Sleek and Modern Or Cozy and Inviting – Perfect Home Interior Design Ideas For You!

When it comes to home interior design, no doubt you have a very strong opinion about the things that you like and dislike. Decorating a home is a very personal thing. It allows you to put your own personal touches into a room. The way that you decorate or design a space really shows you off as a person and people get a clear idea of who you are by the way your home looks. There is no rule book, really, when it comes to designing a room. You need to put things in a room that makes you feel good and when you do that, others will feel at home too.

Before you start decorating or designing a room, think about your personality. Do you tend to have a more modern flair, or do you describe yourself as more down home country? Once you decide which type of design fits you best, then you can start doing research and shopping around for furniture and accessories that will match your design aesthetics. Starting with a blank space can be very helpful. If you have a few furniture pieces you would like to incorporate into the room, leave those pieces in there, but clear everything else out. Some of your older pieces can be painted, stained or re-covered to match your new decor. If you tend to lean towards a mixture of prints and textiles, make sure that you go with the same color palette and choose a coordinating color in a soft tone for the walls so as to not have the room look too overbearing. You never want to leave your walls plain white. Adding color to the walls really helps to complete a room and warms it up incredibly well.

If you choose to have a monochromatic room with very little color, that’s okay too. Sleek lines and crisp furniture pieces really lend to a modern look and feel of a room. If you are going with a black, white or grey color palette, throw in a little splash of color to really make your room pop! A bright red leather chair or a colorful art piece will give your room character and definition without it seeming too overpowering. Home interior designs can be as exciting as buying the home itself!

How Property Fund Investors Can Fare Better Than Real Estate Developers

Are real estate developers disadvantaged relative to property fund investors?

Most real assets are performing better than the volatile stock market. But for some, property funds hold greater attraction over developed real estate.

Since the financial crisis of 2008, investors have soured on traditional investments due to factors of poor performance. Instead, they’re turning toward alternatives that include land investments and property funds. The reasons for this are easily understood: The growing housing shortage in the UK portends good near- and mid-term value growth for all aspects of residential real estate, particularly in light of robust (7 per cent since 2001) population growth.

Of course, not all real estate is the same for investors. Within real estate are two distinctly different types of investments, built properties and raw land. Some investors choose built properties or to invest in the developer who is managing the construction and sale of homes and commercial structures. An option to that is raw land, ripe for plan rezoning from, say, agricultural to residential-designated land.

Both have their merits, of course. But land investment might hold the advantage for at least three reasons:

• Adaptability to market needs – Raw land can be converted (pending approval of Local Planning Authority approvals, of course) to the use that is most critical to the local economy. This flexibility allows the land investment fund to prepare parcels for what will be needed in a relatively short period of time. On already-built property, investors have only what is there unless circumstances allow for the extraordinary expense of demolition and rebuilding – which only rarely makes sense from an asset growth perspective.

• Less investment in development (and associated risks) – The boom-bust cycles of the past several decades remind us of how a billion Pounds can be squandered rather quickly when a large property comes online at the precise moment when no one wants it. See “Canary Wharf, Olympia & York” for a spectacular illustration of how badly property investments can fail.

• More liquidity (but still not volatile) – Perhaps the Achilles Heel of real land assets is the illiquidity of land, with or without property. But land investments that at most involve the light infrastructure required of residential neighbourhoods (roads, sewers and other utilities) are much more easily sold than property involving structures. While that pales in comparison to real estate investment trusts for liquidity, real property is not nearly as subject to market fluctuations as are REITs.

To be sure, both investors in property funds and land investments tend to achieve asset growth in well-managed situations. But from land to property development, the path is quicker. With a seasoned team of land investment professionals, a joint venture partnership can identify and manage properties for maximum value appreciation and resale between 18 months and five years after acquisition.

All investments carry risk and should be considered in relation to one’s full portfolio of financial instruments. Be sure to contact a personal financial consultant before embarking on any investment.

How to Be a Real Estate Developer – Investing in Real Estate

Want to know how to be a real estate developer? Take all the required courses in real estate and get your license to work in this field, and there you go. But what if you want to be more than just a developer? What if you want to learn how to be a very, very successful real estate developer? Well, it seems that that can only come with time, trial and error learning, and years of experience in the industry. But does it really have to be this way? Is there no other way to short-cut through all those years of experience?

There is one obvious way, and that is to learn how to be successful as a real estate developer through finding a mentor, or personal trainer in this same field of expertise. The only problem is that whenever we approach a veteran of the real estate world, we don’t get much in the line of answers. Those who have traveled the long and windy road to success, gaining inside knowledge and the wisdom that comes with experience aren’t all ready to spill their guts about their secrets to those who would simply become their toughest competition.

But here really are those out there who do wish to teach the inside know-how on how to be a successful, well learned real estate developer, and they do so without fear of competition. How do they do this, and where do we find them? The answer to both is through the internet. This kind of distance learning is a perfect way to learn from those who have acquired this wisdom, and for those learned ones to speak freely in educating us in these matters. Finding a personal trainer in this field is worth a gold mine, and with what you learn, you will find many other gold mines to be had in your real estate career.