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Apple sued over iPad cover

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A Colorado man says Apple's smart cover for the new iPad and the iPad 2 violate his 2005 patent for a "Portable Computer Case."...
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Friday Flash (on Thursday) - “The Uber of real estate?”

Friday Flash (on Thursday) - “The Uber of real estate?” | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I guess this isn’t a practical post, but I think there is one important takeaway: no matter how sick you get of all the “disruption” talk, however fatigued you may be by the constant tech chatter, whatever your assumptions about what should happen in the future, you damn well better keep paying attention.
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Another hot Silicon Valley startup is reclassifying its workers as employees

Another hot Silicon Valley startup is reclassifying its workers as employees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Shyp, the startup that sends a courier to your house to pick up your packages and ship them for you, is reclassifying its laborers as employees.
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27 of the coolest new buildings on the planet

27 of the coolest new buildings on the planet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The World Architecture Festival — held this year in Singapore — won't name 2015's Building of the Year until November, but the nominations are officially in. 
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RealtyTrac: All-cash sales at lowest since late 2009

RealtyTrac: All-cash sales at lowest since late 2009 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Just under a quarter – that is 24.6% – of all single family home and condo sales in May were all-cash purchases, down from 28.5% in the previous month and down from 30.4% a year ago to the lowest level since November 2009, RealtyTrac reports.
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Garmin's Varia Radar warns cyclists of traffic approaching from the rear

Garmin's Varia Radar warns cyclists of traffic approaching from the rear | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In essence, the bike radar hasn't changed dramatically from the pre-production model we reviewed last year. The system consists of two modules, a tail light transmitter that attaches to the seatpost and a radar display unit that is mounted on the handlebars.
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U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected in June

U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected in June | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June,  below expectations, and May’s report was revised downward from 280,000 to a modest 254,000.
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Only 223,000?

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Departing Trulia Executive Joins Broker public portal board

Departing Trulia Executive Joins Broker public portal board | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Broker Public Portal’s first board meeting comes the announcement that Alon Chaver, former Vice President of Industry Services at Trulia, has agreed to join the company’s Board of Managers. The governance of the LLC allows the Board to nominate two outside directors. Mr. Chaver is the first of those two.
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Special Rules Apply When Tenant-Occupied Property Is For Sale

Special Rules Apply When Tenant-Occupied Property Is For Sale | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Agents who have for-sale listings of tenant-occupied properties need to comply with the rules governing showings and notice of entry. California has some special -- and somewhat surprising -- rules in this regard, and it behooves California agents to become familiar with them.
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Auction.com And AREAA Global Join Forces To Expand Commercial Real Estate Opportunities For Asian Investors

Auction.com And AREAA Global Join Forces To Expand Commercial Real Estate Opportunities For Asian Investors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Auction.com, LLC, the nation's leading online real estate marketplace, and AREAA Global, a subsidiary of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), today announced a co-marketing partnership to expand real estate ownership opportunities for Chinese investors.
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Pending Home Sales Maintain Momentum in May

Pending Home Sales Maintain Momentum in May | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pending home sales continued to rise in May and are now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by small decreases in the Midwest and South.
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REAL TRENDS ANNOUNCES 2015 THE THOUSAND

REAL TRENDS ANNOUNCES 2015 THE THOUSAND | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today, REAL Trends, Inc, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, published the 10th annual The Thousand list of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams. An abridged list of the designees is published in today’s The Wall Street Journal and a complete listing is available online at www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com.

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Rising Mortgage Rates Will Begin to Impact Home Sales by Mid-2016

Rising Mortgage Rates Will Begin to Impact Home Sales by Mid-2016 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But for homeowners currently locked in at a low rate, rising mortgage rates could represent a budgetary curveball should they decide to buy another home in coming years. Homeowners used to a certain monthly mortgage payment may balk at paying a higher amount per month in financing costs for a home roughly comparable to their current residence, to say nothing of a home that is more expensive.
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Black Knight: National delinquency rate up 4% from April

Black Knight: National delinquency rate up 4% from April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While the national delinquency rate rose 4% from April to 4.96%, it’s still down nearly 12% from last year, Black Knight’s May First Look report said.

