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Find the Best Lot

Hasil gambar untuk Find the Best LotYou need to select a lot. It can seem so confusing trying to narrow down what qualities to look for, and where to place your home. Here are a few questions to answer that should help make this part of the process a little easier.

First, decide whether you want to live in the city, the country, or somewhere in between. You won’t be happy in the most perfect home that is in an area you hate. Then take it for a test drive – literally. Drive around to see how the neighborhood looks, how your commute to work will be (if you still have one), and how close the schools are. You will also need to consider how good the schools are. You should look at the area at varying times of day to see if people just exist there or if they really live there.

Check the noise level – are you right next to a train station? Do you hear the freeway from your property? Are you downhill from a landfill? Are there a lot of open lots in your area that will be developed soon, meaning you’ll

Echo Park Real Estate

This is an eclectic city located in Central Los Angeles about ten minutes from Downtown. At the center of the city is the renowned Echo Park Lake in Elysian Park, which is the site of special events like the Lotus Festival. It is northwest of Chinatown and Downtown, northeast of Westlake and south east of Silver Lake.

It is split in to four districts.

• Angelino Heights – This area is known for the beautiful Victorian homes that are preserved by the city’s ordinances.

• Elysian Heights – This area is historically known for being the home of famous counter-culture artists, filmmakers, architects and political radicals.

• Historic Filipino town – This section is located in the southwest section.

• Victor Heights – A lovely area scattered with Bungalows and Stucco homes that share breathtaking views of Los Angeles and the Civic Center.

Throughout the four districts, the most common types of homes are Bungalows, Cottages, Victorians and Stuccos. According to the 2000 U.S. Census there were 40,455 people in there. Spread over 2.4 square miles there were approximately 16,868 people per square mile. This makes Echo Park

How to Attract Success

I had the most amazing experience last year at the Denver and Minnesota Success Summits. For those of you that I was lucky enough to present to, you know that over time I have focused my energy on teaching skills, techniques, and strategies to help you get rich real estate. I gave my first presentation to a live audience in 2006, and have since taught thousands of investors how to make money. I have written countless articles, reports, and a book. I love getting notes in the mail, emails, or people approaching me telling me how I helped change their life. Someone told me that my book helped them make an additional $50,000 this past year alone. You can probably tell that I have a passion and am driven to help people reach their goals, and now I understand that I was missing a very important piece to this mission. Most people need more than skills, techniques and strategies. Many can acquire all the information they need to make a fortune and still be broke. What most people need is the understanding

Land Is Prepared For Home Construction

Once you have found the perfect place to build your house, the construction company will start by clearing the land. Any trees or shrubs will have to be removed if they fall inside the site plan for the house. There are times you can design the house around an existing plant, if for instance you have a historic tree in your yard. For any plant that is removed, there is some more work involved than just felling a tree or cutting a plant back. All of the roots will have to be extracted, so there may be some digging involved.

Before taking down a tree, think about how much shade it can offer. This can really mean a big reduction in cooling costs during the summer. Plus, trees help pull pollutants out of the air and add oxygen back. They serve as places for animals and birds to nest and raise their young. This can be really fun to watch in the spring.

Once the site has been cleared, the contractor will have to come out to compact and level the ground. This may involve scooping up soil in one place and moving it to another part of the property. Any soil

Building the Best Log Cabins

There are tricks and secrets that can help you come up with the very best construction for all your needs. Some of the things to consider include:

Keep logs dry

It is important to ensure that you use materials that are dry to a certain level. When the moisture content is lower, then settling is not an issue and you will not need the settling jacks. The design should also include roof overhangs that are long, good landscaping and decks need to be covered soon after construction. The overhangs need to be around 3 feet. Also, avoid sprinkler systems being too close to the completed cottage.

Design

This is another important thing to consider. The design allows you to get the most out of the home. It also aids in any future maintenance needs as well as energy efficiency. As much as this is important, you need one that you can afford. Consider this as you make a choice. You need a design that is prudent. The overhangs should be large. In addition, the very first course needs to be some feet from the ground. The grade should slope from the house.

Plan

Everything has to be planned well, so as to ensure all factors are

Turn Key Transactions Work When Building a Home

You might have also wondered what turnkey means. Let’s take a look at the process and what this means to you.

What does turnkey mean?

There are two kinds of homes that you can buy – custom-built or turnkey. A custom built home is made either completely to the buyer’s requirements, or at least in part. Some houses are built with input from the buyer on key areas like room layout, window and cabinet placement, and flooring types. Other custom-built homes are built to a certain amount of the job being finished, and the rest will be finished by the homeowner.
A turnkey home, on the other hand, is one that is built by the contractor to completion and the home is able to then be sold to anyone. All of the design and planning comes from the contractor.

