Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Relation Between Higher Productivity and Work Space

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The Relation Between Higher Productivity and Work Space

The Relation Between Higher Productivity and Work Space

Most companies have now come to realise that their employees are the real drivers of growth. Therefore it is of prime importance that proper consideration be given to factors that improve employee’ performance. In 2013, Google invested 1 billion pounds in its Kings Cross Office near London, UK, focusing on work place ambiance. Cadbury, a well known brand, had built their office in Mayfair with particular emphasis on work space ambiance for its employees resulting in great employee satisfaction and improved work productivity.

How Workplace Affects Employee Productivity?
A number of research studies have proven that there are certain elements in the work place that are correlated to employee productivity.

1. Natural Lighting: It has been proven by research that artificial light creates drowsiness and tardiness in a workplace. Those employees who work in offices with ample arrangement of natural light tend to be more productive in their work. (more…)

How Can A Real Estate Investor Stop Foreclosure?

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How Can A Real Estate Investor Stop Foreclosure?

How Can A Real Estate Investor Stop Foreclosure?

When you buy your home the idea of going into default probably doesn’t even come across your mind. Sadly this can happen no matter what type of planning you prepare before you move into your home. If you have a sudden job loss, or some kind of large expense, it can make paying your mortgage next to impossible. When you first buy a foreclosure seems impossible but it can quickly turn into reality for some homeowners. Luckily there are a couple of different ways that a real estate investor can help you avoid foreclosure. Here are a few of the things that you can do to stop foreclosure.

Real Estate Investors

When time is of the essence, real estate investors are by far the fastest way to sell your home. Although you can sell your home at market value using a real estate agent or going through the process yourself doing the sale for sale by owner, the average time a house sits on the market is 3 months. Investors can inspect your home, provide a plan, and close the house within a matter of weeks, even days. Since for many seasoned investors, this is their profession, they have all their finances in order and know the home sale process very well. This is different than catering to more traditional buyers who may only go through the home sale transaction several times in their lives and sometimes weeks are tied up as they are securing a mortgage of their own. (more…)

The Future Of New Homes

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The Future Of New Homes

The Future Of New Homes

Man has always looked to future as the pinnacle of progress. Since the industrial revolution, the rapid development of technology has pushed us closer to our goal. Transportation and housing have always peaked our interest when looking to the future of design. Many movies, books, and even television shows have been set in the distant future. Futuristic residential constructs have been depicted on the Earth, the moon, and even distant planets, but how realistic are their designs?

When comparing the energy efficient designs of new homes to the dwellings of the past, it’s truly remarkable how far we have come. Even just forty years ago, asbestos was being used as a miracle mineral for insulating buildings. Now, we know the medical consequences of using asbestos and can use safer alternatives in the design of new homes. There have also been drastic improvements in the design of windows from double pane glass to radiant barrier windows. Still living in the past with single paned windows? Hiring a professional like Roofs By Rodger to replace them with more energy efficient ones can help. But with the many developments made to improve energy efficiency in houses, the question is – what’s next?
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