Orange County, Filling Up With New Swimming Pool Even On A Drought

There may be a drought in the entire state of California but that isn’t stopping Orange County from building backyard pools or infinity pools. One particular homeowner, David Mickey, did not let the drought get in the way of his plans to build a pool in his backyard.

In fact, he has even said that his pool is actually going to help him save water. The landscaping of the pool area would include an artificial turf, cement decking, plants that are tolerant to the drought and a computer controlled system that would help adjust the watering depending on the season as well as monitor the pool water levels.

Mickey described his system as a water conserver because through it, he says that he will be able to know how much water he is using and he can control it with the use of his phone.

It is no secret that the state of California and the local water agencies are all working together to put restrictions in the water use in Orange County to as much as 35 percent, the construction of pools in the Orange County appears to be booming and blooming.

Since 2010, Orange County homeowners have installed about 4,500 new swimming pools in their backyards. 829 were built in 2014 alone and this year, the number is expected to be at 900.

Mike Brunning, the president of Orange County Pools, said that the business is skyrocketing and that they are all booked up this year.

The reason for this apparent boom in pools is due to the economic recovery that the country is experiencing.

In defense to the pool industry, they said that pools save more water than lawns and conventional landscaping. The local water agencies had confirmed of its validity but they have also said that would only work for a couple of years.

With the state imposing various restrictions on water use, many agencies have questioned the refilling and filling of swimming pools. Bans are being placed in several cities but even with these restrictions, it would seem that the people’s desire to build pools could not be hindered.


Tutor Program Continues Growth, Reaches More Students Than Ever

Tutoring has become a great help for students especially during times when learning becomes too difficult. Luckily, there are always people like those at Bee Academic Tutoring who are there to help students out and the students, on their side, seemed to not mind the help. In fact, the number of students looking for tutorial services continues to increase.

The same thing is happening for Bryce Beatty and the tutor program he is with that is continuously growing, reaching out to more students than ever.
When Bryce was in high school, he was focused on chemistry, advanced placement physics, biology and honors, all the while playing for his high school basketball team.

That all changed, however, when he came to Grand Canyon University back in 2012. He no longer wore his jersey and mitts. Instead, he donned latex gloves and an apron. Bryce turned his attention solely to Biology, emphasizing on pre-med. But even with his outstanding science background back in high school, Bryce knew that he would still need to get a tutor in Chemistry because of his chosen career pursuit.

Upon his arrival, he immediately sought tutoring help from the Center for Learning and Advancement (CLA).

Now, Bryce is in his junior year and has also become one of GCU’s top science tutors. In fact, he helped the University leaders in the restructuring of the tutoring system and has greatly assisted in its success.

Last 2013, GCU established the Learning Lounge in Alhambra High, that used to be an underperforming school. It is an afterschool program meant to help students for free. It is a welcoming, safe and fun place where students can work on their skills in reading, writing and math. They could either be in a one-on-on or in a group setting alongside the tutors of GCU. Afterwards, the program was extended to other high schools like Phoenix Union High and the Alhambra Elementary School districts.

Dr. Joe Veres, the director of student development and outreach, says that the University wanted to establish personal connections with the students in a bright environment where students and tutors would also get to enjoy free snacks and drinks.

Value To A Home

Home Improvements That Can Add Value To A Home

One of the most worthwhile investments is an additional bathroom through Perth’s best bathroom renovation. Adding a new bathroom can increase functionality and comfort and can add a higher resale value when it is time for the home to be sold. Everyone has the right to a fabulous bathroom because it can inspire relaxation and de-stressing after a long hard day. However, it is important to hire professional bathroom renovation companies that understand your expectations and take pride in their work.

Home renovations that add beauty and generate high returns

1. Add another bathroom. Multiple bathrooms can be a selling point particularly in older homes that have been equipped with only one bathroom. One of the typical problems encountered when adding a new bathroom is finding extra space. A homeowner can consider the closets, areas under the stairs or taking away space from other rooms. According to popular home improvement channel HGTV, half-bathrooms will require about 18 square feet of space while a full bath will need from 30 to 35 square feet with a standup shower and a bathtub.

