Buy, rent or renovate....these are the options that face us today. Shawn and Leah discuss the possibilities they have as they progress in their relationship. The upcoming week is full of adventure - Shawn is driving up north to see friends and family, while Leah is staying home to redo parts of the bathroom. Decisions for the future are looming. Shawn's building in Timmins has recently sold. This means that he is mortgage-free, and is free to buy a home in Sault Ste. Marie. The happy couple has been looking at homes in town to see what's out there. Brand new construction versus older homes. New builds have no charm and character. Older homes may have wet basements and smell of rot. So many options and decisions. When to buy and when to renovate Remember the following are what to look for when buying a house or renovating your current property. Market environment – when you're selling your house and looking to buy, it's important to research what the current resale market looks like. Many market factors can impact the price of real estate and the market demand. Depending on where you are in Canada and the market conditions in that area may dictate if moving to a new property or renovating is the best solution for you, Overall costs – it's important to consider the overall cost of a move and of a renovation. While renovations normally require less monetary support than purchasing property, sometimes it's best to let the house go and move on to a new house for an exciting new adventure. Especially if family or personal circumstances have changed that may make moving a necessity. Mental well-being – an unexpected aspect to consider is everyone's well-being. House hunting is a process that can take longer than expected, so it could take a good amount of perseverance to find something that fits your standard. On the other hand, living in a house undergoing renovation can also be tiring. Either way, be sure that you're prepared for the work ahead of you. As with anything, buying something new to replace the old is very exciting, and houses are no exception to that idea. However, renovating brings a different kind of excitement when you see your own designs and vision become reality. Buy, rent or renovate....the choice is yours! This week's podcast promo: Tales From Hollywoodland
Buy, rent or renovate….these are the options that face us today. Shawn and Leah discuss the possibilities they have as they progress in their relationship. The upcoming week is full of adventure – Shawn is driving up north to see friends and family, while Leah is staying home to redo parts of the bathroom. Decisions … Buy, Rent or Renovate – SOUL FORGE PODCAST 307 Read More » The post Buy, Rent or Renovate – SOUL FORGE PODCAST 307 appeared first on The ESO Network.
Any renovation project includes two phases. Phase One is where the old and useless or hazardous parts get identified, ripped out, torn down, and taken away. Next, and only after all that, comes Phase Two, where the new, better, stronger, and beautiful is brought in and put together, so that the end result is the very essence of the word Renovate…“to restore to a former better state.” So, here we are, with this challenge before us, in this season as a church, "Will we Make the Turn?"
Matt Raad has defied convention and achieved financial freedom through a unique path. Starting with nothing, he built a high cash flow portfolio by buying and selling businesses. Today, he is a recognized authority in website investments, using digital assets to generate wealth. As a pioneer in the field, Matt was among the first to explore the potential of buying, building, and renovating websites. He now teaches beginners how to reach six and seven-figure incomes using this strategy.
If you're like many in the BuildHer community, you're probably asking this common question: How much money do I really need to renovate for profit? It's a great question, but one that doesn't have a simple answer. The first thing to note is - it depends. The amount of money you need to renovate for a profit depends on a number of things, and in this episode I walk you through four examples of different project scenarios and the financial strategies employed to carry out each one. First up, I give an overview of the standard way of renovating, which can be fairly labour and cash intensive. This involves outlaying money for things like a 20% deposit, stamp duty and settlement fees to begin with. Then there's the actual renovation, holding costs and putting it back on the market. Now, often that cash doesn't come out of savings. The good news is, If you've done a couple of projects prior, you may be able to leverage your equity for your new one. Next, I give you an example of a project where I put in a large amount of money, and had a group of seven other women invest $200k each. With this, we obtained development finance to execute the build and renovate for profit. I talk about the timeframe of the process and the return on investment received to give you an idea of what to expect on a project like this. Then we move on to something called a seller joint venture, which is a scenario with fairly low cash intensity, but can be a little harder to land. I use an example where I teamed up with someone who already owns a house ready for renovation, and the process we undertook to increase the value of the property and get that additional uplift in cash. Finally, I take you through a project where I injected zero cash, but put in my time and expertise to manage it. While a group of people invested their money in the build, my knowledge equalled my share and I was able to split the return on the sale with the other investors. As you can see, there are various ways you can renovate for profit - there is no hard and fast rule. Can it be very expensive? Certainly, but don't let this dishearten you. There are still ways to carry out your dream project, and identifying which strategy will work best for you is your best chance at success. This is your game; it's up to you how you play it! LINKS: Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's a blueprint for change! Step into the construction zone as we unpack the challenges and victories of transforming senior living spaces - especially occupied senior living communities - in this episode of Tips from Trestle. Get ready to hammer down into the complexities of renovations, particularly in active senior communities, and discover the transformative power of incorporating contemporary concepts into communal spaces. Aaron sits down with Bridge The Gap host & Founder of The Bridge Group Construction Lucas McCurdy for a dive deep into the critical role of design partners and interior groups, sharing his insights on projects involving minor additions to major structural changes and the art of seamless communication with the operating team. But it's not just about construction; it's a conversation about fostering effective teamwork, attracting skilled workers, and addressing the pressing need for affordable housing solutions in the realm of senior living. Join us for a riveting discussion that goes beyond the blueprint and into the heart of creating vibrant, purposeful spaces for our aging population. Ready to break ground? Let's go! In addition to his duties as host for the industry leading Bridge the Gap podcast, Lucas McCurdy is the founder of The Bridge Group Construction based in Dallas, Texas. Widely known as “The Senior Living Fan,” he has directed his passion for aging adults and the communities they live in to develop the industry's first renovation and construction company dedicated solely to the senior living industry. Lucas also actively supports the senior living industry including involvement in NIC, Argentum, LeadingAge, ASHA, and the NIC Future Leaders Council. Tips From Trestle is a podcast focused on discussion about senior living food & hospitality. Hosted by Trestle Hospitality Concepts Founder & CEO Aaron Fish, he shares his thoughts, musings and discussions about the food & hospitality operations, trends and happenings in the senior living industry. To support the podcast, click here: https://anchor.fm/tips-from-trestle/support Tips from Trestle is sponsored by: The Boelter Companies Navigator Group Purchasing eMenuChoice POS --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tips-from-trestle/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tips-from-trestle/support
Josh Allen of @JoshAllen_Builds joins us to talk about gaining a following by renovating his home. He tells us about changing his mindset to construction, loving learning, using scraps, smart building details, and trying new things. Catch his contagious tenacity on this episode of The Construction Life Podcast. Check out Josh on Instagram @JoshAllen_Builds and reach out over email at Josh.A.Allen513@gmail.com. Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast by texting Manny at 416 433-5737 or emailing him at email@example.com. If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to join us in studio. Are you interested in the latest trends in building, renovation, home improvement, real estate, architecture, design, engineering, contracting, trades, and DIY? Look no further! Our construction podcast and social media content cover a wide range of topics, including project management, safety, best practices, business development, leadership, marketing, customer service, productivity, sustainability, technology, innovation, and industry news.
Making science easy to understand and relatable has always been a challenge, but in the world of social media and misinformation, it's become even more difficult. Few people know this better than popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In a break from our usual focus on weather, Tyson joins the podcast this week to discuss the state of science communication in the 21st century. Why does misinformation spread so easily and what can be done to combat it? How can we improve science education? Tyson also shares the words he thinks are most misunderstood, what they really mean, and some alternatives to use instead. Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and host of the StarTalk podcast. He's hosted numerous science programs including "Nova ScienceNow" and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," and has made appearances as himself in programs such as "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons." We want to hear from you! Have a question for the meteorologists? Call 609-272-7099 and leave a message. You might hear your question and get an answer on a future episode! You can also email questions or comments to email@example.com. About the Across the Sky podcast The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team: Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. Episode transcript Note: The following transcript was created by Headliner and may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies as it was generated automatically: Sean Sublette: Hello, everyone. I'm, meteorologist Sean Sublette. And welcome to Across the Sky, our national Lee Enterprises Weather podcast. Lee Enterprises has print and digital operations at more than 70 locations across the country, including my home base here in Richmond, Virginia. I'm joined by my colleagues from Scross the Sky, Matt Holiner in Chicago, Joe Martucci at the New Jersey Shore. Kirsten Lang is on assignment this week. Our special guest this week is Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Formally, he is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has numerous books, television specials, and he hosts a podcast, Star Talk, where science and pop culture collide. And he's one of the most popular science communicators in the country today. His, most recent book is called To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery. I had a chance to talk with him just before he went out on a speaking tour of the East Coast. And fellas, I got to tell you that I got to sit down with him for about half an hour, and it was absolutely tremendous. You see some of the work that these folks do in popular culture and media, and you think, if you get a chance to talk to them, are they going to be that genuine? And, dude, absolutely was. He was just a joy to talk with. Joe, what did you kind of see? Joe Martucci: Well, I kind of took away the excitement that you had while you were interviewing him, Sean, that was tremendous. I know this was, a really special moment for you, recording, this on your birthday, no less. Happy Birthday, Sean, was. Sean Sublette: Thank you. Joe Martucci: But as somebody who has been to the Hayden Planetarium a number of times in New York City, and just the connection he has with there, of course, it's, very special to have him on and haven't really talked about some Earth and space, of course, but more the broader picture of society today and how he's contributing to the progression of society as the human race. Matt Holiner: Yeah, he really is just great to listen to. Just an excellent communicator. And it just so happens that he wants to communicate science. So that's really what's different about this podcast. Just a heads up. We're not going to just talk about weather on this episode. We really dive into all aspects of science communication and how it's become more challenging now because there's so many voices now, and how do people sort through all the information that's out there and really find the good information? So I really like how he dives into that. It's just an excellent conversation. Sean Sublette: Yeah, we really started off by talking about the importance of scientific literacy, and as you're going to be a consumer of information, what to be mindful of and what to be on the lookout for. So, without further ado, let's get right to our interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson. The importance of scientific literacy and scientific communication in an era of disinformation Sean Sublette: You do so much of this outreach, and it's extraordinary. So I want to talk about the importance of that outreach. specifically the importance of scientific literacy and scientific communication. In an era of disinformation, you work tirelessly to get the solid scientific information out there. There's so much bad information, whether it's disinformation or, know, the change in slash X and Facebook, they're always changing algorithms. So, my first question to you, thinking about cosmic perspectives, as we do, how concerned are you about scientific literacy, both domestically and internationally, and what can any or all of us do to strengthen it? Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yeah, I mean, in a free country, science illiteracy is. Anyone has the right to be illiterate, scientifically illiterate. No one's going to chase after you and pin you down to a table and force feed you science. Of course, in every state, you're required to go to school through some age, but, it's not clear how much science is required in the minimum educational portfolio of each state. But most people do graduate high school. Okay, so we can ask the question, what's going on in the science classroom in the high school? Is it what it needs to be to preempt what we see rampant across society? And apparently it's not enough or it's not the right ingredients. And so I've thought quite a bit about consider. You know, there's this song by Alice Cooper. I don't know, the title of the song maybe just called Schools Out. And the line goes, schools out for the summer. Schools out. an. It's anthemic, right? It's like, school is done and I'm done with school, and I'm going to celebrate that with a rock song. And so no one seems to be asking what's going on in school so that you would celebrate not having to go to school when your only job is to learn. That's an OD state we find ourselves in. And I don't want to blame the student, all right, we've all toiled through classes, but if your only job is to learn, maybe that can be made joyous. Maybe the curiosity necessary to learn, to learn on your own is what school needs to impart in all of its students, so that when you get out of school, you say, I'm sad school is over. But I now will continue to learn on my own because I've been inculcated with a. That's not a good word. I have been infused with, a curiosity about all that I still have yet to learn. Okay, that's a foundational comment about the school system. More specifically about science. We're taught science in these fat books with words that are bold faced that you're supposed to memorize for the exam, and then you move on. And I don't remember science being taught as a means of querying nature. Science is a tool to probe what you do not yet know. And the scientific method, which whoever can remember how to recite it, the recitation and the words used are not very informative. Test hypothesis. No, that's not what the scientific method is. I will tell you what the scientific method is. It is do whatever it takes to not fool yourself into thinking something is true that is not. Or that something is not true that is. That's what the scientific method is. Top to bottom, left to right, front to back. And if it means we can't trust our senses, bring out a chart recorder or bring out some other methods. If it means you're biased, get someone else to check your bias. If you have a hidden bias within you that you don't even see yourself, what are some of the. And, if you're susceptible to thinking something is true just because it feels good, get someone else for whom their feelings are not invested in it being true and get their view on it and compare it with yours. These are ways for the checks and balances of what it is you declare to be true. What I have found is a lot of the misinformation is peddled, shall I use