Friday, August 31, 2012

Real People Eat Real Food

Chemicals and Additives

'We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavours and furniture polish is made from real lemons.'
Alfred E. Newman

There is never one thing alone that causes ill health or disease - it will always be a combination of many things - BUT - if there were one aspect of our diet that is more irritating than any other - I believe it would be the addition of all the chemicals - the inorganic, lifeless, poisonous chemicals that are listed on the containers of the foodstuffs that occupy the shelves of the supermarkets.

• Let's face it folks - we are 'organic by nature.'

• The body cannot efficiently utilize inorganic matter.

• It will be forced to either lay it down somewhere or attempt to eliminate it - either way - a total waste of energy.

• There are thousands of food additives and chemicals in common use by the world's food industry.

Since the USDA no longer provides data on the amount of additives consumed by the average person (in the Western world) we have to extrapolate a little bit.

• In 1979 the USDA determined that each person consumed up to ¾ of a ton of food each year - of that, additives made up less than 1%.

• If we increase the amount of food consumed over the past 30 yeas we could reasonably expect each person to be ingesting up to and over ½ ounce of additives per day.

• The Columbia Encyclopaedia tells us that food additives comprise approximately 10% (about 150 lbs) of the food consumed by the average American adult.

• The laboratory CANNOT duplicate 'mother nature.

• Additives' are simply chemicals that resemble 'qualities' of food in name only.

• They have no life force.

And I might add - that all vitamins, supplements, tonics and tinctures that are produced and sold in shops - they have no life force either - they can stimulate - or they can depress the nervous system - but that's it.

If you want real health - not just a shine on the surface with the furniture polish - eat the real deal - chemicals are just the peel of the fruit - they cannot build health.

All the best for your health and happiness,

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Julius Caesar

In the heights of the Roman Empire, Julius Caesar stood leagues above the rest of the world. Some historians would argue that he was the most powerful human to ever walk the planet, and how can you argue? But, to me, he offers more than just a book I read in high school, though that book is rarely used as an example of entrepreneurship and it should be. However, he is more than an example; he is the heartbeat of the world of innovators and should be seen as the guide for all entrepreneurs. Julius said things like ““It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”, “I would rather be first in a small village in Gaul than second in command in Rome” and “how to avoid getting stabbed in the back at work.”, and all of these quotes could be thought of as symbols of the way we all must think.

He was an inspiration and a role model for the free world, though he was an emperor. He should be read by entrepreneurs, not Zig Ziglar or Robert T. Kiyosaki, he was the real deal. He owned the world, not a sales technique or a real estate strategy. True power comes from understanding true power, not what someone else wants you to buy. He also said “Men freely believe that which they desire”, which is why these “gurus” exist. Make sure you are reading all the time, but make sure you are reading things that draw real thought and come from a place of where you would like to be one day. Don’t believe the hype and rush into a business that someone else claims to be a success in because most of the time those that you should learn from cost more than .95. Go to the source of information and do it right or don’t do it at all. It may sound strange, but be like Frank Lucas in American Gangster and go to the source directly or stop playing the game. Find the people that matter in your world and get to them the right way.

Now, being that Julius Caesar was the most powerful man in the world, I can safely say that he understood success and power better than any of us ever will. This is what no modern day book can teach you, how to truly handle success. Sure they teach you about the things to do to be a success and the road to walk down, but do they teach you how to handle it when you get there?

There is something that very few people knew about Julius Caesar. He always had a shadow behind him while he ruled his empire. He always had a skinny peasant standing behind him that would lean over and whisper in his ear which would change the look on his face and the way he would speak. This peasant was not a God or a Statesman; he was a peasant that Julius Caesar himself paid to work for him. Everywhere Julius would go, this poor man would go and never did this poor man speak to anyone but the Caesar. Never did anyone know what they spoke about and why he was there. But, the story behind this man is one that I have taken to heart and every other businessman that is truly destined for greatness should also take to heart.

The story goes like this. One day the Caesar was walking through his palace and he stopped right outside the gates because he saw a man working on the wall. His guards immediately ran to accost this man and Julius stopped them so he could ask this man what he was doing. The man replied that he had been working on filling a hole in the wall, at no cost or want of recognition. The man explained that 2 known criminals had come in to his eatery in the poorer section of Rome and spoken about this crack in the wall. They spoke of the ways they were going to use it to break in and steal from the Caesar. Without thinking twice this man came to fix it. Julius was stunned and amazed and took this man under his arm for a walk. After this walk, no one really knows what happened because of the secrecy involved, this man never left the side of the Caesar again.

The legend says that Julius had taken this man in and provided his entire family more money than they could ever spend in exchange for his undying loyalty and time. He saw what he thought to be a true Roman and a real honest man and rewarded him for it. However, this man would have the hardest job in all of Rome, as the legend goes, and through his occupation every free spirited innovator should learn.

Julius Caesar, the most powerful man on the planet had asked this peasant to be his voice of reason. He had given this man the daunting task of being the voice of reason to the most feared and respected man in the world in a time of pure chaos. This man, that no one knew, or ever spoke to, had the task of standing behind the most imposing figure in history at all times. Every time the Caesar got an ego or stepped out of line, according to the guidelines of best practices and Roman rules that Caesar himself wrote, you would see this skinny peasant lean in and whisper to Julius. He was only allowed to say one phrase in public and was rarely allowed to leave the grounds. For this his family never had to worry about financial matters ever again. But if he were to ever fail; his blood line would have ended on the spot.

Julius Caesar hired a man to stand behind him and whisper in his ear, “You’re only a man, you’re only a man, you’re only a man” which is a far cry from the rich and powerful of our time. Today the rich and powerful will pay people to tell them the exact opposite and even pay to have others lie to them so they feel even more omnipotent. Caesar understood power and its uses and downfalls and took the time to look in the mirror. He noted that every powerful man will be tempted to think they are Godlike in the face of fame and fortune and he humbled himself at every possible chance.

This story, though legend and not historical (because they killed him too before anyone had a chance to ask him what he did for a living) tells me more about success than anything any “guru” ever could. It tells me that we all need to have a voice of reason and a person to stay in our face about the things we do on the way up or at the top. And, that it is more important WHO we are and not WHAT we are or what we have done. Take this this to heart and find those in your life that tell you the truth at all times and hold on to them at all costs. You may not even like them, but you need them if you plan to be a real success and not just another wanna be “guru”. I have found 3 in my life and they have saved my rear end more times by keeping me in check when I succeeded than anyone could ever have helped when I failed. It is more important to have your feet on the ground than your head in the clouds. Don’t be afraid to look in the mirror and when it is hard to do, make sure you have someone there to hold it for you. The bottom-line is simple, power corrupts and only those that truly deserve it will maintain it. Protect what is yours and stay true to who you are as an entrepreneur, it is the only thing you can really control. Hiring a coach to keep you from making mistakes is usually not needed, but having a coach that helps you stay as focused as you did on the way up, will never fail.

By Eric Rice

Home Insurance - 'Home Sweet Home'

Insurance is a promise by an organisation to an individual to cover his or her losses that often come in life. The insurance companies offer various types of schemes to the people to cover up the expenses of the losses. One can insure their vehicle, house and even life.

Home is the place which is necessary for every person. Then, how can this attribute be untouched with these useful schemes. Home Insurance is a scheme that covers your homes, and farm houses. Although it is called a property insurance but it also insures your offices, flats, building and whatever you want to insure. With its policy you can cover many personal insurance protections that protects you from financial losses regarding your flats and buildings from any kind of losses. It covers the loss of your living expenses, loss of possessions and any kind of calamity that may occur at your home.

If you own a house then you must have the insurance of it as you don't know what may happen to your house tomorrow.

It keeps your home and your liabilities safe for your future. It is a kind of safety to your house as the policy safe your roof in your bad times. To apply for these benefits you first need to pay some amount called 'premium' to that firm at some specified interval of times. Nowadays, every third company is giving insurance, whether its home, life, car or any thing you want. This helps the person or rather insures him that he will not come on road if some kind of crises falls on you. Newspapers, magazines, fliers, TV, everywhere you can now finds the ads related to insurance on lowest possible premiums. Online services also play a vital role in this regard.

Home Insurance is kind of shield between you and your house that protects you future.

When talking about policy, Dwelling policy (DP) is a similar kind of thing that is used for residences that are not qualified for vacancy/non-occupancy, secondary residence/seasonal. DP includes both property and liabilities cover that with any kind of additional premium. It means that only one single premium is paid for all the coverage related to the house.

