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December 2011: Canadian Buyers

December 1, 2011: 

This issue looks at what's driving Canadian buyers to look south. There's more at play than just the strong Canadian dollar and snowbirds' flight to warm weather. Canadian exposure to the U.S. market has spread beyond Florida to some places that may surprise you.

Field Guide to Working With Single Home Buyers

November 15, 2011: 

This updated Field Guide will help you to learn about the needs, concerns, and buying behaviors of single home buyers.

Field Guide to Women Homebuyers

November 15, 2011: 

This Field Guide contains books, websites, statistics, reports and journal articles on women and new homeownership trends, home buying needs and special issues concerning women and financing.

Field Guide to Vineyards & Wineries

November 15, 2011: 

(Updated May 2013)

Owning and running a vineyard suggests an appealing and romantic lifestyle. In truth, it is hard work, costly and subject to the whims of weather, the economy and foreign competition. Still the lure of the vines may just be the ticket for those seeking adventure and a soul-satisfying business venture. This updated field guide provides start-up resources, statistics, reports, websites and more for those thinking about entering this interesting market. (D. Foligno, Project Specialist)

Field Guide to Using Privacy & Security Features in Social Media

November 15, 2011: 

This updated field guide will give you background information on concerns with various popular social media sites as well as provide tips and suggestions to protect your privacy and identity.

Field Guide to Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs)

November 15, 2011: 

(Updated March 2014)

Field Guide to the Condominium Market

November 14, 2011: 

Condominiums continue to be a popular option for first-time buyers and empty-nesters, particularly in urban areas. While buyers often choose condos for their convenience they also face a different set of issues that owners of houses do not—specifically condo boards and the rules governing the many aspects of condo living. This field guide offers articles and books that address the unique circumstances of condo owners. (R. Carlson, Information Specialist)

Field Guide to Technology Tools for Association Executives

November 14, 2011: 

(Updated June 2014)

This guide will help you learn tips for doing information technology yourself, keep up with legal issues and learn new training ideas. (D. Shumaker, Senior Library Information Specialist)


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Field Guide to Social Benefits of Home Ownership

November 14, 2011: 

(Updated January 2013)

The financial and tax benefits of owning a home vs. renting are very clear. Home ownership also provides many benefits to the family, children and the community, such as increased education for children, lower teen-age pregnancy rate and a higher lifetime annual income for children, as discussed in the following articles and studies. (D. Winchester, Information Specialist)

Field Guide to Short-Term Rental Restrictions

November 14, 2011: 

Renting out a vacation home can offset the costs of this investment until retirement. But what happens when a community acts to restrict short-term rentals? 

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