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Determining the Value of Your Home

admin | Fashion | Saturday, 08 May 2010
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How do you do the comparable approach? In order to do this, you have to find a property that is similar with yours. At least three is ideal. This will help you have more accurate information. Use the information of the properties that were recently sold in your neighborhood. After identifying the three properties, you have to gather more information. Among them is the mode financing used and the length of time it stayed on the market. In addition,mulberry bayswater, you also have to find out its sales price and the date of its sale. List the specifics of the property as well. You have to identify its size, the location, the number of bathrooms and bedrooms, age of the home and additional facilities.

Identifying the value of your property is essential especially if you are selling the house because through this, you will know how to market your property properly.

When using this approach, you have to consider several factors. One of which is your market. You have to be aware of the behavior of your target market and how the market is at that moment. This method compares the values of the properties using the most relevant factors. It should be able to identify the cash price of the property. The important factors to be considered are its utility, transferability, scarcity and effective demand. You should not forget about the depreciation as well.

If you want to sell your property,??????, you have to identify first how much it costs. Determining the value of your property is not a walk in the park. You have to consider several things to ensure that the value is accurate.

It is tough to find an exact replica of your property. This is why you have to provide an allowance for it. However, you have to see to it that you are comparing your property in an estate that is located in the same neighborhood as location greatly affects the price. You can do simple mathematical operations to provide estimates. Add value to your property if the property sold has a smaller lot or deduct a certain value if it is the other way around.

There are other means to identify the value of your property though. One is with the use of software intended for this use. You can also use an online calculator available for free. These tools will request you to provide certain information like the location of the property, its size,bally briefcase, age, amenities, rooms and the like.

Once the information has been provided, the program will provide three estimates of your property value.

You can also hire an appraiser. He is well equipped with home valuing processes. He will consider all essential factors in identifying the value of your property. He will also use the set standards and processes used in property valuation.

One of the best ways to determine the value of your property is by doing a Comparative Market Analysis or the CMA. This is what the real estate agents do to determine the value of a certain estate. This is different from an appraisal. However, this will help you determine the highest possible value for your property.

Derek Lam Fall 2007

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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Derek Lam Fall 2007

Derek Lam pieces pepper my closet; absolutely love the clean look and always rely on Derek Lam for a sophisticated and perfect outfit. Loose and flowy is out, fitted and streamlined is in. After being outside and active all summer, we all have a rocking body for fall (at least in our dream world and dream minds). Show it off in skinny and tight black leather and suede leggings, stockings paired with mini skirts and dresses, and cocktail dresses that Derek Lam has sent out for Fall 2007. While this line does not completely wow me, I have favorites that I completely adore. Overall, a thumb up on the entire line but two big thumbs up on the items above.

Via Style

Derek Lam Fall 2007

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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Derek Lam Fall 2007

Derek Lam pieces pepper my closet; absolutely love the clean look and always rely on Derek Lam for a sophisticated and perfect outfit. Loose and flowy is out, fitted and streamlined is in. After being outside and active all summer, we all have a rocking body for fall (at least in our dream world and dream minds). Show it off in skinny and tight black leather and suede leggings, stockings paired with mini skirts and dresses, and cocktail dresses that Derek Lam has sent out for Fall 2007. While this line does not completely wow me, I have favorites that I completely adore. Overall, a thumb up on the entire line but two big thumbs up on the items above.

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Organic clothing enters realm of high fashion

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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under the canopy No one ever traded lunch with me. You see the commercials and hear the stories of kids trading twinkies for a candy bar. Not with my recycled brown paper lunch bag. Organic green pepper cut up, organic apples, wheat free bread with organic free range chicken with a light hint of Canola mayo, and some wheat free dairy free ginger snaps (organic of course). But I wouldn’t change it for the world. My family is forward thinking and healthy. Organic is now the ‘hip’ way to eat and looks as if organic is now the ‘hip’ way to dress. (image from Under the Canopy)

Organic clothing is no longer suited just for hippies — high fashion and big brands are going green, too.

High fashion is going granola. But not the grunge of hippie yoga wear and grainy hemp T-shirts typically associated with organic clothes.

Think soft soy dresses, cropped organic terry jackets and slim-fit organic denim jeans to pair with stilettos, not flip flops.

Consumers worried about ingesting harmful pesticides have long been purchasing organic foods. But the philosophy is slowly hitting mainstream clothing retailers as experts warn about the dangers pesticides pose to the environment.

Whether shoppers are buying eco-friendly because it’s trendy or because they hope to preserve Mother Earth, they no longer have to sacrifice fashion for philosophy. With major retailers like Target, Victoria’s Secret, H&M and Nike joining the green trend, there’s something for fashionistas of every price range in 2007.

