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Real Estate in Dumaguete City, Philippines

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 17, 2023

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

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How do I find a place to live in Dumaguete City?

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

"Finding a place to live in Dumaguete City involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and the type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from apartments, condos, houses, or even dormitories if you're a student. Next, you can start your search online. Websites like Lamudi, Dot Property, and Rentpad have listings for Dumaguete City. These sites allow you to filter by property type, price range, and location. You can also check local classified ads in newspapers or online platforms like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Another option is to hire a local real estate agent. They have extensive knowledge of the area and can help you find a place that suits your needs and budget. Make sure to communicate your preferences clearly to them, such as preferred neighborhoods, proximity to amenities, and whether you want a furnished or unfurnished place. Once you've found potential places, arrange for viewings. This will give you a chance to inspect the property, check its condition, and see the surrounding area. Don't forget to ask about the terms of the lease, including the duration, payment terms, and any additional fees. Lastly, once you've chosen a place, you'll need to secure it by signing a lease agreement and paying any necessary deposits. Make sure to read the lease agreement thoroughly and understand all the terms before signing. Remember, finding a place to live can take time, so it's best to start your search well in advance of your planned move," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Dumaguete City.

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About the Author

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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