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Hi all, anyone near this area? I read a while back in the forums that someone found sub division at a good price in a save area, i will be moving there with my filipina soon to be wife in one year, i trying to get a jump ahead with all info i need, some might say why not just ask her, well she been here in China for 15 years singing and lots change in that time. lol
I got lots of stuff to ask, i so excited to be coming to the Philippines, i have read lots, i think one of the funniest ones is the advise on the drop wallet, guys i would've never thought of that, cool trick. One of my Indian friends went to work in Manila, tough at first for him and then got robbed, 200 bucks, i sure he cried, he Indian, guys that lucky he maybe found 300 on his way home, hahha He got it sorted now, i think he fell in with the right people and he's away playing golf at the weekends now.

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It is a decent enough area. There is the IIRC compound at Silang which is nice, not sure about Dasmarinas centre itself which always looks a wee bit jammed packed. There are a few gated communities to the South near the Golf Course (green hills, green valley??) and on the road to Tagaytay (Washington Place?), though they could be pricey.

If you going to stay in Dasmarinas you may as well move a few km's South to Silang/Tagaytay/Taal Lake and enjoy the good life.
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Hey thanks for the info, i not looking to go over the top, lol Between 4,000 and 5000pesos a month rental, the fact of having Laguna bay to the left and Manila bay to the right and Dasmarinas city in the middle looks good, as you say but the center could be over packed, and after being in China for 3 years with a population of 6.4BILLION, and with the half of them wanting to stand on the same patch of ground as me, i really don't want an over crowded place.

I can't find the post where a guy said he found a place for 4,800 a month, i guess i will just have to arrive there and go haunting, My gf's folks are from Bulacan, but that area floods 3 or 5 times a year, something i don't want to be dealing with.

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If your not one for crowds then bulacan is definitely not the place for you, I've just spent the last 2 years on and off between work staying at the girls parents house in Santa Maria until we got married this last February just gone. Traffic, trikes, jeepneys, people is just horrendous but I'm yet to see a place that isn't that way here in the philippines, I've only ventured to a few different places mind you so I'm no expert. I'm sure others on this site will be able to point you in the right direction, but as far as bulacan goes I would say no deal.
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Hey thanks for the info, i not looking to go over the top, lol Between 4,000 and 5000pesos a month rental, the fact of having Laguna bay to the left and Manila bay to the right and Dasmarinas city in the middle looks good, as you say but the center could be over packed, and after being in China for 3 years with a population of 6.4BILLION, and with the half of them wanting to stand on the same patch of ground as me, i really don't want an over crowded place.

I can't find the post where a guy said he found a place for 4,800 a month, i guess i will just have to arrive there and go haunting, My gf's folks are from Bulacan, but that area floods 3 or 5 times a year, something i don't want to be dealing with.

Thanks for reply, hope someone from that area picks up on this post.
I live real close to Los Banos Laguna and it's really nice down here and it's not crowded the rent is going to be much cheaper in this area, possibly a little more south because of the college in Los Banos, I can't see to many people paying more than 2,000 peso's for rent, they do sell condo's and houses in this area some are stand alone not in communities the price runs 990,000 peso's starting. I had to look up the city Dasmarinas and the area to me seems like Manila its so close and everything above Calamba Laguna to me is Manila.

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If your not one for crowds then bulacan is definitely not the place for you, I've just spent the last 2 years on and off between work staying at the girls parents house in Santa Maria until we got married this last February just gone. Traffic, trikes, jeepneys, people is just horrendous but I'm yet to see a place that isn't that way here in the philippines, I've only ventured to a few different places mind you so I'm no expert. I'm sure others on this site will be able to point you in the right direction, but as far as bulacan goes I would say no deal.
Thanks for info bro, sorry for late reply it was my Birthday a few days ago which lasted a week, lol Congrats on getting married
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I live real close to Los Banos Laguna and it's really nice down here and it's not crowded the rent is going to be much cheaper in this area, possibly a little more south because of the college in Los Banos, I can't see to many people paying more than 2,000 peso's for rent, they do sell condo's and houses in this area some are stand alone not in communities the price runs 990,000 peso's starting. I had to look up the city Dasmarinas and the area to me seems like Manila its so close and everything above Calamba Laguna to me is Manila.
Hey sorry late reply i was away for a weeks birthday party, lol Yea i did a quick scan in Los Banos for property rentals, seen a really nasty place for 2,700 and has i told the future wife, a lick of paint makes all the difference, this place sort of suited me more cause it seemed to have parking space and enough room to build a workshop. So it turns out she has relatives living somewhere in laguna and is going to catch up with them for advice, thank you so much bro for putting me onto this area.
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Hey sorry late reply i was away for a weeks birthday party, lol Yea i did a quick scan in Los Banos for property rentals, seen a really nasty place for 2,700 and has i told the future wife, a lick of paint makes all the difference, this place sort of suited me more cause it seemed to have parking space and enough room to build a workshop. So it turns out she has relatives living somewhere in laguna and is going to catch up with them for advice, thank you so much bro for putting me onto this area.

