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In our day and time it is sometimes difficult to stay positive about the economy and ultimately our own personal finances. We have mortgages, auto loans, college tuition, credit card debt, other consumer debt and all the normal bills that come with living in America. Sometimes all of this can be very overwhelming. There are a lot of things that the government is doing to try and help spur on the economy and therefore make each of our lives better. There is virtually a program for every issues under the sun and if you are in need of help, you can generally find a program or some kind of educational services to help with your need.

In the event that your crisis comes to a point where you need legal counsel there are quite a few options to choose to get the help you need. There a civic and non-profit organizations that can offer assistance and or monetary aid and there are attorneys and legal firms that can offer legal counsel to help you figure out what to do. It is always a good option to find help and generally you don’t want to spend too much doing that, since that is counterproductive to what your seeking. You already don’t have a lot of money to spend so obviously you want to find someone to help you at a good price. If you are in Scottsdale Arizona then you will need a good Scottsdale bankruptcy attorney, that can assist you and offer the counsel you need. Don’t let your finances suffer and your life for that matter. Get the help you need to pull yourself out of the crisis. 

NYC Bed Bugs

admin on May 11, 2011 in Business, Life Comments Off

Bed Bug Busting Dogs is a fully licensed and insured canine scent detection company specializing in bed bug detection, eradication, and prevention services for NYC bed bugs. With canine-handler teams operating in New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, and the Philadelphia metro area, we are able to provide timely, accurate, and professional service for jobs of all sizes and scopes. Offering both residential and commercial services, Bed Bug Busting Dogs is sure to be able to meet all your needs.

Our fully-trained dogs and handlers boast a 98% accuracy rate in detecting bed bugs and bed bug eggs.  All our dogs undergo extensive pre-operative training as well as regular continued training at our sister company, Metro K9 Academy, to ensure that they maintain their pinpoint accuracy.

Adult bed bugs are roughly 3/16”-1/4” in length. Although they are small, they are certainly visible to the human eye. They have a flat, oval shape and are reddish-brown in color. After feeding, their bodies appear longer, and more red in color than when they are unfed.

Bed bug nymphs resemble their adult counterparts, but are much smaller in size. In their early stages, they can be as small as 1 mm in length. They are actually translucent in color for much of this life stage. When fed, nymphs turn bright red in color.

Providing 24 hour service in the field, 7 days a week, we make it our priority to work around YOUR schedule to the best of our ability.

At Bed Bug Busting Dogs, we take our canine training very seriously.  After all, the bed bug sniffing dogs are our most important employees.  That is why we emphasize continued training so strongly.  All our dogs are initially and continuously trained through our sister company, Metro K9 Academy, in Randolph, NJ.  Many of our competitors who purchase dogs from third-party trainers are not certified to perform the constant training drills that these dogs require to remain sharp.  Our dogs train regularly with Metro K9′s certified trainers to maintain their pinpoint accuracy.

With over 20 years of experience in training and handling scent detection dogs, you can be sure that our dog-handler teams maintain the strongest of working relationships. Call us to learn more about why our dogs beat the competition.

Marketing your real estate brand has evolved over the last few years and has a bit more complicated. Years ago most business was done in the local market and with local people. Most people knew one another and it wasn’t difficult to know where to go to get something done. Today, people do business all over the world and most have to "search" to know where to get something done or where to purchase something. Most of the time in real estate agents were told to brand themselves and to make sure everyone knew there name and that name implied real estate. If you need more info on Chapel Hill homes please visit www.chapelhillrealty.com for a full service brokerage that knows the area and can help you with all your needs.

Many realtors bought domain names with the names in them and began pushing themselves as the brand. That type of branding only works in the local market with local people that know you. Most home owners go to the internet and are not searching realtors, they are searching homes. Since "search’ is all about keywords, most realtors didn’t have their keywords in their domains and as a result lost out on a lot of visits to their sites. It’s similar to car dealerships, where people want to search without the bothering of a salesman. People want to search homes without an agent. Eventually they will end up with an agent, but it’s not what they are searching for up front. With that said you still need to be visible, in the areas where people are searching. This way when they are ready to buy they have a familiar agent/brokerage that they have seen numerous times throughout their search journey. We would love to help you in your search, so if you’re at that place and you are looking in the Chapel Hill area please visit our website at Chapel Hill Realty, where you can search and find numerous homes to choose from.

Colombian popstar Shakira visited some of South Africa’s new and revamped real estate developments while in the country for her 2010 World Cup performances. Her stay in the luxurious penthouse of the epic Radisson Blu Sandton certainly didn’t go unnoticed by the media. That’s thanks to the fact that Radisson is the largest international hotel brand in South Africa supporting the World Cup games.

Over the course of the month, visitors were exposed to quite a bit of South Africa’s real estate, an opportunity the country hopes to greatly benefit from. With the games in Johannesburg and Cape Town — and Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg, Polokwane and Bloemfontein — came new hotels, new stadiums and new large-scale real estate developments hoping to advance the African nation.

Now that the month of excitement has ended for the Rainbow Nation, and Shakira has performed "Waka Waka" at Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium for the last time, development continues.

Can a world-class sporting event sustain a developing country’s real estate market?

Some $5 billion was allocated to infrastructure and World Cup preparations by the national, city and provincial governments. Besides security, domestic public transportation was added and improved, roads were repaired and the eight host cities were given fancy facelifts.

Johannesburg built the Gautrain, Africa’s first high-speed rail that links the financial center of Sandton (and the Radisson Blu) and the OR Tambo International Airport. But the questions remains on how much the games will have benefited the country economically and developmentally following the conclusion of the global event.

Preparing for the events boosted activity for sure, the Ministry of Finance has said that stadium construction created more than 130,000 jobs and contributed $267 million to low-income families.

South African president Jacob Zuma expressed his intent that a successful World Cup will seduce tourists and encourage investment and trade to the country for the future. The Department of Tourism set their goal to bring in 14 million tourists annually by 2014. That’s a 45 percent increase from the 9.6 million who visited in 2009.

Cape Town has added a second Radisson to the mix. Local South African developers REALCOR Cape recently developed the Radisson Blu Blaauwberg Beach Hotel. The hotel joins the chain with locations also in Port Elizabeth. The property is trying something different by offering investors the opportunity to become shareholders in the property.

"A lot has changed in this country and more South Africans and tourists discover they want to own property here," says Jacques de Ridder, the director of construction for REALCOR. "The excitement around the World Cup will bring people to take a look at the property and then hopefully they will want to return."

Another development promise for South Africa is their possible bid for the 2020 Olympics. Given they have these new and refurbished facilities, it could help their chances of hosting. Critics say the five new stadiums won’t reach capacity after the World Cup (and rarely did during) so at the moment some stadiums are planning to reduce their facilities and examine how sustainable they are for the country.

"The world is looking at South Africa for the first time this way," says Dr. Laurine Platzky, 2010 FIFA World Cup Coordinator under the Department of the Premier in the Western Cape. "We already have large-scale developments before the World Cup and they will only increase after the World Cup once the world is able to see the opportunities and what a rich and beautiful country South Africa is."

This article was found at http://www.housingwatch.com/2010/07/12/world-cup-end-impacts-south-africa-real-estate-market/