Keeping the Value of Your Home Up

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

sold value homeWhen you purchase your home, you have made the biggest investment of your life. You will be spending at least five or six digit figures and take a few years to pay it up. Any homeowner would like to make sure that his home will still be for a good price in case you want to resell it.

Here are some things you can do so you can increase the value of your property:

Keep your home in tip top shape

Any house that looks new will sell well in any market. It will be difficult to convince people for a tag that is not reflected by the sidings, roof, floors, or any other part of the house. The value of your home after 25 years is almost zero since the structure is very old.

A nice kitchen, garage, and bathrooms will do the trick

Make sure that your kitchen is very functional with a neat sink, chimney, and enough storage space. The garage should not be congested and should really be as orderly as possible so you will have the control of the price. A clean bathroom with clean tiles and fixtures will assure a potential buyer that your place is ready to be occupied.

No Sign of Pets

It’s not that you can’t have dogs or cats but make sure that if you are putting your property on the market, clean any trace of their existence in the house. Any spot made on the walls, scratches, urine marks should be sanitized or repaired.

These are simple tips that you can follow to make sure that you get the most of the value of your home.

Free Home Insurance Quotes: where to find them

Friday, October 31st, 2008

There are so many places on the World Wide Web that you can find quotes for your homeowners insurance. After filling out a form you have all the information that you need right at your fingertips. At a glance you can compare all the companies you have shown an interest in. You need to get home insurance – these sites will help you!

Money Supermarket, is a great site to start with. In one search you will have sixty insurance company quotes to compare. Among the insurance companies that are included are AA Insurance, Barclays, Budget, e-sure, Legal & General, More Than, Norwich Union Direct, Sainsbury’s Bank, Saga, Zurich and many more. If you would rather reach them by phone you can call 0845 345 5708 (lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.30).


Investing in Panama Real Estate

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

The Investment laws in Panama are very friendly towards foreigners. Foreigners are allowed to buy land and Panama Real Estate almost freely. They are given the same protection as Panamanian citizens. Property Tax exemption is given to companies for twenty years from the date of purchase for properties bough for business purpose. New buildings also will get the same exemption. Companies engaged in tourism promotion are exempted from property tax as long as they do the same business.