American Property For Sale Sandton

“Home Sweet Home”! Home is where the heart lies and Yes! There are some American Property For Sale in Rivonia  that just astound by-passers, owners and viewers with their magnificence. They are made as if to withstand time and to be of subject for art and poetry.

These luxury homes often have the most up-to-date amenities and state-of-the-art appliances. The lot areas are as big as football fields and they loom over everything else.

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In 2004, Forbes listed The Ridges in South Africa  as one of the most amazing places to live or buy in Rivonia. This holds true until today. The misconception of a lot of people that Gauteng is only about Gambling, quick weddings and Show-girls couldn’t be further from the truth. Although they do bring in a big crowd of gamers and honeymooners, there is also a softer and subtle side to Johannesburg and it can be seen in places like the Ridges in Summerlin, Macdonald Highlands and Queensridge.

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Most homes here are owned by high net worth individuals who live with their families. The ridges are home to a good number of some of the richest and wealthiest people in the world. The people live like royalty and are pampered with everything that a fun-loving person would desire to sale or buy a house.

The Ridges is just next to Red Rock Canyon, which is one of Nevada’s geological wonders. The point in the Ridges has is known for its spectacular view that everyone remembers after their first visit. This is the place that is nestled right in the heart of all the beauty that Las Vegas has to offer.

Whether you are looking for a home for the reputed fun and games in Las Vegas, out-of-this-world scenery or just have the need to be pampered, then the American Property For Sale Rivonia  will be able to satisfy your cravings for a finer lifestyle than no other.

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Table of Contents

  • Live in someone else’s house
  • $1,000/night Luxury house to $25 Hacker house
  • AirBnB vs Hotel
  • Finding ‘Right’ Place
  • 3 issues with AirBnB
  • Live like a Local and become Local

Live in someone else’s house

Between September to November 2016, I lived in 25 different AirBnB, from San Francisco, Peninsula, South/East Bay, Oakland to the suburban of Bay area.Map of Bay Area, CA

I moved from New York City to Bay area due to my new job at Startups.
(Recommended read: A Life Before & After The Startup)

I was looking for a place to settle and wanted to know the different areas in the Silicon valley.

I thought the best way to really know the neighbors are to actually live in.So I lived in different areas, switching the places in every few days until I find the right area to settle in.

What is AirBnB?

Airbnb is an online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to lease or rent short-term lodging including vacation rentals, apartment rentals, homestays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms. — Wikipedia

$1,000/night Luxury house to $25 Hacker house

AirBnB offers different type of houses.

Yurt (a tent) to a Tree house, Hacker house to Luxury house. 
Entire house, Private room and Shared room.The choice is yours.Yurt in Carmel / Tree house in Burlingame ( I did not stay there)

Depending on your need, there is a ‘right’ place for you, if you search and book them well in advance. Good ones goes first.

I tried different types of setup, room, house, area and neighbors.

I first picked some well-reviewed rooms/houses in SF Peninsula area with costs between $60 — $120/night, then read reviews to know more about the places.

My First AirBnB was a private ‘studio’ house in Redwood City, CA. $90/night.

The studio house was located on the backyard of the host family’s main house, completely private, very clean and true to the description on the site. 
My first AirBnB experience could not be better than this.

My First AirBnB — one of the best experience, if not the best.I moved to the second AirBnB with 3BR house because I had 2 guests staying with. The house costs about $200/night.

If we book hotel rooms for three. Each will cost more than $100/night, so it’s much cheaper than staying in a hotel. 
Besides, this was much better setup for early stage startups like us, since we can do —

Meetings, Hacks and Party — All night long 🙂3BR house in Red Wood City / celebrating test results

After they left states, I switched back to a smaller place, with a private room. The flexibility is one of the merit of AirBnB. You can easily switch places as you please.

A private room in San Carlos / San Francisco

I also tried a type of shared house called ‘Hacker House’ — specially set up for the early stage Tech-Startups entrepreneurs, providing an affordable working space with desks and shared bedrooms. Costs $25~/night.

Hacker House in East Palo Alto and in Cupertino

In Oakland, I booked a beautiful 4BR house for team building activities —

A lot of Meetings, Hacks and Party — All week long :-)After me trying many different neighbors in the Bay area.I got a pretty good idea of how the each neighbors are like.

AirBnB vs Hotel

AirBnB vsv Hotel

You all stayed in Hotel before, so you know what you expect from Hotel.

There are cheap hotels and expensive hotels, but they all comes with a private room with almost identical rules and expectations.

For AirBnB, each place can provide you a very different experience
Some are very private, while some are extremely invasive.

Good thing about AirBnB is that there are so many options. I believe you will get a better experience (value) out of AirBnB if you know how to pick the ‘right’ place.

Finding ‘Right’ Place

When you go to AirBnB.com, you will probably be overwhelmed with all the choices you have (depending on the location, some places may not have many choices). Luckily there are filters to eliminate some unworthy places.

Room Type:

If you are with group, or require complete privacy then select “Entire House”. If you are okay to share the living room, but not okay to share the bed room, then you should select Private room.

