A Paradise for Golfers and Nature Lovers

ctSprawling across a whopping 1,119 hectares of land, the Jumeirah Golf Estates is a fabulous residential project, comprising fantastic residences, fine golf courses, vibrant club house, and ample lush greenery. On one hand, the natural ambience enables dwellers and visitors to delve into peace & tranquillity, and on the other, the development offers excellent golfing facilities for enhancing the skills of golf enthusiasts. Below is an insight on this spectacular destination which intrigues and inspires nature and golf lovers:


Situated right in the heart of new Dubai, the Jumeirah Golf Estates provide easy access to Dubai Marina, Al Maktoum International Airport, and the site of Dubai Expo 2020.

Variety of Residences

Offering a perfect blend of natural environment and contemporary facilities, the master project houses numerous unique and best-in-class communities, namely, Whispering Pines, Flame Tree Ridge, Wild Flower, Juniper Way, Lime Tree Valley (East), Lime Tree Valley (West), Orange Lake, Sanctuary Falls, Sienna Lakes, Sienna Views, Olive Point, The Sundials, Valencia Grove, Alandalus, and Redwood. Consisting of aesthetically designed villas, townhouses, and apartments, these developments offer a melange of amenities such as pharmacy, retail stores, restaurants, fast

Six Characteristics of a Good Note

fdThe six critical factors to be aware of when buying or creating a real estate-backed note include the buyer/borrower, the collateral, the down payment, the terms of the note itself, seasoning and the associated paperwork. We’ll go through these one at a time.

The most important of these is the person buying the property and getting a loan from the seller. Most seller-financed loans are created for people with a credit score of 600 or greater, although most banks have a 620 minimum. Just like with banks, the better your score, the better the interest rate you can get.

If you are creating a note you can protect yourself from an applicant with poor credit by getting a larger down payment and charging a higher interest rate. These are things a note buyer will look for when considering the purchase of a loan.

The second thing to analyze is the property being offered as collateral. A pretty 3-bedroom home in a nice suburb would be worth more than a single-wide on 35 acres, 20 miles from the nearest grocery store. A well-built apartment building would be worth

The Preferred Seat for Conducting Seamless Business Operations

retGold Tower, also known as Au Tower, is a gorgeous 37-storied commercial development housed within the famed Jumeirah Lake Towers. This project has been specifically designed to promote and cater to the requirements of all varieties of businesses and professions pertaining to gold & precious metals, such as, bullion traders, distributors, financiers, retailers, insurance companies, support service enterprises, and many more. It also aims to support and endorse prestigious jewellery brands as well as jewellery designers.

The prime aspect that differentiates this edifice from other structures in the vicinity is its stunning design and architectural excellence, particularly the gold tinted glass, which allows the natural light to permeate into the office units, while safeguarding the occupants from the harsh glare of the sun’s rays.


Strategically located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, the Gold Tower lies in close proximity of the remarkable Dubai Marina, Dubai airport, Jebel Ali Free Zone, and the renowned Gold Souk. It also provides easy access to eminent business hubs, such as, Dubai Internet City and Media City.


Professionals working at the Gold Tower can enjoy a multitude of amenities, such as, technologically advanced

Why Are UK Property Funds a Good Investment?

koInvestors seek profits on the exceptional housing demand. Fortunately, public and private programmes synergistically encourage home building.

“Everyone needs a home over their head at the end of the day.”

This is what a UK residential property fund manager said in January 2015 to Professional Pensions, a website dedicated to institutional investors who are tasked with achieving the highest returns for their clients.

The fund manager (from M&G UK Residential Property funds) described being involved in the property market with built-to-let properties as well as participating as an investor in the development of new-build homes. The 25-34 age group is a focus of this funder, which means they target properties that are near public transport.

That particular age cohort is indeed important, not because of where they stand in wages but more because they represent pent-up demand. With tight lending in the UK – particularly after the 2008 financial crisis – homebuilders were reluctant to construct new homes at the entry level for first time buyers. In the past decade, this has slowed housing formation altogether or put people into the rental class who would likely be owners

The Ideal Destination for Establishing a Business

cwfHoused within the renowned Jumeirah Lake Towers is the Jumeirah Business Centre, which offers an assortment of nine high rise commercial buildings. Strategically located opposite the famed Dubai Marina and next to the prestigious Emirates Golf Club, this edifice provides office spaces ranging in size from 800 to 11000 square feet. Designed by National Engineering Bureau and developed by Al Fajer Properties, this development spans across a leasable area of 3,600,000 square feet with an adjoining 150,000 square feet dedicated to retail stores.

