La estancia familiar es el lugar más frecuentado en un hogar. Sea para ver un poco de televisión, convivir con la familia o trabajar, este es un espacio donde lo esencial es sentirse cómodo. Ya sea que tu estilo sea moderno, tradicional o contemporáneo, te damos 6 tips para decorar tu estancia familiar para que esta se convierta en tu espacio favorito dentro de tu hogar.
Agrega un poco de diversión a tu espacio con una pared llamativa. Una pintura de color brillante o un papel tapiz con un patrón puede ser el detalle perfecto para crear una pared que llame a atención. Para un look pasajero, puedes colocar una tela con tachuelas. Si te llegas a aburrir o cansar del diseño, es fácil de quitarlo y colgar uno nuevo.
2. Galería de paredes
Una galería en la pared es una manera económica de decorar tu espacio. Puedes mezclar una colección de fotos familiares con obras de arte. Recuerda que para que tu diseño se vea limpio y organizado, se debe de usar un espacio grande, acomodar las piezas con un espaciado uniforme y dejar un espacio de 2 pulgadas entre cada cuadro.
Un tapete grande en tu estancia familiar creará una sensación de comodidad agregando un toque de estilo único y diferente.Un tapete oriental hará un look más clásico para tu estancia familiar mientras que uno novedoso que rompe con las costumbres de tela, patrón, colores y forma agregará un elemento más divertido y ecléctico.
Los espejos pueden hacer que tu cuarto se vea mas grande y amplio. También, llenar tus espacios y paredes vacías con espejos puede darle a tu espacio una sensación de lujo
5. Plantas y flores
Las plantas verdes y los arreglos florales son una gran decoración para cualquier espacio. Se pueden colocar plantas grandes en las esquinas del cuarto para agregar un poco de textura. También, puedes agregar detalles más suculentos en coffee tables y repisas.
Todo espacio en tu hogar debe de estar alumbrado de la manera correcta. Este espacio necesita una luz central o empotrados. También, es necesario incluir accesorios de iluminación como son las lámparas de coffee table o los empotrados debajo de gabinetes y repisas. Recuerda de siempre dejar entradas de luz natural, de esta manera se necesita menos luz artificial para alumbrar el espacio.
La inversión en bienes raíces o inmuebles es una alternativa de generar un ingreso ya sea comprando un inmueble tal como una casa, departamento, local, comercial o terreno para posteriormente venderlo o rentarlo.
Al invertir en bienes raíces uno espera que el inmueble obtenido tenga un incremento en la plusvalía ya que los expertos consideran la inversión en bienes raíces como una inversión de bajo riesgo, segura, y rentable.
A pesar de ser considerada como una inversión segura y de bajo riesgo, muchas personas que han decidido invertir en bienes raíces han sufrido grandes pérdidas debido a la poca información, un inmueble mal ubicado, por no encontrar a quién rentarlo, o por tener que hacer reparaciones o remodelaciones que al final terminaban siendo más caras de lo esperado.
En Gerencia RED nos encargamos de ayudar y asesorar a nuestros clientes a invertir en propiedades garantizando una alta plusvalía en cada una de sus inversiones ya que contamos con la experiencia del conocimiento del mercado inmobiliario.
Vender una casa no es sencillo si no te dedicas a ello, pero la buena noticia es que algunos asesores inmobiliarios son excelentes en su trabajo y pueden ayudarte a vender más rápido, con el precio correcto y el cliente perfecto.
¿En qué te puede ayudar, y cómo puedes distinguir a un asesor inmobiliario de los buenos? Aquí 10 rasgos:
Te escucha: un excelente asesor inmobiliario sabe escuchar y hace las preguntas adecuadas para entender tus necesidades y las de los potenciales compradores.
Optimiza tu tiempo: seguramente tu día está lleno de prioridades de tu propio trabajo, tu familia, etc. Un excelente asesor te librará de las tareas de promover tu casa, mostrarla a potenciales compradores, ordenar la papelería y gestionar los trámites necesarios.
