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On the banks of the Danube river - Solid home - Pay Monthly

House for sale in
Bulgaria - Pleven

€ 4,600

On the banks of the Danube river - Solid home - Pay Monthly

Seller financed £300 p.m Riverside Home

£4,000 @ £300 per month - Affordable home in Bulgaria in a stunningly beautiful setting

15% discount for Buy-It-Now.

Immediate transfer of rights, keys and possession. No interest, clear the balance at any time without penalty.

Payment terms are flexible and tailored specifically for your personal budget (min. £300 p.m)

A solid home in good condition near the banks of the Danube river,

Bulgariadirect, est. 2003, are pleased to offer an innovative new route to home ownership, without the stress and worry of conventional mortgages! A simple, secure and transparent solution offering home ownership with immediate access, without tying up your all your capital at once.

Bags of living space for all the family and visiting friends... with further scope for conversion! Remember the land is all buildeable and the outbuildings are ripe for conversion.

Thanks to the location on the bank of the Danube, a viable guest let can be realized by the new owner today! Full time home abroad or your new holiday pad in the sun! Or how about a good old B&B / Guest Let? Or, tailor made fishing holidays?

As new owner the choice is entirely yours. This one has it all and then some!! Your 1,300 sqm land plot is all regulated (building permissible) and home to several fruit trees. Almost anything you care to plant will flourish here in one of Bulgaria's most fertile regions!

The property benefits from an inside bathroom, by no means modern though easily upgraded. As with all properties within this price range, decorative repairs will be required throughout. As you're paying in installments, you can take as long as you need, step by step, without tying up all your capital at once. Mains water & electric are of course both on site and you have an inside bathroom. Phone & internet go without saying, Bulgaria has among the world's fastest broadband speeds and widest 4G coverage.

Today anyone, even on the tiniest of budgets can enjoy an altogether healthier and wealthier lifestyle. Camping, fishing, boating... simple strolls along the river bank... at any time you please, right from your back garden!

Your property truly benefits from a prime vantage point. At the same time you are in a well developed location, within walking distance of shops, bus stops and so on.

Did you know? Your annual council tax on this place comes to whopping £18 per year, yes eighteen pounds! Can you afford that?

Where else but Bulgaria do you get so much property to the £? Getting in on the action has never been easier, this entire property is available today on monthly installments and keys are ready awaiting the new owner. Owning a home in the sun has never been easier!

Seller Financed / Pay Monthly freehold home SOUTH Bulgaria

House for sale in
Bulgaria - Stara Zagora

€ 5,800

Seller Financed / Pay Monthly freehold home SOUTH Bulgaria

£5,000 @ £300 per month - STARA ZAGORA Region South Bulgaria

£5,000 @ £300 per month - Affordable home in Bulgaria

10% discount for Buy-It-Now.

Immediate transfer of keys, rights and possession. No interest, clear the balance at any time without penalty.

Payment terms are flexible and tailored specifically for your personal budget (min. £300 p.m)

Located in GULABOVO (town), Stara Zagora region, South Bulgaria

Your new place in the sun in one of the world's best value countries! What you see is what you get - available today on Pay Monthly!

Bulgariadirect, est. 2003, are pleased to offer an innovative and affordable new route to home ownership, without the stress and worry of conventional mortgages. A simple, secure and transparent solution offering home ownership, without tying up your all your capital at once.

Your solid two storey home sits in the well developed Southern region of STARA ZAGORA, popular with expats and with all amenities are on hand! Laden with features sure to impress + easy tarmac road access!

Your property benefits from a garage and perimeter wall ensuring good privacy.

From Gulabovo you have easy quick access into the regional capital Stara Zagora and the motorway leading onto the coast and airport.

Bags of living space for all the family and visiting friends... with further scope for conversion!

A very viable and profitable guest let can be realized by the new owner today. Full time home abroad or your new holiday pad in the sun! Or how about a good old B&B / Guest Let? As new owner the choice is entirely yours! This one has it all and then some!! Your land plot is all regulated (building permissible!) and home to several fruit trees. Almost anything you care to plant will flourish here in one of Bulgaria's most fertile regions!

As usual, general repairs will be required throughout. For example the exterior could use a good coat of paint! As you're paying in installments, you can take as long as you need, step by step, without tying up all your capital at once.

Where better to get away from it all? Bulgaria offers you a superb climate and living costs averaging under 1/3 of the UK's. Escape the hassle and stress of every day UK life, the looming uncertainty of Brexit and move to the world's best value, lowest living costs country. Today anyone, even on the tiniest of budgets can enjoy an altogether healthier and wealthier lifestyle.

Did you know? Your annual council tax on this place comes to whopping £18 per year, yes eighteen pounds! Can you afford that?

