Music insurance is a necessity in every musician’s life. However, most simply ignore it or are ignorant about it. It is only when something happens to their instrument or their compositions that they realize the importance of an instrument insurance.

Here are some of the common questions that we have been asked regarding the music insurance. We will, through these questions, talk of the importance of this insurance, and how you can purchase it online.

Wouldn’t the home owner’s insurance cover everything?
Most musicians own the home owner’s insurance, and believe they do not require a insurance for their music instrument or gear. Not every home owner’s insurance covers the gear that you have bought. In fact, most often the instrument may or may not be covered. For most insurance companies, this is probably a business that you operate from home. If you are thinking of owning nothing beyond the home owner’s insurance, consider re-reading all the inclusions of the insurance. If it does not cover repairs of the instrument or replacement costs, you might want to think again, and invest in a proper insurance.

What is the true value of the music gear I own?
When it comes to insuring your instrument, it is important you know what the true value of your instrument is. When you visit an insurance provider, they may not be able to value your instrument, given they are not musicians in real. Without the proper valuation, you cannot identify the premium you should be paying for your instrument. Make sure you consult someone who is an expert with music instruments and understands their true value. That will make your valuation easy.

Will the insurance cover travel?
There are instances where you would be traveling as part of your career, carrying your gear with you. As a musician, you are always worried about your instrument’s well-being, which is why you need to be assured by the insurance company. The insurance will make sure your travel is smooth and worry free. If, during the travel, the instrument gets damaged, then the insurance will cover the repair costs. In case, your instrument is stolen and needs to be replaced, the insurance will help you with the replacement cost too. In fact, the insurance will also help you with the rental cost and place and make sure you don’t face troubles when playing the instrument at your gig.

Is it expensive?
If you are willing to pay a little to save your pockets from being dented in the future, the insurance is not that expensive. You will need to make the right choice, have a budget in place, and choose the right inclusions for your insurance

  • Research on the providers. There are plenty available in the market. Only a few actually provide you with what you need.
  • Set a budget for the insurance. Make sure you don’t go beyond the set budget
  • Check for the reviews and ratings provided for the providers. Make a list of all those who are rated high and provide the insurance features that you are looking for
  • Finally, have a face-to-face with them to know how they help you with the right solution

Northeast LA (NELA) already is popular for several reasons. But when narrowing down to a specific neighborhood it helps to know what to look for.

Just a few years ago (in 2014), Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) initiated the city’s first bike friendly business district, or BFBD in the neighborhood of Eagle Rock. No surprise considering that in the years leading up to 2014, homes in Eagle Rock and surrounding areas – real estate in Highland Park has exploded with homebuyer interest – have pushed NELA to the top of LA’s hottest real estate markets.

The BFBD designation promotes better bike infrastructure on streets (corrals, signage, repair stations) that include Colorado, Eagle Rock and York boulevards and Figueroa Street. Businesses along those corridors hope to benefit as much as retailers in Long Beach and other cities have seen when bikers prove to be consumers.

This is a situation where location – as in the real estate mantra “location location location” – affects real estate values. A bike-friendly environment is a plus with younger buyers who gravitate toward non-motor vehicle transportation for at least a portion of their lifestyle. Northeast LA cities such as Highland Park and others clustered around the Lincoln/Cypress, Heritage Square and Southwest Museum stops on the Metro Gold Line have the advantage of being able to commute to downtown and Pasadena without turning an ignition key.

Aside from transportation questions, there are several other location questions a homebuyer in NELA should consider:

Worst home in the best neighborhood?  Historically, your best chance for buying a home that will increase in value is to find the sad little fixer-upper in the pricier zip code (e.g., Mt. Washington). That is still true IF you’re a fixer-upper kind of person. Doing the opposite, to buy the awesome house in a dicey area, might leave you with buyer’s remorse and few buyers when it comes time to sell. But if you want a move-in ready home that stacks up well with the neighbors, expect to pay full price for the privilege.

Businesses within walking distance?  Younger buyers are also expressing an interest in a walkable neighborhood, some consulting Walkscore.com to compare different homes and neighborhoods. Some studies show that proximity to Starbucks, Target and Whole Foods is associated with higher value increases over the past two decades. But perhaps what matters most is individual: If you are a bowler, you might love the exercise of a ten-minute walk to a bowling alley. Also, there is research that challenges the notion that proximity to strip clubs and marijuana dispensaries hurts a home’s value (early research in Colorado in particular suggests just the opposite).

