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Louisville Coach Keeps Promise, Gets Championship Tattoo [PIC]

Louisville Coach Keeps Promise, Gets Championship Tattoo [PIC] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As Kevin Ware's amazing saga unfolded during the University of Louisville's March Madnesschampionship run recently, another story got overshadowed: the fact that Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino had promised his team earlier in the year that he would get a tattoo if they ended up winning the title.

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Court denies Move's motion to block new Zillow employee

Court denies Move's motion to block new Zillow employee | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A King County Superior Court Judge has denied a motion by Move Inc. to block the employment of Errol Samuelson at Zillow, a legal case that's drawn interes
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Skyrocketing prices trigger backlash against foreign buyers

Skyrocketing prices trigger backlash against foreign buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Following in the footsteps of Hong Kong, Singapore has raised the buyer's stamp duty on overseas real estate investors by an extra 15 percent.
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The counterpoint: Here’s why 2014 will be a good year for housing

The counterpoint: Here’s why 2014 will be a good year for housing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Data suggests that an annual growth in inventory and days on the market, coupled with more modest price increases than in years past, speaks to a healthier market in 2014 compared with the early buying season in 2013.
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Aid for rental market - $26M loan pool set up to help investors buy, rehab 1- to 4-unit structures

Aid for rental market - $26M loan pool set up to help investors buy, rehab 1- to 4-unit structures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A new $26 million loan pool, rolled out by Community Investment Corp. and backed by numerous lenders, seeks to entice local investors with proven track records to buy small rental buildings to increase the supply of affordable rental units in hard-hit communities. Details are expected to be announced at a Tuesday event with CIC, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

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More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach

More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As news of large-scale data breaches and vulnerabilities grows, new findings from the Pew Research Center suggest that growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.

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Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding..
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Detroit to auction vacant homes online. Starting bid: $1,000

Detroit to auction vacant homes online. Starting bid: $1,000 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In its ongoing battle to fight blight, Detroit is launching a website where it will auction off vacant homes seized in tax foreclosures.
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RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors, of Oak Park and Its Broker Associates Saluted for 2013 Achievements

RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors, of Oak Park and Its Broker Associates Saluted for 2013 Achievements | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 - RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors®, 189 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, Ill., along with its associates recently earned honors from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their 2013 achievements.
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Best Cities And Neighborhoods For Millennials

Best Cities And Neighborhoods For Millennials | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Young professionals have long sought first jobs in places like New York and Washington, D.C., but as the job market remains uncertain and the cost of living continues to rise, many young people are now considering cities for reasons beyond their traditional cache.
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Foreign investment in Spanish real estate hits a 9-year high

Foreign investment in Spanish real estate hits a 9-year high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Foreign investment in Spanish real estate rose in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year to 6.45 billion euros ($8.95 billion), the highest level registered in the past nine years and 16 percent more than in 2012.
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Homes.com Joins Hit TLC Show to Help Couple Find the Perfect Home | Business Wire

Homes.com Joins Hit TLC Show to Help Couple Find the Perfect Home | Business Wire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homes.com, leading online real estate listing site and lifestyle resource, has partnered with leading cable network, TLC, to help a St. Louis couple f
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Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines

Hackers Lurking in Vents and Soda Machines | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Companies are finding that their greatest cybersecurity threats can hide in third-party systems, like networked air-conditioning equipment.
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"Person With The Twitter Password," And Other Brutally Honest Versions of Your Job Title

"Person With The Twitter Password," And Other Brutally Honest Versions of Your Job Title | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Someecards offers alternate takes on job titles, devoid of euphemism. Warning: many of these may hit a little too close to home.
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Realtor.com finalizing new version of AgentMatch search tool

Realtor.com finalizing new version of AgentMatch search tool | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
AgentMatch -- the agent search tool from realtor.com that ranked agents by their multiple listing service transaction stats before trials in two test markets were suspended last year -- will soon have a successor.
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Here's proof the housing bubble is about to burst

Here's proof the housing bubble is about to burst | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If those economists who believe the government will continue to intervene are right, the outcome would further fuel a false demand for available housing. But will this government or even a new one want to step in again to bail out consumers?
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Google updates TOS to clarify email scanning process

Google updates TOS to clarify email scanning process | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection," the company said in its updated terms of service. "This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored."

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Google may boost search results of sites that use encryption

Google may boost search results of sites that use encryption | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Many websites’ fate is tied to where to they appear in Google rankings. That’s why it’s significant that Google may one day give a boost to those that use encryption.
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Volvo introduces inflatable child car seat concept

Volvo introduces inflatable child car seat concept | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Volvo isn't afraid to try new things with inflatables. Those things include itspedestrian airbag and now a child safety seat concept. The new concept has nothing to do with crash-activated airbag systems though, it's a child seat with a fully inflatable structure designed to make the seat lighter and more portable.

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First mortgage default rate falls to 1.13%

First mortgage default rate falls to 1.13% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
All five national indices showed a drop-off for the second month straight in March, with the first mortgage default rate hitting 1.13% in March, the lowest level since September 2006.
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Governor makes stop in Rockford to tout homebuyer program

Governor makes stop in Rockford to tout homebuyer program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Governor Pat Quinn visited Rockford Monday to tout the Welcome Home Illinois Loan Program, which hopes to help first-time homebuyers with down payments and low interest rates.
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Zillow puts the listing agents first. It's the right thing to do.

Zillow puts the listing agents first. It's the right thing to do. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In my conversations with current and potential industry partners, I've learned that many are unaware of a cornerstone in Zillow's display rules for listing data: We show listing agents in the most prominent position next to their listings for free, every time.  - Curt Beardsley

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“Crime Free” housing proposals require close scrutiny

“Crime Free” housing proposals require close scrutiny | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The stated purpose of these ordinances is to help prevent criminal activities in rental housing. The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has attempted to work with municipalities to ensure that the new requirements are not a de facto form of punishment of landlords who could not reasonably be expected to prevent the crime.

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Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Names Davina Lara CEO

Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Names Davina Lara CEO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Since 1993, Lara has been part of the real estate community starting with the SoCalMLS. In 2007, she became CEO of the Hemet San Jacinto Association of Realtors until their merger in December 2013. Prior to joining the PSRAR, DaVina worked at the Newport Beach Association of Realtors.

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How Do I Stop People From Interrupting at Meetings?

How Do I Stop People From Interrupting at Meetings? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Meetings are the bane of office worker life, but they are even more painful when you can't finish your thought because people keep interrupting. Short...
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It's a buyer's market for Midwest vacation homes

It's a buyer's market for Midwest vacation homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lake house by lake house and weekend retreat by weekend retreat, the second-home market is gradually recovering, providing opportunities for sellers who want to shed their homes and for buyers looking for good deals.
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