August 2020

Found 35 blog entries for August 2020.

Every 2 to 3 years, a military family is likely to receive a notification that they'll need to move. That's one of the hardest and/or most exciting parts of a life of service.

Whether you look at military moves as a positive or a negative thing, once orders come down, moves need to happen and you'll have to start getting logistical pieces in order.

So then, how can you best manage your military move? Where should you start?

In this post, we go over a handful of military moving tips in hopes of giving you the education you need to make the most out of your move and to make sure your move doesn't take the most out of you!

Moving Tips

1. Stay Positive

A little bit of positivity goes a long way when you're moving. What's better is that positivity

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Meet “Tekie Geek” Mike Bloomfield . . . 

Casandra Properties CEO James Prendamano and Operations Manager Rebecca Matulonis sit down in the podcast studio this week with IT Specialist & Cyber Security Expert Mike Bloomfield, proprietor of Tekie Geek. Mike has played an integral part in the growth, success, digital advancement, and cyber protection of Casandra Properties over the last five years. Founded in 2012, Mike WAS the sole Tekie Geek. With his talent and motivation, his company now comprises a team of nine, serving Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, New York City, Long Island and New Jersey. Tekie Geek provides technical helpdesk support, computer support, security, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses, a one-stop shop for

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The mass media gets outraged whenever millionaires or billionaires buy and sell a property. They make the stories so dramatic that every reader feels as if the world is falling apart. The headlines always grab your attention because it's always something that sparks outrage.  

Headlines usually miss the point on purpose, and when you read the whole article, you see that nothing particular has happened. One of the most common things you'll see posted nowadays is billionaires buying properties and paying zero taxes. Sure, that sounds outrageous at first, and it's entirely true. Click on this link for more info on the subject. 

But that is not only limited to billionaires. Anyone can do it if they have some real estate that's counted as an

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Mulch and Overseeding

To have a landscape around your office building or house is a beautiful thing. You get to admire all the tiny details that make the whole area appealing. There's nothing more beautiful than having a large yard filled with well-organized plants, bushes, trees, and flowers, even for commercial uses. Every time you enter your home or your building, you will be surrounded by natural scenery.

However, having a landscape around you requires care and attention. If that is something you won't be able to at all, you should consider hiring professional services to take care of it for you. An experienced and professional landscaper will be able to maintain your garden, making sure that everything is trimmed, mowed, and free of weed.

There are a lot of

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Freezes, fires, and natural disasters!

Oh my!

These are just some of the reasons you might have a power interruption and need a backup emergency generator.

But what about construction projects off the grid? Sometimes you have a project where line power isn't an option.

What do you need onsite? Do you choose propane generators? Diesel generators? What size? Do you have special requirements?

Whether a generator is providing primary, supplementary, or backup power,  you need a generator that can provide electric current safely and efficiently. You have different fuel choices, sizes, and more to select.

Read on to learn more. 

Diesel vs Propane Generator

Temporary Power for Your Site

Most construction activity requires electric power to run the

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Every year there are over a million first-time home buyers. If you're trying to be one of them, you may be intimidated about making such a big decision.

Buying a house is a huge moment in your life, so you'll want to get it right. If you're not careful, you may be stuck paying too much for a house you don't really love.

Thankfully, we're here to help. Read on to learn our top four tips for first-time home buying.

Home Buying Tips

1. Determine Your Top Priorities

One of the first things you need to understand as a new home buyer is that it is extremely unlikely that you will find a house in your budget that gives you everything you want. Because of that, you will need to decide what is most important to you.

You will need to think about things like

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Do you own rental properties? If so, you probably already understand that there's no better investment.

The key to being a landlord is attracting the best tenants possible. But how can you do this? You've come to the right place for answers. 

This article takes a look at great apartment advertisement ideas for attracting the best tenants possible. The key is to be strategic with your marketing strategy and to understand what good tenants are looking for. Keep reading to get the inside scoop.

Apartment Advertisement 101

Take Great Photos

When it comes to effective marketing, never underestimate the value of quality photos. In fact, this is more important today than ever before.

It's no secret that people are visual animals. So the better your photos look, the more

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Meet JMan!

Casandra Properties CEO James Prendamano sits down with Operations Manager Rebecca Matulonis and Jeremias "JMan" Maneiro Of JMan Seminars, an esteemed professional real estate speaker and broker who hails from Rochester, New York. JMan’s energy and enthusiasm cannot be contained, and neither can his passion for what he does. He’s an accomplished public speaker in the real estate industry and a successful associate broker.

As a kid, JMan was so filled with energy, the teachers had a hard time reining him in. He describes himself as an A-student, but impulsive, who just didn’t do well in the school setting. After high school, JMan’s father thought it best to send him to trade school, and he started in a field that he hated. That’s when

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Are you looking to buy or sell a house? Homeownership rates have been on a steady climb since 2016. Coming in at 64.3 percent this year, more and more people are purchasing the home of their dreams. 

Although this year has been an interesting time for the real estate market, housing trends continue to evolve. If you're interested in the current housing landscape, here are the top five real estate trends 2020 that you must know. 

Real Estate Trends 2020

1. Millennials Are Taking Over

Out of all those buying houses, millennials are the number one age group. Adults between the ages of 22 and 39 made up 38 percent of home buyers last year. 

What does this mean for the real estate market? Before buying a home, millennials are conducting solid research. If you're

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Have you recently invested in a rental property? Being in charge of its management is no different than working a full-time job, considering the myriad of legal requirements and tasks to take care of. 

Apart from screening tenants, you’ll be responsible for rent collection, evictions, handling paperwork, and dealing with potential lawsuits. These tasks can be exhausting and terribly time-consuming for an amateur, which is why you’re advised to hire a property management company. Real estate managers are experts in conducting the screening process as well as handling every legal aspect. 

These are the key benefits of hiring a property management Lakeland FL company to take your role as a manager. 

Choose trustworthy tenants

One of the greatest

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