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Touching Photography that Warms Your Heart

by Mike Dolianitis

 

Faye Floyd, a 20-year professional photographer and First Place Recipient of the Carolina Camera “America” theme contest, devotes her passion to every photo shoot. Whether she is photographing a big wedding or an intimate maternity portrait, you can always expect beautiful results with touching, professional photography that will lighten your home and warm your heart for generations to come.

Based in Greensboro, NC, Focus on You owner Faye has always been the fixture behind the camera from family and school reunions to on-location weddings — both interior and exterior. She loves shooting photos with nature backgrounds — especially in spring.

Beautiful results with touching, professional photography…

Call Faye at 336-339-4588 or email her at focusonyou@netscape.com to learn more about her professional experience. To view a gallery of her exceptional work using a wide variety of settings, styles, and the artful use of color and light, visit www.focusonyouhairandphotography.com. Wedding, maternity, family, and newborn pictures are priceless, so call Faye today for the best and most keen eye for detail and photos that you will enjoy for years to come.

A Mortgage Company That Cares About You

by Mike Dolianitis

Mortgage Consultant John Passmore provides clients with the highest level of knowledge and service as the Branch Manager at HomeBridge Financial Services by carefully listening and sincerely helping people. The difference between John and others in the industry is that he truly cares about each person. His desire to help is obvious from the first time you meet John, and because he treats people so well that they come back time again for their mortgage purchase or refinance needs.

John is optimistic that the economy will continue to improve, which gives First Time Home Buyers the best opportunity in years to take advantage of homeowner benefits and historic low rates. There is no one better to explain rates, terms, and fees with such care and deliberation as does John. John talks with passion about helping people.

Here are some of critical points that every potential borrower should know:

  • Have a clean Credit Report. Scores can range from 350-850, and conforming loans have a minimum score of 740. But don’t worry because John can find you a loan even with a 580 score.
  • Take care in avoiding Judgments and Liens, Collections, and Late Payments.
  • Debt ratios are needed to meet lender guidelines and vary from investor to investor.
  • Interested in a refi? John will show many cost-cutting tools available to all homeowners – even in you’re in Foreclosure or had a Bankruptcy.
  • 2nd Mortgages, Investment Property? These products exist, and John has the lowest rates for both.
  • Many loans require PMI – ask John how you can avoid this extra cost!
  • Look at his offerings of Corporate, Reverse Mortgages, and Construction to Perm loans as well.
The Best Care in Mortgage Lending

All of this and more come with a sit-down with John. A terrific program that John is using very well with many Client is the Down Payment Housing Assistance Program to borrowers. Instead of paying 5% down, he can get that as low as 0.5%! Again – the difference with John is that he cares and wants to help people. Email or call John today Call John today at 336-235-4691 for the best care in Mortgage Lending.

 

Faster-Than-You-Expect Local Courier Delivery

by Terri Hawkins

Need delivery of items for your business in a hurry? Today? Locally-owned Fast Track Delivery, www.fasttrackdel.com, should be your go-to solution for cost effective, fast, reliable courier services. Sandy Phillips explained recently that Fast Track Delivery was the brainchild of her dad’s business, J.O. Brady Trucking, originally to fill the courier service gap, and now has over 20 years of same-day delivery service — with their largest client being USPS. Fully-insured and licensed, they deliver confidence with their transportation intelligence, experienced drivers, and dedication to the courier business.

They have a fleet suited for a wide range of delivery needs, including small vehicles, medium-sized trucks, and 18-wheelers to handle small, medium, and domestic freight jobs. Locally, Fast Track provides same-day shipping and door-to-door delivery within the Triad for clients of all sizes. For really big jobs, they also provide same-day and overnight deliveries. Recently, they added Maryland to their list of domestic delivery locations, which already includes NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, LA, TX, WV, MD and VA.

Fast Track Delivery provides valuable delivery services:

  • Same-day shipping with point-to-point delivery in 1-8 hours
  • Outsource solutions for business to supplement or replace their fleets and route needs
  • Scheduled distribution of volume shipments
  • On-demand deliveries for time-critical needs
  • Door-to-door fulfillment
Your go-to solution for cost effective, fast, reliable courier services

Perfect introductions to Fast Track delivery Services are businesses needing to quickly transport or deliver goods:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical supplies
  • Legal and business documents
  • Print and marketing materials
  • Small packages
  • Small machine parts
  • Materials needed for manufacturers
  • Your project-critical items

And to answer some commonly asked questions, Fast Track does NOT move furniture or cars, nor does it provide storage services. They “just” provide fast, local delivery!

