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Essentials When Buying Property


One of the most important factors to consider when buying a home is the location. The location is as important as the price of the property. Believe it or not, the location affects how you live later on.

Imagine buying property away fro civilization, how would you suppose to find a good commute to work? Unlike buying aroperty that has good security system, you would surely live at peace and feeling safe every single day.

When buying property, first determine where the location should be that would best fit your needs.


As important as location is the neighborhood. When you visit the location, try to know the status of the neighborhood and make sure they are friendly and nonviolent. It is important that you are comfortable living with your neighbors. Otherwise, it would be a regret in the end.

You can perhaps talk to the neighbors during your visit and ask them about the people living in the location. Perhaps they can give you better insights about the place and the people living nearby. They can even tell you how safe and convenient the location is.


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Eco Friendly Property in Spain

Those two words began a journey of thousands of miles across Europe and countless hours researching the web to find out how “eco friendly” I could build her dream home. Initially I found that an eco friendly home was just a cave house…I didn’t fancy living in or building a cave house, or they had thicker lagging on pipes or they offered solar water heaters…BIG DEAL, I expected that as standard, in fact it is law in Spain now to have alternative water heating supply, one company even classed a home as eco friendly because the heating had a thermostat.

Two years later and after securing the sole rights to build with a German quality ICF system we are beginning our first two new eco friendly villas in Spain for clients and have several scheduled to begin next year. The interest has been amazing; unfortunately this means my wife’s dream home has been put on hold for a while but our business and our attitude to all things green is being transformed. We are offering geothermal heating systems, solar power, grey water systems, water saving systems inside and outside the home, wind turbines, appliance advice, lighting systems I never knew …

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Things to Do Before Renting Out Your House

Take Photographs of the Property

Photographs of the property are necessary for several reasons. They are an important part of online advertising – otherwise favorable rental listings without pictures of the property are often passed over by potential tenants because they do not want to have to wait for a house tour to find out that the property does not have a layout or design that suits them. These photographs will also be helpful when your future tenants are moving out, as you can use them to measure any property damage that occurred during the rental period.

Assess Fair Market Rent

While it may be tempting to charge higher rent to make money back on recent renovations you may have done or moving costs from when you left the property yourself, the best thing to do is conduct market research: check with rental websites, newspapers, local landlords, realtors, and property management companies to determine the amount that properties of similar location, size and condition are renting for.

Create a Concise, Effective Rental Application

An effective rental application will not intimidate potential renters with its length, but will be comprehensive enough that it can be used for tenant screening purposes. Any …

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Value a Freehold Property

Take help from an expert valuer rather than trying to work out a figure all by yourself, to present before the freeholder. An expert valuer will be able to give you the best advice, which will enable you to make a practical offer.

You will find expert valuers online. They will help you with the entire process of negotiation and buying the freehold.

For the benefit of the freehold, most surveyors add a little extra to a property’s value. This is done after comparing it with similar property with the same number of years on the lease but no freehold.

First, approach your freeholder informally, before you serve him with a first notice. This document should include your preliminary offer for the freehold, which starts off the legal process of buying it.

A word of caution. Never produce an initial notice without obtaining an expert valuation. If you make the wrong evaluation in the initial notice you won’t be able to take back the offer. After the initial notice, wait for the freeholder to reply to it with a counter notice by a date that you have given. The freeholder must be sanctioned at least two months from the date …

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Property Management Software

Property management software is a computer program or computer programs that serve to simplify, streamline, and otherwise facilitate the management of property you own or hope to own. The software is equipped with many useful functions to take care of costs, run tasks, oversee labor, and other helpful aspects. Property management, as the name suggests, is meant to deal with the proper management services and scrutiny of various properties. Nonetheless, property management is a particular discipline of defining and achieving targets in matters of properties. At the same time its primary purpose is to optimize the varied utilizations of resources including energy, space, time, people, technology and many others. But for every property management, time constraints play a major part in the whole process.

For every property management, work is conducted under the supervision of an individual property manager. It is the responsibility of the property manager to organize and supervise the work that needs to be done. There is a lot of software on the market that is designed to make a property manager’s job easier.

