Affordable Roofing (2)

Affordable Roofing

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These days, with the unending evolution and innovation of various products and technology, construction and renovation have eventually become household terms. Why? Because the development of newer and user-friendly products and construction materials provided the convenience of just doing the labor by yourself, without hiring masons and construction workers to do the job. And that includes roofing and roofing repairs. There now have been easy ways of doing self-installation roofing. Because of this, too, construction companies have come up with ideas to produce quality but affordable roofing.

One of the roofing companies to provide affordable roofing products and services is Affordable Roofing, Co. Founded in January, 1980 by roofers Bill Wade and Bill Triscila, the company aspires to give the best but affordable roofing services to homes. Their mission is to treat every home as if it were their own and install every customer’s roof as if it were their own property. Its corporate office is located at 1500 Dearborn Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505. The company is a member of Better Business Bureau, Midwest Roofing Contractors Association, and National Roofing Contractors Association.

Affordable Roofing, Co. offers different company services that would accommodate customer’s roofing needs and other renovation works. The business initially began fixing leaks and later evolved with more products and services. Customers can enroll in their Maintenance Programs where they can be assured of continuous roofing care. This applies to new roofing installations and existing ones. If you are planning on buying or building a home or putting up a commercial building, you can hire the company’s roofing professionals who will take care of conducting the estimates for your roofing system (e.g. the estimated number of roofs to be used, estimated cost, etc.) and checking how small or huge the renovation will be for the roofing. This falls under their Inspection Services which help budget saving customers squeeze the cost of possible renovations and installations for new establishments. Along with this is their Tear-off and Reroof services where the roofing experts actually evaluate and design each roofing project according to the customer’s budget and taste.

These are basically the services catered by Affordable Roofing, Co. Other additional services would include skylights, gutters, insulation, coatings, and ventilation work. These are but necessary to enhance the roofing structure and framework of your home. The company is committed to give only excellent and reasonably priced roofing service to your homes and their aspiration to see every home sheltered comfortably in well-constructed frameworks.

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Take Credit for Heritage Restorations

Take Credit for Heritage Restorations


For a long time heritage properties suffered from a bum rap.
Investors were reluctant to purchase a piece of the past because of the cost of dragging it into the present. Fortunately, in the last few decades, older properties have been rightfully recognized for their beauty and historical value and have become a hot commodity. Yes, there is often work to be done on heritage buildings, but there are also financial incentives for restoring these properties to their former glory. After all, restorations create employment and the finished product is culturally significant, making it a draw for tourism and improving the quality of a neighborhood over all.

In fact, property owners in Maryland can benefit from potential federal, state and local tax credits for improvements and renovations. Maryland is serious about encouraging people to restore historic homes or income-producing buildings. If you don’t live in Maryland don’t worry – the state credits have no residency requirements, making it an equal opportunity investment opportunity. If you have a heritage property outside of Maryland you may still be eligible for the federal program. With all of these incentives, be sure to check the program requirements before starting any work.

Whether you are a home owner or a long-term lease holder of an income producing certified heritage structure, you can apply for a Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit of up to 20 per cent of a restoration. If your property has not been certified, you can apply to have it certified or take advantage of the 10 percent credit for non-historic, non-residential buildings put in service before 1936. These credits have been used to revitalize buildings that were seriously dilapidated. They can be applied to all kinds of work on the building including, “architectural and engineering fees, site survey fees, legal expenses, development fees, and other construction-related costs”.

In a further effort to encourage folks to restore heritage properties, the Maryland Historical Trust administers the state Heritage Preservation Tax Credit program, which offers Maryland income tax credits for 20 per cent of the qualified capital costs. These credits can be used towards interior and exterior rehabilitation, certain landscaping projects, plumbing and electrical upgrades, architectural fees and more.

In addition, the Maryland Historical Trust offers low-interest rehabilitation loans to people who use the Heritage Preservation Tax Credit Program. This loan can be used to acquire, restore or rehabilitate property making it easier for you to do more with less.

Within Maryland, many counties and municipalities also offer property tax credits and/or a freeze on tax assessments (for up to ten years) to encourage people to rehabilitate historic buildings. Again, these programs apply to homes and income-producing buildings designated as historic buildings.

Although some (but not all) of these incentives require you to maintain ownership of your property for a time in order to enjoy the full tax benefits, you are significantly increasing both the appeal and the value of your home. When it does come time to sell, you will see the fruits of your labor. In the meantime you can enjoy the beauty of your heritage property, knowing that you have helped preserve a piece of history for future generations to enjoy.

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Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – A Risky Yet Healthy Business

Commercial Real Estate Brokerage – A Risky Yet Healthy Business

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Real estate is one of the last pillars of the free-enterprising entrepreneur who buys properties in hope that they will rise in value because of improvement in market conditions or renovations. To make it in this career you need to be savvy, hard working, willing to take risks and fortunate. It is important, then, to think carefully of how you can succeed in this market through better wits, a superior management approach or a unique niche strategy.

Whether you are updating your current facility, entering a build-to-suit location or looking to build a property, commercial real estate brokerage associates or simply called brokers can help you manage the construction process. From property rehabilitation to inspection, from zoning restrictions to building codes, associates guide you through all necessary steps to ensure your project is completed efficiently and within budget.

Commercial real estate brokerage offices use sales associates who market office buildings, hotels and many other types of commercial real estate for brokers. Commercial real estate brokerage sellers usually specialize in a particular property type such as apartments, retail, office, and hospitality, shopping centers and industrial plants.

In commercial real estate brokerage, a person is required to have a license in order to receive remuneration for services rendered as a real estate broker. Unlicensed activity is illegal, but buyers and sellers acting as principals in the sale or purchase of real estate are not required to be licensed.

Commercial real estate brokerage is a risky business. Brokers are paid in straight commission – cashing out only if they were able to close deals. Brokers negotiate leases for retail, healthcare, high-technology, and other industries that are seeking office and industrial spaces. They represent both landlords looking to market office and industrial space and tenants looking to relocate or expand. They help secure the rights to redevelop the space. They spend some of that time away from the office, touring clients’ conditions and trying to understand their corporate culture and what kind of office or industrial space they need to operate. Brokers’ pay usually depends on market conditions, not years of work experience, said Al Marco, a partner in Joseph Chris Associates, a national recruiting firm in Chicago that specializes in placing commercial real estate brokerage executives.

The risks of the commercial real estate brokerage are certainly offset by financial rewards. A leader in the commercial real estate brokerage industry, Coldwell Banker Commercial® was founded in 1906 after a devastating earthquake in San Francisco.

Some brokers of a commercial real estate brokerage focus on the sale, purchase, lease, and development of commercial-use land properties. Associates specializing in multi-family property transactions are well versed in the unique elements and trends that shape successful multi-family transactions.

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