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Get Real’s Market Review & the Bliss List “Kick-off to Spring”

Very interesting statistics! Well Done Windermere!

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By Bliss and Dan Goldstein, “Your New Home is Calling“, Realtor Brokers, Windermere Real Estate

Note: This content first appeared at the Real News and More  provided by the authors for re-publication in ReloNavigator’s WordPress

One dramatic and consistent statistic is Windermere’s dominance in Whatcom County.

Windermere makes dramatically more sales in all segments of the housing market. And the networking and marketing opportunities Windermere provides for its agents promise to keep this advantage going strong.  In fact you’re actually almost twice as likely to sell your house when you list with Windermere here in Whatcom County.

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1. Official Kick-Off to Spring

Some of you probably think spring starts with sighting the first daffodil or heading south for spring training.  I think it’s heralded by the Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon.  People fly in from around the country, and the world, to soak in the…

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Employers Beware: B Visas May Backfire

Check the link that explains more details on the various scenarios that makes this visa backfire when not used properly.

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By: Kathleen Lord-Black, US Immigration Lawyer

It began with a complaint from a disgruntled employee.  An employee of Infosys, a billion-dollar East Indian IT company, blew the whistle on the company’s misuse of B-1 visitor’s visas, leading to an audit of the company’s I-9 files by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Various companies have paid one million dollars or more in fines because of immigration violations.  The recent Infosys $34 million settlement is the largest settlement yet, and serves as a warning to potential employers to be certain that they are using visa properly, and are keeping accurate and updated records and files.

This article will discuss the proper use of the B-1 business visitor visa, as well as permissible business activities under NAFTA. 

B1 Not for Employment

B-1 Visitors Visas for Business

Canadians business visitors are allowed to visit the U.S. for up to six months…

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Investing is Knowing Your Options: Sustaining your Return On Investments is Essential

It is important to discuss your motivation of conducting business in the United States with a knowledgeable and experienced professional at ReloNavigator. Your success is by knowing your options ahead of time and by accepting your case limitations as well.

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2014 Doing Business in USA + Options

Important items to think about:

  • 1. Understand the differences of the visas in an easy understandable ordinary layman’s language not a “geek speak” way
  • 2. Determine the value and benefits of applicable visa  plus other business information when conducting business in the United States 
  • 3. Make better decisions in achieving strategic business goals prior to engaging investments, must consider actual limitations and road maps for success 

2014 ROI & Results Impact Sustainability

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Multiple Visa Entry for Canadian Visitors

Great accomplishment of Canada on this.

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Another program that CIC – Citizenship and Immigration Canada that improved is the issuance of Multiple Visa Entry for Canadian Visitors. This strategic move will attract economic growth by tourism to Canada. Small and big enterprises  including  Canada as a country will benefit on the results of loosening up visitor’s visa and offering multiple visas to those who qualify.

Today, the Office of CIC released an announcement that “Visitors to Canada will automatically be considered for a multiple-entry visa, starting on February 6, 2014. Multiple-entry visas allow qualified visitors to come and go from Canada for six months at a time for up to 10 years without having to reapply each time.”

 It is important to note that processing fees for TRV – Temporary Resident Visa has been reduced from $150 CAN to $100 CAN. This applies to either single entry or multiple entry.

The Announcement also noted that “Citizenship…

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International Career: Global Competency and Its Impact to the Gen Y and Others

Yet another article that illustrate the shortcomings of our society. As a society, we need to re-affirm the development and ecological evolution within our midst. People with competency are essential and let’s not replace them with machines or social media that do not have the confidence of solving issues with a human touch.

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By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic International Business Leader, Adviser & Coach

As the Year 2014 arrived, the results of numerous researches are surfacing. We conducted our own research and then compared to other international sources; this is the third consecutive year that we are seeing the same concern where investing in global human capital competency is the trending need across the globe. Our research shown that small, medium and large organizations that are conducting business across borders are dramatically vocal about their inabilities in coping up with the demand of a global market. The readiness of global competency among employees and leaders do not add up. There is a big deficiency gap of skills and competency in order to successfully achieve their global business goals. The Society of Human Resources Management also acknowledged similar concern among global organizations.

What do we need?

global competency

Recently, Western Washington University conducted their annual case…

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