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Education vs Experience: How To Become A Home Builder | Vancouver Luxury Home Builders

[Gary] Yes, Bai.

[Bai] So just to expand on that answer, soif you are in a month like so you've got a one-year term and you take the box to actuallyin the term.

She go months and months, you can only gosee a 2.

9 as per the increase but if you said fix contract 1 year, you got to renegotiatethat point, then you can bump it up to it whatever.

[Audience member] it's just a very specificthing on the rental agreement.

It's not a residential tenancy agreement.

So it does not have it in and so you havea very good contract.

[Gary] You know I always say — I encouragemy clients to write addendums to their contract and then after writing that contract likesend a copy to residential tenancy branch and then get them to provide approval in writing,so that if ever arbitration comes like oh that's not legal, it's not allowed, will Igot the email from residential tenancy branch thing that's okay.

Right?.

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How To Sell and Buy a Home on Same Day

The fun begins and with a few other thingscoming up in the near future we decided it was time to downsize and move closer to whereboth of our moms are It was just very smooth from the very beginning.

We were able to just click together.

I believe that this process was probably oneof the easiest and best.

I really think the best was to go with youguys first because we have had a really good experience.

I really liked the marketing.

The very first thing that I like that youwere able to do an Ariel view.

I had never really seen something like thatbefore so I was really impressed with the Ariel view.

And then I was really impressed that you didthe walkthrough, the things you said, and the enthusiasm that was shown, and the thingsthat were showing so positive about our home.

And then the way you guys marketing thingsand kept things going kept things moving, kept in touch with us to say ok what we cando here to see if we can help.

And I really did appreciate how well thatmarketing went because I know that the marketing really helped us a lot and I know that itwould have been harder if we wouldn’t have had the good marketing service’s that youguys gave us.

Everybody that we have talked to have beenvery impressed with everything and how it’s going.

The timing has worked out perfect for sellingthis home and purchasing the other.

We were able to close on both residences atthe same time that was a big help.

I really can’t see anything that you guyscould do different because you were so friendly, you were so helpful, and you were accessibleto us, you helped us in any way possible.

I just like what you’re doing so far sodon’t break it what you got going is great.

Thanks JoelThanks Ann! Thanks Joel! Thanks everybody for all of your help to helpus be successful to sell and move.

Thank you very much.

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how to increase greenhouse energy efficiency – old greenhouse renovation

My name is Chris Powell from good harvestfarm, Strasburg, Pennsylvania.

And we’re here today to look at our energyefficiency savings and upgrades.

We had replaced an older 80 years old structurewith a new up to date 4000 square foot structure.

And it has glass roof, energy curtain, radiantheat in the floor.

And I went to propane fired boilers with hotwater and fen tube.

We also upgraded to computer controls.

We’re finding also that our plant qualityis much better because our heat is constant.

The heat is where we needed when we needed.

We’re about six or eight months thank tothe new structure and new heating system.

And seen better results than we were eventold we’re going to get.

Probably, minimum 40% savings versus our oldsystem.

Well over 20000 dollars savings per year.

So far so good.

We’re really glad we did it.

Big investment but see quick payback withit.

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How To Build A Greenhouse – D.I.Y. At Bunnings

A greenhouse doesn't have to be bucketloadsof cash.

We're gonna make a simple one that you canmove around, and it's gonna have plenty of room in it for all your plants.

We're gonna take your garden area from this.

Tothis.

The good thing about a greenhouse is it cankeep you gardening all year around.

I'm gonna show you how to make a real easyone today.

These are all the tools and equipment thatwe're gonna need to build our greenhouse.

Just a few frames, a little bit of plastic.

If you're a keen gardener, you're gonna wantone of these.

I've got all of my timber pre-cut at Bunnings,and I've sectioned off and labeled all of my different components to make the buildeasy.

To make the base, get the hardwood sleepers,pre-drill and screw together with bugle screws.

To make the base for the floor, we are nowgonna add our timber, down to the bottom, leaving it flush on the floor.