All the property works are primarily planned through the application of software that not only gives the virtual image of the whole property, …

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Buy Overseas Property Safely

Hire an independent lawyer

Many people seek the help of real estate agents, which is not a very good start. No matter how smart, experienced, informative and well-mannered an agent tends to be, never fall for it. Always get an independent lawyer, who will represent you throughout the whole buying process. If you are represented by the lawyer, it means you are well-protected from making any expensive mistakes down the road.

Get help from a financial specialist

Sort out your financial preferences that would help you allot a suitable budget to purchase the property. Get a provisional mortgage if you have plans to borrow money apart from what you plan to pay from your pocket. Ask your financial specialist to suggest a long term repayment plan that would be feasible for you as the lending criteria and the borrowing costs may change during those years.

Hire a foreign exchange specialist

If you borrow money overseas, but earn at home, you have to make sure that the rate fluctuations would not affect the value of your property. The difference in the value of currencies could take the property out of your hands as it goes beyond your budget. Discuss with a …

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Tips Before Buying a Property

Meet The Property-Owner

Have you originated a home that looks attractive? Then you need to meet its owner. Remember, this is one of the most essential parts of the whole process. If you don’t like what you see or hear during this conference you shouldn’t move onward. Before you speak to them face to face try to run verification on their background.You need to know whether they have a good reputation or not. Have any court proceedings ever been commenced against them? If they have, you may desire to look elsewhere. Don’t forget, they will be glancing to find out all about you too! Found a well-respected landlord and met them in person? Just don’t sign the home ownership agreement until you have read it thoroughly.

Authenticate All Legal Documents

There are a lot of important legal documents without which the sale of a property is not complete. It is the responsibility of the property buyers to verify all these documents and guarantee that they are appropriately signed. Some of these legal documents include- sale agreement, share certificate, society documents, sanction plans, etc.

Possession And Registration

Possession is the substantial transfer of the property, but is not adequate to establish …

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Choosing a Commercial Property

When you are investing for the purposes of capital growth, there are certain kinds of retail, commercial or industrial properties that can be a very superior option. It is important to know that not all kinds of properties will perform the same. There will always be differences.

When you start to analyze the great potential of a physical property, location and position need to be considered and should actually be the key elements in the process of making a decision. In property, the capital growth of an asset comes from the increase of the land value and the location influences the demand and supply for the land and this then determines the value. A good example is a central business district where the value of land is very high and this actually drives the capital growth.

When the land value goes up, then the value of all the improvements or even the building itself will depreciate with time. This means that the land appreciation should be sufficient enough to counter the building depreciation and also to grow the asset value with time.

Position means how easy it is to access the property. You should ensure that the location matches with …

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Reasons to Buy Property in North Cyprus

Price of property

People look for and value different things when it comes to most things in life, and buying property is no exception. But if we could agree on one thing almost all people find important in the purchasing process, it would be the price. In North Cyprus, you can get new and modern property for prices you might not believe are real. That means that the dream of owning property in the Mediterranean maybe not be so out of reach as you thought, right up till now.

Such moderate prices mean that you will not only be able to afford to buy property here in North Cyprus, but also that you might be able to upsize. A one bedroom instead of a studio, a house instead of a semi-detached etc. Buying close to the sea is a definite possibility here, even close to, or in an urban area.


Located in the Eastern Mediterranean, whole Cyprus is blessed with very mild climate and around 320 sunny days per year. You can go in short sleeves during the day all the way until Christmas, and continue to do so already in February. It might rain sporadically during the winter, …

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Sale Of Immovable Property

Land is considered as one of the most valuable commodities, so its value is steadily increasing. Moreover, land investment is interrelated with high social and economic status, as well as, with financial stability and progress. Inflation, the instability of the monetary systems and restrictive fiscal policies of advanced economies are among the primary consequences of the recent economic crisis. Therefore, the investment in immovable property becomes highly attractive. Despite the fact that there is a moderation in property values in the short term, land prices have essentially shown stable growth in the long run.

On the one point of view, the law provides that a buyer of immovable property may safeguard its interests by submitting a duly stamped copy of the contract to the Cyprus Land Registry within six months from the date of its execution. Consequently, the provisions of the law impede the vendor from transferring the property elsewhere or charging it as long as the contract is valid and legally effective. In case the seller does not transfer the property, then the purchaser may apply to the Court for an order to transfer the property into his/her name.

On the other point of view, the provisions of section …

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