How to Determine Whether a Location is Ideal for Your Residence?

The real estate mantra repeats “location” tirelessly. To some, location is probably even more important compared to the physique of the house itself. While you may have a general idea on what consist of a good location, having a clearer criteria of your own that cater to your needs is not just essential; it’s necessary.

Ideal location for residence

Afterall, you can’t move your house. So what are some of the basics to lookout for?

Know what you want: planning is the first step

Note down what you already have in mind. Do some brainstorming and draw a mind map, it could help in doing visual information extracting. By having your thoughts down on a paper (or its digital counterpart), you give a form to your thoughts, and you’ll have a clearer direction. If you need somewhere close to work but want a quiet neighborhood, write or type it down.

Research and narrow down your list of potential locations or neighborhood. You can go from there while keeping in mind the process of recording your progress.

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important key in finding a good location for your house. Access to commute, access to public transportations, access to major economic hubs, such things are to be taken into account according to your needs. If you’re buying a home for investment, think ahead.

The generations who are starting to own houses are millennials. Some of the key findings conducted in a study by Apta shows that Millennials are multimodal, and compared to previous generations, millennials are less likely to drive or have a valid driver’s license.

They use public transportations a lot more compared to the older generations. Taking this into account, housings with a good public transportation system is bound to be more in demand.

Basic services

This is an important aspect that often gets overlooked. How is the waste management? Is the trash picked up everyday? One of the best ways to find out that the practice is actually implemented well is by asking the neighbors.

Economic sectors

One of the signs a place has a good economic growth is the existence or the potential growth of economic diversity. While regions dominated by one industry does not mean that it does not possess economic growth, regions with a diverse economic sector is generally more sustainable. Another factor to take notice of is the growth in employment. This factor may play an important role in the resale value and rental yield of your house.

Safety and general feel of the neighborhood

Feeling safe in your own neighborhood is a precondition to comfort. Before making up your mind, make sure that you visit the neighborhood several times. Try to visit the place at a different time of day.

Visit the neighborhood during the night as well. Observe the environment during those visits. Are people out on the streets? Walking their dogs, parents walking with their children, people out in the parks, etc. These everyday activities are mundane but is an important indication in gauging whether people who lived in the place feel safe.

Also note are there people walking during the night? What do you feel in the neighborhood while you’re walking in the area during nighttime? You can even journal down these small things to help you better decide.

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Things to Boost Your Real Estate Business

Building real estate business is challenging especially for new investor. There are many things to pay attention to and to learn. Work hard is one thing but making it productive and efficient is another level you should reach in order to make positive progress to your business. There is not enough time to reach your target in one day. What you can do is not to longer the time but to make it efficient and productive. One big enemy is procrastination. This is what makes people failed in building their real estate business. Wasting too much time doing unnecessary task will only make your business keep lagging. Procrastinating will just make it worse. There is no benefit to procrastinate a task you can do now.

Things to Boost Your Real Estate Business

How to boost your real estate business

There are different reasons on why people procrastinate their task. Some people do it out of habit. Some others do it due to inability to make decision. There are several factors which can help you building your real estate business progressively:

Time management

Time management skill is important factor you need to have in your attempt to build your business. it is not easy to gain this skill. It needs commitment and discipline so that it becomes a habit. The first step to do it right is by making a to-do list. When you make a to-do list for your daily schedule, you have clear tasks of what to do based on its level of urgency. Thus, you do the task which has big impact to your business first. To make you stay motivated, you can reward yourself when you have accomplished all the tasks completely.

Productive environment

Set yourself in productive environment. When you work surrounded by people who have great discipline at work will help you to do the same. In one way or another, you will be influenced by the positivity of your work environment. When your work environment is less distractive, you will be able to work efficiently. You won’t find any excuse to procrastinate anymore.

Setting your goal

One of the reasons why you keep delaying to finish your task is because your goal is impossible to reach. Thus, it is highly recommended to be realistic in setting your goal. With reasonable goals, you can achieve it in short amount of time. If you set unreasonable goal, you will discourage yourself to reach it. In the end, you will get stuck in the same place.

Stay positive

Make sure to stay positive in every way. Remember that criticizing yourself too harsh will do nothing but harm. You won’t be able to move forward. Thus, make sure to recognize when you are doing a good job. By giving yourself positive feedback, you will stay motivated and get rid of negative thoughts. When you are too hard on yourself, you will only give space for procrastination. Give yourself a break when you can’t stay focus on your task. It is also possible to ask for help from your team so you can have a different view of your task.

