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Top advantages of new-build housing, according to buyers

New or second-hand housing? This is one of the eternal dilemmas posed by the demand for a home before buying. And although in recent years the second-hand offer has been the protagonist in the market, the brand new product has positioned itself in an important way thanks to its multiple advantages.

According to the study ‘New-build buyer profile 2017-2018’ carried out by the real estate portal Fotocasa, the percentage of buyers of new-build homes has increased considerably in the last year to reach 29% of the total. In addition, the proportion of those only looking for new homes has doubled in one year, from 8% to 15% as say the real estate agency alquiler piso nuevos barcelona

Among the current buyers of new-build homes identified by this company, young people stand out: 39% of the total were between 25 and 34 years old and 34% between 35 and 44 years old. At this point, the key question necessarily arises: why does new-build housing seduce and conquer the buyer? As Fotocasa points out in its report, we are going to discuss ‘the whys and wherefores of new construction’.

Goodbye to uncomfortable renovations

The main factor that motivates the purchase of a newly built home, cited by 43% of current buyers, is that it does not need renovations, ahead of the argument that this type of housing is more suited to their needs (wielded by 30%).

New-build housing does not need refurbishment

The best qualities (29%), the additional services and communal areas (24%) – garage, storage room, swimming pool, paddle tennis court, etc., such as those offered by AEDAS Homes developments – and the location (22%) are the next three virtues that make new-build homes the object of demand.

In sixth place, buyers value the fact that a property under construction allows them to save money (17%) during the construction period in order to be able to pay the down payment. Next, 16% of buyers value the fact that a new house is a guarantee of compliance with regulations. The same percentage also prefers that no one else has lived in their home.

Closing this list of strong points of new construction, 15% of buyers believe that buying a home off-plan makes it easier to access flats that would be more expensive if they were already built. Finally, 13% opt for a brand new home rather than a used one because it is easier to choose the property they want (height, type, etc.). We offer both flats and villas, as well as penthouses and ground floor apartments with gardens.the thrill of watching the foundations grow, laying the bricks or placing the windows. With second-hand homes this process is not possible.

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Vinhomes Riverside Hanoi Villa Rental

Currently, there are many young families who want to rent villa in Vinhomes Riverside just need to move in. But they do not know which unit to choose to hire. This article, we will provide a prestigious and reasonably priced Vinhomes Riverside villa rental unit.

1. Vinhomes Riverside Villa – the most livable place in Hanoi.

It is known that Vinhomes Riverside is a synchronous villa complex in District Long Bien invested by Vingroup in Vietnam. This place is considered as the most livable riverside city in the heart of Hanoi.

Coming to this place, customers will experience an authentic and comfortable life with the international-class “All in one” model.

2. What are the outstanding features of Vinhomes Riverside villas compared to other projects in Hanoi?

Surely, when the Vinhomes Riverside was born, everyone dreamed of living here. Because this is a villa with many outstanding features that few projects have:

– Vinhomes Riverside have a total investment of up to VND 10,000 billions

This is a project with a huge total investment compared to projects in the inner city. With this investment, Vinhomes Riverside has brought an ideal living space with modern and quality infrastructure.

– Vinhomes Riverside is the only project with an artificial river

This is the first project that we encounter with an artificial river surrounding the entire Vinhomes Riverside villa area. The presence of an artificial river has recreated a poetic natural picture.

Not only helps to regulate the air around the area. This river is also a wonderful place of relaxation. People can sit and fish, admire the scenery, … help bring back childhood memories.

– Vinhomes Riverside has a unique design style

Vinhomes Riverside villa area has European design from many countries such as Italy, Greece, France, Indochina combined with traditional Asian features.

Most of the villas are designed with open space, optimizing the use area. Helps to make the room airy, creating conditions for wind and light to flow in the most natural way. Bringing people closer to nature.

– Vinhomes Riverside has a large green park.

Vinhomes Riverside is very focused on investment in regional landscape. Here, there is a large park with many different models such as: tree system, walking path, amusement park, sports field, flower garden, … Bringing a fresh atmosphere, a Fun space for everyone.

– Vinhomes Riverside – named of the flowers

Another impressive thing to mention is that each villa area at Vinhomes Riverside is named after a flower. Create the feeling of living in a colorful flower garden with different names:

  • – Milk flower villa
  • – Orchid villa
  • – Mansion with mausoleum
  • – Cherry Mansion
  • – Sunflower villa
  • – Laurel villa
  • – Orchid villa
  • – Tulip villa
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Are clogged drains damaging your home?

