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What is Feng Shui in Bedroom? - 11/19/10 09:51 AM
Although it is not an exact translation, Feng Shui means 'wind-water', does this make more sense? I can hear many of you say 'Nope', well it doesn't make it any clearer to me either. However if given its original interpretation, you possibly know exactly what it is. Although the phrase 'wind-water' doesn't make any sense to most of us, the original interpretation often does. Using the positive forces of 'qi' from earth and heaven, this old Chinese system strives to balance and improve the energy of all manner of things. Within the house many people already organize their rooms using this (1 comments)
Wanting To Move Into A House in Toronto? - Part 4 of Information and FAQs - 11/19/10 05:17 AM
Do you have any names or suggestions about contractors in my neighbourhood? Definitely! Look no further, every realtor will provide you with suggestions for most types of contractors. Referrals are the backbone of real estate firm, and many realtors believe in sharing the love - so over the years they have put together a list of trusted professionals who can care for your home. All the contractors & tradespeople have usually completed work for the realtor, his/her friends, family members and/or clients, and are highly recommended. We have an unfinished basement that I am thinking about renting Will we break the (0 comments)
Doing Some Minor Work to Your Property - 11/17/10 04:20 PM
This serie of renovation articles is prepared in cooperation with Jay Banks, realtor in Richmond BC Canada When looking at increasing the value of your property, the most straightforward action to do this is to improve the outside. The outside of your property is the first and last image a potential buyer will get, and could be a deal-breaker if it isn't appealing and neatly kept. We all know first thoughts are crucial, this also means your property. Try and be candid and look at the property as a potential purchaser would do. How is the landscaping? Is the grassed area (0 comments)
The Release of the Vancouver Golf Courses Guide - 11/11/10 10:51 AM
Announcement on behalf of our dear colleague, Vancouver realtor Jay Banks: Golf, the game for the businessmen, constitutes an important part of the lives of many of us. It is no longer affordable only to the select few. More and more of us are discovering the beauty in it. Golf offers its players active relax, but may be played competitively. At Jay Banks, we try to accommodate for the interests and hobbies of our clients although, frankly, we love golfing ourselves! After a bit of a thought, we chose to compile a golf guide about golf courses and driving ranges in (0 comments)
Your picutres matter: GD vs. ImageMagick - 11/09/10 08:10 AM
Great pictures make great real estate website. The selction of various graphic editors, tools and plugins is often pretty huge, but not in all cases. When it comes to the server-side processing of the pictures when they are being resized, there are really only two basic tools for image handling running under php. First is build-in php image processor called GD. Second tool is ImageMagick which needs to be additionally installed on the server. Their function is identical, but the outcome is not. If you want to know who is the winner of this duel, check our comprehensive comparison GD vs. (0 comments)
Boring Real Estate Web? Forget! - 11/05/10 09:08 AM
Heather Hadden, Toronto realtor, decided to fight with the crowd of really boring real estate websites, which are constantly flooding internet. Her new site I Love Toronto offers something completely different - besides traditional sections like neighbourhood guides and MLS listings there are number of lifestyle articles published every week. Ilovetoronto.org will help you to find the best place to eat some oysters, direct movie fanatics into the brand new TIFF Bell Lightbox or can finally make your fast-eating into fast-healthy-eating! Become one of the first fans on the facebook I Love Toronto fanpage and follow the lates lifestyle news from (0 comments)
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