Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Off Plan Villas Dubai

The off-plan villa is easily one of the best investment vehicles in Dubai. This investment prospect is backed by some sound economics via good asset-based Return on Investments (ROIs). Villas attract high rental income as well from corporate clients and High Net worth Individuals (HNIs).
By purchasing properties off-plan, you automatically gain a lot of advantages. Some of them are;
Off-plan villas are usually economical than ready to occupy villasLess cash tied up for investment Built-in profit; good ROIs. Taking into account the abundance of towers & skyscrapers in Dubai, a villa on a plot of land as a single property is a lucrative proposition.

Villas Dubai

Embellished by landscaped areas, manicured gardens & lovely views, luxury villas/homes are miniature paradises catering to residents' manifold fantasies like infinity pools, serene green spaces, modular kitchens & glamorous bathrooms. The villa, in modern times is not a mere residential type; it is the ultimate haven where you shed the rigors of a busy day; it is a real estate goldmine with innumerable possibilities.
In Dubai, villas & themed communities are hugely popular living concepts that have stoked buyer interest in a really big way. In fact, the early freehold projects in Dubai, when its property market was opened to foreign nationals were premium villa clusters like Emirates Hills, The Meadows & The Springs. The villas at these developments are popular owing to:

Contemporary community

AED 2,385,415.92
5 Bedrooms

Close to the International Airport and halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This five bedroom villa could be ideal for the end user that works in both cities. Due for completion in 2010, and part of the Al Reef development, ..

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Yarabbana - A Beautiful Islamic Website

A Beautiful Islamic Website
Welcome to Islam, discover Islam, Islamics songs, Articles, World news, services, new muslim stories and misconceptions.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Emirates Living Community

The Meadows villas offers residents a choice of three, four, five, six and even seven bedroom villas, that are both distinctive in design and spacious in size. All homes also come with balconies and good-sized gardens so residents can truly appreciate the beauty of their surroundings. Facilities at The Meadows include parks, water features, swimming pools, play areas and gyms, as well and the best 24-hour security possible. Residents also have the benefits of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes within the development. The entire Emirates Living Community brings different the different villas and lifestyle of the various Emaar developments into one giant community, including schools, community centres and recreational facilities.

Marina apartments defy Dubai rental slide

When the Dubai property boom was halted in its tracks late last summer, the sprawling tower blocks in Dubai Marina became the target of people looking to take advantage of the substantial drop in rents.

But while rents in the rest of the city continue to fall, the Marina has shown signs of recovery, triggered by its popularity among those looking to upgrade where they live.

Rents in the Marina area, on the outskirts of new Dubai on the road to Abu Dhabi, rose as much as 11 per cent over the past five months, while leasing rates in the rest of the city plummeted by up to a third, according to a study by the property consultancy Landmark Advisory.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

About The White House

The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States, recognized worldwide as a symbol of the prestige of the presidency. Built between 1792 and 1800, the sprawling 132-room mansion has been used as a home by every President since John Adams.
The East Wing of the White House principally serves as offices for the First Lady and her staff. The First Family's quarters, located on the second and third floor of the historic White House, provide them with privacy and comfort away from the public spotlight. The West Wing is home to the President's office and those of his top staff.
On the pages that follow, you can learn more about the President's office, the many state rooms, and the grounds and history of America's most famous home.

The Dome

The large gilded dome is topped with a lantern and pinecone, symbol of the forests of Massachusetts. The dome was originally made of wood shingles. These were replaced in 1802 with copper.
In 1861, the dome was gilded and this remained so ever since, except during the second World War, when it was painted black. In 1895 the state house was expanded with a large, yellow-colored annex, and in 1917 marble wings were added...

Charles Bulfinch's Design

The self-taught architect Charles Bulfinch, who also built state houses for Connecticut (1796) and Maine (1832) based his design for the state house on the Somerset House in London.
The building's front features an elevated portico with a series of Corinthian columns. The red brick facade was painted white in 1825 and remained painted until 1928 when the bricks were exposed again. The bricks' red color contrasts nicely with the white columns.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Villas and Fractional Ownerships available at New 5-Star Eco-Resort at Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Emerald Monkey Eco Luxe Resort & Residences is one of the newest developments to be announced in the Caribbean. This one-of-a- kind development is located in the Archipelago region of Bocas del Toro, in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Panama. The development has been designed to be the first luxury “Zero Carbon Footprint Project” in the world.

The developer is committed to build a luxury eco friendly community. Their inspiration came from the Balinese way of life that people should live at one with nature. Through use of sustainable and renewable resources along with hydro-electric power, the team of Emerald Monkey will take its first step towards creating the first luxury “Zero Carbon Footprint Project”.

