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Make Money Online Legally

Posted on January 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

There are many paths to make money online legally. Do you enjoy a nice dinner, a good shopping experience, or even a stay at a luxury hotel? Then becoming a secret shopper is the fun and easy solution for you to enjoy these things and still make a few extra bucks. Making money online legally can be easier than you think, and there’s a really simple way you can do it!

Mystery shoppers are the ideal career for anyone who loves to get a coffee, view an apartment, shop for new clothes, even see a movie.  If you live in larger urban areas you can find hundreds of available shops each and every week.  Basically a secret shopper works as a secret agent for a customer that needs to measure some response from their own staff.  Customer service is a key feature for many businesses, and the secret shopper gives valuable feedback for that.  In many cases you will even be working for competing companies to gather information about what their competition is doing.

A secret shopper then reports back to their employer about the service they received, the goods, the condition of the environment, sometimes even the quality of the merchandise. Sometimes a secret shopper can act as reviewer and other times they can be secret guards, making sure the other clients are not shoplifting or providing illegal services.  Typically though the role of a secret shopper is evaluation of the customer service aspects of your shops.

The best part about being a secret shopper is that you often can work your own hours.  Many shops will give you a range of hours and days that you can perform the service.  It’s a very flexible way to make money online legally and you can work hours that fit into your particular schedule. It’s up to you and your needs. Some jobs will even allow you to bring a souse or other family members with you for a meal, a movie, or a shopping trip.  The varieties are endless. 

So if you like spending time shopping and enjoying the activities in your community and are looking for a technique to make money online legally, then look into becoming a secret shopper. There are probably a dozen different types of shops available for you today!

This is one easy tip to make money online legally. There are tons of alternative routes for you to do it. All it takes is a little time and effort.

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Laneway Houses: The Future Of Affordable Urban Living In Toronto

Posted on January 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

Could Laneway Houses Be The Future Of Urban Toronto Living?

It is no secret that the Toronto real estate market has seen a consistency in the increased pricing in the better part of a decade. Rather than the normality for any market to aspire and see an annual increase however, Toronto has seen a shift in housing prices much faster than most other markets. With the average price of a detached home in Toronto increasing by over 32% this past November from the same month a year prior according to statistics from the Toronto Real Estate Board. And because of this, it has certainly shifted the marketed from freehold properties such as detached, and semi-detached homes, and moved buyers towards a higher density housing, such as condominiums towers, and multi-level townhomes.

While many city-dwellers have certainly embraced these condominiums as urban living in a high density area, those looking for a more traditional home, find themselves having to move further and further away from the city in order to find it, and at a price they can afford.

What if there were a way to introduce new freehold housing in the heart of the city, that could accommodate up the 100,000 people, and the solution was quite literally in our backyards? That is of course, if your backyard is along a laneway.

Laneway housing was a concept introduced in Toronto back in 2006. And while it ultimately went nowhere here, it did inspire places such as Vancouver, Ottawa and like-minded cities to introduce policies that embraced it. Granted, the concept a decade ago was not flawless, and contemplated a separate dwelling being legally severed and required new municipal services which resulted in the digging up of these laneways. The new concept idea in laneway housing has different drastically, which one of the largest focuses being a new approach – where the new structures would be treated as a secondary dwelling on the existing property.

What does that mean exactly? Well, that means the garage at the rear of the property could be rebuild by the owner to include a secondary dwelling unit. Potentially serviced through the existing municipal connections, limiting neighbourhood disruption and creating new appropriately sized, ground-orients housing units that could range anywhere between 700-1500 square feet.

Could this type of housing concept represent one of the most innovative solutions to a large housing need in the city of Toronto? Including multi-general households, where the owner can provide accommodations for parents or children, or introduce much need rental housing tock and help generate new income from their property? The answer undoubtedly is yes. A design concept such as this would be creating new freehold housing in major areas, close to transit and existing community amenities, with minimal neighbourhood disruption. But, an innovation such as this would require a community of people willing to work together: citizens, government and industry. Which unfortunately, at this time, may be something difficult to come across.

There is absolutely no quick solution to solve the challenges the GTA faces with the current housing market. But with approximately 300 kilometres of laneways in the city of Toronto, this concept could very well be a good start to consider, or perhaps to utilize as a stepping stone for other ideas in the city of Toronto.

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Legal Aid Bill: The Media Whitewash

Posted on December 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

The current attempt being made by the UK government to limit access to justice for blameless victims of negligence or wronged victims of defamation, by changing the playing field in relation to legal fees, should be appreciated as a serious assault on the rights of the unsuspecting British public.

Whilst the government is getting a well deserved thrashing in relation to the proposed assault on the NHS, and the Welfare Reforms, there is much less noise and also much less support in the media in relation to the Legal Aid Bill currently making its way through Parliament. Bearing in mind that the Bill involves the issue of legal fees it is unsurprising that the majority of people at best don’t know and/or don’t care about this issue, as not only is it a dry and seemingly removed subject from our everyday lives, but also as the image of lawyers is historically so negative in the media.

I would hazard a guess that the large majority of the British public who have come into contact with lawyers at some point or another would no doubt admit that their solicitor was perfectly agreeable and even did a good job. However, there is still an underlying urban myth promoted by the media that lawyers are somehow slightly tawdry and only out for their own interests. I am sure that there are such lawyers out there, but the same could be said of any group of people in any walk of life.

The problem with the media and other large corporations, such as insurance companies, is that they just do not like lawyers, as lawyers are more often as not representing “the little guy” and presenting something of a thorn in their side. David Cameron himself recently commented (off the record) “I hate lawyers” and is no doubt pushing against an open door in relation to seeking to reform No-Win No Fee Agreements as far as most people are concerned, especially given the relentless bad press.

The media silence in relation to the proposed changes to No Win No Fee Agreements, involving legal fees for defamation; poor journalism in relation to the promotion of the myth of “rampant compensation culture”, together with a good bout of “lawyer bashing”, especially of personal injury lawyers, seems at best self-serving and at worst slightly sinister, masking the reality of the government, seemingly in the pocket of large-scale corporations, including the insurance companies, laying siege to the British public’s right to access to justice.

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