Monthly Archive:: June 2012

What We’re Reading: June 23 – June 29

Facebook changes, meat and bugs Facebook just changed your default email to one you probably don’t use. It can be fixed. It appears that email going to your new @facebook.com address will just appear in your Messages tab on...
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June 29, 2012

Top Field Guides for June 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...
June 29, 2012

What’s New in the Library – End of June 2012

Updated Field Guides Appraisal of Real Estate Offices & Selling Your Book of Business Whether you own a real estate firm or are thinking of buying or selling one, it’s important to know what the business is worth. The...
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June 28, 2012

FSBO Information from NAR

Recently a member asked the library for more information on the For Sale By Owner market and how he might crack into it. We told him to start with our Field Guide to Working with FSBOs for the basics. A...
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June 27, 2012

2012 State of the Nation’s Housing

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies recently released its annual report, “State of the Nation’s Housing.” The report, now in its 24th year, concludes that most housing markets continue to show improvement with housing prices in some areas finally...
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June 25, 2012

What We’re Reading: June 16 – June 22

Segway caravanning, Microsoft Windows 8 phone & tablet, and OBC 2.0 Here’s a new twist on a real estate caravan—the Segway tour. Retail brokers in Long Beach, CA, recently toured 11 commercial sites in an hour, noting the surrounding...
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June 22, 2012

New Books – June 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...
June 19, 2012

New eBooks – June 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...
June 19, 2012

What’s New in the Library – June 2012

Updated Field Guides Agricultural/Farm Land On the surface, buying a farm has a very ‘get away from it all’ sort of appeal. The reality is that farming can be emotionally and financially stressful with success dependent upon many variables,...
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June 15, 2012

What We’re Reading: June 9 – June 15

State of the Nation’s Housing, Mac News, & Crime Doesn’t Pay Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies released it’s annual report on the State of the Nation’s Housing. Things are generally on the upswing, though foreclosure and falling house...
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June 15, 2012