Prices start at 422,463 EUR up to 1,011,464 EUR for a whole villa (mid $500’s USD),

10% Fractional Ownerships are availalbe from 55,765 EUR giving buyers a share of ownership plus use of a luxury villa on the Caribbean coast. Owner usage of the villa is then determined by the size of the fraction purchased.

Clients who buy a villa or share of a villa in Emerald Monkey also receive hassle free rental income from the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts group who will manage the resort. To give owners complete peace of mind, a 10% guaranteed rental return* is offered for the first 2 years with estimated rental returns of 12 to 14% thereafter during the 10 year rental agreement. The developer is financially secure, debt free and part of General Land Holdings, a group with over 200 Million USD in assets. This guarantees peace of mind for your clients and prompt commission payments for you.

Property Group Residential
Emerald Monkey Eco Luxe Resort
Property Type House Or Villa
Nearest City
Bocas del Toro

Build 2010
Price US $ 550,000
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Traditional Irish Cottage in Village of Feakle, County Clare, Ireland

Built in the 1970´s in traditional Irish cottage style the property is south-facing and has been well maintained and has stunning views to Slieve Bernage, East Clare. The village of Feakle is within walking distance and has traditional Irish musc and its annual music festival.

The living/dining room has a Liscannor flag floor, high beamed ceiling and a tradtional stone-built fireplace with crane. The fitted solid wood kitchen has a tiled floor, electric hob, washing machine and fridge/freezer.

There are two double bedrooms with beamed ceilings and fitted wardrobes and an attick style room with beamed ceiling, fitted wardrobe and twin beds. The bathroom has a tiled floor whilst the bath area is fully tiled, bath with electric shower overhead, wash hand basin, WC and a smaller wash hand basin in separate cubicle.

The cottage has mains electricity and sewage, fan assisted electric heating, P.V.C double glazed windows and furnishings and most furniture included in price.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hilton London Metropole

In a great location, just 10 minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, this 4-star hotel is one of London’s most prestigious, offering luxury air-conditioned rooms and a health club with indoor swimming pool. 225 Edgware Road, London. From £ 97.18;label=london-yar6v3RkiXnzvDsXmD4brQS1125622949;sid=b5f34978f5842019c7574d7bba97c80a

Hilton London Metropole

In a great location, just 10 minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, this 4-star hotel is one of London’s most prestigious, offering luxury air-conditioned rooms and a health club with indoor swimming pool. 225 Edgware Road, London. From £ 97.18;label=london-yar6v3RkiXnzvDsXmD4brQS1125622949;sid=b5f34978f5842019c7574d7bba97c80a

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

City Santa Fe

With a unique architectural style, the City Santa Fe development was designed to provide various types of condominiums that easily adapt to the different tastes and needs of clients, who more than ever are becoming more and more demanding. The most widely know arcitects, master planning experts and designers in the country and around the world are participating in this exceptional, one of a kind project. These are one, two and three bedroom apartments built whith top quality materials and... View Details


Atlántica Residences & Spa, located in the very heart of Cancún, is one of the most gorgeous places on earth. Surrounded by colorful environment, exuberant greenery and tropical scenery, we invite you to enjoy this ancestral paradise. Discover a peace, discover a paradise, in Atlántica Residences & Spa. This contemporary architectural masterpiece is sheer paradise, entirely covered in luxury and exquisite style, presenting itself as a spiritual sanctuary, a romantic haven by the sea,... View Details

Las Olas Marina

Las Olas Marina is being constructed on 40,000 square meters of land on an island located in the heart of the Port of Cancun. Residents and visitors alike will have a direct view to the main access to the marina, the Caribbean Sea and a Golf Course. This luxurious residential developement will be comprised for 2 towers and will be built in 2 phases. This project will have a tropical atmosphere with ample green areas, swimming pools for adults, palapas for children, waterslides, tennis and... View Details

Las Olas Marina

Capital at Brickell

Capital at Brickell is a new mixed-use community boasting gorgeous views of Simpson Park, the Atlantic Ocean, Miami's famous Biscayne Bay and the city's skyline. This lavish, cosmopolitan development defines the urban lifestyle in look and feel. With its two residential towers, and unique and contemporary architecture, Capital at Brickell is reminiscent of New York’s prized Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. Its spectacular design will incorporate 834 condominium residences, with studios,... View Details,1000000223

Not far from the hustle and bustle of South Florida, quietly nestled along a 120-mile necklace of islets and uninhabited cays in the Bahamas, lies a small and welcoming island surrounded by the most beautiful beaches in The Abacos. This is Great Guana Cay…At the heart of this picturesque out island, is Orchid Bay Yacht Club & Marina, an intimate community that embodies the true essence of the Bahamas…pure, simple and unhurried. Offering the amenities and services of a five-star resort as... View Details

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Vineyard For Sale in Mendoza, Argentina :: Mendoza Managed Vineyards

Sell Price:
Valle de Uco
Property Type:
Property Details:

Managed Vineyards Of Mendoza

Per hectare prices from $17,000 - $80,000 per hectare with a minimum investment of $59,000.

