What We’re Reading Archive

What We’re Reading: August 24-28

Hurricane Katrina, waffles, unique homes, sexism, Math!, Mickey D’s, housing supply, humor, Googling, ‘roos, brain function, jokes, brick and mortar, and social media. It’s been ten years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. A photographer revisited the sites of...
August 28, 2015

What We’re Reading: August 17-21

Parenting, Apple news, commutes, drought, Pequod, libraries, fat water, serial killer RE, Harry Potter, Goonies, RE ethics, bunkers, and record heat. Are parenting styles and housing choices related?  Next Cities sets out an interesting argument connecting helicopter parenting and...
August 21, 2015

What We’re Reading: August 10-14

ROFL?, haunted homes, burritos, conspiracy theory, environment, Google shift, property values, Zombie Tom Brady, and sporks. What’s cool one minute is lame the next. How are you expressing emotion online? Ever wonder how agents manage to sell stigmatized properties?...
August 14, 2015

What We’re Reading: August 3-7

Privacy, owls, sexism, fictional RE, braille, maps, Cecil the lion, GodMode, family leave, and #fail Yikes!  Has our privacy totally vanished? If you give an owl a library card . . . . Imagine the listings for your favorite...
August 7, 2015

What We’re Reading: July 27-31

Land prices and uses of space, drawbacks of living in the future, international buyers, diverse hiring, negotiation, and more! Impressive use of animated maps, but very depressing content on the increase in land prices over the last forty years....
July 31, 2015

What We’re Reading: July 20-24

Icons, Earth, listings, card catalogs, gaudiness, sharks, video games, kale, HR changes, Minions, and shape-shifting homes! A radio icon is stepping down after four decades. It can only be assumed that Garrison Keillor’s retirement will be spent “where all...
July 24, 2015

What We’re Reading: July 13-17

Addiction, unusual homes, longevity, #PrimeDay, tidying, Flash fails, home evolution, and Millennial trends! Addicted to your smartphone? You’re not alone. Companies are coming up with ways to relieve your addiction. Could you live on the side of a cliff?...
July 17, 2015

What We’re Reading: July 6-10

World Champions***, historical soccer, wartime librarianship, exotic homes, property values, ball pits, Star Wars weather, incredible landscaping, and SHARK WEEK! From now on, “playing like a girl” should be regarded as a high compliment. The United States Women’s National...
July 10, 2015

What We’re Reading: June 29-July 2

Marriage equality, UP, 4th of July, coloring books, Siri Easter eggs, muralists, Millennials, and living in the future!  Last week we witnessed the SCOTUS landmark ruling on marriage equality and the internet broke. The White House was all colors...

What We’re Reading: June 22-26

Rooftop home, the Watcher, apartments vs. condos, owning a small village, #Dadcatch, news from Chicago’s Navy Pier, home inspections, millennials in the office, Gmail lab, and Hershey’s Chocolate!  This week in “Why Can’t I Live There?” And this week...
June 26, 2015