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Ever since the “Great Recession” that began in 2008, discounting has become a way of life for businesses of all types and sizes. Initially it was a way of trying to sell something – anything – just to get by. But consumers have grown accustomed to discounting and now demand it on a regular basis – regardless of economic conditions. more
Higher mortgage rates for 2014? Count on it. Could this be the year to check out hybrid mortgages, which haven’t been popular lately? Maybe. more
Single-family home sales in Rhode Island saw 10.7 percent growth in 2013, according to Re/Max of New England, and thanks to the improving health of the residential real estate market, the median price for a single-family home during the year increased as well, by 7.4 percent to $206,870. more
An important resource for first-time and other homebuyers who find themselves in unfair competition with deep-pocket investors bearing cash just got better: The two biggest players in the mortgage market, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are now giving noninvestor shoppers 20-day exclusive rights to bid on and buy new listings they are selling. more
Pinpointing ways to save money for your business is a good thing. It helps you instill a lean operating mentality and creates discipline to put every dollar to work in the most efficient manner. more
As we head into 2014, here are a few things to ponder, list, write about, and maybe even take action on. more
The biggest story in American real estate in 2013 hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, so let’s shout this out: Homeowners’ net equity holdings soared by $2.2 trillion between the third quarter of 2012 and the third quarter of this year, according to new data collected by the Federal Reserve. more
Connections. Everyone in business knows they’re important – even vital to success. And everybody has connections of one kind of another. The key is to put those connections to work in ways and places that really count. more
Holy frijoles, 2013 is almost over! How did you do? How did those resolutions and goals you made at the end of last year work out? more
Many people place a negative spin on the notion of accountability. For them it’s something that only comes up when something goes wrong or expected results just don’t happen. But accountability is really much broader than that and encompasses the good, as well as the bad. more
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