Imagine standing on your terrace overlooking your vineyard and the pool, savoring a glass of your own vineyard grown Malbec and chatting with some friends. The snow-capped Andes seem so close you could touch them. Sounds like a dream doesn’t it? You can own one of these vineyards for as little as $59,000.00 U.S.

Mendoza vineyard projects offer an absolutely unique buying opportunity – accessible world-class wine growing terroir set against the stunning Andean mountain background. This is a special place that’s been compared to the Napa of 30 years ago These premium vineyard estates are offered for less than 25% of the price you would pay in Napa Valley or in the Bordeaux region – fully managed by an experienced team of Agronomists and Oenologists. They will be on-sight and available to assist you and to take care of all the necessary jobs and tasks you wish to delegate. These projects provide an attractive combination of a small, traditional style village or gated community and a very private resort Where in the world can one buy high a quality planted, managed and staffed vineyard, at a fraction of the cost/hectare or per acre of similar quality, build a house of one’s own design and be surrounded by the most stunning scenery in the world? Only in Mendoza.

Villa For Sale in Germany

House typeVillaSurrounding land 1,950 m²Effective area550 m²Living space490 m²Number of floors4 Bedrooms13 Bathrooms3 ConditionWell tended Year of construction1910 HeatingCentral heatingAvailable fromBy arrangement Parking spaceYes Description of the estateThe villa was previously ...For Sale 1036000

Chateau For Sale in Germany

Deutsche Übersetzung folgt - bitte weiter nach unten blättern *** Unique Estate Home located within 1/2 hour of the historic race tracks of SPA Francorchamps, Belgium and the Nurburgring, Germany. Villa hosts 3ea separate living units and totals over ... For Sale 1300000

Apartment For Sale in Albena, Bulgaria :: GOLF FIVE MINUTES FROM THE SEA

Sell Price:
Golden Valley
Black Sea Coast
Property Type:
Property Details:

Incredible views of the sea and mountains within 5km from the famous Albena resort and 12km from Golden Sands resort with its green forest, "golden" sands, and mineral springs. Golden Valley is the world of harmony and style. This fantastic private complex is the first part of one of the most exclusive projects on the Black Sea coast. The capital of Black Sea Coast Varna with its international airport and port is just 17km away. Golden Valley is situated 20 km from the historic town of Balchic and 30 km from the planned 18 hole PGA golf courses.

The complex consist of 4 apartment blocks and 22 villas of 5 types with lovely views of the private lake and large garden. The complex offers 24 hour security, free access to the club house with fitness center and bar, free access to the driving golf range (swing area for 20 golfers and short game), and discounts on restaurant, shops, gallery and conference hall. Keep in shape with your use of the Spa center with Turkish bath, Sauna, Jacuzzi, massage room, and manicure centre. An incredible park of 6000 sq.m in the centre of the residence will be designed to improve comfort and lifestyle. Lavish gardens with tropical flowers and trees will blend with the natural landscape of the green hills and the vineyards surrounding Golden Valley. Enjoy living in area near all amenities - incredible lake, tropical garden, tennis courts, swimming pool. The front view is the sea, the back one is the mountain.

Investment/Development For Sale in Ile de France, France

With up to 5.83% guaranteed rental return, this 4 star business leaseback package is located on the Seine River on the outskirts of Paris. Includes indoor swimming pool, Spa, tennis courts and business facilities.

20 mins from Evry and easily accessible from Paris this high quality 4 star business residence is in high demand, with only several apartments remaining.

Set in green surroundings and bordering the Seine River this leaseback package offers excellent guaranteed rental returns of up to 5.83%. Show casing 1st class business and leisure facilities, this is is a rare investment opportunity.

Friday, April 10, 2009

bedroom apartment for sale:Jlt, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

BEDROOM IN LAKE VIEW - Vacant and ready now... Across the street from DUBAI MARINA, close to the new Metro station, and with Lake Views and Parking. Rental returns are 12% tax free!!! CALL US NOW TO FIND OUT MORE ON 020 7849 8002...

Advertise Dubai Property With Us

You probably came across Dubai Property Portal after doing a web search on one of the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN etc this is because we specialize in Internet Marketing techniques which give us maximum visibility when users are doing a property search in Dubai or United Arab Emirates so in turn users who find us also find your company and your advertisementThese days with the competition so high in the Real Estate industry it`s simply not enough to have a standard website that just sits on the Internet and not on the 1st page of each search engine, users need to find you quickly or the 84% of buyers and sellers that are using the internet will not end up at your website. Marketing in local newspapers, magazines or perhaps on television or even via mail outs is all very time consuming and expensive these days. When you consider that online marketing yields much higher amounts of traffic the savings can easily be seen over time.

guide to letting a property abroad

Congratulations! You have found your property abroad, safely negotiated the legal and financial hurdles and been handed the keys to the door. But just when you think the hard work is over, those bills – mortgage and communal apartment fees possibly, utility charges certainly – start landing on the doormat with a thud.Letting out your property, especially if it is in a popular holiday area, may seem like an ideal way to cover your costs but it is not all plain sailing. Here is a guide to the pleasures and pitfalls of letting a property abroad

mortgages for international properties

Unless you are lucky enough to have the money sitting in the bank to buy your new purchase outright, you will need to borrow it. For most buyers, that comes down to a straightforward choice: should you get a local mortgage in the country where you are buying, or should you borrow in sterling from the UK, perhaps by releasing equity in your UK home and increasing your mortgage there?
In some countries, the decision is made for you. Until recently Thailand and Turkey simply did not permit foreigners to obtain a local mortgage. Even today, the number of financial institutions in both countries that will lend to you is very limited. In other countries, such as Bulgaria, interest rates have historically been high, so the decision to go elsewhere has been an easy one.
Once you have established how much you plan to spend – and remember to include taxes and buying costs in your calculations – deduct the size of the deposit you can stump up and you will know how much you need to borrow. Mortgage lenders in many countries demand a larger deposit than is usual in the UK, with some banks lending only 65% to 70% of the sale price. Lending terms are also often shorter than at home. In Dubai, it is not impossible to find someone willing to lend over 25 years, but 15 years is far more usual

The process

Location, location, location’ is all-important and a search agent should be able to help you here. They should be able to suggest places you might not have considered and they should have good local contacts, so they hear about property for sale that is not listed with local estate agents.
Search agents should prevent buyers from making costly mistakes. Buyers might want to buy in an area where they have happily holidayed in the past but experienced property search agents say this is not always a good idea. Just because a location is ideal for two weeks in the height of the season doesn’t mean it will have year-round appeal. Consider the ski resort that buzzes for four months in winter but closes up completely for the other eight months, making even buying food a difficult chore.Expert knowledge of a country or region is a vital part of the role of the property finder but where they can really add value is in helping buyers clarify exactly what they want. Unrealistic expectations about everything from the weather to day-to-day living can lead to disappointment.
“We attract clients who are busy or don’t know where to start,” says Jan Pratt of Shortcuts Agency, based in Majorca. “We provide impartial advice and listen carefully to what they want. We can be unemotional and steer them away from an expensive mistake. For example, if they have fallen in love with a house hidden away in the mountains but have several teenage children, we get them to consider whether they are too isolated

