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Replacement Value Of A Property: 4 Basic Factors

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:06:42 -0600

When one seeks to sell the regular, average, residential property/ home, the best way to determine the listing (offering) price, is based on a Competitive Property Analysis, where one examines similar properties, known as Comparables, and either adds or subtracts, based on features, inclusions, etc. This is the most common method used in real estate, and is generally effective, when seeking to find the fair market value, or, at least, what one believes it will be. Of course, the market value is only determined by the price a qualified buyer offers and is willing to pay for a particular property...


What Do You Want From Your HOUSE?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:15:20 -0600

One of the greatest obstacles, and challenges, for those, seeking and hoping, to purchase a home, of their own, is to determine, what, they, personally, want, from their HOUSE. While this may seem, somewhat simplistic, it is generally not, because there are many variables, and the ideal home, for one, may be, far from that, for others! As a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in New York State, for over a decade, I have witnessed this often, and have come to the conclusion, it's essential for the home buyer, and his chosen agent, to have an in - depth discussion, to best identify,...


Living In A Shoebox Unit

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:39:02 -0600

Since the year 2011, Shoebox units have grabbed the spotlight in the real estate market. This has been noticed especially in countries that see a large population influx and are faced with the dilemma of accommodating a surging population while the availability of property at hand remains the same.


4 Reasons Homeowners Should Get The Required Building Permits

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:21:45 -0600

Different municipalities have different rules and regulations, regarding when building permits, etc, may be required, etc. While many people comply with these rules, others often skip this step, either because they don't realize/ know they are supposed to, don't want to pay the permit fees, etc, fear doing so will raise their real estate taxes, or are confident they can get away with doing the work, without the perceived hassle, etc. This article will address 4 reasons it makes sense to get those permits before doing the work, and closing them out, once the work is completed.


Higher Taxes Means Higher Property Values

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:50:27 -0600

The Millionaire Next Door, Tom Stanley reports that, while frugal in many areas of life, affluent Americans often seek homes in communities having high property taxes. Ask any buyer agent what buyers want, and more often than not, buyers want to live where school systems are good.


Preparing Something Important Is Exciting

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:38:59 -0600

It is very important to learn the key components of retirement planning as it is the best way to save for the future. Further, implementation of the key points guarantees financially secure retired life.


Home Ownership 101: Reducing Energy Costs

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:52:57 -0600

Many new home buyers, believe they have planned for the expenses involved in home ownership, including their mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, and maintenance/ repairs. However, many end up soon facing a somewhat - daunting exposure, to an unanticipated monthly expenditure. This expense is often, the higher than expected, energy costs, which include electricity, gas, heating.


The Most Influential Factors to Home Value

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:37:30 -0500

The past years have seen changing landscape in the real estate industry in terms of the factors influencing home values. There are factors that pull up prices while there are those which seem to drag prices down. Despite the changes, there are still factors that seem to have been talked over and over, yet they stay to be factual to these days.


Look At A House's BONES

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 06:56:39 -0600

As a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, for over a decade, we often discuss, what we consider, the BONES of a particular house. Prospective homeowners would be served, well, if they considered these factors thoroughly and carefully, because, these are items, which should be prioritized, and focused upon, and considered, before purchasing, what, for most, is their single, biggest, financial asset! A house's bones, include, how well - built, it may be, after considering a number of relevant, structural factors and issues, and, unless, one feels comfortable, regarding these, should be deal - breakers.


Beach Houses for Sale

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:24:23 -0500

For many, living on the beach is a dream come true but beach houses for sale can be expensive. If you are considering buying one of the hose one of the houses for sale on the beach make sure that you invest wisely so the cost of the property will multiply over time. Make sure that the beach house is not too old because they do undergo constant wear and tear because of the wind and salty air so you may spend a lot of money on repairs.


Why Mortgage Interest Rates Matter: 4 Examples

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:03:17 -0600

For a significant period of time, mortgage interest rates remained within a somewhat, fixed area, often approximately 8.5%. They greatly increased, in the late 1970's, when a fixed - rare mortgage, has approximately, a 14% or greater rate.


5 Areas New Homeowners Address First

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:10:58 -0500

As a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, for over a decade, I have often witnessed, potential buyers, seem to focus, far too much on certain, minor, cosmetic items and details, which, nearly every new homeowner, ends up, addressing and altering, anyway. Home buyers should look at characteristics such as, the bones of a home, the neighborhood, property, etc, which are usually, far more essential and important! Therefore, this article will briefly identify, examine and discuss, 5 areas, most new homeowners, generally, address first.


Home Improvements: What's The Best ROI?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:06:00 -0500

For a wide variety of reasons, homeowners, often, focus on having various types of renovations, etc, to their house. Sometimes, this is based on needs, life - cycle changes, priorities, concerns, etc. However, for whatever the reasons, one must determine, their reasons for making the alterations, etc.


