Monthly Archive:: August 2012

What We’re Reading: Aug. 25 – Aug. 31

Downpayment saving, new Kindle next week? and enormous new TVs How long will it take to save for your home? The Atlantic analyzed data to calculate times for major metro areas. They based their numbers on saving a standard...
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August 31, 2012

What’s New in the Library – End of August

Newly updated field guides in August include: Antitrust A little competition is a good thing, right? Learn why awareness of antitrust issues is important for real estate professionals, along with information on avoiding antitrust problems. This field guide provides...
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August 31, 2012

What We’re Reading: Aug. 18 – Aug. 24

iPhone tips, how to find fake followers in twitter, and a tumblr of repentent pooches The Wall Street Journal gives ten tips and tricks every iPhone and iPad user should know, including shortcuts to access apps, a quick way to...
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August 24, 2012

Short Sales Information from the NAR Library

Below are some of the best of the library’s resources on short sales and foreclosures. Titles in our eBooks collection: Fire Sale, (2010) Foreclosure Law 101, (2011) Foreclosures How To Boot Camp: The Fast and Easy Way to Learn...
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August 21, 2012

Overpriced and no showings?

Here at NAR Information Central we frequently get asked to verify statements such as “If you have been listed for 14 days and have no showings, that means your home is overpriced.” Or someone has seen that NAR said...
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August 20, 2012

What We’re Reading: Aug. 11 – Aug. 17

Top office rents, bragging and self-image, and a new use for eminent domain laws Manhattan has long been the price leader among US office markets in terms of rent. However, demand in Palo Alto has pushed rents at the...
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August 17, 2012

What’s new in the library – mid August 2012

We’ve recently updated some of our Field Guides: Chinese Drywall Drywall imported from China can emit sulfurous gases, corrode and blacken copper piping, computers and wiring, and possibly sicken family members. Read about the effects of Chinese drywall on...
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August 13, 2012

What We’re Reading: Aug. 4 – Aug. 10

Selling the New York dream from Afghanistan, Pinterest for all, and killer cats New York is a tough real estate market. But selling New York real estate from Afghanistan is even tougher. Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander Rachel Martin is...
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August 10, 2012

RU student and librarian too!

REALTOR Magazine interviewed our own Kate Stockert for a video feature they did on Realtor University. Since she’s a student and an Info Central staff person, they asked her about using the RU online platform, and so she talks...
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August 3, 2012

What We’re Reading: July 28 – Aug. 3

Homebuying speeds up, iPhone rumors, and white flags on the moon Househunters are encountering something not seen in most markets in several years: tighter inventories. Not only are there less homes on the market, homes are selling faster in...
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August 3, 2012