Monthly Archive:: April 2012

What We’re Reading: April 21 – April 27

Foreclosure to rental, a new PC virus, and how dogs shaped humans The burgeoning foreclosures-to-rental business could become a $100 billion industry as increasingly sizable investors infiltrate hard-hit markets from Florida to California to Arizona to the Midwest. Signs...
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April 27, 2012

What We’re Reading: April 14 – April 20

Pretty agents, the real cost of good schools, and tv for dogs Research published last month finds that the personal characteristics of real estate agents matter to house prices and the length of time a house is on the...
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April 20, 2012

Remembering three REALTORS® who met their fate on the Titanic

Sunday, April 15, marks 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic.  Three REALTORS® were among the 1,500 people who were lost when the “unsinkable” ship struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic. The three men were...

What We’re Reading: April 7 – April 13

Homesteading on Mars, IL agents scramble for class hours, and former careers of REALTORS Interested in colonizing the moon or other planets? One big hurdle to overcome (and there are lots of course): no private property. Several international treaties...
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April 13, 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...
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April 6, 2012

Career Day!

Every now and then we’re asked for materials by members to take to their children’s schools for career day. While we don’t have a great pre-packaged dog and pony show that covers the industry for elementary to high school...
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April 4, 2012

Top Field Guides for March 2012

Field Guides are one-stop resource packages on dozens of subjects of interest to REALTORS®. On each page you’ll find links to articles, books, web sites, statistics, and other material on each subject. The list of the most-used field guildes from...
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April 2, 2012