2. Invest in the kitchen. Kitchen remodels are sure bet when it comes to putting money into home improvement. Families tend to spend more time in kitchens and a poorly functioning kitchen can distract from the value of the home even if the rest of the house is in particularly good shape. About 60% to 120% can be recouped from a kitchen improvement especially if given enough attention to match the kitchen with the rest of the home.

3. Repaint the home. Paint is one of the least expensive materials for home improvement but it can create a significant impact. Low-VOC paint is now the trend for an eco-friendly home.

4. Renovate the HVAC. Aesthetics is not enough because many home buyers prefer new heating and cooling systems. These are investments that can last for a good number of years. Home buyers are also attracted by an energy efficient home that has good attic insulation and new windows and doors.
There are many other home improvements that can do wonders for a home’s resale value and a homeowner must determine what improvement will provide a solid return on investment.


Self Storage Facilities In The US Has Outpaced Mcdonalds, Wendy’s And Burger King Combined

Ever since the concept of self-storage was introduced in the United Kingdom, facilities like have grown exponentially. According to Jon Perrins, the executive chairman of Steel Storage Holdings, he sees a bright future with a lot of growth for the self-storage industry. After the generally disappointing economic growth during 2011 and 2012, the economy is showing clear signs of recovery during 2013 and 2104 and it is expected to continue to 2015.

Self storage is not as ingrained in the British way of life compared to the Americans. In the United States, the self storage industry is surging and many new projects are currently in development. In Sothern Wisconsin, it is expected that at least 4,878 new self-storage units will be available in the market by the end of 2015 or early 2016. Average development in the area is from 300 to 600 units.

One of the main reasons for the surge in development is that owners of old and functionally obsolete industrial spaces are looking for new options for the space. Banks are also willing to lend money and provide SBA funding for self-storage projects because aside from apartments, self-storage facilities are one of the safest forms of real estate investment.

Brian Parrish of Milwaukee-based PARADIGM Real Estate LLC said that local players are expanding their self-storage facilities to safeguard their territories from out-of-state players whose markets have already been oversaturated with self-storage facilities. Adam Matson who is the SVP of Milwaukee-based NAI MLG Commercial the boom can be attributed to an improving economy. People now have more disposable income and they are now cleaning their garages of stuff to be stored in self storage units. When these people move, they bring with them their belongings instead of selling them.

There are many conversions because there is high demand for self-storage units. Self-storage facilities are stable investments because once a renter moves into a unit, they don’t move out unless they have plans of relocating. There is 7.3 square foot of storage space available for every American because there are more self-storage facilities in the US than McDonalds, Wendy’s and Burger King Restaurants combined.


When Oil And Power Were At The Peak Of Their Game

Are you tired of experiencing leaks and damages in your boiler system? Do you need a new boiler or just a thorough boiler repair servicing to your broken equipment? Majestic boiler Repair Company in Norwich can help you solve your problem. They specialize in excellent services when it comes to the reparation of existing boilers as well as in installing these. Though the industry of boiler repair services has been doing well for the past several years, it cannot be denied that this industry too was affected when the prices of oil dipped in the last year. People became fearful and oil companies suffered, laid off workers, cut their budget spending and the entire economy was affected.

Oil and power
Looking back, it was during the 1970s that the relationship between oil and power evolved into another level. It was in this decade that the upheavals between the countries of the Middle East and the West gave rise to the petro-politics which had since dominated in the global arena.

In the oil timeline and power, you would notice that global domination for power that comes with oil came first in the crisis of 1973. This was the time when the Arab country members of OPEC unanimously curtailed supplies as a response to the war in Yom Kippur. After six years, the revolution in Iran shook the supply chain again.

After those chains of events, the foreign and economic policies remain to be intertwined as the large industrial states sought ways to stay close to suppliers. This then prompted some nations to turn from their ideals and even desperately went to war in order to have a good supply source of oil and fossil fuels.

The oil today
The price swings of oil have been quite sudden and many were not anticipating it. This sharp drop in the price of oil can help the West settle old debts without having to take punitive measures like sanctioning rogue nations like Russia and Iran or redrawing international diplomacy codes. The reason for this is because with the oil barrel below $100, the price of this certain commodity becomes more effective than sanctioning embargoes.


