Mustang Island Texas Real Estate 101

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While much of the country suffers through a difficult housing market, the Gulf Coast City of Port Aransas is in the center of a very active real estate market. Both retirees looking for a beachfront community (one that isn’t synonymous with “steel and glass high-rise”) and investors looking for a winning investment in a difficult national housing market are discovering Port Aransas.

The town of Port Aransas (Port A as the locals call it) is the center of the Mustang Island community. Mustang Island is an 18 mile barrier island running parallel to mainland Texas north of Padre Island, with Corpus Christi Bay to the West and the Gulf of Mexico to the East. The northern end of the island is connected to the mainland by a ferry system run by the Texas Department of Transportation. The trip is free of charge and takes only three minutes to cross to the mainland. On the southern end, the JFK Causeway connects the island with mainland Corpus Christi.

Because of this, Port Aransas is as accessible as it is beautiful. With a life of its own and a lot of character, this peaceful beach community has miles and miles of unspoiled beaches lapped by gentle waves. Port Aransas is an area of immense natural beauty that (combined with the opportunity for a sound real estate investment) is becoming especially popular with Baby Boomers. The island is perfect for people looking for a laid back coastal lifestyle different from the one offered by tall-and-glittering condominiums elsewhere in the U.S. To many, Port Aransas is the kind of place described in a Jimmy Buffett song.

The Port Aransas Housing Market

In general, Texas housing markets are some of the most undervalued markets in the nation. Because of this, the state has been able to avoid “the popping of the great real estate bubble” which has been occurring in growing communities all over the country. Texas homes have resisted the downward trend in pricing suffered by other U.S. states-instead, many coastal Texas communities are showing strong and steady growth.

Port Aransas is one of the strongest of these communities – the active Port Aransas market boasts some of the best value in coastal property in the U.S. While much of the Gulf Coast is dotted with towering condos, Port Aransas is an attractive option for those looking for a quieter retirement (or just a sound investment) in a beachfront home or condo. It’s also an affordable option, as lot and housing prices here aren’t inflated they way they have been in popular beachfront communities in Florida.

Why is Port Aransas a growing community? Part of the reason is that Mustang Island boasts a large portion of the total Texas coastline available for development. Of the 375 miles that make up the Texas coast, 293 miles are unavailable for development, 56 miles are fully developed, and 26 are available for development. Many of those 26 miles lie on Mustang Island. According to Ann Vaughan of the Chamber of Commerce, the area of Port Aransas is “absolutely exploding.”

Communities on Mustang Island

Port Aransas has always been a mecca for those looking for a beach or fishing escape. It has now become a popular destination for second home buyers from Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and beyond. There are many planned communities built and being built all over Mustang Island. These communities range from modest condominiums and town homes to entire planned communities complete with marinas, golf courses, parks, shopping and restaurants.

Cinnamon Shore

Cinnamon Shore is a 64-acre planned community which began construction in the spring of 2007. Upon completion, this master planned community will feature about 240 single-family homes, 275 housing units, and 1,100 feet of coast line. The development is designed around the idea of beautiful architecture and pedestrian friendly streets, as well as having only a minimal impact on the environment around it.

Royal Sands

Established in 2003, Royal Sands is a 32 acre Mustang Island beachfront community consisting of 90 home sites. The development features family and adult pools, birding ponds, protected dune areas and a beach walk over. Royal Sands provides onsite management, security and maintenance support for vacation rentals.

Newport Beach and Golf

The Newport Beach and Golf master planned community is planned around the concept of a European port city. At the heart of this community will be the Town Center Marina, surrounded by residential villages with luxury homes, hotels, shops, a marina, and waterfront cafes. Weaving through the community is the Newport Dunes Arnold Palmer Golf Course.

The Palmilla

The waterfront Palmilla resort will be situated on 30 acres of land and will consist of 94 home sites. The community will feature a mile of bulkhead walkways, floating boat docks and a resort style pool. Construction should begin in the spring of 2009.