 

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Considering an Open Plan Layout to Design Your Properties?

You’ve probably heard of the term “open-plan” a lot through reality tv shows or even through adverts. The open plan was originally a solution to the limited space of a house. However today, it has become somewhat of a preferred living. A lot of houses are built with the open plan layout. A lot of renovations of older houses are also done with the open-plan layout in mind.

The most common rooms to be “merged” in an open plan layout are holy trinity that consists of the living room, kitchen, as well as dining room. The open-plan room is potentially gorgeous and even luxurious when designed and done right. The design allows for hosts to entertain their guests easily. Open plan layouts also gave the opportunity for the residents to socialize more freely.

The popularity of open plan is well-earned because of its effective use in space. The “broadening” visual effect that resulted from the elimination of visual limitation makes open-floor plan highly desirable by homebuyers.

Walls limit your visual. It makes your house appear claustrophobic, especially if you already have a limited amount of space to begin. It’s also an option to proceed with open-plan rooms by taking off only a portion of the wall for the purpose of freeing your visual. A more solid feel of separate rooms.

If you like to have a lot of storage spaces, then open-floor plan might pose some challenges for you. You’d probably need to purchase more furnitures for dedicated storage space instead of say, doing a slight modification to your wall to house your books. Simply adding a vertical catchalls, hooks, wall rack, hanging organizer, wall cabinet, and the likes is often enough. However it won’t be possible because, well, you don’t have a wall.

The open plan layout is also especially beneficial for apartments located in the heart of the city, or even a metropolitan, where the rent price per square meter is insanely high. Affording a dwelling in such locations prove to be difficult, much less one that has a tasteful interior and design. Incorporating the open plan layout in such apartment is a solution many developers had taken. It allows for many types of apartment to be presented at their best.

You need to remember that with open-floor plan, your wall paint, furnitures, and decors need to be planned and arranged in such a way that they don’t make your room feel bare, soulless, or even unpleasantly mis-matched. The coordination of furnitures ideally would have a unified feel to them. That does not mean you need to use monotonous decor throughout the room. You should be creative when dealing with open-plan houses. Take advantage of the sheer size of the room and the number of possibilities that you can play with.

It’s important to note that open-plan layout for houses are born out of necessity. However today it cannot be denied that open-floor plans are gorgeous and highly desirable. It has gone past the stage of being merely a trend. The open-floor plan is clearly here to stay.

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Recognise the Most Valuable Assets of Your Property Business

When it comes to real estate business or property investing, there are many types of asset you should recognise. Thus, you will be able to maximise them to the fullest for your benefits.

Running real estate business sounds and looks simple for some people. However, it doesn’t mean easy. Simple and easy are two different words which you should distinguish especially when it comes to your business.

Lots of investors focus more on how to find potentials leads to close the deals. However, it is also important to recognise any little things since they are also a foundation for your business to stand in a long term.

What are your most valuable assets in business?

To achieve goals, investor must have different approach and strategy. One approach may not work when it is used by other investors. Thus, it is also the matter of how one can successfully recognise their most valuable asset even for the little things and how to maximise them to earn the benefits.

Here are most valuable asset in property business you should expect!

Budget is one of the most valuable aspects when it comes to business. it is not about how much money you can earn but how to have something left over when you close the deals. Thus, if you think closing the deal is your only goal then you need to think twice.

Recognise most valuable assets in property business - Budget

Remember that property business is a number game. Budget is valuable asset you need to maximise to the fullest by using number as your guide and stay within your budget plan.

Your name and reputation is one of the most valuable assets you should keep and build. It is not easy to build positive reputation in this business. It is even easier to spread bad reputation. It may take months or even years to make your name and reputation recognised by others both customers and colleagues.

It is important to make the right and quick decision. It is also important to associate with people which can help you build positive reputation.

Your logic is your valuable asset in property business. You need to make decision based on quick wits and careful thinking. Emotional decisions often results in bad paths. When emotion involves, it is easy to lose focus. Your judgment will be clouded with uncertainty.

That is why it better to use your logic in making decision and let the number guide your paths. It may sound simple but it is challenging for emotional investors. Therefore, detaching emotional feelings from business related stuffs need self-conscious and persistence.

Networking is also your most valuable asset when it comes to property business. Networking may not affect your business overnight. However, you will need it when the time comes. You need to build your networking in any chance you get.

