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The Future of Submarine Games

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In the last six months, the demise of sims has been pronounced in abundance. Print mags and sim webzines have been telling you sims are being ignored left and right Jane's A-10: Canceled. Wolfpack II: Canceled. Silent Steel II: MIA. M1Tank Platoon 3: Canceled. Fighting Steel Deluxe: Canceled. Jane's Attack Squadron: MIA. Thunder Over Europe: MIA. The list goes on.

We all know that this is a down cycle for sims and we believe there is hope that in a couple of years, things will turn around and sims will be hot stuff again. Hey, I remember in 1973 when the EPA and OPEC throttled the life out of the muscle car scene. I had a 1970 Cobra Torino that had 450 hp and ran the quarter in the high 13s. In less than three years every car out of Detroit was a smog controlled, gas economizing slug. They even started making them as ugly as they were slow! It was heartbreaking.

But over time, things change. Now you can get a high performance machine that handles and has luxuries like front / rear AC. My '99 Riviera has a supercharged V-6 that would make my old Torino proud.

So, keep the faith. Things will improve, even if no one knows when. Silent Hunter II and Destroyer Command are showing signs of life. Harpoon 4 is still under development. There are stirrings from the Sonalysts camp.

When a new subsim does not hit the shore, try to remember, the developers and game producers are our friends. They make the kind of games we like because they like them too. Why would they labor over armor thickness tables, ship model physics, and torpedo trajectories for a niche market? I know a few developers and they all love the genre.

Try to keep your criticism balanced. Should you blast a sim you had trouble with or did not enjoy with all the invective and animosity you would normally reserve for someone who used your car or used your toothbrush? I was told by one producer that high-level executives frequently ask him about hard-core negative postings on newsgroups and forums. The industry sees us as demanding, unappreciative, and impossible to satisfy. It's much easier and more lucrative to crank out Deer Hunter and Barbie games and their users rarely flame the game company to a crisp.

I work with a CPA accountant who likes computer games and is pretty good at them. He can play a mean Age of Empires warrior. I tried to interest him in learning Jane's 688 (I) for some multiplay. He took one look at the hefty manual and washed it off. He assumed he would need to learn all the material to play competitive. The blessing and the curse of a good sim is its complexity. Do you want to command a battle fleet or do TMA on a Los Angeles class submarine? You need to learn skills and study. And this restricts the popularity of the sim. Mass market games generally do not carry the steep learning curve a sim does. So while we hard core sim players are delighting in the minutia of seven different stations and all their controls, casual gamers are passing up the sim at a 20 to 1 ratio. Sims truly are a niche market.

Niche market games have limited budgets. This means a small number of programmers and artists must concentrate on the basics. Do not expect to see everything you want and imagine in a sim. Oh yeah, I'm with you – I wish a subsimp could have full motion crews and other fun stuff. But as one producer told me, "We do not have the money to design and integrate these features into the product. I wish we could, too."

We should be finding out the status of Silent Hunter II soon. Either Mattel Interactive is going to sign someone to complete it or it will be managed. I went through the "we are planning to do this" stage with the fabled Jane's Ice Pack add-on for 688 (I), Crusader Studios' Akula: Red Hunter, Silent Steel 2, and the interoperability between Jane's Fleet Command and 688 ( I). I'm not passing judgment here, just condemning that when the momentum dies, so does the objective. For whatever reasons, the product champions behind those sims were unable to secure the financing to start work. To get a better feel for the whole process, read my friend John Sponauer's analysis of the life and death of a sim, M1 Tank Platoon 2, from its early development as an upgrade all the way through its last couple of weeks.

Despite my previous experiences with other sim companies, I am optimistic that Carl Norman and Rick Martinez mean what they say and SSI will continue to raise the banner of the Digital Combat Series while the Jane's, NovaLogics, and Microproses around them fall like unfortunate tin soldiers . This is not to say SH2 is a done deal – that moment will come when you hold the box in your hand. We look to the next rumored subsim as our best hope for advanced underwater warfare. All we can do is stay positive, supportive, and if it's decent, buy four copies when it comes out.



