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Dear landlord – the dos and don’ts for remodels of rental apartment

While visiting a rental property, most of the tenants speak less and their future owner continues to tell about the do’s and don’ts they need to follow if they choose to stay in his apartment. Although it is not a compulsion that only the owner will speak and the tenant just shake his head and listen all the valid and invalid points silently. While you are visiting to an apartment do tell the owner about your likes and dislikes. Also tell them that you too have some priorities that are quite much different as compared to them. Like the things which your future landlord will appreciate and mark them as the best one are long lasting, durable and cheap opposite to his you like the things to be nice overall.

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If your future landlord tells you that he might do a bit of work before your move in, this is the great time to share what you want and what you don’t. Ask them to share which types of work they are suppose to do and share your expectations with them as well, regarding the same work. Before you move in to a new apartment tell your landlord about the do’s and don’ts he should follow while brushing up the apartment for you, in this way you and your landlord will work with the mutual understanding that will help you both to make your relationship and stay smoother.

Here is the complete list of do’s and don’ts that you must tell to your landlord:

DOs

Tile

While you are investing in tiles make sure that it must be something that last longer and look good but it must be something else that linoleum please!

White Paint

May be you like that white paint but I really don’t, and if you are painting it for a long time I am sure your upcoming tenants after me will also don’t love that paint as well. When all the rest colors like beige and cream costs the same as the white paint do try something else.

Dark Grout

No one can keep the white grout looks pristine so it’s better to go with something darker so it will look intentional.

Shower Head & Faucets

If you are not planning to do a bathroom overhaul, you can still update with cheap and easy things, shower head might be a good idea. Similarly, new faucets will make the kitchen or bathroom feel fresher.

DONT’s

Light Fixtures

Make sure while you are fixing the light of my future temporary home don’t use those overhead lights, they are not only just outdated but they are annoying too.

Carpeting

Please remove the carpeting, carpets in rental apartments feels like using someone else’s towel. And don’t invest to put a new one as well, more or less the condition of the new one will also become worst after couple of years. Instead of invest in carpets you can improve something else.

You must tell your landlord all this, not only verbally but even in written, write a proper mail and mention all the things explained above you can also add something else than this if you find it necessary and affordable as landlord point of view.

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How to Recover from Loss in Business- Best Strategies to review

One of the major reasons for setting up a business is to make profits. A businessman never imagines a day when he has bear losses mainly because of lots of hard work and effort had gone into the business that losing is not an option. We all know that tragedy is never comes ringing and when it strikes, it takes everything away. For whatever reason, a tragedy in business can force you to bankruptcy and leaves you emotionally exhausted. Many business commit suicide due to losses in business and inability to bear loans or losses. Here are some of stages of grief which any businessman has to go through during the phase of failure.

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  •  Denial- This is a common stage in which every person asks a normal question that why it happened to me and must develop a strategy to defend against this stress.
  • Anger or Blame Game- It is common to feel frustrated, angry over some people or on your own self. Some people also develop a habit of blaming others for committing mistakes.
  • Bargaining- This is that time of period when someone deals with the mind and tries to sort out the things.
  • Depression- This stage is dangerous as person starts feeling discouraged and hopeless.
  • Acceptance- This is mainly about dealing with the situation and living in present, rather than thinking about how things could have panned out.

Business owners which suffer from huge losses in business need to start thinking more flexibility and start living in acceptance of time. They need to sort things out in the stages and try to put things under perspective. They should try to think about why it happened and how the business flattered or failed.

So a businessman must devise a strategy and ways to avoid bankruptcy and initiate recovery process quickly. There should be a backup plan in case your main business strategy fails. Some great people say that there is always something in the defeat. It can help you work through the difficult stages in life and help you attain even more success. It is better to take knowledge from the failure and try to start another business in future and work towards it. Being a businessman, one must prepare a list of what went wrong and how to prevent it in future. This can include following points.

  •  How Business Failed: Try to accumulate the points and know about your business type and clients. Did your process failed or you chose the wrong type of customers? Were your targets achievable? Did you do right type of marketing in business? Did you spend too much? Was your business plan correct or not?
  •  Know about your Mistakes:You must know which mistakes led to these losses in business. Did you test your methods before implementing strategies? What steps could have prevented huge losses?
  •  Plan for the Better Future: If you really want to learn from your mistakes, then you must plan for the future by learning from your previous mistakes. You must also identify the areas which need to be corrected or rectified so that you can turn the tables in future and recover from the losses. A properly designed recovery process is much needed so that you start making profits.

Business is also about making right moves and adopting techniques to avoid losses. First of all you need to give yourself time to heal and sort the feelings, so that you can start fresh and keep your mind straight. Defeat can be a learning experience, so never fear from failure. Instead, try to turn the negative energy into positive and move towards success.

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Questions you Must Ask Before Buying a Property

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Buying a real estate property is not like going for grocery shopping. One has to take into consideration a lot of factors before putting in their hard earned money. And we are taking about a lot of money, running in millons. You don’t have to be a financial expert or a legal advisor to buy a property without hassles. You just have to be a diligent buyer with complete knowledge of your financial standing, your negotiation power and the seller’s weak point. Here we have tried to put together a check list of common mistakes people make and you must attempt to avoid. Let us take a look.

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Understand how you can arrange for Finance to Your New Home

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While buying a new home can be the most expensive investment of a lifetime, there is also no denying the fact that it is the most exciting purchase that you will ever make for you and your family. While the excitement still lasts, you also need to think about ways in which you must financing for your new home since it a process that can be rather complicated and lead to a lot of stress.

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Who are the People you must Approach Before Closing a Real Estate Deal?

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While a lot of things related to property decisions are common sense, you need expert advise in some matters. You can do some due diligence on your own. For instance, you can get into casual talks with the neighbour to check on the property issues or owner standing. You can also make a round to the local police station to check on safety concerns of the neighbourhood. You can check on amenities available for your family and kids. But when it comes to finance, loan, insurance and other such things, it makes sense to go to experts. So, who are the people you will be to befriend while making a property transaction?

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How many homes Can You Afford to buy?

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The biggest question that needs answering when planning to buy a home is how many homes can you afford? While it is a fantasy for most to buy a property that they can call their very own, very few can fulfill that dream. If you think you can afford to fulfill the dream of buying a home, you need to plan very carefully such that the dream does not turn into a nightmare

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