Tortuga Dunes

Tortuga Dunes is a $100 million community on 137 acres of Mustang Island land with 1,000 feet of beach. This community and the architecture of the homes are based upon a Caribbean feel, full of meandering pathways, tropical trees, and wooden shutters. It will have a simple but eclectic design, with gated access, walking trails, and beach views.

Village Walk

Village Walk, located in the heart of Port Aransas, consists of 98 homes and opened for occupancy in 2007. This community is made up of coastal cottage style homes, with gated access, gulf views, pools and extensive landscaping, all only two minutes from the beach.

Mercer Village

Located in “Old Town” Port A, the Mercer Village condos are conveniently located and within walking distance to the harbor, shops and restaurants. Twelve cottages will surround a private pool and tropical palapa. Construction will begin summer 2008.

Researching Area Real Estate

The real estate market on Mustang Island is ever changing. For updated information or to search the MLS network for current real estate listings, visit http://www.TexasIslandProperties.com. To further refine an MLS search to Mustang Island and Port Aransas, enter Nueces as the county and 78373 for the zip code.


Source by Keith McMullin

Wayanad Tourist Attractions

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Endowed with sheer natural beauty, Wayanad is a famous tourist destination of Kerala. It beckons you to enjoy its picturesque surroundings, gorgeous hills, pleasant climate, beautiful valleys, captivating wildlife, and many more attractions. Ideally located over the Western Ghats, this city is also known for its plantation crops and spices. You can buy aromatic and good quality tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom and rubber. The city is also called the land of paddy fields. Almost 36 % of the tribal population of the state resides in this city. This city has its own glorious history.

For those who are inclined towards adventure must come to this destination. It offers great trekking facilities to tourists. Imagine yourself in its aromatic tea, coffee and spice gardens enjoying gorgeous green surroundings and peaceful aura. Sounds exciting!

Must-visit attractions of Wayanad:

Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Established in the year 1973, this wildlife sanctuary provides shelter to a variety of wildlife such as spotted deer, wild bear, elephant, tiger, deer, leopard etc. It comes under the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

EdakkalCaves

Famous for their beautiful carvings, these ancient caves are located on the Ambukuthi hills.

KuruvaIsland

Attracting many a visitors this island is a famous spot of Wayanad. It boasts of rare species of birds, orchids and herbs. It covers an area of 950 acres of land.

Lakkidi

It is a celestial destination where you can treat your senses with breathtaking views of its gorgeous surroundings. The mountains, lush green vegetation, zigzag roads, streams and peaceful environment are its main attractions.

ThirunellyTemple

This 3000 years old temple was built in honor of Lord Vishnu. It is situated atop Brahma Giri Hills near Papanashini River.

PookotLake

This lovely lake is surrounded by majestic mountains and forests. Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating boat ride on this lake.


Source by Sanjog KR

Choosing the Right Company For Your Removals to France

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As the credit crunch has drastically effected the domestic removal industry, more and more local removal companies have branched out into the European removals market to keep their vehicles moving. Whilst they may be experts in moving you locally; do they have the required knowledge to comply with French road transport laws? As the French police are notorious for imposing hefty on-the-spot fines: any failure to pay promptly by the removal company could result in a delay in receiving your furniture.

It is imperative to locate a trusted and renowned removal company, having wide experience in removals to France and removals from France to the UK. Before you proceed in booking your removal, you should satisfy yourself that they have been offering French removal services for a considerable period of time. Is the company solely operating in the Anglo-French relocation market? As Europe is too vast to have local knowledge in all member states. You should also look for a mover connected with local movers in France, This will enable the supply of smaller vehicles for moves with awkward access and extra manpower if required.

For greater peace of mind- obtain a company with membership to a recognised trade association like: The British Association of Removers. Members of this Association are inspected on a regular basis and their terms and conditions of trading have been approved by the Office of Fair Trading.

