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What We’re Reading: March 24 – March 30

House wars, 3-inch high condos, and Google Account Activity It’s like 2006 all over again. According to Bloomberg, bidding wars for homes are breaking out once more. “The bidding wars seen in such places as Seattle aren’t found everywhere....
March 30, 2012

What We’re Reading: Jan. 21 – Jan. 27

A new model for online education, FB Timeline, using music in video, and YouTube What if you offered your course online for free, announced in just one email, and 160,000 people enrolled? That happened last year for Professor Sebastian...
January 27, 2012

What We’re Reading: Jan. 7 – Jan. 13

2012 Tech trends, preparing for taxes, CES duds Social media guru Todd Carpenter asked several social-media-savvy real estate professionals, “What new tools or trends will have the biggest impact on the real estate industry in 2012?” Here’s what they had...
January 13, 2012

What We’re Reading: Dec. 3 – Dec. 9

Holiday obligations, insurance, penny horders, and how to wrap a cat Just because everyone is buying the boss a gift, pulling names off the giving tree, and organizing an office potluck for the holidays doesn’t mean you have to...
December 9, 2011

What We’re Reading Sept. 3 – Sept. 9

Exotic Locales, Elegant E-mail Signatures, and Energy Efficiency We’ve been enjoying the New York Times series “House hunting in …” In several installments we have learned about the real estate market in Austria, Switzerland, Madrid, British Columbia, and this...

What We’re Reading: Aug. 27 – Sept. 2

Homeownership declines in all but elderly in last 20 years, real estate auctions & customer service hell Conforming mortgage limits are dropping at the beginning of October from $729,750 to $625,500, meaning that buyers looking for homes priced over...
September 2, 2011

Initial thoughts on Google+

On Friday I received an invitation from a colleague to Google+, Google’s new social network. I signed up and wanted to share my initial thoughts. For those of you that haven’t heard, Google+ is the search powerhouse’s latest attempt at...
July 11, 2011

What We’re Reading: July 2 – July 8

Communities based on communication, social networking, a new iPhone, and a house of books Researchers at MIT, AT&T Labs and IBM Research are revealing new research that redefines regional boundaries in the United States, using patterns of social connectedness...
July 8, 2011

What We’re Reading: June 11 – June 17

Bill Gates, the American Dream, and Father’s Day ‘Loose lips sink ships’ was the saying. The same holds true in the real estate biz. Agents, buyers, and sellers will look for any trickle of information to help in negotiating...
June 17, 2011

What We’re Reading: Mar. 19 – Mar. 25

Baby carrots as junk food, the homebuyer tax credit, and spring cleaning your gadgets Take a former Coke executive and make him CEO of a baby carrot giant. What happens? Marketing baby carrots as the new junk food, complete...
March 25, 2011