Before taking up your the home insurance always remember to read its manual first as it has some but major terms and conditions, clause etc., that don't cover your loss or you can also say major losses. The home insurance policy or any kind of policy is set for a specific period of time. So do clear the facts and things that are covered under you policy before like- the amount your company is determining for your house, what things are covered including the property in the home, the damaged liabilities coverage and all related kind of queries. These are some major points that are somewhere mentioned in clause, terms and conditions but the person who is seeking insurance goes unaware of these things.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Villa Jasmin - A Lovely Villa in Spain

There is a peaceful and quiet villa in Spain called Villa Jasmin. This is a very charming villa that is located in the middle of the hills of the Serra Brava.

This holiday villa is a nice getaway from the busy city life, and it will be just right for those who appreciate nature, as it is in the middle of a beautiful garden!

There is a great covered terrace that includes a barbecue, where you can enjoy all of your meals while taking in the scenic view. All the while you will be enjoying shade from the hot sun as well as protection from sudden rain. If you happen to like sunbathing, there is an additional terrace that faces the south. You can enjoy sunbathing here next to beautiful vines. Come sunset, you may wish to partake in a game of petanque on the court which is situated behind the villa next to the sounds of the babbling waterfall.

Once you arrive at this gorgeous villa in Spain, there will be a place for you to park your car on private property.

You can get to the entrance of the house through a staircase entryway. On the entrance level you will find a living room as well as a kitchen that comes fully equipped. Also on this level are 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and one of the bathrooms is en suite with a Jacuzzi! When you go through the living room you will enter a giant and gorgeous covered terrace through a set of 3 steps. From here you will be able to get to the other part of the garden.

Villa Jasmin is a holiday villa in Spain that suits 6 people. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is located in the urbanization of Serra Brava in Costa Brava, Spain. It is roughly 3km from the beach. Small pets are accepted. It will be necessary to have a car.

You can have normal usage of water, gas, electricity and taxes all included in your rental price. Those who are under the age of 25 are only allowed upon special request.

Information on the region of Costa Brava:

Costa Brava is very popular for those who are traveling by car, as it runs near the French border. The La Selva district can be found to the South of the Costa Brava. This is right between Blanes and Tossa de Mar. Most of the holiday villas are located here. There are several fisherman villages where you will find the remains of the Roman period. The climate is another factor that makes this area highly desirable. Since it is usually such a mild climate, you can take in the breathtaking rugged coastline as well as the many sandy beaches no matter what time of year it is. The local people here are known for their warm character. Costa Brava also has a rich historical past that many find intriguing. There really is a lot going on here, which would make anyone want to stay at a villa in Spain!

More About Commercial Real Estate

Being a legal term in some of the major jurisdictions of the world, real estate encompasses land and the permanently attached properties along with it, specifically the residential and commercial property of any kind. If you consider leaping into the commercial real estate investment then it will be a wise decision to be prepared to come up with some intricate decisions along with some lengthy research that includes researching the right properties available and the market conditions as well.

Commercial Real Estate is divided into three different categories including industrial, office and retail. It demands full knowledge of all the properties that may fall in these three distinct sub divisions. There are many states in the world where any residential property holding more than a specified number of divisions qualifies to be a commercial property for tax purposes and borrowing.

The commercial real estate may be one of the toughest businesses to start with, however, you can even reap maximum rewards from it, if found lucky enough to hit the right odds.

Selection of the right type of a property will always be considered an essential point in this particular field. Investing in separate and dissimilar properties like apartment buildings and retail may cause a greater stress and may likely lead you to failure.

Select only one type of property when you start with your real estate ventures and thus become a professional in that particular section before you move on to another new venues. As an investor, it will be imperative to learn about the property, market scenario, restrictions and conditions, zoning ordinances, existing leases, environmental hazards, tenants and the existing conditions as well.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The hype of living in Hyde Park

Hyde Park – one of the largest parks in central London is one of the Royal Parks of London and is contiguous with Kensington Gardens. The park is home to several sites of interests such as Speakers’ Corner, Diana – Princess of Wales memorial, London’s Holocaust Memorial and the Weeping Beech botanical specimen. The area around Hyde Park is one of the most sought after in terms of real estate – the park is such an important landmark making the area so popular.                                             

Hyde Park is marked by Sussex Gardens to the north, Bayswater Road to the south, Edgware Road to the east and Lancaster Gate to the west. There area has excellent town planning with several houses and apartment complexes. There are several properties for sale in Hyde Park ranging from studio apartments to mews houses.

Hyde Park is accessible with several routes linking the area to the rest of London including buses and tube stations. Other facilities such as shopping, dining, schooling and entertainment are easily accessible and available in Hyde Park, making living here quite convenient for locals.

All these reasons make Hyde Park a treasure chest when it comes to dealing with real estate. Property for sale or rent can be found here – those that have commanding views of the park are high in demand. If you are looking for property for sale or rent in this area, you should consult the services of a well experienced estate agent in Hyde Park.

An estate agent will be able to arrange the selling, renting or management of properties and other buildings.

Those that specialize in renting of property are often called letting agents. Estate agents mainly market property available for sale, and use a solicitor to prepare legal documents. Estate agents in Hyde Park are aplenty – finding the right one for your needs is imperative.

If you are looking for a new home, you should hire a trusted estate agent that specializes in and has many years of experience when it comes to buying homes. By hiring someone who has been in the business for a long time, you are assured that they understand the system and will have strong links to be able to find the right deals for you. In addition, a trusted estate agent will have detailed local market knowledge, always an advantage when it comes to real estate.  A good estate agent will be able to provide help through all stages of the buying process – starting from viewings all the way to providing free financial advice.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Real Commercial Printing Costs

In looking at commercial printing costs, you should not just look at the monetary value you should also look at the effort of both parties and the time spent in creating the prints.  One of the most important things to do to cut costs in printing is to find the best commercial printer who can give you a good price for your print and less of a headache when printing starts.

Do you really need multi – color printing (more than one color)? If you are picking just black for your prints, printing will relatively be cheaper compared to a print that has one specific color.  The more colors you require apart from black the more it will cost.  Since our monitors use RGB colors, the prints will most likely not match the actual design and should you require the colors to match your pick as exact as possible, your price just might go up.  So to save you a few bucks, be fine with the colors that comes out the proof unless the colors are way to different from the one you chose.

Paper Choice
Your choice of paper can also affect the price quote your target printers may give you.

Thicker paper and paper made of good quality will obviously add to the price.  This is a very important choice as papers ability to absorb ink varies greatly plus papers of good quality survive longer than the thinner ones.  You can however use the cheaper ones for simple handouts that people just might throw away eventually.

Print dimensions
The bigger your prints are the bigger the costs, this would increase even more if you require a particular size that is not commonly done.

Print volume
How much prints are you thinking of having produced? Commercial prints are often more than 500 copies or more.  Ideally your printer should give you a good rate for the volume of your prints.

The more prints you require for printing the more savings you get.  This will not only save you money, it will also save you time and effort to go back to your printers if you need the same prints  again just because you did not print that much.

Pre-flight/submission/uploading Check
The more thorough your review of your design you do before you give to the printers the more you save on monetary costs, efforts and time.  Look at everything from all corners; check your fonts, colors, simple spellings and grammar, typographical errors, wrong pictures etc.  The more you scrutinize everything the better for you and your pocket.

Additional add-ons apart from the print on the paper like binding is another add-on to the bill.  Some printers include this in the package to give you better rates.

Turnaround time
Your chosen printer should meet any deadline you require.  While monetarily late prints will not cost you greatly (unless you have an event coming in a few days), it will how ever cost you the time.  The time lost is the time that the prints should have been with the intended users.

Understanding the entire process of commercial printing will help you greatly in cutting down the costs.  Talk to your chosen commercial printer and be friendly, nice customers tend to be given better packages or cheaper rates than arrogant ones.

For more easy tips and wise ideas about cost effective and impressive print materials visit: commercial printing.

Thailand Villas

Thailand is a land of exotic locales, stunning views, mouth-watering cuisine, lush flora and rare fauna and has lately topped the list of favorite holiday destinations. When in Thailand, there is no better option to stay than in a villa. Thailand Villas are resplendent in luxury and grandeur and are any day a better option than hotels. Thailand Villas are an amalgam of contemporary and traditional culture under one roof. Generally a villa would include 3 to 5 bedrooms, pavilions, magnificent pools, fully equipped kitchen, open dining and living rooms and beautifully landscaped gardens to spend some peaceful time in.

The investment potential of Thailand is on an upsurge and it is the best time to invest in a property there. The government in Thailand is focusing on a 10% growth of annual tourism and is taking aggressive measures to achieve it. The thriving tourism industry is one of the major contributors to the rising investment in Thailand property. Recently, many new luxury resorts have come up and are attracting tourists like never before. You may buy a villa for your personal use as well as for renting it out during holiday season to reap maximum benefits from your property.

