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Offline jimjoe

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Single guy renting..advice please
« on: December 15, 2018, 11:54:20 AM »
Hello,
am after some advice please.
Am considering to move to Cebu city early next year. NOT Manila.
Will be single and am not flash, just like it simple.
Am looking for advice on a place to rent, for example a simple studio apartment.
Just need the basics, bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchen / cooking area, sleeping area and area for eating and watching TV now and again.
Furnished preferably but advice on unfurnished welcome.
Also, will consider places like Bohol and Leyte if not too typhoon hazard areas.

 Any suggestions with prices and location? Thanks in advance

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 07:13:53 PM »
Hello,
am after some advice please.
Am considering to move to Cebu city early next year. NOT Manila.
Will be single and am not flash, just like it simple.
Am looking for advice on a place to rent, for example a simple studio apartment.
Just need the basics, bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchen / cooking area, sleeping area and area for eating and watching TV now and again.
Furnished preferably but advice on unfurnished welcome.
Also, will consider places like Bohol and Leyte if not too typhoon hazard areas.

 Any suggestions with prices and location? Thanks in advance

That is a good question.  So many ways to answer it.  Maybe tell a bit more about your goals and reasons for picking the Philippines. 

One idea is to pick the city you want to look into,  and then go and rent a hotel room for some time and look around to see if you like the place.  If not try a different city,  as the hotel can be just day to day or week to week.

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 08:15:56 PM »
Agree with FastWalk.   In some cities, there are Airbnbs.   These maybe less expensive than hotels.

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 06:24:20 AM »
Hi,
definitley will be Cebu city as visited before and feel comfortable there...not like the hell hole Manila.
So, looking for a  place to rent, for example a simple studio apartment.
Just need the basics, bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchen / cooking area, sleeping area and area for eating and watching TV now and again.
Furnished preferably but advice on unfurnished welcome.
And a price range.
Thanks

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 10:44:08 AM »
I echo fastwalks advice wholeheartedly.   Eyes on is the best approach/advice.   We all have our own preferences, likes and dislikes.  To include area, accommodations, amenities etc.   I live in Tagaytay and would choose no other place in the Philippines to live (given I have not been close to everywhere :) )
Others probably feel the same about their living arrangements.   It is cheap enough to come and look around before deciding on where to settle. 

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 11:57:15 AM »
Ok...not getting very far with this..

will say again..

definitley will be Cebu city as visited before and feel comfortable there...not like the hell hole Manila.
So, looking for a  place to rent, for example a simple studio apartment.
Just need the basics, bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchen / cooking area, sleeping area and area for eating and watching TV now and again.
Furnished preferably but advice on unfurnished welcome.
And a price range.
Thanks

If no one has any 'knowledge' of places, etc is there any agents that can go to with rentals and if so where do they advertise? Thanks

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2018, 12:46:27 PM »
Hi,

As well as doing what the others have suggested, that is to go there, and seek what you want/need, there are also a myriad of rental web sites catering to the Philippines, both short term and long term. Just do a search for them and you will get a general idea of what is available.

I have a few bookmarked, from several years ago, so if you want them send me a note.

If your budget is limited then you will definitely have to find a local person to help you to get a desirable location without having the price jacked up when the owner sees that you are not Pinoy ;)

Good luck in your search.
Thomas

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2018, 01:07:51 PM »
Ok...not getting very far with this..

will say again..

definitley will be Cebu city as visited before and feel comfortable there...not like the hell hole Manila.
So, looking for a  place to rent, for example a simple studio apartment.
Just need the basics, bathroom with shower and toilet, kitchen / cooking area, sleeping area and area for eating and watching TV now and again.
Furnished preferably but advice on unfurnished welcome.
And a price range.
Thanks

If no one has any 'knowledge' of places, etc is there any agents that can go to with rentals and if so where do they advertise? Thanks

You can Google search all you want it is not hard!  It appears the info provided does not fit your request.  Not very many members are in the real estate business .  Trying to find exactly what want via the internet can be a big problem in the long run.  As recommended by others it is best to get here and look for what you actually want.  Many sites are available to find short term accommodation while you look for permanent residence. 

Chuck
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Offline jimjoe

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2018, 02:14:04 PM »
Thanks to Thomas and Chuck for your replies.

I do have a place to stay whilst looking..that is sorted.
Chuck, I was just after  'in house knowledge' from locals with experience and any recommendations to cut down my search time.

Thomas, if you can send me your bookmarked info that will be good, thanks.

Cheers

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2018, 10:24:00 PM »
Thanks to Thomas and Chuck for your replies.

I do have a place to stay whilst looking..that is sorted.
Chuck, I was just after  'in house knowledge' from locals with experience and any recommendations to cut down my search time.

Thomas, if you can send me your bookmarked info that will be good, thanks.

Cheers

You must have realised by now that not everyone shares the same opinion of places.  Your reference to Manila as a hell hole, testifies to this, as some actually like it there.  When I first visited Philippines Cebu was strongly recommended.  I hated it, the worst place in the country in my opinion.  Nobody can give you a realistic guide to where to look.  If you have somewhere sorted to stay, then boots on the ground is by far and away the best approach.
Londoner at heart

Offline jimjoe

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Re: Single guy renting..advice please
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 04:10:34 AM »
Thanks Thomas for the info.
Perfect.
Much appreciated...cheers.

 


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