Monthly Archive:: December 2010

Notebook, Netbook, or Tablet?

With the iPad 2 slated for release sometime in 2011, this could be the year of the tablet computer. For our February Buyer’s Guide, we’d like to hear your thoughts: Which mobile platform will you invest in next, and...

Tax Extension Keeps Real Estate Status Quo

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The law enacted by President Obama last week to extend the tax cuts of President George W. Bush includes a number of provisions of importance to real estate, but it also leaves...
December 22, 2010

Net Neutrality Ruling a Win for REALTORS®

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The Federal Communications Commission yesterday issued rules to require all Internet content to be treated the same by the companies that control the flow of Internet data into homes and offices. NAR supports this so-called...
December 22, 2010

Who Is Real Estate’s Person of the Year?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A lot of year-end retrospectives have come out in the past couple of weeks, and two of the more notable ones for the real estate industry were Inman News’ annual 100 Most...
December 16, 2010

Plan to Curb MID Remains in Play

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine President Obama’s deficit reduction commission flamed out, right? It needed to get 14 of its 18 members on board for the commission’s final report to go to Congress for an automatic vote...
December 15, 2010

‘Happy Birthday, You’re Unfriended’: Adventures in Anti-Networking

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, National Association of REALTORS® For the last 10 months, I have been unfriending more people than I friend on Facebook. I made a decision that I would either need to make my account unrealistically vanilla, filter all...

Take Advantage of the HouseLogic/REALTOR® Content Resource Sweepstakes

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine There are plenty of reasons why you should be on HouseLogic’s REALTOR® Content Resource (RCR): staying up on home ownership news, gaining insight into design trends, and getting tips that you can...

Linda Chavez: MID Is Capitalized in Home Values

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine So, there’s no final report coming out of President Obama’s deficit reduction commission, but as many commentators have said, the commission has changed the deficit debate by providing a concrete path for...
December 6, 2010

Are Your Social Media Efforts the Online Equivalent of a Comfort Call?

By Todd Carpenter, Social Media Manager, National Association of REALTORS® When I first started originating mortgages in the early 1990s, the refinance market was booming. Because my sales manager wanted to assure my long-term career efforts, he used to...
December 3, 2010

Lease Accounting Rules Spell Commercial Trouble

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Just as commercial real estate is clawing its way back to slightly better conditions than what it’s faced in the last couple of years, two accounting boards are thinking about making some...
December 2, 2010