Monthly Archive:: September 2012

What We’re Reading: Sept. 22 – Sept. 28

Maps, carmageddon, and job hunting by generation Everyone’s freaking out about Apple’s new Maps application for iOS6. David Pogue of the New York Times called it an appalling first release and perhaps Apple’s least usable piece of software. CEO...
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September 28, 2012

The Impact of Commercial Development

Recently a REALTOR® contacted the NAR Library to inquire after studies and reports that demonstrate the positive impact of commercial real estate development and urban planning on communities. Here is what we found: The Building Owners and Managers Association International...
September 26, 2012

New eBooks – September 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...
September 21, 2012

New Books – September 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...
September 21, 2012

What We’re Reading: Sept. 15 – Sept. 21

Veteran REALTORS®, the street in literature, ice cream banking, and talk like Inspector Gadget With the flurry of articles harping on the financial, career, and general life failures of the Millennials, the Fiscal Times’ slide show 7 Recession Status...
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September 21, 2012

What’s New in the Library – Mid September

Updated in the Library at Realtor.org: Directory of Real Estate Research Centers NAR members have access to a wealth of information relating to the real estate industry from our website, Realtor.org. Now we are providing members with alternate resources...
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September 18, 2012

Split-Tax Rate Research

Recently a Massachusetts REALTOR asked for research on split-tax rates for real property tax. His community had a single tax rate for residential and commercial properties but was thinking of breaking them apart so commercial properties would be taxed...
September 17, 2012

What We’re Reading: Sept. 8 – Sept. 14

Value-killing remodeling, new iPhone, testing Bing vs. Google As more and more housing markets improve, homeowners are beginning to consider pulling up stakes to head to a new home. But before you place your home on the MLS, consider...
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September 14, 2012

What We’re Reading: Sept. 3 – Sept. 9

REALTOR® Safety, Powering Gadgets, and Public Relations ***** September is REALTOR® Safety Month! In honor of this important topic, we’re reading a number of books on workplace safety, preventing identity theft, and more. Check out our library’s digital collection...
September 7, 2012

Marketing the Waterfront Property

Recently we received a research request from a REALTOR® on how to market waterfront properties. Read on below for our resources, tidbits, and data findings. From REALTOR® Magazine: Marketing top-line features for luxury buyers, (REALTOR Magazine, Jan. 2011): “For...
September 6, 2012