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Habitat for Humanity opens office downtown
There are still files on the floor and a wall that needs to be finished, but Volunteer Coordinator Sara Croel said the space will be professional looking soon. “It won't be anything fancy, the mission comes first,” Croel said. … It would be like …
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Framingham's Nobscot plaza owner proposes apartments
Betsy Fishman, who bought a home in Nobscot 10 years ago, said she had been hopeful in the spring when planners talked about the property's potential. “I feel like the sad trombone just … Residents and the town have pushed for years for Nobscot …
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Home Improvement – Picking the Proper Flooring

You have finally come to the realization that the floor on which you have been walking for the last ten or fifteen years has served its purpose and it’s time to get something new. The choices are almost endless, so where in the world do you start? To quote the famous architect Louis Sullivan, “form follows function”, which is a fancy way of saying, how it looks depends on what it is supposed to do.

First the Room, Then the Flooring
Let’s start with the room for which you are planning your new floor. Some rooms are easier than others. Flooring for your entry way, living room, bedrooms and hallways can be anything that works with your décor and design. Carpet is most often favored in bedrooms, especially in kid’s rooms and colder climates. If you are looking at bathrooms, something water resistant and easy to clean is your best bet, especially if you have very young children. Kitchens are in much the same category as bathrooms, but since they are usually the hub of activity and the center of many designs, their flooring choice is far more critical. As we look at the different choices, you will start to get some ideas about what surface would best suit your needs.

Carpeting
Carpet has lost some of its popularity to hard surface flooring in the last ten or fifteen years, but it is still a strong contender. From cut pile to berber to frieze and even commercial, the choices are plentiful even before you get to color. Carpet softens the look of a room and keeps bare feet insulated from cold winter mornings. Playrooms and kid’s bedrooms benefit from carpet’s excellent padding and sound deadening qualities.

Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood floors have a look that never gets dated but they can have a serious impact on your budget. Like all hard surface floors, they will require daily maintenance. Hardwood flooring in bathrooms is definitely not advised. If you like the look of wood but not the price, consider laminate. The technology behind this flooring has improved greatly over the last decade. There are some brands that are indistinguishable from real wood unless they are examined very closely. Another advantage to laminate floors is that they are fairly easy to install. Handy homeowners can save money on installation by doing it themselves. There are a few brands that have good water resistance, but they are the exception rather than the rule.

Ceramic Tile and Stone Flooring
For the best combination of wear and beauty, tile and stone are hard to beat. Tile comes in every color of the rainbow and some mimics natural stone very well. Grout can be tedious to keep clean, so dark colors and regular sealing are highly recommended. Natural stone has a beauty that is unequaled by any other surface. Due to the fact that most stone is very porous, sealing is very important. Some stone is very soft (like marble), so get a professional opinion when choosing your flooring. Tile and stone can be installed DIY, but large areas, large sizes and vertical applications are best left to the pros.

Vinyl
Vinyl flooring is generally the most cost effective flooring available to the homeowner. Although it is less expensive, there are some brands and styles that look so much like wood, stone and tile that you have to touch it to tell the difference. Vinyl is an excellent choice for kitchens, bathrooms and high traffic areas due to ease of cleaning and water resistance. Like tile, vinyl installation can be a do-it-yourself project but large areas and seaming are better done by professionals.

Start with the room, add in the use and lifestyle and then work towards your design goals guided by your budget. With all of the choices available to you, there is sure to be a flooring choice that scores high in almost every category. Do your research and get recommendations from friends and professionals. After that, happy shopping.

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Celebrity Homes: Johnny Depp, Queen Elizabeth & Phil Collins Home Sale News



Johnny Depp’s French home includes a pirate theme room

This month’s important, interesting and unusual news at Top 10 Real Estate News Headlines.

“Johnny Depp Selling His French Village”

Johnny Depp bought a dilapidated French village near St Tropez in 2001 and has spent millions to renovate it. He has recently put it on the market for $ 26 million. In addition to a 4,300-square foot main home with a pirate-themed room, the compound includes a church, guest cottages, workshop and 37 acres.    

“Queen Elizabeth Buys New York Condo”

Although it is highly unlikely that Queen Elizabeth will be moving to New York City any time soon, she recently purchased a $ 7.9 million condo at New York’s 50 United Nations Plaza. Her new home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and about 3,000 square feet.

“Home Sale Stats Best Since 2006”

Trending along with improved employment figures, housing statistics are at their best level since the real estate boom year 2006. Homes are selling faster and for more money with median prices up 9 percent in the last year. Experts predict that 2015 home sales could reach almost 6 million which would be close to 2006 levels.

“Donald Trump’s Real Estate World”

Donald Trump is fond of publicizing his name and wealth. However his claim at his recent announcement as the GOP presidential candidate that he is worth almost $ 9 billion might be an exaggeration. Several financial analysts estimate that Trump’s worth is closer to $ 4 billion.

“Nordstrom Tower Will Be U.S. Tallest”

A new building on New York City’s West 57th Street will be the tallest building in the United States. The project by Extell Developments will house Nordstrom department store on the lower floors and luxury condominiums on the higher floors. The building’s height will be 1,521 feet.

“Florida Home Prices Continue To Rise”

Florida homes are selling faster and for more money. The median sale price for Florida single-family existing homes increased to $ 200,000, up 11.1 percent since May, 2014. Florida condo prices increased 9.7 percent to $ 159,000. Florida homes are also spending less time on the market – only 49 days for single-family homes and 52 days for condos. Sunshine State home prices have increased for 42 consecutive months.

“New York’s $ 250 Million Penthouse”

Astronomical real estate prices in New York City may be heading even higher. Rumors are that a Qatari billionaire is close to purchasing several pre-construction apartments at 220 Central Park South that he would combine into one huge penthouse. The rumored price is $ 250 million which would more than double the previous New York record of $ 100.5 million at One57 that was set in January.

“Phil Collins Buys J-Lo’s Miami Mansion”

A 1929 Miami mansion that was once owned by Jennifer Lopez recently sold to musician Phil Collins. Collins paid $ 33 million for the 12,183-square-foot home on Biscayne Bay with seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. J-Lo sold the home in 2005 for $ 13.9 million.

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Oahu Home Improvement Wood Flooring Oahu

Remodeling and Carpentry Is Hardwood Flooring and Upgrade That Sells Homes In Hawaii’s Busiest Island Of Oahu.

Aloha Hawaii Home Owners and Property Managers Hawaii – Our insight in wood flooring and decor,” is a topic worth discussing over a cup of Kona Coffee – If you live in a high end home,” own over 30 units in Waikiki and or rent homes in Kaneohe to Kailua beach side and ocean front homes Waimanalo – this post will is perfect for you.

Installing and hardwood floors id defiantly  an upgrade worth every single penny,” all hardwood anything in a home is worth the buy,” says Home Builders magazine,” teak flooring instock,”  are the hottest building idea money can buy,”: these days the cost of hardwood materials have actually lowered in price on  the finest instock hardwood materials found at budgeted rates Hawaii.

Every home need a home remodeling handyman year round in Hawaii,” it makes good sense to c all someone you know with over 25 yrs experience in general construction experience in building, moreover flooring materials are probably alot cheaper,” cost less, plus have more durability and ling lasting strength.

Taken under extreme consideration ” A certified remodeling company Hawaii should atleast offer the home owner a release of liability,” that confirms and damage or injury,” those accidents,” never happen,” in case they do,” a home or project manager is set free from accidents or other types of liability that might arise on any occasion. Taken into higher authority,” window or drywall installation is another area of expertise that the Oahu-Handyman.com website offers owner builders Hawaii,” you can get quotes from flooring, windows, blinds, doors, carpets, bathroom remodeling and so much more, the cost of labor for Oahu repairs are usually affordable and friendlier,” thanks to the manager and owners at Oahu-Handyman.com

Searching for home remodelers Oahu can offer searchers a task at hand,” survey sayz,” you need to contact Oahu-Handyman.com for a FREE Estimate on everything to do with new projects from drywall, windows, flooring, carpeting, tile, new additions, glass repairs,” or everything from the kitchen sink.

