Over the last few decades, the business of real estate has undergone significant changes as to how technology is used to communicate with clients and facilitate transactions. But one thing that has not changed is the mountain of paper required to document the exchange of property. There are close to 40 pages of forms required during the process, and all signed pages must be stored for up to six years as historical and legal records.
If you’re thinking about buying a new PC in the next month or two you might want to wait until October 22nd. That’s the day the next version of Windows, called Windows 7, will be available on new PCs and store shelves. If you already got a new desktop or laptop in the last year you need not worry; chances are good you have Windows Vista and the upgrade to Windows 7 should be very smooth for you. If you have an older PC with the trusty Windows XP you should consider taking the leap because, this time, Microsoft got it right.