Tips on how to invest in real estate

Bacall Associates tips on how to invest in real estate

Are you new to real estate investing? Or are you already experienced in this matter? Whichever it is, Bacall Development wants you to take note of the following tips regarding real estate investing. The firm is a full-service commercial real estate firm that has been responsible for complete ground-up developments of more than 30 real estate developments in different states of United States.

Some people consider that investing in real estate can make them wealthy in an instant, but they’re wrong. Indeed, change is constant in real estate market. What is in demand today may not be the same tomorrow. For instance, the rental market was strong during the past decade but it has been frail in the recent years. However, there are simple methods to protect your real estate investments. During the 1970’s, the median home price was $33,000, then it became $195,000 in 2005. Based on this figure, it seems that the average home is doubled every seven years.

Bacall Development and associates suggests that one shouldn’t be afraid to enter this venture because it is still possible to make money in real estate. This is because real estate is a cycle and cycles have some level of predictability, and with this, it is possible to earn a profit in your real estate business that can also run itself in the midst of constant changes within the real estate market.

In this game, it is important to be experienced in the basics so that you can make wise investment decisions. The basics include the tried and true techniques along with the strategies and systems that have worked in the past and are still working and will work in the future. When the real estate market begins to shift, Bacall Development wants you to have all the necessary tools in order to become flexible in this arena.

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Tips on how to invest in real estate

Bacall Associates: To be lost in the city

Bacall Associates To be lost in the city

We all work for something. Be it a want, a goal or dream, that we follow the same routine, drive the same highways a hundred or even a thousand of times, do the same thing over and over again to earn and simply enjoy our lives.

But there will be times when you will just feel tired, I felt tired. I wanted a break, a short vacation, but little I had known that I was out of time. Summer had grown to a close and I was left with little time to plan, prepare and ready myself. I was supposed to be relaxing, that was then that I found Bacall Associates when I was at my wit’s end.

Working for hours to free up the next days while preparing everything proved to be tiresome. But Bacall fixed everything. In the end, I was only able to bring a few clothes, basic amenities and needs and next thing I know, I was on a plane. They prepared me a schedule that I can chose to follow, contacted hotels and made reservations and basically everything that I needed to do but didn’t have time to.

It was an hour after dawn when I arrived, most attractions are closed for the next few hours, and I had nothing to do. I checked in the given hotel dropped of what little things I had bring and took a walk.

As I stroll, I bought off what I didn’t bring, like clothes, bought myself some comfortable sandals (all in which I brought home as souvenirs) and continued to let myself be lost in the city. Had a lunch in a local restaurant I had passed through when I strolled (I’d recommend the Bak Chor Mee) and ultimately enjoyed.

Days went pass as I visited tourist spots like the gardens, the man made waterfalls and a lot more that in the end I felt satisfied. It was relaxing. It was then that I decided that once a year or two, I will take a vacation, god knows where but thankfully there is Bacall and Associates to help me with that.

Bacall Associates: To be lost in the city

Bacall Associates City break guide to Singapore

Bacall Associates City break guide to Singapore

Because Singapore is celebrating its 50 year of independence with parties and openings aplenty (singapore50.sg). Come Q3-Q4, the six-starred Patina Capitol Singapore – with architecture by Pritzker Prize Laureate Richard Meier and interior by Jaya Ibrahim – will debut in two restored heritage buildings in the Civic District.

And in November, the National Gallery will open on the grounds of the city’s most iconic buildings – the former Supreme Court and City Hall; with a combined floor area of 60,000 sqm, it will house the largest collection of South-east Asian art in the world. Foreigners holding travel documents from certain countries require a visa to enter Singapore. See the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website.

Discover for yourself what life is like in one of the world’s most affluent cities. While S$500 a pop meals are not hard to find, it’s completely possible to eat like a king without spending more than S$5 to S$10 per head. Witness how the locals make the most of their lives in a city known for its draconian laws and apparently “unhappy” citizens. It will change the way you view the little red dot.

Weather-wise, there is no “best time” to visit Singapore. Known for its year-round warm and humid weather, the city’s temperature hovers between 24C in the mornings and evenings and about 31C in the daytime. From November to January, the temperature dips slightly with the onset of the wet monsoon season during which it’s wise to pack a brolly.

Bacall Associates City break guide to Singapore

Bacall Associates Travel guide to Singapore

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Singapore is a bustling hub of culture, food, and all around good vibes. It’s the most modern city in Asia. It’s vibrant, it’s energetic, and it always leaves me fascinated. If you think New York City is busy, just wait until you see Singapore. People are always in a hurry and they walk really fast (they are actually ranked the fastest walkers on earth). It seemed like everything was happening in fast motion, which always kept me on my toes!

What to do in Singapore? Just walk around the city and you will find unexpected treasures everywhere. I am talking about incredibly modern architecture, shopping malls with river boat tours running thru them, surprisingly cheap street markets, beautiful botanic gardens surrounding the city, hawker centers (huge outdoor food courts) on every block and much more.

Why is everything so clean in Singapore? Well, Singapore has some of the strictest laws in the world. There are street signs all around the city reminding everyone not to litter, smoke, chew gum, run, spit, etc. If you don’t follow the rules, then you must pay a steep fine. But nearly everyone obeys the rules, which is why Singapore is also of the safest cities in the world. Everything from the metros, malls, restaurants and residential buildings are so clean that you can eat off the floor!

Despite being a densely populated city, the metro system is VERY easy to figure out and there are taxis all around that are pretty cheap to use. After being in Singapore for just a few hours, I was already confident enough to navigate myself around town. All the signs are in English (and most people can speak/understand English), so it’s almost impossible to get lost.

