You Want Your House “Sold”!

The minute you decide to sell your house, you’ve made a business decision; and the most important part of this decision is hiring the right real estate professional who will properly assist you in preparing and successfully marketing your house! First, I will provide you with a Competitive Market Analysis of similar properties that have been sold within the past 3 to 6 months to help us determine the best price for your house. Then we’ll discuss proper presentation of your property, and how to make it the most attractive to buyers. As an experienced agent, I offer Feng Shui and staging services, to optimize your property’s appeal. I also work with contractors for those who may need to have repair work done. By pricing your home correctly and...

Have Yourself An Environmentally Friendly Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is an American holiday that is loaded with tradition, so why not start a new tradition in your family by making Thanksgiving an eco-friendly celebration from start to finish? Here are 10 tips to help you capture the spirit of the original Thanksgiving, and give your holiday celebration extra meaning, by making your day of thanks green and eco-friendly. An eco-friendly Thanksgiving will enrich your family’s holiday experience, because you will know that you have made the world a little brighter by reducing your impact on the environment. And that’s something for which everyone can be thankful. 1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle To make your Thanksgiving celebration as eco-friendly as possible, start with the three Rs of conservation: Reduce, Reuse and...

The Carbon Footprint & Global Warming Explained (Part 1)

First came organic. Then came fair trade. Now makers of everything from milk to jackets to cars are starting to tally up the carbon footprints of their products. That’s the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that get coughed into the air when the goods are made, shipped and stored, and then used by consumers. In the Gelsi household, reducing their carbon footprint is a family affair — they even wrote a musical about it. MarketWatch reporter Steve Gelsi offers tips for saving the environment and saving money while doing so. So far, these efforts raise as many questions as they answer. Different companies are counting their products’ carbon footprints differently, making it all but impossible for shoppers to compare goods. And...

Real Estate & Feng Shui Consulting

Ever notice that when you step into a house there is a certain, discernable feeling that speaks to your senses? It can say, “Mmmmm . . . this is the peace I am looking for,” or it can say something like, “This place gives me the creeps!” Houses accumulate energies from occupants, events, animals, illnesses, birthday parties and from the furnishings, colors, scents, paintings, litter boxes and that National Geographic collection stacked in your basement. Balancing the competing energies of any given space is a simple description of an ancient Chinese science known as Feng Shui. More appropriately, however, Feng Shui addresses the time and space continuum that is more closely related to quantum physics. My first introduction to Feng Shui was...

India and Brazil Move Toward ‘Green’ Economic Future

The Brazilian and Indian governments are among those keen to use findings from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (Teeb) project. Final results from the three-year study were unveiled here at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity meeting. Nature’s services must be counted if they are to be valued, its leader said. Pavan Sukhdev, a Deutsche Bank capital markets expert who leads Teeb on secondment to the UN Environment Programme (Unep), said that if society did not properly account for services that nature provides, they would be lost. In an earlier analysis, Teeb calculated that the economic value of services being lost – including water purification, pollination of crops and climate regulation – amounts to $2-5 trillion dollars per...