New and Updated in the Library – July 2014

The following are NEW additions to our Field Guide Collection on REALTOR.org: Air Parks Air park real-estate values took a hit during the housing crisis, but demand has begun to pick up again. This niche real estate market is...
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July 30, 2014

In the first days of WWI, an NAR president’s European tour goes awry

Summer is a time to slow down, take a break, enjoy the weather, and relax with friends and family.  For many of us, that includes a vacation away from home, and a century ago, Minneapolis REALTOR® Samuel S. Thorpe...
July 28, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 19-25

Court rules on material defect, Tillow or Zulia, and WebP Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that murder suicides do not constitute a ‘material defect‘ that needs to be disclosed in real estate transactions. The ruling stems from a widely reported...
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July 25, 2014

New Books – July 2014

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Members and staff can also borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at...
July 18, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 12-18

Chinese buyers, beachfront libraries, and over-the-top pet suites A modern-day Chinese emigration wave is already underway, but a tsunami may soon hit America’s shores. This month, U.S. real estate website Zillow begins publishing its entire U.S. real estate property database in Mandarin...
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July 18, 2014

Mortgage debt cancellation relief still in limbo

This week a member asked us on Facebook for the latest info on a possible extension of the Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief tax break. So I contacted NAR’s tax policy analyst for an update on the issue. As a bit...
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July 16, 2014

Sales Techniques: new featured eBook collection

This month our eBook featured collection focuses on sales techniques. We spotlight almost 200 titles, 32 of which are new to the library. You can find the link to the collection in the upper left corner of the homepage,...
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July 16, 2014

New eBooks – July 2014

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library...
July 11, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 5-11

Student debt, staging with real people, and cupcake calamity! The news about skyrocketing student loan debt is not anything new, but the Institute for College Access and Success’s recent report Student Debt and the Class of 2012 exposes more...
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July 11, 2014

What We’re Reading: June 28-July 3

Facebook’s tinkering, rising apartment rents, and better burgers More than six years after the housing crash, economists are still trying to figure out what exactly is going on with the housing market. Homebuilding remains in a slump, mortgages are...
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July 3, 2014