What We’re Reading: June 19-23

Architecture, psychology, amusements, affordable housing, design, high price listings, mindfulness, and use. We know there are a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright junkies out there, so this list of roadtrip-able FLW houses is for you! Wait, FLW didn’t have...
June 23, 2017

Improving Visitor Experiences with a Raspberry Pi

Ever heard of Raspberry Pi? No, I’m not referring to a baked good or an obscure geometric theorem; I’m talking about a small, inexpensive computer perfect for learning to code, and for DIY experimentation. I first heard of Raspberry...
June 21, 2017

What We’re Reading: June 12-16

History, dirt, duality, home improvement, architecture, 2020 Olympics, fidget spinners, housing, and rankings. This is an interesting long read about the heavily cloaked development of the iPhone. Who could use this when showing their listings? With this house, you...
June 16, 2017

What We’re Reading: June 5-9

Technology, judgment, design, autonomy, solar power, seasonal drinks, ebay, newbies, and rules. Apple introduced its own voice-controlled personal assistant this week. How do you think it stacks up to the existing market? Replacing a cracked iPhone screen might be...

What We’re Reading: May 30-June 2

Technology, culture, architecture, food, spelling, travel, This report could add insight to how you should market yourself online. Need help visualizing your data? Google has you covered. With smart homes still coming into their own, you take the good...

Top Field Guides for May 2017

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...
June 1, 2017

Shipping Container or Home?

Written by Anne-Marie Siudzinski Think shipping containers are strictly for moving cargo? Think again. Shipping containers are being used in a variety of unexpected ways—emergency shelters, pools, medical clinics, office and retail buildings, hotels, and pop-up restaurants.  It doesn’t...
May 31, 2017

New and Updated in the Library – May 2017

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Green Property Management Green leases (also known as aligned leases, high performance leases, or energy efficient leases) align the financial and energy incentives of building owners and tenants...
May 31, 2017

What We’re Reading: May 22 – 26

Workplaces, sandwiches, books, Star Wars, Lincoln’s love, and the future. We’re not saying money isn’t important, but this guy is seriously underestimating the effect of ball pits on our happiness at work.  Maret Hosemann/flickr/2011 So you’ve adjusted your monitor...

What We’re Reading: May 15-19

IEQ, MP3 files, food, phones, housing costs, starts, architecture, and #hashtags. How “healthy” is your building? So long, MP3, and thanks for the memories! Next time you are in Chicago visiting NAR, take a walk down Michigan Avenue to...