Progress…. And A Plumbing Disaster.

So last time I wrote I told you I bought a foreclosure house in Miami. Since them, I’ve been remodeling it inside out and its looking pretty neat. Check it out:

Foreclosed House Remodeling Progress

Nice Huh? I however just recently found out the copper piping was stolen while the house was vacant. I am angry about it, but what can I do. I searched for reviews on Yelp and found a plumbing company with good reviews and a nice website, Super Plumbing, I though I’ll give them a call. Turns out I knew the guy! Can you believe it? I went to school with him back in Morocco. He’s been living in South Florida for the last 20 years. I haven’t seen him in 30 or more. I gave him the job, he is replacing all whats left of the copper piping with brand new PVC. I think it is a well worth it as an investment, and that way I can forget about the plumbing forever.

I am also in the process of buying another property, I found out that I could buy wholesale real estate, which is often better than having to bid for foreclosures. I searched online for Real Estate wholesalers in Miami, and I came across DistressedRealEstateSolutions.com. Long name, but the guy that runs this site is a sweetheart. His name is Omer Reiner, and he has such good reviews on his site, that it is a no-brainier the guy knows what he is doing. He explained he buys leads from realestatewholesalerleads.com and then contacts the homeowners. He solves their problems and buys their house for cash for way less than market value, and simply resells them for a couple thousand. What do you guys think? Should I buy from him, or should I do the same thing he does where I buy a lead, and then buy the house directly from the homeowner. I an no real estate expert, but I’m sure there are legal issues, liens, and other stuff than you need to take care of before you can buy a house for cash. I also heard he is working on a site to generate these leads, he works with an SEO company in Miami that specializes in this type of things.

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Posted on March 30, 2014
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Leaving Morocco to Buy A House in Miami Baby

Last month, I traveled from Morocco to South Florida where I purchased a house from a relative who needed to sell her home fast before it went to foreclosure. My goal is to fix it up and convert it into a vacation rental in Miami, FL for tourists that go to vacation there. The problem is that the house is in horrible condition, in particular the windows.

Foreclosure Property I Bought in Boca Raton

I asked for a lot of referrals from the Moroccan community center for a interior decorator, and I just kept hearing great things about Attico Concepts.

Apparently, they specialize in custom window treatments in Miami but they are also great at general remodeling and decoration as well.
Well, I ended up decorating the entire house with them since they did such a great job with the windows.

If you are thinking of remodeling your house and are looking for the best window shades in Miami, then you should absolutely check out Attico Concepts showroom. They are located very close to the Aventura Mall. They share showroom space with another vendor Armadi Closets, so if you need a closet in Miami, you are right there. This company has been there for years a highly reputable and one of the most professional home remodeling companies in Florida.

You can easily renovate your windows with Attico because they will bring the showroom to your home, including window shades, drapes, blinds and curtains that will blow your mind. You can literally take almost any plain old window and make it look like a million dollars.

Attico Concepts is located at:
2657 NE 189th Terrace in Miami, FL 33180
You can call them at (786) 220 8830

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Posted on February 16, 2014
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How I Sold My Watch and Got a Better One

Last time I went to Japan, I bought a brand new Rolex submariner. Japanese love the Rolex brand as I later confirmed in this rolex forum, and they are crazy about what they are willing to pay for one. Anyway, I don’t think I got ripped off.  I had the watch for 3 years and honestly I got bored of it. I went to a pawn shop to see how much I could get for my used rolex, and the amount they quoted was ridiculously low. They wanted to pay $2000 for a $13,000 watch.

I Traded My Rolex Submariner Online for This YachtMaster

I did some research and came upon this great site Timepiece Buyers.com. I talked to them If you want to sell your rolex online, check out timepiecebuyers.com. They offered me 4 times the money I was offered at the pawn shop. At the end, I decided to trade my used rolex for a Rolex Yacht Master which I received today. It looks brand new (and its way nicer than the one I gave to them, it looks brand new – but shhhhh).

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Posted on February 15, 2014
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