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  • 00:31

    Home Renovation Podcast - Carpet Cleaning

    in Business

    Do you clean your carpet and rugs regularly? If not, you might want to listen to our podcast about carpet, rug and upholtry cleaning for your home. 

  • 00:23

    Renovation Report: Master Plan Renovation at Copperleaf Golf Club

    in Science

    In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report -- presented by Golf Preservations and Jacobsen -- host Jon Kiger talks with David Dore-Smith about the ongoing renovation started in April of this year at Copperleaf Golf Club, Bonita Springs, FL.

    Copperleaf was scheduled to be renovated in 2020, but due to an overwhelming response to a membership vote in 2014 regarding the Master Plan, the renovation was accelerated to 2015.  Agronomic issues being addressed include drainage, the overall elevation of the greens, inconsistencies within the bunkers, and degrading cart path surfaces. Fairways are being regrassed to Celebration Bermudagrass.

    Architect: Kip Shulties

    Contractor: Landirr, Inc.

    For further information on David's project, visit his blog at http://www.copperleafgcm.com/.

  • 00:24

    Home Renovation - Fire Safety with Skyland Fire Chief Dennis Presley

    in Business

    Today we are joined by Skyland Fire Chief Dennis Presley. We cover:

    Recent Fires the department responded to in the winter
    What caused those fires, and could have they been prevented
    Where is the most common place for a fire
    What other items can homeowners do to prevent fires in their home

  • 01:11

    The Renovation Report: Dave Wilber chats with Tommy Naccarato

    in Golf

    TurfNet's Renovation Report is brought to you by Jacobsen and Golf Preservations. This episode's guest is golf architecture expert, golf historian and digital artist/Photoshop wunderkind, Tommy Naccarato.

    Tommy's life changed forever after a visit to St. Andrews in the early 1990s.  Since that time, he has been an outspoken critic of the deficiencies in the design of many golf courses in the United States, in particular the works of noted architects such as the late Ted Robinson, Jr. and Tom Fazio while providing passionate support of the classic designs of Alister MacKenzie and George Thomas.

    Tommy's passion for the game is unending. One of the leading voices on Internet golf discussion forums for years talks about how he turned his passion for art, architecture, golf and the digital world into his dream job. You'll hear Tommy's story as it led up to his work wth Gil Hanse on the Rio 2016 Golf Project. 

    Tommy also has a passion for golf course superintendents. Which comes out in every part of this interview.

    One tidbit: "Superintendents are our stars, the real heroes of the business…  they lay themselves out on the line every day."

    And another: "I truly believe in 'death to clueless green committee members'..."

    Learn more about Tommy by visiting his website, www.tommynacc.com


  • 00:59

    Renovation Report: Armen Suny of Suny Zokol Design

    in Golf

    This episode of The Renovation Report features Armen Suny of SunyZokol Golf Design. 

    If you don't know Armen Suny, you are in for a real treat. His candid, real-world and experienced opinion is one of the most unique and sought-after opinions in the iindustry. His blog, The Anarchist's Guide to Golf Design is a place for true unfettered ideas.

    Suny Zokol Golf Design, LTD. is the partnership of 25 year PGA Tour veteran Richard Zokol and Armen Suny, a former Superintendent and General Manager at Top 100 golf courses including Shadow Creek, Castle Pines GC, Cherry Hills CC. SZGD believe in nature -ased minimalist design focusing on the ground game and cost effective superior golf that is aesthetically engaging. They hand craft bunkers and design/build great golf courses on-site with a talented group of operator/shapers.

    Dave Wilber will be interviewing Armen. The combination of the two will prove to be memorable!


  • 00:45

    Renovation Report: Spring Lake (NJ) Golf Club

    in Golf

    In this episode of the Renovation Report, host Dave Wilber talks with Josh Reiger, gc superintendent at Spring Lake Golf Club and Tripp Davis of Tripp Davis & Associates (golf course architect) about the recently completed second phase of the renovation at SLGC, located one mile from the Atlantic Ocean in Spring Lake Heights, NJ.

    Spring Lake is a 1911 George Thomas design that was updated by A. W. Tillinghast in 1917. Spring Lake was the last course that George Thomas designed on the East Coast and his only course in New Jersey. 

    For a complete history of the club, visit here.

    Watch a month of construction of the 14th green complex at Spring Lake in this time-lapse video.

  • 00:22

    Practical Tips for using the 203K Renovation Loan

    in Real Estate

    Special Guest: Rob Menefee

    EST in 1979 in White Plains, MD, FLOORING AMERICA is a full service retail and commercial flooring company.  We have 3 locations in the DC market and service VA, MD and DC.  We provide and install all types of flooring, including, but not limited to carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile and luxury vinyl.  We are certified in asbestos removal, lead paint and mold remediation. 

