James Baker, co-founder of construction company, dies at 68

James Michael Baker, one of the founding members of one of Greater Cincinnati’s largest private companies, died July 13 in Guntersville, Ala. He was 68.

Baker was one of the founders in 1968 of Monroe-based Baker Concrete Construction Inc., where his …

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One of Cincinnati’s largest private companies names new CEO

One of Cincinnati’s largest private companies has a new leader.

Dave Klotter has been named CEO of TSC Apparel. Klotter succeeds Bob Winget, who is retiring after 13 years as CEO of the wholesale appare supplier that sells T-shirts, hats, fleece and o…

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Hamilton County commissioners send tax increase to voters

After recent false starts for tax levies for the county’s general fund and public transportation, Hamilton County commissioners did send voters one tax increase to decide upon in November – a 1.98 mill increase for children’s services.

Commissioners T…

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Interactive skatepark art installation to open soon in Camp Washington

A group of artists and designers has created a new interactive skatepark installation in Camp Washington with funding from a local philanthropy.

SkateAble Vs Non Part II is a thematic skatepark created by Ali Calis, Jill Cleary, Scott Kincaid and Scot…

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Mercy Health launches statewide ad campaign

Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based hospital system that claims to be the largest in Ohio, has launched a statewide advertising campaign.

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Judge rules Cincinnati homeless camps must go

A Greater Cincinnati judge has granted a temporary restraining order that calls for downtown’s homeless camps to be closed.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman granted the restraining order on Monday afternoon after Prosecutor Joe…

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Millionaire to Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner!

Millionaire to Millennials: Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner! | Simplifying The MarketIn a CNBC article, self-made millionaire David Bach explained that: “Buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America. Homeownership can also help you retire early, that is, if you pay your mortgage off.”  Bach suggests that homebuyers should, “Take out a 30-year mortgage, but with the intention of paying it off in 25, 20 or ideally, […]

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Home Buying Myths Slayed [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!
Despite mortgage interest rates being over 4%, rates are still below historic numbers.
88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months!

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Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices?

Are Lending Standards Propping Up Home Prices? | Simplifying The MarketBack in 2005, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan described the dramatic increases in residential real estate values as a “froth in housing markets.” Greenspan went on to say: “The increase in the prevalence of interest-only loans and the introduction of more-exotic forms of adjustable-rate mortgages are developments of particular concern…some households may be employing these […]

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Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

Buying Is Now 26.3% Cheaper Than Renting in the US | Simplifying The MarketThe results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting, with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage, in 98 of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. In the six years that Trulia has conducted this study, this is the first time that it was cheaper to rent […]

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