Real estate

Real estate is "property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals or water. Residential real estate may contain either a single family or multifamily structure, available for occupation or for non-business purposes. Residences can be classified by. Different types of housing tenure can be used for the same physical type. For example, connected residences might be owned by a single entity and leased out, or owned separately with an agreement covering the relationship between units and common areas and concerns. Major categoriesAttached / multi-unit dwellings Apartment or Flat – An individual unit in a multi-unit building; the boundaries of the apartment are defined by a perimeter of locked or lockable doors. Seen in multi-story apartment buildings. Multi-family house – Often seen in multi-story detached buildings, where each floor is a separate apartment or unit. Terraced house – A number of single or multi-unit buildings in a continuous row with shared walls and no intervening space.

Condominium – A building or complex, similar to apartments, owned by individuals. Common grounds and common areas within the complex are shared jointly. In North America, there are rowhouse style condominiums as well; the British equivalent is a block of flats. Cooperative – A type of multiple ownership in which the residents of a multi-unit housing complex own shares in the cooperative corporation that owns the property, giving each resident the right to occupy a specific apartment or unit. Semi-detached dwellings Duplex – Two units with one shared wall. Detached dwellings Detached house or single-family detached house Portable dwellings Mobile homes or residential caravans – A full-time residence that can be movable on wheels. Houseboats – A floating home Tents – Usually temporary, with roof and walls consisting only of fabric-like material; the size of an apartment or house can be described in square meters. In the United States, this includes the area of "living space", excluding the garage and other non-living spaces.

The "square meters" figure of a house in Europe may report the total area of the walls enclosing the home, thus including any attached garage and non-living spaces, which makes it important to inquire what kind of surface area definition has been used. It can be described more by the number of rooms. A studio apartment has a single bedroom with no living room. A one-bedroom apartment has a dining room separate from the bedroom. Two bedroom, three bedroom, larger units are common. Other categoriesChawls Villas HavelisThe size of these is measured in Gaz, Marla and acre. See List of house types for a complete listing of housing types and layouts, real estate trends for shifts in the market, house or home for more general information. Real estate business Real estate economics Estate Land lot Right to property

Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a rugged 47-kilometre wilderness hiking trail located within Juan de Fuca Provincial Park along the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island. The trail stretches from China Beach, 35 km west of Sooke, to Botanical Beach, just outside Port Renfrew. Panoramic views of the coastline, Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains can be seen from many points along this rainforest trail. Lucky are those who spot a pod of whales, but it is not uncommon to view sea lions, bald eagles and other wildlife; the trail can be backpacked in its entirety in four to six days. Unlike the longer West Coast Trail, the Juan de Fuca Trail does not require a reservation. China Beach Sombrio Beach Parkinson Creek Botanical BeachEach is car-accessible and has a parking lot. Mystic Beach Bear Beach Magdalena Point China BeachEach is accessible by parking along Highway 14 and hiking down an unmarked side trail; the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail was created by Parks Canada intended to be part of the Trans Canada Trail.

The work was done by Island Green Forestry. Control was given over to BC parks. In 2001 when the BC liberal government was elected they claimed the trail was built to honour the 1994 Commonwealth games. In January 2007, the provincial B. C. Liberal government removed 500 hectares of land from tree farm licences on the southwestern coast of Vancouver Island to allow Western Forest Products to sell the land for residential development. Despite a subsequent report by the provincial auditor general condemning the decision as having been made "without sufficient regard for the public interest," the government stood by the move; as a result of the TFL deletions, Vancouver-based businessman Ender Ilkay purchased 236 hectares of land from WFP and subsequently proposed a 257-cabin resort bordering 12 km of the Juan de Fuca Trail. The project faced broad opposition from citizens, community groups, environmentalists, First Nations. In September 2011, the Capital Regional District voted to deny the developer's rezoning application blocking the project.