Web Designer Firms turns 25

As the industry of website design in Perth grows, a familiar website design firm in the UK just turns older and older. Moore-Wilson, a web design firm based in Old Sarum has just celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Humble beginnings

It was not an easy route to 25 years old for Moore-Wilson as managing director Steve Wilson recounted his road to success. Starting by designing brochures fresh out of university, he procured a £10,000 loan from the bank. With that money, he purchased the most powerful Apple Mac computer.

He then began calling random companies introducing himself as a graphic designer. At that time, the term ‘graphic designer’ was almost unheard of. He was charging £12.50 an hour and could turn over £11,000 a year. He was merely staying at a student housing that time which had him content with the money he was earning.

The rise of the internet

Wilson had a talk with his dad Cris, who was a mathematician and had knowledge about computing code. He had been inquired numerous times if his team, composed of only three people, was able to provide website services. They would do the graphics design of the website and would send it over to his dad for the coding part.

By the time the internet’s popularity had risen and boomed, Cris opened up their first office located at Salisbury to cater website graphics design. That time, the business was solely focused on graphics design. As the business grew and as the internet continued to soar in popularity, they had began to offer various website services. Graphics design was only half of the business. Now, it is merely 10% of what the business is all about.

Current success

After 25 years, Moore-Wilson had evolved from a brochure designing business into a successful website service provider. From the £12.50 for a brochure, they are now charging from £5,000 to £50,000 per website depending on the size of the company and how complex the site order is.

Aside from website graphics services, they now also specialize in search engine optimization. The business still continues to evolve as the internet keeps on improving.


Pattaya Considered As One Of The Best Holiday Rentals

Of all of the Thailand holiday rentals, Pattaya is one of the most trusted villa rental company operating in the country. Thailand holiday Homes are the most trusted that is operating in Thailand. For the widest selections of cheap and affordable villas and apartments for rent, Pattaya is full of them. For all the luxury villas & homes, whether you’re in Thailand, Bali or Vietnam, this has been growing in popularity for vaction goers. Everything tourists need in terms of luxury is within reach in Pattaya.

Tourists just need to step out of the door and everything are within a few steps away. From foods, beaches, bars and a whole lot more. The island private villa management company has an extensive profile for being the best place to stay during the holidays. With some of the stunning homes ensuring guests that they will be having a good time. Green gecko Luxury is one of the place to rent in Pattaya. It is known for its clean and comfortable surroundings. They have a bungalow which has a bed and a floor tile in the bathroom that is painted bright yellow. A 2 minute walk from the beach is a good distance for an affordable price and right next to the Walking Street. It is easy to get around Koh Lipe due to its small size. The option to stroll along the beach and go to the heart of Jomtiem for a lot of out of the beach activities is also recommended by the locals in the area. There are many more activities such as ballooning, windsurfing, banana boat riding and jet- skiing.

For the hungry stomach, there’s a lot of restaurants that is within reach for about a 3 minute walk, a haven for those that are craving for some authentic Thai cuisine. Thailand is also famous for their Thai Massage, which goes well with vacation activities to soothe body muscles and have a relaxing experience. The Elephant village is also located near other tourist destinations. Pattaya Park Water World is one of their attractions and it is just a 5 minute walk from the elephant village. Another 8 minute walk to get to the Colosseum show Pattaya.


Plus-Size Clothing Can Be A Profitable Business

Plus size women often feel discriminated and disrespected when they shop for clothing at brick and mortar shops. Despite the fact that a lot of women are considered on the plus-size, traditional stores do not carry the size they need. The option therefore is to turn to online stores like Dale and Waters where plus-size is given due respect.

In the fashion industry, plus-size means size 14 and up with a market valued at $17 billion or actually closer to $18 billion if the junior’s segment is factored in. However, trendy stores do not carry plus-size clothing and if they do, they only relegate a portion to larger sizes. Plus-size clothes are almost always displayed next to the maternity department. The focus of department stores is seasonal clothing and beachwear.

The opportunity in plus-size clothing is starting to be considered by many designers and a crop of business-minded individuals have risen to the occasion. Plus size customers no longer have to endure the insults at traditional stores because they have the option of online boutiques and swimsuit lines that actually prioritize plus-size clothing. As a business decision, plus-size clothing and beachwear retailers believe that it makes more sense to go online.

