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I believe I first learned about Armando Montelongo and his real estate training program back in January, thinking it popped up on my social media feed. I saw there was an informational day in my area, so I went to it and from there signed up for the three-day event, which was also really good. I have been involved in real estate for a long time, but I needed more training on investing. I then went to Dallas, Texas for the bus tour back in March which was awesome with lots of high-energy and they kept things moving along the entire time. I came back home with my mind full and made a plan with all the information I'd received. I met a lot of people on the bus tour and will keep contact with them through the bus tour page. I've also taken the Master Mentor course and keep in contact with them through the Master Mentor page. I look at it like a college education, and now that I've had the education, I need to use it and do the work. I manage 21 properties so I am very busy, but I'm taking the time to get started with this great opportunity. I have a house I'm about to sell and I've gotten that ready to go with this information. The mentors are fantastic and the help line is wonderful... couldn't ask for anything better. Just knowing that they're there fuels my fire. I don't have to do anything by myself, knowing that they've been where I'm at and have been successful is huge support for me.
Montelongo online and from there went to the trainings. I thought the presentation was really good, and our instructor Chris came across as someone who was successful at the real estate program himself. He wasn't trying to sell anybody anything, just giving us as much information as possible. I learned enough from the trainings to get started, but want to go on to the bus tour in Miami, Florida soon to learn even more. I'll be doing that with a partner to get more hands on experience. I would rate this program five stars and feel like I've received excellent value so far. Would very much recommend this opportunity.
I found out about Armando Montelongo about five years ago, and since I had been wanting to get involved in real estate, this caught my eye. I was especially interested in flipping houses so I went to the free event in my area. They explained different ways of making money by renting or flipping, etc. and I could tell that the presenters had been successful themselves using the program. I next attended the bus tour in Riverside, California which was an empowering and energetic experience. It wasn't just some monotone speaker, we were engaged the entire time and it helped a lot to go through the houses. I do think this program is better done with a partner, I wish I had support from someone to work with, but if I need to call up for help I can get it though. So far I've done a gap funding deal to finance a flip. I've had a lot of learning experiences so far and have even become a Realtor so I can get my foot in the door more. I'm in the middle of selling a house right now and have no doubt my investment will begin to pay off soon.
I woke up at about 2:30 in the morning a few years ago and started watching TV when I saw the commercial for Armando Montelongo's real estate training. I had been exhausted from my job as a property manager, so when I saw it, I was interested. After going to the 1 day intro, my wife and I did the three day event and I could tell that the trainers were educated and experienced in real estate. I believed then, and do now, that the program was realistic and the people were following through and doing what they said they would do. We then did the bus tour in Phoenix, Arizona together too. I had some experience coming from a background as a general contractor, but I started over learning it all new from the program and they gave us the basic numbers of what it was going to take to rehab the homes. We have members of the wolf pack, or "wolfies" that we've been working with, and we're signed up to take Asset Protection next. We've put quite a few offers in, but I've had some physical problems that knocked me out for about a year, but I'm just starting to get back into it. Support from the home office has been great, I have called them up to seven times a day and they are excellent at helping in anyway they can. With all of this, I know I'll succeed.
I went on the bus tour and have done a few webinars. They are very personal with you, they get to know you. There is an overall feeling of fun and high energy. If you apply yourself you can make this happen. The bus tour was broken down into simple steps so you can learn to do estimates on homes from memory. By the end of the tour I was able to do the estimates myself. We met people from all over the place and exchanged business cards, great networking opportunity.We’ve received great support since the bus tour, they are able to speak on our level and help us when we need it. I liked the fact that they referred us to someone to help us with our business taxes.
I have been very satisfied with the training and education that I have received so far. I heard about the program from an infomercial that featured two of his students who had their own TV show, Mark and Raul. I wasn’t looking for an opportunity but when I saw about the meetup I thought I would go and see what they had to say. It was a good seminar, and it made sense to do the full, whole program. They had students who had been successful come along on the bus tour to help, which was held in Riverside, California. Physically walking through the homes was essential to being able to understand the information. We went through three houses and while during our drives, the bus tour leader went through information with us so time wasn’t wasted. I felt like with the intro class it was good information but without the bus tour I wouldn’t have been able to do it myself. After the bus tour, I have taken Cash Flow, Asset Protection, Commercial, Master Mentors, and Market Domination. They make a point to keep current with what is changing with the Real Estate field. I am currently working with a partner; my partner keeps up to date with the weekly webinars. We have been able to network with people and keep in contact with them since the program. We have received great support since finishing the program.