Why do you want a turnkey home?

One advantage to this is that the contractor holds the responsibility for the performance of all of the items for a certain amount of time. Think of it like a manufacturer’s warranty on an item.
Another upside is that the home is ready to move into right away. Think of turnkey as being ready to turn the key

Stay Away From Real Estate Fraud

Getting trapped in a real estate fraud is among the worst ways to lose large sums of money, and you end up not getting what you had paid all that money for. Here’s what you need to do to keep yourself out of such trickery.

Identify Whose House It Is, Really

‘Title Fraud’, also known as identity theft, is a property owner’s worst nightmare. Tricksters forge documents by changing the property owner’s personal details to match theirs. Once the property and all the documents are transferred to their name, they procure a new mortgage against this property and seal the deal. Taking back your house after that is quite a hassle. In fact, what if they sell your property?

In addition to thoroughly verifying who the property belongs to, you can opt for a ‘title insurance’, which protects your property title against fraud. This also guards a new owner against existing claims, such as unpaid property taxes, unpaid utilities, and unpaid mortgages.

Don’t Opt For Loans Offered In Disguise

a) Foreclosure Fraud

Cash-strapped property owners that can’t afford to meet mortgage payments sometimes get taken for a ride. Deceitful people make an offer to pay the loan on the owner’s behalf, as if to help them

Your Guide to Foundations

What are foundations? Foundations are an element of a building project that are unseen once the project is complete. It is the load-bearing part of a building that typically is situated below ground level. Does this mean that they don’t necessarily matter?

If foundations are incorrectly formed there is a varying scale of outcomes. These can range from minor issues to very severe consequences. Some of the minor issues can be resolved, however in the most severe case the extension or property may need to be demolished. It is genuinely that serious to get the foundations right.

This guide has been formed in order to offer a well-rounded insight into building foundations. When considering the project plan there are other elements that should be taken into account. These may include load-bearing walls, widths, depths and excavation challenges. Detail will need to be gathered about the land surrounding the planned foundations in order to gauge the best alternatives.

An imperative element of the plan is to ensure that the foundations are built on solid ground. If this is not the case there can be movement and other issues faced which will later cause problems. Plans may sometimes need to be altered slightly as some

The Homeowners Association

Is this reputation deserved? It’s hard not to believe the rumors while being bombarded with news stories about Homeowners Associations (H.O.A.’s) that force residents to take down American flags, or those that take homes when residents are late paying their dues.

H.O.A.’s are like “little governments,” according to Jackie Faye of NBC News. Like all governments, they exercise the power granted to them in one of two ways: with benevolence or authority. Perhaps Abraham Lincoln foresaw the rise of the H.O.A. when he claimed that “… if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

So, who are these people?

A H.O.A. is actually a legal entity whose purpose is to manage a group of housing units, or a common interest development, as they are known in some regions of the country. These developments may be single-family dwellings or condominiums. The decision-making body of this entity is typically known as “the Board,” and there may be committees as well. The association board is composed of homeowners who act as volunteers, and are generally chosen in annual elections open to all homeowners within the community.

The reasons for volunteering to sit on a homeowners association board are varied. Some homeowners want more of

North Lincolnshire History

Due to its location, several rivers and North Sea access, the northeast area of England known as the Humber – which includes North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire and East Riding of Yorkshire – has a history of invaders from all sides. Conquest and pillage were the goals of those foreign parties, however today those people from those same countries are more likely to be trading partners in this economically vibrant area.

The Humber, one should note, appears to be a river but is in fact an estuary, the point at which fresh water drains into salty seawater. Flowing into the Humber are the rivers Ancholme, Hull, Ouse and Trent. Today, environmentalists value the area for its wetlands habitat. But the conquerors came for other resources, beginning with the Romans and followed later by Danish armies, William the Conqueror (the first Norman King of England) and his successors.

Contemporary investors of land take note: Ancient conquests may have been about property, but what kept that land valuable was the produce thereof. Specifically, sheep farming and wool filled the ships that sailed to points north, east and south. The great, elaborate churches of the area (St. Botolph’s Church in Boston, St. Wulfarm’s church

An Investor’s Perspective

North Lincolnshire is on the cusp of significant forward movement. Its most significant natural resource, the Humber, is increasingly engaged in commerce with a collection of ports plus a £3 billion infusion of Government funding in the Able Marine Energy Park and Green Port Hull.