Where else but Bulgaria do you get so much property to the £? Getting in on the action has never been easier, this entire property is available today on monthly installments.

Keys are ready, awaiting the new owner! Owning a home in the sun has never been easier.

Rural house at a bargain price in the village of Obedinenie

House for sale in
Bulgaria - Veliko Turnovo

€ 5,800

Rural house at a bargain price in the village of Obedinenie

The house is situated close to the centre of Obedinenie village. The settlement is located in the heart of the Danubian Plain, 36 km north from the Old Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo and the ever so beautiful Danubian town of Svishtov. The ancient town of Nikopolis ad Istrum is also close to the village.

The house we present to you is brick and with solid foundations but it needs some renovation works. It is arranged on one floor with a total living area of 75 sqm. The floor comprises of a summer kitchen, a bathroom, a corridor, 3 bathrooms and a closet. There is a stone basement under the main floor. The flooring and ceiling are wooden which is a characteristic feature of Bulgarian rural houses. The windows are also wooden.

The adjacent garden is 1280 sqm; it hosts a water well, which combined with the fertile soil provides excellent conditions for growing your own tasty vegetables. There is also a big stone barn which is suitable to be transformed into additional accommodation or an outdoor area for summer entertaining with BBQ. The property is supplied with water and electricity and is easily accessible throughout the year.

The village of Obedinenie is well-developed and offers many amenities such as grocery shops, public parks, cafes and regular bus transport to towns and villages nearby. The river running nearby provides excellent conditions for fishing, camping, hiking and other outdoor activities. The village has a great potential of becoming a highly sought after village due to its mineral springs with healing powers, which attract many visitors to the area.

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Building Your Own Home in Portugal

Top 5 Tips for Building Your Own Home in Portugal

When you are planning to build your own home in Portugal, you need to be aware of the documents and procedures that you need to undertake. The following will help you understand what documents you will need for construction permits to build your own home in Portugal.

There may be some cases where an application for construction permits is not required, such as when building with temporary materials or when reconstructing existing buildings.

1. Find the right location

Portugal is a small country and it may be more difficult to find a suitable location than you imagine. if you are thinking to be building your own home in Portugal you may already have a nice region in mind that you like most. But don’t overlook the hidden jems Portugal has to offer.

There are some regions that are more affordable than others, some are actually not far from the beach and mountains.

2. Apply for a planning permission

This is absolutely mandatory and will save you from potential problems later on. But don’t worry there is offices out there who are specialized in helping you in this process, such as an architectural office. Hiring an architect in Portugal is not as expensive as you might think. Depending on the size of your project it can cost you as little as 10 € per square metre.

3. Find and hire an architect

It might seem like an unnecessary expense, but it will make your life much easier in the long run by ensuring that everything gets done correctly, within budget and on time. Also, the architect in Portugal can design your home in a way that will actually save you money, in the end you probably pay the same that you would have without an architect.

4. Consider buying land

If you are only looking to build a home for yourself in Portugal, then make sure you look in the area that is right for you and have everything nearby that you will need. Also, it is important to check if the land is suitable for construction. If you buy a land in Portugal that is located in an estate make sure to check the estate rules – sometimes there are rules regarding colours of the house or windows or the roof needs to have a certain colour and angle… etc.

5. Speak to a solicitor

Better safe than sorry. Getting legal advice will help you to understand the procedure involved and be aware of potential pitfalls.

Conclusion: Building Your Own Home in Portugal

With these few simple steps you can be building your own home in Portugal and invest in the healthy and growing housing market of sunny Portugal.

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Properties Near Universities

7 Benefits Of Investing In Properties Near Universities

Property investment can be a secure source of income, depending on the neighborhood and city you choose. One of the most interesting and successful areas for property investors are university towns. Not only is there high demand for rental properties, but you can also rely on stable rental prices and even see an increase in the value of your property. Here are seven benefits to investing in a property near a university.

1. High Demand And Many Prospective Tenants

By purchasing a property near a university, you will not have to worry about ensuring a steady rental demand. With universities attracting thousands of new students each year, there is usually an increase in the local population, which also increases the demand for accommodation. As such, there will always be a large pool of prospective tenants waiting to move in, even leading to a waiting list.

2. Reliable And Constant Rent Payments

Many landlords fear renting a property to students. This is mainly based upon a misconception that students’ rental payments are always late or missed altogether. Yet, in reality, much student accommodation is actually paid for by students’ parents. The result is often timely and reliable rental payments.

3. Stable Rental Prices

One of the biggest benefits of purchasing a property near a university is that the rent prices tend to remain largely stable and constant. Providing that the university stays in business, there will be a demand for accommodation from students.

