Six Reasons to Let ABR Judgment Recovery Handle Your Judgments Against Former Tenants

You’ve just won a Judgment against a former tenant – Congratulations! But did you know that there’s still a LOT of work to be done before you ever see any of the money you’re owed? Yep! In fact, many landlords NEVER get the money because it’s so hard to track down the people who owe the money and even harder to force them to pay up! Why? There are six reasons why it’s so tough to get paid after a Judgment is filed:

  1. There are sixty-seven different counties in Pennsylvania. If you have a Judgment against someone in Pennsylvania, you will have to file the Judgment in every county in order to make sure that a lien is placed against former tenants’ properties. Does the tenant own property in other states as well? Plan on having to file in multiple counties in those states as well. That’s LOTS of papework and research!
  2. You have to renew each Judgment every five years or else they lapse. Just like the original Judgments, a Revival of Judgment will need to be filed in every county were the former tenant might have property in order to collect on the lien. Will you remember to do this every five years? In every county?
  3. Did you know that not all Judgments are the same? Some Magistrate Court judgments won’t show up on credit reports, so they won’t serve as liens against property.
  4. Even after a Judgment is filed, there is additional paperwork – including a Writ of Execution – that will have to be created and filed before a sheriff can act on your behalf to collect the debt by seizing property or freezing a bank account. No Writ, no help from the Sheriff, even though you’ve already won the Judgment!
  5. When assets such as property or automobiles are seized to pay debts, you’ll lose a portion of the proceeds in order to pay the sheriff for his service. You could lose literally thousands of dollars of the original Judgment in fees and services.
  6. If there is a sheriff’s sale of land or property, expect to pay the sheriff’s office even more in court costs. These vary from county to county, so you’ll have to research the costs for the appropriate counties and be prepared to pay those fees before you claim the proceeds of the sale or take possession of the property. This can run into thousands of dollars out-of-pocket, meaning you won’t get anywhere near recouping your losses.

Whew! It all sounds pretty complicated, doesn’t it? Rather than waste days or even weeks of your time trying to track down a former tenant, research what they own, then try to collect on the Judgment yourself, why not contact ABR Judgment Recovery, LLC and let US do all the legwork?!

The fact is, over 75% of court Judgments are never recovered because collecting the Judgment is the responsibility of the landlord! You don’t have time to research and file the paperwork, do the legwork and make sure a lien is in place – but ABR Judgment Recovery DOES have the time AND the expertise!

Let us recovery the money that is legally owed to you – it’s what we specialize in, and we have the experience and skills to do it properly every time!

Tired of waiting for the money former tenants owe you?

Call ABR Judgment Recovery today!

(888) 6811-2251

 

Holiday Weekends are Great for Yard Sales!

One of the best times to have yard sales is over a long, holiday weekend. It sounds surprising, until you think about where people will be going over the 4th of July weekend in the U.S. Many people will be traveling back to their hometowns to visit family, others will be taking advantage of a beautiful weekend to go somewhere fun where they can relax and take part in a variety of activities, then settle in for a great fireworks display. Both of these groups offer an instant, new audience for your yard sale.

This weekend, the Ellwood City Area Arts, Crafts, Food & Entertainment Festival will give yard sales an added boost because of increased foot traffic all weekend long. If you live near any road leading into Ellwood City or near Ewing Park, hundreds of people will be walking by your home throughout the day. Why not take advantage of these visitors, already primed to shop, and host a multi-family yard sale?

MAKE YOUR YARD SALE ENTICING

There are several things you can do to make a spur-of-the-moment yard sale successful this weekend:

  • Put up plenty of signs with arrows pointing the way to your yard sale
  • Make some larger signs that highlight the most attractive items you’re offering. These include collectibles, furniture, tools, local memorabilia, anything patriotic, baby gear and bikes.
  • Ask your friends and neighbors to participate; the larger the sale, the more attractive it will be to potential shoppers
  • Don’t forget to put your address on some or all of  your signs (for those who rely on GPS for finding their way everywhere)
  • Display similar articles together. People looking for tools don’t want to have to pick through books, bikes and ballgowns to find the power tools saws. Instead, group all tools together, have an area that’s clearly defined for baby and children’s items, etc.
  • Don’t waste too much time schlepping participants’ items back and forth in your car. An EZ Move rental truck can help you move larger items (furniture, baby gear, area rugs, power tools, bikes, etc.) without having to make multiple trips.
  • Let the kids set up a lemonade stand or sell crafts they’ve made.
  • On Sunday, when everyone is heading out of the park at the close of the Festival, mark everything half price for quick, last chance sales.

