How to Win the War against Fall Leaves

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The changing leaves are the first sign that fall has officially arrived. While those gorgeous red, gold and orange petals are fun to gaze at during long drives through the countryside, fallen leaves are often a hassle for the average homeowner. Trees provide shade in the summer and protection in the winter, but they’re shedding in the fall leads to hours of backbreaking work. The leaves seem to always win the battle, but this year it’s possible to win the war against the foliage blanketing Read more [...]

What are Furniture Protection Plans?

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Have you ever heard of a furniture protection plan before? If you haven’t, you’ll be pleased to find out that many furniture retail stores offer such a plan to those purchasing a new piece of beautiful furniture. But what exactly is it? Should you add one to your total purchase at checkout? Will you really use it? Let’s take a look at first, what a protection plan is and go from there. What are furniture protection plans? When it comes down to it, you’ll find that there are two different Read more [...]

Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Management and Valuation

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The Welfont Group, located in Tampa Florida is a boutique Commercial Real Estate Brokerage that focuses on client-centric service. They have acquired over 10 million in acquisitions in more than 30 states in the US. Their strategy is one that makes them national leaders in helping clients maximize after tax yields while using 1031 and 170 exchanges. Investment Strategy The first step in commercial real estate acquisition is to understand the needs and objectives of the client and create a strategy Read more [...]

How You Can Make Savings Around The Home

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Just buying a house and getting it ready to live in is expensive enough let alone running it, most homeowners out there will be watching every cent that they spent and trying to look for ways to save. The amount of money spent on the home really becomes apparent when you need to shell out for something big, perhaps a vacation, a gift or even renovations on the home. Thankfully, since the 2008 economic crisis, more and more people looked for and found new and novel ways to save money around the house. Read more [...]

Top distressed commercial real estate markets in North America

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If you are looking to get into commercial real estate on the cheap, and you have a high tolerance for risk, then going after properties in cities with distressed economies is the way to go. Joseph Johnson Welfont is always on the look out for distressed commercial real estate throughout North America, as he knows it is a great long-term investment to own a property in a highly desired location, even if times aren't as bright as they once were. In this article, we will talk about about cities Read more [...]

Solar Energy Skeptics Need To Read This List

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While the majority of the world believes that climate change is happening right now and is caused by global warming, there is still a big chunk of skeptics when it comes to switching to solar power. Some of the points skeptics like to point out are that solar power is expensive, unreliable, a pain to maintain and repair. Some even go as far as to claim that only rich “weird” people rely on solar panels. However, these misconceptions are far from the truth. Sunnova Reviews lists the biggest and Read more [...]

The home buying experience: Debunking the myths

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You only have to view the millions of houses that are now listed online to see how the internet affects real estate tremendously. While this is most definitely superb for the home buyer, there are some side effects. There is a lot of poor advice being circulated, while some of the readily-available data is also interpreted badly which never helps matters either. The result from all of the above? All sorts of myths occur - many of which couldn't be further from the truth. If we were to scour the Read more [...]

How real-estate and Snapchat are going hand-in-hand

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It would be fair to say that digital marketing has transformed a lot of industries and in relation to real estate, you only have to look at the hordes of websites advertising properties to see this. There's one medium which is making progress that's slipping completely under the radar though. We first saw this mentioned in the Twitter feed of Chase Rubin, with the account highlighting an article about Snapchat and how this is revolutionizing the job of the real estate agent. Several years ago, Read more [...]

Deciding on a deep foundation for the next big construction project

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Some studies have shown that the typical cost of foundations can be 20% of a project - and that's for just the simple cases. In other words, once you start getting into high-rise buildings, the cost can suddenly shoot up, and that's before surpassing ground level. Of course, high-rise buildings and other large developments are in a breed of their own. V. Reddy Kancharla is one of a few experts in the industry who knows how crucial this stage of development is and particularly, selecting a suitable Read more [...]

Preventing Moisture Build-Up in Food Storage

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The storage of large quantities of food for an extended period of time can cause excessive amounts of condensation that can not only increase the potential for food spoilage but can also cause harm to the storage area itself. Dehumidification is the preferred method of reducing moisture in large structures and ensures the safety of the perishable contents and the area in which it is stored. The reduction of humidity is the first and best solution to eliminating condensation in large areas used for Read more [...]