    EST in 2006, FA DESIGN BUILD and HOME SOLUTIONS are full service, Class A General Contractors.  We are licensed and insured to handle any residential and small commercial type of projects.  We have 3 design centers in the DC market and service VA, MD and DC.  We have a design staff and architects readily available for the larger projects and in-house crews to handle the smaller work. 

    - We will perform the work (Home Inspection list) for the seller and collect payment at settlement
    - We handle every service inside and outside of the home
    - With a full staff, we respond quickly, do quality work and are competitive
    - We are licensed and insured in VA, MD and DC
    - We have been in business for 36 years
    - We provide free estimates for the buyers to help them decide on a home
    - We are a pre-approved 203K contractor


    Explain why someone would use a 203K loan?

    How long have you been handling 203K's and how did you qualify?

    Give a real life example of a successful 203K renovation that benefited the home owner and the RE agent involved?

    What type of work can and can’t be done under a 203K loan?

    What is the main objection to using a 203K loan and do you have a solution?

  • 00:29

    Using 203k home renovation loans to build your real estate business

    in Real Estate

    Listen and Learn what a 203K renovation loan is and how it differs from traditional financing as well as how it will help your Clients and put more transaction opportunities in your pocket on this LIVE Radio interview with the expert himself…. Aaron Simons

    The 203k loan can solve a myriad of problems and create a win-win for all involved. The 203k loan just isn’t for foreclosures. It can help create a vision for home buyers who want to use the loan for remodeling purposes on a property that needs updating and it’s comforting to know that you have a loan that can both buy a home and carry financing for upgrades all in one.

    But why aren’t Realtors more receptive to the 203k loan? Do any of these sound familiar?

    “It takes too long to get a 203k loan done”

    “I’ve heard horror stories about the 203k loan”

    “The asset manager (of the REO lender) doesn’t accept 203k financing”

    “Why would someone want to use the 203k loan to buy a fixer when they can just buy a move in ready property” 

    “I can’t get a preapproval letter with the 203k loan”

    “I’m not comfortable with the way this loan works and it puts my client (seller) in jeopardy”

    Join us as we answer the question of why you as a realtor need to know more about the 203K renovation loan and how to use it to build your real estate business.

  • 00:53

    The Renovation Report: Turf Reduction with Jim Alwine of Bernardo Heights CC

    in Environment

    Dave Wilber talks to Jim Alwine about his Turf Reduction Program at Bernardo Heights Country Club.

    The California water picture has been a difficult minefield to navigate. Hear from San Diego area Superintendent Jim Alwine as he talks about his water situation and how his club has removed 33% of their turf to save water without throwing away playability. There's no question that we all will have to face the issue of water restrictions in some fashion. And at the same time, reducing turf acreage just makes sense for many situations.

    Jim has excellent insight into the communications needed with regulators, community and members. His blog is consistently one of the best turf blogs in the country.

    TurfNet's Renovation report is brought to you by Jacobsen and by Golf Preservtions.

  • 00:30

    So what is HGTV's 'Wise Buys'? We're asking hosts Pauli & Chip Wade. Tune in.

    in Design

    HGTV's new show 'Wise Buys' is hosted by one of our favorite DIY couples, Pauli & Chip Wade. They are joining us on this episode of MyFixitUpLife talk to share the story behind the show, what it's like working together, and a few of their expert home buying and renovation tips.

    If you have a question for Pauli or Chip Wade, write in the comments below or Tweet us. We'll include a few of your questions in the interview.

    Tune in to MyFixitUpLife's DIYtalk LIVE! and be sure to RSVP!

    Join us live on Thursday, February 4th at 1pmET to listen live to our interview with Pauli & Chip Wade. Our producers will be looking for your comments and questions to include during the show, so tweet @MyFixitUpLife and be part of the interview. After the show airs, you'll find it on-demand on iTunes and it will be shared on the radio, too.

  • 01:01

    Renovation Loan Programs- only 5% down- listen in to expert Ed Naworol

    in Real Estate

    Renovation Loan Programs- only 5% down- Expert Ed Naworol joins us in discussing Homepath,

    Renovation loans when purchasing. Do and don'ts, Nationwide financing where you use little of your

    own money, get money for repairs and they are not only FHA 203k loans, but loans without PMI.

    Also if you are an agent/broker tips on making 2015 your best year!!! Excellent for buyers all the way

    around. Ed has over 25 years in the industry.