2016 Week 13 Football Upsets



#16 Nebraska 10, Iowa 40

#19 Boise State 20, Air Force 27

#20 Houston 44, Memphis 48


#11 Louisville 38, Kentucky 41

#17 Tennessee 34, Vanderbilt 45


#5 Washington 45, #23 Washington State 17

Oregon 24, Oregon State 34 Bye, bye Helfrich.

2016 Week 12 Football Upsets



#5 Louisville 10, Houston 36


#12 Utah 28, Oregon 30 The winning TD came with 2 seconds left in the fourth, which was reviewed and reviewed and finally the call on the field of incomplete was overturned.


Oregon won.

Oregon State 42, Arizona 17

#6 Washington 44, Arizona State 18

#22 Washington State 24, #10 Colorado 38

Portland State 28, Eastern Washington 35

2016 Week 11 Football Upsets


That didn’t take long.


#17 North Carolina 27, Duke 28


#2 Clemson 42, Pittsburgh 43

#3 Michigan 13, Iowa 14

#4 Washington 12, #20 USC 26

#8 Texas A&M 28, Ole Miss 29

#9 Auburn 7, Georgia 13

#14 Virginia Tech 20, Georgia Tech 30


Oregon 27, Stanford 52 Bye, Bye coach Helfrich! You can’t lose seven in a row with almost certain losses to Utah and Oregon State making it none in a row.

Oregon State 24, UCLA 38

#23 Washington State 56, California 21

Portland State 35, Sacramento State 42


2016 Week 10 Football Upsets

Here we are once again with 2016 week 10 football upsets.

2016 Week 10 Football Upsets

2016 Week 10 Football Upsets

#4 Texas A&M 28, Mississippi State 35

#11 Forida 10, Arkansas 31

#17 Baylor 22, TCU 62


Oregon 20, USC 25 loser of six games out of the last seven’

Oregon State 15, Stanford 26

Portland State 51, UC Davis 29 Thank you PSU for saving Oregon’s face.

Wow check out Washington:

#5 Washington (9-0) 66, California 27

#25 Washington State (7-2) 69, Arizona 7 That will be some Apple Bowl when these two meet.

Top 10 Tips To Buy Your First Investment Property

Top 10 Tips To Buy Your First Investment Property

Top 10 Tips To Buy Your First Investment Property

Buying and investment in property is really on the rife in Australia. Investors should invest in it because it has the ability to secure their financial future and has the ability to increase their wealth substantially. If you are also planning to invest in a property, you should keep the following tips in mind;

1.     Know the Nuts and Bolts of Property

Before you take the plunge to invest in buying a property, it is essential for you to understand the market properly and consider all the properties which are available. For this purpose, you need to check out your local area and ask for advice from investment properties agencies about all the properties. On getting valuable information from them, you can then decide which real estate property to buy.

2.     Do Not Opt for Higher Interest Rates

The cost of the investment property may be cheap but the interest rate may be higher. Higher interest rates can really put you into a loss as you will have to pay heavy amounts as interest. Therefore, you should look for a mortgage payment method that is low enough and to not eat into the profit.

3.     Consider Paying Down Debts

Savvy investors never keep their student loans, medical bills, utility bills or other bills due when buying an investment property. Instead, they consider paying them first before making the move of buying the property.

4.     Opt for the Right Location

The next thing that all investors should keep in mind is to look for the right property location. Ideally, investment properties should be located at a place where low taxes are levied, there is a low crime rate, a booming job market and where the basic facilities are nearby. Also, investors encourage having general stores, malls, parks and some other attractions in the area.

5.     Manage Your Cash Flows

If you are a beginner investor, you can fall into the trap of poor cash flow management. However, savvy investors keep all the types of costs involved in acquiring a property in mind. If you do not know about the costs involved, you should always seek advice from real estate agents to manage your resources efficiently.

6.     See Your Affordability

Investing in a property requires affordability handsome amount of money. Smart investors always ensure whether the property in question is affordable for them or not. They make calculations beforehand and see if that will be enough for them to afford the property.

7.     Contingencies for Shortfall

There are chances that you can fall short of money if you are a newbie in the investor business. In such a case, investors should always prepare contingency plans for when things go south. It is good to at least keep 10% of the amount aside in this regard.

8.     Hire a Property Manager

A licensed real estate agent is a professional and experienced person in the relevant field and they ensure to keep the things right for you. To get the best possible quote of the property, you should hire a property manager. Once you get some confidence, you can opt for a do it yourself solution, but as a start it is best to stick with the professionals.

9.     Don’t Get Your Hands Dirty

Fixtures and repairs in the property you are investing in is not your job. You should not get your hands dirty with things like unclogging the toilet, repairing the burst pipelines or getting the walls repainted. Look for the age of the property and other amenities that are ready and leave you with profits.

10.   Pick the Right Mortgage

You have a lot of options regarding the properties you can invest in. So, you should get a sound advice from your local real estate agent about the mortgage type and enjoy a passive income stream down the road.

Now that you know the tips, we hope you will be able to make an informed decision regarding your first investment in a property. Good luck!

2016 Week 9 Football Upsets

2016 Week 9 Football Upsets

We have our first upset in the 2016 Week 9 Football Upsets. It happened Friday:

#22 Navy 45, South Florida 52 This is the same Navy that upset #6 Houston 40 to Navy’s 46 in week 6


#7 Nebraska 17, #11 Wisconsin 23

#8 Baylor 34, Texas 35

#10 West Virginia 20, Oklahoma State 37. Remember in week five #22 Texas 31, Oklahoma State 49. Remember OSU was upset themselves in week 2 #22 Oklahoma State 27, Central Michigan 30

#13 Boise State 28, Wyoming 30.  Cowboys took down Boise State for the first time in school history

#18 Tennessee 21, South Carolina 24


#4 Washington 31, #17 Utah 24

Oregon 54, Arizona State 35. All because of J Herbert.