Source by Neal Stevens

In the last six months, the demise of sims has been pronounced in abundance. Print mags and sim webzines have been telling you sims are being ignored left and right Jane's A-10: Canceled. Wolfpack II: Canceled. Silent Steel II: MIA. M1Tank Platoon 3: Canceled. Fighting Steel Deluxe: Canceled. Jane's Attack Squadron: MIA. Thunder Over Europe: […]

5 Transmission Problems Corrected by New Additives

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Vehicle problems are a worrisome thing. Especially transmission problems.

Here is how to end these 5 common problems

  1. Slow shift when cold.
  2. Hang-up from one gear to the next.
  3. Rough shift or hard shift.
  4. Fluid leaks.
  5. Converter lock-up shudder at around 40 MPH..

Transmission shifting problems require an overhaul – if cleaning the valve body – the shift control parts, cannot be cleaned. While most transmission shops push you into the $3000 plus overhaul idea, it is because just cleaning your dirty transmission shift valves is a 2 hour money loser for the shop.

Overhaul has 75 % profit of around $2000. Labor for just valve cleaning with a fluid change produces $75 profit. Got that?

The chemical cleaning of your dirty valve shift valves – the method I promote – and I’m a mechanic, always ends rough shifts, shift hang ups, that transmission converter 45 mph lockup clunk, and restores smooth shifting. And cost about $100 to $150, not $2000. And you can do it yourself with my walk-through steps below.

I’ll walk you through the steps. Nothing needs to be taken apart, so relax on that point, too.

This is what research shows about rough shift problems.

It shows that friction drag, wear roughen surfaces, acids, high temperatures, and the resulting sludge residues are the common causes of transmission problems.

How Mega Power, a vehicle engine transmission additive treatment maker, solves your problem.

Four new products, from Mega Power combine to work as a problem solving treatment to end those 5 transmission problems.

The Mega Power Transmission Treatment contains, not just one ingredient like all other additives have, instead Mega Power has 4 of them. One ingredient to cover each of these rough shift causing conditions. One to end friction drag and smooth wear roughen gear and bearing surfaces. One to remove problems causing residues on your valve body to free and clean them, and neutralize acids. And a co-polymer for super lubrication, and to end excessively high temperatures. These ingredients condition the many seals to stop leaks. That is what you get for $100 to $150 instead of $3000 to end your worry, save lots of cash expense, while restoring transmission dependability again.

Products needed come in a kit called Mega Power Transmission Service Kit RS3. Here are directions for installation.

Step 1-Add Mega Power Transmission Cleaner TS-1 to the dirty transmission fluid. Drive to your local lube guy, to have him drain and replace the dirty fluid with new. Or do it yourself.

The TS-1 product free and clean sticky valve controls and removes harmful, sticky valve covered residues when the old fluid is removed. Those harmful residues bind gears and clutch movement, cause rough shifting, and hard shifts.

Step 2- After the new fluid in installed, add the Mega Power Transmission Fluid Conditioner #3, and Metal Conditioners #T to the new fluid.

TS-2 T and TS-3 products conditions the many harden and skrunken seals and gaskets that leak fluid, causing a lower hydraulic action, and slow shift problems. This ends slow shift, and leak problems in this way.

Mega Power #T and #3 Products correct one other cause of rough-shift, hard-shift, hang-up, and converter lock-up shutter. They do so by a surface smoothing with their MC+ metal conditioner. This advantage ends shift and hang ups caused by friction drag. These two products perform the friction reducing and surface restoring, and also beef-up the tensile strength of the fluid. This “fluid and metal conditioning” is needed as wear develops, and thicker fluid is needed to keep shifting working well again.

Step 3- For Slipping transmission problems.

To end slipping – you also add Mega Power #10 Oil Conditioner – along with the #T and #3 above to the new fluid. This product fills worn spaces and adds a thickener to help pump up the hydraulic pressures needed – close the clutches tighter, ending this cause of slipping.

Conclusion: This is the least expensive way I know of to correct 5 common transmission problems.

Results are almost immediate and permanent. Way less costly compared to actual overhaul. Although a few transmission shops use Mega Power, it’s seldom promoted.

Mega Power products have a very high success rate. Mega Power comes with a 90 day money-back guarantee – should your transmission require actual repair.

