House & Home (128)
Houses can go backwards
After many months without finding a buyer for his home, David Garcia decided to launch tupisoporuneuro.com , where potential buyers can bid for his house via reverse auction. The bids have a minimum of 1 euro and a maximum of 150 euros and the winner is whoever makes the lowest bid that is not repeated. The scheme works by charging bidders per bid allowing the operator to recoup the cost of the property and auction process.
Why it matters
The reverse auction trend has been buoyant for some time now, and now it appears to be property’s moment. As more and more buyers struggle to enter the market, will auctions become a route to affordable housing? What will this mean for property marketing on the whole?
Source: Europa Press
16. September 2009
With Ikea´s iPhone app you can take photos of your home and then overlay Ikea products, so you can see what products will suit your home.
Decoclico is an online shopping site which proposes personalised decoration of objects. It has created an innovative service call "Fées Pour Vous" (Fairies for you). The concept? It’s a community of 100 French designers in charge of creating tailor-made objects . The "fairies" work across every material. They embroider, paint, and propose ideas with plenty of imagination in order to deliver unique products to consumers.