Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

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Flipping Houses: Turning a Wreck into a Gem

Five years ago, I decided to start my own side business. Along with keeping my job as a construction worker, I decided to use my savings to purchase an older residence. The plan was to fix up the place and then sell it at a profit. It didn't take me long to figure out that while my side business would take up most of my free time, it would make me a lot of money. Today, I still flip three or four houses a year. My strategy developed through trial and error, and I've learned how to evaluate the potential of a property first, then buy second. I know what must be done in the way of exterior painting, making the place secure, and ultimately finding the right buyer. If you are thinking about trying this kind of sideline, read on. What I've learned will help you a lot.


Six Distinctive Holiday Gifts That You Can Order From A Print-Shop!

When you are hurrying around trying to find the perfect personal gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list, there may be no need to look very far. An online printing service or your local print shop have some exemplary gift ideas that are delightful to receive, and that you will be proud to give. These items are functional and useful, but also possess a sentimental, personal flair that makes them a perfect holiday gift solution.

Consider these six gifts, available from a printing service:

Conversation cards

A box of conversation cards is a great gift to give to someone, and it is something that they don't typically buy for themselves. These are akin to business cards, but instead of providing work-related information, they are more personal in nature and may display a cute motif or funny photo image. These are often exchanged with friends or acquaintances when you want to share personal contact information.

Fine stationary

Writing letters is something of an art, and those who enjoy sending and receiving handwritten notes will love a gift of fine stationary. You can select everything from the paper used to imprinting, embellishments, and images to make your stationary stand out and be distinctive.

Stretched canvases

Another great gift idea that you can order from a print shop is a stretched canvas print. These are typically enlarged versions of a photograph, that is printed on canvas and stretched like a painting might be. These are a wonderful way to preserve a special memory, person, or moment in a new and contemporary way for your recipient.

Poster portraits

Teens will especially love poster-sized enlargements of their favorite photos, and these make great, affordable gifts to give during the holidays. Purchase poster frames from crafting retail stores to keep the poster protected and safe when displayed. These frames also make it possible to hang the poster without damaging it.

Iron-on transfers

Print shops will create iron-on transfers from your images, photos, or messages, and these make a bevy of creative gift ideas. Try ironing these to simple white tee shirts or pillow cases for a truly personal gift that costs very little to give.

Captivating collages

When you are sorting through your photos to select those that you want to give or modify for a gift, consider using several to create a unique collage for your recipient. A printer will meld these favorite images together, creating a cohesive and appealing photo that is perfect to display in a simple frame. Recipients will appreciate the thought and effort that went into choosing the pictures for their one-of-a-kind creation!

Ordering these gift ideas from a local or online printing service will allow you more time to sit back and enjoy the festive season. These gifts are not just affordable, convenient solutions to holiday gift-giving, but are items that will be appreciated, enjoyed, and adored by all who receive them.