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Month: June 2018

Things to Consider When Buying Your First Guitar

So, you've decided to take the plunge and learn the guitar! Congratulations! Sometimes an early daunting prospect in this venture is actually purchasing your very first guitar. It's easy to be a little unnerved by the high price tag carried by even seemingly "middle-of-the-road" types of instruments. Many newcomers to the guitar are not quite reassured they will have the perseverance to stick with the instrument and justify the initial sticker shock of their first guitar. I have had many beginner guitar students come through my studio for guitar lessons in Surrey and Langley, and I thought I would share a few bits of advice for those looking to purchase their first instrument. First things first, we have to ensure that the instrument we purchase is playable. Guitar is a very mechanically challenging instrument, especially when we are getting our start, so we want to make sure the instrument is not going to 'fight' us as we train our fingers to create music. Being at one with your instrument is such a liberating feeling, and becomes very difficult to unlock if we are playing an instrument that is not comfortable to play. It's for this reason, that I generally do not advocate going extremely cheap on your first guitar. It may be tempting, for example, to purchase an acoustic guitar for $ 50 from a department store, but this...

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Donating Cars in California

Have you recently purchased a new car and are having problems with your old one? You don’t know where to park them? Well, one good way of disposing these old vehicles is to donate them. The best place for car donation is the state of California. Car donation in California is a famous alternative for those who have old vehicles. Car owners can donate their vehicles including vans, cars, boats and other types of vehicles to a charity of their choice. This is one good way of getting rid of an old useless vehicle. In addition, you are able to help those who are in need without bothering yourself about what to do with that car. The vehicle does not need to be in very good condition to be donated. In fact, broken down cars may also be donated. These centers would tow the broken cars for free. They will then fix these and auction them for a profit. The money earned from the auction will be given to the charity of your own choice. Another way of donating automobile is by giving it to a poor family. According to the research done by Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP), a non-profit agency, 20 percent of the American poor families can not buy a car. They are spending 40.2 percent of their budget with transportation expenses. STPP conducts a study...

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Want to Sell Your House? Here Are the Home Selling Tips For Homeowners

Selling your home can be a daunting task, as there are numerous factors that you should take into account when embarking on the home selling process. Here are few tips to follow to ensure that the home sale runs smoothly. 1. Depersonalize Your Property To Sell Your House. If you have ever visited a show house, you will certainly know that the property is immaculate and, sometimes, sparsely, furnished because real estate agents encourage home sellers to depersonalize their real homes. As a matter of fact, this is a good strategy to employ if you are considering selling your home because it allows prospective home buyers to view your home as their potential property. But when a buyer sees your family pictures hanging on the wall, or any other personal items, it could destroy their illusions about living in the house themselves, and eliminate your chance to sell your property. Thus, it prevent deterring home buyers from purchasing your home, so put away family pictures, collectible items, sports trophies, souvenirs and knick-knacks. You can actually pack these items into boxes or rent a storage room to keep them until your property is sold. 2. Repair Interiors and Exteriors to Sell Your Home. When viewing a property, prospective buyers will often switch on light switches, open cupboards or examine taps and fittings. It's for this reason that it's imperative to...

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How Can I Sell My House Fast?

If you are not sure about how quickly your house might sell, you may be wondering how soon I can sell my house fast. I'm sure you will come across people who have struggled to pay their bills, credit card payments, and some people need to remortgage their property to fund a business venture or pay off loans to ease financial burden. Up to 2008 most people considered their homes to be assets regretably this was turned out not to be the case when property prices went south. For homes they bought in 2007 could be bought in 2008 for at least 15% cheaper and therefore, these homeowners owed more on the mortgage than what their house was worth on open market. Great news, is that we can help you buy your property fast even if you're facing negative equity! So what do you do if you're facing negative equity and sometimes thinking of handing keys back to the bank? There are many quick house buying companies out there who claim to promise you the earth but when it comes to buying your home fast, they will refer to your their partner ie people who will pay them to buy your details. This is not a good idea and we feel it is unethical practice to give vulnerable sellers a false sense of security. But, what options are available...

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Sell House – How to Sell Your House Profitably

Every home seller wants to sell the house fast for the maximum price. To achieve this it is important to know which repairs are absolutely necessary and how to price it competitively to sell the house in the shortest time. By planning carefully and sprucing up the house professionally to maximize first impressions you can ensure a quick sale. You must get marketing tips on how to find qualified buyers and attract many offers to sell the house. Best time to sell Real estate markets generally pick up in February and the wave usually lasts till the end of June. This period is considered to be the strongest selling season. Another strong period is from early September to late November. Late November sees the market slow down due to the holiday season. Pricing Avoid overpricing. The market situation also should be taken into account. The pricing should be in line with the prices of recently sold homes in the area as identified in the comparative market analysis report. Get purchase offers and make a counter offer and be prepared for multiple offers if you have priced the house right. After finding out what the house is worth by looking at the prices of other houses in the neighbourhood, you can price it 10% below them. This will help to sell your house in no time if it is the...

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