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Month: May 2018

How to Sell Your Orlando Home in a Down Economy

Even though the economy is in a slump right now, you can still sell your home and get top dollar in this flooded market. The key is you need to do something different than every other home owner. At a time where inventory is at an all-time high and the buyers are being very selective, you truly need to set your home apart from the others. Let the buyers fall in love with what you’ve got! How can you do this? Get your home staged pronto! With the value of homes continuing to fall, this is your best position. Sitting and waiting for the right buyer is not an option! Home staging costs less than you think and it will truly help create not only more traffic through your home, but will also help get your home sold in a much shorter time with the highest possible price. Buyers are tired of walking through empty homes that boast nothing more than bare walls and empty rooms. They need to visualize how the spaces would be used. This is why Builders have their model homes staged. It is also why homes sell in fraction of them time when they are staged. Statistically, a whopping 90% of buyers cannot see beyond what is in front of them. This means you need to help them out by creating what they need to...

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Unscrupulous Realtors

As a real estate agent I am horrified with some of the things that other agents do to make a sale. I began my career after having a couple of these agents literally lie and deceive me on the sale of a home myself and decided that someone needs to be out there for buyers and sellers that will handle their clients fairly and honestly. Now that I have been in the business for ten years I am outraged at what I see out there and want everyone to be sure their agent is really being upfront, honest and handling your transaction the way you deserve to be handled. I have seen homes that should be on the market, open to all buyers and their agents being held back by the list agent while they tried to get their own buyers to have first shot at making an offer on the home. This goes for a recent encounter of an agent that lists hundreds of foreclosed homes for the banks and keeps some of the homes from being actively on the multiple listing system in hopes that their own team members can procure a buyer and double dip. They have held these homes from other buyers and agents for up to thirty days. If the bank knew this kind of business was happening with their foreclosed homes they would...

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Great Gatsby’s Blueprint For Success

When I read biographies, autobiographies, or management articles and textbooks, I’m always impressed by one commonality among all successful people: they all set goals. I suppose all normal human beings do that every day; they have a mental plan of what they will accomplish during the day, or in the short run. For the successful individuals, though, those goals they set for themselves are for the short run and for the long run. And they write those objectives down. This is the secret of success, for plans, goals, and objectives not committed to writing, often are nothing but dreams. A concrete written list will make you a doer, a mental list a wayward dreamer. While many readers search for the Jay Gatsby’s magic hidden formula for riches and success, I’m sure they simply gloss over Gatsby’s schedule for self-improvement. But let’s not be mistaken; therein we find the roots of his success. Here’s an exchange between Jay’s father and Nick Carraway, the narrator: Jay’s father: “Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something. Do you notice what he’s got about improving his mind? He was always great for that. He told me I et like a hog once and I beat him for it.” Nick: “He was reluctant to close the book, reading each item aloud and then looking eagerly at me....

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T-Shirts – Common Terms Explained

T-shirt manufacturers use many terms to describe their products. The terms are not always consistent and it helps to have a reference guide. The following is the official Green Man T-Shirts Guide to understanding t-shirt terms: 20s, 20/1, 20s single: Unit of measurement that defines the fineness of cotton thread. A standard spool of single-ply cotton thread is comprised of 840 yards of cotton thread. If it takes 20 spools to weigh one pound, then the thread on those spools is referred to as 20s cotton, or 20/1. If 30 spools weigh one pound, then the thread on those spools is referred to as 30s cotton thread, or 30/1. If it takes 40 spools to weigh one pound, then the thread on those spools is referred to as 40s cotton, or 40/1. The higher number means a finer thread, and thus a finer, softer fabric is created. T-shirts made of 30s and 40s are softer, finer, and have better drape than t-shirts made of 20s. The terms are used many ways, but it’s the number that counts; “20s,” “20/1,” and “20 singles” are the same. Threads can be twisted together into thicker strands. If two 20/1 cotton threads were twisted together, it would be referred to as 20/2. Bamboo Fabric: Rayon made from bamboo cellulose. Although rayon is a man-made synthetic material, most experts agree it is readily biodegradable....

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Rent to Own Homes – A Tactical Approach!

Our ultimate destination is to find a land of peace that we can call as home. Home represent our perspective towards life and society at large. Homes are supposedly to our favorite shelter under the sky and there are no fixed rules attached to it. There are times when we would like to be away from home but then all things are transitory in nature. And the good thing about homes is that it is fixed and an immovable property. Rent to own homes could not have come at a more striking time. Economies are shrinking, lifestyles are changing and the whole view point towards society has been under the clouds of shadow and smoke. It facilitates the candidate to buy some time. And that amount of saved time period can be used in checking various options like neighborhood, credit or to gather necessary emissions that are ever so required while buying a house. Lease purchase is becoming more and more favorable among the audience as it provides multiple options to the subject in question. The ideology in practice is simple and straight where two different individuals, owner and the person who would take it on rent, decide on an agreement to lease the house first and a further point is also added to buy the house. In an ideal world, any payments made as rent would be considered...

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