|Hearth and Home
is a service that helps individuals and families convert an asset ( their heirloom recipes) into real estate equity.
This Program collects your recipes, edits them, and then markets the finished books on our sites and on Amazon®. The up-front royalties that we pay you are credited toward contractor services of our local advertisers —- Buying you up to five percent (5%) of the equity in your newly-remodelled home.That is more than enough to qualify for one of the many 3% Down, First-Time-Buyer mortgages that many banks now offer.
One half of Urban Fair Trade‘s profits (If any) will go into the Five Star Pixie’s Eat Them INTO House and Home ™ fund.
|Affordability, By Design:
A Third Floor Option can add an additional rental unit, a roof-top relaxation area, a utility area or gardening features.
We Recommend a Double Lot for comfort and value.
Thanks to a glut in abandoned properties in Philadelphia, double lots can be created without double expense.
On a double lot, a row house with an average-sized footprint has options for front, back and/or side yards that are more functional than what are usually available.
The Gladiator 1 Home
Just One Possibility
This house plan incorporates family-friendly features, in a row house that would occupy a standard footprint of about 550 square feet, on a double lot.
For maximum family utility, the house has a five foot set back from the edge of the sidewalk and a comfortable backyard area, with no side yards.It is shown with a one bedroom, basement apartment and a rooftop
garden/relaxation area. An HVAC unit is located on the roof, tankless hot water units supply the appropriate plumbing fixtures and a single water filtration unit serves both kitchens.
The Gladiator 1
As with most construction projects, the final construction costs will depend on the cost of the choices that you make in finishing features, such as flooring, HVAC and appliances.The market value of your finished real estate will be a floating value that you can estimate based on how much income it could generate if it were entirely rented out.
26 Feet Wide, 20 Feet Deep
Primary Unit, First Floor
Notes: The private entrance to the basement apartment may be installed in the building’s front hall, or at the head, landing or base of the stairs to the unit.The wall that creates the front hall can be removed if the basement is to be part of the primary unit. (And, the living room and kitchen can be reversed to make the entire front of the house into a living room with an entry way).
Primary Unit, Second Floor
Notes: The stairwell may have either a solid roof or a roof with a skylight.The roof surface may be tar, rubber or green (Some options may qualify for grants and/or tax incentives.
Discounted Variations of This Plan Are Available at: