Homeownership Education & Counseling Archive

The Biophysics of Home Ownership

After spending years on the sidelines of conversations between real estate professionals, I know you guys like to talk shop just as much as I enjoy nerding out about grammar and publishing platforms with fellow writers and editors. People...
February 5, 2016

Reimagining Home

I graduated from college in May of this year.  After moving back home, the thing I immediately missed the most was living with a few close friends and within walking distance of the rest.  While many friends have stayed...
October 8, 2015

Smart Design Advice From Real People

A soon-to-be-released home design guide from the Young House Love couple shows how friendly advice need not be stuffy, messy, or boilerplate. ...
August 20, 2015

Real Estate Knowledge for the Ages

I don’t know about you guys, but attempts to slice and dice consumers into demographics that matter often exhausts me. It seems every other day there’s a new book purporting to tell all about how the ____ Generation feels...
April 9, 2014

Crack House to Sugarhouse: A Home Ownership Memoir

Buying a house, moving, home improvement… these are all things that can be funny, heartwarming and entertaining. It’s just that when you’re surrounded on all sides by boxes, closing documents and plaster, it’s hard to be coherent, much less...
July 10, 2012

3 Green Reads For a More Sustainable Home This Earth Day

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Happy Earth Day!! It’s a great day to catch up on some green reading. Here are three recently published books that can give both you and your clients tips and resources...
April 22, 2011

5 Dirty Little Design Secrets

Interior design on a budget? Don’t let your clients stress. Design expert Frank Fontana, a specialist in low-cost, high-style design, shares his techniques room-by-room and project-by-project in his new book Dirty Little Secrets of Design (Stewart, Tabori & Chang;...

Author Chat: Michele Lerner Spells it out for First-Time Buyers

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Michele Lerner took 20 years of experience writing about the real estate industry and compiled a gem of a book, ideal for people buying their first home or plunging back into the...
February 22, 2010

Top 10 Real Estate Books (9/9/09)

Here are the top selling real estate books from Amazon.com: 1. The Housing Boom and Bust, By Thomas Sowell 2. The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History, By Harry S....
September 9, 2009

Top 10 Real Estate Books (Feb. 9, 2009)

Here are the top selling books in real estate from Amazon.com: 1. The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History, By Harry S. Dent 2. Home Buying For Dummies, 3rd edition,...
February 9, 2009

Author Chat: Gary Keller

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey Gary Keller, best-selling author and founder of Keller Williams Realty International, responds to your questions about the real estate market and his new book, Your First Home (McGraw-Hill, 2008), which he cowrote with Dave Jenks...
April 14, 2008

Upcoming Author Chat With Gary Keller

Best-selling author Gary Keller will be stopping by The Weekly Book Scan to answer your real estate and book questions. Keller is the founder of Keller Williams Realty International, one of the largest real estate companies in North America....
April 4, 2008

Top 10 Real Estate Books (11/19/07)

Here are the latest top selling books on real estate, according to Amazon.com: 1. Be a Real Estate Millionaire: Secret Strategies for Lifetime Wealth Today, By Dean Graziosi 2. Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life, By...
November 19, 2007

Top 10 Best-Selling Real Estate Books (8/13/07)

Here are today’s top sellers on real estate, according to Amazon.com: 1. The Pre-Foreclosure Property Investor’s Kit: How to Make Money Buying Distressed Real Estate — Before the Public Auction, By Thomas Lucier 2. Rich Dad’s Advisors: The ABC’s...
August 13, 2007

Top 10 Best-Selling Real Estate Books (4/24/07)

Here are today’s top selling real estate books on Amazon.com: 1. The Pre-Foreclosure Property Investor’s Kit: How to Make Money Buying Distressed Real Estate — Before the Public Auction, by Thomas Lucier 2. FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and...
April 24, 2007