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1) The front door needs to be on the front of the house, not on the side. It is bad feng shui to enter from the side. 2) The rear door in seen when entering the front door. The flow of energy, luck, money goes in the front door and leaves the back door. 3) The front door opens directly up or down stairs. Bad flow of energy, usually up to the bedrooms. 4) The house should not sit behind another home. bad flow of energy 5) House should not be on fourth street. The number four in a lot (17 comments)
I've been Tagged by MEME and Eileen Hsu of Douglas Elliman NYC - 01/20/09 10:00 PM
Thanks Eileen Hsu, It has taken me a while to write this MeMe, I don't usually like to talk about myself, I'm kinda private. Unless you know me so here goes.... Rules for this MeMe ! 1. Create a blog post with a link to the person who so happily tagged you. See above!2. List all of these rules in the post. Feel free to cut and paste this.3. Share seven things that others may not know about you. Do I or have I HAD a life outside of real estate? 4. Identify seven friends, contacts or near enemies in which to (4 comments)
Message from President Barack Obama - 01/19/09 09:44 AM
Before I even started to blog on Activerain, I got involved with the Barack Obama campaign . I was sent updates and emails of what I could do to help and be involved with helping our nation become a much better America. I believe we can become what we once were. The change is coming and it will take time with the support from everyone who supports and gets involved. Click here to hear this message (1 comments)
Barack Obama - Whats all the hype about? - 01/19/09 03:35 AM
I am one who is excited about what our new President Barack Obama will do for the nation when he is sworn in on Tuesday. The nation is buzzing like I have never seen before or noticed in inaugural proceedings before this. Eavesdropping on a conversation the other night, I heard someone say "What's all the hype about?" and this went into a big discussion on what got Obama here. Here is how the conversation started, " Barack is only here because of a number of events that took place before him, If it wasn't for George Bush getting the nation into (3 comments)
Tunnel or Retrofit Alaskan Way Viaduct - 01/13/09 08:44 PM
The city of Seattle announced today at a joint meeting with Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, King County Executive Ron Sims, and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to build a 4.2 billion dollar tunnel to replace the aging Akaskan way viaduct.
There are approximately 100,000 vehicles that pass along this cooridor everyday and the structure is at it's last leg of the aging 55 year span. The next big earthquake may tumble this double decker concrete bridge to the ground. Opponents protest choosing such a project due to the fact of the costs involved to tax payers at a tune of 4,2 (5 comments)
Why are we grinding away at our jobs? - 01/13/09 01:15 PM
When I got into the real estate business years ago, I thought it would be easy , just sell a home and get paid thousands of dollars and drive a Mercedes Benz. That thought quickly diminished when I got my feet wet starting at the lowest on the totem pole of agents in my office. I learned some tricks of the trade from other agents like yourself, that is one of the reasons you are here and reading my blog right? I picked up a great book a while back when I was at Tom Ferry's coaching seminar in Newport Beach ,CA. He (6 comments)
The Washington State Army Corp. of Engineers control water levels on the states largest body of water, Lake Washington. yet with annual flooding from rivers across the state, we seem to have problems with damages year after year. Am I iggorant about how this could be? or can there be things done statewide to fix this annual problem. I can't bear to see all the lost business, homes, personal effects caused by the flooding in these areas, This in turn adversly affects real estate and the economy. China is building the world's largest dam at Three Gorges that will (3 comments)
Women can accomplish this easily, Men need to read this! - 01/07/09 12:13 PM
How is our industry handling the economic downturn in the market in 2009? What changes are we doing in our daily, weekly, monthly activites to make a shift in our business? How will December 31, 2010 realistically look for us? Is there a lifestyle change during these times? This is a question I pondered one weekend that changed everything I did and will do in the future. My Mom always told me to save the money I earned for a rainy day, I really never paid much attention to her advice to me, I knew what I had for (4 comments)
FENG SHUI For many people, home has become something much more than the place they live-it's a sanctuary that offers an environment that is relaxing, cheerful, uncluttered, and full of comfortable spaces. As a result, the ancient Chinese study of natural and built environments, known as Feng Shui, has become increasingly popular in Seattle homes and Western culture. FACTS Feng Shui can be a very practical solution for creating a harmonious environment. Here are some interesting facts about Feng Shui: In literal definition Feng Shui means wind and water. The ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui is the art of recognizing (2 comments)
4.875% in the first quarter of 2009 - 01/07/09 12:27 AM
With interest rates at approximately 4.875% it is probally the best time to buy real estate in Seattle in more than 20 years. There is plenty of homes on the market and lots of inventory to choose from. No matter if you are thinking of investing, buying, selling or even refinancing your existing home to buy a second home. Is a second home a good investment? Over 4.9 million homes sold in the United States in 2008 and of that over 70,000 were sold in the Seattle-Metropolitan /Puget sound region.
Power of 1
Loan amount $250,000 (2 comments)
DTV Government Mandate February 17, 2009..Is it for Us or Them? - 01/04/09 05:57 PM
I have been hearing and watching TV the last couple of months and noticed that the hype of switching to DTV and how important it is that we all do this in one way or another got me to thinking... Is Big Brother (Government) using this as an avenue to keep an eye on all americans?
They have been pushing this on us like it is so very important that we do this or we will become blacked out from the rest of the world. -Call centers taking calls to answer questions every monday for two hours. -Late night infomercials (10 comments)
Understanding your credit so that you can buy more real estate in Seattle - 01/02/09 12:38 PM
Did you know? Many credit rating files contain inaccuracies that can affect your credit rating. With the threat of identity theft, the possibility of data sneaking in from a file of someone with a similar name to yours, and creditor reporting errors, it's a good idea to keep an eye on your credit-particularly if you are thinking of making a large purchase, such as a Seattle area home, in the coming year. Your Credit Report Most creditors use one of three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Trans Union, and Experian. Because creditors aren't required to report to all three agencies, the only (1 comments)
What Is an Inspection? A home inspection in Seattle takes place after you've made an offer on a home that the seller has accepted. A professional will examine the home to ensure it meets specific codes and laws as set by the City of Seattle, King county, and state of Washington. Put simply, the purpose of a home inspection is to make certain that the home you're about to buy doesn't have any major defects of problems that will cost you money down the road. What Are They Looking for? A home inspection usually includes an examination of a home's major (3 comments)
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