• The Importance of Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Home The Importance of Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Home

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    The Importance of Maintenance and Upkeep of Your Home

    One of the most valuable assets that you own or will own one day is your home. However, with our hectic lifestyle, it is easy to overlook the maintenance and upkeep of your home. As a homeowner, you are expected to spend anywhere between 1% - 4% of your home’s value on maintenance and upkeep of your home yearly.

     

    There are a number of benefits to performing regular maintenance and upkeep of your home to avoid potential disastrous situations.

     

    1. Money & Headaches

    Regular maintenance can avoid something breaking down later on which most probably will incur even more costs. Take for example, if you do not perform periodic maintenance of your heating and cooling system, eventually it will break down and replacing it is not cheap!

     

    2. Time, Time, Time

     Not just cost, unexpected breakdowns usually take more time to be fixed. You may be saving a few hours here and there by foregoing the regular maintenance and upkeep of your home but once it catches up with you, it can lead to more time to be spent fixing the problem and a boatload of frustration.

     

    3. Value of Your Home

     Your home value is dependent on the current condition of the home. You may think that you are...

    One of the most valuable assets that you own or will own one day is your home. However, with our hectic lifestyle, it is easy to overlook the maintenance and upkeep of your home. As a homeowner, you are expected to spend anywhere between 1% - 4% of your home’s value on maintenance and upkeep of your home yearly.

     

    There are a number of benefits to performing regular maintenance and upkeep of your home to avoid potential disastrous situations.

     

    1. Money & Headaches

    Regular maintenance can avoid something breaking down later on which most probably will incur even more costs. Take for example, if you do not perform periodic maintenance of your heating and cooling system, eventually it will break down and replacing it is not cheap!

     

    2. Time, Time, Time

     Not just cost, unexpected breakdowns usually take more time to be fixed. You may be saving a few hours here and there by foregoing the regular maintenance and upkeep of your home but once it catches up with you, it can lead to more time to be spent fixing the problem and a boatload of frustration.

     

    3. Value of Your Home

     Your home value is dependent on the current condition of the home. You may think that you are...

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  • Importance Of Being Creative And Diversifying Your Content Importance Of Being Creative And Diversifying Your Content

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    Importance Of Being Creative And Diversifying Your Content

    We've all heard the saying "content is king." This is very true, but to expand on it we like to say "effective and creative content is king." This blog will be explaining the different types of content, the importance of being diverse, creative, and original, and the importance of not spamming the same content.

    Video

    Video content is extremely powerful. It allows you to be extremely creative. Also, with YouTube has an extremely large audience and it is completely free to post there, with no limit on the time of your content. You can create a video an hour long and post it there, where on Instagram you can only post a video that is 60 seconds or less. 

    Originality

    BE ORIGINAL!!! You can take ideas from other people who are being successful with their content but you need to put your own personal twist on it. If you are just copying other people you will come off as lazy or repetitive and people will be less likely to engage. People are on these social media platforms to be entertained, not to see the same thing over and over again.

    Audio

    Don't forget about audio content. The best way to make audio content is to start a podcast (which we are in the process of creating, stay tuned...) Podcasts are powerful because they do not require a lot of commitment for users to engage with. A video you have to watch and listen so you can not be doing other...

    We've all heard the saying "content is king." This is very true, but to expand on it we like to say "effective and creative content is king." This blog will be explaining the different types of content, the importance of being diverse, creative, and original, and the importance of not spamming the same content.

    Video

    Video content is extremely powerful. It allows you to be extremely creative. Also, with YouTube has an extremely large audience and it is completely free to post there, with no limit on the time of your content. You can create a video an hour long and post it there, where on Instagram you can only post a video that is 60 seconds or less. 

    Originality

    BE ORIGINAL!!! You can take ideas from other people who are being successful with their content but you need to put your own personal twist on it. If you are just copying other people you will come off as lazy or repetitive and people will be less likely to engage. People are on these social media platforms to be entertained, not to see the same thing over and over again.

    Audio

    Don't forget about audio content. The best way to make audio content is to start a podcast (which we are in the process of creating, stay tuned...) Podcasts are powerful because they do not require a lot of commitment for users to engage with. A video you have to watch and listen so you can not be doing other...

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  • Wait! Make Sure You Read This Before You Buy Your Next Investment Property Wait! Make Sure You Read This Before You Buy Your Next Investment Property

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    Wait! Make Sure You Read This Before You Buy Your Next Investment Property

    Buying an investment property is a great idea but also risky. If you do not do the correct amount of research and preparation then you can put yourself in a very difficult situation. Most deals look good at first glance but change once you do further research and analysis.

    Take the extra precaution and go through this checklist...

     

    1. Main road?

    Most people do not want to live on a main road. Because of this, property value decreases. On the other hand, main roads usually have more property so that could be beneficial for a buyer. Either way, you need to weigh out the options and see if the property is worth buying on a main road. A less risky investment would be a house in a neighborhood with little traffic.

     

    2. Neighborhood/Schools

    Check the quality of the neighborhood the house is in. Check out if the neighbors houses look new or outdated. Check the siding, landscaping, roof, if they have a pool etc. You can check this out by driving the neighborhood or using google maps. If you are driving the neighborhood pay attention to how many people are moving within the area. Schools are also very important. People will be willing to pay more for a house that is in a good school district. 

     

    3. Comps

    One of the most important factors on your checklist are your comparable home sales. Recent home sales in the area will give you a strong idea of what the...

    Buying an investment property is a great idea but also risky. If you do not do the correct amount of research and preparation then you can put yourself in a very difficult situation. Most deals look good at first glance but change once you do further research and analysis.

    Take the extra precaution and go through this checklist...

     

    1. Main road?

    Most people do not want to live on a main road. Because of this, property value decreases. On the other hand, main roads usually have more property so that could be beneficial for a buyer. Either way, you need to weigh out the options and see if the property is worth buying on a main road. A less risky investment would be a house in a neighborhood with little traffic.

     

    2. Neighborhood/Schools

    Check the quality of the neighborhood the house is in. Check out if the neighbors houses look new or outdated. Check the siding, landscaping, roof, if they have a pool etc. You can check this out by driving the neighborhood or using google maps. If you are driving the neighborhood pay attention to how many people are moving within the area. Schools are also very important. People will be willing to pay more for a house that is in a good school district. 

     

    3. Comps

    One of the most important factors on your checklist are your comparable home sales. Recent home sales in the area will give you a strong idea of what the...

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