Monday, July 28, 2014

How to decorate a home for prosperity

This is the fragment of an interview with him to the renowned interior designer, Candice Olson for the television network HGTV. This Canadian is quite right, and you do not need to have the walls lined with gold to feel prosperous and live in a place of abundance.

How pleasant it is to open the door of your house and feel that you are immensely prosperous and thriving, your space besides that gives you peace and harmony.

To achieve a home that reflects abundance is not necessary to purchase very expensive furniture, just enough to keep order, make good use of colors, furniture and accessories, have a good decorative design and especially to surround yourself with objects that you are always remembering that you live a full life.

Then I'll give you some pills feng shui decoration and so you can achieve a prosperous and abundant home.

* The vivid colors like red, dark green, purple and blue give us a sense of wealth. Not to say you paint your house with these colors, if they are too strong for you pick a wall and paint it one of these tones. You can also place gold and silver accessories, this will give another nuance.

* Argentina's renowned writer Mabel Iam, in an article written for the siempremujer website talks about the colors; and what are the best practices for attracting wealth, "Green helps create harmony opening economic opportunities. Amarillo, increases creativity. White opens the way to wellness. "

* Place fresh in your living room flowers. Bright and cheerful, for example, pink gerberas, red, yellow, orange, sunflowers, daisies, colors etc. Recently on his twitter, Feng Shui specialist Audrey White chrysanthemums recommended because they are flowers that attract good luck.

* Keep the toilet lid closed and drains and the bathroom door to prevent escape wealth around.
Place pictures that symbolize prosperity or images of those objects you want to own. Remember that all this goes to your unconscious.

* A good trick is to place a platter or bowl with many coins you can accompany with Chinese coins and bills, if you prefer.

* Place a water fountain in your space, because this also adding a point of calm at home also symbolizes the flow of money.

* In your dining room placed a beautiful fruit arrangement and install a mirror that reflects back to the table, this symbolizes the multiplication of food in your house.

* It is said that plants are a good conductor of abundance, then intégralas to your decor, the most recommended are the jade plant or all those rounded leaves and of course the Lucky Bamboo.

* Finally, I remind you that it all starts within you, so try to keep a positive vibration, can help you with positive affirmations, which can repeat mentally or, you stick them in a visible place in your space.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Home sales fell 6.1% and announce the end of the housing boom

The housing boom is over. This was stated yesterday by the research manager of the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CCHC), Javier Hurtado, reporting a 6.1% drop in home sales noted in the Greater Santiago during the second quarter compared with the same period last year.

This is the largest decline for that period since 2010, when a drop of 26.2% was reported.

"There is talk of boom when sales depart upward from historical trends. In 2012 occurred the phenomenon. Now we are not moving away upward trend, but the figures show that we are under her. No longer boom, it's over that, "Hurtado said.

The drop in home sales occurred in houses and apartments, low of 12.8% and 3.2%, respectively.

Hurtado said that "during the period from April to June 2014 home sales fell below its long term trend, having been aligned with this in the immediately preceding quarter."

In the first six months of this year were sold in Greater Santiago 17,494 households, implying a decline of 0.6%. Of the total, 12,764 were for departments and units to 4,730 homes.

According CChC Santiago Centro lost share in the sales department, going from 32% in the second quarter of 2013 to 19%; still continues to lead this segment. Commune Central Station, whose participation in sales departments increased from 8% in the same quarter last year to 12% in 2014 appears on the opposite sidewalk.

Regarding the demand for apartments, it continues to focus on properties whose value is between 1000 and 3000 UF UF, reaching 71% of sales during the second quarter, while those exceeding 4,000 UF concentrate 17%. In the case of households, those with a value of less than 1,000 UF exhibited low participation due to the shortage of units in this segment.

Regarding the mode of sale, green homes in this quarter maintained a high turnout. Regarding departments, reached 83% of the units sold, while in homes accounted for 86%.

As for the size of homes, over 50% of departments had sold less than 50 square meters, while in the home segment, 53% of the demand concentrated on units up to 90 square meters.

