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Selling Your House? Which Renovations Provide The Best ROI

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:19:53 -0500

Homeowners do many different types of renovations to their houses, for a variety of different reasons. While, one's reasons and motivations, vary, and are often, personal, one's decisions, should be based, on their intentions, regarding their houses. This means, if one believes, he will be living in his present home, for a significant period, the return on investment (or ROI), is less important, but if one's intent, is shorter - term, this should help direct one's considerations, and expenditures.


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...


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.


6 Factors Which Determine How The Real Estate Market Performs

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:10:20 -0500

Many, often wonder, why, it is often, so challenging, to understand, predict, etc, many of the variables, involved, when it comes to the real estate market. Why are prices, so high, or low, or a buyers market, or sellers market? Why do some houses, sell, very quickly, while others, remain, unsold, for a seemingly, long period?


The True CHARM Of A House

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:48:11 -0500

While there are numerous, tangible factors, and considerations, in determining the home, for you, including personal finances, overall economics, the bones and overall condition, of the house and property, size of the house and property, location, convenience, safety factors, etc, it's important to consider and evaluate, the intangible items, such as something, often referred, to, as, CHARM. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine, consider, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, some of what these emotional components, mean and represent, and, why, wise real estate agents, pay close attention to, and empathize with their client's and customer's perceptions, etc...


The Future of Real Estate: Buying a Home in 2018

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 09:04:56 -0500

The industry of real estate has undergone a massive revolution in the recent years. Globalization and industrialization can be considered as two of the significant parallel factors behind the occurrence of the same.


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.


Minimizing Air Leaks: 5 Places To Look/Examine

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:53:11 -0500

If you wouldn't purposely, throw money down the toilet, or out the window, why do so many homeowners, take the time and effort, to make their home, more energy - efficient, or, at least, less wasteful? The simplest, easiest, and least costly way, to achieve positive, relevant, realistic objectives, and thus, save money, and increase the level of comfort, within a house, is to locate, and then, minimize, air leaks. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly consider, examine, and discuss, 5 relatively simple places to start, and somewhat easy fixes.


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.


Why There Is A PRIDE Of Home Ownership

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 11:01:25 -0500

Most Americans, historically, and traditionally, have considered, home ownership, as a significant component, of the so - called, American dream! Although, most of us recognize and realize that, far, too little attention and focus, has been placed on, and spent, evaluating, and considering, what goes into, one's PRIDE, in owning, and residing, in their own home. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly consider, evaluate, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, some of the factors, and considerations, involved, and why this matters.


How To Examine/Consider A HOME

Tue, 29 May 2018 11:30:38 -0500

Many people consider, home ownership, to be, an essential component/ ingredient, of, the American dream! In light of this, wouldn't it make sense, therefore, if we gave some thought, to how to make the smartest, possible decision, when purchased a HOME of our own? This will focus on features, and physical needs, and components, rather than the emotional aspects, and with that in mind, using the mnemonic approach, we will briefly review, consider, and discuss, some items to think about, in order to make the best decision, for you.


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.


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.


Advantages And Disadvantages Of 4 Styles Of Houses

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:24:54 -0500

While certain areas of the world, only build specific styles of houses, and some parts of America, emphasize one, over others, potential homeowners, should understand, the differences, between the 4 major styles of homes, and better, consider, the pros and cons, features, and which, might best serve their specific needs, best. Each of these, has both, advantages and disadvantages, both, overall, as well as for individual needs, goals, and priorities. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, review, analyze, discuss, and explain, both, the strengths and weaknesses, of 4, of these, house styles.


Indian Government Initiatives to Boost Affordable Housing in India

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:36:00 -0500

India is witnessing rapid urbanization at an unprecedented level and is expected to grow at 2-2.5% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021. Following this trend, urban areas in India Will comprise of 40% of the population of India.


Preventive Maintenance Saves Homeowners Real Dollars: 5 Areas

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:12:07 -0500

A proactive homeowner, who does all he can, to prepare for eventualities, and proceed, in a responsible, responsive manner, generally, finds home ownership, to be, far less stressful, and more enjoyable. A former clothing chain, had a slogan, An educated consumer is our best customer, and this is also, true, for the best solution to the stresses, strains, uncertainties, etc, of owning a home, of one's own. Preventive home maintenance saves prepared homeowners, real, significant, dollars, and, thus, this article will attempt to briefly examine, consider, and discuss, 5 areas, where this is often significant.


