Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Miami Condo: Surviving Despite Market Decline

Considered as one of the top tourist attractions in the known world, Miami is flocked to the brim with tourists every year. From the sandy beaches to exotic nightlife, Miami is indeed a perfect place to relax and enjoy a time-off from the busy routine of work.

Many real estate firms converted a vast number of residential areas, like apartments, to high-rise condos to accommodate visitors flocking into the city. They believe that this is a lucrative business, and will never run out – but they were wrong.

Miami Real Estate Market On Steep Decline

Since 2006, Miami, as well as the rest of the states, experienced a decline in the real estate market. The number of foreclosures increases every year, which adds to the number of unsold real estate units.

There are many factors that contribute to the decline of real estate market in Florida. The interest rates of many financial lenders increased over the years, making it almost impossible for local residents to get a loan to finance residential real estate acquisitions. Also, the devaluation of the U.S. currency made real estate market an almost impossible lucrative venture.

Too Many Condos

One of the blunders which contributed to the Miami real estate decline is the number of condo units. The construction of many high-rise condos can be seen all over the city, and when finished, adds to the increasing number of unsold homes.

This kind of investment is taking a hard toll on many real estate companies as they try different methods to attract clients to acquire these units; being hard-pressed as to lower their prices to increase the chance of making the deal sweeter to the locals and foreigners alike, is starting to take its tolls on their finances.

Miami Condo Price Decreases

Since the U.S. Dollar value declined, many foreigners are now eyeing the prices of Miami condos with interests. Canadians and Europeans are now flocking into the city to buy these condos units at lower the cost. The locals are starting to notice the decrease of prices in many real estate properties around the city. Though the affordability is still slim considering the high interest rates of different mortgage types, the glimmer of hope in condo acquisition is on the rise for these individuals.

Also, the increase in demand of additional workforce for the city contributes to the rising need of residential units. Currently, the median prices for condo in Miami are, more or less, $200,000. Condominiums are now being considered as cheaper compared to single-family residential properties; thus, the popularity for Miami condo increases every year.

The real challenge, however, to survive the real estate market despite the economic crisis is how each of these agencies will create an affordable market for real estate properties to the rising demand of the public.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor

Slow Roll on Miami Commercial Real Estate

Nationally every real estate market is in the red, it is a very common cause of the nationwide crisis that hits the country coming this year. People can just witness as the numbers goes down in the drain in a fast rate. It took a few years to recover from the drought when the last time the nation hit a housing drought and experts indicates that it’ll be a lot longer this time base on their calculations. For Miami most of their markets are also dipping into the water, it can’t be helped as is has factored on many causes that evidently slide down to its currents state now. I think when you point on the markets stature right now you’ll see how bad it is and it sort of hits you. Miami Commercial Real Estate market is actually affected by the drought it is a common effect because it’s kind of a domino effect.

Although in the drought Miami is still capable of holding its own in the marketplace, because despite the rollercoaster ride of the market and the states duress on its own real estate status, Miami’s commercial real estate is doing fine at the present time, doing good on their own local market. With the demand of building some condos in Miami area, I think the commercial side of the market is getting some movement and progress in numbers a reported 2.8% in increase has been cited and with some businesses opening up in the Miami area I think with that being the case the Commercial real estate front of it makes a significant run on all the things that the market has to offer. In recent years the success of commercial real estate is measured on how well the overall market is doing, but with a bizarre year for real estate overall the commercial real estate front have been moving independently.

It is rather safe to assume that the improbable cause of the market is in the mindset of the investors and developers in which picking which to put on the blueprint next. I get the chance to know what else is out there when it comes to real estate’s progress, but whatever I do or wherever I turn my head on it seems like it’s not doing well. Surely there are some sales here and there and some price dropping and increasing but the majority of it is not well. I think the commercial real estate is caught in a trend where they will also be a victim of the economic crisis of the nation. Commercially, Miami is still Miami; there are the prominent companies that are standing still, although they admit it is rather sad to see that they are moving slowly.

The good news is that most experts predicts that in time commercial real estate in Miami will hit its mark and it’ll be sooner than the rest of the market because they say that the movement of the market is on the verge of having some significant progress. The rest of the market is moving in a slow-motion pace which makes the rest of the market in a blunt turn to seek for new strategies to be back on track. Miami commercial real estate is not in many ways doomed like some reports suggest, I think if any it is just affected by the slow progress of the overall market, in time I think progress will be seen.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Miami Real Estate Market On a Downward Slide

It is a given, the popularity that the market has when it comes to how bad it is this year is very much documented. Every paper you read it says the same thing, “Miami Condo Market on a Bust”, it is almost tiring to read the same report on the same issue day in and day out, in the blogs, news, everywhere, they are saying the same thing. So it is sort of an issue not worth paying attention to. With regards to the aspect that the markets availability and its current state, it is safe to say that it is on a phase where improvement is vaguely needed. If you watch closely the experts are already pointing out that Miami’s condo market is the cause of the housing decline for this season. It may not be as good as everybody is hoping for but the truth is out there.

More or less, the personal view point in the situation is that the great deal of the market’s pressure is coming from the overbuilding crisis of Miami’s condos. When you walk on the Miami Beach’s strips you’ll see busy half built buildings with cranes on top of them, contractors talking to their people and the common thinking of it is that they are building yet again another condo, developing yet another building with empty units. The great debate is that it is not a good idea now to build another condo building because that reports have some basis on it, they have numbers to prove that condos are really making the housing market in a downward slide.

Condo market in Miami has been in the ice cold silence since reports suggests that the market is the cause of the big disappointment in its numbers. Right now I won’t be that sure to rely on its market, although on the lighter side the condo market has been traveling great strides on trying to improve on its marketing and advertising but the result it still the same. The homebuyers are getting some doubts and are now a bit hesitant to invest. I am trying to figure out why they are hesitant to invest in Miami, when I am confident that they will get their money’s worth because the Miami Condos have exquisite offers.

Through all the hurly burlies of the market’s current state, it is a daunting task to even consider the fact that Miami is in deed in doom. I like to point out some important facts considering the market’s visibility, I know that they are in a state of confusion in it s market which explains why investors and developers still take on building towers and trying to get the buyer’s attention. Closed to the reality of the fact that Miami is making some progress on stepping up their real estate game, right now, improvement is really needed and the opposition which is the critics will not stop on picking on it. So I think Miami condo market will be in a dark cloudy days until they find a way to manage and create a boom.

Jron Magcale

How to Effectively Sell Your Home in Miami Real Estate

If you really wanted to sell your house at winter, which the weather is quit badly, unlike summer that you can easily show off the beauty of your home, is still not a bad idea. Selling at winter, means having lesser competition.