Te asesora: un excelente asesor inmobiliario sabrá darte la información adecuada sobre temas de impuestos, procesos, trámites, y lo mejor, resolverá las dudas que te puedan surgir.
Sabe de precios: un excelente asesor inmobiliario sabe sugerir un precio correcto para la venta de tu casa, conoce el valor de los mts de terreno en esa zona y puede darte un estimado acerca del valor de las construcciones. De esa manera y con el precio correcto, la venta es más ágil y obtienes lo más justo por tu casa.
Conoce y domina la zona: Un excelente asesor inmobiliario no sólo conoce de casas y terrenos, también sabe hacia a donde va el crecimiento de la ciudad, qué tiene de especial cierta zona, en donde puede haber cambios de usos de suelo, construcciones nuevas, etc.
Sabe cómo hacer más atractiva e incrementar el valor de tu casa: un excelente asesor inmobiliario puede hacerte algunas sugerencias sobre cambios mínimos en tu casa que puedan representar un mejor precio para su venta. Sabe realzar lo bueno y mejorar los detalles para que la propiedad sea mejor apreciada.
Sabe a qué tipo de “comprador” debe dirigir sus esfuerzos: conoce el perfil adecuado para los potenciales compradores de tu casa, y así, enfoca mejor su publicidad y sus esfuerzos de venta.
Está relacionado con otros asesores claves: un excelente asesor inmobiliario tiene contacto con otros asesores excelentes y así hacen una mancuerna de éxito.
Sabe en donde y cómo promocionar tu propiedad: un excelente asesor inmobiliario sabe perfectamente donde y cómo es mejor promocionar tu casa. Ninguna propiedad es igual ni va enfocada al mismo mercado, él o ella lo sabe y sabe cómo optimizar la promoción.
Tiene los contactos: un excelente asesor inmobiliario también tienen los mejores contactos con asesores hipotecarios (Finanz, por supuesto), y tienen buenos contactos con peritos valuadores, notarías, etc.
Te acompaña: nunca te dejará sólo. Te va guiando durante el proceso de compra o de venta, te dirige con las personas adecuadas, te apoya por si hay que llenar formatos, etc.
Apoyarte con un buen asesor inmobiliario puede hacer la diferencia entre quedarte en el intento y volverte loco….o lograr la venta de tu casa al precio y en el tiempo adecuado. Platica con tu asesor, conócelo, pregúntale su experiencia y pregúntale sobre las ventajas que te ofrece. Verás que vale la pena elegir un buen asesor inmobiliario.
The Roaring Twenties are no longer a distant murmur in this striking collection of homes that evoke the glamour, grace, and architectural ingenuity of the Jazz Age
turn to a golden era of opulent living as Luxury Defined presents its collection of fine homes that evoke the Jazz Age exuberance and the glitz, glamour, and style of 1920s’ architecture. Gone are the speakeasy, the flapper’s beaded dresses and cloche hats, the collegiate “Oxford bag” trousers, and wasp-waisted suits. But the iconic architecture of, what F. Scott Fitzgerald dubbed, the “age of miracles, the age of art, and the age of excess” will never go out of vogue. Whether the style is Art Deco, Moderne, Bauhaus, Neo-Georgian, Spanish Colonial, or Mission Revival, you will see simplicity and richness of design, clean lines, warm-toned palettes, lavish textures, and visual grace notes as refreshing to contemporary taste as they were to the Gatsbyesque residents of that excessive, often turbulent, but ultimately glamorous epoch of the 20th century.