That way you're gonna get a nice clean fit.

Once you have your framing, you can add joistsfor extra support.

This is going to provide the base for theflooring.

Now we have our sub-floor installed.

It's now time to flip it over and put on thecasters.

Use bugle screws.

There's no need to pre-drill, but make sureyou put the wheels with the stoppers on opposing corners.

To lay your floor, put your timber in ribside down, and layer that thirty-odd spacing to still allow for draining.

To make your frame, make the outer frame first,using the framing gun.

I know how big I want my door, so now I justhave to measure and put in my stud work.

Make sure you put in the second brace to allowfor the hinges.

So, that's our front frame made.

Now, let's go and make the door.

Make sure your noggins are flush to the frontof the door to attach your hinges.

To build this side, make a frame and put astud in the middle.

Repeat the process for the other two frames.

Once you've built your framework, it's timeto put the plastic on.

Wrap your frames in plastic, and fix it off.

Make sure you're wearing gloves, and makesure you attach the plastic to the inside of the frame so it looks nice from the outside.

So now we have all of our sides and our frontwrapped.

It's now time to attach the hinges.

Screw the hinges down to the side joists,and attach your pad bolt to the front.

Now the frame's almost finished.

Attach the frame to the base using bugle screws.

It's a little bit tricky, so you might needan extra pair of hands.

To affix the battens to your roof, arrangethem in descending sizes, so you get run-off on the back.

Transfer your measurements from your greenhouseonto some polycarbonate roofing, mark that with a bit of masking tape, and cut to size.

I'm using a metal blade on a medium settingon a jigsaw to allow for a clean cut.

I have measured mine out with a little bitof overhang at the front and at the back to allow rain to fall off.

The last thing we have to do is to attachour roof to our greenhouse.

We're gonna use some roofing screws to dothat.

Attach your screws into the crest of the corrogate.

You only need to do this every second one.

So, there you have it.

A fantastic little greenhouse.

Let's go and find a place for it in the backyard.

So, we have created our own nice, warm environmentfor all of our plants, turning your garden from this.

To this.

Singers: Bunnings Warehouse.

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How do we know a tenant will pay rent? – Property Rant 021

Hey, guys.

Property Search.

ThinkGladfish.

I'm Brett Alegre-Wood and this is Property Rant.

So, how do we knowthat a tenant's going to pay the rent? And this is actually probably forbeginner investors because once you've had a few properties and you've had themfor a period of time and you've got.

everything's settled down, you realizethat actually it's very rare that things do go wrong.

And when theydo, if you've got a good agent, you address them, it's not an issue.

So,how do we know they're not going to pay the rent? The reality is we don't.

Wedon't control them, we don't control their lives, we don't control theircircumstances.

The best we can do is provide a property that has good, solidfundamentals.

Shops, schools, transport links, major employers and majorinvestments, you know, that's attractive to the tenant, that's well up kept, thatany problems are sorted out, and if we actually sort that out and we dealwith that stuff, then we're more likely to put ourselves in thebest position possible.

But that doesn't mean thatthey're not going to lose their job, they're not going toget pregnant, fall in love, break up, you know, like all the normallife things that happen that can cause financial strain.

So yes, we can dotenant referencing and we can do all that sort of stuff, but at the end of the day,you cannot control another person.

And you can do the best you possiblycan by getting a.

You know, the real key is getting a really good managingagent because the reality is in my experience of over 20 years is, whensomething's going wrong, it's often not just an isolated incident.

If theydon't pay their rent on time, you know, once, you might let them getaway with.

Second time, you know what? You better be ready to move them outbecause the reality is very rarely do they come back and they pay up and do all thatsort of stuff.

What you'll tend to find is lots of excuses and things like that.

And you can say, "Well, hold on.

But mine's an expensive property in agreat area and all that sort of stuff.

" Things still go wrong for people that livein those houses.

You know, we have just as many things go for expensive propertiesas we do for cheap properties.

