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The Realtor Nation Real Estate Podcast: Ian Hoover sits down with Mike Pastor

DHREA 17/08/2018

 

The long awaited return of The Realtor Nation Real Estate Agent Podcast with Ian Hoover is back! In this terrific episode, Ian sits down with Mike Pastor, the Operations Manager of The Property Whiz in Pittsburgh, PA! Focusing on wholesale deals, single rehab projects, and multi-family and commercial rental properties, Ian and Mike use their years of experience to deliver a highly informative conversation you won’t want to miss!

 

 

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#TBT: Remembering Andy Warhol

DHREA 02/08/2018

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Andy Warhol was a successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s “Pop Art” movements. He ventured into a wide variety of art forms, including performance art, film making, video installations and writing, and controversially blurred the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics.

Andrew Warhola was born on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood to Slovakian immigrants. At the age of 8, Warhol contracted Chorea, also known as St. Vitus’s Dance, a rare and sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system that left him bedridden for several months. It was during these months that his mother, herself a skillful artist, gave him his first drawing lessons. Drawing soon became Warhol’s favorite childhood pastime. He was also an avid fan of the movies. When his mother bought him a camera at the age of 9, he decided to take up photography as well, developing film in a makeshift darkroom he set up in their basement.

In 1942, at the age of 14, Warhol again suffered a tragedy when his father passed away. Warhol was so upset that he could not attend his father’s funeral, and hid under his bed throughout the wake. Warhol’s father had recognized his son’s artistic talents, and in his will he dictated that his life savings go toward Warhol’s college education. That same year, Warhol began at Schenley High School. After graduation in 1945, he enrolled at the Carnegie Institute for Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) to study pictorial design, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1949.

After graduation, Warhol moved to New York City to pursue a career as a commercial artist. It was also at this time that he dropped the “a” at the end of his last name to become Andy Warhol. He landed a job with Glamour magazine in September, and went on to become one of the most successful commercial artists of the 1950s. He won frequent awards for his uniquely whimsical style, using his own blotted line technique and rubber stamps to create his drawings.

In the late 1950s, Warhol began devoting more attention to painting, and in 1961, he debuted the concept of “pop art” (paintings that focused on mass-produced commercial goods). In 1962, he exhibited the now-iconic paintings of Campbell’s soup cans. These small canvas works of everyday consumer products created a major stir in the art world, bringing both Warhol and pop art into the national spotlight for the first time. As these portraits gained fame and notoriety, Warhol began to receive hundreds of commissions for portraits from socialites and celebrities. His portrait ” Eight Elvises” eventually resold for $100 million in 2008, making it one of the most valuable paintings in world history.

WarholSoupIn 1964, Warhol opened his own art studio, a large silver-painted warehouse known simply as “The Factory”. The Factory quickly became one of New York City’s premier cultural hot spots, a scene of lavish parties attended by the city’s wealthiest socialites and celebrities. Warhol, who clearly relished his celebrity, became a fixture at infamous New York City nightclubs like Studio 54. 

In 1968, however, Warhol’s thriving career almost ended. He was shot by Valerie Solanas, an aspiring writer and radical feminist, on June 3. Warhol was seriously wounded in this attack. Solanas had appeared in one of Warhol’s films and was reportedly upset with him over his refusal to use a script she had written. After the shooting, Solanas was arrested and later pleaded guilty to the crime. Warhol spent weeks in a New York hospital recovering from his injuries. 

In the 1970s, Warhol continued to explore other forms of media. He published such books as The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again), and Exposures. Warhol also experimented extensively with video art, producing more than 60 films during his career. Warhol also worked in sculpture and photography, and in the 1980s, he moved into television, hosting Andy Warhol’s TV and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes on MTV.

Warhol’s life and work simultaneously satirized and celebrated materiality and celebrity. On the one hand, his paintings of distorted brand images and celebrity faces could be read as a critique of what he viewed as a culture obsessed with money and celebrity. On the other hand, Warhol’s focus on consumer goods and pop-culture icons, as well as his own taste for money and fame, suggest a life in celebration of the very aspects of American culture that his work criticized.

 

 

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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

26 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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#NewListing! 515 Mill Street in New Stanton!

DHREA 08/06/2018

 

This farmhouse style, well cared for home has over 1,000 SQ FT of outdoor living space. The property sits right next to an enormous park in a very quaint community. The home has multiple large living rooms and a master ensuite on the first floor. The basement runs almost entirely the whole length of the house and has been used as a workshop/laundry room and storage space. The kitchen has newer cabinets that retail over 15k. There are 2 porches and a multi-level deck that runs length of the house in the back. There are two fireplaces one is wood burning and the other is gas. The upstairs actually has three rooms two as bedrooms and the other can be used as a den/office.

 

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DHRE Mental Health Spotlight: Bipolar Disorder, Mania, and Depression

DHREA 25/05/2018

Every human will experience highs and lows of life, but some people experience more than the proverbial mood swing. For people with bipolar disorder, highs and/or lows can interfere with daily life. Work becomes harder, decisions are tougher, and relationships can suffer.

Knowing the symptoms of mood episodes of bipolar disorder, which include mania and depression, can be an important first step in getting treatment and support for yourself or a loved one. Most people associated bipolar disorder with the highs and lows in mood, but the disorder affects much more than that. Symptoms also can include changes in sleeping, eating, energy level, attention, and other behaviors. The average age of symptom onset is roughly 25 years old, although children and teenagers can also exhibit signs.