Many designers are now going online to sell their clothes because they know that ecommerce is the perfect way to sell their products. Their customers know where to look for them online particularly since brick and mortar stores are not interested on catering to the plus-size market. One example is Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) which is not a standard fashion industry affair. Now on its seventh year of operation, FFFWeek has gained a lot of attention over the years for re-inventing plus-size style. They have also helped many designers gain their own confidence in starting their plus-size lines.

Since it is not always easy to be found online, a lot of marketing has to be done. One of the marketing techniques is fashion blogging so that the plus-size community can communicate online. Members can follow and talk with each other to create an enhancing and uplifting atmosphere. This plus-size people experience the same frustrations and they believe they deserve more than what they are being given.


Meet Three Of The Biggest Fences In The World Today

Fences and walls have always played a great role in human history. China built a great wall to keep the Mongols out; the Romans built Hadrian’s Wall to protect themselves from the barbarians; and the Berlin Wall was built by East Germany to prevent East Berliners from escaping to the west. While history tells us how fences and walls were used to divide, it can also be said that they are a symbol of stability, safety and strength.

People have always felt safer when they have walls to protect them and up to this day, people still believe in that ideology. In the past years, the number of border fences has increased across the globe. Island nations like Japan and the Philippines probably don’t need to erect barriers since they are enclosed in a large body of water but for countries that are literally next to one another, one can see the need.

Countries build barrier fences for different reasons. Some do it to prevent illegal immigration while others do it to keep themselves from getting involved in another country’s conflict. Fortunately, there is a saying that great fences make great neighbors and with this saying, people can hope that the following countries have a good relationship with their neighbors.

1. Turkmen-Uzbekistan Barrier
The third biggest barrier fence in the world was built by Turkmenistan’s dictator, Saparmurat Niyazov, back in 2001 to remember him by. It has a length that encompasses 1,056 miles.

2. Indo-Bangladeshi Border
With a length of 2,030 miles, the Indo-Bangladeshi Border is the second biggest barrier fence in the world. It was built to prevent illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Coincidentally, it has been reported that before the barrier was built, there were already clashes between the two countries.

3. United State-Mexico Barrier
You probably would have guessed this already. Encompassing 2,087 miles, the US-Mexico barrier is the biggest fence in the world. If you watch a lot of movies, then you would already be familiar with why the barrier was built. Since its erection, the barrier has received great opposition from both sides. As of today, it is still yet to be completed.


Housing Market Confidence Grows In UK

In the recent house price index, it showed that the household owners in the United Kingdom continue to believe that the value of their homes will continue to rise as promising as the first six months in the year. The real property sector has continued to bloom contrary to several indicators that it will slow down. Houses equipped with the latest trendy interior designs, living room fixture and furniture as well as the best bathroom wash basins, are what home buyers are eyeing for.

Out of the 1,500 households that were surveyed across the United Kingdom, 23.7 percent homeowners said that the value of their property had risen in the past month. Only 4.6 percent reported that their house value had fallen. This was according to the index that was reported by Knight Frank and Markit Economics, a real estate firm.

Because of the strong belief of the correspondents of an improved value in their property, the resulting HPSI read 59.5. This month has been the twenty seventh consecutive months wherein the reading was above 50. The reading this month was an increase of last month’s reading which stands at 58. It is likewise the highest index reading since last October 2014. The result indicates that the households have already dismissed the uncertainties that the General election has caused.

There is another HPSI that measures what the household owners think will be the value of their properties in the future. This is called the future HPSI. The research indicated that it rose to 70.5 in June and is up by .5 since last month. The index report also unveiled that household owners are getting more confident that the value of their properties will rise consistently within the next 12 months.

The head of the residential research in the United Kingdom said in a statement that the expectations in the rise of household prices have achieved the highest level within the year. This is driven by the results during the General Election as it provided clarity on the people’s outlook for the household finances as well as the housing market.


The Expansion Of Security Companies

There are a lot of companies edging out each other when it comes to developing the best security and alarm system for homes and commercial establishments. With daily reports of thieves breaking-in in urban and suburban areas, there has been a growing concern of rightly protecting ones’ home. One of the leading companies that have been deemed to excel in giving alarm security services to their clients is the ADT Alarm Systems. The ADT Alarm Systems has been in the industry for more than a century and its undying presence has proved that it is a force to reckon in the alarm systems industry.

