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Beautiful rural property 18 kilometers from the sea!

House for sale in
Bulgaria - Dobrich

€ 14,000

Beautiful rural property 18 kilometers from the sea!

Wonderful rural property just 18 km from the sea. The brick house, maintained, consists of a living room, three bedrooms, a closet. The roof is not for repair.
The village is in northeastern Bulgaria, part of General Toshevo municipality, district Dobrich. It is located 28 km east of General Toshevo, 50 km northeast of the regional center of Dobrich, on 18 km from the coast and Durankulak and 7 km south of the border with Romania.

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general information about the village
The population is about 980 inhabitants. The climate is temperate-continental. The infrastructure is very good. There is a school, kindergarten, community center with a rich library, Orthodox church, town hall, grocery stores, coffee shop, playground, small park, post office, doctor's office. The village is supplied with water and electricity, the roads are in good condition. Regular public transport connects Spasovo with the municipal center General Toshevo and the surrounding villages. The village is quiet and peaceful, and the area is ecologically clean, away from industrial production.

Ref.Number 61918

Cheap rural house near Yantra River,  Byala

House for sale in
Bulgaria - Ruse

€ 9,999

Cheap rural house near Yantra River, Byala

The property is situated in a very picturesque village, located between the towns of Byala and Svishtov. The village is not far from Yantra and Danube Rivers, therefore the area is suitable for fishing. There are several shops, post office, local pubs, bus services, etc. – all the basic amenities needed for the every-day life in the village.
The property comes with 2000 sq. m. of land, solid house and outbuildings. The house is with size around 100 sq.m., on two levels and consist of
-the ground floor comprises of 3 rooms, corridor and bathroom with toilet.
-the upper level has 3 bedrooms, corridor and entrance hall. The house is connected to electricity and water mains; Internet, cable TV and land line telephone could be also connected.
The garden is well leveled and big enough for adding a swimming pool. The outbuildings could be used by purpose or converted into additional living area, gaming rooms etc.
The property is situated in the edge of the village and provides privacy and stunning views!
Being not far from Yantra River the area is suitable for fishing, walking and picnics by the river.
The property is:
- 5 km from the village of Tsenovo;
- 14 km from the town of Byala (Ruse area);
- 25 km from the town of Svishtov;
- 55 km from Ruse city

Ref. 10888


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TOP OFFER! Video! 3-Bedroom House with large garden

House for sale in
Bulgaria - Ruse

€ 16,900

TOP OFFER! Video! 3-Bedroom House with large garden

IBG Real Estates is pleased to offer this property, located in a picturesque and quiet village, set by Danube River and close to the town of Svishtov. The village has shop, restaurant, bus stop, etc. Local people are very friendly and helpful and there are other foreign citizens owning properties in the village and some are living permanently there. Fishing is very popular in the area.
The house is with area of 80 sq.m. and it consists of bright and large kitchen with dining area, living room, corridor and, bathroom with toilet and second toilet on the first floor. Outside staircase leads to the second floor which is distributed between 2 bedrooms and a corridor. The house is with new UPVC joinery, re-wired, re-plumbed, roof in good condition, fitted kitchen and new bathroom.
The total plot size is 2 570 sq.m., with water well, many flowers and fruit trees. There are large outbuilding, attached to the house, which could be transformed into a gaming room, shed, home fitness etc. garage with access from the street with size around 30 sq.m. and a workshop. The property is in livable condition and it needs some TLC to be lovely home for its new owners. This is a great value for money property and we highly recommend viewing it!
The property is:
- 30 km from Danube River
- 27 km. to town of Svishtov
- 82 km from Ruse City and the border with Romania

Ref. 10964

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How to Shop For Luxury Apartments Like Southern Station Apartments

There are several ways to find luxury apartments for rent. A majority of people contact real estate agents to see what is available and they end up seeing only a small percentage of the options. The key is to tour many luxury apartments and avoid getting too tired while searching.

Visiting the apartments in person will help you narrow your options. You can also look online or in magazines to get a feel for what the options are like. But the best way to find luxury apartments is to get out there and see them for yourself!

Comparative shopping

The most effective way to rent a luxury apartment is to do some comparison shopping. This will enable you to choose an apartment that best fits your lifestyle, but not overextend your budget.

Luxury apartments are usually larger, but some are smaller. Be sure to measure the space you want to live in before you make a decision. You should also take the time to research the terms and conditions of each community, as well as the surrounding area.

Some of the features that you should look for when choosing a luxury apartment are 24-hour concierge service, state-of-the-art fitness centers, private rooftops with seating and a barbecue area, game rooms, and upgraded security, including onsite security guards.

Luxury apartments may also feature hardwood or tile floors and smart home technology, such as smart thermostats. Click the link: https://www.energystar.gov/products/smart_thermostats for more information about smart thermostats.  Luxury apartments also tend to be more expensive than average ones, but they are worth it if you get a premium location and the best amenities.