You can go to local seminar where like-minded people gather and discuss or share information or join local group. One contact can help you make the right decision when you need it.

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Knowing More about Low Cost Properties

There are many ways for you to get started with property business. You may have seen plenty of successful investors in this industry. However, you need to remember that they have their own way to reach the place where they are now.

Each of them may use different strategy that work well with their plan. However, it doesn’t mean you will be as successful as they are when you try the same strategy.

As an investor, you also may have heard that the lower the purchase price of property, the bigger deal it is. However, it is not always like that. You still have risk to buy property that can cost you money.

Know more about low cost properties

Therefore, it is more likely about what kind of property you are going to invest in, what your goal is, and how you will handle them.

What about low cost properties?

Many investors show interest to invest in low cost properties, considering it has higher chance to gain more profit. You can buy a low cost property if you are interested but it is also highly recommended to find out more about it before making any purchase:

  • Low cost property usually cost under 50,000 dollars. Sometimes, it is in a form of a property with severe discount. However, it is also mean that the property needs more work or need to be located in undesirable location for the price to be that low. Thing you need to consider of low cost property is the location. This will help you to find out if you can do anything about it. You can make your own research about the market, listings, etc. If you cannot find anything promising, it is better not to purchase it.
  • Low cost properties are usually in need of repairs which cost a lot. It is because this type of property is usually a decade old or under maintenance for years. You need to calculate how much work needed to resurrect the property. You may need to do major repairs which honestly cost amount of money. If you find that the cost is too high to handle then it is better not to purchase it since it won’t earn you benefits anyway. Or, you can also choose another alternative in which you sell for a small profit. However, you need to check and calculate thoroughly before deciding to purchase this type of property.
  • The next thing you need when it comes to investing in low cost properties is exit strategy. You need to decide what kind of strategy you will use to make them more valuable. However, adding too much value on the updates might cost you the amount of money with no guarantee that it will pay back. You can also choose to rent or sell it after updating here and there. The point is, no matter what plan you make, you need to make sure you make thorough calculation so you can make multiple exit strategies. Therefore, you can avoid severe loss.
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Introduction to the Basics of Stones for Your Properties

Stone is largely timeless in appearance as well as in its usage. Stones come in a variety of colors, textures, as well as density. What exactly caused this? Stones are also categorized into several class or types, but how do people categorize stones? Beyond the familiar names that you can distinguish, for example, granites, soapstone and et cetera, how are those stones categorized?

Understanding the types of stones will give you a more fundamental understanding on how the materials are best used in building your properties. Having a more thorough understanding of these highly durable and classic material would prove to be more than just useful in determining the value of your house. A good grasp of the concept could even lead you to better marketing and even narrowing down your target market to those who matter to you; those interested in the specifics that you offered. A knowledge can only benefit you, and even though you consider yourself a casual house builder, it could still go a long way.

Stones are commonly categorized according to how they are formed. There are generally three types of stones, which are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. How exactly are they formed and what differentiate them?

Igneous stones

The cooling of magma or molten rock created what is known as igneous stones. This happened both deep inside the earth as well as on the earth surface. All of the stones categorized into igneous rocks began as magma that went through the process of being cooled, and as a result, crystalized. Igneous rocks have a diverse appearance according to the crystal compositions, as well as the way the magma is cooled. Examples of igneous stones include Dacite, Granite, Obsidian, Basalt, Pegmatite, etc. Granite, for instance, is a common material that is both plentiful and gorgeous. It is able to be cut and polished in such a way that it achieved a sleek finish, and it’s one of the favorites when it comes to the materials for countertops for its durability and gorgeous look.

Sedimentary stones

The formation of sedimentary stones are formed generally through three methods. It’s formed through the sediments accumulation. There are organic sedimentary rocks, the example is coal, and certain limestones from the crystallization of animals and plants remnants. Chemical sedimentary rocks include iron ore, flint, rock salt as well as some limestones, in which the materials dissolve and precipitate. Lastly, Clastic sedimentary rocks include breccia, sandstone, conglomerate, and more, and they are formed through the weathering process through the exposure of water, wind, and ice. Sandstone is one of the most commonly used sedimentary rocks for constructions. It’s often used as exterior of houses; walls, patio, and many others.

