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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Online Life-Enhancing Feng Shui Training Announces DIY Life Transformations

Internationally renowned master, best-selling Feng Shui author, and seasoned interior designer announce do-it-yourself Feng Shui classes on the web.

Feng Shui guide on, raves, "The Feng Shui home-study program is an outstanding course for the novice or beginner to learn the power of Feng Shui and how to easily apply the principles. Jami Lin has created an excellent nine week online course that is affordable and convenient."

Jami Lin describes, "Every person has natal talents and shortcomings as does every home. A good singer with clumsy feet can improve both voice and grace. Every room has both favorable and unfavorable aspects that can be enhanced with little or no cost."

Looking to increase wealth? Position a few existing items in the office for success and opportunity and rid it of severed fate and bankruptcy to build up the bank account and strengthen a financial future!

Real Estate Auction Online eBay Style

From the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the hot jazz quarters of New Orleans, a wide variety of real estate auction opportunities awaits prudent purchasers in an online auction featuring over 225 properties, 21 properties in Colorado, Arkansas and Louisiana offered by Rowell Auctions, Inc. a national leader in online real estate auctions. The auction is open to all, from the first- time home buyer to the savviest of investors. And it’s all as easy as buying an eBay offering.

Prospective bidders go to to view information on the properties in Colorado, Arkansas and Louisiana and find properties that interest them. The next step filling out a short registration form to get registered to bid. Rowell Auctions, Inc. is also offering real estate auction properties in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Michigan, and Indiana. If bidders have questions the Rowell Auctions site will also explain the terms and conditions of the sale and answer a host of frequently asked questions.

Bids may be placed at, and bidders may check the progress of the bidding at leisure, day or night. The bidding operates eBay style and bidders may enter a maximum bid that will automatically raise until that bid's maximum is exceeded by another bidder. Email alerts will keep bidders informed during the auction process. When asked about the differences between eBay and Rowell Auctions, Inc.'s method, Auction Coordinator Todd Simmons responds, "One important change from the eBay style of bidding is the 'anti-sniping' auto-extend feature. This feature keeps the auction going if you're out bid in the last couple minutes before time is up. Just like an on site auction the last 10 minutes are usually the most exciting! Rowell Auctions has pioneered the sale of real property online only and stand by ready to answer any of your questions."

Prospective home buyers interested in that new jazz house or mountain retreat, the bidding has already opened on August 20,2009 and will close at 2 PM EDT on September 3, 2009. This sale includes condos in Denver and New Orleans and single- family homes all across the three states, and all are being sold by a lending institution looking for new owners. Todd Simmons also suggests that, "Buying real estate has never been easier and bidders can be confident in participating, knowing this auction is being conducted by Rowell Auctions, Inc., a trusted name in property sales for more than 75 years." It all begins with the stroll to these homes right at the computer. Look at all the real estate auctions.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Double Digit Losers Lead Worst Housing Markets

They have changed from time to time over the year, but the Worst 25 U.S. Housing Markets forecast in 2009 are reaching the point where they're fitting into their positions these days. The worst economic conditions since the Great Depression have produced plenty of double-digit losers.

The financial crisis has triggered record foreclosures and is hurting communities across the country as Housing Predictor forecast. There are, however, improving signs for markets with a rise in home sales in some areas of the country with a handful of markets that will be the exception to the rule.

The Hottest 10 markets aren't confined to any particular part of the country scattered throughout the U.S. Housing Predictor's selection of the Hottest 10 Buyers Markets are based on research carried on over the entire year on all 250 local real estate markets Housing Predictor tracks. In most cases the markets won't appreciate much in 2009, but possess plenty of indicators to show that their housing markets will remain strong over the next few years, despite the down fall in the national economy.

Housing Predictor is consulted by the nation's foremost investment houses, banks, mortgage companies, real estate firms and most importantly consumers for more than 250 local housing market forecasts in all 50 states. Forecasts are updated regularly and changed as local market conditions demand over the entire year.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tinkerbell and Butterfly Decorative Night Light

Handcrafted in the USA to the highest standards using licensed materials with great individual care and attention to detail. We are certain that you will be completely delighted and satisfied with the Tinkerbell and Butterfly Decorative Night Light.

All purchased Items will arrive via USPS and a the tracking # will be sent to you. We also offer matching Drawer Knobs, Outlet Covers, Double Size Switchplates, Triple Size Switchplates, Rocker GFI Covers, Combo Switchplates, Phone and Cable Covers.

