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Our First Halloween in the Apartment

It has been nearly a year since I moved into the Phoenixville apartments with my son, and we’re going to have our first Halloween here. At our old home, we would trick or treat by going around to the homes in the neighborhood, but it’s not quite the same in an apartment complex, because there are individual apartment doors as opposed to houses. The same concept applies, but the amount of space that is available for decorations is different. My son plans to make his own costume this year, rather than getting one from the party supply store.

Ever since a certain super hero movie came out this year, my son has been wanting to dress up as that hero for Halloween. He wanted to make the costume using a paper shopping bag, but I told him that it would be be better if we got some materials from the arts and crafts store and made something a little closer to how it looks on the movie screen, which made him even more excited.…

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How To Hire The Right Architect For Your Real Estate Development

Real estate development always begins when you hire the right architect. An architect is responsible for creating the concept, planning, and even designing the building. They are skilled and knowledgeable individuals that will perfect your dream building/ home.

A good architect is someone who listens and understand your desires and eventually transforms them into physical form. He should be well-trained and he should put the safety of the people and the communities on the top of his priority list. He should also present to you his license before starting the project.

When it comes to real estate development, hiring an experienced architect will benefit you a lot. It is no secret that the architects with at least 5 years of experience have developed certain techniques and strong relevant concepts. When choosing an architect, see to it that you do your own research. Checking your potential architect’s credentials, qualifications, experience, etc. is a must before hiring him.

Because we are now all aware of the importance of your architect’s educational qualifications, it is a must that you go over his affiliations and accreditation. The architect that you choose must be a part of a reputable institution such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This only means that your architect can provide quality service.

Another important factor you must consider is your architect’s geographical area of specialty. Don’t forget that architects are different from each other when it comes to their specializations.

You must also have a pleasant and sound relationship with your architect in order to achieve your goals on real estate development. Before you hire your potential architect, you must be sure that he has excellent communication skills. He must also be capable of answering all your questions and queries. This is very important because this will determine if your architect can finish your project on the agreed time frame.

If your architect has several good connections, this shows that he has excellent political and negotiation skills. Selecting an architect who has multiple connections and contacts will benefit you a lot.

When choosing an architect, the investor must consider all those factors mentioned above. One way of finding a reliable architect is by utilizing our access to the internet. Most if not all of them already have their own websites where they advertise their services to the public. Just visit their website and you will see their background, experience, and capabilities posted on their page. While learning more about your potential architect, you may also read some of their reviews and testimonials to know more about the quality of their service.

If you have friends, colleagues, or relatives that developed their real estate perfectly by hiring the right architect, it will be best to ask them for recommendations. After all, you cannot go wrong with a recommendation from someone you trust.

Source: Jody Kriss

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