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Old August 18th, 2005, 08:40 AM   #21
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Thanks jerseygeorge and Dvorak. Any more ideas out there?

I don't think there is Banco De Oro in NY. I have to check that. We have PNB.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #22
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you could transfer it via any other bank at your end...

in Australia we do it via Bank of America.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 02:00 PM   #23
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thanks for the feedback dvorak............


Im in Australia but im my agent suggest that i opened a checking account for convinence for payments which im still thinking about....
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Old August 18th, 2005, 02:09 PM   #24
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I think you can't just go to any banks here and open a checking account. They will usually tell you to open first a Savings account then after 6 months they will allow you to open the checking account. This i think is the SOP with the local banks here, unless you know the bank manager

Some companies offer credit card payment, maybe this is a better option.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 04:46 PM   #25
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you could transfer it via any other bank at your end...

in Australia we do it via Bank of America.
Ganon din. HSBC charges $30.00 fund transfer fee. PNB is kind of out of the way for me.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 04:53 PM   #26
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Ganon din. HSBC charges $30.00 fund transfer fee. PNB is kind of out of the way for me.
may affiliate banks naman ang BDO sa US.. check mo sa website nila.. www.bdo.com.ph
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Old August 18th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #27
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k. thnx.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 12:33 AM   #28
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If you are overseas especially sa US, you can open a BPI savings account thru the internet (although you have to go or mail the application to one of their branches sa US). Then you can deposit or check your account online.

Also, anoth bank, PNB remittance cost only $9.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 04:24 AM   #29
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Thanks for that Akaflores. That's the most economical so far, short of my issuing postdated checks. I'll check that out.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 12:37 PM   #30
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If you are overseas especially sa US, you can open a BPI savings account thru the internet (although you have to go or mail the application to one of their branches sa US). Then you can deposit or check your account online.

Also, anoth bank, PNB remittance cost only $9.

thats what i did with BPI...then i printed the form and have it sent to Makati...takes about two weeks...planning to open a second one in PCI-EQUI...
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 04:58 PM   #31
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i'm thinking of buying one in alabang area.... anybody help me..... i'm also based overseas...
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 06:22 PM   #32
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Buying A Condo: Eastwood or Fort Bonifacio?

Hi guys,

Any of you guys know the pros and cons of buying a condo in Eastwood City or Fort Bonifacio?

What is the better location in terms of good living environment, accessibility, development and property value in 4-5 years?

Thanks.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 06:28 PM   #33
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I think Filinvest is offering condo's there. Mostly built up already. Not to much action in Condo's there. Maybe a couple including the Mondrian which many people here find ugly. Go through the different projects to get a good idea of location, start with the first page of posts per thread. We'll try help out what we can in terms of feedback, (kung binabaha or may squatter or kapitbahay mo si Hubert Webb!). Good Luck.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 06:36 PM   #34
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Eastwood- one developer one choice of condo's, accesibility to North much better and UP Ateneo. Cheaper zonal and selling price. Pocket Development ,everything within reach.



Fort - world class , urban development, better utitilies (has gas e.g.) , Many Developers making condo's so take your pick from very expensive to inexpensive, closer to makati and airport, expensive water, and dues.

Mostly a consideration of where you want to live and if you totally trust Megaworld. (Personally think they're projects have many defects as per anecdotal evidence)
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 09:53 PM   #35
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Someguy, saan ka sa US? Kasi ako, I am in Northern California. What I did to open BPI Direct savings, was to print the form online, took it to Milpitas branch, deposited $100 and signed a signature card. I only have to wait for 3-5 days and then my account sa opened. As for online access, I called their 800 # and in few days, I got the access info. As for opening checking account, you have to be in the Philippines to do that kasi I think it needs background check and clearing. Only then was I able to issue my PDCs.

As for PNB, I use it fund my other PNB account. To save on remittance fee, I do once in 2 months. $9 ang charge and it is there within 24 hours. I have been doing this for almost 2 yrs. na so I know subuk na ito.

Lastly, check out new partnerships by developers between them and other remittance companies/Philippine banks here. Last I heard, Ayala has one already established. They do not just remittance but actual purchases (instead of buying sa Pinas and FEDEXing forms).

Hope this helps.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 10:12 PM   #36
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totally agree with bustero, although I am assuming that if you choose Fort, you will be choosing a property not by Megaworld, ie. Forbeswood Heights, Bellagio, etc...

As a balikbayan, I love Eastwood kasi I don't need a car to get around. Everything is within reach, for myself, my wife and my kids. However, you don't want to be confined in Eastwood City all the time. Due to traffic and few access points, getting in and going out of Eastwood is horrible. The Fort is just a stone's throw away from Makati and has much better master-plan than Eastwood.

Either way, wherever you buy, during the walkthrough and turnover, inspect everything and don't accept your unit until everything is working and according to your agreement.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 03:57 AM   #37
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have you guys heard bout the rape slay in one of the construction site at eastwood
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Old August 24th, 2005, 07:04 AM   #38
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which one is it? huwag naman sanang Parkview 2. Baka tumira sa condo ko ang multo :-)
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Old August 24th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #39
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which one is it? huwag naman sanang Parkview 2. Baka tumira sa condo ko ang multo :-)
duon siguro...kc my brother works at eastwood and they were briefed about the incident megaworld must have blocked the news about this one to the media kc wala naman akong naririnig
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Old August 24th, 2005, 09:11 AM   #40
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BGC does have some cheaper apartments in Hamptons, Penhurst, etc. Though if I was asked where to invest my money one I'd put it in Eastwood, even though they have the ugliest developments going around, horrendous planning too in the side-by-side buildings. Not that there isn't much to see beside.. well Eastwood.
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