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How to Choose the Right Drug Treatment Center for Teenagers

Posted on February 22, 2014 in Home Care by

Choosing the right drug rehab centers for teenagers presents a number of challenges. The FDA does not regulate behavioral treatments, making it difficult for a parent to choose the right facility for their teen.

To start peeling through the information that will help you make the right choice, begin with finding out what program(s) the drug rehab centers follow. For example, one of the most traditional programs that is usually successful is the 12-step program. If the facility does not follow this then find out which program they have and what the success rate is. Chances are the success rate cannot be completely accurate, but it can be estimated on how many teenagers leave the facility with the determination to stay clean.

Determine if they have other types of treatments, such as a dual diagnosis, in case your child faces depression or possibly schizophrenia. Some facilities treat these behavioral issues during the teenager’s rehabilitation. Check for spiritual guidance as well, which could be very helpful. The 12-step program has this included and is excellent in guiding teenagers in the right direction.

Also when looking at drug rehab for teenagers, make sure they allow visits and tours. You should be able to take a tour of the center and it is especially welcoming if you do not need to make an appointment. Ask if the facility is licensed. Those that are licensed typically treat their patients better and have a higher success rate.

Determine which type of rehab would work best for your teenager. There are various types of available, such as outpatient and inpatient drug rehab treatment. Outpatient would allow your teenager to live at home and set up predetermined dates and times to meet with a counselor and receive their treatment. An inpatient program would mean that your teen would live on the premises and receive be monitored all day.

This may also include a detoxing component, which is excellent for your teenager as they face an extremely difficult path on the road to recovery. It can be dangerous, however, as the patient suffers through withdrawals, which is why going through detox in an inpatient program is a good idea. Having trained medical staff present is obviously highly recommended.

Make sure that your rehab center for teenagers offers extended care where your teenager can seek and attend support groups as well. It’s important that they make connections and establish relationships so they know that they are not going through this alone.

Michele Lavigne is the Owner of Wellminded Center, a drug rehab treatment center located in Irvine, CA. For over 20 years Wellminded Center has been providing effective rehab treatment that focuses on the mind, body and spirit, and has helped scores of teenagers and adults overcome drug and alcohol dependence.

The Luxury Property (Immobilier) Market of Saint Tropez

Posted on February 18, 2014 in Home Care, Magazine, Real Estate by

St Tropez Luxury Property Market.

Saint Tropez represents probably one of the most “must have” luxury real estate hotspots in the world.

No matter what the world market does it seems that Saint Tropez is unaffected and continues…

There are two kinds of people who have a property interest in St Tropez:

Buyers of Luxury Villas, Hotels, Apartments and Building Land. Villas are probably the biggest sellers in St Tropez with prices ranging from €2M up to and over €100M.

Although not quite yet the heady prices of the Cap Ferrat these are significant prices and a claim to status for the owners. Frankly if you have not yet acquired your “pied de terre”, or even more prestigious your own “pied dans l’eau” (literally foot in the water), then frankly you have not yet arrived…

Renters of Luxury Vacation Villas

The second type of individual interested in the luxury property market here are those who rent stunning quality villas for the summer season.

Prices for villas in this sought after location can easily run from €10,000 per week to well over €100,000 per week in the peak season.

Most renters have to book at least a year in advance to get a chance at these over subscribed gems as “the season” is a must do for most of the worlds elite.

Whether buying or renting in Saint Tropez it is “the season” that matters and some might say that the luxury property market was created by Sophia Loren many years ago but it is perpetuated today still by the worlds rich and famous alike.

Saint Tropez Real Estate (Immobilier)

Posted on February 1, 2014 in Home Care, Magazine, Mortgage Refinance by

Real estate, or property, in the St Tropez area is fast becoming one of the rare things in the world with prices bucking the trends and continuing to rise despite the recession. The problem (depending on whether you are buyer or seller) is that good property is in very short supply and so the standard laws of supply and demand supersede the seemingly paradoxical laws of recession.

The sheer demand on property is now exploding out of the Saint-Tropez Village into the surrounding areas where other villages such as Grimaud, Cogolin, Gassin through Sainte Maxime and even as far as Les Issambres and occasionally even St Aygulf are feeling the warm glow of the property buyers attention. Immobilier in the Gulfe de Saint Tropez is certainly the flavour of the moment.

As we head towards Easter this demand traditionally will get white hot as the Cote d’Azur becomes the focus of the rich and famous as we head towards summer and the need grows to have that luxury villa bought and paid for in time for the season.

There are also those who want apartments and who will fight over the very few properties that exist around the famous port and along the “Quai d’Honneur” around the Bastide and towards the Place des Lices which is the center of the village. Townhouses also occasionally become available in St Tropez as well as the traditional fishermans house in Port Grimaud (another favourite of those in the boating and yachting fraternity).

The Var is certainly a beautiful place to buy villas, apartments, Mas or old farmhouses and even vineyards but Saint-Tropez is rightfully named the “Jewel of the Var” and is very much the center for realty transactions together with the huge demand for “location saisoniere” or summer rentals for the luxury seeking crowds who will descend this year to bask on “les Plages” (St-Tropez beaches) including the most famous Pampelonne and Ramatuelle in general.

Brigitte Bardot certainly started something when she made the place famous but probably had no idea the effect she would have on real estate prices in later years which range from just under €1M for a small apartment to over €100M for some of the luxury estates that occasionally become available to purchase. Expect to pay several tens of thousands to rent anywhere interesting also.

RHF International are synonymous with quality homes across the South of France and Paris. We are FNAIM Guaranteed to find the right property for you and with stock of over 1500 quality homes ranging from under a Million to over 120 Million we are sure to have something to suit you.

Grandest houses in the world

Posted on January 15, 2014 in Land, Real Estate by

The house is something that can not separated from human life , because as well as functioning as a place of refuge , a place to build a sense of affection for family and set up communication with other humans . The house also can show one’s social status in society .

many people spend a lot of money just to build a house for their kingdom . even bloodshed for the sake of the house so valuable a human habitation

And in this post , I will show on the list of 10 most expensive house in the world , here is a list of 5 most expensive house in the world :

1 . Antilia ( $ 1 billion )
This is the most expensive house in the world ,Muses Amman is the billionaire businessman and prominent Indian origin who is also the person in the list of 10 richest people in the world . This house consists of 27 floors with very spacious room , even the garage can only accommodate about 150 cars .
2 . William Randolph Hearst ‘s Mansion ( $ 165 million )
This luxury house owned by William Randolph Hearst , has 3 swimming pools , 29 bedrooms and with a very large hall . In it also there is a discotheque and a mini cinema .
3 . Elena Franck ‘s Victorian Villa ( $ 161 million )
The house in the Kensington area of ​​London terraced house is 5 and has 10 bedrooms , an indoor pool , a panic room , Theatres and a steam room .
4 . The Penthouses at One Hyde Park ( $ 160 million )
This house is still in the construction process , but once the facilities are in this house is fairly plush , arguably even more like a hotel . there is news saying that if the building was complete, it will be able to beat the price of William Randolph Hearst ‘s Mansion .
5 . Aaron Spelling ‘s Manor ( $ 150 million )
This house stands on land that stretches along 56,000 square meters of land and built-in 1991 . Has 123 rooms , tennis courts , a skating rink , a bowling alley and several swimming pools .
But the most expensive house in the world that is still less make us happy . One cause is a pleasant environment . It is perfect if we lived in a magnificent house with a unique community like Blackstone Pistacia . experience beautiful , vibrant , unique communities it is the dream of all people .

Tips to Avoid Home Mortgage Problems

Posted on January 6, 2014 in Mortgage Refinance by

When applying for your home loan, a little advanced knowledge can go a long way toward making the process smooth and the closing quick. Having a realistic appraisal of your financial picture will put you in the driver’s seat in making offers and obtaining your mortgage.

Too much debt

Having a lot of debt isn’t necessarily a problem for home buyers, unless that debt creates a high debt-to-income (DTI) ratio. Your DTI is calculated by adding all your monthly payments going to debt, and dividing that total by your gross monthly income. A DTI over 40 percent spells potential trouble.

Too little income

Even someone with little or no debt may run into problems if income is too low or monthly expenses outside of debt are too high-expenses such as groceries, entertainment, utilities, hobbies or daycare, to name a few. Be prepared to substantiate your income, and work up a monthly budget showing where your money goes; hopefully showing that some goes into savings each month.

