Friday, September 28, 2012

Virtual Real Estate. How to Cash in on Internet Investment

Virtual real estate is leveraging the internet and investing in its online space, whether that be an online store, website or domain name.

Investing in the internet in this way, is commonly known as Virtual real estate and has been happening for quite some years with the buying and selling of domain names. Wikipedia lists some of the most expensive domain names sold on record, one of which was, which was sold for .1 million dollars in 1999. What this means is, that someone had purchased the domain name for the regular price approximately , then resold it to Toys 'R Us for a profit of more than million dollars.

While there has been much buying and selling of domain names, most of the highly sought after single-word-domains have already been registered, leaving the longer, niche specific names to be invested in.

SO how do you cash in on an internet investment these days?

Well I've discovered three ways.

The first is investing in, and then selling niche specific domain names. You need to research keywords in niche markets using the Google Adwords Keywords tool, or the Wordtacker tool. Try to target keywords which contain 2 or 3 words, which receive high traffic, for example "weight loss" or "easy weight loss". Then go to a domain name provider such as Crazy Domains or Go Daddy and enter the keywords as a domain name in their search box to see if it's available. If it is and you feel this would be a lucrative business name for a future online business, then go ahead and register it. This becomes your Virtual Real Estate investment, where you buy and hold, just like a regular investment strategy. You keep your piece of internet real estate (your domain name) until, someone contacts you because they want to buy it, or you actively seek to sell it, or auction it to the highest bidder.

The second way to find lucrative virtual real estate to invest in, is to follow the same principles of keyword research, but this time apply the investment strategy to an internet platform, such as Facebook. Here you may be lucky enough to capture an investment using a double keyword such as "weight loss".

The third way and by far the most lucrative and exciting, is to exploit the newest internet platform being launched right now. You will want to learn more about this new internet platform, because you have plenty of opportunity to invest in the best store names now- before they are snapped up by others, simply because this hottest internet platform, is in its infancy in terms of investment. Store names are the equivalent to domain names, on this revolutionary new internet platform, which means you could get the equivalent of "" for yourself now. The Virtual Real Estate on this new, cutting edge platform could be your most lucrative investment yet.

Stay tuned for more articles on Virtual Real Estate, internet real estate investing and this revolutionary new platform.

If you would like to jump ahead of my next article, then you can find out more, right away on my website The Age Of Voice

N. Georg

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Why Now is the Best Time to Collect French Limoges Boxes

Limoges boxes are the symbol of French artistry and elegance at a miniature level. These fine white porcelain boxes with their magnificent hand-painting and metal work have long been sought after by collectors worldwide.

The history of Limoges boxes goes back to the time of Louis XVI, when the king's finance minister, by a Royal edict, appointed the city of Limoges to be the exclusive producer of Royal Porcelain for the Kingdom of France. It is said that the first patron of porcelain boxes was the Marquis of Pompadour who presented his Lady's companions each with a gift of a Limoges box. Such presents were offered as long, narrow boxes to hold the ladies' expensive needles, shapes to hold thimbles or embroidery scissors or round Limoges boxes to hold a ring, powder or snuff. Ladies and gentlemen of that era also used small Limoges boxes to exchange love notes!

Collecting Limoges boxes became the symbol of the highest distinction and fashion when Napoleon's wife, Empress Josephine, showed great interest and began a collection of her own. Soon, Limoges boxes were sought after and collected by royalties all over Europe.

Today, Limoges boxes are made in numerous styles and shapes and are cherished and collected worldwide. Each box can symbolize and celebrate special and memorable times or events of our lives such as Birthdays, New Baby, Christmas and other holidays, Graduation, beloved animals, etc. There is a Limoges box made for any and all occasions or subjects!

Collecting Limoges boxes became even more popular in the 80s and 90s. With that great popularity, many artists in Limoges could not keep up with the demand and had to utilize the help of students and less experienced painters to do some pieces. As a result, some Limoges boxes made in that era are of lesser quality than those painted by the master artists.

One may think that the economic state of our times would have had a negative effect on the quality or availability of these time-honored collectibles. However, happily, the reverse is true. In the past few years, due to the financial hardships experienced worldwide, many of the artists have had to downsize and some have even closed shop. The only ones remaining are those whose work has stood the test of time. As a result, many of the Limoges boxes produced today are of much higher quality and painted by artists whose level of artistry surpasses those of the previous decades.

One great example of such level of superior artistry is the collection offered by Beauchamp Limoges. Beauchamp Limoges produces the highest quality Limoges boxes and commissions the very best and most talented artisans in the Limoges region. The company offers a wide selection of styles of Limoges boxes for every occasion and taste. The Beauchamp Limoges Collection is offered by, its exclusive US distributor and retailer.

