New eBooks – January 2015

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 Central at 800.874.6500 for assistance.

appraisalThe Art of Real Estate Appraisal
by William L. Ventolo

Real estate appraisals are one of the primary factors in the mortgage decision making process for lenders. Now consumers and real estate agents have a guide to lead them through the process so that they’re prepared with accurate knowledge of their property’s price even before the professional appraisal.

cityThe City in 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change
by Maureen McAvey

The City in 2050 explores potential paths of innovation to prepare for the changes facing metropolitan areas over the next several decades as the world becomes more urbanized. The book is heavily illustrated with photographs, charts, maps, and drawings that give the reader a quick overview of the issues cities will face.

farmlandFinding Good Farmland
by Ann Larkin Hansen

Buying your first farm can be a challenge. This practical guide contains all of the information you need to have before purchasing farmland, covering everything from the characteristics of the land (soil type, slope, water sources, drainage) and the surrounding area to permits, codes, taxes, roads, loans, mortgages, government assistance programs, and more. Checklists and questionnaires are included to help you decide exactly what you need and how to find it. This ebook contains bonus material not included in the print edition, including the stories of eight farmers who’ve successfully acquired farmland and an expanded resources section.

generationNext Generation Real Estate
by Brendon DeSimone

Everything you thought you knew about real estate has changed, which is why Brendon DeSimone has written his first book. He wanted consumers to be informed on how to navigate this next generation of real estate.  But, the changes aren’t just about real estate. Technologically, behaviorally, and culturally the world is more dynamic than ever. The result is a new portrait of the American Dream, one that is much more eclectic and complex and in need of new ground rules.  No matter who you are, what generation you are from or how much experience you have, this book will help you buy smarter or sell faster.

clutterClear the Clutter, Find Happiness
by Donna Smallin

Finally, a way to get rid of the clutter — and keep it away — without making the process a full-time job! Organizing and cleaning expert Donna Smallin shows you how to enjoy the happy, healthy, inviting home you long for with hundreds of time-saving tips and solutions to your clutter and cleaning problems. Her approach is manageable and simple, helping you focus on the things that will make the biggest difference with the least amount of effort and time. You’ll discover small, quick routines that will keep your spaces clean and clutter-free, as well as lots of things that you can do to introduce order and serenity in just one minute! Clear away the clutter once and for all, and enjoy the happiness you’ll find hiding underneath!

flippingThe Everything Guide to Flipping Houses
by Melanie Williamson

Expert advice to find, fix, and flip any residential property! Are you ready to capitalize on the rising real estate market and get in on the red-hot house flipping scene? You need a step-by-step guide to evaluate property, avoid rookie mistakes, and build a profitable, successful business. In The Everything Guide to Flipping Houses, successful house flipper Melanie Williamson walks you through the opportunities, the risks, the work involved, and the potential for real profits in flipping real estate.

gardenStart a Community Food Garden
by LaManda Joy

Community gardening enhances the fabric of towns and cities through social interactions and accessibility to fresh food, and has an enormously positive effect on the lives of everyone it touches. And with more than 18,000 (and growing) gardens spread through the United States and Canada, they are quickly becoming a primary source for fresh food in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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