This remedy is worth a try to determine if it will work for your car or truck… george



Source by George Christ

Vehicle problems are a worrisome thing. Especially transmission problems. Here is how to end these 5 common problems Slow shift when cold. Hang-up from one gear to the next. Rough shift or hard shift. Fluid leaks. Converter lock-up shudder at around 40 MPH.. Transmission shifting problems require an overhaul – if cleaning the valve body […]

These 7 Golf Tips Will Boost Your Game To The Next Level

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The secret to breaking 80 may not be found only at the range.

Nor may it be found only in golf tips, golf books, or golf lessons.

The secret to breaking 80 may also be found in recent performance research.

This research does not tell you how to drive a ball, sink a putt, or hit hit iron. Nor does it tell you how to play a course.

Instead, it tells you how to learn a motor skill. Knowing how you learn a motor skill can help you squeeze the most out of practice. More important, it speeds learning.

And speeding up learning can boost your game to the next level quickly.

Below are 7 practice tips based on performance research. Build them into your practice routines and boost your game to new heights.

Tip 1: Set specific goals

Setting specific goals, like eating par or winning the club championship, speeds learning. It also increases skill retention.

For best results, choose moderately challenging and long-term goals. Coupling them with even low levels of practice can boost learning as much as 400 percent.

Tip 2: Choose the right swing thoughts

Swings thoughts are valuable tools. But you need to use the right thoughts. The key is to use external swing thoughts, not internal ones.

Savvy golfers, use swing thoughts that refer to the club, not the body-thoughts like "Lean the shaft forward at impact" and not "Get my hands ahead of the club at impact."

Tip 3: Learn from a pro

When you learn from a pro, you play like one. So take golf lessons from a pro whenever you can. Highly effective, it's the best way to learn and the best way to achieve consistency.

A pro can see your errors. You can. A pro also will not let you ingrain errors. She'll correct them and teach you how to do things right, speeding learning.

Tip 4: Practice like you play

If you leave your best swings at practice, it's because you're not practicing to transfer skills from the range to the course. Transfer practice encourages specificity of learning. The process is called practicing like you play.

In other words, instead of hitting 25 drivers in a row, hit driver, then 7-iron, then PW-just like you'd do during a round.

Or hit wedges from a grassy area, not off a mat. Try to create actual playing conditions when practicing.

Tip 5: Work on one change

When you practice working on several changes at the same time you short-circuit the brain-literally. Repeating a movement changes your brain, increasing its efficiency in processing information and controlling movement.

But that's only if you're working on one change at a time.

Also, use training aids. Why-because the brain can not tell when you're doing something right or wrong. Training aids teach you to perform the skill correctly, ingraining the fundamentals the right way.

Tip 6: Practice, practice, practice

There's no escaping it. You have to practice to improve. Research shows it takes 10,000 hours of work to ingrain a motor skill. It also shows that you need to do something for 10 years to master it.

So it you're serious about shrinking your golf handicap, practice. No one's ever learned to play golf well without practice.

Tip 7: Buy Videos

Forget verbal training aids. Instead, use a video or a photo. We learn faster using our eyes, not our ears. So find a golfer that's good at a skill, like chipping, and watch her perform it.

This process is called "modeling." Modeling gives you a "blueprint" to guide your motions. So if you want to improve, buy videos.



Source by Jack Moorehouse

The secret to breaking 80 may not be found only at the range. Nor may it be found only in golf tips, golf books, or golf lessons. The secret to breaking 80 may also be found in recent performance research. This research does not tell you how to drive a ball, sink a putt, or […]

Black Jack Winning Moves

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Black jack is an element of player choice; This has a special strategy which shows who can win and how theitting can be carried out. The strategy implemented depends on the player's total and dealer's visible card.

Black jack is one of the efficient games that can be played in casino, if played correctly it has the lowest house edge, this is not quite difficult game it has an average stand, the winning moves are quite easy.

Counting a card is very important in a black jack; It helps in two ways:

1. Some times good cards help the player to keep more bets, if there are more aces and tens, it would be good for the player to keep the bets

2. Some times an idea of ​​the cards that are available helps him to improve his choosing of hands.

It is said that card counting strategy gives out advantage of 0.5 to 1.5 percent in winning the house. Card courting is a legal strategy implemented for the benefit of the player there is no such rule against the card counting.

Rules to be followed while playing black jack:

Each player deals with two cards and the hand with the highest total wins, and the rule for winning is the number should not exceed a limit. Each card from 2 to 10 have a value and the face cards jack, king and queen are worth ten. Ace is called as a soft hand with a value of 11. Having a highest unbusted hand helps the player to beat the opponent.