that word? By charismatic people who will tell you, on a YouTube channel or whatever is their platform. I'm telling you the truth. But the big establishment wants to suppress it because they don't want you to know it. Apparently. That's irresistible. It's irresistible for truth telling. It's irresistible for product marketing. All right, I have this new device that will bypass all of these decades of marketing that's gone on with Big Pharma, big business, big government, and I am your advocate. Oh, my gosh. We're all in. When someone appeals in that way, advertisers know this because they know that you will respond more readily to a testimony of another human being than you will to a bar chart or a pie chart, which might encapsulate all the information you need to know about the integrity of the product, but that's insufficient. Get one person saying, this was the best thing I'd ever seen, and say, wow, I want that. So there's a missing dimension to our educational training. Much of it is rooted in our knowledge, understanding, and awareness of probability and statistics. Can you read the weight loss data and find out that 90% of the people do not have the result of the person who's testifying? Did you read that? Did you look at that? If you want to know where you're likely to fall in the data, go take a look. No, you don't want to fall there. You want to be with the successful person. So our inability to think statistically confounds our ability to think sensibly and rationally about data and without understanding what the scientific method is, especially with regard to our bias, implicit or explicit bias, known or unknown bias. It leaves adults susceptible for all the behavior we see on the Internet and especially in social media. So I'm taking the hard, easy answer to you and saying it's the educational system that, if it were properly wired, would preempt so much of what we see in conduct in adulthood. That's a very long answer to your question. But you asked a very loaded question there. Sean Sublette: Well, there's a lot going on there. I'm absolutely of the same mind that there is a lot of money to be made in a capitalistic society and selling something, selling information that people already want to believe. So I'm absolutely of the same mind there. And we see that, all the time. Neil deGrasse Tyson: I want to add one other thing I meant to include. So there's the charismatic person who's telling you they have the answer and others don't. There's also the lone expert. Okay, the person. And we saw this during COVID There's some MDs who are just right. That is not mainstream medicine. This is fringe medicine talking. And so they'll have their pedigree on the screen. MD, Stanford, Harvard, whatever these name. Impressive places. And then you're going to say, well, that's what I want to think is true anyway. It resonates with where I'm coming from. So I'm going to go with them, and I'm going to tell people, I'm listening to an expert. What people are not realizing is that scientific, objective truths are not established by lone wolves. They're established by repeated measurements, observations of, a declared result. And only when the repeated measurements verify it is that result. Anything that can be brought into the world of objective truths until that happens. It is fringe for some reason. Forces were operating to get the public to think that mainstream equals bad for some reason. Cutting through the disinformation in science Neil deGrasse Tyson: When mainstream is exactly what progresses science, it is precisely how it works, and mainstream is not. Oh, let's just all agree and be stubborn about it. No, mainstream is. These are experiments that repeatedly give us approximately or precisely the same result. We're going with it and we're moving on to the next problem, where you will see us fight about what's true and what's not on the frontier. but until then, no. And by the way, the researchers are faceless entities. The people who verify their research, you don't know who they are, they don't have YouTube channels. And so there's this charismatic person speaking on their own YouTube channel, and there's this vaguely rooted result you hear. It sounds vague. Well, some research has found that this is what's actually going on. Here's what you should do. No, I'm listening to this person. And so that's just to round out what it is you were trying to get across there. Sean Sublette: No, I tell people that in meteorology, before the computers got so good in these last 20 years, the best forecast is a consensus forecast. You take ten meteorologists, they look at the data, you take the average of all, they say over time, that's going to be the forecast that ends up correct. There will always be this occasional outlier, for sure, but in the longer term, that's where the money is to be made. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Right? And by the way, the word consensus, I think, officially means opinion. And so that consensus of opinion is actually redundant. But when we use the word consensus for science, these aren't opinions being expressed. These are the results of scientific experiments that are being reported by scientists. It's not simply their opinion that. No, it may come across that way. You say, well, what's the best medical opinion? Right. Opinions are, get a second opinion. All right? Usually when you ask for a second opinion, it's because you didn't like the first answer and you're going to keep doctor hopping until you find an answer you like, and then you're going to say, that's the diagnosis, which is itself a confirmation bias, which is the most pernicious among the biases. I wish we had a different word, but we have to use it. Scientific consensus is the alignment of research outcomes, not the alignment of whimsical opinions held by scientists themselves. Sean Sublette: Well, talk about word usage for a minute, because we know there are certain words we use in the scientific community that have very different connotations in the general public. The first one that comes to mind is theory. When we say a scientific theory, that's pretty close to being effect, as opposed to some kind of wishy washy thing that a lot of, the general public sees, that's kind of hypothesis. We're nowhere near that yet. Are there some words Neil deGrasse Tyson avoids in communication about science? Sean Sublette: Are there some words that you've kind of run up against and you've kind of just decided to avoid in communication? Neil deGrasse Tyson: Tons. Oh, yeah. So, I mean, if you're going to communicate, if you're going to call yourself an educator communicator, then you've got to sift through your entire lexicon, see what works, see what doesn't, see what. Now, I am fortunate. My expertise is in a field where our lexicon is highly transparent, so that I spend much less time defining words for someone than would normally occur with other professions. Jupiter has a big red spot on its atmosphere. We call it Jupiter's red spot. Right. The sun has spots. They're officially called sun spots. Right. So I don't have to then define what a sunspot is. I can just use the term and keep talking about them. So just make that clear with regard to theory. What I've done is because, it's very hard to change the public's understanding of a word. If that word has usage outside of your field, that will persist no matter how you define it for them. So theory is one of those words. So someone at home will know, I have a theory that my, so that's how they're using the word theory. You can't knock on every door and tell people to use the word differently. So I use the word theory only for established theories that are already in place. Einstein's general theory of relativity, special freely, evolutionary, theory, this sort of thing. And when people say, oh, well, if it's just a theory, that's, of course, the buzz phrase, I say, no, a theory is the highest level of understanding we have of the universe. It is not the lowest level. The lowest level would be a hypothesis. So if someone says, well, if I have a theory that, no, I say, Einstein had a theory, you have a hypothesis awaiting testing, and then people chuckle at that. So no one is then, distracted by it. So the word hypothesis is very helpful in this regard. Just tell people they have a hypothesis. If it's not yet tested, it's a hypothesis. If it's tested and it organizes ideas and it gives us insights into future discoveries, it is elevated to the level of theory. So I will say that if the conversation goes there. But if I'm just a few sentences and sound bites on the evening news, I will not use the term at all, by the way, nor will I use the word fact. A fact is that word is fraught. It's fraught because it is a fact that, if I remember the quotes correctly, it's a fact that President Trump said you could use bleach to cure COVID or whoever. It is a fact that they said it. That doesn't mean it works. So there's plenty of facts out there that reference things that are not true. So, like I said, the word fact is fraught. It is a fact that Andrew Wakefield published a paper declaring a, connection between MmR M M. vaccine and the m m measles, mumps, rubella vaccine and autism. There's a fact that he published a paper exploring that connection. That doesn't mean that's a connection. So it is a fact that mothers reported that after their kids were vaccinated, they showed, symptoms of autism. Okay? That doesn't make it a cause and effect correlation. So I don't. I never use the word fact ever. The word does not work to that point. Sean Sublette: Are there other words that you were able to use in your external communications 1520 years ago? You just throw your hands up like, I can't use that word anymore. It's lost its meaning in the general conversation. I've got to think of something else now. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yeah, of course. No, it's not an aha moment. It's a continual assessment and measurement of the stock value of words as they are used, come in and out of use as their definitions shift, as cultural, social, religious, political mores shift. You can't just declare that no one wants to learn. Or how come, they don't do their homework. Then you're not being an educator. Sorry. You're not being a communicator. Yeah, you are. You're being the professor talking to the chalkboard while you write down your equations. And without any concern whether people are either paying attention or meeting you 90% of the way there. You can't claim yourself to be a communicator unless you turn around, face the audience, and meet them 90% of the way towards wherever their brain wiring is. This happens all the time. I also find that humor enables people to smile while they're learning, and then they come back for more. But the landscape of humor has changed, as you surely know, over the years and especially over the recent decades. Certain things that were funny in 2000 are not funny today because our sensitivities have been realigned or arisen, or maybe the sensitivities were always there, but there was no platform, to position them. So, yes, plenty of words. Happens all the time. Sean Sublette: All right, so let's step back a little bit and we talk about. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's a good example. I wrote about this in the late 90s. So this is 25 years, in the can right now of, course in science, in a measurement, we speak of measurement errors. And so the public wants to know what is the answer? And they don't really have much way to embrace measurement errors. It doesn't really work unless we retrain everyone in school. Sean Sublette: I don't think box and whisker plots test, very well, do they? Neil deGrasse Tyson: Exactly. So what happens is I saw a news account of, a research paper that described the result, and it said, oh, but, it didn't catch on because the paper had a lot of errors in it. I said, what does that even mean? And then I realized the paper talked about the measurement errors, and the journalists thought that this meant it had errors. And so I've never used the word error unless it's a literal error. So I changed error to uncertainty. I wrote an essay called Certain Uncertainties, where I talked about, when you measure something, there's uncertainties around those measurements. And I don't even use the word margin of error, which is still used when they report political voting results. That's a start. Margin of error plus or, -3% that came in, in the last 20 years. That's very good. It's a start. But error is the wrong word because they are not errors. Even though we use that term, uncertainty still works. That still has scientific validity, and you don't have to define it for the public. They know what an uncertainty is. And you can say some measured, quantities are more uncertain than others. That is a completely understandable sentence. What would happen if the sun instantly went away? Sean Sublette: All right, before I cut you loose, I do have a couple of more tangible science questions. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Sorry I haven't given you a chance to ask. No, this is two questions so far. Sean Sublette: This is just extraordinary. And I'm happy to have you here and talk about these things. So I was reading the book and. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Which book? Sean Sublette: The most recent one. To infinity and beyond. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yes. Just came out two months ago. Sean Sublette: So, speed of light, of course, we know the speed of light, and it takes eight minutes for sunlight to get to Earth. Neil deGrasse Tyson: About that. Yeah. Sean Sublette: Right. One of the things that I have trouble thinking about, and this is one of these cosmic query type things, sun instantly goes away. We wouldn't know about it for eight minutes. Neil deGrasse Tyson: That's correct. We'd still orbit, we'd still feel sunlight, we'd still feel gravity. Sean Sublette: That's exactly what I wanted to ask. Does the gravitational information also take eight minutes? Does the Earth still act as if it is going in orbit around the sun, or is that gravitational force instantly gone? Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yeah. So, there's a slight, subtle difference here. In Einsteinian description of gravity, gravity is the curvature of spacetime. Okay? So we are orbiting in this curved spacetime continuum caused by the sun. And the dimples in a rubber sheet get you most of the way to understand that. Where we are sort of, spiraling, orbiting, in the dimple. Okay. So if you instantly take away the sun, that is a change in the gravitational field. And changes in the gravitational field move at the speed of light. So it would take eight minutes for you to even know that the sun's gravitational field was no longer operating on Earth, and we would instantly fly off at a tangent if that were the case. I mean, after the eight minutes. Eight minutes and 20 seconds, if you want to be precise. Sean Sublette: Right. Neil deGrasse Tyson: And, Einstein demonstrated that gravity would move at the same as the speed of light. Sean Sublette: All right, excellent. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains his speaking tour and what to expect Sean Sublette: Last thing before I let you go, talk a little bit about this speaking tour. I've seen it advertised at different theaters slightly different ways. Is it going to be very different at each place, or is this kind of all tying back to, to infinity and beyond, or what can people kind of expect? Neil deGrasse Tyson: So thanks for noticing that. So, my speaking tour is hardly ever bordering on never related to books that I've just published. The speaking tour is I get invited by a city, and many cities across the country, fascinatingly, have this sort of old grand Dam theater from 100 years ago, that if there's municipal funds, typically there are or business interests, they fix it up and what do you call it? Renovate. And they fix up the molding and the statues and the gilding. And so it's beautiful spaces. And these are back when going to a theater, you would dress up to go to see movies in the movie theater. So many of them come from that era. So many towns have such theaters, and they remain in active use. I get invited to a city to present, and so I'm, honored and flattered. I give them a list of twelve to 15 possible topics that they choose from, and then they tell me, we want you to come talk on this subject. And that's what I do. So for Richmond, they picked the topic that I've given them. Cosmic collisions. Oh, my gosh. Cosmic things that go bump in the night. There's so many things that collide. Stars collide, galaxies collide, black holes collide. Asteroids collide with Earth. We collided with an asteroid recently to try to deflect it. So it's everything that's going on in the universe. This idea that, oh, we live in a static, beautiful. No, the universe is a shooting gallery. And so I'm there to talk about how much of a shooting gallery it is. And yes, I have some videos, slides, and it's mostly me talking, but that's what Richmond is getting. There are other topics, I think I've been in this venue before. Other topics that either they didn't choose because I was there a couple of years ago or not would be the search for life in the universe. And that's continually being updated with the congressional hearings on aliens and all of this. That's a whole topic, search for life in the universe. One of my favorites is an astrophysicist goes to the movies, and that's where I highlight all manner of scenes, not just from Sci-Fi films, but other films you would never imagine cared about science. Yet there's science in it, either done very well or done very badly. And I highlight that. And that was so popular. There's a sequel to it called an astrophysicist goes to the movies. The sequel, anyhow, that's just a smattering of the topics. And typically there's a book that I written recently, and if the theater is interested, they might task a local, indie publisher to sell them in the lobby. But most of the time, that's not what happens. And if they do, it has nothing to do with the talk. In other words, when I go on, quote, tour, I'm, not trying to sell you anything. I'm a servant of your appetite, of your cosmic appetite, as declared by the host for whatever it's their judgment of the audience's interest. Sean Sublette: Excellent. Sean Sublette: Well, I've got the book. It's wonderful. And personally, thank you for, as a meteorologist, thank you for starting with the atmosphere in the book. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Oh, we did. Thanks for noticing that we start. Sean Sublette: Oh, I noticed that right away. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Yeah, there's a whole discussion of the atmosphere, because the book, to infinity and beyond, by the way, it's a beautiful book. I would say that even if I was not co-author of it, I co-wrote it with our longtime senior, producer for Startalk my podcast. This is a collaboration between Star Talk and National Geographic books. And so the book is, they don't know how to make an ugly book. This is National Geographic, so it's highly illustrated. And it's an exploration of what it was like standing flat footed on Earth, looking up. And what did it take for us to ascend from Earth to the stars and know we go from Icarus? That's a nice first story to tell. And Icarus dies. And you say to yourself, well, oh, I'm not going to try to fly. Or you're going to say, well, let me maybe design the wings differently of a different material rather than wax. Okay. And of course, they thought that temperature would get higher as you ascended the atmosphere, when, of course, the exact opposite is the case. And so it's fun to explore what was imagined to be sort of infinitely far away in the history of this quest. We would then conquer it. Let me use a less militaristic word. We would then achieve those goals, and then we're standing in a new place now. We are now in balloons, and we can say, well, how do we fly with not a balloon. Now we have airplanes, and how do we fly out of the atmosphere? We have rockets. How do we fly beyond? How do we fly to the moon? How do we fly beyond the moon? Well, we can't do that yet, but we can send our robotic emissaries. How do we go beyond those? Well, then our mind takes us there. All right. And so part of this quest, the whole book chronicles and storytells this quest, which is quite, the noblest thing. Our species did it, and no one other, species comes close to even wondering that this could be something we could do. So I got to hand it to humans, to making this work in that way. So, yeah, that book only just came out two months ago and very proud of it, and it's a very beautiful. And the DNA of my podcast, Star Talk, is science, pop culture, and humor. I mentioned humor earlier. The pop culture part is you show up at the door with a pop culture scaffold that I already know, because that's the definition of pop culture. It's a common knowledge. I don't have to say who Beyoncé is or what a football field looks like. There's certain fundamentals that are out there. We take the science and clad it onto that scaffold so that you already care about something, and now you care about it more because I've added more information for you to celebrate about the thing this pop culture thing you cared about. Point is, in this book, we do that continually. If there's a Hollywood movie that touches some of the topics that we address, this is like the scenery along the way of the book. I dip into the movie and we talk about how well the movie did or didn't, portray that physics. Sean Sublette: Wonderful. Dr. Tyson, I know you've got to get going, so thank you so much for your time. Shout out to Chuck, nice and all the team there at Star Talk. Love the work, love what he brings to it as well. And when you have the guest, my. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Comedian, my co-host, comedian or foil. Sean Sublette: But, it's wonderful. Thank you so much. Looking forward to seeing you, when you're down here in Richmond next week. And travel safe, sir. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Excellent. Thank you for those well wishes. Neil deGrasse Tyson says you have to reach people where they are Sean Sublette: And guys. I was just absolutely in my element talking with him about science and how to communicate science, and the things you want to do, as he said, to reach people where they are. I let my daughter know I was doing this and she really emphasized this point that he made is that you have to meet people 90% of where they are already. Don't turn your back and write on a chalkboard. Look at people, be with people, understand where they are to make that connection with them. That is so key in this day and Age. Joe Martucci: I agree with that 100%. I think I might even said on this podcast, when it comes to weather forecast, you Have, I don't kNow, maybe two dozen places to get a weather forecast from at any given point in time, at any point in day. So what differentiates you from those other 24 people? Well, accuracy is going to have something to do with it, but a lot of times it has to do with the connection that you have with the community. Now, there's downsides to that. as Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke about, you have some people who are very personable, but who might not know what they're talking about. But when you have somebody who knows what they're talking about is in the community or meeting with the people where they are, that is where you have the best results. And that's why you have people like Neil deGrasse Tyson, who's widely respected and acclaimed not only because he knows what he's talking about, but because he's doing it in a way where you can listen and say, hey, yeah, I know what he's talking about. Hey, I Know What She's Talking About. Joe Martucci: So, great job, Sean, with the podcast. Matt Holiner: yeah, there's just a lot to unpack mean, I wish we could have kept the conversation going. I wish we all could have been in there and asked questions. We could have chatted with him for hours. But obviously a very busy guy and does not have the time for, you know, I think what really highlighted for me the challenge that we're facing these days is he went through words that are difficult to use these days and have double meanings. He talked about how he doesn't even like to use the word fact. He Said the word does NOt work, fact. And that kind of blew my mind. It's like, gosh, we don't even know what facts are because he says it's a fact that somebody said this, but it's not a fact that what they said is true. And it's like, gosh, that's a good point. So even the meaning of the word fact is difficult. And how I liked also how he used, if something hasn't been tested yet, what you're saying is a hypothesis. It's not a theory. He talked about, oh, I have a theory about this. It's like, no, you have a hypothesis because you haven't tested it yet. If it's been tested, then you can call it a theory. So just talking about that and the word error, he mentioned that as well. How if you use the word error, people might say, oh, well, then this paper is just garbage because it's full of errors. Like, no, those were measurement errors. It's talking about uncertainty. It wasn't an error itself. So he's very cautious about the word error and only using the word error when a true error was made. So, gosh, we have to be so careful about the wording because it can be misconstrued and misunderstood so easily. Gosh, him just going through those different words just shows you what a challenge it is today, how you have to be so careful about the wording and is all about the wording and being very explicit and explaining things in detail. Otherwise it'll get totally misunderstood. Sean Sublette: It takes a lot of work because certain words have different connotations. And like you said, you're not going to go in, knock on people's doors and go, no, you're using that word wrong. You're not going to do that. Right. So this is why you kind of have to take opportunities as they come to redirect, what you want to get out of a word or a meaning like that. It's like when we talk about weather, we talk about severe weather. In meteorology, we're talking about something very specific. We're talking about damaging winds that are generally more than 58 miles an hour. We're talking about a tornado. But to a lot of the general public, severe weather is just bad. That's just bad weather, right? So language is always changing, and as he said, it's always evolving. It's not like, well, we just kind of watch how the lexicon changes. Some terms just don't mean what they used to. Humor is changing through time, so it is always a process. And I think that's one of the things that anybody who's trying to communicate science needs to be aware of. And he does a great job with the humor as Well. I try to do it with humor. sometimes I'm a little more successful, than others, but it was certainly just a great podcast. I'm very grateful for him, to spend some time with us. Coming up on the Across the Sky podcast: American Ninja Warrior, Bob Dylan and more! Sean Sublette: Joe. We've got a couple other more interesting things coming up, down the pike, right? Joe Martucci: Oh, yeah, we sure do. So coming up on the, Monday after Thanksgiving, this is October. Excuse me. November 22. Oh, my gosh. Doing it all wrong. Let's try it again. November 27. There we go. Third time is a charm. We are going to have Joe Morovsky from American Ninja Warrior Come on the podcast. Joe, is also known as the Weatherman on American Ninja Warrior. Yes, he is a meteorologist, and yes, we are going to talk to him about the weather and his time on the NBC hit show. Then on December the fourth, we actually have one of my college professors, Dr. Alan Robock. Now he courses a meteorologist, but he's also a very big Bob Dylan fan. In fact, he's such a Bob Dylan fan that he did his PhD thesis on Bob Dylan and the Weather. so that is really interesting. And then we also have an episode for you on December 18. That's going to be ten things to know about winter. And then sometime in that week, between Christmas and New Year's, we're going to have our year in review. So the train keeps on rolling here at the across the Sky podcast team. we've gotten a couple of emails of feedback over the past days and weeks, and we certainly appreciate that. And you certainly can continue to send that to Podcast@Lee.net that's Podcast@Lee.net. Or feeling like it and want to give us a call. You certainly can at 609-272-7099. 609-272-7099 Back to you, Sean. Sean Sublette: All right, good stuff all around. Anything else, Matt? Are you good, man? Matt Holiner: I'm still letting that interview wash over me. Man. I, think the other thing he know, a lot of times, a lot of the people that are spreading misinformation are very charismatic, and so that's why they're catchy and people latch onto them. But it's like, well, you know what? We need charismatic people to be spreading good information. He is the prime example. We need more Neil deGrasse Tysons in the world to spread good information and be charismatic. Sean Sublette: Yeah. No argument with that for me. All right, gentlemen, thank you very much. And Joe Martucci and Matt Holiner. And in absentia, Kirsten Lang in Tulsa, thanks for joining us. A week on the across the Sky Podcast. I'm meteorologist Sean sublet in Richmond, Virginia. Have a great week, and we will see you next time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The world of architecture and design has seen a notable shift in recent years. The rigid principles of modernism have given way to a new era of experimentation, boldness, and individuality in design. In this podcast episode, we explored this exciting shift with Rebecca Gross, an architectural and design writer and the author of the book "Ornament is Not a Crime." Rebecca's journey into the world of design began with a master's degree in the history of decorative arts and design. She then started writing for architecture magazines and websites, gaining a deep understanding of architectural trends. Over the years, she noticed a fascinating trend in the world of architecture and interiors – a resurgence of expressive design. Rebecca points out that modernism's strict design rules, have given way to a new design philosophy. Postmodernism challenges these rules and encourages designers to experiment, embrace color, diverse shapes, and, most importantly, tell their clients' stories through design. It's a departure from the idea of broad appeal; instead, it's about creating niche and expressive spaces. One of the key takeaways from the episode is the idea of playfulness in design. In postmodernism, designers have the freedom to experiment with unconventional color combinations, draw inspiration from personal memories and nostalgia, and challenge conventions. For example, Rebecca highlights a kitchen design inspired by a client's childhood memories of paddle pops, resulting in vibrant yellow benchtops and confectionery-themed materials. Commercial architecture often leads the way when it comes to playful and experimental design. Designers in this space can play with color, pattern, and the juxtaposition of old and new elements. These commercial projects serve as a wellspring of inspiration that can be adapted to residential design. The goal is to draw inspiration from elements like color, texture, and heritage while pushing boundaries. Rebecca shares her wealth of knowledge as we explore postmodernism in this episode, Her passion inspires us to be bold, trust our design choices, and infuse personal meaning into our spaces. LINKS: Rebecca's Website: www.rebeccalgross.com Rebecca's Book: linktr.ee/rebeccalgross Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In today's podcast episode, we sit down with the passionate and dedicated developer, Jen Sinclair. Currently immersed in a thrilling build project on the Gold Coast, Jen takes us on a journey through her experiences, trials, and triumphs in the world of duplex development. With 18 months of intense planning and design work behind her, Jen candidly shares the emotional rollercoaster and grueling workload that accompanies this marathon-like venture. Developing property can demand all of our attention, but that's hard to give when you're balancing it with motherhood. Jen shares the tightrope act of juggling work and personal life during this construction process. We dive into the added responsibilities and commitments that come with caring for children while simultaneously managing a demanding build project, as well as the pressure to be a "supermom". Jen's approach to her duplex builds involves close collaboration with her builder right from the design phase. She discusses the benefits of having a builder who understands the specific requirements of the project and how this collaboration can lead to a smoother and more cost-effective process. By building trust and maintaining open lines of communication, builders and developers can create spaces that truly meet their desired outcomes. We then discuss the unique considerations that come with building duplexes. Jen mentions the importance of selecting the right block with adequate street frontage or length, depending on the desired duplex configuration. Orientation and the surrounding properties are also crucial factors to consider in order to ensure proper sunlight and overall livability. Jenn emphasizes the value of engaging a designer familiar with multi-residential projects and focusing on the ventilation and other specific aspects of duplex construction. Jen Sinclair's firsthand experiences as a developer are honest and practical. In this conversation, she shares invaluable insights into the emotional and physical demands of the construction journey and underscores the significance of collaboration with builders, meticulous site acquisition, and efficient feasibility planning. LINKS: Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Buyers are turned off by a big to-do list when it comes to a new home, but is a renovation really worth the time and investment?Are you getting your home ready to sell and feeling unsure about whether you should renovate it first? It can be difficult to know if the time, effort, and investment will be worthwhile. In today's episode, I am sharing our top do's and don'ts when it comes to making updates to your home before selling. If you are thinking about selling your home or want to know what is the best decision and the most important things you should do to get top-dollar, this episode is for you.NEXT STEPS:Check the blog post here >>>Should I Renovate My Home Before Selling To Get More MoneyGrab your freebie:2023 Top Interior Design Trends Guide and Color GuideConnect With Me:Website: www.dcdouglasinteriors.com/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgInstagram: @dcdouglasinteriorsFacebook Page: @dcdouglasinteriorsincLinkedin: @shereedouglas
Seekord olid Sympowerist külas Tõnis Ojandu ja Jaak Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, kellega rääkisime GitOps lahenduste kasutamisest ja ise loomisest. Muuhulgas jõudsime tutvuda ka Renovate nimelise sõltuvuste halduse tööriistaga. Jaga oma arvamust meie Facebook grupis või Discord serveris, kas oma GitOps lahenduste ehitamine on sobiva lahenduse saamiseks vältimatu? Episoodi veavad Priit Liivak, Tiit Paananen Algorütmi toetavad Nortal, Pipedrive ja Veriff.