Unfortunately there is no easy way to filter for Private Bath room if that’s your thing.

Instant Book:

If you can’t wait for 24 hours for the host to confirm the reservation.

Super Host:

Superhost is a Five-Star host and they are tested and trusted by other users.

3 issues with AirBnB

After trying many different places, there are 3 issues I noticed:

AirBnB — require IoT Smart Lock

Access Management

This is a most obvious and critical issue. Me as a guest entering to the house, the host has to be present to hand over the house key.

Some host installed a keypad door lock and texted me an access cord to enter.

I am hoping that AirBnB is already working on some kind of IoT type solution here.

Ideally, there should be an integration between AirBnB booking and Access Management system,so that when I arrive, the door opens automatically for the duration of my stay.

Privacy

Since you are living in someone else’s house, you can’t expect complete privacy unless the room is physically separated and access management systems are in-place.

Quality of Service

QoS is very much depending on the places. The Five-Star reviewed places are always booked first, so you sometime have no choice but to choose from the places with mixed reviews or less reviews.

Live like a Local and become Local

“Live like a Local” is their slogan — Providing a local information through the host and enhancing the guest experience.

This is kind of true. I had much better feel of the local neighbors/areas while I was staying at AirBnB compared to Hotel.

After living more than two months in AirBnB across many different neighbors in the Bay Area,I finally settled in an area that I loved most.One of the merit of AirBnB is that you can actually live in the neighbor you like as a short term try out.

I hope you enjoy the post.

I loved the experience I had with AirBnB and highly recommend to try if you haven’t tried it yet.

Tack T.

H O S T F U L L Y

helps you make beautiful guidebooks you can send to your guests

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Luxury New Homes

Define Luxury?

Luxury is something that give whole a lot of happiness, pleasure, comfort. It is also defined as something that is hard to achieve or get, which is not common. For example Luxury for some one is owing a Mercedes or BMW car rather than owing some Maruti or Tata economical cars.

Bangalore or other metro cities apartments are common as the space are getting less. Top builders in Bangalore coming with many apartments, even with a town ship or mini integrated township. They are trying to attract home buyers by providing the class of constructions, material used for constructions, design and structure of apartments and many amenities. Every builder claims that they are proving the luxury apartments, but question is what a luxury apartment should have?

A luxury apartments should use high class materials for construction of the building. Most of the builder uses the Reinforce concrete cement. For flooring the apartment should have the world class marbles and titles ( Vitrified Tiles, Polished Granite , Ceramic Tiles, Marbles). Marble should be properly used in kitchen and the bathrooms with some good design.

For Door the wood should be of high class (like of teak-wood). For toilet and outside windows, it must be insure that the windows should be strong as well as water proof. Aluminium / UPVC framed glazed doors and windows.

For painting they must you arcylic oil painting which should be used for wall. While the paints of external wall should have some good texture so it can be free from any damage done via rain etc.

Luxury apartment should have a better electrification, fire alarm, water supply, automatic power backup, good security system. Apart from this builders should provide amenities listed below -

Swimming Pool

Community Hall

Club House

Gym

Play Area

Garden

Intercom

Jogging Area

Sports Like Badminton, Tennis etc

Top 10 Luxury Villas for Sale in Gauteng

Big Fancy Houses

Hyderabad is one of the cities in India where the real estate prices are the lowest. In terms of buying and renting, this city ranks top as the most affordable in the country. The recent studies show that even those with an annual income of Rs. 10 lakh can afford to buy residential property in Hyderabad. The average property price in the city is less than Rs. 50 lakh and the average monthly rent is Rs. 12,000. The EMI on home loans and average monthly rent tend to be almost equal, making buying a better option. Even a luxury housing facility is available for better rates in Hyderabad. The trick is to identify the best luxury property at a prime location to get the maximum benefits say experts at Sulekha Properties.

Builders

The builders you choose can add to the value of luxury. Always look for the high quality developers that deliver only top-class projects. The tier-1 developers promise value for money for the investment you make.

Areas for buying

Those who are planning to buy luxury home in Hyderabad need to look for areas that have the best infrastructure and facilities. It is not enough that a housing project falls into the luxury category. The area where it is located also must qualify for luxury living. Access to good roads, facilities for leisure and entertainment, and excellent connectivity are some of the features that make a place an ideal choice for luxury housing. Locations like Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Kondapur, Hitech City offer quality living and facilities to the buyers.

Facilities

One of the mistakes that a luxury home buyer makes is to be lured by the premium amenities advertised by the builders. Many frivolous facilities that made you buy the house may remain unused after months of living as the initial novelty fades. Always look for only those features and facilities that you will be using on a regular basis. Another consideration is the level of security offered. Many luxury projects offer multi-level security systems involving innovative technological devices and trained manpower. Make sure that the promises and offers are delivered efficiently.

Neighbours

As important as the builder and the location is the kind of neighbours you have in the chosen luxury housing project. If a major part of the owners in a villa or apartment project are investors who let out their property to tenants, there is going to be lesser concern towards the maintenance and longevity of the building or society. Always look for projects where the owners form the majority of residents.


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