But there are some tips and guidelines that can make your home stand out even at winter. Just make sure that you do the guidelines correctly. In order to gain the tips in selling your home at winter, read on…

Always make it a point that you keep the hallways from snow and ice. The house would not sell if the driveway and hallway are full of ice. So you can do the maintaining, you can hire the service that will regularly shovel the ice in the hallway.

If you're showing during the winter, think warm, cozy and homey. Make sure to adjust the thermostat to warmer temperature to make your home welcoming.

Encourage showing during the high-daylight hours. At this time of year, if you show after work, you're totally in the dark. Better to clean all the lamp and lighting fixtures. And when you’re showing off the house, turn on all the lights.

Buyers act on the first impression. So it would be advisable to wash the windows.

Play some good music; this is a soothing way to attract buyers while viewing your home. Tap into the simple things this time of year that make you feel like you're home. Make the place comfortable for the potential buyers.

Be honest. Stress out to the buyer the winter positives of your home.

Put indoor and outdoor lights on timers. This could help you make your home welcoming to the buyer even if you’re not all home.

First impressions are so powerful, be aware about that. So treat your buyer as a guest, serve a good meal.

Make sure that your house smells good. It would be great to clean it up, change the curtains and rugs.Asking the buyer to remove shoes is not a bad idea. It indicates a pride of ownership and meticulousness that resonates with buyers.

You can even use winter wreaths and dried arrangements around the door to glimmer interest to buyer. Anything seasonally appropriate is fun, take note of that.

Other parts of the country like those warmer regions such as Miami real estate, winter can certainly be a good selling point.

In selling your home, you need to do all the steps needed to successfully sell your home. You can use the internet in finding tips, strategies and guidelines that you can use in selling your home. Working with a realtor is helpful as well; just make sure to get the right realtor, one that is familiar with the market and can effectively assists you.

If you are selling your home in Miami real estate, winter is not really a big problem. Just make sure to clean up your home and make it appealing enough.

Eliza Maledevic Ayson

Monday, April 21, 2008

Fort Lauderdale Condo Overtaken by Hotel Developments

Yes, the boom that we all now from the Fort Lauderdale Condo market is over, it has its good days but now it’s behind all of us. As much as we want to keep the boom in tact, we all know that nothing last forever. It is official by default, the downtown condo market’s known boom has been overtaken by a new trend the hotels. Yes, you heard it right the hotels now are making its way to the scene as developers and investors are focusing their time in making hotels now more than ever. They are very much aware of the condo’s status in the market so they redirect their attention to a different bidding. It is known that the market’s overflow of condos all over Florida has caused the housing market to take a slump.

More to a fault now, the common knowledge of people is that they tend to focus their attention to what is in demand, what is in the trend or what makes the market shine. It’s like yesterday it was the condo market, the next day it’s the hotel market. It is rather amusing to watch the rise and fall of the market, the huddles and the struggles and all that. Right now, developers are there seeking building approvals for about 4 major high-rise hotels and office towers, on top of that investors are seeking more deals to go down in the hot property right now which is the hotel. It may probably the next big thing in Fort Lauderdale real estate market biggies.

More than 1 million square feet of new office space would also be built. All told, there are plans for almost 1,000 hotel beds in Fort Lauderdale's relatively compact downtown, city building plans show. Meanwhile, high-end hotel developers were busy re-making the beach. A vertical renaissance swept through the downtown in recent years, filling it with new residential condos and lofts. It is known that right now the departure of the condo developers in downtown Fort Lauderdale and specifically the hotel builders have step their feet in the market. Two of the proposed projects originally were proposed as condos. The city's rules for developing downtown put a limit on residential growth, and that cap has nearly been reached.

All signs are pointing to a potential hotel boom, with likely millions to spend, the condo market is having a down time, I think the condo market is indeed in a downward slide, in which the people have been rating it as a low-end in the market right now, most probably because of the condo overbuilt it have skim to people’s mind that changes are vaguely needed so that is where the hotel building came to idea. I think it’ll still be too early to tell. Up until we have settle and the numbers are printed by then we can confidently say that we are in a good market.

Jron Magcale

Locking Eyes on the Miami Real Estate Foreclosure Market

Let’s face it Miami is having a rough year in its market, at the end of the day everyone is having a bad year anyway, so investors shy away from it, big deal. Home buyers in the Florida area are getting more and more curious on what the market can offer to them. It is almost a hard fact that people tend to invest in the most unlikely places, let say the Foreclosure market. It is one of the most well-known market people attend to. Based on numbers alone, more that 40% of homebuyers in Miami travel lengths just to get a chance to see what is in the foreclosure markets have in store. Sure you can get a good deal in the market, because it is cheaper and it is easy to get good deals there, on the flip side though you don’t know what you are getting, you might get a good deal but you have more renovation to do it seems like you purchase another home.

For some reason personally I think that foreclosures in general are always not the best buys for one reason I think, and it is that the majority of the foreclosures that are available were originally purchased at the peak or near the peak of the market, thus giving the banks to lent too much money on these properties since the bank owed so much money on a typical foreclosed property the endpoint is they don’t have the means and the ability to sell it at today’s rate or market price. Which in time gives it a bad image to the masses, other than that issue that is raised, It think that more buyers especially those with tight budget relies heavily on the foreclosures. To make sure you are in the right path, you should consider checking and giving time on studying what you want to invest on.

The Miami Beach foreclosure market has been getting nice numbers, simply because the average home buyer wants to invest less. It is known that the numbers that we have in the recent years are rather off-peak but it’s nothing to be alarmed of because it is still in the imaginary “green line” in which means we are still in the safe zone. Once it gets the “red zone” it is the time to be alarmed, right now it’s all good. The foreclosure market is rather been saving the market for a few times now, because the new home sales are taking a bump and bruises, the condo market is getting the doubts and the commercial market is not posting good numbers either. I like to take this moment to reflect on how much the Miami real estate market is getting on other means of marketing.

Right now, the real story here is the amount of inventory on the market, people never stopped buying here and the foreclosure real estate market in Miami still continues to hit the right prices in terms of selling. It is still an important fact that you have to consider that the market is in a state of cramming and they are trying to chase the numbers ion which we all fell behind of. Remember that Miami is still in the infamous list and as long as the wind still blows in a direction which we all don’t agree, we have to ride it. The foreclosure market in Miami will save us for now but not in a high rate.

Jron Magcale

Tips In Getting Good-Quality Limo Rentals For Airport Transfers

When arriving at your destination, you may consider getting a cab from the airport to your hotel, as this would often be the cheapest form of transport.

However, if you wish to arrive in style and utmost comfort, you may also try considering renting an airport limousine rental service for a change, and experience comfort and elegance without having to spend really outrageous amounts. There are a lot of private limo rental services offering airport transfers, with each one having varying rates and perks. Finding the appropriate one will help in giving you the best possible service, and would ensure that you have a safe trip and easy access to your destination.

