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Month: July 2018

Finding Your Paradise Valley Sanctuary

When it comes to choosing a new town to live in, having the word "paradise" in the name may seem like hyperbole. If you are looking at potentially buying Paradise Valley homes in Arizona, however, you may find that the name is apt. The town of Paradise Valley is located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, between the cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix. With a population of just under 13,000, Paradise Valley offers the benefits of a small community with easy access to larger municipalities. If you are looking at houses in Paradise Valley, you will want to seek a REALTOR® with specialized knowledge of the area. Living in desert areas can provide you with breathtaking views and unparallel experiences of nature. Homes in Paradise Valley are built to follow residential guidelines that have been established by the town's government with the intent to reserve the residential character that exists within the Paradise Valley community. This means there are limitations to the height and size of new structures with the aim of maximizing residents' experience of the surrounding natural beauty. Finding a REALTOR® with knowledge of the town's regulations will be essential in ensuring that you know exactly what you are getting into terms of community expectations. When you are considering moving to a new area, it is important for you to do some research into what the area has...

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Display Homes: Try Before You Buy

Are you in the market for a new home? Have you been shopping around for quite a while now, but still have not found something that lives up to all your expectations? Are you nervous about such a large purchase and get cold feet when you start to make a decision? Searching for a new home is an extremely stressful thing to do, and it is perfectly natural to feel afraid, worried, nervous or some combination of the three. However, there are plenty of ways to make the process easier. If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on for some expert tips to help you make the most out of your display home viewings! Doing so will help you make a better home choice and have peace of mind about whatever you decide. Essential tips 1. Be sure to tour plenty of homes you do not intend to purchase. This will help you get a good feel for what is on the market. It will help you learn what is included in various price ranges, therefore making you better able to spot overpriced and underpriced homes. It will also help you learn your own personal style, your likes, your dislikes, and your subconscious expectations about how great home should look and feel. 2. Do not just check out the areas included on the guided tours. Look...

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Why Hire An Interior Designer?

With the rising popularity of home-related style, design and do-it-yourself shows on television, many creative homeowners have a new appreciation of how interior design can make a dramatic difference in the appearance and functionality of their homes. Although many of these shows make big projects look fast and easy, savvy homeowners know there is a lot of planning, skill and effort that goes on behind the scenes. There is a worthy value in hiring a professional interior designer when you are contemplating a home redesign or decorating project. Although many of us are capable of doing competent design work, an interior designer will take your project to the next level. They are likely to come up with ideas that you never thought of, save you from costly or silly mistakes, and better integrate the changes with the overall character and layout of your home. A good designer will see the big picture aspect of the process while still understanding all of the little details that are equally important. A locally based interior design consultant will have working knowledge and understanding of the design styles that are appropriate for the area in which you live. For example, someone in Florida may want to consider styles such as Key West, Mediterranean or Contemporary, although there are certainly many other options. If you like having a relaxed, island vibe to your home,...

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Why Wholesaling Homes Sucks

I know a lot of people who have started are thinking that right now. Your first told to use online classified sites to get your leads and to find cash buyers but when that doesn’t work, you buy another course that tells you another way then so on. I have the secret to real estate wholesaling that I’m going to reveal to you in a second but let me ask you as question. What do you want to do? Simple as that. Many people get into this business and get started and as soon as things go a little sour, they either quit or go to the next niche. You have to figure out what you want to do. If you keep jumping form niche to niche, you’re going to be doing what we know in the business as “spreading yourself thin” This means not mastering something before going to the next. I get hit with new ways making money in real estate all the time but my main focus is wholesaling because even though I know so much about it, I don’t yet feel I’ve mastered it. Here are some steps to making real estate wholesaling suck a lot less:  Get a quality education in one particular niche and stay at it. I don’t care how it goes. If you want to succeed at it, you have to...

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Woodstock CT Historic Homes: Roseland Cottage

Beautifully situated across from the Woodstock town green is Roseland Cottage built in 1846 by Henry Bowen with its colorful array of flower gardens. A classic example of the Gothic Revival architecture that was just becoming popular in the mid 19th century characterized by a steep roof line crowned with ornamental chimney pots, intricately detailed gables overhanging diamond leded window. The siding has always been painted in a vibrant coral pink that has given the cottage its popular name as the "Pink House." Henry Bowen grew up in Woodstock and built a successful dry goods business in New York City specializing in silks. He and his wife Lucy enjoyed summers away from the city and Roseland Cottage was their country house where they entertained friends and powerful political connections including four United States Presidents. Henry and Lucy Bowen had ten children and Woodstock with its rural atmosphere and Henry's long family history rooted in the area was the perfect retreat from the summer heat and congestion of the city. Joseph C. Wells was the architect commissioned by Bowen in 1845 to design the 6,000 square Foot Gothic Revival Cottage for his growing family. The layout and design were deeply influenced by the principles of Andrew Jackson Downing who was a leading 19th Century landscape architect. The grounds include a garden house, carriage barn, an icehouse and aviary, but most...

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