Archive for October, 2012

RICS Reaches Brazil

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has opened an operation in Brazil and is confident of the opportunities the growing economic powerhouse presents. Michael Newey, the new RICS president-elect, recently traveled to the South American country to get a sense of what is happening there…

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How One Expat Opened A Coffee Shop In Guanajuato, Mexcio

Many people who decide to move abroad take their business dreams with them and Mexico is an excellent place to exercise the entrepreneurial spirit. One expat tells of being employed as a musician for a year in the Mexican colonial city of Guanajuato and being unable to find a good cup of coffee. This…

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Rate Cuts Help Australian Housing Market

TP Data-Rismark reports improvement in Australian real estate prices that coincided with rate cuts made by the Reserve Bank, and experts feel the link between the two events is obvious. Prices are projected to increase 3% by the end of this year and by as much as 7% during next year. Perth and Adelaide…

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Storm Victims Contemplate Insurance

Hurricane Sandy has ravaged the East Coast and parts inland, and now thousands of people are wondering how to handle their insurance needs. Taking advantage of homeowner’s insurance first involves engaging a claims adjuster and those in need should not wait.

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The Unavoidable Wave of Family Business Divestiture and Merger Activity

Despite the sluggish recovery there remain some silver linings to the dark economic clouds, especially over the coming decade. The certain fiscal worry on the minds of many Americans includes the demographic shifts in workforce supply. It is expected that nearly 10,000 American’s are retiring..

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Seniors Housing Growth Anticipated

Reports indicate that construction of seniors housing is down 100% since the 2007-08 building period and the trough is set to persist, but experts believe it may be the calm before the storm. Real estate investments trusts are scrambling to amass portfolios of completed projects while the need for more…

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Home prices continue upward trend in August

The S&P/Case-Shiller index posts its fifth consecutive month-over-month increase and third consecutive year-over-year gain. Home prices in August rose across a broad swath of large American cities, adding further evidence that a housing recovery is taking shape.

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Home prices continue upward trend in August

The S&P/Case-Shiller index posts its fifth consecutive month-over-month increase and third consecutive year-over-year gain. Home prices in August rose across a broad swath of large American cities, adding further evidence that a housing recovery is taking shape.

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Matthew Modine buys in Venice

The contemporary house features an open floor plan, heated polished concrete floors and sliding glass doors that open to a courtyard garden with a fireplace.

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Mastering Press Releases For Small Business Owners

Online press releases are an increasingly popular tool for small business owners, thanks mostly to their affordability. The same process that used to cost thousands of dollars to the average business owner, is now less than $100 and the speed at which news is now internationally distributed has broken…

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