The wealthy in Hong Kong, one of the world's least affordable cities, are finding new ways to invest in expensive properties yet not pay stamp duty. In Hong Kong, a first-time home buyer has to pay a stamp duty of 15 per cent, but, if the property is purchased under the name of a company, no such taxes are levied. Here is a recent example.
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5 Most Breathtaking Rooftops In The WorldWith city cover limiting the construction, the architects have found new land a few feet above the ground. Rooftops are no more an empty surface, rather they are being used judicially to add beauty, greenery and even functionality to a structure. From a piece of art to making new houses, all is being experimented. MakaaniQ lists five such interesting rooftops that will also be listed in an upcoming photobook on rooftops, Rooftops: Islands in the Sky by Taschen.
Here’s All You Need To Know About The World's FirstThe city of New York is home to two rivers and it is ironic that the New Yorkers have to go outside the city just to take a swim. Despite living on the bank of a river the city dwellers hardly ever swim in it. Even though New York is a big city with all the amenities, the rivers of the city are definitely not clean enough for swimming. But, now there is a pool which will serve the New Yorkers to take a swim. What's interesting about this pool is that it floats on water. Read more about this floating pool called +Pool.
7 Amazing Buildings Around The WorldThe world is full of amazing structures with different and unique architectures. These architectural marvels look great and are inspiring pieces of structures. From a list of those unique structures, we bring you some of the incredible buildings around the world.
These World’s Biggest Malls Are Redefining Real EstaShopping malls have become a necessity now for every city dweller. But, malls now are not just mere shopping and entertainment destination, there is a lot that is being put to make these into architectural marvels, too. Accommodating a wide range of interestingly conceptualised retail stores, different entertainment zones, museums, theme restaurants and equally well-designed outdoors. With all this, malls redefine real estate market of a city or the nearby localities. MakaaniQ lists some of the world’s biggest malls that will wow you.
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