Homeowner's Spring Cleaning Checklist

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:07:12 -0500

Although, there are many joys of home ownership, owning it, means assuming many responsibilities, especially, in terms of maintenance, and up - keep. Every season, a smart homeowner, proceeds, in an organized manner, to address certain minor issues, before they become larger ones. We often speak about Spring Cleaning, but, when you own a house, it is wise, to think, beyond, merely cleaning, and reducing clutter, but, also, addressing certain preventive maintenance, repairs, etc, in order to get the most bang - for - the - buck, and protecting, what, for most people, is the single, biggest, financial asset.


5 Easy, Basic Energy Efficiencies For Your House

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:58:03 -0500

When most individuals make the decision to purchase a home, of their own, they realize and understand some of the responsibilities, involved, but few realize all of the relevant ones. They usually plan for the necessary down - payments, and monthly payments, including mortgage principal and interest, escrow payments (including taxes and insurance), etc. However, these are usually only some of the considerations, and many relevant ones are lost in the shuffle and excitement of home ownership.


The Guardians of Your Galaxy

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:37:51 -0600

Your house can be as great of an asset to you in retirement as it was when you raised your family. Don't flee from your house when you retire; change it to become the galaxy from which you will roam.


How To Make A House Your HOME

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:13:23 -0500

When a potential homebuyer begins his house - hunting, quest, he has some idea what he wants, desires, needs, and expects, from his residence, but the concept, is still, somewhat, objective and impersonal! However, once he finds, what he believes to be, the best house, for his situation, he begins to, also, develop an emotional relationship, and connection, to it! We have all heard the adage, A house is not a home, but it is somewhat challenging, to fully explain, what this involves and means.


The Importance Of Periodic House MAINTENANCE: A Primer

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:45:41 -0500

Why would someone take the time, effort, and expend the resources and energy, as well as undergoing the stress, of the house - hunting process, unless he wanted to enjoy a wonderful experience, in the long run? However, while most of us might agree on this concept/ premise, we often observe homeowners, who either neglect, forget, or overlook, maintaining their house, in order to maximize enjoyment, and minimize hassles and expenses. As a homeowner (only lived in 2 homes in the last 30+ years), a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of New York for over a decade, and...


Break-Up Of Various Components Of Single Family Homes - Buy Smartly

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:28:31 -0500

Finding a single family home can be really tricky, because most homebuyers will not know where to really start. In this post, we have listed some of the features that you must look for, in order to get the best deals for the price that you can afford to pay.


Do You Know Your Homeowner's Autumn/Fall Schedule? 6 Considerations

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:10:51 -0500

Buying a home, especially one's first house, is exciting, exhilarating, and often, scary and nerve - inducing! Once one overcomes the challenges involved in purchasing, including financial, procedural, and emotional, they often, discover, how little they actually know and understand, about what's involved, in, actually, owning it. This article will briefly discuss some of the ways, to simplify this endeavor, in relationship to effectively being organized, and prepared, with an Autumn/ Fall Homeowner's Schedule.


Are You Prepared For Your Monthly Housing Costs? 5 Keys

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:59:39 -0500

The American dream, is often considered, owning a home, of one's old. When one determines, he is ready, financially and emotionally, for home - ownership, there are a number of steps, needed, including saving for the downpayment, maintaining pristine credit, and affording the monthly payments. However, even when someone is ready and prepared for these responsibilities, it is important, to understand, and properly plan, for some of the many monthly commitments and expenditures, which will also be required.


Myths Regarding Radon Gas and Testing

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 07:20:25 -0600

There are a lot of wrong information our regarding the significance of radon gas and how and where it can enter homes. This article will help correct some of these issues.


How Long Will You Live In Your Home? Why It Matters

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:06:42 -0600

When someone searches for their home, as well as, when he is living there, and considers, whether (or not) to make certain changes, alterations, etc, their reasoning, intentions, and what they seek, to achieve, in terms of living there, are essential, to making the best possible decisions, to meet their personal needs, and requirements! Homeowners should consider their future, and whether, they intend, to remain, there, for a relatively, shorter - period, an intermediate, or, for the longer - term. Doing so, will assist, in making the best possible decisions, which meet, your needs, expectations, usage, etc, while paying attention...


Choose an Affordable Log Cabin Dealer

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:29:08 -0600

Whether it is a premium garden log cabin or a cozy summer cottage having a log cabin within their compound, it is the desire or dream of many these days. Besides being unique, log cabins are a symbol of energy, efficiency, beauty, affordability and comfort.


Continuous Home Maintenance: A 6-Point Checklist

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:51:44 -0500

Since, for most individuals, their home represents their single - largest, financial asset, doesn't it make sense, they should do all they can, to effectively protect this investment? Doing so, does not mean, wasting a lot of money, or doing massive programs, at one time, but, rather, developing, creating, and using a clear - cut plan, which includes scheduled maintenance, etc, so they minimize potential problems, etc. With that in mind, based on personal ownership of both my home, as well as investment properties (owning and managing multi - family houses), and my over a decade, as a Licensed Real...


