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Last month, nearly 1.5 million houses were built and completed in the United States. 

Many people prefer to build a home because they can design it for their needs and it doesn't have any damage.

If you are considering building your home, there are a couple of tips you will want to follow. Otherwise, you might get overwhelmed. 

Continue reading to discover some of the best tips and steps to building a home that you can call your own! 

Building A Home

1. Write a List

One of the most important steps to building a home is to write down a list of everything that you want to have and need to have.

Writing all of this down can help you prioritize what you want to put your money and time towards. This is also your reference sheet throughout the building

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It’s always a horrible ordeal when you need an AC repair for your air conditioning unit. When it shuts off, or stops working, the effects can be devastating – especially when it happens during the summer months, leaving you to sweat it out. Fortunately, you don’t have to. We’re going to use this guide to tell you what you can do when your AC unit is in need of repair. Sometimes, it may need replaced, but maybe with this guide, you’ll know what you’ll need!

Getting Your AC Repaired is Beyond You

Unless you’re an electrician with an HVAC license, more than likely you need to know that it’s always important to hire a contractor or an HVAC technician for the job first and foremost. Doing anything with such high voltage can even be deadly, and

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The average lease term on a commercial building lasts between 3 and 5 years. At the end of that term, you’re faced with a big decision: renew your lease or relocate to a new and better building.

Moving to a new office building can be stressful. However, it can help you grow and expand your business. Once you make the decision to relocate, there are a few things you can do to get the building ready before you move in.

You just need to know where to start. Here are a few key tips you can use to get your new commercial building ready for your company before the movers arrive.

How To Get Commercial Property Ready

Do a Thorough Walkthrough With Your Landlord

Before you can move anything into your new commercial building, you’ll want to do a walkthrough with your landlord to log

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Lately, pools have become a thing. More and more house owners decide to have a swimming area that uses salt instead of chlorine. But that's not just a trend to make you feel like you are somewhere by the sea. It has many other benefits, about which you can read here.

The water in these pools is not nearly as sour as seawater but contains a tenth of its salinity. That's because the chlorine amount is less than in oceans. The compound used for sanitizing swimming areas is not pure chlorine, but hypochlorite. 

The installation of a pool with salt water is more expensive than a traditional one using chlorine. But less chemistry, better water quality, and more comfort while swimming are the long-term benefits of this investment.

Do You Need

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Science has proven that moving is a rather stressful event. What is the reason behind that, see on this source. Still, people somehow always approach it with optimistic apprehension, hoping that a new address will bring them a new and better life. 

Students leave home with the hope of a better future; retired people want a peaceful haven. Those who move for work are looking for a location where they can (alone or with family) live a carefree and fulfilled life. If you think of changing your address soon, maybe you should consider moving to a small town (in case you have nothing predetermined).

Ever Think of Moving to Minnesota?

Little Falls is a small town in Minnesota, which can be an ideal residence for everyone. Although small in population,

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Did you know over 67.9% of Americans are homeowners?

For many, owning a home is the ultimate American Dream. If you're considering buying a home in 2020, there are a few things you need to consider. While the process can be stressful, it's worth it in the end. 

Read on to learn more about the real estate buying process.

Real Estate Buying Process

Are You an Ideal Candidate to Buy a House?

If you're ready to take the next step of becoming a homeowner in 2020, you should consider if a lender is ready to give you a loan. Before you start looking at potential homes and talking to a real estate agent, you should look at your finances. 

Employment and Income

Lenders want to know if you have the financial means to pay back your mortgage. Showing proof of stable

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Phoenix Property Management: Getting the Right Team

With the ability of humans to make things for themselves comes the desire to keep the thing that was made, to prevent another from claiming it. This was the origin of the concept of ownership.

One of the earliest things that humans have always sought to own is land and everything it has to offer. Oh the wars that have been fought over the right to land.

Of course the early humans were not thinking of the concept of ownership, it was just about that primal human nature of trying to protect what is yours or what you feel should belong to you. Also, as far as they were concerned, possession was proof of ownership.

How the times have changed!

In todays sophisticated world, we know that

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How Will Covid-19 Impact the Real Estate Market?

The worldwide pandemic caused by the Coronavirus has hugely impacted not only the way we live our day to day lives, but also thrown the economy and financial markets into turmoil.

People are hesitant to make any big changes as they face the uncertainty of what's to come next.

Buying or selling a home is one big change some aren't sure of. Many people are asking, "What does a real estate Covid-19 market look like?"

Real Estate Market Impacted By COVID

Is It Wise to Buy in a Real Estate Covid-19 Market?

It's a reasonable question. Buying property is one of, if not the biggest purchase most people will make in their lives. 

Fortunately, the demand for housing in the future may not be hugely affected. Housing is generally

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Over 5 million existing homes were sold in 2019. Homeowners had high hopes that they'd be able to beat that number in 2020 as real estate markets continued to heat up.

Unfortunately, COVID hit and the rest is history. While we're seeing some positive signs in the housing market given low-interest rates, for the most part, people are trying to keep their assets liquid so they can weather job losses.

The softening real estate market has driven many to consider selling an as-is house. Selling as-is means taking your house and putting it on the market in whatever condition it's in. This creates conditions where sellers can get rid of their homes fast without needing to put additional investment into them and buyers can scoop up an enticing deal.


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Meet Matt Rappaport  

Host and CEO James Prendamano sits down in studio this week for Episode 9 of the Casandra Properties podcast to chat with Matthew Rappaport of Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC. Matt is an expert in solving the most complex issues and addressing the most sophisticated issues of taxation as it relates to Real Estate, closely-held businesses, and private-equity communities. James hails Matt’s success and what he has done for the growth of Casandra Properties over the last several years.

Matt Says he Jumped on the OZ program almost the minute it was released. 

The OZ program was a sleeper inside of the tax-cuts and jobs act,” asserts Matt Rappaport. There had been major headlines about the TCJA and what impact it would have;

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