Monthly Archive:: July 2011

What We’re Reading: July 23 – July 29

The return of flipping, post office for sale, and buying a piece of South Dakota The Atlantic highlights the growing reality of the emergence of two housing markets: ‘nice’ homes and ‘ugly’ homes. Buyers are finding that homes with...
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July 29, 2011

What We’re Reading: July 16 – July 22

Debt ceilings, MID, and getting a $300k house for $16 Discussions over raising the debt ceiling have dominated news coverage for the past week. The impact of any failure could be widespread and will include the housing market. NPR talks...
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July 22, 2011

Foreclosure Data

We have received a few inquiries in Information Central about foreclosure data. While the NAR does not collect or publish such data, we have a few resources to recommend. Let us know if you have any to add to...
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July 21, 2011

What We’re Reading: July 9 – July 15

Real Estate Groupon, the Recession, and open houses Online coupons are all the rage. Though I wonder if they’re sustainable, Groupon, LivingSocial, etc. are the hot marketing tip of the moment. Have you thought about using them in your...
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July 15, 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...
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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...
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July 8, 2011

Top Field Guides for June

The list of the most-accessed Field Guides during the month of June was recently released: Field Guide to Working with FSBOs Field Guide to License Reciprocity / License Recognition Field Guide to Transfer of Development Rights Field Guide to...
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July 7, 2011

What We’re Reading: June 25 – July 1

Poll confirms value of homeownership For the roughly four million homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, the federal government is offering yet another remedy: free money to catch up on their loans. Smart Money has info...
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July 1, 2011