Courtesy of Russ Warren & Lindsay McIntyre


A FAMILY’S HOME IS SOLIDITY IN A TURBULENT WORLD One constant in times of uncertainty is the value and comfort that comes from returning home. Having a place to call home provides a sense of security that can be topped by few other things. Finding that home, matching a property with the right people, that’s the match-maker role of the REALTOR®. One of the benefits of a career in real estate, and one of the reasons many choose the profession, is the opportunity it provides to meet people and to make a positive difference in their lives. Selling a house isn’t like selling a commodity such as a toothbrush or a pair of shoes – it’s much more than providing shelter. A home is something that becomes an integral part of a family, it is as much a part of that family as the people who reside within. A home becomes central to the legacy of the people who live there and a REALTOR®, by arranging that meeting of property and persons, helps to launch a relationship that could conceivably last for generations to come. Invariably those who become successful in this profession must be described as ‘people persons’ – they enjoy and also get a rush out of making that match between the owner and their home. Making that ‘right’ match by pairing the perfect family with the ideal home is among the most satisfying experiences a professional can ever know. The product has become increasingly popular with builders due to the variety of applications it can be used for, as well as its relatively low cost. Particleboard is also considered an eco-friendly material as it uses wood wastes that would otherwise be burned or disposed of. Particleboard is often used as a substitute for plywood or medium density fiberboard as a means of lowering construction costs. Cabinetry, flooring, underlay and partitioning or wall paneling are the most common uses. Widely used in the Canadian construction industry, particleboard is created by collecting sawdust, wood chips, fibers or even small scraps of wood together, then placing the mixture under intense pressure and infusing it with resin. The resulting product is a hard, flat building material that can be used for a variety of residential and commercial construction uses. Particleboard is literally used from the ground floor to the roof.


1. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? 2. How much dirt is in a hole that measures 2 feet by 3 feet by 4 feet? 3. I have keys, but no locks. I have space, but no room. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?

4. I have seas without water, coasts without sand, towns without people, and mountains without land. What am I? 5. A man shaves several times a day but still has a beard. Who is he? 6. A clerk in a butcher shop stands 5’10” and wears size 13 shoes. What does he weigh?

Answers: 1. The letter “M” 2. None 3. A computer keyboard 4. A map 5. A barber 6. Meat

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