California is a great State and promises loads of opportunity for students. There are reputed Universities and private colleges that attract top rankers from across the country. While students need to choose their college carefully based on their skills and future career plans, another important factor that has an impact on their lifestyle is the city where they pursue higher education. All cities in California may not match your towering expectations. Here we discuss four cities in California that are particularly suited for students. So if you are planning to move to California for further studies, do keep these cities in mind when choosing your college.
University of San Francisco and Stanford University magnetize students to this city. Being a leading financial and cultural center of the state, San Francisco is a major attraction for students. Natural beauty of the state and cool summers make the city a wonderful place to be. Continue reading
A majority of U.S. households have pets. While pets are lovely, their habits can sometimes be harsh on the flooring. Thankfully, there are thoughtful floorings available that will let you allow your cats and pooches to carry on with their habit of scratching the floorings without any worry. So if you are remodeling your home and have a pet at home, make sure you install pet friendly flooring. Here we offer some fantastic flooring ideas that will delight the pet owners.
Laminate – A popular choice
Being coated with aluminum oxide, laminate floorings are extremely durable and hence are suitable for dog owners. As laminates come with a hard surface, your dog will not be able to scratch it easily. Laminates are also preferred over wooden floorings or carpets as far as pet accident are concerned. However, the only thing you need to take care of is to clean your pet’s mess as soon as you spot it to prevent it from sinking into the flooring joints. While laminates have resistance to moisture it is advisable to clean up spilled liquids to prevent long-term damage. Continue reading
A home inspection is warranted before buying a home and the intention is to assess whether there is any revision that is required on the negotiated deal value. It is essentially an exercise performed to do a more accurate value assessment, and thus allowing a more informed decision on part of the buyer.
Most home inspectors tend to ignore the minor defects as it causes an unnecessary deviation of attention from more important defects, which would lead the buyer to spend a substantial sum of money for repairs. The exercise is crucial as it could have material implications on the deal value and in some case it also turns out to be a deal breaker. The home inspection findings are usually very definitive and if the buyer and seller remain committed to the deal these can be resolved.
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Discussed below are the typical check points that home inspectors usually take a clue from regarding the property condition. Continue reading
In the rental business, selecting the right clients (tenants) is the most crucial part of being successful; for, if you rent your place to a wrong tenant, there is very little you would be able to do to make up for the loss. Good tenants are the ones that keep your premises in good shape, pay their rents on time, adhere to guidelines if any and behave well with the neighbors or fellow tenants.
With a few checkpoints and careful scrutinizing, your chances of getting to the right tenants go significantly up. You may use the following 6 steps to efficiently choose tenants. Continue reading
Working at home can be fun and also help increase your efficiency and make you more productive. However, this means that you need to design your home office in such a way that it promotes productivity and efficiency. If you are going to be distracted by your regular household routine, working at home will no longer be fun or exciting. While it is easy to make your office at home casual and an extension of your living space, this may lower your productivity. So ensure that your home office looks and feels like an office, so that you are not distracted or interrupted even while working from home.
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Planning Your Home Office
Before you start the actual design, it is necessary to list down things you will be doing in your home office. The kind of work you will be doing and whether you will be having meetings will dictate how you design and organize your office. Even the equipment you have in the office should be based on your requirements. Continue reading
A backyard is a place for the family to spend meaningful time together. This would explain why prospective homebuyers give so much emphasis to it. Here we list some factors that people seek in the backyard. A backyard that fulfills these requirements could have a profound effect on the sale of a home.
Yard that Adds Value to Your Property
Homebuyers are interested in buying homes that look beautiful both inside and outside. And, your backyard, if well maintained, can make the house look charming at the very first glance. Though a beautifully landscaped backyard increases the aesthetic appeal of your home, some people may hesitate to take such a house. For instance, a couple that has a busy professional life may find it cumbersome to maintain it. So a good idea would be to focus on keeping the backyard pruned, neat and tidy and not make it extravagant. Continue reading
The industry that entertains millions of people around the world has to stay top-notch with everything it displays, including the houses shown in movies. These houses, in many cases, not just complement the theme of the film but also capture viewers’ attention more than the film’s plot itself!
Here is a list of some of the most appreciated Hollywood homes ever. These homes never fail to remind us of the characters who resided in them. We hope you enjoy reading the list as much as we enjoyed compiling it for you!
1. Xanadu of Citizen Kane (1941)
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The colossal dome of the classic movie Citizen Kane forms one of the best houses to have made an appearance in Hollywood movies. The name ‘Xanadu’ comes from Samue Taylor Colerdige’s composition titles Kubla Khan, which opens with the lines “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan…” Just like the description in the poem, Xanadu was built to be a stately epicurean dome. Xanadu is also said to be the “costliest monument of a man to himself”. Continue reading
Renovating your bathroom can enhance the glamour of your home and elevate your lifestyle. However, many people shy away from their desire of having a modern bathrooms owning to the many hassles it involves. But, remodeling your bathroom does not necessarily have to be overwhelming and challenging experience. In fact, it can be an easy task to renovate your bathroom if you take some time to plan the entire operation. Also, think of the anticipated problems as it will allow you not only to save time, but also avoid delays during the remodeling process.
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Here are some tips that might make your bathroom remodeling project easy and satisfying. Continue reading
Vacation time for the entire family and soaring party spirits all around – New Year’s Eve is the best time to travel to a lovely destination and celebrate. Some American cities host remarkable New Year events, carnivals and firework displays, which make them completely worth a visit. We give you a list of best 10 cities that you can travel to this New Year’s Eve.
1. New York City
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Step into a rapturous new year with spellbinding celebrations at Times Square in New York City. In this place, at this time, everybody gets to feel special! Continue reading