Building a house for yourself and your family is a big step. Choosing the right building company is key to realising your ambitions with your new home. Ensuring that you choose a reputable housing company will help you get the home you have dreamed of.

Each year thousands of new homes are built across Australia. Before you choose a building company for your upcoming project, it pays to do your homework and know what questions to ask a potential contractor.

In this blog post, we will look at four important factors to consider when hiring a custom home builder.

Custom home builder

1. Know What You Are Looking For

Before you start looking for the right building company, it's important to first understand what kind of house you want. Choose a house style that…

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Our host and CEO of Casandra Properties, James Prendamano, sits down with Credit Expert and Serial Entrepreneur Brandon Elliott on this podcast episode, which provides more than a lion’s share of value to the audience. 


Brandon Elliott is quite candid and open about his old life. He grew up in New Jersey with his mother, who suffered mental health issues, and he never knew his father. Brandon Elliot grew up “American Poor,” as he calls it – receiving federal assistance. He says he was the middle child out of three children.


“I went out and got my first job at age 12,” says Brandon. “I realized at a certain age that I wanted better for myself, but I also knew that I had to go out there and create it for myself.” As a result of his…

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When you're buying a house, closing day can seem overwhelming, and that's an entirely understandable feeling. But the truth is, almost a million homes were purchased in the United States in 2020 alone, and every single one of those home buyers went through the closing process.

And if you know what to expect on closing day, you can eliminate any worry or fear you might have about it and make the entire process much smoother. To help you do this, we've put together a guide to everything you need to know about a house closing, including what happens on closing day, how long it takes, and what you need to bring.

Read on to learn more!

What Happens at a home closing

How to Prepare for Closing Day

Your closing day will be the day you become the legal owner of your new…

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Appliance Repairs Technician

How do we define the concept of Appliances?

They consist of technological innovations created to make life a lot better and easier. Many of the manufacturers also pay close attention to safety measures as instructed by various geographical codes, as well as global standard practices.

We simply cannot imagine how difficult life will be without our refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and several other machines that fall into this category.

One way to prove the relevance of these innovations is to observe the sales in the home appliance industry as it is massive. In the year 2019 alone, the industry made well over 260 billion Euros from the sales of small and major appliances.

You can also be certain that this is not a one-time feat as the…

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You’re walking through your kitchen when you step in something wet. A puddle has formed in front of the cabinet where your sink is located. It could be a simple coincidence, or it could be a leak.

You open the doors to the cabinet. Lo and behold, the casserole dishes you had stored there are filled to the brim with water. Now you’re left asking yourself, “why is my kitchen sink leaking”?

It could be a variety of things from valve seat corrosion to a simple worn-out washer. Check out this repair guide to learn what the cause is and find out how you can fix it.

Kitchen Sink Leaking

Valve Seat Corrosion 

The valve seat is the thing that connects your spout and faucet. Every time you turn on your sink, it's exposed to heavy amounts of water pressure. The more…

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Your home is the fruit of all your hard work in life. Most working professionals, with or without a family , always dream of investing in a beautiful estate. On the other hand, some would save significant time until they can buy their dream home. 

But not everyone is fortunate enough to buy a home right in an instant. You might have a simple estate, but we can surely help you elevate that to a more luxurious looking interior. In that case, you might want to take it step by step. Now, this is the reason why we are writing this article. Here we will give special attention to every little detail that will make your home feel like home. We will also guide you on how to make your home look more expensive without breaking your budget. 

Making Your Home Look More Expensive

Ways to…

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Essential Editing Techniques


When someone is out to look for a property, the first thing that they came across is the pictures that you have used for the listings and ads. Real estate is all about helping potential buyers possess their dream home. Photographs play a significant role in determining the person's decision on whether to buy the property or not. 


The post-processing image enhancement process is a necessary, time consuming and mandatory step. Many potential buyers prefer browsing and searching for properties online. Thus real estate agents and photographers must enhance images and help businesses attract buyers through pictures. 


We have collated a few standard photo editing techniques which will help you be ahead of the competition while…

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Is your backyard a place where everyone loves to spend time? If not, it needs some upgrades to create a space that's lounge-worthy and activity-friendly. 

People spend more time at home these days than at any time in recent history. A desirable backyard helps motivate you to get out in the sun and stay active while staying close to home. 

What can you do to create a better backyard space? Here are five backyard upgrades your whole family will love! 

Backyard Updates You Will Love

1. Build a Deck

Set the stage! Your backyard needs a well-built deck or patio to create space for seating and launch the other aspects of your backyard makeover.

The right deck fits nicely into the style of your home, and you don't need to overspend to build a space that adds character…

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Casandra Properties CEO and Podcast Host James Prendamano discuss the importance of Title Insurance on this week’s episode of the Casandra Properties Podcast. The episode features Title Insurance expert Mike Haltman of Hallmark Abstract Title Services, LLC, with headquarters on both 5th Avenue in New York City and on Long Island. 


Both Mike Haltman and his wife Linda started off on Wall Street as traders a few decades ago. He and his wife were also bond analysts. They both knew the ins and outs of title insurance because they had dealt with mortgage-backed bonds.


Mike Haltman’s father-in-law was the CEO of the Hallmark Abstract and used to say: “The only thing that could go wrong is if the atomic bomb hit Long Island.” 


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Perhaps, it is right to say that a good condo can be found in good locations. If a good condo is in a not-too-good location, it isn't good for it. Likewise, if a bad condo is in a good location, it makes no logical sense. Speaking of a good condo in a good location also covers excellent management. Who would want to use a badly managed condo? If you have to worry over renovation and repair because of a condo's poor state, you will be running at a great loss. Instead, you should be worried about investing rightly and getting the locations right. There are a lot of good North York condos for sale. So you shouldn’t settle for less.

North York Condos

Here are five good locations in North York that you can consider to buy good condos from:

  1. Graydon Hall Drive – At…

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