Choosing Floors For Your Home: 6 Options

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:49:36 -0600

Many people overlook their floors, when they look to buy their home. Perhaps they take them for granted, but hopefully, it's because, they realize, one can change these, to fit their needs, tastes, requirements, etc. There are many types of materials one might consider, as well as evaluating the environment, or ecological factors.


Let's Deal With Log Cabin Wholesalers

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:27:55 -0600

One of the key aspects of building your dream log house is to find the right log cabin wholesaler who is committed to delivering on time. Many of us would end up becoming a duck in the soup due to lack of proper experience and knowledge in dealing with the wholesalers properly.


Why Do You Need To Buy A Small Home With Land?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:24 -0500

Who would like to own a small home but in today's time, getting a home for yourself, let alone a relatively large home, is a blessing itself. Moreover, given the business of the urban life, it would be nothing less than a hassle to own a large home and then take care of it. Having a small land with your house is something anyone would look forward to.


Does Your Home Look Neat, Clean, And Attractive? 5 Areas To Consider

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:02:07 -0500

You purchased your house, which, for most people, is their single biggest financial asset. Doesn't it make sense, therefore, to protect it, maintain and enhance its value, and make it, the best you can possibly be? In order to do so, you will need to commit to, be persistent and diligent, and create a quality plan, to improve its appearance, and assure, it is consistently attractive, clean, well - maintained, and neat!


Maintaining A Home's Grounds For All Seasons

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:59:41 -0600

Most qualified, potential home buyers, carefully examine the interior of a particular house, they consider buying, and, even, look closely at the condition, and appearance of the exterior. However, very few pay, nearly as much attention, to the grounds! People reside within the interior a house, but live, both inside and outside, and, thus, to fully enjoy, where one resides, it's important to have some sort of sensible plan, to best address, these exterior areas.


Which Room Is Most Important? It Depends On Needs And Wants

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 07:06:25 -0500

There's an adage, there's an individual, for every house, and while it's probably, true, it generally depends on someone's needs, and priorities/ wants, as well as their finances, and abilities! As a Licensed Real Estate Agent, in the State of New York, for over a decade, I have been asked, on several occasions, which room, in a house, is the most important one. While there is no tried - and - proven, answer, it often depends on the context, and whether, it's for one's personal enjoyment, or related to resale value.


Reasons Why Condo Living Is The Cost Effective Housing Option

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:33:04 -0500

Many homebuyers find it difficult to decide between single family homes and condominiums. In this post, we shall look at some of the main reasons why you should consider living in condos, rather than purchasing individual homes.


Exterior House Insulation - 4 Key Areas

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:22:14 -0600

Wouldn't it be nice, if we could do something, which would be reasonably price, and relatively, simple to do/ perform, which would significantly reduce the overall operating costs, of home ownership? Many homeowners consider monthly expenses, such as mortgage interest and principal, real estate taxes, insurance and escrow costs, while paying far less attention, to one of the largest continuing home maintenance expenses, the costs of energy, including electric, heating, etc. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine, consider, and discuss, one component in that cost, which is exterior insulation, and its impact, on expenses, etc...


The Return On Home Alterations/Projects: 5 Examples

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:33:35 -0600

Homeowners must make many relevant, essential decisions, regarding, which projects, to prioritize, and pursue, and which, to put, on the proverbial, back - burner! It's important to determine one's reasons, and/ or purpose, in pursuing any project. Is it, to make a much - needed, improvement, to better serve needs, etc, or, doing so, with the intention, of raising the value of a home?


How To Find The Right Townhouse For Sale

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:51:05 -0600

Are you looking for the right townhouse for sale? Then you've reached the right stop. The realm of real estate is always a complex chapter if you are less informed or not properly guided. There can be various reasons for your initiative to buying a new house. It can be your new residential address or you can also invest in the property for a better future benefit. Whatever may be the reason, this article will offer you a couple of few ideas to find the right townhouse for sale that you are looking for.


How to Choose a Log Cabin Company

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:18:21 -0600

Building a contemporary log house always need professional support and guidance to ensure the quality of the construction. For such professional guidance, many prefer to contact the log cabin companies in their locality and are the lone, best option to build the house of your choice. However, before walking into a company for inquiry it is better to equip with as much information as possible to ensure perfection in the deal.


Residential Airparks - What Makes Them So Appealing?

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:24:01 -0500

The word airpark is a community that is designed specifically around an airport. The residents who live in this community own airplanes, which they park in a hanger that is attached to or is next to their homes. It is much like a regular community where residents park their cars in their garage. In residential airparks, there is one or more runways and the homes are adjacent to the runways. For many pilots, the ultimate fantasy is stepping out of the house and getting into their airplane, taxing a few hundred feet to the runways.


