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Technology, architecture, and food.

Finally, the only barrier between us and owning a yacht has been resolved.

The Rustbelt is finding new purpose.

Keep Portland Weird or Keep Portland Safe? Meh, you can have both.

Darren Stone/flickr/2011

No wonder it’s such a happy place — no mosquitoes!

Now you don’t have to travel to Arizona to see this architectural masterpiece.

Could rice hulls and glass fines be the building blocks to eco-friendly homes?

We’ll be sure to carve out an hour to test cranberry freshness this Thanksgiving.

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NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection. Members can also borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library Catalog for a nominal fee of $10. Call Information Services at 800.874.6500 for assistance.

The Fight for Fair Housing: Causes, Consequences, and Future Implications of the 1968 Federal Fair Housing Act by Gregory D. Squires

This book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Federal Fair Housing Act and includes contributions from the leading scholars and advocates who have investigated and worked for the eradication of discrimination and segregation from the nation’s housing markets. NFHA has planned several activities for the 50th anniversary year. Dissemination and discussion of this book will be an integral part of many of those activities.

The Mortgage Playbook for Millennials: Know the Rules Before You Play the Game by Jeff Vannote

The inspirational guide to home ownership for Millennials. Don’t be a statistic! They say Millennials will spend $200,000 on rent before deciding to buy their first home. GET in the GAME, today!

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships—and you can start now!

Find Your Why by Simon Sinek

Whether you’ve just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment, for both you and your colleagues.

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows.

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Office dynamics, new land, and technology.

Office meetings are inevitable, but they can be better.

Do you find balance in your office friendships, or do you find yourself in awkward situations?

You’re not going to get along with everyone you work with all the time, but you need to know how to move on from conflict.

Who owns lava extensions?

Ryan Steele/flickr/2003

The new iOS 12 will soon roll out. Find out what’s in store.

Remember when the goal was to have the smallest phone available? Simpler times…

This certainly is a milestone in 3D printing.

How many of you find it easier to exercise using streaming workouts rather than going to a gym?

However you exercise, make informed choices when you hydrate!

If you want to convey your feelings about our posts via emoji, your choices have expanded again.

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Volcanic activity, savings, privacy, population, math,

How incredibly unlucky was this?

This week in Questions We Didn’t Know Had to Be Asked…

Phillippe Put/flickr/2014

We are always looking for ways to increase our savings, but there are a lot of ways to save that we miss. Cartwheel, for example.

If this service hits Chicago, we can kiss those savings goodbye.

Which of your conversations has Alexa recorded?

Vermont must be beautiful this time of year with all that incentive money.

Does this law hold true in your office?

Is your ability to leverage AirBnB hampered by local regulations?

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Trends, privacy, technology, postage, and policies.

You know, it’s kind of Uber meets Meetup, but with houses instead of cars.

We have a “Corner of Shame.” How do you deal with messes in your open floor plan?

This is a different kind of mess.

SparkCBC/flickr/2010

We’ve seen our share of tiny houses, but this is ridiculous.

Why just be green when you can be amazing, too?

Facebook has extended its marketplace reach to the realm of home service pros.

The postage rate is forever, but how long will the smell last?

At least Amazon is ostensibly only punishing those abusing the return policy, instead of revoking the policy entirely.

Amazon has other interesting policies.

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Technology, science, and rent.

Has your home’s tech lost its edge?

Or has it reached its pinnacle, replete with parlor walls?

If you have a service animal, check new airline policies before booking travel.

I saw two pigeons smugly ignoring some hostile architecture last Saturday. Have you noticed hostile designs in your community?

Joe/flickr/2017

Is this a threat to manual labor, or a solution? Predictions are the traditional gloom and doom.

How will artificial intelligence enhance Zillow’s listings?

Please cure our common cold!

Does your brokerage do this?

Sure, her NYC rent remained $28.43 per month, but you get what you pay for.

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Sunscreen, tech, architecture, meetings, travel, and location.

Check your sunscreen ingredients before you go to Hawaii.

Amazon and Lennar are pairing up for this smart initiative.

Does anyone else type a word out, see the suggested emoji and opt for it instead of the word that took 8 keystrokes? We might be missing the point of the emoji keyboard.

Here’s a great way to avoid putting thought into writing emails.

AJC1/flickr/2012

Iceberg! Straight ahead!

Do you think you’ll ever live in a 3D printed house?

Shipping containers can be used for so many things.

Building in California? You might need these.

Building at all? Consider the impact on future generations.

First, is your meeting necessary? If so, make it better.

Layovers don’t have to be terrible.

So they’re saying location is important?

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Happy Star Wars Day, Kentucky Derby, design, collections, decision-making,  and social media.

May the 4th be with you.

If you’re throwing a Derby party, Mint Juleps are probably on your menu.

Jeremy T. Hetzel/flickr/2014

White cabinets are just the newest in a long series of kitchen color trends.

If only our office could look like this.

What a great use of resources.

It might not be ready to put into production yet, but this could change things.

A library collection shrouded in mystery is now being exposed.

So you only need to make correct decisions 70% of the time in order to achieve success? That relieves some pressure.

It was only a matter of time before Facebook formalized this service.

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Communication, design, leads, rentals, blockchain, and education.

Elevate your communication game by avoiding the words on this list.

We could get into this kind of team building and personal development.

Finally, the snooze button migrates to more areas of life.

Bob Bob/flickr/2010

These prefab designs keep getting cooler.

You’d never know you were inside a container given these aesthetics.

Witch Windows. Who knew? Are there any architectural anomalies in your state or region? (FYI, we know REALTOR®  isn’t used correctly in this article, and it’s been addressed)

This startup has a new approach to vetting leads and making referrals.

It’s an interesting idea, but we won’t hold our breath.

AirBnB isn’t the only vacation rental game in town.

Let’s talk about blockchain. This is the internet, after all.

You know what conjunctions are because of this man.

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Property, technology, and bookbinding.

Thinking about buying a second home? Consider one of these U.S. cities.

How did we take aerial photographs before we had drones? We turned to these guys obviously.

German Blanco/flickr/2010

Check out this chart showing how technology changed over the last 150 years.

Can’t wrap your head around how a home could be 3-D printed? Here’s a video for you.

Maybe you saw these images of the NYC subway from earlier this week. This history of the subway system sheds light on its deterioration.

We were pleasantly surprised by some of these iPhone features, so maybe you will be, too!

We will not take our internet access for granted again.

On the other hand, maybe we should bring these back into style.

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