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Second Homes for Dummies
Bridget McCrea and SpignesiThinking about owning a second home? Whether you want a relaxing getaway spot, a future retirement home, or just a place to rent out for profit, having a second home has always been a good investment. But how will you know where to look, how to invest, and what you need to avoid?Second Homes For Dummies gives you the tools you need to handle the entire second-home buying process from concept to completion! This book covers the bases and the basics of buying a second home, presenting all information in a logical and modular format so you can find just what you need on the subjects that interest you. You’ll find out everything you need to know to:Determine whether or not a second home is right for youMaximize your options for a second homeSearch for a home and find the money to pay for itRent out your home for profitRenovate and maintain it to ensure its growing valueMake your second home your primary homeLook for and purchase a home in another countryAlso provided are a list of the best places in the world to buy a home, ways to improve your home and make it first rate, and rules that you should talk about with your guests. With Second Homes For Dummies, you can make your dream of having a second home come true!
Built to Sell: Turn Your Business Into One You Can Sell
John WarrillowWhen you start a business, it’s natural to dream of selling it one day. In fact, more than half of America’s 27 million business owners now say they want to sell their business in the next 10 years. You may want to retire, travel, cash out, or just sleep well at night knowing you could sell your business. Unfortunately, just 1 out of every 100 business owners is successful in selling their company each year. To sell your business you need to know: • The 3 biggest mistakes business owners make when selling • The 8 steps to creating a sellable company • How to attract multiple strategic bidders for your business • How to maximize your valuation and get the highest possible price for your business • The secret to getting your cash up front and avoiding a lengthy earn out Built To Sell: Turn Your Business Into One You Can Sell will show you how to start, grow and profitably exit a business.  "John does a masterful job in Built To Sell of illuminating the qualities that business buyers look for in a company" - Bo Burlingham Editor-at-large, Inc. Magazine and bestselling author of Small Giants, The Knack, The Great Game of Business and A Stake In The Outcome.
Profits in Buying and Renovating Homes
Lawrence DworinLawrence Dworin's guide covers a variety of topics essential to the purchase and renovation of homes for profit. Included are chapters on remodeling for profit, selecting the right house, using real-estate agents, buying a home, getting the appropriate financing, repairing structural and mechanical problems, decorating the interior, selling the house, and keeping rental property.
How to Create Multiple Streams of Income: Buying Homes in Nice Areas With Nothing Down
Peter Conti and David FinkelJoin self-made millionaires Peter Conti and David Finkel as they show you how to create multiple streams of income buying homes in nice areas with nothing down. These are the same two men who led a small group of investors to San Diego, California and locked up over $1.5 million worth of real estate with only $37 down! Now for the first time ever you can learn the inside secrets of exactly how they did it--and how you can too. You learn: How to buy homes in nice areas with nothing down. 7 fun, easy ways to earn up to an extra $100,000 this year investing in real estate. How you can build a million dollar net worth in 5 years or less. How to win the money game and earn a six-figure income investing from your home. This book will share with you over 25 ways to find motivated sellers (including specific phone scripts and marketing materials you can use right away.) You'll learn the step by step negotiating system called the Instant Offer System that has made the authors two of the most famous real estate investor trainers of the past decade. And you'll learn how to sell your properties the fastest, easiest way possible. All this and more...
Prefab Modern
Jill Herbers For many, the idea of prefab housing may bring to mind trailers and other less desirable images of home life. But this idea couldn't be more wrong! Rather, the newest trends in prefab has emerged as a great way for a design- (and cost-) conscious generation to achieve the dream of home ownership. Today, prefab houses are manufactured to the highest standards of construction and aesthetics. And with the internet, these houses can be ordered from all over the world--affording people everywhere the opportunity to acquire an affordable home of distinction. Prefab Modern explores the best prefabricated houses on the market today, from all over the world along with a resource directory on how you can purchase them. Included are case studies from all over the US and around the world, from top architects and designers. Projects featured include: The Ikea "Blokok House" Michael Graves "Target House" Steven Holl's "Turbulence House" in New Mexico David Hertz's Venice, CA "Concrete House" "SUSI" and "Fred Houses" from Kaufmann, KFN Architects (Australia) Jennifer Siegal's "Office of Mobile Design" and "Seaview House" and many more! Prefab is the inevitable next step to "cool" housing as the market looks for reasonably priced housing for first and second homes. Prefab Modern is the perfect guide to this undeniable and fascinating trend.
