For many people the biggest investment that they will make in their life time would be to purchase property. The truth be told for many their first home would usually not be big enough for their growing families and many revert to home renovations. These renovations however could either increase the value of the property or dramatically decrease the value of the property. Continue reading →
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Now that the festive season has ended and many of the tourists have gone back to their respective lands, make use of this new found calmness and take a motorcycle tour to unwind from your “holiday”. The idea of having the family over for the holidays seems good at the time, however we tend to forget about the various stresses and strains that go along with this gesture of goodwill. Continue reading →
When the holiday season rolls around, we know exactly what you are doing – scouring the net to find the best possible deals for accommodation. There are a lucky few who don’t have to endure this grinding process on a yearly basis though. They inspect an establishment for the features, activities and extras. These are the people who probably spend weekends collecting fresh bank notes in their bathtub before diving in to swim in their riches. Anyway, enough with the jealousy – it’s time to see what you could get if you had money pouring from every post. Here are the top three most expensive hotel rooms in the world: Continue reading →
When it comes to a holiday, there is no doubt that you will be looking for the best destination possible. There are some amazing places on our planet, but you don’t need to care about them – South Africa is the best… Did it work? Is your ticket booked? Good. I have tricked you and those tickets are non-refundable. Don’t worry though, South Africa truly is one of the best holiday destinations on the planet, and this has come from the mouths of thousands of tourists who have landed on these shores. It is unlike any other country in the world, and here is why South Africa will leave you with the feeling that it was money well spent: Continue reading →
Property investment is a major past time all around the world and it’s been both a source of great wealth or great debt to thousands of people who’ve gotten involved in playing the game, just ask Donald Trump – that is, if he can take a moment away from playing Batman in the birth certificate section of Home Affairs.
Property values are, naturally, hugely different across the globe but the same factors always play a role in their determination, with the main one being the general property value of a given location. With this in mind we ask the question; just what can $200K get you around the world at the moment?
As the world leaves the recession in the proverbial dust, the sale of luxury items are on the rise once again and yacht sales can be numbered among them. Few things spell out the distinction between luxury and necessity the way a beautifully crafted yacht does – while one means staying alive, the other means truly living and as the designs become increasingly daring, the rewards increase dramatically.
But where did it all begin? Which culture first embraced the beauty of these seafaring palaces and put their military vessels on the back foot? The original name was “jacht” or “jagt” which was the Dutch word for hunt or chase (quite similar to the Afrikaans), implying no small amount of speed in even these early vessels. Although the early designs were rediscovered and greatly advanced by the Dutch, the master seafaring civilisation that they were in the renaissance period, the early idea of these luxury vessels dates back much further. Continue reading →