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Does It Make Sense To Have Education Logos For An Education Institute?

Everything that is logical, reasonable and sensible makes sense which also holds true for several corporate identities rolling in the business market. If it didn’t make sense, they won’t have tried their hands in creating the brand mark for their companies. In other words, the universal adaption of these corporate identities is a powerful proof of its need and importance.

Let me tell you some historical facts to further clear your line of perception..

It does make sense from the very day of its inception; logo history dates back to the ancient era of the Babylonian, Assyrian, Mayan, Chinese, and Egyptian who used pictograph as a mean to convey a particular message. This era can be considered as a gradual evolution of the preponderant corporate identities which are now not bounded to businesses or companies but educational institutes as well.

Today, we can see a heap of department of education logo designs all around us which consists of all the relevant objects that adheres to the general principles of education. To incorporate general symbols like a book, a student etc has become the rule of thumb for designing such brand mark identities.

But the question here is that do they differentiate one learning institute from another?

Its much obvious that if you will come up with the same thing again and again, it will not help you by any means. Its good to use a book in your institute’s brand mark but if every learning institute would adopt the same idea then how it will suppose to work for you. To be frank with, it won’t!

Let me twist this idiom a bit which is now, “sow the seeds that can be reaped”. See, how much it suits the designing process of educational brand marks. Unless this thing is unique, there is no way that you can reap the rewards, so make sure you have come up with something that will imprint the overall image and message of your learning institute in the minds of the viewers.

To make it look unique, you can use the globe to show that we offer international level of education. Instead of using pen which has been used by several graphic designers, you can make an effective use of ink pots, feathers and blots to depict the years and years of education your institute is providing to the world. Graduation caps would be a bit different idea that can be used for the universities. Place a globe in hands to show the level of education you provide to your students.

So, if you still want to use a book in your brand mark then you can incorporate a student reading a book while sitting on the globe. Those were some rough ideas to help you get a perfect recognition device for your school, college, university or whatever learning institute you are running.

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Residential Real Estate Lawyer – Do You Really Need One?

Some states require lawyers to participate in residential real estate transactions, especially at closing or settlement. Notice how I said, “some states require…’” not simply that you need a real estate lawyer. The majority of states are known affectionately (by real estate lawyers) as, “non-attorney” states. In those states, conducting real estate closings is not considered the practice of law, so you are not required to have a real estate lawyer. The rest of the country resides in either, “attorney” states or states that have mandated the participation of real estate lawyers either for the entire closing or for some parts of the closing. (The parts where you need a real estate lawyer are usually defined by the clear as mud description, “those instances requiring the use of legal discretion and profound legal knowledge.”) Since choosing the right real estate lawyer can save you a lot of aggravation, you want someone who is:

Licensed and in good standing. Many states have web sites where you can look to see that the real estate lawyer you are considering is both licensed and in good standing.

Experienced. Word of mouth can be the best recommendation. If a friend or relative has been well served and satisfied with a real estate lawyer, chances are you will be also.

Real Estate Savvy. This is a specialized area. Just as every midwife might be capable of handling a simple birth, every lawyer might be capable of handling the so-called simple closing, (in California and other “non-attorney” states, people generally do not even use lawyers for residential transactions.) It would be nice, if at the beginning, you could know if yours will be one of those simple transactions. However, since most of us cannot see into the future, if you decide to hire a lawyer, you’ll want one well versed in real estate law and its peculiarities.

In your area. It is important that the real estate lawyer you hire be familiar with local rules and ordinances as they can have an enormous impact on how smoothly your deal flows.

That you can work with. There is no point in hiring someone you either do not like or do not trust. What good does it do you if you cannot rely on the information she gives you or, just as bad, you cannot stand talking to that person? A real estate transaction is not brain surgery; there are plenty of good real estate lawyers who also have pleasant personalities. You do not want to hire someone that does not play well with others. Your lawyer will be dealing not only with you, but with your buyer. You want someone who will help get the job done while protecting you.

How Can You Tell If Your State Is An “Attorney” State?

The easiest way is to log onto a website, such as [http://www.legalwiz.com/escrow.htm] which has a list. In addition to that, you can call your local bar association, your local title insurer, your local mortgage lender, or your local escrow agent. Using the word “local” is no accident. All real estate is local and all real estate laws are local in the sense of being governed by the state law of the state where the property is located.
If your house is located in an “attorney” state, adding a real estate lawyer to your team is both necessary and prudent. You’re going to have to have one anyway, so you might as well get her or him on the team early.

Do I Need A Real Estate Lawyer In A “Non-Attorney” State?

If the house you want to sell is in one of the majority “non-lawyer” states, you might need a real estate lawyer at some point if things get complicated, but there is no rush. In “non-attorney” states, closings usually take place through escrow. Although the escrow agent does not represent you, they are usually very knowledgeable and they are obligated to follow the directions you outlined when the escrow was set up.

If you do hire a real estate lawyer, she can be your second most valuable player. From advising you on such matters as the contract, disclosures, title, inspection issues, to holding the earnest money and handling the closing.

REMEMBER: Even in “attorney” states, real estate lawyers are not deal makers. Their job is to make sure the contract is properly executed. They may or may not be involved in the actual negotiations.

TIP: In some areas, real estate lawyers make a large chunk of their money from the title company they work with. As the seller, it will be your responsibility to bring down title. Therefore, working with an real estate lawyer who has a relationship with a title company, could be to your benefit.

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How to Make Sure Your Garage Door Lasts Longer

Garage doors are installed by house owners to add convenience in protecting their cars. The older prototypes of the commonly used doors are designed to be operated manually. With the rapid growth of technology, you may now find remote-controlled doors which give ease in opening and closing through simple push buttons. Imagine stepping out of your car in the midst of a rain to manually open your garage door. The remote-controlled garage door saves you from encountering such circumstances.

There are different factors that you must consider in choosing the appropriate door for your garage. The door you decide to buy depends upon the availability of the space needed on your house, the kind of space you will use, and more importantly the amount that you will invest in the project. There are several styles of doors available in the market today. You may choose from these different styles such as the sectional door, roller door, side-hung door and up-and-over door. The visual presentation of door is also important to match the architectural design of the entire house.

The performance of a door in your garage is also subjected to its securing purposes, in otherwords, how safe it keeps the rest of the house. A garage door that is not working properly may be a security hazard for parked vehicles and may compromise the entire home’s security as well. A survey conducted by the National Home Security Week regarding the effectiveness of doors in the garage indicates that houses with secured doors are less likely to be targeted by intruders. A well-maintained garage adds to the security enhancements applied on the house.

It is highly recommended that you conduct a regular inspection of your garage. The inspection allows you to immediately check any part that requires repair or maintenance. The inspection of the garage can simply be done by lifting the door up to its halfway mark and then releasing it. A working garage door should stay on its position even when it is released. If the door comes tumbling down, then it should be checked for repairs.

The type of repair to be done can be identified by inspecting the drive system used to control the door. You should check if the electronic door opener still works. The garage opener is the mechanical tool used for the opening and closing of the door. The quiet version of the door is considered as one of its best prototypes since it operates smoothly and can efficiently work even on harsh weather conditions. Greasing up the parts of the door mechanism can help prevent rusting and also can keep the garage overall good condition. The lubricants to be used in greasing can be purchased on your local over-the-counter machine shops.

The automated version of the door has a feature that stops the door from closing when an obstruction is detected. It is highly advisable that the automated door opener should only be used if the functionality is available. The openers are utilized to impose safety and security on the garage on different circumstances. The automated garage door is the most common type in use today.