The Latest Trends in Commercial Real Estate

  The ebb and flow of the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) market is influenced by innumerable variables including the condition of the economy, population demographics, and government regulations, to name a few. While there's not a crystal ball that can give you definitive answers as to what the market will do, there are a few key factors that can give us a good idea. This year real estate professionals are monitoring these three trends in the market as indicators of what lies ahead for CRE. Interest Rates Historically interest rates have been a sound signifier of the state of the economy, so in December of 2015, when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since 2006, the change definitely made headlines. Although the hike was only by a quarter of a percentage point (0.25%), which raised the target range to 0.25%-0.5%, this past December the Fed once again raised rates by a quarter of a point to a range of 0.50%-0.75%. And subsequent hikes are on the horizon; Fed

How to Turn Your Home Into an Effective Office

  There are a few things one has to do in order to convert one's home into an office, here we'll give you a glimpse at what it feels like to turn your home into a great office! - Define an area Designate a space that is to be your working area at all times or rather most of the time so you have a set place to work. More than this follow a routine that you can hold yourself accountable to, such as reporting to your work area at the same time each day. This will automatically make you more productive. - Think vertical Most of our homes tend to come with limited space, so it becomes important to utilize the space available to us well. Don't get bogged down by limited desk space, invest in some hanging shelves that come with some amount of storage space to help avoid clutter. A messy desk can affect your productivity in negative terms, so it's best to avoid it entirely. Not only this but hanging shelves add some character to your home office. - Add some colour Get some rela