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What Property Management Offers to Cayman Island Owners

May 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re considering buying property on Grand Cayman, but you don’t want to live on the islands full time, you’re in luck. There are many people just like you out there who want to own property without living here full time. There are lots of reasons to live here, of course, but equally as many to keep a vacation home. Cayman Islands residential leasing offers the flexibility to do both.


One of the best ways to make your property more affordable, and to earn money on that investment, is to have tenants staying in your space. If you own a condo, you can have several renters throughout the year who stay temporarily, often no more than a few weeks at a time. You can also coordinate your schedule with property management in Cayman Islands so the space is open for you when you want.


Not just physical security. Crime rates in the Cayman Islands are already very low. The kind of security that Cayman property management offers is of your investment. Property management knows that these properties are not just vacation homes, they are part of your livelihood. They aren’t just collecting checks on your behalf, they are actively monitoring the home and making sure that hazards like mold and bugs aren’t allowed to manifest over time.

Peace of Mind

Ultimately, property management is an extra set of eyes. They are also hands, mouths and a whole series of other appendages doing work necessary to keep your home in tip top shape. Whether you have a single-family residence or a condominium, property management is essential to protecting your investment long term if you’re not going to live at that address full time.


Bio: REM Services is a property management company that specializes in services for Cayman Islands property owners.

Play Your Best Soccer with the Right Shoes

May 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Soccer Garage

No one wants to admit it, but the right shoes make all the difference. It’s why some of the best players in most leagues wear shoes like the Adidas Copa Mundial. Do sponsorships play a role? Of course! But do you think top players would wear those famous Adidas soccer cleats if it meant losing over and over?

4That’s not to say that skill and hard work don’t play a role. Just be sure that you have the right shoes for the job. First and foremost, that means doing your research and budgeting yourself so you can actually explore some options.

Then you need to find a pair that will actually support your foot during the wide range of diverse movements it will make while on the pitch. For best results, see if one of your teammates has the same size foot and wears a brand and model you’re interested in. Nothing compares to that kind of firsthand experience.

Of course, you should also explore how they’re reviewed and rated online. The internet gives you a huge advantage in terms of finding what works and what doesn’t. You should always read reviews before spending money on a pair of shoes or any type of gear, for that matter.


Whether you’re looking for Diadora soccercleats or another soccer shoe that promises big results, your go-to resource online is always going to be Soccer Garage for a good deal.

Top Three Reasons to Move to the Cayman Islands

May 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

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Summary: Learn the benefits of owning real estate in the Cayman Islands.

Everyone knows that the Cayman Islands have sun nearly all year long. Most people also know about our crystal blue waters, rich diving community and outdoor destinations. Those are all great reasons to visit, but not great reasons to live here. Grand Cayman is far more than just a tourist destination, there are clear benefits to purchasing Grand Cayman homes.

Tax-Free Property

When you purchase property in the Cayman Islands, you pay a duty at the time of sale. The duty is a fee that the government collects during the transaction. It’s the only fee they collect, as long as you hold the property. Plus, you can pass the property onto children with nothing more than a stamp duty. That ease of transfer makes Cayman properties an attractive investment.

Mainland Living on a Remote Island

The Cayman Islands are just far enough away from everything, about 585 from Georgetown to Florida. Far enough not to see anything but the horizon, to get amazing blue waters and perfect sun. Close enough to have all the comforts of home. The only big difference you’re likely to notice about Cayman Islands shopping is the emphasis on diving gear.

Passive Income

Along with tax-free property comes the opportunity for passive income opportunities. The reality of Cayman Islands homes for sale is that not every home owner chooses to live here. Some have demands elsewhere, others just want a place to stay during business or on vacation. Whatever your interest, you can hold your property and rent it out for tax-free income on short-term stays.

Bio: James Bovell is the Cayman Islands real estate expert. James Bovell works with Dream Finders, a Re/MAX sales office based out of the Cayman Islands.

Nail That Exterior Door

May 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written By ETO Doors

Do you have your dream home yet? Perhaps you already own one and you know it has the potential to become something great, but it’s just not there yet. For a lot of people, their dream home means having something like a pool or a giant master bedroom. Most people fantasize about their bathrooms or kitchens. Whatever the case, you probably haven’t given a whole lot of thought to what kinds of doors it will have. But you should.ETO4

Your home’s front doors make a huge statement about the entire residence. It speaks about you as a person and homeowner too. Those doors are what people see often before they ever even meet you.

Now, it’s no secret that doors can be expensive, but they don’t have to be. Exterior wood doors are a fantastic way to get what you want out of the finished result. Wooden front doors are extremely popular, of course. However, the great thing about them is that you can so easily customize them. Painting doors is a project that won’t take you more than a day, but the difference they make can last for years.

