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An Attitude of Success

Can you picture yourself living your dream? Some people will tell you that getting a clear vision of your success is all you need to do to realize it. By now, you probably know there’s a lot more to it. … Continue reading

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Help After Harvey

Help after Harvey My home was damaged by Harvey: A quick guide on filing claims, deadlines, and resources. My car was flooded: Answers to common questions if your car is flooded. Get help in person: Visit a mobile unit location … Continue reading

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Top 100 P&C Groups – 2016

2016 RANK 2015 RANK GROUP NAME NET PREMIUMS WRITTEN 2016 PERCENTAGE GROWTH COMBINED RATIO 2016 COMBINED RATIO 2015 1 1 State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. 62,365,585 5.08 108.70 103.30 2 2 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 38,782,982 9.06 95.00 93.44 3 3 … Continue reading

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15 Cities where rent has increased in 2017

In the decade since the housing market bubble rocked the economy, the homeowners’ market has felt the tides change. While home prices across the country have risen, the market for renting has surged — in large part due to millennials, who … Continue reading

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What happens when a renter dies on the property….

It may be difficult for a property owner to recoup cleanup costs after a renter has died on site. Here, AAA Crime Scene Steam and Clean worker Carol Oguri and owner Kathie Jo Kadziauskas work on a Los Angeles condominium … Continue reading

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Best and Worst States for Life Expectancy

After you read this, please comment on where you live…. In the U.S., the county in which you live can add — or subtract — as much as 20 years, or even more, from your lifespan. The U.S. doesn’t just … Continue reading

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Insurance Call Centers

The insurance industry has been plagued with call-center problems for the better part of a decade. Consider the 2008 report from Genyses Worldwide, “Customer Service Strategies for the Insurance Industry,” which found that mishandled policyholder phone calls was a leading … Continue reading

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Fort Lauderdale Commercial Real Estate

This development marks the first new class A office space developed in Broward’s Fort Lauderdale submarket in more than a decade. FATcity’s retail component will breathe new life into Andrews Avenue. MIAMI—Another transit-oriented development is set to rise on South … Continue reading

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Real Estate and Cannabis

What will California’s introduction of legal pot mean for commercial real estate? Ms. Real Estate takes a look at the issue. SAN FRANCISCO—Wouldn’t it be convenient if someone had clear, intelligent answers to most of your CRE-related questions? Problem solved. … Continue reading

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Golden Bear Plaza has SOLD for $62.3 million

MIAMI—Golden Bear Plaza, a boutique office campus located on Palm Beach County’s Prestige Coast, has traded hands. The sale price: $62.3 million, or $254 per square foot. Located at 11760 US Highway 1 in Palm Beach Gardens, the 245,673-square-foot class … Continue reading

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