The world right now has a lot of economic problems and people are keeping their money and spending it on vaction and second homes. Property is one of the safest and biggest investments you can make if you do it right. With that being said Global real estate markets are pretty unstable, so if you’re an investor and looking at property just so you can put your money in the right place you should talk to a professional. However if you’re buying property so you can get years of love and joy out of it then the potential for financial gains is just a bonus. Continue reading
I’ve spent a lot fo time and money doing up houses over the years. Everything from exterior work to restoring the copper taps in the bathroom. The question I get all the time is “Should I fix up my house or should i just try sell it as it is?”.
When we’re looking for new interesting property we look for the best location possible. Is the city safe, is there much to do entertainment wise, what is the transport like? There are lots to consider but here is my list of the 10 places best to buy property in.
San Francisco is great for a lot of reasons. There’s a huge demand in Cole Valley and Inner Sunset, Marina, Cow Hollow and Presidio Heights are great for older people – they are in a great location with a good view. All the mansions are in Seacliff. If you’re a techie you’ll want to be in South of Market. Many of these areas ace the ocean which is very appealing. There are fantastic schools in Golden Gate Heights and a private school in Outer Sunset. The transport is also pretty great. Continue reading
You’re sound asleep and get woken up by smoke, flames and smoke detectors going mad! Not what you’re wanting is it, scared, panicked and in shock, you’ve got less than two minutes to get out the house before smoke/flames engulf the building. With such little time to act and factor in the shock, it’s vital you plan for this moment and protect yourself / prevent this scenario ever happening.
A home owners worst fear is missing your mortgage payments. This could lead to repossession and this is why mortgage protection can be a really effective product. However, lots of people pay a crazy amount of money for mortgage protection when they don’t need to.
Unfortunately some of us get sick and this leads to us not being able to work. Long-term sickness that prevents you from working or redundancy can hit you hard. It often comes when you least expect it and that’s why we should plan for this. Basically, mortgage protection insurance means your monthly repayments get covered if you can’t pay them. Typically a policy will cover your payments for a couple of years and will pay around 65% of your income or £2,000 a month. It’s usually whatever is lowest. This provides you with the protection you need when you need it the most. Continue reading
Blockchain Technology will revolutionize the real estate industry.
Buying a new home can be a long complex process. Buying commercial real estate can be a lot more complex too. However, can blockchain technology change all that?
There are lots of new fin-tech startups around the world breaking into the real estate industry and their proving that Blockchain technology has lots of benefits for those involved in the industry.