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Trulia Reveals 'Crystal Ball' Home Price Predictor - TheStreet

Trulia Reveals 'Crystal Ball' Home Price Predictor - TheStreet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new set of tools from Trulia will help homeowners and renters predict future prices.
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Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in April

Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single–family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co–ops, declined 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in April from an upwardly revised 5.21 million in March. Despite the monthly decline, sales have increased year–over–year for seven consecutive months and are still 6.1 percent above a year ago.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity jumps to highest level in 18 months

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity jumps to highest level in 18 months | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 125,875 U.S. properties in April of 2015, up 3% from the previous month and up 9% from a year ago, an 18-month high, according to the April foreclosure report from RealtyTrac.
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Denmark Might Eliminate Paper Money: Should We Do The Same?

Denmark Might Eliminate Paper Money: Should We Do The Same? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By next year, if you walk in a restaurant or gas station in Copenhagen, you might no longer be able to pay with cash. The Danish government is considering allowing some stores to stop taking paper money.
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Wall Street gets slammed with $5.8 billion in fines for rate rigging

Wall Street gets slammed with $5.8 billion in fines for rate rigging | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Six banks have agreed to pay a combined $5.8 billion in connection with the LIBOR scandal.

Five of them have pleaded guilty to criminal charges.

Citicorp, JPMorgan, Barclays, and RBS are pleading guilty to charges tied to forex manipulation, while UBS is pleading guilty to interest-rate manipulation charges.
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Realogy Announces 15 Emerging Technology Companies to Compete at Third Annual 'FWD' Innovation Summit June 23 in San Francisco

Realogy Announces 15 Emerging Technology Companies to Compete at Third Annual 'FWD' Innovation Summit June 23 in San Francisco | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"The submissions we received for this year's competition raised the bar on the caliber of solutions that have the potential to make a significant difference in the residential real estate industry," said Alex Perriello, president and chief executive officer, Realogy Franchise Group. "We are proud to host this unique forum where emerging technology companies are able to demonstrate the impact of their ingenuity."
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National Credit Default Rates Reach Historical Lows in April 2015

National Credit Default Rates Reach Historical Lows in April 2015 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Data through April 2015, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, continued its downward trend in default rates. The composite index posted a historical low of 0.97% in April, a decrease of eight basis points, and its lowest level since July 2014.
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Residential construction hits highest rate in years

Residential construction hits highest rate in years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Permits for residential construction hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,143,000 units, according to data from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s up 10.1% from March’s pace of 1,038,000 units, and well above analysts’ forecast of 1.06 million units. It’s also an increase of 6.4% from April of 2014 and the highest rate since 2007.
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World's longest glass bridge set to open in China next year

World's longest glass bridge set to open in China next year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
n a bid
to attract more tourists to the region, Hunan Province in China has
commissioned the architectural firm of Haim Dotan to produce a completely
transparent glass bridge spanning 370 m (1,214 ft) across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Dizzyingly high at about 400 m (1,312 ft) above the canyon floor,
the span is claimed to be capable of holding up to 800 people at a time.
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Twitter Bows New Google Partnership, Search Interface

Twitter Bows New Google Partnership, Search Interface | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twitter has unveiled a partnership with Google, allowing U.S. users to see relevant tweets in Google search results within the Google app and on the mobile Web. A similar integration for desktop search results is coming soon, along with an international version.
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Auction.com Launches CRE Finance Portal

Auction.com Launches CRE Finance Portal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
inancing for investors making acquisitions through online real estate marketplace Auction.com just got a lot easier. Auction.com L.L.C. has introduced its new Commercial Real Estate Financing Portal, allowing investors to apply for financing in a quick and convenient process on the website.
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Easy financing! Auction.com L.L.C. has introduced its new Commercial Real Estate Financing Portal, allowing investors to apply for financing in a quick and convenient process on the website.

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Quill Realty to Withdraw from NWMLS, Offer Single Broker Listings at Dramatically Reduced Cost

Quill Realty to Withdraw from NWMLS, Offer Single Broker Listings at Dramatically Reduced Cost | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today, Quill Realty announces that it will be leaving the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. This will allow Quill to sell homes while charging owners only its own, single broker commission of 1%. So home owners will soon be able to sell their houses using the services of a fully licensed REALTOR™ for far less than the 3% to 6% of the MLS.
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Project ‘Upstream’ Revealed

Project ‘Upstream’ Revealed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Upstream is not a broker data sharing solution. Each broker will only see and manage its own data. They have no access to any other broker’s data. Upstream would not make decisions about the real estate data it holds. Upstream has completed their RFP process and is working directly with selected vendors for the technology components. Upstream has developed governance that allows small, mid­sized, and large firms with representation on the Board of Managers. Participating firms will elect their representatives after the participants are divided into these three groups by the number of data sets they store in Upstream.

