Author Archive

New Books–August 2018

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a...
August 2, 2018

What We’re Reading: July 23-27

The Universe, a skyscraper with a waterfall, a company-wide meat ban, what parking costs American cities and an unusual retirement community. How would you respond to your employer enacting a policy like this?  We wouldn’t mind living out our...

New Books–July 2018

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a...

New Books–June 2018

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a...
June 12, 2018

New Books–April 2018

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a...
April 11, 2018

New Books–March 2018

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a...
March 13, 2018

New Books–February 2018

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a...
February 15, 2018

Passive Homes

There has been an upward trend in sustainable homes, such as tiny houses, homes built with natural materials, zero energy homes, and passive homes. The way the passive house is constructed regulates the internal temperature of the house without...
August 9, 2017

How to Hygge

Rod Troch/flickr/2010 Winter in Chicago is cold, dark, and depressing. How can we get through it without losing our minds? By embracing Hygge. Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word that encompasses coziness and comfort and hominess and being with...
January 18, 2017

Impact of vacant homes on real estate

Vacant homes can decrease property values in the neighborhood. “The Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit research group, estimates that a home’s value is reduced by about 1% for every home that is foreclosed on or sits vacant in...