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Real Estate in Boracay Island, Philippines

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 06, 2023

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

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How do I find a place to live in Boracay Island?

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

"Finding a place to live in Boracay Island involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a simple room rental to a luxury beachfront villa. Next, you should research the different areas of Boracay. The island is divided into several 'stations' with Station 1 being the most upscale and Station 3 being the most budget-friendly. Each station has its own unique vibe and attractions, so choose the one that suits your lifestyle and preferences best. Once you've decided on a location, you can start looking for available properties. There are several online platforms where you can find listings, such as Airbnb, Booking.com, and local real estate websites. These platforms allow you to filter results based on your preferences, such as price, property type, and amenities. It's also a good idea to contact local real estate agents who specialize in Boracay properties. They can provide you with insider information and help you navigate the local real estate market. Once you've found a few potential options, arrange for viewings. This will give you a better sense of the property's condition, its proximity to amenities, and the neighborhood. Before finalizing any rental or purchase, make sure to read the contract carefully and understand all the terms and conditions. If possible, seek legal advice to ensure that your rights are protected. Finally, once you've found your ideal place, make the necessary payments and move in. Remember to set up utilities and internet if they're not included in your rental agreement. Finding a place to live in Boracay can take some time and effort, but with careful planning and research, you can find a home that suits your needs and allows you to enjoy all that this beautiful island has to offer," explained one expat living in Boracay Island, Philippines.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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