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About Balisidar

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  • Birthday 05/08/1964

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    Washington state, USA
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  1. You need to do it as I'm in the same boat. Arrived in October and BI says I still need to report in person.
  2. Sorry. Not really sure how to embed a photo into the post.
  3. Clearing some space for our garden. Going to grow okra, pechay, peppers (hot and mild), kankong (Philippine spinach), papaya, ampalaya, tomatoes and okra. Also going to try my hand at growing and curing some vanilla which is an interesting and painstaking process but hey, why not, I'm retiredπŸ˜†πŸ˜‰. My wife Nenita was using the bamboo stick to beat the brush and scare away any snakes. Haven't seen any around here yet but better safe than sorry.πŸ˜€πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰ image%3A39936 image%3A39938 image%3A39937 image%3A39939
  4. We are pretty close to the epicenter of that quake yesterday. Rocked the house pretty good but we stood in the doorway didn't see anyone running outside. No damage.
  5. Yeah, its nice Steve. Not as cool as the highlands but great access to some delicious fresh fish in the Palengke! πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰
  6. We looked at FB adds and ran into some of the things mentioned here. We finally bought our house through word of mouth. Our Inay had a friend who's sister was trying to sell their vacation home in Tuy, Batangas. My wife and I visited and she fell in love. The owner had a lawyer on retainer as she had several properties and lots of experience so with his help and some help from another lawyer we retained the process was pretty smooth.
  7. Hi all, Figured I'd bring some closure to this. We did a lot of looking and my wife decided that Lipa wasn't her thing and Tagaytay was too expensive, so we bought a 2 br/2 bath house in Tuy, Batangas. Nice little place and the right size for us. 3 years old and we got the owner down to 2.75m pesos. Gated subdivision. Market right across the street. My wife said she was in heaven.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„ So just settling into our new home and readjusting to life here in the Philippines.πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰ Now to do a little gardening and adjust to life as a retiree. Cheers!πŸ˜€
  8. Just got an alert a few minutes ago for signal 4 for Nasugbu Batangas.
  9. Great info Dave. I was going to do a post on this very subject after I get my ACR card but you hit most (if not all) of the things involved. I will still probably add to this topic later though as I did my VISA while I was in the USA. Great Job!πŸ˜€
  10. Only one thing to say. In the words of my wife. Aye nakoπŸ˜…
  11. We looked at some houses in Lipa yesterday and my wife wasn't much impressed. I wasn't either to be honest. Seems like the newer built houses are smaller in subdivisions that are just starting out and scarcely populated. The prices really weren't in line for what you get even with the multitude of "Discounts". We visited a few subdivisions and were honestly very surprised at the number of vacant houses and foreclosures. I think we'll be talking more to a few subdivisions and banks about these. I actually enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the Lipa area and its multitude of shopping
  12. Hi all, Question in the topic. Anyone know a good, honest real estate agent in Lipa? Right now I'm interested in foreclosed houses but we are also looking for anything that's under 3 million pesos or so. We've looked online a lot but I know that's not most of what's out there. Thanks!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
  13. Thanks HK! I'm prepared to pay for the fees. Looking at the offices I have three that are reasonably close without having to go to Manila. Dasmarinas, Santa Rosa and Batangas city. I'll send them all emails or call to see what's the best option. Worst comes to worst I'll go back to Manila and work with them on the requirements. Don't much care for Manila but you gotta do what you gotta do. Still having a bit of a hard time staying asleep and we just had a little earthquake that we felt here in Pasay city. Philippines is saying welcome I guess.πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰
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