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  1. bill/joy cebu
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Having lived in Cebu province from 2010-late2015, and building a house, this man's information is very very good.

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  2. Tommy LaMotta
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    How much of a down payment do you give to a builder/ general contractor?

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  3. YouTube COMMENTATOR- Mr. Hahn
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Good video.
    Mr. Hahn
    Los Angeles

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  4. MrJolo1978
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Super good work

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  5. Werner & Mary
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Thank you for the interesting video and map links. Seems Cebu City area is a quite good location 😉

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  6. Ahmad
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Hello Sir . Right now is Aug/2019, could you please tell me If I start building a semi elegant house in Iloilo city how much will be the approximate cost per square meter, Highly appreciated .( about 250 sq meter ).

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  7. Robert Kubrick
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    If you are building a slab dwelling, you want your slab to extend at least 4 feet beyond the walls of your building. Think of the earth as a plastic. You place something fairly heavy in comparison to the footprint it will slowly sink. Think of it as putting a snowshoe under your foundation to spread out the weight, the heavier the structure, the bigger the snowshoe you need. Not to mention, the extended slab stabilizes the ground moisture which can't evaporate in the dry season if it's covered by concrete. This works in Texas, just they same. If I built a structure on a slab, the slab would extend 8 feet beyond the walls, literally a raft, sitting on the earth.

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  8. Robert Kubrick
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    If you are building new, I can give you a few pointers that won't cost much compared to what it will save you. If you are building a slab building, upsize all drains by one inch or more. I put a 3 inch drain in for my mothers kitchen sink and you could put anything you want down it and it wouldn't clog other than the 1.5 inch trap which is easily remedied. 4 inch sewer. Bring your water in above ground and run it through the ceilings and drop it down inside walls. Insulate for cold water. Use no 90 degree angles in your water supply pipes to avoid water hammer. You can get regular small tank water heaters that will make enough hot water for washing dishes, sterilizing hot. Have a receptacle under the cabinet connected to a switch above the sink, as there is no sense heating 2-5 gallons of water to 140F continuously when it will get there in 10 minutes anytime you flip the switch. You could stack about three of the instantaneous heaters in line for a 15 degrees Fahrenheit each one, but why? If you want to do something with solar? Running it to an ordinary water heater with a filament is a good way to use solar with no battery, no grid tie, no inverter.

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  9. ray cuizon
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Thanks for the info its really helpful. I'll be 55 in two years and plan on retiring back in the Philippines where I grew up. Planning to build two houses in the Philippines. One in Cebu City where my Dad left me a 800 sq meter lot. The other in Carcar City 40km south of Cebu City where my Mom left me a 7 hectare farm. Luckily for me my Father in law is a contractor. Still its nice to know the in and outs of building a house in the Philippines.

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  10. Rene Ronquillo
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    I was hoping this video was some one with building experience. I read, I read, I read that's all I hear. Lol. Misleading video. No experience.

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  11. Ivan Mutch
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    I know this might sound crazy but what's the whole process to buying land and building a simple house. I want 100 square meter land. Example for dummies please

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  12. patrick evans
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    in the remote province where my wife is from (Romblon) labor is as follows…. skilled labor is p500 per day & non skilled labor is p300 per day plus you do have to feed all the workers lunch.

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  13. Richard Roberts
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Thank you for this great video. Moving to Mindanao from Canada hopefully next year. Your video gave me a lot to think about.

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  14. Thomas Stinson
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Thank you for posting this

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  15. Jeffrey White
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Very good vid…thank you

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  16. Justin Bersamina Vlog
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Hello sir..welcome..come and visit me my home ..thanks.

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  17. ron prize
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    MY fiance and her family is from Cebu. My fince's dad is a mason not just block but he also lays tile. she said he makes 500 pesos a day for I believe an 9 hour day. ^ days a week she said he averages 3k a week. This is just my 2 cents good video though.

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  18. Spurlin Edwards
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Excellent information, thanks…

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  19. Keli Writes Copy
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Land all across the Philippines seems to be skyrocketing. What’s going on? Or are they raising the prices just because they hear my American accent?

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  20. Z Phish
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    I'm building a pretty big house. it will cost about P6 million. It's about 260 square meters, 2 story with a rooftop terrace. Mine cost a little more, but I used premium materials and American standards on building codes. I did build a little 2 bedroom house on the back of the land and it cost about P400,000. So you can go cheaper as well.

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  21. amie hardin
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    We bought our beachfront lots in the island of samal south of the PI which is over an acre equiv. in US w/34 yards beach frontage for 120k. Ouch seems a lot. Land price is skyrocketting in this area as it is close to davao city. Building 2400 sq ft 4BR, 3.5 BR with carport about 140k contracted with a local builder.

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  22. john harris
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    I have seen vids about building house here and many are being over charged in many ways. Here they still think you have big money from the agents to lawyers and constructors Normal lawyer fee to purchase land they will ask 10% but will do the same job for 5 to 7% Land agents will up the price near double so always speak to the owner of lot and do not accept the first price given same with contractor { from Bohol ]

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  23. ECA BEN
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    I'm almost done with my mountain house Rod. Initially, it was supposed to be a native bahay Kubo. It evolved into a 3 bedroom concrete ranch house. The heartache I've endured because of this house, I can't even tell you. Still, I'm a bit happy because I'll have a mountain house ready before I retire.
    When you're building outside the urban areas the transport costs are high, skilled and reliable workers are hard to find and securing materials is a concern. The views in the mountains are gorgeous though. Also, I was surprised at how fast development is in rural Metro Cebu.

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  24. Brian Kyle
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:18 am

    Flood risk map is not shown

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