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Has the Housing Market Finally Hit Bottom? | Business | TIME.com

Has the Housing Market Finally Hit Bottom? | Business | TIME.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Many have been eager for home prices nationally to reach a point at which they stabilize and start to creep back up, but the information superhighway is littered with the corpses of pundits who have erroneously called the “bottom” of the real...
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National brokerage sets up shop in the nation's capital

National brokerage sets up shop in the nation's capital | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Carrington Real Estate Services, the brokerage wing of Carrington Holding Company LLC, has entered the Washington, D.C., market by acquiring the largest affiliate of Realty Direct LLC's franchise network.
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Reviews Radically Reshaping Real Estate? T3 Experts Releases White Paper on Agent Ratings

Reviews Radically Reshaping Real Estate? T3 Experts Releases White Paper on Agent Ratings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Nearly nine out of 10 of people now trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. The New York Times went so far as to say, "If you provide a service or sell a product and you are not reviewed, you might as well not exist." More specific to real estate, a recent survey from Google shows two in three customers "researched prospective real estate agents extensively online prior to working with them." 

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Trulia’s 3Q revenue surges as unique visitors soar 89%

Trulia’s 3Q revenue surges as unique visitors soar 89% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia’s total revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was $67.1 million, up 67% year-over-year. Total subscribers as of Sept. 30 were approximately 77,900, an increase from approximately 74,000 as of June 30.
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7 recommendations for CFPB to improve HMDA

7 recommendations for CFPB to improve HMDA | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
More than 40 California organizations join with the California Reinvestment Coalition in calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to strengthen the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act through greater transparency.
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IDX Policies Proposed to Go More Broker-Friendly

IDX Policies Proposed to Go More Broker-Friendly | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Most real estate agents and brokers use IDX to simply display MLS listings or home search tools on their website, but as home buyers have become more Internet-savvy, IDX has evolved to encompass more.  Agents today have the option to use basic home search tools provided by their MLS, or build more advanced IDX solutions; usually with the help of an IDX vendor.

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Auction.com Chair and Co-founder Rob Friedman Named Internet Person of the Year

Auction.com Chair and Co-founder Rob Friedman Named Internet Person of the Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rob Friedman, chairman and co-founder of Auction.com, LLC, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, was named Internet Person of the Year by the Internet Marketing Association.
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Former defense consultant brings 'big data' chops to Black Knight

Former defense consultant brings 'big data' chops to Black Knight | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dan Kenshalo, a longtime "big data" consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now the new head of Black Knight Financial Services' "innovation laboratory," part of its data and analytics division.
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Census Bureau: Homeownership continues to drop

Census Bureau: Homeownership continues to drop | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The national vacancy rate hovered around 7.4% for rental housing and 1.8% for homeowner housing, barely moving from the second quarter’s results.
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S&P Case-Shiller: Home-price growth continues to slow

S&P Case-Shiller: Home-price growth continues to slow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home-price growth continues to slow, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for August 2014, with Sunbelt cities leading the pack in declines.
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In This Airplane Redesign, No One And Everyone Gets A Window Seat

In This Airplane Redesign, No One And Everyone Gets A Window Seat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The reduced weight would lower airplanes’ fuel consumption and travelers’ carbon footprints. With 3.1 billion people traveling by air each year, those savings would add up fast.

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Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September

Pending Home Sales Hold Steady in September | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched  0.3 percent to 105.0 in September from 104.7 in August, and is now 1.0 percent higher than September 2013 (104.0). The index is above 100 for the fifth consecutive month and is at the second-highest level since last September.

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Future Fords will brake for pedestrians automatically

Future Fords will brake for pedestrians automatically | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A windshield-mounted camera and radar located near the bumper scan the roadway and provide warnings to the driver if a collision risk is detected, and if the driver fails to respond promptly enough, the system can automatically brake, applying full force if necessary.

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Google exec sets new high-altitude skydiving world record

Google exec sets new high-altitude skydiving world record | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google exec, Alan Eustace, has broken the 128,100-ft (39,045-m) high-altitude skydive record set by Felix Baumgartner in October, 2012 (with much less fanfare). Jumping from a balloon at 135,890 ft (41,419 m) above Roswell, New Mexico, Eustace also set new world records for vertical speed and freefall distance.