”We’re fashion first. The fact that they’re organic is a value added product,” says Marci Zaroff, founder of Under the Canopy, one of the world’s largest producers of organic clothing.

Organic cotton, which makes up 95 percent of organic fabrics, is the driving force behind the trend. Global organic cotton sales increased 119 percent, from $245 million to $583 million between 2001 and 2005. Sales are expected to reach more than $2 billion by the end of 2008, according to the Organic Exchange, a nonprofit trade association that works to expand the use of organically grown cotton.

Read the rest of the article below! Thanks dad again!!!!

Though more retailers are considering organic cotton, it currently makes up for less than 1 percent of cotton produced in the world. Designers are also experimenting with eco-friendly fabrics made of bamboo, soy, Ingeo (corn) and hempsilk.

”The market is really expanding in large because a number of very large retailers are actually going to have a lot of product available in 2007,” said Rebecca Calahan Klein, the president of California-based Organic Exchange.

Target, which carries a select number of organic baby clothes, is expanding its line this year. (Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart are among the top five brands that use the most organic cotton globally, according to Organic Exchange.)

Victoria’s Secret will also add organic cotton to its collection this year, Klein said.

Nike, which has been using organic cotton for several years, is one of the world’s largest retail users of organic cotton. Spokeswoman Morgan Shaw says 52 percent of the garments the company manufactured last year contained at least some organic material.

Costs are slightly higher, but comparable. A men’s vintage-style organic cotton T-shirt at Wal-Mart is $9.83, while a similar regular cotton T sells for $8.83. Levi Strauss & Co. started offering organic denim jeans in select stores in November — $68 for their Red Tab jean compared to $40 for nonorganic.

ACCIDENTAL ACTIVISM

The look and feel of the clothes are so fashion-forward that many clients don’t even realize they’re buying organic. They just like the style, says Zaroff, a perfect spokeswoman for greenwear.

A yoga devotee with long, dirty-blonde hair and lots of hippie jewelry, Zaroff looks years younger than 39. She talks about Al Gore’s movie on global warming and other environmental issues at her Boca Raton office, where she is working on a new high-fashion line debuting later this year.

The 108 line of upscale street wear includes dresses in muted tones made of soft soy and organic cotton voile.

She founded her company in 1996 when organic wear was little more than a hemp seed. She says it will do $10 million in sales this year.

”It was frumpy and boxy and crunchy and all those things people don’t want,” Zaroff said of older organic clothing. “The consumer was ready. The seed was planted with organic food and beauty products.”

High-end designers like Stella McCartney are including organic fabrics in their collections and celebrity entrepreneurs are also joining the trend. U2’s Bono launched his socially conscious clothing line, Edun, in 2005 in an attempt to increase trade and create sustainable employment in places like Africa. About 30 percent of the company’s clothes are made from organic cotton.

HOLLYWOOD POTENTIAL

With celebrities endorsing hybrid cars, vegetarian diets and launching their own eco-friendly clothing lines, experts say it was only a matter of time before the Hollywood trend caught on with fashion.

”It clearly has gotten more attention now because it’s not just an industry sector. It’s a global phenomenon,” said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst for the NPD Group, a market-research firm. “We’re seeing it in cars, we’re seeing it in homes products, apparel, food.”

He says consumers are willing to spend 20 percent more for eco-friendly products like organic clothes.

POLLUTING

It takes about a third a of a pound of pesticides to produce one cotton T-shirt. About 180 to 300 pounds of chemical fertilizer are used on one acre of cotton in the United States.

About 90 percent of the fertilizer doesn’t stay on the plant, but washes off, ending up in water supplies and habitat, says Klein.

Retailers say it’s not just about buying organic, it’s about the entire process. Under The Canopy uses a dye factory fueled by rice husks instead of fossil fuels. Growing organic also requires crop rotation, meaning a field that this year is used for cotton could be used for food the next.

”So if we get a large amount of cotton production moved to organic, we’ll also end up expanding the world’s access to organic food supply,” Klein said.

Via Miami Herald

BY KELLI KENNEDY
Associated Press

Organic clothing enters realm of high fashion

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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under the canopy No one ever traded lunch with me. You see the commercials and hear the stories of kids trading twinkies for a candy bar. Not with my recycled brown paper lunch bag. Organic green pepper cut up, organic apples, wheat free bread with organic free range chicken with a light hint of Canola mayo, and some wheat free dairy free ginger snaps (organic of course). But I wouldn’t change it for the world. My family is forward thinking and healthy. Organic is now the ‘hip’ way to eat and looks as if organic is now the ‘hip’ way to dress. (image from Under the Canopy)

Organic clothing is no longer suited just for hippies — high fashion and big brands are going green, too.

High fashion is going granola. But not the grunge of hippie yoga wear and grainy hemp T-shirts typically associated with organic clothes.

