Dream House Update: Moving in to a New House in the Philippines

The sunlight is creeping in through the blinds as I see color appearing inside my room that was engulfed by darkness at night. It’s only been two months since I moved to a new house and it feels as though everything is familiar to me for ages. I sleep well in spite of notes (flat […]

Where to Buy Construction Materials in the Philippines

As someone who grew up in a rental property, it is unusual for me to see houses being renovated or built from ground up. But it also amazes me that I’m excited to watch the carpenters (my relatives) build a house. I once went down on the hole for the foundation; it was so deep […]

Dream House Update: New Prospect

For the whole week, the weather here in Canada is like icy winter. Nothing new but does it have to be -30 all week? The good news is, it will get warmer next week; a great way to start the new year. But before the year end, I’ll share what happened after the last dream […]

How to Pay Online the Modified Pag-IBIG II (MP2) Contribution on PayPilipinas

Today is the day that I figured out how to pay online the Modified Pag-IBIG II (MP2) contribution. OK. Honestly, the how-to tip has been in my draft for a long time. And today is the day that I get to do the chore of paying online. This is going to be an informative post […]

Update and Issue: Tax Declaration and Land Title Under Different Names

What’s the current score about our family’s journey in buying a house? Here I am waiting. We are waiting for third parties to do their part. Before we ended up in a zen state of waiting, our family did different tasks including me because no one else can do it. I felt as if I’m […]

Why Do I Need a Co-Borrower to Meet the OFW Requirements for Housing Loan

This is not a sponsored post or anything similar. It’s more of a question, an appeal towards “the humanity” to communicate ideas and facts. Just say it. Note: ranting is up ahead. The last attempt I wrote on the blog to pursue our dream house was when my family submitted a PSBank housing loan application. […]

How an OFW Can Apply for PSBank Home Loan

My first experience with housing loan application with Security Bank didn’t turn out well. I was not disappointed about the result; it was how they dealt with a client. Unpleasant experience wouldn’t stop or slow me down in buying my dream house. In fact, it could have been more of an advantage because my family […]