Author Archives: Darren Marchal

What You Should and Shouldn’t Believe in Real Estate

If you just entered the real estate market as a prospective buyer or seller, you’ve probably lost track of all the real estate tips you’ve heard from friends and family. Unfortunately, many of the tips that have been passed onto you by house-hunting TV show addicts won’t be extremely useful in today’s real-world housing market. Much of…

Who says video games are bad for you?

Researchers at the University of Rome in Italy have concluded that playing an hour of Nintendo Wii a day for a month actually improves hand eye coordination and can make surgeons more adept at performing important surgeries. The reason for this phenomenon has a lot to do with how the surgeries themselves are performed. Instead…

Selling your house? Touch up the Easy Way

So you’ve decided you’re going to put your house up for sale.  Before you take the next big step of listing your house on the market, you may want to consider the possibility of improving the current condition of your house.  Here are some simple, inexpensive ways you can polish up your house before prospective buyers come…

Is U.S. Hiring on the Rise?

With the number Americans applying for unemployment benefits at an all time low, things are looking up for those looking for a job. Just last week, the number of applicants fell by 27,000 indicating that hiring is steadily improving. These trends are not volatile, evidenced by Jim O’Sullivan, an economist at High Frequency Economics. In…

Using Social Media in Unusual Places

Have you ever had a desperate need to go the bathroom, and stood waiting in line, crossed your legs, or hummed to yourself while waiting for that the person to be finished using the facilities? It might sound surprising that in recent years, a growing reason why some people are hogging up the stalls is…

Short Term Loans Due to Sandy

The recent Hurricane Sandy has left a lot of destruction and property damage, but where does that lead people with loans?  If you happen to live in the northeastern portion of the United States, you do not need to be informed of the devastation that your state or town has endured due to the recent…