House Moving, the Environmentally Friendly Way

Moving is always stressful. There are so many things to do before and after the move that its environmental impact is often the last thing on your mind. But the fact is, moving has a huge carbon footprint and affects the environment in more ways than one. If green living is important to you, check out the below tips to ensure that you make the transition to a new life in a green and environmentally friendly way.

Expert Agent Interview: Almeria Property Investments - Ann Depovere

Almeria Property Investments is an established estate agency specialized in Coastal properties on the East coast of Andalucia. This covers the coastline from San Juan de Terreros near the Murcia border, down via the towns of Villaricos, Vera, Garrucha and Mojacar.

Expert Agent Interview: Croatia Property Sales - Inga Majic

We cover property sales along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia and the islands from Dubrovnik to Zadar, with our main offices in Split. This area is the most attractive for investors and the demand is high with people wanting a second home on the coast and to use the property for income from the lucrative tourist market. Our niche is that we are cater to international and overseas clients rather than the home market. This is a specialist area requiring experienced staff who are comfortable talking and negotiating in different languages, a knowledge of international law and banking etc and experience in handling high value sales at the top end of the market.

Expert Agent Interview: Atlantic Jewel Properties - Hazel Woodcock

Atlantic Jewel Properties sell properties in the tropical islands of Cape Verde. The country comprises of 10 islands and is situated just off the west coast of Africa. AJP is based on Sal island, which is the main tourist island but we also sell properties on some of the other islands. Originally, in 2006/7 the majority of properties were sold off plan, prior to the global crisis, with completions due 2 or 3 years later. Delays in completion meant the economic crisis affected some buyers who were no longer in a position to take on new commitments.

Expert Agent Interview: Beli slon - Verona Konrad

Beli Slon are active in Thailand, namely in the resort areas of Pattaya, Phuket, Samui, and Hua Hin. As anywhere, we do feel the impact of the global crisis and the region which has suffered most is Pattaya. Previously the Russians accounted for about 30% of the total number of buyers but today, due to the obvious economic reasons the overall demand is down. However, this is not the biggest problem which we have encountered. There is also the fact that some buyers, who have bought units in condominiums under construction for payment by instalments, are no longer able to afford their future payments. The decreased numbers of buyers have forced many developers to put their projects on hold. This is mainly true for Pattaya.

Expert Agent Interview: Freddy Rueda Sarl. - Freddy Rueda

What does France have to offer? What's special about it? Well the landscapes are fantastic, the food and wines listed by Unesco and if you come to Languedoc you have 320 sunny days on average with easy access to the coast, rivers, lakes and the Natural Park of High Languedoc.

Island Life - A Luxury Lifestyle Perspective

Recent years have seen a steady increase in demand for luxury property in Malta. The island's real estate market has always enjoyed a relatively stable position making it ideal for investment. As the country's social and economic profiles rapidly improved, its property market also started being shaped to accommodate the lifestyle needs and requirements of the higher-end buyer, particularly the overseas investor looking to move or relocate their business to Malta.

Expert Agent Interview: The Resort Group Plc. - David Dumble

The Resort Group plc. - Cape Verde of course like everywhere else felt the impact of the crisis in 2008, but due to it being an emerging market it had little or no effect.

Expert Agent Interview: Prime Places Dubai - Helen Tatham

Prime Places Real Estate is based in Dubai and our primary focus is on sales and leasing in Dubai although we can also service requirements in the other six Emirates. When the global crisis hit in 2008, Freehold real estate ownership in the United Arab Emirates was merely six years old.

Expert Agent Interview: Property Consultants L.P trading as broosco - Konstantinos Ledakis

"broosco" operates in Crete, Greece. Having entered the market of property estates just in February 2015 we couldn't possibly risk any estimation dating 4 or 5 years back, when the crisis is generally believed to have burst out.

My Wish List

Sometimes I like to indulge myself in a little daydreaming. For many years I've worked in the investment market, telling others how to best invest their wealth or managing portfolios for some of the richest people in the world.

Now, while there's no denying that it gives you a kick to spend someone else's money, it ain't so great if you happen to lose some of it! That's the nature of the game however - win some, lose some - life's a gamble.

Expert Agent Interview: Emerging Property - Magdalena Pecheanu

Emerging Property are an experienced investment property consultancy based in London and Dubai. Operating for close to a decade and have a comprehensive team of professionals in marketing, business development, research and sales.

Expert Agent Interview: Barre's Property Trading - Carlos Barres

Barre's Property Trading, Ltd was founded by Mr Carlos J. Barres M in February 2001.

The knowledge, training and experience that Carlos Barres acquired during his many years spent training and trading in the United States enabled him to consider various business platforms, resulting in his absolute conviction that real estate business management must be global, and not local, thus Barre's Property Trading was born.