Collectors who value quality and excellence can find a very large selection of Limoges boxes in numerous styles at offered at the most competitive prices. New and original designs by Beauchamp Limoges are continually added to enhance any collection.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Real Estate Market Of Pune

If compared to other cities, where both the residential and commercial property graph are going downwards, Pune real estate is remaining steady. While industry experts have anticipated a major decline in real estate values, Pune seems to be contradicting the forecast.

Probably because Pune was never a mainstream real estate destination, it never saw a huge drop in real estate prices. The slump was there but it was only for a short period of time. There are many reasons why Pune is now a preferred real estate destination.

As the IT industry drives the property demand in the city, first home sales form a major chunk of transactions are happening in Pune. There is always a steady demand for property in areas like Kalyani Nagar and Baner, which are close by two major IT hubs in the city. Besides the IT and BPO industry, the student population living outside their campuses continue to fuel demand for housing in Pune.

Renowned Pune real estate developers are of the view that the Pune property prices are on the move for a sharp drop. Pune real estate agents and the local industry experts don't think that there will be any recession in Pune Real Estate industry at least in the next 10 years. And Pune real estate builders affirm that the demand is stable and outstripping supply.
Currently, Pune property market is one of the most active segments in Western India. Private property developers as well as local property builders and civic authorities are pouring in more investments in the city.

According to the market reports, commercial property in Pune fetches about 20-25% returns on investment. This makes Pune a favorite and a preferred destination of investors.
The residential property segment is equally buoyant

It's not only commercial property market in Pune, which has created all the buzz but also the residential property segment. These days, real estate developers in Pune are focusing on affordable houses. Prominent real estate builders like Kolte-Patil, Gera Properties have announced affordable housing project in the city. Their plan is to build one-room set and two-room set accommodation that costs between Rs 10-15 lakh.

Real estate developers are now also focusing on the bordering areas of Pune. The city centre boasts of premium capital and rental values. So, most of the users are now looking for affordable accommodation in suburban and bordering areas. And, property builders are trying to cash in on this behaviour of the property seekers. Property in areas like Kothrud, Vanwadi, Oundh are very much in demand. These areas were earlier the extension of villages but are now the hub of property development.

Residential real estate at Pune is all set to shoot high. According to the industry estimates, Pune needs almost 40,000 residential properties every year to meet the housing demands of its citizens.

Keeping this in mind, the Maharashtra government has now given a green signal to private players for setting up fully integrated townships in Pune, under the Public Private Participation (PPP) model.

To take advantage of this opportunity, Pune-based developer, City Group has come forward with its township project Amanora Park Town', the first one after the government's declaration.

Under the project, the government would be providing land to the developer, who would then build up all the infrastructure comprising residential units and commercial properties. The developer will also be responsible for erecting the social infrastructure encompassing healthcare centres, educational institutions, and entertainment facilities.

Meanwhile, the Amanora Park Town would be spread in the area of about 400 acres at Hadapsar with all the abovementioned infrastructure and facilities.
As per the real estate agents, demand for medium budget residential properties in Pune is constantly increasing.

Demand for a house on rent in Pune is equally shared by employees as well as students, who come to pursue studies at this city flooded with excellent educational institutions.

Some other projects coming up in Pune:

1. Greensville Sky Villas in Kharadi by Gera
2. Bloomfield in Ambegaon by Amit Enterprises
3. Regent Park in Baner by Gera
4. Emerald City in Kharadi by Gera
5. Princetown in Undri by Kumar Properties
6. Sobha Carnation in NIBM Kondwa by Sobha Developers
7. Picasso in Hadapsar by Kumar Properties

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bin Checker- A Useful Tool To Check Bank Identification Number

BIN or Bank Identification Number is 6-digit number of a credit or debit card that is used find out the name of the bank, which has issued a particular card. The first 6 digits of a credit, debit, gift or prepaid card constitute the BIN of the card. The number facilitates or validates any transaction, which you are going to make with that particular card.

BIN is used as a tool to identify the card and the issuer of the card in order to detect fraudulent transactions made through these cards. BIN of a particular card is authorized by comparing with an authentic database of thousands of Bank Identification Numbers. Using BIN and comparing it with accurate BIN database can easily detect credit cards frauds. However, the reliability of the process depends upon a few factors such as accuracy of the database, ease of use and number of records maintained in the BIN checker database.