If you are looking for a part load service, make sure the company are involved in a high volume of removals to France, ensuring you don’t have to wait for them to consolidate loads in order for you to receive your effects on time. Check the terms and conditions on their service-as some companies will ask for up to 30 days from date of collection to deliver your effects in France.

Unless your looking for a budget service, the company should offer a complete door-to-door service/room to room service, including different packing services to suit your requirements. It is a legal requirement that the removal company completes an itemised (ideally numbered) inventory of your effects upon collection as well as obtaining an onward delivery address in France, to comply with French import regulations.

The next piece of information is vital if you are choosing a part load service, where there maybe up to 9 other customers effects on the same vehicle.

The removal operatives will ask you to sign the inventory as correct-once all your effects are collected, you should always insist on your own copy of the inventory to use as a cross reference when the removal operatives are delivering your effects. The delivering operatives will not take offense if you stand at the door and ask them to call the item numbers out as they bring your effects into your new home. Yes, a good delivery crew should be able to manage it on their own but, if you do it yourself it will not only allow the crew to concentrate on placing your items in the correct place and speed up delivery;but also give you complete piece of mind that everything has arrived safely before the removal crew depart.

Another major factor when choosing a mover is the goods in transit insurance offered. Check to see if it is included in the quotation, offered free of charge or charged as an additional extra. Also check the overall value your effects are insured for. Removal companies offering the standard liability scheme undertake to compensate you for loss or damage of your effect- even if it does not result from their negligence. This is subject to you, declaring the overall value of your effects upon acceptance of their quotation. A reputable mover operating this scheme will highlight the importance of the client declaring the overall value of their effects to be relocated; as failure to do so limits the liability to £40.00 per item in most cases.

If you are being placed into containerized storage: check the total liability limit per container the remover is offering. You may be insured for a total of £25,000 but the mover could have a limit of £5,000 per container, therefore if you were placing a £5,000 item into store it would have to be placed into it’s own container to have the correct cover.

Finally always read the terms and conditions-so you understand exactly where you stand in the contract between you and the mover regarding service. Delays, compensation (if things go wrong), independent ombudsman/arbitration schemes offered and which items are not covered like jewellery and chipboard furniture.


Source by Vincent Robinson

Tax Deductions – Tips For Individual Real Estate Investors

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Tax deductions are not the top priority for most individual real estate investors. They often work out of their home with no employees, other than those on-site at the property. Challenges (aside from tax deductions) include selecting what property to purchase, screening tenants, repairs, managing expenses, obtaining financing, and deciding when to sell. This article addresses tax deductions sometimes over-looked by real estate owners.

Tax deductions reduce taxable income but do not directly reduce taxes. For example, $10,000 in additional tax deductions will generate $3,500 in federal income tax savings ($10,000 X 35%), assuming a 35% federal income tax rate. Since most require a cash expenditure, increasing actual expenses to increase tax deductions is not desirable. Let’s review fine-tuning the depreciation schedule and reclassifying existing expenditures to increase deductions.

Real estate depreciation is a potent but underutilized source of tax deductions Real estate depreciation schedules are commonly established by just separating land from the improvements. This is analogous to asking a world-class pianist to play a piano which is not tuned and has several keys which are not functioning. The results are just not as good as they should be.

Congress has provided depreciation as a tax deduction to encourage real estate ownership and investment. Numerous court decisions have provided clear guidance for accurately and precisely depreciating real estate. Cost segregation can typically increase real estate depreciation by 50-100% in the first 5-7 years of ownership.

Owners can claim a tax deduction windfall for properties owned more than one year by “catching-up” previously under-reported depreciation. After obtaining a cost segregation report, you can “catch-up” depreciation without filing any amended tax returns.

Another meaningful source of tax deductions is to scrutinize any cash expenditures which are being capitalized. Have minor repairs been capitalized in error? Are there more significant repairs which do not clearly extend the life of a component? Discussing these items with your accountant can yield additional tax deductions Also review items which were capitalized in prior years; can you claim any of them as current year tax deductions?

