Sherrie’s November Real Estate News


3 Powerful Feng Shui Tips to a Healthier You!


Feng Shui: Feng shui, pronounced “fung shway”, literally translates to: wind, water. It is an ancient Chinese art and science of placement, which is based on natural energy, or Chi’ flow in our environment.  According to Feng Shui, the places we habitually visit (home and work) are direct reflections of our internal world. This dynamic energy works in both directions. The more organized, beautiful, and lovely we make our outer world, the more organized, beautiful, and lovely our inner world becomes. By working with Feng Shui, we benefit ourselves and everyone around us.  
1) One helpful Feng Shui tip is to keep your toilet lid closed when not in use.     Water has drawing power. You don’t want to draw the energy in your home down the toilet. The open toilet will also draw your money down the toilet.                    When the lid is open, the Chi’ from the sewer comes into your home through the large opening.  You will notice how quiet the room becomes when you close the lid and intentionally keep your energy in your bathroom and the communal sewage out of your bathroom. 
2) Open your front door at least once a day. Many of us in the West come in through our garage and do not come in through the front door known in Feng Shui  as the “Mouth of Chi’.”  I have had clients whose homes have been so packed with stuff, that their front door was blocked. My experience with homes with the front door blocked and literally unable to open the front door, resulted in unhealthy people living in this home due to the fact that the Chi’ is unable to come into the home and nourish the inhabitants. Open your front door at least once a day and say, “Chi’ come in to our home and nourish us with your health and wellness!”

It is evident that the people who live in the above home are not experiencing an extraordinary life. By looking at the picture you can surmise that they do not have control of their lives. They are self sabotaging their lives unintentionally with emotional disturbances which are effecting their external world. Everything can be changed and the channels of Chi’ are free to flow. Most people can’t relate to this disorder, however we all have these pockets of Chi’ that are blocked at some degree in our homes. It may be in our garages, our closets, our kitchen drawers, etc. We all have the ability to do better.
The entry below tells us that the people who live here are making healthy choices in life. The plants at the front door are cared for and loved, the entry into the house is clean and welcoming letting me know they have great friendships since the walk way is a reflection of how they honor their guests. How is your front door entry? Are you able to open your doors all the way with no obstructions behind them? Having your doors open up all the way allows as much benevolent Chi’ as possible to come into your home!

3. Bring in live plants to the rooms you spend most of your time. Plants are truly your partners in health, purifying the air around you and supplying you with life giving oxygen. Have at least one plant in your bedroom, kitchen, office or any other room you spend time. A rule of thumb is to have a plant near you, with in 8 feet in your living spaces. If you haven’t had plants around you before, you will feel nourished, refreshed and happier. Yes, real plants! 

– Rosanne Rusnock, Elements and Energy

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More People Moving to Maricopa County than Anywhere in the U.S.

Maricopa County saw more people move to the area than any other county in the U.S. during the past five years.

The county saw 221,000 immigrants between 2012 and 2017, according to a new report from RentCafe. That volume was by far the highest in the country, the report shows. Nearly 150,000 people separated Maricopa County from the 10th-highest site of immigration, Wake County in North Carolina.

Among the appealing attributes for migrants looking for a new city to live in was Maricopa County’s relatively low cost of living, especially home prices. Out of the top 10 counties for net internal migration, Maricopa had the fourth-lowest average home price.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Los Angeles County saw 381,000 people leave during the same five-year span. Santa Clara County in Northern California was in the top 10 for people leaving as well.

It’s overly simple to say people are leaving California and coming to Arizona, but people are attracted to Maricopa County, said Mark Stapp, director of the center for real estate theory and practice at Arizona State University.

“Key reasons people typically give for moving to Phoenix metro area are: climate; amenities; cost of living and employment opportunities,” Stapp said. “But Phoenix does have important advantages that in the long run should help resolve, or at least keep in check, affordability issues. These advantages include a regulatory environment that is less onerous … few constraints to future growth, relatively new transportation infrastructure, sufficient domestic water supply and available land that is easy to develop.”

Housing affordability remains Maricopa County’s biggest strength, the report said, especially when compared with many counties in California.

If Phoenix can continue to post solid economic indicators and provide cheap residency, Maricopa County should stay among the nation’s top regions for inbound migration.

    Phoenix Business Journal

    20 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

    Whether you’re looking to fix up your home to put it on the market or just want to bring some fresh updates to your living space, you don’t have to spend a lot to get big results. Here are 20 inexpensive ways to make your home look more expensive.

    1. Update Old Light Fixture
    2. Use Neutrals
    3. Fake Built-Ins
    4. Update Hardware
    5. Add Fresh Landscaping
    6. Try Tile
    7. Add Molding
    8. Update your Entry Way
    9. Go Big with Art
    10. Mix Textures
    11. Add a Piece of History
    12. Say No to Clutter
    13. Display Flowers and Plants
    14. Turn it Gold
    15. Add a Gallary Wall
    16. Upscale White
    17. Add a Rug
    18. Create an Accent Wall
    19. Add Recessed Lighting
    20. Update Window Treatments

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