5 Autumn Steps To Take Before Winter

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:58:12 -0600

Most of us realize, the severity of weather, in winter, creates the most potential challenges, to the care and maintenance, of any house, and property. Rather than being sorry, doesn't it make sense, to be, Better safe than sorry? Why would you want to suffer, during the severest weather conditions, which often arrive, during winter, and be caught, having to pay attention, and take care of obstacles and challenges, when it is usually, easier, less stressful, and less expensive, to do some, preventive maintenance, during Autumn, rather than during Winter?


New Homes - Reasons Homeowners Prefer Them

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:40:05 -0500

If a homeowner had the choice of designing their home or settling for an existing home, most would choose to design their dream home. In new homes, you would get to select which countertops, cabinets, flooring, appliances, light fixtures, color of paint, and more. This home would reflect your style and not someone else's style.


Are You A RESPONSIBLE Homeowner?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:19:37 -0600

Since, for most people, their home represents their single, largest financial asset, wouldn't it make sense, to do all one could, do both maximize its enjoyment, as well as maintaining the value and attractiveness. As a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, in New York State, for over a decade, I have witnessed many homeowners, who have held their houses for some period, wonder why their home has not kept up, with the pricing in the rest of the neighborhood. It is for these reasons, I am sharing this article, on what it means, to be a RESPONSIBLE homeowner.


5 Items Homeowners Must Prepare For

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:02:18 -0500

Since owning a home, of one's own, represents ownership, in the single, largest, financial asset, doesn't it make sense, before one should make the decision, to become a homeowner, the individual must prepare for the responsibilities, duties, and relevant factors? Owning a house, should be a positive, fulfilling experience, which enhances, rather than makes one's life, worse, and more stressful! With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine, consider, and discuss, 5 specific items, potential homeowners should be prepared for, thoroughly, effectively, and in, a well - considered manner.


5 Considerations For One's Home

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:06:24 -0600

While there are many relevant components, of owning, and living, in a home, of one's own, and everyone, has certain specific preferences, needs, concerns, and priorities, most of us, fail to pay sufficient attention, to what they seek, in our houses. With that in mind, this article will attempt, to briefly examine, consider, and discuss, 5 specific areas of a home, and property, and some of the relevant, essential considerations, both, when looking to purchase a house, as well as, when you become a homeowner. 1.


Home Renovations And Repairs - The ROI: 6 Details

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:11:30 -0600

Owning a home, is often a complex commitment, and when we decide to make certain improvements, renovations, and/ or repairs, it's important, for us, to focus on why we're doing so, our purposes and priorities, needs, and concerns, as well as understanding, which ones might provide the best bang - for - the - buck, or Return on Investment, known as R.O.I.


4 Useful, Smart-House Solutions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:19:10 -0500

If anyone reads, nearly any publication, about the latest trends, in home living, they have become aware of the terms, smart - houses, and/ or smart - homes. While some of these, such as certain devices, etc, fall into this category, I felt, it might make sense, and be somewhat useful, if we discussed, and evaluated, a few useful ways, to take advantage, of the best, there is to offer, when it comes, to relevant, useful technology, and technological essentials. With that in mind, this article will consider, identify, review, and briefly discuss, 4 useful, smart - house solutions.


Prefabricated Homes for Sale - What to Know

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:15:46 -0600

In times past, they were referred to as a mobile home or trailer but today they are called a modular or prefabricated home. This type of home is created in modules or sections in a factory. They are then assembled on the lot where the customer wants it built. Prefabricated homes for sale are less expensive than your traditional homes. Unlike those in the past, many of these homes are designed to have the outside appearance of a standard home.


Renting Versus Home Ownership: Which Is Best For You?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:40:28 -0500

Those looking for a place to live, must proactively, clearly, and consistently, seek to identify and understand, their options, and choose the one, for them! In most cases, this often comes down, to a choice between purchasing a house of one's own, as opposed to, deciding to rent. There is no such thing as a right or wrong answer, because the decision must be a personal one, which considers several factors, including finance, personal comfort zone, possible pride - of - ownership, strategies, needs, and anticipated length of time, one expects to live somewhere.


6 Home Winterizing Considerations

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:03:48 -0500

Once we've past Labor Day, although summer is not even finished, it is time, to consider and address the needs, concerns and approaches, for best taking care of your house, and making certain, the severities of winter, have as little negative impact, as possible! Having grown up, in my parent's house (both their year - around one, as well as the one, they considered their summer home), and having been a homeowner, for over 30 years, I have learned, and discovered, how proper home maintenance, and winterizing, saves lots of heartache, and increased costs. With this in mind, this article...


How to Deal With B2B Log Cabins

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:58:01 -0600

Are you a newbie to the business of log cabins? Are you in need of a reliable supplier of woods for your constructions? Then here we are endorsing you all the aspects you need to focus on while involving in a B2B log cabins deal.


Your Home: How Color And Painting Makes A Difference

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:38:38 -0600

Most people would like to feel proud of their home, and premises. However, not everyone has the time, money, resources and/ or imagination, to get the most desirable results! While some people focus on making their house a showcase, others try to make it best serve their needs, purposes, and personal situation.