Type of property and how it will be used

Types of homes have blossomed, and some can make it harder to obtain a mortgage. The standby single-family home is always the lender’s preference, although many other considerations will go into calculations for a townhome, condominium, duplex, planned unit development or other multi-family structure.

Similarly, your mortgage is more likely if it’s going toward your primary residence. Loans for vacation, income or second-home properties are going to be closely examined and thoroughly investigated.

Legal issues

Whether you’re involved in a lawsuit, have a lien on your wages or property you already own, were involved in a recent divorce or death of a spouse, your lender will want you to settle any legal processes before applying for a loan. Taking care of legal matters before getting a loan isn’t necessarily required, but doing so demonstrates responsibility over personal affairs that banks like to see.

Not enough money

Having enough cash reserves in the bank seems obvious, but it hasn’t always been a requirement. Real estate social networking sites used to be filled with offers of low or no cash-down deals. Today, a personal account showing six months of mortgage payments is a good start. You will also need to show sufficient cash reserves to make the down payment required on your mortgage. Depending on loan those reserves will need to be “seasoned”-in place for at least 60 days-or you may need to provide a letter of explanation detailing where the cash came from.

Avoid money mistakes

Making mistakes is all too easy when it comes to your mortgage application. The smallest of details may mean the difference between getting your loan approved, or in securing enough money at the right terms to buy that dream home. Avoid these money mistakes to help boost your credit score and improve your mortgage appeal.

Pay off debts

Obtaining a mortgage while holding a lot of consumer debt-credit cards, store charge cards, cars and off-road vehicle loans-is going to be difficult. If you can’t get rid of all debt before applying for a loan, at least paying off non-secured (credit card) debt will be a big plus. A low debt-to-income ratio will help, too, as will a solid credit score. If you have poor credit, showing no current debt will definitely help in your application.

Late housing payments

Always make paying rent or making the monthly mortgage priority number one. Late payments or rental agreement default is a red flag to lenders. Also, pay by check-cash payments are too hard to verify.

Shopping lenders

Shopping lenders for rates and allowing multiple companies to run your credit report will earn you a red flag for making “multiple applications.” Use the Internet to shop rates without divulging personal information-you might not obtain exact information, but it should be close enough for comparison without risking your credit. You can also call on your own personal real estate social network-ask friends on Facebook, Twitter and where ever you hang out online for the scoop on what they were able to get in a mortgage or refinance loan.

Manage your credit

In the months before applying for a mortgage, be careful about making credit account inquiries, opening new credit accounts or buying on credit. Every new account is going to be closely watched; the fewer the better. If you must make a purchase, check with your loan officer first and ask about the consequences.

On the other hand, you will need some credit history to show your ability to manage money. Keep one or two credit accounts in good standing. Make occasional purchases and pay the bills off in full each statement.

Demonstrate savings

It might seem obvious, but you need cash in your bank account to get a home loan. How much depends on how much you intend to borrow, but the amount is just the beginning. Reserves need to be “seasoned” in a verified account for at least 60 days. Also, don’t use family, friends or non-profit organizations as funding sources-lenders want to see a stable, appropriately-sized cash reserve.

Beware of co-signing

Don’t co-sign any loan in the months before buying a home. Co-signing is a financial obligation, and lenders will want to see that you can pay on a new mortgage, and the co-signed loan.

Use a competent realtor

Many people get stuck with a bad deal-buying or selling-by trying to save a few bucks by opting out of using a realtor. Social media for real estate is a relatively new concept, but you may be able to locate a trusted recommendation online. For the home buyer, contracting a competent, qualified buyer representative realtor is your best bet to make sure you don’t overpay, and don’t overlook an expensive “gotchas” when performing final negotiations before closing.

Provide timely information

Once you begin the loan process, your loan officer is your friend. If he asks for information, documents or follow-up, provide it promptly. Loan files must be complete before approval can be granted, and untimely delays in providing requested data will extend processing time and may knock your closing date off track.

Provide complete information

It’s not only a good idea to be totally honest when filling out a loan application, it’s the law. You may be in legal hot water by withholding or misstating key parts of your financial picture when applying for a mortgage.

Don’t overstate income

Overstating income is a leading cause of mortgage fraud. Your income is easily verified, and padding in hopes of obtaining a bigger loan is a sure path to rejection-or worse.

