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VOL. 129 | NO. 67 | Monday, April 7, 2014
EMPHASIS Residential Real Estate

Market Mystery

Long-term impact of investor activity on housing still unknown

Over the last several years, investors ranging from mom-and-pop shops to large hedge funds have been acquiring single-family homes in Memphis at a historic pace.

MAAR’s New MLS System Designed for Mobile Users

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors had a system that allowed members to access its Multiple Listing Service on mobile devices, but users sometimes had to jump through sizable hoops to connect with the system while in the field.

Trustee’s Texts Reaching Tardy Taxpayers

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir has found a new way to reach out and touch someone – specifically, tardy taxpayers.

Pahlow Wins Broker of the Year

After enduring early struggles in his commercial real estate career, Scott Pahlow has reached the top of his industry.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
78°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 81%

EVENTS

SRVS will host the Wesberry Golf Classic Monday, April 7, at Spring Creek Ranch, 140 Chinquapin Drive. The four-person scramble includes lunch, contests, awards and more. Registration is at 11 a.m., lunch at noon, and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Visit srvs.org or call 312-6853.

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Experts Highlight Health Care Game-Changers

Both before the Affordable Care Act became law and after, consumers viewed health care costs differently than they do other costs.

Steiner Resigns as CEO of GTx

Dr. Mitchell Steiner has resigned effective Thursday from being CEO and vice chairman of GTx, the Memphis-based company he co-founded.

Diversified Trust Makes Promotions in Memphis

Memphis-based Diversified Trust, a comprehensive wealth management firm with more than $5 billion in assets, has promoted seven professionals in its Memphis office.

2014 Campaigns Hit the Streets

With the April filing deadline behind them and early voting for the county primaries a week and a half ahead, those running for elected office in Shelby County this year kept a full weekend schedule.

Luttrell Wants Suburban Schools Consideration in Funding Split

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell has a pretty good idea what is on the $52.6 million capital spending “ask” list Shelby County Schools is sending his way.

SMALL BUSINESS

PT Squared’s Krista Robinson Now an Everyday Cheerleader

She was a junior in college, captain of the University of Memphis cheerleading squad, and she had her life choreographed: finish school, become a physical therapist, work with the rich and famous.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Trendcasting and Innovation

Did you wake up this morning to realize that the world has changed and your business has not changed with it? If you are a regular reader of this column you know we discuss growth strategy and innovation and all of the challenges that accompany those pursuits. We see many companies of all sizes that are dying a slow death in a saturated market with outdated business models. They fail to get out ahead of what’s next.

Keep Hope Alive for Next Generation

Teilhard de Chardin, the controversial French philosopher and Jesuit priest, once said, “The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.”

STATEWIDE

Tennessee Court Decision Could be Blow to Immigrants

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Supreme Court issued a decision Friday that could be a blow to immigrants who were never told that they can still be deported for a crime that has been wiped off their criminal record.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Free Tuition Plan Garners Praise, Concern

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal this year, a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate, appears on track to pass as lawmakers enter the waning days of the legislative session. The details, however – including how to pay for this perk in the years to come – remain scattered.

Appellate Judge Appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday named Criminal Appeals Judge Jeff Bivins to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court bench.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Finally Regains the Jobs Lost in the Recession

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

Holder: Justice Investigating High-Speed Trading

The Department of Justice is investigating high-frequency stock trading to see if any of the practices violate insider trading laws, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 327 11,765
MORTGAGES 76 371 15,350
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 41 112 3,023
BUILDING PERMITS 382 972 28,226
BANKRUPTCIES 65 345 11,307
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 117 4,155
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 184 700 17,184
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 100 3,564

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