Advance technology

The company offers cutting edge technology with its newly introduced ADT Pulse that is equipped with an option that includes Z-eave technology. With the help of ADT Alarm Systems, you can achieve in creating a safe place for your family equipped with automated SMART features.

The expansion of security companies

With the growing market for the security and alarms market, the Hackett Security has announced that it will open a new branch in St. Louis. This big news was heralded by the CEO of Hackett Security, Michael J. Hackett. The CEO told in an interview that it was strategic for them to open a new office in the area. While a lot of customers have also urged them to open a business place in the area, they also did their research and the market study exceeded their perceived opportunities in the area. The potential coverage for their new store is about 250 miles. This will give them a pretty good swath in the metropolitan areas.

The Hackett Security is known to be a provider of various integrated systems including video, fire, intrusion, door access, dedicated database managements and remote video monitoring. The company is likewise 2050 certified which means that it can provide services for facilities of the federal government.

The capabilities, reach and services of the company are what clients have been long searching for. The steady growth of the company to become a super-regional security store can be attributed to the unrelenting and ingenious ways of the employees of the company.


Bawarchi Restaurants, Treating Patrons With Exceptional Indian Cuisine

If you are looking to enjoy fine Indian cuisine in Sathorn or anywhere in Bangkok, then you should definitely visit the award-winning Bawarchi restaurants. Bawarchi is one of the best Indian restaurants in Bangkok and a visit in the city of angels wouldn’t be complete without a taste of fine Indian cuisine.

Bawarchi Indian restaurant chains aims to provide its customers with an assortment of Indian delicacies that are sure to get your taste buds addicted. Not only that, Bawarchi also aims to give their customers with great customer service as well as a stunning ambiance for a worthwhile course.

Their menu was also designed to entice the patrons through visually and texturally appealing dishes.

In English, Bawarchi basically means ‘chef.’ The restaurant’s specialties are in Mughlai and North Indian cuisine. They give great emphasis on signature dishes and presenting them through elegant and fine dining.

One night in Bawarchi would make you feel like royalty due to the environment, the service and most especially, the food. The restaurant feels like they are serving India on a plate. All of the courses are prepared by highly experienced Master Chefs with Indian roots, using high quality and authentic ingredients.

The secret to their recipes are the Indian spices that come all the way from India and when it comes to Spices, there is no spice like Indian spice. Bawarchi also makes use of traditional style cooking. They prepare their meat, bread and other important ingredients using a clay oven or Tandoor.

Due to their success in both India and Thailand, Bawarchi has received numerous awards. They have been the constant recipient of Certificate of Excellence awarded by the Trip Advisor and was also awarded as one of the Best Restaurants in Thailand. Their quality of food service had also been recognized by the Global Trade Leaders Club and was hailed as the best overseas Indian restaurant.

With all of these accomplishments, the Bawarchi restaurant chain has no plans of being complacent. They have already planned their expansion throughout south and Southeast Asia. They already have opened an outlet in Myanmar and people can expect more from them in the years to come.


The Advantages Of Airport Transfer Services According To The Experts

Just recently, we have met up with the people at Link Airport, a company that specializes in providing airport transfer services to and from all airports in Perth, Australia. During the meet-up they have shared with us how advantageous it can be to avail airport transfer services.

For those who are unaware of what airport transfer services are, they are basically a transfer service that involves picking up and dropping off clients and customers to and from an airport. These services are most often provided by hotels, tour operators and airport transportation companies.

If a person has a busy schedule and is short on time, then it may not be advisable for them to be searching for taxis when they arrive at an airport. Searching for taxis take too much time as there are other people who are also looking for them. What they can do is to hire an airport transfer service that can get them to their destination in no time.

According to Link Airport, airport transfer services give a person many different advantages. The first one is convenience. When a person has recently arrived at the airport after a long flight, it would somehow give a relief for that person knowing that there is already a car waiting to pick him or her up and take him or her home or to a hotel. With this service, they wouldn’t have to bother their family or friends and ask them to pick that person up.

Airport transfer services are also a practical choice especially when one is traveling with his or her family. That person and his family will immediately be taken to their destination without any hassle while also giving him the advantage of saving time and money.

