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What Will Happen with Housing Inventory in 2013?

What Will Happen with Housing Inventory in 2013? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Housing inventory has fallen precipitously the last 12 months, but could things be different in 2013?
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Icy hair is the hot new look for this endless winter

Icy hair is the hot new look for this endless winter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Takhini Hot Springs provide incentive to channel Jack Nicholson in The Shining every February when they host a hair freezing contest. Visitors simply have to submit a photo of their icy coif for the chance to walk away with a $150 cash price.

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Long & Foster Appoints New Leadership Team in Northern Virginia/West Virginia

Long & Foster Appoints New Leadership Team in Northern Virginia/West Virginia | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real estate veterans Lonnie Plaster and Karen Kidwell have been named as the new Senior Vice Presidents and Regional Managers for the Northern Virginia and West Virginia region of Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States. Kidwell, who currently leads Long & Foster’s Annandale and Falls Church offices, and Plaster, who’s the leader at the company’s McLean location, bring a wealth of real estate and sales experience to their new positions.

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With Dropbox Groups, businesses can finally sort folders based on departments

With Dropbox Groups, businesses can finally sort folders based on departments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dropbox is rolling out a new feature called Groups and a related API that should make it easier for businesses to manage all of their content stored in Dropbox, the file-sync-and share company is set to reveal on Thursday. The new feature is now available for Dropbox for Business customers and was supposedly the most…
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Supply of affordable multifamily housing doesn’t match demand

Supply of affordable multifamily housing doesn’t match demand | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The size of the gap can probably best be summarized by the dramatic fact that “more than a third of U.S. households live in housing that exceeds their means,” the report says. In addition to the financial burdens this gap places on families and communities, numerous studies have found direct links between affordable housing and positive health, education, economic and other outcomes

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Scammer takes revenge on apartment hunter by plastering her number all over Trulia listings

Scammer takes revenge on apartment hunter by plastering her number all over Trulia listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Scams on real estate listings are nothing new, of course. Craigslist has been plagued with them for years, and Trulia’s own website contains multiple warnings about listings that take would-be renters or buyers for a ride. Usually, the scammer copies a real listing to make a fake post, and when consumers call, they are told a convoluted story explaining why the “landlord” can’t immediately show off the home. 

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Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool

Google prepares to launch mortgage comparison tool | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s beginning to look like Google launching a mortgage payment calculator was the first step in a much larger plan to expand the online giant’s footprint in the mortgage market. According to a report from Gigaom, Google is preparing to launch a mortgage comparison tool via its Compare service.
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If Google is behind it, we're likely going to trust and appreciate it.

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System scrolls text in time with user's reading speed

System scrolls text in time with user's reading speed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It may indeed be a First World problem, but using a mouse or arrow key to scroll through blocks of computer text is a bit of a hassle That's why scientists have developed a sort of teleprompter-li...
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GoPro Inc Granted Image Compression Patent

GoPro Inc Granted Image Compression Patent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Patent number 8,970,726 is titled IMAGE SENSOR DATA COMPRESSION AND DSP DECOMPRESSION, and relates to a method of decompressing image data as well as a related digital signal processor (DSP). Any comp
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25 New MLS Partners Join Zillow; Will Send Direct Listings

25 New MLS Partners Join Zillow; Will Send Direct Listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow®, the leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, today announced that 25 new multiple listing services have joined the Zillow Partnership Platform over the month of February, bringing thousands of new listings directly to the site.

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Auction.com's latest acquisition will speed property liquidations

Auction.com's latest acquisition will speed property liquidations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

By bringing onboard Channel, Auction.com will be able to hasten the expansion of its online presence to begin selling more move-in ready homes by using Channel’s transaction platform, the company said in a statement.

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Google Might Not Like Your Naturally Generated Links

Google Might Not Like Your Naturally Generated Links | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Julie Joyce wrote a very interesting article on Search Engine Land about an hour ago on Google and natural links. We always tend to think of natural links as the prize or reward for creating engaging content. You didn’t pay for them, you did not manipulate the system, someone just liked your content and either included it in an article or on a forum or blog comment.

