Property Investments – How Have Niche Property Investments Performed?

Investment Performance of Niche Property InvestmentsAgain, it is difficult to define the investment performance of the property sector as a whole within the context of this document, due to the wide variety of sub-sectors and regions which must be considered. In the UK for example, residential real estate has delivered markedly different performance for each Investor that has participated depending on their strategy (buy to let/distressed assets/development etc), and residential property as a whole has delivered a different performance to commercial property or student accommodation. The same can be said for every combination of sector, strategy and region, therefore the context of this document does not allow for a detailed analysis of the investment performance of the sector as a whole.Residential – The UK market offers some interesting opportunities, as depressed prices combine with a lack of buyer financing to create a viable rental market that can deliver yields of between 4% and 8% after costs. In other more distressed markets, properties can be acquired with heavy discounts, and rental yields can reach as high as 15% to 20%, although in many cases the quality (and therefore ability to dispose of) such property assets can be questionable, and Investors in these markets might better take advantage of current market dynamics by acquiring properties to refurbish and resell very quickly, capturing the discount as a capital profit and eliminating the long-term liability. Emerging markets also offer opportunities to invest in residential property, and the upside capital growth potential is often attractive, although the location risk associated with acquiring and owning physical property in many countries can be significant. Again, the cash-flow dynamics of direct investments in real estate are often very different from those of securitized investments such as property funds.Commercial- Office space, shopping centres and industrial space have long been the focus of large Institutional Investors seeking stable income and long-term growth prospects. In developed markets where infrastructure is well established, commercial property is viewed as a stable income investment with some growth potential, and in less developed markets potential for growth is higher but so too is the level of risk to capital in terms of location and counterparty risk. The investment performance of commercial property varies from region to region, and across the varying sub-sectors such as office or industrial. One good point of reference for the global performance of commercial property investments is the FTSE UK Commercial Property Indices series encompassing the Retail, Office and industrial Indices; the All Property Index delivered 1.88% in the 12 months to March 2012.Student accommodation – This is a growing sector, driven by demand for reasonable accommodation from University students; as the global population grows, so too will the volume of students attending University who will in turn require suitable accommodation in close proximity to their campus. Investors can purchase units in student blocks, effectively becoming the landlord of the unit themselves, or more often than not entering into an agreement with a management company who will manage the property on their behalf. Direct property investments in the UK student accommodation sector have delivered yields upwards of 10% p.a. There are also a number of funds investing in student accommodation which tend to acquire whole blocks, which investors taking a stake in the fund. The Brandeaux Student Accommodation Fund has delivered an average annual yield of 9.71% p.a., and the Mansion Student Accommodation Sterling Fund delivered an annual performance of 12.14% in 2011.Care homes – Another niche sector that is gaining popularity amongst both institutional and private Investors is care homes, as both seek to correlate the performance of their investments with trends in socio-economic fundamentals such as an ageing global population, and capture financial gains from increasing demand for assisted living accommodation. Investors may purchase units within custom care accommodation and assign day to day management to an operator, or they may choose to invest in a fund specialising in such assets. Direct investments in care homes offer the potential for capital growth and in many cases a “guaranteed” rental income of around 8% p.a., although most opportunities for private Investors tend to be pre-construction projects, adding significant counterparty and strategy risk. Access to investment funds specialising in care homes is severely limited for retail investors, and therefore there is no credible performance data.

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Top 5 Anti Adblock WordPress Plugins

Why use anti adblock WordPress plugins?

People don’t hate bad ads, they hate bad ads. The fact is, people love free content more than they hate ads. The idea of free access to information will be gone if ad blockers don’t get beaten.

There are now 615 million devices using ad blockers all around the world. Adblock usage grew 30% globally in 2016.

So what can you do when most of your blog readers and visitors actually use any sort of adblocker? For your convenience, we have created a list of top anti adblock WordPress plugins that can help you to stop adblock from hurting your online advertising business.

1) Simple Adblock Notice

By this anti adblock plugin, you can set your own text for the notification message and adblock notice title. You can choose the pages where the message should show up and you can also show a sticky note to annoy the visitor and make her/him whitelist your website.

You can opt for ‘Strict Mode’ to hide your website until the user disables adblocker and your website is whitelisted. This option makes your WordPress website completely unavailable until adblockers are not being detected. You can also disable ‘simple adblock notice’ for particular pages if don’t have ads on those pages.

Simple Adblock Notice comes with a very basic free version. In free version, you can only set how often the notification will appear. To enable some other features, you need to upgrade Pro version, which is $5.

