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Richard Gomez recalls purchasing houses in Greenhills, Forbes Park, says ‘investing’ best advice to young stars today

Richard Gomez talked about his own journey in real estate investing.

Richard Gomez recalls purchasing houses in Greenhills, Forbes Park, says ‘investing’ best advice to young stars today-Toff C.
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09/19/2022 10:28 PM
Richard Gomez recalls purchasing houses in Greenhills, Forbes Park, says ‘investing’ best advice to young stars today
Screenshot from Ogie Diaz's YouTube Video

Actor and congressman Richard Gomez shared that saving money and investing in real estate are some of the best advice that he can give to young stars today. 

"'Yun talaga the best suggestion na maibibigay ko sa mga nag-aartista ngayon. Kung kaya mo talaga mag-ipon, ipon ka rin at magpundar ka ng bahay. 'Yung bahay kapag nabili mo na 'yan gamitin mo na hanggang sa tumanda ka, hanggang sa magka-anak ka," he said in an interview with Ogie Diaz in the latter's YouTube vlog. 

He stressed that celebrities need to learn how to save money, especially at the peak of one's career. 


"Kasi alam mo pagsikat ka, lalo na pag mainit ka na artista, ang bilis ng pera. 'Pag hindi ka marunong mag-ipon, maliligaw ka ng landas eh. Biglang dadami ang barkada mo,” he stated.

“Magtataka ka ang dami mong friends kasi libre ka nang libre tapos kung saan-saan ka gumagastos pero 'pag hindi ka nakapag-ipon after nun, wala ka ng trabaho, wala ka ng napundar, 'yun ang masakit," he added.

In the same interview, Richard also talked about his own journey in investment. The actor-congressman revealed that the first thing he bought from his income as an actor was a house.

"Ang una kong naipundar na malaki was really a house," he shared. 

Richard revealed that he first bought a house in Mariposa before building another house in Greenhills in 1996.

"Nung nag-asawa na ako kay Lucy (Torres), kinasal na kami, sabi ko may isang bahay tayo 'yung sa Mariposa, 'yun ang bahay ko nung single pa ako, sabi ko hindi naman natin ginagamit, ibenta na lang natin. Tapos we stayed in Greenhills,” he said.

He went on: “And nakapag-ipon pa rin, ipon nang ipon hanggang sa year 2000, nakabili ako ng bahay sa Forbes Park. Eh medyo mahal. Sabi ko parang kinabahan ako, 'Kaya ko ba to?' Sabi ko if we don't buy it now, we'll not be able to buy it anymore. So 'yun. Pikit-mata, kaya natin 'to basta ang monthly natin may mortgage, kinompute namin kaya natin. So, nung 2001, we bought that," he shared.

The actor shared that they rented out their house at Forbes Park for ten years which paid the mortgage of the house. 

"Sabi ko hindi naman natin kailangan tirahan 'yan eh. Ang bahay nandiyan na, let's have it rented out tapos 'yung renta na 'yun, iyon ang pambayad natin sa bangko, sa mortgage. So 'yun ang nangyari. Ten years may umuupa ng bahay na 'yun. So 10 years nabayaran 'yung bahay so dun pa rin kami sa Greenhills nakatira," he said. 

Richard and Lucy eventually occupied their house at Forbes Park when Lucy became a congresswoman since it was near the airport.

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"Finally nung naging congresswoman na si Lucy, grabe na 'yung traffic ng EDSA, sabi ko lipat na tayo ng Makati. Huwag na natin ipa-renew 'yung kontrata nung nakatira dun. Sampung taon naman na sila nakatira dun. Si inoccupy na namin 'yung bahay, inayos namin, sa Forbes. Ito malapit sa airport, ten to fifteen minutes malapit ka na so convenient para mag-airport siya. Every week umuwi siya," he said.   

He continued” "So ganun ang ginagawa ko pag maka-ipon ako, ano bang maganda diyan? Bili tayo nito, bilhin natin. One of the best investments talaga is real estate especially in Manila."