I have the pleasure of welcoming Leah from Entourage Finance today and we've teamed up with Entourage to bring you a series on all things borrowing. This episode is all about finance and lending 101. Leah shares her expertise on the fundamentals of borrowing as we discuss the ins and outs of deposits, mortgage costs, borrowing capacity, and more. Leah and I talk about the advantages of working alongside a broker and how access to multiple lenders will ensure that you find the best fit for your unique financial circumstances and goals. This flexibility can be crucial when it comes to securing a loan tailored to your needs. We talk about financing in terms of saving up for a deposit and different scenarios that can play out with lending. It's crucial to remember that you also need to account for additional costs associated with property purchases, such as stamp duty, conveyancer fees, lender fees, and settlement-related expenses. These costs can vary, so it's essential to be financially prepared. Another big consideration is lender's mortgage insurance, which can add thousands to your loan amount. Leah explains some of the exemptions and concessions available, especially for first-time homebuyers. Understanding your borrowing capacity is crucial when planning to buy a property. Lenders assess this by considering your income, expenses, and liabilities. Leah explains that different lenders have varying policies for calculating borrowing capacity, making it essential to work with a broker who can guide you to the lender that suits your circumstances best. Leah also provides insights into how to enhance your borrowing capacity and why Entourage always recommend obtaining pre-approval before seriously considering a property purchase. While it's not a 100 percent guarantee, pre-approval offers a high level of certainty and helps you set realistic expectations when house hunting. It's a valuable step to take before making an offer on a property. Understanding the basics of finance and borrowing is essential when embarking on your journey to homeownership or property investment. With the guidance of professionals like Leah and the team at Entourage Finance, you can navigate the complex world of finance with confidence. Stay tuned for future episodes where we'll explore more advanced topics in property finance and lending. LINKS: Entourage Finance Blog Post: Finance 101 with Entourage Finance Website: https://entourage.com.au/ Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Today we're thrilled to welcome Barbara Ramsey, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in commercial construction. She's also one of our BuildHers and has created a beautiful home for her and her family. She learned a lot in the process and is here to share these valuable insights that can benefit anyone considering a renovation. Barbara kicks off the discussion by diving into the early stages of her renovation journey. She explains her decision to purchase the property and how she immediately engaged in site establishment and discovery Her key takeaway here was that early engagement with design and construction professionals can significantly expedite the renovation process and help proactively address potential challenges. Selecting the right builder is a pivotal decision in any renovation project, and Barbara sheds light on her criteria for making this choice. She emphasizes factors like a builder's previous work, program availability, and references. It's important to consider more than just price, you need to find a partner who can align with your project's goals. We then explore the construction phase, highlighting the importance of efficient communication and collaboration between the homeowner and the builder. Barbara stresses that maintaining clarity in project expectations and keeping the builder engaged throughout the process can significantly contribute to a successful build. We also discuss strategies for minimizing variations during the project. She underlines the importance of comprehensive documentation and clear briefs, citing an example where specifying an item in the brief prevented a costly variation. Detailed documentation and briefs can help prevent surprises and keep the project on track. The reflections Barbara shares in this episode provide valuable lessons for anyone embarking on a home renovation journey. She underscores the significance of early planning, effective communication, and meticulous attention to detail in achieving a successful renovation project. LINKS: Find Barbara's blog post: https://www.buildhercollective.com.au/blog/ Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of the Advancing Surgical Care Podcast, ASCA Chief Executive Officer Bill Prentice talks with Deb Yoder, RN, CASC, vice president of clinical operations for Surgical Management Professionals, about the critical steps and considerations involved in constructing and opening a new ASC. Yoder is an accomplished nurse with frontline experience in operating rooms, cardiac catheterization labs, intensive care and surgery centers. In her current position, she is responsible for overseeing the design and construction of new ASCs and has assisted in developing and equipping 13 new facilities. This highly informative discussion covers architectural and regulatory pre- and post-planning, construction management and how to prepare a new facility for a successful opening.
When done well, home renovations can help you make a SERIOUS profit on your properties. Whether it's a simple fix or a complex rehab, having a few systems and processes in place will go a long way toward ensuring your success. The best part? Any rookie can implement them! Welcome back to the Real Estate Rookie podcast! Today, we're chatting with graphic designer turned full-time investor, Serena Norris. After a friend introduced her to the book Rich Dad Poor Dad, real estate quickly became Serena's new obsession. She quit her job to spend the following months networking and attending meetups until, naturally, she found a mentor to show her the ins and outs of investing. At first, she was willing to take on all kinds of mundane tasks and soak up as much information as possible. In no time, Serena was running her own BRRRRs (buy, rehab, rent, refinance, repeat)! Whether you need help convincing a mentor to invest in you or managing your own home renovation projects, Serena's got you covered! In this episode, she delivers a thorough breakdown of how to estimate rehab costs and find a good contractor for your home renovations—as well as some of the invaluable systems, tools, and templates you'll need along the way! If you're EVER going to do a home renovation (which you probably will), DO NOT skip out on this! In This Episode We Cover: How to manage a home renovation project from start to finish Finding a real estate mentor (and how to provide value to them!) Systems, processes, and templates that EVERY rookie investor needs Building the perfect scope of work for your home renovation job Hiring the right contractor for your project (and how to make sure you're covered!) Everything you need to complete a home renovation project remotely And So Much More! Links from the Show Find an Agent Find a Lender Ashley's BiggerPockets Profile Ashley's Instagram Tony's BiggerPockets Profile Tony's Instagram Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group Join BiggerPockets for FREE Submit Your Real Estate Rookie Question! The Step-by-Step Guide to Finding the BEST Off-Market Real Estate Deals w/Nate Robbins How to Work LESS and Earn MORE by Putting “Profit First” in Real Estate w/Mike Michalowicz How to Renovate a House — Step by Step Book Mentioned in the Show The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by J Scott Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki Connect with Serena: Serena's Instagram Serena's Email Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/rookie-330 Interested in learning more about today's sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Email: email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There's a lot more to designing a renovation than making aesthetic choices. While that's the fun part, there are the more practical elements to consider as well, such as budget and architectural constraints. So, with a host of different decisions to be made, how do you know where to start? Today on the podcast, I'm joined by the incredible Kate Lawrence, an interior designer and developer who specialises in residential design. Kate shares with us the process she followed for her recent duplex developments, and her approach to undertaking renovations that are not only cohesive in their design, but functional and sustainable. In our conversation, we discuss the importance of creating cohesiveness to ensure a coherent blend between the exterior and interior of a home. For example, a kitchen should look like it belongs in that house, and the living room connected seamlessly to the facade. Kate sheds light on her design philosophy to achieve this result, which always starts from designing from the outside. We then move on to materials, and Kate discusses her preference for certain materials that add both elegance and functionality. Timber shutters, for instance, play a pivotal role in creating the desired ambiance, while stone and warm white render add character and warmth to the exteriors. We talk about the importance of making selections that strike a balance between visual appeal and practicality, particularly when there are budgets to keep in mind. We explore the benefits of early integration in a project, where becoming involved as soon as possible enables the design team to make informed decisions, potentially adjust architectural elements and set a clear vision for the project from the get-go. By having designers like Kate on board early, clients can navigate the complex world of design, materials and budgets more efficiently. This episode is packed with so many gems on making smart design choices, sticking to budget and creating that beautiful flow from the outside in. So tune in and get inspired to create that smooth and streamlined process for your next project! LINKS: Connect with Kate: Website: https://www.katelawrenceinteriors.com.au/ Instagram: @katelawrenceinteriors Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pools are a huge investment and there are lots of things to consider when deciding to build one. We want you to have all the knowledge you need to make the right choice, which is why I'm joined by expert Darin from Mint Design to dive deep into the world of pool design. In over a decade of designing pools and landscapes, Darin has been awarded multiple industry awards including a Best in Show Trophy and Gold Medal at the Melbourne Garden Show. He's passionate about creating outdoor spaces that people can love and enjoy for years to come. He shares the biggest choices people need to make when building a pool for their home. How big should a pool be? What materials should you use? How will you heat the pool? There are so many more things to consider, and there are no one-size-fits-all answers here. The options need to be weighed up against your space, budget, and desire. Having expert input early on in this process is vital to ensuring you don't get stuck with a pool that's not suited to you. We also explore the illusion of light in pools, highlighting how the water and tiles play off each other to create unexpected colours. The conversation then turns to the world of pool tiles, where they explore the different material and pattern options available, emphasising how each choice can drastically alter the visual appeal of a pool. But what's design without visualization? The hosts discuss the indispensable role of rendering in today's design era. Through renders, designers can offer clients a glimpse into the future, showcasing near-accurate representations of the final pool look. Like designing homes, designing pools is a dance of functionality, compliance, and aesthetics. And in this dance, the value of collaboration and the significance of expert insights cannot be overstated. I hope this episode empowers you with a wealth of information on finding the right pool for your space, but also that it serves as a testament to the unmatched value of seeking out seasoned professionals in the field. LINKS: Connect with Darin: Website: https://mintdesign.net.au/about/ Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week's minisode, we'll be discussing the pros and cons of the BRRRR method, a very popular real estate investing strategy. As you know, BRRRR stands for “Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance, Repeat,” and for the longest time, it's been deemed as the best way for real estate investors to make passive income. But does the BRRRR method still work in today's market? After all, the real estate industry has been changing rapidly in the last few years, and what worked in 2018 or 2019 might not work next year. This is exactly what we're discussing in today's episode, so, if you'd like to learn more, make sure to give it a listen! Well then, what are you waiting for? Tune in now. Key Takeaways: Introduction (00:00) What is BRRRR? (01:24) The pros of the BRRRR strategy (01:05) The cons of the BRRRR strategy (03:21) Creative financing and the BRRRR method (06:32) A message to investors (09:55) Additional Resources: ⚡ Join the InvestHER Movement Get your ticket for InvestHER CON 2024: https://www.therealestateinvesther.com/investhercon Join the InvestHER Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/therealestateinvesther/ Apply for your STRIVE Membership here: https://www.therealestateinvesther.com/membership Join our InvestHER Meetups: https://www.therealestateinvesther.com/investhercon Schedule a discovery call with us: https://www.therealestateinvesther.com/investherorg -- The Real Estate InvestHER Show is a podcast by women for women all over the world who want to learn how to invest in real estate, grow their portfolio, and develop the mindset that allows them to run successful businesses while taking care of their families and – most importantly – taking care of themselves. Follow us for more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Today we welcome landscape architect Tylah from The Sunday Garden to share her expertise in garden design, landscaping, and creating outdoor spaces that enhance the beauty and value of your home. During the conversation, we dive into smart strategies for garden planning and planting. Tylah unveils the advantages of planting trees and shrubs that have already matured, instantly transforming your garden. She delves into the art of selecting the right plants tailored to your local climate and soil conditions. Additionally, Tylah shares insights on harnessing the power of perennials to achieve rapid and dramatic garden transformations. Tylah underscores the importance of consistent care and maintenance, especially during the initial months after planting. She provides guidance on choosing the optimal time of year for planting to ensure your garden's success. She also encourages flexibility and adaptability as your garden matures, suggesting how to modify and evolve it over time. Financial considerations are also addressed, as Tylah offers invaluable advice on allocating your budget wisely. She explains when it's worth splurging on certain garden elements and when you can save without compromising quality. Furthermore, Tylah discusses the significance of addressing soil quality and drainage during construction, a critical aspect often overlooked. Your garden makes the first impression for your home, and