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Ancient Selling Method Turns to New Technology to Improve Process


MEMPHIS, TENN. (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Morris Auction Group is turning to new technology, a smartphone app, to improve one of the oldest recorded selling processes, auction, as they prepare for a large 73-property auction sale on June 11. The Morris Auction Group smartphone app may be downloaded for free by searching for Morris Auction Group in a smartphone app store.

The first recorded instance of an auction in history was in 500 B.C. with the auction method becoming more commonplace with the Roman Empire using auctions to liquidate property and goods referred to as the Atrium Auctionarium. This method was also used by Roman soldiers to share out the spoils of war, and would have catered well to their feelings of triumph in victory.

Typically, a traditional personal property or real estate auction is held where the property is so potential buyers must travel to a specific location. The Morris Auction Group smartphone app gives the auctioneer the ability to deliver the auction directly to potential buyers wherever they may be physically so bidders do not have to travel to a specific location.

“We are one of only a handful of auction companies in the nation utilizing this smartphone app which allows us to deliver the auction to directly potential buyers,” said Jeff Morris, President of Morris Auction and Realty Group. “In today’s fast-paced and hectic world we know our users are going to find it very convenient, especially when we are selling multiple real estate properties located all over town such as our big 73 property auction on June 11.”

Once downloaded to their smartphone the Morris Auction Group app user can browse all of the upcoming auction information, register to be a bidder in an auction, and actually bid on auctions from their phone, if they wish.

Morris Auction Group will be selling up to 73 real estate properties from the Morris Auction Group offices at 2687 Mount Moriah Terrace starting at noon on Thursday, June 11. Detailed information on the real estate properties can be found on the Morris Auction Group smartphone app or online at http://www.morrisauctiongroup.com.

June 11 Multi-Property Auction Information:

690 Rocky Brook Cove in Cordova, TN 38018

Fabulous home on an awesome, partially wooded lot off of a quiet cove in a gated community. Four bedroom four bath Brick/Stone home with Media/Theater Room, Game Loft, private office, two fire places, Living Room, Dining Room, Hearth Room, Gourmet Kitchen, granite counter tops, gas cook top, Breakfast Room and Breakfast Bar, eight inch nail down hardwood floor. Bidders may make a pre-auction offer now to buy before the auction on June 11. More information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/598-rocky-brook-690

8151 N Creekside Circle in Cordova, TN 38016

This 3,200± square foot single family home has four bedrooms including two downstairs master bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Features include: Two Car Garage, Brick Exterior, Fireplace, Chimneyrock Elementary, Cordova High School, Built 1987. More information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/588-8151-creekside

1582 Nesting Dove Cove in Cordova, TN 38016

Selling to settle an estate. This 3,000± square foot single family home has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Features include: In-Ground Pool, Wood Deck, Two Car Garage, Brick Exterior, Fireplace, Cove Lot in Quiet Neighborhood, Riverwood Elementary, Cordova High School, Built 1991. More information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/589-1582-nestingdove

6938 Amberly Road in Memphis, TN 38119

Features include: Three Bedroom, Two Bath, Granite counters, Gorgeous hardwood floors up & down, Great location, Great home, Great floorplan, Neighborhood pool and clubhouse, Two Car Garage, Private Patio and Courtyard. More information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/593-amberly-6938

971 Wingfield in Memphis, TN 38122 – Contract pending prior to Auction

Features include: Three bedroom, two bath, Detached Garage, Hardwood Floors, Great location, Great home, Within walking distance to Gaisman Park. More information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/592-wingfield-971

Highway 385 Commercial – 2.68± Acres – 7100 Riverdale Bend in Memphis, TN 38125

Features include: Commercial potential, Backs up to the Highway 385, Access from Riverdale Exit & Winchester Rd., Five star location at a value price, Great visibility from Hwy 385 with over 600 ft frontage on Riverdale Bend. More information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/591-riverdale-bend-7100

Summer Ave. & Altruria Road in Bartlett, TN 38134

Parcel Id: B0166 C00004 – Features include: 2.75± ac Out Parcel zoned C-H (Commercial Highway), Flat lot ready to develop, Prime Commercial Location on US HWY 70 (Summer Ave) in Bartlett, TN at the corner of Summer Ave and Altruria Road, Traffic count 19108 cars per day. More information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/594-hwy-70-0