“Typically, rent prices in university areas tend to remain stable or even grow. As such, you’ll be able to charge a consistent rental price and perhaps even become cash flow positive,” says Joanna Lockman, a real estate blogger at Boomessays and Essayroo.

4. Reduced Vacancy Time

As with all rental properties, there will inevitably be tenant turnover. Yet, whilst this turnover may be higher than usual with students, the upside is that you’re unlikely to face long vacancy periods. Each new academic year will bring a fresh set of students, all requiring accommodation. This will ensure that you are able collect consistent and reliable rent from your property.

5. Attractive And Vibrant Areas

Areas with universities and students have a tendency to attract larger numbers of local amenities. With young and energetic students, keen to explore the local night life, you’ll often find many of the most highly sought-after bars and recreational facilities located around universities.

From restaurants and bistros, to gyms, shops and entertainment venues, the area around a university campus tends to be more vibrant and livelier. Not only is this more appealing to students looking for accommodation, but it also makes the area more attractive to other types of residents, thereby helping to increase the value of, and interest in, your property.

6. Attract The Wider Workforce, As Well As Students

Despite being located near a university, students are not the only types of tenants you can expect to attract. There may be a wider workforce who also require accommodation, including university staff, such as professors or support staff. People who work in the local area, including in the hospitality sector, in retail or nearby offices, will also be attracted to a property situated nearby.

7. Increased Property Value

It’s common for the value of properties located near universities to increase over time. In part, this is driven by a limited inventory of properties surrounding university campuses, thereby increasing the demand and value of existing properties.

“As universities become more ingrained in the local economy, there tends to be an increase in businesses starting up in the area, which in turn attracts more people to the area,” explains Michael Williams, a writer at Liahelp and State Of Writing. “Additionally, many people stay on in the city after completing their degrees. The result of this self-sustaining economic cycle is increased property value.”

Conclusion

There are many benefits to buying a property near a university, including secure and consistent rental payments, a large and constant pool of interested tenants, increased property value and reduced vacancy times. Although there are some potential disadvantages, such as property damage, higher tenant turnover and low interest during summer months, these can be compensated for with forward planning and higher security deposits. You’ll soon find that your property is a worthwhile investment and a reliable source of income.

Lauren Groff is an experienced real estate writer at Academized and UK Writings. She is passionate about helping her readers to better understand the world of real estate and the options available to them. Lauren is also a successful editor at OX Essays. When not writing, Lauren enjoys spending time reading and exploring different cities and neighborhoods.

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cheap houses

Cheap Houses: What You Should Know

Houses are expensive. Especially in densely populated urban areas. But there are some houses on the market that only cost a few thousand dollars.

Where can you find those dirt-cheap houses? One place we found for example is Bulgaria where you can get affordable houses, even some that are close to the beach.

Example: Cheap Houses in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country in the Balkans, Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north and the Republic of Macedonia to the east. The country has a population of 7,6 million people and is one of the oldest countries in Europe.

Bulgaria offers beauty and history for all types of travellers willing to explore it. It is very affordable as well. For instance, a meal in a restaurant will cost you around 2 euros maximum, while accommodation will cost you anything from 10 euros per night for an apartment up to 50 euros per night for a hotel room with 4 stars. Bulgaria also has some remarkable festivals that are worth checking out – like the folk festival “Kukeri” during which participants dress up as masked characters with colourful outfits and dance around bonfires!

There are also many other reasons why you might want to consider property investment in Bulgaria such as:

– The country has a low crime rate

– There are plenty of opportunities for owning businesses

– Land prices are very low

4 Factors Affecting the Cost of a House

The cost of a house can vary in four main ways.

1) Location: the cost of a house will depend on where it is located. For example, a house right at the beach will cost you more than one in the middle of nowhere.

2) Size: the size of the property will also affect the price. For example, properties with a bigger backyard or more rooms might be more expensive than other homes with less space to offer.

3) Age: this factor is closely related to size and features but it also includes things like how old are the pipes? Or how new are the appliances? This is important because older homes might need lots of repairs and upgrades.

4) Amenities: another thing that affects housing prices is what kind of amenities, such as a pool or a gym, come with the property.

3 Ways to Make Your Home More Affordable

There are many simple ways to make your home more affordable. Here are 3 of them:

– Consider downsizing

– Look for a mortgage with a lower interest rate

– Consider walking away from your mortgage

– Consider to move to the Countryside

Downsizing is the most common way to make your home more affordable. The truth is that the size and space of your home can have an impact on its value. You could also look for a mortgage with a lower interest rate, which would help decrease the amount of money you spend each month. Lastly, it may be time to consider walking away from your mortgage if you have reached the end of what you can afford or if you are struggling to come up with additional funds.

