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Zillow’s mobile and Web traffic grows by 53 percent in May

Zillow’s mobile and Web traffic grows by 53 percent in May | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow's audience continues to grow at double-digit rates, but visitors to the online real estate company's mobile and Web properties continue to slow.
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Shareholders rights law firms launch investigations into News Corp/Move deal

Shareholders rights law firms launch investigations into News Corp/Move deal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Within hours of the deal's announcement, the law firms of Johnson & Weaver, Rigrodsky & Long, Powers Taylor, and Levi & Korsinsky all announced investigations into whether Move breached its fiduciary responsibility to its shareholders by accepting $21 per share in the sale to News Corp instead of a higher valuation.
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Online real estate is about to get more competitive, and that's good for everybody

Online real estate is about to get more competitive, and that's good for everybody | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Put aside your belief that the U.S. real estate market, just because it has an MLS, is forever and unassailably unique: The people at REA Group, the News Corp subsidiary that runs realestate.com.au, know how to make tons of money in online real estate.
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Realogy subsidiary NRT buys Coldwell Banker affiliate

Realogy subsidiary NRT buys Coldwell Banker affiliate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realogy subsidiary, NRT LLC, the largest brokerage in the U.S., will operate a new 650-agent, 22-office firm in central Pennsylvania by merging a newly acquired Coldwell Banker Real Estate affiliate with a nearby company-owned brokerage.
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Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit

Judge throws out Fannie and Freddie investors’ lawsuit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The decision arrives more than a year after hedge fund Perry Capital sued the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees the government-owned mortgage companies.
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Are your Facebook friends the future of your FICO score?

Are your Facebook friends the future of your FICO score? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“You could easily have a scenario in 10 years where a customer’s chances of credit are determined not only on their spending, but also on their friends, family members and their social profile,” Gi Fernando said. “By giving up a bit more information to the banks, you might stand to benefit in a wider choice of products.”
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Case-Shiller: Home price gains decelerate rapidly

Case-Shiller: Home price gains decelerate rapidly | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home price growth slowed far more than expected in July, according to the latest Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Inventory is up, but sales volume is down, said Zillow chief economist Stan Humphries.
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Edina Realty does about-face, sends listings to Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com

Edina Realty does about-face, sends listings to Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Minneapolis-St. Paul-based Edina Realty is sending information on about 9,500 listings directly to Zillow and Trulia, under special terms that both portals offer to brokerages.
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Edina Realty's Listings to Appear on Zillow

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Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced thatEdina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has joined the Zillow® Pro for Brokers program and will display all of its thousands of listings onZillow for the first time ever.

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FTC Commissioner Warns Against Classifying Broadband As Common Carrier Service

FTC Commissioner Warns Against Classifying Broadband As Common Carrier Service | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission, doesn't seem to agree with net neutrality advocates who want to see broadband service reclassified as a utility.

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DHL launches delivery-by-drone pilot project in Germany

DHL launches delivery-by-drone pilot project in Germany | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Although Amazon has announced plans to launch a drone-based delivery service, it looks like DHL Parcel is about to get there first. This week, the courier c...
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Housing’s Share of GDP: 15.5 Percent for the Second Quarter

Housing’s Share of GDP: 15.5 Percent for the Second Quarter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the second quarter of 2014, housing’s share of gross domestic product
(GDP) was 15.5 percent, with home building and remodeling yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total.

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Seth's Blog: Two purposes of user feedback

Seth's Blog: Two purposes of user feedback | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
What's a customer worth? A customer at the local supermarket or at the corner Fedex Print shop might spend $10,000 or even $25,000 over the course of a few years. That's why marketers are so willing to spend so much...
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Pending home sales slowed in August

Pending home sales slowed in August | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pending home sales slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second-highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors. All major regions experienced declines except for the West, which rose for the fourth consecutive month.
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CHART OF THE DAY: Windows Is Still Massive

CHART OF THE DAY: Windows Is Still Massive | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The challenge for Windows 10 will be convincing older Windows users to upgrade.
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Connor T. MacIVOR's curator insight, Today, 7:56 PM

