Monday, December 1, 2014

History of Greenland

The second largest island in the world (after the island continent of Australia), is the story of survival under extreme conditions in the Arctic climate: a layer of ice covers 84% of the area of the island, restricting human activity to the coasts. Greenland was unknown in Europe until the tenth century, when it was discovered by Norwegian Vikings origin newly settled in Iceland. Before the "discovery" Greenland was inhabited for centuries by Arctic peoples and in the north and west of the island the people of the Dorset culture at the time of the Viking arrival lived. The direct ancestors of modern Inuit did not reach the island until 1200. The Inuit were the only people who inhabited the island for centuries, but, in memory of the Viking settlement, Denmark claimed the territory and colonized from century XVIII, obtaining several privileges, such as trade monopoly.

During World War II, Greenland was separated in fact, both socially and economically, from Denmark, closer to the United States and Canada. After the war, control of the island returned to Denmark, getting their colonial status, and although Greenland remains part of the Kingdom of Denmark, is autonomous since 1979. The island is the only province that has been separated from the European Union if well has the status of associated state.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


1.- Get a broker to the start of the company.
2.-Define the services provided.
3.- Define the sector you intend to work.
4.-Sets to provide your services.
5.-Sets the quality of services.
6. Research who are your competitors.
7.-Make a financial plan or budget (3 years for balance)
8. Define the staff you need to start.
9. Establish a plan of salaries and sales commissions to advisers.
10.-Defines the furniture for the image of your business
11. Make a budget for advertising spend.
12. Develops strategy and sales promotion.
13. Make your company registration.
14. Consider the loan payments.
15. Define if you need to invest in a franchise.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Winter Carnival in the city of Quebec

Every winter, people in the city of Quebec organized one of the largest festivals in the world. I invite the rest of the world to participate.

For the past 58 Februarys, have transformed the streets and squares of this French-speaking city in the 16th century in the Quebec Winter Carnival. For its 59th edition, the carnival has come up with some new very-fresh experiences, and some traditional re-inventions. And February 1-17, this city will come alive with color and food and snow-sculptures and simple fun.

In 2013, the Quebec Winter Carnival will offer four new activities around the city, including Lumocite a spectacular street circuit course worked around a winter theme. On the nights of 6-9 February, the city - which is the capital of the province of Quebec - light up its architectural treasures, with the help of multimedia combines worldwide. These teams will play tricks amazing light in buildings such as the Palais Montcalm, Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, and the historic fortifications of the Plains of Abraham - simultaneously. (And next year, this event will become an international competition.)

The George V in front of the old arsenal, Town Square is presenting the Carnival Du brassée. Here, February 7-10, the products of micro breweries will create a giant party Quebec Winter.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Moving to USA

The United States is one of the most powerful countries in the world in terms of politics, economy and trade. The cost of living in many cities is relatively low and most of the people who are based there find they have a very comfortable standard of living. The dollar is still one of the strongest currencies and influential in the world and this is what has helped the country out of past economic downturns. Moving to USA it can be both an exciting and difficult process. US size compared to its population means that there are a lot of land. Many people make use of this by building their own houses out of town.
It is important to note that the cost of living in the United States really does depend on the area and the city where you live. Although, like most other countries, the cost of living in big cities is much higher than in other cities. In 2012 New York was named the most expensive city in the United States and 33th most expensive city in the world to live. Other major cities in the United States, Washington was named as the most expensive place 107 in the world in which to live.
The United States of America is one of the richest countries in the world and this means that they often can offer a very good standard of living. The properties are not very expensive and that America is a country that suffers no shortage of land. Americans tend to move to the big cities find they can get good money for your property.

Most utilities, clothing and other items are cheap. Like the drink and food because there are many fast food restaurants and food outlets. In the USA English is spoken and also speaks Spanish as a result of the direct influence of Spanish-speaking immigrants.

The climate, the extent of country it is common to experience different weather patterns. The east coast is characterized by being plagued by hurricanes between August and October but the rest of the year is very nice. The southern part of the United States is characterized by high temperatures with little rainfall. Northern cities have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Top 5 USA cities to invest in real estate 2014

