Monthly Archive:: July 2011

What We’re Reading: July 23 – July 29

The return of flipping, post office for sale, and buying a piece of South Dakota The Atlantic highlights the growing reality of the emergence of two housing markets: ‘nice’ homes and ‘ugly’ homes. Buyers are finding that homes with...
July 29, 2011

What We’re Reading: July 16 – July 22

Debt ceilings, MID, and getting a $300k house for $16 Discussions over raising the debt ceiling have dominated news coverage for the past week. The impact of any failure could be widespread and will include the housing market. NPR talks...
July 22, 2011

Foreclosure Data

We have received a few inquiries in Information Central about foreclosure data. While the NAR does not collect or publish such data, we have a few resources to recommend. Let us know if you have any to add to...
July 21, 2011

What We’re Reading: July 9 – July 15

Real Estate Groupon, the Recession, and open houses Online coupons are all the rage. Though I wonder if they’re sustainable, Groupon, LivingSocial, etc. are the hot marketing tip of the moment. Have you thought about using them in your...
July 15, 2011

Initial thoughts on Google+

On Friday I received an invitation from a colleague to Google+, Google’s new social network. I signed up and wanted to share my initial thoughts. For those of you that haven’t heard, Google+ is the search powerhouse’s latest attempt at...
July 11, 2011

What We’re Reading: July 2 – July 8

Communities based on communication, social networking, a new iPhone, and a house of books Researchers at MIT, AT&T Labs and IBM Research are revealing new research that redefines regional boundaries in the United States, using patterns of social connectedness...
July 8, 2011

Top Field Guides for June

The list of the most-accessed Field Guides during the month of June was recently released: Field Guide to Working with FSBOs Field Guide to License Reciprocity / License Recognition Field Guide to Transfer of Development Rights Field Guide to...

What We’re Reading: June 25 – July 1

Poll confirms value of homeownership For the roughly four million homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, the federal government is offering yet another remedy: free money to catch up on their loans. Smart Money has info...
July 1, 2011