Splendid Chateau (1927) Westmount, Quebec, Canada
The spirit of post-WWI affluence and style lives on at this château-like manor in a leafy enclave of Montreal. Built in 1927, the four-story, seven-bedroom residence commands 8,000 interior square feet and nearly half an acre of tranquil wooded grounds. The interior architecture harks to the splendor of the past: nine-foot ceilings and mahogany floors, crafted millwork, wainscoting, and coffered ceilings. A library with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the garden. Fireplaces warm the grand salon and dining room, which seats 16 comfortably. Creature comforts include an elevator, gourmet kitchen, numerous fireplaces, wine cellar, bar, billiard room, sauna, and gym. There are ample accommodations, seven bedrooms including staff quarters and a master suite complete with fireplace, dressing room and boudoir/office with a private terrace with breathtaking views of Montreal.
Casa Espanol (Mid-1920s) Long Beach, California
Buster Keaton shot silent movies in Long Beach, and he would feel at home in this classic,three-bedroom Spanish Colonial hacienda, restored to its mid-1920s’ grandeur. The interior’s earthy palette uses cream and tan walls accented with dark wood tones, with custom fresco hand-painted crown moldings and ceilings, burnished wood floors, and Spanish tile throughout. The sensational amenities include a gourmet kitchen, separate kitchenette, laundry room, powder room, and library/den. French doors off the formal dining and living room open to the courtyard’s resplendent garden with waterfall, pond, and seating area surrounding a fire pit. Upstairs, the three bedrooms all have individual balconies and cedar walk-in closets. The garage includes superb guest quarters above.
Riverfront Grandeur (1920) James Island, Charleston, South Carolina
This star of this elegant waterfront home is a breathtaking front-row panorama of Charleston’s Stono River. Adding to the splendor is a deepwater dock with a 30-foot floater, eight-ton boat lift and a dry slip, all serviced by a generator, water line, and boat shed. The ornate 4,560-square-foot interiors have retained all of their 1920s opulence. A study with cypress built-ins adjoins the family room and formal living room with fireplace. The covered patio with Jenn-Air grill is just off the eat-in kitchen with Wolf appliances and a wet bar. The second floor’s master suite has a large walk-in closet and a lavish spa bathroom. The third and fourth guest bedrooms look out upon enchanting views of the river.
Rationalist Villa (1928) Benimàmet, Valencia, Spain
This traditional Valencian villa was built in 1928, during the Spanish Rationalism period, when clean lines, geometric forms, and structurally defined spaces were paramount. Renovated in 2008, the residence features a multi-tiered façade and original Art Deco elements such as ornate stained glass finishes, beautiful mosaic-tile floors, and decorative beamed ceilings. There are five bedrooms, formal reception rooms, and luxury amenities including a wine cellar and lower-level recreation area for entertaining in style. The mature landscaped garden is an oasis of serenity complete with spaces for alfresco entertaining, including a unique paella cooking area.
Mediterranean-Revival Manor (1923) San Antonio, Texas
Built in 1923, this Mediterranean Revival is distinguished by its exquisite proportions and craftsmanship. Evoking a Gatsbyesque grandeur, a gated entrance opens to a long driveway that winds past close-cropped lawns to arrive at sumptuous Neoclassical-inspired checkered terraces and a grand foyer. Arched sliding pocket doors open onto a library with outdoor access, a dining room, and a formal living room with a detailed fireplace and adjoining sunroom. The large-scale kitchen offers restaurant-grade appliances and a butler’s pantry. A grand staircase ascends to a spectacular living area that opens onto a balcony revealing enchanting views of the parklike grounds, replete with a canopy of trees and specimen plants. Seven classically appointed bedrooms and five bathrooms comfortably accommodate owners and overnight guests.