Colonial Acres Office Building at 1441 South Perkins Road in Memphis, TN 38117

Features include: 1,854± square foot Building, Central Heat & Air, Kitchen, Conference Room, Four Large Offices, Large Reception Area, Front Entryway, Ample Storage, Fenced & Secured Rear Parking Lot, Recent Total Roof Replacement. More Information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/597-perkins-1441

3686 Knight Arnold Road Memphis, TN 38118 – Retail Space

Foreclosure Auction

Features include: 5,000± s.f. Building, Built 1972, 1.21± Acre Lot, Roll Up Garage Door In Rear. More information: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/595-knight-arnold-3686

Rental Home Package of 64 Total Properties

Selling Individually so you can buy any, buy some, or buy all. All properties are being sold absolute.

More information on the rental home package: http://morrisauctiongroup.com/item/596-w-j-curry

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About Morris Auction Group

Founded in 2007 by Jeff Morris, Morris Auction Group sells all types of real estate including residential, commercial, investment, industrial and agricultural in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Florida along with personal property on request.







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Floor Liquidators For Inexpensive Home Improvement

The deals offered by floor liquidators should always be looked into if you’re interested in changing your floors. These are companies or stores which offer flooring at deep discounts. They buy closeouts, factory seconds, or bulk quantities, and then pass on those savings to consumers. Closeouts are products which the original company has decided not to sell any longer. The floor liquidator snaps up the remaining product at a bargain price.

Changing your floors with the help of such professionals can mean big savings for you. When shopping, there are a few simple guidelines to follow. These guidelines will make sure that you’re getting a good deal on a product of good quality, and not simply a cheap price on a cheap product.

Who to Trust?
Most of the time, a big name doesn’t necessarily mean a good deal, or a quality product. Floor liquidators are an exception to this rule. You’ve probably seen television commercials or online ads for certain floor liquidators. You can also ask your friends, family and neighbors to see if they have any recommendations. Going with a trusted name is always a good idea when you’re dealing with discount flooring. Some shady businesses sell brand-name “seconds,” claiming that they are really top-quality merchandise. Seconds are actually inferior products, deemed unfit for sale by the original company. Unless you’re going to use the flooring in a place where you don’t care too much about the quality, like a cabin or a garage, it’s best to stay away from most seconds.

Never feel shy about asking questions. Although it’s a big product, you may want to ask to see the entire piece of carpeting or flooring before you buy it. This ensures that the quality sample you’ve already seen is an accurate representation of the entire piece of flooring. It’s easy to choose a nice-looking sample, but you might need to see the entire piece to be completely sure you’re getting a true bargain. Since a “no returns” policy is common among floor liquidators, this is something they’re used to. Someone who has a good reputation and an interest in repeat business will be happy to show you anything you want to see.

Bring Along Experts
If you’re doing your own flooring work, you need to become your own expert before you deal with floor liquidators. Research what brands are best for your needs, learn the warning signs of inferior merchandise, and become knowledgeable about general pricing. This will let you discern between a great deal and a rip-off.

If you’re hiring a contractor or other worker to do your flooring, bring them with you, if possible, to professionals to help you in your decision. This way, they can use their expert eyes to point you towards quality, while avoiding cheaply-made or flawed products.
After finding reputable floor liquidators, shop with confidence. You’ll find the friendly service you’d expect at a retail store, with the big added benefit of extremely low pricing!

John S Evans is a hardwood flooring expert. For more great information on floor liquidators, visit http://www.floor-liquidators.org

Miami Single-Family Home Sales and Prices Rise in April


Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

Miami’s single-family home market registered its most robust sales month since December, and median sales prices for all housing types rose in April, according to a new report by the 35,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

Miami sold 1,247 single-family homes in April 2015, the most transactions for the market in the month of April since the 2007-09 global recession. In comparison, Miami had 950 sales in April 2012, 1,094 in April 2013, and 1,155 in April 2014. Last month’s sales total marks the most single-family transactions in a month since December 2014 when Miami had 1,250 sales.

“The continued stability in Miami’s job market and low interest rates are improving buyer confidence,” said Christopher Zoller, a 27-year Miami-based Realtor and the 2015 Residential President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS. “Not only are we seeing more single-family home sales in Miami, but we are seeing more homes and condos listed as seller confidence grows.”

