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  • What’s Really Happening with the U.S. Real Estate Market?

    By Nick Royle · September 20 2010 · Finance & Credit

    Over the past 18 months home sales have been fairly stable in the U.S., despite ongoing unemployment challenges, due in large part to the Homebuyer Credit, which was a key element of the Stimulus package. As the Homebuyer Credit has expired, what is going on now in real estate? According to a joint release issued…

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  • There’s No Such Thing as a Vanilla International Relocation: Every Location Has its Own Unique Set of Cultural Challenges

    By Nick Royle · September 14 2010 · Global Mobility Management

    Content contributed by DFA Intercultural Global Solutions. For most expatriates and their organizations, the success of any international assignment is dependent upon their ability to manage the cultural differences they encounter in adjusting to daily life and acclimating to the host location workplace. Cultural training is an essential support service for every international assignment. And…

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  • Condominium Financing: My, How Things Have Changed!

    By Nick Royle · September 13 2010 · Domestic Relocation

    As I write this, it is exactly 6 weeks to the day since telling my mortgage planner that we would like to go ahead and pull the trigger on our refinance application. As far as I can tell, based on my experience thus far and the recent experiences of others, lenders are basically shutting down…

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  • ‘Tech’iquette in the Workplace

    By Nick Royle · September 7 2010 · Technology

    Personal computers, laptops, cell phones, Internet, instant messaging, texting, tablets – has technology evolved to a point where we have lost our ability to interact directly? Are we so busy multi-tasking amongst various technologies that we are unable to have a meaningful one-on-one personal conversation? I myself am a victim of too much technology. I…

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  • Controlling Relocation Costs: Establishing Protocols and Setting Realistic Expectations

    By Nick Royle · September 1 2010 · Relocation Policy & Trends

    In today’s economic environment, corporate relocation budgets are being scrutinized more closely than ever. Human resource leaders, talent management professionals and recruiters are walking a fine line working to secure qualified candidates while aiming to reduce their overall relocation-related expenses and remain within budget.   Of course, controlling relocation costs is a challenge, because relocation…

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