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Blog Archives: October 2011
October 14, 2011

Entertainment Ideas for Your Next Thanksgiving Party

Wes Beckwith
Have you recently made the decision to host a Thanksgiving party in your home?  If so, there is a good chance that you may have already started the planning process.  If so, have you decided on a form on party entertainment yet?  Even if you have started planning your Thanksgiving party, there is a good chance that you have yet to get to the entertainment.  This is because entertainment is often one of the last things that a party host plans.  Well, if it is time for you to start thinking about your Thanksgiving party entertainment, you will ...
October 13, 2011

Choose your Swimming Pool Carefully so Maintenance will be a Breeze

Wes Beckwith
There are many factors that people consider when they look for a swimming pool. The size and shape of it are very important. They have to decide if they want it to be above ground or below it. They have to decide if they want a salt water swimming pool or one that requires chlorine to keep it clean enough to safely swim in. One aspect that is often overlooked though is the maintenance. Do yourself a favor and consider this part of the equation before you buy any type of swimming pool. You don’t want to love the size and shape of the pool ...
October 12, 2011

After School Art-Based Activities

Wes Beckwith
A recent report by several independent researchers concludes that participating in the arts nurtures the development of social, personal and cognitive skills. Programs based on Arts can improve academic achievement and decrease the tendency towards delinquency. It helps youth form positive attitudes about themselves and build self-esteem. Arts programs involve communication, interpretation and understanding of complex symbols, much like mathematics and languages. Thus it fosters higher-order analytical skills and skills of evaluation and ...
October 12, 2011

The Need for Adware and Spyware Blocker

Wes Beckwith
There is this one law school student whose thesis is about money laundering so oftentimes she would google the term to come up with a ready list of online references. This proved to be useful to her and the entire process of writing her paper. After several months of doing so, she was confronted with problems like being directed to a weird page totally not related to money laundering every time she types the same words. At first she thought it was just a glitch in the internet system and then she rationalized that no it maybe a glitch in ...
October 10, 2011

Real Estate Investing in Rental Properties

Wes Beckwith
There are many ways in which a person can make a living when it comes to real estate investing some of them carry more risks than others. It goes without saying that those that carry the greatest risks are often the very real estate investment methods with the highest potential profit but slow and steady, in many cases, wins the race. Flipping houses is in the news a lot because so many fortunes have been made doing this-more than a few have been lost in this venture as well but those don't make the news nearly as often. Working with rental ...
October 07, 2011

Sealing a garage floor

Wes Beckwith
The floor of your garage is exposed to intense corrosion and deterioration due to road salt, oils and other auto fluids.  Sealing your garage floor reduces dust and makes cleaning and sweeping easier. A clear acrylic concrete sealer protects the concrete from damage and stains. Also the same sealers can be used on concrete walks and driveways or as a primer under acrylic or polyurethane floor paints. You should take care when and where you apply a sealer because they cannot be applied over paint or other coatings. In order to do the sealing ...
October 06, 2011

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Wes Beckwith
Tip 1 Make sure that you get a deep cleaning of the carpet as often as it is needed.  To achieve a clean carpet, you'll need to have it cleaned by a professional or you'll need to use a deep cleaning machine.  There  are advantages and disadvantages to this method, although a thorough cleaning is needed every six months or so. Tip 2 Keep your eye out for spills and take care of them in a quick manner to keep your carpet clean.  Simply using water on a spill will help most of them.  If that doesn't work, simply expand your search.  You'll ...
October 05, 2011

Reasons To Stage Your Home For Sale

Wes Beckwith
If you’ve been thinking of selling your investment house or your home, you should make sure that you take full advantage of home staging trends.  There are several advantages to home staging trends, which we will take a look at below. One of the best things about staged homes is that they sell in less time.  This is great news for sellers, as these types of homes will sell really fast.  In most cases, you won’t have to worry about your home staying on the market for a long period of time.  Research has shown that staged homes sell nearly ...
October 04, 2011

Defining a Real Estate Team

Wes Beckwith
Finding a place to call home is one of the ultimate goals of anyone who is using the term real estate.  However, actually moving into finding that home includes much more than packing boxes and moving in.  Not only will you have to find a home, but you will also have to find the right resources and people to help you achieve your goal of finding exactly what you want. The first person that you will want to include on your team is a real estate agent.  When you are trying to find a real estate agent, you will want to make sure they have the ...
October 03, 2011

Buying Real Estate for Your Family

Wes Beckwith
The very best and most enjoyable reason to purchase real estate by far is in buying a property in which your family will live and grow together. There is a lot of fun involved in finding the perfect place for you and your family to call home. There is also a great deal of stress involved as well and that should not be overlooked. Some things to keep in mind when searching for the perfect property for your family are the following: 1) Make your first step the step of finding a realtor or buyer's agent that you are confident has your needs, ...
October 03, 2011

Buying Unfinished Homes

Wes Beckwith
Unfinished homes present a great way to save a lot of money and get yourself a new home in the process.  If you buy an unfinished home, you can keep your monthly mortgage payment low and also lower your initial investment.  You may also be able to buy a larger foundation size as well, which you can easily add on to and save money in the process. Normally, unfinished starter homes leave the upstairs area unfinished.  The question here, is just how much equity you want to put into an unfinished area.  Sometimes though, an unfinished home may ...
October 03, 2011

Curb Appeal Matters When Selling Real Estate

Wes Beckwith
First impressions matter most. This is one concept that many homeowners trying to sell their homes and first time property investors trying to sell or rent property fail to understand. Curb appeal is the first impression when it comes to a house. This is the place that you as an investor or seller want those driving buy to think of as home. For this reason you should pay careful attention and spend some degree of time and effort making the outside of the home inviting and appealing to potential buyers or renters. One of the first things ...

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