Thursday, May 31, 2012

Visiting Turkey

English: Ortaköy Mosque, along the Bosphorus, ...
English: Ortaköy Mosque, along the Bosphorus, in Istanbul, Turkey. Français : La Mosquée Ortaköy, sur le Bosphore, à Istanbul (Turquie). Türkçe: Büyük Mecidiye Camii (Ortaköy Camii). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of the most traveled areas of the world, Turkey has tremendous natural beauty as well as rich historical backgrounds. Over the course of human history, Turkey has been a highly contested area of land, including locations where Achilles battled the Trojans, where countless crusades battles were fought and where the Ottoman Empire rose to power. Visiting a history location with a tour guide can be a well spent afternoon, and you can learn to appreciate the rich culture and history of the area.

If history isn't really your thing, spending a day at the beach along either the Mediterranean Sea or the Black Sea can be quite the trip. A city that is a must visit includes Istanbul where bars and street markets dot the city.

Despite strong heritage and generations of families rooted to their homes and properties, there is a large amount of great property for sale in Turkey. The Turkey property for sale includes villas, houses and apartments all throughout Turkey, fitting the needs of both long term travelers and long term residents. Regardless, Turkey should be a country on your travel bucket list, and when you visit you certainly won't be disappointed.

Researching the Utah Market

English: Sunset at Delicate Arch (Arches Natio...
English: Sunset at Delicate Arch (Arches National Park, Utah). Français : Coucher de soleil sur Delicate Arch (Arches National Park, Utah). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I'm no native to the state of Utah, so when I think of the state, or any states that border it, I think of desert. I was quite surprised after doing a bit of research that it a very geographically diverse state and is home to some of the best national parks in the United States.

Some of the key features of Utah include a great stretch of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau of Utah. Yes, Utah has many arid deserts, but they are quite beautiful and have many landmark locations including the Delicate Arch in the Arches National Park. Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah, and is home to the Great Salt Lake, which is a popular attraction to visitors of the state.

After looking through the Utah MLS, I noticed that there are some great homes on the market in the state, and I would recommend looking at them if Utah is a state you're interested in moving to.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dominican Republic Real Estate

Deutsch: Physische Positionskarte Dominikanisc...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What was once a sleepy Caribbean country is now one of the top tourist destinations in the world. The Dominican Republic economy has exploded with construction projects, and the influx of tourism by air and sea has given the country a huge financial boost. Just today, the popular Marriott chain announced that they will be opening a world-class luxury hotel in Santo Domingo, which should be completed in 2014. Among other developments include improved ports along ocean cities to accommodate larger cruise ships and the passengers they carry.

With the increase in development and economic activity, new areas of business development are opening across the country. Existing business are expected to grow in size, new industries will begin to emerge, and the nation should have a much more diverse and stable economic base in the coming years.

With all this good news for the Dominican Republic, it can be expected that real estate property will become more valuable. If you're looking for a change of pace, take a look at some great Dominican Republic real estate and see if the Caribbean life is a place for you!