The price of a luxury apartment is a major factor in deciding whether to rent it. Luxury apartments are expensive, so be sure to factor in all of the costs and benefits of owning them. You should also consider the location and other factors, such as proximity to your workplace, schools, or the amenities offered.

You should compare luxury apartments with standard apartment communities to find the best one for your needs. Remember that some luxury apartments have numerous perks while others have few or no differences.

Tours

Tours are an excellent way to see the amenities of an apartment complex before you make your final decision. The tour will last anywhere from twenty minutes to two hours, depending on your schedule and the apartment complex.

During the tour, you should ask questions and learn about the community and unit, as well as its amenities. You should also dress to impress. Tour guides often have multiple renters who want to look at the same apartment unit.

Location

The best way to find luxury rentals is to compare the features of several communities before settling on one. To avoid being cheated out of a luxury apartment, you should research the community’s terms and conditions before making a final decision.

You can use a tool like Zumper to search for luxury rentals by zip code. While the process may seem time-consuming, it is definitely worth it. Luxury apartment communities come in all shapes and sizes.

Usually, most people contact real estate agents to see if there are any available luxury rentals. While that works out fine, it’s best to tour a lot of rentals in person to ensure you find the perfect one. Also, don’t get tired of looking, and don’t be afraid to haggle a bit. There’s no such thing as a perfect luxury apartment, so don’t be afraid to negotiate.

Some residents enjoy spending time outside of their unit, which is why some luxury apartment communities have a pool, game room, lounge, and movie theater. Even a small studio apartment may feel luxurious if it’s in a luxury complex.

Some luxury communities even have a movie theater or pool, so residents can stay in their units and enjoy the amenities. The amenities of these communities are certainly worth the extra price tag.

But if you don’t like spending time out of your apartment, you might not want to live in one.

Another factor to consider when looking for luxury rentals is location. Luxury apartment communities should be located near dining, entertainment, and medical services, making it easy for residents to commute to work and school. Click here: https://www.southernstation.com/ for a complex that offers many attractive amenities. Once you know what you are interested in, it is easier to find what you need.

Luxury apartment communities will usually have more square footage and amenities than standard apartment communities, so take the time to compare them. By comparing both types of properties, you will be able to identify the ones that meet your requirements. There are some that offer a lot of extra perks and amenities, while others offer only a few distinctions.

Author: Samantha Friend

Is it Better to Sell Your Home on Your Own or Through a Realtor?

Selling a house can seem like a difficult task. While the process of buying a house may have been made easier with the help of a realtor, you might decide to save some money on commission by trying to sell your home on your own. It’s a common thought among sellers because no one wants to give up tens of thousands of dollars to a realtor on the sale of their home. 

Before you make any hasty decisions, you should understand how a realtor can reduce the stress of selling a home by making the process a whole lot easier for you. In this article, we’ll discuss whether it’s best to sell your home yourself or through a realtor by discussing the pros and cons of each. By the end of the article, you’ll have a better understanding of your options to help you make the right decision based on your unique circumstances. 

Selling Without a Realtor

When you sell a house without a realtor, it’s called “for sale by owner” or FSBO. FSBO listings are marked as such to let potential buyers know they won’t be working with a realtor if they’re interested in selling the home. Of course, buyers still have the option to work with their realtor. However, selling a home without a realtor isn’t advised if you don’t know your buyer because there’s a long process and tons of paperwork involved. 

While the actual process of selling a home without a realtor is the same as selling with one, you’ll have to deal with a different listing because you won’t have access to the multiple listing service (MLS) realtors use. Instead, you can pay real estate companies to list your home on the MLS without representation or use free listing services. In addition, selling your home without a real estate agent means giving yourself more work, so it may not be worth it if you already have a full-time job and don’t want to take on additional responsibilities. 

Pros of FSBO

  • Sellers can save money on real estate agent commissions, but they’ll still have to pay a real estate agent when used by the buyer.
  • Sellers have more control because they don’t have to worry about a real estate agent’s opinions and can dictate their terms.
  • Homes can sell quickly because they’re typically sold directly to individuals the seller already knows.

Cons of FSBO

  • Sellers still pay a buyer’s real estate agent commission, and many buyers use agents because it comes at absolutely no cost to them.
  • Sellers easily over or underprice their homes because they don’t have real estate knowledge or knowledge about the current real estate market and competition.
  • Typically sell for less because overpricing can cause houses to linger for too long on the market while underpricing prices them well below the market.
  • Harder to generate buzz and find buyers because they don’t have the same resources as real estate agents
  • Poor negotiations can lead to underpricing and underselling the home because FSBO sellers don’t have the same types of negotiating power as realtors. Inexperienced sellers may also not verify buyers can pay for the home by checking mortgage pre-approvals.

After weighing the pros and cons of selling without a realtor, you may be curious to learn about the process. If you proceed with this route, you’ll need to avoid pricing your house incorrectly, which means conducting your own local market research and finding listings in your area with the same square footage and features as your home to see how much they sell for. 

You’ll also need to take care of your marketing and advertising, which may mean spending money on online and print advertising and marketing strategies like using social media to spread the word about your listing. 

Selling With a Realtor

When selling your house with a realtor, you can sit back and let them do all the hard work, including pricing your home, listing it, and advertising the listing. Once you get interested buyers, they’ll also negotiate to help you get the best price for your home. But, of course, this option also comes with many pros and cons. 

Pros of Selling With a Realtor

  • Realtors sell homes full-time, which means they have the expertise to handle every step of the process, including doing market research and pricing your home, staging it, and negotiating offers without the need for you to get involved. Selling a house is exhausting, and you already have a job, so there’s no need to take on extra work when you don’t have it. 
  • Agents have access to large networks to help you list your home. Of course, you can list your home yourself on some platforms like Zillow and Redfin, but you don’t have the same professional network as they do. Realtors know other realtors and will try to find buyers through their own networks, allowing you to get more offers. 
  • One of the most significant advantages of working with a realtor is saving time because they handle the entire process. Of course, you’ll get the final say in how much to price your home for and who you’ll sell it to, but realtors take care of the rest, including all the paperwork once you’ve found a buyer. 
  • Realtors negotiate every day they work, so they have the right skills to help you get the right price for your home. An experienced selling agent knows all the signs of low-quality buyers and can help you find the right buyer who is willing to pay more for your home. Additionally, before realtors make more money when they sell your home for more, they’re willing to work harder to get you as much as possible for your home. 

Cons of Selling With a Realtor

  • When you sell your home with a realtor, you’ll have to pay them a commission, which typically ranges from 3-5% of the sale price on the home. Many sellers don’t want to pay this because it can mean giving a realtor tens of thousands of dollars for selling their home, but when you consider how much time and stress they’ve saved you, it’s well worth it.
  • Realtors are human, so they may not always accurately price your home even with the help of all of their research. Of course, you may have a difference of opinion with a realtor who wants to sell your home for less than you believe it’s worth. You have the final say in the asking price, but it’s worth it to listen to your realtor because you may be making decisions based on emotions rather than data. 

When Should You Sell Without a Realtor?

You can sell your home without a realtor at any time, but it’s typically best to work with a realtor if you don’t have a buyer lined up. If you plan to sell to a friend or family member, you can forgo the realtor and their commission fee because the hard work of finding a buyer is done. Of course, depending on how much you know about the process, you might still want to work with a realtor to finalize the deal. 

Ashley Nielsen

Ashley Nielsen earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration Marketing at Point Loma Nazarene University. She is a freelance writer where she shares knowledge about general business, marketing, lifestyle, wellness or financial tips. During her free time she enjoys being outside, staying active, reading a book, or diving deep into her favorite music. 

Tips for Finding the Right Real Estate Agent For You

Buying a house is a long, complex process. First, you must understand the loan process, which can take months if you’re not in good financial health. Then, after you’re pre-approved for a mortgage, you can begin the house hunt, but while the process can be fun, it can also be daunting. While there are many homes for sale around the nation, finding the right home for you based on your needs can be difficult. That’s where a realtor comes in. You can put together a list of all the features you want in a home with your top priorities first, and a real estate agent will search their networks and database to find homes that would be a good fit based on your budget.

On the flip side, sellers often have difficulty selling their homes without a realtor because they don’t have the network or negotiation skills required for selling a house to buyers willing to pay more for the house they want. Of course, most buyers and sellers should work with a realtor, but buyers don’t have to pay for a realtor, so there’s ultimately no reason for buyers not to hire one to help them find their dream home. Unfortunately, there are many realtors in your city alone, and finding the right one can be tricky because you want them to work on finding you a home based on your priorities and budget. Here are a few tips to help you find the right real estate agent for you. 

Be Ready

Knowing what you want in a home can make finding a realtor easier. Remember, while realtors want your business, they also want to find you a house fast to make money and move on to the next client. If you’re unsure what you want in a home, you can appear as a difficult client to experienced realtors, and many of the best agents will avoid you until you can tell them what you’re looking for in a home. 

Additionally, even though a realtor can help you understand the loan process, you should be preapproved for a mortgage before looking for a real estate agent because they need to ensure that you’re qualified for a loan. That being said, realtors can help you understand more about the mortgage loan process and different terms that can be confusing, such as underwriting, amortization, private mortgage insurance, and more. 

Ask for Recommendations

The easiest way to find a great realtor is by asking family and friends about their experiences selling and buying their homes. You can talk to multiple people to determine what stood out about their real estate agents. You can also look online at reviews of local agents to help you understand what other buyers or sellers thought about working with them.

Check Your Area

You always want to find a real estate agent in your area because they’ll know more about the local market. But, of course, you’ll also need to be assured of their experience in general, including whether or not they’re full-time. Of course, you can also find a realtor who works part-time, but you can assume you won’t be their highest priority because they might be working another job, which means they won’t be available to answer your questions at all times. 

