Thursday, May 23, 2013

Visiting New Zealand

Have you ever been to New Zealand? Located in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean is an island country with two main islands, the North and the South Islands. This country is rich in agriculture, horticulture, fishing, and forestry as well as mining. Their product such as the Greenstone Jewelry is a reflection of their culture. The art pieces are a genius creation uniquely found in New Zealand. You can Buy Greenstone products in this country.

Tourism industry is also booming and plays a significant role in New Zealand's economy. Their raw products such as the wool have been one of New Zealand's major agricultural exports. They are also doing well in dairy farming in fact; I remember Anchor Milk is imported from New Zealand. The wine industry has followed the same path to dairy, There are a great number of vineyards in the area in fact, one time it is overtaking the wool exports.

Would be interested to live there? If you want to move to New Zealand, check if your place has proper Home Insulation. New Zealand’s climate conditions vary across the regions from extremely wet to hot semi-arid meaning; there are places in this country that have a relatively low annual rainfall. Some areas are dry while other places are always wet.
The southern part as well as the south-west of South Island have cooler climate. The northern part and the north-east of the South Island are the sunniest areas of the country. New Zealand’s snow season comes in early June up to early October but, that is in the South Island because, the North Island seldom has it.

If you ask me, I would definitely visit New Zealand because it is rich in great scenery. This country is beautiful and has diverse natural beauty. Seeing pictures of their scenic beaches and jagged mountains made me want to travel there the soonest time.If you ask me, I would definitely visit New Zealand because it is rich in great scenery.
This country is beautiful and has diverse natural beauty. Seeing pictures of their scenic beaches and jagged mountains made me want to travel there the soonest time. Besides of that reason, I am also curious about the flightless birds and burrowing parrot which are called the kakapo and the kiwi. The latter is a national symbol in New Zealand and I want to see it up close.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunity

Last April, the USCIS announced the availability of the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. This is a competitive grant opportunity of which promotes immigrant civic integration. It also prepares permanent residents for citizenship.
This type of program will provide almost $10 million in funding and that is for citizenship preparation programs in communities all over the country. If your organization is interested, you must meet the deadline. All applications are due by May 22, 2013.

The USCIS is expanding the availability of high-quality citizenship preparation services. The organizations selected to receive the funding will be the one to offer both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to all permanent residents. 

Come September 2013, the USCIS is expected to announce about 40 award recipients. If your organization is interested to apply for this funding opportunity, you should check out 

You should obtain registration information which is needed to complete the application process. You can also visit for more information about the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. You can also email them at 

Good luck to all the lucky organizations!

Housing Market Will Bounced Back

Just the other day, one realtor told us that the Real Estate business is showing a good sign. More people are looking to purchase a home in fact, she sold 4 houses in two weeks time. Just two blocks away from our neighborhood, a housing complex will be constructed soon. Indeed, there is a good sign that the housing market bounced back from rock bottom.

During the first quarter of last year, we were scouting for a new home and it saddened us to see houses in foreclosure. Too many families were forced to find a new place to live and lost their homes where kids lived most of their lifetime.

Housing market will soon come back. People finds job and will be able to purchase and own their property again. I am hopeful that it will not be too far the wait.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Probate Court

Have you made your last will and testament yet? If not, it is very important that you do this for the simple reason that your last wishes will be carried out exactly as you want them to. Another important reason would be if you have minor children you want to be able to designate who will be there Guardian when you pass away. If you do not do this the decision could be left up to the court. Do you really want to have the state to decide the fate of your children. You do not want your estate to go into the hands of the probate court, either as this will definitely take much longer to settle and be expensive for the loved ones left behind. So do a little prior planning and make your last will and testament now.

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