What To Expect When You Get A Poor -Quality Airport Limo Rental

You arrive on time and are waiting for your limo too pick you and your stuff, and bring you to your next destination. However, your limousine does not arrive on time, or let's look at things from a different perspective: You're late for your flight and have to run to the airport. There have been horror stories of some operators doing poorly when it comes to giving the best possible service to their clients. A late limo could possibly help you miss out on an important deal or corporate meeting.

A limo rental that has old or rusty vehicles in its disposal could also leave you embarrassed or make you look silly to your associates. In addition, when you get a poor-quality limo rental for your airport transfer, your chauffeur may probably exercise poor customer service, which would probably make your blood pressure rise, and in turn would help to spoil your day. What's worse is that, when your limousine service gets into an accident and does not have proper insurance to cover the damages involve, you could end up paying extra for your medical bills.

Tips In Getting Good Airport Limo Rentals

Ask A Limo Service To Provide Corporate References

Its fact that some of the rental firms who have been in business for years and provide service excellence do not offer cheap rates, because they generally offer first-class service. If you are worried about quite expensive hourly rates, then it would be better for you to get a taxi, not an airport limo service. You also need to ask the limo rental firm or corporate references and contacts, as credible limo rental firms would be more than glad to provide references in order to secure new clients.

Inquire About Vehicle Insurance And Permits

All limo rental services are generally required to have commercial livery insurance as well as the proper permits and licenses. The sad news is that the Yellow Pages and most advertising services do not require the same in order to advertise. To protect yourself from unlicensed firms, ask for proof of these before you sign a contract.

Verify If The Firm Belongs To An Industry Association

Airport limo rentals who belong to industry associations generally need to abide by special insurance regulations and service rules. Well-known associations like the National Limousine Association (NLA) and the local livery association serve as good indicators that your service provider does their due diligence.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor.

What Customers Should Consider When Renting Limousines

These days, most individuals who rent private limousine services do so because they want their events or occasions to be extra special, but for most, they have little or no idea about existing state or federal statutes when it comes to regulating the industry.

In many cities and towns, the limousine industry is unregulated and anyone can put a listing in the phone book, irrespective of their reputation, business sense, investment in their assets, and levels of professionalism.

Locating a limo rental service that provides proper insurance, has an established and credible reputation, and operates safe and reliable vehicles can be quite challenging sometimes. However, when customers do their proper homework and research, they would be able to find and rent a good-quality limo rental firm and assure that their occasion would truly be a safe and memorable one.

Compare Hourly Rates And Charges

The rental service cost usually varies from city to city, and would depend upon the type of vehicle you will need. Generally, an airport sedan service would be much more improved than a taxi, which can be quite unpredictable at times and would offer much poorer standards of service. For some, getting an airport limo service would serve as an affordable alternative, especially when they split the costs amongst the party, which could go for as low as $10 per person. The average fares usually start at $20 for sedan service, while stretch limos start at $50 depending upon vehicle size, party size, location, and distance.

Be Wary Of Those That Offer Unusually Low Prices

Be sure to get the necessary details when renting a limo service. Remember that you need to be wary of any firm that offers unusually low prices, as they may likely have the oldest vehicles available, or have unprofessional drivers. As newer vehicles cost more and offer much better features and amenities, be sure to ask what specific vehicles the rental firm has in its disposal, and how old these limos are.

Make sure you have a better idea about a firm's billing methods, as some firms have unscrupulous billing methods, which will add extra charges such as non-existent highway taxes, surcharges on fuel , beverages, waiting time, travel times, tolls, and other miscellaneous fees. Although such instances are rare, it would be a good idea to get the all-inclusive price, which would, and should, include the total fare. This is vital when renting a limo for a third party such as a wedding couple or high-school students going to a prom or school party.

Avoid Drunk Driving And Ask About Alcohol Regulations

Those who rent limos for special events should avoid drunk driving on your wild evenings, and always act or party in moderation. The cost of even the best limo would be very much ;lesser than a drunk driving or DUI ticket, not to mention the safety issues and concerns that will affect you and others. Before you book one, ask about the company's regulations on drinking alcohol in the limo. Depending on which state or city you live, you may be able to enjoy a *censored*tail or two in the limo within reasonable levels. However, don't expect it to be as wild as the Spring Break party ruckus one sees on a movie or sitcom.

Give Your Driver A Tip, And Treat Him Well

Whenever you're renting a limo, always remember to take good care of your driver. As he or she works for minimal pay, and also relies on tips, they would be more than glad to take care of you and help you become a repeat customer. If you like the service, be sure you tip accordingly, as your chauffeur is working in an industry much like a waiter or bartender, however he or she assumes a more responsible role. For starters, the standard tip is 20% of the total fare, and if you think your driver has had an exceptional performance, you could tip more.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Selling Your Miami Real Estate Home Needs to Be Beautiful in Buyer’s Eyes

You may think I'm exaggerating and may even think that buyers don't really care if your house is organized or if it is staged, but you are wrong. If you are a Miami seller who knows the market and keen, you know that things have drilled you over and over on how important it is for your property to show like a model. If a real estate buyer is looking at 2 very similar Miami properties in the same location with similar price ranges, they will always pick the property that is clean, pretty and organized. When there is a lot of competition, it is crucial that your property stands out, that your house shows better, that you have more to offer. Is it worth a little trouble of your time to make your house show the best way possible? I really hope so.

There is a psychological factor that tells that buyer that the person that is selling the pretty and organized home "takes care" of their home, it also feels more welcoming and ultimately the property they want to buy. Of course we understand that sometimes circumstances don't allow for extreme measures, but there are key factors that need to happen for a property to sell, ignoring those factors will only keep your house on the market longer and will determine how motivated you are to sell. When you list a property, you have to meet with your seller customers and you go into detail about what needs to happen to the property for it to be in "showing condition". If you refuse to do anything else, you must at least declutter your property.

Any Realtor will tell you that decluttering is the single most important factor when selling a home today. Here’s some helpful information on how to declutter a home, put away small decorative items next you have to leave all surfaces clear - including top of dressers and tables after that put away personal items such as photographs, pickup mess, also you have to empty closets out as much as possible, if you have too much furniture, store it or better yet, get rid of it, always keep in mind that you are not selling your things, you are selling your home.

You have to consider that by not taking the time to make your home look at least as presentable as possible, because if you don’t make it as presentable as possible you are sending a message to the buyer that you are either not motivated or even worse your property is worth less that what the market and you calls for it. You don’t want it to happen on your home would you? So the best thing is you have to make your home as beautiful as possible so that you can attract buyers and maybe you can raise the market value of it, who knows? Right.

Jron Magcale

Forecasts For Miami’s Condo Market In 2008

The conditions in the city of Miami these days have been interesting lately, and despite the predictions of doom, it’s a fact that this surely is a gloomy year, but it won’t be like that for long, according to analysts.

