Solomon Success

Power Companies vs. Solar Power: Who Wins?

Power Companies vs. Solar Power: Who Wins?

King Solomon advocated prudence in all things – wise action with an eye to the future. “Incline thy heart to prudence,” he says in Proverbs 2:3-5. “If thou shalt seek her as money, and shalt dig for her as for a treasure, then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and shalt find the knowledge...

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Can Chinese Investment Boost US Housing?

Can Chinese Investment Boost US Housing?

King Solomon was a vastly wealthy monarch who presided over one of the most prosperous kingdoms in the history of his people. But to build the crowning achievement of his reign, the great Temple, he welcomed foreign investment – in the form of capital and labor from the neighboring King Hiram of Tyre. Now,...

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Short Sales: Bad Name for Good Real Estate?

Short Sales: Bad Name for Good Real Estate?

King Solomon’s advice for successful and prosperous living arises out of the core virtues of wisdom and prudence. And that’s a combination that produces discernment – the ability to see things clearly and recognize truths. Discernment can come in handy in today’s real estate market, too, as homebuyers...

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Is the End Near for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Is the End Near for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

Throughout the proverbs of King Solomon, the keys to living a Godly life are described in terms of a house, with its pillars and foundation of wisdom, prudence and justice. Today, legislative efforts to reform US housing policy are taking aim at two of the pillars of American home lending: Fannie Mae...

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New Bills Target Housing Policy Reform

New Bills Target Housing Policy Reform

King Solomon was famous for finding equitable solutions to thorny problems – witness the story of his strategy to discover the true identity of a mother disputing wt another woman over custody of an infant. Now, as US lawmakers float two opposing bills on reforming government housing policy, it remains...

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Housing Finance Reform Targets the Government’s Role

Housing Finance Reform Targets the Government’s Role

Along with wisdom and prudence, equity is a major theme in the Proverbs of King Solomon. The purpose of those proverbs, says the King in chapter 1: 3, is “to understand the words of prudence: and to receive the instruction of doctrine, justice, and judgment, and equity." But US policy makers are learning...

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What Would Solomon Say About Digital Money?

What Would Solomon Say About Digital Money?

Although King Solomon was a fabulously wealthy monarch, he valued the virtues of wisdom and prudence as much as money –if not more. “ For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to prudence,” he writes in Proverbs 2:3-5, “If thou shalt seek her as money, and shalt dig for her as...

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Pocket Listings – a Devious Route to Home Sales?

Pocket Listings – a Devious Route to Home Sales?

In his Proverbs, the wise King Solomon has plenty to say about the virtues of truth and the damage done by deceit and wickedness. “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord,” he says in Proverbs 12:23. As the housing recovery continues its sometimes-rocky rebound, there are plenty of opportunities...

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First Time Homebuyers Are Opting Out

First Time Homebuyers Are Opting Out

Throughout the many proverbs of King Solomon, houses are linked with prosperity and stability. “A wise woman buildeth her souse," he says in Proverbs 14:1. And even today, owning a home has traditionally been associated with responsibility and security. But that isn’t an option for many potential...

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Green Mortgages Save Money

Green Mortgages Save Money

King Solomon’s proverbs on wise living are peppered with images from nature, as he uses animals, weather and other natural things to illustrate his sayings about justice, wisdom and prudence. “Go to the ant, o sluggard,” he says in the famous Proverbs 6:6. Today’s real estate investors are learning...

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