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Rugs that Transform Rooms - 03/31/10 09:01 PM
Today's popular wood and ceramic floors can be enhanced with the right rug. The right rug can work wonders. To achieve your desired effect and make any room look... Bigger. Choose wall-to-wall carpeting that matches the wall color. Unbroken lines always look longest.
Smaller. Lay an area rug diagonally across the room. The bare floor spaces seem to disappear.
Warmer. Opt for carpeting with layers of warm colors like brick, terra cotta or burgundy.
Cooler. Try bare wood or tile floors, skipping carpet altogether.
Richer. Use multiple oriental rugs, as many as you can fit allowing them (5 comments)
Your Desk could be making you SICK! - 03/30/10 08:31 PM
Constantly battling tummy bugs or colds and flus? Your desk at the office or in your home could be the culprit. Researchers found 400 times more germs at office work stations than in bathrooms. Fortunately, it's easy to keep your desk from making you sick. Here are a few tips to get you started: Toss unwrapped snacks.Unopened packaged foods are fine but anything you unwrapped or that's been opened is a bacteria magnet. Do this once a day.Wipe your keyboard, mouse, phone and desk with disinfectant wipes. Because so many people touch these areas, they're hotspots for spreading germs like the cold virus. (8 comments)
Adobe the makers of Photoshop CS4 , Photoshop Elements, Adobe Reader , Adobe Illustrator ; the list goes on and on has just introduced Photoshops Content-Aware Fill and is is true wizardry.
Have you ever wished the picture you took of that house didn't have that awful tree in the front, or maybe the old Junker parked in the driveway detracts from the home. Well, what used to take forever with Photoshop or Photo Elements can be repaired in a jiffy with Adobe's Photoshop CS4 Content-Aware Fill. If you have ever trued this type of photo editing you may (11 comments)
Airdrie,Alberta, will start its first public bus service with Calgary this fall - 03/29/10 09:23 AM
Airdrie, will start its first public bus service with Calgary this fall. The community of 38,000 will use the Intercity Express, with three $700,000 long buses Airdrie council has purchased. The provincial government's 2008 pledge of $2 billion toward regional buses or trains had Calgary and its neighbours plot a long-term transit system featuring express buses and eventually commuter trains. The province hasn't rolled out the transit money yet, but Airdrie had held off on its long-standing transit expansion plans long enough and decided to go it alone. "We just really couldn't wait any longer -- we had to meet the needs (0 comments)
Re-Blogging Don Lawby President of Century 21 , Canada _____________________________________________ Investment Property Mortgage Rule Changes As many as 15% of all new mortgages granted in Canada are for properties the owner doesn't live in. And now, starting this spring, the landlord/investor has to put down a minimum down payment of 20%in order to obtain Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)- insured properties, part ofrule changes announced in February.However, it's worth noting that it is not all bad news when it comes to the federal government's recent changes to rental property financing. For example, The changes won't apply to borrowers who buy principal residences (4 comments)
The Apple IPAD will roll off store shelves starting April 3rd , 2010 only Days away, will you be in line to pick one up.
Lets take a look at what we know about it so far. Now, keep in mind the majority of people writing reviews and declarations of it's prowess or demise haven't seen it yet. So now I'll add my voice to the masses and no I haven't seen it yet either, but (30 comments)
10 Questions You and Your Buyers Must Ask Before Purchasing A Condominium Unit - 03/28/10 12:24 PM
While Richard Vetstein in his blog post relates to a few items that are strictly USA based, this is monor. For the most part, everything he talks about here is factual in canada as well. Bill Via Richard Vetstein (Vetstein Law Group, P.C., TitleHub Closing Services LLC): Buying a condominium unit can be more involved than buying a single family home. This is because you have to worry about both the unit itself and the condominium project as a whole. 10 Questions You Must Ask Before Purchasing A Condominium Unit To borrow from a famous phrase, not all condominiums are created equally. Some condominiums (0 comments)
The BasicsThe microbiological process that creates compost is the natural process through which plants and other organic wastes are broken down. Doing the work of creating compost are worms, insects, fungi, bacteria, and other microorganisms that help to process dead materials. The Golden Rule of CompostingComposting is a natural process that will pretty much happen no matter what. There is no need to obsess over creating a rapid, robust compost because even a failed compost heap will eventually succeed. That said, a very effectively created compost heap will proceed to finished compost much, much more quickly (and can (3 comments)
Are You Getting Run Over By Your Career??? - 03/26/10 11:58 PM
