Dubai To Pass A New Law Protecting Investment In Property

The new law will allow anyone who has made an investment in property in the emirate to receive a full refund if a property developer fails to deliver an off-plan property on time. Other occasions in which investors can request to be compensated include breach of warranty and fraud.
The plans for the new law came to light in June when a draft was published. This early version of the law has undergone amendments after a consultation process. Majida Ali Rashid, director of planning and organisational development at DLD, explained that the public and interested parties, which were included in the talks, brought several suggestions to the table.

Boost to investor interest

The final version, which is now being drawn up, will ensure that interested parties are less exposed to risk when it comes to investment in property in Dubai. With the new law, investors receive extra protection in situations where they have suffered from a developers inability to keep the terms of the agreement. This will most probably give a boost to Dubais property market, aiding the recovery which has recently been seen after the market crashed in
2008 following the global economic crises.

Dubai is a country which has attracted serious global interest for investment in property. Over the last decade the country has launched some of the most ambitious infrastructural and development projects in the world such as Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Palm Jumeirah and The World Islands. These and other projects have had property investors salivating. According to the emirates Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), Dubai is currently home to 3,094 registered real estate brokers. Nearly 50 percent of this number comes from UAE (620), with Indians (438) and Pakistanis (428) also well represented. Britain comes fourth with 304 brokers.

And with the new protection measures Dubai will become even more attractive destination for property investors across the world, creating a safe and fertile ground for whatever spectacular project developers in the emirate dream up next.

Journaling Feng Shui

Journaling is an excellent tool for dealing emotionally with almost any issue in life. The therapeutic applications of journal writing are endless. But it’s also true that sometimes you feel stuck, unable to make a move in any direction, and not even able to sit down comfortably with your notebook.

For any number of reasons, known and/or unknown, you feel empty. You want to get answers, but you’re paralyzed in some limbo of inaction. You’re uninspired, listless, drifting. You haven’t even cleaned your house for the past month.

Hold it right there. When in doubt, simplify. Could it be that modifying your environment will energize you?

As sentient beings, people are affected by their environments. The flow of energy and the balance of forces in a given environment are studied in the ancient Chinese art of feng shui. Feng shui observes that clutter brings low, confusing, and draining energy into your home, which is detrimental to your own energy and well-being.

Clearing out physical clutter can seem like an overwhelming and tedious process, but when you live and work in a clear, open space, your mind also becomes free and uncluttered.

Your ease and wellbeing have everything to do with your surroundings. Could it be that your ennui is a result of the mess around you?

Here are some ideas to make the task of de-cluttering more palatable.

1. In the room or space where you plan to do your journaling, set a timer for 15 minutes.

2. Turn on some favorite music, open windows if the weather allows, invite a loved one to join in if you wish.

3. Clean one area of the space for the 15 minutes. Throw out as much as possible.

4. Be merciless. If you can’t think of a reason to keep it in a few seconds, get rid of it! Hoarding is a generally unhealthy thing to do.

5. Stop when the timer buzzes. Take a step back and admire your work. Great job!

If you want to, set the timer for another 15 or 30 minutes, and continue. Or just do 15 a day for a while. At some point, the room will be clean and refreshed. Now open your journal and write about the experience.

What did you see and feel when you looked at this room before? What do you see and feel now?

What old baggage, physical or emotional, were you able to throw away while cleaning? What items were the hardest to get rid of? Why?

How do you plan to keep your writing space fresh, inviting, and clean in the future?

Protein needs can be Filled with Fly Larvae from Machine Eat It

Everyone must know that soy or eggs can be a meat substitute material because it is rich in protein. But apparently protein needs can also be met from fly larvae harvested from the machine. Want to try?

Woman from Austria, Katharine Unger, developing a new engine, named Farm to harvest 432 pounds of larvae every week and enough for two meals. Industrial design graduate of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna is developing the idea because he wanted to tackle livestock meat industry by producing proteins that nobody else in the house comes from the larvae of flies.

Larvae were processed using Farm 432 will smell like potato flour with the taste a bit ‘spicy’ and solid. This machine is designed with light and space Unger enough for fly larvae to grow and produce. Although the current design of the tool is still in use in the home kitchen, but the system could be improved for use in the professional kitchen.

“This tool is easy to use by anyone, you just need to put some black flies and here they will breed and then moved to a larger space to produce larvae,” Unger said, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Thursday (1/8 / 2013).

Then, the larvae will be in a separate area and then it will move to the top of the tube. Once processed, the larvae will be directed into containers such as cups and ready to be eaten. Some larvae which fell back into the machine will be processed again.