Donald C. Mills. Giant Cedars, White Sands: Juan de Fuca Marine Trail Guidebook. Vancouver B. C.: Gordon Soules. ISBN 0-9684583-0-0. Juan de Fuca Provincial Park Juan de Fuca Marine Trail Map Tidal Predictions for Port Renfrew Victoria Club Tread: Juan de Fuca Marine Trail Juan de Fuca Trail - key information like beach cut-offs and GPX files


WGHP, virtual channel 8, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to High Point, North Carolina, United States and serving the Piedmont Triad region. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group. WGHP's studios are located on Francis Street, its transmitter is located in Sophia, North Carolina; the station is carried on channel 10 on cable providers throughout much of the market. In 1958, the Federal Communications Commission assigned a third VHF channel frequency to the Piedmont Triad area; the channel 8 allocation was freed up by the move of Florence, South Carolina's WBTW, to channel 13, was short-spaced to WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia and WXEX-TV in Petersburg, Virginia. Applicants for the High Point channel 8 allocation included Jefferson Standard Broadcasting, owner of WBTV in Charlotte and WBTW; the owner of WTOB-TV in Winston-Salem was interested. Southern Broadcast Company was awarded the license and signed on WGHP on October 14, 1963, it operated as an ABC affiliate, taking the affiliation from both WFMY-TV and WSJS-TV, which shared secondary affiliations with the network starting in 1953.

WGHP's original studios were located inside the Sheraton Hotel on North Main Street in downtown High Point. WGHP was subsequently sold to Gulf Broadcasting in 1978. Gulf sold the station to Taft Broadcasting as part of a group deal in 1984; that same year, the station moved to its current location on Francis Street outside of downtown High Point. On October 12, 1987, Taft was restructured into Great American Broadcasting after a hostile takeover. Former Taft president Dudley Taft formed a new company that took the Taft Broadcasting name and bought WGHP from Great American; the new Taft held onto channel 8 until 1992. In December 1993, Great American Broadcasting filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and was restructured again to become Citicasters. In the winter of 1993, New World Communications agreed to buy WGHP and three other Citicasters-owned stations: WBRC in Birmingham, WDAF-TV in Kansas City and KSAZ-TV in Phoenix. Citicasters kept WTSP in St. Petersburg and WKRC-TV in Cincinnati—which were both ABC affiliates at the time.

Both of those stations would switch to CBS when Scripps-Howard Broadcasting signed a contract with ABC to move its programming to its Tampa Fox affiliate WFTS and its Cincinnati CBS affiliate WCPO-TV. Around the same time, New World had agreed to buy Argyle Television's four television stations, including WVTM-TV in Birmingham; the two purchases combined, along with New World's existing seven stations, left the company with 15 stations—three more than the FCC had permitted a single station owner to operate at the time—and left New World with an ownership conflict in Birmingham. On May 23, 1994, Fox agreed to affiliate with 12 of New World's stations, with WVTM, NBC affiliate KNSD in San Diego, independent WSBK-TV in Boston left out of the agreement. New World determined that due to the ownership conflicts and the fact it would go over the FCC's ownership limit, it would sell WGHP and WBRC to Fox directly. Since Fox was not able to acquire WGHP, WBRC and Memphis' WHBQ-TV due to questions over the American citizenship of then-parent company News Corporation's Australian-born CEO Rupert Murdoch, New World decided to acquire WGHP but place it in an outside trust on September 9, 1994.

While WDAF switched to Fox and KSAZ became an independent station on September 12, three days after New World's purchase of those stations was consummated, ABC still had one year left on its affiliation contract with WGHP. These factors led to New World's decision to sell the two stations to Fox immediately. Fox's owned stations division took over the operations of both stations under local marketing agreements in September 1995. Fox completed its purchases of WGHP and WBRC on January 17, 1996, with WGHP becoming a Fox owned-and-operated station, the first commercial station in the Piedmont Triad area to be owned by a major network; the move gave WGHP its fifth owner in a little over a decade. The market's original Fox affiliate, WNRW, assumed the ABC affiliation and changed its call letters to WXLV-TV. On September 10, 2007, WGHP debuted a new logo and graphics package as part of a standardized on-air look, rolled out all of Fox's owned-and-operated stations. On December 22, 2007, Fox sold WGHP and seven other Fox O&O stations to the Oak Hill Capital Partners subsidiary Local TV, which had earlier bought nine stations from The New York Times Company.

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