Some 20,000 home-based businesses gross more than $1 million a year, but most of them have no business insurance and that puts the income at risk.
Cathleen Gallagher could have bulldozed the home at 750 Toyopa in the glorious Huntington Palisades (CA) and turned over the rebuild to a "different" kind of builder. She could have hired someone to plan where each room would go, how they would work together to create the home's flow, and pick all the finishes.
As governmental entities, homeowner associations hold regular elections to populate their boards and periodic votes on governing document amendments. The traditional method includes holding annual meetings, special meetings or ballot-by-mail. These methods are cumbersome and often expensive to pull off. Moreover, establishing a legal quorum to transact business has proven to be problematic for many HOAs due to apathy.
Buying a home is a big decision that includes more than falling in love with the style and decor of a home. A home needs to be in good working order. This is where an home inspector comes in.
Providing accurate information is extremely important for homeowner associations. Prospective buyers, real estate agents and title companies need to know who to contact to provide listing and closing information. HOA members need to know who to contact for meeting schedules, general information, rules enforcement, maintenance requests and money matters.
Pent-up demand could finally be working its way through the market. Pending home sales rose sharply in October according to the National Association of Realtors.
Toronto has more condominium towers under construction than any other city in North America, but recently glass-clad towers have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. There's concern after reports that glass condo walls may need to be replaced in just 10 to 15 years.
It has been a volatile week with the stock market rising rapidly on Wednesday after renewed hope for the world economy surfaced. It was reported that major central banks came together to add liquidity to the global financial system in an effort to help the Euro zone crisis.