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Does your Child need an Orthodontist

Top things to look for to see if your child needs orthodontic treatment.

Family Dental Care: Helping everyone.

As a parent, you are always going to be concerned about the health of your children. You are always going to wonder about their health and wonder if you are doing all that you can to help take good care of them as well as instill in them good habits so that years down the road, they will still be as healthy and happy as they were when they were in your care. Part of this process is paying close attention to the oral and dental health of your children.Child orthodontics
While this may seem like a secondary part of the treatment that your children need, it really is one of the most vital aspects of his or her health. Without this good oral hygiene, your child will end up with orthodontic and other health problems down the road simply because he or she was not taught from the start to value the quality and health of his or her teeth.

Something that you can do as a parent to help instill good dental hygiene in your children from a young age is to be thoughtful about the way you talk about dental hygiene and to pay close attention to their dental issues from an early age on. If you take preventative action with your kids, their orthodontic health will be better in the long run and they will value their teeth more than if you ignore them. Here are some things to keep an eye out for in the early years of your child’s dental development in order to ensure that their teeth are in the best shape possible once they get older:dental braces

1. Early or late baby teeth loss: If your child’s baby teeth stay in a bit too long or come out a bit too early, that might be indicative of an orthodontic issue in later years. For example, if their adult teeth grow in behind their baby teeth, perhaps there are some other issues that are present. Maybe they lack the adult teeth to replace the baby teeth. Regardless, visiting an orthodontist to determine the issue is important.

2. Bad habits: If your child has acquired some bad habits in their early years, these issues can either be compensating for an orthodontic issue or causing one. For example, if your child sucks his or her thumb, you should visit the orthodontist to see if this has cause jaw line damage that can still be reversed. If your child constantly pops his or her jaw or the jaw makes sounds when opening and closing, this is also cause for concern and orthodontic action.braces

3. Crowded teeth: If you the teeth in your child’s mouth look crowded, as if there is not enough room in their mouth for all of their teeth, then you likely have an orthodontic problem on your hands. Additionally, if their teeth are placed in strange ways or are blackened or dead, then you should visit an orthodontist to determine how best to approach your child’s orthodontic needs. By taking action early on, you can help take care of your child’s oral health for the long term!

Sales are up for the fist time in 2 years

Sales are up for the fist time in 2 years:

This does not mean that prices are climbing: although in some areas, there have been very small increases in the past few months. Rather, the increase of demand for homes in the spring market this year has caused inventory of residential properties to move at a faster rate and greater volume than in previous months.

What does this mean for the average seller? Well, a seller can expect more buyers through their door right now than they would have seen in January or February.

This can and -in many cases- does translate into a faster sale. Since less days on the market means less negotiation power for buyers (particularly in traditional sales), sellers are generally taking less of a reduction in price in order to get their homes sold.

Interest rates still fantastic!:

Even though rates climbed back into the 5% range this week, these rates are still at historic lows. In December and January, we saw rates at this same level, and it was the beginning of a nice up-tick in sales in our region.

If rates stay low, we may see an extension of the Spring market into the summer as buyers -many of whom are first-timers- continue to jump into the market.

Since first time buyers oftentimes are not yet parents; parents tend to purchase before the summer months; they should be more apt to buy when others are on family vacations or worrying about getting ready for the new school year.

8K First time homebuyer incentive drives sales:

Speaking of first-time buyers, the incentive set forth by the Obama plan has had tangible results in the first-time homebuyer market. This stimulus allows first time homebuyers (loosely defined) to receive a tax credit of $8,000 if they purchase before Dec.1 of this year.

The overwhelming majority of the activity in the marketplace has been at the range most affordable for this demographic: the 100, 200 and 300K range. The feeling of most first -time buyers is that the market has corrected significantly enough that even if it slides down more, the rates are too good to turn down right now, and the remaining correction left in the market will not be as steep as the losses already incurred by the people who are selling today.

Foreclosures are still to come:
That said, the market is still home to many more homes that will go into foreclosure. The end of the foreclosure boom will signal the true stabilization (or bottom) of the market.

Historically, after a bust period, a “flat” period or a leveling off of prices for a time follows, so don’t expect prices to bounce right back up to where they were three years ago: Consumer confidence will have to come around, rates will still have to be great, and credit scores will have to be mended.
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Eminent Domain Lawyers

Texas Eminent Domain Lawyers

Welcome to the Hardison & Associates Condemnation Eminent Domain website. Our goal is to provide exceptional legal services to all of our clients. We have offices conveniently located in Texas. Contact us

Ken Hardison, known as the “people’s lawyer,” has spent the past 20 years building a highly respected practice. Along with Ken and Associates, the attorneys that work for Hardison & Associates have the experience, knowledge, and overwhelming desire to get you the results you deserve. Our attorneys are committed to the highest ethical standards. While our practice has grown over the years, one thing has remained constant- – our dedication to personal attention.

Eminent domain is the power of the government to take private property belonging to its citizen’s for public use. It can also be called “condemnation.” Recognized public uses include, but is not limited to, schools, parks, roads, highways, subways, fire and police stations, public buildings, and the elimination of blight through redevelopment. A key attribute of eminent domain is that the government can exercise its power of eminent domain even if the owner does not wish to sell his or her property.

Generally, property may only be condemned for “public use.” However, some state courts allow eminent domain to be used for private corporations that hold public utilities, like electric companies and railroads. In order to take private property under the powers of eminent domain, the government must show that it would be used for a public purpose. Generally, the government is given a lot of leeway on what constitutes a public purpose; the only standard requirement is that there must be a public benefit.

Often the first step before condemnation is a redevelopment plan. You can get a copy of this plan, and find out if your property is included, by visiting your local officials and agencies for further information.

The following steps are taken during condemnation or eminent domain actions:
Initial contact by the government to express interest in your land and schedule the appraisal
Appraisal of the property
Offer to purchase the property is made to the owner
Notice of public hearing to adopt “resolution of necessity” to acquire the property
Public hearing is held
Discovery takes place and both parties hire appraisers to determine “fair market value” of the property
Final settlement offers and demands are exchanged
If settlement cannot be reached, trial of the eminent domain action takes place
Jury returns verdict and judgment is entered
If an agency condemns your property, you are entitled to “just compensation.” This is the value of your land and building. A property owner is not required to accept the condemning agency’s offer. Instead, the property owner may make a counter offer. It is possible that the developer will offer you more at the beginning of the proceedings than if you hold out and wait until the last possible moment. It is possible that, in a condemnation proceeding, you can show that your property is worth more than the government’s appraisal. It is always in your best interest to contact an attorney to help you in negotiating with the government for a proper award for your property.

There are many times when a property owner is successful in challenging the government’s right to their property. In those instances, the law provides that the eminent domain proceeding may be dismissed. The property owner, additionally, may be entitled to recover any and all fees associated with the proceeding. Important to note, however, is that even when a challenge is successful, the court has the authority to allow the government agency to correct procedural mistakes and proceed with the acquisition. Moreover, even if the action is dismissed outright, the government agency may start the process all over again; prevailing on the right to take challenge does not preclude the government from acquiring the property for all time.

If you will be going through an eminent domain or condemnation process, please contact Hardison & Associates attorneys immediately. Once notice has been served, you only have 90 days to vacate your property. Do not delay in contacting us, or it may be too late for us to help.

At Hardison & Associates, our attorneys have experience handling condemnation and eminent domain cases and we will do all that is possible in order for you to keep your property or to help you get the highest settlement offer that is possible. We will also be there to guide you through the entire legal process.