Mania

Mania is a term used to describe a high-energy or elevated mood state. A person with mania may feel on top the world or cranky for no reason. They don’t need as much sleep, and they might talk quickly as they struggle to keep up with their racing thoughts and stay focused on a single task. They also might feel they are capable of great feats, even to the point of having superpowers or being a celebrity. Because of this elevated sense of self-worth, they might be in danger of making risky decisions that can be damaging to their health or their future.

A manic episode must include at least three of the following symptoms:

  • increased talkativeness
  • increased self-esteem or grandiosity
  • decreased need for sleep
  • increase in goal-direct activity, energy level, or irritability
  • racing thoughts
  • poor attention
  • increased risk-taking (spending money, risky sexual behaviors, etc.)

Mania often results in problems in work, school, and relationships, and in some cases, it may require hospitalization. A less severe form of mania is known as hypomania, where a person exhibits high-energy symptoms but is able to continue with day-to-day responsibilities and may even see an increase in job performance. However, a hypomanic episode can easily lead to depression or a full episode of mania and should be treated.

Depression

Depression is a low-energy or decreased mood state commonly experienced by people with bipolar disorder. A person who is depressed can almost seem as if they’re moving in slow motion. They have trouble making decisions and feel discouraged when fun activities which lifted their mood no longer work. A person who has experienced 5 or more of the following symptoms may be experiencing a depressive episode:4

  • depressed mood
  • changes in sleep
  • changes in eating
  • fatigue or lack of energy
  • loss of pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • restlessness or slowing down
  • feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • indecision or difficulty concentrating
  • thoughts of suicide

Not everyone who has bipolar disorder experiences depression, but if you have experienced manic symptoms, you may also be at risk of developing depression. It’s also important to remember that a low mood can sometimes take the form of anger or irritability, so you don’t necessarily have to experience stereotypical sadness to have depression.

Using Symptoms to Diagnose

Depending on your symptoms, your doctor or a mental health professional may give you one of several diagnoses. First, they will need to rule out whether the bipolar symptoms are caused by drug or alcohol use or another medical condition. People who are not receiving treatment for bipolar frequently use drugs or alcohol to cope with symptoms, so you may need medical assistance in detoxing from substances first before an official diagnosis can be made.

If you’ve experienced the full criteria for a manic episode, you may get a diagnosis of Bipolar I disorder. If you have manic symptoms but are not seriously impaired by them and have also experienced depression, you may receive a diagnosis of Bipolar II disorder. Finally, if you’ve experience manic and depressive symptoms without meeting the requirements for a full manic or depressive episode, your doctor may diagnose you with Cyclothymic Disorder. 

If you’re not sure whether you’re experiencing a typical shift in mood or one that might merit a diagnosis, ask yourself, “Have these symptoms interfered with work, school, relationships, or other daily responsibilities?” If so, then talk to your doctor or a mental health professional about your concerns.

Above all, it’s important to remember that the symptoms of bipolar disorder are treatable. People can move on to live healthy and successful lives rather than be governed by shifting moods. What steps can you take today to get the support you need for your mental health?

 

Articles referenced in this blog:

1. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/symptoms-causes/dxc-20307970
2. http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Bipolar-Disorder
3. http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/doi/book/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596
4. https://www.icsi.org/guideline_sub pages/depression/diagnose_and_characterize_major_depressionpersistent_depressive_disorder_with_clinical_interview/
5. http://www.dualdiagnosis.org/bipolar-disorder-and-addiction/
6. http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/doi/book/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

 

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Real Estate Is For EVERYONE!

DHREA 25/05/2018

 

“The Deacon of Real Estate” Alex Deacon tells you why getting your real estate license is a low risk, high reward move EVERYONE should consider!

 

 

Be sure to check out all of Alex Deacon’s free informational podcasts! Search “The Deacon of Real Estate” or “Deacon Hoover” on iTunes, Google Music, Spreaker, YouTube, or your favorite audio application!

 

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Marketing Your Flip!

DHREA 23/05/2018

“The Deacon of Real Estate” Alex Deacon discusses his “must haves” and important steps when it comes to flipping your property!

 

 

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#UPDATE: South Side Duplex Now Contingent!

DHREA 17/05/2018

 

Congrats to Vahane Costanian​ for nabbing this fantastic South Side duplex! The full listing can be found here!

 

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Happy Mother’s Day from Deacon Hoover Real Estate Advisors!

DHREA 13/05/2018

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the irreplaceable mothers out there! You truly are the strongest humans alive. Thank you for everything you do!

 

 

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*Property Update* 921 Margaretta Ave Now Under Contract!

DHREA 09/05/2018

This lovely brick home at 921 Margaretta Avenue in Mt. Lebanon is now Under Contract! Click here for full property details!

 

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Analyze a Buy and Hold Property. Its not all about the numbers.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

28 Members Attending

This workshop is one of the most important sessions if you want to learn how to analyze deals for buy and hold. Its not all about the ROI. There are many other factors to consider when you have a long term strategy. We will go into detail and look at various scenarios and different property styles and types. From an A area single family property to…

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Short Sales

DHREA 08/05/2018

 

In this segment, Alex Deacon discusses short sales in real estate. “The Deacon of Real Esatate” lays out the steps involved, his personal pros and cons, and much more!

 

 

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Analyze a Buy and Hold Property. Its not all about the numbers.

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

23 Members Attending

This workshop is one of the most important sessions if you want to learn how to analyze deals for buy and hold. Its not all about the ROI. There are many other factors to consider when you have a long term strategy. We will go into detail and look at various scenarios and different property styles and types. From an A area single family property to…

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