Tips for playing black jack in a multi deck game:

1. Learning the basic strategy mentioned above is very important.
2. Player should find a open seat near the black jack table
3. He should wait for the hand to end, than buy the chips and place the bet
4. When the dealer gets our cards, our move can be any hit, stand, double down or split.
5. To hit the game we should tap the table
6. To stand out player should wave his hands
7. In order to split or double down player has to place another bet next to the old bet
8. Finally allow the dealer to play

Following all these steps can give a win to the opponent against the dealer quite easily.
One thing which can make the game towards the player is shuffle tracking this shuffle tracking is nothing but tracking a group of cards, during the play and following them and playing when the come into existence. Betting properly at this stage ensures better income to the player.

Excellent visual estimation and keeping a good track of all the movements of the dealer will surely make the player a winning move. Thus finally a good player is said to have a good vision and interest on the game, so ensuring proper performance through out the game. Play the game well get good performance, winner is not born they are made.



Source by Vinay Polisetty Kumar

Black jack is an element of player choice; This has a special strategy which shows who can win and how theitting can be carried out. The strategy implemented depends on the player's total and dealer's visible card. Black jack is one of the efficient games that can be played in casino, if played correctly it […]

The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Wheeled Luggage

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The best selling type of luggage is wheeled luggage. This type of luggage made its first appearance in the year nineteen eighty nine when flight crews used them to transport their supplies onto the airplanes.

People now prefer this kind of luggage especially for travelers who have to make their ways through airports and hotels. People who have physical limitations and senior people also prefer this kind of luggage.

The bags are structured so that the support is weighed on the wheels. It is accompanied with a handle that is pulled out when one has to pull the bag. This handle is then neatly placed back when the bag is not being pulled or wheeled.

Due to the bag having the frame and wheel structure, it is much heavier than other bags. It may also have less packing space and is relatively hard to maneuver the extra piece of clothing when the bag is filled to its capacity. It is also notorious for breaking as a bump here and there between the airplane and the luggage belts at the airport. These bags also usually have only one large compartment which does not allow for suitable packing of smaller items.

In terms of large bags, wheeled luggage is beneficial especially when travelers have to assist themselves at airports. For carry-on luggage, one may consider the alternative bags without wheels as they may have the same dimensions, but offer much more packing space.

This type of luggage is also quite troublesome when one has to walk through airports or hotels that have a variety of staircases and excavators. This is especially true when travelers have large and heavy bags to carry around until boarding.

In some countries, wheeled bags are prohibited in buses and trains. On the other hand, tour companies that specialize in group tours recommend this type of bags as tourists often carry their own bags to and from the coaches.

For frequent travelers this is surely a blessing. It reduces the strain on their backs and it visibly allows for quicker movement when opting not making use of trolleys at the airports. The ease of mobility alone outweighs the negative points related to these bags.

When one chooses to buy wheeled luggage, consider that the strength of the frame and the quality of the wheels are adequate. Ensure the handle movement is smooth without getting stuck. Also ensure that the bag is durable and not too heavy.



Source by Pam Quillerin

The best selling type of luggage is wheeled luggage. This type of luggage made its first appearance in the year nineteen eighty nine when flight crews used them to transport their supplies onto the airplanes. People now prefer this kind of luggage especially for travelers who have to make their ways through airports and hotels. […]

Office Politics: 5 Techniques To Master The Game!

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The 2010 US midterm elections have everyone talking politics. Regardless of whether you consider yourself politically active, you are likely involved in another form of politics every day: office politics.

Like it or not, politics will always be around – it's how things get done. There is no way to avoid it (unless you work for yourself and never interact with anyone else professionally – which is quite rare!). If you're not involved in the politics of business, you're not playing the game. And if you're not playing the game, you can not possibly win. Successful professionals not only play the game, they play it well, and they play to win!

Many business professionals bemoan the existence of office politics and take pride in the fact that they do not play that game. Although there is definitely an "ugly underbelly" to office politics, and it's admirable to eschew being a part of that, they fail to realize the impact to their career. Office politics is simply the business of relationships and the "quid pro quo" (something in exchange for something else) inherent to every relationship. Unfortunately, there is no way to remove yourself from this exchange without missing out on the critical benefits that come with it.