(Source) Amazon

Domino: The Book of Decorating

The editors of Domino magazine here show how amateurs can achieve a young, sophisticated look in their homes. A brief review of important preliminary considerations—budget, defining one's own style, the room's function—is followed by advice for decorating every room of the house, including children's rooms and offices. Different styles are shown for each in plenty of color photographs, with suggested furnishings and advice on how to mix styles. Each chapter concludes with a look at how a Domino staff member has decorated a similar room with a description of her approach to design. Recommended for large public libraries.

Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders' secrets from today's premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous.

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Stanley Home Designs V8074 Ranch Small Single Hook

Stanley, the industry leader in hardware, brings to you a series of home hardware called home design. The Stanley Home Designs V8074 Ranch Small Single Hook series is a collection of items that are designed to coordinate a rooms hardware items down to every detail. This small single hook will enhance the rooms features as well as creating an elegance to your home.

* Small Single Hook * Mounting screws included * Unique Ranch design * Oil Rubbed Bronze finish

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Top 10 Myrtle Beach Real Estate Deals is a new independent website offering exciting and unique Top 10 lists of today's best deals on real estate for sale. Their featured market addition is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Myrtle Beach list features the 10 best deals on beach homes and condos in the Myrtle Beach area.

This list is a welcome addition to their already extensive list of regional markets. To view a full list of their regional real estate markets visit

The site also offers a weekly Real Estate Top 10 list of national (mainly United States) deals.

In addition to the best home and condo bargains, the Top Ten research team looks for fun eye catching deals. Recent Top Ten listings have included a spaceship house in Chattanooga, a cave home in Missouri, and a haunted house in Massachusetts.

Their independent Top Ten team focuses on uncovering the best luxury real estate deals from the web, newspapers, auction lists, and pre-construction ads while including only those deals that they feel are the very best bargains! The deals are not their listings, they do not broker sales, and they are not an agency. is a general media showcase of great deals on real estate for sale.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Beverly Hills Real Estate Website Unveiled By Mara Granderson

Mara Granderson, the prominent luxury real estate specialist for premier Westside properties, has proudly announced the launch of her new website, Designed to be a one-stop resource for buyers, sellers and investors in Beverly Hills real estate of distinction, the website is interactive, user-friendly and continuously updated with the latest information on real estate, investment opportunities and local market trends.

Granderson is one of the Westside's preeminent listing agents, with a wealth of experience in marketing extraordinary properties for an equally distinguished clientele. Her website showcases these exceptional homes with flair, providing potential buyers with a compendium of stunning previews and lavish amenities.

Having partnered with the legendary Joyce Rey and Coldwell Banker Previews International, Granderson provides her clients with access to some of the finest Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel-Air and Holmby Hills real estate on the market today. These signature homes and estates are featured in the site's "Properties" page, accompanied by extensive descriptions and photographs that showcase each property's unique features.

Buyers, investors and developers interested in Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Holmby Hills and Brentwood real estate will find a wealth of tools and resources. The site's easy-to-use Home Search feature, for example, pulls up a complete list of Beverly Hills and Westside real estate properties on the MLS that meet your requirements. For more information on Beverly Hills and its nearby areas, visitors to the site may click on the "Communities" section, where Granderson has assembled community profiles and relevant area links.

The Beverly Hills real estate market contains million-dollar estates and landmark, architecturally significant homes. It is one of the country's most emblematic luxury housing markets and navigating through it can often be a complex process. With the resources on the website and the commitment, experience and extensive insider's knowledge that Granderson herself provides, the process becomes more streamlined and straightforward, resulting in more equitable results and an invaluable sense of satisfaction.

Access this comprehensive new online resource for a preview of the wealth of real estate purchase and investment opportunities in the Beverly Hills area, as well as more in-depth information on the market and the communities.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mortgage Advice: Deposit Still Crucial for First-time Buyers

The Bank of England announced on Thursday that they would be pumping an extra £50bn into the UK economy as part of their quantitative easing programme. Unfortunately for first-time buyers, this may not help to make mortgage deals more attainable, according to money comparison site

Despite a current total of £175 billion in quantitative easing, mortgage deals are still limited for buyers with a mortgage deposit of less than 25% of the price of the property. Recent figures from the Council of Mortgage lenders showed first-time buyers are stumping up an average deposit of £32,000 to climb the first rung of the property ladder.