You can learn more about someone’s experience by performing a background check or asking to see a list of their recent clients and calling those individuals up to learn about their experiences. You can also determine the types of properties they sell. For example, if you’re looking to buy a single-family home, you want a realtor with experience in buying or selling those types of properties to ensure they’ll give you the best information about your local market. 

Don’t Forget About Personality

Depending on the type of client you are, you might be spending a lot of time communicating with your realtor, either in person or on the phone. Therefore, you want to ensure that they have a personality that allows you to build a relationship with them. If you’re a seller, you’re going to be paying an agent a commission worth thousands of dollars, so you must ensure they’re someone you can trust and rely on. 

Since buying and selling a property can be stressful, you want to ensure you’re hiring someone who can help relieve some of your stress rather than add to it. When interviewing potential realtors, let them know what your expectations are to give them the opportunity to turn down your proposal in case they think they won’t be the right agent for you. 

Consider Communication

As we’ve mentioned, you’re going to communicate with your realtor a lot, whether you’re buying or selling. However, everyone has communication preferences. For example, depending on your real estate agent’s business or life, they might not be available on weekends. Meanwhile, you might have a nine-to-five job and won’t be able to answer the phone every time your realtor has news for you. Stating your communication preferences upfront can help both you and your realtor understand the best way to stay in touch. 

Ask About Other Obligations

Real estate agents have multiple clients at once, so you can’t expect to be their main priority at all times. However, you also don’t want to choose a realtor that takes on too many clients at once and can’t give any of them adequate attention. Talk to your realtor about the type of client you expect yourself to be. 

Most agents understand the stressful process of buying and selling a home and are willing to work with you to make it happen without adding stress. However, others will run from needy clients that call them every day. If you’re the type of client wanting to discuss where your realtor is in the process often, you may have to consider how many other clients they’re working with. 

Final Thoughts

The easiest way to find the right real estate agent for you is by interviewing at least three of them in person. While their experience is important, you want to find someone you get along with and trust to ensure a smooth process. Setting expectations at the beginning is key to ensuring you have a good relationship with whoever you choose. 

Ashley Nielsen

Ashley Nielsen earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration Marketing at Point Loma Nazarene University. She is a freelance writer where she shares knowledge about general business, marketing, lifestyle, wellness or financial tips. During her free time she enjoys being outside, staying active, reading a book, or diving deep into her favorite music. 

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Higher Interest Rates, Higher Prices for Materials – What it Means for the Construction Industry

This article will provide an overview of the current state of the construction industry, as well as what to expect from it in the future.

Construction projects are a major source of employment and economic growth, but they’ve been lagging in recent years due to a number of factors. It’s important that we take a closer look at these factors so we can better understand how they affect our economy and what we can do about them.

The construction industry is a crucial part of the economy. Construction jobs are projected to grow by 10% through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s also one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation.

How Higher Interest Rates Affect the Construction Industry

Construction is a cyclical industry, and the market is currently in a period of expansion. However, higher interest rates can affect the construction industry in two ways. Firstly, they can lead to higher mortgage rates which will increase the cost of home ownership. Secondly, they can lead to decreased demand for homes which will decrease new construction starts.

Age Effect

The age effect is a factor that can cause the demand for housing to change. The changing of the factors in the population over time can impact on what people are looking for when they look to buy or rent a home. For example, older people typically want larger homes with more space and amenities due to their health and declining mobility. Younger people, on the other hand, want single-family homes with smaller spaces. Market conditions can also impact home values, meaning a property may be worth more during a boom or less during a bust.

How Expensive Material Affects the Construction Industry

The construction industry is a business that is highly dependent on materials. The cost of these materials can have a significant impact on the profitability of the company.

The price of materials has skyrocketed in recent years due to inflation and scarcity. This has made it difficult for companies to keep up with demand, especially smaller companies that cannot afford to pay higher prices.

The prices of these materials are not expected to change anytime soon, so companies will need to find ways to work around this problem if they want to remain competitive in the market.

One idea that is to build with cheaper materials, for example rammed earth houses. It is environmentally friendly, usually available on site and available at very little cost.

How to Prepare for a Future with Higher Interest Rates and Expensive Material

The conclusion is that the future of the economy is uncertain. We can’t predict the future and we don’t know how it will change. It’s up to us to prepare for any possible scenario – for example to consider alternative construction methods – and be ready for anything.

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Advantages of Investing in Urbanized Land

When it comes to investing in land with a view to turning it into a business, the advantages offered by urbanized land, such as Overseas Prime II , over other types of lots are key to achieving business growth goals and obtaining the expected Return on Investment (ROI).

In recent years, investment in commercial real estate has multiplied, generating higher income due to the growth of cities and the demand for services, two aspects that open new areas of opportunity for business.

