• Two Ways You Can Commit a Fair Housing Violation Without Even Knowing It
    on June 17, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    While the Fair Housing Act’s purpose—barring discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of residential property—may be easy to understand, navigating the many intricacies of the landmark statute can be tricky even for experienced real estate professionals, said experts on the 1968 law who spoke during a recent event in Fairfax, Va.

  • 4 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fair Housing Act
    on June 13, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Usually I try to point Book Scan readers to the written word, but occasionally I find a piece of audio worth recommending. Last time I pointed you toward a wonderful novel about a real estate agent, but this time I’m suggesting a podcast.

  • What’s a Social-Purpose REIT?
    on June 13, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Just like the first volume, The City We Need Is Affordable, Vol. 2 looks at some of real estate’s more innovative responses to the challenge of affordable housing all around the world.

  • Wake Up Call for the Development Industry
    on June 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    When I’m working on stories for REALTOR® Magazine, it’s not uncommon for my interview subjects to offer supplemental reading that might help round out my reporting. But rarely am I told that a book could change my thinking entirely on a given subject.

  • No Sunset on Housing History
    on June 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Edina, Minn. is one of the few suburbs I could see myself living in. It has decent public transportation, boutique storefronts, independent restaurants—and for an extra dose of kitsch—the first indoor shopping mall in America. It’s one of those old-growth ‘burbs, where the houses have character and the streets have sidewalks.