30 July 2009

Owning a property in Cebu, Philippines

Cebu is a city and center of the province with the same name in the central part of the Philippines. Located in the eastern area of the country, it’s considered the “Queen City of the South” because it easily rivals the nation’s capital (Manila) in terms of infrastructure, investors and aggressive development that’s constantly happening in the city. But aside from the beautiful city, the towns in the province are just stunning. Almost every town in the province has something to offer and as you go farther, the exotic beauty of Cebu is increasingly revealed.

As the city and the towns are located near the sea, beaches are highly accessible. In 10 minutes by taxi, you should be able to reach the shore or visit one of the beautiful resorts in the city. Cebu even has a district which is an island – Mactan. This beautiful island is where the international airport is located. The main business districts are a little bit far from the airport but transportation is no problem.

Unfortunately, a foreigner owning 100% of the property is not allowed in the Philippines. But there are a lot of local investors who are looking for foreign partners. Most of the properties that need investors are resorts that are waiting to be improved. It’s your chance to experience the beautiful shores of province while you conduct business in this promising place. Just be careful in choosing a broker so that you will have a smooth transaction in becoming a part owner of a beautiful breach front property.

17 July 2009

Property investment in Bolivia

Bolivia is an increasingly popular destination not only for a short vacation but a place to stay for an extended period. Its simple way of life on the rural area coupled with an almost untouched natural beauty is slowly attracting tourists around the world.

Because the country is still on its development phase, properties in Bolivia are not that expensive yet. This creates a great opportunity for those who are seeking properties to invest in for the future. A simple search for available properties in Bolivia will reveal a beautiful town of Magdalena.

Magdalena is a picturesque town of Itenez Province. Located in the Northern part of Bolivia, it’s a relatively small town with a population of no more than 10,000. Most of the properties that could be purchased here are located at least 500 meters from the town center and accessible by most mode of transportation.

At first glance, the town offers nothing more than the experience of rural life. But Magdalena is on a river which adds to the exotic beauty of the surroundings. Numerous structures including a resort is even planned to be set up in town to attract more tourists to the beautiful river.

The structures that could be sold in Magdalena are houses built with traditional Bolivian architecture, surrounded by trees with an easy access road. The area is a perfect property for those who wanted to invest or for those who wanted to have place where they can have a quiet yet beautifully landscaped surroundings.

15 July 2009

Holiday property in quirky Chisinau

Chisinau may not be one of the first cities to be considered when it comes to European vacation, but it’s a beautiful city waiting to be discovered. As the capital of Moldova, the city enjoys the most luxuries a city would have but with a big difference. Moldova is not a rich country. In fact, it is the poorest country in Europe. That means the capital could be busy with some of its business and political activities, but it’s a quite neighborhood that offers easy access to various places in the capital and in the country.

The best thing about Chisinau is that it’s very close to everything. Although relatively big, almost every Chisinau landmark could be reached in one bus ride (taxis are relatively expensive). Although Chisinau has experienced rapid changes for the past few years, it’s still one of the greenest cities in Europe. You can find gardens that spread for acres in almost every part of the city. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the capital has become open to tourists. The Cathedral of Chisinau, the beautiful City Hall and its own version of Arc de Triomphe are all accessible without any fees for access. The nightlife in Chisinau is also lively although not as much as many of its European counterparts.

The beauty of Chisinau rests in preserving its old culture in the face of rapid changes. A property here will provide the owner a chance to become a witness of this rare feature of the country’s capital.

13 July 2009

Property in Pattaya, Thailand

One of the most popular cities in Thailand is Pattaya. Located in the southern part of the country, the city is often considered as the alternative to Phuket as the favourite travel destination for tourists around the world. Merely two hours from Bangkok, tourists can enjoy the beauty of the beach and the hospitality of the locals with only after a few hours of travel in the country.

Pattaya even has an advantage over Phuket. Pattaya is connected to the mainland which means tourists can reach Pattaya by land. Phuket on the other hand, is an island which will require tourists an additional plane ride before they arrive in the island. Its connection to the mainland is also one of the reasons why the city is rapidly expanding. Business is growing the in the city while tourism is improving significantly.

If you’re looking for a holiday property in Pattaya, you have two options. The first option to purchase a property that offers a beach from view on a condominium. Because of the popularity of the beach of Pattaya, condominiums were built to provide the security and comfort of the city life while allowing easy access to the beach. The second option is to purchase a home outside the city which is very ideal for a family.

Acquiring a property in Pattaya is very easy because of its relaxed conditions for foreign ownership. You can practically pick a property that you want and lock it up only to be opened when you’re back for your annual vacation.