Villas in Thailand are of various types and you may pick one according to your preference and budget. Private villas are a private Thailand property and are located on individual plots of land. Some of these villas demand a security deposit to be made in order to ensure complete safety of the premises, but you may get some villas that do not demand any such security. Most villas have an excellent in-house staff for cleaning, washing, cooking, laundry etc who are available at your service throughout your stay. The recent property boom in Thailand has made investing in a villa here as a lucrative option. However, it would be wise to investigate the ownership, laws, pricing, locality, amenities and facilities of the villa before you invest any money there.

Villas are preferred by people who indulge in luxurious surroundings and have the money to afford the luxury. Hence, this profile of your forthcoming customer has to be given due importance when you look for villas. Compromising on the open spaces and quality would only do you harm as your villa would not be suitable for the person who may rent it. As you are catering to a niche market who splurges on luxury, it is imperative to buy a villa that does justice to the tastes and preferences of a prospective customer. It would not be prudent to cut corners as it would affect your clientele. Invest in a villa that is luxurious and caters to all the whims and fancies of a customer. This would ensure a steady rental all year round and would give you returns all your life.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Bali Villas, doesnt the name sound interesting in itself? The entire experience and the ambience of such villas is even more interesting, beyond the imaginations and the fantasies of an individual. The feeling of being at home outside ones home is a feeling unparalleled. One gets to get all the comforts and the luxuries of ones home but s/he is away from all the fuss that the city has on offer. This is the beauty of the
Bali Villas. As the name itself suggests, such villas are located in the serene and scenic location of Bali in the mystical Indonesia. However, these villas have managed to create an identity for themselves, that of being the most different and the most imaginatively comforting places for holidays. This comfort of the villas is added up by the mixture of grandeur and humility in the hospitality offered at these Bali Villas.

The trend with most Bali Villas is that the guest is welcomed in a grand style. The driver who is assigned with the responsibility of picking up the guests sees to it that the guests are made to feel as important as possible. The guest, along with his/her family, is driven to the villa from the airport in a cab, owned by the villa. The driver, in cases of most Bali Villas, is also on the rolls of the villa. This adds to the control the villa owners could have over the quality which is being delivered right at the outset. This is important because the driver and the cab are the first point of contact of the villa with the guests. Therefore, if the first impression on the guests is good, the rest of things become smoother for the staff members and the owner/s of these Bali Villas.

Staff members and owners of all Bali Villas know it well that their existence depends upon the quality that they deliver. Promising grandeur is one thing, delivering it with precision is another. That is where comes in the role of an effective villa manager. The villa manager takes care of the entire stay of the guests at the villa. In case the number of expected guests is large then one could even consider having more than one manager for the job. These Bali Villas would do well to entertain only quality when it comes to the managers because the job, as simple as it might look, is a difficult one. The guests of the villa can also be guided on tours and trips they could make outside the villa to explore the city and its cultures and heritage. Bali Villas should, thus, secure a grand reception and stay for the guests.

Real Belonging

I belong to our town band. We have a tendency to're a assortment of odds and ends who each plays a musical instrument of one kind or another. Mostly we all played our instruments after we were in grade faculty, and then put them in storage for several years till retiring to the tiny mountain valley where we all live. Each instrument could be a bit tarnished and definitely the youngest is a lot of than middle aged. As an example, my saxophone is older than I am.

We have a tendency to have drums, a baritone, tuba, clarinet, saxophone, two or 3 trumpets, relying on the day, 2 flutes (3 when a guest from out of city is staying with a relative), a keyboard, and eventually, we have a tendency to have 2 instruments you do not typically see in a very band; an accordion and a home-made instrument that does not have a name. It is a single heavy-gauge string tied to a wood shovel handle hooked up to a plastic bucket for the sounding board, all on a picket plywood base about 18 inches square.

It makes a real thrumming sound that adds to the percussion of the drums.

We have a tendency to don't march. We have a tendency to sit... and play. We tend to play twice a year. On the fourth of July, we have a tendency to arise early and get on the back of a trailer and are pulled around our very little mountain valley (full-time population 120, summer vacation population 800 - a lot of or less relying on the weekend and the holiday). We tend to wake everyone up around 7:00am and then we have a tendency to all gather right down to the New England style church (engineered in 1868) and have additional music by the band, a very little program, and after all breakfast for everybody within the community.

The complete-time residents came from all over the United States to measure in this small community.

The half-time residents principally return from the encompassing communities and cities from which they escape on hot summer days or once they want to play within the snow within the winter.

The simplest factor about it, though, is the feeling that exists in the valley. People usually comment on feeling how peaceful, serene and something else... they simply can't put their finger on it.

I assume it's as a result of of the individuals themselves; from people who initial settled the valley and every one those who've come ever since. They've come from everywhere and they've gotten along... as a result of they want to.

There are different religions, nationalities, political persuasions, and ages. One factor all of them have in common is their love for our very little valley. We tend to unite in several common causes, such as clean-ups, fundraisers, barn dances, potlucks, sicknesses, surgeries, and celebrations. And yes, we have a tendency to probably apprehend each others' business too much.

Still, our love for the sensation we have a tendency to've all helped produce, and the desire we tend to have to take care of it, keeps us together. We have differences, yes, however we tend to don't worry an excessive amount of concerning settling things that may't be settled. Instead we all simply target being tolerant, obtaining along, and enjoying the things we tend to share rather than worry concerning the things we don't.

Brad Stucki could be a director in 3 different investment companies, a vp in one of the country's largest regional banks, and owns 3 businesses. Early in his career he helped pioneer the concept of "Business Incubation" working with over 250 fledgling firms helping them grow and flourish.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flipping House

The term flipping house is used to described purchasing revenue generating asset and quickly reselling it for profit. Sometimes others thought (new to this business) that in this kind of business, you are excluded in paying capital gain. Well you don’t need to pay capital gain if it is not for reselling purpose or you will be living in the house you are buying.

When you venture to this kind of business, you need to be ready with all the necessary information. If you are tight budget type, you need to reconsider, because there are some unexpected expenses that come along the way. Normally the process is for sale houses in a good location, good neighborhood and good ambiance. Eager to buy it, you will contact the real estate agent, remember you have competitor in buying that house, which surely thinking the same thing ‘profit’.

If you are an old timer investor who knows what houses are going to be marketable or houses that are ‘selling like hot cakes’, you can already do flipping house. Once you bid, real estate agents will check on all the offer. Sometimes there are some buyers who are best in using aggressive approach - approach that could be annoying like buyer keeps on calling even to the agents house, calling on the real owner of the house or giving some story on how badly they want to buy and renovate the house, and surprisingly agent will give in, even there are better offer. For the investor, there is a lot of work to be done, although it already planned on how it will end up or look like after the changes and renovation.

Good investors don’t just buy houses for flipping, but also, they are looking for persons who will probably work with them at affordable price. You can research that even one knows how to draw and lay out things, he still hires a draftsman because he doesn’t have a license. Make sure to check even the draftsman you are going to hire - sometimes you can hire a draftsman who is not too expensive, which will help you indeed with your budget. And there are some draftsmen, who have some architecture background or maybe taking up architecture at the same time, so he will provide some suggestion or idea, you will find it brilliant and unique, and will adopt it.

Flipping house is truly a good type of investment, knowing your budget and your plan with the house - surely it will become a profit.

Find commercial real estate listings

Do you know where to find commercial real estate listings? Please note that you are at the right place. On our listings you can all buy house cheap such as real estate apartments, beach houses etc. Have you ever come across a property or home owner who wants much money to be paid for the property? Welcome to the real world, it happens all the time to real estate experts. The question is would you like to see our listings or not? Do you take the listings or not? Will the customer reduce the cost to a more realistic level quickly so the listing does not stagnate on the market?

The pricing difficulty arises because most property owners think that they paid a good cost for the property and they want their money back plus an extra.

In their view time escalates the assets value (even if it is only a few years!). In their view prices do not go back when it comes to their wonderful assets. Well the conflicting is the case and prices do go backward for all sorts of reasons. The recent global monetary crisis in many countries has proven that.

Keep in mind that you do not have to list a property just because the client wants to list it with you or your agency. Protect your time and protect your status. Remember that an unsold property that is on the market for a long time will have impact on your reputation. It is better to be known for listing and selling a few good properties than listing lots of poor listings that are expensive

Before you take the expensive listing on there are a couple of considerations that you are required to make given that it's your time that will be taken in the marketing of the expensive property.

