Concluding the publication of his article series, real estate attorney William Blanchard reviews paralegal supervision

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In the last article of his series on legal assistants in the law office, Illinois lawyer William B. Blanchard reviews paralegal supervision.

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The continued usage of Paralegals in the profession is also a mandate of pure economics. Paralegals significantly reduce attorney burden and costs.”

— William "Bill" Blanchard, Real Estate Lawyer

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2018 / — With a review of legal assistant supervision and work assignments, William B. Blanchard, Esq. concludes his series of published articles. The complete articles will be available on the blog of Mr. Blanchard at

Paralegals can be delegated any task normally performed by a lawyer, as long as the lawyer supervises the work (except those specifically barred by law). For example, Paralegals can review and organize client files, conduct factual and legal research, prepare documents for legal transactions, draft pleadings and discovery notices, interview clients and witnesses, and assist at closings and trials. But Paralegals (and their supervising Attorneys) must always avoid the “unauthorized practice of law.” Generally, Paralegals may not represent clients in court, take depositions, or sign pleadings. In addition, Paralegals may not establish the attorney's relationship with the client or set fees to be charged, and may not give legal advice to a client.

The continued usage of Paralegals in the profession is also a mandate of pure economics. Paralegals significantly reduce attorney burden and costs. In many instances it affords the practitioner the ability to lower legal fees in certain practice areas. They are also extremely valuable in their ability to maintain increased client communication and contact which further enhances client satisfaction and customer service. Paralegals also are of tremendous economic value to the law firm or office, as their hourly time spent on individual cases may be billed to the client separately, and at lower rates for the clients. Such staff may increase client satisfaction and provide a significant additional income stream for the law practice if managed effectively. Additional benefits to the firm as well as the community is the usage of Paralegals in Pro Bono activities and services. Paralegals enhance the ability of law firms to provide significantly more pro bono legal services as they could have through attorneys alone.

Supervising Attorneys remain ultimately liable for Paralegal work, notes Mr. Blanchard. As in every aspect of the practice of law, utilizing Paralegal services comes with corresponding ethical considerations for the attorney or firm. Attorneys are ultimately responsible for the work product of Paralegals. Even more, Attorneys are also responsible for the ethical conduct of the Paralegals whom they employ. Any transgressions by the Paralegals may subject the Attorney to professional discipline. This is due to the fact that Paralegals are not directly subject to any rules of professional conduct promulgated by courts, legislatures, or government agencies, the (supervising) Attorneys are. However, Paralegals who are members of national and/or local Paralegal associations are required to follow the ethical codes of those associations.

As pertains to fees and compensation, a Paralegal's substantive legal work (i.e., that which is not clerical) may be billed directly to the client just as an attorney's work is billed, or considered in setting a flat fee just as that of an attorney's work. Attorneys may compensate Paralegals based on the quantity and quality of their work and the value of that work to the law practice. Paralegal compensation, however, may not be in any way based on a contingency, by advance agreement, or on the specific outcome of a particular case. In addition, Attorneys may not split any legal fees with Paralegals nor compensate Paralegals for the referral of legal business. They are also not permitted to be a partner or shareholder in a law firm.

As previously mentioned, the educational programs for Paralegals widely vary. These programs may or may not be approved or accredited. Those educational programs that are affiliated with a college or university may offer Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, and/or certificates, which may be classified as undergraduate or post-baccalaureate certificates. Proprietary schools generally offer certificate programs. Educational programs are also available via The American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), NALS – the Association of Legal Professionals, the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), the National Association of Paralegals (NALA), and the American Alliance of Paralegals (AAIPI) have developed accredited curriculum.


Paralegals play an indispensable role in the legal profession, and if the predictions are correct, that indispensable role will continue to expand as economic pressures force law firms and businesses to become ever more cost-effective. While the job outlook for Paralegals is bright, this may adversely affect Attorneys, whose work will migrate as much as technical and ethically possible to Paralegals. Just as a doctor’s workload may in part be handled by nurses or nurse practitioners, a lawyer’s workload may end up where it is most cost-effective (subject to professional and ethical rules, of course). The only constant in life is change, and this is yet another example of how the practice of law continues to do just that. The drum computer has to a large extent replaced the drummer in a band or studio recording. The remote-controlled drone has in part replaced the fighter pilot. The taxi driver may soon be replaced by Google’s or Uber’s self-driving cars. In simple term: the economy changes, and the legal jobs must adapt accordingly.

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About William B. Blanchard

William Blanchard is a real estate attorney with offices in St. Charles and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Bill specializes in representing real estate clients for purchases and sales as well as home owner real estate tax assessment appeals. Mr. Blanchard gained distinction as a real estate assessment attorney by representing 23 Will County senior citizen home owners before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and winning every case; this in addition to several successful appeals before various County Boards of Appeal.

