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Bucket List: Fully Paid First Home Loan

Just want to share the good news. Fully paid my first home loan this week. Got it in 2010, originally for 15 years tenor, done in 6 years. It’s just a humble abode though so loan amount is not too big to begin with. Part of the plan. Still, happy graduation! Thank you Lord! [...]

September 16, 2016 // 2 Comments

SMDC Grace Residences: Updated Countdown to Turnover

This is just our own unofficial countdown. If you ask SMDC peeps, they are not yet willing to commit to a turnover date but based on our request of DP extension to SMDC (from Dec2015 to Dec2016 in lieu of delayed turnover, a request which they granted), it seems that Dec2016 / 4Q2016 is indeed a more plausible turn-over timetable. [...]

February 9, 2016 // 6 Comments

SMDC Grace Residences: Parking Slots

I was surprised to learn that the cost per parking slot now starts at PHP750K, exclusive of 12% VAT and 6.5% other charges. So all in all, it's at least PHP888,750. Crazy. I wonder how much the rival developer's parking slot costs now, three years since. I just hope this means the property valuation of the actual condo unit has already appreciated too. [...]

August 2, 2015 // 3 Comments