Take into consideration these questions:
Would it be better to let some other mediators take the listing at the inflated price and waste their time?
Can you come in later after the other mediator has remained unsuccessful with the property, thereby allowing you to condition the seller to a more reasonable price?
Will the client lessen the price quickly and soon if enquiry is low?
What range will the client drop the price to if they are to make the property more commercial?
How long have you got the listing for and is it long enough to match the customer to the market?

My theory is that the customers are not always right when it comes to price and the way to challenge them on their price theory is to propose that they put the property up for sale at public sale. Tell the client that the public sale method is the best way to get the best price that exists in the market today.

If the client is serious on selling the property and if they think their property is as good as they make it out to be, then they will not be frightened of the public sale process. One final thing needs to be said and done here. The broker funded marketing campaigns are necessary and the money for that campaign has to be paid before you start the marketing.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Villa Holidays

Villa holidays can feature many of the key elements that make up the perfect break – comfortable and private accommodation, peaceful and attractive surroundings and great weather hopefully.

Holidays are made up of a combination of many factors, all of which contribute to a great experience if things turn out well. For different people this combination of elements will vary. While some will prefer an active holiday resort, full of attractions and organised events, others will go for the opposite, opting for a remote spot where peace and quiet is the signature of every day. Sun and sand beach holidays are chosen by millions every year, while the beauty and seclusion of the high mountains is something others return to regularly.

The key components of any holiday typically include the weather and the type of accommodation, but food quality, service levels, good company, seaside opportunities, local sightseeing, sporting options and attractive scenery are all ranked as important.

In selecting a holiday from a travel brochure or website we make judgements on what we are purchasing based on the information available. We study the hotel features, check websites that cover the local area and read reviews posted by previous visitors. Once we make a selection and book the holiday, we are then relying on the accuracy of that information and the quality of the travel company to make sure our holiday turns out well. Certain elements are then out of our control, the weather of course, but also the standard of the hotel and the food it provides, the service levels provided by the hotel staff and of course whether we get on with the other hotel residents. If we have been to a resort or hotel before then we may know what we are getting, but for new locations a certain amount of uncertainty remains and it is that uncertainty that many people feel uncomfortable about.

By opting for a villa holiday, much of that uncertainty is taken away and a high degree of flexibility and control is returned to the holidaymaker, and that perhaps is one of the key attractions of this type of holiday.

Once we have found and booked the type of villa we want, many of the remaining holiday components remain totally under our control, except for the weather of course. We can choose what we want to do everyday and when we do it. We can get up early and enjoy the sunrise or perhaps have a lie in and recharge our batteries without being disturbed. We can choose what to eat and when we want to eat, not being restricted by hotel timetables. One favourite option is to visit a nearby market, purchase some regional produce and try out a local recipe. If we don’t want to cook for ourselves we can pick a local restaurant to try and if it does not meet our standards we are quite free to choose a different one the next day. If the villa has its own private swimming pool we can opt to sit around it all day, undisturbed by others or we can pack a few things and head down to the local beach.

Cost is also a factor when it comes to booking a villa holiday. Unlike some other types of holiday accommodation, villas are usually priced per property, so for larger families or groups of friends a villa can prove to be a very cost effective choice. If you like your space and can afford to rent a large villa, then you’ll enjoy the luxury of having the whole property to yourself, with rooms to relax in, eat in, sleep in, plus all the outdoor space. In some cases you may be left to your own devices for the entire duration of your stay. In many cases a housekeeper will visit the property once or twice each week and in the case of luxury serviced villas, you may even have fulltime staff or a dedicated cook.

Choice is the key element of villa holidays and as well as there being many different villas to choose from, once your holiday has started the ability to tailor it and choose exactly what you do remains throughout.

Phoenix Arizona Real Estate, Real Estate Arizona


Real Estate in most of the terms refers to the land and fixtures along with anything permanently affixed to the land. With the lot of advancement in the private property ownership, it has become a major area of business. Buying and selling a Real Estate requires a lot of investment and expertise. That is why most of the people go for Real Estate Agents for these kinds of deals.

When hiring a realtor, consider this: The Real Estate transaction requires extensive knowledge of the relevant data and then strong negotiation skills. Real Estate Agent must provide you with all of the necessary data to make a wise decision before buying or selling a home. He needs to spend hours of research to determine if property meets your needs, and is a value based investment for you and even should negotiate the best sales price on your behalf. It is important to go through the qualification and Resume of particular agent before hiring him.

In most of the developed and developing countries these Real Estate Services are getting a lot of advancements and popularities.

In the United States, Real Estate Agents and their salesperson (also called brokers) assist sellers in marketing their property and selling it highest and negotiated price. When acting as a buyer’s agent with any signed agreement they will look for helping them for lowest possible price.

In most jurisdictions in the United States, a person need to have a license so as to receive remuneration for services entitled as a real estate broker. Unlicensed activity is illegal, but still buyers and sellers acting as principals in the sale or purchase of real estate are not required to be licensed.

Still in some states, lawyers are allowed to handle real estate sales for compensation even if there do not have license as broker or agents.

When a person first is licensed to become a real estate agent, he/she obtains a real estate salesperson's license from the state in which he/she will practice or provide his/her Real estate Services. Real Estate agents or broker has influenced a lot of cities in US like Arizona, Phoenix, Fountain Hills, Tempe and Queen Creek etc.

Your decision to buy a home is both a sound financial decision and a commendable achievement. As your real estate agent please expect some following things from your agent:

He should lead you through every step of the exciting home buying process.

He must help you define your "wish list" of features you want in your home, your neighborhood and surrounding areas.

He will take care of mind-boggling financial details associated with buying a home, including understanding the various mortgages and home buying programs available to you.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Investing In Commercial Real Estate

Purchasing commercial real estate can be a truly wise and profitable investment. Property management companies can even make owning and maintaining a commercial property an effortless task. South Padre Island, Texas is a prime place to make such an investment. When purchasing commercial real estate there are a few thing to consider.

For starters it is a good idea to do some research. Take a look at the real estate market. South Padre Island is a great place to invest in commercial real estate because it is a common vacation spot. Purchasing commercial condos are sure to pay off, when vacationers from all over the country are looking for a place to stay. Since South Padre Island is a prime spot for vacationers it is a good idea to study vacancy and absorption rates. Consulting an expert in the industry is a good way to get started.

Investing in commercial real estate can have its risks and benefits and it is important to weigh each side. When taking a look at South Padre Island's location, you will find both positives and negatives. South Padre Island is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay. Located on the tropical tip of texas it is an ideal place for a beach vacation. Beautiful blue waters and clean sandy beaches draw thousands of people to the island, especially during spring break. Commercial real estate of all types is sure to benefit from visitors, whether it is a place to stay, hang out, or simply a place to eat. While South Padre Island is the perfect place for a vacation, it is also in an area that can experience hurricanes during certain times of the year. Buying commercial real estate can diversify a portfolio, create tax benefits, and build wealth. While purchasing commercial property can be a risky business, it can be also be a secure profitable investment.

Another thing to consider when purchasing commercial real estate is property management companies. While you profit from owning your own commercial property, you can alleviate some of the hassle by hiring property management companies. They can watch over your investment when you are not around. Property management companies can make monthly inspections and take care of anything from electrical systems to landscape maintenance to opening and closing shutters. Almost anything you need done or checked on while you are away, property management companies can handle.

Commercial real estate in South Padre Island, Texas can be an excellent investment. Though there are risks, there are also many benefits. Be sure to research purchasing commercial real estate and consult a local expert. Also, take a look a property management companies if you plan on managing your investment from far away. Purchasing commercial real estate can be a secure a profitable investment.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Shubhkamna Lords : Green City

Shubhkamna Group has announced the launch of it very latest residential development project "Shubhkamna Lords" in the Noida city. The project will have a premium lifestyle in its luxurious king sized 2BHK, 3BHK and 4BHK apartments with a herd of amenities and facilities. The Shubhkamna group has previously launched many residential and commercial projects and has now earned a name in the real estate industry.


Shubhkamna Lords is located in the Sector 79, Noida. Noida was formed on 19th of April 1976. It was founded by the young leader of the time Mr. Sanjay Gandhi. Since its foundation was laid, an industrial revolutions has begun. Noida is now a very modern city of India with world class amenities and infrastructure.

Many of the world's biggest companies have their offices here in Noida because it is declared as an SEZ, Special Economic Zone by the Government and also its being a neighbouring city of Delhi. The City of Noida has all the facilities a metro city should have. Living in Noida is very amazing experience of its kind. And the Sector 79 is a well connected locality of the Noida city. From here you can connect to the rest of NCR and Delhi.


Shubhkamna Lords has well designed 2BHK & 3BHK apartments. The designs of these apartments are meant to be spacious so that you can enjoy sufficient spaces and moments with your family. These apartments will be very affordable and will fix exactly in your pocket.


