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What Is Special About The Houses In Lauro De Freitas? Lauro de Freitas, which is situated in the region known as the Coconut Coast in Bahia is one of the largest creators of jobs in the country. The town that is located 15 km to the northeast of Salvador is a center of economic activity and growth in the region. Houses in Lauro de Freitas offer attractive investment options for those who wish to live here and work in the nearby areas. Although Lauro de Freitas is more of an urban locality, it is not far from nice beaches. Three excellent beaches, Ipitanga, Vilas do Atlantico and Buraquinho are nearby. Living in Lauro de Freitas offers the best of urban conveniences while not being too far away from the peace and quiet of nature. Houses in Lauro de Freitas are good investment options whether you are buying for capital appreciation, rental income or for your own personal use. An Overview Of Houses In Lauro de Freitas Like most urban areas, houses in Lauro de Freitas are usually well planned units in nice condos or gated communities. Typical plot sizes vary between 100 to 500 sq. meters, although houses in plots of 1000 sq. meters or more are also available. You will get farmhouses where the land could be several thousand square meters in area. Most houses have more than one floor and the construction is modern with excellent finish. Many houses have porcelain or similar high quality flooring. Swimming pools very often have fancy features like LED lighting and whirlpools. Most houses are new and you will also find some which are still under construction. A two floor house in a gated community could cost anywhere between $ 85,000 to $ 450,000 depending upon the location, size and facilities provided. Houses on bigger plots or those with a lot of facilities will usually be priced above $ 500,000. On an average, the price of a house in Lauro de Freitas will be around $ 324,700. The prices of farmhouses depends on the location, size of land and the size and quality of construction. Compact Houses Priced Below $200,000 The bottom of the range offers compact houses in the localities of Abrantes, Ipitanga and Buraquinho. Prices start from as low as $ 85,000. In this price range you can expect houses which have 75 to 130 sq. meters built up area constructed on plots of up to 200 sq. meters. You are likely to find houses with two bedrooms, usually at least one of them is a suite. You may find houses with up to three suites depending upon the price. A pool and garden may be available as part of the common facilities in some condos. Most houses on offer have an open parking for one or two cars and at the higher end of the range you may have other facilities like a service area. Comfortable Houses Priced Between $200,000 And $350,000 Most of the houses in this range are in localities of Villas do Atlantico, Alphaville or in Lauro de Freitas town. The built up area will range between 180 and 570 sq. meters on plots of 200 to 500 sq. meters in Vilas do Atlantico. These houses are usually not too far away from the beach. In Alphaville you are likely to find houses constructed on larger plots of 300 to 800 sq. meters. Houses irrespective of the locality are located in areas where you dont have to go far for day to day needs. You will find shopping facilities, schools, hospitals and malls close by. In this range you can expect houses with at least four bedrooms and at least one suite, although there are houses offering up to six bedrooms or three suites. Some of the larger houses have a pool and garden. Multiple car parking is usually available and you can expect additional features like service areas, round the clock security, family room, party area, play area, barbecue and water storage facilities. Buy A House In A Nice Condo From $350,000 To $400,000 With this type of budget you will find houses in nice condos in Alphaville or in-town locations in Lauro de Freitas. Houses are quite large with 240 to 400 sq. meters construction on plots of 400 to 500 sq. meters. A typical house will have four bedrooms with more than one suite. In addition to the facilities mentioned in lower price ranges, expect a well-designed fancy swimming pool and some additional facilities like solar water heating and employee quarters. The condos usually have good quality common facilities like play areas, well designed or landscaped gardens, clubs and tennis courts. Premium Houses In Lauro de Freitas In The $400,000 To $600,000 Range In this price range, you can find houses in upmarket locations in Lauro de Freitas or Busca Vida in nice gated communities. Plot size could range anywhere from 300 to 1000 sq. meters and built up area of 300 to 400 sq. meters can be expected. Most houses have three to four suites, basic fittings, pool, garden and space to park multiple cars. You can expect the design and construction quality to be among the best in the region. If you are looking to buy a house near Salvador, then you must take a look at the houses in Lauro de Freitas and nearby areas. The wide variety of houses on offer increases your chance of getting a suitable house that meets your requirements and budget irrespective of the purpose that you are buying it for.
