What We’re Reading: May 30-June 2

Technology, culture, architecture, food, spelling, travel, This report could add insight to how you should market yourself online. Need help visualizing your data? Google has you covered. With smart homes still coming into their own, you take the good...

Top Field Guides for May 2017

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...
June 1, 2017

Shipping Container or Home?

Written by Anne-Marie Siudzinski Think shipping containers are strictly for moving cargo? Think again. Shipping containers are being used in a variety of unexpected ways—emergency shelters, pools, medical clinics, office and retail buildings, hotels, and pop-up restaurants.  It doesn’t...
May 31, 2017

New and Updated in the Library – May 2017

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: Green Property Management Green leases (also known as aligned leases, high performance leases, or energy efficient leases) align the financial and energy incentives of building owners and tenants...
May 31, 2017

What We’re Reading: May 22 – 26

Workplaces, sandwiches, books, Star Wars, Lincoln’s love, and the future. We’re not saying money isn’t important, but this guy is seriously underestimating the effect of ball pits on our happiness at work.  Maret Hosemann/flickr/2011 So you’ve adjusted your monitor...

What We’re Reading: May 15-19

IEQ, MP3 files, food, phones, housing costs, starts, architecture, and #hashtags. How “healthy” is your building? So long, MP3, and thanks for the memories! Next time you are in Chicago visiting NAR, take a walk down Michigan Avenue to...

How NAR made its home in Washington

This week, thousands of REALTORS® from all over the U.S. gather in Washington, DC, for a week of governance meetings, educational sessions, networking and, most of all, political advocacy.  The REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo is an annual...
May 17, 2017

What We’re Reading: May 8-12

Homeownership, contests, technology, enviroment, sandwiches, allergies, and archives. How far would you go to own in an expensive real estate market? Would you co-own your property?  Spixey/flickr/2009 It seems silly to improve upon perfection, but there’s $500k at stake....

Top Field Guides for April 2017

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...
May 8, 2017

What We’re Reading: May 1-5

Excess, marketing, architecture, technology, agriculture, benefits, property prices, and caffeine. This has got to be the most superfluous utensil we’ve ever seen. Speaking of unnecessary objects, here is a reflection piece on minimalism. It seems finding balance is the...