Call 724-752-1310 to reserve a truck today (there’s a mileage discount Sunday thru Thursday!) and make some money from Ellwood City’s many Festival visitors this weekend!

Wasting Time on Judgment Recovery?

Why is collecting on a judgment so difficult? 

  • Over 75% of all court judgments are never recovered
  • Many debtors hide their assets
  • Collecting on a judgment is your responsibility, not the court’s
  • The high cost of investigating, discovering and obtaining assets often costs as much or more than the judgment itself
  • Seizure of assets may leave you with personal property you don’t need or want
  • It wastes your time and money

ABR Judgment Recovery –

We succeed where others haven’t!

3815191 - scrap paper on wooden floor around waste paper basketIt would be so nice if being awarded a judgment was the end of the process. You could simply mail your former tenant a copy of the Judgment and he would immediately pay up. But it won’t happen that way. In fact, most of the time the person who owes you money will simply toss the judgment in the trash can without responding or making any effort to pay you what they owe you.

That’s where ABR Judgment Recovery comes in…
we use a unique combination of skills and experience to collect judgments for our clients.

 

How do we do it?

  • We use our own licensed, private detectives to pursue leads where others can’t go
  • We have access to over 840,000 local court documents
  • We have access to over 330 million Federal documents and data
  • We have experience in multiple counties working with local authorities, sheriffs, attorneys and court employees
  • We are familiar with processes such as wage garnishments, sheriffs’ sales and local court requirements
  • Company President Dave Gulish has been a private detective for twelve years
  • Company Vice-President Brian Bush has experience as a real estate investor as well as his certification as a licensed private detective

 

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We’ll unlock the judgment recovery funds that
are rightfully yours!

info@nationaljudgments.com

(888) 681-2251

 

A Turn-Key Business Opportunity for Entrepreneurs Like You!

Many of us dream of starting our own business, but few of us actually start the process. It’s costly, it takes a lot of time to build up a base of customers, and the paperwork can be overwhelming. But if you do get your own business up and running, the benefits are undeniable – you can set your own hours, your earning potential is virtually unlimited, you can make your own decisions and tailor your business to your lifestyle.

The advantages of owning your own business are obvious:

  • Being your own boss
  • Flexible hours to meet your family’s needs
  • Making money for yourself and not your employer
  • Choosing your customers and establishing your own clientele
  • Becoming a respected member of the business community

Learning from Mr. B’s Experience

At Mr. B’s, we’re excited about helping those who are interested in starting their own businesses or becoming independent contractors. We’re looking for individuals with a strong work ethic, drive, determination and a desire to succeed! Owner Brian Bush wants to take the business skills he’s learned over the years and pass them on to the next generation of entrepreneurs, giving them the opportunity to set themselves up as small business owners in their own right. He will train, finance and market entrepreneurs like you so that you’re sure to reach targeted business goals. 

A Rare Opportunity for Starting Your Own Business

Does this sound good to you? It should! This is an opportunity that seldom comes along. You can learn from someone who has built his own companies from the ground up without having to pay for an expensive education, you’ll get paid on the job, and while you’re earning and learning, you’ll be working toward taking on a segment of Mr. B’s current businesses as your own.

We’ll take you through every phase of establishing  your own business, including making sure you file the proper federal, state and local paperwork, assisting you with getting the right insurance, creating a marketing plan, establishing a customer list and finding the right financing options. You’ll become your own boss, scheduling your clients and running a turn-key fertilizing and weed control company.

There’s never been a better time to start your own business. If you’re serious about starting your own business and willing to learn, contact Brian Bush at bush@amguard.us for more information. Please let us know what experience you have, including any certifications or licenses. No phone calls, please.

 

 

Honoring All Who Have Fought for Our Freedom

In honor of all members of the Armed Forces of the United States, Look At My Homes, Mr. B’s and its affiliate businesses will be closed on Monday, May 29th. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 am.
 
We remember and are grateful to those who have sacrificed for our freedom. Please take a few moments this weekend to reflect on those who have paid the ultimate price so that we can live in peace and prosperity. 

Interested in Starting Your Own Business? Mr. B’s Has an Opportunity for You!

Many of us dream of starting our own business, but few of us actually start the process. It’s costly, it takes a lot of time to build up a base of customers, and the paperwork can be overwhelming. But if you do get your own business up and running, the benefits are undeniable – you can set your own hours, your earning potential is virtually unlimited, you can make your own decisions and tailor your business to your lifestyle.

