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Thanksgiving Trivia Fun

Thanksgiving Trivia Fun

Instead of talking politics at your Thanksgiving table this year, why not have some fun with Thanksgiving trivia?

Try asking these questions with your friends and family and see how the discussion develops. The answers are below the list of questions. Have fun!

Thanksgiving Trivia Fun Questions

1.) Which country did the pilgrims come from?

2.) What was the name of the ship, which carried the pilgrims?

3.) How many passengers were onboard?

4.) How many days were the pilgrims aboard the Mayflower?

5.) Where did the pilgrims first land?

6.) Where was the Ship carrying the pilgrims supposed to land?

7.) The Mayflower was not a passenger ship. What was it?

8.) When was the first thanksgiving?

9.) How many pilgrims attended the Thanksgiving feast?

10.) What was the name of the tribe which helped the pilgrims?

11.) During which month is Thanksgiving celebrated in Canada?

12.) Which countries cultures gave us the cornucopia?

Thanksgiving Trivia Fun Answers

1.) England

2.) Mayflower

3.) 102

4.) 66, the ship left on the 6th of September, 1620.

5.) Plymouth

6.) The mouth of the Hudson – The ship was blown off course. It was supposed to sail to the colony of Jamestown.

7.) A cargo ship.

8.) 1621 – the pilgrims had arrived the year before.

9.) 53, two died at sea and 47 died from scurvy, most all of the pilgrims were men.

10.) Wampanoag, also known as the Pakanoket.

11.) October, on the second Monday of the month.

12.) Ancient Rome and Greece, the horn of plenty is sometimes associated with Hercules.

Happy Thanksgiving from the residential property managers at Diamond Head Living, LLC

Do You Need a Residential Concierge?

Do You Need a Residential Concierge?

Vacation Rental Home Property Investment

What to consider before hiring a professional residential property manager.

Investing in a residence is a thoughtful process, even if you already own a primary home. Same is true when hiring a residential property manager. If you’ve owned one home or multiple properties, hiring a property manager is an important decision. It might not be right for everyone. However, there are certain things you might consider to help you decide if enlisting the services of a professional is the best choice for you.

1. Where is the residential investment property located?

The distance between your primary residence and the investment property can be a major factor in determining whether hiring a professional home manager is the right choice. The greater the distance, the greater the challenge it is to manage. Time zones can make a big difference between having a delay or a timely repair in an emergency and. If your primary residence is miles away from your rental property it can be difficult manage complaints as well as emergency and maintenance issues.

If you prefer to be hands on, you should consider that the cost and your traveling time to the property may outweigh the cost of hiring a professional property manager. It may even save you money in the long term.

2. Can you afford your time to manage residential investment property?

Some investors work full time. If this is your situation, and you have your family and primary residence to care for, you might not have the capacity to give the investment property the attention it needs. Having a successful residential property, that brings return on your investment, may depend on hiring a professional residential property manager.

We are well aware that time is money. When you consider that managing a property takes time, you may realize that your time is more valuable than hiring a professional to manage the daily, weekly, and monthly obligations of home property management.

3. Look at Your Experience Before Hiring a Property Manager

If real estate is your investment and you are not experienced in property management, then hiring an professional home property manager might be a good decision. Some homeowners found that “learning on the go” can be frustrating and costly.

Home investors don’t always have the time to vet contractors. Homeowners will find that hiring the wrong repairman or contractor can reduce your potential income very quickly. Other location related errors such not understanding local property and housing regulations may also lead greater costs and wasted time.

4. Are you willing to hand over the responsibility to a residential property manager?

If you plan to rent your investment property, residential property managers can be managing everything from collecting rent to filing taxes for the property. They can be assigned to pay bills and coordinate housekeeping, landscaping, and pool services. They may even serve as concierge for tenants.

The question you need to consider is, are you ready to give a manager that much responsibility over your investment? They may be a professional residential property manager with the necessary experience, the question remains do they have passion for your investment property? The passion you feel will help them gain your trust.

All of us at Diamond Head Living, LLC hope that the considerations we offered in this post will help you. It’s a very personal choice, and hiring an outside manager may be the right choice for you.

investment Home’s Big Hollywood Story

investment Home’s Big Hollywood Story

Malibu sign

The story of  how a child star made a huge profit reads like a slow moving Hollywood script – until you get to the big ending! In 1969, 11-year old “Brady Bunch” child star, Eve Plumb, invested $55,300 into the purchase of a Malibu beach house. Plumb played middle child, Jan, in the family sitcom from 1969-1974. Over the years, the 600 square-foot Malibu vacation rental home, probably considered a good deal, was occasionally used by Plumb and her family.

The initial 1969 investment probably translates to about $362,609.78 in today’s currency value. Although preliminary remodel plans were drawn, the investment property was never renovated. Over the years the house mostly just sat vacant, except for the occasional vacation rental or family vacation use.

Vacation Rental Home’s Big Ending

Then the big finale for Plumb was the decision to sell the vacation rental home and in doing so she made more than 10 times her original investment! Last month, the original $55,300, or $362,609.78 in today’s currency value, was sold for $3.9 million. The details can be found in the article written in realtor.com click to read the article.

‘Brady Bunch’ Star Sells Malibu Home for Massive Profit

by David K. Li, published on August 18, 2016, realtor.com

Here’s a story, of a lovely lady—who made a bunch of money selling her Malibu beach house.

Former child star Eve Plumb, who played Jan on the “Brady Bunch,” pocketed $3.9 million by selling the house that she bought for just $55,300 as an 11-year-old in 1969, according to real-estate records.

The buying power of $55,300 in 1969 is worth about $362,609.78 in today’s economy, according to the Consumer Price Index, meaning Plumb got more than 10 times her original investment.

The cozy five-room, 600-square-foot cottage off the Pacific Coast Highway comes with a stretch of private shoreline in secluded Escondido Beach.

The house—where Mom always said you shouldn’t play ball inside, unless Joe Namath drops by—was originally listed for $4.15 million four months ago. Plumb’s real-estate agents insisted, though, that the final $3.9 million figure isn’t a disappointment…click to read the article.

This Vacation Rental Home’s Big Hollywood Story was no disappointment for Eve Plumb and her family. It shows how time, the virtue of patience, and just enough upkeep (not renovation) for investment property can yield a massive profit from an original purchase!

Let us know if you have a Hollywood story you would like to share!