In 2006, in the 28 largest regions of Canada, the average rental price of a two-bedroom apartment increased by 3.2%. This list was headed by the provinces of Alberta (with an increase in prices by 13.3%) and British Columbia (4.8%). The increase in average rental prices was rather sluggish compared to rising housing prices. Between 1999 and 2006, the average rental price of a two-bedroom apartment increased by only 20%, while housing prices rose by 75%. The percentage of vacant apartments in 2006 was 2.6%, which is slightly lower than 2.7% in 2005, but still significantly better than the average of 4.3% in the 1990s. Continue reading
Canada has one of the highest life expectancy rates, overtakes Japan in terms of education and for several years has been named by the UN as the best place in the world to live by a combination of the most important criteria (real income, ecology, culture and art, education, crime rate, etc. .d.). A calm country with a high standard of living annually lures the best young specialists from around the world. It is too boring for the Russian character, but many years of constancy in everything nevertheless attracts our compatriots, longing for peace.
Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia (9.9 million square kilometers). However, a population of 32.3 million people (about five times less than in Russia) makes Canada one of the least Continue reading
The Netherlands (this is the name of the country that we often call “Holland”) has long been experiencing a tourist boom. This country fascinates with its sophistication, attracts with unconventionality and chic, worthy of prim European. The ancient city of Amsterdam wins noticeably against the background of other European capitals by preserving its unusual color and a calm measured life of the population.
The Netherlands is happy to open its arms to potential buyers of real estate in the country, offering attractive tax conditions. Perhaps these are the most favorable conditions against a pan-European background. The tax rate on property is only 6% – this is incomparable with the conditions of such Continue reading
Montenegro has been attracting the views and attention of Russians for about fifteen years, many of which consider this country not only as a vacation destination, but also as a “distant summer residence” or country of permanent residence. Let’s try to understand all aspects of this interest.
I’ll start with the recent historical past. After the collapse of socialist Yugoslavia, which included Montenegro, it became a member of the union state of Serbia-Montenegro. In 2006, according to the results of the referendum, with a slight margin, a decision was made on the complete independence of this state. Immediately after gaining independence, the country’s authorities proclaimed the main goal of joining the European Union, the euro was adopted as the national currency.
It’s funny that, having made such a decision, the Montenegrin authorities did not bother to ask the European Bank about it. Due to Continue reading
From ancient times, water attracted people. After all, this is not just a source of life, but part of our daily routine. We cannot do without her even a day! Among people there are many admirers and lovers of the aquatic environment. Especially dreamers to live near her, and possibly on her!
House on the water …
After all, it is no secret to anyone that living on water is possible and this is quite real. Take at least the same Venice, China or Thailand. In China, due to lack of land, people are forced not only to live in boat houses, but also to grow plants in them and store things! In Europe, there are also settlements from boat houses (“houseboats”). They were first built in Britain in the 18th century to transport various raw materials. Today, about 15 thousand people live on water in Britain. Such settlements on the water are in Continue reading