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In 1952, overwhelming open house success with a car and some soft drinks

In the fall of 1952 a young Dallas builder promoted his new model home with a new car in the driveway. To get the new Cadillac all you had to do was buy one of Howdy Howard's Holiday...

What We’re Reading: Oct. 5 – Oct. 11

Rising housing prices lead to thinner waistlines and why do we eat popcorn at the movies? A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health (available to members through ProQuest) studied the impact of improving housing wealth on...
October 11, 2013

Coming soon: eBook renewal

Starting about mid October, members will be able to renew eBooks via their online bookshelf. As shown to the left, three days before your title is set to expire a ‘renew’ option will appear in your online bookshelf. If...
September 30, 2013

What We’re Reading: August 3 – August 9

You may think you’re spending less, but the data says otherwise If you missed President Obama’s town hall speech on housing, the Washington Post has a nice recap. Main points: Wind down Fannie and Freddie, protect 30-year mortgage, re-jiggle...
August 9, 2013

What We’re Reading: June 22 – June 28

Latest SCOTUS property rights case, Vegas is back, and creative ways to stand out from the crowd The Supreme Court handed down a decision Tuesday morning that’s gotten considerably less attention than this term’s blockbuster battles over same-sex marriage...
June 28, 2013

June’s eBook Spotlight: Time Management & Organization

In June, we’re calling out eBooks in our collection on Time Management and Organization. You’ll find resources to help with getting you and your schedules sorted out, tips on dealing with stress, and finding that elusive work-life balance. Additionally...
June 13, 2013

What We’re Reading — July 7 to 14

Foods fit for a president, marketing musings, and more… With the recent Supreme Court ruling on the health care law and the 2012 election campaigning running in full gear, there are a lot of rumors going around with regards...
July 13, 2012