Archive for October, 2015

Are You Considering Buying Your First Home?

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Making the decision to buy a home is a big commitment, but many investors see property ownership as a predictable and profitable option. Are you in the process of deciding to move away from monthly rent payments going to a property management company? Are you looking to make a financial investment in your own home as a wise use of money? Perhaps it really is time that you make the move to owning your own home.
Because it really is an investment, first time home owners need to be ready to invest in their purchase. Typically home buyers need to save 5% to 20% of the sale price of the home in order to qualify for a conventional home loan. While it may be tempting to begin the home buying process with as little as 5% saved, a 20% down payment immediately puts equity into a property when you make the pu

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4 Undeniable Benefits of Investing in Rental Property

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  1. Extra Income
    One of the most obvious benefits of investing in rental property is the guaranteed monthly cash-flow that results. Since tenants are obligated to pay rent each month, as a landlord, you will have a guaranteed sum of money in your pocket. For many, this can be used as retirement income, or just extra spending money that will allow you to save more from your primary source of income.
  2. Appreciation of Value
    Investing in rental homes is an investment that keeps increasing over time. Historicall

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5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Painting Contractor

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When you have a big (or small) painting project that you want done right, hiring a professional painting contractor is a great idea. Employment of painters is growing faster than the average for all occupations as it is projected to grow 20% from 2012 to 2022. With so many painting contractors out there, it can be difficult to choose someone who is right for your painting project. Because of this, it is recommended that you interview your potential painting contractor candidates before hiring. Finding the right painter means asking the right questions, so here 5 questions you should definitely ask your potential painter during the interview process:

1. How will you prep for the job?

A great painting contractor will know exactly how to prep your house or business (

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Don’t Let Those Pests Bug You Take Back Control Of Your Home!

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There is nothing more horrifying than catching a skittering mouse or cockroach out of the corner of your eye and snatching your feet up off the floor, praying there’s not more where that came from. Smaller creepy crawlies like termites, bedbugs, carpet beetles, and mites aren’t welcome guests in your home either! At first, it may seem as if they’re taking over and there’s no way to get rid of them! However, if you’re looking for pest control solutions, there are general household pest control measures you can take at home first to help alleviate the problem, as well as commercial solutions to help get rid of your pest probl

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Wake Up! Isn’t it Time to Build Your Dream Kitchen?

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Your kitchen is the center of your home; its heart and hearth. More time is spent in the kitchen than virtually any other room in your house (except your bedroom, and a lot of that time is spent asleep). Your family gathers there, meals are made, along with memories. You want a kitchen that when you look back over all that time spent reflects the life you?ve lived, the life you wanted to life. And nothing makes a kitchen warmer and more your own than custom made cabinets.

Cost vs. Benefit

While the cost of a minor kitchen remodel, according to the 2015 ?Cost vs. Value Report,? is, on average, just over $19,000 (including labor, countertops, appliances, new cabinet doors and drawer fronts, and flooring), just a minor remodel to a kitchen (with a total kitchen cabi

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