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Trulia takes aim at Zillow patent suit: ‘Abstract ideas and principles are not patentable’

Trulia takes aim at Zillow patent suit: ‘Abstract ideas and principles are not patentable’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Francisco online real estate company Trulia has filed its initial response to Zillow's patent lawsuit, arguing that the case should be dismissed because the business method in question — Zillow's online home valuation tool known as the...
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Real Estate Agent Rankings - REAL Trends, The Thousand

Real Estate Agent Rankings - REAL Trends, The Thousand | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Each year REAL Trends ranks the top sales professionals in the United States by transaction sides and sales volume. This ranking is done in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.
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University of Michigan launches its own self-driving shuttle service

University of Michigan launches its own self-driving shuttle service | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The University of Michigan is trialling its own self-driving shuttle service, taking students on a two-mile trip from the North Campus Research Complex to the Lurie Engineering Center.

The Navya Arma shuttle will take 15 passengers at a time, and students ride for free. To start, the university is running two shuttles on the route, on regular business hours.
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New home sales rebound

New home sales rebound | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales new single-family homes rose 2.9 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That followed a 7.9 per cent drop in sales in April which was the biggest monthly decline in eight months.
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Designing The Perfect Accordion 

Designing The Perfect Accordion  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There is a good reason why the accordion is probably the most established workhorse in responsive design. It’s an immensely useful pattern for progressive disclosure — highlighting important details of a section and revealing more details upon a tap or click, if necessary.
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Black Knight’s First Look at May 2017 Mortgage Data: Easing Interest Rates Spur Increase in Prepayment Activity; Delinquencies Pull Back After April’s Increase

Black Knight’s First Look at May 2017 Mortgage Data: Easing Interest Rates Spur Increase in Prepayment Activity; Delinquencies Pull Back After April’s Increase | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prepayments (historically a good indicator of refinance activity) jumped 23 percent month-over-month, reaching their highest point so far in 2017


Delinquencies reversed course after calendar-driven increase in April, falling 7.13 percent month-over-month

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NAR-Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in May; Median Sales Price Ascends to New High

NAR-Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in May; Median Sales Price Ascends to New High | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on the market to a new low, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw an increase in sales last month.
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Fla.’s home sales, median prices up in May 2017

Fla.’s home sales, median prices up in May 2017 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings and more pending sales in May, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 27,850 last month, up 7.6 percent compared to May 2016.
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President of Minneapolis-based HomeServices of America to retire

President of Minneapolis-based HomeServices of America to retire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Robert Moline, the president of Minneapolis-based HomeServices of America Inc. and CEO of its real estate brokerage division, is retiring, according to a news release from the company.
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Co-living goes mainstream, but this is not roommate roulette

Co-living goes mainstream, but this is not roommate roulette | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The "social" generation is poised to disrupt another industry. The same way that the car scene changed with Uber and NYC offices started going virtual, co-living is coming to a neighborhood near you.
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CoreLogic: Mortgage lending becomes riskier in Q1

CoreLogic: Mortgage lending becomes riskier in Q1 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mortgages became more risky in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Q1 2017 CoreLogic Housing Credit Index.

The index from CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, measures trends in six home mortgage credit risk attributes. The HCI indicates the increase or decrease in credit risk for new home originations compared to the period before.
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Housing Market Faces Dilemma as Millennial Demand Continues to Grow

Housing Market Faces Dilemma as Millennial Demand Continues to Grow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"As more and more Millennials marry and have children, among the strongest determinants for the desire to be a homeowner, demand for housing will remain robust."
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NAHB Estimates 79,000 Single-family Tear-down Starts in 2016

NAHB Estimates 79,000 Single-family Tear-down Starts in 2016 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Roughly 10.2% of single-family homes started in 2016 qualify as tear-down starts, up from 7.7% in 2015, according to the latest estimates from NAHB.  As defined here, a tear-down start means a home built on a site where a previous structure or evidence of a previous structure was present before the new home was started, as reported by the new home’s builder.
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This mesmerizing bridge that transforms into a tunnel is an 'engineering wonder'

This mesmerizing bridge that transforms into a tunnel is an 'engineering wonder' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you plan to travel down Virginia's Eastern Shore to get to the beach this summer, you might drive over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. As its name implies, the structure functions as both a bridge and a tunnel.
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Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art

Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“The fact that these shiny, techy objects are just there, not doing anything, is an obstacle to the technology being a discreet part of your home,” he says Behar. His solution? Another screen, of course. One that moonlights as a work of art.
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Federal Reserve: All banks passed stress tests again

Federal Reserve: All banks passed stress tests again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, all of the nation’s largest financial institutions passed their stress tests, meaning each company has enough capital on hand to survive a “severe recession.”

