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Does Home Ownership Still Make Sense?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

On November 9, 2010, Realty Times, a respected national source for information about the current Real Estate market, published an article titled, “Value in Homeownership”, based on the recently released 2010 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey. The article made several good points which are pertinent to our local market. Here are some comments that our readers might find interesting. 

5 Things to Do Before Year-End 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

With only a few weeks left in 2010, it’s a time not only of reflection on the past year’s accomplishments, but also a time to prepare your finances for the upcoming year. Here are a few things you can do to make 2010 a more profitable year, and put you on the right financial track for 2011. 

New Hospital Ranking Tools

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Increasingly, patients are turning to the internet to find ranking tools that measure a wide range of healthcare outcomes and delivery systems. In Illinois, a new web site that ranks hospitals on a wide range of performance and cost parameters was launched recently. It was so popular that it crashed twice before it managed to get up and stay up. 

Priceless Healthcare

Friday, October 15, 2010

I can insure my personal auto and an insurance company can compute with relative accuracy what they need to charge in premiums to make it worth their while. I’ll bet I could insure a race horse or a champion bull. Someone out there could figure out the commercial value of the animal and compute a premium. But the insurance wouldn’t be for the health of the animal but rather for the value of the animal as a commodity.