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Rate hikes may derail real estate sector recovery

The Philippine real estate sector’s recovery may be derailed by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) aggressive rate hikes, according to Cushman & Wakefield Philippines. “The aggressive contractionary monetary policy stance by the BSP which is in sync with other central banks, prompted by the rallying prices, may slow down

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Industry leaders expect housing among BBM’s priority agenda

With the incoming administration, real estate industry leaders expressed their hope that the country’s housing backlog now affecting some 6.7 million poor families will be given a high priority under the leadership of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. Lauding his overwhelming victory at the recent polls, the Chamber of

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The present and future of Philippine real estate

From a global perspective, the Philippines real estate sector is inherently unique, and I would argue is currently undervalued. As our economy returns to the above average pace of growth and the maturation of its internals continues, local and international investors alike should become increasingly intrigued. This is the time

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LRA bares web service upgrades, online payments

The Land Registration Authority (LRA) announced recent upgrades to its web-based services, particularly online payments, courier delivery of certified true copies (CTC) of titles, and other enhancements to its computerized systems. In a webinar sponsored by CREBA on 18 February 2022, LRA Administrator Renato D. Bermejo, assisted by Deputy Administrator

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New Land Conversion Rules to Boost Economic Recovery

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently announced major changes in its land conversion policies and rules in order to facilitate economic recovery in the wake of the COVID pandemic. DAR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Luis M. Pangulayan outlined the changes during a webinar sponsored by CREBA on 25 November

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