Monthly Archive:: March 2013

What We’re Reading: March 23 – March 29

REALTORS are the happiest at work, top twitter feeds, and Microsoft’s next OS Who has the job that makes them the most happy? The answer is real estate agent. Factors such as control over work, rising commissions, and contentment...
March 29, 2013

A Compendium of Resources for First-Time Home Buyers

We recently compiled a list of resources for first-time home buyers, and came up with a nice list of information from the National Association of REALTORS®, REALTOR® Magazine online,, and HUD. Field Guides from NAR Field Guide to...
March 28, 2013

What We’re Reading: March 16 – March 22

Audit triggers, hidden moving costs, and March Madne$$ Have you finished filing your taxes yet? Worried about an audit? Even if you feel pretty confident on your math, check out this article from Kiplinger on ‘red flags’ that often...
March 22, 2013

What We’re Reading: March 9 – March 15

The importance of homeownership, death of the check, and buh-bye Google Reader U.S. News & World Report brings together studies discussing the importance of homeownership.  Besides economic benefits, there are also social benefits. “Clearly, for most people there are...
March 15, 2013

Updated in the Library – March 2013

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Association Mergers & Partnerships Mergers and partnerships can be advantageous to a Board or Association for a variety of reasons, including: overlapping markets, similar services, geographic considerations, cost-savings,...
March 14, 2013

What We’re Reading: March 2 – March 8

2020: the next housing crisis, resilient agents, and a horse in the living room Even as we’re still recovering from the last housing collapse, economists are forecasting the next crisis. Their best guess: 2020, as aging Boomers start leaving...
March 8, 2013

What We’re Reading: Feb. 23 – March 1

Content marketing success, interest-only mortgages, and the 5 laws of twitter The New York Times had an interesting article this week on content marketing (also covered by 1000watt blog), interviewing a fiberglass pool maker who turned his business around...
March 1, 2013

Top Field Guides for February 2013

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...
March 1, 2013