Items Tagged with 'guard'


  • Most Americans want Sandra Bullock to guard their blindside

    When shopping for a new home, many people don't think about who their neighbors could be and how that could affect their living experience. But if they had the choice, most of the people surveyed would like to live next to Sandra Bullock. According to Zillow's Celebrity Neighbor Survey, 26% of respondents chose Bullock as the most desirable neighbor. Thirty percent of women voted her the most desirable neighbor, as did 22% of men.
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  • The Power of Empathy

    Successful executives in any business are focused on what it takes to get the job done with the highest level of efficiency and with the least amount of pain. The best managers watch their operations closely, on guard for problems that can slow things down, negatively impact customer service or increase costs. The closer they watch their own operations, the more successful they tend to be and the less likely they are to be in a position to pay attention to their external environment.
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  • Negative GDP Growth in Q3? Really?

    Last week at REO Expo 2010—a conference led by HousingWire's sister publication REO Insider—I had the great pleasure of not only listening to Beacon Economics’ Christopher Thornberg, but also being able to speak with him off the record both before and after his keynote address. By the way, for those of you who missed his talk, you can access the slides here.
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  • House OKs Mortgage Reform

    The House of Representatives today voted 300-114 in favor of HR 1728, the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, which calls for tighter lending rules to promote affordable mortgages for borrowers with a reasonable ability to pay and who receive more transparent disclosures at the time of closing.
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  • Kellerman: the Scapegoat of a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

    Editor’s note: HousingWire is receiving numerous responses to the tragic passing of David Kellerman, acting CFO of Freddie Mac. Many sound a similar chord to the perceived uneven treatment of his death in the mainstream media. One such opinion is published here, written by an industry veteran who wishes to remain anonymous. It is not reflective of the opinions or objectives of the HousingWire editorial staff, and represents a third party submission.
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