However, to increase the chances of having a profitable business, it is not enough to look at the development of the place and the market of opportunities; It is also essential to know what type of land to choose to make a profitable investment and avoid any type of risk.

Sky Marketing presents this article in which we will talk about urbanized land and the advantages they have over rustic and undeveloped land.

What Type of Land to Invest in?

Nowadays, thanks to the yields generated by the land, it is common to find a great diversity of land offered in the real estate market, and choosing the most convenient one depends on the objectives and expectations of each investor.

Investing is a decision that requires analysis and research to avoid risks and capital losses. There are many types of investments that you can make depending on your age, but real estate investment coincides at all stages of life.

The type of land you buy will depend on the business idea you have or —in any case— if it will be used for housing. In both cases, it is always advisable to invest in urbanized land that allows you to save money.

Now, being clear that the land must be urbanized, it only remains to verify when you make the purchase that it has the type of land use that you require, be it commercial, residential or industrial.

What is Urbanized Land?

To better understand the above, we will define what urbanized land is.

Within the real estate offer, it is common to find two types of landurbanized and those that, due to their growth projection, are options for long-term investment but that do not have services or any type of urbanization that facilitates commercial development.

Despite the fact that the latter has the advantage of being more accessible in price, they are not recommended land for establishing businesses because they are located in areas far from urban centers and have little or no infrastructure and development.

In addition to this, sometimes, it is ejido land that cannot even be sold since it does not belong to an individual but to the state. Therefore, carrying out a sale of this type would represent a risk for the investment.

On the contrary, urbanized land is private property and intended for short-term construction, so it has various characteristics, for example, good location, basic services such as electricity, drinking water, drainage, and documentation that supports its legality for providing legal certainty to the investor.

Uses and Characteristics of Urbanized Lots

In general, urbanized land is planned for residential purposes. However, there are real estate companies —such as Sky Marketing— that manage urbanized lots for commercial purposes.

Whether to build a house or commercial premises, it is required to have basic services on the ground; Among the main ones are:

  • Electric power
  • Drinking water
  • Sewer system
  • Paving
  • Street lighting
  • Sidewalks and ridges

Another important feature is that they are located near the urban sprawl, which will make the land increase in value and you will obtain a profit in the medium term.

In addition to a privileged location, you avoid additional expenses and the time it would take you to do the paperwork and the necessary improvements to develop on your own.

How to Choose a Plot of Urbanized Land?

The first thing is to have a clear idea of ​​what use you will give the land before making the investment.

Many people know the advantages of investing in land as a form of retirement savings since they are operations with a medium risk factor and that guarantee medium-term profitability.

However, although buying an investment lot is the best option for retirement, you must establish a business plan. For it to be a successful investment, you must determine for what purpose you want to acquire the land.

Briefly, these are the steps you must follow to buy developed land:

  • Determine the use that the land will have, either to build a home or build a business premises
  • Contact a real estate company —such as Sky Marketing— to receive advice. Remember to check the reputation of the company and that its lots are delivered urbanized.
  • Find the ideal location for your project. If you want to start a business and build commercial premises, make sure it is in an area with a high influx of people
  • Make a budget and consider the initial investment, as well as the expenses of the procedure and maintenance

Currently, it can be easy to invest in real estate. You can even buy land online; however, before deciding on a real estate agent, you should investigate and compare before proceeding.

This is due to the fact that among the wide range of investment lots on the market, not all of those offered have urbanization.

Most of the cheapest investment lots are located away from residential areas, usually on the outskirts of the city in police stations or municipalities. The problem they present is that they do not yet have services and it is not known exactly when the city council will carry out the urbanization work.

For this reason, you should opt for companies whose land already has market studies that guarantee the profitability of the property and guarantee the increase in capital gains in the medium or long term.

Advantages of Investing in Urbanized Lots

Investing in urbanized land offers the freedom to build and, at the same time, belong to an area that will provide endless benefits, compared to what it would be to do it in a rural or ejido area, far from the latent growth of urban sprawl and with the legal risks what this implies.

Many real estate agencies use low-quality materials to carry out the construction of their projects, so it is safer to buy the land and build it yourself in order to ensure that everything is done according to your needs.

And not only that, they are usually larger tracts of land, as opposed to buying homes or prefabs on limited land.

Being located in areas of accelerated growth, urbanized land is a safe and profitable investment in the future for commercial projects. Due to their location and planning, they are the ideal opportunity for commercial developments, such as small business premises and convenience stores.

In addition, they expand the options of use and are an alternative to obtaining income from the investment even without having been built since their location and characteristics allow them to be leased to franchises or other service providers.

Another of its advantages is the added value that it will obtain year after year. As the demand for purchase rises and the city continues to expand in population and services, the cost per square meter of urbanized land will increase exponentially, reflecting in a higher return on investment.

The price is also an advantage because you can buy pre-sale urbanized investment land saving a considerable amount, as opposed to buying it at market price.