Shubhkamna Lords will have all the basic amenities in the project complex.

There will be a Air-conditioned gymnasium with modern equipment and music system, Swimming pool with separate kids pool, Designer Flooring, Two high speed lifts for three flats, Water softening plant with 24 hours water supply, DG power backup, Rain water harvesting, and a Wi-fi enabled complex etc.


Shubhkamna Group is a highly respected and trusted name in the field of development of group housing projects in NCR. Shubhkamna is proudly accredited with completing group housing projects in Noida and Gurgaon, which are considered to be the architectural masterpieces. All projects such as Vigyan Vihar in Gurgaon, Jagdambe Apartment, Kartik Kunj and Shubhkamna Apartments in Noida have been completed by Shubhkamna without any cost escalation or time over-run. About 1000 families are living contented and happily in these projects. The Builder is one the highly respect respected realtors in the region. They have always focused on the preferences of their customers by utilizing their views and feedback. They have been known for creating landmarks since their formation.

Chicken Housing

There are many types of chicken housing units used in the world. Most are for the raising of chickens as a source of protein for humans. For that purpose there are chicken coops that can be either a fixed structure or of portable design. Each having it own advantages and each meeting the needs of the set up required by the person raising the chickens. There are also those in the world that choose to have chickens as pets. The chicken does make a fine pet and can be trained to follow one around the lawn. They are also used as an intruder alarm but no matter why they are there a great advantage of chickens is where they get a portion of their diet. Bug and insects are what chickens are looking for when they peak at the ground. If a person has a bug problem in there lawn, a chicken or group of chickens can help eliminate the problem.

This is done in almost every country in the world.

But there are some countries that use chickens for purposes other than eating or as pets. Most countries have outlawed blood sports involving animals but not all. A prized fighting rooster is many countries is still a valuable source of not only entertainment but income. Many people carry their prize birds with them and when visiting friends and neighbors. There need to be a place to house them on these occasions. For this purpose there are benches designed to house the roosters under where the owner would sit while at a friend's house. Some of these benches that house the chickens are great works of art. The hand carvings and intricate detail is admirable. The reason for their existence might turn off some people but as a fine piece of furnishing, most are handmade and one of a kind.

It just depends on which part of the world can determine what type of chicken housing is available.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

House Designs

House designs are powerful symbols that you can use to create a statement to the world on who you are. Buildings have a long lifespan and will continue communicating your statement to the world long after your departure. House designs are also a mark of self-actualization.

The initial step to realize your dream house plan is to contact an Architect. Explain to your architect how you want your house to look. You can search on the internet for similar house images and floor plans. This will inspire you to be able o explain to your architect exactly how you want to design your house.

You can also explain to your architect on what statement or symbol you may wish your house to communicate through design. At this stage, your budget will be important in that it will dictate the size of the house you will have. Mortgage finance is available from Housing Finance, KCB Savings and Loan, Barclays, Equity Bank, Standard Chartered, Stanbic or any other financial institution in Kenya.

The architect will incorporate the design and symbols into a form and will work out functionality from here.

Functionality involves how spaces relate to each other e.g. the kitchen should be near the dining room, the bedrooms should be located privately away from the living room, the construction of the structure should be structurally sound and in conformity to the Building Code and all laws governing construction of houses.

Through use of 3 dimensional graphic design software such as ArchiCAD, your architect should be able to present to you the house in 3 D graphic view for you to make your recommendations and changes. This process will continue till you are satisfied with the house design.

Your architect will print the house plan in A1 size format and make 4 copies of blueprint.

He will submit the drawings to the relevant local Authority in Kenya, in Nairobi, the City Council.
The Council will go through the drawings to confirm if it conforms to the Kenya Building Code and thus habitable.

Once approvals are granted, usually after a few weeks, you can now move on to the next stage: Construction.
In this stage, you can have your Quantity Surveyor come up with Bills of Quantities, i.e. a breakdown of all the materials and quantities to be used in the house and an estimated cost of construction per item. With this blank document[without the price component], you can invite several building contractors to quote for the construction of the house.with the help of your architect and quantity surveyor, you can select the best in terms of past experience on similar construction and pricing.

After the selection, you then get into contract with the contractor and your architect supervises the contractors work to ensure that he conforms to the design and the agreed quality and workmanship.
Construction contracts in Kenya are available at the Architectural Association Of Kenya offices, Professional center, Nairobi, Kenya.

Once the contractor is through with construction as per the drawings, you can then move in to your dream house and live comfortably ever after.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Obtaining Commercial Properties By Means of Commercial Real Estate Loans

If you're hunting to buy a commercial property nonetheless you will get short of money, commercial real estate loans will be the best solution to that. These types of loan come handy whenever you choose to purchase properties of objective including for business use, recreational centers, shopping malls, motels and a lot more. The amount of loan approved will normally depend on the capacity of the borrower to produce repayments, credit history in addition to income status. These loans are secured by collateral. Borrowers are expected to keep in his assets against the amount of loan. As a result of security of the loan, the rates of interest charged on the loan will be reasonably low.

Ordinarily repayment terms of commercial real estate loans are larger along with borrowers can spend back in effortless installments just about every month.

However the exact rate might vary in accordance with the policy of the commercial lender. The loan amount borrowed has to be calculated effectively in order for the borrower to decide the amount he or she is effective at repaying. This kind of loan can also be located on the net. All that a borrower wants to do is fill in a very simple application form online and apply for quite a few quotes.

Most private institutions supply this sort of commercial loan. The world wide web gives a range of selections that borrowers can pick from. It is vital for the borrower to conduct some research in understanding the most effective deal. Most real estate agents are in the industry and also they're able to allow you to in obtaining what you happen to be in search of in the most reasonable rates. With the variety of financing options they give, you'll need not to worry when having monetary problems in acquiring commercial real estate properties. These loans can help you conquer the monetary problems of which may perhaps include getting commercial properties.

Tree houses

Tree houses are structures built amongst the branches or within the outer structure of a tree. They are normally raised above the ground and are made of wooden materials such as timber. They can be lived in as a permanent housing solution, or they can be used as a playhouse for younger children.

What are Tree Houses used for?

When you think of a tree house, you automatically think of a house, which is used by young mischievous children. However they are also seen as an environmentally friendly way of building housing in forestry areas. Because they are raised off the ground, it is not necessary to destroy plants and tress to build them. Therefore they can solve the problem of housing in an area where people might have lived in tents or built houses on top of wildlife areas. In some countries they live in tree houses, not just to save the environment but also to protect their homes, food and belongings from wild animals.

What are They Made of?

Wood is usually the main component used when building a tree house, however they may have metal framework.

Sometimes recycled materials are used, majority of the time, doors and windows are items that may have been claimed from junk yards or building site waste. This is a cost effective, eco-friendly way of building a tree house.

How popular are Tree Houses?

Tree Houses, have become more popular in recent years, countries such as the United States and even the UK have seen a rise in the use of tree houses for recreational purposes. Most people build tree houses for their children to use as a play house, or a hideaway. However some people also use tree houses as an alternative home office or extra room.

There has been a major surge in the popularity of tree houses, with there being so many different styles to choose from, it can be hard to pick. However, gone are the days when you just built your tree house for your son or daughter yourself. There are a few very good professional tree house building companies out there. Most of them offer some very competitive prices, as well as a wide range of styles to suit your needs. Tree houses are making a comeback, and they are not just for the goonies in the 1980's film by the same name. They are pretty much for everyone. With retro styling being considered "cool" tree houses are welcome additions to the list of all things retro.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fulfilment House

Manage your online business more effectively using Fulfilment House

Tired of your business taking up too much of your time at the weekends? Do you find your evenings are spent packing and sorting the orders that have been processed during the day? Trying to juggle a full-time job with your part-time online retailing business? Use a Fulfilment House to ease the pressures and they'll Pick and Pack with pleasure and make sure that your goods are sent to the right customers. Order fulfilment is big business and a Fulfilment House will store your goods for you, pick select items when customers make purchases, pack them securely and ship them around the globe. It's simple. The Fulfilment House can streamline your business leaving you with more free time on your hands.

Put an end to your current Pick and Pack procedures and let the Fulfilment House take charge

Want to grow your online business? Use the services of the Fulfilment House. They can store all of your stock in their clean, dry and secure warehouse premises and Pick and Pack orders as they come in. Your customers won't be left waiting when the Fulfilment House is controlling your stock. Shipments will be sent out nice and prompt to meet customer demand. Think you'll be charged a premium for the service provided by the Fulfilment House? Don't worry. Customers can simply pay-as-they-go and the prices charged are extremely reasonable. Storage is simplified when you use the services of the Fulfilment House. Your goods are delivered to their warehouse ready to be distributed to your customers when the orders start flying in.

