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The tyranny of low price

The tyranny of low price | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you build your business around being the lowest-cost provider, that's all you've got. Everything you do has to be a race in that direction, because if you veer toward anything else (service, workforce, impact, design, etc.) then a competitor...
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Existing home sales reach 2014 high

Existing home sales reach 2014 high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing home sales increased in July to their highest annual pace of the year, but are down 4.3% year over year, and the ongoing decline in distressed sales reached an important milestone, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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HomeSearch.com preparing to relaunch with 'huge inventory' of MLS listings

HomeSearch.com preparing to relaunch with 'huge inventory' of MLS listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With industry veteran Russ Bergeron aboard as vice president of licensing and compliance at Real Estate Digital, HomeSearch.com is weeks away from relaunch with "a huge inventory" of MLS listings.
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MRED spiffs up online consumer portals with responsive design

MRED spiffs up online consumer portals with responsive design | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One of the nation's largest multiple listing services, Chicago area-based Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), has incorporated responsive design into the online property portals its members share with their clients.
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5 Phone Charging Myths, Debunked

5 Phone Charging Myths, Debunked | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

When it comes to battery life, there are many little rules for what you can and can't do with your smartphone. While plenty of real rules exist, there are several rumored ones you can simply ignore. Phone batteries have evolved so much over the years, becoming smarter and easier to manage.

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Amazon Fire Phone vs. Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S: how they stack up

Amazon Fire Phone vs. Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 5S: how they stack up | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Now that Amazon announced the Fire Phone at an event in Seattle on Wednesday, it’s time to compare it to the other phones in its price range: the iPhone 5S, the Galaxy S5, and the Nokia Lumia Icon. 

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Amazon Launches The Fire Phone, Glutted With Clever Bells And Whistles

Amazon Launches The Fire Phone, Glutted With Clever Bells And Whistles | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today near its Seattle headquarters, Amazon released its long-rumored Amazon Fire smartphone. Like Amazon’s Fire tablets, the Fire phone runs a modified version of Android and ties deeply into Amazon's services—but that’s where the similarities end.

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Move, Inc. Hit By Major Denial Of Service Attack

Move, Inc. Hit By Major Denial Of Service Attack | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move, Inc., which runs realtor.com, the official site of the nation's realtors, and other big listing properties, was hit by a major distributed denial of service attack at midday on Tuesday, June 17. 

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WikiRealty Launches in Chicago

WikiRealty Launches in Chicago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

WikiRealty, for all its complicated backend code, offers a very user-intuitive interface, allowing visitors to share and explore knowledge with relative ease. It should be said that while all are welcome on WikiRealty and have the option to post tips and ask questions, the website hopes all submissions will follow the guidelines it has laid out. WikiRealty asks that posts are honest and based off first-hand local knowledge.

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HOUSE OF THE DAY: Buy The Most Expensive Home In Las Vegas For $38 Million

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Buy The Most Expensive Home In Las Vegas For $38 Million | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Phil Maloof, a member of a prominent Las Vegas hotel family, is selling his massive penthouse in Las Vegas for $38 million, making it the most expensive home on the market in the city, according to Curbed.

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Here Come America's 23-Year-Olds

Here Come America's 23-Year-Olds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The most talked about demographic in America is the baby-boomers, who are rapidly entering their retirement years. But the baby-boomers also had children who have been characterized as the echo boom. Like their parents, the echo-boomers will have a material impact on the the economy.

 

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An App That Does Nothing Except Say 'Yo' Raises One. Million. Dollars.

An App That Does Nothing Except Say 'Yo' Raises One. Million. Dollars. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

An app called "Yo" -- which took 8 hours to develop and literally does nothing but let you send one word, "Yo," from person to person -- has already raised $1 million from investors. Yes, $1 million.

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The Rise Of Ransomware

The Rise Of Ransomware | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you are running a PC with the Windows operating system on it, you may want to consider another backup--security experts fear the return, perhaps as early as this week, of a vicious computer virus that locks people out of their computers and demands ransom.

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Champaign Home sales up for sixth consecutive month

Champaign Home sales up for sixth consecutive month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A total of 305 homes were sold in May, up from 295 homes in May 2013, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service.

 

During the first five months of this year, 943 homes were sold, up from 889 sales in the first five months of 2013.

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Nationstar Announces Appointment of Its First Chief Marketing Officer

Nationstar Announces Appointment of Its First Chief Marketing Officer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NSM) (“Nationstar”), a leading residential mortgage services company, today announced the hiring of Kevin Dahlstrom as Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. In this new role for the company, 

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Sneak (property) preview: Zillow's 'coming soon' feature

Sneak (property) preview: Zillow's 'coming soon' feature | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The whispering between real estate agents and to buyers about properties that aren't listed for sale, but soon will be, just got a whole lot louder.
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SpaceX's Elon Musk: Humans will be on Mars in 10 years

SpaceX's Elon Musk: Humans will be on Mars in 10 years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Speaking to CNBC, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he believes landing the first humans on Mars will be possible within the next decade. SpaceX is focusing on developing technology to ferry large groups of people to Mars, and the new Dragon V2 -- which will eventually be used to take astronauts to the International Space Station -- is the first phase of the project.

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Modular Concept House Caters to Young Buyers

Modular Concept House Caters to Young Buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Clayton Homes’ 1,200-square-foot Concept House was built to respond to the special demands of Generation Y buyers. It was designed using market research into the preferences of this demographic, which is known for embracing individuality and modern design.

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Double storey container site disguises a modern office space

Double storey container site disguises a modern office space | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Located on the corner of a small alley in Torigoe, Tokyo, one can find two shipping containers that appear to have been carelessly stacked on top of one ano...
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International buyers are looking for more than just vacation homes

International buyers are looking for more than just vacation homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Potential buyers from outside the United States are looking more to urban areas instead of the traditional vacation areas. Maybe the beach isn't enough anymore.
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Shocking: Verisign Backed Study Shows 80% Of Small Businesses Prefer .Com over New gTLD’s

Shocking: Verisign Backed Study Shows 80% Of Small Businesses Prefer .Com over New gTLD’s | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The results of a survey of small- and medium-sized (SMB) business owners which already conduct business online, was released today by SCORE and Verisign, the registry of the .Com and .Net registries.

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How Will Illinois' Real Estate Job Market Look 4 Years From Now?

How Will Illinois' Real Estate Job Market Look 4 Years From Now? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the real estate industry, particularly agents and brokers, should expect a slight 11 percent increase in the number of jobs over the next eight years. The same cannot be said for Illinois. 

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MRED Responds to Its Customers with Responsive Design

MRED Responds to Its Customers with Responsive Design | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Every month Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), reviews how many people are accessing their property database. Early on, MRED realized how prolific the use of mobile devices was among both Realtors® and consumers. 

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These Emotions Make Things Spread Like Crazy Online

These Emotions Make Things Spread Like Crazy Online | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If a reader feels happy, sad or angry, will they share an article? Here are the most viral emotions
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World's tallest pair of towers slated for Wuhan, China

World's tallest pair of towers slated for Wuhan, China | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Though already home to the world's largest building, the Middle Kingdom could soon receive the world's tallest pair of towers too, courtesy of UK-based Chet...
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CNBC Singles Out DocuSign, Redfin for Innovation

CNBC Singles Out DocuSign, Redfin for Innovation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The two companies are recognized on CNBC’s second annual Disruptor 50 list, which spotlights companies whose “innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape.”
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