Dave Says

Dear Dave, My wife and I just relocated for my new job. Right now we’re renting an apartment, and we should make about $15,000 on the sale of our old house. Should we use the money from the sale of our house to pay off all our debt, or go ahead and use it as a down payment on a new home now? — Brian More

City finds room for another hotel

Construction is set to begin next week on another hotel along West End Avenue. More

Executive appointments

Gresham, Smith & Partners add senior staff members More Meraz joins BMI as new director, media relations Staton joins LBMC First Farmers & Merchants Bank appoints new leadership team cj Advertising hires four new members

Paulson predicts signs of ‘slower growth’

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said investors remain wary of U.S. markets and that further signs of “slower growth” will emerge before the economy shakes off the effects of the housing crisis. More

Regionalism talk has been… well, just talk

Suddenly, there’s been more talk of regionalism, communities working together for the common good of the whole. It’s the rising-tides-lifts-all boats notion. More

Bad December for automakers

General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. said U.S. auto sales fell in December, capping the worst year in a decade, and predicted that 2008 probably won’t be any better. More

Dave Says

Dear Dave, I’m single and 30, and I want to know how I can build a credit history in order to get a home loan. I’ve never had any kind of payments or debt, but a mortgage broker said that in order to get a loan or be pre-qualified I’d have to pay extra since they’d have to do my credit report manually. — Nancy More

The Chatter Class: Rolling with riverfront redevelopment

Every New Year’s brings the desire to look back at the previous year to gauge what will or should happen in the next. More

The Chatter Class: What will it take to transform Bellevue Center?

Foursquare Properties’ closing on the purchase of Bellevue Center and adjacent properties over the past few weeks wasn’t a huge surprise. More

Jobless rate up in November

The Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Davidson County and neighboring cities showed the state’s highest jump in unemployment for November. More
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