Chris Eagle, commercial manager of, said: 'Quantitative easing has not yet had a noticeable effect on the mortgage market and most first-time buyers are still struggling to raise a enough of a deposit to purchase a property. However, there are a number of steps first-time buyers can take to help build up the necessary deposit.'

Top tips from on how to save for a mortgage deposit:

1) Use other savings

Chris Eagle recommends dipping into other savings: 'If you have savings separate from your deposit then it may make sense to use these to boost your deposit,' he says. 'The money you will save by getting a better interest rate on your mortgage is likely to outweigh any returns you are currently getting on cash in a savings account.'

2) Get better returns

You need to think carefully about where to put your money while you save, says Eagle. 'While you are saving up for your deposit, make sure your cash is earning as much interest as possible', he says. 'Savings interest rates are not great at the moment but there are always accounts that beat the rest.'

3) Spend less

Budgeting is crucial to maximising your saving power, says Eagle. 'Cutting back in the short-term will help you achieve your long-term goal of owning your own house,' he says.

4) Ask for help

Help from family is often vital for first-time buyers, says Eagle. 'Now more than ever, help from parents, family or friends can be make-or-break for first-time buyers', he says.

Eagle advises setting out a careful plan with your lenders, even if they are close family, to prevent trouble further down the line. 'You should always agree in advance how you will pay back the loan,' he says. 'Look carefully at whether you will be able to repay it in a reasonable time, and put everything in writing with a copy for both parties.'

5) Get a loan

An unsecured loan which boosts your deposit could get you a better mortgage deal, says Eagle. 'Just make sure you get your sums right and that it is cheaper than getting a mortgage without it. Also remember to include loan repayments into your calculations for monthly repayments.'

6) Speak to an expert

It's important to get all the facts and to compare mortgages, says Eagle, as you may find there are mortgage options you had never thought about.

'Speak to an expert', he says. 'If you are struggling to build up a large mortgage deposit, there may be specific options you can consider, such as part-ownership mortgages, graduate mortgages, guarantor mortgages and government-assisted mortgages.'


Master Gardener Lee O'Hara Releases Two New 'How To' DVDs

Master organic gardener Lee O'Hara ( is passionate about gardens, home grown organic food and teaching others the methods he has discovered through years of growing magnificent vegetables. "Awareness of the environment and our impact on it has increased greatly over the last decade. An organic garden is an excellent - not to mention delicious - action anyone can take to improve the environment and to improve health," O'Hara said.

"People just don't know how easy it is and how much fun it is - otherwise we would have more gardens than lawns," O'Hara continued. "The investment is small and pays back many times over with organic vegetables you would pay a small fortune for at the Farmer's Market. Especially if you watch my videos and avoid all the mistakes I made."

Seven of O'Hara's tomato plants, a few inches high, planted in April, produced more than 800 pounds of organic tomatoes by October and still had 10 or 20 pounds on the vine. Using raised beds, homemade compost, a few simple tools and procedures while working in the garden an hour or two per week, he produces far more food than he can eat. This results in well-fed and devoted friends who become avid students of his gardening methods.

The DVDs Organic Home Gardening Made Easy ($22.95 plus shipping and sales tax) The Organic Tomato ($12.95 plus shipping and sales tax) can be ordered on the website, by phone (818 249-2611) or by mailing a personal check or money order to EZ Garden, 2355 Honolulu Ave. Suite 200, Montrose, CA 91020. Order both for only $29.95 plus shipping and tax.


Thursday, August 06, 2009 Makes Granite Look for Countertops Easier

Laminate for Countertops has come a long way in the past 2 years. With the introduction of High Definition laminate, Wilsonart created a product that mimics the look and feel of real stone. A new process called Aeon Enhanced Performance "dramatically improves wear and scuff resistance on Wilsonart HD and Premium laminate designs."

Changing the look of your countertop can increase the value of your home whether you are improving to sell, or just want to enhance your space. "The large-scale granite look remains in high demand among budget-conscious homeowners remodeling their kitchens and baths, and new designs from Wilsonart Laminate fill that need in spades."

Laminate for Countertops is readily available, ships and installs easily and has literally thousands of colors and designs to choose from. "No matter what your budget or style, whether you are a design professional or consumer, we have a product to fit your needs."