If you are involved in the design of houses or buildings or remodeling these structures, there are good reasons to incorporate solar power into your designs. The following are three things to consider for your next project.

Solar power shows leading edge design work

By incorporating solar power into your design work, customers will see that your company and the projects you are working on are current with the latest concepts in power management. Everyone is thinking about renewable energy, and solar power represents the best application of renewable energy. Customers will see your company as being up to date with the latest ideas in building design.

The end product will sell better

By having solar energy in your designs, residential houses and commercial building will sell more quickly than other structures without these features. Customers will know that they will enjoy lower utility bills, and they will be contributing to a cleaner future for the world. Properties with the latest solar power technology will most likely have a higher resale value in the future as well.

There can be tax advantages

Depending upon the state you are working in as well as the latest laws on the books, there can be tax credits available when using certain solar technologies in a new or remodeled building. It is always best to consult a tax accountant for the latest tax incentives offered by the government.

To get an idea of what solar components are available for your designs, you can browse one of several solar component suppliers on the Internet. GeoSolution is one such example, and you can click here for more information.


Old-fashioned homes are imbued with character and charm of the past. For these reasons, many homeowners tend to maintain the appearance of their homes. However, safety is sometimes overlooked. So, what are the routines that should be remembered whenever there is a home renovation of an old home?

·         Use safe materials. If you want to coat your home with a new vibrant color, do not use lead paint.

·         Check the wiring. Make sure that the electrical wiring is checked and correctly wired.

·         Repair. If you have wobbly stairs or an amiss flooring, get it fixed as early as possible.

Home renovation of an old home, especially the old ones will render every homeowner and its family a more conducive place to live in. Most importantly, a safe place to relax and spend time with the family.

 


Trading Waste Paper

A few weeks ago, we visited Davao City to buy from a local waste paper collector and trader. We have been  looking for more suppliers, we found 3 more but their inventories were already sold out for the next months. They were sold to local paper mills  but every time there are excess tonnage, they would export to paper mills in  Asia. Luckily we were able to buy small tonnage as a test order. The quality was good but there was a small glitch and was discontinued.  Hopefully we could buy more tonnage in the coming months to sell to our befriend papermill.

We used to buy big tonnages of waste paper from Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea  and England  and sell them to paper mills in Indonesia and the Philippines for recycling. We dealt mostly in old corrugated cartons or OCC.  But after years of continued business,  we stopped trading these scrap materials as the margin kept getting smaller and smaller and the risk was getting bigger and bigger.

Click here  if you are looking into this business. Its best to consult a company whose experienced and expert in this field. They’ll be able to provide you with the right information about recycling.


Experts recommend that before buying any type of property that you request an inspection. An expert inspector goes to the property, examines all areas of the building and any surrounding land and gives you his or her opinions. This lets you know if there are any signs of an infestation or termite damage, whether the property is up to code and if you need to be aware of any other issues. Though inspections do cost money, your finished report will include a number of things.

Concise Description

The first thing that you get with your inspection report is a concise description of the property, the surrounding land and any buildings there. The inspector will give you a checklist that shows every component he or she looked at and a general description of what the inspector found. You can use this document to verify that you had an inspection done for insurance or loan purposes and to get a better understanding of that property.

Explanation and Photographs

The checklist usually doesn’t contain as much information as you’ll get in any supporting documentation. Also known as the explanation, this paperwork tells you exactly what the inspector found, including any signs that might indicate a rodent or insect problem, faulty wiring or plumbing problems. The inspection report should also come with photographs that documents the issues and problems found. Learn more about the inspection process and the cost of a commercial or residential inspection before buying any piece of land or building.


The value of your home is set by the appraiser at the time you begin the procedures to purchase the property. While the actual value of the property can fluctuate through a variety of situations, you can still add onto the curb appeal for those interested in buying your home. Just because an appraiser says it’s worth a certain dollar amount doesn’t mean that someone isn’t willing to pay more for various attributes.

Getting the Money Together to Add Onto Your Home

Renovations and modifications can be done in a way that attracts buyers to spend more or entices them to act quicker before it’s sold to someone else. However, you need the money to invest into the property if you want to sell it for more than your mortgage value. There are many different kinds of loans you can get in order to make these improvements, but reverse mortgage loans may be more ideal for your situation. These are loans from the government that are not immediately paid back allowing you to improve your home prior to the sale without worrying about extra monthly charges. This form of loan is based on the equity you have and the appraised value. Once the home is sold, the loan is paid back.

Landscaping Does Wonders

Like anything else in life, first impressions are important when selling the home. Spending time and money maintaining the yard and adding features such as fountains or ponds may increase the interest from buyers while adding more onto the property value. If you’re unable to maintain the yard yourself, it may be in your best interest to hire a lawn-care service.

Organizational Value

Adding the ability to organize within various rooms can add to the appeal of the home. Shelves, cupboards, closet organizers and more can offer functionality while peaking the interest of the buyer. Until you sell the home, you might as well benefit from the organizational aspects yourself. It’ll make your day much simpler if you know where everything is and are able to find the things you need.

New Appliances to Tempt Buyers

New appliances are keeping with modern trends while providing possible energy efficiency to the room. Refrigerators, washers, dryers, dish washers and more can be installed adding a significant difference to the home while making the rooms more enticing. You may be more likely to sell a home with a new energy star compliant fridge than with one made in the 1970s.

These are only a few ways that can impress potential buyers while adding more value to your home. With the right improvements, you can add a great deal of money to the asking price putting more money in your pocket at the end of the day. Consider what your home is worth and examine the possibility of adding more with modern renovations for greater returns.


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