Monthly Archive:: February 2014

What We’re Reading: Feb. 22 – Feb. 28

Housing Price Infographs, Flood Insurance Repeal? and a Gold Treasure with a Big Tax Bill The Economist has a nice set of interactive charts on US house prices. You can pick your city and see how it compares to...
February 28, 2014

What We’re Reading: Feb. 15 – Feb. 21

Haunted marketing, tax burdens by metro area, and Sir David Attenborough explains curling A New Orleans real estate broker has been getting lots of attention since George Takei posted a photo on social media Monday of a real estate...
February 21, 2014

What We’re Reading: Feb. 8 – Feb. 14

1Q2014 sales expectations, unplugging, cold weather strategies and a bacon rose says ‘I love you’ How’re you first quarter of the year sales turning out? According to data from DQNews presented in HousingWire the answer more often than not...
February 14, 2014

Everything’s coming up eBooks!

Last year by far has been our best year for digital book downloads from the NAR eBook Collection – 18,211 FREE ebooks were downloaded! I took a look into what topics have been the most popular (titles with the...
February 12, 2014

Graffiti and property values

Every so often the library is asked to confirm or locate a report attributed to NAR that says graffiti lowers property values by 15 to 20 percent. Unfortunately this report does not exist, at least to the best of...
February 10, 2014

What We’re Reading: Feb. 1 – Feb. 7

The latest fetish, drone marketing, and why thieves are hot for laundry detergent For much of the country, this has been quite the winter. Is it really that bad or are we just fetishizing the weather? The Wall Street...
February 7, 2014

How “Uncle Sam’s Big Ditch” inspired the real estate industry in 1914

One of the premiere events for Americans a century ago was the long-awaited opening of the Panama Canal. Initially started by France in 1881, the United States took control of the project in May 1904, shortly after Panama declared...
February 6, 2014

Top Field Guides for January 2014

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...