And yet Lincolnshire is historically a sparsely populated county (510 people per square mile) with beautiful wetlands and other natural features worth preserving. Planners and community leaders are not unaware of this. sustainably, sensitive to habitats and natural ecosystems. Wildlife corridors and biodiversity of this estuary region, along with hedgerows, ditches, swales and lakes, are foremost in the plans set forth by developers and their architects. The results are a strategic preservation of flora and fauna that can co-exist with a growing economy and population.

North Lincolnshire’s growth is the product of planning, but much of that growth was happening organically. In the recession years of 2008-2012, the greater Lincolnshire economic output, as measured by Gross Value Added (GVA), grew by 3.8 per cent. Growth rates were greater in England overall and the East Midlands in particular. But three North Lincolnshire industry sectors – agri-food, manufacturing and tourism – had much higher GVA numbers (11%, 13% and

A Look at the Numbers

Altadena is charming community located directly north of Pasadena at the base of the Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains. Altadena is an unincorporated and 14 miles northeast from Downtown Los Angeles. This warm, Mediterranean climate has hot and dry summers that average highs of 91 degrees. The winters are essentially warm and windy with the lowest average temperature of 44 degrees. Altadena averages 21 inches of rainfall annually.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census – Altadena had a population of 42,777 people. With 8.71 square miles to share there were 4,909.6 people per square mile. This is average for Los Angeles County. The population was more diverse compared to other areas of the county with the dominate ethnicity being White at 52.8%, followed by 26.9% Latino, 23.7% Black, 5.4% Asian and 0.7% American Indian.

The population of Altadena is well educated in comparison to the rest of the county with 45.6% of residents aged 25 and up with a four year degree and 87.9% with a high school diploma. In regards to the male population: 57.8% were married, 32.9% had never been married, 7.1% had

A Rapidly Developing City of Dreams

This is one of the multiple reasons behind investors eyeing the city and people wanting to shift base to it. As a result of this, several big names in the real estate sector have started taking interest in the city and developing commercial and residential properties. The way they are contributing and coming up with top-notch projects one after the other, there is no doubt that soon Gurgaon will be the best city in India.

Besides coming up with apartments as per world-class designs with cutting-edge facilities, the builders are also playing their part in improving the educational scenario of Gurgaon. They are developing play schools, high schools, colleges, and many other educational institutions with well-qualified teachers and international standards.

Gurgaon or commonly known as the Millennium City is developing at an unimaginable speed. Earlier the residents of the city faced water, electricity, and security problems. But now, the complaints regarding the aforementioned problems have diminished and people are taking more interest in buying properties in Gurgaon.

Whether one is looking for a 2 BHK apartment, a duplex, or a penthouse, all of the homes in Gurgaon flaunt well-designed and luxurious interiors. Considering the importance of Internet connectivity in this day and age,

Quality of Life Finds a Sweet Spot

The wealth of the world flocks to London. But some of the smarter money continues on to Southampton.

That’s because the port city on the south coast of England, just 75 miles southwest of the Capital City, banks off a rich history in the maritime economy, its revered local universities, more-affordable housing and, in general, what might be considered a higher quality of life. A 2014 study of “good growth” factors by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and Demos, a cross-party think tank, assessed several factors that make for optimal local economic performance. Going beyond the simple Gross Value Added (GVA) measure it looks more holistically at such things as jobs, income, skills, health, housing (affordability) and work-life balance.

With the tourist trade unabated, merchant cargo ships docking in and out of the port on a near-hourly basis, and local universities fostering spin-out companies, it’s little wonder why land is being bought and developed. What might be surprising is why some properties have been undervalued until now.

Southampton ranked in the PwC-Demos study far above average among English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland cities, placing just above Oxford and Cambridge and a bit behind Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Reading & Bracknell. London and its boroughs

House Valuation

Most of the people are not aware about the technicalities that go in when it comes to house value assessment; however, most of them know that is an important thing to do while buying or selling a property. When it comes to know the value of properties, there are numerous aspects which need to be considered. In the following sections, an insight will be presented on house valuation.

Income Method – What is it?

This is one method which is used for the property valuation. Here the total worth of a property is being estimated based on the revenue potential. The income which is calculated can either be generated as rental income or from re-selling the property. This is quite a complicated method; however, it is quite frequently being used by the investors when they are to fix a value on a property or when it comes to assessing the profitability of their investment in the days to come.

Certain assumptions need to be made and one needs to rely on them in order to come to an accurate conclusion using the income method. Here are the assumptions that are required to be made:

• Property Resale Value: This includes assuming the value which

The Rise of Porur As a Realty Hub

The accessibility to the Chennai Maduravoyal bypass via the service road near the Porur Lake has further enhanced the connectivity to both the city and the suburbs making it a lucrative spot. The proposed mono rail project will connect it to the metro stations making Porur the spot to be in the next decade or so.

