We can’t all afford a collection of BMW’s, Porsche’s and Lamborghini’s so whats the next best thing? A collection of the miniature versions of course!
Continue reading “Beirut is Home to the Worlds Largest Collection of Tiny Cars…Model Cars that is.” »
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Every major city has its desirable neighborhoods, Los Angeles has Malibu, London has Chelsea and New York has Soho. The jewel of the Middle East is no exception, with seemingly something for everyone on offer!
Not only are there many factors leading to their desirability of a neighborhood everyone seems to have their own opinion of what they want. A few basic rules that can be followed are:
- The closer it is to the main action of the city, the more sought after it becomes
- The views on offer pushes up the value
- Availability of shopping centres and entertainment venues.
So where are the best places to live in Beirut? If you are moving / or planning to move to Beirut here are a few neighborhoods that you might what to consider checking out.
Continue reading “3 Awesome Beirut Neighborhoods to Live In – Best City Life, Great Restaurants, Beautiful Views” »
Posted in Property
We love our cars in the Middle East don’t we? It’s almost like a love affair. With a lack of public transportation in most of the region and petrol prices substantially lower than anywhere else on the planet, there are some good reason’s why we are.
So it’s not really a surprise then, that even with the worldwide economic collapse takingit’s toll on car sales, 2013 was a year of growth in the car industry for the Middle East.
The Association of Automobile Importers in Lebanon indicated a 1.8% growth in 2013 while in the UAE there was a reported 16.7% growth.
Continue reading “New & Used Car Sales in the Middle East Shows No Sign of Slowing Down” »
Happy Friday All,
Struggling to get through January? The holiday period a faded memory?
Well I was sent this article about the Habits of Exuberant Human Beings the other day (its an old one but a good one!) and thought it was definitely worth sharing.
There is a popular theory, created by Martin Seligman (the father of positive psychology) that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us. The article goes on to state some pretty simple but highly effective things we can all do to build a happy lifestyle.
I wont list them all here just a few of the ones that jumped out. The article is definitely worth a read so go check it out.
1. Knock Knock….
Yep you may have heard it before but there actually could be some truth in the old saying, laughter really is the best medicine.
Laughing releases endorphins that increase pleasure, can reduce stress and more.
So crack out the joke book and share the laughter.
Continue reading “Beat the January Blues – Proven Habits of Amazingly Happy People” »
Happy Monday Everyone!
As a lot of you might have already noticed this week that we made a huge change to our post an ad process. Our goal was to make it easier to understand and a much nicer experience. Hopefully for those of you who have used it you feel it is.
With this change we thought it would be useful to go over the steps involved to post an awesome free ad on bey3.com. There are 3 Easy & Quick Steps.
Step 1: Click Post A Free Ad – The Big Orange Button!
This will take you to our sleek new log in page:
On this screen you need to:
- Enter your email address (so we can keep fraud off the site)
- If you already have an account with us then you can enter your password and click continue.
- If you don’t have a password just choose that you’re new, enter a password of your choice and click continue. Before posting you will need to verify your email address, we send you an email with a link that you need to click. This will tell us its a real email address that people can respond to.
Now onto step 2.
Continue reading “How to Post an Ad on bey3.com in 3 Easy Steps” »
Happy weekend bey3 community,
Just a quick shout out to our regular & new users alike.
We Need Your Help!
There I said it :).
Here at bey3 we always work as hard as possible to make bey3.com as safe as we possible can for all our users. That means we moderate all our ads before they go live. Unfortunately sometimes some bad ones sneak through the system and get put live. Here is where our trusted users can add massive value!
We recently added new functionality that allows you as a valued user of bey3 to report back to us if an ad isn’t what it claims to be. So where can you find this option?
On every ad page you can see just above where the description starts a little link that says Report ad. Just like this:
When would I use this?
Well there are a whole heap of ways that you can help us with this tool. If an ads in the wrong category – tell us right here. Is an ad fraud or a scam – yep this tool is the place to get it removed. Here are the available options when you click on the report ad link:
A huge thank you to everyone who has already used this tool and helped us improve bey3 for everyone.
Enjoy your weekends!
Bey3.com Support Team
Your Free Community Classifieds
Hey fellow classified goers. We are happy to announce two brand new categories for bey3.com – Community & Business Services.
So what are they & how do I use them you might be asking? Well in this blog post we are going to take you through the new community section to give you an idea of what you can post and expect to find there.
Think of the community section just like you would a community town hall. Its a place to share and connect with other people. Looking for a squash partner, no worries, want to swap Arabic for French, stop on by, starting a new reading group, we have you covered! So lets check out what you can expect from each section:
Artists & Theatres
Here you can advertise your acting skills, find theatre groups, post your production to find people who would want to be apart of it, and connect with other like minded artists.
Babysitting & Childcare
Babysitting & Childcare is where you can find a reliable babysitter or if you offer a childcare service, then this area is where you could advertise your service.
Bands, Musicians & DJ’s
If you are looking for that elusive 4th band member or want to hire a DJ for a party then this is where you can find them. Alternatively strap on that Guitar and advertise your lessons or post about your skills as a Singer and rock on.
Car Lift & Rideshare
Are you planning a car trip somewhere and have spare seats? Well let people know in the Car Lift & Rideshare category. Or maybe you are looking for somewhere to go and need a ride, well post your trip details for all to see.
Do you offer a class in something and want to find additional students, then the Classes category is where you can post your ad. If you’re looking to learn then please stop on by as well.
Looking for professionally run courses where you can get recognisable qualifications? Then the Education section is for you. If you are looking for students post an ad telling them everything your perfect student can expect.
Events, Gigs & Nightlife
So you have organised a big event or gig – now how do I tell people about it. Well here is your answer. Just advertise it in the Events, Gigs & Nightlife section and rock on.
