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Insulate Your Windows and Cut Your Heating Costs Down!

DHREA 24/09/2018

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Winter is coming, and so are cold drafts and high energy bills. One area that often goes overlooked in preparation for autumn/winter is making sure your windows and doors aren’t leaking in cold air.

If your leaking problem is from loose fitting window sashes or a poor fitting door, the simplest and cheapest method would be to purchase some self-adhesive foam weather stripping. This rolled product can be easily installed at the bottom of a window or around the outside edge of the door frame. Select the smallest size that will help seal the gaps, then just peel and stick. Too large and you may have difficulty closing the door etc.

Another good window treatment is the clear plastic window film that mounts to the frame of the window. Use a hair dryer to “stretch” the film, thus sealing any air leaking in around the sides or through poorly glazed panes.

Get a window insulator kit. It is made of a clear, plastic material that goes over the window, with double-sided tape around the edges to seal it. It’s easy to set up and helps a lot with drafty windows.

If you can actually see the gaps in the windows, a can of “Great Stuff” or something similar would probably do the trick. It’s an expanding foam that you spray into gaps.

Or you could use a squeeze tube of “DAP Silicon II” and run a bead of it around the window. This is perfect if you either don’t have a caulking gun, or don’t want to buy one. Instead, you can use a “squeeze it yourself” tube of Silicon II.

As for doors, a great short term fix is just rolling up an old bath towel and put it along the bottom of the door as a draft blocker! Old school? Absolutely. But, amazingly effective and inexpensive.

 

 

 

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Carnegie, PA
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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: The Magic of Appreciation

DHREA 16/08/2018

 

We all love appreciation, but do we love the right appreciation? In this segment, Alex Deacon breaks down the magic of financial appreciation and compound interest. So get your notepads out and get ready to do some math! “The Deacon of Real Estate” is ready to crunch numbers and help show you where appreciation really matters!

 

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Carnegie, PA
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Alex Deacon’s August Real Estate Workshop Announced! Details Inside!

DHREA 01/08/2018

 

Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Workshop is back, and this month is a MUST for any investor, especially those who work with buy and hold properties!

DETAILS

This is a great session for those who want to buy and hold. This will give you an idea of realistic expectations that you can count on for your current and your future investments. We will look at some of my current and past buy and hold properties and take a close look to see what mistakes and successes I had made and lets learn from those and compare to your past and current investments. There will be a lot of Q and A during this session. See a brief overview and outline below.

We are going to be detailed and discuss the following:

1. Where to look for the next buy and hold
2. How to run the numbers and see if it even works on paper
3. What numbers to plug into our analysis to make sure we are accurate before pulling the trigger
4. Should I self Manage and do my own improvements or sub it out to a professional
5. What is an acceptable return to expect long and short term
6. What improvements and the approximate costs of those improvements will help my cash flow long and short term

 

Our crowds have been growing every month, and with limited seating, these events fill up fast. Click the MeetUp link below to connect with Alex, and RSVP to secure your spot at this FREE seminar. Don’t miss your chance to network with other real estate professionals!

Detailed Game plan from A-Z for your next Buy and Hold

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

9 Members Attending

This is a great session for those who want to buy and hold. This will give you an idea of realistic expectations that you can count on for your current and your future investments. We will look at some of my current and past buy and hold properties and take a close look to see what mistakes and successes I had made and lets learn from those and com…

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HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

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NEW LISTING! Fantastic investment opportunity with a great location at 3255 Pinehurst in Dormont!

DHREA 18/07/2018

 

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! Don’t miss out of this amazing remodeled investment opportunity located in the heart of Dormont. This beautiful brick duplex offers gorgeous up and downstairs units. The spacious 1st fl has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, and a bonus sun room. The second floor offers 2 bedrooms, in addition to a smaller room that can be used for a bedroom, a great office space, or fabulous closet/ dressing room, 1 bath, a living room and a dining room. Each unit has perfectly updated kitchens with tall white shaker style cabinetry, butcher block counter tops and all new appliances. The bathrooms have porcelain tile tub surrounds, new vanities, and new fixtures. Each unit also has fresh paint, new hardwood and luxury vinyl plank flooring, new carpet, all new lightning fixtures/ ceiling fans. Conveniently located in this wonderful sought after walk-able community close to “T”, so many restaurants and cafes, with just a short walk to everything. CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROPERTY DETAILS!

 

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Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
467 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

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The Benefits of Elderberry!

DHREA 16/06/2018

 

There’s a new wave of health and wellness, and it doesn’t include pharmaceutical drugs. Natural suppliments and alternative medicines have been on the incline fore quite sometime, but we’ve seen a dynamic wave of quality products to help those who choose an alternative path to wellness.

Today, we’re focusing on the wonderful benefits of Elderberry.

Helen Sanders, editor at Health Ambition, wrote, “Elderberries have been used for centuries in the practice of folk medicine. Lately, modern science has been catching up, however. This tiny berry truly defines the phrase “small but mighty” when it comes to potential benefits for your well being. It’s no surprise that with the health and nutrition community keeping up with the latest scientific revelations, elderberry supplements have started to become increasingly popular.