Thanks to Clint I got to read about Matthew Rathbun and then read the Blog Post he wrote , well worth a read. Bill Via Clint Miller (Real Estate Client Referrals, LLC (RECR)): I have never claimed to be a smart person. I dont specialize in "smart". What I do specialize in is surrounding myself with a miriade of smart people. People whom I consider to be industry leaders. Revolutionaries. People focused on making the people in our industry better...Heck, the entire industry better. We all know the names of people here on AR that work toward that goal. But, there are many more outside (2 comments)
$244,900 Check out this Beautiful End Unit TownHouse, in one of the best managed condominium communities in Airdrie. Thsi unit has 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Fully Finished Basement and a Single car Garage. With it's close proximity to shopping schools and the Airdrie Towne and Country centre, its perfect as a Starter home or for Retirement. This unit has a large maintennace free back deck perfect for enjoying the morning sun over a cup of coffee. Enjoy all the privacy and maturity of Jensen , Airdrie, (0 comments)
When I moved to Airdrie Alberta in 1981, we had a population of 5000, a Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia and Alberta Treasury Branch, but alas, no Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) which I had dealt with for a decade in Calgary. Now, finally after another almost 3 decades Airdrie will soon have a CIBC branch on Main Street, making the city home to all of Canada’s major banking institutions. The 5,000-square-foot banking centre will be located just south of Centre Avenue. The new branch will offer clients full-service banking and advice six days a week when it (0 comments)
Are you Google Friendly? Unlock your Real Estate Business on Google
As a Real Estate Business person , you are not only for the day to day business, dealing with customers, paperwork, measuring houses, taking pictures, answering phones the list goes on and on. However one of the most important things you are responsible for is Marketing yourself, your business and your clients properties.
It is likely that Google plays a role in helping customers find you, and I'm not just talking about your website -- Thanks to Google Maps (6 comments)
SHAM - WOW! Mortgage Fraud - 03/16/10 05:27 PM
According to industry estimates, losses from mortgage fraud in Canada range into the hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Here's one of the SHAMS that are being pulled on registered title owners by organized crime. The perpetrators gain access the Land Titles Registry and look for properties with large amounts of equity, properties that have little or no mortgage on them. Then by either transfer the Title into their alias for very little money or pose as the owners of the home with professionally counterfeited credentials they simply apply for a mortgage against that home, possibly your home and now it (3 comments)
Condominium at a Bargain Price - 03/09/10 06:39 PM
$146,900 This 2 bedroom multi level condo is in a great location in Forest Lawn, close to transit and shopping. Great price and opportunity for a first time buyer or investor. Please note there is no condo corporation nor are there the benefits/amenities associated with a condo corporation - condo fees are not payable at this time. At this time there is no Condo Board therefore, there are no Condo Fees or benefits that accompany a Condo Board. CALL : Bill Jones for a Private Viewing 403-701-1739 HOMES by JONES Website: www.homesbyjones.ca Email: email@example.com Century21 , Castlewood Agencies (1 comments)
"Open the pod bay door, Hal" - 03/09/10 12:30 AM
Coming up with a great technology product or service is only half the battle these days. Creating a name for said product that is at once cool but not too cool or exclusionary, marketable to both early adopters and a broader audience, and, of course, isn't already in use and protected by various trademarks and copyright laws is difficult - to say the least. iPod: "Open the pod bay door, Hal" During Apple's MP3 player development, Steve Jobs spoke of Apple's strategy: the Mac as a hub to other gadgets. Vinnie Chieco, a freelance copywriter Apple hired to help name the (3 comments)
Does your Tax assessment tell you what your house is worth in todays market?
The quick answer is NO, but let me explain this bit further. The market value of your home today is based on calculations done today, not based on the market values at last years tax cut off day. On average the market evaluations real estate agents are doing now will be higher than your local tax assessment for 2010, at least in the City of Airdrie. Now there are a few exceptions such as the community of Reunion that saw a significant increase due to (1 comments)
Hero's for Haiti - 03/06/10 06:53 PM
Airdrie Alberta has some pretty Great Schools from two different Divisions the Rocky View School Division and the Calgary Catholic School Board. The kids that attend these schools are absolutely amazing, not only do they contribute to the community by erasing graphitti off community fences as Bert Church High School students did this past year but they also consider the impact of poverty and disaster world wide. A good example of this is St. Martin de Porres High School, the students banded together to raise funds for those affected by the Haiti earthquake. Some of St. Martin de Porres High School, Students, (2 comments)
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