Have you fixed the broken window?

Written by Martin Day

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A corporate internet isrepparttar ideal delivery mechanism. By linking through to an online survey website such as http://www.surveygalaxy.com a company can regularly conduct surveys so they become part and parcel ofrepparttar 150439 daily operations.

With an online survey’s ability to produce results in real-timerepparttar 150440 mood ofrepparttar 150441 employees can rapidly be gauged and concerns highlighted both on a collective and individual level.

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Martin Day is a Director of Survey Galaxy Ltd a web site that allows anyone to create, design and publish online surveys. For more information please visit http://www.surveygalaxy.com

Victorian. Modern. Colonial. What’s Your Architectural Style?

Written by Neda Dabestani-Ryba

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The Arts and Crafts style, prominent from 1890-1920, was one ofrepparttar first styles native to America. It originated in Southern California between World War I and II. Some of its features include large porches, exposed stucco or stones, low pitched roofs with large overhang, as well as tall narrow windows grouped together to permit plenty of sunlight. The interiors have open floor plans with built-in cabinets and furniture and natural fireplaces. Similar styles torepparttar 150438 Arts and Crafts home includerepparttar 150439 Tudor, Spanish, Mission, Bungalow and Prairie. Recognized by its flat roofs, metal casement windows and plain or absent interior molding,repparttar 150440 Modern style home isrepparttar 150441 catch all style for homes built sincerepparttar 150442 1920s. This home design generally favors function over style. The Ranch home is probablyrepparttar 150443 most popular variation ofrepparttar 150444 Modern style. The Ranch originated in California inrepparttar 150445 1930s, and became popular nationwide inrepparttar 150446 1950s and '60s when it became a symbol ofrepparttar 150447 post-World War II American Dream. Common design elements forrepparttar 150448 one-story home are its pitched-roof, wood or brick exterior, and built-in garage that sharesrepparttar 150449 same roofline withrepparttar 150450 home. It also favored a patio inrepparttar 150451 rear ofrepparttar 150452 home in lieu of a front porch. Knowingrepparttar 150453 style of home you like can be helpful when looking for a new home. The more information you can give your real estate professional,repparttar 150454 better they can serve your needs and get you in your dream home.

Neda Dabestani-Ryba is a licensed Realtor in Maryland. She is a member of the President's Circle of Top Real Estate Professionals. She can be reached at (800) 536-3806 or visit her website for more information: http://neda.dabestani.pcragent.com/ Prudential Carruthers REALTORS is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., a Prudential Financial company. Equal Housing Opportunity

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