We have flipped some nice houses. This one was special. We went the extra mile to make it nice. Fortunately, there was a decent latitude we could work with as far as a budget is concerned. The property values in the neighborhood were high, and we got this place below market cost. We had a nice budget to work with to make it a gem. It had too many trees on the lot for it to be appealing to the buyers we seek, so we hired a company that does tree removal in Long Island NY to come out and clear out all but a few smaller trees.
Our buyer demographic is married couples who like to do minimal outdoor landscaping upkeep. The big trees would require too much upkeep, and they were a risk to the structure because of their size. The yard area really opened up into a beautiful space once we had those big trees cleared out. The house has a lot more curb appeal too. You can see its shape and colors better from the street now that it is not behind the huge profile of giant maple trees. So many homeowners who built these houses never considered just how big these trees would get over the years. Nowadays, people think about the sizes and growth patterns of plants more before sticking them in the ground around their homes.
Trees that grow huge will damage foundations, lift sidewalks and driveways and become a fall hazard for large branches or the entire tree coming down. Big trees can smash a house if they fall. This is why smaller trees, such as Japanese maples are popular. They are very decorative and are not a threat like big oaks and other trees can be to your home. This house really made a profit for us, and taking out the big trees made all the difference in the price we could list it at.
I was going to help my brother with buying a new house. He is a single guy and he knew that he wanted to stop paying rent to someone when he was never going to own his place. I told him that he would get more money back on a piece of property than not gaining anything and renting. I told him that he had to think of a home security company that he would like to use. He did not even think of it, he told me that he was so used to having a doorman and security, that he did not think that he was going to have to pay someone to monitor his home. Even though there are a lot of people that are going out and getting internet cameras, it is not the same thing. If you have your own cameras, you would be able to see what is going on in your home with your phone, but you could not instantly contact someone. I knew I was going to have to also had a security system.
I want to have a system in my house, where all I have to do is push a button if I want the police or fire there. I know that there are a lot of people that want to be able to do the same thing. I was shocked at how many sensors I needed in my house because of all of the windows and doors. My friends told me that I should be patient with the alarm installer because there are a lot of things to consider when they are installing it. We knew that it was going to be a seamless project as our house is updated, but the information that the installer gave us was really worth the time that we gave him to put everything in his house.
Making sure our children get the best education possible is one of the highest priorities of parenting. Just considering the fact that our babies are the next leaders of the nation of Singapore or the world at large is mind boggling. As parents we can get into a routine of just waiting for the school reports of how our children are doing in school, but we should be taking a proactive stance to make sure they have all the tools they need to excel in school. Our active participation in our children’s education lead us to Bukit Timah tuition centre for help on more than one occasion.
Each of our children needed tutoring in at least one subject to help them get the highest grades possible. Continue reading The Bukit Timah Tuition Centre is Helping Our Children Succeed Academically
I didn’t see myself becoming as stressed out as I did previously when it came to managing my own properties. I needed to hire someone to help me. I hired someone to handle pre moving in cleaning in Singapore before new tenants move into my properties. I also use that same person to handle move-out cleaning as well. I can’t handle both of those things quickly enough on my own, while also doing any of the handyman-type work that I need to do for each place. It took quite a bit of heat off of me to simply pay someone to help.
I first thought that I needed to handle everything because I that that would make more money, but what I found out over time was that I was falling behind. That caused me to lose a lot of money. If you don’t have a property ready for someone to move into when they have already paid you for their first month of rent, they often become very irate. Continue reading I Can No Longer Get Enough Things Done Without a Helper
I found a site online for Trump news, and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. I’ll admit I really enjoyed the election, and I did vote for the guy because I strongly believe Hillary Clinton is a slippery crook who would have drove the country off a cliff, but what I haven’t enjoyed are the daily hit pieces published in the mainstream news outlets. You simply can’t get away from these lies and distortions. Even the local news mouths these talking points over and over. It’s almost like there’s an agenda at play here and the media are working hard to spread it.