Think soft soy dresses, cropped organic terry jackets and slim-fit organic denim jeans to pair with stilettos, not flip flops.

Consumers worried about ingesting harmful pesticides have long been purchasing organic foods. But the philosophy is slowly hitting mainstream clothing retailers as experts warn about the dangers pesticides pose to the environment.

Whether shoppers are buying eco-friendly because it’s trendy or because they hope to preserve Mother Earth, they no longer have to sacrifice fashion for philosophy. With major retailers like Target, Victoria’s Secret, H&M and Nike joining the green trend, there’s something for fashionistas of every price range in 2007.

”We’re fashion first. The fact that they’re organic is a value added product,” says Marci Zaroff, founder of Under the Canopy, one of the world’s largest producers of organic clothing.

Organic cotton, which makes up 95 percent of organic fabrics, is the driving force behind the trend. Global organic cotton sales increased 119 percent, from $245 million to $583 million between 2001 and 2005. Sales are expected to reach more than $2 billion by the end of 2008, according to the Organic Exchange, a nonprofit trade association that works to expand the use of organically grown cotton.

Read the rest of the article below! Thanks dad again!!!!

Though more retailers are considering organic cotton, it currently makes up for less than 1 percent of cotton produced in the world. Designers are also experimenting with eco-friendly fabrics made of bamboo, soy, Ingeo (corn) and hempsilk.

”The market is really expanding in large because a number of very large retailers are actually going to have a lot of product available in 2007,” said Rebecca Calahan Klein, the president of California-based Organic Exchange.

Target, which carries a select number of organic baby clothes, is expanding its line this year. (Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart are among the top five brands that use the most organic cotton globally, according to Organic Exchange.)

Victoria’s Secret will also add organic cotton to its collection this year, Klein said.

Nike, which has been using organic cotton for several years, is one of the world’s largest retail users of organic cotton. Spokeswoman Morgan Shaw says 52 percent of the garments the company manufactured last year contained at least some organic material.

Costs are slightly higher, but comparable. A men’s vintage-style organic cotton T-shirt at Wal-Mart is $9.83, while a similar regular cotton T sells for $8.83. Levi Strauss & Co. started offering organic denim jeans in select stores in November — $68 for their Red Tab jean compared to $40 for nonorganic.

ACCIDENTAL ACTIVISM

The look and feel of the clothes are so fashion-forward that many clients don’t even realize they’re buying organic. They just like the style, says Zaroff, a perfect spokeswoman for greenwear.

A yoga devotee with long, dirty-blonde hair and lots of hippie jewelry, Zaroff looks years younger than 39. She talks about Al Gore’s movie on global warming and other environmental issues at her Boca Raton office, where she is working on a new high-fashion line debuting later this year.

The 108 line of upscale street wear includes dresses in muted tones made of soft soy and organic cotton voile.

She founded her company in 1996 when organic wear was little more than a hemp seed. She says it will do $10 million in sales this year.

”It was frumpy and boxy and crunchy and all those things people don’t want,” Zaroff said of older organic clothing. “The consumer was ready. The seed was planted with organic food and beauty products.”

High-end designers like Stella McCartney are including organic fabrics in their collections and celebrity entrepreneurs are also joining the trend. U2’s Bono launched his socially conscious clothing line, Edun, in 2005 in an attempt to increase trade and create sustainable employment in places like Africa. About 30 percent of the company’s clothes are made from organic cotton.

HOLLYWOOD POTENTIAL

With celebrities endorsing hybrid cars, vegetarian diets and launching their own eco-friendly clothing lines, experts say it was only a matter of time before the Hollywood trend caught on with fashion.

”It clearly has gotten more attention now because it’s not just an industry sector. It’s a global phenomenon,” said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst for the NPD Group, a market-research firm. “We’re seeing it in cars, we’re seeing it in homes products, apparel, food.”

He says consumers are willing to spend 20 percent more for eco-friendly products like organic clothes.

POLLUTING

It takes about a third a of a pound of pesticides to produce one cotton T-shirt. About 180 to 300 pounds of chemical fertilizer are used on one acre of cotton in the United States.

About 90 percent of the fertilizer doesn’t stay on the plant, but washes off, ending up in water supplies and habitat, says Klein.

Retailers say it’s not just about buying organic, it’s about the entire process. Under The Canopy uses a dye factory fueled by rice husks instead of fossil fuels. Growing organic also requires crop rotation, meaning a field that this year is used for cotton could be used for food the next.

”So if we get a large amount of cotton production moved to organic, we’ll also end up expanding the world’s access to organic food supply,” Klein said.

Via Miami Herald

BY KELLI KENNEDY
Associated Press

Handbag as Real Estate: Where do you live?

