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Tuesday, August 21, 2018   /   by Mercedes Martin

Renovations to boost resale value!!

It is no secret that renovations, small or large, can help tremendously in increasing the resale value of a home upwards of 10-12%. Continue reading to find out things you can do around the house to squeeze some extra money out of your investment!

Renovation Tips:


Use universally flattering designs to appeal to all
Design with buyers in mind

Choose types of fixtures and styles that will appeal to your target audience




Approximate Pricing for Renovation Projects:


Painting

$200-$400
$200 if doing yourself
$400 if hiring a painter
Duration: One Day


Crown Molding

$300-$500 per room
Duration: Less than a week


Bathroom Remodel

$35,000-$65,000+
Duration: 3 Weeks - 3 Months


Kitchen Renovation

$65,000-$100,000+
Duration: 6 Weeks - 3 Months




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Wednesday, June 13, 2018   /   by Mercedes Martin

History of the American Flag

Flag day said to have originated in 1885 by BJ Cingrand. He was a school teacher in Fredonia, Wisconsin




He arranged for his students and staff to observe June 14th as the American Flag's Birthday




You would think that would be July 4th, but that day is America's birthday, not the American Flag!




June 14, 1889 - George Balch, kindergarten teacher in New York City, arranged for the children of his school to celebrate this day as "Flag Day" (the shortened version of Flag Birthday)




The State Board of Education adopted this in New York City




1891 - Betsy Ross held Flag Day celebration




Dr. Edward Brooks, Superintendent of Philadelphia Public Schools instructed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square




The kids were assembled, each with a flag, singing patriotic songs




1894 - Governor of New York demanded that on June 14th flags must be displayed on all public buildings




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Wednesday, June 6, 2018   /   by Mercedes Martin

New World Trade Center? Get the inside story here.

The man behind the idea? Larry Silverstein with Stilverstein Properties Chmn & NYC mega real estate developer.

More than 16 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center a large part of the new building is opening.

The new (3) World Trade Center is said to be 80 stories high with more than 2.5 million square feet of space. The opening date is currently set to be June 11, 2018. Occupancy is reported to be around 40% at the moment. 

According to CNBC's Sara Eisen, Larry Silverstein stated the following when asked about concerns of occupancy. "These buildings never stay empty for very long." He went on to say that he is confident the building will fill up quickly.

Reports from CNBC say two of the tenants are currently Spotify Music Streaming and WPP's GroupM, which deals with advertising. 

When asked about his path to success with this building he had the following to say to CNBC. "It was a time when without financing, there was no way you c ...

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018   /   by Mercedes Martin

New Hotel Development in Westfield, IN? Here is everything you need to know.

EdgeRock Development LLC has submitted plans for a 9 acre project, which includes a multi-story hotel, office buildings, and restaurant space. The Landing at Monon Marketplace has proposed for the corner of U.S. 31 and State Rd. 32 to be the next spot for Westfield's "Grand Junction" started in 2015. The plans have been submitted for approval by the Advisory Plan Commission of Westfield and will be considered further this month. 

Big Woods Restaurants -
This Nashville, TN based pizzeria, brewery, and distillery is said to be the first planned tenant for the upcoming development. Big Woods currently has locations in Nashville TN, Speedway IN, Bloomington IN, and Franklin IN. In December the company released information about a possible upcoming Westfield IN location at about 8,000 sq. ft. Birch Dalton who is the managing director for EdgeRock has mentioned that the restaurant will be a one story building with a rustic design. 

Hotel-
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Monday, April 23, 2018   /   by Mercedes Martin

How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home! (The Easy Way)

Refresh your home's exterior for spring with a new paint job. Our step-by-step approach divides the work so you won't feel overwhelmed.


1 day project: Wash your house
Materials you will need:
-Pressure washer
-Protective eyewear
-Five gallon buckets
-Cleaning solution
-Stiff brush
Soak the surface first to loosen debris, then clean with a wide motion from bottom to top of each wall
Prevent damage: spray 10 ft. away and work your way in gradually
For windows & garage doors: wash at the lowest setting or by hand

Weekend project: Make repairs
-Saturday: Sand, fill, & weatherproof all surfaces!
- Sunday: Cover any stains with primer

Month-long project: Paint!
-Week 1: Upgrade front door casing
If possible: purchase rot resistant PVC trim (pressure-treated wood is cheaper, but requires extra care)

-Week 2: Paint siding
Shake paint well before using
Can be done in the afternoon/evening (tackle in sections)

-Week 3: Apply second coat
Sand any drips/deb ...

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