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Remodeling My Business - 07/29/07 09:10 PM
We all feel overwhelmed or discouraged at some time in our lives. If we try to live in awareness, we can see these moments approaching and do something creative before we are driven to change simply because it is too painful to remain stuck where we are. I recently attended a business development seminar and came back prepared to make some changes as a result. I felt one of those moments approaching and this seminar came along at the right time. I had applied one of their suggestions and seen an immediate result so I was encouraged. It doesn't matter which Rel Estate (5 comments)
A Room of One's Own--Small house living - 07/26/07 11:14 PM
I was musing the other day about small space living. A friend who lived i a 25 foot fifth wheel trailer for a couple of years pointed out that it really felt like he had much more space because he spent so much time outdoors. Another small house (650 square feet) dweller said that just having a 36 inch tall bookcase as a divider behind the desk and chair at one end of the living space was enough give him the sense of having a separate office space of his own, even when the rest of the family was in the room with him. We are used (4 comments)
The power of relationship building - 07/18/07 12:13 AM
I am meeting tomorrow with two renters who like where they live. They like it so much, they want to buy it. The landlord has made oises since they moved inabout being tired of being a landlord and wanting to sell the house. He brought the subject up again a few days ago....and they called me. These buyers contacted me several months ago on behalf of a friend of theirs who lived out of state and was planning to relocate. They heard my underwriting on the local public radio station and contacted me nased on that. After talking to them, (10 comments)
TheMoveable Edible Landscape - 07/13/07 01:02 AM
For those who think that edible landscaping is too big a hassle for them and vegetables in the front yard is a little too risque...here is an idea. Herbs and in particular grow well in pots. Placed as accent pieces on the porch or in distinct places in the yard they are quite attractive. Growing a pot with purple, sweet and peppermint basil can be stunning. Add hanging baskets of cherry or grape tomatoes in red and yellow along with a pot of mesclun (mixed lettuces and greens) and you can grow wonderful fresh salads as well as saving money at the (3 comments)
Simple Green - 07/08/07 11:03 AM
No, not the cleaning product. Just some more ideas in the wake of the Live Earth Event. Install motion detectors on room lights. That way the lights will automatically come on when you enter and will go off when you leave--no more yelling at people (or yourself) for forgetting to turn off the lightWork at home moreCarpool or walk whenever possibleUse public transportation whenever possible. If the mayor of New York City can do it, so can you, assuming you live somewhere that actually has decent public transitUse recycled paper and ink cartridges in your officeUse recycled paper stock for your mailingsPut recycling bins (13 comments)
Affordable Housing - 07/02/07 12:47 AM
What constitutes affordable housing? A lot depends on where you live and what you earn. In some parts of the country, income is much higher than others. people moving from the east or west coast find housing in New Mexico to be very affordable. Many of those who were born and raised here find it to be expensive because they are not coming from an area with higher wages and higher housing prices. Some things that can make a home more affordable for more people are high efficiency appliances, heating and cooling systems that keep utility bills lower. An extra $50 to $100 (4 comments)
My blog is as much about a philosophy of life and living as it is about real estate as a business. E.F. Shumacher subtitled his book SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL "Economics as if People Mattered" In the real estate industry we realize that people matter and that where they live matters. We now also have a larger responsiblity, I believe, to get them to consider HOW they live. Everyone in the developed world using less energy and resources makes it possible for those who have access to neither to experience a better life and to make the difference between their being able to having a roof overhead or not or for their children to eat or not.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.