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Posts made in September, 2016

Up That Curb Appeal for a Quicker Sale

By on Sep 26, 2016 in Real Estate

Most people would never think of going to a job interview without fixing their hair, taking a bath and looking their absolute best, because they realize that prospective employers form a first impression before they even ask the first question. That same principle applies when someone comes to look at a home to buy. Therefore, homeowners need to create curb appeal attracting the attention of potential buyers. According to Than Merrill of Fortunebuilders, a real estate wealth building company out of San Diego, “Curb appeal has one purpose: to convince buyers that the home is worth going inside.” Which is why you want to have the exterior of your house look its best so that it is inviting. You would never go to a job interview without taking a bath. Yet, many homeowners neglect cleaning the outside of their homes when trying to sell them. Start by looking at the roof to discover if there are areas of mold or missing shingles. If you find any problems, then take care of them immediately. Keep working your way down the house’s structure, cleaning and repairing those items that you have neglected. Remove any clutter that has accumulated. Now, get in your car and drive by the house from both directions seeing what you have missed up close but is highly visible from the road. If you are going to a group interview, you want to write your name in large legible letters on your name tag. The same principle applies to house numbers. Replace the house numbers on your house with shiny new ones that match the style of the home. During the interview, you want your personality to show through to the employer. Make your home’s personality blossom by adding a whimsical mailbox either attached to the house or near the street. While this unique feature does not cost much, it can help your home stand out from the crowd. And one of the most important steps while working outside is to make sure that your lawn looks its best. A few days of watering may pay rich dividends. Plant some beautiful flowers in boxes to add a splash of color increasing your home’s curb appeal. Just doing these...

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NYC’s Most Famous Skyscrapers and The History Behind them

By on Sep 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

Skyscrapers started appearing in large cities during the late 1800s and throughout the 1900s. In fact, some cities competed with each other to construct the world’s tallest building. New York City is known for its iconic skyscrapers and unmistakable skyline. There are several famous NYC skyscrapers that should not be missed. One World Trade Center After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 President George W. Bush, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Governor George Pataki vowed to rebuild the World Trade Center. The result is the One World Trade Center which is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere clocking in at 1,776 feet. The height of 1,776 feet is no accident; it symbolizes the founding year of the United States. President Barack Obama paid a visit to the site and wrote this passage on a steel beam: “We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger!” Empire State Building The Empire State Building was the tallest building a in the world from 1931 until 1970 when the North Tower of the original World Trade Center was completed. Owned by the Empire State Realty Trust, the Empire State Building has 102 stories and is 1,454 feet high. The American Society of Civil Engineers included the building in its Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It is a New York City Landmark and became a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Officially the building opened on May 1, 1931 when President Herbert Hoover turned on the lights. Famous visitors include Queen Elizabeth, Tom Cruise, Ronald McDonald, KISS, and Lassie. Presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio proposed to his wife Jeanette atop the building on Valentine’s Day in 1997. Chrysler Building The Chrysler Building is another well-known skyscraper in New York. It opened in May 1930 as the tallest building in the world at 1,046 ft. This title lasted less than a year when the Empire State Building was completed in April 1931. The structure is well known for its Art Deco architecture which includes ornate radiating arches and gargoyles at the corners. The Chrysler Building became a National Historic Landmark as well as a New York City Landmark in 1976 and 1978, respectively. The building is primarily office space so there is no access...

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