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!


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.


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.


The Most Important Aspects Of SMART Homes

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:11:01 -0500

So much has been written about the availability and necessities of SMART homes, but, while many of these gizmos and gadgets, seem attractive, different, and fun, the reality is, some are much more essential, and make more sense, than others. While, so - called, smart homes, have many advantages, there are issues, to consider, such as, necessity, time savings, cost savings, security considerations, home maintenance, etc. With that in mind, this article will briefly consider, evaluate, discuss, and review, using the mnemonic approach, a few of these, and whether, they fit your needs, budgets, life - style, etc.


Making A House Your HOME

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:08:38 -0500

We've all heard the expression, A House Is Not A Home, but, often, overlook it, or, at least, don't pay sufficient attention, to, it's significance! Since, in the vast number of circumstances, one's house, represents their single - largest, financial asset, wouldn't it make sense, for a homeowner, to, also, thoroughly enjoy, his experiences, at that home, to as large a degree as possible? The happiest owners, are those, who successfully transform, a mere, house, to their beloved, HOME!


6 Inexpensive Ways, To Lower Your Energy Costs

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:03:25 -0500

Homeowners, sooner, or later, discover, a significant, monthly expense, is what they pay, for their energy needs. This includes, heating, cooling, and electrical needs, and, while there might be many ways, to reduce these, many of the fixes, are somewhat expensive! With all the other stresses, and strains, of our every - day, lives, these might be extremely challenging, to afford, so, many of us, simply, continue, without making any attempt, to try to reduce our energy costs.


Are You Prepared To OWN A Home?

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:05:56 -0500

Many consider, owning a home, of one's own, to be a main element, in the so - called, American Dream. However, while, certainly, being a homeowner, is, for most, a desirable course and path, it is important, for potential homeowners, to proceed, with their eyes, wide - open, in order to be certain, they are ready for, and prepared, to OWN a house. Relevant considerations, often include, factors such as: financial ability; personal needs and priorities; specific area; local neighborhood; school system; convenience to transportation; safety - related issues; religious considerations (such as convenience to their desired, house of worship); shopping...


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.


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.


Do You Know Why You Want To Move?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:09:03 -0500

As of late, my hubby and I have been having some deep conversations about our future. What it is we want it to be, to look like, and the types of adventures we'd like to experience before we leave this beautiful planet called Earth. Neither of us expected these conversations to evolve into a discussion about selling our home and becoming a renter. A rather strange turn of events for us after a lifetime of "owning" our own homes. We both pursued home ownership, as if being a renter was the worst financial plan ever!


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,...


House Maintenance And Cleaning: A System To Make It Work For You

Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:20:41 -0500

Owning a home, of one's own, is often, the best moment, of many people's lives, but, it also requires planning, commitment, and a system of maintaining a house, in a well - planned manner, in order to reduce the potential for excessive tension and stress, in order to enhance the enjoyment. Most new homeowners believe they are, up - to, the task and responsibilities, while often, avoiding taking a closer look at what might be needed, and necessary, and planning accordingly. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine, consider, and discuss, a basic system, for getting...


The KAFECHBOW Of Home Priorities

Wed, 30 May 2018 07:12:19 -0500

Since, for most Americans, their house, represents, their single, largest, financial asset (most valuable), doesn't it make sense, to do all we can, to protect it, and to understand, recognize and realize, the priorities, in terms of home ownership, and a wise way, to proceed? With that in mind, this article will briefly consider, review, identify, and discuss, the KAFECHBOW of providing the finest, in terms of the priorities, involved, in owning and maintaining a house, both for personal use, and the return on investment, or ROI, using the mnemonic approach. 1.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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!


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 YPFFOD Of Enhancing A Home's First Impression

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:09:04 -0500

Whether you intend to live, in your present residence, for a considerable period of time, or are considering, putting your house, on the real estate market, with the attempt to sell it, at the highest possible price, in the shortest period of time, with the least amount of hassle/ stress, it is generally wise, to pay close attention, to making the best possible, first impression, on anyone, looking at your home, for the first time. Pay heed to the expression, You only get one chance to make a first impression, and, thus, you must recognize, potential buyers will, often, become unwilling...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Are You Prepared To Own A Home, Of Your Own?