When one avails an airport transfer service, he can be assured a safe trip. If one is traveling in an unfamiliar place, it is important to be cautious about one’s own safety. But with an airport transfer service, a person would enjoy the comfort of safety as the driver would lead you to a safer route.

One would also be able to choose what type of car he or she wants to be picked up with. Cars and prices would have to depend on the comfort level. Luxury cars provide the highest comfort and satisfaction.


Former Northern Labs Building Now Used As Climate-Controlled Storage Space

People have become very practical over the past century. Nowadays, they find value in everything, including things that have already been used by other people but still prove to be very useful. One such example is a very familiar blue building on the corner of West Custer Street and the South Rapids Road formerly used by Northern Labs and now being used as a climate controlled storage space.

The building, which also has an additional office and small business areas that can be rented, has been up for sale for a couple of years before it was bought by Kevin Ramminger of the Statewide Property Advisors, Inc. last year.

People in the area were actually wondering what would happen to the building and while they were doing so, they didn’t know that Ramminger was already making plans to turn it into a whole new business: The Manitowoc Self Storage.

For those who do not know, self storage is a great way of storing personal belongings, de-cluttering a household, storing old and valuable furniture and many other purposes. Self storage has many types and one of them is climate controlled storage wherein the storage units are made available in stored buildings where all of the units are humidity and temperature controlled which would help provide protection to valuable items.

Ramminger said that he has had his eye on the former Northern Labs building as well as watching over the market area in Manitowoc for quite a while now. He remarked that the location as well as the reputation and nature of the building are all perfect for his idea. Ramminger also noted how busy the area was and how it is the perfect place for any kind of business.

Currently, Ramminger is preparing a website for the brand new business so that people would be able to rent spaces online. The website will also allow them to make payments online and help them effectively manage their spaces.
While it is true that Kevin Ramminger is excited for his new business, he is also happy that a historic building would once again be used, this time for his business.


7 Companies Like Paper Mart To Serve Consumers’ Packaging Needs

Paper Mart had definitely made many changes in people’s lives today. Once, people have to result to buying paper bags that are industrially made etc., however, with the advent of Paper Mart, they could indulge themselves with hand-crafted, eco-friendly products that would look beautiful and stay beautiful for quite a long time. The company has already been serving the industry for 94 years and they are still continuing to show the world how they value nature and its customers at the same time.

Paper Mart has always been improving even if it is already considered one of the best in the industry. They put generous and endless discounts almost every time – giving their customers more purchasing power in order to quench their packaging needs – may it be for paper bags, baskets, bubble wraps or even food containers.

Truly, the company has become an icon as it has helped many with their dilemmas and needs, however, what if they are not available in your location?
Thankfully, the steps of Paper Mart have inspired many. Now, there are other companies that could give the same service to you which will surely be helpful if ever you find yourself in a predicament where you can’t reach out for the company.


From this small list of 7 companies that may give you products like from Paper Mart, we could already see how big the industry has become. This only adds up to the points of Paper Mart as it definitely contributed a lot into these changes.
Companies are now thinking more about the nature and are introducing eco-friendly products one after another whilst without a compromised quality. With users and nature being the lead on the inspiration list of companies today, it is definitely delightful to know that the quality of service has become more top-notch.

With these plethora of sites to choose from with Paper mart as the top of your list, you’ve just obtained an emergency button that will surely help you with your packaging needs in the future. With their wide array of available and gorgeous designs and eco-friendly materials, you’ll definitely find something that would suit what you’re looking for.


Historic Biscayne Boulevard Home Sold To Investor

Homes can be bought much faster when you seek the help of investment companies like HomeUnion Investment Properties. With a little professional help, anything can be processed much faster.

Such was the case with a historic Biscayne Boulevard Home in MiMo.
According to reports, a 2,000 square-foot house from the MiMo Boulevard Historic District was sold and has been purchased for $775, 000. The house is said to be 77 years old.

The property is estimated to be 7, 340 square-foot and located at 5631 Biscayne Boulevard just across the street from the future site of the Boulevard 57, a 107-unit condominium of Unitas Development Group.