There are real estate agencies that offer financing plans to acquire in a period of 24 to 36 months without interest, which results in savings and a higher profit margin in the future.

What to Take into Account when Acquiring an Urbanized Land?

In addition to location, price and space, there are other factors that you must take into account when buying your land:

  • Preferably choose a plot with a regular shape to make the most of the available space
  • Visit the land to verify the accessibility and the state of the surrounding areas, and corroborate the potential it has for housing or business
  • If you buy from an individual, hire the services of a real estate advisor and a notary public to verify that the land is regularized and has no debts
  • If you’re not going to build right away, find out what you need to do to keep the land in shape and prevent invaders from coming
  • Secure your purchase by deeding the land before a notary public and for it to be registered in the Public Registry of Property

Invest in Urbanized Land, your Best Option

Due to its rapid growth, today, the supply of urbanized land in Pakistan has been on the rise to respond to the expansion that the cities have registered and promote commercial development in emerging areas.

Now that you know the advantages of buying urbanized land in cities in Pakistan, all that remains is to find the ideal real estate company.

At Sky Marketing, we have projects of urbanized lots for commercial use developed in areas of Pakistan, which increase the chances of obtaining high returns thanks to their strategic location and delivery characteristics that facilitate short-term construction.

If you want to know more about these projects and the characteristics of our commercial land, contact us so that a specialized advisor can help you answer any questions you may have about expanding your business in a place where you can maximize your return on investment.

Author: M. Rubayet

rammed earth houses

Rammed Earth Houses

Rammed earth houses are a type of construction that has been used for centuries. It is a sustainable building technique that uses locally-available materials and has low environmental impact.

Rammed earth, or some may also call it Adobe Construction, is a technique of building with natural, local materials, such as clay, sand, straw or water. The mixture is compacted to form walls and other structures. Rammed earth houses are durable and long-lasting; they require little maintenance and they provide excellent insulation against heat and cold.

How to Build a Rammed Earth House

Rammed earth is a type of construction that is done by packing earth, sand, and clay together to form a solid mass. The mix is poured into a formwork, compressed and allowed to dry. The mortar that binds the solid mass is either a clay mix or lime putty, and can be made from natural ingredients or manufactured. The Wikipedia article on “Rammed earth” is here.

Rammed earth is one of the oldest building techniques in the world. It dates back to at least 2500 BC with evidence found in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The technique was used to build many famous landmarks including the Great Wall of China and parts of the Egyptian pyramids.

Nowadays, rammed earth houses are still being built around the world but they are not as common as they once were.

What are the Benefits of Building with Rammed Earth?

Building with Rammed Earth is a sustainable and environmentally friendly way to build structures. This technique has plenty of benefits, such as being energy efficient and carbon neutral.

In addition to the environmental benefits, Rammed Earth is also an energy efficient building technique. It’s a carbon-neutral building method that can be used in both warm and cold climates.

Rammed earth houses have excellent sound insulation and are fire and pest resistant.

The benefits of using this material for building are numerous. It’s strong, durable, easily available and inexpensive. The only downside to using rammed earth is the amount of time it takes for construction to be completed.

What are the Drawbacks of Building with Rammed Earth?

Rammed earth is a type of building material that is made by compressing layers of soil, gravel, sand and clay into blocks.

The drawbacks of building with rammed earth are primarily related to the high water content in the soil. When it’s used to build with, it will have an adverse effect on the stability of the structure. It also has a low thermal mass which will cause it to heat up quickly and cool down quickly.

Why You Should Consider Building Your Next Home With Rammed Earth

Rammed earth is a type of construction that is made by packing soil, clay, sand and other materials into a formwork. It has been around for centuries, but it is making a comeback due to its sustainable and cost-effective nature.

Conclusion:

Building your next home with rammed earth will be the best decision you have ever made. It will not only save you money on construction costs but also leave behind a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

How to Fight Silverfish in Your House

We’ve all probably encountered them already at some stage, these small, wingless insects that are nocturnal and eat paper, fabric, and other organic substances. Yes, we are talking about silverfish. They are not exactly harmful but if they are too many it can be disturbing. So, let’s see how to fight silverfish infestations.

One way to fight silverfish is to use a vacuum cleaner to suck them up. You can also use a dustpan or a broom to sweep them up. The next step is to place the silverfish in a plastic bag and seal it tightly before throwing it away in an outdoor trash bin.

The Best Way to Control an Infestation of Silverfishes

Silverfish are one of the most common household pests and can be difficult to get rid of. However, there are a few tried and true methods that will help you get rid of silverfishes for good.

Don’t let an infestation of silverfish take over your home! Follow these simple steps to control them and keep them away for good.

There are two main ways to control an infestation of silverfish: physical removal or chemical treatment. You can use store-bought chemicals like boric acid or diatomaceous earth, or you can use natural substances like vinegar, dish soap, or boiling water.

