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Oracle's Ellison closes deal to buy Hawaii's Lanai  | ajc.com

Oracle's Ellison closes deal to buy Hawaii's Lanai  | ajc.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HONOLULU — Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison has closed on his deal to buy most of the Hawaiian island of Lanai, the island's seller said Thursday.

 

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The most expensive home to rent in every state

The most expensive home to rent in every state | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rental prices range widely across the country, from as low as $3,050 a month for a log cabin near Jackson Hole to as high as $300,000 a month for a Miami Beach waterfront mansion.
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Canada’s largest real estate board stifled competition, tribunal rules

Canada’s largest real estate board stifled competition, tribunal rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Toronto Real Estate Board prevented competition and stifled digital innovation by prohibiting its realtor members from posting sales data on their websites, the Competition Tribunal says in a decision that could have reverberations throughout the country.
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CFPB: Top 6 mortgage complaints from consumers

CFPB: Top 6 mortgage complaints from consumers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s latest monthly complaint report, the CFPB has handled approximately 223,100 mortgage complaints since July 21, 2011, making mortgage the second most-complained-about product after debt collection, representing 26% of total complaints.
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These Are The 10 Best Sustainable Buildings Of 2016

These Are The 10 Best Sustainable Buildings Of 2016 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Every year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment scours the country for the best new green buildings—which, as they point out in a new report, can be built for the same amount or even less than standard architecture. They just happen to be much better at saving energy and water—and nicer to work inside, thanks to better light, materials, and cleaner air. Here are the 10 that won this year.
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Zillow Group Hires Dan Spaulding as Vice President of People and Culture

Zillow Group Hires Dan Spaulding as Vice President of People and Culture | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: Z and ZG), which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web, today announced Dan Spaulding has joined the company in the new position of Vice President of People and Culture. Spaulding oversees all aspects of the company's human resources, recruiting and learning & development teams. He reports to Zillow Group COO Amy Bohutinsky.
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Retsly Announces "Retsly Connect"

Retsly Announces "Retsly Connect" | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Retsly, a software company that collects and normalizes real estate data from multiple listing services (MLSs) and from more than 3,000 counties, today announced "Retsly Connect", a new service that enables software developers to create front-end software that brokers can use in conjunction with the listings management software provided by their MLS. Retsly is owned by Zillow Group.
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Pending Home Sales Maintain Momentum in March

Pending Home Sales Maintain Momentum in March | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed 1.4 percent to 110.5 in March from an downwardly revised 109.0 in February and is now 1.4 percent above March 2015 (109.0). After last month’s slight gain, the index has increased year-over-year for 19 consecutive months and is at its highest reading since May 2015 (111.0).
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As expected, Fed holds off interest-rate hike

As expected, Fed holds off interest-rate hike | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Just as many predicted, the Federal Open Market Committee, the group that sets the benchmark interest rate for bank lending, elected this week to hold steady and not increase federal funds rate.

The current rate is set at between 0.25% and 0.5%, and will remain so, until at least the FOMC’s next meeting in June.
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Indianapolis and Pittsburgh Named Best Markets for First-Time Home Buyers

Indianapolis and Pittsburgh Named Best Markets for First-Time Home Buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To determine which markets are best for those looking to buy their first home, Zillow looked for places where it's more affordable to make a monthly mortgage payment than a monthly rental paymenti. Zillow also looked at median home values and competition, including how many homes the first-time buyer has to choose from and whether they are likely to be up against all-cash offers.
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This New Car-Free Neighborhood Redesigns Suburbia

This New Car-Free Neighborhood Redesigns Suburbia | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Instead of roads, the neighborhood will have sidewalks that connect with paths in a surrounding park. "Essentially the project recreates the park experience on a residential scale, and removing the road allows the park to permeate throughout the site unrestricted," says Johannes Pilz, one of the architects from the design firm MVRDV, which worked on the development for Tr
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S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices finally start to stabilize

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices finally start to stabilize | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The National Home Price Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, increased 5.3% annually in February, unchanged from the previous month, breaking a 10-month streak where the year-over-year figure increased over the previous month, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report found.
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Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea

Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sea-based wind farms are becoming a common sight in many parts of the world, but why not floating solar power stations? Engineers at the Vienna University of Technology foresee a future where platforms 100 m (330 ft) long and covered with solar panels float on even heavy seas thanks to a new floatation system called Heliofloat.
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Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage

Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today at the Dropbox Open conference in London, the company announced Project Infinite with the goal of giving business customers local access to files no matter where they live — in the cloud, on network drives or local drives.
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We've Been Approaching The Internet Of Things All Wrong

We've Been Approaching The Internet Of Things All Wrong | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Consumers may still not quite understand the appeal of the IoT, but the bean counters sure do. Which is why Helium might be a sign of what's to come. In the future, you might not have to pay to make your home into a smart home. Your insurance company might just subsidize it
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Flood Insurance Legislation Promises Flexibility for Consumers

Flood Insurance Legislation Promises Flexibility for Consumers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
H.R. 2901 would change this by clarifying that private flood insurance that meets state law provides continuous coverage. If the bill becomes law, property owners could move seamlessly between the NFIP and private insurance markets without the risk of arbitrary rate increases.
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Can you guess which state charges the highest property tax?

Can you guess which state charges the highest property tax? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Property taxes vary state to state, and include the total taxes paid to several different agencies, which can include the county, village and school districts. Due to these variances, estimating a property tax can be challenging at times.
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Realtor.com® Operator Move, Inc. Names Vineet Singh Chief Data Officer 

Realtor.com® Operator Move, Inc. Names Vineet Singh Chief Data Officer  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Singh brings more than 25 years of experience focused on data mining, research and analytics at world class technology companies, including Intuit, HP, Hitachi, Ltd. and IBM.  At Move, he will report to Suhail Ansari, the company's chief technology officer.
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Facebook played the shift to mobile perfectly, and it's still reaping the rewards

Facebook played the shift to mobile perfectly, and it's still reaping the rewards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As this chart from Statista shows, all of that growth has come from a single source: mobile advertising. Facebook is perfectly positioned for the shift to mobile — more than 1.5 billion people check Facebook on their phones at least once a month and nearly 900 million check Facebook only on their phones
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The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop

The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced.
Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world.
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Ten-X Names New Chief Marketing Officer for Residential Divsion

Ten-X Names New Chief Marketing Officer for Residential Divsion | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lambros will report to Jason Allnutt, General Manager of Ten-X’s residential division. She will lead all marketing and branding efforts for the newly launched Ten-X Homes, a transaction platform that empowers consumers to do everything involved in the process of buying or selling a home entirely online—and Auction.com, the company’s online marketplace exclusively focused on the sale of residential bank-owned and foreclosure properties.
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HomeASAP Names Tim Hamby as Director of Corporate Communications

HomeASAP Names Tim Hamby as Director of Corporate Communications | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HomeASAP LLC (Formerly, N-Play RE LLC), announced that it has appointed Tim Hamby as Director of Corporate Communications. Hamby will be responsible for orchestrating the company's internal and external communications, helping drive brand awareness and keeping stakeholders accurately informed of company developments.
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Home Prices Hint at Slow Down | S&P Dow Jones Indices

Home Prices Hint at Slow Down | S&P Dow Jones Indices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After a long winter of strengthening home prices, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Report showed some hints of smaller monthly gains. Thirteen of the 20 cities had smaller year-over-year increases in February; in January only nine saw year-over-year numbers drop.
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See Which Parts Of The World Still Run On Fossil Fuels With This Interactive Map

See Which Parts Of The World Still Run On Fossil Fuels With This Interactive Map | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Despite the meteoric growth of renewable energy, it's still a small slice of the world's electricity. A new map shows exactly how small: Flick off the switches for power coming from fossil fuels or nuclear plants, and most of the globe goes dark.
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California pending home sales decrease for third consecutive month

California pending home sales decrease for third consecutive month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pending home sales decreased in March by 1.7% from 138 sales in March 2015 to 135.6 sales this March, based on signed contracts, according to the report. Monthly, however, pending homes sales rose 12.7% from February’s 120.3 sales. After adjusting pending sales for typical seasonal patterns, however, they actually declined by 1% from February to March.
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The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs

The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Shipping a full truckload from L.A. to New York costs around $4,500 today, with labor representing 75 percent of that cost. But those labor savings aren’t the only gains to be had from the adoption of driverless trucks.
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