BIN checker is a tool that is designed to check and scan BIN database easily. With the help of BIN checker, you can search BIN database for authentication of Master Card, Visa Card, Fuel Cards, China Union Pay and gift cards such as Diners Club, SOLO, Laser and JCB. There are a number of bin checker websites over the Internet that are offering you to check BIN online. Many websites offer bin checker online free demo or bin checker free trial where you can check about ten BINS absolutely free.

BIN checker is such a tool that not only allows you to check the type of the card, but also helps you to identify the brand of the credit. With the help of bin checker free software, you can find that if the card you are checking is a credit card, debit card or a gift card. BIN check software also allows you to find out the level of a particular card such as whether the card in question is an Electron card, Gold card or Silver card.

In order to verify or authenticate a particular BIN, you need to enter the 6-digit number in a BIN checker. The bin checker card system works with complete software. The software will compare the BIN with bin checker database to find out that the BIN in question is listed in the bin checker list or not. If BIN checker finds the BIN in its database, it means the card is authentic and genuine.

In order to use BIN checker in an appropriate manner, you can see bin checker demo on the number of websites offering bin checker online free. A number of websites also offer bin checker download and bin checker free tools to update your bin checker free download version. Competent BIN checker databases contain almost 100,000+ records and you can use bin checker for American express, bin checker for master card, bin checker for amex as the database contains the records of almost all popular card issuers. Download or use such a bin number checker tool that updates on daily bases in order to have latest data to verify different cards.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Great News For Users Of Our

As many of you know Equity Harvesting' using Option ARM loans and depositing large amounts of home equity into Cash Value Life Insurance has undergone much scrutiny in the past year. As I stated in my article The Wrong and Right Ways To Use Equity Harvesting! - The problem is that most agents, advisors and planners are not being taught the right ways to use it! And, it's now coming back to haunt them! Insurance companies are starting to receive complaints from policy owners who have been using the concept for three or more years. Many of these insurance companies have been compelled to put serious restrictions on the use of equity harvesting to avoid future law suites! Midland National won't accept any business where Equity Harvesting' is involved. Aviva won't accept business that involves refinancing, unless the client meets certain financial strength.

Many of the larger Broker/Dealers are very concerned about the potential for improper' use of the Equity Harvesting' concepts. Because, based on suitability requirements advisors are not allowed to recommend that a client put their home equity into any stock market type investment. (Variable Products, Mutual Funds, Etc.) It's just wrong to put people's homes at risk!

The good news is that there are Broker/Dealers and Insurance Companies that are approving the use of our Found Money Management system, tools and live advanced training courses. Ameritas Investment Corp., one of the larger, full service Broker/Dealers has approved our Living Debt Free and Truly Wealthy' Client Booklets and our Client Seminars. And, Aviva (AmerUs Life and Indianapolis Life) is in agreement with our Found Money Management concepts. (Obviously, each agent still needs to send this material through the compliance department before they use it.)

Why Do Companies, IMO's, Agencies and Industry Associations Like and Approve Our Found Money Management System, Tools and Training?
Maybe it's because we DO NOT advocate using Option ARM' loans with Middle Income Families? (We believe it's just too risky for them!) Maybe it's because we are NOT focusing on depositing large amounts of home equity into life insurance?

Our fundamental philosophy is to truly help Middle Income Families reduce and eliminate consumer debt and start saving for the future? We are helping families to properly remove home equity to lower their overall debts and improve their cash flow' (i.e. Pay-off credits cards, auto loans, or an equity line of credit, etc.) and then we use the difference in those payments to purchase life insurance and other savings vehicles. Plus, we are showing families where they may be spending their money unnecessarily and/or unwisely to further improve their cash flow and increase savings.

Found Money Management is about real financial planning for Middle Income Families! It's about helping them to establish priorities! It's Helping average people to learn how to spend, save, invest, insure and plan wisely for the future, to achieve financial independence!

If you really want to help people, then take a long hard look at our Found Money Management system, tools and live advanced training courses. And, then align yourself with a broker/dealer and a life insurance company that recognizes the value of and supports real financial planning for Middle Income Families. (We Are Not Actively Recruiting)

If you are NASD licensed, you can contract direct to Ameritas Investment Corp. by calling 1-800-335-9858. If you would like to contract with Aviva (AmerUs Life and Indianapolis Life) you can call us and we will be happy to direct you to an IMO and/or Agency in your local area that supports the Found Money Management concepts. 1-877-297-4608

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

How to Go About Dump Truck Equipment Leasing

Dump Truck Equipment Leasing may fall under the more general leasing category of Heavy Equipment Leasing (meaning, dump trucks are classified as heavy equipment like bulldozers, backhoes, and excavators) or Commercial Equipment Leasing. The numbers show that more than billion in construction equipment (like dump trucks) are leased annually by US companies alone. Why pursue Dump Truck Equipment Leasing?

