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For one of the least productive congressional sessions in modern history, the final word about tax reform last week was entirely in character: Nothing’s happening. more
Americans spend more than $12 billion a year on the nation’s most pervasive addiction. Like other compulsions, we can’t get enough to satisfy our longing. It’s self-help and the seemingly insatiable desire to be more successful. more
Online publications are the rage and the future. They offer amazing value for the publisher, for the advertiser and for the reader. They also offer more than significant cost reduction for all three players. more
Hospitals are busily merging with other hospitals and buying up groups of doctors. They claim that size brings efficiency and the opportunity to deliver more “value-based” care – and fewer unnecessary services. They argue that they have to get bigger to cut waste. What’s the evidence that bigger hospitals offer better value? Not a lot. more
Have you recognized that you are stressed, overwhelmed and paralyzed due to your disorganization? Are you losing time, money and clients? Are you the type that “clears” a space once a month, thinking you are productive? Are you wasting precious time searching for documents or important files? Do you have a process to handle every piece of information that arrives in your office? more
The numbers of affected consumers are as yet impossible to predict, but mortgage credit experts warn that the recent massive data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers could have significant side impacts on some real estate transactions in the coming months, as damaged credit files depress scores and jeopardize loan applications and home sales. more
The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal “ability to repay” and “qualified mortgage” regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and potentially force large numbers of credit-worthy homebuyers to defer or cancel their plans. more
Last year I posted four words on my bathroom mirror: FINISH, WRITE, SHAPE and YES. more
A new federal rule could give millions of homebuyers insights they’ve never had before about a crucial element of their mortgage application: the appraisal, including the electronic cross-checks and reviews now used by lenders to determine the amount of the loan they’ll approve. more
Credibility is crucial in business. If you have that, everything else gets a little easier. But even if you exude credibility, it’s easy to slip up from time to time. A few missed deadlines or unkept promises can sabotage credibility in an instant. more
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