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AARP’s Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation by Dr. Rodney Harrell

How livable is your neighborhood? In a presentation in the REALTOR® University Speaker Series held recently, Dr. Rodney Harrell presented the AARP Livability Index, an index that seeks to measure the quality of living in neighborhoods across multiple dimensions. Dr....

Does Temperature Change Affect Housing Prices?

Climate change will be one of the key issues in the 2016 presidential elections. Based on prior studies[1], climate in a given location influences people’s housing decisions, and changes in climate may affect these decisions in ways that alter...

Environmentally Friendly Features

Commuting costs and environmental efficiency have increasingly factored into home buying decisions due to higher energy costs, but also due to overall concern for the environment. Factors that are most important to buyers are those directly related to the...

Environmentally Friendly Features

Commuting costs and environmental efficiency have increasingly factored into home buying decisions due to higher energy costs, but also due to overall concern for the environment. Factors that are most important to buyers are those directly related to the...