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Calculate Your Solar Potential For A Greener Lifestyle. - 10/30/08 03:46 PM
We all want to reduce our energy bills and naturally our impact on the environment. There are many possibilities from small actions like turning down the thermostat, to going full out, and generating our own power. Solar power has been around for several years but is still considered a costly investment, with uncertain future savings. This may all be about to change. A new website called Roofray.com uses technology that can answer these types of questions. Roofray.com can help you evaluate whether solar is feasible for your roof and help you compare costs. Roofray.com cleverly uses satellite images to help users (0 comments)
SunTrust Takes Top Spot in Customer Satisfaction - 10/29/08 09:12 AM
Finding good customer service these days can be a difficult process, and mixing that with the cumbersome issues associated with home loans, can turn the whole process into a horrific experience. Thankfully SunTrust Bank may be able to make life just a little sweeter.A recent article in the Winston-Salem Journal (NC) (10/21/08) states that Home-loan customers experienced more satisfaction with SunTrust Banks Inc. than any other mortgage originator this year, according to the results of an annual J.D. Power and Associates survey. The Atlanta-based lender earned a score of 790 out of 1,000, placing it ahead of No. 2-ranked National City (0 comments)
Bailouts May Be A Blessing For the DC Metropolitan Area!! - 10/23/08 01:13 PM
We hear so much about various bailouts, but there seems to be so much uncertainty who will actually benefit. Although we may never really know the beneficiaries of these bailouts, there could be areas within the US that may see an economic boost as a result. A recent article in Washington Business Journal states that Washington DC will see an increase in jobs and economic activity. Due to the huge government takeover of private capital, the government will need to employee more personnel and expand office space.The Washington Business Journal states that these bailouts are going to create a whole new (0 comments)
Arlington VA Maybe Recession Proof. - 10/21/08 04:23 PM
There are many great reasons to live in Arlington; it has a great transit system, which in turn helps reduce our Carbon Footprint and fuel bills, great entertainment options, and lovely neighborhoods to name just a few. Now there is another positive reason. According to a recent study in BusinessWeek, Arlington, VA was named as the top place to live during a period of recession. The article states that due to Arlington having a highly educated community, many residents being employed as government employees, and the government also keeping lawyers, lobbyists, accountants and journalists busy, that Arlington would have fewer issues, (0 comments)
Arbour Realty Says Goodbye To Direct Mail! - 10/16/08 02:08 PM
Arbour Realty, Northern Virginia’s first green real estate company has taken even further steps to reduce their carbon footprint. With immediate effect Arbour Realty has discontinued all direct mail. All current and future recipients of the Arbour Realty newsletter will be receiving it in electronic format, as will the recipients of all marketing campaigns. Arbour Realty already use 100% paperless real estate contracts, plants a tree for every home-buyer and seller to offsetting the adverse affects of this driving, use recycled paper printed with soy ink, and uses Richlite (a renewable & recyclable resource) for their yard signs. Arbour Realty also (0 comments)
THE INTEREST RATE PUZZLE. - 10/15/08 02:25 PM
Have you ever looked at a very rare coin (say a penny) that could be purchased for $2,000 and thought – that’s only worth once cent?! It’s funny how the overall scarcity or surplus of a given item can “trump” it’s actual worth or value.Ok, great, you may be saying … what does the above have to do with why interest rates are higher than one would expect or desire them to be, especially when the economy is extremely weak (meaning rates should be lower)?The answer is that the above example is actually a less-than-perfect way to describe what is happening (0 comments)
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