Virtual Reality: How VR Tech May Change the Real Estate Game

One of the most popular memes to circulate through social media is the “expectations vs. reality” meme. Everybody’s had that crushing experience of being excited to get something, only to get a disappointingly poor substitute. Similarly, many homebuyers feel less than pleased after realizing that a certain property is different from what they imagined based on blueprints and description on fliers. As a real estate agent, you’d probably know the easiest fix for that is to arrange an open house or home viewing to let…

The Staggering Consequences Of Spanking On Kids’ Brains

In 2009, an article in peer-reviewed journal NeuroImage revealed how spanking harms the brain of children. It observed that children who experienced harsh corporal punishment (HCP) such as spanking may have problems with brain development, specifically in the prefrontal cortical region. Moreover, a study conducted in 2010 that appeared in the journal Pediatrics found that there is indeed an association between spanking and a kid’s bullying tendencies, identifying the former as one of the factors that make kids bullies or victims.

Should I Worry About How My Kid Uses Snapchat?

Ever heard of Snapchat? No? Well parents, maybe you should do your research a bit better. Photo by Ryan Nagelmann via Flickr In the world of parents, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are the leading social media applications on our “Most Wanted” list. At times, parents even go to the point of making a fake account and befriending their sons or daughters just to spy on them in social media. Others go through their child’s personal computer and look at their kid’s history. Apparently, you have…

Go For A Business With A Greener Competitive Advantage

Stay in line with the top companies and even reach the top of your industry’s league. It’s time to join the green bandwagon! The green pool has been around for more than a decade. Starting from the media, politicians, to non-governmental organizations, and just about everyone is pushing for a “green” world. Technically, going green is an ideology to create and go about a society rooted in environmentalism and sustainability. With global issues such as global warming heating up the world today, more and more…

Productivity in a Mug: How Coffee Can Make Workers More Productive [Infographic]

With the endlessness of tasks and errands in the workplace comes the endlessness of reasons you have in not doing them. You can always provide reasons to put off work. Random things immediately become surprisingly interesting next to piles of paperwork and office tasks: funny videos and pictures over the internet for example. It is utterly usual that when you wish to accomplish one thing, several other things arise which consume a hefty portion of your attention. By the time you actually decide on doing…

Dealing with Back Taxes on Realty

Being a property owner is not a walk in the park. There are many incidents of ownership that comes with continued possession and enjoyment of one’s property and as property owner you always have to be aware of your rights and obligations relating to what you own in order to acquire full enjoyment of the same.

The Advantages of Owning A Real Estate Property

Unless you plan to live like a groupie following a band on their world tour, as you go through the stages of life and adulthood you will eventually ask yourself the question: buy or rent? Many people think that renting is the no-brainer option: you have a landlord to unclog the plumbing for you and to do various dirty work necessary to maintain a habitable environment, it’s flexible enough that you only need to commit to a yearly lease, and a real estate property bubble…

3 Things To Do When Traveling With 3 Kids

Calling two countries as home can be hard. I had to juggle traveling between the U.S. and the Philippines to be with my loved ones on special occasions. But gone are the days when I can easily go wherever I want. I had to consider—my three children. I love my children a lot. When I was a new mother just the thought of leaving my child for work aches my heart. But with my current setup of living abroad, bringing my kids over to the…

Why You Should Get a Condominium Insurance?

We often look for places to save. Most of the time, we skimp on safety and security and leave everything to “God’s will”.  This is an impractical use of faith.  We should do everything within our means to keep ourselves safe and secure at all times. Having a personal policy should protect you from theft, damage to property and other personal liability situations. It is important to get a condominium insurance considering the risk you are exposed to involving incidentals when living within a wall…

Shoestring Travel Budget Even if You Plan Late

Budget is the most important word when planning a much awaited vacation.  Planning is an integral component of how much you can save.  But what if you suddenly have a window of opportunity to travel on a short notice? Or want to spontaneously surprise your mate with a three day escape from your busy calendar?  My partner recently pulled off that one romantic caper.  I thought it cost him more than I thought he did, but he told me he was able to save a…