can significantly impact your property's value. In this episode, Tylah shares a wealth of knowledge to help you design and maintain a purposeful garden that leaves a lasting impression. LINKS: Connect with Tylah Instagram: @typhoony The Sunday Garden: @thesundaygarden Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Creating a home decorated with cleaning in mind may seem impossible, but it can be done! In this episode of “Ask a House Cleaner”, host Angela Brown talks with designer Rebecca West about home design strategies focused on easy maintenance and cleanability. Rebecca shares genius tips for selecting durable yet stylish materials tailored for specific areas in your home, as well as design elements to avoid for optimal cleanability. Discover how small design changes can make a dramatic difference in keeping homes spotless day-to-day. Reframe how you see your living spaces and prevent cleaning headaches. Join Angela and Rebecca as they share their wealth of knowledge on building a clean-friendly home. Find out how you can create functional spaces that remain effortlessly clean and withstand heavy use. Don't miss out on transforming your home into a clean and elegant haven! Home Decor with Cleaning in Mind Chapters: 00:00 Introduction of the Guest Speaker 00:25 Downsizing Furniture When Moving to a New Home 01:32 Taking it One Object at a Time for Decluttering 02:19 Discussion on Hard-to-Clean Items in the House 08:36 Customizing Low Maintenance House RESOURCES ------------------ Happy Starts at Home: Change your space, transform your life - https://amzn.to/462Y2VD The New Design Rules: How to Decorate and Renovate, from Start to Finish - https://amzn.to/48oaoJi Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff - https://amzn.to/45YJ4zE Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home - https://amzn.to/3rlt1Ni A Healthier Home: The Room by Room Guide to Make Any Space A Little Less Toxic - https://amzn.to/3PNi4gW (When available, we use affiliate links and as Amazon Associates we earn a commission on qualifying purchases.) *** RATE THIS PODCAST *** https://ratethispodcast.com/askahousecleaner *** TRAINING & CLEANING CERTIFICATION*** https://savvycleaner.com/join *** MOST REQUESTED LIST OF CLEANING STUFF I USE *** https://www.Amazon.com/shop/AngelaBrown SOCIAL MEDIA --------------- *** CONNECT WITH REBECCA ON SOCIAL MEDIA *** Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seriouslyhappyhomes/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seriouslyhappyhomes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/happyseriously Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccasusanwest/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/seriouslyhappyhomes/ Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/seriously-happy-homes-seattle *** CONNECT WITH ANGELA ON SOCIAL MEDIA *** YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AskAngelaBrown Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/AskAngelaBrown Twitter: https://Twitter.com/AskAngelaBrown Instagram: https://instagram.com/AskAngelaBrown Pinterest: https://Pinterest.com/AskAngelaBrown Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/AskAngelaBrown TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@askangelabrown Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/AngelaBrown URL: https://AngelaBrown.com NEED MORE CLEANING HELP? ------------- *** GOT A QUESTION FOR A SHOW? *** Please email it to Angela[at]AskaHouseCleaner.com Voice Mail: Click on the blue button at https://askahousecleaner.com *** PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CLEANERS PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP *** https://www.facebook.com/groups/ProfessionalHouseCleaners/ *** VRBO AIRBNB CLEANING FACEBOOK GROUP *** https://www.facebook.com/groups/VRBO.Airbnb.Cleaning/ *** LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET MORE CLEANING LEADS *** https://housecleaning360.com SPONSORSHIPS & BRANDS ------------------- Today's #AskaHouseCleaner sponsor is #SavvyCleaner training and certification for house cleaners and maids. (https://savvycleaner.com/join) And your host today is #AngelaBrown - https://g.page/r/CbMI6YFuLU2GEBI/review *** ADVERTISE WITH US *** We do work with sponsors and brands. If you are interested in working with us and you have a product or service that makes sense for the cleaning industry here's how to work with us -https://savvycleaner.com/brand-deals *** SAVVY CLEANER BRANDS *** SAVVY CLEANER - House Cleaner Training and Certification – https://savvycleaner.com/join VRBO AIRBNB CLEANING – Cleaning tips and strategies for your short-term rental https://TurnoverCleaningTips.com FUNNY CLEANING SHIRTS – Incentive and thank-you gifts for house cleaners and maids. https://FunnyCleaningShirts.com HOARDING WORLD - Helping you change your relationship with stuff https://HoardingWorld.com REALTY SUCCESS HUB - Helping you sell your home fast https://realtysuccesshub.com CREDITS -------------------------- Show Produced by: Savvy Cleaner: https://savvycleaner.com Show Host: Angela Brown Show Editor: Anna Nikitchuk Show Producer: Anna Nikitchuk
When it comes to designing your home, it's tempting to make choices that emulate the highly curated pages of a magazine. However, your home is a haven that should be a reflection of you, your values and the way you live your day-to-day life. Today on the podcast, we're joined by the lovely Lauren Li, interior designer and author of The New French Look. Lauren's love affair with the French style began during a stint of living abroad in her twenties, where she wrote an article for The Design Files on French designers. This ignited the passion that eventually led Lauren to write a source of inspiration and practical guide for readers who want to incorporate the French style into their own homes. In our conversation, we discuss The New French Look's exploration of different regions in France, from the elegance of Parisian apartments to the rustic charm of the French countryside. While we see variations in style between city and country, mountains and seaside, there appears to be a common philosophy in how the French approach design. We talk about the lived-in feeling evoked through French design, contrasting the minimalist style that can often feel staged and impersonal. From the fearless use of colour to the relaxed placement of art, we delve into what makes the French style sophisticated yet carefree, and how it challenges the idea that design must be overly curated or contrived. Lauren encourages us to find ways to bring these elements and some of that ‘je ne sais quoi' to our own homes. We then discuss Lauren's initiative The Design Society, a community that aims to support fellow designers through online courses, workshops and live Q&A sessions. We talk about the complexity of running an interior design business, which means having a network of people to support us as we navigate challenges is invaluable. Lauren's fresh perspective on design and dedication to fostering a collaborative community of designers is incredibly inspiring. This conversation has so many gems to take away, whether you're starting out in your interior design career or embarking on your own home design journey. Enjoy! LINKS: The New French Look Connect with Lauren: Instagram: @sisalla_interior_design Website: https://sisalla.com.au/ Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today is Thursday, September 14. Here are some of the latest headlines from the Fargo, North Dakota area. InForum Minute is produced by Forum Communications and brought to you by reporters from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and WDAY TV. For more news from throughout the day, visit InForum.com.
Investing can be an incredibly powerful weapon, but only if you know how to wield it On today's podcast episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Owen Raszkiewicz, the Founder of Rask Finance, a prominent financial education platform in Australia. He's super passionate about providing people with the tools they need to take control of their financial future, and shares a lot of wisdom about this today. Owen emphasises the importance of commencing your investment journey early in life. He reveals how small, consistent investments, made over time, can lead to substantial returns. We also discuss prevalent misconceptions and fears that often deter individuals from investing. He identifies three major limiting beliefs: the misconception of not having enough money, the fear of not knowing enough, and the myth of not having enough time. Owen elaborates on the advantages of investing in shares and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). He explains how the stock market rewards innovation and growth, making it a compelling avenue for long-term investment. He also highlights the transformative potential of automation in making investing accessible and hassle-free for everyone. We talk about the importance of transitioning from relying solely on business income to diversifying through investments. He dispels the notion that most individuals will amass wealth solely through their businesses. Instead, he emphasises the discipline of allocating a portion of one's income regularly into investments. Drawing from his personal experience, Owen shares the significance of imparting financial literacy to children. He shares how his parents instilled the value of money in him and encourages parents to follow suit. Simple practices, such as allocating pocket money for both spending and investing, can set the stage for a financially savvy future generation. Owen is an expert in simplifying the complexities of finance, and he shares invaluable insights into the world of personal finance and investing, that will help you pave the way for a brighter financial future. Enjoy! LINKS: Rask Finance: https://www.rask.com.au/ Owen's Instagram: @owenraskau Elevate Building Group: https://elevatebuilding.com.au/ Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of the property market? In this episode, we sat down with expert property advocate Amy Lunardi to gain valuable insights into the ever-changing landscape of real estate. Throughout our conversation, we delved into topics such as property pricing, market trends, and strategic buying decisions. Amy, a seasoned property advocate, shared her wisdom on how to thrive in a dynamic market and make informed choices that align with your goals. Amy kicked off the conversation by shedding light on the role of a property advocate. Contrary to popular belief, property advocacy is more than just inspecting houses; it involves extensive research, negotiation, and managing various aspects of a property transaction. While the process may not always be glamorous, it offers valuable insights into the market's inner workings. We delved into the intricacies of property pricing, exploring how market forces, interest rates, and consumer sentiment can impact the value of a property. Amy shared her experiences of witnessing property prices fluctuate over the years and highlighted the importance of understanding comparable sales analysis to accurately appraise a property's worth. One of the key dilemmas buyers face is whether to buy first or sell first. Amy offered insights into the pros and cons of both approaches, highlighting the importance of aligning your strategy with your circumstances and risk tolerance. She emphasised that there's no one-size-fits-all answer and encouraged listeners to assess their options carefully. Looking ahead, Amy provided a glimpse into what the property market might hold in the coming months. She speculated on potential rate reductions and their impact on buyer affordability. Additionally, Amy mentioned the upcoming reduction in tax rates, which could enhance borrowing capacities and stimulate market activity. Amy share's a lot of wisdom in this episode and advises buyers to be proactive, patient, and pragmatic in their approach. Making informed decisions based on thorough research and understanding market trends is essential for success in the property market. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned investor, Amy's insights can guide you toward making confident choices. LINKS: Amy Lunardi's Website: https://amylunardi.com.au/ Elevate Building Group: https://elevatebuilding.com.au/ Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Belinda Smith is the director of Renovate and Real Estate, a company that has the goal to help people reach financial independence through property investing and renovations. Growing up, Smith saw a disparity between herself and her peers, so financial security was a big goal for her. Combine this goal with her love for creativity, and renovating properties was a natural career for her.In this episode, Smith will share the risky details of being a police officer in the 80s'. As well as this, she will delve into her passion for renovations and the story of how she made $40,000 in only one day! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
I love getting questions from our amazing BuildHer community, and today I'm addressing one we've received about how to best tackle a home build. We're talking all about decision-making, knowing your strategy, planning ahead and who to trust. Firstly, there are a million different decisions to make during a build, and it seems to come easier for some people than others. However, if you struggle with or find the decision-making process overwhelming, there are definitely ways to ease the load. I encourage you to take the time to document every aspect of the build well in advance of it starting. From the tile set up, to joinery, to knowing what stone you want - planning ahead is key. However, I also share tips for those who may not have the time for meticulous planning, or who thrive on spontaneity. There will inevitably be unforeseen challenges that arise during a build. They may be due to circumstances out of your control, such as stock arriving late or a site changing over time. However, they sometimes arise from our own oversight on things like cooling or heating systems and waste flow. So, how do you stay on top of all the nitty-gritty details, especially when they're outside your wheelhouse? If you're project managing your build, it's important to ensure you've coordinated the required services and experts who can advise you on what needs to be done and when. Keeping ahead of this early on will reduce a lot of stress and help mitigate unexpected issues. Alternatively, having a builder on site you can trust and lean on is key in making sure all the different aspects of the build are covered. This leads me to my next insight: getting advice from people you trust. There is so much to understand before going into a home build project, and there are some things you can't anticipate until you come face-to-face with them. Whether it's making decisions on design plans, decor or furniture layouts, having trusted people in your corner who align with your vision will help take the pressure off when you have to make tricky decisions. At the end of the day, there's no one-size-fits-all approach to a home build. Having a strategy based on how you work best will give you the greatest chance of success. However, I will reiterate that documenting the entire process as much as possible is vital for anyone looking for a smoother and more enjoyable process. So, I encourage you to keep these insights in mind as you set out on the path to your dream build. Remember, the more organised you are from the get-go, the more you can make this journey a fun one! LINKS: Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today's