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Five tips for finding the perfect vacation property

Article Submitted By – Jerry Armen

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When searching for that ideal vacation property to buy, you must take precautions. Here are five tips that will guide you in your quest.

Go there and try staying in the area for some time. See if you like the pace of life, the weather, the people, and the flow of things. You never know until you try.

Build a list of your and your family’s priorities. This purchase is all about you and your family. What is most important? Price, view, access to amenities? Is it a place for retirement or for beach access? Define what it is you are after and what you cannot live without in this purchase.

Start talking with a local financial expert to get a feel for the market and what will be expected of you. If you are paying cash, there is no problem. If you are, however, financing your second home through a loan, you may want to get pre-qualified. This will be especially true if you are buying a condo or other types of property that require it.

Now comes the burden of your responsibility. Follow through with due diligence. Contact the local home owners association to find out what responsibilities and limitations might apply. Get a history of the house. Also, find out what insurance you will be required to carry on the home in that particular community.

The last tip is simply to enjoy it.

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submit on March 22nd 2013 in Real Estate

Cayman Islands condos

Whether you’re searching for Cayman Islands condos because you want to relocate to the island or you’re simply interested in acquiring a vacation home in paradise, you’ll find that Grand Cayman has a lot to offer. Almost 50% of the gross domestic product is based on tourism. The western side of the island features a variety of resorts, night clubs, restaurants and more, including the island’s airport. While the eastern portion of the island isn’t as well developed as the western side, there are still a number of wonderful spots for both vacationers and residents to enjoy, including the opportunity to sample native Caymanian cuisine at your choice of restaurants.

While Grand Cayman is the most populated of the three islands that make up the Cayman Islands, don’t be quick to disregard the opportunities that the smaller sister islands have to offer as well. Purchasing Little Cayman or Cayman Brac property can be a rewarding experience.

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submit on May 7th 2009 in Real Estate

Keeping an Old Counseling Job Fresh

In “Overcoming Job Burnout: How to Renew Enthusiasm for Work” by Dr. Beverly Potter,” job burnout is defined as “a malaise of the spirit in which motivation, that mysterious force that gets us moving is damaged or even destroyed.” Just like relationship enthusiasm, job enthusiasm waxes and wanes over time, and it takes work to stay motivated. When we can’t, we usually find a new job.

Although finding a new job is the default route for most suffers of job burnout, it’s not the only option. Training for counselors in the form of continuing education courses can help keep a job feeling fresh and challenging. When you’re learning new information and skills, you are much less likely to feel stagnant or uninterested in your work. Sign up for a McKissock class and discover how to revitalize your counseling work.

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submit on January 16th 2009 in Real Estate