According to the Real Housing Price Index in April-June the price of apartments in Greater Santiago recorded an annual rise of 13.7% and homes rose 7.9%.

Hurtado added that "the supply of homes decreased 12% in 12 months, due to the supply of apartments fell 14% and home, 2%."

Today 12.1 months needed to deplete the stock available: 13.5 months for departments and 8.5 months for homes.

Monday, July 14, 2014

2011 A Good Year For Investments In Real Estate In Mexico

2010 was the best year for real estate investment in Mexico because yields had a 17% increase this year at reaching one of the best places in the world for their performance in the Index of Prices and Quotations on the Mexican Stock Securities and expected to in 2011 keeps the same pace.

The Mexican stock market capitalization was valued at approximately $ 488, 000 million, a record 11% above the maximum (pre-crisis) of 440, 000 million dollars.

According to Jorge Alegría, deputy general manager of market and information of the Mexican Stock Market prospects for the Mexican stock market are positive forward though perhaps more moderate growth for 2011 to 3.5%.

The international real estate environment facing an environment of economic instability and fragility so in 2011 is expected to be less volatile than in 2010 when the Mexican Stock Exchange suffered a lot of uncertainty and insecurity.

Factors influencing growth in the CPI (Index of Prices and Quotations) in 2010 were mainly foreign investment as well as financing through the stock market hit a record high of 37, 750 million pesos, which turned 2010 the best year to provide resources to businesses.

This year 2010 is in the highest levels of available cash flow back to the previous operating the crisis in the economy, this condition also favored the market value of securities of Mexican companies have recovered and achieved improvements in their situation financial and decreased levels of leverage.

So closes the year with new opportunities for growth and taking advantage of opportunities that were presented, hereafter perhaps the upside potential market is more limited by what the future rise depends on the growth and expansion of the profits generated by Mexican firms.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Shortage of cement and rebar affects execution of eleven works approved

Ciro Colmenares, Chief, Division of Civil Works expressed concern at the lack of supply of raw materials such as cement and rebar for the implementation of the 11 projects approved by the Inter-territorial Compensation Fund, to develop this year.

"So far they have been approved 11 works for a total of 4 million 357 thousand bolivars of 50 projects submitted by the Mayor to the FCI, to be implemented this year, but these jobs have been affected by the lack of raw materials , problem afflicting the national system of construction, "said Colmenares.

Among the works that are awaiting material are: "Construction of Gabion Wall in Main Sector road Madre Juana, San Sebastian Parish"; "Replacing Stormwater Collector, located on Main Street Marco Tulio Rangel, Vereda St. Hedwig Parish La Concordia"; "Conservation and Improvement of Rural Aqueduct sectors Barrio Bolivar, La Villa, Santa Teresa and Santa Cecilia, San Juan Bautista Parish"; "Improving Stormwater Collector, Barrio Marco Tulio Rangel II Highlands La Concordia Parish"; "Improving Stormwater Collector, Barrio Marco Tulio Rangel, Concordia Parish."

Besides the "Construction of the Wall of the Quebrada Bermeja the end of the race 8 at the Neighborhood Guzmán Blanco, San Juan Bautista Parish (1st Phase)"; "Continued Construction of Water Collector Vega served in the Ink, San Sebastian Parish Sector"; "Continuation of Road Improvements Sector Brisas El Pinar, San Juan Bautista Parish"; "Construction of the Private collectors and Andrés Bello Barrio Los Mangos, La Concordia Parish"; "Construction of Rigid Pavement in Road Chaucha table in Paramito Sector", "Conservation and road improvements, construction Collector and Stormwater Served on Calle La Candelaria Passage of Machirí San Gabriel, San Juan Bautista Parish"; "Construction of the 1st Stage of the Wall Containment Area Lourdes Parish Pedro María Morantes".

Colmenares said that the shortages affecting the rule and therefore the town, affects start of works to be executed during 2014, noting that there are important works such as rehabilitation and improvement of various road arteries in the five parishes comprising the town, construction of aqueducts, wastewater collection, wastewater collectors, rigid pavements, retaining walls, among others.

