What We’re Reading Archive

What We’re Reading: Dec. 13-19

Sony’s Hack, Historic Homes, Trends in Container Housing, and a Wedding Proposal Disaster The news the last few weeks has been dominated by the Sony hack. Cyber security is becoming more and more of an issue as the world...
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December 19, 2014

What We’re Reading: Dec 6-12

Down-payment help not well-known, opportunity cost, and a Paleo Media Diet 70% of U.S. adults are unaware of down-payment assistance programs available for middle-income homebuyers in their community, according to findings from the second annual America at Home survey commissioned by NeighborWorks...
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December 12, 2014

What We’re Reading: Nov 29-Dec 5

Rollercoaster Open House, Starbucks, Marsala, and Amazon Now this is the kind of open house I can get behind. An agent in the Netherlands created a roller coaster through one of his listings as a way to get the...
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December 5, 2014

What We’re Reading – Thanksgiving 2014

Rapping REALTORS®, holiday travel, and frog eye salad As listing videos become more common, real estate professionals continue to look for unique ways to set their own videos apart – and one of those ways is by rapping. Lots...
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November 26, 2014

What We’re Reading: Nov. 15-21

Facebook throttles organic reach, the truth of the midlife crisis, and frozen turkeys Facebook announced last week that it was throttling down on overly promotional posts that aren’t ads, so-called ‘organic’ content. Post that look like you’re trying to...
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November 21, 2014

What We’re Reading: Nov. 8-14

Top housing markets, net neutrality, the well-written email, and Sesame Street turns 45 Coldwell Baker Real Estate released its annual home listing report that compares the cost of a 4-bed, 2-bath home in various housing markets. At the top...
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November 14, 2014

What We’re Reading: Nov 1-7

Mother-in-law suites, free Microsoft Office, and slow internet speeds The Wall Street Journal reports that mother-in-law suites remain popular. A licensed attorney is a key ingredient to estate planning. However, even a licensed professional may not consider your digital...
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November 7, 2014

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