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Home prices up quarterly and yearly: Clear Capital | HousingWire

Home prices up quarterly and yearly: Clear Capital | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices grew quarterly in May and year-over-year, spreading a dose of optimism, Clear Capital said. It is the first time in two years that both indicators have risen in the same period.
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Mortgage industry embraces new CFPB mortgage toolkit

Mortgage industry embraces new CFPB mortgage toolkit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday released a new toolkit that guides consumers through the process of shopping for a mortgage and buying a house, and the mortgage industry thinks it’s a good idea.
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Seth's Blog: When specialization starts to pay off (and the danger of getting it wrong)

Seth's Blog: When specialization starts to pay off (and the danger of getting it wrong) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Last week, I got to beta-test a new service called tuber. Tuber is the Uber of food delivery services, with a focus (okay, an obsession) on certain kinds of root vegetables. Just as some people keep Sidecar, Lyft and Uber...
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Google's April Fools' Day prank turns maps into Pac-Man games

Google's April Fools' Day prank turns maps into Pac-Man games | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As part of its barrage of April Fools' pranks, Google Maps has created a hack that lets users turn any city into the pixelated, classic arcade game, complete with multi-colored ghosts and iconic music. Simply click on the icon on the lower left of the screen to begin playing in your desktop browser.

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The Results Are In: RISMedia’s Power Broker Top 500 Ranking

The Results Are In: RISMedia’s Power Broker Top 500 Ranking | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For the past decade, we’ve largely been a victim of circumstance, whether it was riding the crest of the boom years or scrambling for firm footing during the housing crash. As we move further into 2015, however, a clear distinction is emerging—Power Brokers are taking back control.

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Bank of America Launches Down Payment Resource Center to Help Prospective Buyers Find Programs to Help Achieve Homeownership

Bank of America Launches Down Payment Resource Center to Help Prospective Buyers Find Programs to Help Achieve Homeownership | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bank of America announced the launch of its new web-based tool to guide consumers to down payment and closing cost assistance programs available in th
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Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? 3 Tools to Help You Prepare for Google's Next Algorithm Update

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? 3 Tools to Help You Prepare for Google's Next Algorithm Update | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

What's the new algorithm update about? It will use mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal -- if your website isn't mobile-friendly, you could get dinged in the SERPs when someone is searching Google using a mobile device. 

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Pending Home Sales Rise in February Behind Solid Gains in Midwest, West

Pending Home Sales Rise in February Behind Solid Gains in Midwest, West | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says demand appears to be strengthening as we head into the spring buying season. “Pending sales showed solid gains last month, driven by a steadily-improving labor market, mortgage rates hovering around 4 percent and the likelihood of more renters looking to hedge against increasing rents,” he said.

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Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop

Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This year, Adobe will launch multitasking tools on mobile that might enable you to work faster than you would on a desktop.
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Email Is Still The Recession-Proof Channel

Email Is Still The Recession-Proof Channel | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Why is email so recession-proof? We've seen it thrive in the years following the dot-com bust of the early 2000s. We saw it go through the roof after CAN SPAM. It's taken on every challenger there
is and keeps growing 10% a year in marketing spend.
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Clayton Holdings acquires AVM provider Red Bell

Clayton Holdings acquires AVM provider Red Bell | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Clayton Holdings announced it acquired Red Bell Real Estate, and its sister company, Main Street Valuation. According to the president of Clayton, this will serve as the platform and the foundation for new initiatives within the broader real estate market.
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Freddie Mac completes largest sale ever of seriously delinquent loans

Freddie Mac completes largest sale ever of seriously delinquent loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Shortly after releasing the new requirements for the sales of non-performing loans, Freddie Mac announced its biggest sale yet of seriously delinquent loans from its portfolio. This one is nearly the same amount as the first two pilot sales combined.
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Volvo Gives Away "LifePaint" To Protect Those Outside Its Vehicles

Volvo Gives Away "LifePaint" To Protect Those Outside Its Vehicles | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

From March 27, in a pilot scheme in London and Kent, cyclists can get LifePaint, a reflective safety spray, for free. If the scheme proves popular, Volvo says it will expand it across the U.K. and then internationally.

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San Diego New Homes Must Be Solar-Ready

San Diego New Homes Must Be Solar-Ready | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Diego's Board of Supervisors amended the county's building code to require new single-family homes be wired for solar panels and electric vehicles.
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7 ways you can make conference calls suck less (really!)

7 ways you can make conference calls suck less (really!) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Conference calls are notoriously sucky, but they don't have to be - here are 7 ways you can make them more awesome.
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New forward-looking quarterly measure says housing is healthy

New forward-looking quarterly measure says housing is healthy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
You can’t tell the players without a program, and you can’t know where housing is going unless you have as many readings as possible. To that end, Nationwide is offering a new quarterly analysis for the toolkit that's sunny. Is it too sunny?
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This Bicycle Travels As Fast As A Car, So You Can Ride On Highways

This Bicycle Travels As Fast As A Car, So You Can Ride On Highways | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Step inside the Raht Racer, a three-wheeled vehicle that looks a little like a simplified version of the Batmobile, and you'll start to pedal like you're riding a bicycle. But as you feed power to the electric motor inside, the bike also senses how hard you're pushing. Pedal hard—or flip on an automatic mode, if you don't want a workout—and the bike will travel up to 100 miles an hour on the highway.

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise on Strong Economic Data; Current Rate is 3.62%

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise on Strong Economic Data; Current Rate is 3.62% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.62 percent, up six basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week, then hovered around 3.65 percent before returning to the current rate on Tuesday.

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IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather Company.

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Seth's Blog: Direct marketing (and the other kind)

Seth's Blog: Direct marketing (and the other kind) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Direct marketing is outbound, measured and designed to pay for itself. So, the catalog you get in the mail, or the Fuller Brush man. The idea was to buy stamps (or some other form of contacting people) and make enough...
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The Swiss Chalet, Radically Reimagined

The Swiss Chalet, Radically Reimagined | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The classic chalet gets a modern update in Canada, with marvelous views and space for all your wet ski clothes.
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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, it doesn't make you that much happier. But one of the biggest questions is how to allocate our money, which is (for most of us) a limited resource.

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Amazon Home Services Gets Its Official Launch

Amazon Home Services Gets Its Official Launch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Amazon has officially introduced Amazon Home Services, as TechCrunch reported it would last week, the marketplace for professional services including things..
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Android: Friends Furever - YouTube

You don’t have to be a cute animal to show the world how to “Be Together. Not the Same.” But it definitely helps. Find out more about Android at: http://andr...
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YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples

YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback. Now they're cranking things..
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The Giant Retirement Community That Explains Where Americans Are Moving

The Giant Retirement Community That Explains Where Americans Are Moving | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Villages, Fla., an hour northwest of Orlando, may be the onlyretirement community that is also the center of its own census-designated statistical area. It also holds another distinction: In 2014, its population rose more quickly than that of any other census area in the United States, climbing 5.4 percent, compared with 0.7 percent for the nation as a whole.

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