-started their Visita Iglesia, the act of visiting churches during Holy Week, practiced since Spanish...

It’s complicated: How do you settle the estate of the deceased?

Heirs often have to address the complicated inheritance issue of how to divide a deceased person’s (decedent) properties in a way that none of them feels aggrieved and can live...

Everything you need to know about estate tax

They say taxes are certain, even upon death. What and why are the estates of deceased persons taxed? Are there exemptions? According to the Civil Code of...

Did you invest in the right REIT?

There are multiple ways to grow your wealth.  From direct to passive investments, the list is extensive and varies widely. With real estate investment trusts (REITs) available...

Are you occupying an agricultural land?

Are you an occupant of unregistered public agricultural lands who failed to formalize your ownership by filing an Agricultural Free Patent application last December 31, 2020? The...

To buy or not to buy?: The pros and cons of owning a condo

First-time homebuyers normally find it difficult to decide whether or not they should buy a condo unit or not. The lack of understanding about the condominium has added to the...

What condo types are available in the market?

Now that the recovery of the economy is in sight, are you considering buying a condominium unit? When do you need to move in? Do you need to do it...

How much can you borrow to buy that piece of property?

Are you aware that banks do not lend the full amount that you need for purchasing land, a house and lot or a condominium unit? Do you know what they...

The hidden costs of buying and selling property

Were you surprised to spend more money than originally budgeted for that land, house or condominium unit? Or were you startled at the net amount received from the sale of...

Bank lending made easy for property buyers

Do you have enough savings to fully pay the balance of the property you purchased? Are you thinking of getting a bank loan?  Are you familiar with the process of securing...

Growing up in a Tsinoy home

The celebration of the Chinese New Year (CNY) dates back over three millennia.  Today, it is referred as Chun Jie or Spring Festival, not only because it signals the start of spring but...

Henry L. Yap

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Pag-IBIG posts P20.48 B income in H1 2022

Pag-IBIG Fund posted earnings of P20.48 billion in the first half of 2022, an impressive 27 percent increase compared to the same...

Cebu conducts dredging at South Road Properties

The City Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) will conduct a dredging and desilting operation tomorrow at the South Road Properties...

Vidarte Residences by Vista Estates : Elevating the Art of Living

Antipolo, Rizal has, over the years, remained one of the country’s go-to destinations for quick weekend getaways, food crawls, nature adventures, or...

Alviera Country Club top bills the go-to leisure hotspots in the North

Alviera Country Club, the centerpiece of Ayala Land’s Alviera estate in Porac, Pampanga, marked its third-year anniversary last July 30, 2022 at...

Experience life in motion at The Sonnet by Vista Estates

A life in rhythm and harmony is enlivened by the freedom of space and how easy it is to access essentials that...