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    Concept,  Investing

    Expand Your Restaurant With These Tips

    Business expansion is a company goal that many organizations across various industries diligently work towards. Restaurants are no exception, with growth being one of the top priorities of many restaurants. Significant effort goes into expanding a restaurant to make it a key player in the food industry. These strategies are often unclear to many small restaurant owners, but thankfully we‚Äôre here to help with some useful insights. Below are some helpful tips for expanding your restaurant. Leverage existing services. Nowadays, restaurants looking to expand can significantly benefit from using delivery services popular with hungry customers. For several years now, many customers continue to rely on reputable food delivery apps like…

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    Investing,  Lifestyle

    Why You Should Spend Extra on These 5 Things

    We’ve all heard the expression: You get what you pay for. While that’s not always the case, it’s a cliche for a reason. While there are products and items where durability and overall quality don’t matter so much, there are other areas where spending the money upfront can actually save money. If you’re wondering where to spend extra and where to pinch pennies, read on for five areas where you should spend extra if you can. 1. Home Repairs and Upgrades Our homes are our safe-havens. In the middle of a worldwide pandemic, we know more than ever how important it is that we feel comfortable in our homes. Because…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle

    Our Top Picks for the Most Luxurious Bathtubs

    The bathtub is an underappreciated, humble household fixture that has a different use for every homeowner. Bathtubs come in a variety of styles, colors, prices, and functions. Whether it’s time for a bathtub replacement or you are undergoing a new bathroom remodel, it’s important to find a bathtub that has the size, function, and features you need. A great way to breathe new life into your living space and personal style is to try some simple upgrades. New Direction Foundation offers several practical style tips for upgrading your living space. Subscription boxes for home decor and clothing deliver household items and clothes to your door every month. You can easily upgrade…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    4 Things You Should Do Before Hosting an Open House

    Now that you’ve decided to put your house on the market, found a real estate agent, and are eagerly waiting for potential buyers to flood your doors, you’re at a loss as to what else you need to do. If you have the right real estate agent, they’ll want to schedule an open house as soon as possible to show your home off in the best light and find the right buyer for you. While no one likes the idea of potential buyers wandering through their house, an open house is a perfect way to let buyers see the home all at once and then make up their minds. It’s…

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    Home Design,  Real Estate General

    What Is Stucco?

    When you’re trying to buy or sell a home, it’s important to know the benefits of the materials they’re made from. For example, if you’ve never lived in a desert climate before, you’re probably not aware that a lot of times houses in these areas are made a bit differently than houses in milder or colder climates.   According to Hunker Magazine, roughly 80 percent of houses in Arizona are in the major cities Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, and Kingman—all known for their extremely hot and dry desert climate. The most common exterior material used for these homes is stucco. Stucco is used because it resists the intense and dry desert sunshine.…

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    Home Design,  Housing,  Lifestyle

    Home Renovation Tips for Eco-Friendly Homeowners

    Recently, an increasing number of people—both in the U.S. and worldwide—want to learn how to live sustainably. From being eco-friendly homeowners to purchasing recyclable items and investing in clean energy products, there are so many different ways to start this process. Adding eco-friendly items and habits to your daily life helps decrease the amount of landfill waste, prevents energy wastage, and reduces the level of environmental toxin release. While green living and sustainability can sound like something you have to make many sacrifices to achieve, you don’t always have to give up on the good life to get it. You can positively impact the environment and still have a well-designed, comfortable,…

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    Investing,  Real Estate General

    How to Turn Your Home Into a Rental Property

    When you’re looking to make some passive income, it’s often a good idea to rely on some of the assets you already have. For example, if you have multiple property pieces, these can bring in regular paychecks to boost your finances. While the idea of a landlord may seem daunting, usually, it’s more work to turn your home into a reliable rental property. With some savvy home improvements and a few quality of life upgrades, you’re bound to attract a quality tenant. If you’re ready to convert your home into a money-maker, here’s what you need to know. Address major fixes first. When you’re converting a home into a rental property,…

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    Home Design,  Housing,  Real Estate General

    5 Home Staging Tips For New Real Estate Agents

    For some homeowners preparing to sell their properties, the process of staging their homes may seem counterintuitive—they may wonder why they should spend extra money on real estate costs related to fixing up a property that they’re leaving. It’s a professional real estate agent’s job to explain to home sellers how staging their homes can generate more money for a home sale. There’s evidence that staging real estate is a worthwhile effort. Data shows that, on average, staged homes not only sell an estimated 88 percent faster than non-staged homes, but they also sell for 20 percent more. Staging a home might be even more critical this year compared to the…

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    Housing,  Investing

    Using Your Home as Collateral: How to Make Sure You Get the Most Out of Your Home

    Your house is undoubtedly your home, but it’s also your most important financial asset. As such, it’s incredibly important for you to understand all of the ways in which you can leverage your home, and its financial value, to your benefit. Thinking of your home as a primary vehicle of leverage may take a fundamental shift in thinking, but this new vision of your home’s financial value will help you immensely. This is particularly true when approaching renovations projects, or shifting your investment profile in order to introduce high return real estate ventures.     Finding projects worth financing.   While your home may represent an incredibly valuable asset, that value…

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    Housing,  Investing,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    California Fires Force Some Churches To Move: Starting Over In The Wake Of Tragedy

    The forest fires spreading across our Pacific Northwest region have put countless lives in danger and will destroy an estimated $20 billion in a property. As our communities reel from the devastation that these natural disasters have caused on top of the lockdown measures we have endured in order to stem the transmission of the coronavirus, it’s important to start thinking about how we will rebuild in the wake of tragedy. Starting over is a whole community effort. Many of your parishioners have likely suffered as a result of these overlapping hardships, so rebuilding the church is more than just a focus on structural damage. Repair the soul of your community.…