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Reading Time: 4 minutes In the property market, there are mainly two types of assets, developed and undeveloped. While developed assets have multiple categories like residential, commercial and industrial, undeveloped assets generally include land. Among all these properties, a popular investment debate is between apartment vs land and which one is the better alternative. Both sides have strong reasoning behind their claim. However, as apartments in Bangladesh are more available and less expensive, most people would rather choose an apartment over a piece of land. But what are the reasons to invest in land? Let’s take a look. Land Never Depreciates Unlike any other asset in the world, land is the only property that does not depreciate over time. Moreover, the value of the property will increase and generate you a high Return on Investment (ROI). The core reason behind this characteristic is land is a scarce resource. With time, the number of people in…

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s no doubt that houseplants have a lot of benefits to offer. And if you live in a city, those perks become more important than ever. From purifying air to moisture control, every plant provides a host of benefits that help us live a healthy life. Along with all these perks, having some indoor plants is also the only way to adorn your home with nature. So this brings up the question of which houseplant to get for your apartment. As such, let’s take a look at some of the best indoor plants you can get right here in Bangladesh. Aloe Vera The Aloe Vera plant is a well-known plant in Bangladesh that offers a wide range of benefits. Its healing properties, along with a unique look, make it one of the best indoor plants for apartments. The gel extracted from Aloe Vera is full of valuable bioactive compounds that…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Real estate is one of the products that has a persistent demand across the world. It’s tangibility and durability provide a unique satisfaction in ownership unlike any other marketable item in the world. That is why a large number of people feel comfortable investing in the property market rather than on other high-return generating financial instruments. Not that alternative investment options are inferior to real estate but people are risk-averse by nature. Regardless of market type and condition, the core utility of the product remains the same, and so there are quite a few real estate tips applicable to other markets. Location Is A Prime Factor Among the factors determining property price, location holds a significant weight. That’s because location is an umbrella term. It comes with numerous area facilities and growth prospects that can directly impact your investment. For instance, Mirpur is a popular residential area in Dhaka because…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Everybody wants a place to call their own; a nice place to go home to, relax and just be at peace. But finding a place comes with many obstacles. First you have to find a place you like and it has to fulfill your requirements, both inside and outside. Then it has to be affordable. Affordable… how do you decide if the place is affordable for you? And how do you decide what mortgage plan to go for? Bproperty.com has a great Home Loan calculator that can help with this very predicament. Let’s see what it and bproperty.com has to offer in this regard. What is it? Very few people – almost no one – purchases land in one payment. So how do you plan on completing your payment? You have to think about a loan you may wish to take, over how long you want to pay it back,…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last couple of years, Bangladesh has seen constant growth in the economy with significant development in major sectors across various industries. From a macroeconomic point of view, it is apparent that the growth would create an impact on individuals. That is why now our annual income per capita has risen to $1751. Considering this, the overall cost of living in the country had increased by 8.44% in 2017 according to Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB). And one of the core reasons for this increased expense in living is due to the rising cost of renting houses. OVERVIEW OF HOUSE RENTALS IN DHAKA Dhaka has a highly dense population, with around 79,000 people every square kilometer. The BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) conducted surveys to catalog how housing was distributed in the city. It found that 82% of city dwellers live in a rental apartment. Of them,…

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s that wonderful time of year again! Everybody loves the idea of Christmas, whether they celebrate it or not. And in recent times, we’ve been seeing more people in Bangladesh embrace the spirit. You can always setup a fun get together with friends but don’t you really want to emulate the season? To prepare you, we’ve put together this article so that you too can join in on the celebrations and plan a Christmas party of your own! Christmas tree What is Christmas without a Christmas tree? Just a really cold party… so go get yourself one immediately! Christmas trees have become quite available in Dhaka over the last couple of years. For those with an apartment in Gulshan, you’re in luck. Christmas trees can now easily be found in the DNCC Market in Gulshan 1. They come in various sizes and the trees are available with or without decorations.…

Reading Time: 5 minutes Home loans are by far the most popular mode for financing property investments across the globe.  People go for home loans because it ensures a safe transaction between buyers and sellers. But, most importantly, home loans work as a great leverage for investments since it backs up a buyer’s credentials and protects your savings. On the other hand, buyers prefer home loans because bank mortgage holders are verified by the bank. Since the loan is a vital part of the transaction and involves a hefty sum of money you should clearly understand the financial commitment you are about to make. A good way to clear your confusions and queries regarding a loan is consulting with your financer. But what are the important things you should keep in mind and be sure of before taking a loan? We have prepared a set of questions to ask your mortgage lender What Is…

Reading Time: 4 minutes We all try our best to make sure that our homes, and the individuals living in it, are safe and secure. As such, apartment safety is always a concern no matter where you live. We regularly invest in security measures to get the best protection available. Luckily, the latest advancements in the field of home security have made protecting your home much easier. Thanks to smart home security gadgets, we can ensure the safety of our home no matter where we are. So let’s take a look at some of the latest smart home security devices that you can use to improve home security systems and keep homes safe. Smart Home Cameras Very few people use cameras to monitor the interior of their apartment and settle for just one or two on the exterior of the building itself. While that is a perfectly fine security measure, there may still be blind-spots…

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to keeping your place in the best condition, I think we can all agree that renovation is the most fun part. While modern homes are known to have a rather cold and inherently minimalistic look, contemporary styles don’t necessarily have to be that way. It can be welcoming and comfortable as well. Below are a few interior design tips that will take the outlook of your home to the next level! ‘Trendy’ Isn’t The Way To Go The trick is to make traditional pieces your core furniture. You can always incorporate changes around it by adding pillows, rugs and many other accessories (that too, every season if you want) but in order to make your space more homely, this is the easiest way to achieve an expertly blended modern classic interior with minimalistic backdrops. Newer Isn’t Always Better Relating to the aforementioned point, not only furniture but…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Virginia Woolf once famously quoted “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” The love of food is enamored in a bonding with the soul of all Bangladeshis. Nowadays, there isn’t a corner you can turn, or a floor in a building you can’t look at without finding a café or a restaurant. The food service industry in Bangladesh has evolved dramatically. Over the last several years, newer and newer restaurant businesses in Dhaka city have popped up. Going out to eat with your friends and families is gradually becoming a culture amongst the people of Bangladesh. Furthermore, with the rise of social media awareness in Bangladesh, people are being introduced to the wonders of fast food evolution from the outside world. The following areas of the food service industry of Bangladesh are experiencing booming prosperity: Restaurant Businesses in Dhaka There was once a…