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:19:50 -0500

Although, it is often, considered, a major component of the American Dream, not everyone is prepared, and ready, to own their own home! Home ownership consists of many components, and aspects, yet, normally, very few people, take the time, or make the effort, to make sure, they are ready, and prepared, to proceed, wisely, and in, their personal, best interests! Although, there is no such thing, as only one way, to proceed, and make the best personal decision, since, for most of us, the value of our house, is our single - largest, individual, financial asset, there are many people,...


Are You Looking to Buy the Plain Home or The Stand Out?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:35:34 -0500

Some people just want to buy an average comfortable home, others want to take things a little further. Be sure to plan it all out before you sign that dotted line.


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.


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.


Protecting Your Home: Structural Considerations

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:06:07 -0500

Since, for the vast majority of us, our house represents, our single, biggest, financial asset, doesn't it make sense, to do, all we can possibly do, to protect our investment, and enhance our enjoyment of what we hope, will be, the home, of our dreams? While many factors go into, our choices, and decisions, including location, size, financial factors, credit ratings, needs, priorities, and family considerations, etc, unless/ until, we begin the process, wisely, and evaluate and consider, structural issues, we risk being trapped, in a so - called, Money Pit! With that in mind, this article will briefly discuss...


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,...


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.


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.


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.


What Do You Seek, From Your Housing?

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:27:27 -0500

Have you ever, considered, what attracts someone, to live somewhere, and, why individuals, enjoy specific housing, while others, seem, to have far different objectives, etc? Why would you like, to live somewhere, and why would you be happy, and satisfied, in some, specific circumstance? Although, some have far different tastes, needs, priorities, etc, each person, should, take the time, and seriously consider, and examine, where he might be happy, satisfied, etc, and will meet his needs, and requirements!


5 Reserves Smart Homeowners Create

Wed, 16 May 2018 11:25:08 -0500

When one shops for the, hopefully, home, of his dreams, he, often, considers, the necessary monies, needed, to make the deal! This may include, items such as down - payments, and having one's finances, in order, etc, However, in the excitement of the moment, and/ or, because human being's are often, renowned, procrastinators, there is little focus, to the necessities of actually, owning a house, and, this, fail to plan, and prepare, accordingly. Smart homeowners are those, who commit to, and are disciplined, enough, to pay themselves first, and, therefore, in addition to making the monthly payments, related to a...


OPEN Home Ownership

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:35:42 -0500

There are so many aspects, and considerations, involved, when one considers owning a home, of one's own, as well as proceeding, with the best focus, we often need, to sit back, take a moment, and consider, some of the key considerations, and concerns involved. In my over a decade, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, I have often referred to, the OPEN approach, to considering and evaluating, what's best for an individual. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, examine, consider, and review, using the mnemonic approach, some of what, this involves, and...


The HEART Of A Home

Thu, 17 May 2018 07:00:49 -0500

The most important aspect of a home, is, often, a rather, individual thing, because we all are individuals, with specific needs, preferences, priorities, and situations. However, regardless of which consideration, might be considered, most important, it's relevant to individually, consider, the HEART of a home, and pay keen attention, during the house - hunting, transaction, and process. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly consider, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, some of the key considerations, etc.


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.


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.


House Hunters - These Are The Factors That Can Give You The Margin For Profit You Want

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:17:05 -0500

When buying a house for investment, there are factors that you should consider to get the profit for margin that you want. If you're a house hunter of this purpose, get a grab for these factors that you should look for in your next investment house. Small-sized homes.


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.


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?


Do You Really Own Your House?

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:49:29 -0500

The American Dream -- when did it become about owning a home? Ever wonder who coined the term "American Dream?" Not only did he coin the term but he somehow managed to convince us we could have that dream. A dream that we all grew up believing was the truth, the only way to live successfully in America.


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.


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.


6 Options/Considerations For Home Renovation Projects

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:29:49 -0500

Many homeowners, either, discover, or strongly believe, either immediately after their purchase, or at some future point, they need to perform certain renovations, to enhance their enjoyment of their residence! Many factors go into, making the best decision, for the specific individual, and house, including emotional, hopes, etc, as well as financial considerations, and the potential, Return on Investment, or ROI. With that in mind, this article will attempt to identify, examine, consider, discuss, and review, 6 of these options and/ or alternatives.


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...


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...


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...


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?


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.


Essentials Of Home Ownership

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:13:29 -0500

Home ownership represents different things, for each individual! For some, it represents, the achieving, of one of the key components, of the American dream. Others emphasize a better way, to serve their individual, and/ or, family needs, goals, and priorities.


