Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
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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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
Caveat emptor -- "Let the buyer beware" -- was the routine legal doctrine that applied in real estate property transactions in the early 1900s. Under this theory, the seller was not obligated to reveal all that he or she knew about a property; rather, the buyer was under a duty to inquire and investigate. That legal doctrine has been battered...
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In that case, some employers are adding fun to the office mix
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Snack rooms with goodies like candy and fruit, lava lamps, video and sports games, gyms, massage therapists, shuttles, dry-cleaning, car washes and even top-notch dining that's free. It's not a hotel or a day-care center. It's just another day at Google in Mountain View, Calif., where happiness at work "is a huge priority," according to spokeswoman Sunny Gettinger. "We design...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
If you're eager to ruin the next party you go to, stand in the middle of the room and, at the top of your lungs, scream out: "What will be better for the economy -- a Democratic or Republican president?" Shockingly, the answer you receive will depend on who answers -- a Democrat or a Republican. Let's face it: Most...
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When Gelt Financial Corporation -- a commercial lender founded by Northeast Philadelphia native Jack Miller -- purchased a small bank in 2006, it did so in the hopes of implementing a specific business model. According to Miller, the plan involved turning the Public Savings Bank -- founded in the 1920s in Willow Groove -- into a virtual bank. The idea...
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