Buy timeshares wisely and you wont be disappointed. With thorough research and clearly identifying your current and future needs you will be able to avoid disappointment.
Many of us like to have luxurious yet affordable vacations. Timesharing becomes the solution to this when beautiful resorts around the world offer timeshare packages that will allow them to have the best of both worlds. Luxury and affordability are often emphasized when timeshare companies are advertising their vacation properties.
Timeshares are offered in fixed, floating and flex weeks:
Foreigners may under the Condominium Act own up to 49% of the units (in floor space) in a condominium complex in Thailand. The remaining 51% of the units must be owned by Thai nationals.
In the Thailand resort areas such as Phuket and Pattaya condo developments and sales are primarily aimed at foreigners. The 49% freehold units in a condo project are the first units to sell, but the remaining 51% units in the Thai side of the condominium are tough to sell. There is no interest from Thai nationals in these tourist resort condos and the remaining condo are often sold under a leasehold to foreigners. In the end part of the condominium will be owned freehold and leasehold by foreigners.
Buying a leasehold condo in Thailand
Since the new Turkish mortgage law passed on March 2007, the mortgage and real estate markets have continued their growing trends that are mainly driven by lower interest rates; however, this growth is probably just the tip of the iceberg.
The Turkish mortgage law that passed on March 2007 has two important properties that are expected to boom the mortgage and real estate markets in Turkey:
1) New mortgage products :
With the inclusion of the adjustable rate mortgage products, banks are able to transfer some of the economy related risks in their balance sheets to borrowers. In adjustable rate mortgage products, the interest rate is a sum of a fixed margin that is determined by the lender and a benchmark index that is set by Central Bank of Turkey. In May 2007, central bank decided that Consumer Price Index should be the benchmark index for the variable interest rate calculation. In summer of 2007, some banks started to offer various adjustable rate mortgages and these loans, as expected have lower APRs. However, as Central bank’s current records show there is almost no interest in these variable interest loans right now. This lack of interest is probably due to several factors such as: i) the lack of trust in Turkish economy and the fear of a substantial increase in the interest rates even though the economy has been performing fine in the last 5 years without any major crisis; ii) the recent mortgage crisis in the USA, and particularly, the rise in mortgage default rates in the USA and the fact that most of the increases in the defaults were in the sub prime market and adjustable rate mortgages; and, iii) the lack of understanding of the benefits and risks of these new products. We believe that these three reasons are temporary and in the near future, as people are educated about the risks and benefits of these new products and mortgage brokers fill the necessary knowledge gap, the interest in the products will increase.
Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs) sometimes referred to as Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits (REMICs), are one of few innovative investment methods available in today’s investment world. CMOs offer relative safety, regular payments and notable yield advantages over other better known fixed-income securities of comparable credit quality.
A wide variety of CMO securities with different cash flow and expected maturity characteristics have been designed to meet specific investment objectives. While CMOs offer advantages to investors, they also carry certain risks which will be further explained in this document. To determine if CMOs fit within your investment portfolio, you should first understand the distinctive features of these securities.
CMOs were first introduced in 1983. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 allowed CMOs to be issues in the form of REMICs, creating certain tax and accounting advantages for issuers and for certain large institutional and foreign investors. Today, almost all CMOs are issued in REMIC form. Remember that throughout this CMO explanation, REMICs and CMOs are interchangeable.
Starting your business is a busy time in any entrepreneur’s life. Vital steps could be easily unnoticed until you’re well into the process. To assist entrepreneurs in getting their businesses set up efficiently and lawfully, here is a checklist of steps that all businesses need to include.
1. Developing a business plan
A business plan will assist you to focus and organise your thoughts about what resources your new business will need, how it will sell its goods and services (and in what markets) and when you can anticipate the business to turn profitable. Numerous businesses fail since people begin them with absurd expectations and only vague thoughts about how to accomplish them. Most successful entrepreneurs are disciplined people who look carefully at strengths, weaknesses and numbers prior to devoting their time and capital to a new business.
2. Decide on a effective name
You’ll need to choose a name for the business. If you are going to operate as a sole trader, this could constitute as simple as your own name, or some variation on it. If you would like to use a corporate name, you’ll be required to ensure that the name isn’t already occupied.