29 June 2006

Sotogrande properties

There are many interesting properties in Spain, which in late years has become the UK's favourite holiday destination as well as foreign property investment haven. Everyone wants a piece of this paradise, however few can really help you to fullfil your dreams.

Sotogrande-Properties present a large selection of real estate for sale in Sotogrande, Marbella and other areas of the western Costa del Sol. The properties range from luxury villas to high standard apartments and secluded country fincas.

Try Sotogrande Properties.

25 June 2006

New Indian property boom?

A revival for colonial style property in India is reported by the Peninsula, Qatar's English daily:

"Himalayan hill stations built by British colonial officers to shelter them from the fierce Indian summer and remind them of home are to be restored to their former glory by a new generation of middle-class Indians eager to savour a similar lifestyle. Government officials in Himachal Pradesh, home to some of the most evocative Raj summer towns, including Simla, Dalhousie and McLeod Ganj, have lifted a ban on outsiders owning homes. Property developers and members of Delhi’s increasingly affluent middle classes are queuing up to restore the faded grandeur of Himachal Pradesh’s many Victorian summer houses, and to build new bungalows based on original designs.

The rehabilitation of one of the most enduring symbols of colonial domination reflects the increasing confidence of India’s middle classes and a previously suppressed admiration for the style in which the British lived. Prices are rising fast. A three-bedroom bungalow in need of some restoration will fetch about £70,000, while a 10-bedroom house recently sold for £300,000.

Hill stations such as Simla and Darjeeling in the north-east were “discovered” in the mid-19th century by British officers who saw them as ideal family summer retreats from the heat and dust of the plains. Gothic churches with stained glass windows were built along with schools, racecourses, cricket grounds and private clubs for officers, tea planters and their wives. From 1864 to independence in 1947, Simla was India’s summer Capital. Admirers argue over whether the British were trying to recreate home counties England or Highland holiday towns. Many houses have features of both. What made them different were the verandas, where the colonials would recline on teak and cane chairs, sipping a gimlet (gin and lime) as they looked out over the snow-capped peaks of the high Himalayas."

Full article here.

09 June 2006

Nirvana property in Turkey

Increasingly Turkey is seen as an ideal holiday property investment opportunity. Affordable pricing combined with great new developments and many impressive holiday destinations have helped the market to grow and investment to flourish.
So this is the right time for buying property in Turkey both for investment opportunities and as a holiday home.

Nirvana International, an international residential development company specialising in Turkish property designs, constructs and promotes a range of luxury residential villas and apartments on first class developments. Current development is focusing on the Mediterranean Coast of Turkey.

The Turkish coast is quite simply stunning with its impressive golf courses along the Belek region and skiing facilities in the Antalya Mountains. The company's developments are designed by English architects and built to a high quality standard.

It helps to know that all the properties offered for sale are designed, developed and owned by the company that maintains a good standard of service.

The website also gives information on costs and the buying process.

Nirvana International