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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
October 17, 2014