Condo-Hotels – A New Second-Home Alternative To Time Shares

Written by Leon Altman

Condo-hotels have evolved as a better, more reliable second home alternative to time-shares. They are usually attractive, high-rise hotels onrepparttar ocean or in other prime locations, and range in price fromrepparttar 139774 mid $200,000s to over 1 million, depending onrepparttar 139775 size, location, and amenities.

Many ofrepparttar 139776 biggest names inrepparttar 139777 hotel industry have condo-hotel buildings, including Hilton, Four Seasons, Clarion, and Ritz-Carlton. Donald Trump has numerous condo- hotel facilities acrossrepparttar 139778 country, including a building in Fort Lauderdale and another in Sunny Isles, Florida.

In general, condo-hotel properties have been highly successful with all or nearly all units selling out within months ofrepparttar 139779 first offering. For example,repparttar 139780 Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne is a beachfront property with 188 condo-hotel units, all of which sold out a year beforerepparttar 139781 building was even finished. Needless to say,repparttar 139782 values ofrepparttar 139783 condo-hotels in this building have gone up significantly.

There are several reasons forrepparttar 139784 popularity of condo-hotels. When you purchase a property, you purchase a condo unit inrepparttar 139785 hotel. Unlike a time share, you have access torepparttar 139786 property whenever you want, and it is put into a rental pool when you are not in residence. Although developers can’t guaranteerepparttar 139787 properties will rent, management by a well-known hospitality group will typically result in several weeks of rental income. This is one ofrepparttar 139788 biggest appeals of condo-hotels becauserepparttar 139789 rental income can offset some ofrepparttar 139790 costs of owning a vacation property.

In addition,repparttar 139791 management company takes care of rentingrepparttar 139792 unit, using their connections and expertise. You don’t have to worry about any of these details. Most rental agreements splitrepparttar 139793 income 50/50 betweenrepparttar 139794 management company andrepparttar 139795 owner. However, some properties offer more favorable arrangements, and this is another aspect to consider when deciding which property to purchase.

How To Make A Wheat Heating Pad

Written by Christine Miserandino

How to Make a Wheat Heating Pad Ingredients for this project:

Any thick material (this project calls for 18",but you can makerepparttar heating pad any size you want) sewing machine or needle and thread Flax seed or wheat Essential oil *optional

We have all seen those microwave heating pads selling inrepparttar 139773 stores for big bucks, and I always thought "Boy I wish I knew how to make one" They look so easy to make.

It's pretty easy to make a wheat bag heating pad - all you need is some strong material like cotton, canvas or tartan, as long as there's no give in it, so it doesn't stretch! Keep in mind, it needs to be pretty thick so whenrepparttar 139774 wheat is heated (and it gets pretty hot) that you don't burn yourself.

Once you pick your material, cut a square about 18" each side and fold it in half so it's inside out. It will be oblong shape. Stitch down one short side andrepparttar 139775 long side. A sewing machine works best as you need short stitches close together, sorepparttar 139776 wheat doesn't come out. If you stitch by hand go over it again to make surerepparttar 139777 stitches are tight. Next, turn itrepparttar 139778 right way in sorepparttar 139779 seam is onrepparttar 139780 inside. You will need to buy some Flax seed or Wheat. They need to berepparttar 139781 whole kernel. Fillrepparttar 139782 bag about 1/2 way, then stitchrepparttar 139783 one side that is left, sealing it tight.

If you are handy with sewing, and don't mind a little extra work, you might want to dividerepparttar 139784 bag into sections. Maybe in 4- put in 1/4 of your seeds then stitchrepparttar 139785 bag 1/4 ofrepparttar 139786 way up, drop in another 1/4 ofrepparttar 139787 seeds and stitch those in, repeating forrepparttar 139788 rest, so you will have 4 compartments full of seeds, instead of one big one. Then you will have seeds fairly distributed throughout your hand made heating pad! This isn't necessary- but a great tip.

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