What We’re Reading: January 16-20

Data, technology, yoga, Cubs, nature, listings, moving, travel, and amenities. What applications do you see for this beyond entertainment? Would you use the augmented reality feature now available on Realtor.com? One step forward, two steps back. We bet the...
January 20, 2017

How to Hygge

Rod Troch/flickr/2010 Winter in Chicago is cold, dark, and depressing. How can we get through it without losing our minds? By embracing Hygge. Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word that encompasses coziness and comfort and hominess and being with...
January 18, 2017

What We’re Reading: January 9-13

History, hacking, fast food, technology, home ownership, hygge, organization, Angel Shot, and cookies. Our DC office is going to feel the crush of inauguration next week. Maine College is unveiling rare photographs of a historical inauguration soon. In addition...
January 13, 2017

What We’re Reading: January 2-6

Technology, architecture, residences, resolutions, and preservation. As someone who is used to multiple screens at work, this would be a dream for home use! Remember back when being able to store a gig on a flashdrive was exciting? Welcome to...
January 6, 2017

Top Field Guides for December 2016

Field Guides are one-stop resource packages on dozens of subjects of interest to REALTORS®. On each page you’ll find links to articles, books, web sites, statistics, and other material on each subject. The list of the most-used field guides from...
January 3, 2017

What We’re Reading: December 26-30

New Year, birds, aging, commercial RE, housing solutions, and travel. New Year = new goals. Take these tips to achieve your goals this year! Maybe this will be the year to simplify things. Netflix has a solution for you...
December 30, 2016

1927 REALTORS® Visit Will Rogers at His Ranch

In August 1927 REALTORS® from around the country journeyed to Seattle for their 20th annual national convention. Proving that the trip is part of the fun, some of them visited the ranch of famous humorist Will Rogers. On August...
December 28, 2016

What We’re Reading: December 19-22

Winter, biology, travel, archaeology, seasonal favorites, technology, and careers. Curious what living on Mars might feel like? Chicagoans can tell you. Snow is showing up in some unexpected places. Very unexpected. It has before, too.  James Mann/flickr/2014 Baby brain...
December 22, 2016

Home Energy Use

It’s officially Winter, and I found a way to heat my apartment for free! Of course it involves coincidence and an overheated restaurant below my apartment, so it’s not scalable. For those of you who don’t live over people...
December 21, 2016

New and Updated in the Library – December 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: NEW in the Library at Realtor.org: Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) FIRPTA was enacted in 1980 to address perceived abuses by foreign investors, who, unlike US...
December 16, 2016