Expert Agent Interview: Asset Folio - Thomas Harper

Thomas Harper from Asset Folio talks to us about the intricacies of investing in one of the world’s most luxurious places, the importance of knowing your customer and how the market has changed over the past 14 years. voted no.16 in The Top 100 Real Estate Blogs

News just in, has been voted no.16 in The Top 100 Real Estate Blogs.

Upon hearing the news General Manager for Oisin Mac Giolla Chuda said;

"We are extremely honored and proud to have made the top 20! There are hundreds and thousands of real estate blogs out there which we compete with on a daily basis, and we work extremely hard to ensure we provide the best content for everyone involved in the real estate world; from buyers and sellers, to agents and developers ensuring they each have the essential information and marketing tools to make the best decisions."

The battle to be the biggest

Construction in the Middle East is currently undergoing a battle to be the biggest or rather to have the "tallest" building in the world. Infographic

Mark's Movember for AfriKids

Movember, for those who might not have heard of it before is traditionally the annual event of growing moustaches for the month of November to raise money for men's health issues. This month our very own senior accounts manager Mark Courtney is growing "a humongous moustache" but for a very different cause, to raise awareness for AfriKids, his charity of choice.

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and a heavily 'chilled-out' vibe draws tourists like a magnet to the birthplace of ultra-quickstep dance, the merengue

Expert Agent Interview: VRATZATA - Ancer consult Ltd

Viktor from Vratzata Estate Agency in Bulgaria tells why thousands are flocking to purchase property in this increasingly popular destination.

Fun Facts about Munich's Oktoberfest

With the 181st Oktoberfest kicking off on 20th September, the first fun fact about this world-famous beer festival is that it doesn't take place in October. Here are some facts you may not have known about Oktoberfest:

Top 10 Most Scorching Property Hotspots in the World

Throughout the global economic crisis and the recessions that followed, seasoned investors have been adding tangible assets to their portfolios to protect their capital.

The world's most popular tangible asset is property and in recent years, with prices tumbling to well below peak levels, it's been very much a buyer's market for quite some time.

What's in a Name?: The Incredible Stories Behind 10 Country Names

Have you ever wondered how the Solomon Islands got their name? America? Barbados? Wonder no more and take a look at our countdown…

Home Turf: Properties of the Brazilian Internationals

As Brazil prepares to stage 'the greatest show on earth', we take a look at the homes that belong to some of the host nation's most famous footballing stars.

Top Ten Tips and Tricks for First Time Home Buyers

There are many things to be aware of when preparing to buy your first home: take a look at our top tips and tricks before you start house hunting.

Expert Agent Interview: Elite Realty Dubai

Our current ‘Elite’ team collectively has over 50 years’ experience in Real Estate and Customer Service Industries and we believe working as ‘ONE’ and not as separate entities benefit our clients best interest, so we work together to achieve our goals and therefore achieving yours to buy or sell your Dubai Property. When you choose to use Elite Realty's services you are choosing our ‘team’ and not one individual and you can be assured that you not only have selected the best Dubai Real Estate Agency but the most ethical and well trained ‘team’ you can find. Our reputation for discretion assures that our clients retain their privacy and confidentiality setting standards above the rest.

Upcoming sporting events make Brazil 'one of the most exciting property markets in the world'

Aided by its status as host country for two of the most high profile sporting events in the world, Brazil is emerging as ‘one of the world's most exciting emerging property markets’, according to recent reports. As the country prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, experts predict that the Brazilian property market will enjoy increased activity with investors hoping to benefit from elevated levels of tourism by purchasing buy to let properties in the country to rent to spectators.

Expert Agent Interview: Sea Saran

Sea Saran Condominium is developed by Sisaran Development Co., Ltd. leading developer of off-plan condominium developments on Thailand's Eastern Seaboard. Sisaran has over 25 years of property development experience managing and developing world class condominium developments. With a focus on value and customer satisfaction Sisaran prides itself on delivering excellence to all of it's stakeholders.

Expert Agent Interview: Leapfrog Properties

Leapfrog Properties is a developer of luxury health resorts and Spas in France. The properties and facilities they build are aimed at the wealthier international and French market and are designed to incorporate luxury living with solid investment returns for the owners.

Expert Agent Interview: The Real Estate Agency En Murcia SL

Fastighetsbyran was established in Sweden back in 1966, and today has around 250 offices and 1,400 employees. They have been in Spain since 2008, and are currently setting up a network of offices along the Mediterranean coast, in Mallorca and the Canary Islands.

The Silent Cinema

At the end of the – aptly named – Dusti Road on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and just 12 miles from the popular resort of Sharm El-Sheikh there lies a wholly unexpected sight.  Row upon row of wooden seats
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