• Condominium
    Apartment,  Real Estate

    How to Be Smart When Investing in a Condo

    If you’re thinking about investing in a condominium, potentially renting it out to earn some residual income and/or capitalize on appreciation rates, you’re not alone. In many cities throughout North America, condos are owned by people who don’t live in them, typically using them as traditional rentals or vacation properties. In fact, in Toronto, a recent report revealed that over a third of condos there are not owner occupied. Of course, there are many factors to consider when investing in a condo to make the smartest decision possible for your financial future. Funding Your Purchase While rent to own homes are slowly making a comeback, if you plan to purchase…

  • Bicycle Shelves Storage
    Apartment

    Making the Most Out of Small Spaces

    Small spaces require constant management and organization to keep a homeowner from losing their mind. Although, you don’t have to be crafty to find new and innovative ways to utilize the space available to you, you may have to take a step back and look at your home with a fresh set of eyes. The following are simple ways to utilize your small space. Attics Attics are often an area of the house where items go to be forgotten about. However, with a bit of pre-planning, this area of the home can serve as a very useful storage space or area of retreat. Organizing your attic so that you know…

  • Bahrain Cityscape
    Apartment,  Real Estate

    Top 3 Residential Towers in Dilmunia Island, Bahrain

    A unique man-made island in Bahrain Over the past decade, there has been a rising interest in developing man-made islands in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region overall. This strategy aims to achieve two goals mainly, the first being accommodating the growing population of the region’s nations while the second is promoting and developing the non-petroleum economic sectors; crude oil has been – and probably still is – the backbone of most of the Arabian Peninsula’s countries. And the Kingdom of Bahrain is no exception to that. Since it is the the nation with the smallest area in the region, Bahrain was one of the earliest GCC countries to resort…

  • Rental Property Key
    Real Estate

    3 Tips for Finding Quality Tenants for Your Rental Property

    If you’re a rental property owner or have been entrusted with the management of a rental property, a big part of your job is keeping good tenants to fill the property. But while finding a good, quality tenant to live in a space might sound like an easy job, most property owners and managers find that this is one of the hardest parts of their job. When you rent out a property to someone who ends up being a bad tenant, you can have just created hundreds or thousands of problems for yourself over the span of their occupancy. So to make everyone’s lives easier, here are three tips for…

  • Granny Flat
    Apartment

    Choose the Best Granny Flat Builders in Perth

    If you are considering installing a granny flat on your property, you know that you can’t do it all on your own. You need to work with the top granny flat builders in Perth, but it can be difficult to know who to choose if you have never had to work with a builder before. The following are some simple tips that you can keep in mind when you are looking or a granny flat builder and designer that can help you with your project. What Types of Services Do They Offer? When you are choosing the granny flat builders in Perth, you need to make sure you understand everything…

  • Apartment
    Apartment

    Apartment Hunting – Balancing Cost and Luxury

    Modern luxury apartments in Norman, Oklahoma are nothing less than epic. With features such as central air conditioning, hardwood floors, numerous bathrooms and granite countertops, it would be easy to mistake the apartment for a hotel. There are even apartment buildings that offer cycling services, community lounges and other extra amenities. Living in such luxury might be your dream, but your financial reality might be holding you back. Every time you go apartment hunting, you are probably always straddling the line between luxury and cost. The good news is that it’s possible for you to move into a great apartment without destroying your finances. How is this possible? Read on.…