Buy low while the neighborhood is on the rise?  This mirrors the “buy low sell high” axiom of investing. And there is a lot of truth to it: when a large number of homes are being renovated in a mature neighborhood, it generally speaks to positive price increases. The trick is to get in at the earlier stages of such trends. But there are some things to look for which provide hints: is the neighborhood adjacent to other areas that are hot today? Is the existing housing stock “historic,” meaning 50+ years old and in its original design? Midcentury modern without a 1990s renovation would work, as would a 1910 Victorian with the original gingerbread trim. A collection of independent restaurants, art galleries and hipster coffee shops also are precursors to neighborhood gentrification (hot tip: check out Hermon, Garvanza and Glassell Park).

Concerns about environmental issues?  California laws require disclosure of lead and known toxins in the soils. But if a gas station or dry cleaner was in the vicinity in decades past, you might hire an environmental investigation firm to study a specific property.

School districts – and property taxes?  Good school districts almost always translate into higher property values. But with them tend to come higher property taxes. Empty nesters might look outside the box if the quality of schools doesn’t affect them personally – but a Starbucks down the street does.

Location does matter – but there are many factors that define what a location actually has.

Sometimes it makes sense to modernize and redecorate, other times a seller is smartest to leave the work to others. Knowing which to do when is the trick.

Even for the most ardent viewers of the television fix-and-sell home shows – from “Flip this House” to “Take This House and Sell It” to “The Real Estate Pros” to “Designed to Sell” – it’s not always clear if a home should be renovated and repaired before selling, or be sold “as-is.”

This is a common question in Northeast Los Angeles, where the inventory of mature homes for sale in Highland Park, Glassell Park and other similar areas offer a range of physical conditions. Bungalows common among Mount Washington homes that haven’t been touched in 60 years might have their charms, but sell for less than similar homes in Eagle Rock that were updated and modernized within the past ten years.

There is no hard and fast legal definition of what as-is means, although both buyers and sellers have a vague idea. For sellers, it means they will put little or no effort into repairs and decorating. Very often the home is inherited, where the heirs may not have the time or inclination to maximize the value of the property. Where the fixes need only be cosmetic (paint and light landscaping, for example, or perhaps kitchen modernization without moving walls), it can be a good value for the buyer.

But to sell as-is does not release the owner from disclosure about critical structural features such as a failing foundation, mold, and leaky roofs. If a house is outside of code requirements, if there are sewer or plumbing issues, problems with the electrical system (other than being out of date), or known covenants and restrictions, formal disclosure is required by the California Civil Code (Section 1102).

What much of it boils down to is economics. Take that sexy mid-century modern home for sale in Glassell Park or Hermon that might have undergone unfortunate style changes 20 or 30 years ago.  The decidedly late-20th century renovations in the kitchen and bath might cost $50,000 to restore to something closer to a 1955 aesthetic. But will that investment net that much more in the sale price? Probably not. Instead, working with a knowledgeable NELA-area Realtor will find that asking price that will allow for renovations that the buyer can do after the close.

The as-is seller will likely find one of three buyers: the professional renovator-flipper, who knows how to renovate in a cost-effective way that will yield a profit. Another buyer might be the enterprising individual, who feels handy enough to either hire the help to fix it – or even do it himself or herself. A third buyer is the teardown developer – who really is just interested in the land and location.

The buyer who won’t look at an as-is home for sale? People in that large portion of the market that wants a move-in ready house.

So even if you watch a lot of home fix-and-sell television reality shows, your own reality should involve a professional Realtor with NELA knowledge. Call Tracy King, Realtor (Compass) at 626-827-9795, who has a quarter century of accumulated knowledge of this popular area and why any property in any condition should fetch the maximum price the market will bear.

NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES IS A DESTINATION FOR THOUSANDS OF HOMEBUYERS. IF YOU PLAN TO SELL, BE SURE TO PICK AN AGENT WITH THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS.

