Real Estate Survival Advice for the Bohol and Panglao Island Areas
A Non-Profit Educational Website Where You Will Learn the Truth about Buying and Selling Property in Panglao, Bohol and More
Buying A Home or Property
Finding a Realtor
Scams and Pitfalls
Welcome to Bohol and Panglao with its Blissful Views, Tropical Exoticness and Easy Living
So you have decided to look for propertyor real estate in Bohol or Panglao, perhaps build a home or buy a condo. Congratulations on finding this site and planning ahead. As Dorothy famously said " We are not in Kansas Anymore" and that is a severe understatement for life here. Pretty much nothing is the same as in Europe, America, Korea or most anywhere else. Life in Bohol is wonderful in its laid back way, but don't expect any of the efficient services you took for granted before and it's time to learn patience, patience and more patience. This site will familiarize you with both the good and bad of real estate transactions to make your lives as easy and stress free as possible.
Providing Unbiased, Real World and Critical Advice for the Panglao, Bohol and Philippines Real Estate Markets
When buying property in Bohol or Panglao island, be prepared for lots of surprises, obstacles, crazy events, slow service, false marketing, uneven pricing, strange lot sizes and a host of other things never before encountered. It never hurts to be ready and familiar with what you may encounter is this tropical third world country. The most important thing about purchasing land or homes here is never to rush and always retain a sense of humor and patience. Life will be so much easier for you that way. Living here on Bohol is easy and pretty cheap once you settle in. It is home to a wide variety of retired expats and wanderers looking for a more relaxing and easier life. But as with everything in life, nothing is free and there are definitely many drawbacks to life, of which buying and renting property is a big one. A few other issues are bad roads, no road signs or rules, difficulty finding imported foods, frequent power and water outages, lack of English speaking locals, substandard quality of most everything, noise and pollution in town and finding things to do. Of course the good things like beautiful beaches, cheap food and rent ( you get what you pay for) and laid back style of life go a long way to balance it out and are why so many people come here to live out their days. If you are after cheap, simple and relaxing, than this is a great place to be. Just watch out for the bus loads of Chinese tourists that regularly descend on the restaurants and beaches, it will be a cultural awakening.
Enjoy the real story of finding, buying land and building real estate on Bohol, Panglao and the Philippine Islands. We use real life experiences and knowledge to help you plan your next purchase or property sale. Buying /selling property and homes in the Philippines is very different than anything you have seen before, so be prepared with the help of this site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Buying land even on Panglao does not have to be difficult if you stay calm and use common sense.