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Buyer Urgency: Heating Up the Housing Market?

Buyer Urgency: Heating Up the Housing Market?

It was Kenny Rogers, not King Solomon, who sang “Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.” But the wise monarch might have appreciated the song’s nod to wisdom and discernment – not just in the game of poker, but in life. The King’s Proverbs urge right action based on wise decisions...

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Housing Activists Say Investors Are Ruining the Recovery

Housing Activists Say Investors Are Ruining the Recovery

King Solomon had harsh words for selfish people who deal unfairly with others. “An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends; he defies all good judgment,” says the King in Proverb 18:1, with similar sentiments in many other Proverbs. Today, housing activist groups, who advocate for fair and equitable...

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Disaster Damaged Homes: A Good Deal?

Disaster Damaged Homes: A Good Deal?

King Solomon’s Proverbs are filled with exhortations to be prudent and wise in all dealings, and to be diligent in planning ahead, whatever the endeavor. That includes building a house. “Prepare thy work without, and diligently till thy ground; that afterward thou mayst build thy house,” he writes...

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Homeowner Assistance Gives Investors a Helping Hand

Justice and fairness re key virtues in King Solomon’s proverbs, and these qualities are at the center of his sayings about right living. “I walk on the way of justice,” he says in Proverb 8:20, "In the midst of the paths of judgment.” Walking in the way of justice and equality in today’s world...

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Tenants Rate Landlords: An Equitable Trade-Off?

Although Biblical accounts reveal that King Solomon was undisputed ruler of his realm, the monarch’s sayings in the Book of Proverbs and elsewhere reveal that he advocated equitable dealings as a part of his prescription for a wise and prudent life. But “equitable” has never been a part of the...

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Refinancing: A Prudent Move for Investors?

King Solomon’s investment advice hinges on prudence – the wise and cautious management of money and resources to create a prosperous and stable life. As many of his Proverbs show, that kind of careful decision-making offers rewards in every area. For investors today, the same considerations apply....

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Mortgage Lenders Find New Loopholes in Homeowner Assistance

In his Proverbs and other sayings, the fabled King Solomon offers timeless wisdom on dealing justly with others and creating a prosperous life. His principles of prudence, fairness, honoring contracts and acting with generosity toward others are worth applying in all business and personal affairs. But...

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New Federal Props for the Housing Market

“The fruit if the just man is the tree of life,” says the wise king Solomon in Proverbs 11:30. In proposing a new round of homeowner support programs designed to give the housing industry an even greater boost, the federal government is planning new steps to shore up the housing recovery – a move...

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Investing in Property Abroad: A Prudent Retirement Strategy?

Investing in Property Abroad: A Prudent Retirement Strategy?

In the proverbs of King Solomon, old age is a time of wisdom and prosperity, reaping the rewards of a prudent life spent honoring God – a watchword for planning a retirement that’s satisfying and financially comfortable. But for many Americans today, the outlook for retirement offers little in the...

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The Shadow Clouds Housing Recovery

King Solomon had harsh words for the deceitful and the dishonest. Among the six things the Lord hates, the king lists a lying tongue and a heart that deviseth wicked plots (Proverbs 6: 16-19). Those words might well describe the behavior of leading mortgage lenders during and after the housing collapse...

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