Keyes Commercial Realty’s Tony Ullua was the broker who represented both the buyer and the seller during the process of transaction and the lucky man who managed to claim the historic home is none other than the president of Global Investments Realty himself, Joel Rodriguez.

The previous owners and sellers were hotelier couple Orlando and Gladys Valdes. This couple had already bought the Cavalier South Beach located at the 1320 Ocean Drive for an outstanding price of $12.5 million while also having purchased the Motel Blu found in 7700 Biscayne Boulevard back in 2014 for $4.2 million. The purchases were made after they sold South Beach’s Dolores and Eva hotels for a remarkable $17.5 million. In February, they have also made the decision to sell The Orchid House found at 1350 Collins Avenue for an estimated $7.5 million.
The property that was sold to Joel Rodriguez was owned by the Valdeses for about 11 years. It was sold for about $105.59 per square foot. The hotelier couple first bought the house back in 2004 at a price of $625, 000.

Ullua said that the purchase is a testament as to how aggressive the market is now saying how a lot of people had already wanted to buy it after it had been placed into contract.

There were no alterations done with the historic home, Ullua says. Everything is how it originally is.

Joel had planned to move his office there but now has decided to lease it as either a commercial or a residential property.


Experts Reveal Home Insurance Tips To Help First Timers

The first time you buy your very own home marks a significant event in your life. Owning your own house is probably one of the biggest landmarks that you can achieve. But for first time buyers, buying a home is not that easy. There are many things to consider like the contents of the house, the color, the wallpaper, the furniture. But out of all of these, probably one of the most important things to consider is home insurance. There are many insurance companies that offer home insurance Syracuse services for first time homeowners.

This is important because home insurance can help protect not only your property, but the things in it as well.

Experts have revealed just recently some home insurance tips to help out first time buyers. According to them, the insurance for buildings may be able to cover the cost for rebuilding and repairing them in the case it gets damaged or destroyed. They said that most mortgage lenders would insist that you already have buildings insurance but it would be better if you made sure.

The contents that are inside your home may not be covered by a standard buildings insurance policy. That is why you would need to have a contents policy. To protect all your belongings, you can either look for an insurance policy that combines both buildings and contents or you can look for a separate contents only policy. Either way, you must conduct some extensive research regarding these topics because it does not hurt to know a lot of things about something before you engage in them.

These experts have also advised first time buyers to always calculate the value of all their belongings very accurately because there are single value items limit to most belongings that is why you would need to consult your insurance agency for this.

The last tips that these experts have shared is to shop around and look for the best deals. Do not just rely on the opinion of your lender or other people because their choices may not be the best choice for you. Learn to search the internet and speak to a number of insurance companies.

YMCA Worker Accepts Double Challenge For Fund Raising

YMCA Worker Accepts Double Challenge For Fund Raising

A resident of Norwich, Joseph Bickerdike who is a key worker in Norfolk’s YMCA, accepts a double challenge in an effort to raise funds where in the Christian charity is the recipient.

His first challenge will be a marathon this coming April 26 which will take place in London and after a few months he will be going on a Tour de Y bike ride for a total of 360 miles.

Mr Bickerdike works at the YMCA located in central Norwich. He is assigned in the accommodation facility, John Drake House, for more than 18 months now. His work at YMCA has inspired him to join the marathon and be a member of the YMCA team which will represent England.

According to him, he has taken on a number of half-marathons before but has never tried the full marathon though it has been on the list of things he wanted to do in the future. He also shared about people’s positive view regarding the London Marathon which is considered as one of the most well-known race. Mr Bickerdike went on to express his excitement regarding the event though he knows it might be physically challenging before he even reaches 26 miles. His motivation is fueled by his desire to raise money for a great cause.

Mr Bickerdike shared his work on the YMCA Norfolk located in Norwich where he deals with supporting young people in order for them to appreciate the full potential inside of them – body, mind and spirit. These young people have experienced being homeless and he knows the money raised could be a big help to the organization.

Taking on the challenge is also his way of raising awareness and shedding light on people’s general idea of those who are receiving benefits and those who are homeless.

Mr Bickerdike is also a member of the Oak Grove Community Chapel which is also located in Norwich. After the first challenge is done, he will embark on training that will last five months so he could prepare for the Tour de Y cycle challenge which is done annually. His friends will be joining him in this challenge.