Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Nisan 25, 5776
Lower mortgages, overextended sellers ... Time to find a bargain?
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Adriana Loeff, JE Feature
Marianela Cordoba and her husband, Abraham Telechanski, a professional couple in their mid-30s, are comfortable in their brand-new rented apartment in New York's Spanish Harlem. They have a concierge dressed in red, a garage, and a shuttle to take them to the train station. Four months ago, they weren't even thinking of leaving. But now they're looking for a house...
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By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Do we Americans expect too much out of our economy, and when the economy doesn't deliver, do we expect too much out of our government? It's easy to cast aspersions on America's spending habits, self-absorption and provincialism, but these criticisms are usually overdone, unwarranted and motivated by the envy of others. Nevertheless, in the current clamor of an election year...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Weather is common fare for small talk, but it's difficult to think of many topics that can have a bigger effect on economic activity. It's not a coincidence that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- the federal agency that studies and forecasts weather -- is run by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Take, for example, the most publicized weather...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Opening and operating a business are acts of hope, expressions of confidence in the future. So it follows that a small business is not a place where people spend much time thinking about death or disability. Sometimes, the demands of business are so great that it may seem as though nothing else matters, which may explain why only 17 percent...
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Should Pennsylvanians be more optimistic about he housing market?
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Ben G. Frank , JE Feature
It is said that "home ownership is one of the key steps to financial security and the realization of the 'American Dream.' " That's the Pennsylvania Association of Mortgage Brokers talking. Considering that 63 percent of all Americans are homeowners, and that buying a home is the single most important financial decision a person will ever make, there is a...
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