Monthly Archive:: May 2012

What We’re Reading: May 19 – May 25

Tech mistakes, housing costs/school info by metro, and how to cook perfect bacon Affordable housing might be coming to Marin County in California, courtesy of George Lucas. How inflated are property values? A family of four earning $88,000 qualifies....
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May 25, 2012

What’s New in the Library – May

Updated Field Guides Auction Real estate sale by auction is an innovative and unique method for completing real estate transactions. This process often accelerates the sale process, exposing a property to numerous buyers in a short period of time....
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May 23, 2012

2012 NAR Member Profile is Available

NAR’s Research Group released its annual member profile report. And as usual it’s full of great information on the typical – and atypical – member. Based on surveys of REALTOR® members from across the nation, topics include business characteristics,...
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May 18, 2012

New eBooks – May 2012

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...
May 18, 2012

What We’re Reading: May 12 – May 18

Farming for listings, Pinterest for real estate, and coffee might not be the miracle it seems Looking for listings, agents are going to happy hour, checking property records, and giving away half of a commission, according to Bloomberg.  Many...
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May 18, 2012

Local Housing Prices

As many of you know, NAR releases a quarterly Metropolitan Area Home Price report. But what if you need more local data – say for a neighborhood or a single community rather than a whole metro region? Or what...
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May 14, 2012

What We’re Reading: May 5 – May 11

White House value, goodbye yard signs, and summer travel A couple of firms have estimated the value of the White House as if it were for sale. A local DC firm has put the asking price of 1600 Pennsylvania...
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May 11, 2012

What We’re Reading: April 28 – May 4

Living with the ‘rents, sustainable design, and the economy joins us for lunch Though the economy is showing signs of recovery, and housing inventory is down, many of us are still working with a tight budget. A Times economist...
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May 4, 2012

New Books – May 2012

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...
May 1, 2012

Top Field Guides for April 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 guides from...
May 1, 2012