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The Best UX Visuals Follow These 2 Rules

The Best UX Visuals Follow These 2 Rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Vision is our dominant sense. While other animals rely more on hearing and smell, we humans are sight-driven creatures. This fact has major implications for interaction design. It means that every visual decision you make for your product will have an enormous impact on the interaction, even if only subconsciously on the part of the user.
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dotloop Named Collaboration Platform of Choice for Five Major REALTOR(R) Associations in Illinois

dotloop Named Collaboration Platform of Choice for Five Major REALTOR(R) Associations in Illinois | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
dotloop today announced partnerships with five major Illinois REALTOR® associations to bring its collaborative platform to their nearly 30,000 association members. Those associations include:
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KFC's Tray Typer makes it easier to eat fried chicken whilel texting

KFC's Tray Typer makes it easier to eat fried chicken whilel texting | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The fast food chain's Tray Typers are Bluetooth keyboards installed into food trays, which sync with customers' smartphones and tablets. The campaign only ran for a week in restaurants in Germany; KFC handed one out with each order during the opening week of new restaurants. Sadly, though, you won't be seeing them in U.S. locations.
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Clareity Consulting’s 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Report

Clareity Consulting’s 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There hasn’t been much mind-blowing innovation demonstrated on the trade show floor in recent years, but this year there was a big splash.
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America's best BBQ states and restaurants

America's best BBQ states and restaurants | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There's more than one bone of contention in the great finger-lickin' barbecue debate. Pork or beef? Vinegar- or tomato-based sauce? No sauce -- or maybe something mustard-based?

Travel site TripAdvisor has waded into hotly contested territory with a list of the best BBQ restaurants in the United States.
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Patent trolls may be preparing to target 3D printing

Patent trolls may be preparing to target 3D printing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One of the fastest growing arenas for patents over the past decade has been 3D printing, making it a likely target for those trolls.

"For most trolls, the goal is not to actually go into litigation. The goal is to get a quick settlement," said Paven Malhotra, an intellectual property (IP) attorney with Keker & Van Nest LLP, whose clients include Intel, Comcast and Google and is based in San Francisco.
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Privatizing Fannie & Freddie could send mortgage rates soaring -- report

Privatizing Fannie & Freddie could send mortgage rates soaring -- report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Many frustrated shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac want the mortgage finance giants released from federal control, so they can reap the profits of their investments. But that might not be so great for the mortgage industry, according to a new study.
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Black Knight Financial Services kicks off successful Initial Public Offering

Black Knight Financial Services kicks off successful Initial Public Offering | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Black Knight Financial Services (pending BKFS) is off to a powerful start after the pricing of its initial public offering of 18 million shares of Class A common stock at a price to the public of $24.50 per share — it’s already moved above $26.25 in early action.
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Why Would Publishers Send Traffic to Their Competitors?

Why Would Publishers Send Traffic to Their Competitors? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How did publishers get to this place? The answer seems to be the desire for short-term money and a follow-the-crowd mentality. Take the recent content recommendation deal Time Inc. signed with Outbrain.  I’m a long-time fan of Time magazine, and read it both online and in print. Now Time.com, as influential as it is, is lending its reputation to a third-party company by promoting and recommending lesser-known sites like Lonny Magazine and Brainjet to its trusting audience.  
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Auction.com Partners with Juwai.com to Bring American Real Estate Auctions to Millions of Chinese Buyers

Auction.com Partners with Juwai.com to Bring American Real Estate Auctions to Millions of Chinese Buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Initially, the partnership will focus on commercial properties - multi-family units, hotels, retail and office buildings - listed for sale on Auction.com. But given the high level of interest in US residential properties from Chinese buyers, residential homes will likely be added to the mix as well.
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Thank God: There’s Finally a ‘Fireplace’ for Private Jets

Thank God: There’s Finally a ‘Fireplace’ for Private Jets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Thankfully, Lufthansa Technik—the aircraft services division of the German airline—has created a “Fireless Fireplace” to make business jets feel as cozy as a living room on the ground.
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WA Governor Inslee Signs Housebill 1309

WA Governor Inslee Signs Housebill 1309 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After meeting with Jerry McDonald and Lewis Denny, Kevin and Linda Bagley presented the issue to the Real Estate Commission which formed a working group to create preliminary wording for a bill that would allow Real Estate Brokers to list and sell Floating On Water Residences without needing to have a Vessel Dealer License.
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Why it Pays to Be Insanely Honest in Your Messaging

Why it Pays to Be Insanely Honest in Your Messaging | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In Velocity’s latest SlideShare, “Insane Honesty in Content Marketing,” we argue for a little-used but hugely powerful strategy: taking the worst attributes of your company, product or service … and highlighting them for all to see.
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