Sure, cheap properties, you know, you canget into the housing association and things like that and they present theirown issues.

But if we're talking about vanilla lettings deals, if you like,which are normal mom and dads, families, that sort of stuff, stuffhappens.

You can only put yourself in the best position.

You cannot control theother person.

The important bit is when something does happen like they paythe rent late or they, you know, short pay it or whatever it is, that youhave a managing agent that gets on top of them, gets on top of it quickly and reallymanages that well.

And that is often the determination between having a real painin the arse, excuse the French, or just having a seamless, effortlessthing where yes, you may have to eject them, but you've got everything sorted,you've got everything in order and it just happens and it's in process.

And yeah, youmay have to try and collect some money off of them and you may lose somemoney, that does happen.

So, you can't control them, you know,but you've got to get over that and the reality is we're talking less than3% of the entire lettings.

And we've got over 1,250 properties thathave problems.

And that's any sort of problems from late payments through toactually delinquents through to major damage and things like that.

It's lessthan 3% of the time of the properties.

And obviously, some properties in morelower areas, yeah, that's when you have a lot more problems in those areas whenyou're dealing with a really low.

Low tenants, that's not right.

The low rentalfigures and low property prices because oftentimes, the spec of the propertyisn't as good and things like that.

So, it's not that the people areworse, it's oftentimes that the properties aren't up to the same spec, you know? Butalso, it can be that people down there struggle with money a lot more andthey're living on a more, you know, less than the margin.

Okay, guys,have a great day.

Live with passion.

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HOW TO FIND AN APARTMENT + RENTAL TIPS

– Hey so it's been requestedof me to make a video on how to find your first apartment.

Well well well well, I am veryqualified to talk about this because I'm a rebel without a cause and a curious George so I'vemade quite the decisions in my living spaces over the years, and I've mad a lot of mistakesas people can call them, but I don't call them mistakes because they built character, and I am gonna share them with you.

So maybe finding an apartment can be a smoother experience for you.

Top ways to actually look for an apartment is you can do word of mouth.

That's number one.

So if you know someone who lives in an apartment already ask them.

They're going to be yourmost knowledgeable source and they're gonna be superduper honest with you.

So ask them who their building manager is or who their landlord is.

If they like them, ifthere's other units available in their building.

Ask away because they'regonna be super helpful.

Your number one resource.

An apartment hunter willhave a database of apartments that are available.

So they're gonna ask you questions or have you fill out a questionnaire telling them what neighborhoodyou're looking in, how much rent you're looking to pay, if you have a cat, a dog,you need a washer and dryer.

All that good stuff and they'll plug that into their database and they'lllet you know what pops up.

Now apartment hunterscharge a fee normally.

So find out what their fee is.

It could be 10% of years worth of rent.

It could be 10% of a months worth of rent, or they could charge you nothing, and actually charge thelandlord or management company for finding you for them.

Craigslist is a great resource.

I would look for the apartmentsthat have photos at least, and not just a description.

Or at least a website thatyou can go to and check out some of the units.

I don't think I everhad any luck with those ones that don't have photosbecause there's usually a reason they don't have a photo posted.

Look for property management companies.

So you can Google propertymanagement companies in your city and see what pops up.

A property management company is great because they'll have differentproperties all over the city.

They may have propertiesof different price ranges.

They might have a buildingthat's all studios.

Ones that are one, two bedroom.

So they'll have a lot of options for you.

If you have a neighborhood you like and you're just strollingaround the neighborhood and see a building that looks really cool.

Look on the side of the building.

There's usually a phone number listed and the name of theproperty management company or landlord and the building may even have a management office on site and you could stop inthe management office and see what they have to offer.

Besides how you actually goabout finding an apartment.

Here's some things youneed to know about moving.

You want to make sure your money, your finances are in place.

You also want to evaluate your lifestyle and safety to me is prettydarn important as well.

Let me discuss.