Writing Haunted House Stories - Building Atmosphere Through Setting : Atmosphere strikes your character with unease. Consider the houses that might be in your neighborhood. You know the one: Its the house that pedestrians cross the street to avoid. Its the house that high school students dare to spend a night, beyond the creaking doors to warily explore the strange whimpers within its indefinable shadows. Even though nothing tangible has actually occurred, your characters are afraid. This fear comes from the atmosphere: The setting that surrounds your house and your characters. Atmosphere is the mood, and that mood should haunt your readers long after the story is over. So where do you begin? Creating a haunted house story is a frightening and daunting task. To make things easier on yourself, establish the date and time from the beginning of your story. If you write a prologue, begin the story with your date and time or, at the very least, give hints to the decade. Perhaps your character is listening to Disco Inferno just before a psychopath sets the house on fire. Perhaps your character is trembling in the shadows, her bonnet is drenched with perspiration and shes praying for her lantern to stay lit long enough to be rescued. This not only establishes your setting, but also gives you a chance to add a bit of dimension and foreshadowing to your story. Haunt Your Readers Using the Correct Word Using the right word can also establish the setting in your haunted house story. Consider this sentence: Beverly Harris walked into the house. Not very creative at all. Theres barely a setting and the action is not very descriptive at all. Lets try another set of words: Beverly, overwhelmed with incipient danger, crept through the doorway. Better. Crept is a stronger description than the word walked. This is an acceptable description that readers would more likely enjoy. But couldnt we write this sentence in fewer and more ominous words? I think we can: The house consumed her. Ominous, descriptive and simple. This causes the reader to feel discomforted; therefore, empathetic which should be your goal as a writer. To make your readers feel what your characters are feeling. Location, Location, Location Your haunted house is a character just like the rest of your cast. It should have a personality. It should draw your characters into it, much like a protagonist is hunting for a villain. It should have a personality and a history. Your protagonist wants something and your house wants something too. So what kind of personality does your house have? Consider the location. It could be a bayou mansion decorated in a French-Creole, or maybe its a simple two-story cabin in Washington State like in Stephen Kings Alan Wake. Perhaps its even more classical such as a fortified castle located on top of a sheer cliff above a sleepy village. Each of these houses should reflect its geographical location, and its personality should be revealed through the protagonists perspective. If your house could speak, would it have an accent? How would you show that? The décor? The architecture? The location of your haunted house defines its personality. Let it speak. Let it lure your protagonist back into its swampy tendrils. Other ways to give your house a personality through the setting is by re-establishing the environment according to how people speak in their geographical region. People in the Deep South speak differently to each other in Miami and people in Miami speak differently than people in Montana. People gossip about each other and every person has a different perspective on life. Apply that to your haunted house. No matter the geographical location, your house has a back-story and people will gossip about it. What they say and how they say it can reveal more of your houses personality. Each time your character hears a story, his or her perspective will change. For example, The Infinite written by Douglas Clegg, some of the characters that stay in the Nightmare House see it as just an ordinary house at first. Once they begin to hear the strange stories, the paranoia begins to take over and pretty soon the house takes on a more sinister appearance. No, it doesnt physically change. What changes is the characters perception of the house. Your house is another character that deserves to be gossiped about. Everyone has secrets; your haunted house does too. Originality is Vital There are already a number of haunted house movies and books that take place in all kinds of environments all over the world. There are literally hundreds if not thousands that take place in a haunted cabin in the middle of the woods. In order for your horror story to survive the cutthroat competition, it must be unique. It must bring something new to a concept that has been done over and over again. Being unique is vital for your story to survive. Creative writers must be flexible. Instead of a haunted cabin in the woodsy Canadian mountains, perhaps your story is about a haunted floating home in the Puget Sound. Or maybe consider moving your cliché southern plantation to the sunny beachfront tropics of Africa surrounded with palm trees, monkeys and deadly spiders as big as a coconut. Originality doesnt have to be that extreme either. Perhaps your setting is in the Colonial American suburbs of Massachusetts but the architecture is ultra-modern. One last thing to consider when choosing an original setting for your haunted house story is the lighting and ambience. Remember that the farther your house is to the equator, the more drastic your hours of day and night become. A haunted house located in lowest parts of South America, for example, will spend at least a full month in total darkness in the winter and a full month of total daylight in the summer. Enter If You Dare H.P. Lovecraft was a master at building atmosphere through setting. He used the description of the landscapes and neighborhoods to give the reader an ominous feeling long before his character even approaches the house. Take this example from The Picture in the House: ... They climb to the moonlit towers of ruined Rhine castles and falter down black-cobwebbed steps beneath the scattered stones of forgotten cities... The haunted wood and the desolate mountains [are] shrines, and they linger around the sinister monoliths of uninhabited islands... But the true epicure in the terrible and unutterable ghastliness is the chief end and justification of existence, esteems most of all the ancient, lonely farmhouses of backwoods New England... Their strength, solitude, grotesqueness and ignorance combine to form the perfect portion of the hideous. This paints a very sophisticated picture using carefully chosen adjectives and a forward approach. Although H.P. Lovecraft has surpassed the expectation of horror in its finest excellence, award winning author Joe Schreiber writes a more literal description of the Round House in one of his most bone-chilling haunted house stories: No Doors, No Windows: ... It was sparse and plain and narrow, with a curved concrete floor and smooth, almost circular black walls that didnt look as though theyd been painted black but were somehow sculpted out of naturally black material-some substance that literally absorbed light. There were no doors and no windows. Although the passageway appeared to be straight, there was definitely some bend to it, some winding quality just outside the lighters glow. Both of these excellent examples describe the haunted house using atmosphere and setting in different ways. They work well because of the strong word choice and vivid, unnatural descriptions that go beyond the details of how someone would usually describe a house. Joe Schreiber didnt just blatantly say: The room was round. Instead, he painted a picture so vivid that the reader simply got a sense that this room was unnatural and no sane person would enter it -especially if he only possessed a lighter. When is a haunted house not a haunted house? A haunted house isnt always necessarily a house. It can be an apartment or a condo on the beach. Sometimes its a cemetery where spirits of the dead live, work and haunt like in Neil Gaimans novel, The Graveyard Book. Haunted factories, sanitariums, junkyards, prisons, schools, caves and even sewers could all potentially be haunted house stories. All the same rules apply.
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