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Leading GCs, trades, architects, owners & modular partners join largest dedicated prefab & modular construction summit

Advancing Prefabrication '19 brings together owners, architects, GCs, trades & modular partners to share best practices & explore the potential of offsite work.

This was one of the best conferences I have ever attended. Organization and timeliness was upheld throughout and the material was extremely thought provoking and relevant.”

— Project Estimator, Haselden Construction

DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, December 17, 2018 / — Advancing Prefabrication 2019 will bring together leading owners, architects, GCs, trades and modular partners to share best practices and explore the future potential of offsite work.

With the perception of prefab and modular changing fast, and the rapidly increasing rate of adoption across the industry, it’s imperative to equip your team with the best tools and processes to stay ahead of the curve. We will discuss optimizing set-up, planning, operations, and install of everything from single and multi-trade assemblies through full volumetric modular buildings.

Much of the success of offsite construction is reliant on efficient planning and consideration from day one, and this is a great chance to understand how owners and architects are improving their efforts up front, and what they need from project partners to support these changes.

With three tracks of content and more workshops than ever before, the 2019 conference offers fantastic opportunities to tailor your three days to the specific interests of you and your team.

Here is just a sample of the insights and discussions that you can look forward to:

– Hear from leading owners paving the way with prefab and modular including Intel, Google, Marriott, Universal Health and more…
– Understand how the leaders at PCL Agile are exploring more prefabrication opportunities deliver maximum value to clients
– Explore how experienced architects from companies such as Cannon Design, Stantec, Group2Architects and more ensure that they design to the right level of detail and high spec from day one to avoid costly redesign later on
– Learn how the Prefab Managers at Rosendin Electric quickly and efficiently engage, train, and set up the right culture among field teams to increase labor productivity
– Discover the ways that the VP Manufacturing at Prescient, Director of Critical Process Systems at M C Dean, and VP Innovation at Turner Construction are drawing their teams together and achieving full collaboration with both technology and enhanced workflows

Plus, you'll have the chance to explore the cutting-edge practices and technologies that are going to drive prefab into a new age.

Discover the full speaker faculty and agenda here

Whether you’re a prefabrication leader or just getting started, join us in Dallas in January if you want to innovative the way your team deliver maximum value to your clients.

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Darline Moore of Sustainability Management Partners to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, UNITED STATES, December 17, 2018 / — One cannot take for granted the air we breathe indoors is good, clean air. Everyone assumes the air we breathe inside our homes and businesses is clean, but it is not! This bad indoor air quality can impact everyone as airborne, germs and bacteria are spread through the HVAC system.

"Know that what you breathe is a choice," says Darline Moore. “We can now give you a choice of the indoor air you breathe! Clean, Clear, Unpolluted indoor air that is our moto.”

Darline Moore has more than 20 years of experience in the energy savings and HVAC industry. In 2014, after decades of working for other companies within the energy industry, she embarked on her own journey and created Sustainability Management Partners (SMP), an energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ) consulting company.

Today, SMP is a leader in designing innovative indoor air quality and HVAC solutions for commercial, medical, institutional, residential and new construction projects, to name a few.

Moore is passionate about realizing her vision for creating a company that supports sustainable solutions for today’s environment. She is responsible for all aspects of the company, including providing strategic leadership, project designs, contract negotiation, on-boarding and training new employees, and business development on an international level.

“Our main focus is commercial construction, especially K-12 and healthcare. I really like the fact that I can make a difference in school systems and hospitals,” says Moore. “Anywhere a lot of people gather, the more people you have, the more bacteria, the more germs, the more dirt, the more particles. Those are the perfect places for us to install our product and make a difference in the building and in people’s lives!”

That product is O2Prime, an ion generator that not only improves the air you breathe but saves energy and money. Through the generation of positive and negative ions, O2Prime breaks apart molecules to remove smells, pulls the hydrogen molecule out of mold, bacteria, and pathogens and renders them dead, it removes particles from your breathing zone by agglomerating those particles (making them larger) to travel back to your filtration system; thereby removing them from the air Additionally, O2Prime also kills bacteria and germs from surfaces as well such as salmonella and E.coli.

“O2Prime saves energy because you can reduce the amount of outside air you're bringing in to a building, so less heating and air is used thereby saving energy costs, where we can also receive utility rebates for saving energy” says Moore.

“I've created this movement in my community about indoor air quality,” says Moore. “It has taken four years, but now I know my message is working because when there is an indoor air quality issue, they call me!”

CUTV News Radio will feature Darline Moore in an interview with Jim Masters on December 19th at 2pm EST.

