What We’re Reading Archive

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

What we’re reading: Aug. 16-22

Big Data and home buying, ALS Ice Bucket everywhere, and unpoppable bubble wrap It used to be that home buyers only need worry about credit cards and loan debts when applying for a mortgage. But, with Big Data’s analytic...
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August 22, 2014

What We’re Reading – Aug. 9-15

Where we came from, real estate in Japan, and a Bloody Mary to end them all The New York Times Upshot section has a fun set of graphs this week that looks at state migration patterns from 1900 to...
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August 15, 2014

What We’re Reading: Aug. 2-8

Zillow + Trulia reactions, Russian hackers, and Mind the Gap! Zillow and Trulia merger: What will it mean for  the business? or even your business? Check out the thoughts of some real estate bloggers. You’ve probably heard about the...
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August 8, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 26-Aug. 1

Mortgages from the USPS, broadband as freeways, and listing photos gone awry   Imagine walking into your local post office, dropping off some mail, picking up some stamps and walking out with a mortgage. OK, so that’s a stretch,...
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August 1, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 19-25

Court rules on material defect, Tillow or Zulia, and WebP Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that murder suicides do not constitute a ‘material defect‘ that needs to be disclosed in real estate transactions. The ruling stems from a widely reported...
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July 25, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 12-18

Chinese buyers, beachfront libraries, and over-the-top pet suites A modern-day Chinese emigration wave is already underway, but a tsunami may soon hit America’s shores. This month, a leading U.S. real estate portal began publishing its entire U.S. real estate property...
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July 18, 2014

What We’re Reading: July 5-11

Student debt, staging with real people, and cupcake calamity! The news about skyrocketing student loan debt is not anything new, but the Institute for College Access and Success’s recent report Student Debt and the Class of 2012 exposes more...
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July 11, 2014

What We’re Reading: June 28-July 3

Facebook’s tinkering, rising apartment rents, and better burgers More than six years after the housing crash, economists are still trying to figure out what exactly is going on with the housing market. Homebuilding remains in a slump, mortgages are...
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July 3, 2014

What We’re Reading: June 21-27

Pede$trian-friendly, death of the taxi, and bye-bye Aereo. We already know living in a pedestrian-friendly city can make you healthier and happier. New research shows it’s good for your bank account, too. Developers in the hot, hot, hot Washington DC...
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June 27, 2014