Note that these works were approved by FCI, and have the financial resources for their implementation, are just waiting for the supply of cement and rebar for they continue that are already running, and to start you are scheduled.

Works on hold

Among other works that are waiting for resources are: "Construction of Wastewater Collector Street Spring and Vereda The Effort, Sector" C "in San Rafael Llano Road"; "Continued Construction and" Construction of Rigid Pavement, Calle El Porvenir (stage II) The Concordia) "; "Improving Public Lighting Sector Pedro María Barrio Libertador Parish Morantes"; "Patching and Upgrades folder bearing with Hot Asphalt Pyrenees Pedro II Mary Parish Morantes Sector"; "Improvements Served Collector and Stormwater, Street 1 Neighborhood Ambrosio Plaza, Parroquia San Juan Bautista" and "Consolidation of Wastewater Sector Vereda La Popa 3 Parroquia San Juan Bautista."

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Investment in real estate in Colombia PTO

The growth of the economy and the incentives to invest are some of the elements that create opportunities for housing, offices, hotels and commercial establishments, among others.

Hotels, offices, convention centers, warehouses, free zones, industrial and housing projects are part of the menu of investment opportunities in Colombia, which has broken all records after entering a period of economic growth and foreign investment has located as one of the most attractive countries for business.

This upward trend was confirmed by the National Bureau of Statistics, for in the last twelve months to January, accumulated an approved 23.4 million square meters, representing an annual increase of 28.2 percent area.

Bogotá is the most coveted region for investment, followed by the departments of Antioquia and Valle.

According to the organization, projects for wineries were the best performers, up 67.2 percent; then there are approvals for offices, with 58.1 percent; trade, 56.1 percent; housing, 30.4, and hotels, 14.7 percent.

Even more important, the consolidated permits: 23.7 million square meters, which exceeds 19.2 million in 2007, which was a record year industry.

The case is relevant in the hotel, if you consider that the indicator initiations of new works at the end of 2011, scored with an increase of 129 percent.

In fact, major hotel chains in the world have come to the country with projects that explore the integration with housing, retail and offices to put together a complete package that attracts potential investors.

According to the building contractor, Luis Fernando Correa, the number of hotels must be close to 1,700 rooms and around 64,000, including projects on site.

"Some consider these excessive numbers, but we need much," says Correa, adding that "to grow significantly we take the next ten years at least another 50 thousand rooms."


The Colombian Chamber of Construction (Camacol) highlights the performance of social housing (VIS), linked to the figures reported in Bogota and Cundinamarca, which in 2011 accounted for 47 percent of the total.

"Participation in the allocation of government subsidies, which strengthened the demand, and the start of several developments associated macroproject Green City in Soacha (Cundinamarca), were instrumental in the process," said the organization.

Camacol also highlights the growth in commercial locations (64 percent), Wineries (69 percent) and offices (29 percent), which analysts have been given to believe that 2012 will be the year of these markets.

"In shopping malls is revalued and the threat of oversupply, however, there is room to grow, especially in intermediate cities of over 300,000 inhabitants," says Felipe Bernal, construction manager Pedro Gómez y Cia.

For Roberto Caceres, director of real estate services firm, Colliers International Colombia, "the country has twelve cities with over 400,000 inhabitants and an expanding middle class, which means that there is an attractive market for supermarkets and trade in general. "

In the same vein are the offices, said the executive, who highlighted the case of Bogotá, which manages the largest inventory in the country: "The net absorption of office in the capital during the second half of 2011 was 203,979 square meters, a record historic. "


The real estate sector in Colombia has established several exemptions and benefits, including tax users EPZ incentives. They enjoy the exemption from payment of income tax (35 percent) and complementary remittance (7 percent) on the proceeds of the annual sales of goods and services into foreign markets.

Similarly, goods for production (machinery and equipment, raw materials, supplies and spare parts) from abroad, intended for industrial users are exempt from import duties, ie, tariffs, the value added tax or sales tax, and only the rights to the foreign component is incorporated cause.

Investment in hotels also enjoys exemptions, because the income from accommodation services in the first works executed between January 2003 and December 31, 2017 are exempt from income tax by treinjta years.