Unger chose black flies because it’s kind of easy to breed animals and contains high calcium, amino acids, and 42 percent protein. The amount is double the protein content in chicken breast. One gram of black fly eggs can produce 2.4 kg of protein after processing at Farm 432 for 432 hours.

“But if the black flies are not to your taste, then the larvae of other animals can also be used,” said Unger. In 2050, meat production is expected to increase 50 percent to meet the needs of a rising population.

“Since we’ve been using one third of agricultural land for the production of animal feed, it is necessary to develop new methods of production alternative food sources,” said Unger.

Recent reports indicate that the insect is one viable source of protein for humans such as grasshoppers or ants can be packed into protein substitute that is not more dangerous than beef cattle. To eat the larvae, Unger recommend using tomato risotto.

“I love mixing parboiled rice with rice and larvae, then I add a lot of tomato sauce in it and a little parmesan cheese. Then add a little parsley or basil on it, then you become perfect dish,” says Unger.

Formalin-Free Cut Chicken Business typical Bang Nojeng

Getting a healthy and halal food is a demand and need for masyarat. However, still found rogue traders who sell food using dangerous preservatives like formalin chicken or chicken syringe.

Seeing these conditions, Suparno or familiarly called Bang Nojeng finally moved sells chicken pieces “ASUH” or short for safe, healthy, whole and halal for consumption.

“Based on information from the public that the chicken was still circulating in the community found using preservative-macem macem. Cuts I want to make a reply, I do not use formaldehyde can,” said Bang Nojeng to detikFinance in JCC Senayan Jakarta, Thursday (13/9 / 2012).

Bang Nojeng departing from home-based business since 1983 cutting chicken then decided to change the concept of business since December 20, 2011 by selling fresh chicken with quality cooling manufacturer yet economical prices.

“We’re packed with good packaging, I do not want to lose the packaging manufacturer,” he added.

Advantages that Nojeng Bang chicken pieces have been sold at 24 outlets in Jakarta has a different flavor than the chicken sold in the market.

“When using ice it closes the pores, protein-protein animal protein but it does not come out of the chicken was freshly cut open pores so there could be contaminated with the scent but if we are truly never alone fell onto the floor,” he added.

Thanks to hard work, Bang Nojeng can now supply fresh chicken for resotran and upper middle class consumers in Jakarta up to 3 tons per day. But the achievements of Bang Nojeng not stop there, he wanted to introduce the concept of healthy and fresh chicken at economical prices in traditional markets.

“We do not make a profit but selling lots and lots of booths in each market introducing traditional,” he concluded.

Are you interested in ordering or would like to know more about the products HEALTHY chicken ala Bang Nojeng. You can come to abattoirs (slaughterhouses) Crab Swamp Road.

Interviewing Your Contractor

Before you even consider calling a contractor, you need to know exactly what you want him to do. First of all, go online and see what is available in your area. You will want a contractor that is easy to reach, and if you have to leave a message, how long will it take him to return your call.

Then make a list of the projects that youll want the contractor to tackle. If the list is long, try to narrow it down to the essentials. Then pick four or five local contractors and give them a call. Ask each one similar questions so you can judge the one that seems the most honest, qualified, and reliable.

On your list write the contractors license number, workers compensation number, and bond number. Dont hire a contractor until you have those numbers in hand and contact the agency to see if his licenses are still valid or have they expired? Does the contractor have a printed contract with his name, address, phone, and license numbers?

Is the contractor qualified and has he done a job like yours before? Does he have references, and can you contact them? How long does he estimate that the job will take to complete and when can he start? Keep definite dates in mind, but allow for a bit of leeway.

Now that youve narrowed the list down to two or three, contact the contractor again and ask for an interview and a price quote. Make a note if the contractor arrives on time, or if he runs late, does he call you to let you know he is running late. If a contractor fails to do that, forget about him, and go on to the next one.

How and when does the contractor expect payment? There are laws that state how much a contractor can collect as a down payment. Make sure you know the law and hold the contractor to it. For instance the law forbids a company from taking over 10% or $1,000 as down payment.

Before you sign on that proverbial dotted line have the due dates written on the contract. For instance, the second payment may be due when they deliver the material. There may be additional payments with the final due when the project is completed to your satisfaction.

Does the contractor hire sub-contractors? If so make sure they get paid. Otherwise if the contractor does not pay the sub, they can come back to you and demand payment or put a lien on your home.

Be cautious, but not demanding, and when they start the job stay out of their way and let them do their job.

