Category Archives: AREA Articles

Stop Making Plans; Start Making Decisions

Making plans are good, but with all the information at our disposal we are at risk of getting stuck in analysing situations and not … More

The Life Of A Real Estate Agent

Real estate is often overlooked as a profession – like medicine or law for example – and you can understand why to an extent … More

The Changing Face of Tobago’s Real Estate Industry

With the certainty of hindsight, we now recognise 2006 as Tobago’s glory days when everything seemed to be falling in place for the creation … More

Guidelines To Purchasing A Home

Everyone dreams of owning their own home, but for a first time home-owner the task may seem overwhelming. While transactions do vary, there are … More

Emerging Trends In Home Ownership

“A man’s home is his castle”. This is a popular phrase that captures how most of us feel about our homes however humble or … More

Tips For Purchasing A Home

Buying a home is probably the largest single investment you will make in your life. It can be intimidating and overwhelming but I will … More

The Importance Of Knowledge Management To Your Business

Recently at a workshop with one of my clients, an older employee commented ‘Its strange, that you would have to come here and teach … More

Being Part of the Digital Economy

Recently, our office, which is one unit of an office complex, got new business neighbours. They are a regional branch of a multinational business … More

$TT3.7B In Suspicious Activity But…No Convictions Yet

Between 2011 and 2015, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) analysed 2,341 Suspicious Activity Reports with a dollar value of approximately TT$3.7 Billion. However, to … More

To Buy or Not To Buy

Many people are asking if this is a good time to invest in Real Estate seeing that Trinidad and Tobago are in a recession. … More

The Relationship Between Demand & Market Value

David Bally B.Sc.(Hons) MRICS MISTT – Submitted: July 3, 2016 The time value of money suggests that it is better to receive money now than … More

TTCSI Excellence in Service Awards

The Association of Real Estate Agents (AREA) is pleased to announce that our Association was the recipient of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of … More

Buying a House…Is it still the “Best Investment a Young Couple can make”?

In 2012, the billionaire investor, Warren Buffet, was asked whether he would advise a young investor to put his money in stocks, or use … More

Simple Steps to Help you Purchase your First Real Estate Property

Buying your first property? Then here is a simple step by step approach to guide you on that important purchase. Determine your budget   … More

Basic Real Estate Calculations for those Considering Investing in Real Estate as a Business

When investing in Real Estate as an investment and not as a home, the most important calculations you should know are: Net income:- This … More

Mortgage Refinancing

With all the offers of mortgage refinancing by local mortgage companies, we share some thoughts on the subject and invite subject matter specialists to … More

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The Challenge of Providing Middle Class Housing

The challenge of securing middle class housing where the potential homeowner does not qualify for low income assistance and cannot afford the inflated, unregulated … More

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