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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Prepare Your Land For Sale

The common reasons why people or companies purchase land are, either to build a residence or an extension of an existing building or to keep it for investment purposes. When you own a piece of property, it will be necessary for you to decide which purpose your land is best suited for. This will help you in carrying out appropriate advertising and marketing it in the right direction. However, if you have bought a piece of land for investment purposes, then that does not mean that you cannot look for buyers. Many buyers could be interested in your land and maybe your land could be exactly what they are looking for.

Before selling your property, the first thing you need to do is to decide on particular asking price of the property. For this you will need to take into consideration the prices of buildings and properties that are located around or near your land. This will help you in getting a general idea about the cost of the properties in your area. Furthermore, you can also get a professional surveyor to come and provide an estimate cost of the property. A surveyor will carry out a complete once-over of the property’s condition, amenities offered and any repairs that are required. A surveyor can save you from a lot of embarrassment and loss, if a prospective client comes and finds faulty equipment or improper construction. If any repairs are needed, then they can be carried out beforehand, so that you can charge a nice price to the customer.

The next thing you need to decide is the marketing tactics that you plan to employ to provide you with maximum chances of success. One must realize that land cannot be used for any and every purpose. Residential properties can only be used for residences, while commercial properties are best suited for commercial activities. So, remember to market the property accordingly. Do not attempt to show the property as something that it is not. There are various methods which can be employed to get the message across that you are planning to sell your property. Newspaper articles, classifieds, bills, flyers and pamphlets are good ways to reach out to a large number of people. If not, then you can always put up a sign with your name and contact information.

Since properties can be used for investment purposes, it is necessary that you are able to get a good price for your property, so that a handsome profit can be earned by you. With proper practice of these steps you can earn for yourself a good amount of profit and live a comfortable life.

Term Benefits Of Mixed Use Development

Since the 1980’s, people have been leaving the suburbs and moving back to the city, and developers have been busy answering demands for more efficient housing – and to do this, they’ve begun to revive and reinvent an old idea.

Diversified Neighborhoods

Mixed use development means more to communities than extra coffee shops and boutiques. It means economic growth and diverse living options. Back in the 90’s, Chicago’s government began offering incentives to condo builders to provide low-income housing in every structure built. This has been largely viewed as a huge success. Other cities followed Chicago’s lead: Louisville, Dallas, Los Angeles, and a plethora of other cities have reported successes implementing the scheme as well.

Economic Growth

Not only do construction and labor costs play a role in the economic boom of mixed use development, but growing businesses have benefited as well. For most structures, the bottom floor is zoned for businesses, whereas the upper floors are used to house residents. Essentially, a customer base is already in place, which makes these developments extremely attractive to small business owners trying to get off the ground. As these businesses grow, so does the money. And because of the nature of these companies, the money stays right there in the neighborhood and cycles through the local economy.

Bringing People and Business Together

Mixed use development is unlike a standard apartment complex, where people live as strangers and usually don’t get to know each other. For one thing, apartment complexes do not have coffee shops and grocery stores conveniently placed on lower floors. In fact, a resident’s trip to a distant grocery store could actually cost the community, as the money spent is then concentrated in another city, and the community sees little benefit from it. In a mixed use setting, people shop right in their neighborhoods, meaning that the money stays within the community. This means tax revenue for the city, and the way taxes trickle down is largely determined by community representation in the city council or some other governing body. A sense of communal relations develops, resulting in an “us” attitude as opposed to the old “me” attitude. This is the kind of attitude that bonds neighborhoods together.

Mixed use development is good for businesses, the community, the residents, and the investors. Not since the 1920’s has such an interest in these developments been realized in cities across the United States. Community members are responding with enthusiasm to these developments, and experts believe that by 2018, a majority of inner city residents will live in or near structures that house both businesses and people.