Would Jeff Immelt Really Be The Right Man For The Uber CEO Job?

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Jeff Immelt has been at the helm of General Electric since 2000. Speculation is that he may get the Uber top job! So, why does his performance at GE indicate that he would do well as CEO of the troubled transportation technology firm? In general the decision about succession planning is one of the most […]

Stock Market Poised For A Staggering Decline? The Television Commercial Indicator Says It Very Well Might Be!

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I know what investors will say…’Who is this title insurance guy to be predicting that the stock market is ready to rollover, correct or decline precipitously?’… Is he a high-priced analysts at a hedge fund or talking head on the business news? You know, the ones who will typically say after a big down day in […]

The Timeless Art Of Networking For Your Business!

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The business networking tips and tools in the article below, written in January 2015, are as relevant today as they were then. The takeaway? That while some networking ‘tools’ have changed along with technological advancements, the basic concepts behind successful networking do not! How To: Business networking done right! It’s 2015 and as a New […]

Information For NON-Real Estate Focused Attorney’s In New York…

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  … Who have been asked to represent the buyer in a real estate transaction! Imagine that you’re an attorney in New York with a focus and concentration on matters that have NOTHING to do with transactional residential or commercial real estate! Whether it’s trust & estates, matrimonial, bankruptcy or one of the other specialties […]

Are You Part Of The Working ‘Poor’ Living In New York City? No Wonder…

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If you’re living in New York City with housing, food and transportation costs in addition to a heavy tax burden, you may be feeling as if it can be difficult to make ends meet! Let alone to save any money for your golden years! Preaching to the choir, we know! In the article ‘The Cost […]

U.S. Economic Strength: What Is The ‘Smart Money’ Telling Us?

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(Note: This article has been featured in the LinkedIn Channels Banking & Finance, Economy and Editor’s Picks) Smart Money – If you’ve ever bet on the ponies the ‘smart money’ will typically be the money wagered right before the betting windows closed. Theoretically these are the people who may have an inside track about the horses […]

Critical Information For Homebuyers and Home Sellers: Tips For Avoiding Wire Fraud! (Video)

While most if not all of these wire fraud prevention tips seem to be common sense, there are unsuspecting homebuyers and home sellers who fall for them nonetheless! That’s why the bad guys try them… __________________________________ Title Insurance: Do you know everything that you need to know about this critical component of your purchase of refinance? […]

Can U.S. Interest Rates Ever Rise?

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While interest rates have risen from depths that saw the 10-year treasury yielding 1.36% on 7/3/16, to 2.25% today, given Fed plans to tighten and pledge to shrink its balance sheet should rates be even higher? The Fed will typically engage in the monetary policy of tightening and lift the Fed Funds rate when the two […]

Consolidation In The Title Insurance Industry And Affiliated Business Arrangements: Good Or Bad For The Real Estate Or Mortgage Consumer?

When should the purchaser of commercial and residential real estate or the refinancer of a mortgage in New York State get a second opinion on the title bill provided by the title insurance company being utilized? Or ask other questions about the title insurance policy to be provided at closing? Answer: Each and every time! […]

Residential Real Estate Buyers: Beware Of Wire Fraud Scams!

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Phishing, spoofing, cyberfraud and spyware are all terms that relate to a third party’s desire to invade your computer and, in many instances, to compromise your non-public information! In other words these scams are designed in their most malicious form to steal a consumers personal information, whether birthdate, social security number or credit cards, and utilize them […]