Learning from Mr. B’s Experience

At Mr. B’s, we’re excited about helping those who are interested in starting their own businesses or becoming independent contractors. We’re looking for individuals with a strong work ethic, drive, determination and a desire to succeed!

Mr. B’s was started by Brian Bush in early 1991, when he started mowing lawns while still in high school. From those beginnings, Brian has grown five successful businesses employing over a dozen employees and several independent contractors. Brian wants to take the business skills he’s learned over the years and pass them on to the next generation of entrepreneurs, giving them the opportunity to set themselves up as small business owners in their own right.

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Mr. B’s will guide you through the initial steps of starting your own business.

A Rare Opportunity for Starting Your Own Business

Does this sound good to you? It should! This is an opportunity that seldom comes along. You can learn from someone who has built his own companies from the ground up without having to pay for an expensive education, you’ll get paid on the job, and while you’re earning and learning, you’ll be working toward taking on a segment of Mr. B’s current businesses as your own.

We’ll take you through every phase of establishing  your own business, including making sure you file the proper federal, state and local paperwork, assisting you with getting the right insurance, creating a marketing plan, establishing a customer list and finding the right financing options.

There’s never been a better time to start your own business. If you’re serious about starting your own business and willing to learn, contact Brian Bush at bush@amguard.us for more information. Please let us know what experience you have, including any certifications or licenses. No phone calls, please.

 

Easy Care Flowers for Hopeless Gardeners

 

Most homeowners look forward to the first signs of spring so they can get outside and start their gardens. At the very least, most will want to plant some flowers around the entrance to their home for a pop of welcome color after the drab shades of winter. Some people have a naturally green thumb while other unfortunate, would-be gardeners can’t seem to get anything to thrive once it’s planted. For those hopeless gardeners we’ve put together a list of easy care flowers that are almost impossible to kill, even if neglected a bit. If you don’t think you have what it takes to be a gardener, try these hardy plants!

  1. Cosmos are Easy Care Flowers that Bloom for Months
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Cosmos look delicate but thrive even on the hottest days.

At the top of the chart are Cosmos. These delicate looking flowers are famous for being practically care free while blooming all summer long. Delicate, fern-like leaves and bright petals can cover your garden in color. Cosmos thrive in hot, dry weather and come in a wide variety of colors including white, pink, purple, gold and candy stripe. There are several varieties of Cosmos, ranging in height from four inches to over three feet, making them easy to stagger for a natural, meadow-like garden appearance.

  1. Easy Care Vinca are Small but Mighty

30345907 - beautiful flowers in a gardenThere are several strains of Vinca depending upon the leaves and height, but they are all hardy, ever-blooming summer flowers. The glossy, smooth leaves make an attractive ground cover, and the flat, five-petaled flowers resemble stars in shades of pink, purple, coral, red and white. The centers of the stars are usually a bright, contrasting color. They do well in almost any climate, including hot, dry, humid, cold and poor soil.

  1. Sunflowers Aren’t Just for Seeds
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Sunflowers turn their heads toward the sun as it crosses the sky.

The typical image of a sunflower is the six-foot-tall variety with enormous seed heads, but you can now grow sunflowers in a wide range of sizes and far more colors than the traditional, bright yellow. You’ll find gold, peach, burgundy and even bi-colored blooms that will grow anywhere from 10” to eight feet tall. Dwarf sunflowers are great for along fences while the larger varieties will attract songbirds who love the seeds.

4. Zinnias Offer Easy Care Flowers in a Multitude of Shapes and Colors

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Zinnias make ideal cutting flowers and come in dozens of varieties.

Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow and they thrive whether planted in borders, flower beds or even containers. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies and are beautiful as cut flowers because they last for at least a week after cutting. An added bonus is that when you cut them, even more flowers will bloom. They love the heat and sunshine of summer and bloom repeatedly throughout the summer and well into fall. You can grow zinnias in colors ranging from soft pinks to deep reds, oranges and creams. Some blooms have seemingly endless mounds of petals while others are flat with distinct centers of gold or cream.

5. Daffodils – An Easy Spring Flower

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Daffodils are associated with Easter because they bloom in the early spring and come back every year.

