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Luxury real estate in victoria, bc

Luxury Real Estate in Victoria, BC

Luxury real estate in Victoria, BC, is truly some of the very best on earth. Macleans magazine selected Victoria as the number one city in Canada in which to relocate a family business. Conde Nast Traveler magazine voted Victoria the best over-all city in Canada for its environment and ambiance. In Warren R. Bland’s book Retire in Style, he ranks Victoria, BC, as the #1 retirement destination of the sixty cities he investigated throughout the US and Canada.

What’s so special about luxury real estate in Victoria, BC? Victoria is a waterfront community located on the US/Canada border that was named for Queen Victoria. It is the capital city of British Columbia, as well as Western Canada’s oldest city. It is brimming with distinguished Edwardian architecture, which greatly contributes to the city’s unique charm and character. Furthermore, Victoria is home to 78,000 people, largely dominated by its diverse immigrant and retiree population.

One of the things that differentiates luxury real estate in Victoria, BC, from other places is its ideal climate. Victoria is temperate with both mild winters and summers. It is commonplace to see both palm trees and pine trees in beautiful, lush Victoria. If you are concerned about Victoria’s proximity to rainy Seattle, don’t worry. Victoria gets 1/3 of the precipitation that the Emerald City does. Additionally, the rain shadow effect ensures that Victoria gets more sunshine than surrounding areas. All of this means that golf is year-round in luxurious Victoria, BC.

If your idea of luxury includes culture, art, civic involvement, and some night life, Victoria, BC, delivers yet again. Whether you’re off to watch the Victoria Symphony or the Royal Theatre, you’re in for a treat. You might take a class or watch a sporting event at the acclaimed University of Victoria. You might check out one of the local farmer’s markets, the Ballet Victoria, the Victoria Philharmonic Choir, Filberg Art Show, or Pacific Opera Victoria. Victoria also has a bustling antiques and collectibles market. Additionally, you can visit Beacon Hill Park, the Olympic mountain range, the Victoria Bug Zoo, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, or the Royal London Wax Museum.

Whether you are dreaming of a 10-acre waterfront paradise with a tennis court and pool or an urban, high-rise penthouse suite, the luxury real estate opportunities in Victoria, BC, are plentiful. Practically every little piece of land in Victoria has a breath-taking view of mountains, ocean, or both. Private boat docks and even private islands are not out of the question. If you are looking for quiet solitude, countryside, waterfront chic, an easy, breezy condominium, or classy and conservative, it’s on the market in Victoria. Whether you are motivated by making a sound investment, buying your dream house, or both, the luxury real estate in Victoria, BC, can compete with that in any city in any country.

For more information on luxury real estate in Victoria, BC, contact licensed real estate agent Paulette Marsollier at

Natural stone flooring

Natural Stone Flooring

Five Handy Flooring Design Tips
Here are a few handy flooring tips to really beautify a room:
Tip #1: If you’re laying tile flooring and want to make the room look bigger, use larger sized tiles (18 x 18 or larger) and lay them on a 45 degree angle (diamond pattern). What this does is draw your eye to the two widest points of each tile, giving your flooring the illusion of a larger space. And the larger sized tiles have less grout lines to look at so your flooring doesn’t look as ‘busy’ across your a larger area as say a 12 x 12 would.
Just keep in mind installing tile on a 45 uses more tile because there are more cuts to be made.
Tip #2: If you want a clean, contemporary look, ask your installer to use the narrowest grout lines possible, either a 1/8 or 3/16 and for natural stone 1/16. Larger grout lines give a more rustic, earthy look. And higher gloss (polished) tiles are contemporary whereas heavily grooved and rough give an aged, worn look.
Tip #3: To give your flooring another illusionary trick, lighter colors give the room a more spacious feel while darker colors give it a cozier, smaller feel.
Tip #4: There are many flooring patterns available so don’t hesitate to use them! Too many shoppers I met would obsess over what flooring everyone else is doing. This is your home, not anyone else’s and you should get the floor that makes you happy. Don’t be afraid of not looking like everyone else. That’s the whole point! if you want to differentiate a room, then lay different flooring.
Tip #5: I’m a big fan of using matching or contrasting inserts to transform the flooring into a masterpiece. But not many really can create a room. You know, these deco pieces, listellos and natural stone inserts may cost you a couple hundred dollars all up but they give your room an unsurpassed look. Now I strongly recommend when doing these special flooring designs to only hire a certified flooring installer.
DON’T TRY and do them yourself unless you really know what you’re doing. I’ve seen it too many times.
For example, for every insert, you need to make 4 cuts, one for each connecting tile. These cuts need to be pretty much right on, otherwise any unevenness will flash at you right away once its installed. And if you insist on doing it yourself, just remember two very important words: wet saw and diamond blade!
For more tips, please see Flooring Decorating & Shopping Tips

Melaleuca – scam or legitimate business opportunity – melaleuca honest review

Melaleuca – Scam or Legitimate Business Opportunity – Melaleuca Honest Review

Melaleuca, the wellness company, often referred to as simply “Melaleuca” is a 780 million dollar nutritional, cosmetic and personal care company founded in 1985 by Frank L. VanderSloot . The “new company” was created after a previous division of Melaleuca was marketing products with false claims not backed by the FDA. He made the compensation plan more favorable to Marketing Executives, by establishing Consumer Direct Marketing. Independent Representatives were no longer required to sell products but instead became membership enrollment facilitators. Since VanderSloot has taken the helm, Melaleuca has experienced consistently increasing sales and revenues and expanded internationally.