It's dirt cheap here and there's a larger Australian and EU expat pat group in Pagsanujan Falls (South of Los Banos).

Los Banos also makes those terrific Buko pies, there's a college in that area and on one side is the South supermarket and on the other side of the college there's a small mall, KFC, Mcdonalds, Jollibee, Pizza Hut and several other food spots and businesses.
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It's dirt cheap here and there's a larger Australian and EU expat pat group in Pagsanujan Falls (South of Los Banos).

Los Banos also makes those terrific Buko pies, there's a college in that area and on one side is the South supermarket and on the other side of the college there's a small mall, KFC, Mcdonalds, Jollibee, Pizza Hut and several other food spots and businesses.
That sounds really nice, i will get the other half working on it, lol Do you drive a car/jeep, whats the cost of insurance "roughly" i going to get a jeep wangler so i can get around easy, I really want to find the right location cause the place my gf's parents live floods and i really don't mind them moving in with us if i can find a big enough place, there getting old and have a shop selling bread/coffee and whatever else, but there doing this from there home. My other half wants to run a small business or at least a proper shop that can be family owned, and now is a really good time for this thinking cause anything we might need can be shipped into the Philippines, as you can tell, lots going on here and lots to do to get the family set up and more comfortable.
If i can get the family to move, lol there very proud people so i find i pushing my gf more into this to help push them. lol

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That sounds really nice, i will get the other half working on it, lol Do you drive a car/jeep, whats the cost of insurance "roughly" i going to get a jeep wangler so i can get around easy, I really want to find the right location cause the place my gf's parents live floods and i really don't mind them moving in with us if i can find a big enough place, there getting old and have a shop selling bread/coffee and whatever else, but there doing this from there home. My other half wants to run a small business or at least a proper shop that can be family owned, and now is a really good time for this thinking cause anything we might need can be shipped into the Philippines, as you can tell, lots going on here and lots to do to get the family set up and more comfortable.
If i can get the family to move, lol there very proud people so i find i pushing my gf more into this to help push them. lol

I have an old car and I get the mandatory insurance it's 900 peso's a year, lol... If you are planning on something new I think the banks offer the best insurance coverages but I haven't shopped around, Insurance rates are much lower here so full coverage could be a good deal, I drive by myself everywhere and love it.

Our place floods too we have an upstairs and over the years we converted the house from bamboo to concrete.

Shipping things here, yes now's the time to get that done, high quality coffee machines would be hard to find here such as an expresso machine (Top quality) I tried to ship an item from Sears overseas one of the Delonghi Expresso machines or similar and the Philippines won't allow it, same with many high quality kitchen appliances, they do sell very high quality blenders in Manila but private spots another pain, finding these spots is agony, I use Google Earth to locate them.

Basically high end appliances can be shipped in Balikayban or Forex boxes I like Forex you can track your box but you might want to do a search and see if they carry products you will be using it could save you shipping charges or valuable box room for other things.

Make sure to get your jeep or vechicle in the Philippines, I wouldn't think of shipping any kind of vehicle here you'll end up paying the same price as new for the taxes or fee's, there's no shortage of vehicles here, used vehicles are very pricy here as compared to the US.

Barako coffee is grown in Batangas and my favorite coffee they sell it in some large grocery stores at times they run out, Batangas isn't to far away from Los Banos, it's a drive for sure, good quality bread, I can't find that here it's all local cheaply made bread and cakes, there's no such thing as a good cake shop to be found in this area, I can't stand the local chain of cake shops the bread is dry the frosting is real light and tasteless, might be a need for a real cake shop in this area, great tasting affordable bread another.


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