Curbed National : Interior Design, Decor, and Real Estate Anthology Magazine — Living with Substance & Style A Student of the Real Estate Game CASA COR. A MARCA DO BOM GOSTO Real Estate Investing 101 for Beginners When you invest in real estate, your goal is to put money to work today and make it grow so you have more money in the future. You have to make enough profit, or "return", to cover the risk you take, taxes you pay, and the costs of owning the real estate investment such as utilities and insurance. In other words, once you understand the basics of the game, real estate investing really can be as conceptually simple as playing monopoly. Your goal is to buy properties, avoid bankruptcy, and generate rent so that you can buy even more properties. But "simple" doesn't mean "easy". The 4 Ways Real Estate Investors Make Money When you invest in real estate, there are several ways you can make money: How You Might Consider Purchasing Your Real Estate Investment Properties There are several ways to buy your first real estate investment. You will almost NEVER purchase a real estate investment in your own name. Which Type of Real Estate Investment Should You Make?
The Mid-Century Modernist The Home Design Trap (homedesigntrap) Holly Dyment Interior Designer Yard Sales 101: Lara Spencer’s Tips for Decorating on a Budget Apr 2, 2012 8:05am It’s true Lara Spencer really does “Brake for Yard Sales”….not to mention flea markets, thrift shops and, no, she’s not ashamed to admit it, even the occasional dumpster. Her passion is finding cheap vintage finds and transforming them into high-end interior design, often bringing them back to life in her very own workshop, a.k.a. her driveway. When the cameras stop rolling on “Good Morning America,” Spencer’s jeans come on and her double-life as a designer begins. The title of her new book says it all. Her mantra? Her specialty? Here are some tips from Spencer’s new book to help you on your decorating treasure hunt. Must-Have Pieces for Anyone Wanting to Redecorate: Unique lamps – A great way to add color and interest to a room.Mirrors – Lighten up a room and add glamour.Dog statues – Big dogs, small dogs, foo dogs – they are truly every decorator’s best friend.Original art – Value doesn’t matter. How to Find the Best Deals: Getting Started: SHOWS: Good Morning America
The Sweetest Occasion - Celebrations + Design vignette design pia jane bijkerk The humid air and persistent drizzle last Saturday (actually the Saturday before last… it’s taken me quite some time to compose this post) did not deter us from having an intimate garden party to celebrate Laly’s second birthday. I have not hosted a party since we lived on the houseboat in Amsterdam, so I was feeling a bit daunted about the idea and wondered if I could do it without getting completely overwhelmed and stressed (the main reason why I don’t host parties – dinner ones or otherwise). I worked hard for the two weeks leading up to the event to be really present with my time and to let things go if they weren’t working out the way I intended, or if things happened that stopped me from being able to create exactly what I had envisioned. My intention was to try my best to have fun with each part of the process – painting the bunting, gathering the flora, cooking, setting up… I still got stressed, and we still had a family meltdown the day of the party. Stunner. Laly and her papa.