What We’re Reading Archive

What We’re Reading: Oct. 25-31

The Halloween pop-up industry continues to grow, real estate personalities, and Starbucks’ revised dress code Pop-up stores have been a trend for several years, but hardly any segment is more successful than the Halloween pop-up. The Halloween retail industry...
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October 31, 2014

What We’re Reading: Oct 18-24

Why we move, computer hackers, and a spooky chair A new study published in the journal Urban Studies takes a close look at the connection between these two types of moves – moving for jobs versus moving for housing. Richard Florida...
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October 24, 2014

What We’re Reading: Oct. 11-17

Homeownership rates by job, trouble with Airbnb, and why Chicago smells like brownies Who’s more likely to own a home — those in jobs that pay more, right? A new study by Ancestry.com Inc. suggests the answer is more...
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October 17, 2014

What We’re Reading: Oct. 4-10

Saving for college, beavers to the rescue, and college football’s reach Affording college these days is near impossible. Or is it? New York Times writer Andrea Levere covers College Savings Account programs. The results provide a dose of some...
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October 10, 2014

What We’re Reading: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

REALTOR® Safety, Windows 10, and net neutrality Tragedy this week with the murder of Arkansas REALTOR® Beverly Carter while showing a property. Another unfortunate reminder that REALTORS® work in an industry that is less safe than you think. There...
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October 3, 2014

What We’re Reading: Sept. 20-26

Failure to refinance, moving for climate change, and unaffordable California The Washington Post had an interesting article this week on why homeowners who would benefit from a refinancing of their mortgage don’t bother. Some think they won’t qualify, some think...
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September 26, 2014

What We’re Reading: Sept. 13-19

Portland’s youth problem, iPhone 6 arrives, New Orleans tips The New York Times ran an article this week on how Portland, Oregon suffers from too much popularity, especially among the young and hip. This, the article claims, has led...
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September 19, 2014

What We’re Reading: Sept. 6-12

Real estate apprenticeships, iPhone 6, and giving new meaning to ‘well-done’ Redfin is now offering paid apprenticeships to prospective real estate agents. This San Diego pilot program will expand next year to additional cities across the United States. “Known...
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September 12, 2014

What We’re Reading: Aug. 23-Sept. 5

Homeowner’s Insurance, Passive-Aggressive Products, and Green Real Estate Insuring the home adequately against the gamut of natural and made-made disasters can prove tricky. Some California home owners learned this the hard way with the recent earthquake in Napa Valley....
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September 5, 2014

What We’re Reading: Aug. 23-29

Asking price psychology, iPhone 6 on its way, and Facebook fights clickbait In residential real estate, the asking price is often as much about psychology as it is reality. Most home buyers don’t realize that setting an asking price...
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August 29, 2014