Australias New Subculture

They dress like their going to the gym. They have undercuts and spiky hair. They have a few tattoos, hidden from their parents view. They listen to R&B and rap. They hang out in garages, playing cards, swearing and smoking pot. Their ideology of masculinity is a man that wont take no for an answer, has control over his Mrs.s and can stand up for himself. They speak with slang derived from the African American slang, with a few Arabic words here and there. They drive fast, done up cars with controversial personalized number plates. Females are not welcome in this gathering nor are adults. Who are they? They are the Lebanese youth. Their offshoot, hanging out, is the symbolic axis and working social hub. This subculture is heavily reliant on being in the know- on being cool, calm and dangerous. If one were to describe the social culture of this group, it would have to be coolness. But what is this cultural value? How is it embodied? How is it displayed? Why it is so important to the Lebanese youth? What are its social uses, its demographics, its biases and discriminations?

They belong to a unitary culture. They maintain the same dress codes, dance styles, music genres and catalogue of authorized and illicit rituals. They are a subculture from an ethnic culture. They generally congregate on the basis of shared ethnicity and ideology, their consumption of the same media and, most importantly, their preference for youth of the same ethnicity to themselves.

Taking part in this subculture builds affinities, socialising participants into knowledge of the likes and dislikes, meanings and values of the culture. This community will last for several years until these boys decide to settle down through primarily marriage. This subculture will then melt into the mainstream.

Knowing The Responsibilities Of Home Builders Slidell

The challenge of building a home can bring a different experience for every homeowner. It is a long process and involves many different people in the construction industry from the contractors to the suppliers of building materials. While the idea of building a new home can be very exciting for every homeowner, it can also cause tremendous pressure and anxiety. The process entails many details that need to be taken care of personally by the homeowner. Homeowners need to coordinate closely with the preparation of the floor plans, choosing the colors, types of interior finishing materials, and a lot more. There are issues on building permits with the local government that have to be complied with.

In all likelihood, you will have to choose one of the home builders Slidell-registered and licensed to oversee and handle the construction of your new home. With the floor plans executed by a professional architect, you can request the home builder for an estimate of the entire project, including cost of labor and materials. You may choose to take as many estimates as possible as these will be compared with each other for cost, completion date, scope of work, etc. And while collecting the estimates, you should also start checking the background of each home builder in terms of reputation, credibility, financial stability, projects completed, years of experience and specialization.

From the number of home builders Slidell-licensed, you should pick the one that represents the best offer. Once you have chosen the home builder, you should have a meeting or discussion on the different aspects of construction like procurement, permits/license, construction schedule and terms of payment, etc. It is important that all of these aspects are clearly defined in order to avoid any conflict in the future. The home builder should then explain on the various stages of construction such as securing the necessary building permits required prior to starting the construction, stages of procurement of materials, stages of construction pertinent to electrical, plumbing, interior finishing, etc. You need to understand the progression of work in order to know what to expect during actual construction.

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solving Todays Delinquent Hoa Fees Problem

The more you get, the sooner you get it, the better off you are.” I felt my forehead scrunch in that familiar expression of confusion as those words rolled off my real estate instructor’s lips. “Come again?” I raised my hand. He then held up two bills: one a twenty dollar bill, and the other a ten. “Which one do you want”, he tempted? “The twenty”, I bit. “Let me ask it again”, he continued. “You can have the ten now, or the twenty in ten years. Now which one do you want?” You could almost see the bright cartoon ‘light bulb’ appear above my head. “That’s the ‘Time Value’ of money” he said, nailing down his point.

Today that issue strikes at the heart of how some HOA’s still depend on liening a property to collect past dues – when all the dynamics upon which that once-successful formula worked have changed. Properties aren’t selling, delinquencies are increasing, and costs to cure are rising. We’re now wedged between a rock and a hard place where buyers are insecure about the market, and lenders require the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound prior to granting a loan. And it’s getting worse. For example, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Federal Lending Guidelines now require Condominium HOA’s to have no more than 15% of their properties 30 days or more delinquent on dues, in order for any property in that project to qualify for a loan. Do you see the vicious cycle? The more delinquencies rack-up, the less likely you’ll see your liens settle any time soon. Meanwhile properties are getting older and in need of more repairs. This is no time to not have time on your side.

Another downside often missed is that delinquent homeowners don’t care if their old property has a lien against it, because that only reflects poorly on the property – not them. What leverage do you have to get a delinquent homeowner to pay you if there’s no consequence to them? It’s far easier and less expensive to take simple steps to pursue the debtor, and it’s far more effective as well… but more on that in a moment.

Insulating Your Home

Ensuring your attic insulation is performing as required is always a great way to save money and make your home more comfortable. You can even prevent premature failure of shingles, sheathing and other roof components. If you are contemplating checking or adding to your insulation in your attic read these tips before committing to a product or contractor.

The “R-value”
Thickness isn’t the only way to determine the effectiveness of insulation.
Materials that are good for insulating purposes are poor at conducting heat. To provide a standard of comparison for insulation materials, “R-value” is used to measure resistance to heat transfer. The higher the R-value per inch of insulation, the more effective the material in resisting the escape of heat.

Recommended R-values
For new housing, the 1995 Ontario Building Code requires:

The Origins Of The Six Percent Real Estate Agent Commission

The commission paid to the Real Estate agent is a serious amount of money and a concern in any transaction involving the sell of Real Estate. Where did this six percent commission come from?

The idea of a 6% Real Estate commission being paid to the agent originated during the 1940s when local Real Estate Boards openly engaged in price fixing to establish a standard rate. This process was an out and out case of an unfair practice, but the 1940s was a time when the attention of the country was directed to some serious external matters and the idea took hold and spread quickly through the industry.

In the early 1950s, the Supreme Court ruled that an established 6% commission was illegal. Rather than open up commissions to a more competitive and free market system, the Real Estate Boards merely shifted gears with a bit of fancy linguistic footwork and began to call the 6% commission the suggested amount. During the 1950s and 1960s, they managed to get away with this practice without much trouble as the majority of real estate agents complied with the suggestion.

The Many Necessities of living in a Condominium

There are many popular types of residential Philippine real estate across the country. And one of the most popular, according to many Filipinos, are condominiums. Condominiums were only recently introduced in the market compared to other types of housing, such as townhouses and apartment buildings, yet it became one of the most popular and modern types of housing in the country.

According to many real estate experts, the reason why condominiums became a very popular type of housing in the Philippines is because of its benefits which conform in today’s modern and fast-paced lifestyles. One example is its location.

Benefits of its location Most of these types of residential Philippine real estate are found in business and commercial areas. Its necessity in terms of accessibility to these locations allowed it to became in-demand by many Filipinos. This is because residents are given the luxury of living within walking distance to their workplaces, allowing them to avoid the hassles of rush hour.