98 results for author: Dan Shlufman


What does it mean “Gears of War”: First steps

If you are looking for video games, there are certain ways to go about it that will bring desired results. Unconditionally, there are various cybersports game museums around the world, including the Computer Games Museum in Berlin. In the same way that traditional sports have competitions in basketball, esports encompasses competitions across different of electronic games. Perharps you already read that competitions ordinarily have referees to monitor for cheating. Generally the industry employs those experienced in other businesses, however some have experience tailored to this industry. In other words, the modern cybersport is experiencing a rise in ...

Before you own video game, you need know a little bit about Guild Wars 2

If you're planning to participate in cybersport tournaments, there are couple very vital decisions youhave to make. Cybersports is a large global industry, with intense user engagement. The most of popular cybersports are team-based games played in tournaments throughout the year, culminating in one final event. Currently professional gamers, are often associated with gaming teams. Truly gaming events can take place anywhere. Physical viewership of cybersport competitions have increased in tandem with the growth of online viewership. Probably the most deciding element that is commonly considered while thinking about cybersport is find a best game. ...

Critical Mortgage Regulatory Updates by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for 2013 and 2014


Key Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act


Mortgage Loan Officer Compensation and Anti-Steering


Halloween: What is Scaring Me?

This year, some of the most popular Halloween costumes are Elsa and Anna from Frozen and a Hazmat suit inspired by our current Ebola scare. The dichotomy of the innocence of Disney princesses with the macabre of a terrifying and, IMHO (ask your kids for translation) not very funny healthcare worker’s protection suit, can be an analogy for this holiday, this season and, as applicable to this email, the housing market. In the housing arena, there are the Annas who see beyond the isolation that many have felt in losing their homes to foreclosure or seeing their equity stripped by the collapsing property values. Like Elsa in the ice castle, these ...

If it’s still Spring why are we already in the Summer doldrums?

After getting out of the gate in May like California Chrome at the Kentucky Derby, the housing market finds itself out of the Winner's Circle in the middle of June.  Other than in parts of our most affluent local counties, housing sales as represented by number of units sold of existing homes are very low.  In the Northeast, the annualized volume is estimated to be only 600,000 homes this year which will be down 6.3% from 2013. Nationally, we are looking at annual sales of 4.59M for 2014 which is down from almost 7M during the height of the market in 2005!   More troubling, and not just for those of us who make our living in the mortgage indust...

Exciting Feedback from Lawline CLE Courses

I am excited to share with you the positive feedback I received from teaching several CLE courses for Lawline in May 2014! I encourage you to visit the course discussion forum. This is a great place to see further comments, legal discussions and questions inspired by the Lawline program. Critical Mortgage Regulatory Updates by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for 2013 and 2014 Great follow up to the speaker's earlier Dodd-Frank presentation. Jennifer, New Rochelle, NY Very informative Andrea M.A., Chestnut Ridge, NY Extremely informative on relevant and current material Sloane Was excellent because it was so current and relevant ...

The Purchase Market, Lower Rates and a Small Favor

NEWSFLASH #1: The housing market is not that strong so far this Spring. There is a lack of inventory in most markets and year-to-date sales are much below the historical average for home sales. Manhattan and Brooklyn continue to lead the way, mostly supported by foreign buyers and cash deals. But, outside of these areas, the housing market continues to limp along. Well priced houses sell and good areas close to Manhattan with top schools are doing well. Everywhere else, not so much. Hopefully the improving weather and low interest rates (see below) will improve this. But, much like the very short King Crab season on Deadliest Catch, those of us in ...

Secrets of the Moving Industry- How to Move Cheaper and Easier

Since I am still recovering from my Matzo coma, I asked one of the best movers I know, J.D. Carton & Son, Inc., Agents for Allied Van Lines, to help me with the material for this month's email. In a spirited session yesterday in their "war room," where they normally debate cutting edge moving issues like...why does the total amount of tape in a 3 pack of mover's tape contain less tape then one roll of packing tape from Staples?..., the Carton gang came clean on the dirty little secrets about the moving industry that can help you save time and money on your move. First (and, actually Fifth too): Book your move early. Moving is a supply and ...