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What is “Flashing”?

Posted by Peter Holden // November 11, 2015

The origin of flash and flashing are uncertain but these words are related to a pool of water and the word splash.[1] Usage may come from Middle English between 1350–1400 "…flasshen to sprinkle, splash [compare with] flask…".[2] Flashing is a material used whenever two different materials need to be joined together, applied in strips, in […]


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Roofing Material Options, Part 2

Posted by Peter Holden // October 28, 2015

Continuing where we left off with our last article, there are many decisions to be made before choosing a new roof and below is a continuation of roofing material options … Slate Shingles: Slate, as its name implies, is made from real stone and when quarried has a tendency to separate in thin sheets. Slate […]


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Roofing Material Options, Part !

Posted by Peter Holden // October 14, 2015

Finishing a roof is not the ‘most fun’ part of your new home build or remodel, but it is an essential part of being satisfied, long term, with your home investment. We all need a sturdy, well ‘engineered’, waterproof, long-lasting and attractive roof and we want it all at a reasonable cost. That’s not too […]


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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

Posted by Peter Holden // August 12, 2014

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

Posted by Peter Holden // August 12, 2014

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]


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Real Estate Investing As A Business

Posted by Peter Holden // August 12, 2014

“Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]


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Housing Still The Best Investment Tool Of A Lifetime

Posted by Peter Holden // August 12, 2014

Many people are still wondering whether or not real estate is one of the best investment strategies for long-term wealth building. Is investing in homes still a smart investment for the average individual? Is a home still the best investment of a lifetime for most Americans? If so, why are some pessimists still questioning the rebound […]


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