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Have You Noticed The Change?

We recently upgraded our blog to give you more organized access to the information, a cleaner look and feel, and an address that’s easier to remember. You may also notice that we’ve rearranged a bit. You will now find...
January 14, 2010

Interstate highways beckoned REALTORS®

JULY 2009 — In July of 1956 REALTORS® across America saw opportunities in a project that would change the country. The Interstate Highway System had been approved by Congress and would be signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The...

Radio legends joined NAR in promoting home ownership

MAY 2009 — “Hello, Jot ‘Em Down Store, this is Lum and Abner.” From 1931 to 1954 one of the most popular radio programs in the country featured two storekeepers in the small town of Pine Ridge, Arkansas. The...

TwitterFox

If you’re following anyone on Twitter you may find it frustrating to have to login to see your new tweets. A handy tool called TwitterFox is available to those using the Firefox browser. Simply download the Firefox extension and...
April 14, 2009

Milwaukee REALTORS® showed their pride at 1917 Home and Real Estate Show

APRIL 2009 — In April of 1917 thousands flocked to Milwaukee Auditorium for the Home and Real Estate Show. “The show was the first of its kind ever attempted in the Northwest,” the National Real Estate Journal reported. This...
April 6, 2009

Tiny URL

I wanted to highlight a helpful tool for occasions when you need to send a long URL to someone. Tiny URL lets you paste the long URL into a box and it generates a nice short one. For example,...
April 3, 2009

NAR Returns to Colorado Springs

MARCH 2009 — NAR’s 2009 Association Executives Institute meets March 20-24 in Colorado Springs — the first time the National Association has held a major meeting in that city in nearly seven decades. In January 1940 a blizzard hit...

REALTORS® honored George Washington

February 2009 – In February of 1932 the National Real Estate Journal remarked on the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. “Because in a sense he was our first Great Realtor,” the Journal wrote, “present day real estate men will...
February 3, 2009

What is that technology, anyway?

We’ve all been there. We hear our friends, family, and co-workers talking about mysterious things called RSS, Wikis, and Twitter, and we secretly think…what is that anyway? We try to hide the fact that we don’t have a clue...
February 3, 2009

New Kindle to be Revealed on Feb. 9

According to The New York Times Bits column, it looks like the next incarnation of Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader will debut on February 9. New features may include rounded buttons and better processing. Not sure how this gagdet works?...
January 28, 2009