Home Office Life: Making a Space to Work at Home
Lisa KanarekThis book gives the home office market what it is missing. It is an information-packed visual book on carving out space (since most homes don't come with an office) plus a guide on how to design and lay out a home office that will contribute to business success. Not only a decorating book, it will help the reader determine what kind of worker they are and what kind of space they need in order to be most productive. The new home office is not a re-creation of the workplace cube or box, but ergonomic space personalized to habits and tastes. Examples of real home offices coupled with information on planning, set-up, and organization of a flexible, personal space provide essential advice for every home worker.
The Complete Guide to Second Homes for Vacation, Retirement, and Investment
Gary W. EldredThe Complete Guide to Second Homes for Vacations, Retirement, and InvestmentChoosing the perfect locationFinding the right homeForecasting investment potentialHow to save thousands on financingHere's the knowledge you need to find, buy, and get the most fun and profit from your second homeIf you've been thinking about buying a second home for getaways, vacations, investment, or retirement, now is the time to do it. You'll gain from low interest rates, easier financing, large tax savings, and strong potential for appreciation. Smart buyers are getting into the market now, before aging boomers push prices even higher.But what's the best way to afford a second home? How much should you pay? What are the tax benefits? How can you be sure you're getting good value for your money? What kinds of financing are possible? How can you negotiate the best deals and bargain prices? Nationally renowned real estate expert Dr. Gary Eldred provides complete answers to these and all your other questions concerning the purchase of a second home. In a simple and clear style, he fills you in on everything you need to know to:* Develop a strategy to increase affordability * Research the market to find your best location * Choose a home that will quickly appreciate * Make the most of current tax-saving techniques* Select the right homeowner's insurance* Rent to minimize risk and maximize profit* Create value through home improvements* Vacation free worldwide through home exchanges
100 Contemporary Houses: (2 Volume Set) (25)
Exceptional contemporary houses from Chile to Croatia to China  Designing private homes offers architects more freedom than corporate projects to express their ideas and try out new concepts. Conceiving living spaces is not without its own set of challenges, for which architects are forever looking for innovative solutions—rethinking the way we inhabit our home and live our daily lives is all part of the job when designing a house. Nowadays environmental concerns have become crucial in building sustainable structures, changing the playing field quite profoundly. This two-volume publication rounds up 100 of the world’s most interesting and pioneering homes from the past decade, featuring a host of talents both new and established, including John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid.
Horse Housing: How to Plan, Build, and Remodel Barns and Sheds
Richard Klimesh and Cherry HillA comprehensive guide that leads horse owners through the maze of designing, building, or remodeling horse barns, featuring 16 plans and 150 color photos.
Franchise Times Guide to Selecting, Buying & Owning a Franchise
Julie Bennett and Cheryl R. BabcockBuying a franchise can be a handy shortcut to the American dream of owning your own business. But there are dangerous pitfalls—and possible drawbacks to even the best franchise deals. Here, for every prospective franchisee, is authoritative advice from a trustworthy source. The experts of Franchise Times offer their picks of the top 200 franchises and 100 up-and-comers, complete with contact information, financial requirements, fees, and more. There are practical tips on everything from hiring and marketing to financing your franchise, leasing a retail space (or setting up a home office), and deciding if you should buy or run a franchise with your spouse. With anecdotes and advice from current franchisees and franchisors, this is a book every would-be entrepreneur should read before signing a contract.