The conditions in the waterfront condo market are not that stellar, as are most markets, as a lot of buyers continue to wait in the sidelines, looking for prices to considerably fall and are waiting for signs that the market is improving.

An Influx Of Overseas Buyers Is Keeping The Market Afloat

According to local property brokers, the area’s condo markets are seeing dramatic increases in the numbers of purchases made by overseas investors, especially by Canadian as well as European buyer, largely because of the weakening of the US dollar, which many note will remain that way well into 2009.

The city’s luxury waterfront market has also yielded surprising results for this year. In the first quarter of 2008, there were 289 luxury condo sales from January 1 through today. Around 112 of these sales have closed, while 177 are in the process of closing. These condo units are located in areas such as Miami, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles
The 112 closed sales were valued at $195,384,000, or about $1,744,500 per unit. According to brokers, the average selling price was pegged at $554.94/sf.

Tips For Condo Buyers In This Area

Seasoned real estate brokers have a few words of advice for buyers in a down market like today. First, prospective buyers should look for condos wherein the seller bought the unit prior to 2004, this is because the seller will have a lot more space to negotiate as compared to someone who purchased it after 2004. Lastly, buyers should carefully observes for price drops, and forget about trying to buy foreclosures, since many analysts see these buys as more thanoften not good deals, because the banks that took over these properties still need to recover their expenses, which will generally reflect in the selling prices.

Miami Condo Market Predictions For 2008

According to South Florida real estate analysts, for 2008 a lot of significant events will take place, which will help to reshape the area’s property markets. They forecast home prices to fall by at least another 15 percent, and that individual foreclosures will increase 300 percent from last year, when they already soared.

Around half of all new condo buyers this year will walk away from projects by the time they reach completion, and bankruptcies by developers and lenders will escalate further, to the point that they become common. The analysts also predict that a number of lenders, appraisers, and brokers will be indicted for mortgage fraud this year. Lastly, government moves at bailouts and interest rate cuts will be only temporary stop-gap measures, that will not stop but merely delay the coming recession, which many fear will be declared by the third quarter of the year.

Rehabilitating the housing market and bailing out homeowners in danger of foreclosing their homes has become the major concern of politicians, lenders and regulators. The economic stimulus package approved by Congress earlier this year, could slightly help boost home sales in South Florida’s stalled housing market.; however some observers say that it will be of little help for homeowners who are suffering from negative equity and area mired between falling prices and foreclosure. The plan, skeptics say, also won’t help lower and middle income homeowners seek help in a depressed market.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor

Get Around with Miami Limo

If you live in Miami or you are there to travel, you can make your trip or event a very exciting and memorable one. So, you see to it that you plan every detail for your event.

If you look around seeking for cab, it is not that easy to find one, you need to wait for a while in order to get yourself one. Definitely, you can find shiny limousines out there and you will envy those that are riding limos. Of course, it will come to a point that you will imagine yourself riding in a limo; you would absolutely feel like a star in riding one. Actually, you do not have to imagine, you can book one and travel with style. Miami limo service is affordable, whether you wish to go to the airport, go clubbing, or any event, you can use a limo service.

Waiting for a cab at the airport is quite stressful, since you need to really wait for a while just to have a cab for your destination. At some point, you may think that will you be able to really be in your destination on the right time. If you desire to have a convenience and comfortable way to travel, you can go with a limo. Booking a limo is affordable, so you can rent one if you need to travel either it is for business purposes or personal purposes.

Limousines come in different varieties, so getting a Miami limo means that you will be having lots of choices. You can pick vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac or Lincoln sedans or limos. Actually, in choosing, it really depends upon the event and how many people who will ride with you in the limo. Typically, Sedans can accommodate 3 to 4, SUVs can accommodate 7, and standard stretch limos can accommodate 6 to 10. So, pick one that can suit your needs. If you need a vehicle that can accommodate about 20 people, you can go with a limo bus.

If you haven’t ridden a limo yet, you will be surprised with what you can find in a limo. Limo comes with amenities such as giant flat-screen TVs, hardwood floors, more than six feet of headroom, and even fish tanks and there are also some with swimming pools on it. It really depends on what you need, be assured that reliable limo companies can provide it to you.

Before booking a limo, you can check out the company first and know the services and amenities that they can provide you. Go with a reliable limo company. Do a little research. It is best to check out few companies and compare in order to find the one that can provide you with the service that you need. If you want to feel good about yourself, you can book a limo and travel with style. You would good when a uniformed driver greeted you and open the door for you.

Eliza Maledevic Ayson.

Limousine Rental Service: Knowing About Gratuities, Drinking Alcohol and Hourly Rental Charges

For those who haven’t tried renting out a limousine yet, there are a lot of factors to consider, in order to make the experience a much memorable and hassle-free one for customers.

As the rates, perks and regulations may differ with each service provider, or the laws may differ with each city or state, it helps to research, and ask important questions first from a prospective rental firm before you sign a contract and pay the down payment for renting these for your special occasion.

Standard Costs For Renting A Limo

Renting limousines these days would generally range from around $50 to $300 per hour, for SUV’s, and have a minimum two or three hours booked. Most rental firms require a minimum of 2 or 3 hours to provide service, except for the standard airport service. When you talk about renting a limo, it’s quite to renting a hotel room.

There is a large array of quality and service levels to select from, and the factor in deciding price is usually determined by what you get or don't get. It usually happens that you get what you pay for, and you need to focus your concern to what you don’t get, because the limousine industry in most US states is lightly-regulated and may be prone to poor service or padding of excessive charges for non-existent services.

Why's It Hard To Rent A Limo For Just One Hour?

Generally, most private limo rentals require a minimum 2 or 3 hour booking to be able to rent the vehicle, because of the large expense and cost involved in securing and maintaining these types of vehicles. As we all know, the average limo can cost around $70,000-$110,000 for brand-new units, therefore one-hour rental will not be cost-effective since the vehicle is only in 'paid-service' for just an hour, and the actual running time may be more than 2 hours. Other factors that make a 1-hour rental not feasible, is vehicle preparation time and the driver’s salary.
Aside from that, during events like proms or other high-demand seasons, the minimum hourly booking requirements could increase to 5-8 hours due to the rising demand from customers, however, rental service firms may offer special exceptions to this rule, and would depend on the availability of vehicles and their current scheduling considerations.

How Will You Know When The Rental Charges Begin?

Generally, most rental firms begin charging you the rental fee at your designated pickup time and location. For example, if you say, "pick me up at 6pm at 123 Main St', then this would be the start of your rental charge. Some service providers begin charging on a portal-to-portal basis and charge 'travel-time'.

To be specific, your rental time may start at the moment the limo begins its travel to your first pickup location. It would be better to ask your rental firm specifically how they charge, as this may help explain the price differences. The charges for travel time is usual, especially in far-flung towns or areas where the closest limo rental service may be miles away.

Do You Have To Tip Your Driver?

The answer would be yes. As your driver is working in the service industry just like a waiter or bartender, but plays a much more responsible role. Usually, standard tips are is 20% of the total fare. However, if you strongly feel that your driver has performed exceptionally well, then it would be up to you to tip more. Some rental firms would automatically include the gratuity (tip) in their overall price quote. Before you make a reservation, ask the firm if the gratuity is included in the total price, because if it is not, then you need to set aside an extra twenty percent to give to your driver afterwards.

How About Drinking Alcohol in The Vehicle?

This would depend if it is legal in your state, town or city. The laws usually vary from state to state, so ask your rental firms first about this concern. However, it’s absolutely illegal for underage riders to drink, no matter what state you live in.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Miami Condo Market not Looking Pretty

Right now, it is not looking pretty; the market is doing a downward spiral, it Miami Condo Market is in its doom stages, at least for this year. The market is a bust for about a few months now. I am not impressed by the way the state is handling its market as they still allow investors and developers to build condos that in time will just be unsold. The numbers aren’t lying, not by a long shot over 20,000 units still untouched and about 20,000 more still building, you do the math. Because of that the overall real estate of the city is in decline as well, the common thought is that the condo’s decline is pulling the market away affecting the housing and residential markets as well.

In the series of the growing trend of the bust in the market, it is rather a usual and normal sight the numbers are on the negative, thus the investors and developers are still optimistic of some kind, I don’t know where they are getting their confidence but wherever they get it, it’s their business. It’s almost funny that the market is doing really terrible this year when the solution is just around the corner. Officials are playing blind as they allow investors and developers to somehow build more and more condos in the Miami area. Now it is a matter of time till changes are made, it’ll be rather a big boost to make changes, not that I am down siding the market but the signs are pointing on one direction. Miami is always known to be a real estate hot spot, now it is still a hot spot but in a different way.

The beaches and city lights of Miami is still desirable, Miami is and will always be a vacation destination whether you like it or not, but its condo market is really down sliding, realtors are doing their best to sell properties but still it is in a very slow phase. I don’t know what went on advertising, strategizing and everything still no change. I can’t believe that a great city such as Miami can suffer declines in its market, maybe it is just the nature of the business but sometimes it depends on the investors and developers.

The more and more the market is getting exposure the better it’ll get advertised not that I am saying it can be bad or good, it’ll be up to you to make judgment on it. It’s hard to push through the market as it has been in cold spell right now. Now Can we judge it with the recent numbers, but let’s give it a benefit of a doubt, the nation is having a decline and its because of the economy-wise, but excuses are easy to make but let it be known nothing is constant it might change in one click then go back to the decline we’ll never know.

Jron Magcale

Commercial Real Estate in Miami and Nationwide Taking a Toll

According to the National Association of Realtors, the Commercial Leading Indicator for Brokerage Activity, a forward-looking index for the commercial real estate market rose slightly to the highest level on record but the rate of growth has decelerated over the past year in the first quarter. NAR's track of the index dates back to 1990, and The Commercial Leading Indicator for Brokerage Activity increased 0.2 percent to an index of 120.3 in the first quarter from a reading of 120.1 in the fourth quarter, and is 0.8 percent higher than the first quarter of 2006 when it stood at 119.3. With slightly higher completions of overall office, warehouse, retail and lodging structures, the small net rise in NAR's index means net absorption of space in the industrial and office sectors should be fairly steady over the next six to nine months.

Compared with $323 billion of new construction recorded in the first quarter of this year, net absorption in the office and industrial sectors in the third quarter of 2007 is expected to be 10 million to 20 million square feet, with about $335 billion to $345 billion in new completed commercial construction activity. The index incorporates 13 variables that reflect future commercial real estate activity, weighted appropriately to produce a single indicator of future market performance, and is designed to provide early signals of turning points between expansions and slowdowns in commercial real estate. Commercial real estate practitioners can anticipate leasing and sales activity in the third quarter of this year to be approximately 0.8 percent higher than the third quarter of 2006. The commercial leading indicator is a tool to assess market behavior in the major commercial real estate sectors.

The 13 series in the index includes:• industrial production• the REIT (real estate investment trust) price index• NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries) total return• personal income minus transfer payments• jobs in financial activities• jobs in professional business service• jobs in temporary help• jobs in retail trade• jobs in wholesale trade• initial claims for unemployment insurance• manufacturers' durable goods shipment• wholesale merchant sales• Retail sales and food service.

Although individual indicators sometimes move in opposite directions, together they offer a better indication of future market activity. NAR reviewed a wide variety of indicators, examined the relationships of indicators that demonstrated a historical impact on Miami commercial real estate and nationwide, and modeled a forward-looking index based on historic trends. Quarterly data for 13 selected series were reviewed back through the first quarter of 1990. An index of 100 is defined as the level of commercial real estate market activity during the first quarter of 1990, the first period to be analyzed. The modeling demonstrated a change in commercial brokerage activity that could be seen two quarters later as measured by net absorption in the industrial and office sectors, and the value of building construction put-in-place on completion of office, warehouse, retail and lodging structures.

Jron Magcale

Friday, April 11, 2008

Miami Condo Market’s Future looking Pretty Drowned

It has no been a good year for Miami Condo Market, yes all signs point to nowhere, indeed a lot of reports has been made and the majority is that the market of condos have gone from boom to bust. Reality is that the big factor of the market is the overbuilding of the condos that plagued Miami, they are very well aware of the residential and housing bust and despite of that investors and developers still insist of a major building frenzy, you can see condo buildings everywhere and the fact that there are still unsold and listed units, and a lot of them are (20,000 plus are currently listed), developers and investors are still pushing on building more. They have tried different strategies like using nice names, using promos and ads, they have tried everything yet, and the outcome is still the same.

It has no been a good year for Miami Condo Market, yes all signs point to nowhere, indeed a lot of reports has been made and the majority is that the market of condos have gone from boom to bust. Reality is that the big factor of the market is the overbuilding of the condos that plagued Miami, they are very well aware of the residential and housing bust and despite of that investors and developers still insist of a major building frenzy, you can see condo buildings everywhere and the fact that there are still unsold and listed units, and a lot of them are (20,000 plus are currently listed), developers and investors are still pushing on building more. They have tried different strategies like using nice names, using promos and ads, they have tried everything yet, and the outcome is still the same.

Are we looking for a doomed future for Miami condo market? Seems to be, signs are pointing to it and a lot of stuff have been in consideration. Numbers aren’t looking good either, investors have been keen on making a move on different areas but personally I think they will get the same outcome. Just how much of these does they have to endure before they redirect their attention to other markets which in my opinion will help the market? It is rather unusual for them to push and push although obviously and they probably know it, that the market isn’t looking very well.

