Chatter: Dean makes his mark by ruling as ‘middle man’

When Mayor Karl Dean was running for office, a legion of real estate developers considered him a pariah. More

Business from across the state

In a ruling that impacted Tennessee and 41 other states, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that cities and states can continue offering special tax breaks on municipal bonds, a practice aimed at lowering financing costs associated with public projects. More

Real Estate Matters: Lay of the land for first home loans

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you’ll find it a little harder to qualify for a mortgage than the first-time buyer who walked in your shoes two years ago. More

Executive Appointments

Cumberland Heights adds Pevsner & Triplett More Advent adds Simpson, new content champion Praxis hires Layfield as marketing director Entertainment marketing firm echo expands staff McNeely Pigott & Fox adds staff associates Pitts new VP of sales at Lightning Source

Dave Says

Dear Dave, I was wondering if you think we can afford to buy a lake house. The house we’re looking at costs $1 million. I bring home about $15,000 a month, and we have no debt. More

Real estate transactions

Fed officials saw April rate cut as ‘close call’

Most Federal Reserve officials viewed the decision to cut the benchmark interest rate as “a close call” in April, signaling they may hold off from further reductions. More

Computer companies surpass banks in S&P 500

Technology stocks unseated financial companies as the largest industry group in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, reclaiming the top spot they last held in 2002. More

Not enough oil means companies must spend more

Never have so many oil and gas companies spent so much to produce so little. More

Deed restrictions can prove tricky

Peter Kurland, an owner in the property housing the Darkhorse Theater, had an interesting day last week trying to determine whether or not his property had a deed restriction that required a church use there. More
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