Technology Archive

New and Updated in the Library – December 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: NEW in the Library at Realtor.org: Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) FIRPTA was enacted in 1980 to address perceived abuses by foreign investors, who, unlike US...
December 16, 2016

What We’re Reading: November 28-December 2

Shortcuts, privacy, taste, nature, freelancers, stress, currency, and amusement. This article keeps showing up in my feed, so it must be useful. Cyber Monday has come and gone, but online shopping is forever. Take precautions. In case you feel...
December 2, 2016

Top Field Guides for October 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...
November 3, 2016

What We’re Reading: July 18-22

Diet, virtual commute, marketing incentive, gaming, amenities, repurposed spaces, history, digital migration, climate change, and a lost colony. Healthier eating is on our minds during the summer. Here are some small things we can do to eat smarter.  Olearys/flickr/2012...
July 22, 2016

What We’re Reading: June 27-July 1

Savings, soccer, upgrades, fireworks, pigment, goats, famous houses, Seattle, lunch breaks, slides, and AOL. You’re probably not thinking about buying next year’s winter coat right now, but maybe you should. Euro 2016 results have gone off-script, and when Iceland...
July 1, 2016

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

Retail: Online vs. Bricks and mortar

This time of year always reminds me of back to school shopping with my mom. I loved coming across a pair of shoes or an outfit so perfect that my mom declared it to be a “moral imperative” that...
September 2, 2015

What We’re Reading: Feb 21-27

Social data in rankings, never miss a free ice cream again, and how about a box of snow? We know what you’re thinking “another top 10 city list?” However, what is most interesting about this 10 most creative cities list is the...
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February 27, 2015

What We’re Reading: Feb 7-Feb 13

Online Privacy, Fitness in 1964, and Penguins in Sweaters Technology exists in our lives in many forms. It offers convenience, entertainment, and often a sense of security. However, for every convenience technology offers, there is a trade off. This...
February 13, 2015

What We’re Reading: Jan. 17-23

3D-Printed Buildings, Worst Passwords and The Winning Number As you know, 3-D printers can make most anything—clothing, prosthetics, food, musical instruments and more. Chinese building company WinSun takes prefab and 3-D printing to a new level with their 3D-printed...
January 23, 2015