7 Keys To Reducing House Clutter

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:47:19 -0500

The idea and concept, of reducing the clutter, and paying attention to straightening out one's house, on a regular basis, is certainly not, a new idea, but rather has often been referred to, in terms, such as Spring Cleaning. Whether merely to provide you with a happier, more fulfilling, experience, as a homeowner, or preparing, to sell your home, it's essential to pay attention, to de - cluttering your home, and the best way, to do so, is to avoid waiting until it's a mess, or becomes a big job, but, rather, by doing so, on a regular, organized basis. With...


Will Your New Home Make You HAPPY?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 07:24:42 -0600

Many people have their heart, set, on the so - called, American Dream, of owning a home, of their own. While many potential, qualified buyers, address issues, such as the affordability, area, and some of their perceived needs, all, too often, they fail to fully consider, whether it will make them HAPPY, to live there! If you aren't happy, and content, living, where you do, even, the greatest house, in the world, won't serve you, to the best of your personal needs, etc.


Tidbits of Kolkata Properties

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:05:07 -0500

Kolkata, the erstwhile capital of British India is the most important city of eastern India now. It is one of the most populous metros in the country and is the nerve centre of all economic and commercial activities in east India.


This Is How New Mumbai's Airport Is Boosting the Affordable Housing

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:15:55 -0500

Indeed, even 45 years after experts in Maharashtra thought they required more urban space to house the rising populace of Mumbai and set up the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) with much exhibition to build up a twin city, Navi Mumbai had neglected to draw the coveted intrigue. Regardless of being preferred arranged over India's money related capital Mumbai and offering land at similarly low costs, property in Mumbai had not possessed the capacity to energize home purchasers the way specialists would have loved it to. This was to a great extent in view of a moderate infrastructural improvement...


The Trend Of Affordable Housing

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:44 -0500

Like previous year, affordable housing will grow faster this year as compared to the premium and office residential classes. Besides, this year, the property market would find support from the increased spending of infrastructure and improved production of industries.


10 Tips to Find the Perfect Home

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:50:35 -0600

At the point when searching for a home, hunt down one that you could see yourself living in for quite a long while - no less than five to seven years is perfect. Purchasing - and moving - to another home takes a great deal of time and exertion, and can include altogether in shutting and moving expenses, and so forth.


Real Estate Regulatory Authority and Impact on Pricing

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:36:03 -0500

Now, the real question is what effect will this Act have on the pricing particularly in the residential sector in various areas like Residential flats in Gurgaon. Well, that cannot be answered by a plane Yes or No. The thing is that this law will affect different inventories differently.


Using Rent to Own Homes to Maximize the 2017 Salt Lake City Real Estate Market

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:49:28 -0500

How can you use the 2017 real estate market trends to make a good lease to own real estate decision in Salt Lake City? Check out this article to see where the real estate market is heading and how it will impact rent to own homes in Salt Lake City.


Maintaining Your Home's Appearance: 4 Basic Steps

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:16:37 -0600

Since, for most people, their home, represents, their single - biggest, financial asset, doesn't it make sense, to do, all one might possibly be able, to maintain, preserve and protect, one's investment? While you would never ignore the stocks, you own, and would pay attention, to relevant factors and details, for some reason, many do not do so, when it comes to their house and property! With this in mind, this article will attempt to briefly review and examine, a few of the basic, simple, relatively inexpensive steps, one should take, in order to properly maintain, and protect, the appearance,...


Homeowners: Look At Your House's HEART

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:34:05 -0500

People purchase their houses for a number of different reasons, some personal, while at other times, based on needs, location, finances, etc. The vast majority of these individuals, in a period of time (once they are living there), mentally transform the concept of a house, to the more, emotionally - connection, idea of one's home! Since, for most people, their home is their single, largest asset, doesn't it make sense, to do, all one can, to protect, maintain, and keep it up?


How to Winterize Your Lake Home

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:53:36 -0600

t's that time of year. Temperatures are dropping, the leaves are starting to change, and lake home owners are starting the process of taking boats out of the water and winterizing their homes.Whether you're away for a few weeks at a time or all winter long, you definitely don't want to return to any nasty surprises from a long, cold winter. To be sure that doesn't happen, here's a checklist of things to do winterize your lake home this fall.


5 Reasons To Own Versus 5 To Rent

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:36:40 -0500

At one point, or another, most people face the essential decision, of considering, whether, they should, own a home, of their own, or whether, they would be better off, renting. Many factors, and considerations, are involved, and while this is a rather complex decision, the vast majority, do not pay keen attention, to the relevant components, and considerations, but, often, proceed, in a somewhat, compulsive, emotional manner. Since, for most, their house, represents, their single - largest, financial asset, wouldn't it make sense, for people, to proceed, with their eyes - wide - open, and ready/ willing, to proceed, in...


