Real Estate Plus+ Daily News
67.4K views | +11 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
onto Real Estate Plus+ Daily News
Scoop.it!

FHFA home prices rise 0.8% in May | HousingWire

FHFA home prices rise 0.8% in May | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices grew a slight 0.8% from April to May, showing some signs of stability in the housing market. Meanwhile, the previously reported 0.8% home price increase for April was revised down to 0.7%.
more...
No comment yet.
Real Estate Plus+ Daily News
Real Estate Related News Plus Miscellaneous Tech Stories and News of Interest
Curated by Russ Bergeron
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Does jobs report mean Fed won't raise interest rates in June?

Does jobs report mean Fed won't raise interest rates in June? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 160,000 in April as market growth started to slow down, raising questions about the next Federal Open Market Committee Meeting, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. This is down from March’s growth of 215,000 jobs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Fannie Mae 1Q net income slips to $1.1B

Fannie Mae 1Q net income slips to $1.1B | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae managed to post a first-quarter net income of $1.1 billion, faring better than most others in the industry that posted a net loss due to the first quarter’s historically low interest rates.

Despite being in the positive, this is still down from the fourth quarter 2015 net income of $2.5 billion.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

We tested out these glasses that keep computer screens from destroying your eyes

We tested out these glasses that keep computer screens from destroying your eyes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mom was right. Spending too much time looking at your computer can be damaging to your eyes, both in the longterm and the short. Blue light at the far end of the color spectrum is harmful to our retinas when exposed over long periods of time.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

8 PowerPoints that show you how to make the best presentations

8 PowerPoints that show you how to make the best presentations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Microsoft PowerPoint presentations have the ability to be exciting, stunning and captivating when done right. Just browse LinkedIn’s SlideShare page to see what PowerPoints can do in the hands of people who know what they're doing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

CoreLogic to Streamline Access to Best in Class MLS Data

CoreLogic to Streamline Access to Best in Class MLS Data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trestle by CoreLogic, a software solution suite that will fundamentally change the offering of multiple listing service (MLS) data to brokers and their vendors. Trestle will be the real estate industry's first 'data mart' to benefit brokers, their technology partners, and the MLSs in which they participate.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

35 Percent of Households May Own a Wearable Next Year

35 Percent of Households May Own a Wearable Next Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Connected devices like smart TVs, speakers, and wireless headphones are also easing consumers into the smart home process of connecting devices through Bluetooth and the internet. CTA believes that this is a bridge for households to move to a smart home system, once they understand the capabilities of a connected home.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Mortgage servicing drags down Nationstar Mortgage 1Q earnings

Mortgage servicing drags down Nationstar Mortgage 1Q earnings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
However, while low interest rates dented the fair value of its mortgage–servicing rights portfolio, the company still posted a strong first quarter thanks to servicing and originations performance and improvement in its end-to-end digital real estate platform, Xome.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Deadline approaching for FHA’s Electronic Appraisal Delivery portal

Deadline approaching for FHA’s Electronic Appraisal Delivery portal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Beginning June 27, 2016, lenders will be required to use the new web-based Electronic Appraisal Delivery portal for Federal Housing Administration loans. And before using the FHA portal, lenders are required to register for and participate in an onboarding phase before the mandatory effective date.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

A Visual History of Internet Firsts [Infographic]

A Visual History of Internet Firsts [Infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Back in 1995, less than 1% of the world's population used the internet. During that same year, Newsweek published a now-infamous article (originally titled, "The Internet? Bah!"), which surmised that the internet would amount to little more than a fad.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Amy Gorce (formerly Geddes) promoted to President of Clareity Security

Amy Gorce (formerly Geddes) promoted to President of Clareity Security | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Over the last two years under Amy’s product leadership, Clareity Security developed and implemented a new and much improved biometric-based security platform (SAFEMLS PLUS), built and upgraded its entire customer base to its new V3.0 SSO Dashboard, designed a content management system (CMS) module for the new dashboard, and recently launched a new Broker Dashboard product line.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

These Optical Illusions Make Drivers Slow Down For Crosswalks

These Optical Illusions Make Drivers Slow Down For Crosswalks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zebra crossings—the striped crosswalks common on roads around the world—don't necessarily work very well. In one Swedish study, drivers stopped for pedestrians only 5% of the time at the crosswalks, and rarely slowed down.