In a strong real estate market, as currently exists in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA), it’s easy to imagine one simply needs to throw up a sign and the offers will come in. But it rarely (if ever) works that way. Real estate in Eagle Rock and homes in Highland Park are in demand, but that sure doesn’t mean a seller doesn’t have to perform due diligence to find the right agent. A selling agent will make sure the home is made to be maximally attractive and sell at the best price, working on behalf of the current owners and their best interests.So what makes the best choice in Realtors? Your ideal selling agent offers the following:

Experience in the area and the types of homes – A good real estate agent in Northeast Los Angeles absolutely will have experience in single family residences because the inventory of homes for sale in Pasadena, Glassell Park, Hermon, Eagle Rock and Highland Park is rich with bungalows, mid-century moderns (MCMs) and Victorian homes. But the condo market in each of these towns is strong as well. Some agents consult with colleagues who specialize in one or the other.

Will share references of past clients – The relative success of a Realtor is defined by what they have sold in the past. Of course, both sellers and buyers need to complete their transactions with some degree of satisfaction. So ask to speak with at least five past clients to learn how well things went: ask about the hunting phase, negotiating, the guidance they offered to find a lender, in the closing process and after the closing.

Will market it using appropriate tactics – The Internet has upended the world of selling homes in that so many first “showings” are done online. So your agent should be adept with photography, videography and placement of that imagery on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube, as well as real estate online portals Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. But note that not all tools work for all types of properties in all locales. Ask your agent questions as to what is selected and why. Once the property is posted online, you will be able to see the traffic it gets and perhaps get feedback as well.

Is communicative – How do you prefer to communicate (particularly when at work)? If you want to text, or email, or speak by voice, your Realtor should be able to do the same. You are the customer, after all. If you are at work in Pasadena but your home in Mt. Washington or Garvanza might have a last-minute buyer, minute-by-minute communication can be critical.

Provides gently blunt advice –This is sometimes referred to as the “your children are ugly” conversation. Almost every home seller will need to make physical changes to the property and sometimes accept price compromises in order to get a sales contract. Do not take constructive criticism personally – listen to what your agent knows from his or her work in the field to get rid of a sofa, change a rug, clean out closets or lower your price expectations. They share your ultimate interests – to sell the property – so the advice is always genuine. Your “child” just needed a new haircut and braces, in most cases.

Realtors are like any professional in that no two are alike. Buying and selling real estate demands patience and dedication and, above all, buyers and sellers performing their due diligence to learn more about the background, resources and track record of whichever agent they hire.

Northeast Los Angeles is increasingly popular because of the vintage housing stock. Much is already modernized, but some can still be renovated for profit.

There are two ways to look at buying a fixer-upper in Northeast Los Angeles – NELA, as the locals call it. One is as a flipper, another is as a long-term homeowner. The physical outcome might be the same, where a down-at-the-heels existing home is turned into something brighter, more modern, and of higher value. But the path to getting there might be very different, depending on who is doing the work.

Flippers are, as most people know, professionals (or dabblers who watch a lot of real estate shows on television) who buy fixer-uppers with the sole intent of increasing the home’s value as quickly as possible and therefore to sell it at a profit. They can be very successful with the housing stock in NELA: In 2016, brisk sales of homes in Mt. Washington made it the hottest neighborhood in all of Los Angeles, according to the real estate website Redfin, returning an average gain on value of $312,000 to whomever did the buy-fix-resell on the property. Silver Lake and Los Feliz joined Mt. Washington on Redfin’s national list of the top ten neighborhoods for flips.

Flipping homes in hot neighborhoods isn’t new. Homes in Glassell Park, Highland Park, Garvanza, Hermon and, of course, Eagle Rock, has been a high-profit business for investors for the last ten years with relatively low risk. Why? One thing everyone knows is, homebuyers want into these neighborhoods.

What professionals also know is which renovations will be most attractive to buyers. They also recognize where problems might slow the renovation or prevent it from happening altogether.

The long-term owner might still do well with a fixer-upper, but the economics can be quite different:

Long-term ownership, slower renovation: In some cases, the buyer might not have the budget to complete a renovation before moving in, opting in stead to do it gradually.