Thai Real Estate Investment Soared On Back Of Property Fund Activity

KTAM Aims to Become Thailand’s Leading Property Fund,Increasing Assets Under Management to 11.3 Billion

The Bangkok Post reported on Thursday, 22 February that real estate investment in Thailand soared by 81.8 percent to $2 billion (1.3 billion)in 2012, nearly double the $1.1 billion (720 million) in 2011, as property funds markedly increased their investment activity.

According to property consultant DTZ, Thailand’s real estate market was boosted by the listing of major property funds and a high number of acquisitions, particularly in the office and hotel sectors. Some $1.1 billion (720 million), or 55 percent of total real estate investment, came from transactions by real estate funds or public funds for public offerings (PFPOs).

Investment activity received a major boost from the listing of Tesco Lotus Retail Growth Freehold and Leasehold (TLGF) in the beginning of January 2012, which proved to bethe largest property fund listing for the year. The $594-million (389 million) fund purchased 17 Tesco Lotus shopping malls in prime locations across Thailand in a deal which by itself exceeded half of the real estate investments in the country in 2011.

Other notable property fund investments in 2012 included the purchase during the first quarter of three serviced apartment complexesand residences for $106 million (69 million) by the listed Land and Houses Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (LHPF). Additionally, the Quality Houses Hotel and Residence Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (QHHR) bought three Centre Point serviced apartments in the third quarter, for some $107 million (70 million).

KTAM Eyes Real Estate Market

Krung Thai Asset Management (KTAM) has the ambition to lead the market in property funds and,more specifically, to increase its assets under management by 20 percent in 2013 to 516 billion baht (11.3 billion), said chief executive officer Somchai Boonnamsiri, citing the positive overall investment climate.

The Bangkok Post reports that Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi plans to raise funds through the funds managed by KTAM, with the subsequent capital increase being dedicated to turning KTAM into the global leader of this type of fund.

KTAM is considering entering new markets including Mexico, Brazil and some European countries. Annualised return for short-term investments in these regions is forecast at 3.5 percent or about one percent higher than returns in the Thai domestic market.

The Thai fund intends to boost the capital of property funds under the direction Sirivadhanabhakdi’s TCC group to as high as 50 billion baht (1.1 billion) this year. The fund also plans to launch ETFs on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in sectors such as food, energy, ICT and the commercial sector.

2013 will be the last year in which Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission will allow investments in what has been known as property type 1, with introduction a new type of property fund, the internationally recognised real estate investment trust, set to replace the old structure.

The Rise Of The Bangalore Property Investment

Having the privilege of being one of the 3 World Cities of India and named as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is becoming the home to most of the top multinational software companies from around the globe. Bangalore real estate business has also got enhanced on back of the same aspect. Bangalore is today best acknowledged for its industrial and commercial development achieved in the recent years. Based on statistics, 30% of India’s 1 million IT professionals are employed by Bangalore based IT corporations alone. It is for this reason Bangalore real estate properties have developed into the 4th unmatched IT center in the world.

The MG road and the Brigade road imitate the standard of living and the quick adjustment in style and trend with which Bangalore is growing. This is the explanation why it is preferred by the younger age group making it the Fashion Capital of India. Consequently, the property market has hit the highest point in course of the present years. With liberalization, Bangalore which was once considered as a sleepy city is now witnessing a lively industrial growth, the real estate prices and rents have started flourishing. The price varies depending upon the location, construction type, accessibility and many other factors.

Reasons for This Exceptional Growth

Bangalore real estate properties are by and large is the most overvalued than any other. And the real estate division is witnessing admiration fast; purchasing property in Bangalore is worth the idea. Some of the main reasons why for this growth is:

1. The low cost operation base attracts a lot of NRIs to invest in real estate in this city.

2. The increase in demand for international state-of-art office spaces inside the city.

3. Budding economy of the nation.

4. FDI plans of the nation are deemed as the most reasonable and realistic for property investment.

5. Establishment of many multinational corporations, attracting professionals from nook and corner of the country.

6. High level of income of people in the city.

7. Soaring population that the city is encountering.

How to Select the Best Property

Before jumping into any conclusions, you need to consider some things in the property that you are procuring. To help you out, some of them are being listed as follows:

1. Whether it is well connected within or to the city.

2. Whether it is airy and well spaced.

3. Continuous supply of clean ground water.

4. Low maintenance cost, in case of an apartment house.

5. Car parking and lift facility.

6. Have some commercial and industrial structures in close proximity.

7. Located close to hospitals, schools and supermarkets.

Due to a solid demand and limited supply, the major residential areas in central Bangalore persist to command top rental values. The property prices in Bangalore’s neighborhoods like Whitefield, Outer Ring Road (ORR), Sarjapur road, Bannerghatta Road, Hosur Road are sky rocketing. Sarjapur road continues to be the most preferred area due to its connectivity with major industrial locations.

