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You have done it! The documents have been signed, the sale has been finalized and the keys are now in your hands. Congratulations!!! Now that your real estate dreams have been realized and you are finally the owner of your dream home, what’s next? Now you are ready to move in. Today we share a...
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Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) is a private international medical school located in Bridgetown, Barbados as of August 2018. The main campus is now located in Barbados, and separate administrative bases are located in Iselin, New Jersey and Miramar, Florida in the United States.   RUSM was originally named The University of Dominica School...
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The best way to help ensure that you chose the right tenant is through a screening process that you will be able to use for every prospective tenant that expresses interest in your property. You can either create a rental application form or have an open discussion with the prospects, whatever works best for you....
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You’ve taken the leap and decided to buy a home. After signing a mountain of paperwork, you are now the proud owner of your own residence. When the first mortgage payment comes due, you are hit by the reality of what you have done. You have taken on 30 years’ worth of massive payments, in...
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Property management is the supervision of residential or commercial real estate and involves the managing of property that is owned by someone else.   The property manager acts on behalf of the client to act as a care taker of the property while generating income. Companies who handle property management communicate with both the clients...
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Are you searching for real estate? Do you have the money you need?  As a potential home owner or just land or commercial building owner, you’re constantly looking for a property that matches your requirements.  You also most likely need to obtain the funds to purchase the property from a local financial institution.  Potential homebuyers...
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A good credit rating/score is an essential part of getting a mortgage loan.  The only way to establish good credit is to actually start buying on credit. This is the only way to establish a credit history which reveals your ability to pay for things that you buy or use.  If you have never taken...
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In Dominica and probably other places in the world there seems to be a large percentage of persons interested in living in the city despite it’s over crowdedness and noise pollution.  We boast about the natural beauty of our country Dominica but are we really enjoying it?  If you travel a bit around the country...
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Many years ago house plans were done as a set of Blueprints, pages with white lines and lettering on a dark blue background.  Today, house plans are printed on large format digital printers but are still referred to as Blueprints.  They are often provided in five or eight sets. The Government Planning Authority will often...
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Several years after Earl Seraphine moved from one part of Dominica to the other, he decided to sell one of his homes since he had no plans to move back and thought that the proceeds from the sale of the house would be of greater use at the time.  In the process of listing his...
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The amount of spare cash left each month after all bills have been paid has reduced with the increase in prices and the cost of living.  Wouldn’t it be great if you had some extra cash? What about when you retire? Wouldn’t you like some money added to your pension?  I would imagine that almost...
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Glass can be a very useful tool in home décor and design.  Glass can come in several forms from glazing, to counter tops and decorative walls.  Whether you enjoy using glass to bring in the morning sun, or a hundred other purposes, glass can be overlooked when customizing home interiors.  Here are some ways to...
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Many times paint is not a must for sprucing up an unsightly wall. If you’re otherwise happy with the color and condition of your walls, you don’t have to paint them. Washing walls is by far the cheaper alternative, and with helpful tips, it’s really very easy. Use a sponge or a white rag. Many...
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The built environment refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity ranging in scale from personal shelters to neighborhoods to the large-scale civic surroundings.  Most of where we live is man-made – from the homes and apartments we live in, to the commercial buildings we work in, to the roads and bridges we...
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When economies shrink and disposal income threatened, how do we meet our client’s reality? Rather than generous, personal projects, the need for small formed spaces is becoming an economic necessity, pushing us designers to test our creativity with less. Nowadays, there are plenty of reasons to downsize to a smaller home. Perhaps you’re in the...
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Whether you are constructing a home or doing minor repair and maintenance work around the house you will more than likely need the assistance of a ladder. Ladders allow us to achieve tasks in high places and as with any tool you should be aware of the proper way to use it. Knowing proper ladder...
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Natural disasters are unpredictable and the damage they cause can cripple any business. We can never be 100% prepared but the following are six things that can be done to speed up the recovery period after such disasters: Have A Disaster Plan  Every company should have a written disaster plan detailing the procedures to be...
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The ‘Nature Isle of The Caribbean’, Wai’tukubuli: ‘Tall is her body, these are some of the names used to describe this beautiful land we live in, this ‘gem beyond compare’ that I am proud to call my home. With our many rivers, dark sand beaches, rich and fertile soil, cascading waterfalls, hills and valleys, our...
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Since the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015 there has been a greater need to safeguard ourselves from the vulnerability to illness and disease. As of September 16th there have been a total of 153 known cases of Gastroenteritis (commonly known as stomach flu), within certain areas of Dominica. In addition health...
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This week we thought it would be very useful to share the following tips with you that could help bring some order and calmness back into our lives as we go through each day on the journey to recovery from the chaos and confusion that Tropical Storm Erika has left behind: 1) Reconnect and build...
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It has been almost 2 weeks since the passing of Tropical Storm Erika which poured down 15 inches of rain on our nature isle in the early hours of August 27th 2015. Tropical Storm Erika has left serious damage to the island in several communities, with individuals having to be evacuated from their homes. Natural...
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Fortunate for us we live in a country where we have the privilege to choose people we believe have the ability to make this nation prosperous; people who work for the benefit of society and wellbeing of all by providing a system where all basic needs like food, shelter, education and health care are readily...
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WATER SUPPLY NETWORK UPGRADING AND EXPANSION
This year our island celebrated its 36th anniversary of independence.  This season draws much excitement for our people; the thrills of dressing in our national wear, eating creole dishes, listening to creole songs and cadence music.  Some were very excited about the events like   Creole in the Park and World Creole Music Festival.  Because of...
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rachel frampton
My home is located near a factory which is quite prone to fire accidents; that's...
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Hi Bernard, the photo featured in this article is from our Barbadine house plan. You...
Bernard Hurtault
Am interested in a plan. What is the name of the plan shown here in...