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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handbag real estate

Picture via NYtimes Fashion Magazine

The lovely Maxter on tPF brought this picture to my attention, which is an article as a picture and is literally worth thousands (if not millions) of words. It is clear that handbags are ruling the fashion world because of their necessity and ability to show off some style. Armand Limnander has created the breakdown of a handbag real estate map for New York City in the NYtimes Fashion Magazine. I find it odd that the most expensive bag chosen is a Chanel Croc Evening Handbag, which runs the huge and hefty price of $56.50 per square inch while the Hermes Birkin choosen ’simple’ so to speak. We all know the handbag Queen of them all, is the Hermes Birkin, which if you are into croc and diamond encrusted will run over $100,000.

Where do I live you may ask, well I am an Upper West Sider. Always have been, always will be one (at heart). Granted I do not own a Python Burberry Handbag, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

Where do you live on the Handbag Real Estate List?

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Handbag as Real Estate: Where do you live?

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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handbag real estate

Picture via NYtimes Fashion Magazine

The lovely Maxter on tPF brought this picture to my attention, which is an article as a picture and is literally worth thousands (if not millions) of words. It is clear that handbags are ruling the fashion world because of their necessity and ability to show off some style. Armand Limnander has created the breakdown of a handbag real estate map for New York City in the NYtimes Fashion Magazine. I find it odd that the most expensive bag chosen is a Chanel Croc Evening Handbag, which runs the huge and hefty price of $56.50 per square inch while the Hermes Birkin choosen ’simple’ so to speak. We all know the handbag Queen of them all, is the Hermes Birkin, which if you are into croc and diamond encrusted will run over $100,000.

Where do I live you may ask, well I am an Upper West Sider. Always have been, always will be one (at heart). Granted I do not own a Python Burberry Handbag, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

Where do you live on the Handbag Real Estate List?

View larger picture here

Britney Spears Denied Handbag At NY Fashion Week

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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Britney Spears Umbrella Attack
Picture via Celebrity Rumors

While many say that Britney Spears is getting what she deserves, I feel pretty bad for the gal. She has lived a life that is always in the spotlight and is attempting to undergo a divorce, raise 2 children, and bring back her singing career. All of this in the midst of trying to find herself. So yeah, I feel for her and wish her the best in rehab (last straw had to be the whole beating down the car with an umbrella ordeal). But just a couple weeks ago, at NYC Fashion Week, Britney was totally snubbed by fashion designer and model Lydia Hearst. Hearst had 100 bags to giveaway and when Brit asked for one, was completely denied.

A source told the New York Daily News: ??Britney wanted to go backstage at the Heatherette fashion show during New York Fashion Week to collect a bag and promised to carry it to her front-row seat at where she would be photographed with it. But there were only 100 bags and her offer was politely declined.??

Hearst said: ??I??m only giving the bag to accomplished young women who are doing something positive to affect the world around them. They are women I look up to and respect, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Anne Hathaway. They share the same high standards, and give back to the communities in which they live.??

After her request was turned down, Britney did not make an appearance at the Heatherette fashion show at all.

Leslie Sloane Zelnick, Britney??s overworked rep, denied reports and said: ??It??s not true.??

Story via Celebrity Gossip

Karl and Courtney: Flippin#8217; Mad and Flippin#8217; Crazy

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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courtney love

Sure Courtney Love has an image that is a bit dodgy from rehab stints to a bit of a fashion disaster to public intoxication to wearing blue eye shadow as if it really is cool, but now she is under Crazy Karl’s radar. Seems that while attending Paris Hilton’s birthday party in Vegas this past weekend, Courtney showed up in a Chanel No. 20 fake from the Spring-Summer 2007 show. Gasp! I’d love to see Karl vs Courtney in Celebrity Deathmatch.

Karl Lagerfeld is said to be furious with Courtney Love reports WWD

According to fashion gossips, while scrolling through party photos on the Internet, Chanel officials spotted Courtney Love at Paris Hilton’s birthday party in Los Angeles on Saturday wearing a bib-front dress resembling the house’s look No. 20 from the January Spring-Summer 2007 couture show and styled in a similar way, right down to the fluffy, fingerless gloves writes WWD

Chanel is concerned clients might mistake the fake for the real thing. A spokeswoman said Chanel was investigating the matter before deciding what action, if any, it will take..

“It was one of many dresses sent to her by stylists and publicists to wear. It did not have a label in it,” her rep, Alan Nierob, told Page Six. “We haven’t figured out yet which stylist and/or publicist sent that particular dress.”

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John Galliano#8217;s Fall 2007 Preview

admin | Fashion | Tuesday, 20 November 2007
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What was supposed to be John Galliano’s Fall 2007 Preview ended in a freak show, nothing short of a travesty. You call that fashion? Sorry mate, get off the absinthe and stop hanging out with Manson so much.

Catch more of Galliano’s atrocities at Style.com.