July 20, 2024

8 thoughts on “Real Estate and Memories

  1. Real estate in Samar would certainly be interesting. when we were building we found our places by accident.Our first place was on family land owned by my wife. But when the kids came along we moved to Catbalogan to be close to St Mary’s school We found the lot by accident after being outbid on our first choice, our planned single story bungalow has over the years turned into a rambling monster complete with huge sea walls.When the wife’s sister was studying at Christ the King we looked for a rental for her in Calbayog but found a half complete house in Hamerowan.The owner was being transferred to Manila and wanted a quick sale.We got it cheap put another floor onto it and split it into apartments. It paid for the sister in law to complete her course and now we keep an apartment as a weekender.
    Dont know where we would have ended up had we had a real estate agent to work through but then we might not have had half the adventure

    1. Until recently I have not cared much about real estate here. I can not really afford to buy anymore real estate so it doesn’t interest me. However now I figure that with so many people now wanting to move here, I should do something to try to help them out. Since I now a few people with real estate connections, well I figured to start there.
      Sounds like your real estate adventure turned out for the best overall. Most likely if you would have went with a realtor, you would of had a completely different experience.

      1. I think your idea is good.Listings with photos of what is available plus the offer of the services of a good local engineer and lawyer. It would certainly help those from outside the area.
        Samar has great potential for development our main problem at the moment is the lack of an international airport but I have high hopes with the relocation of Tacloban airport to Palo.
        Good luck with your real estate venture

        1. Thanks. Also I have a whole family of Engineers here, so maybe I will be able to talk them into helping out with that also. We also have a family lawyer, but I don’t know if he knows much in the real estate department. I’ll check on that and maybe another lawyer if necessary.
          I didn’t know they were relocating the Tacloban airport. I know they ‘say’ they will be expanding our airport, but of course they are slow about that also.

          1. Airports moving and extending, road widening and new road building there is a lot of development going on in Samar at the moment. I think that anyone interested in retiring there should seriously think about looking for their retirement home now before prices increase.Look at how expensive Cebu and Dumagette have become since being discovered

          2. Y’all hear what the man says. If you’re thinking of retiring here, it’s time to start looking a properties. As the saying goes “Discover Samar before everyone else does”.

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