Ideally you want to have agood chunk of change saved because you never knowwhen there's an emergency that's gonna happen, or not to be a negative Nancy, but you could lose your job, and if you lose you job,you still want to have enough money where you'llhave a roof over your head.

Now I'm saying this isthe ideal situation, because I did not have an ideal situation and yeah I still don't so.

Having money saved in case of an emergency is just going to makeyour life so much easier.

It is very stressful living month to month waiting for checks.

So if you have to do it you have to do it but let me tell you it sucks balls.

What kind of lifestyle do you have? What kind of lifestyle do you want? Are you fun, do you wanna livein a really busy neighborhood that's got great nightlife,and bars, and clubs, and social hours, or areyou complete opposite? Do you not wanna be nearany type of fun and bars and you wanna life a library or on a farm? So evaluate your lifestyle and see what will work for you.

Decide what your deal breakers are.

What are your needs and wants? If you have a dog or a cat.

It's probably gonna be a deal breaker if you can't have a dogor cat in your building.

So you need to find a buildingthat's gonna allow you to have an animal and do note that you will pay a securitydeposit for your animal.

Just so you know.

If there's no laundry in the building.

If there's no laundry in the unit.

Are you okay with going amile away to a laundromat to wash your clothes? If you get a package, is theresomeone to get it for you? They're gonna leave it on the doorstep? Someone gonna steal it? Make a list of whatyour needs and wants are and then write a list of what your absolute deal breakers are.

So that's going to helpyou narrow down the process of what you're looking for.

So there are websites that will tell you the crime rate in the neighborhood and how walk able and stuff it is.

I'm gonna leave those downbelow in the comment section because I want this processto be easy for you guys.

Moving is stressful enough.

So if I can make this process a little bit more streamline for you thenthat'll make me feel okay.

Lifestyle, needs, wants,deal breakers, and safety.

Once you reach out to one ofthose resources I've given you.

To actually view an apartmenthere are some things you want to look for whenyou go and venture out.

You wanna go during a time of day where it is on and poppin'.

If you go at 10 AM, theneighborhood's probably going to be peaceful and everythingis gonna look fine and dandy.

You wanna go in the middle of the day closer to the evening whenpeople are coming home from work.

They're off work.

You can see how loud the neighbors are.

You can see how crazy the neighbors look.

You could see what theparking situation is like when everyone's home.

You can see a lot if yougo at the right time of day to look for an apartment.

If you see other peoplethat live in the building.

Do go up and ask.

Do you like living in this building? And a lot of times theywill tell you the truth.

They will tell you becauseif they don't like living in the building they're gonna tell you.

They are not gonna haveany qualms about being like it is loud, you know watch out for him, up the street this.

And again if they like it they'regonna rave about it to you so don't be afraid to goup to someone and ask them what they think.

Some things that you should look out for when you actually go view the apartment.

So you're either going tobe viewing an apartment that someone is still living in, but they're moving out soon and they're showing their apartment.

Or you're going to endup seeing an apartment that's already vacant.

You might even see anapartment that they use as their show apartment.

So no one lives in it, it's just for show.

So keep in mind with the show apartments that your actual apartmentunit may not look like that.

So you need to find outwhat your actual unit would look like andpreferably you wanna see it.

Now, wanna make sure yourcellphone works inside of the apartment.

So do make a phone call andsee if you have good reception.

Do flip on the water.

Like if you have sucky water pressure.

It's gonna suck bad foryou to take a shower.

Sucky water pressure is a no no.

Open the windows.

Windows can look beautifuland you open them up and there are bars on them.

There's practical things that you can do just to give you some ideasof things I've learned.

Is there a sprinkler system? Also pay attention to the lease.

You know if you're lookingfor short term lease or a long term lease.

Leases are usually a one year at a time.

Rent usually rises ever year so be prepared for a smallincrease in rent every year.

I hope this video wassuper helpful for you and happy apartment hunting.

Vets, leave a commentfor the newbies below.

Let them know anything I left out or anything that might besuper helpful for them, and newbies, leave me a comment as well.

