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Zipcar For Office Space: A New Service Lets You Rent A Desk By The Hour

Zipcar For Office Space: A New Service Lets You Rent A Desk By The Hour | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I work from a home office, but sometimes I want to change things up. That means parking in a coffee shop or a co-working space--neither of which offer the kind of control over my environment that a picky self-employed person comes to expect.
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C.A.R. announces 2015 Champions of Home

C.A.R. announces 2015 Champions of Home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) will honor three REALTORS® as “Champions of Home,” California REALTORS® who have changed their clients’ lives for the better, raised the standards for others, and led by example.  In its third year, the award honors REALTORS® who have been selected by their peers as individuals who have gone to great lengths on behalf of their clients and practice business with the highest ethics and morals.
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4 everyday words that scare your coworkers (and what to say instead)

4 everyday words that scare your coworkers (and what to say instead) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But did you know that a few (very common!) words could actually be causing your beloved colleagues to freak out? It's true: Certain terms that you might use regularly make people think fire drill, resulting in an almost visceral response.
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Anthony Perry Joins Move, Inc. as VP of Media Sales

Anthony Perry Joins Move, Inc. as VP of Media Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and operator of realtor.com®, a leading online destination for real estate services, announced today the recent appointment of Anthony Perry as vice president of Media Sales.

In his role, Perry is responsible for building and executing Move's advertising business across digital, mobile and emerging technologies, expanding the reach of the company's brands and engaging with its audiences.
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Altisource Demonstrates Progress Against Growth Initiatives

Altisource Demonstrates Progress Against Growth Initiatives | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Converts Owners.com Into a Top Ten Real Estate Brokerage, Redesigns Hubzu Home Auction Site, Launches Residential Investor One and Expands Customer Base
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Construction spending rises to 7-year high

Construction spending rises to 7-year high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Overall construction spending during July 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,083.4 billion, 0.7% (±1.5%) above the revised June estimate of $1,075.9 billion, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
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25 photos of luxurious private islands you can rent for your next vacation

25 photos of luxurious private islands you can rent for your next vacation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you're planning a tropical getaway with a large group, it may make sense to find a beach house to rent. 

If you can afford the upgrade, however, a private island makes for an infinitely more luxurious vacation. 
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Nationstar gives $30 million for distressed homeowners in Milwaukee

Nationstar gives $30 million for distressed homeowners in Milwaukee | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The plan includes a commitment to provide an increased level of mortgage loan modifications to Nationstar customers in the city and a $500,000 donation to support the City of Milwaukee’s Strong Homes loan program from 2016 through 2018.
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6 Inventions That Will Turn Your Breakfast Into A Pee-Wee Herman Fever Dream

6 Inventions That Will Turn Your Breakfast Into A Pee-Wee Herman Fever Dream | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dominic Wilcox is like a deranged Thomas Edison, known for creating wild and whimsical inventions, ranging from giant binoculars for your ears, to wingtips that point you home, to toothbrush maracas. And then there are the things he doesn’t actually build, but will sketch out anyway.
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What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The truth is, it’s difficult to advise kids about how careers really work today and how to get any job, much less a great job. All parents love their kids and want to set them up for a life of self-sufficiency, meaning, and happiness.
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Survey -- Are You Guilty of these Behaviors that Drive Your Co-Workers Crazy?

Survey -- Are You Guilty of these Behaviors that Drive Your Co-Workers Crazy? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Or, perhaps you’ve recently discovered that your office antics have become the subject of watercooler talk. Despite assuming that you were on friendly terms with your co-workers, you now realize they find your behavior aggravating or your personality incompatible. So, how can you redeem this reputation and salvage professional relationships?
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NAR-Pending Home Sales Inch Forward in July

NAR-Pending Home Sales Inch Forward in July | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, marginally increased 0.5 percent to 110.9 in July from an upwardly revised 110.4 in June and is now 7.4 percent above July 2014 (103.3). The index has increased year-over-year for 11 consecutive months and is the third highest reading of 2015, behind April (111.6) and May (112.3).
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IoT Connected Devices Triples To 38 Billion By 2020

IoT Connected Devices Triples To 38 Billion By 2020 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to new data from Juniper Research, the number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: a rise of over 285%, driven by a surge in connected industrial applications.
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RealtyTrac: Share of in-foreclosure sales hits 15-year low

RealtyTrac: Share of in-foreclosure sales hits 15-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales of properties in-foreclosure and cash sales were down from a year ago to multi-year lows while year-to-date U.S. home sales in 2015 are at an eight-year high, and the U.S. median home price in July was at an 82-month high, according to the July report from RealtyTrac.
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Are REOs ready for a comeback?