As a professional home inspector, one of the things I see far too often is signs of water intrusion on a home, which can be the culprit in foundation/structural issues, termites and mold growth. While we can all agree that water is an important necessity in our daily lives, it can also wreak havoc on your home and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs if excess water is not addressed properly. In this article, I’m going to teach you:

  • What water intrusion is and how it occurs in and around your home
  • How to prevent water intrusion
  • How sewer scope inspections can help pinpoint the root cause of water issues and save you thousands of dollars in damages

What is water intrusion?

While these issues might seem like isolated problems that can be a “quick fix,” water intrusion can have a domino effect, and really cause a lot of long term damage to your home if it is not addressed properly and in a timely manner. Your home has several systems that have individual functions, but all contribute and work together for a healthy indoor environment. At 4 Corners Home Inspections, we take a holistic approach to our work, paying close attention to the macro and micro instances of home management and deficiencies to ensure all of these systems work together as they should.

It’s more common than you think

Most homes have underground drains that connect to gutter downspouts and are intended to help divert water away from the home and help maintain the integrity of the foundation. It keeps your basement or crawlspace dry and helps avoid mold growth and other potential issues associated with high relative humidity. Unfortunately, these pipes and gutter systems can have a high potential for failure over time and get easily clogged.

There are many reasons why these pipes and gutters can fail:

  • Compromised areas of pipes become blocked or clogged by extra debris such as soil/rocks or leaves from gutters
  • Over time, tree roots can grow into underground pipes
  • Pipes can collapse due to excess weight above ground, caused by vehicles and heavy equipment
  • Poor workmanship during installation which can only compound over time
  • Pipes are also known to separate due to ground settlement

Especially during the fall season, the most common scenario occurs when leaves, branches and other debris fall onto a home’s gutters. Without proper gutter guards and regular cleaning, gutters will get clogged, causing water to run down the sides of the house, creating a high volume of water that pools around the foundation of the home. When drain systems are compromised, water can’t dissipate and has nowhere to go, causing the foundation to crack and settle, compromising the structural integrity of the home. In addition, hydrostatic pressure can create the perfect environment for elevating relative humidity, resulting in increased microbial activity. Higher concentrated levels of radon can also come into play if the area around the house stays saturated and can’t drain properly, causing an increased level of radon gas to be drawn into the home from pressurization.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

During this change of the season, we can still enjoy our pumpkin spice lattes, cooler weather and colorful falling leaves, but let’s not forget to perform some simple maintenance tasks to help protect our homes from the damages caused by water intrusion. Simple things you can do to prevent future issues include:

  • Installing gutter guards
  • Validating the integrity of your gutter system by checking for leaks
  • Keeping gutters clean of debris that can block water from entering the gutters
  • Observing how water dissipates through your gutters and downspouts during a hard rain and watching where the water goes…take notes!
  • Periodically scan the exterior of your home and check for cracks in your foundation or any settlement of concrete
  • Take note of any new odors that could indicate mold growth developing in your crawlspace or basement
  • Ensuring all areas around the home are properly graded for water management

Sewer scope inspections get to the root of the problem

If you suspect you have water intrusion in and around your foundation, it’s never too late to investigate the source and do something about it. 4 Corners Home Inspections serves the greater Nashville area and can help you identify the source of any water intrusion through the use of a sewer scope and locator. We will assess your unique situation and be able to use the scope to identify the specific locations of blockages in your pipes and drains, without having to dig up your whole yard to find them. Once you know the source of any blockages, you can take quick action to remedy the issue and get your drain systems working properly again, while protecting one of your biggest investments: your home. To schedule your sewer scope inspection, visit 4CornersTN.com or give us a call at 615-573-2112.

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Istanbul Real Estate

Many people who are looking for property in Turkey opt to buy apartments, villas or houses at luxury developments within the country’s popular coastal resorts, but they would be wise to consider investing in Istanbul real estate. The city is currently witnessing a boom that has put it on track to becoming Europe’s largest metropolis, and its value as an investment destination is only set to increase further still.

A strategic trading point between Asia and Europe (the Bosphorus Strait), Istanbul has been a natural magnet for civilisation since the days of the Roman Empire.

Istanbul has played host to a succession of empires, including the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans – who made it their capital in 1453. It was under Ottoman rule that the city expanded from its old bounds near Galata all the way up to what is now Beyoğlu. The first district as one enters from the sea is called Eminönü and this, where you will find historic Sultanahmet right next door , used to be an integral part of Constantinople’s commercial centre.

The Bosphorus Strait which divides Europe from Anatolia served as a key waterway between these two important historical commercial hubs of Istanbul, and this continues to be the case today.

