New and Updated in the Library – September 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library:   Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) was signed into law in December 1974, and became effective on June 20, 1975....

What We’re Reading: September 19-23

Zoning, paper, paper, HP, Halloween, excess, gas, cancer, brick and mortar, bargains, addiction, and the gender wage gap. Housing prices are displacing lower income families in Silicon Valley. Palo Alto’s tight housing market would have been made even tighter...
September 23, 2016

What We’re Reading: September 12-16

Layover, communication, flying fish, investing, tiny home, canines, higher ed, marketing, human response, walking, iPhones, and reading. At least this guy would have plenty of time to make his connecting flight! Poor communication could be holding you back from...
September 16, 2016

What We’re Reading: September 5-9

Technology, symbols, upcycling, REITs, GoT, housing starts, neighbors, guac, design, and handwriting. This real estate tech startup is trying to make home buying an online process. The 15th anniversary of 9/11 is approaching, and an iconic part of the...
September 9, 2016

What We’re Reading: August 29 – September 2

Renovations, RIP, aid, automation, smart homes, time warp, digital natives, new ownership, paint, early birds, paying it forward, and community. Sure they are big and luxurious, but who’s going to clean them? While we mourn the passing of the...
September 2, 2016

Top Field Guides for August 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...
September 1, 2016

What We’re Reading: August 22-26

Technology, science, sportsmanship, um, baseball, unique homes, paint, travel, www, and trade secrets. We dream of a world in which we have a strong WiFi signal in each room of the house. Have you updated your iPhone recently? You...
August 26, 2016

What We’re Reading: August 15-19

Harry Potter, RE investment, environmental change, names, careers, apps, TV, health, and Middle Earth. We were told no more Harry Potter stories, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get more from the Potter universe! If only we had had...
August 19, 2016

What We’re Reading: August 8-12

Olympics, mortgages, castles, design, tedium, cookies, autonomous growth, reviews, and tech! Train for citius, altius, fortius, but don’t count on making a profit. Rule 40 prevents athletes from cashing in during the games. If a gold medal winner wants...
August 12, 2016

What We’re Reading: August 1-5

Silicon Valley, history, fashion, MTV, Netflix, architecture, business, the future, and the Olympics. Housing inventory and prices in Silicon Valley have been increasingly discussed issues. Facebook has made a proposal to address these. Like? Vrooom vroom…he’s the leader of...
August 5, 2016