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Month: February 2018

Things To Think Through Before You Remodel Or Update Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the most used room in the house, the place everyone gathers, AND it can be the MOST expensive investment you make should you update or remodel it. There is a lot to consider yet it’s totally doable. You don’t need to be overwhelmed. I’ve worked with hundreds of homeowners to transform their kitchens. Over the years I have learned watching thousands of others make mistakes. From all this I have figured that there are some simple, basic but often overlooked things to think through BEFORE you get started. Here they are! Before you speak to a contractor, designer or other professional who will take your money, first figure out what you like and don’t like about your kitchen. Are you a cook? What’s important to you? What don’t you like about your space right now? Ask yourself all these questions. No need to figure out the solutions yet. That will come later. Get a real good idea of what’s important to you. Next, find pictures or real examples of kitchens you like. Be discreet (or not!) when you’re with neighbors, and use your phone to take pictures if you like what they have. Check out magazines-House Beautiful, Signature Kitchen and Baths, Kitchen and Bath Design, to name a few-at supermarket checkouts. Bookstores and Amazon have great books for kitchen designs. Plus you can look online for...

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Market Report – Total Inventory January 2018 ARMLS

Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2018 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2018”.  Total inventory has a month-over-month increase of 8.3% while year-over-year reflects a decrease of 11.0%. Considering selling your home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process.  No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!          ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to ourArizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are considering...

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Market Report – Distressed Sales January 2018 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2018 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2018”. Distressed sales accounted for 2.6% of total sales, up from the previous month of 2.2%.  Short sales dropped 36.4% year-over-year.  Lender owned sales dropped 14.4% year- over-year. Considering selling your Arizona home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process. No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!          ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to ourArizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author...

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Indication of a Violent and an Abusive Husband in Astrology

A pattern of abusive and violent behaviours by one or both partners in an intimate relationship like marriage, when one person tries to dominate and control the other person is known as domestic abuse or violence. In astrology it is possible to predict the likelihood of the person you are currently or are about to become involved with, being abusive and violent in nature. Behaviours and traits of an abusive and violent husband: Physical aggression [hitting, biting, slapping, kicking etc] Verbal abuse Negative attitude toward women Jealousy Controlling behaviour Unrealistic expectations Blame-shifting for Problems Financial deprivation of the wife. Hypersensitivity Cruelty towards Children Sexual Violence or marital rape Factors responsible for violent and abusive husband: Ascendant: Body, mind and habit of the native 6th house: Enemies, litigation, wounds, ill-fame, ill-luck, dishonour, anxiety 7th house: Social status, sex-relations, life partner, 8th house: Litigation, sex-relations, anxiety and cause of death, sex organs 12th house: sub-conscious fears or guilt, resentments or hates, past-life karma, potentially damaging secrets, secret enemies or saboteurs, secret plots, secret motives, suppressed knowledge, Moon: inferiority complexes, complex interpersonal weaknesses, emotional instabilities, emotional frustration and blockages Jupiter: significator of husband Venus: sexual pleasure, material comforts, incestuous, an adulterer, scandalous, loose people, a mean lazy companion, Mars: brutally violent, aggressive, murder, violence, riots, fires, rules one’s sexuality, sexual energy, accidents and surgeries, assertive and daring by nature. Saturn: obstruction, dejection,...

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Traditonal Vs. Neo-Traditional Tattooing

Some say that there’s no difference between traditional tattoos and neo-traditional tattoos; though the differences are slight, they are still there. Traditional tattoos consist of dark heavy line strokes and solid colors. They are intentionally kept simple in design and use a limited color palette that consists of red, green, yellow, brown, and blue with little to no shading. Tattoo culture at the time was very much fringe and on the outskirts of society, unlike the mainstream appeal and fine art credibility it has today. These sailors would get iconic images stamped on their body as a celebration of their service; only accomplished sailors that have been to far away lands and traveled a certain number of miles were able to get swallows, for example. Traditional tattoos were not customly created, rather they were just flash picked off walls. “Traditional” adheres to specific imagery: patriotic symbols like eagles, ships, anchors, the American flag, daggers, pin ups, swallows and nautical stars. All of these symbols stemmed from classic sailor and Navy icons that were prevalent in the early 20th century when servicemen would return stateside and get tattooed. Neo-traditional tattoos pay homage to the classic, timeless art form through the same techniques; bold lines and heavy color saturation with minimal shading and detail. However, the imagery and designs used are generally more diverse and the color palette used is more...

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