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New gTLD’s Top 3 Million Domain Names As .Realtor Moves Into #5 With 78K Free Registrations

New gTLD’s Top 3 Million Domain Names As .Realtor Moves Into #5 With 78K Free Registrations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New gTLD domain name registrations passed the 3 million mark today. According to ntldstats.com, the total number of new gTLD domain name registrations sits a
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QE3 ends, how long until interest rates rise?

QE3 ends, how long until interest rates rise? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The market expected the announcement of the end of quantitative easing Wednesday, putting an end to a more than two-year-old asset purchase program. Now the market is left to adjust for where the next step could potentially be.
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Fidelity National Q3 revenue rises over 3Q13

Fidelity National Q3 revenue rises over 3Q13 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fidelity’s third-quarter revenue of $1.7 billion equaled its second-quarter revenue, which also came in at $1.7 billion, and was also up from $1.6 billion in the second quarter of 2013.
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Auction.com partners with Google to predict housing trends

Auction.com partners with Google to predict housing trends | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The companies are calling the report a first for the real estate industry, because it combines industry data, proprietary company transactional data and publicly available Google Trends data to predict market trends as they are occurring, instead of waiting weeks to see the findings of other benchmark studies.
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It’s over: Fed no longer adding to mortgage stockpile

It’s over: Fed no longer adding to mortgage stockpile | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Federal Reserve said today it’s put an end to the final round of “quantitative easing” — massive purchases of mortgages and Treasurys intended to goose the economy by helping keep the cost of borrowing low.

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HomeAway's Luxury Rentals Becomes World's Largest Luxury-Focused Vacation Rental Site

HomeAway's Luxury Rentals Becomes World's Largest Luxury-Focused Vacation Rental Site | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HomeAway has announced that Luxury Rentals from HomeAway now hosts the largest collection of high-end vacation rentals available in one place. The site, which offers travellers the ultimate in luxury accommodations, achieves this milestone one year after its initial launch.
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This is why California is in the middle of another housing crisis

This is why California is in the middle of another housing crisis | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s ironic that when the first Millennials were born, their Baby Boomer parents couldn’t afford a home either. Looking back to October 1981, interest rates on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage exceeded 18%. It wasn’t until rates fell below 10% in 1986, and to the 7% range in the early 2000s, that affordability ceased to be a major impediment to homeownership. Today, California’s housing affordability problem is back and here's why.
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CoreLogic: Mortgage fraud risk rises 3.2% in last year

CoreLogic: Mortgage fraud risk rises 3.2% in last year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The risk of mortgage fraud has increased by 3.2% in the past year, led by Florida, according to the CoreLogic Mortgage Fraud Report.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure sales fall to lowest level since Q1 2011

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure sales fall to lowest level since Q1 2011 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to the report, residential properties, including single-family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 4,402,741 in September, a decrease of 1% from August 2014 and a decrease of 19% from one year ago.
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Top Agent Network sues Zillow alleging fraud, stolen trade secrets

Top Agent Network sues Zillow alleging fraud, stolen trade secrets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based Top Agent Network filed suit Monday in U.S District Court for the Northern District of California against Zillow, alleging theft of its proprietary trade secrets to create the highly touted “Coming Soon” feature.
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The 100 People Who Will Shape The Future of The Internet

The 100 People Who Will Shape The Future of The Internet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Kieren McCarthy wrote a piece on TheRegister.co.uk about the 100 people who will shape the future of the Internet. The article takes a look at the Cross Communiy Working Group who will set out to propose the right transition plan for IANA.

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A $95,000 Oculus Rift Ride Will Give You A Tour Of The World's Most Expensive Real Estate

A $95,000 Oculus Rift Ride Will Give You A Tour Of The World's Most Expensive Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

There’s a Jackson Pollock hanging outside my closet door, and my marble fireplace appears to stretch the width of three ping pong tables. The living room overlooks a wide-angle view of Miami's Key Biscayne Bridge.

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