Islamic Investment: Atypical Features & Gains



Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Awards

In foreign investment market news, Chile is pursuing expertise for breaking into the Brunei market via Islamic banking expertise. According to the news from The Brunei Times, Chile’s non-resident ambassador to Brunei, Christian Rehren, is exploring every avenue to bridge un-conventional banking ties with the Sultanate. Linkages such as the Latin America to Middle East bridge indicated, reflect well on growing markets for 2015. Here’s some interesting investment news from very positive markets.

5 International residential investment regions to watch



San Martín de los Andes - via Albasmalko

For the investor or second home buyer out there with worldly aspirations, the oyster or Earth’s property possibilities still contains many pearls. From Crete to Crimea unsung paradise in between, here’s 5 property buys looking for just the right investor in 2015.

Mallorca fincas: A Europe investment focus



Villa for sale in Port Andratx, Port Andratx

News Hollywood actor Michael Douglas’ Mallorca finca (country estate) is on the market with Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty set the market there spinning recently. The projections the finca may demand as much as €50 million euro reveals what most experts say is a bull market for such exclusive properties. Spain’s Balearic Islands deserve a closer look for the coming New Year.

Crete Villa Buy in Kokkino Chorio Village



A similar new villa construction

A new construction listing on Crete in Greece promises modernity plus breathtaking views of the White Moutains and Crete’s majestic beaches. For sale in Kokkino Chorio Apokoronas, a designer 2 story with 122 square meters living space, just may be your home in paradise, and at an attractive price.

Will Data Security Concerns Eradicate Convenient Commerce



data theft

For those of you who’ve had run-ins with unearned credit reporting problems a blog post at CreditReportProblems bears reading. According to that story a new bill may be passed shortly that leads to more accountability when things go awry, or when data breaches cause harm to the innocent.

Cable Vs. App Entertainment [infographic]



TV entertainment

In the category “stuff for the homeowner,” what could be more important for some than entertainment. More precisely, television and the inherent costs of whichever mode of broadcasting you choose.

Brendon Pack : Tips on Filing Tax Extensions for Agents



Real Estate Agents and Taxes : How to File an Extension April 15th is next Monday and it’s coming sooner than we all know it. If you are like a lot of real estate agents out there, there is a good chance that you may have to file an extension to get all of your […]

A Short Rant on Ecomomic Disaster: The State of Fair Play 2013



Land of plenty

Anyone reading this has to have been affected by the so called “Great Recession”, and most of you very negatively. Without going into history lessons or far reaching “what ifs” – suffice it to say when Wall Street crashed this time, your future was altered inextricably. Given all that, near continuous news of underhanded dealings prompts this little rant. Okay, it’s a big rant – but you don’t even want to go here.

Dream Villas: Luxury Real Estate to Let via IAVRA



Nearby the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore - Courtesy © puckillustrations - Fotolia.com

For those interesting in amazing rental properties worldwide, we receive weekly updates of exclusive properties from the International Association of Villa Rental Agents (IAVRA). Today a new property added in Siena, Tuscany, Italy is something we thought some readers might be interested in. This gorgeous 6 bedroom villa is surrounded by exquisite Tuscan vineyards, and is possessed of it’s own brand of Italian charm any guest would revel in. Take a look at this fantastic villa rental.

Saudi Economic Forum Addresses Housing Urgency Issues



JEF 2013

News from the Jeddah Economic Forum (JEF), a key member of the organizing committee of the forum, Abdullah Sadiq Dahlan, warned attendees the housing situation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a potential threatening crisis.