Bacall Associates Travel guide to Singapore

Bacall Associates general thoughts on Singapore

Bacall Associates thoughts on Singapore

If you think New York City is busy, just wait until you see Singapore. People are always in a hurry and they walk really fast (they are actually ranked the fastest walkers on earth). It seemed like everything was happening in fast motion, which always kept me on my toes! You might be surprised to hear that Singapore is a tiny tropical island, made up of 6 million people (75% Chinese). It’s located just 80 miles north of the equator — so the temperature is always hot and humid. It’s tropical location provides 17 nature reserves and more than 1.4 million trees!

Why is everything so clean in Singapore? Well, Singapore has some of the strictest laws in the world. There are street signs all around the city reminding everyone not to litter, smoke, chew gum, run, spit, etc. If you don’t follow the rules, then you must pay a steep fine. But nearly everyone obeys the rules, which is why Singapore is also of the safest cities in the world. Everything from the metros, malls, restaurants and residential buildings are so clean that you can eat off the floor!

Despite being a densely populated city, the metro system is VERY easy to figure out and there are taxis all around that are pretty cheap to use. After being in Singapore for just a few hours, I was already confident enough to navigate myself around town. All the signs are in English (and most people can speak/understand English), so it’s almost impossible to get lost.

In fact, the city just took #1 as the Most expensive city in the world by the Los Angeles Times. Aside from street food, which is reasonably priced, you wouldn’t believe how a beer or alcoholic beverage costs… And if you want to rent a flat, then good luck finding a cheap price!

Bacall Associates general thoughts on Singapore

Bacall Associates : Things to do in Singapore

Bacall Associates Things to do in Singapore

Most tourists tend to gravitate first towards the famed retail stretch of Orchard Road. Fine, get your fix of bold-faced names like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and every other couture label under the sun. When you’ve gotten that out of your system, dump your purchases back at the hotel and head out into the ‘burbs where the real charm of Singapore lies. We’re here to guide you to the top 10 places where tourists don’t normally go; in short, the places where Singaporeans in the know live and play.

So, you’ve arrived. It’s early and nothing really opens for business until around 11 a.m., so how are you going to kill time? Slip on the trainers and head out to the Botanic Gardens (open 5 a.m. to midnight). At this time of the day, downtown Singapore’s last remaining green lung is a cool, bucolic retreat filled with joggers, dogs and tai-chi practitioners. Wander through the swaths of virgin rainforest (the main boardwalk through it is entered from Upper Palm Valley Road) and then take in the National Orchid Garden’s many-colored collection of 1,000 orchid species and 2,000 hybrids. When you’re done, drop into the food court near Tanglin Gate for a traditional local breakfast of soft-boiled eggs, coffee and toast slathered with coconut jam.

It may seem a little strange to head to a hotel to look at artwork, but the Ritz-Carlton is no ordinary hotel. The massive three-ton Frank Stella installation at the entrance and the pair of Dale Chihuly crystal glass sculptures that anchor both wings of the building kick off one of Southeast Asia’s finest (and under the radar) collections of modern and contemporary art. The majority of the pieces were specially commissioned for the public spaces and guest suites. The treasures on view include Andy Warhol and David Hockney’s exuberant colors, Rainer Gross’s geometric compositions, Henry Moore’s restrained monochromatics and the lush botanicals of Robert Zakanitch. It’s all free to view, and you even get an iPod-guided tour.

Let the other tourist hordes charge over to the newly minted Peranakan Museum or the gloomy Asian Civilisations Museum. If you do only one cultural thing during your 24-hour Singapore layover, it must be a tour of the unheralded Chinatown Heritage Centre, where entire sets of bedrooms, kitchens and street scenes from the late-19th century and early-20th century have been faithfully recreated. It’s an authentic slice of Singapore’s history that’s made all the more fascinating by the gleaming skyscrapers just a few blocks away. And if you must, pick up a kitschy souvenir from the gift shop on your way out.

Bacall Associates : Things to do in Singapore

Bacall Associates using social media techniques for public relations

Bacall Associates techniques using social media for public relations

Today, several business owners engage in social media to improve their brand image; in the past, these platforms were only used for personal reasons.

Bacall Associates – a boutique sale, advertising, and PR support agency – will share a few techniques where you can use social media to boost your company’s public relations.

Create good content

Make sure to publish a social media friendly content that the customers will surely buy, share and value. Incorporating case studies in your content could add value to your post because they’re one of the strongest quantifiers you can use on the internet. They also provide a concise and clear data along with a perspective on the results. They should be presented in the right method to get an emotional reaction from your potential customers, which may cause direct involvement and possible sharing. Case studies are often shared by leading media outlets provided by businesses of different sizes and influence. You can also include videos or pictures to add life to your content. Publishing great content can improve your brand image and PR.

Make your brand caught bloggers’ attention

Seeking bloggers’ coverage can also help you boost your brand. The connection between public relations and social media known as the blogosphere serves as one of the most important factors for bloggers. Bacall Associates also affirmed that most bloggers are actively using social media platforms nowadays, and many of them are being carefully monitored by journalists.

Use social media to connect with the press

Since they can get a boatload of information on the web, the press has made the internet their home throughout the years. Major publications are now using Reddit to source fascinating stories while major news outlets are covering Twitter through the use of hashtags and trends.

It is now quick to connect with the media using social media platforms. If you have a great story to cover and use appropriate social media tagging and hashtags, it is possible to get a solid media coverage.

Bacall Associates now in Singapore is involved in this practice for several years now and they’ve been using social media to heighten their influence to their customers. The impact of social media on public relations indeed brought remarkable change to this practice, which helped many businesses around the world to enhance their brand image.

Bacall Associates using social media techniques for public relations