A city in India is experimenting with another approach: By adding some perspective shading to the stripes, the crosswalk looks a little like a roadblock from a distance.
Russ Bergeron's insight:
Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

4K multitouch coffee table supports “tangible” objects

4K multitouch coffee table supports “tangible” objects | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We've seen plenty of multitouch tables from Ideum, but its latest effort adds full UHD resolution and upgraded internals. It's also designed to recognize real-world objects, opening the door to interactive experiences that could help out in professional settings.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Kevin Hughes joins Centralized Showing Services (CSS)

Kevin Hughes joins Centralized Showing Services (CSS) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Clareity Security customers got an announcement today notifying that longtime employee/partner Kevin Hughes will be leaving the company later this month. Kevin is joining CSS as their VP of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Sony files patent for contact lens that records what you see

Sony files patent for contact lens that records what you see | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A patent filing by the Japanese company reveals its vision for a contact lens that not only records video and images with a simple blink, but manages to store them right there and then on the user's eyeballs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Most people aren't willing to pay even $1 a year to avoid mobile ads

Most people aren't willing to pay even $1 a year to avoid mobile ads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
More bad news for publishers in the ad-blocking war: most mobile users wouldn't pay even $1 a year for an ad-free experience in mobile apps.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Baird & Warner, Zillow Debut New Brokerage Tool

Baird & Warner, Zillow Debut New Brokerage Tool | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Baird & Warner is the first real estate brokerage in Chicagoland to launch the Zillow Group’s Broker Pro Reviews API widget directly through their website. This new and improved system allows Baird & Warner agents to continue to provide the kind of online testimonials and support that today’s homebuyers and sellers expect.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

A Checklist for Making Faster, Better Decisions

A Checklist for Making Faster, Better Decisions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We need a new, scalable approach to managing decision performance. It must replace the historical theory of rational choice. It must acknowledge that our psychology often leads us astray. And it must use simple, friendly tools like this one, designed to have an outsize impact on how managers and teams make decisions.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Living in a greenhouse: One family's experiment in sustainable living

Living in a greenhouse: One family's experiment in sustainable living | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The temperature inside is controlled by simply opening operable windows. There's no solar power, but a solar water heating system provides hot water. In addition, rainwater is collected in six tanks for use as irrigation and toilet flushing, and the home is also part-clad in green walls.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Zillow Group Reports First Quarter 2016 Results; Raises Full-Year Revenue Outlook

Zillow Group Reports First Quarter 2016 Results; Raises Full-Year Revenue Outlook | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"We are off to an incredible start in 2016," said Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff. "We expected to accelerate revenue growth during the year, and we are already seeing this with only one quarter on the books. Growth across our brands continues to be strong, with Zillow Group as a whole seeing a record number of unique users in March. This will be an exciting year for Zillow Group."  
more...
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Seth's Blog: Learning from the rejection

Seth's Blog: Learning from the rejection | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By all means, make your stuff better. More important, focus on the unstated reasons that drive most rejections. And most important: Shun the non-believers and sell to people who want to go on a journey with you.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Signature Edition of Floating Seahorse home unveiled

Signature Edition of Floating Seahorse home unveiled | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When the Floating Seahorse floating home was first unveiled, it had the look of something that might well stay on the drawing board. On the contrary, though, the first one is now in situ at the World in Dubai and, such has been the interest in them, details of a larger Signature Edition have been released.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Black Knight's Mortgage Monitor: Home Price Increases Muting Affordability Gains from Low Interest Rates; Refinanceable Population Grows to 7.5 Million

Black Knight's Mortgage Monitor: Home Price Increases Muting Affordability Gains from Low Interest Rates; Refinanceable Population Grows to 7.5 Million | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Early 2016 interest rate declines would have saved $44/month on purchase of median-priced home, but home price appreciation cut savings to just $18/month
- Home price gains in Washington, Colorado and Oregon completely cancel out interest rate savings; now cost more per month than at end of 2015
- Rate drops have increased refinanceable population by 2.3 million borrowers year-to-date, now 7.5 million total
- Overall mortgage delinquency rate now below pre-crisis average; it will still take more than two years at current rate of reduction for seriously delinquent inventory -- including active foreclosures -- to reach "normal" levels
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Hacked Tesla pulled out of garage using Amazon Echo

Hacked Tesla pulled out of garage using Amazon Echo | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jason Goecke has provided us with a little glimpse of the future, that's actually possible right now. The California developer hacked together a way to command his Tesla Model S to pull itself out of his garage using his Amazon Echo.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Russ Bergeron
Scoop.it!

Susan Young joins Real Safe Agents(r)

Susan Young joins Real Safe Agents(r) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Susan stated, “I’m very excited to join the team at Real Safe Agent©. I have so many dear friends in this industry, and have seen the impact crime has on our community. Knowing that Real Safe Agent can prevent crime and the industry finally has an answer, joining the team feels more like a mission than a career move.”
more...
No comment yet.