Child labor can be good when they are your children and you claim a tax deduction. Consult your accountant or CPA but this can generate additional tax deductions of $5,000 per child, upon which they pay no taxes. (If they are feeling generous, they may return the money as a tax-free gift.)

A tax-deductible vacation is an attractive option to make an expenditure deductible. Simply plan a vacation around a business trip for a meeting or seminar. Your airfare and hotel for the business period are deductible. Hotel before or after the business activity and your spouse’s airfare (assuming that your spouse is not involved in business) are not deductible. Half of meals during period with business activity are deductible.

Reviewing personal expenditures can generate additional tax deductions Items used for business such as computer, printer, office supplies, seminars, association dues, and business publications can be deducted. Long distance business phone calls can also be deducted. Self-employed persons can deduct the entire cost of health insurance premiums.

Record keeping for tax deductions does take a modest effort. However, the federal income tax savings make it worth the effort.

Cost segregation produces tax deductions and reduces federal income taxes across the country and in every size market. Below are just a few examples of cities where cost segregation generates meaningful tax deductions.

City:

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Boston, MA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Hartford, CT
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Denver, CO
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Orlando, FL
  • Boise, ID
  • Chicago, IL
  • El Paso, TX
  • Oxnard, CA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Jackson, MS
  • San Jose, CA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Omaha, NE
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Allentown, PA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Jacksonville, TN

Cost segregation produces tax deductions for virtually all property types, including the following:

Property Type:

  • Used car lot
  • Research and development
  • Nursing home
  • Lumber storage
  • Truck stop
  • Tennis club
  • Hospital
  • School
  • Movie theatre
  • Lodging

Almost every industry, including the following, can generate cost-efficient tax deductions by using cost segregation.

Industry:

  • Golf courses and country clubs
  • Textile product mills
  • Nondurable good wholesalers
  • Durable good wholesalers
  • Real estate lesser
  • Electrical component manufacturing
  • Textile mills
  • Laundry facilities
  • Automotive parts distributors
  • Plastic and rubber products manufacturing

Source by Patrick C O’connor

Fun Things To Do In Austin, Texas, With Your Foodie Friends

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Austin, and the surrounding area, is full of places to explore. From hiking at the many Green Belt trails to enjoying delicious food and drinks at various scenic spots, you can find plenty of ideas to keep you and your friends occupied. If you and your friend are foodies, the picture only gets rosier. Here is a list of fun things to do in Austin, Texas with your foodie friends.

  1. Start and end the day with tacos.
  • Austin is known for many things, breakfast tacos included. A wonderful way to begin your day is to check out some of the many delicious food trucks that are all over town. Vera Cruz taco truck has been rated some of the best breakfast tacos in the whole city!
  • Even when you are not by a food truck, there are plenty of delicious restaurants serving up tacos to devour. Torchy’s is a taco-based restaurant that has expanded all through the city and beyond. Known for a more gourmet and creative taco on the typical street taco, these restaurants continue to gain in popularity and as a result, many customers are starting and ending their day with tacos.
  1. Texas Wineries
  • In the surrounding area there are plenty of Texas wineries creating delicious wines and providing tours, scenic tasting locations, and plenty of wine tasting events. You can spend all of your time simply hopping around from winery to winery. The Austin Winery and Austin Custom Winery are a few places to check out.
  • If you want to stay centrally located within the city, there are numerous wine tasting spots happy to serve up the wines from the surrounding area as well. Texas Reds and Whites Tasting Room offers a centrally located spot to sample any wines you desire and The Austin Wine Merchant can be counted upon to import or locate those elusive wines you are seeking.
  1. Local ingredients produced in Texas

There are plenty of companies producing high quality products that get utilized all across the country. The Texas Hill Country Olive Company creates delicious aged balsamic vinegar, olive oils, and even has a gift shop full of great gift ideas, including starter sets with samples of their fine products. Located in Hill Country on the outskirts of Austin, the trip is worth the scenic beauty and the products make perfect housewarming gifts.

Check out these locations the next time you and your friends, family, or visitors want to have a foodie adventure in and around Austin.


Source by Christopher Rivera

Prime Valentine's Day Gift

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It comes around every year and couples everywhere rack their brains to come up with appropriate and meaningful gifts that reflect their romantic thoughts. It is easier for a man to give a woman a Valentine's gift than vice-versa. After all, there are the traditional items like red roses, boxes of chocolates, perfume, small jewelry items and baskets of flowers with stuffed animals sitting in the middle. For the female gift-givers, it's a little more difficult

Do you get him a new fishing lure? How romantic is that? Maybe he would like a new CD – but that looks like palty and does not exactly get the heart strings moving. Ladies, remember what your mother always told you, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. It's true! This year show your love and affection with food. But do not give him just any food, treat him to a great dinner at his (or your) favorite Prime Steakhouse! He will be so surprised.

You know he likes nothing better than to be served. And what better place to get great service? He will be able to select from cuts of Midwestern corn-fed USDA Prime Beef which is the top 2% of the nation's total beef production. A prime man describes a prime steak. And you will be the one giving it to him.

Even though it is a fine dining experience, he can still dress casually. He can have his favorite beer while he decides on whether to order a regular or man-size filet mignon, Rib Eye, Kansas City Strip or huge T-bone. He may want to dampen his appetite just a hint with a shrimp cocktail while he waits and then start in on a Cesar salad. When his prime steak comes to the table the meal will be complete with side dishes like a loaded baked potato or potatoes au gratin. To make sure he gets his serving of veggies he may try fresh asparagus, fresh broccoli or traditional green beans.

Since this is your treat at the Prime Steakhouse you want to let him know that he can order wine if he likes. He can order by the bottle or by the glass from the fine dining wine list.

You want to make sure he samples a nice desert, even if the two of you share one. See if he is brave enough for some bread pudding with Maker's Mark sauce, southern Pecan Pie or a generous slice of scrumptious cheese cake.

Even though the prime steakhouse is known for their beef, you can order your favorite dish as well. You could choose North Atlantic Salmon, Alaskan king crab legs, rack of lamb or even pork chops. Your meal will be every bit as good as his. He will think all of the service and fine food was just for him, but you are coming out a winner as well.

When he goes back to work all the guys will be rolling their eyes when they talk about what their women have made them for Valentine's Day. Your man will have a big smile on his face when he tells them that he treated him to one of the best meals he had had in a very long time!


Source by Eli Galindo

5 Helpful Ways to Sell Your House Fast

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There can be many different reasons why you would want to sell your house fast. Maybe you’re relocating for a job in a few weeks, and if you don’t sell in that time period you are stuck with it. It could be that you need to free up capital for other ventures or maybe you’re facing a foreclosure so you want to make a quick sale. There are many reasons why somebody would want to sell their house fast, but how? In this post I will give you 5 ways that a homeowner can sell their house fast.

Price low to sell your house fast

One of the fastest ways to sell a house fast is to put the property on sale for less than the market value, people know a good deal when they see one and it won’t be too long before you start getting offers. It’s not uncommon for people who put their houses for sale at the market value to wait several months before a sale is made.

The obvious major drawback to pricing your house low for a fast sale is that you’re not getting the true value for your property, which leads to the next question, are there better ways to sell your house faster than pricing it low?

Get an offer from a local cash home buyer

One of the most effective ways to sell your house fast is to sell it to a local cash home buyer. For one, you don’t need to deal with banks and jump through all their legal paper work then end up waiting weeks, or even months before anything gets signed. Selling to a cash buyer also reduces fees of lawyers, admin fees, and most of all it’s a pretty stress free process as you don’t have to worry if the mortgage for the buyer will be approved, or how well your house will do in the appraisal.

Ultimately selling your house to a local cash home buyer is fastest way to sell your house with the least amount of stressed involved, as most of the variables have been cut out.

