Smart Consumer S Guide To Home Buying

Author: Peter A. Schkeeper
Editor: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764135712
File Size: 46,42 MB
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Buying a home is, in the authors' words, both a romantic journey and a business venture. For most families, it's the largest single investment they will ever make. The purpose of this book is to transform home buyers--especially first-time buyers--into smart consumers who can evaluate a property objectively as step number one in deciding whether or not to buy. The authors take their readers by the hand through the maze of mortgage shopping, dealing with real estate agents, and hunting down that perfect dream house. Some of the many questions they help prospective buyers answer are: Consideration of family needs: how many rooms, what kind of neighborhood, access to schools, shopping, and the like Is the home affordable? Considerations include the size of the down payment, the size and type of mortgage, projecting monthly payments, and allowing for unforeseen expenses Making an offer and negotiating with sellers and real estate agents The close, settlement, and escrow Remodeling: adding to a home and making improvements Investment Property: understanding market values Selling a home . . . and much, much more Because this book addresses a national audience, it is necessarily general when making reference to local situations. However, the authors offer practical advice on how readers can find reliable local professional assistance in their quest to purchase a home.

Book Smart

Author: Jane Mallison
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071594310
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Jane Mallison is the former head of the English department at New York’s prestigious Trinity School More than five million Americans belong to a book club and members are always looking for new ideas Consumers spend more than a billion dollars on books each year Features “Book Smart Recommended Reading” sidebars that lead readers to similar books and authors

The Consumer Bible

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Editor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761112273
File Size: 21,41 MB
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Offers advice on saving time and money on food, health care, home, automobiles, finances, clothing, telephones, child care, vacations, lawyers, and funerals

Street Smart Advertising

Author: Margo Berman
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442203366
File Size: 62,68 MB
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Even the most creative minds need stimulation. Inspiration can come from examples of exceptional work, exercises designed to motivate, or time to reflect. The more inventive pieces the mind takes in, the more resources it has to draw from. Street Smart Advertising: How to Win the Battle of the Buzz contains countless examples designed to jump-start the right side of the brain. Margo Berman's book is packed with memorable uses of new media, exciting on-strategy marketing, creative online work, and insightful quotes by giants in the advertising industry. She offers innovative techniques to generate 'sticky' slogans and headlines, easy-to-apply copywriting tips, and practical revision strategies. Berman has updated the book to reflect how online media has changed its approach from 'pushing' information to the audience to 'pulling' - i.e., engaging the audience in a brand. By using social networking groups like Facebook and Twitter, the author points out, even small companies can have a giant digital footprint by leveraging their online presence, offering relevant insights, and stimulating consumer-created content. In tough economic times, Berman says, savvy advertisers don't need huge budgets to engage the audience and create forums for them to share ideas. The biggest change in marketing is reaching people through new touch points: through audience intersection, viral marketing, and online dialogues. As Street Smart Advertising makes clear, those who become victorious in this new marketing arena will win the battle of the buzz.

Smart Aid For African Development

Author: Richard A. Joseph
Editor: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN:
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Despite hundreds of billions of dollars spent on foreign aid to sub-Saharan Africa, a sure path to growth and development has not yet been found - and each new heralded approach has crumbled amid regrets and recriminations. The authors of "Smart Aid for African Development" provide critical assessments of the main components of foreign assistance, considering how smarter use can be made of available resources to advance growth and democracy, rebuild war-torn societies, and reduce the crippling poverty that underlies many of the continent's fierce conflicts. A critical assessment of the main components of foreign aid to sub-Saharan Africa, considering how smarter use can be made of available resources to advance growth and democracy, rebuild war-torn societies, and reduce the crippling poverty that pervades the continent.

Smart Transitions In City Regionalism

Author: Tassilo Herrschel
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317447816
File Size: 63,33 MB
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In recent years "smartness" has risen as a buzzword to characterize novel urban policy and development patterns. As a result of this, debates around what "smart" actually means, both theoretically and empirically, have emerged within the interdisciplinary arenas of urban and regional studies. This book explores the changes in discourse, rationality and selected responses of smartness through the theme of "transition." The concept of transition provides the broader context and points of reference for adopting smartness in reconciling competing interests and agendas in city-regional governance. Using case studies from around the world, including North America, Europe and South Africa, the authors link external regime transition in societal values and goals with internal moves towards smartness. While reflecting the growing integration of overarching themes and analytical concerns, this volume further develops work on smartness, smart growth, transition, city-regionalism, governance and sustainability. Smart Transitions in City Regionalism explores how smart cities and city regions interact with conventional state structures. It will be of great interest to postgraduates and advanced undergraduates across urban studies, geography, sustainability studies and political science.

The Consumer Health Information Source Book

Author: Alan M. Rees
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN:
File Size: 63,26 MB
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How can an award-winning source book that helps consumers find health information be improved? Health expert Alan Rees has done just that in his sixth edition by providing practical advice on using the Internet, tips on where to find Spanish-language health pamphlets, and recommendations on what's most important in the world of alternative medicine. The sixty edition provides users with an annotated guide to health-related resources-hotlines, newsletters, pamphlets, Web sites, CD-ROMS, magazines, books, and more! Readers are given a description on each resource and how to best use it.

Marketing Semiotics

Author: Laura R. Oswald
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199566496
File Size: 71,37 MB
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Proposes that consumers shop for brand meanings, not just goods and services. Brands offer consumers intagible benefits such as symbolic relationship, a vicarious experience, and even a sense of identity. This semiotic dimension of brands, has more that academic interest for firms, since the breadth and depth of the meanings consumers associate with the brand name and logo have measurable impact on the firm's financial performance.

Point Of Purchase

Author: Sharon Zukin
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415945974
File Size: 62,29 MB
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A sociologist reveals how shopping has changed American life, its influence radiating out into the economic and cultural sectors, impacting everything from fashion to the internet, while also inspiring consumerism all over the world and promoting the "american dream" abroad.

Heritage Hunting

Author: Donna Potter Phillips
Editor:
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The Smart Shopper S Guide To The Best Buys For Kids

Author: Sue Robinson
Editor: Macmillan General Reference
ISBN: 9780028612874
File Size: 33,78 MB
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Collects information about bargin priced children's merchandise, including addresses, telephone numbers, business hours, and brands of clothing or equipment available

School Deel Resource Manual

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Planning Zoning News

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Tap

Author: Anindya Ghose
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ISBN: 0262536056
File Size: 33,95 MB
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Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three-trilion-dollar mobile economy ... this two-way exchange can benefit both customers and businesses ... Ghose identifies nine forces that shape consumer behavior, including time, crowdedness, trajectory, and weather, and ... he highlights the true influence mobile wields over shoppers ... and the lucrative opportunities it represents ...

Books And Pamphlets Including Serials And Contributions To Periodicals

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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ISBN:
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The Christian Science Monitor Index

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