Conclusion

Don’t look for a house that is bigger than you actually need it. Know what you can comfortably afford and then be flexible about the location as well as be ready to do some repair works yourself. Like that you will find cheap houses in no time.

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Our Property under 20k team are the founders of www.all-real-estate.com and www.listproperty4free.com with the goal to search the cheapest real estate in the world and make it easy for others to find. The team is made up of landlords, real estate investors, architects and builders from several different countries.  We just love to have a good strong cup of coffee while we write our experiences in this blog.

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Things To Know Before Moving From the City to the Country

Moving to the country from the city has tons of benefits from more space, cheaper living expenses, and fresher air. Many people enjoy the peace and quiet that country living can give them while others enjoy being able to see the stars at night. 

However, before you pack your bags and change your entire lifestyle, there are some things you need to know. Here’s what you should know about moving to the country. 

It’s Quiet… Really Quiet

If you’re used to the hustle and bustle of the city, the quiet of the country may cause you some discomfort at first. If you’ve lived in an apartment, you know that city life can be noisy no matter what time of day or night it is. The country offers you quiet all day long so that you can enjoy simpler things. However, if you’re someone who enjoys the city noise (and many folks do), you might not be prepared for just how quiet things can get in the country. 

Your Income Will Change

A job in the city pays more than a job in the country. Before you start stomping your feet, though, remember that your cost of living will also change. Your New York City rent for your 350 square foot apartment with no bedroom costs more than your mortgage payment will, depending on where you move.

While the same job will pay less in the city, your lifestyle won’t have to change much because you’ll still be able to buy your favorite things on Amazon with all of the money you’ll be saving with a mortgage in the country. 

There Are Fewer Job Opportunities

Moving your home is easy, but finding a job is difficult no matter where you live. This is especially true when you move to the country. While a city has tons of jobs available, the country may not, which means you’ll have to drive longer to get to work once you find a job. 

You’ll Be Driving Every Single Day

Speaking of driving, you’ll have to do it when you move to the country. There is no corner shop that you can walk to. Depending on where you move, the nearest grocery store might be 30 miles away. If you’ve lived in the city your whole life or you’ve let your license expire, it’s time to start practicing how to drive again because a car is an absolute necessity in the country. 

Utilities Might Not Always Be Available or Reliable 

Moving to the country means that you’ll have fewer choices when it comes to utilities like electricity and water. Your electricity might not even be reliable. 

While you might not always have access to the internet, you’ll always have access to tons of land and a beautiful night sky to look at, along with peace and quiet, so you can finally catch up on that book you’ve been reading for the last five years. 

Weather Will Affect You

Many people have experienced a bad storm that took out their electricity for a few hours, but in the country, you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature. If you get heavy rain or snowfall, it might be hours or even days before the road is cleared. Roads will not be plowed as quickly as they are in cities because there are fewer cars driving on them in the country. 

If you know of an impending storm, you may need to travel to the local store to pick up provisions like food, water, and other essentials. 

You Might Feel Isolated

People who like to be alone love the country because they have fewer (if any) neighbors, and people are less likely to visit them the farther away they are. If you’re someone who enjoys nightlife and spending time with people, the country might not be for you. Of course, no matter where you live, there might be a city or even a town nearby where you can meet people and spend your time when you’re not relaxing under the night sky. 

You’ll See More Wildlife

When was the last time you saw grass? If you live in a city, you likely rarely see everything nature has to offer. When you move to the country, you’ll get to rekindle your affair with nature again with tons of plants and wildlife. 

Make sure you do your research about the countryside you want to move to before you purchase a house. You’ll need to know what types of animals live in the area so that you can stay safe. For example, you might not want to purchase a cabin in the woods where you know there are bears. 

If you’re afraid of snakes, you might always why away from living in Tennessee, known for its large snake population. 

It’s important that you respect nature because you’re in its territory now. Treat your environment well so that you can see plants and animals thrive. 

Take Out Options Are Limited

If you’re like most city-dwellers, you either don’t have a kitchen or don’t use it. Take-out is fast and means you won’t have to wash the dishes. In the country, however, you might be miles away from the nearest restaurant, and they likely won’t deliver to you if you live too far out. If that’s the case, it’s time to learn how to cook and buy some pots and pans to do so. 

Your Neighbors Won’t Have the Same Personalities 

As we mentioned, you might have very few neighbors. However, you’ll want to form a good relationship with the neighbors that you do have. People who live in the country do so by choice. They likely enjoy the peace and quiet, unlike your neighbors in the city who used to scream and bang doors at 4 AM. 

Treat these neighbors differently than you would your city neighbors and try to be respectful. Don’t play your music too loud or throw parties late at night. 

