Retired in Samar MIA – From YouTube

Gone But Not Forgotten! It seems like it has been forever. And with the reminders I get almost daily from my viewers, it has been way too long. March 10th (last Spring) was the last time I posted a video. At that time, I was working on a series of videos documenting our house expansion […]

Cave Dwellers?… or an Endangered Species?

We Must be an Endangered Species! When our nephew shows up to cut our grass and wash the car and do other things that my wife says I have no business doing (you don’t hear me complaining!), I know it is either Saturday or Sunday. It also provides me with an opportunity (50/50 chance) to […]

Demolition of a Bahay

Just about the time we’ve grown accustomed to enjoying the features of our new home, we have come to the realization that, and in the name of progress, we must now destroy part of that which has been built. After many months of deliberations about buying a car, we finally bit the bullet and bought […]

The Construction of Living in the Philippines

I can’t take all the credit. It was my wife’s idea over 7 years ago to purchase a double lot in the barangay (village) where her sister lives. It was also her decision to begin building shortly thereafter. So for several years, we have scrounged and pinched, sending whatever we could afford to her sister, […]

Philippine Real Estate – The Real Cost?

I recently visited a very informative website that focused entirely on expatriation from the U.S.A.  It is a well researched and cogently written site that discusses many things and many overseas destinations, including the Philippines. One thing I noticed though was that the last update to the Philippine information section was in 2006 and it […]

[Before Paradise] Liquidating is Not That Easy!

Not much has been accomplished here in Mississippi since last week….except a lot of rain. I guess in one way that is similar to the Philippines – it’s wet! But the weather has turned cold and so has the real estate market.  We have had no showings of our house for a couple of weeks […]

Philippine Real Estate Hunters Beware!

This article was written before I departed to live in the Philippines, but the information has been reviewed for accuracy and is relevant today. My current occupation: Real Estate Broker. REALTOR® member of the National Association  of REALTORS® (NAR). What I can do: Engage in or carry on, directly or indirectly, or to advertise or […]

Philippines Real Estate – Is it Too Late?

It was in October, 2006, and I was on my way to our annual real estate franchise convention in Las Vegas via a planned itinerary stop in Denver for a short layover and plane swap. While browsing around in the airport bookstore, I came across a paperback book titled “Sell Now!: The End of the […]