Luxury Developments Abroad Default

Posted in Dubai, Information, News  by: Marie
April 16th, 2015

dubaiLuxury development in Dubai are finding it hard to weather the financial crisis as builders and other firms connected with them are defaulting on their obligations due to financial institutions pulling out credit lines or stopping financing all together. The news is the same all over the globe with major luxury development projects halted due to the strain of the recession that is currently plaguing all of us. Most of the financial institutions who were providing their financial resources stopped doing so altogether due to them being victims Read the rest of this entry »

Pool Covers and Solar Heaters

Posted in Information, Tips  by: Marie
April 9th, 2015

pool-coversPool covers serve not only for the protection of children but they can also be a great water saver, preventing water from evaporating especially during warm weather. Newer types make use of heat retaining materials that captures heat, retaining it in the water keeping the temperature just right. More greening can be added by swapping that gas or electric pool heater with solar ones that gives you free heat from the sun in conjunction with your pool cover. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding a Real Estate Agent

Posted in Information  by: editor
April 2nd, 2015


Working with a real estate agent makes the transaction a lot less complicated. The best agent out there doesn’t have to work for a big firm; he or she is a professional who will listen to your needs, who knows your market, and who will work with you in an ethical manner.

One way you can find a real estate agent is through referrals. Ask your friends or family members in the area who they have hired and their experience with that agent. A good agent usually makes sure that customer satisfaction is the main priority and places the client’s needs first.

You can also find a real estate agent through the internet, but you have no assurance of the quality of their work. Try to Google the best real estate companies in your area, check out their websites, and look at the profiles of their agents as well as the customer testimonials.

Investing on Dubai Real Estate (Part 2)

Posted in Dubai  by: Sherill
March 26th, 2015

Also, as a property owner, you will be required to pay an annual service charge to the developer for maintaining public facilities such as auditorium, swimming pool or park as well as providing civic amenities. The cost would depend on the project that you will get, so it is important to confirm this to the concerned authority before you commit your property for rent.

Fortunately, the Emirate of Dubai does not implement a property tax, which means that the income you generate for renting out your property in Dubai is tax-free. Maybe this is why long-term investors invest in Dubai properties because it simply makes sense.

Dealing with Debt

Posted in Information  by: editor
March 19th, 2015


Don’t let your debts stop you from purchasing your home. Here are some ways you can deal with your debt before you buy.

Renegotiate the terms. Although it might seem like your lender is trying to ruin your credit record, most will be happy to help you out by renegotiating the terms of your loan agreement. Speak to your lender when you have financial problems so you can save yourself from any more dire situations.

Get a credit counselor. There are professionals out there who are certified to help you deal with you’re going through. Credit counseling agencies are there to help you get back on your feet and present you with options for debt relief. They will act as a third party to speak to your creditors in your behalf

Celebrity Estates

Posted in Information  by: Kitch
March 12th, 2015

Celebrities always have the most impressive homes for the obvious reason that they earn some ridiculous amount of money and therefore are so wealthy they can afford mansions that can almost fit a small army. There are a few celebrity homes that stand out and we will narrow it down to the most beautiful, most expensive and most unique homes in America.

Robin Williams own a 20,500 square feet home in Napa Valley which is estimated to cost $35 million. It has a climate controlled art cellars! Who would have even thought that’s possible? It also includes a Vineyard. Pretty much expected since it’s in Napa Valley.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan’s house is a 7 acre spread with a basketball court and golf course! This $29 million home also has 15 bathrooms. Apparently, it is necessary to have bathrooms in every corner!

Rosie O’donnell’s $19.5 million mansion in South Florida has 12 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms PLUS two separate cottages for guests that might want extra privacy.


Most Expensive Markets

Posted in Information  by: Kitch
March 5th, 2015


Some places are just more expensive to live in than others. Real Estate pricing have soared high in the past few years which is a bit of a disappointment to everyone who is also experiencing tougher times, with the recession continuing all over the world. So if you want to avoid living in the priciest places on earth, here is a list of the most expensive markets in the world. Remember that this list is based only on the real estate value and not the cost of living.

5. Paris, France – The value of real estate here is almost similar to that of Tokyo and Hong Kong Market but is still relatively more expensive with at least $2,100 per square foot.

4. Moscow,Russia – In this big city, it would cost you $2,120 per square foot. The emerging growth of their country’s economy is one factor that draws a lot of people to live here.

3. New York, USA-  Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, and apparently making of your dream ain’t cheap. This city will cost you $2,160 per square foot.

2. London, UK- This place was never cheap to begin with and has just doubled. $3,670 per square foot!

1. Monaco - Well this place is obviously home to the richest of the rich! $6,550 per square foot! OUCH.

Scottsdale Upscale Residences

Posted in USA  by: Marie
February 26th, 2015

In 2006, Scottsdale made it to America’s top ten residential markets with total luxury home sales totaling close to $600 million. It carries some of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Phoenix area, bordering natural deserts and within walking distance from golf green areas.

Communities such as DC Ranch – Silverleaf, Desert Mountain, Desert Highlands, Legend Trail, Terravita, and Grayhawk have all been planned very carefully for utmost livability. Value of houses can fetch as much as $10 million or more. Some gated communities even offer amenities such as tennis courts, full health club facilities, community swimming pools, biking, and hiking trails.


Posted in Imp @ja  by: Marie
February 19th, 2015


  • 配慮の行き届いた雰囲気を作ること。ホットチョコレートやココア、マシュマロ、ジンジャークッキーなどのおいしい食べ物を一日中切らさないように台所に置いておきましょう。 テーブルとカウンターに香りのするキャンドルを置き、 部屋には温かい掛け布団やフリースの装飾用枕を置きましょう。
  • 大雪に備えること。 最悪のシナリオは来客が雪のせいで別荘に缶詰め状態になることですが、来客の夢の休暇が悪夢になることはありません。 雪用のシャベルや解氷剤、フロントガラスのスクレーパーが役に立つことでしょう。 腐敗しにくい食物や室内のゲーム、ボードゲーム、本や映画を備えておきましょう。
  • 休暇が台無しになったことに文句を言う不機嫌な空腹な来客が溢れかえるような事態は何としてでも避けたいものです。 このような予期せぬ事態を来客が機嫌よく過ごしてくれることが理想的です。 ご存じの通り、来客が充実した時間を送っていれば、天気が良くなったことにさえも気がつかないでしょう。
  • 別荘がこのような事態を処理できなければ、来客が運動できる部屋や空間を作ることを検討しましょう。 トレッドミルの一台や二台、またはベンチプレスは、思いがけない特典になることでしょう。 室内スイミングプールがある場合は、冬場に温水をいれることで何往復か水泳を楽しむ来客もいるかもしれません。

Europe’s Most Expensive Real Estate

Posted in Europe  by: Marie
February 12th, 2015


A research firm focused in real estate, Global Property Guide, issued a report that ranks the most expensive properties in Europe. The list includes London, Paris, and Amsterdam. But to top them all is a small wealthy place having the most expensive real estate in Europe, and it’s called Monaco.

The prime properties of Monaco are located in its area known as Square of Gold, which is close to Place Du Casino (also a world famous destination). It’s in this place where you will find expensive apartments, penthouses, villas, and townhouses, some of which are overlooking the harbor and the Formula 1 circuit.

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