Existing Home Sales Rise, Condos Decrease

Single-family home transactions — which set an all-time Miami annual record in 2014 — increased 8.0 percent year-over-year in April 2015, from 1,247 to 1,155. Existing condominium sales — which posted the second best year in Miami history last year despite an increase in new condo construction — declined 6.8 percent from 1,557 in April of last year to 1,451 last month. Combined, Miami-Dade County residential real estate sales decreased 0.5 percent to 2,698 last month compared to 2,712 a year ago.

Access to mortgage loans for existing condominium buyers remains limited. The lack of Federal Housing Administration loans for a large number of existing Miami condominium buildings is preventing further market strengthening. Of the 8,523 condominium projects in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, only 29 received FHA loans, according to statistics released earlier this year from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and FHA. Just .0034 percent of local condo projects are getting FHA loans. The U.S. average is 30 percent.

“The MIAMI Association of REALTORS has created several initiatives to expand financing options for existing condo buyers, as we believe this could significantly increase the ability for many qualified prospective buyers to purchase a home,” said Danielle Blake, MIAMI’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs & Housing.

Prices Rise Again

Single-family home prices, which again increased in April, remain at affordable 2004 levels despite more than three years of consistent year-over-year increases. Condo prices also increased in April 2015, marking 46 months of growth in the last 47 months. The median sale price for single-family homes increased 7.0 percent, up to $ 260,000 in April 2015 from $ 243,000 in April 2014. The median sale price for condominiums increased 3.1 percent in April to $ 199,000 from $ 193,000 a year ago.

Homes, Condos Selling Close to Asking Price

The average percent of original list price received for single-family homes was 94.6 percent, down a negligible 0.1 percent from a year earlier. The median number of days on the market for single-family homes sold in April 2015 was 43 days, equaling last year’s figure.

The average percent of original list price received for existing condominiums was 93.1 percent, a 0.5 percent decrease. The median number of days on the market for condominiums sold in April 2015 was 63 days, an increase of 14.5 percent compared to the same period in 2014.

National and State statistics

Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops declined 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in April from an upwardly revised 5.21 million in March, according to the National Association of Realtors. Despite the monthly decline, sales have increased year–over–year for seven consecutive months and are still 6.1 percent above a year ago.

Statewide, closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 25,206 last month, up 17.9 percent over April 2014, according to Florida Realtors. Florida’s closed sales for condominiums totaled 11,643 last month, up 8.1 percent compared to April 2014.

The national median existing-home price for all housing types in April was $ 219,400, which is 8.9 percent above April 2014. This marks the 38th consecutive month of year–over–year price gains and is the largest since January 2014 (10.1 percent).

The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes last month was $ 195,000, up 11.4 percent from the previous year. The statewide median price for townhouse-condo properties in April was $ 155,000, up 10.3 percent over the year-ago figure.

Miami’s Cash Buyers Represent More than Twice the National Average

Cash deals represented 51.9 percent of Miami’s total closed sales in April 2015, down from 59.3 percent in April 2014. Nationally, just 24 percent of all national housing transactions are made in cash. Since 82 percent of foreign buyers in Florida purchase properties all cash, Miami’s high percentage of cash buyers continues to reflect South Florida’s ability to attract international buyers.

Condominiums comprise a large portion of Miami’s cash purchases as 65.8 percent of condo closings were made in cash in April compared to 35.7 percent of single-family home sales.

Short Sales Continue to Decline in Miami

While traditional sales remain strong, distressed property transactions declined in Miami due to fewer short sales. In April 2015, only 28.6 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami were distressed, including REO (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 32.6 percent in April 2014.

Short sales and REOs accounted for 5.0 percent and 23.6 percent, respectively, of total Miami sales in April. Short sale transactions decreased 47.7 percent year-over-year while REOs increased 1.6 percent.

Nationally, distressed sales were 10 percent of sales in April, below the 15 percent share a year ago.