Villa Hoogenoord (1923) Doorn, Utrecht, Netherlands
Villa Hoogenoord was built in 1921 on three quarters of an acre of landscape-sheltered grounds in the pastoral, Medieval province of Utrecht. Behind massive wooden double doors, roomy, light-filled interiors await, especially the 645-square-foot living room, with its monumental tiled fireplace and half-round sunroom. The dine-in kitchen is an epicurean’s dream with a fireplace, wainscoting, and a coffered ceiling. The upper floor has a balcony revealing a pastoral perspective at the front of the house. The central hall accesses three bedrooms (two with a balcony) and the luxe master suite. A detached stone outbuilding provides a cozy living space with underfloor heating, kitchen, sauna, and parking garage. In addition to glorious grounds, this exclusive estate enjoys proximity to the historic center of Doorn, famous for the eponymous castle that was home to the last German Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II.
*Fuente: Luxury Defined, Christie’s International Real Esate
From kitchen updates to backyard decks, these are the features to consider if you’re hoping to sell to a first-time homebuyer.
If you own a midsized home (especially in a hot suburban real estate market like Cary, NC, or Chesapeake, VA), you may be selling to a younger demographic. Millennials have begun entering the home-buying market and, according to a Trulia survey, are specifically interested in homes between 2,000 and 2,600 square feet. If your house already includes these five features, you’re in luck: Your house has the amenities this group will be looking for by 2018, when 72% of people between the ages of 18 and 34 plan to buy a home. Read on to learn which features will help you sell your home fast, and how you can renovate your home now to be ready to sell in a few short years.
1. Backyard deck
Few things disappoint a millennial more than discovering their otherwise-perfect dream home has no back deck. If you don’t have one, or if you have a tiny afterthought-type deck, consider building one for the 59% of millennial homebuyers who, according to Trulia’s survey, adore this feature.
Besides pressure-treated pine, there are composite deck materials, which many homebuyers prefer. Composite materials require less maintenance and can be just as beautiful as wood — or even more so. But they often cost more to build with. Split-level decks and built-ins are also great features to consider when designing a back-deck addition.
2. Gourmet kitchen
Remodeling your kitchen can be a great way to see a sizable ROI and will keep your home attractive to buyers in a competitive market — 53% of young buyers surveyed are interested in gourmet kitchens. But do you know what constitutes a gourmet versus a functional kitchen? Here’s your formula for a millennial’s dream kitchen: state-of-the-art appliances, impressive surfaces, and storage galore.
Gourmet cooks and gas ranges go together like love and marriage. Double ovens (one being convection), warming ovens (much better to keep foods warm than zapping in the microwave), and a microwave drawer are other impressive features to include in a kitchen overhaul. And if you don’t have room for a separate fridge and freezer, choose a fridge with a freezer drawer on the bottom.
Stainless steel or stone countertops are good options, especially when paired with a subway tile backsplash. If those just aren’t in the budget, choose a laminate that mimics the look. “Millennials have grown up on HGTV and want the look of a granite countertop, even if the seller has used less expensive materials to achieve that look,” says Melissa Rubenstein, a New Jersey real estate agent. And you know cooks will open all the cabinets and drawers to see what’s what. Impress potential buyers with a big pantry, impressive use of space — such as a sliding spice rack — and lots of cabinet room.
Can’t afford to go totally gourmet? “Definitely spend the money on a cosmetic update,” says Ann Wilkins, a San Francisco, CA, real estate agent. “New counters, subway tile backsplash, and freshly painted (white) cabinets go a long way in updating a kitchen for minimal money.”
3. Open floor plan
If you have an open floor plan, you’ll attract 45% of millennials, who use the space for socializing while cooking, keeping an eye on the kids, and having a more impressive entertaining space. Plus, the open floor plan lets in more light, which makes your house show better. If your house still has a staged living and dining room, be honest: How many times a year do you use these rooms? Only on holidays, right? Remove those walls and create an open floor plan. (Of course, you might need to leave up a partial wall or install some posts to hold up the house!)
4. Balcony with a view
If you’ve got a balcony with a view, you’re golden — 60% of millennials put this at the top of their lists in Trulia’s survey. While you can’t create a view from scratch, you can make your balcony more inviting. Add some flower boxes on the top railing for enhanced privacy. Create a welcoming seating area with bench seating along the walls or add outdoor tables and chairs to show potential buyers how they can enjoy dining alfresco.
