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Lawton Hopwood Shares Golden Rules For Property Investment




Property Entrepreneur Lawton Hopwood Brings Expertise To The Table

Be aware, says Lawton Hopwood – the CEO & Founder of Hopwood Homes, that not all properties or areas offer good rental investments and hence it becomes vital to do your homework well before leaping into a vast financial commitment. Property is one of the most exciting yet risky investments for just about anyone. Lawton shares some golden advice for real estate enthusiasts who wish to do business in this arena.

Advice #1

When the market changes dynamically and the economy declines, secondary property owners quickly find that the cost might outweigh their benefits. At such times, the rental market will also come under pressure during an economic decline. Fewer people will be needing rentals and you may need to lower your rental rates.

It is important to understand that if you are looking at investing in a rental, you need to do so with a long-term view. Not just in terms of the property value but also how you could hold out an economic downturn.

Advice #2

The location of your real-estate property is vital, be it in areas of good schools or crowded places, amenities and convenient access to business and commercial nodes. These conveniences tend to be in demand regardless of the state of the economy. Specific areas bring a sudden economic or development boom and this leads to strong demand for rental premises and in turn boost real-estate investments in the region. Bear in mind though, that the boom is subject to market conditions and may never be the same always.

Advice #3

Property investments never come cheap and are a costly affair. In addition to the acquisition costs, there are expenses that are ongoing – such as the monthly repairs and services as well as the yearly property tax, insurances and maintenance that upkeep the real estate property. Even the most affordable property ranges tend to be most in demand regardless of the economic and market cycle. When it comes to holiday accommodation, anything close to beaches or tourist attractions or with great views would command higher rates – however if the business runs, it could fathom greater profits!

Advice #4

Not having reliable and trustworthy tenants can turn into a nightmare for your property investments. Ensuring that you have good tenants who will look after your property, and that you can always hope for them to pay their rent on time is vital. Even a 1-3 month delay of not having a tenant can quickly become very costly to a landlord. Make it a point to assess whether you are investing in an area where there is shortage of stock in real terms. This has to be matched equally by high demand. Check how sustainable the demand can stay not just now but also in future.

Hopwood Homes has served the all across the NorthWest of England, the area’s growing need for new property and real estate projects through impressive integrity and a commitment to delivering results with the highest quality standards. Their professional team works closely with both investors and landowners in order to come up with results that exceed expectations. Browse the rest of information through their website – Hopwood Homes.

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How Berite Labelle Is Translating Her International Modelling Career Into Acting Through Passion and Self-Care




Moldovan-born beauty Berite Labelle has shed her chrysalis to emerge as an actor and writer.

For several years, Berite has deconstructed, redefined, and developed her modeling skills into techniques fit for an A-list actor.

The path from the catwalk to the film set is a walk of fame mastered by Hollywood legends including Grace Kelly, Nicole Kidman, and Noémie Lenoir. Naomi Campbell successfully transitioned to the small screen as an actor and performed brilliant comedy roles spoofing herself with perfect timing and delivery. Former model and Emmy Award winner Tyra Banks turned to acting and hosted her eponymous chat show. She also birthed an industry from her modeling career and today has a net worth of $90million.

Passion First

Berite’s passion for communication is at the core of her acting and writing ambitions. She aims for both movies and the stage.

Already established as a successful model in Europe, Berite’s vertical performance started in 2019 when she participated in the World Championship of Performing Arts competition in Long Beach, California. She entered the Spoken Model category and claimed first place. Propelled by her competitive success, she went on to study acting at the New York Film Academy on a partial scholarship. She also competed in dramatics and comic monologues performances in Los Angeles.

During her modeling career, she showcased luxury brands including La Perla and France’s Aubade lingerie house at The Four Seasons Hotel – Geneva, and luxury jeweler Faberge. She also walked the runway for Tiffany’s fashion week in Paris and represented hair giant Toni & Guy.

“At the same time as modeling, I joined a small theatrical company in Switzerland. I decided that it was my mission to become an actor. As well as working with the theatre company, I set about teaching myself English. Communication is key in acting, and the more languages you can communicate in, the better.”

Emotional Intelligence

Berite has acted in music videos and is working on a project where she serves two different roles of important historical women: the last Egyptian Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra and the Victorian English writer Mary Wollstonecraft. Berite is also writing scripts. 

“I love communicating in different languages, as shown by competing in California. Today my overarching professional desire is about expression and interchange. I am inspired to communicate as an actor on a deep emotional level. To tell a story non-verbally,” says Berite. 

“Acting demands a high level of emotional intelligence that is outward-facing and creative, but you also need to be able to run a business. As an entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of my entertainment company – Berite Labelle.”

It is hardly surprising that Berite pivoted toward acting. Adaptation and learning new cultures are hallmarks of her childhood. Born in the tiny former Soviet country of Moldova in Eastern Europe, Berite traveled the world with her Chadian father, who worked for the United Nations. Constant traveling meant new schools, cultures, and languages. Berite thrived until her father died when she was 14 years old. Her family decided to send the teenager to school in Paris, where she fell into bad company.

It took three years for the young woman to determine that she was the only person empowered to change her life. It was an epiphany that changed the course of her life, and she walked away from the shady side of teenage years. At 17 years old, Berite enrolled in a diploma course studying commerce to set a positive direction. As part of her education, she landed an internship with the exclusive Swiss watchmaker and jeweler -Bucherer est 1880. During this time, the young woman understood that her way forward was to become a model. She immersed herself in a sophisticated and creative life.

Dream Big

It was not the first time Berite considered modeling as a career. As a child, a colleague of her father predicted the little girl would become a model. The prophecy triggered Bertie’s lifelong love of fashion, and the little girl’s favorite entertainment was watching Fashion TV. She also took up ballet, which helped her modeling career bloom.

To this day, the entrepreneur continues to dance as both a way to express her creative energy, de-stress, and maintain her physical form. She has also performed in music videos. 

Indeed, a successful modeling career requires strict discipline and self-care – two covenants are a must for a career as an actor.

“It is essential to stay in shape, so I still dance, and I also enjoy going hiking, and I practice yoga. Drinking plenty of water is great for your skin, and I have a routine for sleeping and looking after myself,” Berite explains. 

“Selfcare is as much of a priority as self-love. When you develop your routine and perform it faithfully, you learn how to love yourself and properly care for yourself. Confidence is important in the world of entertainment. To take good care of others and to love them authentically, you must feel good about yourself. It helps if you never forget about your own needs and feelings,” she says.

Self Care

Berite is a great believer in reading for pleasure as self-care; “reading scripts, books and work-related material counts as self-care.”

Given that Berite is often exploring another person’s character, working on mastering accents, or running her business, she likes to check out of her dynamic workspace through meditation. She has also discovered a rich vein of joy by continuing her education with online acting courses with Acting Center in Los Angeles.

The final thread of Berite’s self-care regime is twice weekly hair and face masks, which she believes are well-earned breaks from a fully engaged life.

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