You can buy traps or make your own traps to capture silver fish and kill them off. Some people use an empty cereal box with sugar or potato peels as a bait to make a simple trap. Others smear some honey on a paper – when the silver fish comes to feed on the honey it gets glued to it and is trapped.

How To Prevent A Silver Fish Infestation In Your Home

Silverfish are famous for their ability to eat through paper, clothes, and other organic materials. They can also survive in areas where there is little water. If you have a silverfish infestation in your home, it can be difficult to get rid of them. However, there are some preventative measures that you can take to keep them from coming back.

You should start by looking for any sources of moisture or food that attracts the silverfish. You should also make sure that your home is well ventilated so the silverfish will not have too much moisture to feed on.

Conclusion: How To Fight Silverfish

Silverfish can be a hard pest to get rid of because they are very resilient. They can go weeks without food and water. Also, they are not deterred by chlorine or most other common household poisons.

To prevent an infestation of silverfish, it is important to clean your home thoroughly. This includes vacuuming all carpets, removing cobwebs from ceilings, and cleaning up all spilled food in the kitchen. Silverfish are attracted to these areas so it is important that you make sure these areas are clean at all times.

One way to fight silverfish is by using a borax-based product in the cracks of your bathroom or kitchen tiles. This will dry out the silverfish eggs and kill them before they hatch. Another way to prevent an infestation of silverfish is by using an organic insecticide, such as neem oil or rosemary oil.

Grain Storage

8 Tips for Long-term Grain Storage

It’s important to consider a variety of aspects while keeping grain harvests for lengthy periods of time. If you make a mistake, the quality will suffer, perhaps resulting in large financial losses. 

Temperature control and moisture reduction are two major issues in farm grain storage.

Grains like wheat, barley, and oats, when kept correctly, may last for several years, giving farmers the time they need to wait for better prices. Many things may go wrong, from biological deterioration to insect damage; thus, meticulous planning and preparation are necessary both before and after harvest.

When planning your long-term grain storage, keep these 8 tips in mind.

Bins Need to Be Cleaned and Prepared

To avoid mold and mildew, it’s critical to thoroughly clean storage containers before putting grains away for the long haul. The use of safe fumigation and pesticide treatments is required for any insects found in aeration ducts, beneath perforated flooring, or in the grain bins themselves. If you do not have sufficient containers, you can search from property listing business sites near you and lease or buy one.

Bin sprays and grain protectants, for example, may help lower the likelihood of insect-related problems. Insects are more prone to difficulties during summer, which is particularly crucial.

Store the Best Grain Possible

The grain you’re keeping should be of the highest possible quality. Long-term storage will further exacerbate the spoilage of grain that has been damaged by moisture or insects. It’s not a good idea to keep this year’s grain alongside the previous year’s.

You’ll also want to have tough, mature grains on hand. Grains exposed to cold, for example, may be immature and less likely to survive a prolonged storage period.

Proper Drying Times and Moisture Levels

There are distinct moisture content requirements for each variety of grain. When storing grains for more than a few months, they should be dried to a lower moisture content than typical. For example, wheat should be dried to a lower moisture content than soybeans.

This lower moisture level is necessary because it takes moisture to develop mold and moisture issues in grain. As a result, grains stored through the summer months require this lower moisture level, and grains stored for multiple years (and summers) require an even lower moisture level. Maintaining the storage bins themselves is a necessary task. Storage of grains requires a clean, dry environment free of insects, mold, and fungus.

Corn, for example, should be dried to a moisture content of 15% or below before being kept for any length of time. Corn must be stored at a moisture content of 13% if it is to be held until the following harvest in July or later when temperatures rise. However, if it is to be kept for a year or more, the moisture percentage must be 14 percent or lower.

Having a fully functioning and accurate agricultural grain and seed moisture meter is essential because of these exact moisture parameters. Having a dependable moisture meter may make all the difference in grain storage when dealing with significant moisture level variations of just a degree or two. As a result, grain rotting leads to a loss of profit, and too much moisture causes grain deterioration. A moisture meter is essential since even a one percent difference in moisture content may significantly influence how well grain stores.

Temperature Is a Critical Factor

Keeping your grain at a consistent temperature is critical to the long-term viability of your storage facility. How important is it? A reliable thermometer may keep tabs on the grain’s temperature. The vitality of your grain will be maintained by storing it at or below freezing temperature throughout the cold months of the year. In the spring and summer, the grain may be gradually warmed. Grain should be stored at a temperature of 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. However, opinions differ on the ideal range.

Do you know why it matters so much? Grain must be kept at a suitable temperature to prevent it from providing the ideal conditions for mold to thrive. The grain must be kept dry and at a low moisture level, but it must also be kept cool enough to prevent mold development while still being heated enough to prevent damage from freezing temperatures.

Constant Monitoring

The quality, temperature, and moisture of your grain should be checked at least once a week during the summer and once every few weeks during the winter. First, check your moisture meter to see whether there is any odor. If there is, then capture a sample. For this quantity of testing, there are rapid moisture testers that are both touch and non-contact. Some analyzers can test in storage hoppers without the need for samples.

Be aware of the stench, condensation on the ceiling, and excessive pressure caused by the aeration fans. Insects may also be a sign of moisture or deterioration, so watch out for them.

Watch Out for Insects

Insects are another incentive to keep an eye on grain throughout the summer.

In warmer weather, you may go from just a few insects to a full-blown infestation in as little as two to three weeks. Taking remedial action is impossible if you don’t check in weekly or biweekly. You might end up responding to significant issues.

Insect traps are also recommended. Keep grain till the end of summer and use bug traps to detect if any pests are present. The grain must be treated if there are.”

Enhance Airflow

Get into the practice of coring your grains on a regular basis to aerate them. Remember that air travels in the direction of least resistance. Therefore fines tend to congregate near the center. Air will seep in from the exterior, causing the core to deteriorate. Grain bins are designed to aid aeration. Consider getting one rather than storing grains in a warehouse. Used grain bins may be purchased for as little as $9,000, which is a considerable price difference from what is presently available on the market.

Don’t Add New Grain to Old

You can’t go wrong with fresh-picked grain. In no way does storage increase the quality of a product. Storage problems might arise if the fresh grain is mixed with older grain that isn’t yet stable. That’s why you should never combine them. Prior to cleaning and prepping the bins, combine all the old grain to create a way for the new crop. If you don’t have enough space, you may rent or purchase one from local listing properties for sale or lease.

Conclusion

In the grain market, weather patterns and unpredictable trade agreements determine prices. Anyone who wants to succeed as a grain farmer must have a strategy. To get the most out of your harvest, you need to invest in long-term grain storage. Doing so will help you maximize your grain’s marketability, which might extend throughout summer and perhaps longer.

A farmer’s most precious asset is his or her stock of stored grains. It’s a loss of earnings if they are damaged. As a result, until they are sold, they must be protected in order to maintain their quality.

Author: Bob Kappas

5 Ways Real Estate Is Ready For AI

There are so many businesses that are using AI in order to improve their work. Have you thought about how AI will improve the real estate business? Yes, there are several ways AI can be implemented right now, making your work easier and smarter overall. Here’s how you can start using AI in real estate right now.

1. Making Recommendations More Relevant

Yes, as a real estate agent, you’ll be looking to get to know your customers on a personal level. You need to know who they are and what they need from you. That’s something that can only be done in person, as you understand what your clients want and how to get it for them.

With AI though, you can help streamline the process for your clients. You’ll need to be able to convert the data about them into something an algorithm can use, but once you have done this you can improve the recommendations you make for them. For example, on your website, the AI can help find the properties that the visitor is really searching for. That makes them more likely to pick you to help them close on the perfect home.

2. Predicting Property Values

No one can know exactly what the property market will be like in the future, but with AI you can have a very close guess. With a wealth of data on property prices going back decades, you can use AI to predict what prices can look like in the future. This is already being done by several companies, such Skyline AI.

With this AI, you can see whether prices are due to rise or fall, and what rents are going to look like. With that, you can start making plans for the future, so you can be one step ahead of the competition.

3. Help Clients When You’re Out Of Office

No matter how hard you work, there’s always going to be times when you can’t be in the office ready to help clients. However, they may have questions when you’re not there. With the right AI though, you don’t have to worry as they’ll be able to talk to chatbots when you’re not available.

Chatbots have been in use for a while now, and they’ve proved to be very useful to businesses across a wide array of industries. Modern chatbots are so intelligent that they can even pass for real people, so customers will be happy they can talk to someone, and you’ll be happy as you can follow up with them and make the sale.

4. Improve Lead Generation

You’ll always be looking for new leads, new clients needing your help finding the right property. That’s a lot of work for you, and time consuming too. That’s why a lot of real estate agents are using AI to get ahead here.

As an agent, you want to be able to sort your customers into different niches, to help them find what they want. With AI, you can use powerful algorithms to see who’s looking for what.

For example, Zillow know that a lot of people browse their site looking at ‘dream homes’ they’re not thinking of buying. Their algorithm will help them sort these out from those who are actually looking into these homes to buy.

5. More Efficient Mortgage Lending

Mortgages are a big part of the home buying process, and AI is helping improve it for home buyers. In the process of applying for a mortgage, lots of documentation has to be supplied and analysed. It takes a lot of manpower to do this, slowing down the process.

With machine learning AI, it can scan these documents much more quickly. That means there’s no more waiting around, and applications go through quicker.

These are just a few ways how AI is making a difference to the real estate industry. You’ll want to look into how it’s working, and see how you can use it in your own work. To stay ahead, AI is the way to go.

Technical Writer and Project Coordinator Sara Sparrow, Best essay services and Study demic, spends most of her time attending tech and marketing conferences as well as providing consultations to businesses on these topics.  When she has a minute, she also contributes to magazines and blogs, including Rated writing.