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Four Ways a Clean Home Raises Property Value

When you are getting your home ready to sell, it is very important to keep your home as clean as possible. You are more likely to get a high closing price for your property if you have a lot of interested buyers, and a clean home is an essential part of making your home look appealing. You get many benefits from making sure your home is clean.

Make Your Home Look Bigger

Clutter and dark lighting makes rooms in your property look tiny. Proper organization will clear clutter out of the way, and a good window cleaning will allow natural light to brighten your home. This leads to an overall appearance of a larger, more spacious house that buyers will be willing to pay more for.

Help Your Home Appear Newer

Everyone knows that newer homes sell for more money, but dirty walls and grimy corners make a home seem old and beat up. A deep cleaning from the helpful professionals at will ensure that your home is sparkling and fresh, and if you have the time, they can even add a nice new coat of paint to your walls.

Patriotismo Tower / by SpAce


Patriotism Tower 580 is a new core and shell project office in Mexico City. This building will provide users with the latest technology, efficient plants, significant savings in energy consumption as well as a modern and attractive image for both the user and the spectator, take care in all LEED credits to be certificated.

Located on 580 Patriotism Avenue, Benito Juarez, Mexico City. A privileged place as one of the main roads in the city which offer users a wide range of services “walking distance” offered in the area.

Home Improvements that Actually Improve Your Home

Home improvements can be tricky business. Perhaps the trickiest part is knowing which improvements to do yourself and which to have a professional do for you.

A certain big box home improvement retailer used to be fond of saying, You can do it. We can help. Far too many do-it-yourselfers were encouraged to take on projects they shouldn’t have done themselves. The only thing they could do is sell you stuff. The retailer will never be there to help when things take a turn for the worse.

It can also be tricky to know which home improvements are actually improvements. First, one must be clear about what an improvement is. An aesthetic improvement may only be an improvement in the eye of the current beholder.

STM Stinson Bus Garage / by Lemay

Montréal, Canada, 2016-03-29 – In January 2014, we finally could admire the new STM Stinson Transport Centre located in Montreal’s St-Laurent district. The Centre’s design project was given to Lemay, an architectural firm whose objective was to integrate this new building in its residential surroundings without raising both visual and air pollution. Ceragres collaborated with the architects to find the best exterior cladding for the building that accommodates 300 buses and up to 800 STM employees.

What type of air conditioner is cheapest to run?

Air conditioning systems are used to keep rooms at the optimum temperature, whilst also filtering the air that you breathe, cleaning it from dust and other unwanted particles. They can be great for making your home more bearable to live in during the very hot summer months, but there are some things that you need to be aware of when making your purchase. For example, there are a few different types of air conditioner on offer, all of which can be purchased in varied sizes and maintenance needs.

This guide can get you started, but it’s always advisable to speak to a professional before putting any money down. This will ensure that you get a system that is suitable for you, that fits in your home, and that you’re happy with.

Hot Home Improvements that Devalue Your Home

Home improvement is a hot topic right now. The TV schedules are full of shows where hapless families allow a team of experts to fix all kinds of problems and undertake a program of home improvements. Mostly this works very well – not least because the homeowner doesn’t have to pay out for the work – but sometimes the ‘improvements’ can go horribly wrong.
When it comes to selling a property, home improvements can add value and make it easier to find a buyer. Some people need a quick sale (click here if you fall into this category), but making the wrong choices could seriously jeopardise your chances of making a sale.

If you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, here are a few examples of what not to do.

What Should I do for a Plumbing Emergency?

Emergencies in the home are never good, and plumbing situations can be the worst. Leaks and floods can cause a huge amount of damage, bot to your home and all your belongings. Next time something unexpected happens, know the right steps to keeping a cool head. Professionals like the Plumbing Detectives ( know the best ideas for staying on top of emergencies.

Turn off the Water

Turning the main water supply to the house off can be an important first step in almost any plumbing emergency. No matter what might be leaking or broken, stopping the flow of water will keep damage to a minimum.

You should also know where the various other localized shut-offs are (under sinks, behind washing machines etc). In an emergency, it can be faster to simply turn off all the water at once. But once the situation is a bit more under control, you can adjust what’s on and what’s off to keep the problem isolated.

WHITE FUTURA / by Alexander Wong Architects

White Futura by Alexander Wong Architects (01)

Shanghai has always enjoyed an unparalleled interest in redefining Western Cultures within a Chinese context and proud of its iconic as well as seminal status in the History of Modern Chinese Cinema. At the brand new urban hub named Shanghai Hopson International Plaza, built & managed by Hopson Development Holdings Limited at Shanghai’s Wujiaochang (上海五角场), China Film Cinema has just launched their latest flagship.