housing Archive

Putting Marriage Up for a Vote

Update (Nov. 7, 2012): Minnesota voters rejected the constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman during the General Election Nov. 6. The measure required a simple majority, however, 51.3 percent of voters opposed the amendment...
November 5, 2012

REALTORS® Stand Up for Housing at Democratic Convention

When Paul Yorkis was young, his mother took him to the Democratic Party headquarters and asked him to stuff envelopes in support of Adlai Stevenson who ran for president twice during the 1950s. “It was fun and people were...

Warren Buffett Says He’d Buy a Couple Hundred Thousand Homes

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said yesterday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that buying single-family homes is such a great investment right now, if it were practical, he’d buy a couple hundred...
February 28, 2012

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

The Groupon of Housing

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In April, Dream Town Realty in Chicago and Groupon tried to bring the daily deal phenomenon to the real estate market.  Only 219 consumers purchased the $25 Groupon, which offered a $1,000...