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Calif - June home sales and price report

Calif - June home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California home sales pulled back in June as home prices continued to climb, with most regions posting healthy double-digit year-over-year gains and the statewide median price maintaining above the $400,000 mark for the third straight month.
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New York cracks down on title insurers with new rules for kickbacks, fees

New York cracks down on title insurers with new rules for kickbacks, fees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The NYDFS announcement noted that its initial investigation into the matter, which led to the 2015 rules, found that some title insurers in the state were providing meals, entertainment, vacations and gifts to attorneys and real estate professionals in order to secure business, and then passing those costs along to customers.
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Texas Cities Dominate Ten-X's Fall 2017 List of "Hottest" Single-Family Markets

Texas Cities Dominate Ten-X's Fall 2017 List of "Hottest" Single-Family Markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Columbus and Tampa Earn Top Spots Due to Continued Demand, Price Appreciation, and Economic Growth
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Policing Trademarks In A Social Media World

Policing Trademarks In A Social Media World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How is a trademark owner supposed to juggle its need to police its trademarks with its social media presence to avoid potential fallout, alienating the consumers it relies on to succeed?  Believe it or not, it can be boiled down to one word:  communication.
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Swiss Team Wins 2017 Solar Decathlon

Swiss Team Wins 2017 Solar Decathlon | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Swiss Team took first place in this year’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon in Denver. The communal flex space, NeighborHub, was found to be the best blend of smart energy production, innovation, and market potential among the 11 entries.
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5 Foods Thomas Jefferson Introduced or Made Popular in America

5 Foods Thomas Jefferson Introduced or Made Popular in America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But if you’re a fan of mac and cheese, ice cream, or french fries, you should really be grateful: Apparently a great lover of carbs, Jefferson introduced all of these delicious treats to America.
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Foreclosure Timelines Hit New High as Foreclosure Activity Drops to 11-Year Low

Foreclosure Timelines Hit New High as Foreclosure Activity Drops to 11-Year Low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With legacy foreclosures dwindling and delinquencies now near pre-crisis lows, it would make sense if foreclosure timelines were shortening, but apparently that’s not the case, according to the most recent quarterly foreclosure report from ATTOM Data Solutions.
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Redfin Mortgage expanding to Illinois

Redfin Mortgage expanding to Illinois | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Redfin announced Monday that it’s adding Illinois as Redfin Mortgage’s second state. Redfin also announced that it expects to expand its lending operation again later this year into Virginia, and plans to add more markets in 2018.
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October 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report

October 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Joining August, July, April and February, September home sales dropped 4.2% year-over-year in the report’s monthly analysis of housing data in 54 metro areas. Going in the opposite direction, the Median Sales Price increased to $225,000. Though the lowest price since March, it was 2.3% higher than September 2016. The last month when home prices did not increase year-over-year was October 2011.
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Freshly-baked museum showcases the best things since sliced bread

Freshly-baked museum showcases the best things since sliced bread | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
the building serves as a museum and exhibition space dedicated to bread, and is packed with an eclectic mix of cultural objects, art, books and toys related to the staple food.
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Airbnb’s Next Step: An Apartment Complex Designed For Home Sharing | Fast Company

Airbnb’s Next Step: An Apartment Complex Designed For Home Sharing | Fast Company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Airbnb may have found a way to make landlords, tenants, and possibly even lawmakers happy. The home-sharing platform has teamed up with Florida developer Newgard to create Niido, a concept apartment building designed to support home sharing.
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Wespi de Meuron Romeo uses stone and plaster for lakeside house

Wespi de Meuron Romeo uses stone and plaster for lakeside house | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The property is situated on an elevated site overlooking the rooftops of the historic town centre, and is surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens featuring palm trees and other native plants.
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Watch Hundreds of Colorful Hot-Air Balloons Fill the Sky

Watch Hundreds of Colorful Hot-Air Balloons Fill the Sky | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dragons, Elvis, Darth Vader, and zebras soar above the dramatic landscape of New Mexico every October during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest annual gathering of hot-air balloons.
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Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world