Some companies opt for Dump Truck Equipment Leasing because they are trying to expand the business and need their existing cash flow for this. Others may choose Dump Truck Equipment Leasing because their existing equipment suddenly failed to function (due perhaps to old age or defects) so they need functional equipment quickly to keep operating. Dump Truck Equipment Leasing is also good for companies that want to gain a financial edge over their business rivals by being able to reap savings thru leasing equipment (as opposed to buying.) Dump Truck Equipment Leasing would probably appeal to contractors in the construction business that will always need dump trucks (whether to deliver materials or to cart away construction project debris.)

If you get lucky or are just plain smart about choosing a lender, you might be able to get a Dump Truck Equipment Leasing arrangement customized to your business situation. This is very important because businesses (even those in the same industry) may experience different business cycles, and cash flow patterns, while company owners may have different ideas of what constitutes as a sufficient budget. Construction projects are sometimes seasonal in nature, so you need a Dump Truck Equipment Leasing arrangement which can give you the flexibility of adjusting payments to the months when business is peaking and you can afford the payments on the Dump Truck Equipment Leasing arrangement.

Some lenders may offer a very quick processing time (maybe even as fast as 24 hours sometimes) which gives company owners who are in a hurry an advantage for acquiring their dump trucks quickly. If you have the right documentation on hand, you could find yourself signing your Dump Truck Equipment Leasing contract fairly soon after submitting the leasing requirements.

Be sure though that the leasing options the Dump Truck Equipment Leasing arrangement you enter into has the right provisions you were seeking. For instance, if you are expecting to purchase the dump truck after the lease term has been completed, look carefully through the contract to make sure that that stipulation is there.

Also, verify with your company accountant if your corporate income stands to gain via deductions from such a Dump Truck Equipment Leasing arrangement. This would probably be dependent on some tax laws or business tax conditions that only accountants may be updated about. Ask your accountant to also examine the Dump Truck Equipment Leasing arrangement for the presence of soft costs (like installation expenses, and maintenance and training costs) so that you know if you gain more savings that way or if you have to pay extra (as the case may be.)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Considerations For Choosing the Right Steel Building Systems

Due the advancements in the modes of construction nowadays, developers have come up with numerous construction systems. Among the most advantageous and greatest cost cutting methods is the use of steel building systems. This method has proven that it is long lasting and that it can be used to raise any type of structure.

Steel building systems are not complicated modes of construction. They are just like building with stone, timber or mud. However, the difference with the other modes comes in the strength of the structure. Steel is a very strong metal and it helps a lot in keeping the structure strong and firm. However, before settling on this construction idea, there are a few points that you must look into.

First, you must confirm that the metal you are using is genuine metal. If you use low standard metal, in future you shall be running at a great risk of the structure collapsing. Therefore, consider trading with a recognized and legal company to avoid situations of counterfeit products. You may also take the metal bought to a firm that weighs on quality of the make. This will help a lot in eradicating sub standard products.

After getting the best material, consider the various methods used by technicians. The methods used will vary with your locality's terrain, climatic condition, the soil, and the type of structure you intend to raise. It is advisable that you consult qualified architects to know what construction option will be the best for you.

Furthermore, you should be informed with all the requirements needed. The architect will help you a lot in calculating the amount metal required for your site. You can also conduct measurement of the fixtures, basements, pillars and other parts that will require lining with steel. This information will help a lot in determining the finances required for the site.

However, never allow the prices to go above your financial capability. Therefore, if you intend to raise a structure using this method, ensure that you hire a contractor who will help you in budgeting on the construction requirements. Furthermore, the prices will also change with the changes in different heights of building and the labor requirements. To cut the cost the costs further, consider hiring a steel based construction firm to carry out the whole process.

Finally, this construction format is very advantageous because it can be applied in any place. It has no limits on where to build. In addition, there are many construction firms which are mainly based on metal construction techniques. Therefore, one has no reason to panic over where he or she will source materials and labor to carry out this process.

Remember one does not construct a structure for demolishing it later. Everyone wants to raise a building that will be long lasting and presentable. For this reason one should always major his idea on the site that will yield the best results. Therefore, when the right time comes to raise either an office, leisure building, sky crappers or even your own home consider always investing in the most appropriate steel building systems.

Looking for a reliable supplier for quality steel buildings? Contact Toro Steel today for fast, efficient and affordable prefabricated buildings solutions.

Looking for a reliable supplier for quality steel buildings? Contact Toro Steel today for fast, efficient and affordable prefabricated buildings solutions.