Keep it clean

The saying you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression is true when people are viewing your home. When you get potential buyers, ensure the house is immaculate. When people buy a home it’s usually with the idea to live there for many years. By keeping an uncut lawn or not having everything neat and tidy, will leave your buyers with an unappealing opinion of your house.

Think neutral, don’t take any risks with funky colours or décor. Try to make everything look as plain and simple as possible.

Invest in your home

This may sound like a crazy idea to invest money into your house if you’re going to sell it, but just hear me out for a second. Giving your house a new gloss of paint, replacing a few old doors or giving a room a mini makeover can be a smart way to sell your house fast. Making your house ‘ready to move in’ appeals to a lot of buyers. Buying a house is already stressful and most would rather move into a new home and start enjoying it right away than move in and have to think about what needs to be fixed or replaced.

I don’t advise on installing a new bathroom or getting a fully equipped kitchen installed. Sometimes just replacing the cabinet doors would be a big enough change to give your house a new look without breaking the bank.

Be flexible

If you have found a buyer who wishes to take your home off your hands at a date that is not convenient for you, accepting the offer is a much wiser move than being stubborn. The short term hassle of living at a hotel or a friend’s house for a week or two is going to be much better than waiting months on end to sell your house.

There are many ways to sell your house fast if you’re willing to put in the work and make some sacrifices. If you combine all the methods I’ve suggested today, you will be sure that you will sell your house faster than if you just went to a real estate agent and let them list it for you.


Source by Danny L Johnson

Le Creusot Tourist Attractions, Nightlife, Shopping and Travel Information

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Le Creusot is a beautiful and a dreamy city. This is a perfect place to celebrate your vacations. It is situated in the region of Bourgogne in Eastern France.

Le Creusot By Eurostar

Le Creusot has now become famous in UK because of Eurostar connections to the city. Don’t miss the chance to get into the dreamy world of the town through a very comfortable way. Eurostar provides you a high-speed comfortable train to reach your destination. You can take your train from St Pancras International Station London to Paris and then from Paris direct to Le Creusot.

Attractions in Le Creusot

This place is a place where the tourists come from parts of world. Here are many places to attract the visitors. Some places are: –

  • La Verrerie Castle: – It is a beautiful castle located in the heart of the city. It is a perfect family picnic spot.
  • Museum of the Human Being and of the industry: – It is a ceramic, mining, steel manufacturing and glass industry. It is a biggest industry in the region.
  • Promenade des Cretes and Belvedere: – It is a fabulous panorama. It attracts the various tourists.
  • Saint Barbe Church: – The church is very good looking and beautiful. It is situated in the center of the city.
  • Larc Music club: – It is an oldest attraction of the town. It hosts various kinds of music shows.
  • Parc des Combes: – It is a place where one can enjoy whole day.
  • The steam hammer: – It is a 21 meters high hammer that attracts the visitors. It is situated in the entrance of town.
  • Tour des Bandages: – It is a beautiful and attractive tower.
  • Diverti Parc: – it is a beautiful natural park. It is a good picnic spot.

Hotels and resorts in Le Creusot

There are many hotels in the town and Eurostar has its link with all good hotels. So it has become easy to book your accommodation along with your train ticket. Various hotels are: –

  • La Petite Verrerie
  • Le Bourgogne
  • La Belle Epoque
  • Bodsonn Bar
  • Le Moulin Rouge
  • Le Vieux Moulin

Nightlife of Le Creusot

A tiny town enjoys a stunning nightlife. Rocking discos and lightning pubs add to the night life of the city. The places full of crowd at night are: –

  • Café des Arts
  • Le Bilou S Bars
  • Deligia Palmiro
  • Macedo Jose
  • Sarl Le Milesime Dominique
  • Madison
  • Traxx Discotheque

Shopping in Le Creusot

In Le Creusot you can enjoy full time shopping. This is a perfect place for every kind of shopping.

  • Faune Boutique
  • Martin Joel
  • Gifi
  • Bsy Bourgogne
  • Carrefour De Beaune

So what are you waiting for? The full time enjoyable vacations are waiting for you. So book your Eurostar tickets now.