Know a business needing FAST transport help? Give a quick call to Sandy at Fast Track Delivery (336) 669-5702 to introduce them. Fast Track prides themselves in helping their customers stay on top of their game as they experience faster-than-expected deliveries.

Same-day shipping and door-to-door delivery within the Triad for clients of all sizes

Need to sell your home? Looking to buy a home?

by Charmaine Blount

Ramilya Siegel with Allen Tate Realtors will provide you with exceptional service while finding the right home for you at the right price. PLUS Ramilya goes above and beyond the call of duty to sell your home!

What will 2015 bring in the housing market?

Households headed by millennials will see significant growth as a reflection of economic gains…Next year’s addition of 2.75 million jobs and increased household formation will be the two key factors driving first-time buyer sales.

Household formations in 2014 through September are already at their highest rate since 2005.

46 % of all buyers were first time buyers.

Landlords have ramped up rents by the fastest pace in six years, with national vacancy rates the lowest in two decades.

Ramilya goes above and beyond the call of duty to sell your home!

More 2015 Predictions

  • We will have back to “normal” sales and price predictions.
  • We will chase interest rates.
  • Mortgage financing still complex, but new financing options are coming back.
  • a 5% increase in sales is our prediction.
  • New Construction will be a bigger consumer option.
  • The luxury segment is showing positive growth.
  • Job growth in the Triad is KEY.
Exceptional service while finding the right home for you at the right price!

Affordable Credit Card Acceptance Solutions

by Charmaine Blount

WHAT’S YOUR PRIORITY?

Terri Hawkins with Priority Payments East has your business at the top of her mind. Her priority is growing your business.

Priority Payments East provides businesses with affordable credit card acceptance solutions:

  • World-class support…because you and your time are valuable
  • Affordable, robust payment acceptance solutions for clients…because they care.
  • Live & On-line access….because your money matters.

WHAT’S NEW?

  • 2015 Year of the mPOS: featuring iConnect

Mobile POS, or Point-of-Sale applications are hot on the horizon, with developers cutting into the traditional behemoth POS software market share. Priority Payments East has partnered with iConnect as one a highly recommended solution because of their great features for a number of industries. An mPOS is a smart phone, tablet or dedicated wireless device that performs the functions of a cash register or electronic point-of-sale terminal (POS).

Mobile POS will allow your business to be more efficient, sell more, and spend less time managing it. Mobile POS means business owners can run their business with access to real-time, cloud-based data:

  • From inventory to scheduling employees
  • Online booking with clients
  • Integrating with payment services
  • QuickBooks online and many other features
Good referrals for mPOS? Single or multi-location retailers, salons, spas, barber shops, medical practices, mobile sales and service providers, and more.
Priority provides many card and check/ACH payment acceptance solutions beyond mPOS, including secure EMV & NFC terminals; Virtual Terminals; mobile apps; eCommerce and software-integrated options for retail, B2B, non-profits, education, medical, restaurants, automotive, associations, franchises, banks, and more.

Your priority is Priority Payments East‘s priority. Contact Terri Hawkins at 336.643.1947 for your FREE rate review and a personalized solution for your business.

 

Award Winning Interior Design

by Mike Dolianitis

Award winning Interior Designer Maria Adams at IDS by Maria will provide your home with a fresh, new style by taking average spaces and creating some amazing and captivating rooms. Maria uses a unique blend of colors and pallets to make any room or your entire home simply “pop.”

For more than 10 years, the work by Maria has been featured in Online Today, the Greensboro Designer Showcase, and Chic Chateau Designer Showcase. She was recently awarded the 2014 winning designer in Customer Satisfaction by Houzz. Whether you are looking to transform a single room, your entire home or just that one special piece, Interior Designs by Maria is the only place for superior results.

Her theme, “Where classic design meets modern solutions,” is exactly what makes her finished rooms so beautiful. You will definitely be impressed with her talent as well as her skill in meeting deadlines and expectations. Chic Chateau recently honored Maria as Lead Designer of a multi-designer project managing 15 independent designers. She is a special person, and is ready to help you find that beauty in your home. Call her today at 336-944-2750 and you, too, will be captivated by her unique transformations.

Home Maintenance & Repair with Superior Results

by Mike Dolianitis

With more than 20 years of repair and handyman service experience, Joel Hampson with Complete Home Services has provided superior results for home owners and commercial clients of all sizes. By listening to their clients’ needs, Joel will design the work plan and complete it with style and beauty at a reasonable price. Joel has shown just how much even the smallest improvement can make. So if you have any repair or handyman needs from shelving to custom builds, drywall to closets, bathrooms, kitchens, floor tiles, and even your attic … call Joel today at 336-422-9891.  Joel will provide you with a repair that lasts, and you will be completely impressed with the final result.