Status of Completion

The entire project is set to be completed in two phases. Out of the nine buildings, five of them have been constructed in the first phase, while four are still due for completion. Four of the completed towers stand at a height of 487 feet and possess 41 floors. However, Jumeirah Business Centre 1 surpasses all other buildings by posing a whopping height of 547 feet with 46 storeys. In the second phase, the construction is being carried out by complying with the international financial standards and the rules laid out by the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Authority.


Each of the

4 Things That Will Help Fetch the Right Resale Value for Your Property

c22So, you have decided to part with your home. Wondering how to get the best deal that will justify holding it is an investment property until now. Before you put up a notice for sale, or start passing the news to your near and dear, consider the fact that the reality market is some parts of the country has been sluggish.

Hence, it is worthwhile to put in a little bit of effort that will make your property look a lot more attractive to potential buyers. Here are some expert tips that will help enhance the resale value of your home by tens of thousands if not few lakhs.

Pep up the exteriors

As soon as a home is bought, homeowners spend time, money and energy in designing the interiors to their whims and fancy. What they miss to see is that, the exteriors play a major role in creating an impression in the minds of a potential buyer than the interior. It is the exterior that is first seen before they take a walkthrough of the interiors. Hence, pay attention to pepping up your exteriors in

Sparkling Future For Estate Agency

fddThese days the growth factors have been taking a very vast and quick turn which is entirely leaps and bounds and coping with these immediate changes is something very challenging for the different industries. Every industry has its own setup and this may move according to the demands made and the changes evolving. The technology industry needs a very quick response if a business needs to be in the market for a future intent. However, the property and estate agent industry has now been on a steady position and there are bright chances for it to remain income generating in the future. On the other hand, the internet service providers which used to offer the card system have become extinct.

When it comes to focusing on the real estate business specifically one may expect the brightness of future for a number of reasons a few of these reasons may include the following:

Boom of Residential Spaces

These days at every point what we see is the construction of a new residential space which may be a bungalow or a huge building. The population is increasing day by

Jumeirah Park Offers Beautiful Villa Clusters With Ample Facilities


This massive project is situated along side renowned developments of Jumeirah Heights and Jumeirah Islands. It also provides easy access to other iconic landmarks of the city, such as, Dubai International Airport, TECOM, Business Bay, and Dubai Marina.


Available in four different sizes, the villas have been designed to promote open plan lifestyle. Ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms, these villa units are outfitted with spacious family rooms, private terraces, gardens, temperature controlled swimming pools, and double garages. Featuring three distinct architectural styles – heritage, regional, and legacy, the residences offer an area of 3997 sq feet to 5071 sq feet. Drawing inspiration from the French architecture, the Heritage villas exhibit astounding rock work on the pillars and sublime tile structure on the floors. The Regional cluster depicts a glimpse of the Arabic culture through its exquisite woodwork and other decorative features. The Legacy villas exude oodles of luxury & extravagance, and offer a lavish and convenient lifestyle to its residents.


The development offers an array of best-in-class facilities such as community center, department stores, shopping plaza, restaurants, children’s day care centre, play area for kids,

Use Caution If Listing For Sale By Owner in Naples Florida

sxxIt may be wise if you’re considering a for sale by owner real estate transaction to consider your options. One might think that avoiding a large real estate sales commission is a good thing. It can be for sure, but it is also a proven fact that home or condo sales listed and sold with the help of a real estate broker sell at a higher price. We want to make sure you are aware of a low-cost for sale by owner option that is currently available to home or condo owners in Naples Florida. The flat fee sales package uses the skills and local market knowledge of a real estate broker, but still allows the home or condo owner to sell the home or condo on their own, and for a low-cost flat fee commission. This may be of interest to home or condo sellers looking to save on real estate commissions.

Here is what we know of the current real estate market in Naples Florida. Recently there has been a modest rise in the single-family home resale market. This is good news and

This Housing Bubble Is Set to Pop

opFor generations, it was always a good bet to invest in a place Americans call home. Housing had almost always increased in value, and you received a multiple of whatever you invested into it in your total return.

Until 2008 that is.

That’s when home prices tanked and our economy entered a recession, leaving people like you and me holding the proverbial paper bag when it comes to overpriced and overleveraged mortgages.

Since then, the root cause of the housing bubble has remained in place – easy-money policies by the Federal Reserve to fuel lending. It has led to another housing bubble.

One that is set to burst sooner than most are anticipating.

Since 2009, the Fed has pinned interest rates near zero in an attempt to prop up our aging, lackluster economy.

With a sub-2% GDP growth rate, it’s hard to believe that this has been a success.

