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Music Mogul Lou Pearlman Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison

By Chris Jones, published on May 21, 2008

...his wealth was derived from various Ponzi schemes and other scams.

Pearlman, 53, was once the toast of Orlando. His financial empire included popular musical acts the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, an airplane charter business, and Church Street Station, an iconic piece of real estate in Orlando's downtown.

The boy band impresario admitted in a March plea hearing to running the scam. He pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy, one count of money laundering and one count of making a false claim in a bankruptcy during that hearing, charges worth a maximum... (more)

Tags: music, real estate

The Politics Of Expatriating To Mexico

By expat2003, published on Apr 28, 2008

...don't expatriate. The vast majority of Americans who move to Mexico never bother with language, which is the doorway to this magnificent culture. Then, there are those who do learn the language , and learn it well, but not so they can access the culture. They do it for money. They operate real estate businesses in order to rent and sell to gullible Gringos. They perpetuate the myth that the Gringo can move to Mexico and live like the Queen of England never having to associate with the riffraff. These money-driven cultural imperialists care not a whit about how they affect the culture.... (more)

Tags: real estate, mexico

A Light Bulb Moment On Moving To Mexico

By expat2003, published on Apr 22, 2008

...is true that the vast majority of Gringolandians move to Mexico based on a concept and not a reality, then why wouldn't they attack me relentlessly for exposing the fact that they move to Mexico to engage in forever altering the local language and culture by seeking to buy up every piece of real estate in sight?Culture is not the issue for moving to Mexico for the majority, however money is indeed the reason. The Concept of Mexico that is painted for the one who does not hold to the philosophy of expatriatism I've expressed in this essay is that Mexico is just waiting with baited breath... (more)

Tags: new york, real estate, mexico

9 Down, 6 To Go..

By Hunter Addams, published on Feb 8, 2008

...was created to get the U.S. out of the global recession, but kept it in the recession for another decade, all the while increasing the powers of the Federal Government. Coincidentally we are on the verge of another global recession.

He has been involved in a few scandals involving a real estate deal with a political fundraiser who was recently indicted for money laundering and extortion, as well as fraud. Obama is involved in an investigation regarding stocks he invested in, after writing legislation that would benefit some of the companies, whom also happen to be big contributors ... (more)

Tags: iraq, gay, iran, real estate, obama

Unique Questions To Ask Your Local IRS Agents During An Audit

By Credo, published on Feb 6, 2008

...them in our procession under the tutelage of government licenses, insurance and controlled taxes we are not under any way the actual owners of property or the rights of free movement.

If we examine the business rituals as practiced by our government and its taxing system we find that real estate taxes are accessed every year categorized by the progression of improvements completed on your property along with the graduated economic property standard set by inflation. The systemic value of your property is determined by many factors including the value of your neighbor’s property... (more)

Tags: police, education, real estate

Endeavor To Create An Amazing Home And Garden

By Credo, published on Jan 16, 2008

... hands of apprentices like me and my family has been our best reward). This was a dream that could have never been realized if we as homeowners did not economize, strategize, or improvise.

Just the other day some family members of the previous owners of the property saw the house in a real estate ad and decided to call on us to see their old home (which by the way we paid them less than you would pay for a car and today the house is worth at least a mil) and let me tell you they were astonished. Flabbergasted as they were we agreed to tour the house and as we did they couldn’t... (more)

Tags: real estate

Feasting At The Public Trough

By Mistress Doctor, published on Dec 13, 2007

I was a renter in San Francisco for years. Last year I inherited some money. I then bought a house in Novato. Novato is the furthest town north in Marin County. As a homeowner I now pay real estate taxes that go to the City of Novato and Marin County. My understanding is they go to pay for infrastructure. Like police, sheriff, district attorney, fire department, animal shelter, 911, schools, recreation departments, etc. I also pay rent for my office, also in Novato. I pay insurance, advertising, maintenance and utilities for my office. I have a doctorate in Psychology, a license from... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, police, restaurant, real estate

International Tennis

By Seema Upadhyay, published on Nov 28, 2007

...you could argue it’s the strongest field Hong Kong has ever seen. It’s also very diverse, with players from America to China, and Siberia to Slovenia” said Mr. Jatin Chutke, Vice President- JB Group , the diversified Group which is emerging as a key player in Property, Real Estate, Mining, Oil & Gas and alternative energy, International Trade and Consultancy, Jewelry and Diamonds. He further added that, “This is the first of a three year commitment to sponsor Hong Kong’s premier tennis tournament, a move very much aligned with our growth strategy, our... (more)

Tags: environment, real estate, china

Christmas in New York

By Amo, published on Nov 17, 2007

...of world class dinning and shopping, to the horse drawn carriages that align Central Park… 5th Avenue is the jewel within the crown. Within this roughly three miles stretch are some of the world’s most famous landmarks, not to mention some of the most prized and expensive real estate on earth. The Empire State Building one of the world’s tallest buildings will again be illuminated and bedecked in red, green and white, “Lord & Taylor” with its magnificent window display will once again enchant the millions of visitors that will file past its beautiful... (more)

Tags: new york, music, real estate

Stuff. MY Stuff

By icanluvulongtime, published on Nov 8, 2007

...and so did I. Lots of things that we liked about each other were still there. We had ups and downs. We are together now, she doesn’t like my hours but likes my writing and does a bit of her own. We are both approaching a BIG BIRTHDAY with a zero in it and looking at options of real estate, more writing and some other stuff since we are supposed to be somewhat grown up by this point. We have both traveled and had a lot of experiences, which add texture and fullness to life. I am content because I’m doing as good of a job as I can but 14-hour work days for weeks... (more)

Tags: journalism, music, real estate

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