Careers are made or broken based on relationships. And the painful truth is, when you need a relationship, it's too late to build it . Mastering office politics essentially boils down to understanding the critical relationships within your department or business – who needs what from what – and understanding how you play into that. Each time you do something for someone, you've earned a figurative "chip" that you can later cash in for something you need. By continuously focusing on how you can create value for those you work with or work for, you build up political goodwill – and that goodwill is critical to including a successful career.

Have you mastered the game or is the game getting the better of you? If office politics has you down, add the following five techniques to your political toolkit:

  1. Know the unwritten rules. Clearly understand the unwritten rules that your company, your industry, and your network operate by. An example of an unwritten rule might be that no business is discussed at certain company functions (they may be considered purely social). If you approach your boss's boss to pitch a new idea at one of those functions, your idea (as great as it might be) may never be considered. Understand the unwritten rules – your chances of winning the game will go up exponentially!
  2. Hone your negotiation skills. Approach political business situations as you would any negotiation. Do your homework and think through what you need, what the other person needs, what you have to offer, and how you can facilitate a win-win outcome.
  3. Master the "quid pro quo". Consistently deliver value for those you work with, and keep in mind that the quid pro quo of office politics is something in exchange for something else. Do not settle for always being on the "giving" end of that relationship – think about what you want in exchange and cash in your chips when it makes sense to do so.
  4. Find a mentor. Seek out someone at your company or in your industry who knows the routes and is willing to help you hone your political business acumen. Ask lots of questions, study their methods, and model your approach after their. And in keeping with quid pro quo, be sure to return the favor!
  5. Stay in the game. Do not avoid politically charged situations. Use them as opportunities to fine-tune your political savvy. Even if it feels uncomfortable to you at first, remind yourself that when you are actively involved in creating the solution it will generally reflect more of what you want. When you stand on the sidelines and refuse to get in the game, you miss your chance to influence the outcome.

So, get in the game, play it well, and WIN!



Source by Julie Fischer

The 2010 US midterm elections have everyone talking politics. Regardless of whether you consider yourself politically active, you are likely involved in another form of politics every day: office politics. Like it or not, politics will always be around – it's how things get done. There is no way to avoid it (unless you work […]

Using Stealth Attraction To Meet And Attract Beautiful Women

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Whether you like it or not, you have to have tight game if you stand any chance of meeting and attracting women. The majority of men (thankfully) have shocking game when it comes to scoring with the ladies. The fact that you’re reading this article will give you an unfair advantage over other guys going forward, just with the tips you’re about to learn.

I’m going to be sharing some effective strategies that are also known as “stealth attraction” methods and can take a normal conversation with a woman to a heated and sexually driven encounter. Let’s say for example you’re in a bar with some friends and you notice a beautiful girl sitting down. You can take the below techniques and build attraction with that girl in only 10 minutes.

Here they are:

Eye contact

When you’re in a conversation, always make sure you use eye contact to build rapport quickly and show her that you’re focused on her. Even if you’re in a bar or club and it’s extremely loud, make sure you keep the eye contact going but just move your head closer to hers, so she can her you, it’s THAT important.

Touch certain areas

There are parts of a woman’s body that are very sexual and once touched correctly will make her all hot and bothered in a matter of minutes. Simply brush and touch her stomach, legs and the back of her hands… this will make her feel very comfortable around you.

Stroke her back

This works very well if you’re in a club or bar sitting down with a woman. Let’s say you’ve been speaking for a while and you decide to sit down. Take one arm and your fingers to lightly stroke (tickle) her back, no one apart from you and her will know this is going on, but it’s still building comfort and rapport.

Make sure you practice

The cliche of “practice makes perfect” couldn’t be more true and applies to pickup in several ways. Not only does it teach you very quickly what not to do with women, it also allows you to refine what is working and master it, until it becomes second nature. When I say “it” I mean anything that will make you more attractive to a woman, such as body language, eye contact, conversation etc.

So those are three very quick and simple, but powerful stealth attraction techniques. Take them away and practice them, you’ll be 99% ahead of other guys out there that use the same old tricks to pull women.