I went to the free seminar and signed up for the program, however, due to my work I was never able to get away to the next part. Wow, working so hard, with no days off... 2 years went by so fast! One day I was feeling pretty regretful about not being able to follow through and attend. So I was REALLY happy when they called me within weeks of that and offered me another opportunity to get involved! I jumped at the chance. I was going to get to that meeting in Sacramento no matter what and it was powerful. I couldn't imagine going back home to my same life and not being a part of the team and life changing opportunity. I went on the Bus Tour Training and other trainings and it's been an absolutely fantastic decision. There is a lot of information and Armando is well versed in a multitude of learning techniques, including keeping it fun, and therefore, easier for the information to become a part of you. He listens and values his students, putting a lot of effort into making sure we are successful by providing ongoing trainings, plus almost daily real time online trainings AND all the hands on help you could ask for by his superb team. Since the bus tour, I have taken other trainings, also. Armando has also provided crucial support in other related areas like Asset Protection. It is such a positive and caring organization. Friends and family know what I am doing and are excited and are involved and supportive in various ways, referring properties to me, as well as, people who need help. I know that with this program you can be guaranteed that the outcome is equal to the effort you put into it. I believe you cannot ask for more than that. I’m very satisfied with the training and I would highly recommend it as the best there is ever.
I found out about Armando Montelongo’s real estate education program through an email I received explaining the program. I went to the one-day event to see what they were about and it interested me enough to go to the three-day seminar. The energy was great, the presenters seemed to know what they were doing. My wife attended these events with me. Next we went to the bus tour in Dallas, Texas.The bus tour was a lot of new knowledge, my wife and I really enjoyed the environment and it was a chance to understand what real estate investing was all about. We were both impressed. I’ve also taken Market Domination, Cash Flow, and I try to listen in on the Webinars each week. I’ve been able to help people do wholesaling. I’m in contact with people who I met at the different trainings and whenever I’ve needed help from the mentors they’ve been great and helpful. I have appreciated that the company is willing to help in any way needed.
I originally found out about Armando Montelongo and his trainings from an infomercial. Since I was already interested in real estate I decided to go to the free event. Afterward, My partner and I attended the three day event. I wanted to move forward and do more training but my partner did not, however, one of the speakers said something to change his mind. We went to the bus tour, which was a high energy event that taught us valuable information about evaluating properties to determine if it they were a good investment or not. We also attended a course to teach us how to protect ourselves and our assets. Later we were invited to attended an intensive smaller training that taught us even more information about real estate investing and we met people that we will probably keep as friends and associates for a long time. The support from the company has been good and we try to attend the webinars and conference calls that are offered so that we can continue to learn from Armando & his team.
Waste management is more than just a smelly chore. Depending on where you live, it can be complicated and subject to a variety of local laws.
Understanding Waste Management
People produce a lot of waste, and proper disposal of that waste is essential for maintaining healthy living environments. Not only is garbage unpleasant to be around, but it also breeds bacteria, attracts pests, and takes up more space than you might imagine. So, governments create rules to properly dispose of it.
There are four main ways the trash gets taken out:
Landfills are by far the most common form of waste disposal. In the year 2013 alone, the U.S. sent 294 million tons of trash to landfills. While many people might think of landfills as simply a hole in the ground filled with trash, they are carefully planned out and expertly constructed structures. They have bottom liners made of either clay or plastic and are covered with soil daily. Landfills are designed to prevent the trash inside from coming in contact with environmental factors, including water and air.
Landfills are different than dumps, which don't attempt to separate the garbage from the surrounding environment. Typically, landfills also have runoff collection ponds, drop-off stations, and a buffer area around the premises. This keeps everything contained and reduces the effects on the environment and community.
Recycling means using existing material to create new products. The goal is to reduce pollution associated with creating new materials and decrease waste going to landfills. A wide range of commonly used products can be recycled, including:
While the U.S. has no national recycling laws, some state and local governments have implemented their own requirements.
Incineration, also called waste-to-energy, involves burning trash, usually to produce electricity for homes or businesses. Though this practice is common in Europe, the U.S. has been hesitant to adopt this method of waste disposal. However, some cities are beginning to embrace the technology. As recycling costs have gone up and participation in recycling efforts have gone down, some cities are turning to incineration for their garbage removal.
Composting refers only to organic substances, like food and paper waste. Composting quickly breaks down matter, and the resulting material can be used for agricultural or landscaping purposes, as it is filled with nutrients that are great for plants.
Cost of Garbage Services
Garbage is something most people don't want to handle more than they have to. Thankfully, cities arrange for workers to take your trash away for you. But, did you know that there are different types of trash that require different people to handle?
Trash removal refers to the waste collectors who come to your curb or building's dumpster on a weekly basis to remove the trash. This expense might be included in your utility bill, rent payment or another bill every month. However, you might have other options, depending on where you live. If you decide to hire an independent company instead of relying on the city-provided services, you might be able to save a little bit of money. Most trash removal companies charge between $10 and $40 per month, or $140 to $250 per year.