Real Estate Agents In Dubai

One of the most complex and significant financial events in peoples lives is the purchase or sale of a home or investment property, and this is especially true when investing in a foreign country. As the Dubai property market is still quite young compared to other aleading property markets, this makes a potential buyers decision even more challenging. This is where can really help you, as we have professional real estate agents and realtors in Dubai that are waiting to give you the advice and support you need to make a life changing decision.Dubai real estate brokers and sales agents know the ins and outs of the Dubai real estate market and all the diverse projects to choose from. They know which neighbourhoods will suit families, which projects are for the more modest budgets, and which developments will offer the best returns on an investment. They are familiar with the constantly changing local zoning and tax laws and can recommend where to obtain financing. Our Agents and brokers also act as intermediaries in price negotiations between buyers and sellers, ensuring you get the best price possible.Estate agents in Dubai are qualified individuals that work for reputable licensed real estate brokers and sell, buy or rent properties on behalf of the clients that are registered with the firm. For every real estate transaction that takes place by the real estate broker, the client is obligated to pay a commission fee in exchange for the services provided by the firm, and this commission will be split between the firm itself and the Dubai real estate agent that completed the deal. Rates that estate agents in Dubai charge can vary, but so can the quality of services that are offered so expect to get what you pay for in the Dubai real estate market. When selling real estate, Dubai real estate agents arrange for title searches and meetings between buyers and sellers during which the details of the transactions are agreed upon and the new owners take possession of the property. Estate agents in Dubai may also help to arrange favourable financing from a lender for the prospective buyer; often, this makes the difference between success and failure in closing a sale. In some cases, brokers and agents assume primary responsibility for closing sales; in others, lawyers or lenders do. Brokers supervise agents who may have many of the same job duties. Brokers also supervise their own offices, advertise properties, and handle other business matters. Dubai property brokers are there to offer all the services involved in buying, selling and renting a property in Dubai, but should also have recommendations and connections with regards to the legal and financial aspects of the Dubai property market.Other than just arranging sales between buyers and sellers, reputable real estate brokers will have a number of properties on their books, which clients are looking to sell or rent and this can make a buyers life easier. If a client knows exactly what they want, then more often than not the property, or a similar type, will already be available on the broker`s listings. Consequently, all Dubai real estate brokers spend a significant amount of time obtaining listings and agreements by owners to place properties for sale with the firm. When listing a property for sale, brokers and estate agents in Dubai compare the listed property with similar properties that recently sold, in order to determine a competitive market price for the property. Good real estate brokers know how important it is to have a diverse range of properties on their listings, as the sale of a listed property means that the buyer can get what they want a lot faster, and the commissions earned by the real estate agent and the broker are larger.Most real estate brokers in Dubai are specialised in the sale of freehold residential property and the rental of residential property, however, the sale of commercial property have become more popular in recent years. With the Dubai freehold market being amongst the most expensive in the world for prime office space and land plots, more and more brokers are selling property for personal and professional purposes. As there are different rules and regulations governing the various sectors of real estate in Dubai, agents should have an excellent understanding of all related property laws, and it is quite common for Dubai real estate brokers to have speciality real estate agents for each type. Agents who sell or lease industrial properties must know about the regions transportation, utilities, and labour supply. Agents who sell office space and land plots must be aware of the restrictions in building and any interior specifications. Whatever the type of property, the agent or broker must know how to meet the clients particular requirements.

Renovation project lured those seeking Spanish retreat

John, an NGO worker originally from the US, and his partner Anne Montague, a journalist, bought their home in rural Andalusia around 10 years ago. The house is owned jointly with a couple of friends, and it's unconventional in other ways. The finca-style property, surrounded by 14 acres of land, still has no electricity and water is supplied via a pump from a well. As such, it provides a refreshing antidote to the crowded, hectic and often stressful lifestyle in the UK.
The suggestion to buy a house in Spain jointly came from a friend of Anne's who had already bought and sold. The couple, with two small children at the time, thought it would be fun, and liked the idea of "a place we could go for years and years, where there would be lots of sunshine". Their search centred around the hinterland of Coin, just north-west of Malaga, an area which at the time was virtually undiscovered by outsiders.
After two weeks of driving up long dirt roads with the children sweltering in the back of the car, they were taken by their contact - a local woman who spoke English - to a house called Don Cristovita in a hidden valley, not far from the town of Alora. "As soon as we walked down the lane and saw it, we knew it was the one," says John. "It was beautiful, surrounded by wild flowers, even though it was clearly a wreck."An offer was made and accepted - they are reticent about the price, but John observes: "There was no real property market there; people were virtually giving away these ruins because they wanted to go and live in an apartment in the town." But then came disappointment: Anne and John's friends changed their minds about the purchase, and as they were unable to buy it alone, the purchase was dropped. A year later, and another change of heart, it was back on and fortunately the house was still available at the same price.
Buying was relatively straightforward, says John, adding: "It was fundamental that we had an estate agent who was able to explain all the costs, local taxes and procedures." Both Anne and her friend Polly, as the legal owners, had to register as non-residents with the local authorities.
The house itself really was a wreck. Although it had a traditional roof, this was made of mud and bamboo under the tiles, which they soon discovered housed rats. The rear portion of the house had been used to keep animals and was covered with countless years worth of goat dung. Part of the building had collapsed, only two rooms had tiled floors and there was no glazing in the windows. Apart from the rats, there were also bees and wasps nesting throughout the building.
Anne says: "We would go and camp outside the house while Polly and Philip braved the insects and rodents indoors. We cooked outside on an open fire, ate outside and washed up outside - it was pretty basic living and that was our children's only experience of a holiday! It's no wonder that when the builders came to do work on the property they took pity on us and built us an outdoor barbecue without us asking for it!"
A local builder was employed to do the renovation. The roof was replaced, floors and windows were installed throughout, kitchen and bathroom were put in and the collapsed section was rebuilt. They also had the outside walls plastered, terraces built and a water system installed.
It wasn't easy overseeing the work from 2,000 miles away, but in spite of a few 'surprises' along the way, John says: "Using a local builder certainly earned us a lot of goodwill."

