“Home Sweet Home”! Home is where the heart lies and Yes! There are some Luxury Modern Homes For Sale in Sandton 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.
In 2004, Forbes listed The Ridges in South Africa as one of the most amazing places to live or buy in Sandton. 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.
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 Luxury Modern Homes For Sale Sandton will be able to satisfy your cravings for a finer lifestyle than no other.
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Dubai is clearly a standout city amongst the most appealing and attractive on the planet. The city is one of the busiest business center points in the Middle East and anyone can comprehend why Dubai property is a hot cake for both the people who attempt to buy homes to settle in, and for the property organizations out to rake in big profits by buying and selling of at a clean benefit. From apartments to luxury villas, choosing where in Dubai is not an easy task. you really are spoilt for choice, from prime locations on the golf course or uber-contemporary penthouses to beachfront in one of most iconic skyscrapers in the city.Buy Property in DubaiReal Estate Dubai is very much in need and choosing the right location is the key. If you are looking to make different investments, 1 bedroom apartments for sale or 2 bedroom apartments for sale or villas in popular residential areas are worth consideration because they appeal to single working professionals as well as can be rented out in the long or short term. The Greens, The Palm, Dubai Marina, Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Lake Towers and Sheikh Zayed Road, etc, are some of the popular areas in the city. Also, no need to worry about furnishing the property because most people prefer to buy their own furniture.
Furthermore, those who are looking for larger family residences or a luxury holiday home, then some of major areas include Emirates Hills, Al Barari, Jumeirah, Downtown Dubai and The Palm Jumeirah villas. In the older, more established areas like Jumeirah, Bur Dubai, Garhoud and Rashidiya, villas tend to be synonymous with Arabic architecture and these properties are more traditional as well as they are low rise too. If looking for modern residences in terms of architecture and design, then Business Bay, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina and The Palm are the best areas.
In Dubai, property prices vary considerably from area to area, so before you start looking decide which area is your first choice. In addition to this, once you decide your budget, preferred area and reason for purchasing, your search can start out. We advise that go for a reputable property for sale agent to help you with your property search. People who are looking for low risk ready properties, then your first point of call is estate agents because they provide a varied portfolio of properties for sale in Dubai in key locations. Additionally, if you are looking for more lucrative property investment in Dubai like holiday homes or off-plan residences, then you can research developers online.
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Airbnb: Living in Someone Else’s House (x25)Credit: Joshua Earle
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 houseBetween 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.
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 —
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 HotelAirBnB 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.
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.
If you can’t wait for 24 hours for the host to confirm the reservation.
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
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.
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.