You Might Realize You Hate the City

After you’ve spent some time in the country, you might realize that you never actually enjoyed city life but instead tolerated it because everything you needed was a block or two away. Country life allows you to slow down and focus on the things that really matter, no longer worrying about being stuck in traffic before a big business meeting. Enjoy each and every minute you have in the quiet country. 

Matt Casadona

Matt Casadona has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. He is currently a contributing editor for 365 Business Tips. Matt is passionate about marketing and business strategy and enjoys the San Diego life, traveling and music. 

house for 100k

How can I get a house for 100k or less?

You may be surprised to learn that you don’t need to be rich in order to buy a house. In fact, there are many ways you can save money and still get a house under 100k.

Houses are a big investment and one that should not be taken lightly. That is why it is important to find the perfect house for you, in the best location and for a price that fits your budget.

Average house prices

According to the survey, the average amount people are spending on a house now is around $400,000. So, it would take a lot of research and work to find a house that’s cheaper than 100k.

There are many ways you can get a house for close to 100k or even less than that. It just takes some time and work on your end.

Find the best value for your money

It’s not always easy to find cheap homes in the marketplace. There are many aspects that affect the value of a home. The general rule of thumb, however, is to buy close to the city centre if you want better value.

Some people say that it might be easier to find a cheap home by looking at area listings, or by looking at other more affordable areas outside of the city centre. However, this might not be possible for everyone who wants to live in an urban setting.

Be more creative in your search

So, what should you do? Get creative with your search and don’t limit yourself too much by just looking at one area when there are so many others out there for you to explore!

Saving up for a down payment is the first big step in achieving this goal. You can save the down payment by living with your parents or by renting an apartment in an inexpensive location and then saving up more money over time.

A lot of people want to purchase a home but they don’t have the money. It’s not uncommon for people to spend their life savings on a house – which is why many people end up living in their parents’ basement. That’s actually not a bad idea if it helps you to save up for your own home at the same time.

There are certainly ways to get houses for 100k or less if you have patience and know where to look.

Be more specific in your search

Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases that you will ever make. That said, if you are looking for a cheap home, it’s best to be more specific in your online search and don’t just rely on general words like ‘cheap home’ or ‘good deal’.

Be flexible when it comes to DIY

If you are up for DIY, you can get a fixer-upper home at a lower price. All you need is to take some time off and do the renovation work yourself. Not only will it make your home look better, but it will also help in saving money on labour costs.

Fixer Upper Homes: Fixer-upper homes are properties that have not been renovated or updated for a long time. Even if the property doesn’t have any major structural damage, they may need new paint and flooring, as well as other cosmetic improvements.

Investors are starting to pay attention to the potential in fixer-upper homes. With a low purchase price and a lower mortgage, it is easier than ever to buy a fixer-upper house.

The process of fixing up a home can be very rewarding; you have the opportunity to make your house uniquely yours. It also has the potential to be profitable, too. Fixing up your home can increase its value by hundreds of thousands of dollars if you do it right!

Conclusion

Now, you’ve seen the best ways to buy a house for 100k or less. So, what are you waiting for? Start scrolling and find your dream home today!

Bio

Our Property under 20k team are the founders of www.propertyunder20k.com and www.listproperty4free.com with the goal to search the cheapest real estate in the world and make it easy for others to find. The team is made up of landlords, real estate investors, architects and builders from several different countries.  We just love to have a good strong cup of coffee while we write our experiences in this blog.

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Home Improvements

Top 9 Home Improvements That Will Pay Off

There’s no right time to start making upgrades or improvements to your home. Some people choose to do upgrades as ideas pop up, while others prefer to make all of their home improvements at once. Either way, making improvements to your home can pay off big. Not only does it make your home more functional and comfortable while you’re still living in it, but it can also improve your home’s value. When the time comes to sell, you’ll be happy you made those improvements. 

If you’re looking for home improvements that pay off, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our list of the top home improvements that can help you list your home for a higher price and improve your enjoyment of the home. 

  1. Painting 

When you first bought the house, the odds are that you were moving on a budget, and the only upgrade you could afford was a few coats of paint. This one is easy. It doesn’t take much time, energy, or money to paint your house, and it can have a dramatic effect. If you paint your house the right colors, you can make it feel like a completely new space. 

If you’re planning on living in the house for years to come, you don’t have to worry about how other people will feel about the colors. Choose colors that promote what you want to feel in your home. For example, you may choose a calming purple for your bedroom but a vibrant yellow for your living room. 

If you’re planning on selling your house, you’ll want to choose more neutral colors. These colors allow homebuyers to envision themselves in the home more easily since the space won’t look like it belongs to someone else. 

  1. Upgrade Your Bed

This home improvement likely won’t help you sell your house, but it can help you sleep easier during such a stressful time. You don’t have to purchase a new mattress to make upgrades to your bed. Instead, consider using pillows that can help you sleep better no matter what. For example, if you suffer from acid reflux, an acid reflux pillow can help you fall asleep and stay asleep with less discomfort. 