Beds and baths might matter more than the kitchen: If the buyer has three children with a fourth on the way – the attractiveness of schools in places like Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Garvanza and Hermon generally draws families – they are thinking more about where everyone sleeps and will do their homework than if the kitchen is brand new. So where a flipper might factor in for a $30,000 or more renovation of a 1980s kitchen, the buyer-occupant might be less concerned about white appliances and an aging Formica countertop.

D-I-Y: Does the homebuyer have carpentry skills? Does he or she at least know how to paint, how to choose finishes, and perhaps even the architectural acumen to reconfigure walls and stairwells that can turn a tired home into something terrific? The homebuyer-occupant can save a bundle on doing some things by themselves.

Some tips from “This Old House,” the long-running television and magazine advisors on renovations, include:

  • Build in a 20 percent cushion on your budget to cover “nasty surprises.”
  • Strategic thinking about design, materials and timing “can cut costs without cutting corners.”
  • A smaller kitchen can be “expanded” with more efficient space use in lieu of moving walls.
  • Light tubes can bring in daylight to dark spaces more cheaply than installing windows.
  • Recycling center (e.g., Habitat for Humanity’s Re-Stores) offer salvaged building materials such as doors and skylights at half price.
  • Do your own demolition, even it it’s just lifting up old carpet. Books provide advice on how to do it without causing a disaster.
  • Renovate in the winter: Contractors are simply busier, and more expensive, in the summer.

Is renovating right for you – or do you prefer for the work to be done before you buy? Consult Tracy King at 626-827-9795, a longtime NELA-based Realtor who has been a vital part of the area’s ascendancy to one of the most desired places to live in Los Angeles.

A lot of luxury property investors are moving into advanced strategies, for example, property development as an approach to develop their wealth.

Obviously, property development carries with it more potential benefits as compared to traditional property investment, but it accompanies a few risks as well. There are various elements that you should consider before deciding whether property development is the correct strategy for you, including the different finance options accessible for your project.

In case you are a luxury property developer, landlord or investor, there are a lot of finance options available to enable you to start your next project. But, even for the experienced individuals, the alternative lending market can seem vast and complex — in this article we’ll explain some of the important things to consider, so you can make the correct property development finance choices.

Commercial Loans

Commercial loans can be utilized to buy business properties like shops, warehouses and offices — practically anything that isn’t a private property. In other words, they work in the same way as private home loans, helping you spread the cost of a huge purchase over the time (a number of years).

Mostly, the commercial mortgages are taken by existing organizations that need to purchase their own premises, where their business as of now works. An example may include a dental practitioner who is willing to purchase the building where she practices. Instead of paying a lot of rent, she would like to own the property, but can’t manage to pay for it.

In case you prefer not to contribute money yourself, it is sometimes possible to secure 100% of the fund utilizing additional security — but you must have favorable conditions like a strong trading record or a history of working from same premises. While it’s simpler to secure a commercial mortgage as a current business, it’s also possible to get one for a startup as well. But, it will be more challenging because there will be more risk for the lender.

Things You Need to Include in the Application

As compared to residential loans, applying for property development finance is more time consuming and require a lot of details including:

  • Site description
  • Cost of the land
  • Cost of construction
  • Type of development
  • Other Costs
  • Timelines until completion
  • The equity available
  • Financial capabilities of the developer
  • The development experience

Commercial mortgages versus purchase to let mortgages

Another circumstance where a commercial mortgage may be suitable is when a landowner with an extensive property portfolio needs to purchase more properties — by joining different properties into one mortgage, it’s possible to cut arrangement expenses and exploit economies of scale, and in addition, having one point of contact with one lender.

Generally, it is a setup that should be reserved for a full time landlord with a lot of properties, and wouldn’t be good for an individual acquiring first investment property.

Auction finance

Auctions can be a fast approach to get a property at the discounted cost, and there are moneylenders who have expertise in auction finance. Once you have made the winning bid, the auction house will demand the fund within 28 days. This implies you need to move quickly to secure funding.

Finding a moneylender who has some expertise in auction finance implies you can get the cash significantly speedier than the standard, so it’s the best path to take in case you’re thinking about property auctions. Sometimes, it is also possible to get the cash inside a week.

Bridging finance or development finance

Another kind of funding is bridging or development finance. This can mean any short-term financing that helps pay for building and development costs. These two terms have noteworthy overlap and may appear to be interchangeable, but there are differences between the two. The main concern that decides whether you require development finance or bridging finance is how heavy your project will be.

How extensive are the building works going to be?

This is the most imperative thing to ask before you investigate your finance alternatives for repair or renovation. To figure out what kind of finance you require, it’s helpful to consider projects in three broad classes:

Light renovation

This is the simplest type of task, where in general the fundamental changes are aesthetic instead of structural but may include some inner work on floors, roofs and walls.

Heavy Repairs

Including aesthetic changes, this could require moving inner walls, pipes, or electrics, adding internal walls or rooms, or even partial rebuilding.

Ground-up development

This is where a lot of renovation or development is needed or you can say beginning with a vacant plot of land. The terminology in the property development isn’t thoroughly defined, so what a few people consider a light refurb could be viewed as heavy by others.

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As homeowners suffer from financial hardships and this could result in losing their homes, also the business owners experience tough times that could negatively affect their business. When it comes to preventing the possibility of declaring bankruptcy or defaulting a loan, businesses do have one feasible solution available for them, and this is known as ‘workout loan’. However, it is essential to identify whether you really need to pursue this process. It is best to seek for loan modification after you thoroughly exhausted all the other possibilities.

If your lender ends up agreeing to meet with you for making a discussion about a commercial ‘workout loan’, then you have to find the necessary documentation according to the lender needs. This type of paperwork will help back up your claim that you are currently experiencing financial hardships and are not able to make your monthly loan payments on time. Ensure to have any alternative efforts you have tried ineffectively before you contact to your lender.

Receiving a workout loan can ease the financial stress that you might have been dealing with. Depending on the outcome, you can arrange for an interest only payment or end up paying less per month. Alternative probability is prolonging the period of repayment. All of these in a loan workout allow you to get your cash flow together and keep your business running.

Factors Considered For Qualifying For a Workout Loan

Qualifying for a workout loan will entirely depend on whether or not foreclosing on a commercial property will cost more than a commercial workout loan from lender’s point of view. Following are the factors that a lender will consider for this are:

  • The amount of equity within the commercial real estate
  • The installment history of the borrower and continuously late or financial hardships add to misconduct
  • The current financial status of the borrower
  • The income producing property has the capacity to deal with the recently restructured loan terms
  • Regional or nearby economic situations

Business owners looking for Workout Loans will need to provide a business plan to the lender. This plan justify to the lender why a workout for modifying existing mortgage loan or influence installment arrangements will fly.

Steps to a Successful Loan Workout

You need to follow the below steps for successful approval for workout loan:

  • Required Paperwork

The required paperwork is collected from the property owners. The documents required for this purpose are, rental agreements, copies of the expenses incurred in the previous year, copies of mortgage note, etc.

  • Research Analysis

Before submitting a workout loan to the lender, a financial snapshot of your situation is required. The lender is concerned with your ability to pay every month if your loan was restructured to more favorable terms. Ascertaining the current market value, rental rates and existing comparable sales are some of the important factors to be considered. After reviewing that all the documents are correct and complete, a workout package is created.

  • Lend Submittal

Once a confirmation of delivery is received from the lender, the submission package is forwarded to a workout professional. Non confirming receipt of the workout package by the lender describes that having your file stuck somewhere in the mail room for weeks.

  • Negotiation Process

The workout specialist analyses the package and presents a loan modification offer. Sometimes the owner of the property or third party workout firm will make counter offer until an agreement is expected with favorable terms of loan. The whole process from starting to the end almost takes 2 to 3 years to complete. Keep in regular contact with the workout professional at the lender until a proposal is received.

  • Final Approval

Once the lender approves the newly restructured mortgage loan, application is presented to the property owner for analysis. The property owner can anticipate the following options:

  • Lower interest rate
  • Greater cash flow or reduction of principal
  • Deferment of payments
  • Extended maturity date

The lender can propose any combination of these options. Finally, the modified loan documents are signed by both the parties to make the necessary changes official. For more information of Private Finance Lenders visit here : https://www.globalcapital.com.au/

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Merger and Acquisition companies usually involve restructuring 2 companies based on the type of purpose, type of control, goals and objectives to be achieved with a collaboration. A brief about how an M&A advisory firm facilitates the joining of two companies to make it efficiently function as one is been explained below.

Let us now understand in simple terms of how Acquisition and Merger works. Merger happens when two or more companies infuse as one and benefits from the process of being a single entity. Acquisition works on the principle of being called as an ‘extreme case of merger’. This scenario transpires when one organization takes over the other and runs it under their own banner.

Mergers and acquisitions can be of various forms. We present to you some of the forms. Low touch ownership, horizontal merger, merger under equals, vertical merger, take over, conglomerate, and reverse merger are some of the types of mergers.

In a low touch ownership acquisition, it is made sure that even though the company has been bought, it is ensured that the old policies and principles are been preserved especially when the company is functioning very well. In merger and equals, two organizations with considerable assets are being combined with respect to product and service perspective and provide better productivity. In a take over the acquisition, most of the doings of the previous company bought over are being undone and they all are been dissolved into the organization that has purchased the company.

The benefits of combining companies through M&A is usually associated with the efficiency and the capability it provides to better the already existing business. Apart from this reason, some of the benefits can be, reduced labour costs, acquiring better and smart resources to accomplish tasks, compounded financial resources, an increase in share market value, and increased power of distribution. However, advantages bring along disadvantages too. The legal formalities can add up to a huge cost to acquire a company. Also, the merger and acquisition can have a bad publicity as a result of which the stock prices for the company might fall.

The major aim of M&A advisory firms is to strategically increase a company’s size through service area, talent, and expanded customer base. However, the procedures need to be carried out with great care. As the process involves time and money the business must be sure before getting into M&A. You could take advice from a reputed firm like JM Financial. The firm specializes in a various spectrum of businesses that range from Investment Banking, Equity, Debt, Commodity Sales and Trading, Wealth Management, Portfolio Management Services, Asset Management, Alternative Asset Management, Financing and Lending, Housing Finance and Distressed Asset Management. Their impeccable services have garnered JM Financial a huge satisfied customer base. Kindly do visit their website and see the various portfolios in the offering.

As a newbie to learning guitar, you obviously have a few questions. Acoustic guitar produces some of the best sounds, and is indeed the best choice for learning guitar. However, you would struggle with picking up the guitar if you are not sure if it is quite the help or not. Here are some of the common questions asked by people who are about to start learning the instrument and the answers to these common questions.

Is there an age to learn guitar?
Most people want to know if they are too old or too young to learn the guitar. Good news for them, there is no age limit to learning the instrument, if you are keen to learn it. You should be passionate and should want to learn the instrument, and that should be enough to get started.

The brain definitely responds differently with age, and the learning abilities are slowed down but, you should not give up even then.

Is an instructor important?
The second important question is whether you need a guitar teacher to complete your guitar lessons. We would say yes. It helps learn better and effectively. The teacher would be able to plan out your lessons according to your ability and will make sure you learn without injuring yourself. They would even help you with how to hold the guitar properly, and make sure you know the technicalities associated with acoustic guitar. However, if you don’t want to invest in a teacher, you can always opt for the DIY lessons and other videos available on the Internet. They will help you too.

Do the fingers hurt when playing?
If you have just started playing the guitar, chances are your fingers will hurt. This holds true specifically for the acoustic guitar. It will take sometime for the fingers to get used to the guitar and build callouses that will make playing easier. The callouses too, last for a while before your skin goes back to being soft again.

How many hours should I practice per day?
It depends on the kind of progress you want to make at the end of the lessons. For significant progress, you should ideally spend at least 10-20 mins everyday. If you practice daily and perfectly, you might be able to achieve the consistency and quality you aim for.

Is theory important?
Well, theory has its own importance. Though, it is not necessary to learn the guitar, it is very essential if you want to write songs or compose your own music. It would do you good if you learn theory as a start to learning guitar.

Should I own a guitar?
We suggest having your own acoustic guitar can help you with the practice sessions, and achieve your goal. However, it is important to support the guitar with acoustic guitar insurance. That will help you keep the guitar in check, maintain it and sustain it for a longer time. Research the providers available for the guitar insurance and choose the one who offers the best deal.