From being a town panchayat back in 1977, Porur has come a long way. At first, it was a range that was without both motivation and development. Be that as it may, after the extension of the IT commercial ventures, concoction businesses and plant assembling, Porur set up itself as a potential area for property investment to Chennai’s prospective real estate investors and end buyers. Individuals while searching for purchase in Chennai’s real estate are lured towards Porur thanks to the not so costly land rates right now while being in the thick of things otherwise. There has been a critical and quick improvement in Porur because of which there are assortment of commercial ventures and sea of occupations accessible nearby.

Proximity to the airport, the national highway through the Perungalathur – Maduravoyal by pass and the advent of three more IT-SEZs coming up in the

A New Investment Haven

NRI’s world over are investing heavily in the real estate market, both for investment purposes as well as residential. Most NRI’s prefer to retire to their hometown in India, surrounding themselves with friends and relatives – primarily Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Delhi NCR.

Most NRI’s are spread across the globe, but there is a huge concentration of them in the Gulf. The advantage that they have is that they earn in currencies that have traded strongly against the Indian National Rupee coupled with the fact that their earnings are not taxed off-sets a part of the house cost already. The Kerala Gulf diaspora in 2008, was numbered to be more than 2.5 million and this number has only gone up since. Most malayalees invest in residential real estate and they expect the best for the substantial amounts that they spend.

Developers in Trivandrum (capital of Kerala) have started capitalizing on these investments by building more apartment in Trivandrum. They have noticed a few trends that are fast becoming prevalent and driving demand. Most clients want luxury projects, which has seen a rise in luxury flats for sale in Trivandrum, Cochin and Kozhikode. Real estate developers are becoming very careful about

Glassell Park Real Estate

Glassell Park is a moderately diverse neighborhood located in Northeast Los Angeles. Glassell Park resides south of Glendale, west of Eagle Rock and northeast of Mount Washington. This neighborhood is quite hilly and provides its residents with astounding views. During the housing boom of 2000 a large group of middle-class people moved to Glassell Park because of the inexpensive cost and abundance of Craftsman homes. The average temperature for the hottest month of the year, July, is 73 degrees. The average temperature for the coldest month of the year, December, is 57 degrees. January is the month with the most precipitation at 4.6 inches.

Area Vibes awarded Glassell Park a livability score of 72, very livable, which is higher than the national average of 70. Walk Score says that Glassell Park is a 61, with a transit score of 44 and a bike score of 38. Therefore, Glassell Park is somewhat walkable, and some errands can be accomplished by walking. There is some public transportation with a score and not many bike lanes.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 23,467 residents within the 2.75 square mile neighborhood. This equates to 8,524 people per square mile, which is average density for

Altadena Real Estate

Altadena is charming community located directly north of Pasadena at the base of the Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains. Altadena is an unincorporated and 14 miles northeast from Downtown Los Angeles. This warm, Mediterranean climate has hot and dry summers that average highs of 91 degrees. The winters are essentially warm and windy with the lowest average temperature of 44 degrees. Altadena averages 21 inches of rainfall annually.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census – Altadena had a population of 42,777 people. With 8.71 square miles to share there were 4,909.6 people per square mile. This is average for Los Angeles County. The population was more diverse compared to other areas of the county with the dominate ethnicity being White at 52.8%, followed by 26.9% Latino, 23.7% Black, 5.4% Asian and 0.7% American Indian.

The population of Altadena is well educated in comparison to the rest of the county with 45.6% of residents aged 25 and up with a four year degree and 87.9% with a high school diploma. In regards to the male population: 57.8% were married, 32.9% had never been married, 7.1% had been divorced and 2.1% were widowed. The female population had53.9% who were married, 24.4% had never

How to Attract Success

I had the most amazing experience last year at the Denver and Minnesota Success Summits. For those of you that I was lucky enough to present to, you know that over time I have focused my energy on teaching skills, techniques, and strategies to help you get rich in real estate. I gave my first presentation to a live audience in 2006, and have since taught thousands of investors how to make money. I have written countless articles, reports, and a book. I love getting notes in the mail, emails, or people approaching me telling me how I helped change their life. Someone told me that my book helped them make an additional $50,000 this past year alone. You can probably tell that I have a passion and am driven to help people reach their goals, and now I understand that I was missing a very important piece to this mission. Most people need more than skills, techniques and strategies. Many can acquire all the information they need to make a fortune and still be broke. What most people need is the understanding of what it actually takes to be successful.

At this year’s Success Summits, I tried something new. I