Monthly Archive:: May 2013

What We’re Reading: May 25 – May 31

Big city revival, new Gmail, Millennial housing preferences, and man’s best friend Big cities could be making a growth comeback after a rocky decade. Their growth rates are rising and, for the second year in a row, they are...
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May 31, 2013

What’s New & Updated in the Library – Late May 2013

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library at Realtor.org: Real Estate Office Policy Manuals How do you keep your office running smoothly? These days it’s essential for companies to have written documentation about office policies...
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May 29, 2013

What We’re Reading: May 18 – May 24

Oklahoma Tornado, scratching an itch, and the next World’s Tallest Building goes up in record time Can you catch up on lost sleep? Do short naps actually work? New research suggests the answer is yes. In the wake of...
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May 24, 2013

What We’re Reading: May 11 – May 17

Your own Dreamhouse, Chinese buyers in FL, and Star Trek science bloopers Now listed at Trulia: Barbie’s dreamhouse. 3 floors, 8,500 SF. Comes with ocean views, an elevator, and more pink that you can imagine. What’s the commission on...
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May 17, 2013

NAR’s first major national advertising campaign

As NAR’s annual Midyear Meetings are underway this week in Washington, DC, we took a look in the Archives to find out what happened at the Midyear Meetings half a century ago.  In 1963, the meetings were held in...
May 14, 2013

What’s On Your Summer Reading List?

From May 15th through June 1st NAR’s digital library at http://ebooks.realtor.org will feature a fiction title, Four Corners of the Sky, by NYT bestselling author Michael Malone, as part of the “Big Library Read” program being orchestrated in libraries...
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May 14, 2013

Rural Versus Urban, Average Age of Homes, and Much More

Recently we received a research request from a member regarding national housing statistics and thought this presented a great opportunity to highlight some wonderful, *free* resources for housing and household statistics. For this project we researched answers to the...
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May 14, 2013

What We’re Reading: May 4 – May 10

Preventing and dealing with smart phone theft and YouTube’s new (and fun) Trends Map Smart phone thefts are on the rise. How do you deal with the stress after a phone theft? How do you dodge robbers in the...
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May 10, 2013

Updated in the Library – May 2013

The following Field Guides have recently been updated on realtor.org. 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...
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May 3, 2013

What We’re Reading: April 27 – May 3

One way your email gets on spammers lists, financial spring cleaning, and stolen mobile phones Find out how Move Inc. is fighting scraping of their listings. Real estate listings are a valuable commodity because of the individual information and...
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May 3, 2013