Monday, November 23, 2009

Blending Families in Feng Shui. Re-visit the Brady Bunch

Are you blending two families and wonder how feng shui can help with a smooth transition? Think BRADY BUNCH! Each member of the family will benefit most by having their rooms located in the corner of the house that is devoted to them (click on Brady Bunch above to find this direction for each family member).

Also check each member's KUA number to ensure that each member is facing their best personal directions. In other words, each family member should have their dinner chair at the dinning table facing their best possible direction. Yes you should eat dinner together! Place a mirror directly facing the dinning room table to increase your good fortune and love together.

Each family member should have the seat in the living room that faces their best possible direction AND their bed should face their best possible direction (top of head while sleeping should face this direction). Make sure people's bedroom doors are not directly across from each other or this could lead to arguments. If it is, call me, I'll help you move! Or I guess you could place something between the two doors to interrupt this flow of energy. There are always remedies or "cures" to feng shui problems. (Traditional feng shui masters will tell you that prevention is always better than the "cure" if possible).

In addition, pay attention to your current home and how easily energy can move throughout the rooms. The East corner of your home (and each individual room) represents your family corner in feng shui. Is it cluttered? Is it missing? Make sure it is clean and well dusted and display a family picture of everyone together here. Make sure everyone is smiling in the picture. If someone has an unhappy face in the picture take a magic marker and make it a happy face. Just kidding! Take another picture I guess. So no scowls or tongues sticking out.

The Northwest area of the home represents the father in the family and the Southwest area of the home represents the mother. Is there a toilet located in these areas of the home? Ouch. Time to move again...not really. There are remedies for this. Is the area cluttered? Missing? Make sure you display positive images in these areas. Click here for a detailed look into this.
Each member of the family needs to be honored and respected. Be sure that each member has their own space which is uncluttered and auspicious with positive symbols of love and well-being.
As always, feel free to contact me if you have specific questions. If it is time to move so you can expand the home, also give me a call and I will be happy to help you find the perfect house for you and your happy family.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Open House Sunday 11/22/09 1-3pm

Join me and a lender from Spruce Mortgage for an open house and home made cookies from Fresh Market Sunday at 103 Maple Street unit #2 Burlington, Vt 1-3pm. For more info click here

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vermont ranks #1

Another reason to live in Vermont! Vermont is ranked #1 healthiest states in the country. Click here to read more

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

New listing Downtown Burlington

New Listing Downtown Burlington. 2 bedroom condo listed with Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman Realty. Contact Monique Bedard ( or

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Great resource if you have questions about Tax credit

Check out this website if you have specific questions about the recent extended and expanded tax credit.

Feel free to call me if you are curious about selling your home and would like to take advantage of the $6500 tax credit for your next home, or if you are a first time home buyer and want that $8,000 tax credit!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tax Credit extended and expanded!!

Tax credit extended and expanded
Congress Votes for Home Buyer Tax Credit Expansion November 5 - Charles McMillan, president of the National Association of REALTORS®, has released a special edition podcast announcing the passage of a bill by Congress that will extend and expand the Homebuyer's Tax Credit. When President Obama signs the bill, the expiration date for the credit will move to April 30, 2010.
First-time buyers who have not had interest in a principle residence for three years are still eligible, and the maximum amount remains the same - $8,000 for married couples, $4,000 for those filing separately.
Current homeowners, who have consecutively maintained the home they want to sell as their primary residence for five of the last eight years, are also eligible. However, the maximum amount for those homeowners is lower: $6,500 for married couples and $3,200 for those filing separately.
The income limits for both tax credits have been raised to $125,000 for single buyers and $225,000 for married couples.

This info is taken from NVBR. Please contact me if you have questions

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What about love...doesn't Feng Shui want someone to care about you?

I know... all I talk about is real estate and how to make money in Feng Shui on my blog. After all, it is a difficult financial year for many living in the US right? But what about love? My clients purchasing homes ask me all the time about how to keep their new love alive, or find the love they are looking for, etc. So I have decided to dedicate this blog to creating love in one's life.

As always, you should calculate your KUA number and face your personal love direction when you eat, sleep, etc if this is what you want to focus on (at least face one of your good directions). However, there are other tips that I think may come in handy so you can create that space to invite your new love in OR keep the love you have alive. Here are my top five:

1. Does your living space have room for another? If you look around your home and find that it is filled with lots of stuff (have you seen my office? Ha Ha) then there is NO ROOM to invite in another's energy or personal belongings. Clean out all that you do not need so that new energy may come in. Do you have lots of pictures of other people in your bedroom? Creepy... This invites others to intrude in your love life. Remove all pictures from your bedroom.

2. In your bedroom, pair items together. For example, have two candles by the bed. Or have a picture of two birds together. If you have lots of "single" items, it does not create the energy needed for "togetherness" or "couple".

3. The Southwest corner of your house and the southwest corner of each individual room is your "romance" area. What is sitting in yours? A toilet? Uh oh. A pile of clutter? Not very inviting for a new partner to come in is it? A cactus? Ouch. Clear this area and put items of "two" such as two birds, or two flowers (esp. peonies).

4. The bedroom area should be quiet and peaceful. Do NOT have a mirror facing your bed as this will create a third partner entering the relationship. NO TV'S in the bedroom! And if you have an office or exercise equipment in your bedroom DON'T tell me about it...just put it somewhere exceptions.

5. Do NOT have water features or pictures of water in your bedroom (and as I have mentioned before, do not have water to the right of your door as you walk out of the house as this creates infidelity).

This should get you started and make a huge impact in this area of your life. Good luck! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Picture above is from NOTICE how each side of the bed is balanced by looking the same? Translation: A balanced relationship!