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R2 Investments Announces Formation of Advisory Board

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“The search for specific Advisory Board members to impact R2’s growth has been a strategic and thoughtful process,”

— Hovsep Seraydarian, CTO of R2

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 16, 2018 / — Toronto, ON – R2 Capital & Investments today announced that it has added four new independent and highly skilled professionals to its Advisory Board. The four new members are John Bartkiw, John Andrew, Sam Mizrahi and Marcus Gillam. The new members, who come from diverse backgrounds will provide a unique vision and skill set to further R2’s strategic plan.

“The search for specific Advisory Board members to impact R2’s growth has been a strategic and thoughtful process,” said Hovsep Seraydarian, CTO of R2.

According to Amar Nijjar, CEO of R2, “These four individuals are not only leaders in their own fields i.e. capital markets, construction management, property development and academia but also bring tremendous value and synergies to R2. With their guidance we will be able to further enhance our technology-based platform that makes Direct Investing into real estate cheaper and more accessible.”

Appointments to the R2’s Advisory Board include:

John Bartkiw serves as the Managing Director at Fengate Asset Management and is responsible for all aspects of real estate investments, asset management and property management, coordinating financing for properties and portfolios, and managing the performance and reporting of existing assets. He has 14 years of experience in corporate financial management and 25 years of professional business experience, most recently in real estate investment banking, and a history that includes several senior executive positions. John headed Macquaire and Raymond James Real Estate Investment Banking platforms in Canada and also was SVP/CGO of InScotia Developments and FTG a publicly-traded company.

“I am excited to join the advisory board and help the company accelerate its growth. R2 has developed a unique platform that provides retail investors online access to previously unavailable private market real estate.”
–John Bartkiw

Dr. John Andrew Heads Queens University’s Real Estate Program and is Professor of urban and regional planning there. He also consults the commercial real estate sector, primarily on strategic planning, financial analysis, environmental issues and conflict resolution; and has served as an expert witness in real estate commercial litigation cases. He is a frequent speaker and national media commentator on a broad range of real estate issues. John holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a pilot with 30 years of experience and is a volunteer with Hope Air.

“I have personally known Amar from his corporate banking and JLL days. He was #1 Originator at JLL across all business lines in 2015 and I remember our dinner a few years ago where we discussed how he wanted to move on to create something of his own and help bring efficiencies to private capital markets in CRE. I am very impressed by R2’s progress to date and look forward to being part of their journey into the future. Using technology to bring work flow efficiencies and cost savings to investors is of exceptional value to investors – and R2 is making great progress in that space”
–John Andrew

Sam Mizrahi is a visionary entrepreneur with over 25 years of leadership experience in identifying and developing residential, retail and community projects across North America. Currently is the Developer extraordinaire for “The One” – Tallest condo tower in Canada at the Corner of Bloor and Yonge. Sam has built iconic luxury condo towers such as 128/133 Hazelton, 181 Davenport, 1451 Wellington. An inspirational team builder who recruits leading experts in a variety of fields, he has a proven ability to execute complex projects that require a layered skill set in community relations, zoning, marketing, heritage appreciation, retail and commercial requirements, property amalgamation, construction, design and quality management. He is also the Developer for Temmy Latner Forest Hill Jewish Centre and is Co-chair UJA’s SixPoints Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund & Director, BILD.

“I have known Amar for several years now and have always been impressed with his vision and progressive mindset. 3 years ago, when he spoke with me about setting up R2, I knew this was going to be a success. It’s amazing to see the progress that Team R2 has made in a short period of time. I look forward to being part of R2’s future and help them become a leading platform for investors to access private equities in real estate through the use of cutting-edge technology”
– Sam Mizrahi.

Marcus is the president of Gillam Group Inc., a progressive, relationship-based construction management organization located in Toronto, Ontario, that specializes in the delivery of medium-sized projects through collaborative delivery models in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors. Under Marcus’ leadership, Gillam Group has become widely recognized as an industry-leading construction organization, particularly with respect to innovative working methods, technological integration, integrity and performance. In 2017 Canadian Business Magazine named Gillam Group as Canada’s fastest growing company with a 5-year growth rate exceeding 29,000%. Gillam Group has a staff of 120 people and it manages in excess of $150 million annually.

“Commercial Real Estate sector in general has been a laggard when it comes to adoption of technology, but times are changing now. The emergence of PropTech, FinTech and Blockchain is going to revolutionize how the business is conducted over next decade – and R2 sits at the forefront of this sea-change. Having known Amar for over a decade now, I can comfortably say that he definitely thinks outside the box and works hard to accomplish the goals he has set for R2. I am thrilled to be part of this new chapter in R2’s growth.”
– Marcus Gillam.

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The newest published article by William B. Blanchard reviews the emerging trend of paralegal "paraprofessionals"

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In continuing series of articles about the legal assistant occupation, William Blanchard, Esq. reviews the emerging trend of paralegal "paraprofessionals"

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Given the high percentage of self-represented parties in courtrooms around the country, some advocates believe regulated legal paraprofessionals can help narrow the access-to-justice gap.”

— William "Bill" Blanchard, Real Estate Lawyer

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2018 / — Continuing the publication of his articles on legal assistants in the law office, Illinois-based real estate attorney William Blanchard has issued an article on the emerging "paraprofessionals" within the legal assistant occupation. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Blanchard at

There is an evolving group of Paralegals that ascend the ranks to act almost like attorneys, similar to Nurse Practitioners who in many cases diagnose and treat health conditions. In civil law cases, there are proposals pending (or already implemented in certain States, as explained below) to address the day-to-day legal need of those unable or unwilling to hire a full-fledged Attorney. This includes the commonplace legal needs of low to moderate-income people by authorizing limited practice by licensed non-lawyers, now known as “paraprofessionals.” This is easy to understand. Many procedures or applications are difficult to understand for “normal” people who are not exposed to them on a daily basis. For example, even forms provided by Courts to make certain filings simpler and possibly enable people to file the forms or applications themselves without the assistance of an Attorney are quite difficult to understand that at least some explanation is still required. This concept has been gradually gaining acceptance. Unlike Paralegals, such paraprofessionals provide services without the direct supervision of an attorney. At this point, two state supreme courts have embraced the “licensed legal technician” concept, and other jurisdictions are closely monitoring its viability.

Given the high percentage of self-represented parties in courtrooms around the country, some advocates believe regulated legal paraprofessionals (charging lower fees) can help narrow the access-to-justice gap. That may one day be the case, but the paraprofessional model and its efficacy in addressing this disparity remain unproven, and ethical rules prevent such a system at least at present.

Washington State pioneered the “limited license” model. In 2013, after years of study, the Washington State Supreme Court adopted the concept of the “Limited License Legal Technician” (LLLT) to perform specific legal services in the area of domestic relations. LLLTs are subject to stringent requirements, which include obtaining an Associate’s degree or higher and completing additional specified coursework; performing 3,000 hours of Paralegal work; passing three law and ethics exams, as well as a character and fitness review. Further, they must also complete a licensing program, satisfy financial responsibility requirements, as well as continuing legal education, and meet malpractice insurance requirements. LLLTs are subject to rules of professional conduct and a disciplinary process similar to those that apply to attorneys. The Board that oversees the LLLT program is now considering expanding the subject matter areas in which paraprofessionals may practice to include consumer debt law.

Several other U.S. States are now following this example. The scope of permissible work for “limited license” paraprofessionals differs under these various models that have been proposed. It generally includes assistance to clients in understanding legal proceedings and completing court forms and other form documents, but does not include appearing for a client in court or at depositions, or taking on complex legal matters. For example, LLLTs in Washington currently may not represent a client in mediated negotiations, but they may do so in Utah.

One of the main reasons for this development is the realization that there is massive need for some form of representation in civil law areas for vast numbers of the population that are attempting self-representation due to limited access to attorneys (mostly due to financial restraints). This is in spite of legal aid societies as well as significant pro bono attorney services. A large number of individuals continue to represent themselves in these areas and could benefit from paraprofessionals.

This access-to-justice disparity has prompted State Bars and court systems to promote other forms of nonlawyer assistance to pro se parties, including courthouse navigators and facilitators (examples are Arizona, New York, California, and Washington), and legal document preparers (Arizona, California, and Nevada). Many other States are looking into other forms of permissible assistance (“judicially-authorized-and-regulated legal service providers”) to help address the problem of unmet legal needs.

In general, Paralegals are qualified to perform their responsibilities by completing an educational program, receiving training on the job, or through actual work experience. They do not undergo the rigorous training of Attorneys, nor are they licensed like attorneys. Paralegals sometimes perform “legal” work that otherwise would be done by attorneys. However, the supervising Attorneys remain fully responsible for any legal work delegated to a Paralegal and must always supervise the Paralegal’s work. There are several different types of Paralegals, the designation depends upon the required education and training. Examples are:

“Certified Paralegal”

A Certified Paralegal is a Paralegal who has completed the voluntary certification process of a professional association by developing a specified level of professional competency. The various accreditation bodies include: The National Association of Paralegals (NALA) which awards the designation of CP (Certified Paralegal) and CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) to those who meet their specific requirements and complete the competency examination. NALA also governs certain Advanced Specialty Certifications (CLAS) programs, and there also exist certain state-specific advanced competency exams.

“Registered Paralegal”

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) awards the designation Registered Paralegal (RP) to persons who have met its requirements, which requires passing a specific competency examination known as the Paralegal Advanced Competency Exam (PACE).

“Professional Paralegal”

The National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) awards the Professional Paralegal (PP) certification designation which reflects a proficiency in procedural law, substantive law and an overall commitment to a higher standard of conduct and professionalism. NALS' Professional Paralegals may distinguish themselves further by earning Specialty Certifications in various substantive law areas.

To be continued. – The complete articles will be published on the blog of Mr. Blanchard at

About William B. "Bill" Blanchard

William Blanchard is a real estate attorney with offices in St. Charles and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Bill specializes in representing real estate clients for purchases and sales as well as home owner real estate tax assessment appeals. Mr. Blanchard gained distinction as a real estate assessment attorney by representing 23 Will County senior citizen home owners before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and winning every case; this in addition to several successful appeals before various County Boards of Appeal.

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South University alumna, Tramaine Luster, provides an overview of her experiences as a paralegal.

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Phaze Concrete Reveals Three Unique Projects the Company has Helped Build

Phaze Concrete has worked on an abundance of projects, but these are the most unique.

HILDALE , UTAH, USA, December 14, 2018 / — Companies throughout the world try to diversify their portfolio by working in projects that are extraordinary. Projects with a unique appeal and the projects that set a record of some kind are usually the most appealing. These projects are usually awarded to the most qualified companies since there is likely going to be intense public interest. Therefore, the company wants to ensure the build goes as smoothly as possible, to garner respect from the people watching.
Phaze Concrete takes care of these sensitive and or high-profile projects often. Phaze Concrete is safe, professional, and knowledgeable. Plus, their current portfolio is also a marvel of their industry. Here are three of Phaze Concrete's most unique projects.

Spaceport America

Located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Spaceport America is a commercialized space exploration facility. The facility boasts that this is the first endeavor of its kind and markets to the space exploration entrepreneur. It is a revolutionary concept that has helped distinguish a new form of space exploration. The military does not control this entity.

Phaze Concrete completed a contract with this build for 2.4 million dollars. Held in the highest regard, in both professionalism and privacy, this is an extremely high-profile contract. Being chosen for such a contract was game-changing for Phaze Concrete. Since the company needed such a precise build, in every aspect of the facility, the Spaceport only hired the best.

University of New Mexico

Teachers and family members are most likely to help children achieve their dreams. However, when UNM was built, Phaze Concrete quite literally played a role in building children’s futures. Garnering the honor of building a University is an astute accomplishment and Phaze Concrete can add it to their resume. Building a good portion of the University, inside and out, was a unique project for the company. Most buildings will surpass their builder’s lifespan. However, a University is iconic and special, in that the building itself is an entity of power and prestige. Creating a structure that means so much to so many people is a compelling achievement for Phaze Concrete.

West Valley Park

West Valley Park is an outdoor work of art, comprised of concrete, various rock, and shrubbery. This is a nice place for locals to walk around, as it is different. There are walking paths, bridges and statuesque structures that line the landscape, with covered benches and a futuristic look. The creativity Phaze Concrete was able to instill into this project makes it unique. Of course, many buildings allow for a level of creativity, but this project was full of it.

In summation, Phaze Concrete is proud of every project they undertake. Every build showcases their dedication to quality, timeliness and customer service. However, publicly and professionally, some projects are especially interesting. Phaze Concrete is grateful to have worked on such unique projects. They are always looking for new opportunities and anticipate adding more portfolio spotlights soon.

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Centra Homes Breaks Ground on 40-home Development in Ramsey Minnesota

Coon-Rapids based Centra Homes has broken ground on a new 40-home housing development in Ramsey as part of the city’s larger COR (Center Of Ramsey) project.

We are excited that this housing project will allow Ramsey to grow, delivering a market to support the amenities our residents’ desire. We can’t thank Centra enough for being part of our future.”

— John LeTourneau, Mayor of Ramsey Minnesota

RAMSEY, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 / — The Cottages at the COR project is a key component to help the city of Ramsey deliver a ‘live-work-play’ community in a revamped downtown near US highways 169 and 10

Coon-Rapids based Centra Homes has broken ground on a new 40-home housing development in Ramsey as part of the city’s larger COR (Center Of Ramsey) project. Centra plans to deliver the new two-story homes in 2019 as a key component of Ramsey’s aggressive redevelopment effort spanning 300 acres near the Northstar Commuter Rail Station.

Dubbed the Cottages at the COR, the project focuses on executing on Ramsey city planners’ goal of transit-centered, walkable urban living.

“A lifestyle offering of housing inventory is necessary for our live-work-play vision to work. It will help us grow a market for the amenities that our residents are asking for,” said Ramsey Mayor John LeTourneau.

The project is the latest addition to the COR, joining projects already under construction including a senior housing complex and expansion of a thriving industrial park. City planners are excited to continue working with Centra to add single-family housing to the COR.

“Centra has been excellent to work with. They are a quality builder who understands the broader vision and wants to make sure their project fits,” said Ramsey Community Development Director Tim Gladhill.

Gladhill notes that the city’s housing strategy was driven by listening to residents and understanding their wants and needs via community meetings.

“We had two large ‘must-haves’ emerge from our feedback sessions. Housing must be affordable to a demographic that already exists and meet the demand for detached town homes with low maintenance,” Gladhill said.

Cottages at the COR
Sitting on just over four acres, the 40 new two-story single family homes will be located on private roads and offer two-car garages and shared services like lawn care and snow removal. The homes will be located approximately a half mile from the Northstar Commuter Rail station and situated within walking distance of trails, parks and an amphitheater. Retail shopping and other services will be located nearby.

“This project links access and amenities to an already thriving community. Ramsey city planners have been great partners and we are excited to help them realize their vision”
Dale Wills, Centra Homes Founder and President

Affordable New Construction
The new homes are expected to be offered at a price point that will be favorable to first-time homebuyers, blended families and empty nesters. To meet the diversity of needs for these groups Centra Homes plans to offer three different floor plans. Buyers will have various options to select for each floor plan, though one item will be standard to all of the homes– a front porch lining a public road.

“Home and neighborhood design are very important to a sense of community. The layout of homes including front porches introduces that synergy and augments walkability, a feeling of safety and better interactions.” — Tim Gladhill, Community Development Director, Ramsey Minnesota

Centra plans to work on grading this fall and begin construction in the spring 2019, with homes available in the summer. Home pricing and sales will begin in March. Interested buyers can monitor progress at the Centra Homes website.

“We are excited that this housing project will allow Ramsey to grow, delivering a market to support the amenities our residents’ desire. We can’t thank Centra enough for being part of our future.”
—John LeTourneau, Mayor of Ramsey Minnesota

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5 Tips to Help Plan a Home Renovation

For home renovations, there are a lot of big decisions that need to be made, which often makes it hard to know that you’re making the right call.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 14, 2018 / — When it comes to renovating your home, there are a lot of big decisions that need to be made, and it can be hard to always be sure that you’re making the right call. There are a few things that everyone should keep in mind when they are deciding on renovating their house that will help them with making these decisions.

The most popular home renovations that people choose are of course, kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations, and home additions. These are most popular for several reasons, the first being that they are the ones that often add the most value to homes. When you are undertaking a home renovation or remodel, you must make sure that it is adding value to your house – otherwise it can be a large waste of time and money. The second reason why these are the most popular home renovations is because they are the most commonly used areas. Bathrooms and kitchens are used every day, by everyone in the house. It is no wonder why they are often redone!

Our other tips for home renovations are below.

Tip #1: Don’t underestimate the cost of renovations.
Home renovations should not be taken lightly. When renovating, you are changing your home, so you must make sure that when all is said and done, that you’re happy with the final product. This means that you shouldn’t cheap out and go with lower cost materials or labour. In home remodeling, you get what you pay for. Make sure you’re budgeting for what you want, so that way you won’t want to just remodel again in a few years.

Tip #2: Make sure you’re adding value.
This is one of the most important tips for a home renovation. If your new home addition or renovation isn’t adding value to your house, it may not be worth undertaking. While it’s important to make sure that you like the renovation, if you’re going to be planning on selling your house in the hear future you have to make sure that whoever is going to be buying your house will like the renovations as well. Another important aspect of adding value is that it essentially negates the cost of the renovation, or at least minimizes it. If you spend $75,000 on a renovation, but it increases the value of your home by an equivalent amount, then your renovation costs are essentially at a net zero.

Tip #3: Find the right home renovation company for you.
There are a lot of renovation companies out there that will promise you the moon, but unfortunately under deliver on results. It is imperative that you find a home renovation company that has a proven track record of delivering over and above for their clients, and that can provide references and job samples. Do your research, and then, when you feel confident in your decision, make your choice.

If you keep these simple tips in mind when doing a home renovation, you’ll come out being more than happy with the results. It is a big decision, so don’t be afraid to take your time so that you feel confident in all of your choices.

Nick Allan
Home Trust Group
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Invest in – SIDCO's Net Zero Home that received US Department's Home Energy Score of 10 – How?

Energy Efficient Passive Inspired Design.

Open floor plan – Living Room

Custom cabinet with Induction BOSCH range.

CA Building Code adopts Net-Zero Energy by 20/20. Explore this Energy Efficient home and save hundreds per month now by combining rooftop solar and Heat Pump.

The impact of climate change on health and exposure to air pollution causes 7 millions deaths worldwide every year and costs an estimated 5 trillion in welfare losses globally- Build Net Zero Homes.”

— Mohan Mahal – SIDCO Homes Inc.

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA, December 14, 2018 / — Invest in SIDCO – (Sustainable Innovative Design & Construction) home and enjoy the comfortable environment and best indoor air quality in a Energy Efficient Home. Net Zero Home produces more energy than it consumes over a period of one year. Homes uses renewable energy produced by Solar panels which are prepaid and are included in price the house with a 25 year warranty. SIDCO Homes may provide allowance for the lease of an electric car of your choice thus taking one more car off the road that uses combustion fuel. But why do all this – Visit this home at 4910 Kenlar Drive, San Jose, Ca. 95124 or contact Francine Terrell at 408-202-5875 for personal viewing. Here is the rest of the story.

Mohan Mahal – Founder & CEO of SIDCO Homes is "Thankful to the Donor for a Gift of Life." for receiving a Heart Transplant 25 years ago. Till today I do not know if I got inspired or my new Heart that gave me new life got inspired by Dr Wolfgang Feist in Germany to build Passive Homes. A passive home is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra low-energy buildings that require little energy for space heating and cooling. Passive Houses allow for space heating and cooling related energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical building it makes efficient use of the sun, internal heat sources and heat recovery, rendering conventional heating systems unnecessary throughout even in the coldest of winters.

How do we achieve these results in a remodeling project.

1. Make sure your walls and attic are well insulated.: – The house was taken down to the stud level and framers installed new walls where needed. Title 24 modeling was done to make the attic space as the closed sealed attic. Closed cell spray foam was used to seal the walls and the under the roof. This provided insulation and sealed all the openings to make the house airtight and Energy Efficient.

2.Upgrade or replace windows: – We replaced and installed all new double pane windows with the low u value. to keep the inside worm during winter and cool during summer months. The windows are sealed and made air tight.

3. Replace an older furnace with a high-efficiency system: – This is the most significant part of the Net Zero Home to conserve the energy. Typical homes have the furnaces using the gas for heating and air conditioning for cooling. SIDCO now has moved on to the Heat Pump technology which is more efficient than the furnaces. It provide the heating and cooling for the property. The power for these units are provided by Solar PV's.

4. Improve the efficiency of your hot water system: – The conventional systems have been water heaters keeping the water hot at all times. We have converted this house to the Tankless water system with a recirculation pump with enough capacity to supply the home with three bathrooms and a kitchen. There is new copper plumbing in the house and all the drain lines have also been replaced and installed.

5. Replace incandescent lightbulbs with LED lights: – This house has 100% LED lights in all the rooms. We have also use motion sensors in the bathrooms as needed by code to conserve the energy. In addition to this we have all new electric wiring in the whole house.

6. Install new refrigerator and appliances: – To improve the quality of the air in the house we have used BOSCH new appliances. The stove is induction cooking range which uses energy only when the pot is placed on the stove. To maximize the use of the Solar PV power the Washer and Dryer for this house is Miele Electric.

7. Installation of the new Roof:- The house has a complete new roof with 50 year warranty of Presidential Elite roofing material with OSB underlayment.

8. Totally Landscaped with water conservation drip system: – A project tis not complete till you give it a good curve appeal. We have the property completely landscaped for the family with water conservation plant and drip system for irrigation. There is a complete walk way around the house with concrete patio and storage area.

9. Schedule an energy audit: – Once the house was built and the doors and windows installed we got the blower door test done and applied for the US Departments's Home Energy Report. Once we got the result we were very proud of our accomplishment of building a home that got the highest score of 10 out of 10.

Where does the saving come from when you invest in a SIDCO Home? A typical homeowner with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths and four occupants spends on an average $200 on the energy bill about $200 for driving a gas car and another $200 on the payment or lease of car.

SIDCO – Homes are built with: – Solar panels installed and paid for with a 25-year warranty with electric bill less than $50.00. SIDCO may provide the allowance to pay for a two years lease on an electric car and the house has a 240 volt 40 Amp outlet installed for charging thus a saving of hundreds per month.

Please help us mitigate the climate change one house at a time and invest in the SIDCO Homes and enjoy the comfort of a Passive Inspired Energy Efficient Home.

Mohan Mahal
SIDCO Homes Inc
+1 408-314-3454
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This is Energy Efficient home with indoor air quality index of less than 50 during the Paradise fire.

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Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Vineland New Jersey

Each Workers’ Compensation Claim is different and needs to be handled carefully by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

You are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you sustain a workplace injury or an occupational illness preventing you from returning to a job.”

— Craig Altman, Esq.