One key development in a modern context was when a bridge was opened in 1973 between Asia and Europe, which had previously been separated by ferry journeys from one side to the other. This is the Bosphorus Bridge (often known as The First Bridge) that connected Sarayburnu on the European coast with Beylerbeyi on the Asian coast – these two points are also two of the main favourable entry points into Istanbul from across Turkey’s borders.

The current population of Istanbul according to statistics is around 15 million, which makes it by far Turkey’s most populous city – accounting for more than a quarter of its total inhabitants). By 2030 it is predicted to reach 20 million people.

The wealth of the city may be gauged by the fact that it is home to more than 70 billionaires (the most in Turkey) and many well known international companies have offices within its boundaries; including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Intel, BP Oil International Ltd., Siemens, Motorola and JPMorgan Chase. Two additional factors that make Istanbul particularly attractive are that almost all the main universities are situated there (including American Robert College), plus its population has one of highest literacy rates in Turkey.

Biggest district at first glance should be easily discernible as Sultanahmet – this was the historic centre during Ottoman Empire reign – now hosts all major historical sites includingia Sophia museum / old orthodox patriarchal basilica / aya sofia museum & Blue mosque.

This is currently the most cost effective district for buying property for self-use or as an investment – rentals yield is approximately 5-10% annually depending on whether apartment is just let out or refurbished, but it’s good to note that number of tourists visiting Istanbul increase yearly and this causes prices to rise with inflation.

Istanbul real estate market at current stage works well for both – tenants and investors due to high demand and low supply levels – also if you plan on renting your property for longer periods, there are numerous opportunities to lock in favorable 3 year contracts (which can be extended further) thus avoiding any sudden price surges/fluctuations during bulk of your initial 3 years.

Sultanahmet district is home to many major blue chip hotels (such as Swissotel) and also where most tourists stay throughout their visit, which means that they will be close by for most of the time – so you can expect high occupancy rates, especially during summer months / religious holidays / weekends, but less demand during winter months.

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How to Become an Informed and Knowledgeable Property Owner

As a responsible property owner, it is important that you have a general understanding of your rights as an owner and the extent of those rights. The best way to become a knowledgeable and informed property owner is to first familiarize yourself with the primary documents that set forth those rights.

Protecting your property rights begins with a thorough understanding of your property obligations and entitlements. By reviewing and understanding certain core documents, you will become better equipped to converse with lawyers or others should your rights be questioned or threatened. For instance, if you are facing the potential taking of your property by eminent domain, having a basic understanding of your property rights will go a long way in determining the best way to respond to such an action.

Many documents contain valuable and important information about your property and your ownership rights. Some of the most common ones include the deed, the deed of trust, the underlying title documents and commitments, zoning maps, master plans, etc.

If you don’t have copies of these documents, you can generally secure them from either your title insurance agent or company or the local Clerk and Recorder’s office. You can also secure copies of these documents from the local land use and planning department.

What You Can Get From Title Documents

Generally, title documents will contain important information regarding the defects, liens, title exceptions, deed restrictions, and other limitations that may impact the property, its usability and functionality. A few examples include:


An encroachment is defined as an extension of a physical structure like a driveway, tree, or building over the property lines from an adjoining property. One typical example of an encroachment is a fence constructed beyond the boundaries of a property.

Deed restrictions

A deed restriction defines a limitation on what you can do with your property. Deed restrictions may impact the full use and enjoyment of your property.


A claim against the property that acts as collateral for debt is called a lien. Common liens include tax and mortgage liens. If you are sued, and the court enters a judgment against you which you cannot immediately pay, it will typically be filed against the property. This is called a judgment lien.

What You Can Get From the Planning or Land Use Department

At your local Planning or Land Use Department, you can generally find documents that will give you more information about your property. For instance:

  • The major public or private projects that are expected in the area where your property is located
  • The long-term development or master plan for the area where your property is located
  • The roads and streets that serve the property
  • The utilities that serve the property and where they are located
  • The assessment or tax districts your property is located in
  • How your property is mapped, platted, and subdivided
  • How your property is zoned and what uses can be made under the zoning category and classification

What You Can Get From the Clerk and Recorder’s Office

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is where you can find the deed and other property conveyance documents. It also goes by several different names, including the Recorder of Deeds and the County Recorder’s Office.

Regardless of the name, you can generally find the instruments or complete documents that have been recorded against your property there. Since there are countless property records found in these facilities, searching for a particular record can take some time.