5. Vegetable garden
Question: What do millennials and the sweet grandma down the street have in common? Answer: They both love vegetable gardens.
Besides posting pictures on social media of their homegrown produce, large numbers of millennials are truly interested in getting back to nature and living a simple, healthy lifestyle. Buying organic can be pricey, so being able to grow produce is hugely attractive to 40% of millennials surveyed. Start a garden yourself, or at least point out the perfect spot in your yard for growing vegetables.
Stars’ house-hunting expeditions look quite a bit different from everyone else’s.
Never mind what the celebrity magazines say: When it comes to home listings, the stars are not just like us.
Agents who represent celebs on either side of a real estate transaction must tread carefully.
“The last thing you want is your neighbor taking a selfie with your Academy Award,” said Kofi Nartey, who recently launched Compass’ global sports and entertainment division.
1. No cell phones allowed
Nartey and other agents frequently prohibit cell phones inside properties listed by stars. Allowing them is not worth the trouble, and people who are truly interested in buying the home — sometimes celebrities themselves — tend to understand.
2. Discretion is key
Because paparazzi and gossip mongers are constantly lurking, it’s important to be discrete about all sorts of things — including what exactly a celebrity client is looking for in a home. Take the star Nartey represented who was deciding whether to buy homes “based on how many people could fit in the shower.”
That was a tricky expedition. “Sometimes you can tell from photos; sometimes you preview it,” Nartey explains. “Sometimes you call the listing agent and say, ‘This is going to sound odd, but how many people can fit in the shower?’”
3. Tell a story
Celebrities who agree to publicity for their multi-million dollar listings often have more control over the message, and an agent can have a lot of fun with those stories both in the media and in presenting homes to potential buyers.
When Nartey was marketing the Michael Jordan estate outside Chicago, which is listed for $14.855 million, “we were able to talk about the breakfast club, which was a group of his teammates who got together for breakfast and to train at his house.”
Even former homes of everyone from Cher to Groucho Marx can gain publicity points for the lingering stardust.
4. Some stars are shy
Fame brings more eyeballs to a property, and sometimes more money. But it can cut both ways: Stars who value privacy must take extraordinary steps to hide their ties to a home.
That can start when the home is bought, by using a trust name and address that’s not traceable to the real owner. Still, photographers and fans have a way of ferreting out celebrities’ homes — one reason that, by the time they sell, they’re ready to leverage their celebrity.
Even then, the going can be rough.
One star had people trying to climb over his fence as soon as news of his listing hit, said Sally Forster Jones of the John Aaroe Group. She has brokered her share of celebrity real estate transactions, including for Mariel Hemingway, Candy Spelling and baseball player Coco Crisp.
5. Other celebs are just weird
It helps when celebrity sellers move to another home so prospective buyers can drop by without invading their privacy. But some insist on staying.
Christophe Choo of Coldwell Banker Previews International in Beverly Hills had one client who hung out in her bedroom during showings and hid behind a screen while potential buyers were in the room.
“I can’t tell you how private some of these clients are,” he said.
6. Watch out for looky loos
People used to dropping by open houses just to snoop can forget about that with celebrity homes — or almost any luxury listing.
Agents are good at sussing out whether you have the dough to buy a place, and whether you’re genuinely interested. There’s the Internet, the polite-but-probing telephone interview, and the network of other agents. Some agents require people to come with their own real estate agents.
“We vet who the buyer is, so they’re not going to see a home just because of the star appeal,” said Forster Jones.
On occasions when an open house is permitted for a select group of brokers, there will often be security guards in bedrooms and even in large closets, Choo said. “There can be maybe 10 people manning a private open house.”
7. Keep the entourage happy
Control is a big deal for many high-end clients, whether they’re used to the limelight or the board room.