Are REOs ready for a comeback? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“With stocks plummeting last week and the global economic impact on our domestic economy and housing markets still unknown, distressed sales continue to be a critical market indicator,” the report says. “Just like in the fashion industry’s iconic September issue, learn to be a trendsetter—from stateside to Puerto Rico—by letting distressed market measures give you full perspective of the market.”
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Apple wants to make iPhones a workplace staple with this new deal

Apple wants to make iPhones a workplace staple with this new deal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Scintillating, it's not. But it means Apple wants to connect Cisco's expansive corporate networks with iOS devices, which long ago started taking bits of market share away from other smartphones, like the BlackBerry, but still face an uphill battle against Android phones. It will also allow business users to more easily use Cisco Spark, TelePresence and WebEx — for popular for remote collaboration and telecommuting workers — with iOS.
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Company Spotlight: Auction.com

Company Spotlight: Auction.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Not that long ago, online real estate auctions were characterized by distressed properties bought mainly by investors. With the glut of foreclosures following the financial crisis, auctions brought buyers and sellers together on one platform and provided a quick and painless way to clear out distressed inventory. But what would happen when the flood of foreclosures stopped?
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CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% in July 2015

CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.9% in July 2015 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 6.9% in July 2015 compared with July 2014, according to CoreLogic.

On a month-over-month basis, home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 1.7% in July 2015 compared with June 2015.
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Aligned Data Centers Introduces the First Pay-for-Use Data Center

Aligned Data Centers Introduces the First Pay-for-Use Data Center | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Most data centers are built to support static power requirements and fixed densities. Forecasting future IT demand is difficult and results in stranded power and space. Data center customers are forced to commit to long-term contracts for power they may never use, which limits their ability to control the capacity they need to meet the needs of their business. Companies are demanding more flexibility and speed in how they deploy and scale their data centers.
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zipLogix, Realty Pilot partner to enhance real estate solution

zipLogix, Realty Pilot partner to enhance real estate solution | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
zipLogix and Realty Pilot, a developer of enterprise software and data analytics for the real estate industry, entered into a strategic partnership, integrating Realty Pilot’s OfferRunway.com technology to zipForm Plus,  zipLogix said in a press release.   
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How Google Stealthily Prepared Users For A New Smartwatch UI

How Google Stealthily Prepared Users For A New Smartwatch UI | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A traditional watch face is the logical homescreen for any smartwatch. After all, we’ve worn watches specifically to glance at the time for over a hundred years. But thus far, Apple and Google have mostly leveraged the smartwatch face as a means of self-expression to add stylistic variety rather than extra functionality—all the while hiding more functional features deeper in the OS.
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Microsoft cleared of patent infringement charge

Microsoft cleared of patent infringement charge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Last April a trial judge ruled in favor of a patent troll InterDigital but that was overthrown by the ITC who have decided not to enforce the decision. This comes as good news to Microsoft who have been battling to compete with Samsung Electronics and Apple devices, according to Rapid News Network.
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The hidden costs of the on-demand economy

The hidden costs of the on-demand economy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The fact is, people are willing to pay more — often a lot more — for services that are pleasant to use. Uber, Zipcar, Munchery, and Washio all prove the point. They cost more than old-school alternatives that have been around for years, but make up for that by offering an experience that just feels nicer.
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Here’s what top housing economists think about pending home sales today

Here’s what top housing economists think about pending home sales today | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“Despite the ebbs and flows, the housing market is on solid footing that’s being bolstered by strong, broad-based job growth and more millennials creating their own households,” Hepp says. “As we saw earlier this week, the slowing of home sales price appreciation means that the frenzied and competitive markets that we’ve seen in recent years are finally calming down.”
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Facebook Is Adding A Personal Assistant Called “M” To Your Messenger App

Facebook Is Adding A Personal Assistant Called “M” To Your Messenger App | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today we’re beginning to test a new service called M. M is a personal digital assistant inside of Messenger that completes tasks and finds information on your behalf. It’s powered by artificial intelligence that’s trained and supervised by people.
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Seth's Blog: The strawberry conundrum

Seth's Blog: The strawberry conundrum | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A local grocer turned the problem upside down: He got rid of the boxes and just put out a pile of strawberries. People picked their own. He charged more, sold more and made everyone happier.
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