But the easy-money policies have propped up aspects of the market, just not in the pockets of the everyday American. Instead, it has bloated the pockets of Wall Street and investors.

Had someone told you in 2006, 2007 or even most of 2008

How to Deal With a Low Home Appraisal

dcWant to learn how to deal with a low home appraisal? In a competitive real estate market, a home being sold may enter into a multiple offer situation which could potentially raise the purchase price above the comparable sales in the area. In a situation like this, it is possible that the home appraisal for the buyer’s mortgage lender will come in lower than the purchase price. In a real estate market that favors buyers (home prices are soft or declining), sellers can also face a home appraisal that is lower than what they paid for the home if they bought the house at the peak of the market. Be aware that a low home appraisal can happen in any type of real estate market.

Why Do Low Appraisals Happen?

Here are a few reasons why a home appraisals may come in low:

  • Inflated home price because of multiple offers.
  • Declining real estate market due to a large inventory of homes and not enough buyers.
  • The seller has overpriced the home.
  • The real estate appraiser lacks experience and doesn’t understand the influences on value.
  • The real estate appraiser incorrectly selected his

The Next Real Estate Collapse

cqqAs daily commutes go, I have nothing to complain about when I point my car toward Sovereign HQ each morning. The traffic congestion on Interstate 95, South Florida’s main artery, is horrendous. So I take the scenic route, the coastal beach road known as A1A.

The views of the Atlantic Ocean are nice. But more recently, I enjoy the drive for a different reason. It’s a ringside seat to the extravagance of the now-deflating luxury housing bubble I warned about three months ago. Recent data point more ominously to a serious problem in this sector.

Each day, my drive on A1A takes me past what is the single most expensive new home for sale in the United States: Le Palais Royal, under construction for the last five years.

Situated on 4.4 acres of beachfront, the “spec mansion” features the Atlantic Ocean as its backyard. The front yard is a nearly 500-foot deep-water expanse of the Intracoastal Waterway – perfect for even the largest private super yacht.

The mansion’s soaring front gates, accented in 22-karat gold leaf, make it sort of hard to miss as you drive by. Just

British Home Owners Are Waiting Longer to Move Up the Property Ladder

ceResearch carried out last year revealed that British home owners are waiting longer than expected to move up the housing ladder.

The survey which was carried out by Lloyds Bank found that a whopping 33% of Brits should be further along the property ladder than they currently are. Thanks to the never-ending rise in house prices, the research also found that an incredible 83% of home owners have to wait longer than ever to reach their goal of owning a long-term family home compared to just a decade ago.

40% of people surveyed said that they feel the highly competitive housing market has an impact on their aspirations as it’s so difficult to become a home owner in the first place, let alone move to a bigger property. This figure has fallen since 2013 however when 47% of people felt this way and 2012 when this number was at 53%.

Naturally, first-time buyers are being hit hard with nearly half (48%) saying that the housing market has an impact on how long it takes them to become a home owner.

Despite the difficulties that Brits are facing to

Why Is Bangalore a Favorite Realty Destination

09The Bangalore real estate market is one of the most promising real estate markets in the country. IT companies have played a major role in the growth of the real estate market.

The city is one of the most livable cities with good physical and social infrastructure facilities, best educational institutions, famous hospitals, shopping malls, retail outlets, nightlife, etc. The city with all these facilities and attractive climate have attracted a number of people. The residential market has seen excellent growth over time. Many micro markets are known for the residential purpose and few promising and attractive markets include, Sarjapur Road, Whitefield, Outer Ring Road (ORR) and North Bangalore.

Sarjapur Road:

The micro market is located in the South-East of the city. The area is connected to the prime IT hubs like Electronic City, Whitefield and Marathahalli. The area is known for the international schools and reputed colleges. The area has various options for shopping like malls and stand-alone retail outlets of international brands. The micro market enjoys a good hospitality sector and good healthcare facilities. The locality is favorite among the IT/ITes employees as it is

Pressures That Dominate Real Estate Value

c44When people usually think of real estate value they think of two forces; supply and demand. Yes, this is correct; however supply and demand only fall under the one of the four main categories that drive/depress real estate value. Supply and demand fall under the economic category of influences in real estate value. The other three include; social impact, government subjection and environmental forces.

When looking at social impact, there are a few things one would want to consider determining the effect it will have on real estate value. Most of all the value would fluctuate accordingly with population characteristics. This tie into the potential for demand in the economic section of value; the more demand, the more value a property can derive. Population however should be looked at in more depth by breaking down the sample by age and gender, rate of household formation and partition, as well as analysis of the social values such as education, law and order, and lifestyle preferences. Careful consideration of these factors will help establish trends in what would be reflected in real estate values.