Forecast readings have gone from average to low, it is that bad. Last year they saw some boom to the market but this year it is highly unlikely but no impossible. More and more people have been redirecting their attention to their markets; condos aren’t making smart difference this year. Although we are extremely aware of the possible outcome of this situation if this push through I don’t think investors and developers thinks otherwise. Living up to the expectations is now being based on what expectation you have. They can be on negative state or they can be on positive. Right now the future is pretty much on dark clouds, it’ll rain, oh yeah it will if the market continues to plummet.

Is there a way to make the forecast in a sunshine phase like its state? Well there is, I don’t think anything is impossible here. Changes can be very well made, I mean it’s a long year and things can happen predicting its future is still all a big guess, based on the numbers the future is gas, based on optimism the future has legs. So everything is pretty much up in the air.

Jron Magcale

$3 Billion Miami Megaplan Faces New Hurdles

The hurdles of Miami’s $3 Billion Megaplan, which has already been the subject of many complaints by industry leaders and politicians, keeps growing with the addition of two new developments.

The city’s police union, which is unhappy with how staffing would be handled at the proposed new Florida Marlins baseball stadium, is trying to join auto magnate Norman Braman ‘s suit against the city and the county over a development blueprint that would also build a port tunnel and musuem park downtown.

And the city’s commisiioner’s also appear primed to revote the entire megaplan alater this month because of the hasty way it was initially approved in December.

Doing so could help beat back one aspect of Braman’s legal challenge, which contended that the commissioners improperly rushed to their historic vote.

Under the city code, any legislation approved by the city must first be distributed to commissioners five days prior to a vote, but that didn’t happen with the megaplan.
The tentative revote date will be on April 24. “We want to be, let’s say prudent”, said Miami City Manager Pete Hernandez . "The intent was proper throughout".

Vanessa Arellano Doctor

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Commercial Real Estate Trends In Miami-Dade County

The South Florida region knows too well that the real estate slump has truly hit the housing industry real hard, with vacancies rising and leasing rates falling down.

While the residential markets are bearing the brunt, surprisingly, commercial properties here continue to fetch record prices and have remained buoyant because of much lower vacancy rates.

A Quick Overview Of Commercial Property Markets In South Florida

A closer view of the areas markets reveals just how poorly commercial real estate is faring, at least in terms of occupancy. In Miami, for example, residential units in the central business district increased 55% since 2000, while the office increase was 9.5%, according to local real estate industry observers. And even if developers contemplated a new office building, the construction companies were likely tied up with residential jobs until recently, notes some analysts. Overall, South Florida’s economy has been steadily improving, and those forces have combined to boost the office market there.

Why The Commercial Market Wasn't Hit As Hard As The Residential Sectors

According to housing market analysts, unlike the residential market, where investors are most often private individuals, commercial real estate investors are more diverse and not nearly as tied to mortgage rates. Commercial property market also investors include institutional buyers such as pension funds that pay cash instead of borrowing money. Many analysts have noted that there’s still strong demand for commercial real estate, particularly among foreign investors, and many don't see any slowing of investor interest, particularly in retail and hotels.

As home-ownership trends are tied directly to income and interest rates, observers have noted that home buying was made unusually affordable in the past few years because of low interest rates and the popularity of mortgage-financing options such as interest-only loans. This trend has led to high demand, a lot of speculation and lots of new building.

However, when interest rates began to soar, it became much harder for individuals to afford or even to qualify for housing loans. This end result has produced a glut of homes and condos in many areas. While interest rates also affect commercial mortgages as well, cheap debt has been one major factor why there has been so many bidders on the commercial buildings sold over the past few years, which have pushed prices to record levels and yields to record lows as well.

The Office Markets May Be Slow, But The Retail Sector Is Booming

Some commercial market analysts note that they are seeing some softness in the office sales market, particularly in Broward County, where they aren't well tenanted, but are seeing high demand in the retail sector, where grocery store-anchored centers are selling quickly as soon as developers finish them. Rental rates in the west Miami-Dade industrial markets] are down currently, however, the value of commercial properties has gone up, even in weak markets like today, as more investors prefer real estate more than equity markets, and have paid premium prices to be in this real estate market.

The real estate market continues to remain a cyclical industry notes industry analysts, and it is early in the office sector's recovery. Those investors who paid really high prices for commercial buildings, especially those who funded these using floating-rate debt or interest-only loans in the early years, are hopeful on their optimistic growth projections to deliver.

To be exact, the office recovery is uneven in most markets, as longtime struggling office markets like the one in Dallas, Texas are improving despite high vacancy rates from previous overbuilding. Other areas like Cleveland and Detroit are also slightly improving, despite limited job growth.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor

Miami Beach Real Estate: Foreign Buyers Continue To Gobble Up Condos

The city of Miami Beach is a famous international vacation destination, drawing tourists from all over the globe, and from other states as well.

The city is renowned for its wonderful Art Deco district, exciting and diverse dining and entertainment establishments, wide array of outdoor activities, and wonderful real estate options. In a recent study made by the National Association of Realtors in 2007, the state of Florida was considered the top destination for foreign buyers, who have accounted for around 26 percent of all transactions, and was ahead of California which was at 16 percent, Texas at 10 and Arizona at 6 percent.

A Lot Of Overseas Buyers Are Gobbling Up Condos Here

According to housing market analysts, more than 7 percent of all homes in the state were sold to foreigners, and an estimated 65 percent of real estate agents have noted that they had brokered at least one deal involving overseas buyers. More foreign buyers are stepping in to buy condos at a discount in this area, where prices have considerably dropped by 20 to 30 percent.

Among the motivating factors for more foreigners buying into condos here, is that the depreciation of the dollar has made overseas currencies much stronger. Canadian buyers, also were seen to have a particular interest in purchasing homes within the US, because the Canadian Dollar has been 25 percent stronger against the greenback in the last two years, which makes these types of buyers more than willing to pay for these condos with cash.

More Foreign Buyers Are Prepared To Buys Condos In Cash

It was noted by the National Association of Realtor’s study that a large segment of foreign buyers come prepared to pay for condos in this lovely South Florida city with cash. Foreign buyers here have noted great deals in the sale of beachfront condo buildings, and other properties with stunning waterfront views.

However, a large number of condo buyers also come from areas within the United States; with many coming from New Jersey, New York, California, Illinois and Texas. But housing market analysts note that local buyers continue to remain a minority in the overall percentage of condo sales. Its great t know that the condo market in this lovely city is not a local market, since it’s a global one, and although the prices may not sound cheap for local buyers, these wonderful home developments sure look like a bargain to overseas buyers.

Overall, the city has seen a 19 percent reduction in its total condo supply levels since last January. Foreign and out-of-state buyers are also much more likely to buy a condo unit in Miami Beach than they are anywhere in the Miami-Dade region, and the market will continue to see a widening gap between the Miami and Miami Beach condo supply numbers in the coming months ahead.