How does the Fulfilment House know when products have been purchased?

Their software is integrated with your shopping cart. People buy your goods online and the Fulfilment House knows about it instantly and can Pick and Pack their orders straight away. Are you running out of storage facilities at home at the moment? Tripping over boxes in your lounge, stumbling over goods in the kitchen and falling over products in the hall? Remove the need to store your goods at home and let the Fulfilment House store the goods on your behalf. Improve your levels of customer service by using a Fulfilment House and let the Pick and Pack professionals process your orders from now on.

The Importance Of The Richmond Mls

Would you like to buy a home in the Richmond metro area? Numerous conditions and multiple choices exist in todays market but where are the best deals available? Is it possible to go to every real estate agent or real estate broker and ask for the deals or is it worth losing sleep over? No, because one of the best ways to find your new home in the Richmond area is by searching the Richmond VA MLS.

MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is basically a group of services that allows a broker to provide offers of compensation on real estate to other brokers. The MLS system is used to input a sellers home who has signed a listing contract. This is shared with other real estate brokers and real estate companies for greater exposure.

The Richmond MLS has been designed with the help of experienced real estate agents, understanding the dynamics of the market area. The Richmond MLS provides brokers with adequate information about all homes listed with one of its members and offers services like a Richmond MLS home search. The agents can narrow down their clients home search based on their criteria. Searching the Richmond VA MLS is just the beginning, after spending time in narrowing the search; make sure you have an experienced Realtor or real estate agent/broker who can help you through the tricky and sometimes mind-boggling process of finding, evaluating, negotiating and purchasing a new home. Residential real estate listings, condo/townhouses property listings and vacant land for sale can be easily found through the Richmond MLS.

One of the best real estate agents can be found at the site This site provides numerous Richmond MLS listings along with other information for buyers and sellers. For immediate answers to your questions, they can be reached by telephone at 804-749-4854 or 800-781-2020. They can also provide information about Richmond foreclosures.

Looking at this, its not difficult to search for your dream home in the Richmond metro area.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Real Estate

Different real estate's alone with the companies can be found in Canada and people can refer them at any time they want to. Through this people can gather much of the information and it has been found out that it is a very fast growing networking system which is used by most of the companies.  Real estate are one which had been seem to be very much helpful in making people arriving at their decisions and thus they had also been assisting people at a greater extent also. On the other hand they also guide people to make their decisions in a healthy way and even at the same time they also provide people with different information that they are in search off.

Real estate can be found in different parts of Canada and thus they had also been assisting people in helping them to make their decisions easily and comfortably without any trouble. Real estate is a network which is providing people with information such as a new property or plant needs to be bought by a person for himself and thus future construction also needs to be done on it.

So in this case they will provide people with all the plants which are in their range. They may also provide people with different properties located in different cities on Canada and it basically depends upon people that which area they want to go and thus buy the property.

In case of selling the property, some of the people may also need to contact the real estate which provide that person with the specific buying party. Information regarding the real estate market can also be found and in some cases this is found to be the one thing which keeps the person updated on many several aspects which had been found to be related with real estate. If a person wants to find a home for living or also wants to give a specific house on rent then in this case they can also contact the real estate which will help them in making the decisions about the price and even in many case they will also help people in making decisions about to whom to sell the property.

For this thing they need to contact the real estate and at time they not only provide people with information about the real estate but in many cases they can be helpful to give directions to people regarding the purchase of the specific property in Canada and even at times they can also help people to purchase or sell property outside Canada as well. On the other hand the mortgage professionals are also found to be very much beneficial for the person who had also been working in this field. These all things had provided people with all the information and this had also made the lives of people easy in making the purchase and sale of the plots. Through this people can also find the specific customers needed for their purchase or selling of plots as well.

Haunted Houses

Almost every town in the United States, when it is more than a century old, features a house that a person claims can be a haunted house. These are the homes that, around Halloween, are used to scare people. Frequently the only thing creating the appearance of a haunted house is the location and the amount of repair or even disrepair as the case might be.

At Halloween night, many people try to fix up their houses to make them seem like haunted house. Some property owners are lucky enough to actually own one of those nearby haunted homes, making it easier for people to believe the decorations. It is probably an old house. The location is most likely back away from the street and in dark areas away from streetlights. There is probably large old timber around, contributing to the dark areas and creating things appear that much spookier.

During the Halloween party season, the local haunted residence may be one that can be rented for Halloween costume parties for all ages (although it possibly should be an older age group if the property is truly scary as individuals would not want to actually cause any traumatic encounters for the extremely young).

A number of the other features for a haunted house encounter can be chairs, doors, as well as stairs that creak. More mature houses often aren't at the same time insulated so any blowing wind outside could cause the spooky noises within and make lighting on stores swing and sway in any way of sea breezes.

Local cat stories in many cases are told in regards to the local haunted houses.

Probably the owner of the house heard the majority of all of the tales prior to buying that house, especially if it is a small town in which the owner grew up. When who owns the house is a local, it's easier to result in the Halloween encounter and have the Halloween costume party at that house. If it's in a small community, it is also easier to make the Halloween experience at the haunted residence really a community effort and knowledge. When it is the suburbs local haunted house, the particular homeowner doesn't have to set up numerous decorations associated with ghost and also goblins as well as witches to offer the wanted haunted house has an effect on.

Of course, the last reasons a residence may be considered haunted will be the local stories of unconventional or even weird happenings. Lighting appearing inside windows that shouldn't have lights; sounds across the higher hallways. Home appliances turned on whenever no one is in the house. All these are items that have likely to herald the ghost in the home.

Happy Halloween party! Whhhooooooooo!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Real Life Commercial Real Estate Investing

There are now numerous Americans who have realized they cannot rely on the government when time comes they need to retire. Faced with this kind of dilemma, many are now looking for ways to amend their financial future.

With regard to managing and benefiting from their retirement years, others perceive financial freedom as a necessity while there are several that may hope to become rich. Saving accounts and bonds increase so gradually, to build the growth and income many investors search for their retirement portfolios. In order to pursue larger returns, wise investors keep up with the hazard and unpredictability, which will assist their small investments grow into huge cash turnouts.

An asset class that has continually proven its track record is the market, wherein low-fee, high growth retirement finances have long term revenues.

However, some investors feel that there are still some things that can be done to better the operation of their stock and retirement fund portfolio.

This is a foremost reason why real estate investment is practical.

Many stockholders dip their toes in the water with some rental homes or a little studio building. That is's a great spot to start building wealth and learning the commercial property industry. However, for backers looking for significant retirement income that may be depended upon to grow in a hands-off portfolio, commercial real estate definitely has its place.

Commercial real estate for noobs isn't something to be entered into lightly. It's hard to read a book or talk to a broker and really understand everything that's involved in making and financing a good property deal, and then managing your property when you have it prepared. You can find plenty of salesmen attempting to get you started in commercial property by buying their enchanting business-in-a-box but their claims of simplicity from just following a straightforward system are regularly over-stated. You can get yourself into a lot of hot water in commercial property as a newb unfamiliar with the business, so if you are unable to afford to make a mistake, it's best to grow slowly and pay your dues.

When you require further system coaching from someone who is well-informed with commercial real estate, but not connected in seeing you materialize with a specific outcome, give some thought to engaging a specialized real estate consultant. At The Real Wealth Company, there are business investors who are independent in a money sense and living on their property income. If you are interested to discuss with them to know how they do their business, or seek advice on how you can improve your operations, they are available on a basic pay as you go method and really take pleasure in advising our clients and seeing them get a good deal on their first commercial real estate.

If you would like to learn more on commercial real estate investing for beginners, please visit The Real Wealth Blog. We are more than willing to help you get started with your own business.

Lloret De Mar Holiday Villa: Villa Carla

Holiday Villa Carla is a special wooden holiday home that has a comfortable atmosphere to always make you feel at home. The villa gives you the ultimate holiday feeling that you expect to enjoy from your vacation. The Holiday Villa is situated in Los Pinares, a pleasant urbanization decorated throughout with pine trees. You would feel that you have reached the best place in the world to enjoy the summers there is nothing that can be compared to the experience of enjoying the shade of these pine trees.
The Holiday Villa entrance has a private parking to keep your car. Entrance to the home takes you directly to one of the two elegant living rooms, furnished and studded with all the facilities. And, you would surely love to enjoy your mornings at the balcony on the backside of the Holiday Villa. The living room is directly connected to a 1 by 2 bedroom and a stair takes you up to the second bedroom that has a double bed and a single bed. The same floor has another single bed bedroom. You can move to the ground floor through the stairs and arrive at the other living room that consists of the dining table. It is also attached to a big kitchen. A television is placed in this living area and the bathroom is attached to it.
That is not all. Move to the covered terrace that has a magnificent private pool lined around with comfortable sun beds and a beautiful and practical kitchen and barbeque. Due to its privacy, the Holiday Villa is ideal for families having children. The beach is 4 km from the villa. You can have a sea view at a little distance from the house. It can accommodate 6 or more people, so you can always take your extended family or a group of friends to enjoy the hot summers of Lloret de Mar.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

House Painter

Are you looking forward to paint your house? Then it is time that you look for a good house painter. You would find lots of painter, but is important for you to get the best professional house painter who would be able to give a new look to your house. It is very important that your house is washed and that too four sides of it.