Fitness, Dance & Health
Start your trip to a healthy lifestyle in our Fitness, Dance & Health category. Dance classes, healthy alternatives, physiotherapy can all be found or advertised here. Freelancers Are you a Freelancer with some serious skills to share. Well you might consider posting them in this category. Tell the world – right here.
Groups & Clubs
Trying to spread the word for a new club or group you have set up? Starting a reading club, gardening weekends then advertise here with anything & everything else!
Skill & Language Swap
We all want to learn right. Well here is a way you can do it for free. Just advertise here to swap something you are awesome at for something you want. French for Arabic, Arabic for Ski Lessons – Give it a shot.
Sports Teams & Partners
Looking for a squash partner, walking group, football team? The Sports Teams & Partners category is a great way to get motivated and get active!
Travel & Travel Partners
Like to Travel? Have you had some crazy adventures? Or are you in a new area and just want to meet some people for a coffee. Try posting here in our Travel & Travel Partners category.
So there you have it the bey3.com guide to our new Community section. There is something for everyone so go on over and post an ad now.
Join the bey3 Community – jump to your area and post an ad:
Next week the bey3.com guide to the new Services category. Stay tuned… Happy Holidays from the whole, bey3.com Team
When assessing the land it is of the utmost importance to keep in mind that although there are numerous internet tools which you can use to value your property, it is always better to ask for an expert’s opinion because knowing the situation on the market and the delicacy of the assessment process is part of their job. However, it is good to be familiar with some basic principles of estimating the land value which both you and the assessor have to understand and use.
First, according to the principle of substitution an individual will pay for the land the same amount of money he would have to pay for an equally desirable substitute property. This approach assumes that the buyer will collect data, make adjustments, compare the prices and buy the property that meets his needs at the lowest price.
According to the principle of supply and demand the value of property will be higher if the demand increases. Since the supply of the land is unchangeable, when the demand goes up, the prices go up as well.
The principle of anticipation holds that the present value of the property depends on the anticipated benefit the owner will have in future.
The principle of conformity states that the price of the land is likely to be higher if it is used in a way that is compatible with the use of surrounding properties.
Good assessor will take all these principles into consideration, together with other components such as gas, electricity, water, sewer and other public utilities. He will also evaluate the possibility of using rights like mineral, grazing, fishing, hunting and others.
Of course, there are other factors that contribute to the value of the land. Above all, physical attributes of the land – fertility, location and climate – are of crucial importance to buyers in search for land. Different types of buyers are looking for different qualities in property – whether or not the land can be subdivided, is it far enough or close enough to their home, will the property fit into their lifestyle and so on. The type and amount of taxation, planning, building laws and other restrictions will certainly influence the price, as well as economic and social factors.
To value your land properly, you have to take into account all of these factors and methods. You have to check the sales prices of similar properties, to calculate the price of your property by square meter, and make reasonable and appropriate adjustments based on factors that contribute to the value. Combine this price with the income the property could generate and you’ll get the idea of how much your land is worth.
However, this is all subjective. The real price of the land is the sum the buyers are willing to pay for it. So, do your homework, make a research, calculate and consult real estate agents to arrive at a final opinion of value. And hope for the best.
Whether you are looking to buy or sale land, Lebanon is a promising country. In the last decade both Lebanon and its capital Beirut started regaining their fame as tourist and financial centers, and not without reason. It is one of the most fascinating countries – beautiful coastline, snowy mountains, thousands of years of history and well developed banking and financial sector, wine production and agriculture make Lebanon a place where money works for your investments.
If you are planning to buy a property in Lebanon, it is good to know some facts. Unlike many other countries which discourage foreigners from acquiring properties, Lebanon allows foreign ownership of the real estate but only if the amount of the land in possession doesn’t exceed 3,000 square meters. Otherwise, you’ll have to obtain a special permission from the Council of Ministers. And of course, foreigners can’t own more than 3 per cents of total land in this country, except in Beirut where that limit is 10 per cents.
When it comes to buying properties, apartments and villas are good investment. But, better than that is buying raw land. It is less risky because less money is involved; still it can turn great in the years to come if you know how to choose the right location. So, let’s see what current hotspots are when it comes to land for sale in Lebanon.
If you are dreaming of your own winery, than the fertile Bekaa Valley is a place for you. Lebanon has thousands of years long wine culture, and in the last few decades the wine industry is blooming again. Grape from more than 5000 acres of vineyards is being fermented in more than 30 wineries. The best of all is that Lebanese climate is perfect for wine production, especially for varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cinsaut, and Grenache. It seems that this area will soon become a popular destination for wine tourists therefore now it’s great time to invest.
Another great location is to buy land in Keserwan District, or its capital Jounieh. This once small coastal city 16 km north of Beirut is the fastest growing and developing city in Lebanon. This city started to progress in the middle of the 20th century, but during the war Jounieh became as important as Beirut thanks to the massive migration of Beirut traders and bankers. Today Jounieh is tourist, financial, banking and commercial center with population of more than 200,000. It has great infrastructure, and tendency to merge with Beirut so every piece of land bought here can only increase its value with time.
Keserwan Mountains are a perfect choice if you are a nature lover who sees himself in eco-tourism and eco-agriculture. Other locations appropriate for this type of business are Mountain Lebanon and the Chouf Mountains. It takes 45 minutes by car to escape from Beirut’s humidity and pollution into the paradise of the Chouf Mountains. The nature here is untouched which is perfect for those who would like to try their luck in growing organic food.
However, if you prefer purchasing a few acres in Beirut you can’t go wrong, although you will probably overpay for the land. In urban areas it makes more sense to buy a property with a house on it, but with a good idea th eland purchase can turn into an excellent investment.