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Field Guide to Researching a Home's History

November 14, 2011: 

(Updated February 2013)

Ever wonder who lived in your home before you? Would you know how to find out? If your home is a landmark or if it housed a famous resident you may already know its history. Others require more effort and research. This field guide will get you started and also provide information on architectural styles of homes in the United States. (R. Carlson, Information Specialist)

Field Guide to Remodeling

November 14, 2011: 

You can't afford to miss this Field Guide if you're planning a home improvement or restoration project.

REALTORS® Help Buyers Overcome Tight Mortgage Credit

November 13, 2011: 

Home buyers face unprecedented hurdles in qualifying for a mortgage in today’s market, but getting a loan is possible for those who know how to overcome the obstacles, according to a presentation on Cracking the Credit Code at the 2011 Realtors® Conference & Expo.

Every Market is a Second-Home Market

November 12, 2011: 

A diverse set of buyers and property types comprise the second-home sector and opportunities for second-home buyers exist in nearly every market, even in nontraditional, non-resort markets.

Realtors® Take Aim at Appraisals in Anaheim

November 12, 2011: 

Accurate home appraisal valuations are vital in today’s market; inaccurate appraisals can slow down or even cancel a home sale. Today Realtors® and other real estate experts gathered at the “Appraisals: What You Absolutely Need to Know” forum during the Realtors® Conference & Expo to address this pressing issue.

Field Guide to Preparing & Staging a House for Sale

November 11, 2011: 

Here are tips, hints, thoughts and ideas for sprucing up, cleaning out, decorating, staging, creating a great first impression and making a house appealing to buyers.

Field Guide to Podcasting

November 11, 2011: 

Find out how REALTORS® are using this technology to market their services to customers.

NAR's Global Initiatives Cross Borders

November 11, 2011: 

As the international community continues to seek out opportunities in the U.S. property market, the National Association of Realtors® is expanding its global reach through several new initiatives.

Field Guide to Home Inspections

November 10, 2011: 

Home inspections are a critical part of the home buying and selling process. Knowledge in the field of property inspection has become invaluable, especially in light of stricter legislation on both a state and national level.

Field Guide to Golf Courses

November 10, 2011: 

(Updated July 2014)

Several aspects—design, development, appraisal and impact—of golf courses are explored in this field guide. This guide also explores the question of how golf courses and nature can coexist. Find out how and why developers using native vegetation, wildlife habitats, organic fertilizers, and environmentally challenged sites in their golf courses, in the featured content below. (A. Siudzinkski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

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