A Year-End Meeting With a Tax Advisor Can Yield Big Dividends (VIDEO)

With the holiday season upon us and America deep in shopping mode, now is a good time to consider whether buying equipment or supplies for your real estate business might help lower your taxes for 2014. The federal tax...

NAR Shows It’s a Safety Stallion

On the second day of the new year in 1908, Officer William R. Mooney, a Chicago policeman, lost his life while protecting his community. A 16-year veteran of Chicago’s finest, Mooney, 45, was shot in a gun battle with...
December 8, 2014

Make Your 2015 Marketing Life-centric

No one ever gets up in the morning and says, “I want to buy a house today.” Real estate is part of a journey that ebbs and flows with life as issues like debt payoff, confidence in the economy,...
November 24, 2014

State Marijuana Laws Don’t Protect Your Property

Here’s the thing about marijuana laws: Federal trumps state. So even though 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal pot use — and four states have OK’d recreational use — the federal government still says marijuana...
November 9, 2014

In Congress, Expect More of the Same

Don’t expect the new Congress of the next two years to get anything done, said Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, longtime political reporters and co-authors of Double Down: Game Change 2012, at Saturday’s “2014 Election Results: What They Mean for...
November 9, 2014

Rebuilding Neighborhoods: One Block at a Time

On a portion of LaSalle Street in Central New Orleans,  homes are boarded up or have been torn down, overshadowing and slowly peeling away at the history of a thriving musical scene in the early 1900s.  But a change...

Reinvigorate Communities Through Generational Partnerships

Craig Lindvahl believes millennials are “the finest generation we’ve produced” and “the most effective way to grow your community.” But too often those born between 1982 and 2002 view their communities—especially small towns—as dead ends. Lindvahl, an educator, filmmaker,...

7 Gadgets You Should Try

Does the technology you use maximize your time? There are new apps and gadgets being released all the time, but it can be hard to tell whether the ones you’re considering for your business are worth it. Juanita McDowell,...
November 7, 2014

In New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, a Future Peeks Through the Past

A tale of two cities plays out in New Orleans, separated by only three miles but appearing to be worlds apart. The French Quarter is awash in the neon lights of peep-show bars, alive with the shouts of overly...
November 6, 2014

Getting Into Full Swing in New Orleans

Hope you’ve got your Mardi Gras masks and some beads because the party is starting in New Orleans for this year’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo! We’re expecting about 17,000 attendees to flood the Morial Convention Center in the Big...
November 4, 2014