The Lonely Planet Guide to Bulgaria

An enigmatic country at a very important crossroads in its history.
Images of cheap and nasty plonk downed at student house parties, budget ski holidays and umbrella-wielding Cold War assassins were once among the popular stereotypes, but Bulgaria today is a vastly different country from what it was even ten years ago - as more travellers than ever are discovering.
For most visitors, Bulgaria's main lure is its long sandy coastline, with its stunning beaches and bays - but there is so much more to see. Well-maintained hiking and horse-riding trails allow you to discover Bulgaria's lush landscapes, inhabited by wildlife now becoming

Turkey trip inspires self-build holiday villa

David and Denise had been toying with the idea of buying a holiday house abroad that they could also rent out, and Turkey immediately clicked. "It struck me that this could be a place to buy," says David. "Back in 1981 we went to Paphos in Cyprus when it was just a small town, and when we went back later it was like a new world. We could see the potential for the same growth to happen in Turkey; we could really see the Mediterranean coast taking off."
Back at their home in Hertfordshire, the couple started to look on the internet, and quickly identified the former fishing village of Kalkan as an up and coming location. They contacted a number of agents, and the following July went out for a flying three-day visit, with a number of properties to view. It quickly became apparent, however, that there was an opportunity to buy a plot of land and get a house built entirely to their own specification.
There was plenty of land to choose from, but David says: "We were aware that you had to be very careful where you bought. You could have this fantastic view over the bay one day, and then someone could simply build in front of you. The plot we found was at Kalamar Bay, and as well as having uninterrupted sea views that couldn't be blocked, the land on one side was green belt, and there were wonderful views of the mountains and the Lycian Way. "We also had to think about the fact that the area was sure to be developed on our other side, but I felt that it would be high quality because of the local restrictions that were in place, and I could see a really nice little community emerging," says David.
The company selling the plot, Mavi Real Estate, was also offering to build the house, but unlike some other agents this was not mandatory.

Off-plan Alpine home proves a picturesque investment

If you want to buy a ski apartment in the Alps, the chances are you'll buy off-plan, as the shortage of new development opportunities means most properties are snapped up well before new buildings are completed. Stephanie Crayford, director of a marketing business in the Home Counties, was looking to buy an apartment both as an investment and in order to enjoy holidays, when she was introduced by estate agency Savills to Larry Levine, founder of Alpine Homes International, a developer working in the Alps.She quickly became interested in Veysonnaz Chalets, a small development in the Four Valleys area of Switzerland. "I knew the area because I had been skiing in Verbier," says Stephanie, "and I was very attracted by the fact that they were offering a three year rental guarantee as well as six weeks annual usage, which meant that the property would basically 'wash its face' but I would still be able to enjoy it with my family."
She quickly became interested in Veysonnaz Chalets, a small development in the Four Valleys area of Switzerland. "I knew the area because I had been skiing in Verbier," says Stephanie, "and I was very attracted by the fact that they were offering a three year rental guarantee as well as six weeks annual usage, which meant that the property would basically 'wash its face' but I would still be able to enjoy it with my family."
In early 2005, she was flown out to Switzerland with a number of other prospective buyers to view the site and the area. "When we were there, there were just poles in the ground where they were going to build, but they told us the history of the area and the plans for the village."
Veysonnaz is a typical mountain village perched between the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc mountains which has retained a good deal of its traditional charm.
Stephanie also liked the price; her three-bed apartment in the Balcons de Soleil building was on offer for SFr 456,000 - approximately £210,000, which made it extremely favourable compared to similar properties in the French Alps. Its value has since gone up significantly, bearing out the belief that this would be a good investment. "I knew that Veysonnaz was up and coming, and they were going to invest in new ski lifts there. The price was very reasonable - at the time Switzerland was one of the only countries that had been experiencing property deflation," says Stephanie.
It was not the first time she had bought abroad; previously she had bought a property in France which had not proved a success, so she was anxious to get it right this time.
One selling point of the development was the high quality of the workmanship and the finishes. "The quality is very high and very robust. They build to last and it is reassuring to know that I won't have to do anything to my property for at least 20 years," says Stephanie.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

From 1933 to 1963, Nuffield Place was the home of William Morris, Lord Nuffield

Built in 1914, it was enlarged in 1933 for Lord Nuffield, and is a rare survival of a complete, upper-middle class home of the 1930s. It retains the majority of the furniture and contents acquired by Lord and Lady Nuffield when they took up residence, as well as having several rooms still decorated in the 1930's style.
Clocks, rugs and tapestries are of fine quality. Some furniture is antique, but much was custom-made by Cecil A Halliday of Oxford, and is of skilled craftsmanship.
The beautiful four-acre gardens with mature trees, yew hedges, rose pergola and rockery were laid out during and just after the First World War.
Amenities include:
Ample Free Car Parking
Home Made Teas
Limited Access for Disabled Visitors