guest is Franco Perez. Franco is on a mission to create affordable housing in Silicon Valley. He discovered that the Bay Area's mobile home parks offer an abundance of underused land with great growth potential. Show summary: In this podcast episode, Franco Perez discusses his mission to create affordable housing in Silicon Valley by renovating and expanding mobile homes in mobile home parks. He explains how his company revolutionizes the construction industry by building homes on an assembly line in a controlled factory, reducing costs and increasing efficiency. Franco addresses the misconception that mobile home parks are low-quality and emphasizes the benefits of owning a mobile home as a way to build net worth. He also discusses the challenges and opportunities in navigating building restrictions and codes, as well as the need for more young people in the construction industry. -------------------------------------------------------------- Intro [00:00:00] Franco Perez's mission to create affordable housing in Silicon Valley [00:01:01] Converting old mobile homes into larger, luxury homes [00:02:08] The benefits of factory-built homes [00:11:19] Changing perception of mobile home parks [00:12:25] Challenges in building codes and regulations [00:13:34] The benefits of mobile home ownership [00:21:59] Challenges in protecting mobile home parks [00:23:11] Government protections for mobile home residents [00:24:47] -------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Franco: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francotv/ Web: https://beacons.ai/franco.tv Connect with Sam: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/ Email me → firstname.lastname@example.org SUBSCRIBE and LEAVE A RATING. Listen to How To Scale Commercial Real Estate Investing with Sam Wilson Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-scale-commercial-real-estate/id1539979234 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m0NWYzSvznEIjRBFtCgEL?si=e10d8e039b99475f -------------------------------------------------------------- Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: Franco Perez (00:00:00) - Cars originally were only affordable to the rich and wealthy, and it was only until they started building it on assembly lines that they were able to make it available for everybody. Right. And how did that happen? It's building processes. It's making making the build of these cars more effective. And that's exactly what we're doing now, is we're building these homes on an assembly line in a controlled factory and maximizing the output of the current labor that we have today. And and with that, we're able to buy material at economies of scale. We're able to really make labor way more effective. And in the in the end, we're we're making the cost, the total cost of the construction way lower than you would if it was a single site unit build home or traditionally built home. Welcome to the How to scale commercial real estate show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big. Sam Wilson (00:01:01) - Franco Perez is on a mission to create affordable housing in Silicon Valley. Sam Wilson (00:01:05) - He discovered that the Bay Area's mobile home parks offer an abundance of underused land with great growth potential. Franco, welcome to the show. Franco Perez (00:01:14) - Thanks for having me. I'm excited. Sam Wilson (00:01:16) - Absolutely. The pleasure is mine. I also am excited, frankly. There are three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90s or less. Can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now and how did you get there? Franco Perez (00:01:28) - Well, first moved here from the Philippines, got into real estate because of necessity, as the only job I could have taken at the time. Didn't go through school from there. Did real estate agents work? And I hated it and really wanted to help people in the middle class and got into finding out that mobile homes do that very well. So I took it upon myself to to start a business and helping people get into mobile homes. And that's where we are now. Sam Wilson (00:01:58) - Start a business helping people get into mobile homes. So you're placing tenants essentially in mobile homes. Franco Perez (00:02:05) - We are doing that. Sam Wilson (00:02:06) - Are helping people buy mobile homes. Franco Perez (00:02:08) - Yeah. So, I mean, in the beginning it just first started with really helping people transact, so buying and selling mobile homes. And then from there, once they once we started to build up our business, we realized that a lot of these low quality mobile homes are like single wide trailers could have been optimized. So we start now. We're currently turning a lot of 700 square foot mobile homes and turning them into beautiful 1600 square foot, three bedroom, two bath, 12 foot high ceiling like beautiful luxury homes. Sam Wilson (00:02:41) - Now what? That's wild. So you found and what year really did you start doing this? Franco Perez (00:02:49) - You know, we only started our business about almost three years now. Okay. So, yeah, Yeah. So it's pretty exciting. Sam Wilson (00:02:57) - Absolutely. So and again, I'm forgive me if I'm asking you this, the questions that you've already answered, but I'm a slow learner. You started buying and selling just mobile homes. You started placing people in the mobile homes. Sam Wilson (00:03:11) - Then you figured out there's a way to renovate. And this is what you said blows my mind. Renovate a 700 square foot mobile home and turn it into a 1600 square foot really nice house. What's the strategy? How do you profit in that? What are the I mean, there's so many questions as it pertains to that. And is that and I'm throwing like 80 questions at you initially ask one. But is that the main strategy now or what is what is the overarching strategy? Franco Perez (00:03:38) - Yeah. So you kind of said it everything pretty much correctly, except we're not actually buying the mobile homes themselves. We kind of as a construction company, helping, you know, people reach us like, Hey, you own this home. It's in a beautiful location. If we convert this to a much bigger home, you can actually spend X amount. And when you sell later down the line, you're going to make X amount plus more, right? So we create a win win solution for them to convert their old home to a new one. Franco Perez (00:04:08) - And in return, they have a much more they have much more value in that in that mobile home itself. And then they can sell it for more later down the line. So we really act more as a development style company, if that makes sense. Sam Wilson (00:04:22) - Yeah. Are these mobile homes placed in mobile home or manufactured housing communities? Franco Perez (00:04:30) - Yes. Yes, they definitely are. Sam Wilson (00:04:33) - How do you I mean, I don't own any mobile home parks. So how do you handle the kind of sizing restrictions? I mean, every mobile home park I've seen is they're packed in pretty tight. How do you how do you find that extra 800ft² to expand? And even how in the world do you expand a mobile home? I mean, I would I would have thought those are pretty fixed. Franco Perez (00:04:55) - Well. Well, a lot of these homes are built in the 70s and they really weren't optimized for high density housing. So keep in mind, like in my area in San Jose, you know, these are mobile home parks that are located right across the street from Google, Samsung headquarters, Apple headquarters, you know, prime location. Franco Perez (00:05:13) - And people are paying high dollar amounts just to rent a rental apartment. One bedroom, one bath is typically about 3300 bucks. If they were if someone wanted to purchase a single family home that never owned one. The median price point for a single family, homes $1.6 million. Right. So big contrast in between and came to realize that, hey, these are already in prime locations. They're just built in the 70s. They're old style homes. And, you know, they weren't built to last this long. So what we do is we can we're realizing like you're on they're on a lot themselves. Some parks, they are pretty packed. But there's, you know, in our parks, you'll typically see a single wide with a porch on the side and then we'll end up maximizing and retrofitting their lot so that they can get the maximum amount of value. Of course, we have to analyze each space case by case and see how they can maximize their value. But in most cases, you can turn a single white into a double wide and we're doubling the square footage and raising the value by a lot. Sam Wilson (00:06:18) - Wow. And you're you're doing this construction work for existing owners. Franco Perez (00:06:26) - Correct. Sam Wilson (00:06:27) - Okay. Yes. And are those owners, the people that actually live in the home, or is it and I'm just asking more specifically, like you're there in the in the Bay Area, Are they are they tenants that are living there? Like who is what's the profile of the person. I guess that actually yeah. House. Franco Perez (00:06:46) - Yeah. So I guess first off, like the big stigma around mobile home parks is that, hey, the, you know, we only get our perception of mobile home parks from the media really like TV or the news or, or Eminem music videos. Right? And our perception of mobile home parks is that they have low quality people, that they have low quality builds. And this is really only for the poorest of the poor. Right. And but the truth of it is, is just like in apartment buildings, like, hey, there's apartment buildings where I don't want my kids ever visiting or that sort of thing. Franco Perez (00:07:16) - And then there's luxury style apartments that are actually beautiful places to live, great communities, great amenities. And that's the same spectrum that we have with mobile home parks. You have, you know, they aren't just bad quality parks. There's very high quality parks that look like resorts that have spas, that have swimming pools, billiard rooms and that sort of thing and have tons of space as well. Right? So that's the first thing. The next is actually I forgot the main part of your question. But, you know, the the main thing is, first, understanding that mobile home parks might not be what you perceive. And also on the financial side, we have a lot of bad knowledge about or bad information about these two. Hey, mobile homes only depreciate in value. They're built of low quality and that sort of thing. But this is all old news that is still being passed on to current day. Right. And that's what we're doing is like I was at Washington, DC, we built a home on Capitol Hill and we showed how beautiful these homes were being built. Franco Perez (00:08:18) - And on our YouTube channel, we show the quality of how it's being built. We use two by fours, fiber, cement, exteriors, you know, quartz countertops all the way throughout. And it's really such a beautiful thing. What how we're advancing and revolutionizing mobile homes itself. Right? Sam Wilson (00:08:34) - Oh, that's cool. I love that. So lots of questions on that front. So we've talked a little bit who who the owners of these are. I mean, California's not known for having a few rules. There's a lot of rules, especially as it pertains to building restrictions and things like that. How how is navigating the building restrictions, building codes, things like that, when you're doing kind of an unchartered waters model, which is, hey, we're going to renovate, expand, build on to a 1970s. Mobile home and turned into something brand. Yeah. How's that process? Franco Perez (00:09:12) - You brought up? A really good point, and I'm very passionate about, like lobbying and stuff with DC. We were. Franco Perez (00:09:18) - That's why I was in DC. We were pitching to multiple different states, not just California, but California is of course, kind of the most difficult. Now, one thing to keep in mind is that these mobile homes were building are in mobile home parks. Right. And you don't actually own the land itself. So the that small separation actually allows for us to build a much more efficient and rapid rate because it's not technically real estate. Right? So with that, we have less governance of how we build this. We you know what normally would take me to build a 1500 square foot home on a piece of land would take me 8 to 13 months. Whereas on this, in this mobile home park, I can convert someone's old mobile home to a new one. We just beat our record recently where we completed start to finish in less than two and a half months and it's insane what we're doing. So now we're doing that repeatedly and they love beating our record too. Sam Wilson (00:10:16) - Well, 75 days start to finish is impressive. Sam Wilson (00:10:20) - What about what a and I would imagine, you know, the cost component is something you kind of started talking about early on. What's the cost? I mean, are the are the costs lowered in your construction style? I mean, you're doing some pretty cool finishes as well, but there's economies to be found there. Franco Perez (00:10:41) - Absolutely. You know, one of the big things that's really underrated, we're our country is facing a huge problem when it comes to construction in the future. Right. We're not building enough affordable housing out there. And we have to innovate and change how we're doing, how we're building housing. And it's so important and it's fascinating. If you see on our channel how we build these on assembly lines. And I kind of bring this analogy is that, hey, cars originally were only affordable to the rich and wealthy, and it was only until they started building it on assembly lines that they were able to make it available for everybody. Right. And how did that happen? It's building processes. Franco Perez (00:11:19) - It's making making the build of these cars more effective. And that's exactly what we're doing now, is we're building these homes on an assembly line in a controlled factory and maximizing the output of the current labor that we have today. And and with that, we're able to buy material at economies of scale. We're able to really make labor way more effective. And in the in the end, we're we're making the cost, the total cost of the construction way lower than you would if it was a single site unit build home or traditionally built home. Right. And that's a huge thing that that we're also working on as well. Sam Wilson (00:11:58) - That's wild. So you're you're having these manufactured in a facility. Even even even these. Remodels, new construction or reconstructions, if you will. All this is built in a factory and shipped to you. Franco Perez (00:12:14) - Exactly. Yep. So if you can imagine, just like I know I keep using our area as an example, but this works in many other areas. Like we were just consulting in Austin as well. Franco Perez (00:12:25) - The labor in these high density areas are very expensive. Now if we can transport the cost of that labor to another outside area where it's less expensive, hey, we're able to create great jobs for an area that doesn't have a lot of jobs, and then we're able to transport these units to to a site that really needs affordable housing. And this is a model that's really been growing and probably the most. Talked about thing in the construction industry and we speak a lot about it. It's very similar to like modular construction. They're starting to do these in apartment and multifamily as well. But we really have to change the way we see building homes. And this is this is a movement that's going to be happening. Sam Wilson (00:13:09) - Oh, I absolutely couldn't agree more. I mean, it's it's we're