While initially based predominantly on melaleuca plant extracts, the product line has since expanded beyond this initial focus. Melaleuca now markets over 350 items such as household cleaners, personal care items, pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. The company markets itself as being earth-friendly, and many of their products are certified organic. They also launched a cosmetics line in partnership with fashion designer Nicole Miller in January 2003.

Melaleuca claims to focus on developing products that support a healthy lifestyle and are safer for the home. In the home, the company focuses on researching and bringing to market cleaning products that use more natural cleaning products that are claimed to be safer than “harsh chemicals.” Melaleuca touts that its products are as good or better than what is found at the local grocery store, but without the bleach, lye, or other chemicals typically found in other brands.

Melaleuca is a Multi Level Marketing Company. Like any Multi Level Marketing Company to achieve success you must build a substantial downline that continues to use the products and promote the business. Melaleuca is not a scam. The company has good leadership and a great line of products that can benefit your life and the lives of your customers. While this business is not a scam substantial success is only reserved for those who have the tenacity to continually recruit new people, attend and promote hotel meetings, attend and promote product parties and attend company sponsored seminars. In order to have a solid six figure income you will need 100’s of people in your downline and you will have to constantly replace those that are dropping out. While my review conclusion is that the business opportunity is average, Melaleuca has a wide range of great products that you as a customer would benefit from.

Making life out of cpa networks

Making Life Out Of CPA Networks

Current technological innovations make it easy for people to earn money. I start to realize that if people can achieve success even without exerting much effort, then hard working is no longer necessary. Then I got confirmation, CPA networks offers a major difference in making money.

Recently I met a person who is working part time as CPA network marketer. He earns 50 $ to 100 $ per day, from every leads he delivers to marketing sites. He said, he works less than 8 hours a day, and still manage to make more income than a regular 8 hours of office work. That gives him more time to spend for his family, and other activities he is actively involved.Since then, even without a clear idea how they earn their money, I decided I want to join CPA networks.

He shared some of his marketing secrets with me but it is not that easy to understand. At that time, I only knew a few things about this business. In order for me to understand I fed my curiosity and found out so many things about the business. The more I learn about CPA business, the more I want to become part of CPA network.

My desire to accomplish many things drives my wants to have a stable income source. I see CPA network as a perfect income source because it will not compromise my time to my other activities. It gives me the opportunity to enrol in graduate school, as it takes care of my financial needs.

However, before I can get into the benefits, I need to join CPA networks. Most networks are strict allowing only skilled and experience marketers to get in. The only way to get through is to have traffic generation skills and work experience.

Although getting into networks is quite difficult, once inside the benefits are overwhelming. Maximum compensation, minimum work, minimum working time, no schedule, full working freedom, are just examples of the benefits I could enjoy once inside the said networks.

CPA networks work as companies looking for customers are willing to pay for each lead an internet marketer can provide. Leads are a marketer’s effort to redirect people towards certain advertiser’s website. The marketer receives automatic income for every lead. If I can provide 100 leads per day, I can assume an income of about 100$ a day. Once I master the skills of traffic generation, with 2 to 3 hours of work every day, I can generate 100 leads and easily transform it up to about 100 $ or double, depending on the marketability of the product.

I still want to join CPA networks. I want the idea of earning high salary with just 2 to 3 hours of work every day. The benefits of joining CPA networks are everyone’s dream – a lifestyle of adventure, freedom from work, while earning.Currently, I am acquiring experience as an affiliate marketer. As I master the art of drawing traffic, I will join CPA network. By then, I can enrol in graduate school and pursue the career I want, without worrying about my financial needs.

Multi-functional handheld optic meter from gao

Multi-Functional Handheld Optic Meter from GAO

Toronto, Canada – GAO Instruments ( has recently released its handheld optic multi-meter (GAO08611), which is widely used in applications such as telecom and CATV maintenance, synthetic cable distribution systems, passive devices manufacture and research as well as lab test and research work.

GAO08611 portable optic multi-meter combines both an optical power meter module and optical light source module into one unit. It implements loop-around tests by using both modules. Switching between modules is accomplished easily via simple menu selection.

This modular, multi-meter provides high precision, powerful functions and high-speed measurements, making it one of the most popular instruments for general and integrated applications. It is finished with a dual-wavelength laser diode stabilized light source and one port output. In addition, different light source and power meter specification can be built into this meter to meet customers’ specific requirements.

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