Since I "converted" to Mac - I thought everyone else did too.  Little did I know :) #windows #mac #operatingsystems

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Long & Foster acquires large Philadelphia brokerage

Long & Foster acquires large Philadelphia brokerage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Long & Foster Companies Inc., the third-largest brokerage in the U.S., has acquired the large Philadelphia-based firm Century 21 Alliance.
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The industry's 50 fastest growing companies

The industry's 50 fastest growing companies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A wide range of companies making the 2014 HW Fast50 suggests that — are you ready for this? — maybe things aren't as bad in the U.S. mortgage and housing markets as some breathless press might otherwise suggest. After all, our rankings this year include mortgage insurers, investors, loan servicers, technology specialists and dot-coms, home builders, real estate services companies, mortgage bankers and more.
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Nationstar - number 12

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Mortgage Contracting Services acquiring CoreLogic business units

Mortgage Contracting Services acquiring CoreLogic business units | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The acquisition expands the MCS suite of mortgage services to include valuation products in both the default and loan origination sectors and also represents a significant expansion of its already strong representation in the property preservation industry.

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Seth's Blog: The sophistication of truth

Seth's Blog: The sophistication of truth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A common form of complexity is the sophistication of fear. Long words when short ones will do. Fancy clothes to keep the riffraff out and to give us a costume to hide behind. Most of all, the sneer of, "you...
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Connor T. MacIVOR's curator insight, Today, 7:59 PM

Seth has always been a beacon of light in the "traditional- status quo" darkness. #sethgodin #purplecow #marketing

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4 ways to thrill and engage your mortgage borrowers with mobile

4 ways to thrill and engage your mortgage borrowers with mobile | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Using a mobile app solution to complement your origination process gives you the tools you need to engage consumers on their preferred device and turn the experience into a positive one.
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Why NAR gave News Corp its blessing to acquire realtor.com operator Move

Why NAR gave News Corp its blessing to acquire realtor.com operator Move | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The National Association of Realtors has consented to publishing giant News Corp's acquisition of realtor.com operator Move Inc., tendering its own shares in the company and giving up its seat on Move's board of directors. NAR never considered standing in the way of the deal because the upside was "so phenomenal" for members, according to Bob Goldberg, president and CEO of the NAR subsidiary that oversees the agreement, Realtors Information Network (RIN).
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An Open Letter to the Industry from Move Chairman and CEO on the News Corp Acquisition

An Open Letter to the Industry from Move Chairman and CEO on the News Corp Acquisition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move Chairman Joe Hanauer and CEO Steve Berkowitz issued the following open letter this morning following the announcement of News Corp acquiring Move, Inc.

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Coke machines to serve as Wi-Fi hotspots in South Africa

Coke machines to serve as Wi-Fi hotspots in South Africa | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola South Africa has partnered with bottler Coca-Cola Fortune and communications company BT Global Services to provide underserved South African commu...
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Carrington Real Estate Services Presents Webinar for Agents Looking to Build Brands, Businesses and Futures

Carrington Real Estate Services Presents Webinar for Agents Looking to Build Brands, Businesses and Futures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington) recently announced that it’s presenting a series educational webinars for residential real estate agents, featuring successful strategies for taking their businesses to the next level. 

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The Newest GoPro Models Are More Approachable Than Ever

The Newest GoPro Models Are More Approachable Than Ever | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today, GoPro is launching a new lineup of its durable cameras that promises to be the most approachable the now-public camera and lifestyle company has..
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CENTURY 21 Real Estate Signs National Marketing Agreement As First Real Estate Sponsor Of SeniorHousingNet.com

CENTURY 21 Real Estate Signs National Marketing Agreement As First Real Estate Sponsor Of SeniorHousingNet.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CENTURY 21 Real Estate, the iconic brand and franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, today announced a marketing agreement to be the inaugural real estate sponsor of SeniorHousingNet.com. Operated by Move, Inc., 

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