Follow these 7 tips to ensure you find a buyer

first_imgMake a big colourful floral impact.On trend colours for vases this season are blue or grey hues. Embrace natural light Let natural light filter through your home. Change heavy thick curtains for sheer fabrics, linens, light cotton and synthetic curtains. Also place your flower arrangements in front of mirrors to add some dramatic reflections throughout the house.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoMs Wilson said there was a big shift from roller blinds and timber shutters to white plantation shutters and semi sheer blinds. Add lush greenery Plantation shutters are in for Spring selling season.PROPERTY listings usually jump substantially in Spring, so how do you make your property standout against the crowded pack?Well according to stylist Justine Wilson of Vault Interiors, it’s not that hard to make your home the one that potential buyers remember the most and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.“A few little changes to the presentation of a property can mean the difference between a mediocre result and a record-breaking sale,’’ she said.Her tips for styling are: Get the basics right “Declutter your space to create a clean platform,’’ she said.Remove excess furniture from living areas and think about rearranging chairs to make the most of nice views. Floral impact Spring blooms can make a big first impression and aren’t expensive. The trick according to Ms Wilson is to play with heights and textures of vases and fill them with beautiful flowers until it looks balanced. Scented candles can help you sniff out a buyer.“Winter interiors can trap unpleasant odours so if you are looking to list your home on the market ensure it looks and smells delightful. Get a stylist As with all things, if you are not sure what to do, call in an expertcenter_img Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. “Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings,’’ Ms Wilson said.“Bring the lushness of the great outdoors inside your home by introducing bunches of greenery to draw the eye and create a focal point in any room. Refresh accents Heavy throws should be tucked away after winter.“Now is time to introduce new cushions to refresh your living zone with fresh patterned fabric or bright colours.’’ Spring scents Citrus scented candles can offer a zesty and fresh aroma.last_img read more

GCQ in Iloilo Province: What businesses are allowed to operate?

first_img* manufacturing/processing of basic food products * mining and quarrying * services in the personal care industry, such as, barber shops and beauty parlors, provided that only haircut and other similar essential personal care services shall be allowed;  services involving substantial physical contact such as massage and manicure shall not be allowed * amusement and gaming establishments * those providing other basic necessities (ex. agricultural supply stores, hardware stores, auto supplies, gasoline stations, liquefied petroleum gas) Under Section 11 of Defensor’s Executive Order No. imposing the GCQ, the following are not allowed to operate: * establishments in the tourism and recreation industry * public utilities providing for power, energy, water, telecommunications, information technology, and waste management * agriculture, fisheries and forestry * those providing food/water and other related necessities * professional services, such as, but not limited to legal services, accounting and auditing services; and scientific and technical services * logistics service providers/common carriers, engaged in cargo handling, warehousing and freight hauling/forwarding * shopping centers and malls * fitness establishments Hotels and similar establishments for accommodation are also prohibited from operating. However, they may accept the following: foreign guests who have existing booking accommodations as of May 1, 2020; guests who have existing long-term bookings; distressed overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) and stranded Filipinos or foreign nationals; repatriated OFWs in compliance with approved quarantine measures; and non-OFWs who may be required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine. * non-essential, non-leisure wholesale and/or retail establishments * business and knowledge process outsourcing companies * companies/firms engaged in the manufacturing/processing of export productscenter_img * veterinary clinics He, however, stressed that social distancing measures must be shall be observed. The list of businesses and industries that may now operate has gotten longer as Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. further reduced the number of those still prohibited from reopening. * services providing for health needs (ex. hospitals, medical facilities and laboratories) * essential public and private construction projects, such as, but not limited to, sewerage, water services facilities, health facilities, and such other priority projects ILOILO – This province starts being under a general community quarantine (GCQ) today until May 31 unless extended or lifted earlier. Defensor stressed the importance of stimulating the province’s economy now after two months of quarantine, and what better way to do this than by reopening businesses? * establishments in the leisure industry * media * those providing essential health/medical hygiene products What are these prohibited establishments? What are these businesses and industries? * other essential services, such as postal and courier services; repair and installation of machinery and equipment; leasing and rental of machineries and equipment; repair of IT equipment and other essential household appliances; security services; laundry services; funeral services * financial services providers, such as (banks, stock markets, credit facilities, pawnshops, money transfer services; and payment and remittance centers “If the economy is not functioning, the community quarantine won’t be sustainable and it will not be effective,” explained Defensor. He described as a “bigger challenge” the recovery of the local economy “while implementing effective quarantine measures.”/PNlast_img read more