It’s no secret that every Filipino dreams of having their own house. Now, if you’ve been watching videos of OFWs sharing their home construction projects, you should know that building a house from scratch, will take millions of pesos – depending on how big you want your house to be.
While such will be the case when you build a house from scratch, there are also other ways you can get a house in the Philippines. So, for OFWs planning to invest in one soon, this video is for you…
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Katas ng Kuwait: Kabayan Vlogs About DIY House Extension Project
In the video, we see OFW vlogger Kuya Kubos in his new home doing some renovation work. He shares that while the house was bought under ready-for-occupancy (RFO) terms, there’s still work that needs to be done because he wants to maximize the space he has to have a veranda as well as a dirty kitchen at the back of the house.
Kuya Kubos shared that he decided to work on his house project by himself, and with the help of his siblings because he wanted to cut on some expenses as he is still paying for his house – on a rent-to-own plan for 13 more years. He got the house on a ready-for-occupancy (RFO) term and has to pay Php 7,000 on a monthly basis for 15 years.
He says that’s still a long way to go, but he’s been living in his house for two years now.
Kuya Kubos said that while it’s difficult right now, especially since he’s based in the Philippines, he sees no other way but to do this for himself and for his future family.
So, Kuya Kubos explains that all his hardships, the body aches he has to endure while working on his house extension project – as the only person doing the lifting, welding, and construction tasks – will all be worth it, in time.
As you can tell, Kuya Kubos carries this positive demeanour in life (he smiles and jokes a lot!) and he does not rest on the here and now. Instead, he’s a forward thinker who’s looking ahead at the better things that are yet to come. These are two qualities that every Filipino, whether based abroad or in the Philippines, should have to reach their fullest potential and to enjoy a happy life.
Catch the full video here, posted via Kuya Kubos’ YouTube channel:
PHP 800,000 Ready for Occupancy Unit
Now, for the technical aspects of the work.
Kuya Kubos shared that he got his RFO property with a down payment of Php 28,000 – to be paid in six months. And the total contract price of his property is around Php 800,000, but he’s on bank financing through BDO, so he got some help getting the house from his chosen developer.
As a tip, Kuya Kubos shared that OFWs who are still working abroad should aspire to invest in a house as soon as they can. Firstly, because they have the means to do so. Next, even if it’s difficult at first, they will enjoy the benefits later on in life, once they decide to come back home and settle down for good.