Author Archives: Luigi Cappel

About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand

How Many Houses Should a Buyer See?

I curate quite a few articles as well as writing my own blogs and lately I have been getting frustrated with the number of publications, today that includes The Mirror and the Sioux City Journal, that either hide behind paywalls, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Blogging, Buying a Home Research, Buying a House, Buying a House Mistakes, Communications, eBook, First Home Buyer, house hunting, Mistakes Buying a House, New Zealand, New Zealand Real Estate, News, UK, UK Real Estate, United Kingdom, US Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

House Hunting in Auckland with the Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate App

It’s been 5 years since I last looked at the Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate App. I did a brief review of it back in 2013. That version was a finalist in the Designers Institute Best Designers Award and they … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, Australia, Australia Real Estate, burglary, Buying a Home Research, Buying a House, Buying a House Mistakes, Canada, Canada Real Estate, census, climate change, commuting, Crime, Crime Prevention, Family, First Home Buyer, Flood, Future Technology, Futurist, Gadgets, good books, Google, Google Glasses, Google maps, Google Mobile App, Google Satellite View, Google Street View, home, Innovation, Internet Privacy, Lifestyle, Location Based Services, Map apps, mapping buildings, Maps, Market Research, Mobile Apps, mobile friendly, New Zealand, New Zealand Maps, New Zealand Real Estate, People, property, Public Transport, Selling a House, SmartPhone, Smartphones, Technology, telecommunications, theft, top apps, track crime, traffic congestion, Traffic Information, UK, United Kingdom, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buying a Family House – In a Child Friendly Area

One of the reasons we buy a house is because we have or are planning to have children. We focus a lot on the house and property itself, but if you think back to your own childhood, it was very … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, Australia Real Estate, bikes, Buying a Home Research, Buying a House, Buying a House Mistakes, Canada Real Estate, driver behavior, drivers, Family, First Home Buyer, Google, Google maps, Google Satellite View, Google Street View, home, home loan, house hunting, Lifestyle, location based apps, Location Based Services, Map data, Maps, Mistakes Buying a House, Money, mortgage, Neighbors, Neighbours, New Zealand, New Zealand Real Estate, People, Real Estate, risk, SoLoMo, The Location Guru, traffic, UK, UK Real Estate, Urban design, US Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buying a House? How Good is Your Credit Rating and How Do You Find Out?

When I was a teenager and still at school I bought a Cry Baby Wah Pedal for my guitar from a department store. It was probably a couple of hundred dollars and I was earning about $30 a week giving … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Australia Real Estate, Banks, Buying a Home Research, Buying a House, Buying a House Mistakes, Canada, Canada Real Estate, Finance, First Home Buyer, home, home loan, house hunting, insurance, insurance risk, Mistakes Buying a House, Money, mortgage, Mortgage Calculator, New Zealand Real Estate, property, Real Estate, Retail, SoLoMo, UK Real Estate, US Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Neighbors, Earthquakes and Terrorism

Yesterday I read an article called What to do in a Terrorist Attack in your Neighborhood on a website called RealEstateAgent.com. I thought why would this be relevant to me? I live in a country where the only terrorism attack … Continue reading

Posted in Apps, Auckland, Australia Real Estate, burglary, Buying a Home Research, Buying a House, Canada Real Estate, climate change, Crime, Crime Prevention, earthquake, Education, emergency, First Home Buyer, home, house hunting, Lifestyle, location based apps, Location Based Consultant, Location Based Education, Location Based Services, Map apps, neighborhood crime, Neighbors, Neighbourhood Crime, Neighbours, New Zealand, New Zealand Real Estate, News, People, property, Real Estate, real estate agent, safety, Safety app, Society, taxi industry, taxis, terrorism, tsunami, UK Real Estate, United Kingdom, US Real Estate, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Do Real Estate Agents Take You to Houses You Don’t Want? Could it be You?

Why are you looking to buy a house? Is it an investment for the future? Are you getting married? Are you planning to have children or perhaps already have some? Are you really clear on what you want? Whether you … Continue reading

Posted in Australia Real Estate, Buying a Home Research, Buying a House, Buying a House Mistakes, Canada Real Estate, eBook, Education, First Home Buyer, Google Street View, grocery, home, location based apps, Location Based Education, Mobile Apps, Money, New Zealand Real Estate, property, Selling a House, The Location Guru, UK Real Estate, US Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

STOP. Before You Buy That Business, Talk to the Neighbors

I’ve just finished the draft of an eBook called ‘5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House’ and it struck me that there are many similarities when buying or locating a business. In this case I want … Continue reading

Posted in Auckland, Business, Business Consultant, Buying a Business, Buying a House, carpark information, carparking, Collaboration, Customer Research, Education, First Home Buyer, Foresight, good books, Google maps, Google Street View, grocery, Lifestyle, Location Based Consultant, Location Based Education, Map apps, Map data, Maps, Market Research, Marketing, parking, People, property, Real Estate, real estate agent, Restaurant, Retail, retail survival, SoLoMo, The Location Guru | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment