Up,Up and Away In My Real Estate BalloonWritten by Elaine VonCannon
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Home sales have rocketed at an unprecedented pace. According to National Association of Realtors’ statistics home sales are still defiantly on rise. This demand is fueled by many factors. Baby boomers make up a large percentage of affluent home buyers and their population is estimated at 75 million. They are buying investment properties, second homes, and helping their children become homeowners. Mortgage rates may seem to be inching up, but they are still extremely low compared to double digit rates of 1980s. I believe current lending friendly market will promote a boon in real estate market – not a bust. In closing, I have some advice for home buyers and home sellers. Know price of homes sales in your own market area and then take your place within that market. You can buy, sell, or hold, just like investing in stocks. In coming years, real estate market may see a slow down of appreciation in home equity from double digits to single digits. Yet all investors, even in stock market, know that to truly reap benefits of investing, you must at least be prepared to hold onto an investment until time is right to sell. Real estate is, and will remain, most stable investment anyone can make now and in years to come. For more information on buying property with some great potential in Williamsburg area, read my article on purchasing in New Kent County, Virginia: http://www.voncannonrealestate.com/If_I_had_a_Hammer_I_Would_Build_in_New_Kent_County_Virginia.php.
Elaine VonCannon is a REALTOR with RE/Max Capital in Williamsburg, Virginia, and she manages investment property. Elaine is also an Accredited Buyer's Representative as well as a Senior Real Estate Specialist. She has helped numerous clients invest in and make money on property in Southeastern Virginia.
Pottery makes a great gift, plain and simpleWritten by Robert Gravestock
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One of perks to purchasing handcrafted pottery is that every piece should be dishwasher and microwave oven safe. Furthermore, you should also be able to use pottery in a conventional oven with no worries, as all of glazes used should be 100 percent lead free, whether you are looking for dinnerware, oversized coffee mugs, or a beautiful vase.
I believe functional pottery serves a purpose, even if that purpose is to add to aesthetics of your home, along with being quite beautiful. It should also serve practical functions such as serving tea or holding a colorful bouquet of fragrant roses or to provide a haven for birds to gather and bathe in outdoors. Every piece of pottery that you will find on any site should be functional, as well as pretty and stimulating to your senses. After all, pottery that makes you feel good by putting a smile on your face every time you look at it serves most important purpose--making you happy.
Whether you are looking for a specific piece of pottery to fulfill a need, such as a colorful vase to display your floral arrangements, or you just want to fill your home with beauty, all functional handmade pottery should be expertly handcrafted from capable and artistic hands of an artist that is experienced in what they are doing.
All of our stoneware pottery that you see at Sofi's Sunspot Studio is durable and safe to use in the dishwasher, microwave, and conventional oven. Our unique handcrafted pottery is so beautiful that you may be afraid to put it to good use. We only sell products that are functional, and we encourage you to use your stoneware pottery in your everyday life.