Next is the government

Real Estate Statistics Explained

swBasic Real Estate Statistics Explained

We are going to define some of the basic real estate statistics that get thrown around on a regular basis. To do that, we will use one real estate market, located in Hood County Texas. Even more granular, we will use the single family numbers for homes in Granbury Tx, a small town of approximately 8,000 residents which has seen substantial real estate growth in the past 12 months. It is important when reviewing real estate statistics to use a group of numbers large enough for consistency, but granular enough to tell your story.

The statistics that we will be referencing are true and accurate for the year discussed but are being used to define the real estate statistic itself.

We have chosen Granbury Tx as our example because the growth of the local real estate market there make the statics stand out.

Anytime you are evaluating statistics, especially in real estate, the source of the numbers are extremely important. In most instances, the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) provides the most accurate numbers when referring to real estate. This is because they have

How to Assess Any Real Estate With the Approaches to Value

c1The valuation steps applied to create a supported conclusion of a defined value based on an analysis of applicable general and specific data. Assessment in creating an opinion of real estate value follows specific sets of processes that reflect 3 different methods. These include:

– Cost Method
– Direct Comparison Method
– Income Approach Method

One or more of these methods can be used in the assessment of real estate valuation. The methods to be used will rely almost entirely on the type of property being assessed or appraised; however may also factor in the use of the appraisal, the scope of work involved, and the data availability for the analysis.

Cost Method

The cost approach to assessment and appraisal is established by understanding the construction methodologies and property attributes related to cost. The cost approach is estimated by adding the cost of land to the current cost of construction related to all improvement on land, and subtracting depreciation in all improvements on the land. The construction costs of buildings would include a reproduction cost or a replacement cost of the same or similar like materials or systems.

Time to Get Out of Real Estate

c33Talk about exquisite timing.

Even today, a decade after the fact, the leveraged buyout of Equity Office Properties Trust remains one of the largest of all time: $36 billion for nearly 600 office buildings in New York, Washington D.C. and dozens of the nation’s largest cities.

But in late 2006, some wondered if the billionaire who sold the REIT was being a little rash. After all, the real estate boom was in full swing, and the S&P 500 was primed to hit new all-time highs. “Is he cashing out too early?” asked a Bloomberg headline when the deal was announced.

We all know the answer, of course.

Billionaire Sam Zell deftly sidestepped the coming real estate carnage. Then, with prices at generational lows a few years later, Zell bought hundreds of apartment complexes at dirt-cheap prices.

And today? Well, that’s the ominous part…

Once again, Zell is selling his real estate holdings. Last fall, he unloaded a quarter of his portfolio, buildings totaling about 23,000 rental apartments, to Starwood Capital Group for more than $5 billion.

Zell next sold off apartment buildings in South Florida and Denver, with complexes in Phoenix,

Columbia, MO Offers Great Real Estate Opportunities

ytThe real estate market in Columbia, MO is ever-changing. Columbia has now became the fourth largest city in the state of Missouri. The city gained about 10,600 residents between 2010 and 2015. This is great for real estate in the area. It has been the fastest growing city in Missouri over the past five years. Every Boone County community has seen growth since 2010 by about 3 to 4 percent, except the smallest towns. This city has a wide range of real estate from condos and apartments to single family homes. There is plenty to choose from and a great time to buy or sell.

Columbia, MO is the perfect place to live in Missouri. It is practically right in the middle of the state with St. Louis and Kansas City being less than 2 hours away in each direction. There are many outdoor activities to participate in with nearby state parks and the MKT and Katy Trail to hike and bike on. Columbia also has amazing festivals! There is one or more every month ranging from the True/False Film Festival and Citizen Jane Film

Wholesaling Horror Stories

xxA couple months ago I had a client bring me a deal to fund. He was pursuing a wholesale deal and the precursory buy/sell figures looked great. I started building his file, which I anticipated to be a no money down deal with a fast close in 2 weeks. Then, he sent me the contract. As a standard practice, we always review the contract to make sure there are no “gottcha’s” that might derail a deal, and in reviewing this client’s file, everything looked good, with the exception of the name of the buyer. The wholesaler had prepared the contract using their company name instead of using a “throw-away” LLC (see below). I’ve seen this before, and it typically doesn’t cause any issues if you schedule a double closing; however, before I could advise the client, the wholesaler had received an addendum from the seller adding the client to the contract. The result: both the wholesaler and the end buyer, the client, were listed on the contract! In other words, the client, unbeknownst to him, just landed himself a partner.

As you probably know, the