Monthly Archive:: October 2011

Morgan Stanley: U.S. Becoming ‘Rentership’ Society

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Well, there’s at least one big Wall Street banker that’s betting on the United States becoming a “rentership” society: Morgan Stanley. The company released a report just a few weeks ago saying...
October 31, 2011

Is NextDoor a Ground-Floor Opportunity to ‘Own’ Your Neighborhood?

By Todd Carpenter, Director of Digital Engagement, National Association of REALTORS® It sometimes feels like a new social network launches every day. For the most part, I don’t see the advantage to most of them. However, one occasionally comes...
October 28, 2011

Les Miserables

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The “Occupy” movement on Wall Street and in cities around the country (and throughout the world) has drawn people with a wide range of grievances—signage shows protesters demonstrating against war, immigration policy,...
October 25, 2011

Obama’s Refi Initiative: What’s It All About?

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The administration yesterday rolled out an initiative to boost refinancing so struggling underwater borrowers can take advantage of today’s historically low interest rates. The effort is being called HARP 2, with “HARP”...
October 25, 2011

REALTORS® and the Stones of Hope

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The dignitaries and media that were in Washington last weekend for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial on the National Mall have packed up and gone home. The memorial...
October 24, 2011

Volcker Speaks: Are the Right People Listening?

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine In “How Mr. Volcker Would Fix It,” New York Times business writer Gretchen Morgenson examines Paul Volcker’s speech at a Group of Thirty meeting, in which he called for an eventual...
October 23, 2011

Who Will Win This Decade’s ‘Tech War’?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In an article just published on Fast Company magazine’s Web site, technology writer Farhad Manjoo explores what might be the most important issue in business during this decade: Which company will emerge...
October 19, 2011

Liftoff in Albuquerque!

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine This week, I’m riding along with the Home Ownership Matters Bus Tour as it begins the southwestern leg of its journey across the United States. In case you haven’t heard about...
October 18, 2011

Clinton Talks Housing On Letterman

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Hope you caught former president Bill Clinton on Letterman the other night.  If not, watch this clip to see Clinton’s take on what he believes the government should do for housing to...
October 17, 2011

Placing Your ‘Social Engagement’ Numbers in Perspective

By Todd Carpenter, Director of Digital Engagement, National Association of REALTORS® Facebook recently overhauled their page insights tools to help page administrators better measure engagement on their business pages.  The new tools let users measure how viral a post is, the...
October 17, 2011