Grand Café

Autor: Jiří SlívaJazyk: českýVäzba: tvrdá s prebalomPočet strán: 112Formát: 19,5 x 19,5 cmISBN: 978-80-7391-182-9Edícia: Umenie / Mimo edícieTentoraz náš výborný ilustrátor a karikaturista zavedie do sveta kaviarní a kávy. Prvým obrázkom z tejto zbierky kresieb, grafík a malieb bola litografia Grand Café. Táto zaznamenala úspech, a tak Jiŕí Slíva začal vymýšľať ďalšie obrázky, viac či menej sa vzťahujúce k tejto tematike. Predhovor ku knihe vychádza okrem češtiny aj v angličtine, nemčine a francúzštine.

Santa Monica, California

This two-story rear addition to a 1950s house includes a master suite over a printing studio that opens to a new pool patio.
Why it won: The clarity of the design - continuing the modern post-and-beam architecture of the original house in a subtle way - makes for an almost seamless addition. Yet there are understated differences between old and new, as in the glass corner of the master bedroom; the 5-foot cantilever over the lower floor that shades the patio; and the 18-foot-long wall of sliding glass doors that opens the entire studio to the pool patio, a great feature for parties. The design caused minimal intrusion into the existing structure so the family could remain at home during construction.
Design:Michael W. Folonis and Associates, Santa Monica (310/450-4011)

The best houses of all time in L.A.

We asked an expert panel for its top 10 picks of the best Southern California homes.Stories by Sean MitchellNo. 1: Kings Road House Rudolph Schindler West Hollywood, 1921-22If you imagine what most houses looked like in Los Angeles in the 1920s (Spanish, Victorian, shingle), the Schindler house would have been pretty exotic. "A radical rethinking of the man-made environment," as Schindler biographer David Gebhard put it, the house that the …

100 More of the Worlds Best Houses

Vydavateľ: ImagesJazyk: anglickýVäzba: tvrdá s prebalomPočet strán: 352Formát: 280 x 280ISBN: 1-92074-498-3Edícia: Architektúra / Súčasná architektúraPopular demand has led IMAGES' team of researchers to scour the world for yet another stunning collection of homes. The 100 fabulous homes carefully selected for this volume represent contemporary residential architecture in all its myriad forms. Vast differences in location, climate, culture, style, materials, interiors, and even furniture result in a collection that showcases, with full-colour photographs, plans and drawings, the best in international residential architecture. This is a book that can be browsed through time after time, with each viewing guaranteed to inspire, delight and surprise.

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Alabama Lake Home for Sale by Owner

Lake Tuscaloosa Brick House - Lovingly maintained spacious split bedroom floor plan, bright and airy brick home with 2640 Sq. ft under air – 3 Bedroom, 2 full baths, attached 2-car garage and matching detached 1200 (30ft by 40ft) shop building with 2 one car garage doors and entrance door perfect for the car hobbyist or potential in-law apartment with garage. House Features- Spacious lake house with open floor plan with Massive Great Room and high ceilings Bright Kitchen with tile countertops, eat at bar, tons of cabinets, clean white appliances including built-in oven and microwave, dishwasher, fridge with water and ice Breakfast nook with beautiful views of the lake Tons of upgrades including crown and chair molding throughout, window treatments, 14” tiles and 12 foot French doors in two bedrooms and great room, insulated interior wall and solid interior doors for sound deadening, rounded drywall corners, fresh neutral paint Huge master suite retreat with tray ceiling and two ceiling fans Master Bath with large tub, his and her sinks and 4ft by 4 ft shower Beautiful lake view from 714 Sq Foot screened porch with 4 ceiling fans Easy to access boat dock with electric boat lift and no stairs Extra large 2 car garage with lot of storage, fully insulated (ceiling, walls & door) and 5 Ft kick out for freezers, bikes, etc. Unique interior 15 ft x 5 ft pantry with lots of shelves Laundry with lots of built in cabinets, built-in ironing board and ceiling fan Lifetime Warranty on all window treatments Shamrock gray brick New 30 year prestige shingles (2005) Painted inside and out (2008) Wired alarm Fireplace Turn Key home with back-yard paradise for her and shop for him Best things about the house are the view, boating on the lake, the bright and airy feel and tons of storage. Shop Details – 1200 sq ft shop in matching brick and roof shingles Fully insulated (R16 walls, R32 Ceiling) Prewired and plumbed for an apartment conversion including shower and toilet Garage has tons of shelving and storage and is ready for conversion to in-law apartment 1725 Sq ft Aluminum Shed completely fenced, shed can be raised to accommodate RV Detached garage shop is perfect for car hobbyist, family with lots of toys or home business. Garage has 2 post car lift with plumbed air lines. Room Details- Grate Room, 31x39 (1209 Sq ft Master Retreat, 17x25 (425sq ft) (12 ft French door) 2nd Bedroom, 13x13 (169sq ft) (9 ft French door) 3rd Bedroom, 13x13 (169sq ft) Pantry, 15.5x5.5 (169 sq ft) Master Bath, 15x14 (40 sq ft) Utility Room, 8x9.5 (76sq ft) 2 Car Garage, 27x24deep (648 sq ft) Detached Shop, 40x30.5deep (1200sq ft) Pictures are available here

Have you tried, but never seem to be able to get a development business off the ground?