As you know it is not possible to wash all the four sides in a single day if your house is too big but it can be done in a period of three to four days. Even you can go for painting of your house but it is best if you can go for a professional one who would be able to do all the work in just a few days without taking much of your time.

Using the right type of paint

When it comes to painting your house, then it is very important that you choose the right color. There are professional house painters who can give you advice on the type of colors that would suit your house.

But there are people who go for choosing odd colors that destroy the beauty of the house. The painters also go for using latex paint in the exterior of the house which helps in letting the moisture out of the house.

If you go for oil base then it can suffer from cracking as well as peeling. So, this is the main reason why it is very important to choose the right type of paint for your house. You should never go for using inferior paints and then losing all the hard labor. So, get the best paint with a good color and hire a professional painter and you would see your house sparkling.

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Despite Lebanon’s troubled history, property prices are now rising strongly, fueled by firm demand and a very strong economy. The housing market seems to benefit from its Arab neighbors’ troubles.  Despite the crisis engulfing Dubai and other GCC countries, Arab investors and wealthy Lebanese expatriates have been moving money into Lebanon’s property market. It doesn’t hurt that Lebanon’s climate is great, the food wonderful, and Beirut society can be liberal – the heartland of pleasure and relaxation for the region. In the second quarter of 2009, the averageresidential property price in the Beirut Central District (BCD) soared 40.7% to LBP 8.85 million (US,000) per square meter from the same period last year. Lebanon has showed impressive results in the construction and real estate sectors during the first half of 2009. “These positive developments underline the country's resiliency amid an ongoing global recession, and have further enhanced Lebanon's reputation as a very attractive investment destination.”BeirutCentral District (BCD) has the most expensive properties in the country, with prices around 33% higher thanBeirut’s outer districts. Residential property prices in the BCD have risen by about 24% annually in recent years.

High-end properties located in Beirut’s posh neighborhoods are still in demand with asking sales prices ranging from LBP1.2 million (US,500) per sqm to LBP5.9 million (US,000) per sqm.
On the other hand, prices have dropped by about 10% to 15% in the mid- to low-income segment since the onset of the global crisis, partly due to the sharp decline in construction costs and the developers’ willingness to accept lower profit margins to secure a sale.

Demand for Lebanese real estate come from three main groups.

Local residents, whose appetite grows apace
Wealthy Lebanese expatriates
Foreign investors, mainly Arab nationals. UAE investors made up 41.9% of total Arab investments inLebanon in 2008, at LBP1.65 trillion (US.1 billion).

Small-sized to medium-sized properties in Beirut and Mount Lebanon are in demand. Sales are dominated byproperties with areas between 150 sqm to 300 sqm. Beirut accounted for about 52.4% of Lebanon’s 2009 transactions by value, followed by Metn (19.2%), Kesrouan (12.3%), North Lebanon (6.8%) and South Lebanon (5.8%). Property sales are expected to rise further, as demand continues strong, and the economic outlook is bullish. Most buyers pay cash, or benefit from pre-selling schemes. Homebuyers purchase anapartment unit during the construction phase, put a down payment and make monthly installments until theproject is completed.
Housing loans have traditionally only been available to the developers of new properties. Yet today, several banks have begun offering mortgage loans directly to homebuyers. In 2008, the Lebanese mortgage market grew to 6% of GDP, from an average of 4.9% from 2004 to 2007. Outstanding housing loans totaled LBP2.66 trillion (US.77 billion) in 2008, up 34% from a year earlier. Interest rates for housing loans are usually tied to the US prime rate or LIBOR, with a fixed percentage added, and currently 5.9%. The loan-to-value (LTV) ratio ranges from 50% to 85% of the appraised value or actual purchase price of the property (whichever is lower). The term period is usually from 20 to 30 years. Lebanese banks require both life and house insurance from loan applicants.

Gross rental yields in residential housing have fallen from over 11% five years ago, to under 4% in 2009.  Larger apartments are on especially unattractive valuations, with rental yields lower than 3%. In Beirut, the average monthly rent ranges from LBP2.23 million (US,488) for a 150 sqm apartment to LBP13.75 million (US,158) for a 750 sqm apartment. Average rents for the market as a whole are lowered by the survival of many pre-1992 contracts, creating a class of sitting tenants paying low rents, who cannot be evicted except at great cost (see Lebanon’s Landlord and Tenant Law).  However this law does not affect post-1992 contracts, which are equally balanced between landlord and tenant. (The Global Property Guide’s research only covers current offers for sale and offers to rent, not existing contracts).While many countries slipped into recession in 2008, the Lebanese economy grew by a spectacular 8.5%, the highest rate for 15 years. In 2009 growth of 6% is predicted to be reported, up from an earlier projection of 3%. Inflation is expected to be 2.5% in 2009, down from 10.8% in 2008, based on the latest forecast from the IMF. In August 2009, the balance of payments (BOP) recorded a surplus of LBP1.53 trillion (US.02 billion). For the first 8 months of 2009, Lebanon accumulated a surplus of about LBP6.56 trillion (US.37 billion), more than double the same period last year (US.0 billion). Total construction permits, an indicator of future activity, rose 23% to 6.27 million sq. m. in the first half of 2009 from 5.1 million sq. m. from the same period last year, according to the Order of Engineers of Beirut and Tripoli. The surge in construction permits was a response to increasing housing demand. In 2008, constructionpermits (measured in terms of area) rose by an astonishing 79% to 16.1 million sq. m., from an average of 4.1% for the past two years. Cement deliveries, also a gauge of the state of the construction sector, increased 7.7% to 4.2 million tons in 2008. About 70% of the country’s total population owns their homes.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Price of Commercial real estate

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Verdana Villas

Verdana Villas represent Infinite Sophistication. It is a world of living created to transcend every class. An opus inscribed in the finest facets of quality, unraveling overwhelming brilliance even as you make your way to the entrance. All 56 strata Villas Comprising 5-Bedroom Semi-Detached Villas and 2 units of 6-Bedroom Bungalow Villas come with private basement car parks where you can park your precious vehicles.  For a grander package, there is also a private swimming pool are crafted in grand fashion on a sprawling ground exceed 100,000 square feet to translate exclusivity as part of your life.

This proposed strata housing development has a freehold tenure and with an expected TOP on the year 2014.

Among the plenty facilities are Entrance & Sentry Post, Resort Pool with Free-Fall Infinity Edge, Wading Pool, Steam Bath, Gymnasium, Shower Room & Common Toilet, Poolside Garden Deck, Sunken Bamboo Grove with Water stream, Cascading Water Stream to Basement, Garden Path and Communal water features.

A creation preceding the highest standard, the bona fide essence of luxury is truly omnipresent in Verdana Villas.  A name that is synonymous with timeless panache that has gone beyond luxurious living. It's the presence in the highest living.

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You will never again be behind the modern twists of facilities and things in life when you are in Verdana Villas.  Everyone who will see your place will envy your experience. Every bit of the 3-storey + roof garden luxurious living spells the lulling comfort of home assembled with communal facilities that include a resort pool with free-fall infinity edge where you can enjoy the waters any time of the day. A wading pool for your swimming getaway with friends is also available. Included in the extravagant scene are a poolside garden deck and a sunken bamboo grove with water stream for you to experience a touch of nature right there and then in your home. There is also a garden path where you can experience green life each time you pass by it, and a spacious gymnasium and steam bath for you to take off all the stresses of life.

Verdana Villas - a treasure close to your heart. This is where your wonderful journey begins.



Monday, August 6, 2012

Massland Real Estate Commercial Development, Commercial Property

Mark Rolton and the Massland Team have a wealth of knowledge in the area of commercial developments. Not only do they teach people how to develop and build commercial property, they also source commercial sites for developers.

Mark Rolton is Australia's Leading Authority on Property Options and is an expert on working closely with councils to ensure successful Development Approvals. In nine years Mark has never missed a developmental approval.

