trends Archive

What We’re Reading: March 9 – March 15

The importance of homeownership, death of the check, and buh-bye Google Reader U.S. News & World Report brings together studies discussing the importance of homeownership.  Besides economic benefits, there are also social benefits. “Clearly, for most people there are...
March 15, 2013

What We’re Reading: Feb. 16 – Feb. 22

Buying to rent, asteroids, Google Glasses, and why the Harlem Shake matters Global investors have been active in the US for several years, but recently they’ve moved into a new arena: buying to rent. The Wall Street Journal explores...

What We’re Reading this Week: Jan. 5 – Jan. 11

Post-Millennial trends, CES, and the home in Les Miz. Millennials are the young buyers of today, and REALTORS are stretching their social media skills in order to reach them. But what about the next round? While not scientific, Josh...
January 11, 2013

What We’re Reading: Sept. 15 – Sept. 21

Veteran REALTORS®, the street in literature, ice cream banking, and talk like Inspector Gadget With the flurry of articles harping on the financial, career, and general life failures of the Millennials, the Fiscal Times’ slide show 7 Recession Status...
September 21, 2012

What We’re Reading: July 14 – July 20

Appraising Wayne Manor, sales tax holidays, and the rise of meadows If Bruce Wayne decided to sell Wayne Manor, what would it appraise for? According to Movoto via Wired Magazine, a little over $32 million. They base this on...
July 23, 2012

What We’re Reading: March 17 – March 23

New Construction upturn, rent-to-own housing, and your brackets Plenty of economists and executives have fallen on their faces predicting a resurgence in housing in the past five years. But while the jury is still very much out for the...
March 23, 2012

What We’re Reading: Feb. 18 – Feb. 24

Wright dog house, sleep patterns, and cost-effective new cars So what do you do when you have a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but you forgot about the doghouse? If you’re a 12-year-old boy in the 1950s, you...
February 24, 2012

What We’re Reading: Feb. 4 – Feb. 10

Housing inventory, Facebook’s IPO, and Pinterest for business Mixed messages: According to various measures (including ours), existing housing inventory continues to decline. December 2012 figures are close to where they were in 2005 before the slump took hold. While...
February 10, 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: 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