Is Complete Home Services able to help with your exterior as well as interior needs? YES! You’ll love the look that Complete Home Services adds by creating usable outside space. Save money and avoid the need to rent a storage unit, too.

Have you ever had or seen a water leak in a laundry room, bathroom or kitchen? The damage to flooring, sub-floors, and drywall is extensive. Not only a danger, but the mold and potential for termites is all too real. Joel will not only repair the damage, but make it better than new. Also, Complete Home Services just completed a French Door repair and extended the doorway by nearly a foot to enhance the lighting and beauty of an elegant entrance.  They can do it all!

From top to bottom, Joel and Complete Home Services will guarantee quality and always puts you first. Being family owned, Joel understands how important your home is. He takes pride in offering quality results. Residential and commercial clients rave about Joel — and after the repair, call on Complete Home Services again and ask for his wife of 17 years – Carley.  She and her team provide Full Maid Services.

Call Joel today!

Lawn Maintenance & Landscaping Add Curb Appeal

by Mike Dolianitis

Lawn Care is one of the easiest ways to enhance the beauty of your home and it can be done with the care and quality found through Jonathan Shoe at Spinning Blades Lawn Care. Add excitement and color to your property while living in function and style. Spinning Blades Lawn Care will provide you with lawn maintenance seasonally or throughout the entire year, and mowing is only part of the great value you get from Jonathan and his 12 years experience in the lawn care business. Whether you’re in need of yard clean-up, leaf disposal, natural area creation, and maintenance or planting and grooming bushes, Spinning Blades Lawn Care will quickly and professionally exceed all of your expectations.

Does your property have a slope or erosion problem? Let Spinning Blades Lawn Care repair and beautify the area with river rock and timber steps. Within just a few days, you will see how beaming and bright your home looks — that’s important for your family and it pays off immediately if you are putting your home on the market. Need a complete tear-out and stump removal? No job is too big or too small for Jonathan and his tenured crew.

Jonathan takes pride in being on the job and listening to your needs. If you are in the Triad, call Spinning Blades Lawn Care today at 336-362-0767 or email Jonathan at johnshoe56@gmail.com.

Spinning Blades Lawn Care – We Care and it Shows

Can You See Who Was in Your Home?

by Terri Hawkins

By the time the police arrive, it is likely the intruders will be gone. When people think about improving their safety, video surveillance is an added layer of security to consider, as it complements access control and important intrusion detection. Video recording serves as a deterrence to many criminals—but when this is not the case, a properly installed system can provide families and businesses a better chance to help authorities identify and capture thieves or trespassers.

Gary Hedrick, of Alarm Alert, provides a number of quality, affordable plans for homeowners, renters, and business needs and budgets, including payment plans, so his clients don’t have to compromise quality for cash flow. Plans vary from simple, 10-second motion-triggered video recordings stored by a host service with monthly fees and limited storage to robust packages with internal, continuous recordings stored on a local server with features, such as remote access. There are many different types and qualities of cameras, depending on the range of monitoring and what a client would want authorities to be able to see.

So, if you know of someone who locks their door at night, but realizes that is not enough peace-of-mind security or backup, give Gary a call. The Alarm Alert team also serves both home and business security needs, so think about who you know with security concerns–or make your own appointment today!

Get Found by Google with Websites & Video by All Pro Media

by Mike Dolianitis
For the past 25 years, All Pro Media has been providing the excitement and sizzle to designs, and increasing sales revenues by working closely with clients to create amazing website results! You will always have timely service provided by experienced professionals who are always on the cutting edge of new technology. Alan Kirby and his team at All Pro Media work with you to create a 5 point plan for success in website design and video production:

  1. Conceptual development.  Taking time with you to research your needs and gain an in-depth understanding of your business, customers, and competitors so you stand above the crowd.
  2. Universal Branding is critical.  Don’t we all recognize the logo for Coca-Cola? All Pro Media will help you create a script and proper flow to your website.  As your IMAGE is defined, more potential customers will come your way and also refer others to you!
  3. The results here are amazing in that the collaboration between graphics, photography, and typography are enhanced by the development technology that will put your site on multiple platforms and devices.
  4. Now that the product is created, it has to be generated through All Pro Media’s Search Engine Optimization team. Get found by Google, Yahoo, and Bing with the extensive keyword research they conduct. And you can grow your social media presence on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more!
  5. And finally – Internet Marketing.  The results of your investment shine clearly with newly reached customers–both demographically and geographically. The videos are simply spectacular!

Call Alan at All Pro Media today at 336-229-7700 for the best in website design!