Tesla Is Beginning To Put The Hurt On The Competition | Forbes

Dispatches From The Front

Upstart automaker Tesla Motors TSLA +3.05% won’t sell as many cars this year as Chevrolet sells in 3 days, but its early success with the all-electric Model S sedan is already keeping the competition up at night. An examination of sales data from across the U.S. and in California for the first half of 2013 paints a picture of just why that is. While Tesla delivered right around 10,000 cars through two quarters, those sales appear to be coming at the expense of BMW, Mercedes, Lexus  and Porsche. And Tesla’s sales are remarkably — though perhaps not surprisingly — concentrated in California thus far, with nearly half winding up in the Golden State. As the automaker continues to open new sales and service locations across the country while simultaneously growing its network of high-speed Supercharger stations, things are likely to get a bit worse for the imports.

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Tesla Is Beginning To Put The Hurt On The Competition | Forbes

Dispatches From The Front

Upstart automaker Tesla Motors TSLA +3.05% won’t sell as many cars this year as Chevrolet sells in 3 days, but its early success with the all-electric Model S sedan is already keeping the competition up at night. An examination of sales data from across the U.S. and in California for the first half of 2013 paints a picture of just why that is. While Tesla delivered right around 10,000 cars through two quarters, those sales appear to be coming at the expense of BMW, Mercedes, Lexus  and Porsche. And Tesla’s sales are remarkably — though perhaps not surprisingly — concentrated in California thus far, with nearly half winding up in the Golden State. As the automaker continues to open new sales and service locations across the country while simultaneously growing its network of high-speed Supercharger stations, things are likely to get a bit worse for the imports.

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The Answer To Why St. Louis Park Homes Are Selling So Fast

Twin Cities Real Estate Chat

People who want to live close to downtown Minneapolis, but not in one of the residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis often turn to the first ring suburb of St. Louis Park.  St. Louis Park is located just west of Minneapolis, south of 394, north of highway 7, west of highway 100, and east of 169.  In this blog, I’m going to list out the benefits of purchasing a home in this convenient little pocket of the Minneapolis metro area.

Homes in the City of St. Louis Park are very sought after this year.  In fact, new listings are up 42.2%!  We can tell that houses are getting snatched up as soon as they go on the market considering closed sales are up 9.9% and the median sales price is also up 6.6%.  This all adds up to making St. Louis Park’s market incredibly hot right now!  And why shouldn’t it…

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The Answer To Why St. Louis Park Homes Are Selling So Fast

Twin Cities Real Estate Chat

People who want to live close to downtown Minneapolis, but not in one of the residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis often turn to the first ring suburb of St. Louis Park.  St. Louis Park is located just west of Minneapolis, south of 394, north of highway 7, west of highway 100, and east of 169.  In this blog, I’m going to list out the benefits of purchasing a home in this convenient little pocket of the Minneapolis metro area.

Homes in the City of St. Louis Park are very sought after this year.  In fact, new listings are up 42.2%!  We can tell that houses are getting snatched up as soon as they go on the market considering closed sales are up 9.9% and the median sales price is also up 6.6%.  This all adds up to making St. Louis Park’s market incredibly hot right now!  And why shouldn’t it…

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What’s the most important thing when relocating?

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When you are relocating you’re not just changing your job you’re changing your life. 

What is the most important thing  when relocating?

FAMILY

When the employer is bringing a foreigner to a new country and new job, depending on your package you could have your house, car, schools and even healthcare taken care of but what about your family?

Employing an expatriate who does not settle can be one of the most expensive error’s a company can make.  Family’s unsettling are the biggest cause for unsuccessful relocation contracts.  Things only return to normal when your children and partner have settled. 

During a relocation for an expatriate the company tends to focus more on the job aspects when in fact the family aspect is more important.  It is good for business if you arrive refreshed and know that your employer has taken care of everything.  Then you are able to focus on your new position…

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When the boys (and girls) of summer are gone

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As Don Henley would say, ” I feel it in the air, the summer’s out of reach Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone.”

Moving companies across the nation are starting to wrap up another busy summer. The summer of 2013 will prove to be one of the best and challenging in memory. So why was THIS summer so different?  3 main reasons:

1) Home sellers are making a few bucks at closing so they’re investing in professional movers.

2) Corporate relocation is booming again as companies scramble to hire the best of best. Human Resource departments are beefing up offers which include perks like relocation services.

3) The US government, (DOD, GSA) continues to relocate thousands of families during the summer months.

In addition to the strong volume in 2013, movers had to deal with new regulatory issues form the DOT and FMCSA. The NEW rules include On Board Electronic Recorders and new HOS laws that limit the hours a driver can work and drive.

There is no debate that the new regulations will make the industry safer. However it will take a few summers to get used to the new normal.

The Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule [Download PDF Version] was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011. The effective date of the Final Rule was February 27, 2012, and the compliance date of remaining  provisions was July 1, 2013.

SO…..as the dust settles on another moving peak season movers around the globe will say THANK YOU to all the customers, service providers and vendors that made 2013 one of the best in years.