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3 Hacks for Avoiding Burglaries at a Construction Site

According to statistics provided by the University of Albany’s Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, it is estimated that over $1 billion worth of construction materials, equipment, and tools is stolen at US construction sites every year. Some estimates have said that this number could actually be as high as $4 billion. With these numbers in mind, it is clear that there is a major problem with thefts at construction sites in the United States... [Continue Reading]

Commercial Properties That Save The Earth

When you’re building a commercial property, you obviously need to ensure it will serve its function for the kind of businesses that would buy it. However, there’s another important factor to think about too. Being green is now more important than ever for modern business owners. A lot of the most sought-after commercial properties come ready to function in an energy-efficient way. Here are some possible improvements for an eco-friendly... [Continue Reading]

What It Really Takes To Get A House Ready To Sell

Buying into a home for investment purposes is a big deal. So is selling the home you live in. Whatever reason you’ve got a home you want to sell, you want to do it right. So you need to understand what’s actually going to add value to it. Or, horror of horrors, take that value away. There are a lot of guides that can give you very specific advice. However, we’re going to boil it down into some very simple points. Below are the four... [Continue Reading]

How to Enjoy the Best Possible Commercial Premises

When it comes to running a business, it’s easy to get bogged down in things like figures and profit margins. And these things are important, of course they are. But, there are other elements to business that are also hugely important that you will need to take the time to sort out. Think about what you need to do to help the company grow. You need to try to bring customers through the door and generate sales for the business. You also need to... [Continue Reading]

A property to match your SME: a how-to guide

Finding a property that’s perfect for your retail business is one of the greatest balancing acts you’ll have to face, especially if you’re an SME. Finances won’t match up with aspirations, locations won’t be as great as you first thought, and the nooks and crannies in a seemingly perfect shop floor will reveal a variety of, shall we say, quirks that you hadn’t initially noticed. Choosing the right property is a... [Continue Reading]

3 Advantages To Buying Real Estate Abroad

Image by Flickr If waking up to white sands and the sounds of crashing waves sounds appealing, buying property abroad could be for you. It’s a chance to branch out from the confines of your hometown and open your eyes to a world of potential. A house, apartment or bungalow overseas can encourage you to do more traveling by giving you a permanent base to start from. It’s an opportunity that many people wish they could utilize, but are not... [Continue Reading]

Mistakes Homeowners Make When Adding Value To Their Property

Homeowners are always trying to add value to their properties. And, why not? There is a chance that they will get an offer that is too good to refuse because of the added features. But, there is a myth among homeowners that any feature will add value. That isn’t true, and it is something that all property owners need to understand before they continue. There are risks and mistakes to make, and it is important to avoid them to get a return on... [Continue Reading]

Interesting Real Estate Alternatives You Should Know About

If you’re the kind of person that likes to think outside the box, maybe your home should reflect that. There are so many alternative and marginal housing options out there that most people don’t even consider. But you should, so here are five of them. Shipping Container Homes The great thing about making your new home out of a shipping container is that they come fully formed. And that’s not something you can say about most new... [Continue Reading]

Lessons For A Pain-Free Closing On Your Home

So you've finally found somewhere new to live. All that's left is to do is close the sale. But there's a lot of things that can go wrong at this late stage. And the ramifications can be dire. www.youtube.com So what lessons can we learn from those who learnt the hard way? Check All Documentation Sellers often find themselves in a lot of trouble because they didn't take the time to check their documentation. Perhaps they were in a rush and didn't... [Continue Reading]

Planning Out a Log Home Build Made Easy

For many people, building their own home is a dream. So, why not make it a reality. More and more people are turning to log homes as a way to live naturally and sustainably in a more authentic way. Read on to find out what you should do when planning the build. Image Source Draw Up Plans with an Architect Building a home might be a big construction job, but it all starts with ideas, pencils and some paper. For many people, the planning process is... [Continue Reading]

Building A Log Home: Is It Worth It?