2) Ad Blocker Notify

This anti adblock plugin helps you to politely convince your audience to turn off ad blocker when going through your site. This plugin detects whether the user uses any form of adblocker. If they’re using, you can display a targeted message to them.

You can customize the message. You can adjust the popups by choosing multiple templates, colors, animations, catchy lines, effects etc. You can write custom CSS to make messages more convincing. You can also send a popup at a specific time during your visitor’s visit. You can decide when it’s the right moment for your message to show up.

You can also track Adblocker Notify’s performance through plugin’s statistics regarding the impact the adblockers are having on your site.

3) Adzsafe

This anti adblock plugin enables you to get complete control over your ads and gain compensation that you deserve. It supports your ads to load and to be viewed safely in user’s browser that has ad blocker installed.

Adzsafe doesn’t need you to change your ad network. You can use its service with your original ad provider. Though you don’t have enough visitors to your website, you can use its service. It doesn’t have any minimum traffic requirement. In addition to these advantages, it doesn’t want you to share ad revenues like other ad blocking solutions require.

It comes with free trial for 15 days. All you need to do is to sign up with simple steps. It helps you to stop ad blocker from interfering with your ads and from hurting your online advertisement revenue.

4) Block Adblock

This plugin helps you to recapture lost revenue from your website. It is easy to use and to set up.

You can customize your message. You can choose the way of showing it. It allows three ways of showing it: Sticky bar, Full screen, and popup. In full-screen version, you won’t allow the user to see your website’s content until they disable adblocker.

Block Adblock comes in two modes, Block mode, and Nag mode. In Block mode, it keeps adblockers out completely until they whitelist your website.

In Nag mode, it bothers adblocking users only once by asking them to whitelist your website. If they don’t turn off ad blocker, they can come anyway. The block screen won’t appear again during that session. It may appear during later sessions if the user visits using a different browser tab, or using a different browser.

5) Ad blocking detector

This anti adblock plugin gives you shortcodes that you can use to communicate with your users who use adblockers. You can display alternate content to your visitors when they have adblocker enabled.

You can show them a custom message. Your visitors will be able to see your website content only if they disable adblocker on their devices.

Ad blocking detector will determine which to display user. It can detect all major ad blocking extensions on all major web browsers. Based on adblock detection results, it easily modifies the appearance of your site with executing JS code or CSS code.

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Finding the Best Business Idea For Your Home Based Business

How many home based business opportunities are available to you? If you want to make money online at home, you really have many options to choose from. The big question is – which one will give you the biggest chance of success? Is there a ‘one size fits all’ answer? The simple truth is that not every opportunity is right for everyone, and not every opportunity will bring you the greatest amount of profit.

So, what are some home business ideas that can make money online for you? The quick and dirty answer is: the one that best suits your particular set of needs. Make a list of your priorities, including a high income; a low-risk schedule; freedom; flexibility; work-life balance; independence; something in your range of skills and expertise; and interesting work that you have an interest in… You can take this list with you and talk to people who are working from home on the same things that you would be considering. Chances are that you will find some great niches that fit your standards and your desires.

But what if you want to get started right away? It’s easy to think that you can jump into a new business idea and be successful immediately, but this often isn’t the case. It takes many different things to make sure that you will be able to get through the hurdles and actually make it to a point where you are seeing profit. If you don’t work at it slowly, you will be setting yourself up for failure. Here’s the lowdown on some different things that you should consider as you create your own business idea:

First, you need to think about what you have to offer. If you don’t have any ideas as to what to do as a freelance writer, a lowdown on finding a niche is very important. Many beginners go into this completely clueless. But if you know that you have a skill that others are desperately seeking, you may be able to provide them with the service they are looking for without having to spend much time building up a website or getting traffic to it.

Another thing to consider is what kinds of products or services would best fit a niche that you would like to get started in. In this case, the lowdown on finding the best business idea for you would include taking a look at what you love to do and what you can offer others. If writing is not your strongest point, but you love to get creative, consider freelance data entry. Freelance data entry does not require a lot of startup capital, but you still need to have the skills that will allow you to be successful in this area. The best lowdown on finding the best business idea for you is to simply start looking at what you like to do and what you can offer others.

There are many other areas of freelance writing that you can explore in order to make the most out of your home based online business. Freelance writers are in high demand online. If you have the skills that are needed to do well in this field, there is no reason that you should not be able to find a great home-based online business that will give you the income that you want.

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