Investing in real estate is always a good decision for long-term profits. Usually buying real estate means having capital gain and also it doesn’t carry big risks. In the USA, after the economic crisis of 2008, there are several options to purchase real estate bargain prices with high growth opportunity. It's important to note than American laws allow foreigners to obtain loans from banks to finance their investments. Between March 2010 and March 2011, foreigners in the USA purchased 82 billion dollars in real estate, according to the National Realtors Association. 2014 could be the year to purchase real estate in USA. Forbes made a list of the best places to invest in the next year: 1. Forth Worth – Arlington, Texas. Upstate is a good option to buy home. Fort Worth has a population of 2.2 million. The average price of a residence is $168,386 dollars and it is estimated that value will increase 25% in three years. 2. Dallas- Plano- Irving, Texas. These counties have a population of 4.3 million and the current average home price is of $180,645 dollars. It's expected that the value will increase 29% in three years. 3. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concorde, Carolina. This area of east-central United States has a population of 1.7 million and the average price of the homes is of $201,855 dollars. It's expected that the value will increase 24% in the next years. 4. Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee. The average home price in this area, with a population of 1.5 million, is $ 199, 506 dollars. It is estimated that the gain in the are will be 23% over the next three years. 5. Houston- Sugar Land – Baytown, Texas. In total, the area has a population of 5.8 million and the average home price is $ 191, 279. Price growth in the next three years is expected to be 24%.


Real estate in New York is so hot right now that developers can´t build fast enough, those available for sale are being purchased before you can say “trust”! The average number of days a property is on the market is 96, which is 46 percent lower than a year ago. However, the number of properties available for sale increased by 18 percent year over year. In other words the demand is much higher than supply at the moment, thus pushing property valuations higher and higher. And buyers are principally foreigners, especially Chinese, thanks to the affordability, increasing wealth and favorable exchange rates. Currently, there are measures in the United States to raise additional taxes to on foreigners who invest in real estate in the United States. The Foreign Investment Law of Property Tax, or FIRPTA, also known as Section 897, specifically says any gain recognized by a foreign person will be treated as if such gain is effectively connected with a trade or business. That means the IRS would levy an additional 10 percent of the purchase price. But guess what? There is a loophole!! The IRS determined that a foreign investor who enters into a total return swap that is tied to an index US of broad-based real estate shall be exempt from FIRPTA. And this explains why so many shell companies, such as New York Magazine recently published in its article “Stash Pads”, are in the public record as the purchaser, and not an individual's name. So what do you think will happen when this gap is closed, as expressed in whispered conversation by some on Capitol Hill? A real estate bargain!!! Like no other in what New Yorkers like to call, “the greatest city in the world”.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The U.S. housing Chinese buying all real state in california

Rich chinese means cash to the table: More than three-quarters of their purchases were all-cash buys. California is the biggest market for the Chinese, accounting for a third of their purchases. New York and Los Angeles top the list of U.S. cities they are most interested in, according to, a website where Chinese buyers browse global real estate listings. More surprisingly, Philadelphia and Detroit come in at No. 3 and No. 4.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Canadian purchases of U.S. property may decline

Canada, China, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom have been the main clients for the U.S. real estate market. With Canada on top of the list. But with rising U.S. housing prices and a weaker Canadian dollar, Alain Forget, the head of sales and business development at RBC Bank, is not sure Canada will retain its top position  in the rankings of international buyers of U.S. properties this year.

The data coming from the National Association of Realtors south of the border are expected to be released in early July. They will detail purchases between March last year and March, 2014.
“I am still confident that we will see Canadians in No. 1 or maybe No. 2,” Mr. Forget says. “But, for example, in South Beach and Miami, Europeans, Russians and Brazilians have been very active buyers of luxury condos over the last year.” 
The strong Canadian dollar which topped $1 US for much of 2011 and 2012 has weakened; and has recently been trading at around 93 cents. A weaker Canadian currency makes it less attractive for Canadians to buy properties in the U.S. And even many economists are expecting the loonie to slide below 90 cents the coming year.

The growth in U.S. home prices is moderating but still strong. For instance, housing prices in 20 major cities rose 10.8 percent in April from a year earlier, according to figures released in June from the S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Nevertheless, Mr. Forget points out that Canadian retirees can still buy cheaper homes in many southern locations than they can at home despite the increase in U.S. home prices undergone after the subprime mortgage crisis.

“I just received the statistics for the month of May for southeast Florida, places like Palm Beach and Broward County,” he says. “And the median price for a single home is $282,000. The median price for condos and townhouses is $135,000.” These are low prices compared to the $416,584 Cdn average selling price of an existing home in Canada during May.

According to the realtors’ 2013 survey, Canadians accounted for 23 percent of U.S. sales to foreigners, up from just 10 percent in 2007. That growth came as Mexico’s share fell from 13 percent to 8 percent, and the United Kingdom’s share dropped from 12 percent to 5 percent. China, meanwhile, rose from 5 percent of sales to 12 percent.

Foreigners bought about $68.2-billion US worth of existing homes in the U.S. in the 12 months leading up to March, 2013, down from $82.5-billion a year earlier, and accounting for about 6.3 percent of the total sales. Of the property sales to foreigners, about half were to people with permanent residence outside the U.S. while the other half were to recent immigrants or temporary visa holders.

Source: Business News Network.