Many note that the combination of the weak dollar and the unique appeal of the city as a thriving, diverse, cosmopolitan, multilingual metropolis are helping to prop up a slumbering and overbuilt condo market that had been expected to suffer greatly because of the housing crunch, but until today, has only seen a small drop in prices as compared to other housing markets in the state.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor

Right Limousine Service to Hire

You plan everything on your upcoming event from cater to venue but you have not arranged the transportation. There are things you should consider in hiring a limousine.

Limousine can make you look great in every occasion or business events. You may have a doubt, which is the right limousine service you will hire. You can ask your friend, co-worker or family member for suggestion and recommendation. The best form of advertisement of limousine service; the person who rent the limo is happy and satisfied with their service. This will give ideas in which limousine service you will hire.

In renting a limousine service, you must consider your budget. Some limousine service offers 3 hours minimum for rental. You will consider how many hours you will use it. Company charging fee varies from model and capacity. Depending on what model you seek. Of course the latest model you pick the higher renting fee you will pay.

Make sure the limousine service is certified and insured. Ask the limousine service on their discount or any additional freebies you can get. The more accessories or amenities included in the limousine, the higher renting fee you will pay. Some amenities or accessories are stereo, TV, DVD player, consoles, video games and sunroof. Other limousine service offers extra wine and flowers, depending on the agreement they provide.

Before you give your down payment on the limousine service, ask them if it is ok, if you can see the limousine you choose. Make sure it has air condition and air vent, which are properly working. Demand for a contract agreement to avoid problem in the future. Ask for an experienced driver who knows all the routes in your city. If you plan to hire limousine service, you must make appointment 6months before the occasion. During prom season limousine are in demand. It will be very hard for you to find the model and color you like.

Limousine service does not offer 3-hour minimum rental during prom season and their renting charge increase by 30%. The sooner you book, the more likely you can choose the right model and color of the limousine. There are websites on line for limousine service. They offer different limousine model you can select.

Of course, if you want to have a perfect event or occasion, hiring the right limousine service can help in providing excitement and contentment in your event or occasion. However, you have to get the right limousine service; you can check online and visit few websites and compare. You have to compare few and pick the one that can provide you satisfaction.

If you want the right one, you have to gain information that can help you in picking the one that can provide you comfort. Indeed, with a limousine service, you can travel with style and luxury. Head will surely turn as you go out from a limo.

Eliza Maledevic Ayson.

Tips On Renting Limousines For Corporate Occasions

In planning a successful corporate gathering or occasion, one should put into consideration all the various aspects, details and financing involved. Allocating some of your funding towards getting a corporate limousine service to transport your officers and other important guests is more than likely to be money well spent.

The standard corporate party blends business with a recreational atmosphere for clients, officials and employees as well. A successful corporate party gives your organization or firm the the proper environment to discuss business endeavors and other matters in a relaxed atmosphere. Giving attention to every detail is vital and will be noticed by your guests. Providing transportation by hiring the services of a limo rental service for corporate events will show your guests that you truly care about their safety, enjoyment and attendance.

Renting A Limo Would Be An Inexpensive Way Of Providing Elegant Service

The guests and officials who are expected to attend a corporate event usually know that it would not be all partying, yet most who attend events like this also do so in order to take the opportunity to enjoy themselves, as well as discuss important issues and concerns, and also make vital connections with other business men or officials as well. Hiring a private corporate limousine service would surely be a relatively inexpensive way to provide a lavish and truly memorable experience for your guests from start to finish.

Private Limo Services Could Be Negotiated

The probability of negotiating discounted rates with a corporate limousine service varies, although they may not advertise it, a lot of private rental firms provide discounts to customers associated with specific corporate firms, organizations, and memberships as well as to a wide array of individuals that should help enhance th image and reach of a specific rental firm. Repeat business customers most often are able to negotiate better hourly rates than those that might be extended to those who infrequently rent limos and other vehicles for corporate events and occasions.

Choosing Which Vehicles To Use For This Occasion

Most private limo rental firms have more than one or two limousines that can go hand in hand to accommodate the special but infrequent needs of a few of corporate customers, and will usually provide very good pricing for corporate party limousine rental. Specialized limo rental firms typically offer a wider variety of some of the finest corporate party limousine rentals to choose from, and generally have the inclination to provide good-quality chauffeur services and other special perks that will certainly impress your occasions guests and help them feel most welcome.

Firms that specialize in corporate limousine rental services usually have higher customer satisfaction ratings, in terms of both the quality of their transport services and their customer service skills as well. As the mindset of a business traveler would usually be much different of a a visiting tourist, the mindset of typical corporate car rental representatives and their chauffeurs should also adapt to these, because their major purpose is to satisfy higher-end clients, like those who rent a limo from their organization for a corporate event.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Miami Condo Living - Should You Get Deeply Involved?

At last you are the proud owner of a Miami condo. You made careful decision in selecting this condo. It has a good price and suits your needs that why you bought it. And the good thing, you don’t need to attend the repair and maintenance of your condo. The homeowners’ association will takes care and pay for the repair. Not to mention your neighbor seem to be nice and compatible with your social background.

With the good aspect of this condo, you may not think to relocate at this moment. All you want to do is looking forward in many years of living in a relax life style, but living in a condo is not problem-free. You may encounter some problem always facing the homeowner.As a condo owner you invest in a portion of sizeable brick asset with a responsible commitment to assuage the value of property.

Condo unit value will depend on the economy; its value may increase or decreased. The owner must watch carefully his/her asset. Condo owner must be aware and verify, if the building is well managed. It is your obligation as condo owner to use the tools of your disposal to check if it is well taken care of. You must know and look closely all the activities of the association. You can even volunteer to work on committee. Condo owner has the obligation to protect his assets and to make sure it is run and manage by administrators.

These administrators must be savvy, with sound judgment, and carefully protect the money of the co-owner. Every condo owner can not escape the responsibility in watching and protecting their assets. This is one way in securing the foundation of living. It is not hard to have a clear view of you rights and believe with confidents that things just don’t happen. As a condo owner you have the right to be told about the truth regarding on the condo building stability in the economy.

You may request all the information that is relevant and can satisfy your curiosity. The process is always the evolution and it’s never end.In owning a condo you must be prepare for this. You must be ready to face all the consequence in owning a condo. You may decide to resell your condo or not, but the important things is, you must always aware of your condos stability. Remember it is your right to protect your investment.

You can check online about your condo building. You can check the property value of it unit; if it maintain its value or its start to decrease. In this way you can make necessary action regarding your condo. Checking online is easier. While doing the checking, enjoy the relaxing view and nice amenities of your Miami condominium.

Eliza Maledevic Ayson

Aventura Real Estate: Redevelopment To Spur More New Housing In This Area

Previously known as little more than a suburb of Miami that had a really large mall, the city of Aventura in Florida, is now a developed, dense and mixed-use urban community.