Source by Rennie Larue

Whether you like it or not, you have to have tight game if you stand any chance of meeting and attracting women. The majority of men (thankfully) have shocking game when it comes to scoring with the ladies. The fact that you’re reading this article will give you an unfair advantage over other guys going […]

31 Items to Put in Your Lease Addenda Rental Form

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The Lease Addenda is a very, very important form for landlords. This lease addenda spells out in plain English all the key things that we’ve learned over the years that our renters really need to be informed about. This document includes but is not limited to (there are actually 31 items covered in this document) items like:

  1. Deposits and last month rent (not to be used for).
  2. Due dates and late fees for rent.
  3. Smoke Alarm Batteries Reminder
  4. Air Conditioning Filter Reminder
  5. Landscaping Responsibilities
  6. Unauthorized Repairs / Improvements
  7. 30 Days Notice Reminder
  8. Criminal Activity
  9. Move-in Inspection (Rental Property Condition) Reminder
  10. Subletting

You’ll want to copy and paste these items as well as others items that you can think of that make sense for your specific property into the body of the document at the bottom of this post (which is just a sample header and footer for ease of use). So, with out further ado, here are the 31 items that we put in every lease addenda for every rental agreement that we sign with a tenant:

  1. Tenant understands that the Security/Cleaning/Redecorating Deposit is NOT to be used toward the last month’s rent.
  2. Rents are due on the 1st of each month and are delinquent on the 2nd. 5-day notices will be served; there is a service fee for each notice, and this is charged to the tenant. Late fee is $35.00 per day retroactive from the 5th day of the month.
  3. Tenant shall take responsibility for checking batteries in the Smoke Alarm at least once a month and replacing when needed. If the smoke alarm is not functioning, the Tenant should notify Owner/Landlord immediately.
  4. Tenants are to change air conditioner filters every 30 days. Tenant’s failure to change filters may cause the Tenant to be billed for damages. Tenant to maintain the home interior in a neat, orderly and “maid serviced” manner. Failure to do so may be a cause for excess wear and tear, and may be considered a material breach of the lease terms.
  5. The Tenant is responsible for maintaining the lawns, desert landscaping, shrubs, trees and other landscaping including mowing and trimming. Failure to maintain the exterior of the premises is justification to withhold deposits to restore the property to pre-rental condition.
  6. Repairs caused by resident neglect or negligence will be charged to the Tenant (i.e. a child’s toy causes blockage in a toilet or sewer line, or excess hair stops up sink or shower line). Such charges must be paid within ten (10) days of written notice from the Landlord/Owner.
  7. The Property Owner/Landlord will NOT pay for unauthorized repairs.
  8. Tenants will not work on/repair vehicles at the premises; there should be no unregistered, non-functioning or commercial vehicles parked on, in front of or adjacent to the property that is visibly in sight from the street.
  9. The Owner/Landlord only warrants serviceability on the following appliances: air conditioner, heater, conventional water heaters, range/oven, refrigerator and dishwasher, if provided, and all other major electrical and plumbing systems. Owner/Landlord does not warrant or repair washer(s) and dryer(s).
  10. It is the responsibility of the Tenant to acquire and maintain liability insurance if the Tenant has a waterbed and/or pet. As noted in lease, written permission must be obtained from the Owner/Landlord to install a waterbed or have a pet at the property.
  11. The Owner/Landlord is not responsible for the Tenants personal belongings. Tenant understands that they may choose to obtain Renters/Tenants Insurance.
  12. Tenant must give written notice thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of this agreement to vacate or renew. On a month-to-month basis, the termination of this lease can only coincide with the end of a calendar month, unless agreed to by all parties.
  13. Tenant is to allow Landlord/Owner/Real Estate Agents to show the property for lease or sale during the last thirty (30) days of tenancy with proper notice. Tenant will allow placement of a Lockbox with property key the last 30 days of tenancy. Failure to comply may result in forfeiture of deposits.
