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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2011, 09:01:58 AM »
You should get a 2 story \'tent\' for 35K !!

With a penthouse suite ;D

Colin

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2011, 02:03:11 PM »

.im merely spending $35,000....so my expectations are very low.
ra
If I were spending a mere $35k on a house, my expectations would be pretty high!

You can buy a 2 storey town house and lot for that price, as shown in most every shopping mall. You\'ll be rubbing shoulders with predominantly Filipino families, plenty of barking dogs etc, but the houses look pretty tidy.

I\'m looking right at the ad on the back of January \'Blue book\' In Angeles, M.O.S. Realty is the company, Leoncia Ville is the development, and there are plenty more just like it all over the area.

$35,000 is still a healthy chunk of change in the Philippines.

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2011, 04:46:01 PM »
From the responses so far Ricky, you must now be getting the picture of what to expect for that kind of money for a house in the Philippines, UNLESS your building down town Manila. ::)

My buddy and I still figure today, we can build a hollow block 65s/m 2-BR 1-CR house for under P600,000 including paint/tile and done right, turn key.
B-Ray


\"Hopefully, you\'ll get what you think your paying for. Few houses are built to ANY building codes\'

ray

let me give you a bit more context. when i move to the republic i fully plan on living in a tent. if by chance there happens to be something that i had built that resembles a \"house\" then im way ahead of the game.

you pressuppose that im measuring results by western standards whereas in fact im measuring them against pre historic standards.

maybe if i was sinking a few hundred grand into the venture i might be concerned but im not....im merely spending $35,000....so my expectations are very low.

i doubt with that approach i will be disappointed, unless a typhoon blows away my tent.......and even if that were to happen i would still find a way to be intent (ahem)

love this room...be here all week

ra

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2011, 06:42:58 PM »

.im merely spending $35,000....so my expectations are very low.
ra
If I were spending a mere $35k on a house, my expectations would be pretty high!

rufus

not a \"house\"....an addition onto a house.  If the addition is anything like the present house...then no problemo...as the existing house is \'almost\' to western standards....lizards being able to crawl along the ceiling and the magical appearance of ants if one is not spotless is the only thing i take issue with.....that and no internet....and hot water...less its boiled....hehe...i think thats it..

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2011, 06:45:43 PM »
You should get a 2 story \'tent\' for 35K !!

hi jonn

yes indeed....the \'tent\' is two story....least thats what the drawings show.....apparently that could mean bo diddly though...

dont care though....long as i get my blue tiile roof.

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2011, 07:11:18 PM »
\"From the responses so far Ricky, you must now be getting the picture of what to expect for that kind of money for a house in the Philippines\"

i think so ray...i suspect that i will get something that resembles the drawings i got....

as for the details....im deferring on this one so there is a huge element of trust..

and that i find very liberating

to be honest, i think im building this humble abobe by a default price..... what i really want comes in around 6 million pesos...

ive done ok so far reconciling the contradiction.

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2011, 09:35:30 AM »
\"From the responses so far Ricky, you must now be getting the picture of what to expect for that kind of money for a house in the Philippines\"

25 guys on site yesterday to ensure the concrete gets done in a day...
from what i have been told, paying per hour is working out much better than a contract price ever could have....inasmuch as anyone who is on site is working like a dog for fear of losing their spot to someone on the waiting list.

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2011, 06:54:54 PM »
Contract labor is when you have a contractor or contractor like
lead person contracting the labor of any segment of your
construction. In what you are doing you are acting as
your own contractor it seems. Your presence and direct or hands on
participation will make a lot of difference. But then how much time
is available to you
to spend there at the site?
Good luck to you.
Rudy

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2011, 08:45:40 PM »
Contract labor is when you have a contractor or contractor like
lead person contracting the labor of any segment of your
construction. In what you are doing you are acting as
your own contractor
it seems. Your presence and direct or hands on
participation will make a lot of difference. But then how much time
is available to you
to spend there at the site?
Good luck to you.
Rudy

A contractor is simply someone who agrees to fulfill a contract whether written or verbal. How can you become your own contractor? Do you have to write a contract and sign it for both sides, or can you just talk to yourself and reach an agreement ;) ;D

Colin

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2011, 01:35:56 AM »
Contract labor is when you have a contractor or contractor like
lead person contracting the labor of any segment of your
construction. In what you are doing you are acting as
your own contractor it seems. Your presence and direct or hands on
participation will make a lot of difference. But then how much time
is available to you
to spend there at the site?
Good luck to you.
Rudy

rudy

you can be forgiven for not haviing read this thread ;> for if you had you would have read where im not even there. im writing this entire thread from vancouver, bc....and just paying for the addition in the republic....so to answer your question as to how much time i have to spend on the site...... that would be zero seconds...  and IF i were there during the construction and living in the house to which the addition is being added to...i can assure you that although i would be \'on site\' per se every day....i would in fact be out of sight...

too much tennis, basketball and canoeing on the agenda.  or as the locals in the republic say:  \"surry surry lang\" (going here, going there, going everywhere....or something to that affect)

thanks for the well wishes.

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2011, 01:45:49 AM »
\"A contractor is simply someone who agrees to fulfill a contract whether written or verbal. How can you become your own contractor? Do you have to write a contract and sign it for both sides, or can you just talk to yourself and reach an agreement \" ;) ;D

Colin

hi colin

for a valid contract you have to have an offer, an acceptance, a meeting of the minds and an intention to create a legal relation. i look forward to the day, that as an academic exercise, i get to sue myself for breach of contract and as littigants in my own court case act as both plaintiff AND defendant in a dispute settled in a vancouver municipal court. you talk about making it

\\o/

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2011, 02:55:46 AM »
Folks,
If I contract the work to be done on my project I am my own contractor.
If I get into a contract with somebody I am a party to a contract
and I can call my sell my own contractor.
Instead of a supposed to be contractor doing the labor hiring and subcontracting the
other part of the project I do most of it as my own contractor.
In the U S this is commonly used terminalogy because of very big cost difference
when you hire a supposed to be licensed contracor.
Sorry for not reading all the threads and sorry for the not very
informed and sofisticated use of the english language.

I have a project now that I hired the architect, engineers and everybody else on my term
as my own contractor. I call the shots and I can canvass any suppy, material
doors, windows, cement, electric, plumbing as much as i want to and it\'s my contract
to anybody who want to be in this project. That is self contracting as being
my own contractor. I have the choice to contract all of it or part of it.
Just my thoughts and I don\'t mean to offend

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2011, 03:24:29 AM »
Folks,
If I contract the work to be done on my project I am my own contractor.
If I get into a contract with somebody I am a party to a contract
and I can call my sell my own contractor.
Instead of a supposed to be contractor doing the labor hiring and subcontracting the
other part of the project I do most of it as my own contractor.
In the U S this is commonly used terminalogy because of very big cost difference
when you hire a supposed to be licensed contracor.
Sorry for not reading all the threads and sorry for the not very
informed and sofisticated use of the english language.

I have a project now that I hired the architect, engineers and everybody else on my term
as my own contractor. I call the shots and I can canvass any suppy, material
doors, windows, cement, electric, plumbing as much as i want to and it\'s my contract
to anybody who want to be in this project. That is self contracting as being
my own contractor. I have the choice to contract all of it or part of it.
Just my thoughts and I don\'t mean to offend

hey rd

fair enough. what are you building and where are you bulding it?

ra
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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2011, 09:48:23 PM »
Ricky,
I am in Puerto Pincesa
Palawan

Lots of opportunity here to build
houses and then sell.

I\'ve done this before in California and
a better term to self cotnracting
is OWNER/BUILDER and as I said
you do your contracting to others
you want to hire.
Best regards to all,
Rudy

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Re: Building Starts Today
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2011, 10:25:46 PM »
Ricky,
I am in Puerto Pincesa
Palawan

Lots of opportunity here to build
houses and then sell.


I\'ve done this before in California and
a better term to self cotnracting
is OWNER/BUILDER and as I said
you do your contracting to others
you want to hire.
Best regards to all,
Rudy

I am not sure that I agree with that. It is not common in the Philippines for people to buy ready built houses, most people would prefer to just buy land where they want to live then design a house that incorporates their own ideas, not those of someone else. There are always plenty of lots available to buy, particularly here in Palawan, this means that you can haggle over the price. When we were looking, almost everybody seemed to either have a lot for sale or knew someone that had. The buying and selling of houses is quite different, you can\'t bring western ideas here and expect them to work the same.

There does seem to be a thriving business of building small apartment blocks to let.

Colin

 


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