The 4 Seasons Of Home Maintenance

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:57:11 -0500

Home ownership, is, both, a right, and an obligation! A smart homeowner considers how, to effectively, maintain, his house, in the best, most effective way, to minimize costs, hassles, and keep the home, well - maintained! Rather than waiting for obstacles and challenges, to become problems, the wise ones, realize and recognize, it's a good idea, to do, regular maintenance, on a seasonal basis.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


Questions Those Buying, In A Senior Community, Should Ask

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:31:35 -0500

In many areas, of the country, one of the fastest - growing, components of the housing market, is Senior Housing, often created, either limited to those over 55 or 62, and, often, set up, as a Home Owners Association, or HOA. For many, this is a smart move, because of the security, maintenance, social, etc, aspects. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly review, consider, and discuss, some of the questions, a potential buyer, should ask (and be satisfied with the answer), prior to purchasing.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Things to Do Before Moving Into Your New House

Thu, 03 May 2018 14:11:06 -0500

You have just purchased a new house, done with all the payments and paperwork. You must be relaxed now that the pain of searching for a home has finally reached an end, but my friend, wait for a moment, as you have just won half of the battle. The struggle of moving into your new address is yet to be fought. You may not even realise but the D-day of shifting will come as if you just wake up from a dream. Hence, here is a bucket list of a few things to do before moving into your new house so you can remember this day, not as a painstaking one but a day filled with loads of memories.


All Real Estate Is Local! 6 Examples

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 08:10:12 -0500

One of the realities of real estate is, most things are local, and every specific market, is unique, or different, in some, specific way. We often read, or hear in the national media, about certain housing trends, tendencies, challenges, and opportunities, some of which might, also, apply to your local area, while others, might not! For that reason, this article will attempt to briefly explore, examine, consider, review, and discuss, 6 examples, which demonstrate this reality, and, why, it's so important, for buyers and sellers, to discuss the desired, local real estate market, with a quality, professional agent.


6 Factors To Consider In Selecting Windows For Your Home

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:09:50 -0500

One of the most frequent renovations, and/ or repairs, many homeowners, perform/ have performed, is changing, repairing, or replacing their windows. This may be done, for design - reasons, structural, cosmetic, and/ or energy - related, reasons, but, regardless of the reasoning and purposes/ intentions, it makes sense, to decide wisely, and choose, sensibly, and in a way, which serves and addresses, your needs, goals, and purposes. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly review, examine, consider, and discuss, 6 factors, to consider, to proceed, in the best possible manner.


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.


Are You Struggling to Manage Your Existing Family Home As You Age?

Thu, 10 May 2018 07:11:40 -0500

For large numbers of people approaching or at retirement age, their existing home can start to become something of a liability. As we age, for many of us our home is a source of continuity and emotional attachment.


5 Benefits Of Home Ownership

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 08:48:22 -0500

Why is owning a home, of one's own, so often, referred to as an essential component of, the American Dream? Before one commits to the realities of home ownership, and considers, the challenges, realities, and necessities, it would be wise, to also, seriously consider, what it also represents, to many of us, personally, and in a positive, motivating manner. With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly consider, review, and discuss, 5 positive things, owning a home, of one's own, represents, and means, to so many of us.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Will You Be READY For A Home, Of Your Own?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:07:57 -0500

A core component of the so - called, American Dream, has, for ages, been owning a home of one's own. While it's nice to dream, unless someone is ready, prepared, and properly positioned, financially, and in terms of attitude, for home ownership, however, there is a potential risk, of the dream, becoming a nightmare! How can anyone, be sure, or nearly so, he is READY for this commitment, in a meaningful way?


3 Tips to Creating a Beautiful Home

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:22:09 -0500

A home doesn't need to be big nor expensive to be beautiful. In fact, some of he most beautiful homes you could see are average-sized and average-priced too. Whatever the size and price of your house, there are plenty of tips to make it a sure shot beauty.


Owning A Home - Look At The Bigger Picture!

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 10:43:19 -0500

One of the most complicated decisions, as well as essential ones, is home ownership, and how to determine, if it's right for you, as well as the benefits, challenges, obstacles, etc, of doing so! Are you prepared, financially, emotionally, etc, and does owning a home, serve your personal needs, goals, and priorities? With that in mind, this article will attempt to review, consider, and briefly discussion, some of the key considerations, every potential homeowner, should keep in mind, and consider.


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.