For years, many people have dreamed of building a log home, and now, those dreams are starting to become a reality. The number of prospective buyers who have taken the decision to build these structures from themselves is starting to rise. Nowadays, they’re an affordable and realistic prospect for home buyers everywhere. So, the question is: is it worth it? Why would you want to build a log home over a traditional one? Well, there’s a lot... [Continue Reading]

Making Sure Your First Property Purchase Goes Smoothly

Image Via Flickr Purchasing a property is a huge, expensive, financial commitment. If you’re buying a house, you will spend hundreds of thousands. If you’re buying a block of apartments or an office building that number will soar into the millions. That’s why you want to make sure that your first property purchase is a smooth transaction. You don’t want to have to worry about any issues arising later in the game. On this post... [Continue Reading]

How to Become a Successful Quantity Surveyor

The construction and real estate industry are Australia’s prime income generators in the current economy. This is not only because the country is gifted with rich land, but also because it includes a great number of skilled and experienced professionals. Amongst many jobs in this industry, being a quantity surveyor is quite a prestigious position. Your innovative Lego skills and an A+ for high school calculus are not enough for this job. The... [Continue Reading]

6 Reasons Why You Should Build Your Own Home

The self-build market has grown significantly in recent years. If you have the money to spend, then it’s an excellent choice if you are planning a move in the near future. Here are six of the best reasons you should consider self-building a home. It saves you money Self-building a home saves you a lot of money - if you can do it right. Not only that, of course, but you will also get a lot more return on your investment. There is a premium... [Continue Reading]

5 Mistakes that Real Estate Investors Make

If you’re going to invest in real estate, you should be aware of the common mistakes that investors make first. 1. Not Doing Research Research is vital when you’re buying a home. This is true whether it’s a home to live in or an investment. You shouldn’t ever forget to carry out this research when you are making an investment. That research allows you to find out all the problems and drawbacks that the property has before you... [Continue Reading]

3 Insane Ways Your Garden Can Increase House Price!

When selling a home, people like to make improvements. Normally, they make changes to the house and think their work is done. However, you forget something that can be very valuable; the garden! Yes, by making a few garden improvements, your house price can rise. I’ve listed some of my favourite garden improvements, down below: (Credit: https://goo.gl/EnKte0) Greenhouse I find that a greenhouse is the forgotten garden feature. Not a lot of... [Continue Reading]

Fed Up With Paying Bills? The Cheapest Places To Live In America

We all dream of a time when we don't have to spend all our time working just to pay for the things we need to live, like our electricity bill or our mortgage. We'd much rather spend our time and money pursuing the finer things in life. It’s no wonder many people believe that to have a low cost of living they have to leave the US altogether. However, the US is home to some of the cheapest places to live in the Western world. Plus, you get all the... [Continue Reading]

Helpful Mosquito Control Tips for Spring

Is there anything more annoying than trying to have a good time outdoors, only to be pestered by buzzing mosquitoes that leave you with itchy red bumps for days? Not much compares to the irritation these tiny pests can cause. When it comes to pest control, mosquitoes are at the top of most people’s list of pest to get rid of. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of mosquito control tips just in time for spring, so you can fight back and... [Continue Reading]

Millennials Are Causing a Surge in New Home Building

Millennials are a steadily growing source of new home buyers, and their home preferences may be different from what you’ve heard or thought to this point. Many people believe millennials only want to live in trendy, up-and-coming cities or are only interested in urban neighborhoods that are in the center of it all. Millennials often get a bad reputation for being too self-centered and dependent on technology, but the most recent trends in home... [Continue Reading]

Things You Might Not Think to Address When Moving House

Preparing to move house involves a lot of sleepless nights because there's so much to think about. And that’s why you need to be careful. There are certain things you might not think to address when moving house, but they are still very important. You should consider them a final walkthrough before you actually make your move permanent. Here are some of the key things you need to make sure you remember. Flickr.com Conveyancing A lot of... [Continue Reading]