Let me know what you think.

Find me on other social media.

I'm on Instagram, Facebook, twitter, and subscribe to this channel.

I'll see you guys next time, bye.

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How Do I Rent Out High Priced Properties? – Real Estate Investing

Joe: Hey everyone, it's Joe Crump.

I've gotanother question here.

Boy, I'm going to kill this name here — Rajav Guktah.

Hopefully,that's pretty close.

Rajav: "The challenge that I'm faced withis simply carrying costs.

Three or four years ago, you could virtually buy any propertyand rent it out for positive cash flow.

" Joe: I'm assuming you're meaning with 100%financing.

Rajav: "This was on account of two primaryfactors.

1) it was prior to the massive appreciation we've seen, and 2) interest rates were lower.

Large amounts of cash to use as down payments are not available to me.

The one investmentproperty that I do own, I purchased by leveraging equity in my primary residence.

The investmenthas done well but I'd like to be able to pick up some new things.

"Joe: Well, first of all, never borrow against your current property (the property you livein) to buy your investments.

Never ever do that.

There's no need to do that.

Don't takethat risk.

You can lose your property.

You can lose the house you're living in.

Peoplesay, 'Well, you've got to take some risks to do investing,' and I agree; you have to.

But you don't have to take that kind of risk.

Protect your house — protect the house thatyou live in.

That's the first order of business.

Joe: You also don't need to go get loans tobuy these properties, and you don't need to wait until you get your next chunk of moneybefore you can put down another down payment and buy another property.

That's just completelywrong thinking.

So don't buy properties that way.

Use creative financing to do it instead.

Joe: The way that you find people that will do creative financing is by using marketingthat works.

So use the right type of classified ads.

Use the right type of internet marketing.

Build lists of buyers.

Build lists of sellers.

Build lists of investors, and you'll be ableto use this stuff.

And by building a list, what I'm talking about is an online databaseof these people.

It's not difficult to do if you have the right software and the rightknowledge.

Joe: You just need to learn this process.

You can get all of this stuff from my "Push Button Method".

That's at PushButtonMethod.

Com.

You can learn how to build those systems and how to build those marketing tactics.

Joe: But even if you've got none of that stuff, you can put a sign out in the yard that says,'I'll buy your home.

' Or, 'I'll make a guaranteed offer on your home in 24 hours' and your phonenumber.

You'll put deals together using that if you put them in the right places.

Joe: Do it handwritten.

Do it on cardboard.

Do it on Coroplast.

Don't make them fancy.

Don't spend money on these signs.

These signs should cost you two bucks.

You can get a pieceof cardboard for 90 cents and you can get a couple of grape stakes or tomato stakesand staple them on there, get the yellow cardboard and write on there in black, 'I'll Make AnOffer On Your Home Today' and your phone number, or, 'Guaranteed Offer On Your Home In 24 Hours.

'Joe: These are great ads and they will work.

Make sure you put them into high traffic areas.

They won't stay up very long, but they'll work.

Joe: Now, there are a lot of other things that will work and that'll also be very effectiveif you get into some of these more advanced techniques that I teach.

Joe: Just get started.

Just do something.

Just take action on what you're doing andyou're going to make money.

Anyway, good luck to you and keep buying properties.

Don't letit stop you.

Joe: I don't think I answered the question,though, because you asked about the values going up.

When the values go up on a property,one of the things that you can do to sell that property is to sell it on a lease withan option to buy.

Now, instead of renting the property, you're selling it, so the buyertakes a whole new perspective from this property.

Joe: Let me give you an example of a propertyin California that I had.

This was back in the 80's actually.

It was $495,000 if I rememberright, and it had a payment on there, because the interest rates were very high at the time,of $4,300 a month.

Now, you can go rent a house like this for about 27-2800$ at thetime, and I had to figure out a way to get that payment covered, because I either hadto sell the property, and I had the problem of selling the property because the marketwas going soft on me, so I had to find a way to get that thing covered because at the timeI had the loan in my name.