Metamorphic stones

These stones have gone through heat, chemical process, as well as pressure, and most commonly occurred deep below the earth’s surface. These are the types of rocks that have been exposed to the most extreme conditions that even altered the mineral compositions as well as the chemical compositions. Examples of these rocks are Marble, Quartzite, Lapis Lazuli, Soapstone, Novaculite, Slate, etc. One of the examples, marbles, have been used a lot in luxury establishments. The affordability of marbles vary according to the appearance of the stones. Brighter marbles sometimes tend to be higher in price compared to its grayer counterpart.

 

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Strategy To Get Bali Real Estate For Sale Cheap

When your finances are sufficient or more than enough, investment is the right one. There are many investments and certain risks that can occur. A safe and very profitable investment is real estate. Of course, choosing real estate requires carefulness and care. Location, building area, land area, conditions around real estate, building status, certificates, and others are factors that must be overlooked. If your investment can bring double profits why should you think long to buy real estate?

Bali Real Estate For Sale Cheap

Tourist destinations like Bali which are currently skyrocketing. Both increase in tourist visits or economic growth. The high construction of 5-star accommodation and luxury is due to increasing demand for accommodation. Not infrequently with such high business and investment competition, some investors choose to leave Bali.

Bali real estate is very possible. There are still many areas in Bali whose growth has not been completely perfect. For example in the area of Uluwatu and its surroundings. Lets you get Bali real estate for sale cheap for short-term or long-term investments. When faced with a choice, what you always have to pay attention to is your financial condition.

It is possible to invest anywhere in the Bali area. The value of Bali real estate for sale cheap continues to increase along with reduced land due to continuous development. Seminyak is one of the strategic locations, both for business and investment. Tourist activities are currently piled up in the Seminyak area. The investment value is 10 times greater than in other areas. But are you ready to compete with large-scale investors?

When it’s time for investment, you have to think about how to benefit from your investment.

  • The initial strategy is to find Bali real estate for cheap sale. Although Bali is the destination of investors, there are still many owners who want to sell who intend to sell a property for various reasons.
  • Be careful when you find offers of Bali real estate for sale cheap. Land disputes often occur. This will be detrimental to your time and finances for the legal process.
  • Pay attention to the condition of the building to the availability of water, plumbing, termite inspection or damage to buildings. If you need to hire a building expert to see the value of Bali real estate for sale cheap offers.
  • Make offers as much as possible, for you to use finance to improve real estate.
  • Search for trusted property agents who can help process documents and other legal processes.
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Planning Wealth for the Future through Property Investing

Property investing can be one of best potentials for you to support your family financially. Of course, you cannot reach your success in a day or two. It may take years before you gain steady income and huge profit.

However, you will be able to financially support your family and set the future once you become successful investor.

This is a long term business that has its own risks and weigh to consider. The future should be considered as well when you plan your property investing strategy.

When you think of the future, your goal will be broader and you will be more careful as well as thorough in setting everything out.

Building the future of your family through property investing

Raising kids is not an easy job to do because you don’t only need mental support but also financial one. It is a must to have saving when you plan the future of your family.

There are many things you should include in the checklist such as education and general well-being.

Thus, property has somehow become saving account for investor. There are many parents who start investing in property to plan the future of their children through property market.

Building wealth for future through property investing

In recent years, parents are more active in property investing to help their children into the market. The sooner their children get into the market the better.

There are many ways to realize this goal. One of them is to gift a deposit. This is one of the ways you can choose to top up your children deposit saving. It may looks insignificant in the beginning. However, it makes huge difference in few years later.

You can choose to become a guarantor for your children using your equity. When your children are mature enough to start their investing, you can help them using this way. Thus, you don’t directly jump into the investing in the name of your children.

You are the guarantor when they do the investing on their own. This can help then to get loan approval which can be a hassle sometime. This is also a great way to let your children learn more about the value of money.

Planning the future of your children through property investing can be challenging but it’s worth trying.

This can help tackling down one of problems your children may encounter in the future especially the one related to financial matters. It is recommended to start your investing if you have got the money.

If you are thorough and plan everything ahead of time, you can minimize the risk of property investing.

If you are unsure on how to plan the future of your family through property investing, might as well talking to the expert. This will help you to have better view of what to do with your money and how to allocate them properly to property investing.

This will help your children acquiring their first home in the future. Thus, it is better to take action as early as possible.

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How Do You Know If Your Prospective Home is Actually “Green”?

Greenwashing is a trend across all industries known to man. This is partly due to the fact that while more and more people start caring about the environment and holds the concept of “green” in higher regards compared to a decade ago, the knowledge of what consists a “green building” does not follow.

