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Apple Is Quietly Turning Every Car On The Road Into An 'iCar'

Apple Is Quietly Turning Every Car On The Road Into An 'iCar' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Apple keeps adding car-friendly features to iOS. An under-reported feature of iOS 6, the latest operating system for iPhones and iPads, is something called "Siri Eyes Free." With it, you can control your iOS device without looking at it. Obviously that's very driver-friendly. Car-makers are  working to integrate Siri Hands Free as fast possible. 

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The humble automobile is becoming the new platform for more advanced smartphone integration. With this type of technology being backed by industry leaders such as Apple, using a smartphone in the car may become as common as listening to the radio while driving.

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January 2015 RE/MAX National Housing Report

January 2015 RE/MAX National Housing Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Defying the normal trend, home sales in December rose above the number of November sales by a significant 14.4%. Sales were also 3.9% above those of last December. Although home sales have generally been lower in 2014 than 2013, three of the last four months have experienced sales higher than the same month last year.

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BlackRock discloses ownership stake in Altisource

BlackRock discloses ownership stake in Altisource | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that BlackRock is more than an interested party in the mortgage-backed securities whose loans are serviced by Ocwen and its affiliates. BlackRock also owns a substantial stake in Altisource Residential.
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Lone Wolf Real Estate buys Millennium Real Estate Solutions

Lone Wolf Real Estate buys Millennium Real Estate Solutions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lone Wolf Real Estate acquired Millennium Real Estate Solutions, expanding offerings to boards and associations across Canada for listing management and data collection.
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Mobile Realty Apps rebrands as HomeSpotter

Mobile Realty Apps rebrands as HomeSpotter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The company provides multiple listing service data customized to local markets for both real estate agents and firms, as well as consumers. The firm said it raised its latest capital from Brightstone Venture Capital, Confluence Capital Partners, Mike Bollinger and other angel investors.

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Trulia (TRLA) Reaches 125 MLS Relationship Milestone

Trulia (TRLA) Reaches 125 MLS Relationship Milestone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) now has direct relationships in place with 125 MLSs across the country. During 2014, Trulia entered into 69 new MLS relationships, with 21 in the 4th quarter alone, as the MLS...
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REALTOR Magazine Q&A with Move/realtor.com CEO Ryan O’Hara

REALTOR Magazine Q&A with Move/realtor.com CEO Ryan O’Hara | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move Inc.’s new CEO Ryan O’Hara is in New York this week meeting other real estate industry players, many for the first time, at Real Estate Connect New York. O’Hara has been living and working in New York—most recently as president of the technology and marketing partnership division of Madison Square Garden Co. But the California native and Stanford graduate will soon relocate back to his home state. Move, which operates realtor.com® through an operating agreement with the National Association of REALTORS®, is based in San Jose.

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CoreLogic Hires Freddie Mac’s Nothaft as Chief Economist

CoreLogic Hires Freddie Mac’s Nothaft as Chief Economist | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic Inc., the property-data firm spun off from First American Financial Corp., hired Frank Nothaft from Freddie Mac as its chief economist.
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New home sales in December rise an unbelievable 11.6%

New home sales in December rise an unbelievable 11.6% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New home sales just hit a seven-year high, but skepticism grows about the accuracy of reports with a margin of error in the mid-teens. Here are the details.
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Solutionstar Announces Closing of Title365 Acquisition

Solutionstar Announces Closing of Title365 Acquisition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Solutionstar Holdings LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc.NSM, +3.30% (“Nationstar”), announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Experience 1, Inc., the holding company for Title365, Trusted Signing and technology subsidiaries X1 Labs and X1 Xpress (collectively, “Title365”).

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Google Handed Stacks of WikiLeaks Email Straight to the FBI in 2012

Google Handed Stacks of WikiLeaks Email Straight to the FBI in 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WikiLeaks is demanding explanations, after it's come to light that Google gave the FBI emails and digital data belonging to three WikiLeaks staff members when warrants were served in March 2012.
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WikiLeaks complaining about unauthorized release of data.

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ListHub Releases Details, Terms of Listing Deal Proposed to Zillow

ListHub Releases Details, Terms of Listing Deal Proposed to Zillow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In the wake of the news earlier this month that ListHub will be sunsetting its listing agreement with Zillow in April, ListHub released a letter to its customers and key constituents Monday that went into far more detail regarding its position than the company has previously shared.

