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The worldest largest Chinatown Arch, Manila, Phillipines
The worldest largest Chinatown Arch, Manila, Phillipines

Real Estate in Manila

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: People living in Manila, Philippines offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Manila? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Manila?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"My wife has lived in this area for over 15 years and has a chrome plating busines located in another close city," said another person in Valenzuela City.

"I lived in Pasay/Malate first because it was close to my first Uni course. Found the building (Asiawealth Tower) on the net. Second condo was just outside Valle Verde 1, recommended by someone who I knew. Much quieter and richer area. I didn't enjoy it as much. A car would be helpful if you decide to live more than walking distance from the LRT/MRT," added another expat who made the move to Manila.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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