Pay It Forward with #GivingTuesday

Pay It Forward with #GivingTuesday

It's #GivingTuesday. Since its 2012 inauguration, this first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year

TNG Real Estate's philanthropic branch, TNG Cares, celebrates this day throughout the year by supporting homeless charities that provide shelter for women and children who deal with domestic violence. We also advocate identity theft protection and recycling through our annual free paper shred events. Stay tuned. They happen in May and June.

If you want to pay it forward, consider volunteering, donating to a fundraiser, posting insight about a non-profit, or giving to more then a charity. For example, celebrate #GivingTuesday by giving back and connecting to people most important in your life. Say thank you, hello, or let's meet for tea.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

During this Thanksgiving season, many blessings come to mind, and one is feeling very fortunate to all who touch our TNG Real Estate family with their kindness, business, support, and dedication. 

Thank you for enlightening our world with joy.  We pray that this Thanksgiving season brings you and your family happiness and a lifetime of warm memories.

Peace to you, at all times and in all ways.

8 tips for building a great home theatre

8 tips for building a great home theatre

With the Dodgers going to the World Series and many good movies being released ... It would be nice to watch the game and be entertained with a home theatre. If you're thinking of building one, yet you don't know where to begin, these eight tips from HGTV should help get you started:

  1. Pick a space, like off the living room, and it should be at least 12'x12'
  2. Frame the space and pay special attention to insulation
  3. Pre-wire surround sound; mark each location where the speakers will go
  4. Pre-wire a video projector; this involves two cables (HDMI and CAD5)
  5. Pre-wire lighting
  6. Install drywall and sound barriers. Two options include:
    1. QuietRock Soundproof Drywall, or
    2. Ordinary drywall lined with sound-dampening materials, such as high-density vinyl
  7. Set up video and sound system. In a 20'x13' theater, the ideal screen size is 110-120 inches
  8. Install seating. Two rows of four seats will fit comfortably in a 20'x13' theater. For better viewing, elevate the back row with a pre-built platform.

Lastly, pop some popcorn, sit down, enjoy the show.

(featured image: Decoist.com)

4 Interior Design Trends for 2018

4 Interior Design Trends for 2018

Beat the winter blues with these four interior design trends that focus on cool color palettes, a mixture of materials, soft textiles, and new techniques at work in furniture and accessories.

 

Real Estate Trends: August 2017

Real Estate Trends: August 2017

For those interested in the latest real estate market updates, we'd like to share a 14 page report from Pacific West Association of REALTORS.  Read on for a synopsis from page one ....