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The importance of evaluating the energy certification of your home

The importance of evaluating the energy certification of your home

Is your home A, B, C or D? You still don't know what it means? We are talking about the energy certification of your home, the one that indicates the possibilities that your home offers in terms of energy savings, which will result in economic savings on your electricity and gas bills. This aspect is becoming increasingly important and has become a claim when it comes to buying homes. Here we tell you how to get your receipts reduced and why it is important to get the energy certificate to be A or B.

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How to increase energy efficiency and savings in your rental home?

How to increase energy efficiency and savings in your rental home?

Know where to act to increase the energy efficiency of your home, whether you are renting or owning it, and save on your bill.

Energy efficiency is synonymous with saving for our pockets, so more and more consumers are trying to take measures in their homes to reduce their energy consumption without sacrificing quality of life. In this article we tell you how to achieve this with a series of measures.

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Annual rent on the Costa Brava

Annual rent on the Costa Brava

A few years ago,was thought that the annual rent was the solution only for  who did not have the opportunity to obtain a loan to buy their house. Ten years of real estate and financial crisis after, things have changed.

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The KonMari method

The KonMari method

Two weeks ago, we explained in detail what Home Staging was and the advantages that this method offers in terms of time and price. But it must be admitted that if the staging of a real estate object is easy when it comes to a second home or a new property where nobody lives, things get complicated when the owner occupies it permanently.

That is why today we would like to inform you about the method called KonMari. Marie Kondo, creator, helps you organize your home, but especially helps you keep it in order permanently.

 

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The Home Staging, the difference

The Home Staging, the difference

In a previous article, we have explained what were the most common mistakes when putting a house for sale. Among these, there is the lack of attention that many sellers put into presenting their property. Normally, we use the following example to illustrate this:

When you decide to sell your used car, you will not leave the children's toys or dirt generated by the last visit to the Mc Donalds, on the contrary, will clean it thoroughly, it will pass products on the plastic parts so that it shine, will pass the mechanical revision and It will put a subtle perfume. It makes sense, you want your car to look as attractive as possible to get the best price. To sell your house, you must do the same.

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Apialia, what is it?

Apialia, what is it?

MLS (Multiple Listing Service) is a concept imported from the United States, where it has existed since the beginning of the last century, and which consists of real estate professionals organizing themselves into a network to share mandates, usually exclusive, entrusted by their customers.

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Real estate investment in the Costa Brava

Real estate investment in the Costa Brava

Fortunately, the years of crisis caused by the housing bubble, more than a decade ago, have been left behind, giving rise to a recovery of the sector throughout last year and turning this year 2019 into the year where the market will be re-consolidated. real estate, but this time, it will be done in a moderate way and together with a stabilization of prices.

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Know the financing that best suits you for the purchase of your home

Know the financing that best suits you for the purchase of your home

When you consider buying a house, it is essential that you know the type of financing that is best for you, so that it suits your needs and that it is the one that suits you best.

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How to paint your house and get right

How to paint your house and get right

As the proverb goes "there is no accounting for taste" and the thing is that there is an extensive range of colors and we are so different, that the fact that we prefer one color or another one, is a very personal thing. However, when it is time to painting the house you have to take into account some factors because of the space is harmonious.

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2019: Buy or rent, that's the real estate market

2019: Buy or rent, that's the real estate market

The 2018 has ended with a very positive balance in the real estate market, with very good figures in terms of sales and mortgages, as well as more expensive prices for sale and rental.

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The advantages to sell a house with an agent state

The advantages to sell a house with an agent state

When we decide to sell our house, we think that it won’t be a great deal of effort and we can sell it by our own, but the reality is quite different.

To get started, we are united by an emotional bond with our house that can lead us to make mistakes. Firstly, is overvaluing the house because it probably has been our first house when we have had the best experiences of our life.

Secondly, is wanting to recover the value we paid when we bought the house and add it a benefit. Finally, we may want to buy a house and compensate her value with the sale of the house we already have.

In addition, it must be added the paperwork process which is carried out every time you make a purchase and sale transaction.

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How to prepare a property for sale

How to prepare a property for sale

If you are considering selling your house, you should know that the success or failure of your sale depends on how and what you show.

We begin by a list with some mistakes we shouldn’t make when showing our house to potential customers:

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Discover how to protect your home from thieves during the holidays.

Discover how to protect your home from thieves during the holidays.

With the arrival of the summer period, most take the opportunity to spend a few days or even a whole month away from home. It depends on whether you organize a trip or if you 'move' during that month to the house on the beach or you visit the town, our house goes to a 'second plane' and although we remember to leave everything closed, gas, windows, unplugged appliances, etc., any precaution is small, because precisely in these months, it is when thieves take advantage of more to be able to steal in our flats and houses, since they know that we are out and that it is the best moment to enter.

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Investment in housing in the coastal towns of the country grows.

Investment in housing in the coastal towns of the country grows.

There has been an increase in the purchase and sale of houses on the shore of the beach, a situation that has increased their prices exponentially. Some of the areas that show clear signs of increase are the Balearic and Canary Islands, the Costa del Sol, the north of Alicante and, of course, the Maresme.

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Why and where to buy a tourist house to invest.

Why and where to buy a tourist house to invest.

According to the website Vacaciones España, during 2017 the percentage of tourists increased by 10.3% compared to the previous year, which highlights the country as the third favorite tourist destination. In addition, according to the UNWTO report of the same year, our income from this item exceeded 56.5 million dollars, the highest being only behind China and the United States.

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How to analyze the capacity of mortgage credit.

How to analyze the capacity of mortgage credit.

If you have decided to buy a house, applying for a loan is probably your next step. Keep in mind that for obtaining a loan it is necessary that you know what is really what you can pay, that is to say, what is your capacity of indebtedness. Not only because it will allow you to recognize how much money you have and how much you can deliver without risking your financial integrity, also because it will also be a factor that financial institutions will not overlook.

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The real estate market in this 2018

The real estate market in this 2018

Making a projection of the future, whenever it is about realistic assumptions, is positive, since it helps us to know what we can expect; and, consequently, to make intelligent decisions. In markets such as real estate, which are subject to conjunctural changes, it becomes more important, if possible, to know the movements in advance.
In this case, the real estate market in 2018 offers us a series of novelties that we can not ignore and we will explain in this article. In this way, counting on information, everything will be easier.

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The boom of home automation in Spain and its multiple applications.

The boom of home automation in Spain and its multiple applications.

Although they are increasingly popular, many may not be familiar with what has been known as "home automation" for years. These are homes that have advanced systems that automate various household installations, carrying out daily operations, often simple.

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The Bitcoin in the purchase of houses.

The Bitcoin in the purchase of houses.

In the digital age, technological means changed the lifestyle of people forever. A world of possibilities opened up before us and with it new forms of exchange. One of them is bitcoin, commonly known as "the currency of the future". Its high price in the world market, has made it famous in recent months.

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What to do before a securities check?

What to do before a securities check?

One of the most controversial issues of jurisprudence is the quantification of the tax obligation and the valuation of real estate. This is due to the fact that the managing bodies are increasingly checking to ensure that taxpayers comply with the tax obligations corresponding to their tax return, both for Tax Transfers as well as for Assets and Donations.

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