Residential Real Estate Archive

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

Curb Appeal

I wouldn’t say I’m known for killing plants, but I would say it’s a larger part of my identity than it should be, which is why it never made sense to me that my house proud parents assigned me...
October 12, 2016

Business Coaches

There are many reasons to turn to a coach. We seek out coaches to elevate teams to the next level; we hire coaches to teach us how to evaluate life choices; and we engage coaches to personally tailor plans...
July 27, 2016

Top Field Guides for June 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 – 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...

What We’re Reading: May 2-6

Drones, Cuba, cold war, paint, phones, repurposing space, 5/4, security, gadgets, Millennials, Modern Family, shelter, Mother’s Day, mansions, and questionable products. We think of drones in terms of marketing listings, but this project sees them as magic. Rekindling relations...
May 6, 2016

Top Field Guides for April 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 eBooks – April 2016

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...