Junk removal handles items you don't want in your home anymore but can't easily dispose of yourself or in your regular trash. These items might include old furniture, tires, or appliances. Pricing generally depends on the scope of the task. For example, hauling away a hot tub will probably be more difficult than doing so for a couch. Therefore, hot tub removal will be more expensive - generally around $130 - than taking away the couch, which might fall closer to $80. However, some cities may have options to have your large items picked up for free. Check with your local waste management department to find out if this is available in your city and how you can arrange it.
If you separate your compostable garbage from your regular trash, you can pay for a company to come around to pick up your yard and food waste. This generally costs around $100.
Some states and cities have specific recycling rules, like Connecticut and San Francisco. If you live in one of these areas, your city might arrange for workers to pick up your recycling in the same way they pick up your garbage. You'll still have to separate everything out, though. Most companies ask you to put paper recycling in one bin, and plastic and glass in another. Some will also give the option to pick up unsorted recycling for a fee. Some recycling may get sticky, but unless there's solid food or debris stuck on, you probably don't have to worry much about residue.
When recycling pizza boxes and other similar items, rules may vary between cities. Find out from your city's recycling or waste management department to find out the rules about pizza boxes. If they do accept them, it's a good idea to scrape all the cheese and fallen toppings away before recycling the box.
Usually, regular recycling removal costs between $5 and $25 per month if you have one paper bin and one plastic and glass bin. If you have more than this, a fee of $2.50 to $7.50 per bin might be tacked on.
Like junk, waste is comprised of items or substances that you can't easily get rid of yourself. However, it's not always the size that makes removal more difficult. Rather, it's the composition. Waste generally refers to items or substances that could be dangerous to people and the environment, like chemicals, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, old latex paint or debris from a construction project. Solid waste removal generally costs around $160; hazardous waste will cost anywhere between $50 and $100, depending on how much it weighs. Construction waste can usually be taken away for about $200.
Before tossing hazardous waste items in the trash, it's best to look into local rules. Some governments have laws about throwing away batteries, latex paint and other potentially toxic substances. Call your city's waste management department to find out what rules apply to you.
When handling waste, it's important to know how to keep yourself and anyone around you safe. Certain materials can be potential safety hazards. For example, improper handling of chemicals can harm your health, and construction debris haphazardly left around can lead to an injury.
Safety Tips for Handling Hazardous Waste:
- Wear gloves and a mask.
- Keep waste in a well-sealed container.
- Clearly label the container with a waterproof label.
Some common examples of hazardous waste you might encounter include:
- Pesticides, insecticides and other pest-controlling poisons
- Flammable liquids, including lighter fluid, carpet cleaner, brake fluid, household cleaners and waterproofing sealers
- Latex-based paint, paint thinners
- Chemical drain cleaners
- Broken thermometers
- Motor oil and oil filters
The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste every year. However, not everyone knows how to dispose of it. Often, these potentially harmful substances get stowed away until the family moves or does a major cleaning overhaul.
Safety Tips for Handling Construction Waste:
When performing do-it-yourself home upgrades, you may encounter dangerous materials on your own. For example, asbestos, a harmful substance that was previously a popular insulative material, may be found in older homes. If you're handling asbestos on your own:
- Wear protective clothing and a respirator or face mask.
- Double wrap the material in plastic and seal it.
- Do your best to keep the material whole; don't break it apart, and if any remains on the walls, gently remove with water.
Other materials, like broken pieces of wood or boards with nails sticking out, should be directly disposed of into your rented dumpster or a designated waste pile. Be sure everyone working with you knows where this is. Also, see that everyone is wearing protective clothing, close-toed shoes, and work gloves. Safety goggles are never a bad idea, either.
Contacting Your City's Waste Management Department
If you're new to your area or have questions about trash, recycling, or compost removal options, contact your city's waste management department. Additionally, if you are working on something new that will require additional trash, waste, or junk removal, it's always a good idea to get more information about this prior to beginning your project. If you aren't sure about how to dispose of something, like an old car battery or asbestos you found in your home, contact your local waste management department to find out what they suggest.
Renting Trash Containers for Large Jobs
If you're putting on a big event or working on a large construction project, your kitchen trash can might not be big enough to hold all of your refuse. Dumpsters can usually be rented from your local waste management department or a close-by dumpster rental company. They are typically rented out on a per-week basis, so they are great for multi-day jobs. But if your project or event will be completed in one day, it might be more cost effective to pay for a junk removal service.
Dumpster-rental costs vary widely, depending on how long you'll need the dumpster and what size you choose. Common sizes include:
- 10 yards: Can hold about three pickup trucks' worth of trash
- 20 yards: Can hold 4 tons of trash
- 30 yards: Can hold about nine pickup trucks' worth of trash
- 40 yards: Can hold about 12 pickup trucks' worth of trash
The most popular size is the 20-yard dumpster, which is commonly used for outdoor projects or home remodels. Bigger options, like the 30- and 40-yard dumpster, are generally used for major home renovations. They are also ideal for community cleanup events. The smallest sizes can be great for major home clean-outs in the spring or small do-it-yourself remodeling jobs.