Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wood floors are in high-demand among home buyers. In fact, 90 percent of real estate agents say that homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell, and 90 percent also say that homes with hardwood flooring tend to sell for up to 10 percent more than homes that don’t have it, according to the National Wood Flooring Association.
There are many hardwood flooring options. Carlisle Wide Plank Floors identifies the following three wood species and stains that they say will likely remain on the top of home buyers’ must-have list. 
Photo credit: Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
Walnut, prefinished with an amber matte:“Walnut is one of the most attractive yet resilient woods available. Walnut has rich, chocolate hues, surprising auburn undertones, and complex grain patterns — making for a spectacular floor with or without a stain.”
Photo credit: Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
Birch, prefinished with an amber matte:“Birch is a unique floor prized for its intriguing combination of color tones and varying grain patterns. The unique design is created by the combination of creamy white sap wood and heart stock of golden brown – and the natural highlights provide an interesting visual appeal.”
Photo credit: Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
Cherry, refinished with an amber matte: “As cherry ages, its hues will darken a bit more than other hardwoods and will ultimately mature to a rich, burnished auburn color. The subtle flowing grain patterns and inviting warmth make cherry one of the most popular floor choices.”
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Friday, May 25, 2012

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

8 Tips for Beginning real estate investors

Housing inventory is increasing rapidly all across the country. That signals an excellent opportunity to invest for the savvy Buyer. Real estatehas always been considered a conservative, long term strategy to building wealth. Over the long term real estateappreciates in value. Notice I said “long term” twice. Do not confuse this with anything you see on TV. Quick ‘fixing and flipping’ can gain you short term advances but it can also earn you major losses. Losses include both money andrelationships. That being said, beginning investors should still be careful before committing to being a landlord. Consider some basic principles involved before starting in:
1. Learn all you can about real estate. Before putting your hard earned cash and credit on the line you need to have a fundamental understanding of how real estate works. This is the business of real estate not the emotional high of buying your own home.
2. Real estate is not a “liquid” investment. You cannot expect real estate to sell at a moment’s notice because you have other needs. Markets have cycles and usually you cannot turn over a property in 30 days unless you are willing to sell at a very low price or with flexible terms. Depending on the market it is most often the case that you need to hold on to your investments even during difficult times.
3. How is your cash flow? You need to have enough capital on hand and incoming to cover any short term losses caused by vacancies, increased taxes or unexpected maintenance costs. Create a separate budget for each property that includes expectations of the unexpected.
4. Target properties that will be in demand for the area. On the Seacoast that might be a two bedroom condo unit within walking distance to the beach or downtown. Always ask about the parking situation and can the condo be rented. For a single family home you will want to look into the school district and find a moderately priced home that is at least three bedrooms with preferably 2 baths and a garage located in a quiet neighborhood. When looking at units that cater to college students, ask yourself – is it located near public transportation, groceries and restaurants. You also need to find out how many un-related persons that town allows to live in one unit.
5. Research the location of the property. Find out what is around it not just in it. Investigate the schools, crime rate, Meghan’s Law sites, town/state plans for highway expansions, any vacant land being developed. Drive around the neighborhood and look at the other properties in the area. Are they well maintained? Do they need major repairs to roofs, windows or siding? Are they lawns kept up and neat? Is their pride in ownership showing?
6. Inspect everything. Get professional home inspectors to go over the building from top to bottom. General building, roof, electrical, HVAC, well, septic, radon, mold and pest inspections are crucial. Major repairs can destroy any re-sale profits. Put a portion of your budget aside to maintain your investment.
7. Be ready for renters needs. You need to be available and responsive to any minor repairs. If being a landlord is keeping you from investing, consider hiring a professional property manager to relieve of those problems while still reaping the benefit of property investment.
8. Work with a professional licensed real estate agent that has many years experience in the local area. They can help by knowing the history of the town or neighborhood. Good agents know the trends and where the deal are. You need someone who has completed real estate deals under a variety of circumstances. Savvy and smart are key elements of a good agent.
The biggest thing to keep in mind is that investing in a property is a whole different thing than living in one. Let go of emotion and realize that it is just business and the only thing that matters is your ultimate return on investment. Don’t let any of this scare you from taking your wealth to the next level. Now is the time to get off fence and get going.

Monday, November 21, 2011

THANKSGIVING AND FAITH

Thanksgiving  Of Faith
Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of "Camp Complaining"
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To "thank" is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with gratitude
Exalting God most high
Yes, there'll be good times and
 yes some will be bad, but...
Zion waits in glory...
where none are ever sad!
~ Cindy Blackamore ~

FROM: Ingrid Fonseca and Family
Happy Thanksgiving and Have a VERY BLESSED DAY!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS ON THIS VERY SPECIAL DAY!!!

THANK YOU TO ALL YOU VETERANS AND CURRENT MILITARY FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR FREEDOM...THE SACRIFICES YOU MAKE, BE IT KNOWN THAT EVEN IF YOU DON'T HEAR,  THERE IS FAMILIES OUT THERE EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW US...THAT KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS EVERYDAY!!! BE BLESSED AND HAPPY VETERANS DAY!!!
 FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS

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