Lawmakers Who Went the Distance on Banks

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Today, with the financial crisis still very much with us, it would be a hard sell for federal banking companies to get the go-ahead to own real estate brokerages and property management...

New-Growth Indicators: What Do You Look for?

By Mariwyn Evans, Commercial Editor, REALTOR® Magazine If you think you have a good nose for where the next new area of development or redevelopment will be in your market, we want to hear from you. Contact Mariwyn Evans...
September 17, 2009

Web Traffic Trends Point to Highly Educated Buyers

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Several bits of news have popped up in the past week, reminding us just how significant real estate Web sites have become in today’s market and in today’s online culture. Last Friday,...

Your Chance to Be Part of 30 Under 30

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In 1999, former REALTOR® magazine Senior Editor Robert Sharoff gave birth to the idea of showcasing talented real estate pros under the age of 30. Thousands of applications and hundreds of profiles...
September 15, 2009

The Week in Quotes

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine With the nation’s focus on rising unemployment, an uncertain economic recovery, and health care reform, here are some of the more salient quotes from leading figures this week: “It is hard to...
September 11, 2009

People, Ideas, Hardware

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine One of the most interesting and original thinkers of the 20th century may have been a colonel in the U.S. Air Force that few people have heard of. John Boyd, a former...
September 10, 2009

Can You Afford to Say No to FHA Borrowers?

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® magazine Hopefully you don’t consider it a mark against buyers if they want to use FHA financing. It’s true it typically takes longer to process FHA-backed financing than it does conventional loan applications,...
September 2, 2009

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

Alison Levine: Beware of Complacency

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As a child, Alison Levine suffered from a life-threatening heart condition that prevented her from even climbing the stairs and therefore couldn’t imagine that she would one day be at nearly the...

Christopher Gardner Talks About ‘White-Collar Homelessness’ at Leadership Summit

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine A new face of homelessness is emerging in the U.S., downtrodden from today’s economic climate. Christopher Gardner knows all too well how the events in one’s life can topple down in a...