Real Estate and Property Rights, a Cautionary Tale That Is a True Story

Posted on January 2, 2014 in Land by

As a child I received a piece of advice from my mother. She told me never sell your mineral rights or your water rights on a piece of real estate you own. She also said don’t buy a piece of land where those rights don’t convey.

This may not be the kind of advice little kids usually receive from their moms, but it is very good advice.

My mom was the daughter of a farmer. People tend to think of farmers as ignorant rubes. In fact good farmers have to be pretty savvy about property legalities and scientific matters like soil conservation, plant propagation, animal care and biology, too.

As an adult I was a Master Gardener with our local county Agricultural Extension office. In my training course we learned that plants need somewhere between 16 to 18 minerals to be present in soil to grow. Most farms use fertilizers that include only 3 minerals, nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous.

About 14 years ago I read the annual report of a large mineral company. In it they said that when they mined minerals from a piece of land it is so devoid of nutrients that without intensive efforts to restore the fertility of the land they have mined nothing will grow for 1,000 years or more.

Plants cannot grow without minerals.

Many less educated people who farmed in the US and other places sold their mineral rights to this company. They believed they could make money from the sale of the minerals and still farm the land they owned.

In fact the land became profoundly infertile after the minerals were gone. Worse still, the company knew what would happen.

Was it deceptive?

Of course it was.

Mom, the farmer’s daughter, knew what she was telling me was important.

With oil producers, oil leases and “fracking” it’s more important than ever. Ask yourself, “What will this do to the land?”

This is an important issue for other property owners, too.

Many developers of subdivisions and gated communities reserve the rights to minerals, water and other resources when they sell lots. It might be a real shock to look out the window of your dream home and see an oil derrick pumping away, or someone digging a mine.

To protect yourself find good legal representation and learn all you can about property rights. The risk is, you could discover a very bad surprise down the road, particularly as natural resources become even more scarce.

Safe Apartment Living – Safety Is a Priority

Posted on December 30, 2013 in Condominiums by

Some rental communities have great luxury apartments. These are communities which offer their residents a very well-maintained neighborhood in which not everyone has access. This is a great way to offer the staff a hand in order to maintain a great landscape for the garden, especially since outside people and cars do not pass there every single day. Not to mention that it helps the people living in this type of luxury apartments, since it creates a fantastically safe and trustworthy environment where people can feel at home.

Safe Community

Among the responsibilities of a community of this type is the safety of the people living here. This can be seen in the gated rental complexes, which do not allow random people to enter in this area. Only guests and residents are allowed. This way the environment is safer and everyone can walk on the streets without worrying about anything. This is also a thing which will guarantee that the area is quiet at night, and no noise will be there to ruin your sleep. All residents will be able to enjoy the outdoors, knowing that there is nothing that can disturb their peace.

Vehicle Safety

Lots of communities of this type include a garage for the cars of the residents. This way multiple cars can be stored in a safe place, a place that only the owners can use. Garages are great because they protect the cars from the horrible weather, flooding or branches. Not to mention that you will know for sure that no other car will scratch or damage your own car in any way. And in the case of the residents who want to unload the car without getting wet during a faulty weather, the garage is a perfect option.

Apartment Security

Some people choose to live in a luxury apartment because they know that each apartment benefits from a certain type of security system. The restricted areas prevent strangers from walking around in these places or vandalizing things and properties. All residents will benefit of silent days and weekends and they can forget all about the door-to-door sales people. Lots of communities actually work hard in order to identify non-residents. This way everyone will feel safer (guests, staff, renters, etc.)

Personal security

Aside from the security provided by communities of this type, there are also things that you can do in order to increase your own security. You can try the following tips:

  1. Insurance – make sure you have an inventory of all the valuable things that you have and, in addition to this, a video inventory of the entire apartment. Mark the time and date and deposit them in a safety box.
  2. Locks – another good idea would be to change your locks. You have to make sure that the locks are changed in time. Normally, you are not allowed to give a key to anyone, but this can’t guarantee you that no one else has the key to your apartment.
  3. Higher than first floor. When picking an apartment, make sure you get an apartment that is above the 1st floor. Apparently, this type of apartments is less likely to be attacked.
  4. Smoke detector. Remember to check the battery on the smoke detector regularly. You should also have a detector with carbon monoxide close.

Notes on Selecting The Best Agent

Posted on December 27, 2013 in Agents Realtors by

When selling or buying a home this always holds true…

“An effective Agent is a Business Partner. He has a plan for all stages of your sale.”

