Realtors® recently rated many exterior improvements as among the most valuable home investment projects as part of the 2011-12 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report.
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.
This updated Field Guide will help you to learn about the needs, concerns, and buying behaviors of single home buyers.
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.
(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)
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.
(Updated March 2014)
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)
(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)
Q - Proquest articles available for NAR members only. Password can be found on the Proquest/Find Articles page.
(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)