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Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Analysis: Property Price Growth Rebounds in Second Quarter

Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat-Sale Analysis: Property Price Growth Rebounds in Second Quarter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) provides the market's first look at June 2016 commercial real estate pricing. Based on 1,535 repeat sales in June 2016 and more than 163,000 repeat sales since 1996, the CCRSI offers the broadest measure of commercial real estate repeat sales activity.
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UpstreamRE, NAR, and Real Estate Standards Organization Join xDTM Standard Advisory Board

UpstreamRE, NAR, and Real Estate Standards Organization Join xDTM Standard Advisory Board | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Reflecting the strategic and operational importance of eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM) across the real estate, property management and mortgage industries, thought-leaders Alex Lange from UpstreamRE, Bob Goldberg from National Association of REALTORS®, and Jeremy Crawford from the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) today added their expertise to the xDTM Standard Association's advisory board.
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NAR’s Second Century Ventures Adds Top Industry Strategist Dave Garland to Investment Team

NAR’s Second Century Ventures Adds Top Industry Strategist Dave Garland to Investment Team | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, has selected Dave Garland – a respected industry consultant and investor – to join the firm. Garland will help set a forward looking direction for the venture capital fund, which develops early-stage technology companies, and guide its technology accelerator program, REach®.
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Uber Co-Founder Sets Sights on Real Estate Industry - Unveils 'Open, Fair' Platform

Uber Co-Founder Sets Sights on Real Estate Industry - Unveils 'Open, Fair' Platform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The venture, named Haus, is an “open and fair real estate platform” that grants real estate agents and homebuyers access to all of the offers in front of a seller, among other permissions. The platform was developed by Expa, a startup studio helmed by Garrett Camp, co-founder of Uber.
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Dubai's skyscraper rainforest will create its own tropical climate

Dubai's skyscraper rainforest will create its own tropical climate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The concept of a skyscraper containing a rainforest sounds almost too absurd to entertain, even for Dubai. It's no longer a concept, though, with work on the Rosemont Hotel and Residences having now started. And the development is even more dripping with flamboyance than first reported last year.
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Realtor.com® expands international reach with global property network

Realtor.com® expands international reach with global property network | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The network further expands the global footprint to 56 countries on realtor.com/international with plans to showcase listings from sites in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand as well as News Corp's Mansion Global and India-based PropTiger.
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Amazon has launched a device in the UK that allows customers to call out grocery orders from their kitchen

Amazon has launched a device in the UK that allows customers to call out grocery orders from their kitchen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Amazon Dash is a small handheld stick that is designed to make it easier for customers to order everything they'd normally get from their supermarket via AmazonFresh — the company's online food delivery service.
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U.S. expands investigation into money laundering by foreign cash buyers

U.S. expands investigation into money laundering by foreign cash buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The federal government revealed Wednesday that its investigation into foreign buyers using high-end U.S. real estate as a means to launder money found that potentially illicit activity is behind a “significant” portion of the cash transactions in Manhattan and Miami, and plans to expand the investigation into several other areas.
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Pending Home Sales Marginally Rise in June

Pending Home Sales Marginally Rise in June | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched 0.2 percent to 111.0 in June from 110.8 in May and is now 1.0 percent higher than June 2015 (109.9). With last month's minor improvement, the index is now at its second highest reading over the past 12 months, but is noticeably down from this year's peak level in April (115.0).
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Case Shiller: May home prices rise at modest rate

Case Shiller: May home prices rise at modest rate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
National home prices increased by 5% annually in May, the same as the previous month, however the 10-City and 20-City Composite both slipped in annual increases, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, formerly known as S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.
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Housing supply increase brings slight relief to California homebuyers

Housing supply increase brings slight relief to California homebuyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
No one envies the plight of the homebuyers in California, who struggle against low inventory, high demand, and rising prices. Due to a recent rise in inventory, however, it could be getting slightly better.

California pending home sales increased in June, the third straight month of annual increases, according to the California Association of Realtors.
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Calif June pending sales and Market Pulse Survey

Calif June pending sales and Market Pulse Survey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The California housing market remained very competitive, as C.A.R.’s June Market Pulse Survey** reflected a slight increase in sales with three or more offers over the previous year, particularly in homes priced $300,000-$399,000, which climbed from 8 percent in June 2015 to 18 percent this year.
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IoT and cameras: Going from smart to intelligent

IoT and cameras: Going from smart to intelligent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Vendors such as Cisco and IBM are key companies in the market. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are only beginning to integrate intelligent cameras. Here are some examples of IoT platforms that are already using this innovative tech and the potential future market segments.
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So Digital Billboard Ads Change With the Speed of Traffic Now

