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What is a Loft Apartment?
What is a loft apartment? At the most basic level a loft apartment differs from a regular apartment because of the open layout. Lofts are open floor plans with few if any walls separating the living, dining, living and sleeping areas. The open floor plan of a loft gives it a stylish look that many residents enjoy.
In general loft apartments are older buildings that were once commercial properties. In the last 5-10 years many historic and industrial buildings that were once vacant, have now been converted into upscale loft apartments. The development of loft apartments has been a boost to local economies, revitalized downtown areas, and brought new life to historic districts.
Lofts are normally 4 to 12 story buildings, with sometimes higher than average ceilings. Large windows are often a feature of lofts and the interiors are designed to provide the occupants maximum access to exterior light.
Interior layout and design are usually a important key feature of loft apartments. Many lofts have hardwood floors, natural brick walls and exposed ceiling beams. Particular attention is also paid to hardware details such as fixtures and lighting.
Many loft apartments are located near business, nightlife and entertainment areas. Because of the urban locations loft apartments are often favored by young professionals and business people. The luxury of loft apartments also appeals to the style conscious and art enthusiasts.
In New York City there are many lofts in the Soho, Tribeca and Chelsea districts. Some lofts especially in arts districts have tenancy regulations such as status as a full-time artist. There are also many loft apartments of other major US Cities, such as Chicago, St. Louis, Houston and Dallas.
Land Subdivision - $1.2 Billion Dollar Developer Tells You How To Do It
Land subdivision is a bit like helping Mom slice up her beautiful Apple Pie; it's all so easy, when, like Mom, you've done it a few times. So let's see if we can get the ingredients for a land subdivision correct so you can do it right first time, OK?Every city or town in the free world has a Town Plan and it comprises, not surprisingly, of plans or maps, usually with lots of different colors all over them, but also lots of words explaining what the colors mean as well as lots of Rules that tell you what you can do with land.
Why Canadian Real Estate is Such Good Value
Real estate agents, Canadian citizens and foreign investors interested in the Canadian property market are all in agreement - as Canada becomes a more desirable place to live year on year so property investment in Canada becomes a more attractive prospect year on year.Furthermore, because property in Canada is high quality, plentiful, incredibly affordable and easy to purchase, real estate in Canada is good value across the board.
How Not To Blow Your Build Budget
Most people who complete a self build will go on to make a profit if they decide to sell afterwards, but what steps can you take to ensure that you don't totally blow the budget?There are lots of advantages to a totally unique self-build but most important is sound financial planning before and during the self-build, to ensure you stay within budget and make worthwhile savings.Research all your costs carefully and get as many perspectives and quotes as possible.
A Few Easy Ways To Take The Headache Out Of Moving
Moving from one house to another is always a challenge, but it doesn't have to be a nightmare. Here are some simple tips on how to get it done with minimal stress and strain.
What's Your Style? A Guide to America's Most Common Home Styles
Styles of houses vary across the country. From the New England Cape Cod to the Victorians of San Francisco, the choices are almost endless.
Finance Your Real Estate Investment Properties
Unlike traditional residential real estate mortgages, real estate investment financing is way more creative and offers more options than you think. The golden rule in real estate investment is OPM (Other People's Money).
Buying Land For Development Requires Careful Planning and Execution
From the desk of Colm Dillon ..
Property Investing Secrets 7
Property Investing Secrets:How Buying Real Estate Is Like Planning a Trip to the Greek IslandsOne you start property investing, one important tip is to press the flesh with the real estate agents in the areas where you plan to buy. Because property investing is a bit like buying a holiday package, you must separate yourself from the rest of the investors by giving the real estate agents the information they are looking for in your first face to face meeting.
Buying A Home - What Is That Noise!?!
You've found the perfect home, closed escrow and just finished moving in. As you happily fall asleep, all seems well in the world.
Are You Really A Twenty First Century Investor
Today's residential real estate market for investors has become very competitive in most major markets. The vast majority of real estate investing seminars and clubs are encouraging you to search out desperate home owners or distressed properties to be rehabbed.
Why Not To Invest In Bulgarian Property
According to research carried out by the Thomson Group, owning a property abroad is now the ambition of over 50% of the British population. Not surprisingly Spain and Cyprus remain the most popular destinations for second home buyers while countries like France, Italy and Portugal continue to grab their fair share of the property investment gold rush!While the usual suspects will always attract the more cautious, risk aversive investor, the most recent generation of property investors can't seem to get enough of what our Eastern European neighbours have to offer.
How to Prequalify a Buyer When You Sell Your Home By Owner
One questions many "for sale by owner" sellers ask is "how can I determine if a potential buyer can afford to buy my house?" In the real estate industry this is referred to as "pre-qualifying" a buyer. You might think this is a complex process but in reality it is actually quite simple and only involves a little math.
Just Give Me Eleven Reasons to Buy in Dubai
Buying overseas property is not always for the fainthearted but we think Dubai is an exception to this. Here are eleven reasons to buy in Dubai:1.
Landlords Dance The FICO Fandango
Fair Isaac Corporation is the creator of the FICO credit score that is used today by most lenders to evaluate consumer credit risk. FICO scores range from a poor credit low of 500 to a best credit rating of 850.
The Cat in the Attic
Strange and unexpected things happen during home inspections. Seldom are they tragic.
Tenants in Common (TIC)
Tenants in Common is a way of sharing ownership of property among two or more people. Each tenant holds an undivided interest in the property, and each tenant may own a different size portion of the property.
Real Estate Bubble: Fact or Fiction?
The real estate market buzz across the country these days revolves around the anticipated and much feared "bubble". The implication is that once burst, prices will spiral downward taking with them the major assets of those foolish enough to buy at a time when disaster looms large.
NARŪ Broker Will Swear It - Real Pro' Agents Share It - FSBO Truth
For posting the "Truth" on your website, some FSBO's will not like you. These prospects would not have listed with you anyway.
Tidy Up The Outside, Reap The Rewards
There isn't a realtor in existence who wouldn't tell you that one of the most important terms that you can learn when you're trying to sell your house, is "curb appeal."So while you're sprucing up your home, it's wise to start outside, and work your way in.
Residential Income Property Financing: Part 2 of 3
Welcome to the second segment of a three-part series about income property. In this second segment we will be discussing financing options for residential income properties as well as the upside (and downside) of owning this type of property.
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