Renting in the Philippines
Buying or Renting in the Philippines? Why I think it is better to rent Should you be renting in the Philippines? Sometime in the past, I published an article here about renting a place to live. Almost immediately after the article was published, a number of people questioned why I would be renting in the Philippines instead of buying a property. Jim Cunningham put it in a non-confrontational way, simply wondering why I would choose to…Read Article
Philippine Real Estate Primer
It is the #1 Question of Foreigners Can I own Land in the Philippines? Philippine Real Estate, it is a prime topic of foreigner conversation. In this article, we will address the hottest topic out there in terms of foreigners living in the Philippines. The ownership of real estate here. Let’s have a look at ownership of Philippine Real Estate. In short, you cannot own land in the Philippines unless you are a natural-born Filipino…Read Article
What have I accomplished Living in the Philippines?
I have lived in the Philippines for 19 years It has been a major part of my life Yes, Feyma and I have decided to depart the Philippines. Probably forever. It is unlikely that we will ever live here again. Maybe we will be back for a visit, but even that is uncertain. I am not anti-Philippines, in fact, I love the Philippines. I had a good and successful life here. In terms of the…Read Article
What about LiP?
Bob and Feyma Martin are moving to the United States. What will happen to LiP? This website, commonly referred to as LiP, has been around since 2006. Starting around 2007 it got quite successful, took on a multi-author platform, and has been part of my daily life (I am the owner, publisher, and a site writer) ever since. I also know that LiP has become a daily excursion for many readers. People tell me every…Read Article
When are we moving?
Feyma and I are moving back to the United States When will it happen? Frankly, Feyma and I have settled on the decision, it is not in question at all anymore. We are moving to the United States. But when? We will be staying in the Philippines for another 5 to 6 months or so. There are a number of factors in the “when” question. Nicole Our niece, Nicole, who has been living with us…Read Article
Where will we live in the USA?
Bob & Feyma are moving to the USA Where will they live in the United States? When Feyma and I finally reached our decision about moving back to the USA, we thought everything would be simple after that. It was not! Unlike most people, I really don’t have a “hometown” in the United States. When I was growing up, my Dad worked in an industry where he was transferred from place to place a lot.…Read Article