  14. Tenant may obtain a free copy of the AZ Residential Landlord/Tenant Act from the Secretary of State office.
  15. Non-refundable fees will be applied to the following: cleaning/carpet cleaning/re-keying property.
  16. Tenant acknowledges receipt of a move-in inspection form. It is the Tenant’s responsibility to return to Owner/Landlord within ten (10) days of occupancy.
  17. Criminal Activity: Tenant(s) or members of Tenant’s household will not permit the dwelling to be used for, or to facilitate criminal activity, including drug related activity, regardless of whether the individual engaging in such activity is a member of the household or a guest. Violation of this provision shall be a material and irreparable violation of the lease and good cause for immediate termination of tenancy. Proof of violation shall not require criminal conviction, but shall be by preponderance of the evidence.
  18. Indemnity: Tenant(s) shall indemnify and hold Owner harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, penalties, damages, expenses and judgements for injuries or accidents to people or property of any nature however caused, occurring on or about the leased premises during the lease term and any other period of occupancy, including costs, expenses, attorney’s fee incurred by Owner in defense of any such claims, whether or not such claims are adequately covered by insurance.
  19. Waiver: Either party’s waiver of any breach of this lease shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such breach on subsequent occasion, and failure of either party to insist on performance of the terms, agreements and conditions of this lease shall not constitute a relinquishment of such party’s right thereafter to enforce such term, agreement or condition but the same shall remain in full force and effect. Should any provision or any part thereof in this lease agreement be determined unenforceable or illegal, the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.
  20. Utilities: Tenant(s) are responsible for having all utilities placed in their own name(s) prior to move in. Tenant further agrees to pay any and all deposits (if any) as required by utility companies.
  21. Assignment and Subletting: The Tenant may not assign or sublet the premises without the express written permission of the Landlord/Owner. An application fee will be charged by the Landlord/Owner to cover the cost of credit and background checks.
  22. Alterations: The Tenant shall make no alteration, addition or improvement to the property, either inside or outside, without the written consent of the Owner/Landlord.
  23. If property has an electric garage door opener, remotes will be operable upon move-in. Remotes are not warranted beyond move-in.
  24. Tenant agrees to return all house keys, mailbox keys, garage door openers and any other keys at time of move out. A $75.00 re-keying fee will be charged if all keys are not returned and $35.00 for each garage door remote.
  25. Tenant agrees to conduct a final walk-through inspection with Landlord/Owner at the end of the lease term. Tenant agrees to have all personal property removed from the premises at the time of final walk-through inspection. Owner/Landlord has no obligation to conduct a joint move-out inspection with the Tenant if A.R.S. 33-1321C shall apply.
  26. FIRSTNAME LASTNAME and FIRSTNAME LASTNAME are owners of said property.
  27. Tenant understands that smoking is not permitted inside the home or garage.
  28. Tenant agrees to notify Landlord/Owner immediately of any water leaks that occur (i.e. leaks at sinks/vanities/tubs/showers/laundry spigots/appliances, ceiling stains or any water penetrations observed).
  29. Tenants are responsible for carpets being professionally cleaned prior to lease expiring; proof of cleaning is by receipt.
  30. If property is located in a homeowners association, Tenant is responsible for any fines assessed to property for violations caused by the Tenant. The two most common violations are garbage cans being left out on non-pick-up days and weed control. Homeowner’s rules and regulations are available upon written request only.
  31. In the event that the property is sold the lease / rental agreement between landlord and tenant is cancelled on the date the new owner takes possession of the property. Tenant has 30 days to vacate the property or sign a new lease with the new owner at the owner’s option.

