Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Buying a second home if done with calculation and a decent dose of speculation might flip into a profitable investment, and while owning the property it could serve as a hide away.
Visiting the same holiday house can become an annual boredom which is why business like holiday home clubs have emerged. Pay €250 000 for a fractional ownership in a set of houses located in various places around the world and then an annual fee of €12 000 covering maintenance, insurance, furniture and concierge service. Offering the awesome desirability of choice between multiple homes these clubs are the perfection choice for those leaning more to the pleasure rather than investment. The relief of having someone else maintain the homes with you’re financial risk being minimal result in the supreme way of vacating.
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BMW have used Zen as inspiration for the new BMW 7-series(F07) which was unveiled last week. The F01 is replacing one of the most debated cars ever, the E65 which marked a new epoch in BMW’s history. With an ugly exterior design and complicated iDrive the E65 was never motor journalist’s favorite huggy bear. Responding to what has been harsh criticism towards iDrive the new 7-Series comes the revised iDrive 2.0 which BMW claim is more intuitive and easier to use than iDrive 1.0.
Unlike the controversial design of the E65 BMW hasn’t gone nuts with the new model but instead taken an evolutionary path of perfecting the areas of the predecessor. The front end of the F01 is highly similar to the E65 with near identical head lights but the new appearance is harmonizing and more mature rather than experimental. Some of the clientèle for cars like the Mercedes S-class, Audi A8, Lexus LS are men of discretion who will be very pleased by the slender and elegant design of the F01.
Dominated by huge tail lights the rear end has zero offensiveness about it and is less horrific than the predecessor and BMW 6-Series featuring the very famous “bangle-but”. The modern but tones down lines continues in the interior that has traditional cockpit with a T-shaped layout of wood panels scattered with high quality German buttons down the middle console. Much of the messy and imperfect lines and design cues of the predecessor have been ironed out and smeared with grace giving a sense of tranquility with few visual distractions. Although the design is appealing it runs the risk of looking boring next year when the S-Class receives a facelift and the new Audi A8 enters the market. Unlike previous BMW models this is the least striking model to roll out of