Archive for December, 2013

The Remodeling Demands of the Housing Market

Remodeling your home is the best way to keep the property value from falling to far below a decent re-sale value. This is what I look for when buying a home – I spend a lot of time researching the area where the home is before buying it. Most homes fall in value because of the general decay that happens within every neighborhood so I tend to pick a home that is in a more stable area, even if that means older, and then remodel them after purchase. I have been focusing on bathroom remodeling in bergen county nj – for whatever reason, there has been quite a bit of demand for bathroom remodeling in the area as of late which is why I have chosen houses with at least two bathrooms, with three being my preferred choice. There are ebbs and flows in the demand for certain types of houses, at one point it was bedrooms, at another it was large kitchens and now it is bathrooms.

I can’t explain why these sort of demands come and go but flipping houses has made me sensitive to these changes in the market. I have done my best to keep tabs on what sort of houses are in demand and focus my remodeling and house flipping businesses focus on these. It’s best to stay fresh and constantly strive to adapt to the ever changing, fluctuating market. This is how you can make a lot of money! I don’t disagree with the business models that tend to focus on a single facet if that is always going to be in demand but if you don’t have that kind of idea that is going to always be wanted in the market, it is best to constantly adapt to the changing demands of the consumers.

Best Deals on CCTV Systems

I would like to get a CCTV system installed in my house in the near future, but I do not know how much it would cost to do such a thing. I am going to start searching for prices online, and hopefully I can quickly find some relevant information. I need to find the info quickly, because I do not have a lot of time to get this installed. I am looking for cctv systems that are kind of easy to conceal, because I do not want anyone to know that I have such a system in my house.

My wife is going to be spending next weekend at her mother’s house, or so she says, and that seems like a perfect opportunity for me to have the system installed. Read the rest of this entry »

Just Started Finishing the Workshop

Kitchen Cabinets Designs | Kitchen Cabinet Types | Kitchen CabinetI started on this project about a year and a half ago really. My brother and I cleared about a quarter of an acre out behind my house and he helped me level it out with the bobcat his boss owns. Then the two of us got this guy I know to help us put the concrete pad down. The building itself was a kit, about 20 feet by 32 feet in size with a high roof. I found a bunch of used cabinets in morris county nj and I bought a bunch of heavy steel shelving units from the Sam’s Club down close to where I work. Now all I have to do is get it all installed. Of course we insulated it really well.

This guy I know has this little thermal imaging gun that he uses at his job and I talked him into coming past with it. He aimed it around and showed us every tiny spot where heat could get out of that building. Only then did we put up the inner walls. Of course this is going to be where I am going to be working after I retire and keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer is a huge deal. In a month or so I will start equipping the shop properly. I am not sure that I will really be ready to pay for all of the stuff that I need this year, but that is not an issue while I am still working full time. It is just a matter of having it all work out in the time span that I need for it to work out. Having the building ready is the big thing, but it costs a lot of money to get it put up.

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