Land Use & Property Rights Archive

What We’re Reading: June 13-17

Orlando, Apple, stress, risk, memory, energy, net neutrality, Twitter, Tiny Houses, trifecta, and technology. Cities show their solidarity with Orlando and the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub by lighting up their buildings. What does the newest Apple...
June 17, 2016

New and Updated in the Library – June 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Short Sales What is a short sale? A short sale is a sales transaction in which the seller’s mortgage lender agrees to accept a payoff of less than...

Top Field Guides for May 2016

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...

New and Updated in the Library – April 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: 1031 Exchanges Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code allows investors to defer capital gains taxes on the exchange of like-kind properties. 1031, or tax-deferred, exchanges hold...

New and Updated in the Library – March 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Private Property Rights Americans are passionate about their property rights, and disagreements can pit neighbor against neighbor. The issue of eminent domain can arouse the fury of many...

New and Updated in the Library – January 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Foreclosures The state of foreclosures in the U.S has improved significantly and for those seeking bargains, the hunt is decidedly more challenging. This Field Guide provides resources and...
January 12, 2016

Home Size & Energy Use

Who among us has chosen one appliance over another because it is Energy Star certified? We feel a sense of pride when we make such a noble choice for the environment, or, you know, for our wallets. A lot...
December 30, 2015

What We’re Reading: November 16-20

Disaster prep and response, famous home, screen time, coffee, libraries, appraisers, Thanksgiving prep, holiday decor, Facebook, and this year’s best inventions! Winter is coming. No, really, it is. Here‘s a list of five important things to do to prepare...
November 20, 2015

Going Green!

The next time you are in Chicago, go to the top of the Hancock Building or Sears Tower (we won’t call it Willis) and gaze over the rooftops. Things have changed over the last 10 years. Chicago ranks third...
November 4, 2015

What We’re Reading: September 21-25

Green living, home values, bartering, a pizza-toting rodent, cool homes, crypts, drones, REALTOR® safety, and an Amazon Prime deal! How green is your community? There are some out there working toward net-zero energy. Check out these suburbs with a...
September 25, 2015