seeing it not just on the mobile home park side of things, but the eye getting getting. Buildings like this. Through codes, through building permit phases and allowing municipalities and to accept these types of buildings. I mean, once once this becomes mainstream, it's going to be like, okay, wait, we can reduce the cost. Sam Wilson (00:13:34) - Like you were saying, I like the analogy of the car assembly line. You know, the Model T came out, I think it was the one that really changed. It was like everybody can now have a car like this is wild, but you know, get it. Getting this stuff pushed through is obviously it's a it's a labor of love, if you will. What are some things that you or some headwinds you're running into on the legal and or building codes, construction side of things that are preventing some of this to go really more mainstream. Franco Perez (00:14:04) - Well, you know, I really work on this at a at a big level to try to ease as much as we can a few of our issues is. Originally there wasn't a lot of loan options for financing for people that want to own something like this. And through the years it's gotten better and better. Now we have 10% down programs, 25 years, and now we're trying to just get more government backing to help us create this financing as a solution. Franco Perez (00:14:33) - The second is for it's really advocacy or really letting people know that the. The second restriction is really the perception of mobile home parks and mobile homes itself, right? That's why we push how quality built these are on our YouTube channel. That's why we push how this is helping the teacher that wasn't able to stay in the Bay Area, be able to stay there and have a comfortable financial situation. You know, we loved sharing these stories because the general public misunderstands this. And sometimes in outside areas they try to close this down or feel that it's creating a bad a bad thing in their area. And that's really something that we try to push for and try to protect the preservation of these mobile home parks, right? Sam Wilson (00:15:22) - No, absolutely. Absolutely. Yeah, They're not they're not generally building more of them in most, uh, most governments and local governments are opposed to them. So it's yeah, you're fighting an uphill battle, but I really like that. Do you see what you're doing is expanding ever beyond the mobile home park industry, or is there just so much opportunity there that that's not even on the on the radar yet? Franco Perez (00:15:47) - There's there's a ton of opportunity all throughout affordable housing, if you ask me. Franco Perez (00:15:51) - I think the problem around affordable housing is is so underrated. We don't realize how bad of an issue where it's going to be later down the line. One thing I'll put out there is like all most of our construction labor are 45 and older and they're retiring. And they, they, they they don't want to work anymore. But we don't have enough young generation people that want to get into the labor industry and how are we going to build homes, You know, if we don't innovate now, there's we're going to hit this huge problem and it's something we should see now in and adjust and innovate and build better, Right? And a lot of these regulations and restrictions are causing builders to have difficulty to building homes. And we need to lower the restriction so we can make it easier to build these homes as well. Sam Wilson (00:16:40) - No, there's. Franco Perez (00:16:41) - There's a ton of yeah, I'm all for anybody that's helping create housing in an innovative way. And there's so many opportunities out there. Sam Wilson (00:16:51) - There really are, man. And I'm not going to be on the forefront of that, you know, got my hands in other things. Sam Wilson (00:16:56) - But I think it's a fascinating thing to watch, certainly, because it's like I mean, I think about this all the time. I live here, even in Memphis, Tennessee. And I'll be honest, like even in the existing housing stock, it's like, my gosh, like stuff is it I mean, especially here in the South. I mean, you know, it's just the the natural environment alone will just wear something out in short order. So not to mention being lived in by humans and it's like, my gosh, our housing stock is aging, it's getting old, like stuff's falling apart, Like and there's it's getting to the point where the replacement housing stock and even even the replacement housing stock that's coming online isn't that great quality. You know, it's going to last nearly as long as this is. So how how are we going to, like you said, continue to provide housing stuff that's well built stuff that will at least stand the test of time. I mean, my I used to think a hundred year old house was old and now I'm like looking around. Sam Wilson (00:17:50) - I'm like, dang. Like, we're really close to living in 100 year old house. That's this is. This is wild. So yeah, it's just kind of fun to see that how Let's go back to your kind of origin story here a little bit. How did you find the first person and implement the first kind of mobile home park remodel? Like what was what was that process where it suddenly turned you on and said, hey, wait, we're on to something here. Franco Perez (00:18:16) - Well, I think the first thing I want to mention is that I grew up personally with a single mom and remember the pain points of rent. And I think that's a really big part of why I'm so passionate about this is because I felt that pain. And for me, working as a real estate agent, it just wasn't rewarding. Telling people, you know, helping the richest people I can help find the most expensive homes that I could and turning away the people that were in my shoes like, Hey, I'm sorry, you can't afford it yet. Franco Perez (00:18:44) - You don't have a down payment yet. Save up some more, make some more, and then we can work together later. Right. And I hated that so much. And and I really wanted to explore out there to find, like, how can we help create a stepping stone for people that can't yet afford real estate and but want to get out of that rat race of renting and looked into government entities, tried that for a little bit. Realize a lot of these rent lowered rent situations aren't really helping families as much as we think they are. It's really the ownership. The wealthy are able to benefit from homeownership like tax benefits, appreciation, building equity, leveraging a loan. And these are things that should also be accessible to everybody. And I came to realize I actually I accidentally stumbled upon on Google Maps, mobile home parks. I was like, Whoa, there's a ton of mobile home parks I never even knew about. And they're everywhere. And and I met the people. I realized that, wow, you know, these people are able to live here and be able to feel financially secure. Franco Perez (00:19:50) - And and and the financial model of it really is is a beautiful thing. And it's something that more people should realize. But that's kind of how I found out about it. Then it came into how do we help improve it? How do we help build better quality homes in these parks that are already existing in high density, high cost areas? That's how it started. Sam Wilson (00:20:13) - Do you have a background in the trades? Franco Perez (00:20:17) - You know, I have no formal education, didn't really go through college or anything like that. But, you know, I think one thing I always look back on is being coming from the Philippines is really being resourceful with what you have. I think people have to realize education and anything we want to learn is out there on the Internet. You know, all the information is there. It's just a matter of how we use it. And if we are passionate about wanting to use it right. And because of my passion of wanting to help for me, helping one single family get out of a rental rat race is so rewarding. Franco Perez (00:20:51) - And if I can if I know I could do that at scale, man, you know, I'll study this all day and and learn it myself, right? So I seeked upon online I seek developers and learn from them for, you know, worked for them for free and that sort of thing. And that's kind of how I got my education. Right. Sam Wilson (00:21:10) - Got it. No, I love it. That's great. Wasn't suggesting that necessarily had to have a background in the trades. I just think, you know, I'm even more inspired by what you've done because, you know, I would think that, hey, we're going to walk in. I see that. We're going to turn that into something cool. We're going to build a new a new, completely remodeled, brand new mobile home with twice the square footage and awesome finishes that you would have had a background in the trades and or and building construction. But even that you didn't even have that really necessarily going into it. And self-educated I think is even more inspiring. Sam Wilson (00:21:41) - So that's really, really cool. One of the things I think about is that it's lots. There are lots rent or lot rent. So if you have a mobile home on it now, you've expanded it from 700 to 1600 square feet. Is it still movable? Franco Perez (00:21:59) - We we build it to a point to where it's really is permanence could be right and it's not, you know so so it's not like on wheels or anything like that, but it's just enough to be classified as a mobile home. And and the ownership. You talk about rent and I think a lot of people are steered away from mobile homes and owning it itself because you're always going to be paying that rent. But I share to people that this is something that is better than renting and it's a way to upgrade yourself out of renting. Hey, that person that's spending 3300 a month on full rent and after five years have nothing to show for it, they can instead go to a payment like this, which is about 3500 a month to one third of that, let's say, is going towards the low rent, which is like we could we could be negative about it, but realize that two thirds of that is going towards an asset that you own that's helping you build your net worth and helping you progress your family stability. Franco Perez (00:22:57) - Right. And that's the key thing here is it's a stepping stone to graduate yourself out of that rat race and into your journey of home ownership. And. Sam Wilson (00:23:07) - I'm sorry. Go ahead. Franco Perez (00:23:09) - Oh, I was finished. Sam Wilson (00:23:11) - I'm so sorry. My apologies, Franco. I just. I hear that. I love it. I love the mission. I love the goal there. But how? One of the things that that I follow is mobile home park closures. I follow municipalities that are saying, oh, I mean, it's happening all over the country where it's like, oh, hey, cool, really glad. And people claim that it's the largest privately held mobile home park owners in the country that are kicking everybody out and closing the parks, which is just categorically untrue because if you look at it, there's a lot of municipal I think there was even National Park Service here and it was like, Oh, hey, cool, thanks for you've been here for 100 years, but now we're taking the land back and everybody get out. Sam Wilson (00:23:53) - You got 30 days. And it was like, Wait, Like residents are furious. How do you as a it's somebody in this position, protect yourselves against that. Like if you're gonna put all this money into this program, all this money into renovating a home and renovating a mobile home park or mobile home rather, how do you make sure that, hey, in two years I'm not going to say, Hey, thanks so much, by the way, get out. Franco Perez (00:24:16) - Hmm. No. Good. Good question. And I think the there's a lot of bad stories and bad myths. And keep in mind that the news really pushes it's an easy target to talk about mobile homes all the time. Right? So whenever there's a hurricane or that sort of thing, everyone's like always targeting that. But the reality of it, I say take in your own information and your own areas and really realize how these are. And the second part to that is I am very passionate about protecting and preserving these in the government level as well. Franco Perez (00:24:47) - And we've done that to help protect residents. So there are now and this is different in every area, but in our area, for example, in San Jose or in California, there's it's going to take too long to go into the details. But this park closure happened. Their homes were valued at about $200,000. They had to do a closure to redevelop. And because of the government protections around this, they were the developers were forced to either pay them their value of their home plus 50%. So they were actually getting about 300 K for the value of their home because and then that or they gave them the option to to keep one of the homes that they're building. Right. So they can't just it's kind of like an eminent domain situation. These residents are protected as well. They're not just they have to give them the value of what their home is worth in order to kick them out. Right. So it's not what you think where it's like, hey, they're closed. They lost all of the home value, that sort of thing. Franco Perez (00:25:46) - It's not that way. There are government entities that protect them. Yeah, And if you think of two, these banks are smart, right? These banks that are funding these residents, they're not going to fund a loan in a park that where they could close and lose all their value, too. Right. So if you think these banks are funding these, of course, they know their risk. They know their legal protections as well, too. So there are a lot of people that are safe in that manner. Sam Wilson (00:26:14) - Franco This has been enlightening. Thank you for taking the time to share with us what you're doing here for the affordable housing situation we have. You're solving it in a in an incredibly unique way. I don't think I've had anybody come on the show out of 800 and some odd episodes at this point that has even remotely come close to doing what it is that you're doing. So think this is super cool. I appreciate you taking the time to come on today and talk to me and our listeners about it. Sam Wilson (00:26:42) - If we do want to get in touch with you or learn more about you, what is the best way to do that? Franco Perez (00:26:47) - All of our links are at Franko TV. Or you could Google us at Franko Mobile Homes and really appreciate what you said. We're so passionate, our team worked so hard on just helping as many people as we can and and appreciate being on your show. Absolutely. Sam Wilson (00:27:05) - Thank you. Franco. Make sure to include that all there in the show notes. Have a great rest of your day. Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate podcast. If you can do me a favor and subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, whatever platform it is you use to listen. If you can do that for us, that would be a fantastic help to the show. It helps us both attract new listeners as well as rank higher on those directories. So appreciate you listening. Thanks so much and hope to catch you on the next episode.
RT3 podcast host, Ryan Groth sits down with the founders of Renovate Robotics, Andy Stulc and Dylan Crow. This revolutionary company is creating the first roofing robot. The New York-based startup is currently looking for beta testers to perform pilot projects with a robot that installs asphalt shingles. If successful, the robot could be a major step toward solving the labor shortage while making roofing jobs safer, quicker and more cost-effective. You won't want to miss this ground breaking conversation, so grab your notepad and let's innovate!