The actual green home proofs

This results in homebuyers being tricked by greenwashing, that is merely a marketer’s jargon to generate more money instead of an act of actually caring about the environment. So how can you actually discern if your prospective home is environmentally friendly or not?

Certification

Certification is the quickest way to find out whether a house is actually environmentally friendly and energy efficient as opposed to merely a product of greenwashing marketing or not. And thankfully, so far, certification is rarely falsified.

Therefore the first thing you can do when you want to buy an environmentally friendly house is to find out if the house has any certifications.

There are a number of different certifications for different reasons/cause. Some of the most well-known certifications would be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), BREEAM, SCS Certified (Scientific Certification System), National Green Building Standard, et cetera.

Make sure that the certifications of your prospective properties are aligned with what you think matters the most to you.

Check the home features

Home features are also one of the easiest ways to find out whether a house is truly green. There are important home features that are designed to minimise the usage of energy, in this case, electricity, through features that use alternative, renewable energy sources.

Sellers would feature energy facilities, for example, if a house has solar panels. The home design is largely what’s responsible for it to be environmentally friendly.

The entirety of the design, for example, how the house can passively allow air to circulate well, how the house can receive and take advantage of sun light and the sun warmth to the best of its ability, etc., are all factors that saves the consumption of energy.

The wording “passive” here roughly means without the use of electricity. Minimising the usage of energy is a big part of what being “green” is all about. The less usage of electricity-generated energy, using electronic devices, the better. Home features play an important part in this.

Does the house has a “passive” design?

A passive house is a j house that adheres to the Passive design principle. A “passive house” is an excellent standard when it comes to a house being energy efficient.

If you’re especially looking for a “passive house”, you’re also likely not going to be subject to the whole greenwashing ‘scam’ because it emphasised on the design of the house and energy efficient appliances are far from what a passive house is all about.

A passive house term also goes by the name “Solar house” or “solar passive house”. It’s arguably the best design principle when it comes to being “green” because of the energy efficiency it managed.

A passive solar house allows natural energy to help generate the house’s temperature to a comfortable level. The building takes advantage of the sun energy to the best potential a building can achieve.

It takes advantage of the sun warmth during the winter months. Passive houses are be able to protect its dwellers from the harsh sun during the summer months as well.

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SEO Company In Bali You’d Like to Visit and Use

Have you ever used the SEO services for your business before in Bali? Or do you run a business in Bali and need the website for it along with the SEO services? You are lucky for finding and reading this article. I won’t promise you anything, but there may valuable information about what you are looking for.

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the way to improve your business site to at least get more traffics from search engines such as Google, Bing, etc. The more visitors your website will get, the bigger chance to sell the products, services and anything you’d like to be done by the visitors. To do that, your site should be at least on the page one of the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) for the higher keywords volume that the people are typing on the search bar.

SEO company in Bali to visit and use the services for improving your business website

Bali is the great place for vacation. People of the world are loving it. The more tourists are coming, the better. Many businesses will be running well because of that. Later on just like today, the business competition is also increases. Online businesses are trying to be on the first page of SERP for certain targeted keywords.

If you can’t do yourself or don’t even know how to increase your website traffic among popular search engines, then you can be lose many great business opportunities. Therefore, I’d like to suggest you about the SEO company Bali you have to visit, get in touch, and then decide either you will use the services or not.

The one that I’d like to tell you is about the Kesato & Co. It is actually the digital agency company offering clients to design and develop the website through multi-platform CMS, photography and videography services, graphic design, digital marketing, brand and identity for your business, social media optimisation, advertising, and surely the SEO services. There are still more what the company is offering you for your online and even offline business, simply visit the site through the above link and see what else they can do for you.

Many businesses have been worked with the agency and many of the clients are targeting the worldwide market (visitors). Their clients are varied from the local business up to the “big fish” in the industry so the experiences must not be questioned for now.

SEO is increasing fast and you have to deal with it almost everyday. The longer you are waiting not to do about it, the farther your website will be on the search results. The question is simple, do you need your website to be on the first page of Google to compete with other companies in the same industry? If you are going to say “yes,” then you really need a help. You really need the SEO company Bali as fast as possible.

Visit the agency and talk or consult about your business along with the website you need to be ranked on top, I am sure that you’ll get some great insights after that. I have no other recommendation but this SEO company in Bali, but if you have another one, feel free to say it to me. Share this post if you finds it useful!

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