Don’t let your home’s doors fall short of their potential. The good thing is that you can get an amazing door that will really help bring your home to the next level and won’t take much time or money.


Looking for doors for your home? Whether you need wood doors or something far more extravagant, you’ll find everything you need at ETO Doors and so much more.

Car Rental Is Essential in Abu Dhabi

May 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Monte Carlo Rent A Car, LLC

Abu Dhabi is quickly becoming one of the most popular vacation spots in the entire world. Every year, more and more people are traveling there to see what the hype is all about. This has also included countless celebrities who have helped increase the area’s fame all over the world.

If you’re heading there, you’d do well to meticulously plan your stay there. Abu Dhabi is full of countless things to do from spending the night in clubs located at the top of skyscrapers to skiing at indoor mountains.


Whatever you choose to do, it should go without saying that you’ll have a lot of traveling to do once you get there. This is why you’ll want to contact a service that can provide you with car rental Abu Dhabi long before you show up. There’s long term car rental in Dubai International Airport, for example, but a number of other businesses exist too.

Wherever you choose to rent from, also think about getting a driver. This will ensure you don’t waste time trying to figure out where to go and/or getting lost. Abu Dhabi is huge and fairly crowded, so both of these things are easier to do than you might realize.


Traveling to Amman? Then you definitely want a hotel and a list of sites to see. However, more and more people are turning to Monte Carlo Rent A Car, LLC for Car rentals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, UAE too.

Ski Lodge Savvy: Keeping Cabin Rentals Competitive

May 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to maintaining and improving vacation properties, there are many things to keep in mind. New technology and contemporary trends can be of particular importance when you are running a rustic or more pastoral business, such as a B&B or cabin properties. With services like Airbnb on the rise, how can you keep your properties in step? You can make sure your log cabins don’t turn into hermit huts by redecorating and keeping on top of luxury trends.


À la Piz Gloria

One way to escape this trap is to look at current cultural symbols of luxury and relaxation. The ski lodge still has a foothold in the American psyche worth taking advantage of. There is a wide variety of nostalgic, yet modern, takes on these locations in film and television. James Bond films, for example, often have scenes in rustic and mountainous with amenities as luxurious as any found at sea level. Take a hint from 70’s ski fashion revival vibes and combine cold-weather clothing patterns and textures with trends like repurposing and genre mixing.


Keep It Rugged

If you are looking for a more thorough refurbishing job, take a closer look at the windows and doors on your properties to see if they are giving the right first impressions. Considering the weather in most mountainous regions, you will want something sturdy enough to keep out the cold and wet. Using solid wood doors can be a comfort to clients who will be reassured by their heft and density.


Modern Medieval

Although they are often forgotten, consider doors with prominently visible clavos, the large, round, metal nail-heads visible on many old-fashioned rustic doors. Using metals in interesting ways can pull a cabin from the dark ages and place it firmly in the present. Try replicating the style you chose for your iron detailing around the cabin in things like metal fixtures, door handles, and other small accents.


Bio: Based out of Los Angeles, ETO Doors is a custom door manufacturer with additional showrooms in Las Vegas and New York. ETO Doors offers a variety of doors for custom order or purchase online, with an array of specialty options such as hand-carvings and solid wood. Read ETO Doors reviews, browse their selection, and more today at the ETO Doors website.

Live Close to the Wild in Virginia

May 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by the Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty

To many people, Richmond, Virginia is known for being a hip and up-and-coming area. The downtown area has all kinds of attractions to offer. From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to Richmond Coliseum, there’s never a dull moment here.

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However, Virginia has long been known as a state that keeps its wild side intact too. While Chesterfield County real estate has some beautiful options throughout countless suburbs, you’ll never be more than a stone’s throw from nature. In fact, even if you live downtown, you’ll have the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to enjoy.

Get to the James River and it will take you just about anywhere you’d want to go for camping, fishing and hunting. But that’s far from all. There’s Brush Mountain and the forests that surround it. There is no shortage of things to do there. Big Woods State forest will also give you over 2,200 acres to enjoy, especially if you get a permit for hunting. Appomattox-Buckingham state forest is great too.

For a lot of people, we’d spend every waking hour in the wilderness if it was possible. If you look for Virginia homes for sale, though, you can get pretty close to this dream and still have a comfortable bed to sleep in at night, plus a ton of other creature comforts too.


Have you decided it’s time to relocate to Richmond? If so, the help of a Chesterfield realtor like those at The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty will make a huge difference.