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Monthly Archives: May 2014

30
May
2014

The Arizona Motor Vehicle Dealer Licensing Guide to Get You Started

Horseshoe Bend in Arizona Clauretano / Flickr / CC BY-NC-SA Are you a prospective Arizona auto dealer? This guide is here to help you get your Arizona dealer license. As with any new business, opening a dealership in Arizona involves a series of administrative steps. There are considerable expenses involved, as well. Thus, it is read more »




30
May
2014

Conditions in the Construction Industry Are Improving

According to the recent infographic Construction Industry on the Rise, builders have plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about 2014. 30% of people in construction have positive outlooks for the industry in the coming months. Construction employment is steadily improving, as many companies have about a quarter of their current staff to-hire positions. Last year, 51% of read more »




29
May
2014

NADA Report: Flat profit for auto dealers for 2013

.   According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)’s report for 2013, even though auto sales increased during last year, the 17,665 dealers of new cars did not make profit, as there was tougher competition. Profitability stayed at 2.2%.   Pre-tax profit of dealerships is $923,248, which is 10% higher than the previous year. read more »




28
May
2014

FMCSA: Rules on Commercial Drivers’ Physicals

Mink / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) As of May 21, 2014, the FMCSA requires interstate truckers and bus drivers to have their physical examinations done by certified medical examiners listed in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The Registry currently contains about 22,000 trained medical professionals, who are qualified read more »




27
May
2014

Mortgage Servicing Restrictions Criticized by the ICBA

jcolman / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Stricter mortgage servicing rules that are likely to be imposed on community banks are seen as a threat to consumers’ mortgage options by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). According to the Community, the tighter rules that federal banking regulators are considering read more »




26
May
2014

Steady Level of Builder Confidence Remains

USACE HQ / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) According to the just released Housing Market Index (HMI), the builder confidence for single-family homes lost just one point in May, falling to 45, which is very close to the reading of 46 for April. The index measures the perception of builders read more »