Fortunately, the staff is generally accommodating and willing to assist you in your research. If you need to have copies made of any particular document, be prepared to pay a fee.

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Investing in real estate

Investing in real estate is somewhat similar to investing in stocks, so it is necessary to provide useful real estate tips provided to you by virtue of our experience in real estate marketing and appraisal, as achieving profits from real estate investment is based on determining the value of the real estate like Zed Towers El Sheikh Zayed that you intend to buy and then a good guess to know the amount of profit The output from these investments, whether through rent or sale (ownership).

But investing in real estate requires a relatively long period of time with a large capital provision. Therefore, the expected profits must be proportional to the amount invested and the required time period.

Many people were confused when buying their own property or housing, which prompted them to consult people who may not be specialized, which may lead to large financial losses if the decision is wrong.

Non-specialists do not pay attention to the complex differences of real estate investment or how to buy and sell to start this process, because this type of investment is different from investing in stocks and bonds.

There is an abundance of options when it comes to investing in a residential property, especially in major capitals around the world, from homes and apartments that can be developed, but this depends on the boom in market activity, and investors mastering the right time and place to seize the right opportunity .Here, it must be noted that not all real estate transactions generate money for the owners. Like De Joya 2 New Capital

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Kitchen Furniture from China

The Company – Kitchen from China

If you are thinking of redoing your kitchen, then there are a lot of elements that you will have to consider. You need to pick a theme, a design, and so many other things, but no matter what you pick the main idea behind redoing your kitchen is to get high-quality furniture and materials that will last for a longer period of time. We at Kitchen from China are a scouring company in China and we are looking to provide you with the best furniture from China for your kitchen. We have been working for a long time to fulfill our customer’s furniture-related needs. We look for the most exquisite quality furniture pieces in China and send them to our customers all over the world. If you are looking for kitchen furniture from China then look no further, as we offer the best prices and the most premium quality products.

Your Kitchen and You

The kitchen is the most important part of your home, as family members gather around mealtimes, there are many fun cookouts, gossip sessions, etc. If you want to invest in something then it should be your kitchen. Your kitchen furniture is an investment that will last for a long period of time. To get maximum return from your investment you need to choose carefully. There are many options out there from which you can take your pick. Let’s start with cabinets, they are a rather eye-catching piece in the kitchen, we at Kitchen from China can get you the best Chinese cabinets out there. Chinese cabinets have many different designs and patterns, and the best part is that when it comes to Chinese cabinets there are many options available. You can choose the design, pattern, polish, and grain that fits your tastes.

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Office Chairs

Your office needs to have furniture to aid people in completing their tasks, this furniture becomes the foundation for interaction. This means that offices should be able to provide you with comfortable office chairs. Comfortable office chairs would automatically encourage employees to relax and perform their tasks more efficiently. Office chairs are a major component of any workplace as it is essential to ensure that a worker is comfortable while working, the better the condition of the furniture the better the work environment will be. While choosing which office chair to select you may need to go over many options. There are many sorts of features that make an office chair better than any other chairs you may have used before. Selecting the right office chair plays a significant role in the comfort and productivity of your employees. This blog will help you select the best office chair which would best fit your needs and provide you with certain important tips that can help you make the right purchase.

Types of office chairs

There are several types of office chairs which are used in workplaces, due to which often many people get confused as to which chair would be the best for their workplace. The four main types of office chairs are leather chairs, high back leather chairs, low back leather chairs, and ergonomic chairs. Picking a chair can be made easy by simply looking at the different features of the chairs such as headrests and armrests. The major difference between the leather office chairs and the other chairs is the price difference. The leather office chairs often cost more than the other office chairs due to their finishing and the type of leather used. However, sometimes you can often find these chairs at a reasonable price at a discount at different office furniture outlets. Aside from this, if you are searching for a chair that has an ergonomic design then an ergonomic chair would be the best solution for you. The ergonomic chair is specially designed for those individuals who have some back problems. This office chair has certain special features such as a tilt, armrests, backrest, armrest height, seat depth, seat width, and even has a gas lift for easy entry and exit. This office chair is not recommended for those people who do not like sitting all the way down into their chair, for such people an office chair that has a reclined back would be a better option. With an ergonomic office chair a person is able to sit more nearer to the ground, this helps to keep your feet on the floor while you work.