Believe me when I tell you, it’s not your fault. You’ve just never been allowed to access this kind of development information before. You can now because I searched libraries, shops and the internet for anything written by an “actual developer” as opposed to academic books and found nothing.
I know you found the same because thousand of my students have told me how relieved they were to find someone who had actually done development and would answer their questions.
So the Real Estate Development Made Easy system is going to be a refreshing change. That’s because it will give you a Step by Step system, as well as full explanations at every stage so that you’ll quickly build your business and confidence. And there is no technology to hold you back – just reading; the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
3) Do you already have a successful development business?
Then you’re going to think you’ve died and gone to heaven. You’ll see your business bottom line take a big jump. The single thing I have been told by experienced ‘self-taught’ developers
is, “I now realize how much money I have left on the table over the past 10 – 15 years.”

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This handsome home by the noted Bill Gardiner/Judith Larson team is located on a quiet lane of marvelous homes close to town, bordered by magnificent low stone walls and acres of conservation land for real privacy with walking trails. A broad bluestone walkway leads to the semi-circular portico with columns. An ornate leaded fanlight and sidelights bracket the front door and the immediate impression is of wonderful detailing, high ceilings and wide-board quarter-sawn oak floors which continue throughout the house. The generous hallway with a continuous stairway to all levels has a charming sitting nook with arched casing and detailed corbels, and it opens to the panelled library with a fireplace and built-ins, and to the formal dining room with a fireplace, leaded glass cabinets and it adjoins a butler's pantry with a wine cooler. The living room with a fireplace and a wide bay window has a wall of french doors opening to a solarium with three exposures. A side hallway has a powder room with a basketweave floor and Waterworks fixtures and there is a columned opening to a wonderful step-down family room with a fireplace and a boxed beam ceiling, two exposures with a window seat and a glass door to the covered porch and the open terrace. Adjacent to this is a fabulous kitchen with a large island and a breakfast room separated by lovely double-sided glass cabinetry. The raised panel cabinetry is beautiful plus there are glass-fronted display cabinets and a double farmer's sink. There is a mudroom entry with a second powder room, a two-story rear hall with a back stairway and access to the three car garage. On the second floor, the sunny master suite has a fireplace, a private balcony, two luxurious bathrooms (one with a steam shower, the other with a classic free-standing bathtub and a stall shower) and two dressing closets. There are seven additional bedrooms with en suite Waterworks bathrooms, two of which are on the third floor with charming arched windows. In addition, there is a separate laundry room, a computer/homework station, and a huge unfinished lower level which could have a family room with a fireplace, a theater room, a wine cellar and an exercise room.

Kakani tower and shooping mall

Lakhani Towers & Shopping Mall is a Residential cum Commercial Project in a Serene & Coveted Location adjacent to Gulshan-e-Meymar. It consist of 4 Rooms' Apartments & Shops. It would provide Luxurious life style & Fool proof security.
Lakhani Towers with all its facilities & amenities would prove to be the ultimate choice for its residents.

Residential Real Estate Development

James H. Burton is Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing and Real Estate Department at the University of West Georgia. He has taught university level courses in real estate development, and market feasibility analysis. He has also been a practicing real estate developer, having developed a 160 acre subdivision and a 2,000 acre subdivision.

Dream Job: Commercial

Like 80 percent of those in his profession, Hanna is paid in straight commission – cashing out only if he closes the deal – which makes commercial real estate brokerage a risky business

No bones about it, said Kevin Hanna: Working the kitchen grill at his grandfather’s steakhouse in Framingham, Mass., as a teenager helped him to launch a successful career in the real estate business.
Hanna, 36, has since traded in a greasy apron for a white shirt at Cushman & Wakefield of Massachusetts, Inc., a commercial real estate firm in Boston where he cooks up deals with some of area’s most cutting-edge companies.
He negotiates leases for retail, healthcare, high-tech, and other industries that are seeking office and industrial space in Boston and greater New England. He represents both landlords looking to market office and industrial space and tenants looking to relocate or expand.


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