So Digital Billboard Ads Change With the Speed of Traffic Now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Digital billboards supplied with data from Internet services company Inrix lets them deliver both. For five weeks this summer, eight digital billboards along highways in Toronto and Montreal tailored messages to suit how fast people were moving. The multinational food giant Danone was the first to try the new strategy, displaying four ads based on congestion levels, from “Moving right along” to “I’m never getting there!”
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The Miami Association of REALTORS Now Makes Its Data Available Through Retsly

The Miami Association of REALTORS Now Makes Its Data Available Through Retsly | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Retsly partners with MLSs to make their data available in a standardized format and provides tools enabling MLSs to grant access to software developers so they can create new products and services for real estate professionals. The new products and services are instantly available to every MLS which participates with Retsly. Retsly makes it easier for developers to build new apps while enabling MLSs to maintain full control over their data at all times.
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This one chart shows how dramatically foreclosures have fallen

This one chart shows how dramatically foreclosures have fallen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s not news that foreclosures are declining as the housing market and economy recover. But data provider Black Knight Financial Services reported Tuesday that first-time foreclosure starts were the lowest not just since the housing bubble burst, but since 2000.
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t’s not news that foreclosures are declining as the housing market and economy recover. But data provider Black Knight Financial Services reported Tuesday that first-time foreclosure starts were the lowest not just since the housing bubble burst, but since 2000.

 - July 26
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DocuSign now enabled with Google Docs Android Add-Ons

DocuSign now enabled with Google Docs Android Add-Ons | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Our integration allows you to use DocuSign to sign and get documents signed directly within the app through its newly launched “Docs and Sheets Android Add-ons.” Now, users can pull up documents already saved in their Google Docs (or Sheets) app on Android and directly prepare the document to sign themselves or even send to others to get their signatures.
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Shed-like Tinhouse is a triumph of utilitarian design

Shed-like Tinhouse is a triumph of utilitarian design | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you tell someone their house looks like a shed, it isn't usually taken as a compliment, but Rural Design's Tinhouse was designed that way. Located in a rural plot in Scotland's Isle of Skye, the appealing home echoes the modest agricultural buildings that dot the area.
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Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B

Oracle buys enterprise cloud services company NetSuite for $9.3B | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Oracle will acquire NetSuite for about $9.3 billion, or $109 per share in an all-cash deal, the companies announced Thursday. Both Oracle and NetSuite’s cloud service offerings aimed at enterprise customers will continue to operate and “coexist in the marketplace forever,” according to a statement by Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.
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CoreLogic: Cash sales this year lowest start since 2008

CoreLogic: Cash sales this year lowest start since 2008 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Cash sales made up 31.6% of total home sales in April, a decrease of 2.8 percentage points annually, according to a recent report from CoreLogic.

Cash sales share of the market sales decreased 1.6 percentage points from March to April.
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Fidelity National Financial acquires Commissions, Inc.

Fidelity National Financial acquires Commissions, Inc. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fidelity National Financial, the nation’s largest title insurance company, announced Tuesday that the company is acquiring Commissions, Inc., a provider of web-based real estate marketing and CRM software for residential real estate agents and agent teams, with an eye towards expansion.
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C.A.R. launches Innovators Workshop

C.A.R. launches Innovators Workshop | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) this month launched the C.A.R. Innovators Workshop, seeking to drive further innovation of products, services, and solutions that will create efficiencies, improve productivity, and help REALTORS®, brokerages, and other real estate professionals to do their jobs and serve their clients better, smarter, and more efficiently.
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New home sales reach 8-year high

New home sales reach 8-year high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New home sales are up once again, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In fact, they even reached at eight-year high, showing that the low mortgage rates combined with a solid job market are improving the economy, according to this article by Josh Boak for ABC News.
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Janet Howcroft's curator insight, July 26, 7:38 PM

New home sales are up once again, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Janet Howcroft's curator insight, July 27, 11:01 AM

home sales are up in 2016

 - July 26
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CoreLogic revenue explodes thanks to growing property valuation business

CoreLogic revenue explodes thanks to growing property valuation business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic closed the FNC acquisition in April, with the cost for the provider of real estate collateral information technology and solutions coming in at $400 million instead of the $475 million it was first estimated to cost.

In 2015, CoreLogic purchased LandSafe Appraisal Services, an appraisal management company, from Bank of America for $122 million.
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14 unbelievable concert venues from around the world

14 unbelievable concert venues from around the world | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From Ireland's Slane Castle, which has hosted musicians like the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, to Sweden's Dalhalla amphitheater, which is built in a former limestone quarry, here are 14 fascinating places you can enjoy live music around the world.
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