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The Copyright Question: How to Protect Yourself on Pinterest

The Copyright Question: How to Protect Yourself on Pinterest | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Before a company or a user joins Pinterest, it’s important to examine the terms of use and separate the myths from the realities.
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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise on Strong Economic Data; Current Rate is 3.62%

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise on Strong Economic Data; Current Rate is 3.62% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.62 percent, up six basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week, then hovered around 3.65 percent before returning to the current rate on Tuesday.

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IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather Company.

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Seth's Blog: Direct marketing (and the other kind)

Seth's Blog: Direct marketing (and the other kind) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Direct marketing is outbound, measured and designed to pay for itself. So, the catalog you get in the mail, or the Fuller Brush man. The idea was to buy stamps (or some other form of contacting people) and make enough...
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The Swiss Chalet, Radically Reimagined

The Swiss Chalet, Radically Reimagined | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The classic chalet gets a modern update in Canada, with marvelous views and space for all your wet ski clothes.
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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, it doesn't make you that much happier. But one of the biggest questions is how to allocate our money, which is (for most of us) a limited resource.

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Amazon Home Services Gets Its Official Launch

Amazon Home Services Gets Its Official Launch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Amazon has officially introduced Amazon Home Services, as TechCrunch reported it would last week, the marketplace for professional services including things..
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Android: Friends Furever - YouTube

You don’t have to be a cute animal to show the world how to “Be Together. Not the Same.” But it definitely helps. Find out more about Android at: http://andr...
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YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples

YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback. Now they're cranking things..
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The Giant Retirement Community That Explains Where Americans Are Moving

The Giant Retirement Community That Explains Where Americans Are Moving | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Villages, Fla., an hour northwest of Orlando, may be the onlyretirement community that is also the center of its own census-designated statistical area. It also holds another distinction: In 2014, its population rose more quickly than that of any other census area in the United States, climbing 5.4 percent, compared with 0.7 percent for the nation as a whole.

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Direct Agreements Bring Zillow and Trulia More For-Sale Listings than Ever Before; 16 New MLSs Partner with Zillow and Trulia in Past 5 Days

Direct Agreements Bring Zillow and Trulia More For-Sale Listings than Ever Before; 16 New MLSs Partner with Zillow and Trulia in Past 5 Days | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced that Zillow® and Trulia® will have a higher number of for-sale-by-agent listings on April 8, after their contracts with ListHub end, than ever before1. Additionally, another 16 new MLS partners have signed agreements in the past week to send their listings directly to Zillow and Trulia

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Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator

Yahoo launches feature-heavy mortgage calculator | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google made waves in the mortgage industry earlier this year when it quietly launched a built-in mortgage calculator. Yahoo is joining the mortgage calculator game as well, but its built-in calculator is far more feature-rich than Google's option.
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RealtyTrac: Home prices outpacing wage growth in 76% of U.S.

RealtyTrac: Home prices outpacing wage growth in 76% of U.S. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The housing recovery is real, but is it recovering too fast? Home prices are growing much faster than wages for a majority of the country, a new report by RealtyTrac shows.
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15 Types of Problem Clients and How to Handle Them

15 Types of Problem Clients and How to Handle Them | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you're a salesperson who doesn't like people, you're in the wrong profession. Sales is and always has been about helping people achieve their professional and personal goals. And since each prospect is unique, reps need to be passionate about customizing their offerings to the client's particular needs. 

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Bank of America Launches Down Payment Resource Center to Help Prospective Buyers Find Programs to Help Achieve Homeownership

Bank of America Launches Down Payment Resource Center to Help Prospective Buyers Find Programs to Help Achieve Homeownership | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bank of America announced the launch of its new web-based tool to guide consumers to down payment and closing cost assistance programs available in th
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Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? 3 Tools to Help You Prepare for Google's Next Algorithm Update

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? 3 Tools to Help You Prepare for Google's Next Algorithm Update | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

What's the new algorithm update about? It will use mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal -- if your website isn't mobile-friendly, you could get dinged in the SERPs when someone is searching Google using a mobile device. 

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Pending Home Sales Rise in February Behind Solid Gains in Midwest, West

Pending Home Sales Rise in February Behind Solid Gains in Midwest, West | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says demand appears to be strengthening as we head into the spring buying season. “Pending sales showed solid gains last month, driven by a steadily-improving labor market, mortgage rates hovering around 4 percent and the likelihood of more renters looking to hedge against increasing rents,” he said.

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Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop

Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This year, Adobe will launch multitasking tools on mobile that might enable you to work faster than you would on a desktop.
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Email Is Still The Recession-Proof Channel

Email Is Still The Recession-Proof Channel | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Why is email so recession-proof? We've seen it thrive in the years following the dot-com bust of the early 2000s. We saw it go through the roof after CAN SPAM. It's taken on every challenger there
is and keeps growing 10% a year in marketing spend.
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Clayton Holdings acquires AVM provider Red Bell

Clayton Holdings acquires AVM provider Red Bell | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Clayton Holdings announced it acquired Red Bell Real Estate, and its sister company, Main Street Valuation. According to the president of Clayton, this will serve as the platform and the foundation for new initiatives within the broader real estate market.
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Freddie Mac completes largest sale ever of seriously delinquent loans

Freddie Mac completes largest sale ever of seriously delinquent loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Shortly after releasing the new requirements for the sales of non-performing loans, Freddie Mac announced its biggest sale yet of seriously delinquent loans from its portfolio. This one is nearly the same amount as the first two pilot sales combined.
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Volvo Gives Away "LifePaint" To Protect Those Outside Its Vehicles

Volvo Gives Away "LifePaint" To Protect Those Outside Its Vehicles | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

From March 27, in a pilot scheme in London and Kent, cyclists can get LifePaint, a reflective safety spray, for free. If the scheme proves popular, Volvo says it will expand it across the U.K. and then internationally.

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San Diego New Homes Must Be Solar-Ready

San Diego New Homes Must Be Solar-Ready | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Diego's Board of Supervisors amended the county's building code to require new single-family homes be wired for solar panels and electric vehicles.
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Lexmark purchases Kofax in massive acquisition

Lexmark purchases Kofax in massive acquisition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a giant move for housing, Lexmark International purchased document-capture software provider Kofax for approximately $1 billion. Will this be a gamer changer for online mortgages?
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Renters on Zillow Have Competitive Edge with Launch of Time-Stamped Listings

Renters on Zillow Have Competitive Edge with Launch of Time-Stamped Listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, the largest rental site on the Web1, today announced that rental listings now display up-to-the-minute time stamps. In many markets across the country, renters face a lot of competition and are under incredible pressure to act quickly when searching for a new home. Now, with the addition of time stamps to Zillow® rental listings, renters searching Zillow will be able to easily see exactly how long a listing has been on the market, either on the desktop or on the Zillow Rentals Apple® iOS mobile app.  

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Market Leader Joins Zillow Tech Connect: Leads; Program Exceeds 50 Technology Partners

Market Leader Joins Zillow Tech Connect: Leads; Program Exceeds 50 Technology Partners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Zillow, the leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, today announced that Zillow® Tech Connect: Leads has cleared a new milestone: 51 technology partners are now available through the platform, including highly-requested Market Leader, which was acquired along with Trulia in February by Zillow Group.

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