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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,…

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…

Many organizations today tend to forget our connection to nature and unintentionally create a feeling of confinement. This feeling becomes an enormous barrier that impairs productivity as well as the mental state of the employees. To avoid such an atmosphere, aspects of nature should be included in the office interior design. And the best way to have a little nature in the office is to get some indoor plants. The numerous benefits of office plants make them the perfect office decor. There are many reasons to get indoor plants for office, so let’s take a look at seven of the most important ones. Reduce Distraction and Noise Offices can become noisy and distracting if you have a lot of people in close proximity. Furthermore, most office spaces in Dhaka and Chattogram usually have to deal with a lot of outside noises. As a result of both indoor and outdoor noise,…

The interior of your office is more than just a collection of items. They have a profound impact on productivity, mentality, and the appearance of your organization. That is why you need to think carefully about what becomes part of your office space. There are some items that can be included in your office decoration and design, and some should be avoided if possible. And on that note, let’s take a look at some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to office interior design. Do – Think About the Budget Budget will always be a factor for organizations. It is the first thing you should keep in mind when thinking about office interior design. Organizations often get swept away by mesmerizing office decor and end up going above the pre-set budget. As such, it is imperative to always think about the budget and only get items that fit…

Investments in property are usually for the long term, be it for price gains or building a residence. Since it usually involves a huge sum of money, buyers tend to be sensitive and cautious about the transaction. Assessing legal documents is a part of the safety measures in order to avoid future hassles. In Bangladesh, land is a popular asset for investment and checking the legal documents for purchasing land is a relatively lengthy process to ensure protection against real estate scams in Bangladesh. Since this particular asset always appreciates over time and has no depreciation, it has gained massive popularity. Then again, as lands become more and more desirable, certain people take illegal steps such as land grabbing to gain possession of a property. To prevent this from happening with your property, make sure to check the following legal documents for purchasing land. Authenticity of the Deed One of the…

Love it or hate it, winter is a special time of the year. Tons of festivities like carnivals and fairs take place all over the country. It’s also our ‘designated’ wedding season. So there is a lot going on in winter; that much is for certain. But it’s not all outdoor fun and games when the season invades your home. This calls for the need to prepare your home for winter. Here are a few ways to keep your home well prepared for the oncoming season. Thick Curtains to fight the cold It gets pretty cold and many people just can’t handle it so every little step to ready your home for winter helps. Whether to avoid cold allergies or avoid getting sick, curtains may help keep a home warm. They work as a great insulator, keeping the cold out and the heat in. The thicker the curtains; the more…

For a lot of people, packing might just be one of the most frustrating things in life. What is essential when it comes to planning a trip? Clothes? Surely. Toothpaste? Probably. TV?… that might be a bit too much. So if you are wondering which things to take when traveling, you are in luck! Today we bring you a list of essentials for planning a trip. Travel Backpack When you think about packing essentials for planning a trip, the first thing you visualize is a bag. It is a necessary item to carry all the other items from the packing list. However, there is a variety of luggage that is available from small packs to large suitcases. Among them, backpacks are usually best suitable for every kind of journey. They are light enough not to burden you while simultaneously offering ample storage and versatility. Furthermore, travel backpacks are easy to…

We always look for ways to make things easier in our life; ways that will help us complete tasks with little to no effort. In fact, some of the most influential inventions and innovations have been to improve how we live and provide convenience. The innovation of smart gadgets has brought great convenience for us. Today, with just the push of a button on our phones or even voice commands, we can control various aspects of the home. The concept of a smart home is a new one to many Bangladeshi people; however, its popularity is quickly rising. Let’s take a quick look at 7 types of smart home gadgets that are sure to make your life immensely easier. Voice-Controlled Assistants When you are thinking about making your home intelligent, you need a hub that will help you control the ecosystem. That’s where smart speakers or ‘assistants’ come in. Devices…

The environment you are in can have a great deal of influence on mood and productivity. And since many of us spend a large part of the day in the office, we put in great effort in office decoration. To some extent, it is the home away from home, unless you have an actual home office. Even then, there are many ways to organize a home office to increase productivity and mood. As for decorating office or workspace, you can customize it in several ways that will reflect who you are, boost mood & productivity as well as motivate & re-energize you during those long hours. Add Some Inspiring Colors Colors have the ability to alter how you feel at work and determine your mindset. Surrounding yourself with the right color palette will create an encouraging mindset. For example, the color blue is often found to be quite soothing, while…

BBQ parties are a great way to meet and spend time with friends and families. All that late night chatter and first time cooking experiences make the party even more lively and fun. It is not uncommon to come up with a sudden get-together plan with friends for BBQ parties at home. However, the real challenge comes when organizing the party. Yes, a BBQ is fun, but there are certain equipments you need for a hassle-free event. If not experienced, chances are you would go through the trouble of finding the bbq essentials as well. To ensure you have everything you need, take a look below. We have listed a few planning a bbq party essentials and where to find them in Dhaka. Grilling Equipments Grilling is the heart of bbq, right? So you have to manage grilling items before arranging a bbq party. Everyone has their own preference when picking…