Commercial Property is an exciting and lucrative sector of Real Estate development and investing. Commercial Property is all about returns – the cash returns that the landlord receives as rent on the finished premises. It is therefore important to select a commercial property carefully.

Following is the Selection Criteria used by Mark Rolton and the Massland Team when searching for commercial deals.

- Must be approximately within 20 kms of CDB

- Purchase rates for raw land without DA 0 – 0

- Construction costs (incl.

aircon) 50m2 – 50m2

- Construction Contingencies — 4% -5%

- 25m2 per car parking space

- Parking ratio 1:18 (18m2 lettable space per car park)


Trading Blocks

Trading blocks of residential property between developers and project builders is a great investment strategy. Being able to successfully identify and capitalize on these investment opportunities is crucial to successfully using property options.

Property Developers are eager to sell their land fast to increase their profits, so by creating a strong sales path we help the Developers achieve their goals.

By creating volume for the developers we can then ask for discounts.

An example of this in action is where a Developer needs pre-sales in order to be approved for finance for the development of their upcoming real estate. The developer is seeking approximately 35% pre-sales to qualify for finance; this is where an opportunity arises for investors to profit.

Mark Rolton is a Property Options expert who has made millions using these and other techniques of trading blocks. He teaches how to successfully trade blocks as well as heaps of other property investment tools at his 3 day seminar – Real Estate University. Find out more at Property Options or order a FREE DVD from the right side of this website.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Open Houses

One of the most talked about tactics in selling real estate is the open house. In years gone by the open house was a staple tactic of selling real estate. However in recent years the "just looking" trend has brought some unfortunate attention on what has traditionally been a great marketing tool. Many people have asked if the open house still holds any value in today's real estate market. The simple truth is that it does.

When a home goes on the market there is a complex series of events that goes into motion. This is of course, referring to the marketing plan that the agent has devised for the home or property in question. Truly, in years past open houses were responsible for a lot of home sales. Then again, at that time you did not get a lot of unqualified lookers taking up valuable time. Now, a note should be made that there are typically two different open houses that take place.

The one that happens before the home is openly listed is for other agents. This viewing is for other agents who service the same area as the listing agent. As one could imagine this is an important showing as these other agents represent numerous buyers who are currently looking in your area.

The more traditional open house typically happens on a weekend when the majority of people are available to view homes. It is the realtor's job to ensure that viewers are of the qualified variety. There will be a number of "looky loos" but that is really unavoidable. An open house can be a definitive mind changer for someone who is interested in the home. Perhaps they have seen it online already and seeing it in person will be the experience that changes their minds for the better.

Many buyers would rather come to an open house before setting an appointment to see the home as there is little pressure during an open house, and a level of anonymity that is not really possible with an appointment. Open houses are an important part of the selling process, do not underestimate their worth.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The best place to avail real estate information about San Diego

San Diego being the second biggest city of California in United States attracts large number of people from different parts of United States and abroad. The favorable climate, world class infrastructure and ideal location makes it one of the most preferred destinations in US. As more and more people swarm into this city, the demand of San Diego homes for sale or sale houses San Diego has skyrocketed. The demand for Houses rent San Diego County is also on the rise to accommodate this ever increasing population in the city. The 7estates is the right website to land on in order to avail San Diego homes for sale . The website provides timely updates on some of the most viable houses in San Deigo to be sold.

It also provides the valuable information on the best rates at which these houses are available. The site is also well informed on real estate news. The website also includes information regarding San Diego Investment properties for sale, San Diego foreclosure homes for sale. You can also avail San Diego County relocation information and information regarding townhomes and condos for sale in the city. People looking for houses rent San Diego County can come to this website in order to get all the relevant details.

It serves as a complete guide for the real estate in San Diego. The various sections in the website like Seller Resources, Buyer Resources, Community Information, San Diego foreclosure homes for sale, Mortgage Assistance, Property Search, School Information provides users the complete picture of real estate in San Diego.

The Search San Diego MLS listings available in the site also allow you to get an instant look at the some of the ready properties in the city. These listings are also marked with the price at which the featured properties are available. These properties are reasonably priced to make them affordable for a variety of customers. With the assistance from the Seller Resource, users can also draw valuable information about the Rebate Program. Financial Calculator in the site also comes of great help for the users as it calculates them the monthly payment and show amortization table. It also helps in calculating the time and money you can save by making use of the “rollover’ method. It also calculates other relevant details.

The Mortgage Assistance is also of great help for users, especially for those who have got very less idea about the basics of mortgage loan in California. Relocating to San Diego has become easier with the inception of 7estates. In this website, you will also get detailed information about the country and the various schools in the city. This will help you to avoid hampering your kid’s education in case of a hurried relocation. Availing service from 7estaes is experiencing top quality service. As it maintains a constant update on latest market trends, you will always be at the receiving end of updated information. The vast experience and expertise in real estate also helps them in delivering the best services to the clients.

Friday, August 3, 2012

New House?! Wooden House!

Also, if you calculate the time of construction, insulation and construction of plants and the period not very happy in terms of socio-economic times tend to become biblical and inconvenient.
But it seems that a new solution, logical and innovative by nature ... is coming! Many people decide in a very special home that has many advantages and seems to be regarded as the way forward in the future: old wooden houses. And we must not think that wooden house is synonymous with a tool shed or cottage garden because now the work is so professional and peculiar that wooden houses are made real and not just in the mountains. This type of building construction it is used now in any area, whether for new construction of single family homes, detached but also for extensions of existing housing. Not only that, many companies offer wood construction suitable for use as businesses or even homes as condominiums or studios can be used both as dwellings and as offices.

The advantages are certainly numerous. The first is certainly the cost savings: the wood is a material that costs less than brick requires less processing and adapts to the place where the property is located by varying the type of wood treatment and based on factors such as temperature , humidity and other external agents. All in complete safety for the local people then he must live without the use of toxic paints or products that can cause allergies and intolerances.

Other savings is certainly of ecological costs such as heating and cooling. The wood in fact, whatever type it is very insulating, so you can maintain the desired temperature for longer in the isolated house outside. Just think that 10 inches of wood island as 70-80 cm of concrete, even without the savings calculator at hand is clear and conspicuous. But not everything is in fact a wooden house is also very safe, the elasticity of material fact, give this home an excellent seismic resistance and, despite widespread knowledge contrary, its fire resistance is another of many other materials synthetics that are used inside the homes of today.
If it leads to time-sensitive investment is even more interesting. Think how much a team of workers for a week and calculated that the installation of wooden house enough that four people can do in less than a month in total safety and professionalism. And if we add that any member of the house can be made of wood such as wooden ladders for domestic savings is guaranteed.

A final factor, but not least, contributes to the fact that the choice of many people fall now in wooden houses: the aesthetics. House with wood or wood profiles, however small it may be, is always welcoming, warm and family atmosphere and unmistakable that no protective stone house will never give giving that extra touch of personality and uniqueness to your home.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bargained Houses

It is everybody's desire to find a bargain in real estate market. The best option is to look for bargained houses turning into foreclosure. It is also the best source for getting big profit in house selling since you will get enviable discounts.

When homeowners are in serious dilemma about their property financial obligation most likely the house will end into foreclosure and since homeowners doesn't want to have a bad impression on their financial credibility they will become a motivated seller and are willing to sell their house at a lower price than the actual market value.

Generally affected property owners will be given a grace period to repay their mortgage installment. It actually depends on the state where the house is located. If homeowners responsibility is not compensated then that's the time the lender will file up for foreclosure.

The foreclosure process exercises the rights of a loaner to take hold of the property and sell it to public auction in order to recover their debt.

Bargained houses are available in government. Failing to meet financial act to government loan are treated the same way as to other loaner and banks treat their clients. The property is reclaimed and becomes a property of the government. These homes are a good source for investors since they are available mostly at bargain price.

Tax foreclosure homes are another good source of bargained houses. The IRS is rigidly accurate in collecting property taxes and when it comes to liens they are a major holder that even replaced the lender on lien over mortgage.

Lawyers specialized in divorce; real estate and bankruptcy are great source of cheap and bargained houses.

They will always have a bargained houses lead. Approach and work with them. Attorneys love to accept referral fees legally.

Another source is the foreclosed homes from real estate owned (REO). The positive thing about REO's is that you will have an idea of what the house look like because you are able to check it before it is being bid and the bad side is that banks would sell the house to the highest bidder, meaning they always get the highest amount to cover the foreclosure losses, not the housing market price though.

There are many sources of bargained houses it is just a matter of how you work and how motivated you are as an investor. Bear in mind that time matters in investing with these properties. Having the leads doesn't secure success. Be wise enough as an investor; be strategic on how you market. Build good reputation in every deal you make.