  1. A New Air Conditioner

A 5 ton AC system won’t only keep you cool more effectively and efficiently in the hot summer months, but it can also save you money. If your air conditioner hasn’t been replaced in a few years or decades, now is that time. New furnaces are more energy-efficient as well, which means that you’ll be paying less on your monthly electric bill. 

  1. Build a Deck

A deck adds additional living space that many homebuyers are willing to pay a premium for. With additional seating and a palace to add a barbecue, you’ll be happy you added a deck for spending your time out in the sun every summer. 

If you’re planning on selling your house, build a deck with natural wood for a higher return on your investment. 

  1. Update Your Kitchen

This home improvement is one of the most time-consuming and costly on our list, but every home deserves a beautiful kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home for many families because it’s where everyone sits down to dinner together after a day spent apart. After raising a family in your house, your kitchen likely needs a little TLC. 

Updating a few of your appliances can make cooking family meals easier and more fun while adding shelving can make your kitchen look brand new. 

If you’re planning on selling your house, a newly renovated kitchen is a premium that buyers are willing to pay for. People looking to buy homes do not want to renovate the home themselves, so you’ll be saving them time and money, which makes them more likely to purchase your home. 

If an appliance or kitchen overhaul isn’t in the cards for you financially, you can make cosmetic improvements like painting your cabinets or changing your handles. 

  1. Landscaping

The front of your house is the first thing people see. If your home makes a bad first impression on buyers, they are less likely to purchase it even if the inside of the home is beautiful. Make sure that your landscaping is simple and not too over the top. If buyers want to add to the front or back yards, they can do so themselves, but you want to appeal to everyone, so it’s important to keep your grass healthy at the very least. 

  1. Fix Up Your Basement

Your basement can provide you with extra square footage if you spend time down there. Unfortunately, many people choose not to finish their basements because it takes time and money. Fixing up your basement can help you appeal to buyers because it provides them with an additional space that they can use for entertainment or turn into an additional living space. 

  1. Add Hooks

Not every improvement needs to cost you thousands of dollars. If you want to improve your home’s functionality, you can add hooks near the doors for people to hang their coats. This is especially beneficial if you don’t have a front hall closet for jackets, coats, and hats. 

  1. Add a Pool

Adding a pool can provide you with a huge return on investment, but it can also offer you and your family an additional place to hang out during hot summers. A pool can help potential buyers see themselves relaxing in the home and enjoying their time at home, which will make them more likely to purchase your house. 

Final Thoughts

Home improvements don’t have to break the bank to help you sell your home or increase its functionality. When considering home improvement, make sure that you set a budget for yourself and stick to it. It’s all too easy to go over budget, especially when renovating your home can be fun. 

When it comes to making improvements with the goal of selling your house, do everything you can to make the potential homebuyers picture themselves living in your home, from staging it correctly to adding a deck or pool. 

Matt Casadona

Matt Casadona has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Psychology. He is currently a contributing editor for 365 Business Tips. Matt is passionate about marketing and business strategy and enjoys the San Diego life, traveling and music. 

Moving Into A Tiny House

3 Things To Consider When Moving Into A Tiny House

The coronavirus pandemic showed many people the importance of spending time outside. It showed to people how essential it is to have your own place to spend your time in a cozy and comfortable home that welcomes you after a long day and that helps you relax and unwind. A tiny house offers you the opportunity of living with less and of adopting a minimalist lifestyle. It helps you connect with nature and admire its marvels because a tiny home can be built almost anywhere.

But how were some people convinced by choosing a tiny house instead of a big and family-sized one? Well, most of the people and couples that want to move into a tiny house are millennials. They are the generation that is the first one that was an adept of the nomadic lifestyle. They are mostly working from home or remotely, so they have the flexibility to work from any place. At the same time, tiny houses on wheels are among the most looked after by this generation. This is because you can take it anywhere. You basically have the possibility of moving with your house, so taking the comfort and coziness you have built with you. Moreover, a tiny house comes with reduced maintenance costs, so living on a budget and work from everywhere are just a few of the benefits people are looking for nowadays.

Moving into a tiny house comes with many restraints. At the same time, there are many things you need to consider and be aware of before you actually move. There are a few things you need to think about before actually starting to build your house. These 3 things will help you make the entire process smoother, but also be prepared for everything moving into a tiny house means.

Financial Implications

Many people decide to move into a tiny house because of the reduced costs. If the space you live in is smaller, you need less energy and resources to heat it and keep it warm, to cool it, or repair any things that might have broken. While there are people who are already searching for buying or renting a tiny house, many others want to build it by themselves. The costs of moving into a tiny house depend on this.

