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What We’re Reading: July 19-25

Court rules on material defect, Tillow or Zulia, and WebP Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that murder suicides do not constitute a ‘material defect‘ that needs to be disclosed in real estate transactions. The ruling stems from a widely reported...
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July 25, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 12-18

Chinese buyers, beachfront libraries, and over-the-top pet suites A modern-day Chinese emigration wave is already underway, but a tsunami may soon hit America’s shores. This month, U.S. real estate website Zillow begins publishing its entire U.S. real estate property database in Mandarin...
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July 18, 2014

Mortgage debt cancellation relief still in limbo

This week a member asked us on Facebook for the latest info on a possible extension of the Mortgage Debt Cancellation Relief tax break. So I contacted NAR’s tax policy analyst for an update on the issue. As a bit...
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July 16, 2014

Sales Techniques: new featured eBook collection

This month our eBook featured collection focuses on sales techniques. We spotlight almost 200 titles, 32 of which are new to the library. You can find the link to the collection in the upper left corner of the homepage,...
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July 16, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 5-11

Student debt, staging with real people, and cupcake calamity! The news about skyrocketing student loan debt is not anything new, but the Institute for College Access and Success’s recent report Student Debt and the Class of 2012 exposes more...
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July 11, 2014

What We’re Reading: June 28-July 3

Facebook’s tinkering, rising apartment rents, and better burgers More than six years after the housing crash, economists are still trying to figure out what exactly is going on with the housing market. Homebuilding remains in a slump, mortgages are...
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July 3, 2014

What We’re Reading: June 21-27

Pede$trian-friendly, death of the taxi, and bye-bye Aereo. We already know living in a pedestrian-friendly city can make you healthier and happier. New research shows it’s good for your bank account, too. Developers in the hot, hot, hot Washington DC...
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June 27, 2014

What We’re Reading: June 14-20

DDoS on realtor.com, Amazon’s new smartphone, and how to say you’re sorry You might have noticed realtor.com and its affiliated websites have been having some problems this week. The website was the victim of cyber attacks designed to overwhelm its...
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June 20, 2014

New and Updated in the Library – June 2014

The following Field Guides are new or have been updated in the NAR Library: Warehouse Market With the economy making a turn for the better and the growing popularity of online retailing, demand for warehouse space is one the...
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June 19, 2014

What We’re Reading: June 7-13

Consumer debt, Amazon music, and love conquers all Trivia question: what U.S. government agency costs the taxpayers nothing, provides significant returns to taxpayers ($1.6 billion in revenues sent to the U.S. Treasury), and has supported 1.2 million jobs in...
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June 13, 2014