Your real estate transaction may be the largest most complex transaction you will ever undertake. Selecting the right Real Estate Agent will have great impact both in financial and emotional terms. Did I say Agent? I should have said Business Partner. Your mother may suggest “Cousin Bernice just got her license” and “you should use her because Aunt Mary is your Godmother.” The blinding red light of caution and deafening warning siren in your brain should be overwhelming at this point.

“Unless you would select Cousin Bernice as your business partner, in a complex business deal where you were betting your life savings on, take a different approach to selecting a business partner. A proven track record, satisfying seller and buyer, and a support organization that can replicate that success, is critical. That record should be in today’s market, not the boom days when even Cousin Bernice would have been successful.”“An effective Agent is a Business Partner in all stages of your sale.”

  • Choose a FULL TIME agent… and we should be very clear about this, your Business Partner must be FULL TIME. A Part Time agent will work Part Time for you. Does that make sense? 80 to 90% or more of the agents working this market today are working part time.
  • Pricing… your partner must recommend the right selling price and justify the price in detail to both seller and buyer. The “right price” may not be what you think. Your agent must be able to justify their methodology and how it applies to your home. Pricing at $1 will sell fast (but then you could do that yourself). Price a $300,000 home at $999,999 and some person may buy it (that would be like waiting to win the lotto). Your agent must consider all factors including monthly cost of keeping your home on the market, current market direction and agent and client feed back.
  • Marketing… A full page ad in the Wall Street Journal is impressive but won’t sell your home. Understanding where and when to apply targeted marketing tailored to your home, in your specific market area, is most critical. That involves a detailed custom plan, not a “throw it on the wall and see what sticks” approach. Ask your agent to demonstrate their “targeted” approach for your property and expect to see a reasonable detailed time line along with a plan “B” and “C.” Can their organization support that plan?
  • Effective Use of Technology… Just posting on the internet is not effective use of technology. The right agent will demonstrate how they will make your property stand out in a crowded internet market place. If, after meeting them, they take out their cell phone and start to snap images for your listing and say they will have it listed tomorrow, think twice. Integrated internet marketing demands a professional approach. Review their examples and judge by the image those examples leave with you in comparison to others.
  • Negotiating… Discuss their recommended negotiating strategy. Does it make sense and is it in synergy with your thoughts? Asses their experience, the presence they demonstrate in front of you. Would you trust to purchase from them?
  • Closing… after finding the right buyer, and agreeing on price everything can go wrong. Talk to your agent about what can go wrong at this most critical stage and how they would help you through it. Ask for examples of what they have done for others.

A respected President once said “Trust but verify” that holds true in agent selection. Review their plans. Are they experienced enough to carry them out? Do they have a support organization behind them? Do they have a successful track record? Your attention to detail at this critical stage will prove very rewarding. It’s Your Money! Form the best business partnership you possibly can…

Louisiana – Recreation, Tourist Destinations, Farming in Louisiana, Timber Industry, Land Sales

Posted on December 24, 2013 in Land by

Louisiana – The Perfect Blend of Industry and Fun

The state of Louisiana is probably best known for one of the biggest party cities in the world, New Orleans. But what most people seem to forget is that Louisiana is more than just their most famous city much in the way California is more than just San Francisco. The Cajun culture mixes in with Southern hospitality to make the state one of the most unique and vibrant places to live or visit. This is reflected in the fact that not only does Louisiana have many tourist destinations and recreation spots, but the state also boasts a thriving farming and timber industry. It’s no wonder that land sales in Louisiana are in such demand.

Recreation in Louisiana

Like most big states in the South, Louisiana boasts a bevy of sports teams that drives a recreation culture of its own. From LSU Tiger football to the Pelicans of the NBA to the New Orleans Saints, Louisiana has all of the drive and fanaticism that you’d expect from the South. But much more than just watching sports, some of the most interesting things to do in Louisiana involve you getting out there and experiencing the unique land and culture of the state. From fishing in the Gulf to zipping around through gator-infested marshes and swamps to hitting the links on the Audubon Golf Trail, there’s more recreation in one square mile of Louisiana than most states have altogether. This can be best witnessed by visiting some of the state’s hundreds of parks and wildlife preserves. Be sure to check out Louisiana’s vibrant theater scene as well.