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If Desktop Traffic Seems Suspicious, It Probably Is

If Desktop Traffic Seems Suspicious, It Probably Is | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Desktops are a problem area when it comes to suspicious traffic. According to recent research, the majority of desktop traffic in the US is now suspicious, and bots are also expanding their reach. However, mobile is less susceptible to such activity. In fact, suspicious activity for mobile ads served in the US, as well as bot traffic, is down.
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As Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar count patents, warning signs ahead

As Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar count patents, warning signs ahead | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Government regulators and the taxi industry can’t stop Uber — but maybe a patent can. At least that’s the hope of Sidecar, a small rival of Uber whose founder obtained a patent related to mobile ride hailing way in 2002, and who claims he thought up today’s version of the industry way back in the 1990s. Meanwhile, Uber…
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Fannie Mae: Mortgage lending will see dramatic growth in 2015

Fannie Mae: Mortgage lending will see dramatic growth in 2015 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mortgage business is set to substantially grow in 2015, with 88% of lenders surveyed by Fannie Mae saying that they are looking to expand their mortgage origination business, and 70% looking to expand their mortgage servicing business.
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First wave of ‘boomerang buyers’ become eligible for mortgages

First wave of ‘boomerang buyers’ become eligible for mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The first wave of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis are now past the seven-year window they conservatively need to repair their credit and qualify to buy a home.
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Zillow to Launch Zillow Pro for Brokers Plus; Will Include Improved Brokerage Branding on For-Sale Listings

Zillow to Launch Zillow Pro for Brokers Plus; Will Include Improved Brokerage Branding on For-Sale Listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"These new features enhance the brokerage branding on for-sale listings as well as in our powerful directory," said Greg Schwartz, Zillow chief revenue officer. "Brokerages will now have the ability to showcase their brands in several new and prominent ways on every single one of their agents' listings, while having complete transparency to the sites where their listings appear."

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Mortgage marketplace looking to partner with real estate pros

Mortgage marketplace looking to partner with real estate pros | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sindeo, a mortgage marketplace that arms consumers with insights into costs and fees to help them plan, qualify and shop for a mortgage with multiple lenders, has hired Trulia's Ginger Wilcox as chief industry officer as the company prepares to launch a new service for real estate professionals.
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Ocwen Financial To Fight BlueMountain, RMBS Investor Default Claims

Ocwen Financial To Fight BlueMountain, RMBS Investor Default Claims | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ocwen Financial will fight claims made by investors that the mortgage servicing giant is in default of trust agreements on residential mortgage backed securities the firm services.
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Shrinking Inventory May Raise Prices Again

Shrinking Inventory May Raise Prices Again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For the first time in 16 months, the total inventory of homes available for sale dropped last month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. While the decline was slight – less than 1 percent month-over-month – the drop does represent “a reversal to the general growth of listings that had been occurring throughout 2014,” writes Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, at the Economists’ Outlook blog. “More inventories are needed, not less. Or else, home prices could re-accelerate.”

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S&P Case-Shiller: Is housing ready for spring home-buying season?

S&P Case-Shiller: Is housing ready for spring home-buying season? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The spring home-buying season is just a couple months away. Due to the latest report on the continued slow down in home-price growth, S&P Case-Shiller believes the market isn’t ready. However, not all economists agree, with at least one giving 2015 a strong forecast.
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Pavaso tech solution delivers closing in under 15 minutes

Pavaso tech solution delivers closing in under 15 minutes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“We had to verify the times with the escrow officers because we didn’t believe it at first," said Amy Moser, vice president of mortgage services at Mountain America Credit Union. "Digital closings are proving that secure delivery of documents prior to closing is not only convenient to our members, but extremely effective.”
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Chip McAvoy Joins Black Knight’s MLS Division as Vice President of Emerging Products and Technology 

Chip McAvoy Joins Black Knight’s MLS Division as Vice President of Emerging Products and Technology  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today, the Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services announced that industry veteran Chip McAvoy has joined its organization as vice president of Emerging Products and Technology. In his new role, McAvoy will support Black Knight’s current MLS offerings, including Paragon MLS, as well as develop and deliver additional products and services to expand Black Knight’s offerings to the real estate industry. 

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Broadband Providers Say Consumers Don't Need Speeds Of 25 Mbps

Broadband Providers Say Consumers Don't Need Speeds Of 25 Mbps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
FCC is poised to re-define broadband as speeds of at least 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream - a significant increase. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association is opposed to the ove.
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United Wholesale Mortgage launches own Loan Origination System (LOS)

United Wholesale Mortgage launches own Loan Origination System (LOS) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As one of the reported top wholesale lenders in the industry, United Wholesale Mortgage took on the challenge of releasing its own loan origination system. The result takes into account standard elements, along with new unique features.
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OnTheMarket Launching Monday – A Prediction for its Future

OnTheMarket Launching Monday – A Prediction for its Future | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new site is polarizing the industry through its contentious approach of forcing agents to only advertise on only one other portal. The question is will this approach cement OTM as a leading portal in the UK market or will normal service eventually resume with Rightmove and Zoopla dominating.
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