For example, you may decide to build the house by yourself. With all the materials you need, it may cost you up to $30,000. If you want to hire a professional to do it for you, costs might go up to $70,000. So, the difference is huge. At the same time, there is the possibility of buying a house building kit from Amazon, especially built and designed for people who want to build their tiny house by themselves. The kit can be up to $20,000, so a lot more affordable than hiring a professional to build it.

No matter your decision, you will surely have to think about other costs as well. For example, the furniture, the bathroom, shower, windows, interior finishes, electrical, and appliances are other costs that will add up to the final sum. But because the house is tiny, you do not need so many of these, so the total costs will still be smaller compared with a large house.

But what if you do not have the money to build the house by yourself but you really want this? There are many ways you can finance your dream: through personal loans, mortgages, or RV loans. Depending on which of these options suits you the best, you will choose the ones that are the easiest to obtain and have the lowest interest rate.

Design

Another thing you need to consider before moving to a tiny house is its design of. If you build it by yourself, you need to think about how you arrange the furniture. The main thing about a tiny house is that it is tiny, so you have limited space. You need to select only the essentials, but also find a nice way to use the space available optimally. Thinking about the design will help you decide how big you need to build your tiny house. If you will be living alone, then you can decide how much space you need. But if you will be living with your family, you need to consider the space each member needs. This will allow you to decide on the right size for your tiny house, as well as the interior design.

At the same time, it is essential to think about the appliances and your future plans. Many people decide to build a tiny house on wheels, so this is something to think about. Will you live off or on the grid? It is important to consider your environmental impact too and choose to reuse building materials and use energy and water-efficient appliances.

Utilities

Utilities are crucial and one of the most important things to consider when moving into a tiny house. The solution for your utilities depends on your plans. If you want a mobile house, then you need to think about the utilities and you connect to each of them while you are on the move. But if you want to have a stationary tiny house, then you need to think about water, electricity, internet, gas, and so on. To have a low impact on the environment, you could consider renewable sources of energy.

Ending Note

Moving to a tiny house is something many people think about during these times. Living in a flat while a global pandemic is happening and you are not allowed to leave your house makes many people yearn for a house. Millennials are among the ones that are looking for building or buying a tiny house. But before moving in, you need to take into consideration a few things.

The costs of building a tiny house depend. If you want to hire a professional, the costs will be higher because you will pay labor too. You can also buy a tiny home building kit from Amazon. Next, think about the design and how many people will be living there. This is important because it will help you decide on the right size and design for your tiny house. Think about the utilities too and consider using renewable energy to lower your impact on the environment.

Author Bio: Charlie Svensson is a fast, engaging freelance writer working at a dissertation service. Skilled in content writing and blogging, he writes college essay papers at an essay writing service. The favorite topics of his posts are education, social media, psychology, design, and self-growth. Excellent adaptability of skills to reach diverse audiences.

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Exterior Decorating

5 Summer Exterior Decorating Ideas

Summer is the season that offers you the most opportunities of spending time in nature with your friends. It is the season you spend in plain air. You may be gardening, preparing a barbeque, reading in the shadow of a tree, drinking a cocktail, and enjoying the sunny weather. If you have a house, you have probably thought about arranging your patio so that it is a welcoming and enjoyable place to spend your summer in. Have you already started looking for those exterior decorating ideas to make your patio or garden the best place to spend both your summer days and nights?

We have collected five of them, the ones that can help you transform your exterior however you want. Moreover, these ideas will help you create that vibe you want to feel when you spend your time there. It will be a place that will replenish your energy levels, help you relax and unwind. So, what are the best five summer exterior decorating ideas? You can find out below.

1. Area Rugs

If you are yearning for a place where you can walk with your bare feet and not hurt them, your exterior can be that place. Of course, it depends on how your house and the porch are built, but for sure you will find a place to decorate and make it look more pleasant. So, having a rug to cover all your exterior area will change its look completely. These places are usually very rustic made, with a lot of wood. To cover it a little bit and give your exterior a different, more welcoming feeling, you can put an area rug.

There are many rugs you can choose from. The shape and the model can also be diverse, depending on how you imagine the entire place to be. But if you want a summer feeling, you can choose rugs that have bright colors or beautiful hue combinations. You can go for something white and blue, but also bolder colors. If you have a rug, then if space allows, you can arrange an outdoor dining area as well. And you will enjoy your dinners in a new setting.

2. Add Plants

Plants are the thing that transforms any place. Moreover, having both indoor and outdoor plants is linked to improved wellbeing. Plants help you relieve your stress and replenish your energy levels. Besides this, they can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression and can help you relax. There are many plants you can choose from and that can be kept outdoors, especially during summer. Of course, it depends on the local climate conditions and how your garden or patio is lighted by the sun. But you can choose from a beautiful mix of decorative and perennials. Moreover, you can arrange a small garden where you grow your own vegetables.

