Star date: 55367 (I have no idea where they come up with that number), nearing the Galaxy LitigationRus, home to those much worse than the dreaded Romulans or the detestable Kardassians. This is the home of one of the most feared races in the Universe – the PlanNot-ians.
The signals I pick up on the economy continue to show a mixed bag. One week I think things are getting better; the next week I see signs of impending doom.
More home buyers are turning to social media and the Internet in the home-buying process than ever, according to a recent survey.
Leadership is the primary responsibility of those who own businesses. It starts by leading from the front, not hiding in an office where you cannot be seen or heard.
One of the most interesting behavioral concepts discovered is the winning edge. This principle states that small differences in key action areas can translate into enormous differences in results.
Now that I have your interest, I'll try to let you down gently.
Last week marked the end of the first half of the calendar year. It seems like January was just last week.
Starting or growing a family can be an exciting milestone in one's life. But as most experienced parents will tell you, your priorities are likely to change, and along with these changes come new expenses and responsibilities,
Being a trusted advisor is a place of honor. When you reach a certain stage in life, you are compensated not for what you do but for what you know.
With student loan debt nationwide at an estimated $1.2 trillion, homeownership for many recent and past graduates is a distant dream.
Throughout the years at the Advisory Board meetings I facilitate, I've heard a fair amount of laughter and grumbling from the business people who participate.
Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).
The bottom line, the profitability of a company, should matter to every employee but many owners tend to keep this information private. Owners then complain when profits are thin.
Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one.
I've always liked watching team sports. Sometimes you don't even have to be watching a game to know how things are going. You simply have to listen. You can hear the winners.
A new era for real estate dawns on the Internet Thursday, Oct. 23, as registration begins for a unique top-level domain name: .Realtor.
I have a client that takes deep pride on its "company culture."
Learning to drive and buying a car can be an exciting time, especially for teenage drivers, and it's an important step toward adulthood. While it may offer a sense of freedom and pride, it can also provide valuable lessons in responsibility and financial planning. The following tips may help teens become financially prepared for their first car purchase.
Some years back, one of my clients shared with his fellow Strategic Advisory Board members that "In order to be successful, we all have to deal with four things: our people, our processes, effective execution and addressing the issues that growth brings."
The 30th annual Home & Business Expo opens this Friday on Town Center Drive outside the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel on Oct. 18.
Foreign buyers represent about 6.3 percent of home sales throughout the United States, yet interest from wealthy Chinese buyers has surged in the past year and is expected to intensify further.
As much as every employer wants every employee to be fully engaged while on the job; working hard every single minute while on the clock, it just won't happen.
Manufacturing careers in California make up a large percentage of the jobs available in the state. In fact, the state is home to more than 11 percent of all manufacturing jobs in the entire Unites States.
One of the worst places any golfer wants to end up is in a sand trap. A good golfer may relish the challenge and usually makes quick work of getting out of trouble but an amateur can quickly and easily run up their stroke count unless they have spent time practicing and using a strategy to get the ball to a better lie.
A new program to be rolled out in early October is expected to open home ownership to moderate-income buyers while reducing the impact of the Federal Housing Administration's high annual mortgage insurance premiums.
Fall symbolizes the coming to a close of the year.
I've noticed that one of the qualities of top leaders is their ability to ask the right questions in the right manner at the right time.
Keeping retirement on track-or retiring at all-is much more difficult today for home owners, especially as too few own their home outright and too many have too much debt.
Some years ago an issue for discussion was brought up in an Advisory Board I was facilitating.
Until earlier this month, an individual could have a decades-long flawless credit history and debt repayment record, but due to an outstanding major medical bill would be unable to obtain a loan to buy a home because that one medical crisis shredded their credit score.