“A well-paid billionaire or businessman likes to be in control of situations,” Choo said. Even celebrities who are not control freaks can have PR managers, lawyers and others who are, he said, adding that he can’t mention the names of famous clients whose homes he’s sold.
How “millenipreneurs” (affluent millennial entrepreneurs) and other emerging buyers are influencing the prime property market
Up-and-coming homebuyers including high-income workers from the burgeoning tech sector and “millenipreneurs” are spurring a resurgence in prime residential markets across the globe.As part of our Luxury Defined 2016 report on the international luxury residential market, we explore the property markets that are attracting emerging buyers and how young HNWIs are reshaping the luxury residential landscape.
The Rise of the Millennipreneur
The health and pricing of luxury real estate markets are not always internationally fueled; the spending habits of local entrepreneurs also have an influence. Increasingly, where affluent millennial prime property buyers are to be found, so too are what Scorpio Partnership recently dubbed “millennipreneurs” —those of the millennial generation (born between 1980 and 1995) and active in entrepreneurship. Many of the “comeback” markets that have seen an uptick in sales transactions are also seeing an increased interest from affluent millennial and entrepreneurial buyers, particularly in the lower-mid luxury tiers.
Although these “millennipreneurs” frequently purchase homes in urban destinations, some are also choosing traditional resort markets with world-class lifestyle offerings as their primary residence. Today’s digitally connected business world is enabling HNWIs to employ lifestyle pursuits while still maintaining their globally connected entrepreneurial ventures.
Destinations such as Jackson Hole are seeing an uptick from these buyers. “Historically reserved for the understated wealth of iconic families like the Rockefellers or global leaders like former World Bank Chair Jim Wolfensohn, our luxury home buyers are now expanding beyond the historic demographic with a different type of buyer,” says Julie Faupel of Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates in Wyoming’s picturesque town of Jackson Hole, which saw year-on-year luxury home sales increase by 45 percent. “Still understated, Jackson has a new appeal to 30-something angel investors and dotcom sensations, as well as entrepreneurs and business owners with young families that are telecommuting in order to raise their families in this mountain destination.”
Rising prices, limited inventory, and a flurry of low-mid level luxury home sales in major urban areas have also pointed toward this new phenomenon: local buyers moving to outer boroughs if not out of the city altogether seeking a lifestyle arbitrage. In Toronto, outer suburban areas and commutable cities as far away as Collingwood are flourishing thanks to buyers armed with a windfall of disposable income from their million-dollar-plus Toronto home sales. “As it is becoming increasingly expensive for many buyers to purchase in urban markets, many families and empty nesters are moving to the Southern Georgian Bay area where they are able to purchase more affordable homes in all price categories without sacrificing quality of life,” said Diana Lea Berdini of Chestnut Park Real Estate.
The phenomenon is not simply limited to urban pockets and smaller cities on the global hub fringe. High-end property markets in coastal communities are also witnessing this phenomenon. New Zealand’s North Island northeastern coastline has seen an influx of city dwellers who are purchasing luxury coastal properties after selling a high-value Auckland home. Million-dollar-plus home sales in the area have almost tripled over the past three years. Interestingly, this lifestyle arbitrage is at times being fueled by HNWIs who are flocking to areas once seen solely as second-home resort markets. Advances in technology, communication, business attitudes, and transportation are enabling HNWIs to live and work where their passions are best aligned.
In New York, the arbitrage is evident in much closer confines. As trendier Manhattanites migrated to upand-coming areas of Brooklyn, the prices of closer-in areas like Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and more recently Williamsburg, have ascended to the point that Manhattan is at times being viewed as a lower-priced luxury home alternative. Recent commentary has noted the move from Williamsburg to the Upper East Side, for example, as buyers seek out more affordable per-square- foot pricing and the convenience of Manhattan living.
*Fuente: LuxuryDefined Christie’s International Real Estate