Local Tips
Local Tips

Find a Home in Manila

Manila, the capital of The Phillippines, is one of those beautiful cities that combines the gorgeous architecture of its early inhabitants - in this case, Spanish Colonialists - and modern buildings that give the entire city a gorgeous feel that makes it a wonderful place to live. Located on the island of Luzon, the city is said to be "The Pearl of the Orient", indicating that beneath a perhaps roughish exterior, lies a wonderfully beautiful place just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed by those who want to make it their home. If you're planning on making the move to Manila, and would like some local tips to help you along, then just keep on reading.


Manila, the capital of The Phillippines, is one of those beautiful cities that combines the gorgeous architecture of its early inhabitants – in this case, Spanish Colonialists – and modern buildings that give the entire city a gorgeous feel that makes it a wonderful place to live. Located on the island of Luzon, the city is said to be “The Pearl of the Orient”, indicating that beneath a perhaps roughish exterior, lies a wonderfully beautiful place just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed by those who want to make it their home. If you’re planning on making the move to Manila, and would like some local tips to help you along, then just keep on reading.

Find a home in beautiful Manila

The best way to find a home in a new city, or even a new country, is by hiring an expert Real Estate Agent to make the process that little bit easier for you. Real Estate Agents such as Point 2 Homes can help you find the home of your dreams by utilising their local knowledge, experience and connections to make the whole process that little bit easier.

When it comes to actually locating a home to live in, the Internet is your best friend. While your Real Estate Agent will be able to help you find a property, you’ll have a much broader choice if you make use of a website such as Phillippines Properties to take a look through some listings. You may also be able to find a property by looking at local advertisements, or even through word of mouth.

An interesting fact about The Phillippines is that it’s actually an archipelago nation, made up of more than seven thousand islands, of which Manila is located on just one. If you love the idea of living in the country, but aren’t too fussed about which particular area, then perhaps you can save yourself some money by opting to live on a different island? It’s worth looking at, just in case you find somewhere else you love just as much as Manila.

Something worth noting if you’re planning on buying a home in Manila; people who aren’t native to The Phillippines are legally allowed to own houses and other property, but are not permitted to own the land on which the property sits. So, although you will own your home, you won’t own the land it’s on. Just worth noting!

Real Estate, redefined

Wherever your dream home might be, we here at Domobase can help you get there! We connect our customers with only the very best Real Estate Agents and Landlords, giving them the opportunity to find a brand new home without having to trawl through endless listings to get there. All you need to do to take advantage of this is download our app, fill in some details and link up your social media profile, giving us a little bit of information about where you would like to live. Once you’ve done that, we’ll take care of everything else, and have up to three brilliant industry professionals get in touch with you within a few days to help you find your perfect property.


Charlotte is the content creator for Domobase, a freelance content marketer and creative fiction writer. When not scribbling away, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.