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A New England Attorney General Is Trying To Beat An Alleged Patent Troll At Its Own Game

A New England Attorney General Is Trying To Beat An Alleged Patent Troll At Its Own Game | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The federal and state governments are all invested in trying to curb patent trolling activities and for the first time, an attorney general (AG) has a...
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MRED’s Help Desk Does What Michael Jordan Couldn't - Four-Peat

MRED’s Help Desk Does What Michael Jordan Couldn't - Four-Peat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year its Technical Help Desk has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Call Centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. MRED’s Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the category of organizations having 5 to100 full-time call center personnel.

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New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast

New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The strongest recovery in the new-home sector is occurring in the Northeast and Midwest, where builders had been hampered by severe winter weather earlier this year, NAHB says.
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Welcome to the world of tiered clouds

Welcome to the world of tiered clouds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Microsoft Azure Basic and Amazon’s designation of “previous generation” EC2 instances may signal a shift to more tiering of basic cloud infrastructure.
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30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization

30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data. Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer's repertoire. They're not just powerful; they're easy to use. In fact, most of these tools feature simple, point-and-click interfaces, and don’t require that you possess any particular coding knowledge or invest in any significant training. Let the software do the hard work for you. 

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Mark Pullinger Named Marketing Director for City Region of Coldwell Banker

Mark Pullinger Named Marketing Director for City Region of Coldwell Banker | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Named the new marketing director of the city region for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, marketing veteran Mark Pullinger is to now oversee marketing operations of six branch offices and 700 real estate agents.

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Department of Energy Issues Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation to Foster Clean Energy Innovation

Department of Energy Issues Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation to Foster Clean Energy Innovation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Department of Energy Issues Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation to Foster Clean Energy Innovation
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Q1 2014 Home Equity & Underwater Report

Q1 2014 Home Equity & Underwater Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
9.1 million U.S. residential properties were seriously underwater representing 17 percent of all properties with a mortgage in the first quarter of 2014.
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Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 In support of the Administration’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department today announced $15 million to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses.

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Could you live in a home the size of a parking space?

Could you live in a home the size of a parking space? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A team of students and professors at Georgia's Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) recently unveiled a tiny house prototype cited as the future of urban living. Dubbed SCADpad, the home in question can fit into a standard-sized car parking space and is expected to cost around US$40,000 to produce.

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Is Your Connected Car Safe From Hackers?

Is Your Connected Car Safe From Hackers? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new breed of Internet-enabled cars from Tesla, Ford, GM, Toyota, and others offer drivers new features and conveniences--but also create loopholes...
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Already exploited on TV cop and spy shows

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The World's Coolest Prefab Houses

The World's Coolest Prefab Houses | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prefab used to get a bad rap. Mass-produced in factories, modular homes were considered cheap, like the architectural equivalent of TV dinners. Buster Keaton famously parodied the prefab house in his 1920 slapstick filmOne Week, in which a couple receives as a wedding gift a home-in-a-box that can supposedly be built in a week. It doesn't go so well.

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With Gnip, Twitter Is Ready To Sell Your Tweets

With Gnip, Twitter Is Ready To Sell Your Tweets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Twitter on Tuesday announced the acquisition of social data analytics startup Gnip, which is one of the only companies with access to Twitter’s firehose of data—all the tweets and activity streams on Twitter since the platform launched in 2006. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Wells Fargo to expand acceptance of e-sign docs

Wells Fargo to expand acceptance of e-sign docs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The move comes months after the Federal Housing Administration’s announcement that it would be accepting more electronic signatures on mortgage-related documents as well.
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Redfin Unveils Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes

Redfin Unveils Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With Earth Day just around the corner, today Redfin (www.redfin.com), a full-service real estate brokerage, released a list of 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. To compile the list, Redfin data scientists searched through homes for sale on Redfin.com to find those with “green” features mentioned in the listing.

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Jobless claims remain at 7-year low

Jobless claims remain at 7-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 4-week moving average of unemployment claims is 312,000, which is the lowest since October 2007.
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Tencent: The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

Tencent: The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A tech war has raged in China, and a winner seems ready to emerge. It's Tencent--a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users...
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Realtor.com® March 2014 Housing Report: National Growth in Housing Inventory and Days on Market Signal Healthier Market for Spring Home Buyers

Realtor.com® March 2014 Housing Report: National Growth in Housing Inventory and Days on Market Signal Healthier Market for Spring Home Buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc. (MOVE), today released its National Housing Trend Report for March 2014. The report shows year-over-year growth in inventory and days on market, which are welcome signs for spring home buyers. Combined with modest price increases, this growth speaks to a healthier market currently than in the early home buying season in 2013.

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Calif March home sales and price report

Calif March home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California’s housing market ticked upward in March to reach the highest level in four months, but sales were still lower than a year ago as declining housing affordability continues to put downward pressure on the market.
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Infants Are Unable To Play With Building Blocks Because They're Too Addicted To iPads

Infants Are Unable To Play With Building Blocks Because They're Too Addicted To iPads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The children know how to use the devices, but barely know how to play with actual toys.
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‘Redefining the American Dream’: Rental properties take off in Naperville

‘Redefining the American Dream’: Rental properties take off in Naperville | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Time was when the American Dream included a house, a family with a couple of kids, a dog and a vehicle to schlep everyone around to soccer games, PTA meetings, the grocery store and church.
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Homes.com Reveals "Green" Homes Are Becoming More Dominant Across the Country

Homes.com Reveals "Green" Homes Are Becoming More Dominant Across the Country | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As Earth Day approaches and peak real estate season draws near, many renters and homeowners are considering how their decisions impact the planet. Homes.com, leading online real estate listing site and lifestyle resource, delved into the earth-friendly listings available on the site to determine which areas of the country are home to the most 'green' listings, 

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How to Find Financial Assistance for Your Down Payment

How to Find Financial Assistance for Your Down Payment | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 20% down that many lenders require before issuing a mortgage is making the dream of owning a home less of a reality for some.
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Hundreds of programs immediately available to every MRED customer

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5 brilliant insights in the CoreLogic April MarketPulse

5 brilliant insights in the CoreLogic April MarketPulse | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Shorter-term mortgages are on the rise, rising rates and equity may mean more HELOCs and short sales may fall of the cliff.
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This French Technology Could Help Save Shopping Malls

This French Technology Could Help Save Shopping Malls | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The technology, called the Inspiration Corridor, was created in partnership with the digital advertising agency DigitasLBi. It's basically a booth shoppers can step into that surrounds the shopper with visual representations of clothing they might like to buy.

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Uber's NYC Manager Defends Taxi Driver Who Ditched Passenger For An Uber Client

Uber's NYC Manager Defends Taxi Driver Who Ditched Passenger For An Uber Client | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Monday night, New York-based Guardian editor Erin McCann says she got kicked out of a cab by a driver who wanted to pick up an Uber customer, Valleywag first reported. 

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Arrogance of success?

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