Active Listings on the Rise

Seller confidence continues to result in more properties being listed in Miami. Active listings at the end of April increased 6.1 percent year-over-year, from 17,067 to 18,113. Active listings remain about 60 percent below 2008 levels when sales bottomed. Inventory of single-family homes decreased 2.5 percent from 6,034 active listings last year to 5,882 last month. Condominium inventory increased 10.9 percent to 12,231 from 11,033 listings during the same period in 2014.

At the current sales pace, there is a 5.1-month supply of Miami single-family homes, a decrease of 7.8 percent from 5.5 months in April 2014. There is a 9.1-month supply of condominium inventory, up from 7.7 months in April 2014, an increase of 17.7 percent. A balanced market between buyers and sellers offers between six and nine months supply of inventory.

New listings of Miami single-family homes decreased 3.6 percent from 2,150 in April of last year to 2,072 last month. New condominium listings declined 1.0 percent to 3,051 last month, compared to 3,082 during the same time period in 2014.

Nationally, total housing inventory at the end of April increased 10.0 percent to 2.21 million existing homes available for sale, but is still 0.9 percent below a year ago (2.23 million). Unsold inventory is at a 5.3–month supply at the current sales pace, up from 4.6 months in March.

May 2015 New Construction Market Update

Strong sales in the preconstruction condominium Miami market east of Interstate 95 continue to reflect significant demand for new properties, according to the latest New Construction Market Status Report released by Cranespotters.com and MIAMI.

Since 2011, 12 towers with 313 floors and 1,977 units have been completed in Miami-Dade County east of I-95 since 2011, according to Cranespotters.com and MIAMI’s May 18 report. There are 75 towers with 1,644 floors and 9,399 units under construction in Miami east of I-95. About 71 towers with 1,731 floors and 11,130 units are planned, but have not begun development. There are also 57 towers with 1,472 floors and 9,024 units that have been proposed in Miami east of I-95.

Overall in Miami-Dade County, developers have announced 215 towers with 5,160 floors and 31,530 units since 2011. Of the above projects in Miami-Dade:

    ▪103 projects with 119 towers comprising 17,199 units are currently selling.

    ▪71 percent of units have been sold.

    ▪The mean minimum price per square foot of these units is $ 949, compared to $ 952 last month.

Access April 2015 Miami-Dade Statistical Reports: SFMarketIntel.com

Note: Statistics in this news release may vary depending on reporting dates. MIAMI reports exact statistics directly from its MLS system.

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 95 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 35,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with more than 125 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.miamire.com.

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Address Our Mess Launches Estate Cleaning Service in Maryland


Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

Address Our Mess has added a new service estate cleaning in the state of Maryland. What does that mean to everyone that is involved with an estate or an estate planning professional? Address Our Mess is a new source of help in solving the various problems that an estate can encounter when a loved one passes away. As there are more people living longer the amount of people who will passing away soon will increase dramatically over time. And this will place undue burden on all parties involved. Address Our Mess hopes to resolve many of the tantamount issues.

One of the processes that needs to be done is the appraisal of the personal property inside the home. An executor will have to start looking for an appraiser soon after the individual has become deceased to divvy up the property between the debts and beneficiaries. Estate planning can be an exhaustive process, but Address Our Mess will help find an accredited personal property appraiser to place a value on the items in the property. After those items are removed, what about the remaining items left behind?

Address Our Mess offers a full-service clutter and organization package as a part of their service. Any items that the beneficiaries want to keep for the sentimental value, they can keep. These items will be organized and sorted, then given to those parties who want those items. All of the other items on the property will be removed to get the home cleaned. The property will undergo a thorough deep cleaning to get rid of any scum, grime, or dirt that may have been caked into the property over the years. What about any items in the home that were neglected or no longer working?

Address Our Mess is a licensed contractor in the state of Maryland. They have contractors on staff to handle any home improvement project on the property that needs to be done. These projects can range from flooring to drywall repair. Many of the technicians have years of experience doing projects similar in nature. The repairs that Address Our Mess is undertaking in the property can help increase the livability of the home for either family members that want to reside in it, possible renters or the sale of the property.

Maryland just as the rest of the nation has a growing elderly population has a distinct need for this type of service. Address Our Mess has the experience and tools necessary to help the professionals involved in this industry. This specialty cleaning company that is locally based in the Maryland area can provide the services necessary for our steadily aging populace.