Solomon Success

Bulk Home Sales: Equal Opportunities

Bulk Home Sales: Equal Opportunities

Although King Solomon ruled his kingdom as an absolute monarch, there are indications that he was a believer in the equitable division of things. When two women came to him with a baby, each claiming the child was hers, Solomon’s judgment was to cut the child in half – a decision that revealed the...

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Hardship Exemptions: Help for Struggling Homeowners

Hardship Exemptions: Help for Struggling Homeowners

King Solomon was known not only for his wisdom, but also for his administration of justice tempered with compassion for those struck by adversity – a theme that runs through many of the sayings attributed to the famous monarch in the Book of Proverbs. Now, in the wake of the housing collapse and damage...

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Foreign Investors Choose US for Stability

Foreign Investors Choose US for Stability

King Solomon’s empire, said to be among the greatest of Israel, depended partly on his connections with other lands and rulers around him. His great temple, built for the glory of his God, was created using foreign materials and labor. And many came from outside the kingdom to live there, because of...

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Know Your Coverage: Property Insurance and Disaster Claims

Know Your Coverage: Property Insurance and Disaster Claims

The realm of the Biblical King Solomon wasn’t immune to natural disasters. Floods, fires and even earthquakes visited the region during the monarch’s reign as they do today. Recognizing this, Solomon advocated prudence and preparation: “If wisdom shall enter thy heart and knowledge please thy soul,...

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Investing in Retirement: The Age of Wisdom

Investing in Retirement: The Age of Wisdom

The hallmark of King Solomon’s reign over the flourishing Kingdom of Israel was wisdom. He prayed for it, applied it in all his decisions, and valued it so highly he wrote many proverbs extolling the virtues of prudence and good counsel. Solomon lived to a ripe old age, devoted to wisdom throughout...

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Brothers in Distress: Helping Homeowners After Hurricane Sandy

Brothers in Distress: Helping Homeowners After Hurricane Sandy

Among the virtues praised by King Solomon in his many proverbs is helpfulness: "He that is a friend loveth at all times, and a brother is proved in distress." (Proverbs 17:17) In the aftermath of the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast this past weekend, there was plenty pf distress,...

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Mortgage Fraud: Wicked Plots

Mortgage Fraud: Wicked Plots

According to the Proverbs of King Solomon, deceit and fraud were an affront to the Lord. “Six things there are that the Lord hateth," he writes in Proverbs 6: 16-20. Among them: “ … a lying tongue…a heart that deviseth wicked plots [and] a deceitful witness that deviseth wicked lies.” In the...

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Local Real Estate: What Makes a Good Market?

Local Real Estate: What Makes a Good Market?

King Solomon’s reputation for wisdom has kept his fame alive for thousands of years. Among the many proverbs and parables credited to him are many sayings that have a direct application to the world of investing. In Proverbs 1:5, he praises those who are wise: “A wise man shall hear and shall be...

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You're Never Too Young (Or Old) to Invest

You’re Never Too Young (Or Old) to Invest

According to the Biblical lineage of the Kings of Israel, Solomon, the son of David, most likely ascended to the throne at around the age of 29. Though he was, by modern standards, a young man, he sought the wisdom he needed to rule and reigned for 40 years over one of the most prosperous kingdoms of...

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Clouds in the Mortgage Market - Silver Lining for Investors

Clouds in the Mortgage Market – Silver Lining for Investors

“Wisdom hath built herself a house,” wrote King Solomon in Proverbs 9:13, one of the many sayings in which he links wisdom with houses – a metaphor that conveys a sense of solidity and permanence. The wise King was right: wise investing in viable income properties can create a solid, stable future....

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