Actual.pdf and word documents are available on the post of this article I made on my blog. Located here:

http://landlord.ideaboxllc.com/2010/06/31-items-to-put-in-your-lease-addenda-rental-form/



Source by Joshua Cork

The Lease Addenda is a very, very important form for landlords. This lease addenda spells out in plain English all the key things that we’ve learned over the years that our renters really need to be informed about. This document includes but is not limited to (there are actually 31 items covered in this document) […]

The Cashflow 101 Game – Winning Strategies

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A few ideas to help you win the Cashflow 101 game.

Let’s start off with the concept of raising money. You can’t do anything without it, so you need to leverage it as much as possible. You do this by buying as much shares as you possibly can, probably using most of your spare cash!

The $1 share buying card (the are in fact two of them) should be a gold mine as when you sell, you could get up to 40 times your money.

If you pick this card, you should borrow money from the bank (without going bankrupt) and just wait for you or somebody else to pick up the relevant sale card. This extra money should enable you to buy ‘Big Deals’ and you will very quickly be able to get out of the ‘Rat Race’. By then, you will have more money than you know what to do with!

Next, always buy property whenever you can with spare cash, even if the cashflow is poor or even negative. You may have an opportunity to sell the property at a profit if you or somebody else picks up a ‘Market’ card.

When buying Businesses or property, if they cost more to buy than you can afford, remember to factor in the increased Cashflow to see if it is worth doing. It may be worth just going round the Rat Race doing very little for a few goes to pay off your borrowed money from the bank to pay for that ‘Big Deal’.

The next point is a biggie, but I see people ignoring it all the time.

If you have lots of money, do something with it. Do not hold onto it. The least you can do is to pay off some of your debts. Remember that some are more worth paying off than others. Again this is true in real life.

At the moment, interest rates are poor and ‘slow’ money in the bank is in reality losing value with inflation, so make it work for you by doing something with it.

On the Fast Track, always go for the gambling options to raise your cashflow if you can pay for it.. Never miss any green square opportunity.

Summing up, I think that life is all about taking opportunities and so is the game of Cashflow. You must do something with every turn of a card, rather than just waiting for that big deal to turn up. Happy playing!



Source by Brett Gossage

A few ideas to help you win the Cashflow 101 game. Let’s start off with the concept of raising money. You can’t do anything without it, so you need to leverage it as much as possible. You do this by buying as much shares as you possibly can, probably using most of your spare cash! […]

Office Politics: 5 Techniques to Master The Game!

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The 2010 US midterm elections have everyone talking politics. Regardless of whether you consider yourself politically active, you are likely involved in another form of politics every day: office politics.

Like it or not, politics will always be around – it's how things get done. There is no way to avoid it (unless you work for yourself and never interact with anyone else professionally – which is quite rare!). If you're not involved in the politics of business, you're not playing the game. And if you're not playing the game, you can not possibly win. Successful professionals not only play the game, they play it well, and they play to win!

Many business professionals bemoan the existence of office politics and take pride in the fact that they do not play that game. Although there is definitely an "ugly underbelly" to office politics, and it's admirable to eschew being a part of that, they fail to realize the impact to their career. Office politics is simply the business of relationships and the "quid pro quo" (something in exchange for something else) inherent to every relationship. Unfortunately, there is no way to remove yourself from this exchange without missing out on the critical benefits that come with it.

Careers are made or broken based on relationships. And the painful truth is, when you need a relationship, it's too late to build it . Mastering office politics essentially boils down to understanding the critical relationships within your department or business – who needs what from what – and understanding how you play into that. Each time you do something for someone, you've earned a figurative "chip" that you can later cash in for something you need. By continuously focusing on how you can create value for those you work with or work for, you build up political goodwill – and that goodwill is critical to including a successful career.

Have you mastered the game or is the game getting the better of you? If office politics has you down, add the following five techniques to your political toolkit:

  1. Know the unwritten rules. Clearly understand the unwritten rules that your company, your industry, and your network operate by. An example of an unwritten rule might be that no business is discussed at certain company functions (they may be considered purely social). If you approach your boss's boss to pitch a new idea at one of those functions, your idea (as great as it might be) may never be considered. Understand the unwritten rules – your chances of winning the game will go up exponentially!
  2. Hone your negotiation skills. Approach political business situations as you would any negotiation. Do your homework and think through what you need, what the other person needs, what you have to offer, and how you can facilitate a win-win outcome.
  3. Master the "quid pro quo". Consistently deliver value for those you work with, and keep in mind that the quid pro quo of office politics is something in exchange for something else. Do not settle for always being on the "giving" end of that relationship – think about what you want in exchange and cash in your chips when it makes sense to do so.
  4. Find a mentor. Seek out someone at your company or in your industry who knows the routes and is willing to help you hone your political business acumen. Ask lots of questions, study their methods, and model your approach after their. And in keeping with quid pro quo, be sure to return the favor!
  5. Stay in the game. Do not avoid politically charged situations. Use them as opportunities to fine-tune your political savvy. Even if it feels uncomfortable to you at first, remind yourself that when you are actively involved in creating the solution it will generally reflect more of what you want. When you stand on the sidelines and refuse to get in the game, you miss your chance to influence the outcome.

So, get in the game, play it well, and WIN!



Source by Julie Fischer

The 2010 US midterm elections have everyone talking politics. Regardless of whether you consider yourself politically active, you are likely involved in another form of politics every day: office politics. Like it or not, politics will always be around – it's how things get done. There is no way to avoid it (unless you work […]