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Mortgage and Payment Issues

Published on January 29, 2015, by in Facts, Guide.

Choosing a real estate property is easy. It is really the payment part the becomes a pain for most people. In the initial stages, it may not be felt. But once the lending institutions start debiting the dues, that is when all people will start feeling the ill-effects of the investment that they have done.

Some condition their minds that this investment for the future. We all know that it takes a lot of sacrifice to make dreams come true. In this case, just look at mortgages and payments as helping aids that have to be taken care of. Otherwise you lose both in the end.


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Plastic Plastic Everywhere

plasticshowerPlastic fixtures, shower screens, hangers and tubs, it seems there’s no end to the possibilities when it comes to plastic one of the most polluting and pervasive materials invented by man. They are tough and non-reactive to acids and base chemicals but they do have one very nasty trait, scratches would most surely result in ugly, stained and quite unappealing. Plastic scrubbing pads only that tends to glide over the surface but any solvents that gets into it, would also result in ugly melted plastics so keep lacquer and other strong solvents away. Want a nifty way to make them water-proof (like a windshield), use the same stuff you use on your car applying two times to ensure proper coverage. Just be sure to read the label and warnings so you don’t end up making an ugly plastic enclosure well uglier? (more…)

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Bathroom Remodeling Cost Considerations

Bathroom remodeling cost is an important factor in formulating your bathroom remodeling idea. Therefore, a budget should be developed for the project. Carefully project cost requirements not only for the project, but for unexpected “emergency” costs, as well. Before selecting a contractor, prudent homeowners will have a list of questions ready to ask the contractor.

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Water-Saving Toilets

The world is changing and people are becoming more environmentally responsible. You can do your share at saving the environment, while at the same time fixing up your home. One way is to replace your old toilet with a water-saving model. Most older homes have toilets that use as much as 5 gallons or 19 liters per flush. That means an average daily water use of twenty-four gallons of water in a normal house, a lot of water that is being wasted! Most new toilets now require only 6 liters to flush, some newer toilets even require just 4 liters. An ultra-low volume (ULV) 6 liter flush model means a 70% savings in water flushed, and will cut indoor water use by about 30%. You can save an average of a hundred dollars a year. There are also toilets like the one above from Toto, that uses a dual-flush system. You can choose the amount of water you’ll use (1.6 GPF or 0.9 GPF), depending on what bodily function you did. This translates to less water used and higher savings!

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Basic Plumbing 101

Published on January 1, 2015, by in Bathroom Repair.

Here comes the monthly bill! Oh no, why is our water bill so high? Sometimes, you want to give your water bill a second look especially if your current balance is high and you don’t even have any pool in your home. What should you do first before you call the concessionaire that handles your utility? First, check the water meter outside your home by turning off its main valve. Then, close all faucets in your house. When the valve is closed and everything else is turned off and the meter is still running, then you have a leak whether on one of your faucets or other attachments or there is a busted pipe somewhere.

Sometimes, you need to know a simple few things to be able to run your home smoothly. Becoming a jack of all trades is not a bad idea after all. Here are a few tips on what to do to give solution to any simple bathroom problem. Let us begin first with the tools of the trade:

• Plumber’s Tape (Teflon tape)- it is used to wrap around the outer threads of a pie to seal the fit of the outer and inner threads of two pipes.
• Pipe Wrench- it is used to turn pipes and fitting. It is best used in pairs when one is used to counter turn the other.
• Outer Thread- often referred to as male. It is at the outer side at the end of a tube or fitting.
• Inner Thread- often referred to as female. It is at the inner side at the end of a tube or fitting.
• Pipe- This comes in two types, galvanized iron (G.I) and Polyvinylchloride (PVC).
• Faucet Aid Kit- it contains different sizes of rubber valve and different sizes of screw.

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Will Real Estate Ever Be The Same

Published on December 24, 2014, by in Facts.

With recession apparent, many are wondering if real estate will ever be the same. At the rate things are going today, it may take some time before the same old real estate frenzy will return. But trust me, it will.

For some, it is best to invest right now. While properties can be bought at discounted rates, you can just imagine at the value of these properties once real estate gets back on its feet. Call it a gamble but that is just the thing. If you want sweet cash, they you have to bet on it.

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Fashion in the bathroom

We all know that the bathroom is reserved for private business, but are there ways to make this place safe from peeping eyes without being an eyesore? Yes! If you don’t want to have opaque glass in your windows, you could make use of voile screens suspended between narrow rods or wires or curtains for long windows. You could also use appropriately colored Venetian blinds to filter light and block the view of outsiders. If you want, you could fix glass shelves across the window frame and place plants and other interesting items and trinkets. See, function and form can go hand in hand in the bathroom so better try these tips right now!

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Plumber’s Putty

The every present and easy remedy for leaks and drips the world over, it works like magic plugging holes, leaks and drips in no time. There is however a very dangerous side to this repair material, it is temporary and further corrosion or weakening of the underlying material may eventually render the fix ruined along with the rest of your floor and walls. (more…)

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Color It Nice

Using warm colored floors will give your bathroom the softening effect that offsets the cool looks of fixtures. Paint your walls a warm color to counteract the coldness of the flooring and porcelain fixtures, if you are using some. You might wonder why worry about the bathroom colors too much when it’s not always seen by people who come and visit your house? Well, colors can greatly affect the human psyche, it induces feeling and sets the mood. It is very important to find out what color calms your mood. Most people stay with earth tones as they bring in texture for visual interest.

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Factors that Hold You Back in Real Estate

Published on November 26, 2014, by in Facts, Guide.

There are a lot of things that can prevent you from investing in the house of your dreams. Leading the pack is financial capacity. Not all people can instantly secure a property to invest in since we all know how hard it is to save and survive in the world today.

Loans can help, but for sure, it will be the same thing and you may eventually end up paying more due to interest. And to top it all off, you have to make sure you religiously pay for your monthly amortization. With that in mind, you just have to either bite the bullet or leave them as dreams.