Study shows North Atlantic wind farms could power the whole world | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new study has found that wind speeds over the oceans could allow offshore turbines to generate far more energy than a land-based wind farm – with the North Atlantic, in particular, theoretically able to provide enough energy for all of human civilization.
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College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse

College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The home, created by a team of graduate students from the University of Maryland, features a wall that uses an agricultural technique called hydroponic farming. That means that produce grows in nutrient-rich water rather than traditional soil.
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Tech-Driven Demand, Shifts In Trade Policy Pushing U.S. Industrial Sector To New Heights

Tech-Driven Demand, Shifts In Trade Policy Pushing U.S. Industrial Sector To New Heights | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Latest U.S. Industrial Market Outlook Identifies Los Angeles, Nashville, Tenn., San Diego, Portland, Ore. and Sacramento Calif., as the Top Five Markets to Buy Industrial Properties
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Minto, Margaritaville Developing Homes, Marina at Florida Island Community

Minto, Margaritaville Developing Homes, Marina at Florida Island Community | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings are currently working on a new deep water marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville, located at Harbour Isle, a 220-acre private island community on Anna Maria Sound in Bradenton, Fla.
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How Jimmy Buffett Turned 'Margaritaville' Into a Way of Life

How Jimmy Buffett Turned 'Margaritaville' Into a Way of Life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nibblin' on sponge cake,
Watchin' the sun bake;
All of those tourists covered with oil.
Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing.
Smell those shrimp —
They're beginnin' to boil.
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Redfin: Migration Patterns Show More People Leaving Politically Blue Counties

Redfin: Migration Patterns Show More People Leaving Politically Blue Counties | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“As blue counties are becoming increasingly less affordable, we see a great number of residents moving to red counties where they can afford the lifestyle they want,” said Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson. “At Redfin, we see this as a sign of hope for a less divided country, where people with differing views gain better understanding and tolerance of each other through sheer proximity.”
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Google is now using facial recognition tech to identify your pets

Google is now using facial recognition tech to identify your pets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new pet search will work in the same way: It automatically recognises canine and feline faces and groups then together, letting you search for them by name if you've opted in to the feature. You can then make them into digital albums, videos, or even a physical photo book, Google suggests.
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Tired of the office? Microsoft builds treehouses for its employees

Tired of the office? Microsoft builds treehouses for its employees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sitting 12 feet off the ground, the treehouses feature skylights, WiFi, hidden wall plugs and even a gas fireplace. Two structures are now open for use, with a third opening later this year. There’s also a “Crow’s Nest” observation post.
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Dubai police to fly multirotor hoverbikes: What could possibly go wrong?

Dubai police to fly multirotor hoverbikes: What could possibly go wrong? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The magical kingdom of Dubai continues to cement its dual reputations as both the world's most future-forward city, and the most desperate for attention, with the announcement that it plans to add quadcopter-style hoverbikes to its police fleet.
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Lone Wolf Acquires Instanet Solutions | WAV Group Consulting

Lone Wolf Acquires Instanet Solutions | WAV Group Consulting | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lone Wolf Technologies, the North American leader in residential real estate software, today announced the acquisition of Instanet Solutions, a leading provider of transaction management, electronic forms and eSignature solutions for the real estate industry.
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C.A.R. 2018 California Housing Market Forecast

C.A.R. 2018 California Housing Market Forecast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The C.A.R. forecast sees a modest gain in existing single-family home sales of 1.0 percent next year to reach 426,200 units, up slightly from the projected 2017 sales figure of 421,900. The 2017 figure is 1.3 percent higher compared with the 416,700 pace of homes sold in 2016.
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Visiting Machu Picchu? Don't Miss This Stunning Rainforest Sanctuary

Visiting Machu Picchu? Don't Miss This Stunning Rainforest Sanctuary | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Among those is a hotel that’s a destination in its own right. Set in a global gem of biodiversity, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is one of the finest—and oldest—ecotourism destinations in Peru.
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China's topsy-turvy bridge actually has three bridges woven into one

China's topsy-turvy bridge actually has three bridges woven into one | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A bridge doesn't need to include the standard, gray concrete beams, cables, and deck. They can twist and turn and pop with color.
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