The 2023 North Dakota State football season is just a week away as the Bison will open up at U.S. Bank Stadium against Eastern Washington. There are several question marks surrouding this year's version of the Bison with a revamped secondary and some spots on the defensive line to fill. WDAY's Dom Izzo and The Forum's Jeff Kolpack return for another season as they preview the season and what to expect from this year's group. Also in the news this week was the presentation from the Fargodome Authority to the City Commission about a $140 millon renovation and expansion for the Dome. The city of Fargo will hold a special election in December to determine if this will pass. You can listen to past episodes at Inforum.com, Google Play and Apple Itunes.
One thing I love working on here at BuildHer is putting together joint venture projects. Joint venture projects are a powerful way to bring together individuals with different skills, resources, and expertise to deliver a successful outcome that would not be possible individually. The collaborative nature of joint venture projects allows for the sharing of ideas and the ability to tackle larger and more complex projects. We have several of these projects in progress at the moment and I wanted to go over them in today's episode to share the unique challenges and insights that this type of project creates. One of the key things to consider when embarking on a joint venture project is the architect you'll be working with. The architect plays a significant role in shaping the vision and design of the project, so it is essential to find an architect who understands your goals, shares your vision, and can deliver on your expectations. In this episode, I share our process for choosing an architect and the different things we consider when making that decision. First, it's crucial to make sure your architect understands what you want to achieve and that they will be able to deliver on that vision. The best way to know this is by looking at their past work. Also, building projects come with tight timeframes, so it is essential that you and your architect are able to coordinate your efforts so things get done efficiently. Another important step is ensuring you and your architect have good communication. You need to be on the same page about whether you want a client-led project, an architect-led project, or a collaborative process. If you aren't aligned here it could cause countless problems for you throughout the process. If you love the idea of getting a project up off the ground but you don't have the finances or know how to do it on your own, maybe a joint venture is something worth considering. Things are always more fun when you have a community surrounding you! LINKS: Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
You're not alone in feeling stuck in your habits or unsatisfied with your current situation. But what if we told you that your dissatisfaction is actually the spark you need to instigate change? Just as Nehemiah from the Bible was confronted with the ruins of his hometown, you too can use your discomfort as a catalyst to create a better life.Together, let's explore the power of prayer. It's much more than a ritual or recitation; it's an intimate conversation with God. Whether you choose to express your thoughts in a journal, through meditation, or even on a peaceful walk, God is always ready to provide guidance and inspiration. And remember, preparing for change requires as much focus as praying for it. Nehemiah teaches us the value of time and thorough planning as we seek opportunities to improve our lives.Let's be brave and acknowledge our fears, just as Nehemiah did. Fear is a sign that we need to lean on God and His wisdom. We'll learn how to ask the right questions to plan for the future and set clear targets for your desires. Lastly, we'll rejoice in the power of the Holy Spirit to break free from negativity and recommit to Jesus, creating a positive future for ourselves. So, tune in, and let's embark on this journey together.Support the showMade a decision to follow Jesus? We want to know about it! Fill out our connect card here: https://local.churchcenter.com/people/forms/115766Thank you for your generosity. For information on how to give, visit https://localvineyard.church/give.
Discover Insider Secrets of Website Renovation for Profit! Join us in this episode as we delve into the world of digital asset investment with Matt Raad, CEO of the eBusiness Institute. Learn how to flip websites for substantial returns, just like renovating real estate. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned investor, this podcast unveils strategies to buy, renovate, and sell websites profitably. Discover the cashflow potential in acquiring neglected online properties, and how ordinary individuals are generating impressive monthly income. Tune in to revolutionize your understanding of investing in the digital age! “The main thing I think, is on the surface, it's like, oh wow, you're buying and selling and renovating websites. There's all this technical side really for your community. We liken it to buying and renovating real estate. It's pretty much the same concept." -Matt Raad EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 00:00 Introduction 01:24 Matt Raad's Expertise 03:01 The Comparison to Real Estate 04:11 Heavy Assets in Business 06:31 Student Success Stories 11:43 Synergy Between Website Investment and Property 14:13 Long-Term Website Income 16:43 Benefits of Website Investment 19:13 Airbnb and Local Website Strategy 21:26 Overview of Core Strategies: Build, Renovate, Invest 23:49 Skill Set Needed for Digital Investing 25:33 Recap and Mention of Upcoming Event 27:38 Safety and Asset Building in Retirement Resources The School Of Renovating https://www.theschoolofrenovating.com She Renovates Podcast https://www.theschoolofrenovating.com/podcasts-page/ Matt & Liz Raad https://www.mattandlizraad.com/ eBusiness Institute https://www.ebusinessinstitute.com.au/ Connect with The School of Renovating ASK BERNADETTE https://www.theschoolofrenovating.com/podcasts-page Subscribe to She Renovates Apple Podcast https://apple.co/3faoWlT Subscribe to Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSchoolOfRenovating Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/renovatingsc Follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_school_of_renovating
Interview with SVP & CMO of Qualcomm Technologies, Don McGuire Don McGuire, SVP & CMO at Qualcomm Technologies, head global marketing, spanning all areas of digital strategies. With 25 years of experience, he led at Intel, Kyocera, Leap Wireless, and Sprint PCS. In this insightful podcast episode, Don McGuire highlights the significance of efficient innovation within budget constraints. Don explores reimagining MarTech for enhanced customer journeys, managing decision impacts, fostering collaboration, and crafting compelling brand narratives. From strategic partnerships to overcoming bureaucracy, he emphasizes the value of multi-channel marketing and cultivating a collaborative culture for successful innovation at Qualcomm. On The Menu: 1. Balancing Innovation and Budget: Leveraging digital toolsets for efficient innovation while managing costs. 2. Catching Up in MarTech: Reimagining MarTech to improve the customer journey and meet benchmarks. 3. Managing the Impact of Difficult Decisions: Addressing delays and considering time to market, competitiveness, and KPIs. 4. Overcoming Bureaucracy: Cultivating a collaborative culture at Qualcomm to foster innovation. 5. Storytelling and Brand Development: Prioritizing a strong brand story for successful brand execution. 6. Strategic Partnerships and Multi-Channel Marketing: Focusing on win-win partnerships and omnichannel approaches to reach diverse audiences effectively.
Mary Dolan, local parishioner and part of City Quay church group, talks about parishioners protesting outside the residence of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin to get funds released to renovate their local church.
Today I'm joined by Kryssia Agius, the creative mind behind Hunting Utopia. A former graphic designer turned interior stylist and photographer, Kryssia shares her journey of career transformation and pursuing her passion in the world of interiors. We dive into the process of changing careers, the significance of design storytelling and the art of capturing spaces through photography and styling. After taking a break from her career in graphic design to raise her children, Kryssia found herself longing to re-enter the workforce and expand her creative journey. Enrolling in a design school, Kryssia's hope was to niche down and discover which creative area her passion truly was. We talk about how our strengths and passions aren't always obvious to us to begin with, and how just stepping out to test different ideas can lead us to where we're truly meant to be. Our conversation around this is a reminder that you don't need to have everything figured out before you begin; just start, and the rest will work itself out! Gaining experience in the world of interior styling, Kryssia quickly discovered her strength in and love for photography, leading her down a path that perfectly blended her skills. With an understanding and respect for the styling process, Kryssia has a knack for capturing the intricate details in a space, as well as bringing out the essence of a designer's work. For interior designers, a lot of work goes into putting a space together, and often there's only one opportunity to capture it. We talk about the power photography has to tell the story behind the design choices, and to create a compelling narrative that showcases a designer's intention and skill. Given the grunt work (and not to mention mayhem) that goes into a styling photoshoot, working with an intuitive photographer like Kryssia is a treat that makes it all feel worthwhile. We talk about the value of photography and its ability to beautifully convey the designer's intended message - despite the chaos behind the scenes! Kryssia's story is truly inspiring for anyone looking to transform their career and discover where they truly belong. So listen in for some beautiful insights into finding your niche and utilising your creative strengths to capture the beauty and essence of design. LINKS: Kryssia's instagram: @hunting_utopia Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mark Steven Porro, a New Jersey native (Exit 163), earned an Industrial Design degree from The Ohio State University. After years of agency work, his love of acting led him to Hollywood, where he appeared in dozens of tv, film, and stage productions. Mark also spent his twenty-eight years in Tinseltown, entrepreneuring. He started five non-profit companies. But hold the applause, none were intended to be. He now lives in the South of France. But hold your pity. He of sound mind and body chose to suffer in the heart of wine country where the locals insist his French isn't so bad—at least that's what he thinks they're saying. Mark is an award-winning designer, writer, and director. He has written lots of jokes, several screenplays, and one award-winning short film. A Cup of Tea on the Commode—a sad, sweet, and funny memoir—is his first published book.
Today on the podcast, we explore the fascinating world of hospitality design. Joining us is the incredibly talented Samantha Eades, a commercial interior designer renowned for her exceptional work in creating captivating hotel and restaurant spaces. We learn all about combining art and functionality to create beautiful spaces, and how design can be utilised to craft immersive experiences. Samantha is the co-founder of Mitchell and Eades, an interior architecture and design company with offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Dubai. Samantha's journey into the world of design was driven by her passion for food and travel, a perfect foundation for crafting extraordinary hotel and restaurant spaces all around the world. In our conversation, we talk about the theatrical nature of design in the hotel space, where multi-sensory spaces demand attention to detail in every aspect, from aesthetics and music, to food and service. While it's tempting as designers to prioritise style, we discuss the sensibilities associated with commercial design that should always be considered, such as durability and functionality. Samantha talks about the importance of bringing deep empathy to a client in order to bring their concept to life. We discuss the role of the designer being less about their personal style and all about creating an environment that tells a story. It was amazing to hear Samantha talk about approaching each project with a sense of humility - even as a maestro in her field! One of the keys to successful design in hospitality is crafting a compelling narrative for the space. Samantha explains how she often starts by delving into the historical, physical and social aspects of the location to help inform the space's story. While it may be easier to develop a narrative for heritage buildings, new builds require a more creative exploration. We talk about the change in the hotel and restaurant spaces, where we see them evolve from being just functional spaces to encompassing a complete experience. Samantha shares her personal quest to create immersive, holistic experiences in hotel spaces and talks about creating a flow between the different offerings: from where guests sleep, to where they eat, to where they play. For Samantha, designing spaces that create wonderful memories for people is the ultimate pleasure. Her insights on blending style with functionality and the power of empathy in design bring a new and fascinating perspective on commercial interior design. For those in our DevelopHers Inner Circle, this conversation is extended and we find out all about Samantha's joint ventures, partnerships and more. So tune in and enjoy some wonderful insights on creating not only beautiful commercial spaces, but meaningful, holistic experiences for humans. LINKS: DevelopHers Inner Circle Connect with Samantha Website: www.mitchelleades.com LinkedIn: Samantha Eades Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with design enthusiast and interior designer, Gemma Gillett, to explore the evolution and creative world of joinery. We discussed everything from the charm of doors to the intricacies of countertops so if you're a lover of all things home design, this episode is one you won't want to miss. Gemma is the creative director at Studio Gemma based in Sydney and has over 15 years of experience specialising in residential interiors. She has a diligent approach to the design process and a meticulous eye for spatial planning and details. She's also obsessed with beautiful and well designed joinery! Our conversation starts with a surprising topic: doors. Who would have thought doors could be so fascinating and, indeed, pivotal to the cost of a renovation? However, the joy of design lies in these unexpected details, the twists, turns and ingenious adaptations that make a house a unique and personal home. We also talk about the issue of balancing aesthetic desires with budget limitations. Gemma highlights the necessity of understanding what's important to you, where you're willing to splurge, and where you're ready to cut back. Each person has a unique vision and understanding this is paramount in creating a home that truly resonates. Delving into the world of materials, Gemma helps debunk some myths around laminate, natural stone countertops and fingerprint finishes, reinforcing the mantra that personal taste and lifestyle should dictate material selection. Our discussion then veers towards the all-important subject of maintenance. We dream of homes that require zero upkeep, but the reality is quite different. Each material, from stone to laminate, requires its own specific care. Thankfully, Gemma has a solution: she gives her clients a maintenance schedule, a brilliant idea for homeowners everywhere. LINKS: The Ultimate Joinery Finishes Guide Studio Gemma Website: https://www.studiogemma.com.au/ Studio Gemma Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_studiogemma_/ Buy our book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovating BuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/ BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollective BuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build Register for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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