The Do’s and Don’ts

While shopping for an office chair there are two things you need to keep in mind; durability and comfort. The high back leather office chair offers support for your entire body and due to its design, you can easily position your body in a way that helps you adjust your position whenever necessary. If you are thinking of buying the ergonomic office chair, ask the seller if they are selling the replacement for the product. You need to ensure that if your office chair beaks down you are able to return it within a reasonable period of time. Ergonomic office chairs are very comfortable but it can be stressful if they break down therefore make sure to buy the replacement parts for your office chair before you make the purchase to avoid inconvenience in the future. Aside from this, while shopping for office chairs you should always go to multiple furniture stores to compare the price and features of the office chairs this would enable you to navigate the market and make the best choice.

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Where is the best place to live in Costa Rica?

Living in a foreign country poses certain challenges, but answering the question “where is the best place to live in Costa Rica?” can be relatively simple if you know where to look. This part of the western country is an ideal locale for expats and Costa Rica real estate investors. The relatively small size of this country allows for plenty of real estate opportunities that are both domestic and abroad, and a Costa Rican vacation is something no one should miss out on. When it comes to living in a foreign country, the choices are almost limitless, but finding Costa Rica real estate opportunities that are both affordable and attractive can be difficult. Contact Coldwell Banker Costa Rica to begin the process.

One reason why living in Costa Rica is such a great option is because the cost of living is extremely low. Average annual salaries in Costa Rica are around forty dollars, which is well below the average salary of over sixty dollars in the United States. This low cost of living makes it easy for families to live on relatively modest means and send their children to excellent educational institutions without breaking the bank. In addition to the low cost of living, other aspects of life in Costa Rica to make it a great choice for working and vacationing families.

Costa Rica’s political structure is stable, and the country’s borders are porous and open to visitors and foreign investors. In other words, there is no internal border as such but rather an external one made up of extensive barriers that make entering the country extremely difficult. For this reason, many expats and Costa Rica real estate investors choose to build homes and condos on the beach, near the international airport, in the mountains or in other safe locations. Costa Rica real estate offers an excellent selection of housing options from secluded beachside villas to high-rise apartment buildings. The combination of affordability and relative safety makes living in Costa Rica a popular choice among retirees and young couples alike.

If you are looking for a steady job and want to start a family while you are living in Costa Rica, then the country’s central region might be the perfect place for you. Central America and the Caribbean are filled with rich cultures and civilizations. The combination of historical museums, beautiful sunsets and lush green mountains makes this part of the world a perfect place to raise a family. Costa Rica real estate prices are affordable, making it easy to get a mortgage and purchase your dream home.

If you are interested in retiring to a tropical destination that offers luxurious living, beachfront accommodations, and golfing on a lush golf course, then the north-western coast of Costa Rica may be a perfect place for you. This area of Costa Rica offers excellent retirement opportunities such as warm climate, clean air, and ample sunshine hours. Costa Rica real estate is often inexpensive, which makes it easy to get a mortgage and purchase a home. With the combination of a tropical climate, abundant sunshine hours, and world class golf courses, you will find that this area of Costa Rica is ideal for retirees looking to enjoy life to its fullest.

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Is buying a mobile home better than renting?

Renting or buying a mobile home is an important question to answer for many consumers in the Tampa Bay area and across the country. There are some advantages to owning a mobile home, however, that most consumers do not think about. In this article we will explore those advantages and why they are good reasons to seriously consider purchasing rather than renting. After reading this article you should be able to make an informed decision about whether or not mobile homes are right for you. Contact Sunbelt Home Sales for more information.

One of the big advantages of owning a mobile home is the price. Most land owners in Florida, or any state for that matter, charge more than three-quarters of the market value for a mobile home. Mobile home parks will frequently sell for twice or even three-quarters of what you would pay for a traditional house or apartment in the city. This means you can buy a new home for less than half the price and still save money on your rent or mortgage payment each month.

Another advantage of owning a mobile home is its flexibility. You do not have to deal with a property manager or landlord. All of the decisions on the use of your mobile home are up to you. Whether you want to cook on the deck or install your own plumbing system is entirely up to you. Since many mobile home parks are located within communities, you also do not have to worry about paying fees to park in an outside location.

Perhaps the biggest consideration when it comes to renting a mobile home is how much it is going to cost you. The upfront fees associated with a mobile home are very expensive. In many cases, you will not recoup your investment for years to come. If you are only paying a small amount each month, then paying three or four times the monthly minimum can add up to significant increases in your financial costs.

With today’s economy, many people are finding themselves paying too much money for their homes. If you are going to be investing in a mobile home, buying it outright may be the best option for you. You will not have to pay ongoing rent and will not have to worry about any additional fees. If you decide to sell your mobile home in the future, you will only have to pay a small percentage of the total purchase price. This will save you a significant amount of money on your taxes.

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