Important Checks To Make When Assessing A Home For Sale

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 06:56:18 -0600

Buying a home can be very exciting, but this is also a very serious step that needs to be handled carefully. If you are not too careful, you could end up with a home that you do not really like or one that does not really meet your expectations. The last thing you want to do is end up buying a home that you regret later, hence the importance of ensuring that everything is in order and just like you like it before you go ahead with the purchase.


What Is Luxury Real Estate?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:14:52 -0500

The luxury home market is an interesting one because what makes a home "luxury" bends based on the demands of buyers. Here are some common qualities and features that luxury home buyers look for.


A Fair Deal of Homes and Hopes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:35:50 -0600

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act was cleared in Lok Sabha on March 2015 and came into force in May, 2017. The Act was has been formulated to ensure protection of the Home Buyers by augmenting credibility of the construction industry by encouraging transparency and proficiency in accomplishing a project.


Preparing A Home For Winter: 5 Areas

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:04 -0500

Since, for most people, their house represents, their single, largest, single, financial asset, doesn't it make sense, for homeowners, to do, all they possibly can, to protect it? Every house requires preventive maintenance, and, if you own, a home of your own, you must recognize, how true, the adage, about, an ounce of prevention, is, when it comes to protecting yourself! Every change in season, brings its own challenges, and, if you live in an area, where winter, brings significantly colder conditions, as well as snow, etc, preparing a home, for this season, is smart, reasonable and recommended.


Tips To Find the Best Homes For Sale

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:43:50 -0600

Are you on the verge of buying a new home in the city? It can be a thrilling episode altogether if you're planning to change the neighborhood or moving to a new city. The townhouses stand to be a favorable choice for most property buyers interested to move to cities.


Your Home: What Should You Pay MONTHLY?

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:00:18 -0500

When someone makes the decision, it's time to purchase their home, whether for the first time, or to relocate, etc, many things should be considered and/ or evaluated! Most people look primarily at the price, mortgage rate, taxes, etc, but, all too often, fail to pay enough attention, to whether, the monthly costs, expenses, etc, will be comfortable, workable, or are the best way, for you to proceed. With this in mind, this article will briefly examine, using the mnemonic approach, the significance of your MONTHLY expenses and other considerations, in regard to your home.


Wall Street Apartments - What Is a Penthouse?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:23:51 -0600

Most penthouse apartments are found in larger major cities like New York at the top of high-rise apartment buildings. Depending on the size of the apartment building there could be one or two penthouse apartments. Wall street apartments may be considered a penthouse.


7 Questions to Ask That Will Help Sell Your Log Home Faster

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 09:28:09 -0600

Are you trying to sell your log home and are frustrated with the lack of interest? Or, are you getting ready to sell your log home and want to make the process as easy as possible? Here are 7 important questions to ask that will help you sell your log home faster.


The Bones Of A House: 5 Considerations

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:40:27 -0500

As a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, in the State of New York, for over a decade, I've become used to much of the jargon/ expressions, used by those of us, in the industry. Realtors often refer to a house, which is in overall, good condition, but might need some upgrades or modernizing, as having, good bones. I've come to realize, that like many things, those outside an industry, are not always familiar with some of these expressions.


5 Advantages Of Home Ownership, Rather Than Renting

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:16:48 -0600

Everyone needs to live somewhere, and, often, they are challenged, to decide, whether they are better off renting. or buying, a home of their own. Depending on a number of factors, including, the purchase price of the house, mortgage interest rates, costs of rents/ leases, an individual's needs/ prioritizes/ circumstances, etc, a potential homeowner, should, fully and thoroughly, consider and examine, as many relevant factors, as possible, in order to enhance his potential, to make the best personal decision.


Hidden Costs While Buying Or Owning A New Home That You Need To Be Aware Of

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:09:47 -0500

Home buying can become more expensive than what you expect it to be, especially if you are not aware of many hidden charges involved in the process. These hidden costs can actually add up to about 10% of the total cost of your property. If you do not budget for these expenses in advance, then for the first couple of years, you will have a tough time handling your other daily or monthly expenses.


Why Homeowners Should Do Preventive Maintenance: 5 Basic Reasons

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:00:33 -0500

The excitement over buying a home of your own, is normal, and understandable. For most people, the value of their house, represents their single, largest, financial asset, so, wouldn't it make sense, to do all you can, to protect your investment? Like any other holding, doing so, takes proceeding with a quality strategy, to handle the necessities of home ownership, preserve the integrity of your home and property, and do so, in a way, which, both makes sense, and is affordable!


Hollywood Hills - The Essence Of Los Angeles Luxury Living

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:29:02 -0600

The Hollywood Hills! Just the words create images of the Golden Age of Hollywood: the glamour and gilt of the great age of film. Since the 1920s there has been a flood of residential development in the area of Los Angeles called the Hollywood Hills.


