Google Pampanga Real Estate Guide, Trend and Review: May 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Real Estate Professionals: New Changes will be happening soon!

Well I am not hiring but I would to share some great news on recent email sent to us by our National Chairman Mr. Julius Topacio. There will be some changes happening within the ranks of real estate professional in the whole Philippines.

A New Curriculum for new Real Estate Program

In the anticipation of placing a curriculum in major colleges and universities on a program leading to a Bachelor 's degree in Real Estate Management Services in the coming years as Commission on Higher Education Technical Panel are crafting the said new curriculum available in the next few years. The development of the new program is in progress and no updates yet for the public.

Creation of PHILRES

So far there the passing of implementing rules and regulations of the RESA Law is still at work and the elected officers of the newly formed Philippine Institute of Real Estate Services is now open for membership in the coming months. Details of membership of real estate brokers, appraisers, consultants and government assessor and accredited salesperson are not yet available. The proposed code of ethics is still for approval by the PRC.

CRESRs and CPEs will still be given.

While the Implementing Rules and Regulations are still on draft, The Professional Regulations Commission will conduct Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination for 2010 which will be happening on December 4 and 5 of this year.

There will also be also Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for Real Estate Brokers who want to enhance their practice and for personal advancement in the coming months in which it will conducted by the Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines (REBAP) - National Chapter for the benefit of their members in Metro Manila. Same as with provincial chapters of this organization can organize and inform the national chapters on their plans of conducting seminars in the next few months for their members.

For interested people who want to real estate brokers and certified professionals with REBAP - Pampanga Chapter. Send me a message and will keep you updated if any new things happening in the next few months.

Related Posts:

The Passing of Republic Act 9646: Real Estate Service Act of the Philippines
PRC Appoints New Chairman and Board members for Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Services

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

How to find the right financing for your Real Estate Property!

Making after making a wise decision in finding the right home for you and your family takes worthwhile of amount of time and effort. It require careful research on the key elements mentioned previously in this blog. One is LOCATION, Second is SECURITY and the lastly NEIGHBORHOOD.

However, before taking the next step, you should fund the three key elements. Now, you need to plan your finance on buying that wonderful dream home you have in mind. Leveraging is accepted in buying a property. It requires a down payment or equity of at least 10 to 20% before the you can moved in for Ready for Occupancy homes or 30% down payment before the construction of the home if it is not readily yet in which it takes about 5 to 6 months to build your new home. There are other schemes available like Rent to Own which is has become rampant on Class C to D segment market of property buyers.

These are five generally available financing schemes with most Philippine developers offer to end-buyers of properties:

1. CASH Payment - You buy a house outright with 0% interest. The good thing about this is that the developers can give you discounts and other promotions to satisfy you as a client. This one is recommended for buyers who have extra money to buy in order not to worry about monthly amortizations.

2. DEFERRED Payment - Same as Cash but with extended time frame of about 6 months, 12 months and sometimes up to 60 months depending on the developers promos. It is one of the best deals if you don't have enough cash to pay outright but on an extended payment at least with no interest to worry about. The downside is that sometimes builders or developers don't offer incentives or discounts on this scheme.

3. BANK FINANCING - Generally, the bank pays outright for the property to the developer and the buyer/lending party will be the paying the property through the lendee or banking institution where they loaned to. Philippine Banks can offer from 9% to 12% interest rate per annum. It can be a fixed rates from 5 to 25 years depending on the banks prevailing rates. The downside of lending through bank is that they will scrutinize your finances by their credit investigators if ever you are acquiring a loan from them. Just be ready with your needed official documents, documents of where your source income comes from and interviews wherein they will ask you alot on how you will finance your dream property other than the income from paycheck you received.

4. IN-HOUSE FINANCING - In this, the buyer will be lending and paying the monthly amortization directly through the developer or builder itself. The average prevailing rates maybe at 14% to 18% for about 5 to 10 years payments or more depending on the available financing scheme for buyers. This is advisable for people who don't want to scrutinized with credit investigation from banking institution. Less talk indeed.

5. PAG-IBIG OR HOME MUTUAL FUND FINANCING - Lending some amount of money from this government agency in order to acquire their dream home. However the buyer member of PAG-IBIG should have made payments of at least 24 months to his account in building an equity for his/her dream home. It can be accelerated if ever the buyers intend to buy it no time as long as he/she is bona fide member of the PAG-IBIG Fund with no outstanding debts or balance with this agency.
I have written some notes about the schemes available at Slideshare. You may click the link below to enlarge and view it clearly.

Some Related Articles or Blogposts.

Getting Ready in investing on your first real estate
Why invest in Pampanga?
Steps in making Cashflow through Real Estate
BIR issues new rules concerning one-time real estate transactions
Updates on PAG-IBIG Loan (Home Mutual Development Fund) for 2009

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