Land Use & Property Rights Archive

Land Use Forum: REALTORS® Share Challenges, Successes

By Sarah Trzepacz, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org At this morning’s town hall meeting on land use, property rights and environmental issues, REALTORS® from all across the nation gathered to discuss the challenges facing their local markets and the home buyers...
May 14, 2010

Managers to Face Energy, Foreclosure Burdens

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine State and local governments are cash-strapped but they’re also moving forward on agendas to promote energy efficiency and deal with foreclosures. That combination is almost certainly going to put pressure on commercial...
May 14, 2010

A Train that Leads to a Pot of Real Estate Gold?

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine With financial services reform and other major pieces of legislation working their way though both houses and members of Congress already thinking about midterm elections in November, it’s a real question what...

Top 10 Real Estate Developments of the ‘00s

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Lately, it seems like everywhere I look on the Web, I find some kind of best-of list for the past decade. Not wanting us to be left out of this retrospective frenzy,...

The Biosphere Next Door

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine This weekend REALTOR® magazine Editor in Chief Stacey Moncrieff and I entered Biosphere 2, the 7.2 million cubic ft., sealed glass structure where eight Biospherians famously spent two years growing their own...
August 30, 2009

Real Estate Portion of Energy Bill Succeeds

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As you would imagine with any federal bill dealing with energy issues, NAR members have taken considerable interest in climate change legislation that passed the House late last month. It’s called the...
July 21, 2009

Town Hall Explores Land Use/Property Rights Issues

By Sarah Trzepacz, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org REALTORS® gathered this morning at a town hall meeting to discuss a myriad of issues related to property rights, land use and environmental concerns. The meeting presented a wonderful opportunity for REALTORS® to share stories...
May 15, 2009