Orem Utah Accessory Apartment 2012 Update

It is common to find accessory apartments in Orem houses. Many times, the improved area is called a "mother-in-law" apartment and then illegally rented. In 2004, Orem decided to prohibit the approval of new accessory apartments due to some parking complaints. However, this did not stop the construction or rental of basement apartments. All it did was create a whole new class of tax-paying...

RVing in cold weather

There are many things to do and see in winter; beautiful winter landscapes, snow skiing, hunting, snowmobile rides and much more. It's no wonder so many people enjoy using their RVs all year long. As winter approaches each year, I receive numerous emails requesting information on using RVs in cold temperatures. One reason I have not written on this topic in the past is because it would require...

Mortgage Lenders Undergo Congressional Home Loan Scanner

Will Congress come to the rescue of consumers to initiate a reform of mortgage lenders of home loans? May. The Democrat-led Congress may introduce legislation to establish tough measures to curb abuses within the mortgage industry.The mortgage industry includes not only mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, but also home builders who own mortgage companies, Wall Street, and other investors in...

America’s Greatest Destroyer of Riches (A Humble Opinion)

Let's talk about cars, specifically car leasesAverage life of a car in the 60s - 6 to 8 yearsAverage life of a car manufactured today: 15 to 20 yearsSo what happened? Technology and innovation! As in the case of humans, this century has seen an exponential increase in the useful life of vehicles. Thanks to the convergence of various technologies such as computing, precision engineering and...

Digital document management and the real cost of paper

The average American worker uses nearly 10,000 sheets or roughly two boxes of paper a year depending on the Alliance for Resource Conservation In Washington DC, this number does not include any paper used for magazines, newspapers, and personal use. While according to International digital publications we use more than 786 million trees just to keep the world on paper for a year. Over the years,...

It’s time to offer the online rental payment option

Online rent collectionToday's homeowners, property managers, and renters expect everything to be convenient, simple, and fast. It is very stressful for busy tenants to keep up with bill payments, line up at banks, follow up, and make sure they are not charged for insufficient funds. For this reason, it is essential to have an online payment system.An online rental payment system will help...

3 reasons why you should write a new CV today

Over the past decade, the quality of CV writing has increased dramatically. This is due to the amount of free information you can find online. There are plenty of CV writing guides and tips to help anyone wanting to improve their application, and this has taken quality to a whole new level.Because of this, employers are now expecting better CV quality, leaving anyone who hasn't gotten online in...

Book Summary: Cash in a Flash – Fast Money in Slow Times – By Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen

This book is a New York Times best seller and I can see why. If you are not familiar with the perpetrators, they are hitters. Mark Victor Hansen is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul with Jack Canfield. This book and series have sold more than 65 million copies. That is really unbelievable. I read one of Robert Allen's books in the late 90's called Multiple Streams of Income. This was and...

Real Estate and AMT: Rental or Investment Property

The Alternative Minimum Tax is a very important consideration for taxpayers who own real estate because almost all the tax rules that apply to real estate are different for the AMT than they are for the Regular Tax. This article on real estate and the AMT will address those situations where the person owns the property as an investment, usually as rental property. The differences in tax treatment...

The Different Giant Tankless Water Heaters On Offer Today

Giant offers tankless heaters for commercial and residential use, in compact sizes that are efficient enough to be compared to any other standard heater. All Giant tankless water heater units are Energy Star certified and offer an excellent 0.96 power factor, which is phenomenal.The distinction that Giant offers through its range of tankless heaters is that they can be used in the form of small...