Avoid Post-Purchase Remorse By Avoiding The First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:32:49 -0600

Buying homes, as we all know, is an expensive affair, which is why we must ensure that the whole transaction is done in a very systematic and timely manner. Most of the first-time homebuyers tend to make some common mistakes. It is important for you to be aware of those mistakes, so that you won't have to learn the hard way.


Revamp With Online Log Cabins

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:29:51 -0600

Unlike the normal concrete fitness center and summer houses, a log cabin is a brand new sophisticated version that not only changes the look of your space but also revitalizes your energies. Constructing a wellness or fitness center with logs is a new and most popular way of renovating your space that brings in peace and energy to participants. Log cabin constructions are very famous in the western part of the world and are crawling to the other parts slowly.


How Tax Reform Will Effect Real Estate: 5 Examples

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:45:08 -0600

While there are winners, losers, and others, when it comes to the recently passed, tax reform legislation, this article will review, some of the effects and potential ramifications, as they specifically related, to real estate. Even within this topic, commercial properties, rental properties, and real estate management companies, appear to, potentially be significant beneficiaries, while, some homeowners, will discover, either little impact, or a negative one! This article, will attempt to, briefly review and examine, 5 examples, and consider the overall impacts, etc.


5 Basic Ways To Make Your House A Home

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:06:43 -0600

We've all heard, at one time or another, the adage, A house is not a home. As a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, in the State of New York, for over a decade, I have noted that while most potential buyers, say they are going house - hunting, sellers generally refer to the process as selling their home! Why would anyone want to simply live in some inanimate house, when they can create an experience, which represents them, their preferences, lifestyle, etc, and transform it to a home?


Tips on Choosing Log Cabin Retailers

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:29:54 -0600

Many people who wish to build a log cabin are puzzled with several mind-boggling queries and are unable to find the right log cabin retailer who is able to deliver the unstated. For such people who are looking out for the retailer and for people who have no clue on what to ask for when you meet the retailer, here we are enlisting few tips which would assist in your talks with the retailer. Check out his exhibits - If the retailer exhibits his earlier works at any occasion, do sign up for such event.


5 Areas Homeowners Should Inspect Before Winter

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:37:11 -0600

Homeowners must be careful to avoid being, Penny - wise, and pound - foolish, when it comes to maintaining their homes, in a systematic manner! There are several, straight - forward, items, to consider and review, and pay attention to, because addressing these, in a timely way, often, eliminates a possible, future, major issue! Perhaps more than any other season, the cold weather, which accompanies the winter season, and the stresses, and strains, the property experiences, because of that.


Let's Renovate Our Lives With Brand New Laminated Log Houses

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:35:53 -0600

A house of massive, round laminated logs is the new way of building the place where everyone likes to rejoice. The most conventional feature that every laminated log house used to have is the corner joints.


Why Homeowners Need To Know Their NEEDS

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:07:44 -0500

There is no, one - way, to identify, what someone is seeking, in becoming a homeowner. In some cases, it meets a family or job - related need, while, at other times, there are a variety of other reasons. While there are no right or wrong reasons/ reasoning, nevertheless, it is extremely relevant and necessary, to clearly identify, and understand, what you are seeking, and why, you want to own a home, of your own!


Is Your House Must Have List A Dreamer's List? Let's Find Out

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:29:49 -0600

Bringing the house into modern times can increase the value of your investment. An older home may have a claw foot bathtub, but is the water going to that tub safe and clean? Modern upgrades can mean everything before you buy.


8-Step Checklist To A Happier Home Ownership Season

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:14:43 -0600

If you hope to make this holiday season, Tis the season to be jolly, you must consider, making your home ownership, experience, as stress - free, as you possibly, can plan, and/ or prepare for. While there may always be certain unforeseen challenges, many foreseen, avoidable ones, may be avoided, if you proactively, take measures, to prepare, as well as possible. Therefore, this article, will briefly discuss and examine, some recommended actions and activities, using this 8 - step checklist.


All You Need to Know About Luxury Homes

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:45:41 -0600

When we talk about luxury homes, what strikes our mind? Lavishness, magnificent, grandeur and of course pricey. Owning a luxury home is not just a status symbol, it's about enjoying the comforts of one's life you could think of at your own space called home.


Laneway Houses: The Future Of Affordable Urban Living In Toronto

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:39:12 -0600

Could Laneway Houses Be The Future Of Urban Toronto Living? It is no secret that the Toronto real estate market has seen a consistency in the increased pricing in the better part of a decade. Rather than the normality for any market to aspire and see an annual increase however, Toronto has seen a shift in housing prices much faster than most other markets.


Who Is to Blame for Homelessness?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:48:12 -0500

The question arises because many homeless people were moved on from the centre of Sydney, yesterday, because they were primarily an embarrassment to the government. While other excuses for the clean-up was given the facts cannot be so readily passed over. Where they had pitched their tents was in a major thoroughfare in the heart of the city.


