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smokey last won the day on December 21 2014

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  1. I don't think this is going to help traffic and they still have smoke belching jeeps up the ying yang.. guess it will help taxi companies.. I think it will be lots of unemployment in related industries and smuggling will became the new game for cars... we have a pretty new pick up so I sure am not going to buy for a while and I bet its value will go up
  2. I think what has screwed up traffic is ..... hurry 9,000 all in and 5 years to pay... and the lack of any enforcement with most 3 lane highways becoming 1 lane most of the way... but heck its sure not up to us... well as far as the tax reductions .. well our daughter gross pay is about 10,000 peso a month she pays about 1,700 month in tax so if she saves 50% of that tax how many cars can she afford... hmmmmmmmm
  3. if you have a driver great but if your driving dang I have trouble parking my pick up wonder how much hassle would be to park that monster... I have thought of a driver but don't want yet another person living with us...
  4. its all how you see the person once my now wife said to me when we were at the port in Bohol waiting for the boat 15 years ago .. Honey want to see a picture of my uncle.. I said sure and she takes me to a wanted poster with the NBI 10 most wanted and her uncle is like number 7 ... she says I should not judge him on this poster because she knows him to be a wonderful dad and loves his children.. And he did not mean to kill them people he was kind of forced to do it.. so her idea and my idea of the same person were different but each felt they were right
  5. if banks loaned money like they do in the west prices would be even higher then they are now... as to prebuilt like I said before almost everything built will require fine tuning .. its just a matter of how much best place to buy I think is a seasoned place one someone has lived in a few years let them spend to redo stuff
  6. but it effects the price ... the whole idea of a condo was to provide a place to live close to work to not have to spend hours getting to work today its just cool too be on the 30th floor even if you have no job and your retired but as to cost its a 0 in my book but if it was condo or nothing I would buy a condo
  7. well one selling point is a condo can be purchased by a foreigner without being married...if I was single I would buy a condo if I wanted to stay here as I am old school and don't like renting
  8. ok lets ask how many people here bought a 7 million peso condo in the last 3 years and can now sell it for 10 million as they received a 30% discount... anyone... it takes 10 years just to break even same with houses .. builder always underbids job and half way thru says.. sir out of money what do YOU want to do...
  9. well lee I am sure the condo in Florida cost more then Cebu but I am sure the condo in Cebu cost more then one in Bangladesh everything cost money and location helps... Last house I bought in the usa came with a refrigerator . dishwasher ,, AC,, Washer and drier and landscaped yard to include sprinklers ,, smoke detectors .. tinted windows , all included in the price... now here the house comes with 4 walls and one electric plug in the wall all else is extra so hard to compare
  10. when I first got mine there was NO expiration date in 2006 and then they said 5 years I think they just need to generate funds..
  11. people are all different .. judge a person on how he treats you ..
  12. hey I dropped out of high school 12 grade
  13. you mean they are not worth 120,000 a sq meter? then plus for a parking space.. then plus to furnish ,, then plus to often have to install your own AC and tile etc.. dam no wonder then let foreigners buy them .. my house which I guess could be a condo tech.. cost me about 37,000 sq meter furnished and that includes some nice stuff.. but then you need to be married..
  14. dam who told you it was ok to post ians birthday pictures..
  15. i need to put my 5 peso into this... We had a house build by a well know builder and as most properties its only as good as the sub contractors who do the work,,, Once our house was built it went thru a 3 year phase of small problems... Plumbing that did not drain correct... Wires that were not big enough to handle the load ... tiles that lifted .. paint that peeled ... door that leaked AC ... AC that was too big for some areas and to small for others... so its redo ,,, redo ,,, redo like a used car ... it took 3 years to fine tune everything ... that is why already built to me is better then not built yet... another note was the extras.. houses here come stripped 4 walls and its expected you will finish the unit .. they make it seem like that is a good thing .. finished to YOUR style but reality is they save money ...