Daffodils have been linked to springtime for generations, and with good reason. Once the bulbs have been planted, Daffodils will rise again every spring in a profusion of cup-shaped flowers surrounded by a ring of brilliant petals. Although known for its bright yellow color, you can also get them cream, peach, gold and combos that have one color for the cup and another for the flat petals. These bloom in the spring, but the flowers last for weeks. Just plant daffodil bulbs in the fall and they’ll quickly spread every spring.

6. Phlox are Butterfly Magnets

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Phlox blooms attract hummingbirds to gardens.

This cheerful flower used to bloom profusely, but only for a few weeks in the spring. Recent hybrids and newer strains, however, can bloom clear through the first frost. The flowers bloom in compact clusters that resemble the flowers on Vinca, but are smaller and grouped tightly together over long, spiky leaves. Phlox flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds but deer tend to stay away, making Phlox ideal for suburban gardens.

  1. Marigolds Grow Almost Anywhere
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Marigolds bloom continually from spring to fall.

Marigolds love bright, sunny spots and they are hardy enough to withstand even the hottest temperatures. They bloom profusely from late spring to fall. Traditional marigolds can grow anywhere from three to five feet tall, but you can also get dwarf varieties for containers and window boxes. The fern-like leaves are a deep green and the blossom colors include yellow, red and gold.

  1. Pansies are Dainty Delights
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Pansies are available in a rainbow of bright colors.

Pansies look delicate and frail, but they stand up to sunlight and grow well as long as they are watered during stretches of drought. Gardeners love the “face” on each pansy bloom that combines an overall petal color with vivid streaks of a deeper color forming a blaze in the center of the flower. Pansies come in an astonishing palette of colors, including burgundy, reds, purples, yellows, creams, golds and peaches. Pinching off spent blooms will force even more blooms. These do best in the spring and fall, reviving quickly after any hot spell. Pansies don’t grow very tall – a foot at the most, but usually more like 6 to 8 inches.

 9. Impatiens Come in Two Varieties

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These New Guinea Impatiens have darker leaves than traditional Impatiens.

Impatiens are most often seen in containers and hanging baskets, but they are excellent in shady areas of your garden as well. They can easily wilt in the heat of the day, so keep them well watered. If you keep them shaded, they will proliferate and spread with mounds of amazing color.  The leaves are softly rounded in a cheerful green in most varieties, although New Guinea Impatiens feature darker leaves with sharper edges. Impatiens come in a spectrum of warm shades ranging from a bright, pure white to cherry red with tints of pink, salmon, fuchsia and orange. For shady borders, nothing beats Impatiens for constant color.

 10. Grandma’s Begonias are Making A Come-Back

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The waxy leaves of Begonias are easily recognizable.

It’s almost impossible to kill a begonia, which is what has made this plant a favorite with gardeners for generations. Your grandmother probably planted “wax begonias” in her first garden. Back then, most begonias had waxy, spade-shaped leaves and flowers clusters in either red or a orangey flowers. Today you’ll find begonias with leaves of purple, citrus green or deep green that are round, spaded or rough around the edges. Flowers come in reds, oranges, golds and peaches as well as bi-colors. They are still as durable and reliable as ever, being disease and drought resistant.

  1. Snapdragons Add Height to Your Garden
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Snapdragons are perfect for the back edge of a garden or along a fence to add height.

Snapdragons are easy to grow in even rocky soil, blooming into tall spikes of color that are perfect for bouquets. Their complex flowers grow in clusters along the top half of each spike, blazing in bright shades of yellow, red, pink and orange as well as variegated versions with multiple colors. You’ll find Snapdragons that grow anywhere from twelve inches to four feet in height depending upon the type. The intermediate height (one to two feet tall) are the hardiest and come in the deepest colors. Snapdragons are proficient bloomers in the summer and into early fall.

12.  Morning Glories are Easy Care Flowers for Fences and Trellises

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Morning glories are well known for their vibrant blues and purples.

These charming, old-fashioned flowers sprout quickly from seed and flourish even in poor soil. To encourage sprouting, most gardeners soak the seeds in lukewarm water overnight before planting. Once they’re in the ground, just stand back and watch them grow. These are a twining vine, so plant them along a fence or trellis. The spade shaped foliage is usually a soft green. Gardeners prize morning glories for their easy growth and the vibrant blues and purples of the trumpet-shaped flowers. You can also find Morning Glories in pinks, purples and striking striped varieties.

If you aren’t sure what flowers you want to plant or need help with landscaping your home or garden, Mr. B’s Lawn Care can guide you with professional landscaping services.