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Old 1st July 2013, 02:16 AM
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Kinda difficult to distinguish between reputable firms and the cowboys warned about in previous posts though...

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I echo both mcalleyboy and Billfish .

I am living here from 2009 and have faced bad and good house owners as well, it depends on your luck is what i could say.

For places you can choose service apartments like BSA which is just a walkable distance from Green Belt and Glorrieta which is a regular happening place, and if Fort Bonifacio is also a happening place now, you can find houses in Soth of Market or Serendara which is next to Market Market. Or if you like to have entertainments just less than 5 minutes walk from your condo then you may choose East Woods City Libis in Quezon City, this is a bit far though.

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Makati is over rated. Crowded and everything is expensive. If you are new to the Philippines you may want to consider Laguna, Cavite or Batangas both are less than an hour from Makati, quiet, unpolluted and sacured.
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I am starting to enjoy more and more living in the Lower Laguna the cost of housing is very cheap, malls and major restaurants, grocery are minutes away.

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Hi Brian!

Makati is a good location .You can also look around at BGC where there are developing residential spaces and condominium units. I already have my pick, a 2 Bedroom unit in One Uptown Residence located at Bonifacio Global City in Fort Bonifacio. Itís close to where Iím planning to continue my studies and just a drive away going to Glorietta and Rockwell Center. Very convenient if you are first timer in the country like me.

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If it was me, and it is apartments you are looking for, the places in Metro Manila I would consider are Makati, BGC, Ortigas and Eastwood City.

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If it was me, and it is apartments you are looking for, the places in Metro Manila I would consider are Makati, BGC, Ortigas and Eastwood City.
Everyone is different and has different tastes, but the traffic is one hell of an equaliser. When picking a place in Manila you go for somewhere that minimises travel time to and from work. Spending 3 to 4 hours a day in traffic because you work in Malate and want to live in the Fort isn't very sensible.
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Everyone is different and has different tastes, but the traffic is one hell of an equaliser. When picking a place in Manila you go for somewhere that minimises travel time to and from work. Spending 3 to 4 hours a day in traffic because you work in Malate and want to live in the Fort isn't very sensible.
AGREED! ! Just got back to Iloilo from a 2 week visit in the Manila Metro area and had forgot just how bad the congestion really is. Try to keep your life concentrated in as small an geographical area as possible.

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