Scott Spindel

SCOTT SPINDEL

YOUR CONEJO VALLEY REALTOR

2014 American Music Awards Preview

Oct 29, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment . 0 Comment

2014 American Music Awards Preview

The 2014 American Music Awards are sure to deliver suspense, excitement, and a few surprises along the way. But you can be sure of an entertaining evening, since the fans themselves have voted the performances that will take place during the event. With songs by Charli XCX and Jason Derulo, the show which airs Sunday Nov. 23 at 8 on ABC is sure to rank high in the ratings. 

Instead of the typical 5 nominees for Artist of the Year, the number has doubled to 10. With 6 nominations, Iggy Azalea leads the nominations list this year. Other artists trailing just behind with 5 nominations to their name are John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. Here’s a closer look at a few of the categories.

Single of the Year

Iggy Azalea’s song Fancy featuring Charli XCX is a contender, but it has some strong competition from John Legend’s big hit, All of Me. Katy Perry’s song Dark Horse spent 4 weeks at number one on Billboard’s Top 100, and is one of the best-selling singles of all time. Rounding out the list is MAGIC! with Rude and Pharrell Williams and Happy.

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New Apple iPad Unveiled

Oct 27, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

New Apple iPad Unveiled

News of the latest Apple iPad hit a fevered pitch as details of the latest devices were leaked. In an apparent mix up, the iTunes store gave tech watchers and Apple enthusiasts an opportunity to preview the goods days ahead of the formal debut. Screenshots of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 confirmed many of the rumors that were swirling about the devices. Now that the company has formally introduced the devices at the recent Apple event, here’s everything you need to know about the new iPad and iPad mini.

New Devices Unveiled

One of the biggest announcements at the event was that the iPad Air 2 has gotten thinner and lighter. In fact, it is the thinnest device of its kind on the market today. At just 6.1 millimeters, it is a full 18 percent thinner than the original iPad Air. Another notable change is that the new iPad is markedly faster than its predecessor; the new A8X chip makes it 40 percent faster. Also, Apple reports that the graphics are two and a half times faster than before. 

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Learning and Study Strategies for Adult Students

Oct 24, 2014 in Lifestyle . 0 Comment

Learning and Study Strategies for Adult Students

Whether you’re going back for your Masters or your GED, as an adult student you’ll benefit from using specific learning and study strategies that play to your unique strengths. While you won’t be able to control every aspect of the classroom, you can focus on the techniques that make the most impact on your learning.

Learning Styles

Adult learners tend to be self-motivated. In other words, no one is making you learn; for one reason or another, you’ve chosen to continue your education. You are uniquely positioned to determine what motivates you. Set up goals for each semester and reward yourself when you succeed. 

There are 7 styles of learning:

  1. Visual: pictures, images and spatial understanding appeal to you.

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The Best Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Oct 22, 2014 in Business/Finance . 0 Comment

The Best Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Starting a new business is hard. There’s no way around that reality. In fact, the majority of new businesses fail within the first 5 years. Despite this, there are numerous entrepreneurs who are determined to make it, no matter the risks. Fortunately, there are a growing number of resources available that are designed to make things easier. Furthermore, many of these resources are free. The following are the best free resources available to entrepreneurs today.

Online Learning

The Small Business Administration has an Online Learning Center that offers an array of courses. The courses are free and cover a variety of business topics. They come in different formats and include videos and chat sessions. Each course also provides access to free worksheets to help further integrate the lessons learned. 

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Should You Add On to Your Home?

Oct 20, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Should You Add On to Your Home?

Often, the need for increased space or the desire for extra amenities dictates whether or not homeowners add on to their property. However, there are other things to consider when making your decision. Look at these issues thoroughly before committing to a major remodel.

It May Not Be a Good Investment

Know that when you make major changes to a house, you are changing the property’s value. A good rule of thumb is to keep improvements consistent with other homes in your neighborhood. An upscale bath with a walk-in shower won’t net you a good return if you’re the only one in your neighborhood who has one.

Remember that if the improvements do raise your home’s value, you’ll be subject to higher taxes. In other words, your initial investment isn’t the only thing you’ll be paying out. Heating and cooling costs can also rise considerably, depending on the size of your addition and the materials used.

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Aviara Real Estate

2555 Townsgate Rd, #200
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Scott Spindel
Direct: (805) 418-2543
Email: scott4home@gmail.com
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