Also, aside from the last two months, the national delinquency rate is still the lowest it’s been since the summer of 2007.
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DENMARK BECOMES WORLD’S FIRST COUNTRY TO USE REAL-TIME TRAFFIC DATA ACROSS AN ENTIRE ROAD NETWORK - INRIX

DENMARK BECOMES WORLD’S FIRST COUNTRY TO USE REAL-TIME TRAFFIC DATA ACROSS AN ENTIRE ROAD NETWORK  - INRIX | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Denmark has become the first country in the world to rely on GPS probe data to monitor traffic and congestion on a national scale. By choosing INRIX, the leading global provider of transportation intelligence and connected car services, to provide real-time traffic information throughout the country, the Danish Road Directorate will be able to monitor traffic flow and gridlock across its entire national road network more effectively than ever before.
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This useless website only lets one person visit it for 60 seconds at a time and thousands are waiting in line for the chance

This useless website only lets one person visit it for 60 seconds at a time and thousands are waiting in line for the chance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s hard — perhaps impossible — to be actually alone online. But now there's a website that offers people some alone-time online, and it's so popular its servers are crashing.
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British house price growth is at a two-year low

British house price growth is at a two-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nationwide revealed in its latest House Price Index that property prices in June fell by 0.2% from the previous month to reach £195,055 ($304,315). In June 2014, house prices stood at £188,903 ($294,751). This means annual house price growth moderated to 3.3% in June, from 4.6% in May.
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14 Companies With Really Catchy Taglines & Slogans

14 Companies With Really Catchy Taglines & Slogans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's especially difficult to express a complex emotional concept in just a couple of words -- which is exactly what a slogan does. That's why we have a lot of respect for the brands that have done it right. The ones that have figured out how to convey their value proposition to their buyer persona in just one, short sentence -- and a quippy one, at that! Not too shabby.
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8 avoidable mistakes first-time homebuyers keep making

8 avoidable mistakes first-time homebuyers keep making | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The last thing a first-time homebuyer wants to do is mess up the entire homebuying process by doing one of these common mistakes.

Yet, they continue to make them.  
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From This Morning’s S&P/Case-Shiller Release | S&P Dow Jones Indices

From This Morning’s S&P/Case-Shiller Release | S&P Dow Jones Indices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The table shows the high and low index levels and dates for the 20 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index cities.  The chart shows the recent evolution of the year-over-year change in the S&P/Case-Shiller National Index.
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Creating a Survey? 7 Tips for Getting More Respondents

Creating a Survey? 7 Tips for Getting More Respondents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Done well, a single survey that follows best practices can yield eye-opening information -- the kind that forever changes the direction of an organization for the better. On the other hand, a poorly written survey will return useless data while creating a frustrating experience for the respondent.
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AOL in Deal With Microsoft to Take Over Display Ad Business

AOL in Deal With Microsoft to Take Over Display Ad Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When the deal for Verizon to buy AOL was announced last month, executives from both companies said AOL was an appealing acquisition because of its advertising technology. On Monday, AOL showed some of the value in announcing a deal with Microsoft.
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S&P Case-Shiller: Home price gains slowed in April

S&P Case-Shiller: Home price gains slowed in April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices in April continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, but the pace of the gains slowed, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.
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Ford Launches Car-Sharing Services

Ford Launches Car-Sharing Services | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a surprising move, Ford is entering the car-sharing game. The auto giant is partnering with Getaround, a company that lets car owners lease out their vehicle for a few hours a day. Ford Motor Credit, the automaker’s finance subsidiary, is formally entering into a relationship with Getaround in several regional American markets and in the United Kingdom through a British firm, EasyCar Club.
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Real Estate Becomes Local Again; National Trends Less Prevalent on a Market Level

Real Estate Becomes Local Again; National Trends Less Prevalent on a Market Level | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bidding wars are helping drive up home values in the nation's hottest housing markets this home shopping season, even as home values level off far below the record levels set during the real estate bubble in quieter markets, according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports[i].
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CFPB lists 10 compliance violation trends

CFPB lists 10 compliance violation trends | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“We are extremely concerned that one year after the CFPB’s mortgage servicing rules went into effect we are still finding runarounds and illegal dual-tracking,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray.
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