I went online with the goal of trying to find as unbiased a source of Trump news as possible. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Continue reading Quit Reading the Lies and Look for the Truth
About the middle of my back there is a group of muscles on the right side that pulled and burned pretty much all day long. It got to the point that it hurt constantly. I kept putting off seeking out Sacramento chiropractic help hoping that it would just go away. I have had many back pains come and go over the years. This one was hanging on like a bad toothache. In fact, that is kind of what it felt like, but it was in my back and not in my mouth. It hurt worse when I would stretch those muscles out, but then I would get a few seconds of relief. It never lasted long. It was interfering with my work and sleep. Continue reading Finish Your Chiropractic Therapy for the Best Results Possible
I would have never thought in a million years that I would be bailing my mother out of jail. I do not think my mother has ever done anything intentionally illegal in her life. However, she did go afoul of the law and might be prosecuted for a prescription drug crime. Mom has had a bad back for years. She has spells where she can barely move. She has a painkiller prescription for a narcotic pain reliever. Her sister also has a bad back, and has the same exact prescription. Mom had to retain a Sacramento criminal attorney to stay out of jail because she gave three of her pills to her sister when she was visiting us.
Mom takes ibuprofen and naproxen sodium when her back acts up. About once a year she needs to take the narcotic pain reliever for about three days. She gets a 30 count prescription filled about once per year. She is no addict as you might be thinking. Her sister does take the narcotic med about two or three times per year for about a week. When my aunt was visiting, she ran out of her medication. She had more at home in Seattle, but she was with us in Sacramento. Continue reading My Mother Almost Went to Jail Because of Three Pain Pills That Belonged to Her
My friend rented a rural place on a lease without asking enough questions before signing the lease. He wanted a quiet place to research and write. He is a budding novelist that is at least supporting himself with his craft. He found a nice rural cottage on some acreage that the owner keeps in good condition. The problem is that he found out after the fact that there is no Internet service. No cable, no DSL, certainly no fiber optic and spotty cellular service to boot. I told him to check out the Hughesnet rural Internet availability for his area. I figured he had a clear view to the open sky for the dish to work.
He had never heard of it. He had been driving into town and spending hours at the coffee shop to use the free Wi-Fi, which was kind of counterintuitive to the solitude he was looking for. The owner had no problems with the dish for the satellite Internet being installed on the back of the cottage. He said that it would help him to rent the place in the future. Continue reading Satellite Internet Works Where No Other Internet is Available
I don’t know why my wife and I have not been having sex recently, but it just seems like she is not very interested in it anymore. It makes me sad, because we used to do it quite often and besides that, I was under the impression that she really enjoyed it. So I do not know what changed, but I want to put more sex back into our lives and I want to try anal toys to see if that will help out in the bedroom. I should probably consult my wife about this before I just surprise her with them, but I think that I am going to do jus that, and buy some as a surprise.
I will see how she reacts to them, and hopefully it will be a good reaction. Continue reading New and Exciting Sex Toys
I never knew fear until my neighbor’s home was broken into. The person responsible for it was caught, and they confessed everything pretty quickly to the police. He had said that he had cased only a few houses out because they looked like easy targets, and mine was one of them. When the police asked if anything was missing, I felt so violated even though he had not robbed my house before he was captured. Once the police left, I was shaking so bad and knew I had to do something. I did a search for ADT home security because that is what I recognized from the signs in my neighbors’ yards. Continue reading My House Was Cased for a Robbery
At first, it can seem a little challenging to care for your older parents while you’ve got little ones running around while managing your own needs. However, it may just be that you haven’t yet thought of a way to combine your family into one that is connected and flows together. One of the ways to encourage a connected family is to involve your children in the care of their aging grandparents. You won’t have them doing anything too difficult, but they can still help you to help your aging family members. Here are just a few of the things they can help you with:
If your older relative has special dietary needs, your children can help you prepare meals. Continue reading Helping the Kids Take Care of Aging Grandparents
If you are now caring for an aging or elderly parent you know what a difficult situation this can be. However, there are many things that you can do to make this process easier for yourself and your parents. There are three areas that you can focus on that will make the care of your elderly parent easier.
The first is preparing your home. You can talk to someone else that has been in your circumstances and ask what things they have done to prepare their home, or you can look online for some suggestions. If you look on the Internet you will find that there are lots of different things that you can have installed in your home so that your aging parent will be safe and comfortable. Continue reading Three Things You Can Do to Help an Aging Parent