Transforming Your House Into Your HOME

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:09:25 -0500

Potential home buyers, often undergo, a process, commonly referred to, as house - hunting! As a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, for over a decade, one of the key differences, between the buyers and sellers, is buyers look at houses, while sellers are generally proud of their homes. Because of this, it often becomes challenging, for a seller to realistically consider the value of the home, they live in, because it represents many life - cycle experiences, etc.


4 Important Benefits Of A Homeowner's Budget

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 07:02:58 -0500

When someone purchases his first home, he is often, so excited about the prospect, he fails to be as prepared, for actually owning a house, and the needed and necessary responsibilities, etc, involved! Most people are prepared for the obvious costs and/ or expenses, such as the mortgage principal and interest, real estate taxes, home insurance, etc. They may realize, there are several, regular monthly/ periodic expenses, as well, such as electric and gas utilities, household products (such as food, cleaning products, etc), telephone, etc.


The ABCDE Of Home Ownership

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 07:34:44 -0500

Home ownership is often referred to as the American Dream, and for those, who purchase their home, with their eyes - wide - open, and take personal pride in ownership, and a willingness to protect their investment, wisely, it, may certainly be! However, since for most people, their house is their single, biggest, financial asset, doesn't it make sense, to do, whatever, possible, to protect, and take care of it? This article will briefly examine, what I refer to, as the ABCDE Of Home Ownership.


A Solution to the Housing Crisis

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:18:51 -0600

Virtually every living creature needs a home albeit a nest a lair a den, they need a home to bring up their young. For humans it is a basic need to have a shelter, security, a safe haven to return to. A home is probably the most expensive item you will ever acquire whether it is purchased of rented.


Facts And Myths In Selling Real Estate Or Houses

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:38:42 -0600

No matter whether you are selling real estate or a house it is still something that most people don't do very often in their lifetimes. Market myths are the same no matter where you are or anywhere homes are sold.


Invest in a Brokerage Free Service and Save Your Hard Earned Money

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:13:56 -0500

The brokerage has been a major issue in many countries. Many of the brokers tend to take a lot of money from their customers to get them the house of their dreams.


Apartments for Sale in Turkey

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:20:56 -0500

• Are you thinking of owning a property in the investment country Turkey? A high number of investors are seeking to buy Turkish apartments for various purposes such as accommodation, investment, and tourism.


Tips To Find The Best Homes For Sale - How To Know If You Are Financially Prepared

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:29:12 -0600

Staying in rental homes is not the long-term sustainable option. At some point of time, will need to decide on buying our own homes. Investing on own homes will not only help us in saving money on monthly rental costs, even the value of properties keep on appreciating in the long run.


Do You Care About Your Home's CHARM?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:18:56 -0600

Nearly every homeowner, attempts to personalize his home, in such a way, which makes him enhance his personal enjoyment, and demonstrate, his preferences, prioritizes, and specific attention to certain details/ aspects. Obviously, some do so, more effectively, efficiently, and in a more attractive manner, than others, but, it's important to recognize, and realize, A man's home is his castle, and he must, in certain ways, customize, and treat it, accordingly. With this in mind, this article will briefly discuss and examine, using the mnemonic approach, what it means to care about your home's CHARM, and some steps, along the way.


Newlyweds - Our First 'Home'

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:12:52 -0500

Personal experience as newlyweds in buying our first home, an old rundown mobile home. We were young and early in our college days, we would then work everyday for 6 months to transform it into a place we would call home.


Maintaining A House's Exterior: The 5 Key Areas

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:58:31 -0600

Most would agree, homeowners should carefully, take care of, the interior and exterior of a house, as well as the grounds. However, for a variety of reasons, many fail to do so, often because of either financial considerations, lack of planning, a bit of ignorance, or becoming overwhelmed and under - prepared. This is a somewhat complex topic, but this article, will attempt to look at the 5 key areas to pay attention to, consider, and maintain.


Does Multiple Tenancy in a Single-Family Residential Home Affect Value?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:12:25 -0600

Financial institutions want to know if multiple tenancy is occurring in a building, it's one of the things that they are paying an appraiser to establish. Often the multiple family use of a home violates home owner association rules, master-plan community rules, city codes, zoning and planning.


Why Homeowners Must TAKE CARE Of Their Homes

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:24:31 -0500

There is far more to home ownership, than merely living there, and paying the necessary bills, etc! One must enter into this situation, with eyes - wide - open, in order to protect, what, for most people, is their single largest financial asset! Nevertheless, we often witness, homeowners ignoring essential maintenance, repairs, and, other, seemingly, common sense necessities/ actions.




How to Start and Run a Landscape & Garden Maintenance Business
Article by Jack Stone
Copyright © 2003 by ProGardenBiz

Own your business, own your job, own your life.

Statistics show that nine out of every ten new businesses fail.
Most of these businesses fail within the first year. The rest
don't make it past their third anniversary. Given such dismal
odds why would you want to start a landscaping or
interiorscaping business?