Source by K K Sharma

GVO Conference Review – Experience Success or Failure Using This Network Marketing Tool

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Reach more Clients and Build your Network through GVO Conference

Ever wanted to build your network faster, deliver your marketing message quicker, and quickly conference with your team online? Now that is possible with GVO Conference, the ultimate conferencing and webcasting software that will maximize your MLM presentations to drive more sales, reach new audiences and provide training to your team. Do you want access to the next hottest software in the video conferencing industry? Then explore the 1.) Background of the GVO Conference business, 2.) GVO software features web and 3.) Affiliate opportunities.

Background of Global Virtual Opportunities

Global Virtual Opportunities is a company operated and owned by Joel Therien. In 2004, Therien developed software called HotConference which generated over 7 million downloads. Moving the company from Canada to San Antonio, Texas was a strategic move to be able to invest in telecom resources, and fiber optics. Today, GVO owns and operates its own hardware, code lines, Data Center, fiber optics and resources. This cuts out middlemen and other 3rd parties that would otherwise drive up costs to the consumer.

GVO Software Features

GVO web conference is an online business tool that you can quickly implement into your business. You have the ability to broadcast live, create webinars, and share PowerPoint presentations to an online audience. Some of the main features of GVO Conference include:

1. Video & Audio Controls: Enable or disable web cam and microphone.

2. Talk Now: One click to enable voice and broadcast your message to conference room members.

3. Presentation: Create and convert your presentation into Power Point.

4. Record: Record and re-distribute your entire video/audio presentation.

5. Chat: GVO allows you to instantly text message your guests.

6. Multiple Moderators: Use moderators to control and moderate your live events.

7. In-Built Video Player: Quickly broadcast other movies and video to your guests.

8. Live Show: GVO webcasting offers live video streaming.

9. Desktop Sharing: Share your desktop with your event guests.

Affiliate Opportunity

Now anyone has the ability to afford creating an online meeting. In addition, GVO online conference offers you the opportunity to generate a residual monthly income. Earn commissions on paid clients that are referred to the GVO Conferencing platform.

• Receive 10% commissions on personal sales to clients

• Earn 10% commissions on affiliate sales

• Collect 10% commissions on direct sales

• Get 50% commissions just for signing up 10 people in one month

• Receive a 20% matching bonus on direct referrals

GVO conference is the only web conferencing tool that is not only cheaper than all the rest, but will also save you money and precious time. Get started boosting your sales, growing your team with by webcasting and networking instantly with a online conference.

Texas Real Estate and Homes For Sale

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With a population of over 23 million, Texas is the second largest state in the nation. The housing market in Texas has remained strong in most cities and counties, with Houston (population 2,144,000) being the largest and most active in the real estate and housing market, followed by San Antonio and Dallas. Texas homes for sale are remaining at their fair market value, with little or no loss in sales compared to some areas of the country. This can be attributed the diverse economic make up of the state and the lower than average unemployment rate.

Land sale in Texas are at an all time high with no significant reduction foreseen in the near future. Commercial retail property rentals have remained steady in spite of the overall national economic downturn.

Southeast Texas, (which includes Houston) having the larger portion of population density, is by far the most active in the housing market. New home sales were at an all-time high in the beginning of 2007, however it has since experienced a downturn with a high inventory of new unsold homes.

The Texas existing home market has remained strong with more of a ‘buyers market’ driving sales and is expected to remain steady throughout 2008 and early 2009.

For example, the Beaumont and Orange Texas area (southeast Texas) will be creating 13,000 plus new construction jobs in the oil and petro-chemical industry over the next 4 years. This will create a severe housing and apartment shortage in this area. Housing is at a premium at this writing.

In conclusion: The overall outlook for Real Estate in Texas is good compared to other areas of the nation. With the diverse make up of various petro-chemical industries, Texas can maintain its share of steady housing market sales in the foreseeable future.