Portland State 49, Northern Colorado 56

Oregon State 31, Washington State 35

5 Reasons You Should Use a Property Stylist before Selling Your Property

Property Stylist

Property Stylist

Did you know that property styling your house before selling it can increase its final sale price by 7.5 – 12.5%?

The fact was discovered in a survey conducted among the best agents from the LJ Hooker network. Even though it’s beneficial, there are only 22% real estate agents who believe it is a useful tool for improving house value.

Property styling is a term used for organizing and decorating the inside and outside of the home to provide the best possible spectacle during the days of property inspection and open-house for potential clients. Owners can see the task of styling their property on their own, but experts suggest hiring a property stylist is a more plausible option.

Here are 5 reasons why the experts advocate hiring a professional property stylist to get the job done:

It Brings Out the Best

Property stylists are experienced in making the home/property look its best. They know how to hide the negative aspects of the property and enhance the positives to portray a proper picture of the complete potential of your house. They will use furniture placement, artwork, and colour palettes to make your home look more appealing.

It Gives Your Home a Competitive Edge

Your house is obviously not the only property on sale in the market or on the potential homes list of the buyers. The buyers will be looking around for other properties too. Hiring a professional stylist can gain you a competitive advantage over the other properties in the market – when your house looks perfect the buyers wouldn’t want to consider other less-than-perfect homes.

Great for Making a Strong First Impression

Open houses and property inspection by the buyer is the best time to create a good impression on potential buyers. And it’s the first impressions that count the most. A property stylist is aware of the latest trends and styles that would work best for your property and help improve your house’s listings. It could actually make buyers fall in love with your home in no time.

Maximum Returns

A professional property stylist in addition to styling your home, helps you save on major costly renovations that can bring down your after-sale returns. This is an affordable way to improve the look of your house and add value to it. You get a good price for your property and save on the irrelevant expenses too.

Establishing the Bond

When buyers go out house hunting, they like to look for homes that they can see themselves living comfortably in. Professional property styling helps buyers create a vision of the home they are visiting. It allows them to picture themselves living in it and creates an emotional bond between the buyer and the home that can later sway their decision in favour of your property.

Property styling can prove to be the ace of your property sales game plan. It is an effective element of your sales campaign and it is cost-effective. Besides, you get to reap the benefits in terms of increased sales prices anyway!

5 Tips to Easily Relocate Your Business

5 Tips to Easily Relocate Your Business

5 Tips to Easily Relocate Your Business

It could be that your lease is up. Or that your company is growing in size. Whatever the reason behind your business move, you’re thanking your lucky stars you’ve finally found a new premises. Yet even the mere thought of having to go through the actual move is enough to produce one hell of a headache. Don’t rush for the aspirin just yet, though. Read up on these 5 tips to easily relocate your business, instead. And ensure your move goes as well as it possibly can.

1. Create a timeline

As at least part of your business will be non-operational as the relocation occurs, you want to ensure your move is as quick and efficient as possible. Don’t rest on your laurels once you’ve finally found your new premises. Get to work and start creating a timeline of what needs to be done prior to the big move. Remember, employees need to be told 4-6 months before moving day and will require regular updating. You’ll also need to create a packing schedule, pencil in dates for updating the phone service and Internet and make sure to leave time for new permits, licences or insurance policies to be dealt with.

2. Take stock

Evaluate all your company’s furniture, technical equipment and random bric brac. Decide how you want your new office or work space to be laid out. Identify what, if anything, is necessary to purchase to help get you up and running in the new place, quicker. This planning stage will take longer the larger your new office space.

3. Allocate resources

Sit down, with key staff members if necessary, and plan how you can best aim to achieve the smoothest relocation possible, one that’s completed efficiently, with speed, within your designated budget. Allocate resources to all the services you’ll need, including movers and equipment transportation.

4. Choose carefully

Make sure you organise moving and cleaning services at least a month before the big day. If possible, aim for three months before. When selecting a mover or cleaning company, make sure to research potential companies well. Ensure they can, and do, provide good testimonials and/or recommendations.

5. Update everything

In those final weeks prior to your office relocation, remember to let your current customers or clients know about the change via updates on your business website. You can tie the updating of your address in with news of related specials or discounts you may decide to offer. (Remember, too, a move can be a good excuse to tweak any aspect of your business that needs it, such as branding, merchandise, product range or strategy.) Organise to have your new business cards delivered. Let the post office know about the change of address. And arrange for all staff to change the address in their email signatures.

Tips provided by Walkmove.com.au, leaders in office relocation

2016 Week 8 Football Upsets


#2 Ohio State 21, Penn State 24

#11 Houston 16. SMU 38

#17 Arkansas 3, #21 Auburn 56

#23 Ole Miss 21, #25 LSU 38

Congrats to Mike Reilly at Nebraska for his 7th win in a row and now at #8 in the country.


Oregon State 17, #5 Washington 41

Oregon 49, California 52 2OT  5th loss in a row for Oregon, but they might have found their quarterback, Justin Herbert, who threw for 258 yards.

2016 Week 7 Football Upsets


#12 Ole Miss 30, #22 Arkansas 34

#16 Miami 13, North Carolina 20

#17 Virginia Tech 17, Syracuse 31


Oregon Bye

Oregon State 14, #21 Utah 19

Portland State 35, Cal Poly 55

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