Archive February, 2010

An underground paradise hotel in China

26 February, 2010 2 Comments

Hotel Songjiang near Shanghai, China, is a tourist paradise which has also won the award for best architectural design of hotels 5 *****.

This Jochman Martin’s architectural project, from Atkins study (also creators of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai), requires builders to have a great imagination to exploit the particular field: a huge quarry with a wall where the river flows, whose peculiarity is that a waterfall flows through the exterior structure, as it is part of the walls of a “throat” where water accumulates. Its structure is steel and glass, simulating another waterfall, like those in this quarry.

The Songjiang Hotel is set amidst a landscape virtually untouched, the source of inspiration has been the respect for nature.

The environmental air is reflected in that its elements reach a minimum energy and environmental impact (eg green roofs in areas above ground level and the utilization of geothermal energy).

It has 400 rooms, of which some overlook an aquarium. It also has a gym and pool.

In this hotel we have three environments:

  1. Underwater.
  2. From inside the quarry, with rocky cliffs and natural waterfalls in the background.
  3. A ground level, with the building at his feet.

The opening is scheduled for 2013.

It will be the inauguration of one of the most impressive architectural works whose complexity and combines stunning images for any lover of nature & modern architecture.

The Songjiang Hotel will be in the category of the most emblematic hotels in the world today.

Invest in Miami

22 February, 2010 No Comments

It appears that the Florida real estate market, particularly Miami, is recovering from a hard crash.

Currently, the real estate market in Miami is increasing sales.

The average sales price in Miami rarely exceed €150.000, which is affordable for Europeans.

The sale of properties in Miami has increased due to:

  1. The arrival of the U.S. President, Barack Obama.
  2. La housing stock reduction, which the famous subprime foreclosures left in the hands of banks (the properties were auctioned).
  3. The increase of malls and shops.
  4. The decline in housing prices, added with the weak dollar, which has created a very attractive market to foreign buyers, which has led to a high percentage of international customer transactions.
  5. The important market for luxury real estate, which has maintained its buyers due to falling property prices up to 50% exclusive. The buying clients come mostly from USA, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
  6. The potential of the city to absorb the overbuilding generated in recent years due to its climate and as a greater international resort, cruise and shipping companies on the continent.

Both the Spanish Chamber of Commerce as the ratio of financial analysis by Standard & Poor’s, advise investing in Miami real estate market.

In new construction homes, promoters offers great incentives:
  • bear the maintenance costs and taxes for 2 years.
  • ensure the rent to the owners of the property for 3 years and if sales prices fall, guaranteeing repurchased by the same purchase price, proposed a housing finance with 35% of the down payment.

Miami has the Latin charm (65%, mostly Cubans) and the efficient and practical system of USA. With 2,400,000 people, Miami is a cosmopolitan city, full of celebrities, millionaires and a lot of visitors.

Brazil, an ideal country for the real estate investment

19 February, 2010 No Comments

At this moment, it’s time to invest in Brazil, either as a buyer and promoter.

Brazil will host the 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

These two events will involve the construction of stadiums, metro networks, new airports and hotels as well as updating existing ones. It will also require the construction of housing, along with the modernization of cities and real estate developments in today’s society due to the increase of the middle class.

In general, the Brazilian economy seems unstoppable (it’s the 9th economy of the planet), for his big break, with sustained economic growth, its ability to withstand the financial crisis, job creation, the image of stability against the Brazilian government foreign and oil resources in their coastal waters.

The foreign property investment in Brazil should consider the country’s characteristics: its size, different regions and products most commonly requested. The northeast area of Brazil had a huge real estate development in the middle of a virgin area.