Think About It

Written by Daniel Nzenwata

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I have learned that there is no such thing as something for nothing. When a person receives something from another person, there is a responsibility onrepparttar part ofrepparttar 137650 person who has received to say thank you torepparttar 137651 person who has given,this is human to human. We cannot therefore desire for something for nothing fromrepparttar 137652 Creator. There are ways through which we can give back to Him something for everything. One particular way isrepparttar 137653 expression of thanks to him.

We must adopt and applyrepparttar 137654 above mentioned way as a way of giving back to Him something forrepparttar 137655 most things He has giving to us. The adoption andrepparttar 137656 application of saying thank you to Him gives birth torepparttar 137657 possession of a master key, a marvelous device which we can use to unlockrepparttar 137658 door torepparttar 137659 solutions of not only our existing problems, but alsorepparttar 137660 ones that had bedeviled us and have defied solutions inrepparttar 137661 past.

The attitude of expressing our thanks torepparttar 137662 Creator is like courage inrepparttar 137663 face of adversity. It serves asrepparttar 137664 “External Elixir” of assurance.It also kindles anewrepparttar 137665 silent hope of those who possess it because it reveals to themrepparttar 137666 formula by which they can “Tune In” and draw uponrepparttar 137667 Creator’s household of abundant riches. It is precisely because of our expression of thanks torepparttar 137668 Creator that we may look forward torepparttar 137669 existence of a river inrepparttar 137670 desert.

Often, when we fail to express our thanks torepparttar 137671 Creator for receiving from him, we make it impossible for us to establish a connecting link between His basket of great universal reservoir of riches and us. An attitude of thanksgiving is a message we can translate into physical equivalents of our desires.

The expression of thanks torepparttar 137672 Creator moves Him to order His words to kindle and strengthen our hearts thus: buoying our failing confidence.

All riches of whatever nature begins as a state of mind for every human, we must be ready and willing to show gratitude forrepparttar 137673 other riches we have received fromrepparttar 137674 Creator. The act of doing this consist of many things amongst, sincerity of purpose and humility of heart on our part.

When we give thanks torepparttar 137675 Creator with this attributes for receiving certain riches from Him, other riches that we desire are sure to appear. They may not appear when, where and how we want them, but they will certainly do becauserepparttar 137676 application of our attitude of thanksgiving will give power and action to those riches that we desire.

Do you know that it isrepparttar 137677 expression of thanks torepparttar 137678 Creator of all things that makesrepparttar 137679 Lion to roar withoutrepparttar 137680 presence of a prey?. It is amazing, so wonderful to give thanks torepparttar 137681 Creator not only forrepparttar 137682 riches bestowed upon us, but also forrepparttar 137683 one’s that He would bestow upon us at His appointed time.

Join Me as I say, Dear God, today has been a beautiful one, You have provided Me with health of body and mind. You have given Me food and clothing. I am grateful to You forrepparttar 137684 fulfillment of today’s desires andrepparttar 137685 promise of fulfillment of tomorrows aims. I thank You for a day of opportunity to be of service to others. For these blessings and other blessings that are yet to come, I am very grateful. And I say thank You Lord. Amen.

Daniel is a script writer. He is presently writing his first novel.

How to buy property in France

Written by G D Gibbs

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The Notaire A French notaire is a publicly appointed official who is responsible for ensuringrepparttar property has good title (ie, no irregularities inrepparttar 136972 ownership) and thatrepparttar 136973 purchase or sale is correctly transacted. Because notaries are personally responsible forrepparttar 136974 contracts drawn up they must be objective inrepparttar 136975 advice they give and be impartial in their dealings withrepparttar 136976 parties concerned. A notaire represents neitherrepparttar 136977 seller norrepparttar 136978 buyer butrepparttar 136979 French Government. They can also act for a client anywhere in France. The same notaire therefore usually acts for bothrepparttar 136980 vendor andrepparttar 136981 purchaser. This is not obligatory and you can appoint your own notaire if you wish. The fees (paid byrepparttar 136982 purchaser) are fixed by law and will be split between both notaires if two are appointed. You should be aware thatrepparttar 136983 notaire’s job is to finaliserepparttar 136984 agreement he has been told has been recorded. He is not there to advise or warnrepparttar 136985 purchaser of any inadequacies in it. His role is therefore very different from that of a solicitor. If you are making a purchase with a mortgage, you should at least instructrepparttar 136986 notaire/estate agent to make your purchase conditional upon obtaining a mortgage: ‘conditions suspensives’. This will offer you further protection under French Consumer Law. Upon signing this preliminary agreementrepparttar 136987 purchaser has to place a deposit withrepparttar 136988 notaire, which is normally 10% ofrepparttar 136989 purchase price and will be deducted fromrepparttar 136990 sale price. Completion Completion is whenrepparttar 136991 final deed of sale is signed and legal ownership is transferred torepparttar 136992 buyer. It is at this point thatrepparttar 136993 balance ofrepparttar 136994 purchase price plus any extras such asrepparttar 136995 notaire’s fees, taxes and duties are due. The monies will be paid directly byrepparttar 136996 bank torepparttar 136997 notaire. The final act isrepparttar 136998 signing ofrepparttar 136999 deed of sale (acte de vente) which will take place inrepparttar 137000 notaire’s office. It is normal for both parties to be present whenrepparttar 137001 deed of sale is read, signed and witnessed byrepparttar 137002 notaire. It is good advice to attend in person atrepparttar 137003 notaire’s office forrepparttar 137004 signing and witnessing ofrepparttar 137005 deed of sale. However, if this is not possible you may invoke a power of attorney. Each page has to be initialled by bothrepparttar 137006 seller and buyer and both must signrepparttar 137007 last page after writing in French ‘bon pour accord’ which means they have understood and acceptrepparttar 137008 terms. There are no title deeds as such in France and proof of ownership is provided and guaranteed by registration ofrepparttar 137009 property atrepparttar 137010 Land Registry. The Land Registry’s stamp is put onrepparttar 137011 deed of sale andrepparttar 137012 notaire gives a certified copy torepparttar 137013 buyer around two months after completion ofrepparttar 137014 sale. Rates and Taxation Taxe Fonciere This is a land tax. The size ofrepparttar 137015 property determines how much is paid and owners of new properties are exempt forrepparttar 137016 first two years. The tax is paid byrepparttar 137017 person owningrepparttar 137018 property on 1 January of each year with payment due inrepparttar 137019 final quarter ofrepparttar 137020 year. However, ifrepparttar 137021 property ownership changes thenrepparttar 137022 purchasers must usually reimburserepparttar 137023 sellers for their share. Taxe d’habitation This is a local services tax. It coversrepparttar 137024 services and maintenance provided byrepparttar 137025 local council and again is payable annually inrepparttar 137026 last quarter ofrepparttar 137027 year. The estate agent will advise you ofrepparttar 137028 taxes in relation to your own property and tell you how much you will need to pay. The tax demands will be sent torepparttar 137029 address ofrepparttar 137030 French property. French Inheritance laws and Taxation These are specialist areas and we strongly recommend that you seek professional advice. French inheritance laws are particularly different to those abroad. You are well advised to take legal advice on these matters before completingrepparttar 137031 purchase. You may also be liable to French tax if you derive any income fromrepparttar 137032 property, ie, letting fees. You must register withrepparttar 137033 French Taxation Centre for Non-Residents when you buyrepparttar 137034 property. France has signed taxation treaties with most countries which means that you avoid double taxation.

I publish and edit a free french property magazine entitled Your-move-france. I also operate a website Both are independant and not linked to any agent or organisation.

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