3. Summer Pillows and Blankets

No matter how much you love summer and sunny days, some summer nights are chillier than others. And to enjoy a good night or evening outdoors, you need things that help you get comfortable and keep warm. There are pillows you can buy and add outdoors, some that have summer models and can make you feel the warmth of the season.

Palms, cocktails, and flamingos are among the elements that are added to many summer outdoors accessories. On top of this, you can have some fluffy blankets to keep you warm during the night. Even though you will feel chilly, that blanket will help you enjoy the summer nights at peace and in comfort.

4. Coolers

Summer nights are chilly, but the days are hot. And you will surely want something cold to drink, to cool yourself off. So, why not add some coolers to your outdoor place? There are many ideas you can choose from or you can unleash your creativity and invent something yourself. These coolers, besides their obvious benefit, will help you create a festive appearance to the place too. You can take a bucket and some ice cubes to keep your beverages cold. A brighter solution would be to fill some balloons with water and freeze them. Colorful balloons will give your bucket a summer look, which will increase your comfort.

5. Garden Stools

No garden or outdoors relaxing place is complete without some garden stools. They can make the place look bright and nice, while also filling the empty space. On top of this, they also have a functional benefit. They can be used as places to keep your drinks on. Besides, they can be filled with towels in case you have a pool. Garden stools can be used in a wide variety of ways and they come in many forms and colors. You can easily match the colors and theme with the whole place and create a bright, colorful, and summery place to spend your summer at.

Ending Note

Your garden, patio, or outdoor space is the best place you can arrange to spend your summer. During hot summer days, you will need a shadowy place. But on chilly summer nights, you will need something to keep you warm. Summer is the season when you can do a lot of activities, but also spend time with your friends in the comforts of your patio. Make sure you arrange your outdoor space to be a comfortable, cozy, and welcoming place.

A cooler will help you keep your beverages cold and enjoy the hot day. A garden stool would be a great accessory that helps you store things you need, like towels or blankets. It is also a great thing to keep your glasses on. Apart from these, an area rug would make the place more welcoming and enjoyable, especially if you like to be there barefoot.

Summer pillows and blankets would make the place more comfortable and cozier, while also keeping you warm. And plants? Plants will help you relax and unwind. They will give you that jungle feeling that will relieve your stress levels, help you to escape from the tensions and enjoy your time in your garden.

Leon Collier
Leon Collier

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bunkers for sale

What’s the deal with bunkers for sale?

For some reasons there have been a huge interest in abandoned bunkers for sale. Always there is an ad of a bunker for sale it gets at least ten times more hits than homes for sale. Surely, many just click on it out of curiosity but many are seriously interested. What is it that makes bunkers so attractive for buyers?

Although it is considered as the ultimate hiding place, the average underground bunker usually has no windows, just air vents and most of the times no electricity, toilet or running water.

Most subterranean shelters would be accessible through a straight up concrete shaft with a steel ladder, accessed by some sort of concrete or steel hatch on the ground.

The perfect historical restoration project

For all buyers who are interested in a historical restoration venture they are just perfect. It is a truly unique project that is sure to seduce. Unfortunately, there are not as many out there as interested buyers. That’s why, despite the bad state they usually are in they are not cheap.

Some people have been very creative and building their own amazing backyard bunkers. In this case don’t forget to get the proper permits before.

We could also see a recent movement of newly built bunkers – many especially for the upper class – that offer all modern comfort you can think of and look like out of a sci fi movie.

The “bunker for sale scam”

Sadly, whatever triggers a lot of interest in many people also inspires others to come up with a scam. In the bunker story it is no different.

The scam we have seen so far is this:

There is an ad with nice and very cheap bunkers for sale. Once you contact the advertiser, he will explain that he is very sick that is why he priced his bunker for a quick sale. Due to his condition, he is also not able to show the property but someone else can be paid to show it. Therefore, he will ask you for some money to see the bunker before you buy it. Needless to say, that after paying the money you will not hear from him ever again or have any way to get through to him.

Here are some red flags to look out for:

  • Price is cheaper than normal
  • The seller asks money to show you the property

Another good way is to use the Google Reverse Image Search with the images the advertiser has in the ad. You may find that he copied them from another website.

Bio

Our Property under 20k team are the founders of www.propertyunder20k.com and www.listproperty4free.com with the goal to search the cheapest real estate in the world and make it easy for others to find. The team is made up of landlords, real estate investors, architects and builders from several different countries.  We just love to have a good strong cup of coffee while we write our experiences in this blog.

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