Fiction books Archive

To Buy a House in the Jungle

Every once in a while, when I’m reading something wholly unrelated to work, I come across the most interesting insights into property ownership. This week I’ve been wading through the terrifying, foul-smelling world of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. The...
February 25, 2014

Because No One Plans to Be Homeless

Hi, Book Scan readers. I spent the first part of last week hanging out with community planners at the American Planning Association’s national conference. Though I haven’t read the book described below, I thought the author (who gave the...
April 22, 2013

Portrait of a Real Estate Broker as New Englander

Check out this funny, touching new novel starring a real estate broker dealing with alcoholism, love, and life in a small New England town....
February 5, 2013

8 Perfect Housewarming Books

You may have just found the best closing gift for that hard-to-shop-for client....
September 27, 2012

Some Like It Hot: Romance Fiction ♥s Real Estate

A vacation just isn’t a vacation without a good novel. While the news junkie in me gobbles nonfiction by the pound, that genre seems somehow ill-suited to the beach. In preparing to soak up some sun this Labor Day...
August 27, 2012

The John Grisham of Real Estate?

Noting the success of author/lawyer John Grisham in spotlighting his profession in fiction, C.M. Nevill thought it was about time real estate took the dramatic stage of the action-adventure novel. His first book, Due Diligence, follows the trail of...
June 28, 2012

The Business of Generosity

Real estate is experiencing an evolution where traditional marketing may no longer be effective. REALTOR® and first-time author Michael J. Maher sums up an emerging entrepreneurial philosophy as a move from the “ego era” to the “generosity generation.” Maher...

From Million-Dollar Listings to Solving Murder Mysteries

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Vicki Doudera started gathering fodder for her mystery novels from day-one of her first real estate class back in 2003. Real estate intrigued and inspired her. She remembers sitting in the...
February 2, 2012

‘Survive Your Serengeti’ Author Reveals How to Hone Your Entrepreneurial Power

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Chances are good in today’s economic environment that you’re working harder for less. Companies have cut back on jobs and unemployment remains high. According to author and Africa-native Stefan Swanepoel, surviving...
February 22, 2011

Help Take the Fear Out of Moving

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Moving is an event that involves the entire family. It’s an exciting new stage in life, but it can also cause some anxiety, especially for children. A real estate practitioner serves...