Tourist Destinations in Louisiana

If you’re looking to visit Louisiana, most people will probably think New Orleans. And while visiting during Mardi Gras is one of the most unique and thrilling things you’ll ever do in your life, the state offers so much more than that in the means of Louisiana tourist destinations. From the standard tourist destinations you’ll find in most states such as the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Aquarium of the Americas, to the more unique and bizarre such as the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum in Gibsland, Zam’s Swamp Tours in Thibodaux and the Voodoo Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana has it all. The unique culture of people makes Louisiana one of the most eclectic and tourist destination-rich states in all of America.

Farming in Louisiana

Something else that most people don’t realize is that Louisiana is one of the nation’s biggest farming states. With a billion dollar a year agricultural industry, the state is also home to one of the most foremost agricultural research centers at LSU. The farming industry is driven by a unique mix of generational farmers who have held land for centuries to first time and newer farmers who are attracted to the low prices and wide availability of farms and land for sale. The truth is, even with all of the farming coming out of the state, the land available is so expansive that there is significant room for growth in farming. Further, unique methods of re-purposing the land has led to some creative farming innovations in Louisiana, such as turning a rice field into a crayfish farm during the off-season.

Timber Industry in Louisiana

The timber industry is another big source of profit for Louisianans, making up a large sector of the agriculture export. In 1947, the Louisiana Forestry Association was founded to regulate the forestry and to guarantee that the timber industry in Louisiana wouldn’t succumb to deforestation and over-cutting. They have done their job well as the land in Louisiana is now 48% forestry and the forestry is the second largest manufacturing employer in the entire state.

Land Sales in Louisiana

This eclectic combination of culture, farming, forestry, tourist destinations and recreation makes Louisiana one of the best places for those looking to buy land. The future is bright and prices are still fairly low when compared to other states. Even further, prices for land sales in Louisiana are proportionately lower than other states that have such a comparative opportunity for buyers. The perks of the state aside, one of the biggest reasons that land sales in Louisiana continue to do so well is that much of the prime real estate in the state is still not sold. Some economists chalk this up to the underdevelopment of the state as a whole over the first half of the 20th century, but with technological, agricultural and transportation advancements, Louisiana is one the country’s brightest spots for development and growth moving into the future.

Canadian Atlantic Coast Properties Attract American Settlers

Posted on December 21, 2013 in Land by

The residential, commercial and recreational properties of the Canadian Atlantic Coast are increasingly drawing larger number of American settlers to the area. The slowdown in the American economy and consequent effect on employment and income is driving Americans to seek livelihood elsewhere and Atlantic Coast of Canada lucrative is offering lucrative deals.

This trend is primarily due to the availability of suitable land in Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Land is still available in plenty in these places which can be used for residential purposes and commercial undertakings. The property taxes levied by these provinces are significantly less than those in American towns. These provinces are located adjacent to Maine, which makes it convenient for Americans from New England and other neighbouring areas to settle there.

The lower proper taxes are also giving an impetus to start capital ventures and recreational resorts in these areas. While the property taxes in most parts of America average about 3%, in Canadian above provinces the tax is only 1% for the initial $ 200,000 and for the remaining it is 2%. This amounts to a significant savings.

These areas are ideal for starting recreational ventures. The coast is perfect for surfing especially during the period from August to November since the swells are consistent and the surfers can even do a hang ten. All these provinces have scenic and beautiful national parks with a variety of flora and fauna. The Kejimkujik and Cape Breton Highlands National Park, famous for its natural beauty, is located in Nova Scotia. The national park in Prince Edward Island contains the L.M. Montgomery Cavendish National Historical Site having Green Gables. Fundy National Park, a favourite of Oceanographers due to the magnitude of high and low tides and Kouchibouguac national park known for its tern population are in New Brunswick province.

All these provinces have warm and humid summers and snowy winters. The Atlantic currents have a beneficial effect on the climate of these provinces and limit the severity of seasons. The fact which attracts Americans is that the climate is similar to that of New England.

The prices of land in Nova Scotia are significantly less than that of American cities. You can get a 5.5 acre plot of land in prime location in Nova Scotia for about $ 30,000, whereas a similar piece of land can cost three times more in Texas Hill Country. Due to isolation and smaller size land price in Prince Edward Island is slightly higher.