Fast Cycle Investments – Resell Flowering Plants

If you are looking for an investment that you can turn a quick profit on, you might want to consider buying and reselling flowering plants for a fast cycle investment. Let the grower raise the plant and then purchase them from him when they are ready to sell. You only have to invest a few short weeks of your time to make big bucks

People always want to purchase plants to make their home and lawn look nice and homey. Planting seeds is much cheaper, but it takes a long time and getting through the seedling stage is very tricky. Plants cost more but they are well worth the money. Look around and see where you may be able to sell your plants. If your home is in a good location and you have lots of traffic, you might want to consider selling from your lawn. Of course, you may loose some grass, because foot traffic could be heavy. If you know the local grocer, you may be able to make a deal to use a corner of his parking lot as your selling area. He may also allow you to use his water for your plants for a small fee.

Find a local grower and see if he can provide you with plants for the spring season. In fall you can sell mums and in the winter, you can sell poinsettias; the same grower may be able to provide you with all the plants you need. Make a deal that allows you both to make a profit. Advertise locally and on the Internet and you will have lots of business and make lots of money.

Realistic Thoughts On Diversifying Your Art Investment Portfolio

Do you know the difference between an original print and a limited-edition print? Some would contend that they are one and the same as far as originality goes, but you can certainly purchase a limited-edition print which is not an original work of art. An original print, therefore, is basically created by hand from a stencil or plate that has been hand created by the artist in order to produce the finished result. You will see that the artist signed the original in pencil as a fraction number, to indicate it’s part of the total edition. In other words, it could be 24/100, which means that the print itself is 24th in an edition of 100. In these situations the artist is very much hands on when it comes to this entire process and he or she will often experiment before being happy with the plates used to generate the finished product. The final printer’s proof is also called a BAT.

Note that the limited-edition print may not be the work of, directly, the artisan as outlined above. It could be a simple reproduction of a painting or drawing and even though it may be signed once more by the artist, it might not be the direct work, per se, of the person.

Today, with our advanced levels of technology it’s perfectly possible to produce digital files of an image stored on a computer in a process known as Giclee’s. Other transfer methods are tending to blur the line between what can be classified as an original print and a reproduction. Purists argue on both sides of the equation and it’s true to say that when you buy signed limited edition prints as a fine art investment you should have a fairly clear idea of how that product has been produced in the first place. This will give you a clear indication of its value and how it may help you to boost the ultimate value of your portfolio as time goes by.

Whenever considering diversification of your biggest investments it’s well worth your while looking at fine art as a part of this. Many studies have shown that art collections can help you to get a 10% compounded return over a lengthy period of time, which is as good or better than many of the major stock market indices. In fact, with the stock market being as volatile as it is right now many experts consider that you should shift some of your investments into other areas that may be somewhat less susceptible to current, political and economical machinations.

Whilst no one can predict the future of course and there is always a certain element of risk whatever you plan for your economic future, people who diversify into art in this way often say that they feel that they have a more involved and hands-on approach and therefore feel as if they are in some way contributing more to their potential gains. Somehow or other the events of recent years should make us all feel that we ought to be more “in control!”

Rehab Projects Are Often Great Investment Opportunities – Why Can They Become Huge Disasters?

A rehab project is easily seen as a great investment opportunity. You are able to purchase the project at a fraction of the replacement cost. After all the cash is invested, the total cost per square foot is far below the competition. You can see an easy path to much greater cash flow after the vacancy is filled and after the rents are increased. Unfortunately, there are a ton of issues that can throw the plan off of the expected course.

A rehab project did not get in the current condition because the owners wanted a run down dilapidated apartment complex. While the situation can be and often is the result of extended neglect, the buyer must consider that neighborhoods change, crime problems develop, basic infrastructure issues become insurmountable.

Where to begin?

First, is the property in a rentable location? Spend time understanding the schools that service the property. Look at access to employment and shopping. Find out what the crime issues are on the apartment complex. Determine what crime in the surrounding area is. Check out the demographics of the area and check with local merchants, consumer, and other sources about the reputation of the area. If too many red flags begin to develop, then you may have identified a project that could resist your best efforts to rehabilitate.

Next, if the property demonstrates solid performance, look at the physical issues with the project. Are the kitchens unable to meet expectations for today’s consumers? Is the foot print to small? What changes are required to meet utility cost expectations? Does the project require central AC? Is parking inadequate? Do the units require washers and dryers in the market and for the demographic the project will serve. What about dishwashers? Are the amenities inadequate? Are the floor plans positioned wrong for demand in the market?

In the case of infrastructure issues like those suggested for review above, the right rehab plan may well be able to resolve the issues. The key considerations are putting together a detailed rehabilitation plan that resolves the issues thoroughly for rentability. If the costs begin to rise to high for the project to be viable, you will know to abandon this prospective project. However, if you can meet the project well below your affordability considerations you have identified a potentially strong performing asset.

While the considerations above can protect against a bad decision because a rehabilitation requires repositioning the project the risk is much greater because rentup may not occur as expected. Renting costs can be too great. Rehab costs may over run. Rent rates may be weaker than expected. Management issues may be greater than anticipated. In all cases, the project can become continually more challenging and lead into failure.