Industry: Gipang, The Crunchy Sweet of Banten!

Snacks that one is said to be one of the Banten savouries are sold as souvenirs. It feels crisp, sweet, slightly sticky because it is made of sticky rice mixed with sugar water. Want to taste it?

Banten and Jakarta distance is not so far away. But not many know that this small town also keep some snacks that shake up the tongue. One of the snacks are pretty popular Bantam either be enjoyed as a snack or a souvenir is gipang cake.

Arguably the ingredients for the cake gipang very simple. The main ingredient is glutinous rice to make white or red sticky rice. Once steamed, then cooled and washed glutinous water and then dried in the sun to dry too sticky. Well, then fried and then mixed with sugar water so typical slightly sticky texture when eaten.

Gipang that is so thin and cut into pieces. If the first gipang not have a flavor variation, gipang now made ​​in a variety of flavors such as pandan flavor and brown sugar. Some are smeared with peanut butter on it to impart a delicious savory-savory.

Gipang now arguably the confectionary that is quite rare, not many sellers these snacks outside the city of Serang. Even in Punjab alone gipang only made ​​in cottage industries in the villages. Though this snack has a huge potential, because it feels good addition gipang price is very affordable.

PTPN Unified Create Largest Indonesian Sugar Factory

PT PTPN III, XI, and XII plans to build a sugar factory along with the name of PT Industri Gula Glenmore. Largest sugar mills in Indonesia later this stake by 60 per cent owned by PTPN III, PTPN XI 10 percent, and the remaining 30 percent had PTPN XII.

This determination was Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, Dahlan Iskan, in his office, Jakarta, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

The plant will produce primary products and white sugar premium products such as bio-ethanol bandwagon, bio fertilizer, and animal feed.

The plant will be built with a processing capacity of six thousand tons of cane per day and will be increased to eight thousand tons per day in the end. At the beginning of production of the company is expected to earn as much as nine percent yield, so the premium of white sugar production could reach nine thousand tons.

The factory is located in East Java will be supplied entirely from plantation PTPN XII. The construction itself is expected to cost Rp1, 5 trillion.

“This plant should be completed within 22 months, since the completion of the project has been adapted to harvest sugar cane grown to be supplied to Glenmore. If it’s too late. Later sugarcane to be supplied to anybody,” said Dahlan.

Apartments in Real Estate Noida

Noida was developed as an industrial city, and in that way one could easily assume the city to house more industries and less development in the residential area. However, the trends in the residential sector of Noida are good enough to break this misconception as the city has developed nicely as a city having a good balance between the commercialization of properties and the development of residential establishments.

While the IT industry in the city is certainly big enough to capture attention in the prime events, the development of the same IT industry helped the city in emerging as a prime destination for the real estate development in the residential sector. The city saw good development in the real estate in Noida which formed a good way of employment in the locality. But with the evolution of IT hub in the city, it caught great attention as a city providing amazing job opportunities and this is what fueled the residential property market in the city.

The job opportunities here contributed to the increment in population because of the job seekers and with such a big development- the developers senses the demand of apartments in Noida which is currently one of the highest encouraged investment of real estate in Noida.

Residential projects in Noida:

Noida is a promising market for the developers and the investors and as this city is growing bigger with its expansion as the Greater Noida, the residential sector of apartments in Noida is witnessing several big projects going on in the city. These projects are to provide affordable residential facilities for the mass population while some of these are for the affluent class of the residents here. Some of the new big residential projects in the city are as listed below:

Sikka Kaamna Greens – Sector- 143 Noida

Patel Neo Town – Noida Extension

Sikka Karnam Greens – Noida- Greater Noida Expressway

Mahagun Mirabella – Sector- 79 Noida

White Orchid, Gaur City II – Noida Extension

Amrapali Crystal Homes – Sector- 76 Noida

Jaypee Garden Isles – Sector- 133 Noida

Amrapali Golf Homes Kingswood – Noida Extension

The reasons helping Noida in developing as the next big thing in the residential sector includes the availability of basic amnesties here with the highly developed infrastructure of the city. The city also receives its share of benefits because of the geographical position and having close proximity with the national capital.

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In this article, Janvi Ahuja telling about the real estate in Noida and residential projects in Noida, where plenty of options to buy an affordable apartments in Noida.