green Archive

Do artificial lawns impact home values?

We were recently asked whether artificial lawns impact residential home values, and, based on our research, there have been no studies published in trade or academic journals that offer a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’. From a review of articles...
April 12, 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: July 21 – July 27

Winning friends in a digital age, green olympics, and learning to focus Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” has been a popular title since it debuted in 1936. Millions of copies have been sold all around...
July 27, 2012

What We’re Reading: March 31 – April 6

Flipping returns, eMagazines, and timeshares for $1 Waypoint Real Estate Group is buying five to seven houses a day, 1200 since 2008, and is fixing them up and reselling them to investors at a big discount.  The company plans...
April 6, 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: Nov. 24 – Dec. 2

A “green” ride for a REALTOR, don’t stress on the wrapping, and peanut butter is the perfect gift for some Many Realtors spend more time in their cars than they do in their offices. But if you’re trying to...
December 2, 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: June 4 – June 10

Listing mistakes, saying ‘no’ at work, and who moved my alarm clock to the bathroom?! Today consumers have more information than ever when looking to buy a house. Sites like, Trulia and Zillow all provide easy access to...
June 10, 2011

What We’re Reading: April 23 – April 29

Underwater mortgages impacting bail bonds, Twitter on the skids, and some really great hats I never knew how expensive a bail bond can be (guess that’s a good thing), but now they are becoming even harder to get as...
April 29, 2011

What We’re Reading: April 16 – April 24

iPhone tracking, ordering to overeat, and how to cook the Easter Bunny. This week brought news of movement on Capitol Hill toward Internet and technology privacy legislation, presciently timed with recent news of the iPhone and iPad tracking issue....
April 22, 2011