That was crazy; that was a crazy time.

But I did it.

Joe: Anyway, so I had to get that payment covered.

So I went out and sold it on a leasewith an option to buy.

I told the guy, 'Look, you're making payments on this property thatcosts you $4,300 a month so you're going to need to make payments on this property thesame as if you were buying it.

And if you can't make that payment, you can't affordthis property.

' So he saw the logic to it, he bought the property, he's making $4,300payments, and he eventually exercised his option and took it over.

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How do I decide if its time To Sell my Laguna Niguel Home-Check it now

The market activity report for Laguna Niguel for theweek of March 23rd 2015 shows it's a seller's market.

The medianlist price now is $1,079,000.

And on the average it's taking 116 days to sell a home in Laguna Niguel and the days on the market are actuallyheading downward.

Although 37 percent of the homes had aprice decrease, it is currently a seller's market.

So,prices will resume their climb if the trend continues.

While the medianhome price in Laguna Niguel hasn't moved much in the last few weeks, we are relatively close to the high-water mark in pricing.

So, while prices are trending up,inventory is tightening and the days on the market is falling.

This is a great time to sell you Laguna Niguel home.

I'm Arna freedman, your real estateadvisor.

Stay tuned for the next market activityreport for Laguna Niguel, California.

You can also check your current homevalue report at viewmyhomesvalue.

Com and follow up on Twitter and Facebook.

Sign onto ehome.

Com today to get all theproperty information you need in Laguna Niguel.

Thank you.

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How to Use Social Media to Sell a Home in Northern Utah

We wanted to move to a warmer climate.

Mybody doesn’t seem to agree with the weather, and cold is not fun for me so we’ve decidedto move to Florida.

Speed wise was great too! We only showed for,what, about a month.

Felt like we always knew what was going on, and that we would know whatthe next steps were.

It was awesome! It was nice that it was verysocial media friendly and so we were able to share it online, and stuff.

We did geta couple people come to look at it from social media.

And I loved that when we arranged theshowings and stuff it was all like, I would get a text, or phone call, or whatever andso I always knew what was going on and could be prepared.

We’ve been telling people that you’reawesome! That Ann is awesome, and Joel is awesome! And that you guys made our houselook really great online and everything! That’s one thing we heard from our friendswas that, how cool the aerial shots were of the home and going through the home tour wasreally neat.

And it had a nice layout of the house available for people to see, insteadof just wondering how everything lined up with pictures and stuff.

Well, with us looking at new homes in Floridait’s so hard to figure out what the house really looks like, and the layout and everything.

It was so nice that our home, to sell, was great that way.

I didn’t like having tobe there when the people were coming to see the house.

Because they always have, like,negative comments or whatever, and I don’t want to hear that about my house.

So, it wasway better to have just a Realtor come and show them and us not to have to worry aboutit.

It was a really good experience.

Good experience!.

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Using the Internet : How to Find a Home to Rent Using the Internet

Hi, I'm Tod Amazeen.

I've been an Internetbusiness consultant for 15 years.

I'm going to show you how to find a home to rent onthe Internet.

We're going to use a website called RentalHouses.

Com.

So we'll type in"rentalhouses.

Com" into our web browser and you should land on a page that looks justlike this.

If not, click on the home button in the upper left hand corner and you'll betaken directly to this page.

There are a couple of ways that we can narrow our search here.

We can either click on a state on the map or we can select one of the options on theleft.

I'm going to click on California on the map and you'll see I'll now be asked tonarrow my choices down to a metropolitan area.

I'm going to choose Los Angeles, Riverside,Orange County areas.

Now you'll see that I have a listing of houses that are for rentin the area that I'm interested in.

I'm going to click on this listing to get some moreinformation about it and then if I want to be contacted by the agent, I fill out thee-mail contact information, enter the security code and click on send.

You've just learnedhow to find a home to rent on the Internet.

I'm Tod Amazeen.

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