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Global interest

International real estate buyers snapped up an estimated $41 billion in real estate in the US last year. With the recent downturn in home prices, the US is becoming a more and more popular location for overseas buyers looking...
June 22, 2011

Walkable cities and changing demographics

Although we are still bouncing off the bottom of the residential real estate cycle, there will be a recovery at some point. Where will it come from and what will drive it? The Brookings Institute released a report recently...
November 4, 2010

The Gulf Oil Spill and the Impact on Real Estate

According to government estimates the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has released between 41 and 120 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico since April. But what will be the impact to area real estate? ...
July 1, 2010

NFIP and Homebuyer Tax Credit Closing Deadline Both Extended

From the Realtor Action Center: Congress has passed an extension of the closing deadling for the Homebuyer Tax Credit, the Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act (H.R. 5623). The extension applies only to transactions that have ratified contracts in place as...
July 1, 2010

Relocation – details and broad strokes

Here at Information Central we are frequently asked for guidance from members looking for information on where people in their community are moving to as well as who is moving in. Generally members are either looking to prospect outside...
June 21, 2010

Podcasting Field Guide Updated

Podcasts were the flavor of the moment a few years ago, a place now occupied by Facebook and Twitter. While the white heat is off podcasting, it still is a powerful and popular method of distributing both audio and...
December 16, 2009

Social Networking Privacy

Social networking is about sharing information, opening up your life to new people, and building a virtual community. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep your eyes open. As social networks like Facebook and Twitter become an integral part...
December 2, 2009

Youth Magnet Cities

Today’s Wall Street Journal (link available to members through ProQuest) has an article on which cities a panel of experts thinks will emerge as the go-to destinations for post-recession college graduates to start their careers. Not surprisingly, big cities...
September 30, 2009

Time Management For Real Estate Professionals

Meetings with clients, open houses, listing presentations, marketing. . . How can a busy REALTOR® squeeze it all in without feeling squeezed? You’ll find a few answers in this page of articles, books, and Web pages on time management...
March 13, 2009

The Face of Real Estate for 100 Years

As part of the National Assocation’s Centennial Celebration in 2008, NAR created a timeline showing important events in the Association as well as a list of our past presidents. If you attended any of our major meetings or conferences...
January 7, 2009