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February 2011: Real Estate

 One of the main dilemmas if you’re in the market for a home is whether to build a new home or buy an existing one. The choice depends on what is important to the buyer—and on finances—but the good news is that either has some advantages, even in this economy.  Building a home from scratch […]

When Brown stands down

When Brown stands down

Thinking about running for public office in the city? Start getting your ducks in a row. While City Councilors Satyendra Huja and Holly Edwards contemplate reelection bids, David Brown—arguably Council’s most outspoken member—will not seek a third term. The seats currently occupied by Brown, Huja and Edwards may find new occupants following a November reelection. […]

January 2011: Entrepreneurs out of luck? 

 In some ways, it’s a great time to buy a house. Rates are low—downward of 4.5 percent; inventory is high and sellers can be advantageously motivated. It’s certainly a buyer’s market, but only if you work for someone other than yourself. Although the lending industry has issued new and stricter standards for all mortgage-seeking individuals, […]