Archive for July, 2012

Organizational Psychologists Boost Office Performance

Some small businesses have no trouble turning a profit yet suffer from internal strife caused by employee infighting and inconsistent leadership, much of which stems from being new in the business arena.

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Irish Real Estate Routed

New statistics from Central Statistics Office Ireland shows the Irish property market continues to suffer and with no end in sight. The national property price index is down by more than 15% for the year ending in May 2012 and the central bank says properties were undervalued by as much as 26% in 2011…

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More UK Landlords Report Late Rent Payment

Members of the National Landlords Association (NLA) say rental arrears are up and many fear the problem is only going to get worse. Nearly half of NLA members have reported rental arrears in the last 12 months

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Phuket Hotels Flourishing

The Thai island of Phuket is experiencing a surge in hotel growth, according to a new report from Jones Lang LaSalle. The first half of 2012 saw record sales and experts are betting the new levels of attention from investors will make the island the next hot spot in the Asia Pacific. Phuket has long..

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Case-Shiller: Home prices improve strongly in May

Average home prices in the nation’s 20 biggest cities rose 2.2% in May from the prior month, according to a closely watched index, marking the second consecutive month of improvement.

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Fannie and Freddie won’t lower mortgage principal, regulator says

WASHINGTON — After a lengthy review, a key federal regulator said Tuesday he would not allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to lower the amount some underwater homeowners owe on their mortgages despite new financial incentives from the Obama administration.

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Seniors Housing Holds Promising Outlook

A new report in the seniors housing market shows that occupancy is at a four-year high and that continued growth is expected. A look at the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) data for the second quarter indicates positive trends in demand moving forward with…

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Screenwriter Alvin Sargent sells Santa Monica home for $11.1 million

The gated Monterey Colonial, built in 1942, includes four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms.

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Screenwriter Alvin Sargent sells Santa Monica home for $11.1 million

The gated Monterey Colonial, built in 1942, includes four bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. Screenwriter Alvin Sargent has sold the Santa Monica home he shared with his late wife, film producer Laura Ziskin, for $11.1 million.

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Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman sells Palm Springs house for $1.1 million

The Mediterranean-style home includes five bedrooms and six bathrooms in its 5,546 square feet. Hello, new owner. Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman has sold his house in Palm Springs for $1.1 million.

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