What We’re Reading Archive

What We’re Reading: April 12-18

1 London house = 4 Chicago houses, the real estate potential in Google Glass, and the home-selling powers of St. Joseph London regularly makes headlines for being one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world.  Ready...

What We’re Reading: April 5 – April 11

Ugh! Facebook privacy changes, Heartbleed virus, and 9 problems with Big Data You might be noticing some more changes to your Facebook privacy settings in coming weeks. Facebook is rolling out some changes to make it more clear who...
April 11, 2014

What We’re Reading – March 29 – April 4

Browser history fixes, activity trackers, and books bound in human flesh – yikes! Unless you’ve been vigilant, you probably have a pretty long internet browser search history built up. It’s why you see ads that are eerily in tune...
April 4, 2014

What We’re Reading: March 22 – March 28

Floor plan apps, charm school for brokers, and what’s the best episode of “Seinfeld” Two floor plan apps showed up in the news this week: RoomScan and MagicPlan. Both are free – have you tried either of them? Any...
March 28, 2014

What We’re Reading: March 15 – March 21

Smart watches, macchiato merlot, and over-the-top pet products Less than impressed with Samsung’s recent smart watch? If Google can drive manufacturers, things are looking a lot more promising down the road. How many times has your hometown been wiped...
March 21, 2014

What We’re Reading: March 8 – March 14

Getty’s ‘kinda free’ images, the pot warehouse crunch, and holding hands for heat Getty Images opened its vast treasure house of images (well, most of them) to free use on blogs and social media as embedded files last week....
March 14, 2014

What We’re Reading: March 1 – March 7

Concealed carry-free open houses, Singapore is the most expensive city, and winter wonders Realty firms, like other businesses, are grappling with how to handle Illinois’ new concealed carry law. But in an industry whose very foundation involves strangers sitting...
March 7, 2014

What We’re Reading: Feb. 22 – Feb. 28

Housing Price Infographs, Flood Insurance Repeal? and a Gold Treasure with a Big Tax Bill The Economist has a nice set of interactive charts on US house prices. You can pick your city and see how it compares to...
February 28, 2014

What We’re Reading: Feb. 15 – Feb. 21

Haunted marketing, tax burdens by metro area, and Sir David Attenborough explains curling A New Orleans real estate broker has been getting lots of attention since George Takei posted a photo on social media Monday of a real estate...
February 21, 2014

What We’re Reading: Feb. 8 – Feb. 14

1Q2014 sales expectations, unplugging, cold weather strategies and a bacon rose says ‘I love you’ How’re you first quarter of the year sales turning out? According to data from DQNews presented in HousingWire the answer more often than not...
February 14, 2014