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What We’re Reading: May 25 – May 31

Big city revival, new Gmail, Millennial housing preferences, and man’s best friend Big cities could be making a growth comeback after a rocky decade. Their growth rates are rising and, for the second year in a row, they are...
May 31, 2013

What We’re Reading: March 30 – April 5

Ebert RIP, overcoming inertia, recycling electronics Film critic, author, screenwriter, journalist, and New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest winner Roger Ebert passed on this week at 70. Even in his last years he was prolific, reviewing more than 30o movies. Rest...
April 5, 2013

What We’re Reading: Feb. 23 – March 1

Content marketing success, interest-only mortgages, and the 5 laws of twitter The New York Times had an interesting article this week on content marketing (also covered by 1000watt blog), interviewing a fiberglass pool maker who turned his business around...
March 1, 2013

What We’re Reading: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

Housing is not a debate, short sales on the rise, and Halloween ideas Wednesday night saw the first of three Presidential debates and housing garnered hardly a mention. Jed Kolko at Trulia says housing is not a winning issue for...
October 5, 2012

What We’re Reading: Aug. 18 – Aug. 24

iPhone tips, how to find fake followers in twitter, and a tumblr of repentent pooches The Wall Street Journal gives ten tips and tricks every iPhone and iPad user should know, including shortcuts to access apps, a quick way to...
August 24, 2012

What We’re Reading: Jan. 28 – Feb. 3

Declining segregation, green remodeling, where to post what, and the rise of the singletons Using US Census data, researchers at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research have published a report on the continued decline in segregation in American cities....
February 3, 2012

What We’re Reading: Dec. 24 – Dec. 30

Short sales on the rise, urbanization as the answer, and Samoa skips a day The robo-signing scandal that slowed the foreclosure process to a crawl appears to have increased lender interest in short sales. More than 50 percent of...
December 30, 2011

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality always seems to be the next big thing that never turns into anything. AR is when you have a live image of something – like through your smartphone’s camera – and then the image is enhanced with...
November 16, 2011

What We’re Reading: Oct. 22 – Oct. 28

The President’s latest housing program, creative open houses, and murphy beds ?! Researchers have found that relocating people out of poor neighborhoods can be as effective as drugs in reducing their chances of becoming overweight and developing diabetes. The...
October 28, 2011

eBooks Now Kindle Compatible

We are pleased to announce that members can now view over 800 titles from the eBook Collection at on their Kindle or Kindle app device! Users have been calling for this for a long time and Kindle...
September 26, 2011