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Google may launch U.S. mortgage comparison tool

Google may launch U.S. mortgage comparison tool | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In late 2012, Google launched its mortgage comparison tool viaCompare in the U.K. and now, it appears the search giant is bringing it stateside.  Compare is aimed at helping users find deals on mortgages, credit cards, auto insurance and travel.

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Why email marketing is still in style -- and thriving

Why email marketing is still in style -- and thriving | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
GuestEmail might not be the flashiest digital marketing channel, but it’s definitely the most likely to succeed. So what’s the future of email, and how can marketers innovate on this tried-and-true channel?
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Onboard Informatics Launches Data Services and Analytics Division

Onboard Informatics Launches Data Services and Analytics Division | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Onboard Informatics, the largest and most trusted Local Data as a Service provider, announced the launch of their new Data Services and Analytics (DSA) Division today. The division will leverage Onboard’s local data technology to develop content for publishers, media outlets, and other companies looking to drive brand exposure through content.

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Full duplex may be the next breakthrough in mobile networking

Full duplex may be the next breakthrough in mobile networking | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Stanford startup Kumu Networks didn’t receive much notice at Mobile World Congress this week as the giants of the mobile industry revealed their plans for 2015, but it did get the attention of two rather important mobile carriers. At their separate booths, Telefónica and SK Telecom were showing off a Kumu-built radio transmission system called…
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Seth's Blog: "That can't be a legal parking space..."

Seth's Blog: "That can't be a legal parking space..." | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Because if it was, someone would already be parking there.

 

If you're sufficiently pessimistic about new opportunities, it probably pays to stop driving around. Opportunity is often where you decide it is.

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Unemployment rate falls as all-time high number drop out of labor force

Unemployment rate falls as all-time high number drop out of labor force | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The national unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% due with the number of people dropping out of the labor for rising by 354,000 in February to a record 92,898,000, which is the highest number of Americans not in the labor force in history.

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Would Apple really stick a USB port on an iPad?

Would Apple really stick a USB port on an iPad? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Yesterday’s Bloomberg report on big iPad delays seems to have gotten a few people in Apple’s supply chain talking. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal and Digitimes both followed up with their own stories on the rumored “iPad Pro” with a 12.9-inch screen. However, some of the details in the WSJ report are bewildering. For instance: Apple is…
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Metrostudy Acquires Real Estate Economics

Metrostudy Acquires Real Estate Economics | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a move that will broaden the company's reach and deepen its line-up of market-intelligence products and services, Metrostudy has acquired Real Estate Economics (REE), a research firm specializing in economic and housing information and statistics.  

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New subprime-loan giant created from spare parts of AIG and Citi

New subprime-loan giant created from spare parts of AIG and Citi | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Investors are cheering the announced $4.25 billion purchase of Citigroup's OneMain Financial by former AIG unit SpringLeaf. The deal shows that subprime remains big business years after it helped spur a global crisis.
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11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.

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Real Estate Digital launches rDocs, a new agent-centric document management system

Real Estate Digital launches rDocs, a new agent-centric document management system | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real Estate Digital (RED), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solutionstar, announced it has launched its new rDocs document management system and reached an agreement with HER Realtors to become the first user of this new, online, paperless management system for its brokerage and agents.

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Ocwen to sell servicing rights on $45 billion of Fannie Mae loans

Ocwen to sell servicing rights on $45 billion of Fannie Mae loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp (OCN.N) said it would sell residential mortgage servicing rights on $45 billion f Fannie Mae loans to an undisclosed buyer, sending its shares up 5.5 percent in extended trading.

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Drug-delivering nano

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Scientists have developed targeted, biodegradable nano "drones" to deliver anti-inflammatory drugs that heal and stabilize arterial plaque in mice. Their work could pave the way for more effective prevention of heart attack and stroke in humans caused by atherosclerosis, in which artery walls thicken and suffer reduced plasticity due to an accumulation of white blood cells.

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