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Rejoice iPhone Owners! You Never Have To Use Siri Again

Rejoice iPhone Owners! You Never Have To Use Siri Again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Starting today, Google Now is on the iPhone and iPad as part of the regular Google search app. (Download it here.) And for the most part, it renders Siri obsolete. The brilliant part about Google Now is that it just knows you based on what you do in other Google services like search, calendar, and Gmail.

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FCC Considers Strategies For Broadband Regs

FCC Considers Strategies For Broadband Regs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Staff at the Federal Communications Commission are considering a host of legal maneuvers that could empower the agency to enact open Internet rules, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau head Julie Veach said today in a blog post.

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Cordray: CFPB Focused on E-Closing, Reducing Paperwork

Cordray: CFPB Focused on E-Closing, Reducing Paperwork | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains committed to working with the financial services industry to improve the mortgage closing experience for consumers through the use of technology, CFPB director Richard Cordray said.
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Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8's Messages app? I did. Not great. I'm late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my fellow tech..
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Lending Giants Shy Away From FHA Loans

Lending Giants Shy Away From FHA Loans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The nation’s largest home lenders are curtailing their Federal Housing Administration loans, hampering many first-time home buyers who rely on such programs to qualify for a mortgage.
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Hamster Wheel Standing Desk helps you stay fit at the office

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk helps you stay fit at the office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Worried about the lack of exercise you get whilst sitting at your desk all day? In the belief that rodent recreational habits may hold the solution, Artist ...
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Existing home sales drop 1.8% on cash buyer retreat

Existing home sales drop 1.8% on cash buyer retreat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With cash-paying investors in a full retreat, existing home sales dropped 1.8% in August, according to the National Association of Realtors. On the positive side, first-time buyers have a better chance of purchasing a home now that bidding wars are receding and supply constraints have significantly eased in many parts of the country,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist.
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HUD Secretary Castro Calls for Change

HUD Secretary Castro Calls for Change | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HUD secretary Julian Castro addressed key housing industry stakeholders at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Summit on Tuesday, calling on advocates to keep pushing until housing finance reform is taken “over the finish line."
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Trulia Offers Bundled Lender, Realtor Marketing

Trulia Offers Bundled Lender, Realtor Marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia, a San Francisco-based online marketplace, is offering mortgage lenders and agents the ability to coordinate their marketing efforts with real estate agents.
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Real Estate Prices Advance in July Amid Rising Transaction Volume and Improving Liquidity Measures

Real Estate Prices Advance in July Amid Rising Transaction Volume and Improving Liquidity Measures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices provides the market's first look at July 2014 commercial real estate pricing. CCRSI National.
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Patent trolls reel as court smackdowns lead to collapse in share price

Patent trolls reel as court smackdowns lead to collapse in share price | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There is broad contempt for patent trolls in the tech industry, but that has done little to deter them. Now, however, it looks like the market is getting tired of them too.
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Ben Graboske leaves the Matrix and joins Black Knight as CTO

Ben Graboske leaves the Matrix and joins Black Knight as CTO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ben Graboske has left CoreLogic and now at Black Knight as their CTO. Ben had previously been CTO of MOVE, Inc. , and First American RES. Besides having great taste is software Ben is well liked in...
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Nationstar Announces Appointment of Its First Chief Marketing Officer

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Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NSM) (“Nationstar”), a leading residential mortgage services company, today announced the hiring of Kevin Dahlstrom as Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer. In this new role for the company, 

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Sneak (property) preview: Zillow's 'coming soon' feature

Sneak (property) preview: Zillow's 'coming soon' feature | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The whispering between real estate agents and to buyers about properties that aren't listed for sale, but soon will be, just got a whole lot louder.
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hmmm....? #eburghomesnland

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Apple's Record Breaking Weekend In Context

Apple's Record Breaking Weekend In Context | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The latest iPhone got off to a hot start... again.
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More Whistleblower Cases against Lenders Ahead?

More Whistleblower Cases against Lenders Ahead? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Attorney General seeks to lift a cap on whistleblower incentives that encourage a practice increasingly used in mortgage-based claims even as another U.S. official presses for more lending.
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Get Over Your Fear of Sales

Get Over Your Fear of Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I’m hardly the only one with this misconception of sales. Twenty years later, with two stints as an executive vice president of sales along the way, I often see that despite the obvious need to sell their products, many companies encounter some form of resistance to “sales.” 

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This Marriott Teleporter Will (Virtually) Take You To London And Maui

This Marriott Teleporter Will (Virtually) Take You To London And Maui | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The hotel brand teams with Oculus Rift and Oscar-winning VFX shop Framestore for a traveling virtual reality exhibit.
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$4,000 home promises affordable housing in Vietnam

$4,000 home promises affordable housing in Vietnam | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Vietnam-based architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects recently revealed a new prefabricated low-cost house prototype that costs just US$4,000 to build. ...
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Why 'sourceMLS' badges could soon be all the rage

Why 'sourceMLS' badges could soon be all the rage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A nonprofit trade group comprised mostly of multiple listing services has launched an initiative it says will help consumers cut through the noise and identify which listings come from the most high-quality source out there: the MLS.
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Zillow says it doesn't want stripped-down listing feeds

Zillow says it doesn't want stripped-down listing feeds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow will no longer accept listings from Nashville-area multiple listing service RealTracs Solutions starting next week, according to RealTracs CEO Stuart White.
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It's too bad that Zillow has to act like a 15  year old...  But, I suppose this is the "case and point" about syndication websites! #zillow #syndication #badrealestatedata

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Home Depot credit card breach surpasses Target's

Home Depot credit card breach surpasses Target's | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home Depot continues to investigate its massive credit card breach, which is shaping up to be bigger than Target’s breach back in December 2013. And the true financial costs of the breach have yet to be determined.
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How impressive is the camera in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Let Iceland show you

How impressive is the camera in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Let Iceland show you | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cameras still capture the same 8 megapixels as the iPhone 5s but this video footage against the backdrop of Iceland compared old and new iPhones shows a noticeable difference.
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This Portable Standing Desk Lets You Stand And Work Anywhere You Bring Your Laptop

This Portable Standing Desk Lets You Stand And Work Anywhere You Bring Your Laptop | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Picture yourself being "that standing desk guy" not just at the office, but at a coffee shop, library, and wherever else you happen to be.
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Existing home sales reach 2014 high

Existing home sales reach 2014 high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing home sales increased in July to their highest annual pace of the year, but are down 4.3% year over year, and the ongoing decline in distressed sales reached an important milestone, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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HomeSearch.com preparing to relaunch with 'huge inventory' of MLS listings

HomeSearch.com preparing to relaunch with 'huge inventory' of MLS listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With industry veteran Russ Bergeron aboard as vice president of licensing and compliance at Real Estate Digital, HomeSearch.com is weeks away from relaunch with "a huge inventory" of MLS listings.
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