The area's waterfront strip, which was once known for it shipbuilding activities, is now famous for the busy hum of construction cranes building homes and condos. Around 27,000 live in this city, and that does not include the influx of visitors who come to this area during the winter vacation season.

A Look At The Level Of Real Estate Development In This City

The city's planning and building officials estimate that at present, Aventura is around 97 percent built out., and the bulk of this they say is made up of condominiums. Single-family homes in this area only comprise 4 percent of the total number of residential units currently offered for sale, which goes to say that most of the area's residents live in high-rises, and more developments are on the way.

At present, there are currently 16 residential developments that have been approved or under construction in this 3.2-square-mile urban enclave, further bringing the number built to approximately 3,500 new units over the next few years. The vast majority of the community's development is made up of condos, but there's also a healthy offering of townhomes and single family homes to select from. The single-family or apartment may only make up a small percentage of the overall real estate market here, but they still are a pleasure to set your sights on.

Redevelopment Would Be The Next Phase For This City

According to city officials, Aventura is maturing, and it's really in its final stages of original development. Once development reaches its peak, the city will then devote its attention to redevelopment. According to the city's commissioner, it is their understanding that many developers are considering redevelopment of areas, which he thinks in the next five years, five to 10 years, will see a tremendous amount of redevelopment by developers in key areas.
As the city further grows, its population is doing just the opposite. The city's resident population appears to be dropping each year and creating what many see a new demographic. According to census figures, from 1995 to 2000, the average age slipped from 62 to 51 and city officials expect to see another considerable dip in the coming census.

The quality and wide array of real estate options here is considered to be one of Miami-Dade County’s most desirable and most upscale market, and has a lot of luxury housing developments to offer buyers. Strategically located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, this city offers the perfect location for buying a wide array of homes. Aventura is conveniently located just minutes from either airport and has some of the best shopping and dining you will find anywhere in South Florida.

More and more people are discovering how convenient it is to live here, with everything you need only a few minutes away from your home. Most of the city's real estate is located on or close to the water, and this makes this area a suitable choice for those who wish to keep their boats close to their condo unit or home.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Hiring a Limousine Service

If you want to impress your love one, family and guest in a special gathering; you should hire limousine service to pick them up. There are things you should know before you hire limousine service. Consider the color and type of limousine you like, how big is the limousine and how many guest you were expecting?

Compare the rate from different limousine renting company. This will give you idea where you can get best deal for your money. The price vary depend on the model, accessories, size of the limousine and number of your expected guest. Ask for discount and what other freebies you can get in hiring their limousine. There are website online for limousine hiring service you can select from. Compare their prices on renting, the model you prefer and if you can get additional discount. You can also request if you prefer lady chauffer for your love one and family.

It is ideal to hire limousine in any social occasions like birthday, wedding, or VIP guest transportation. Just imagine the smile you could put on someone face by picking them up with limousine. It is a great way to celebrate a memorable occasion.

It is tradition now a day for wedding occasion to use limousine. Rolls Royce is usually used to escort newly wed. It is a once in a time occasion to celebrate it in style and luxury.

Big companies used limousine for VIP guest. They usually used to pick up guest from airport to hotel and to their business meeting. They use this to make their guest more comfortable. Even executive travelers used to hire limousine service. They feel it is more convenient because limousine service takes care of their hotel reservation and luggage as well.

Limousine hiring service can offer you different service which you can enjoy. There are some limousine company; makes special agreement with different night clubs. So they can transport you from nightclub to nightclub. Or you can enjoy wine tour with friends on hired limousine service. For a little stress relief you can travel from winery to winery, tasting their finest wine while riding in a luxurious limousine.

You can also hire limousine for sightseeing. It is the perfect way to have fun seeing beautiful tourist spot. Or to impress your date on your prom night by picking her up with limousine you hire.

If you want to hire for limousine service you can surf online. There are different companies for hiring limousine service. You can compare their price on renting depending on the model of limousine you prefer. You can also select the color and size of limousine you like. This will give more idea whom you will hire. You san even select the chauffer, if you prefer lady chauffer. Their price vary depends on the service you want. They either charge you by the hour depending on your agreement. This will give you the best deal for you money. Or you can use the yellow page to inquire.

Eliza Maledevic Ayson.

Limousine Rentals: Inquiring About Other Extra Services And Perks

Limousines are wonderfully-created luxury vehicles that are effective transportation essentials for special occasions and events.

Generally, most limo rental firms charge based on the type of event, and the event may either be an airport transfer, a wedding, night outs or bar tours, birthday parties, city or wine tours, day trips, concerts, proms and other special events. Most limo rental firms have special airport transfer rates and special A to B Rates, and charge hourly minimums in days like Friday and Saturday nights.

Determining Your Entourage Helps Plan Your Event

It’s important for limo rental customers to prepare the details of what they are looking for before renting a limo, as most limo rental firms charge by the hour, so it is vital to decide how many hours you will need.

You also should determine how many people will be coming with you before you call a rental company, as this may affect the type of vehicle that you choose to ride in. Generally, standard limo vehicle types range from sedan types, which are generally Town cars or either Mercedes sedans, 6-seater limos, 8-seater limos, 10-seater and 12-seater vehicles.

Compare Rates And Possible Amenities

For starters, finding the best rental service provider will be much easier when you call on each service provider and listen carefully to how each firm deals with your phone call or additional queries. On the day or night of your special occasion, it’s important that the company is responsive to your requests and treats you with respect on all your concerns.

Call each name on the list and inquire about their different rates, which includes the gratuity, cancellation fees, how much for an extra hour and their TCP number, which refers to the state license for these types of special transport. In addition, inquire whether the vehicles come with alcohol, music, passes to clubs, concerts or sporting events.

Make Early Reservations

It’s important to make early reservations with your chosen limo rental firm, because it helps to reserve one for a duration of 2-4 weeks in advance for example. For online reservations, you may also check out the rental firm’s Web site to confirm that the firm has your preferred vehicle. Try also to look in the phone book and compare other rental firms if they offer better deals than the one you chose.

Other Important Limo Renting Items To Consider

Like in most things, you get what you pay for, and it helps if you know that the type of event can mysteriously change the price of your limo rental vehicle. Ensure that you know the location of the limo company, because some will charge drive time even if they are more than 30 minutes away. When you ask for the operator’s TCP, you should be aware that the state issues them in order, which will denote that the lower the number, the longer the company has been around in service.

In addition to licensing or legal requirements, one important aspect to inquire from the service provider, is that you should ask them about the limitations around food, drink, or smoking. This will also probably include the availability of glasses and refrigeration on the vehicle, and if the chauffeur will also be the server, or will not assist you at all. Some rental firms also will provide extras such as satellite radio or pay-per-view TV, so you need to inquire in advance or be prepared to take your CD compilation that will have enough tunes to last you the whole ride.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor.