7 Easy Ways To Keep Your House Warm During Winter

Winter is upon us and is projected to be a rather cold one this year. Couple that with low water levels in Kariba Dam and aging power stations, keeping warm cannot depend on power as there are already widespread cuts. Here are ways of keeping the house warm easily.

Invest in Rugs. Rugs and carpets help prevent heat loss through the floor. They are warmer to the touch than wood or stone, and so offer a warmer surface to walk on. Imagine walking on tiles and cement floors in the cold. Brrrrr!

Close all of your windows properly. Open them during the day if the temperature outside is higher than the temperature indoors. Also make sure there are no gaps in the window so there is no draft coming in.

Put up heavier curtains. A set of heavy curtains can block heavy drafts of air. Open them when the sun is shining and close them when it’s not This will also trap all the warm air inside.Darker curtains also absorb more heat from the sun.

Close off any unused rooms. The closed room becomes a barrier between you and the cold outside. It also stops air from circulating too much, which reduces heat loss.

Start a warm fire. If you have a fire place, you can heat your house by lighting a fire but you always need to supervise the fire while it is lit. Fires just bring a lovely ambience to the home as well, making those winter nights cozy and enjoyable.

Cook. Cooking can help you to keep warm as an activity, through the stovetop or oven’s warmth and by eating something nice and warm after. Limit cooking that gives off steam, as this will increase the humidity in the air and make your house damp. Lowering humidity in the wintertime helps you to feel warmer.

Here’s Why You Need to Hire a Real Estate Agent.

Real Estate agents play a huge role in one of the most important financial decisions of our lives. When it comes to buying, selling, leasing, or renting, they’re the ones who help us through a process that can be a bit overwhelming.

A Real Estate Agent will help with the following:

  • Paperwork: They help with all disclosures and paperwork necessary in today’s heavily regulated real estate environment.
  • Experience: They are well-educated and experienced with the entire sales process.
  • Negotiations: They act as a ”buffer” in negotiations with all parties throughout the entire transaction
  • Pricing: They help you understand today’s real estate values when setting the price of a listing or an offer to purchase.
  • Understanding of current market conditions: They simply and effectively explain today’s real estate headlines and decipher what they mean to you.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

Real Estate Investment have been proven time and again for high returns whether it’s residential or commercial. He are 5 reasons to invest in Commercial  over Residential Real Estate.

What Is a “Commercial Real Estate?”

Commercial properties may refer to:

•  retail buildings

•  office buildings

•  warehouses

•  industrial buildings

•  apartment buildings

Reasons to Invest in Commercial Real Estate

Here are some of the pros of buying commercial real estate over residential property.

Income potential: The best reason to invest in commercial over residential rentals is the earning potential. Commercial properties generally have a higher annual return off the purchase price  which is a much higher than typically exists for single family home properties.

Professional relationships: Small business owners generally take pride in their businesses and want to protect their livelihood. Owners of commercial properties are usually not individuals, but companies, and operate the property as a business. As such, the landlord and tenant have more of a business-to-business customer relationship, which helps keep interactions professional and courteous.

Public eye: Retail tenants have a vested interest in maintaining their store and storefront, because if they don’t, it will affect their business. As a result, commercial tenants and property owner interests are aligned, which helps the owner maintain and improve the quality of the property, and ultimately, the value of their investment. It’s a win-win!

Limited hours of operation: Businesses usually go home at night. In other words, you work when they work. Barring emergency calls at night for break-ins or fire alarms, you should be able to rest at night without having to worry about receiving a midnight call because a tenant wants repairs or has lost a key. For commercial properties it is also more likely you will have an alarm monitoring service so that if anything does happen at night, your alarm company will notify the proper authorities.

More objective price evaluations: It’s often easier to evaluate the property prices of commercial property because you can request the current owner’s income statement and determine what the price should be based on that. If the seller is using a knowledgeable agent, the asking price should be set at a price where an investor can earn the area’s prevailing cap rate for the commercial property type they are looking at (retail, office, industrial, etc.).

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3 Advantages of Owning Your Home!

1. Its YOURS: You are free to get a dog, plant a garden, paint walls any color you want, change decor, and do anything you like with your home. If you want to tear down or add on, the prerogative and this means you are the architect of your living space. The freedom!
2. Sense of Community: This makes you feel more connected to your neighborhood and community, gives you a sense of pride. Homeownership gives you the opportunity to truly plant roots in your local community. You can nurture lasting relationships with friends, neighbors, schools, teachers, and local businesses; providing you with a support system that just makes life in general easier and more enjoyable.
3. Stability. Allows you to feel a sense of stability because you can stay in your home as long as you want. We can all agree that moving is a hassle. Over time, moving from rental to rental becomes tiring, inconvenient and flat out expensive. Many tenants can attest to this.

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What is your “why” for investing in real estate?

Investors can realize attractive returns from multiple streams of income in real estate investments. These are some of the reasons why real estate can be beneficial for your investment portfolio:
Rental yield 
– This is the percentage yield from direct rental income, and can be calculated as either gross or net.
 – Rental properties normally appreciate in value with inflation. Increased value can mean a sale and reinvestment in higher value properties, or provide an equity line of credit to use for other investments.
Inflation-proof investment
 – Rents usually increase with inflation, while mortgage payments on the property remain stable. This increases cash flow, without the increased expense of holding the property.
Property improvement for equity
 – Many investors intentionally purchase properties that lack certain features or could use improvements, calculating that the value of the improvements will exceed their cost and result in an increase in equity.
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