Investing in Flushing real estate can be very profitable, but you should be wary of anyone who promises quick and easy results. Success in real estate investing is possible with hard work. Now, if you’re a boat owner, you’ll love the fact that Flushing is so near Michigan’s many lakes.
There are many books and other resources to teach you the steps to buying and selling properties. You should not expect it to be a completely painless task. There are different categories of investment property, and you can decide which would be best for you. Here are a few examples:
DIY Fixer-Uppers: This is good for someone who is handy, creative or just enjoys working with their hands. In this situation an unattractive home is purchased at below market value, fixed up and sold for a profit.
Fixer-Uppers: This is more appropriate for someone with a lot of capital and who is busy. In this situation an unattractive home is purchased at below market value, the buyer pays for contractors and other workers to fix it up and the property is sold for a profit.
Rental Properties: Buying a single or multi family home or building and renting it out to tenants.
Most people like to start off with some form of the DIY Fixer-Upper when investing in real estate. This is because an individual can do it at his or her own pace and it is legally simpler than becoming a landlord. Also, in the end, you will gain great satisfaction from the finished product.
The first step for a beginner investing in real estate is to choose a real estate agent to assist you in the process. A real estate agent has access to hundreds of listings, many of which are perfect for investing. Some agents even specialize in selling foreclosed acreage or other investment properties. Next, choose an area and stick to it. Pick a neighborhood and research it by finding out the ages, styles and value of the houses and property. You should attend any open houses in the area just to get a feel for the properties you are looking at. Watch for homes that appear to be neglected or empty.
Another way of finding low priced properties is by doing research at your local courthouse or city hall. You can find people who are going through bankruptcies and other situations where they will be willing to get rid of property for below market value.
When investing in Flushing real estate you cannot expect instant success. However, if you stick with it and work hard you could make a profit.
I recently read an article on companies that goofed up their translations, which was provided by a Michigan language translation agency. It went on to show how when you translate something like a slogan to Spanish, Chinese or any other language, it often does not pass along the same message. Also, many areas have special customs and beliefs, which need to be paid attention to before marketing to them.
What looks better than someone decked out in the scarlet and gray?
(Photo credit: buckeyekes)
Especially when it’s a lovely looking lady. Caught this on the Squidoo earlier, a quick guide to OSU apparel and it makes me long for the return of the students this fall and a rocking stadium as Urban Meyer takes us back to Big Ten and National supremacy. Kind of nice knowing that success is coming after last year’s debacle.
It’s all of about 99 degrees right now in Columbus, so I think what I’ll do is grab a cold one and toss on some DVR’d footage of the Buckeyes pounding on Michigan. Yeah, that sounds good.
It may interest you to know that rape and dress sense aren’t linked at all.
When most people are raped by someone they knew (85.7%, sometimes found to be higher, depending on study) then dressing differently or more conservatively isn’t a preventative measure at all. You’re speaking of the much much smaller number of stranger-rape cases, and in those cases, if you look at this study, you’ll realise that not only are clothing and your chances of getting raped not linked statistically what-so-ever (women, men, children and people of all gender identities are raped regardless of clothing) but “While people perceive dress to have an impact on who is assaulted, studies of rapists suggest that victim attire is not a significant factor. Instead, rapists look for signs of passiveness and submissiveness, which, studies suggest, are more likely to coincide with more body-concealing clothing.”
“This conclusion is inconsistent with the common belief that how a woman dresses has an impact on whether she will be sexually harassed or sexually assaulted. Why then, do many people, including psychiatrists, assume that dress plays some part in who is a victim of sexual assaults? In particular, why do women believe this? Social scientists believe this is the result of the “just world hypothesis.”
The just world hypothesis and attribution error basically explains the reason this rape myth has been around for so long is because, as human beings, we like to believe we’re rational and that the world is logical, therefore we try to attribute certain characteristics to certain victims to believe that not only could we never be a victim of sexual assault ourselves, but that there was some logical reasoning behind what happened. This is really a defence mechanism. No one deserves rape, no one brought it upon themselves - rape only happens because there is a rapist in the room.
The basis of SlutWalk is against victim blaming and slut shaming – it’s about shifting the focus from the victim to the perpetrator. Rape is a crime, cleavage is not.
Telling women how to dress is really a flimsy band-aid over the problem, and one that doesn’t actually statistically or logically make sense. As a society we need to reject this band-aid and focus on real threat management.
(Looking at structural violence and sexism, the objectification rather than celebration of sexuality within society, education systems which don’t have healthy and open dialogue on issues of consent, relationships and abuse are good places to start so we can start to pave our way to a consent culture.)
“When you shame women who dress “too slutty”, guess what you’re doing? You’re perpetuating a culture that blames victims of sexual assault and rape. You’re basically saying that if that woman were to be raped, well, she was kinda asking for it. YOU are the reason why rapists target those women: because you make it easier for them to get away with a horrible fucking crime. Rape is a fucking crime; cleavage isn’t.”
SlutWalk Explained: The Name, The Aims, The Facts.
This is by the amazing Aimee Claire, from the SlutWalk London Team.
The sun doesn’t lose its beauty when covered by the clouds. The same way your beauty doesn’t fade when being covered by Hijab.
The Sun (via thelasthomerecording)
Here’s the thing about the Sun: This isn’t the year 1200 BC, you don’t have to “believe in” it anymore. We’ve been sure for thousands of years that it does indeed exist. When it’s not “shining” as you call it, that means the sun is merely being obscured by fog, clouds or some other atmospheric event. Or, in the case of the evening hours, it’s because the Earth has rotated such that your position on the planet is facing away from the Sun. It’s not complicated, and the Sun definitely doesn’t require belief. It exists.