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Rule of Owning a Home in the Philippines
- General Rule – only Filipino citizens and corporations with at least sixty percent of the capital of which is owned by Filipino are entitled to acquire and own land in the Philippines.
- Exceptions to General Rule – Alien acquisition of real estate in the Philippines is allowed in the following cases:
A) Acquisition before the 1935 Constitution
B) Acquisition thru hereditary succession if the alien acquires is a legal heir.
C) Purchase of not more than forty percent interest in a condominium project. Example: if a condominium unit has 100 units, different foreigners can own 40 or 40% of these units.