(Click here to view the full writing! It’s wonderfully written, and filled with great information!)

Elderberry, also known as Sambucus, is rich in antioxidants. In fact, elderberry contains twice as many antioxidants as blueberries. These antioxidants are called flavonoids and they can help to stimulate and strengthen the immune system and help reduce flu symptoms!

Elderberry also has anti-inflammatory compounds called anthocyanin, and these are believed to help reduce the common flu symptoms, such as body aches and pains, as well as fever. Research has found that Elderberry gives people a significant improvement from type A and B flu strain. But, that just scratches the surface of what elderberry can do for overall wellness.

There are lots of elberberry juices, candies and treats on the market, but which is best for you? Once again, we recommend the fantastic article written by Helen Sanders at Health Ambition! Helen outlines all of the benefits of elderberry, and has quality products available to try out.

NOW Foods Elderberry Liquid

Don’t be a prisoner to OTC remedies and the same old, same old that never seems to work. Try a more natural approach and start seeing the difference today!

 

 

 

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#UPDATE: 1601-1607 Lincoln Way (20 Units) now priced at $929,900!

DHREA 12/06/2018

 

Well maintained & updated 20 unit building with another unit waiting to be finished, this property has a great tenant track record and features some really nice commercial units overlooking a very busy street! This building is going to be a great addition to your portfolio!

Click here for full property details!

 

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Carnegie, PA
449 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

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Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

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#UPDATE: Price Reduction on Investment Duplex!

DHREA 13/05/2018

 

This charming duplex features a nice sized 1 bedroom apartment on the first floor and a 3 bedroom unit on the 2nd level, the property has been updated to rental standards and is ready to be added to a rental portfolio or for someone to live in one unit and rent the other out.

This fantastic investment opportunity is now listed at $119,900!

For full property details, click this link!

 

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Alex Deacon’s Sunday Special: It’s Not All About the Cash Flow!

DHREA 29/04/2018

(Editor’s Note: Connect with Alex Deacon on Bigger Pockets by clicking here!)

When you are just starting out, I will suggest it may be all about the cash flow. Especially if you are counting on this money to pay bills and survive. Sometimes, the real wealth comes to those who wait and can see the forest through the trees. Don’t get me wrong, cash flow is important, but not always the only thing to consider. A good example to use are three properties that I own.

1. A duplex I paid 90k for that has cash flowed for me very little the first 15 years. The loan was held by the owner and I borrowed the 10% I put down.  Essentially I put zero of my own money down. Now it is paid off and worth nearly 200k. I have owned it for 23 years. I wish I had purchased 10 more like it. It’s been vacant less than 1% of the time, and has been low on repairs. I also added value by building a garage 13 years ago and its been rented out for $150 a month for the entire time. The garage added $15,000 value to the property and cost me only $8,000 to build.

2. A nine unit property I bought for $250k in 2008 is now worth over $350k. I was able to put down only 15% and the owner held a second mortgage. During my ownership, I have actually lost on average $500 a year. Now my balance is under $100k and my net worth for this one building is $250k and climbing. I have my management staff handle most of the issues, repairs, and vacancies, and I am involved very little. 

3. I paid $205k in 2008 and it was worth about $240k at the time. I put down 20% and the loan was amortized over 15 years. It’s now worth $380k and my balance is around $70k. This property was cash flow neutral since ownership but will be paid off in less than 5 years.

As you can see, I bought quality and put down as little as zero money to buy at least one of these properties, and as much as 20% to buy another. In less than 5 years my net worth will most likely be over 1 million dollars, and these properties will also cash flow and be free and clear so I can now use that equity and re-invest. 

Now duplicate this scenario another 20-30 times, and in 20 plus years you are sitting on millions of equity and hundreds of thousands of dollars in rental income! Anyone can do this, but this doesn’t happen overnight and it takes lots of work with no reward. But if you don’t mind working, waiting, and being smart…your reward will come.

 

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*NEW LISTING* Fantastic Investment Property In McKees Rocks!

DHREA 26/04/2018

1514 Broadway Ave in McKees Rocks is a fantastic investment property and welcome addition to your portfolio! With little TLC needed and listed at only $34,500, this 2 bed, 1 bath property won’t be on the market long. Click on the image below for full details! 

 

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Alex Deacon’s Monday Morning QB: Creative Financing Workshop Wrap-Up!

DHREA 16/04/2018

 

I wanted to thank everyone for attending. We had the best turnout yet with over 40 in the room!

Thank you to Attorney Matt Beam for speaking. Please reach out to him for legal and title work.

I also wanted to thank Josh Caldwell for speaking and taking time out of his busy schedule. Please try to attend and join his REIA group in the north hills. That meeting is every third Tuesday of the month.

I have had a lot of requests for their information so here it is.

Matt Beam: Phone: 412-779-7312 Email: 98pennstate@gmail.com

Josh Caldwell: Phone: 412-592-2146 Email: pittsburghreia@aol.com

 

Please look for my next email which will cover our next topic! Connect with me on MeetUp!

 

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
413 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

 

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

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