VINELAND, NJ, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2018 / — +

You are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you sustain a workplace injury or an occupational illness preventing you from returning to a job according to New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law. Benefits from a workplace accident can be permanent disability benefits, temporary disability benefits, or death benefits.

Each Workers’ Compensation Claim is different and needs to be handled carefully by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. If not, you may lose wages, compensation for medical bills, and other damages that as an injured worker you deserve.

You’re from Vineland, New Jersey. Since 1952 workers like you have been the tough, hardworking and independent backbone of the town’s workforce. From “The Avenue” to the Boulevard, you represent your town with the same work ethic that Vineland-native Mike Trout brings to every at-bat. But just like Trout can hit the Disabled List, Vineland workers can also get injured on the job. If you do get hurt at work, you’re going to need to review your options carefully and consider workers’ compensation benefits.

You are the heart and soul of Vineland, New Jersey. You are its workforce.

You may be a teacher, working at D’Ippolito Elementary School and suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or neck/back injuries from repetitive grading too many papers long into the night.

You could be a part of the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society devoting your life to protecting the cultural identity of Vineland’s past. But who protects you when you are injured at work? Under certain circumstances the “benefits” promised to workers may get denied or not correctly cover accidents at work. This is where trained workers’ compensation attorneys who are familiar with New Jersey’s Worker’s Compensation Laws step in to assist.

You may be a DJ working at one of Vineland’s locally-licensed radio stations such as WVLT (92.1) or WMIZ (1270). Injuries happen everywhere, even in showbiz! The most common injuries for media and communications industry workers include:

Strains and sprains from repetitive trauma
Slip, trip and fall accidents
Being struck by a falling object
Carpal tunnel or back injuries from repetitive motion
Being caught in or injured by a machine at the office
Accidents involving tools

A work-related injury can happen at any time. You were doing your job, handling your business and bringing home the bacon. But then you got hurt at work, and now your family’s financial future is in the hands of strangers. Choose your workers’ compensation attorney wisely. Don’t play games with your benefits or wait to file your claim. The insurance company does not have your interests at heart and is not on your side, but a skilled workers’ comp lawyer does.

Experienced Vineland Work Injury Lawyers
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are Vineland’s premier Workers’ Compensation law firm. Vineland works hard, and the legal team at Craig Altman’s law firm works even harder to protect Vineland workers, getting them the compensation they deserve.

Handle All Types of Work Injury Cases

For residents of Vineland in Cumberland County, New Jersey, Craig Altman is the go-to law firm for workers’ compensation claims. From work accidents to car accidents, we handle all kinds of workers’ comp cases. The local community rests easy knowing the highly skilled workers’ comp lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman are on the job. The firm is recognized in the legal communities of South Jersey and Philadelphia as experts in this practice area of workman’s comp, social security disability, and personal injury.

Contact Craig today and tap his expert legal mind for a free consultation. The attorney-client relationship is the cornerstone of our success, and your health and safety are of the most crucial aspects of your situation to us. Therefore, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not charge you a fee until we win your case and get your workers’ comp benefits secure. Contact us today at 856-327-8899 for a free consultation.

How Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Vineland go to Work for You

The workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Altman are happy to meet with you at the firm’s Vineland office right on Landis Ave. We are based in the heart of Vineland because we are here for the workers. If you have been hurt on the job, our immediate advice is:

report your injury to your employer as soon as possible, because their workers’ compensation insurance has protocols it must follow
document all medical expenses and medical care, including hospitals, physicians, physical therapy, tests, procedures

This way Craig Altman can obtain all records and contact information to best help you with your workers’ compensation claim. At that point, your application for benefits will be checked for compliance by your employer’s workers’ comp insurance plan. With the lawyers at Craig Altman on your side, we will make sure that the forms and medical information required by the state are correctly submitted to avoid a denial of the claim.

If your claim is approved for less than it should have been according to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Law, then Craig Altman will defend your claim and get you the full amount you deserve.

A wide variety of disputes can happen when you file a workers’ compensation claim, including:

Lost wages: Your rate of pay can be set improperly, giving you less compensation than you deserve.
A challenge to your status: Your employer could challenge your compensation, claiming you are ineligible for benefits
Denial of treatment: You could be denied the necessary medical treatment for your injuries or denied the ability to see the doctor of your choice

If any of these things happen, do not panic. Craig Altman is on your side and will have an answer to every question posed and a solution to every challenge you face concerning your legal rights. The insurance companies can drag their feet, but as an injured employee Craig Altman and his team of Workers’ Compensation experts will hold those feet to the fire to help you.

So what are you waiting for? Craig Altman has the experience, skill, and motivation to get you the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve by New Jersey State Law. Contact Craig today for a free evaluation of your claim and let’s get started!

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Craig A. Altman
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman
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