Saturday, July 30, 2016

Successful Contractors must learn to P.A.N.I.C.

Why You Must Lear...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Annual ROI of a City Tree


Feel feel to read more below and click the link for the full article..... I am going to plant a few trees!!  #prochek @prochekhomeinsp #homeinspector #buildinginspectorny #buildinginspectorct #treevalue #homeowner #homebuyer #homeseller #1sttimehomebuyer #honestinspectioncompany #westchesterrealestate #fairfieldcountyrealestate ##homeinspectorct #inspection #engineeringinspection

Researchers from the US Forest Service and the University of California at Davis have calculated that the annual cost to keep a city tree alive is $19. For every dollar spent, they say, we reap $5.82 in benefits—a pretty good return on investment. The benefits include everything from providing shade—and thus reducing the urban heat island effect—to mitigating air pollution, retaining stormwater and reducing peak flows, and increasing real estate prices

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

3 Important Roles of Homeowners

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Ever Wonder what's happening in the chamber of your oil fired boiler?

Check out the photos below of a Burnham Oil fired Boiler at work and also,at rest once the desired temp is reached.

Monday, May 2, 2016

On-Site Wastewater Specialists (NY & CT)  coming soon.... Professional Licensed Westchester County Septic Contractor and PSMA Septic and Sewer Line Inspections in NY and CT

Septic and sewer line inspections coming soon.  Keep an eye out for the launch of On-Site Wastewater Specialists (NY & CT) and contact us for your Septic Inspections...

The Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA) is a trade association for companies that are involved with the following: septic systems, on-lot sewage disposal systems, on-site sewage disposal systems, individual wastewater treatment systems, anaerobic treatment tanks, aerobic treatment tanks, cesspools, seepage pits, septics, seepage beds, trench systems, elevated sand mounds, peat filters, Biomicrobics® and Ecoflo® units, subsurface sand filters, drip irrigation systems, recirculating sand filters, Zabel™ filters, at-grade systems, IRSIS or individual residential spray irrigation systems, holding tanks, privies, septic inspections, onlot wastewater treatment system inspection, real estate transfer inspection, grease traps, grease pits, system installations, system maintenance, chlorinators, UV lamps and all related issues.

We are glad that you found our web site! We appreciate other web sites that have chosen to link to this site.

You will find explanations of PSMA/NOF's Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Inspection Standards on many web sites. Do not be misled. Because an inspection company has a link to this site, does not mean that the company is a PSMA member or employs a PSMA/NOF certified inspector

Friday, February 19, 2016

House Flipping: A Guide For Success

House Flipping: A Guide For Success                  
Flipping a house means buying a home with the intention of fixing it up and selling it within six months for a profit. Americans flipped 26,947 single-family homes in Q3 2014, accounting for 4 percent of all home sales in that period, according to real estate data firm Realtytrac. The average gross return for investors was $75,990 per home, up 2 percent from Q2.

Flipping houses can be profitable, particularly when home values are rising and interest rates remain at historically low levels. The Federal Housing Administration stopped enforcing anti-flipping regulations—which prohibited insuring any home for less than 90 days—in 2010. If you're looking to get into the home flipping business, follow these four guidelines for the best chance of success.
Build a Bankroll
Everything in life requires money, and house flipping is no exception. You could take out loans to buy properties, but then you are just creating debt in the hopes of making money. A smart house flipper who wants to profit immediately will often use his or her own money.
The best way to build a bankroll is by saving over time. Consider selling your own home if the proceeds will pay off the mortgage and leave you with enough to get started. Those currently receiving regular payments from a structured settlement or annuity can consider selling their future payments to a company like J.G. Wentworth for a lump sum of cash now. Make sacrifices like selling off an extra vehicle, disconnecting cable television and giving up the $5 lattes in the morning to pad your bankroll further.
Buy at Discount
You'll make the most money if you buy a house for less than its actual value at the time of purchase. The best way to do this is by seeking out motivated sellers. These are people who need to sell quickly to relocate for a job or simply need to make fast money.
Use your social media networks to generate referrals. Inform friends and followers that you are looking to buy properties. Knocking on doors in prime neighborhoods can also generate leads—target homes with "for sale" signs and distressed properties that appear neglected.
Location, Location
The total value of all homes in the U.S. was $27.5 trillion at the end of 2014, according to data compiled by Zillow. That represents a 6.7 percent increase from 2013 and the third consecutive year of positive gains. But certain markets are doing even better.
Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Orlando and Las Vegas experienced the largest gains for 2014, with each up at least 11.5 percent on the year. These markets offer the largest margin for error for those flipping homes, particularly with a major housing market correction being predicted by several economists for 2015. This is mostly due to the Federal Reserve ceasing its quantitative easing program and no longer artificially inflating the markets.
A good rule of thumb when buying in areas that experienced low or negative year-over-year home value change (i.e., Indianapolis and Phoenix) is to only purchase homes at 10 percent or more below current market value.
DIY Where Possible
You'll likely need to hire plumbers, electricians and other contractors to tackle major home improvements. But the more you do yourself, the higher your profits will be. You and a few friends can install new sinks and countertops and even shingle a roof. Youtube has hundreds of instructional videos that cover everything from replacing water heaters to installing shower faucets. Creative landscaping can increase the value of a property by 13 percent, according to a study by Virginia Tech University. The DIY Network has several ideas for easy landscaping projects that anybody with a little ambition can complete.
House flipping is a cyclical endeavor that is only profitable when economic conditions are positive. Now is a great time to get started.