Rehabbing Houses for Profit? Here’s a nice little article

Came across this article, and although it might not apply to all situations, I believe there is something to gain from it.

Plan ahead.  Will you need financing to start or finish the project?  Are you going to start with your own working capital and then seek investors/financing later?  (If so, brush up on these tips)  Are there underlying issues beyond your expertise that might sour this great deal later on?

Rehabbing Houses For Love And ProfitElizabeth Ellsworth AGE: 51 New Canaan, Conn. Day Job: bank marketer Strategy: Rehabbing high-end houses Elizabeth Ellsworth rehabbed her first house, a 1920s Mediterranean revival in the El Cid historic district of West Palm Beach, Fla., while working in marketing for Citibank Latin America.

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What Kind of House Is It?

Here is a nice pictorial guide for residential architecture styles.  A lot of homes can be a mix of two or more styles, but this article gives a good basis on the foundations of each style.  So the next time you are house hunting you can impress your agent, family or friends with the answer as to what kind of house it is!

House StylesWhat style is your house? Browse our photo gallery for the most popular housing styles and types in North America. Click on the pictures below for larger images. For historical information, building plans, and other helpful resources, also see:

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Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg Now Open Everyday

Thought I would take a minute and give everyone a head’s up that Knoebels in Elysburg is now open everyday.  A great place to stop for lunch, games, rides or just a walk around the park.  My wife and I love to stroll around see the dogs, play some pinball and of course eat some great french fries.  Hope to see you there!

Knoebels Amusement Resort – Elysburg, PA – Theme Park, Sports & Recreation | FacebookKnoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, PA. 274,031 likes · 9,147 talking about this · 196,273 were here. Knoebels is not responsible for the content posted…

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Great Watch For Anyone Looking for Ideas for Home Remodeling Projects

I really enjoyed this season of This Old House, a hefty undertaking renovating a beautiful Victorian Italiante.  The general contractor makes the crown molding look too easy!

House Project OverviewFor the 2013-2014 season of This Old House TV, the crew, led by general contractor Tom Silva, will renovate an 1872 Italianate in the historic Boston suburb of Arlington

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Daffodil Days Still Underway in Shamokin & Mount Carmel!

Area Businesses Revive Daffodil DaysSHAMOKIN – For the past 40 years, the American Cancer Society held a fundraiser called “Daffodil Days.” But last year was the organization’s final year of selling flowers. According to the American Cancer Society’s website, Daffodil Days was not a cost-effective fundraiser. Beverly’s Flower Shop in Shamokin participated in the fundraiser all 40 years.

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Mortgage Rates Hit 3 Month Low according to WSJ

Mortgage Rates Hit Three-Month LowAverage mortgage rates fell to the lowest level since mid-November last week as unease over economic growth in the U.S. and market turmoil abroad prompted investors to load up on government bonds, pushing down long-term interest rates. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.47% last week, down from 4.52% the week before, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday.

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