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve announced the results of the annual stress testing, which showed that all 34 participating financial institutions are adequately capitalized and could withstand another economic downturn.
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Canadian lender heads South

Canadian lender heads South | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will operate newly acquired PrivateBank under the CIBC banner rather than as a standalone entity, and the Chicago-based lender will ultimately be a platform for further U.S. expansion, Chief E
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May 2017 Market Report: Inventory Falls at Fastest Pace in Years

May 2017 Market Report: Inventory Falls at Fastest Pace in Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One reason home prices continue to soar is the scarce inventory of homes for sale – and that situation is only getting worse. In May, the number of homes hitting the market dropped at its fastest pace in almost four years. Homes stayed on the market for just 77 days in April, the most recent count available – and the fewest days Zillow has ever reported.
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MVRDV's latest tower looks different from every angle

MVRDV's latest tower looks different from every angle | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Even for a firm as happy to experiment as MVRDV, its Bałtyk tower has a very unusual design. Located in Poznań, Poland, the mixed-use building looks totally different depending on the where you view it from, appearing almost too narrow to support itself from some angles and solid and wide from others.
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Illinois housing market makes gains in May with higher home sales and prices

Illinois housing market makes gains in May with higher home sales and prices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in May 2017 totaled 17,077 homes sold, up 3.8 percent from 16,450 in May 2016.

The statewide median price in May was $209,000, up 8.3 percent from May 2016, when the median price was $193,000. The median is a typical market price where half the homes sold for more and half sold for less.
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The 10 Best Airports in the World

The 10 Best Airports in the World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tired of missing flights or being treated like another piece of luggage whenever you have to fly for travel? AirHelp.com recently released their 2017 rankings of the best airports in the world based on three basic categories: on-time performance, quality of service and passenger sentiment. Of the 13 major U.S. airports, only two finished in the top half of their rankings, while 11 were considered subpar.
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People in this Swedish town gather in a 'Solar Egg' sauna instead of having town halls

People in this Swedish town gather in a 'Solar Egg' sauna instead of having town halls | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Moving an entire town is no easy task and requires lengthy discussions with officials, the mining company, and residents. Local architects from Bigert & Bergström have designed one place where those talks can take place: a golden, egg-shaped sauna. 
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California housing market bounces back in May as sales and median home price perk higher

California housing market bounces back in May as sales and median home price perk higher | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California remained above the 400,000 benchmark for the 14th consecutive month and totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 430,060 units in May, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide. The statewide sales figure represents what would be the total number of homes sold during 2017 if sales maintained the May pace throughout the year.
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Mortgage default rate falls to near record low in May

Mortgage default rate falls to near record low in May | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Borrowers are going into default on their first mortgages less often than at nearly any point in the last 13 years, a new report from the S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian showed.

The newest S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, which is a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed that the default rate for first mortgages fell to 0.64% in May.
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Low-income homeowners are as burdened by housing costs as renters

Low-income homeowners are as burdened by housing costs as renters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For both renters and homeowners, the severely cost burdened are generally in the lowest income categories. Ninety-two percent of cost-burdened renters and 72 percent of cost-burdened homeowners are from the extremely low–income or the very low–income groups.
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The company formerly known as Yahoo begins its life as Altaba today (AABA, VZ)

The company formerly known as Yahoo begins its life as Altaba today (AABA, VZ) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new company, Altaba, owns 383.5 million shares of Alibaba which are valued at about $33.7 billion. It also owns 2 million shares of Yahoo Japan which are valued at $7.7 billion, according to the company's regulatory filing.
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