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The Hows of Housing: How do I avoid being short-changed when buying a property?

Investing can be a daunting task, especially for those who are new to it. 😓💢


With so much information readily available online, it can be overwhelming to know where to start and what to believe. 👩‍💻 This was my case at the very beginning. 👉🙋‍♀️


If you’re just like me, you probably want to start your investing journey but aren’t sure where to begin. This #PodcastOfTheWeek is a great resource to get started. 🎧


I heard important quotes like “Never invest in something you don’t know” and “When investing in something that doesn’t have a guaranteed return, that is Speculation,” but unfortunately, I learned these lessons the hard way. 🤦‍♀️💸


As I aimed to grow my investment portfolio, I considered investing in rental properties for cash flow. However, before diving in, I wanted to know more about the real estate market in the Philippines.


I looked for real estate podcasts, but to my dismay, most of them were from real estate agents or brokerage companies that focused on getting people to buy a property from them rather than providing useful information for those who wanted to invest. 🏡💰


Thankfully, I came across “The Hows of Housing,” which was the best local housing podcast I could find so far. 💯 Although it focused on educating people who wanted to buy a house to live in rather than to rent out, it still provided valuable insights on what to know before buying a property and the laws surrounding the documents involved. 📃


Podcast: Puma Podcast

The Hows of Housing: How do I avoid being short-changed when buying a property?


My Key Takeaways:


  • What are the documents you need to secure and understand to buy a property in the Philippines and avoid being short-changed or scammed

  • Types of Bank loan interest mortgages

  • What is Interest only mortgage, Fixed rate, and Variable interest rate, Discount rate mortgage, Cap rate mortgage

  • Advantages and disadvantages of each mortgage type


Episode Quote





“If you want to protect your right, then read before you sign.” - Atty. Ma. Soledad Derequito-Mawis


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