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Old 27th September 2012, 02:15 AM
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Thanks Buttercup1984- The only thing I'm now waiting on is our Passports. I figure we will be in the RP on 11-1 so if you see a pinay with a big 6'3" white dude with a long goatee, mustache and sunglasses ...Don't worry ..the Hells Angels didn't arrive it's just ME! LOL Thanks Again!
haha, no worries i wont be shock seeing a tall dude. my dad is 6'5". i'll be back in philippines around january and my friend is going also, his white, skinny and as tall as you...lol
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haha, no worries i wont be shock seeing a tall dude. my dad is 6'5". i'll be back in philippines around january and my friend is going also, his white, skinny and as tall as you...lol
Yes but I'm REAL UGLY. I'm so ugly that Manananggal. are scared of me!

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Yes but I'm REAL UGLY. I'm so ugly that Manananggal. are scared of me!

lol, do people really believe on those still?!! hahaha

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I live in lipa city , batangas but i looked at cavite. A town house there is between 1.2million peso upto around 3 million for the better sized. If your good with your hands i would suggest buying a small lot and building yourself . Its about half the price, fun and you can make the house exactly how you want it. I bought a stainless steel personal jeepney custom built with a sr20det motor in it, real suspension built much better than the rest for around 240,000. second hand ones go for around 70,000 peso. but they cant be trusted. Super fun car I recommend them. Trick is find what you want then get a philo to find out the cost, dont be seen. Foreigner equals double the price . Electricity is the killer Putting solar panels on you house makes a huge differance . You just import cheapies from china. With a big water tank also it makes it extremely cheap to live. I pay 9000 peso a year in gov taxes on 15000 sqrm. Internet is cheap but very slow We have a internet with cable tv plan for 1000 peso per month on a 12 month plan plus the starting cost of the satilite dish. But I own that.
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Now that 60K - 100K USD kind of knocks the hell out of one of the major advantages of going to the Phills doesn't it? My Lady's sister has a Job (she is an Engineer) at one of the major Corporations in Cavite but has to commute to Karangalan Village where she owns her home as she can't afford to live in Cavite.

PLEASE NOTE: Not trying to start anything here but that cost of housing is the same as some parts of the US and is one of the major reasons for considering going to the Phils.

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There's more bad news. You will be living on a piece of land not much bigger than the footprint of the house. If your dreaming of similar land lot sizes like your enjoying now EG .5 acre ....forget it at the suggested price.

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I have internet here but I think the Maximum speed is 2G, I use a 1G wireless from Globe. I do sometimes miss the Manila because of the variety it has there and the lack of variety I have here but there are many large grocery stores and malls in just about every single area and I think the only benefit to living in Manila is restaurants and internet other than that it's a huge spending spree spot and housing and apartments are going to be way crazy as compared to setting your self back a bit into a quiet Province, I guess it all depends on how nice you want to live and how much you want to spend, you could save a fortune by buying up your own spot and then having your own house built not in a gated community it's not that bad of course I have read some of the previous posts on the family and I would have to agree it's tough I live in the same area or what is called a squatter area, some expats just squat with the families so all you have to do is build your house and I mean build it yourself, get a crew and go to it that's I what I did I have a two-story cement building the works and it's water front property, maybe your wife has members out in the province that would sell a spot for you, keep in mind that living next to the lake is the best because you don't ever run out of fresh water it can be pumped by whats called a "jet Matic" electric pump and also for power outages a manual pump, Manila has had too much water or not enough been there done that in Subic Bay years ago. Also don'f forget about just how bad smog can be in Manila and the heat because of all the concrete.

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Hi there,
I have been living in Manggahan for the past 5 yrs now.Manggahan is about 15-20 minutes from Dasmarinas (depending on traffic).From what I have seen there are plenty of condos or private houses being built or have been built already.As with the internet all service providers ( sun,globe,smart & pldt),I would recommend Globe.We have Globe Wireless Broadband here.We are based in the country although there are quite a few factories around and we are also on a schooling route as well.I am a British Expat living with my filipino wife and have a business here as well.When I first arrived in The Philippines,my first visa was a "Balikbayan Visa" which lasted for one year.During the that period,I applied for a "Probationary Visa".The only drawback is that you cannot leave during that period.During that time,I applied for "Permanent Residence Visa" which I had to go to Intramurous ( Immigration Department) a very short test by a lawyer and also applied for an A-Icard as well.The only time that we travel to Manila is when I have to pay a "Foreigners Tax" whichif I can remeber is about Php330 per year.

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I do agree with Gene! A friend of mine that is still working (online) built a home for his family in Samar. Because of the extremely slow internet speed there his home is empty and he is living in Angeles. A lot faster internet speed but still slow compared to U.S. standards.
Here are my suggestions: visit here first. If you decide to move rent first before buying. Philippine family tends to arrive with no notice with bags in hand. I suggest living at least 2 hours away from family. Manila does have good hospitals but poor quality the rest of the Philippines. If you have any health issues I would suggest a few hours from Manila.
If you wife is a Philippine citizen (easy for her to regain if she gave it up), you can get a 13a visa. There are no extensions needed with 13a.
Thanks for info on 13a visa. Steve77

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I live in lipa city , batangas but i looked at cavite. A town house there is between 1.2million peso upto around 3 million for the better sized. If your good with your hands i would suggest buying a small lot and building yourself . Its about half the price, fun and you can make the house exactly how you want it. I bought a stainless steel personal jeepney custom built with a sr20det motor in it, real suspension built much better than the rest for around 240,000. second hand ones go for around 70,000 peso. but they cant be trusted. Super fun car I recommend them. Trick is find what you want then get a philo to find out the cost, dont be seen. Foreigner equals double the price . Electricity is the killer Putting solar panels on you house makes a huge differance . You just import cheapies from china. With a big water tank also it makes it extremely cheap to live. I pay 9000 peso a year in gov taxes on 15000 sqrm. Internet is cheap but very slow We have a internet with cable tv plan for 1000 peso per month on a 12 month plan plus the starting cost of the satilite dish. But I own that.
I thought about solar panels to, seen them for sale online, sounds like you're doing everything right, I would rather sleep on coals than to have a realtor sell me one of their condo's or houses, the labor costs are so cheap that you can have it done your way, I like that to, we built our house little by little and had the cabinets hand-made inside the house, same price as the junk they sell but quality wood, many items for the home can be hand made and made to last years longer.

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Mike, My family and I were there about a month ago. Beautiful place! Tell ya what I like are the fancy sidecars for motor bikes. We are gonna buy a sidecar for out 155cc this year and sure would like to get my hands on one like I saw in your area!

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Mike, for about 25,000 pesos you should be able to have a custom made sidecar attached to your bike. The 155 is a good bike, especially if it is a 4-stroke. Make sure that the sidecar is tall enough and the seats are high enough for comfortable seating. Most seats in sidecars, especially for me, are too low and I don't sit inside one. I sit sidesaddle behind the driver on the bike.
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