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Re/Max claims top US, Canadian market share

Re/Max claims top US, Canadian market share | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Agents working at brokerages affiliated with franchisor Re/Max LLC were involved in more home sales than any competing franchise last year, Re/Max claims, citing the results of surveys of U.S. and Canadian buyers.

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Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Heartbleed bug shows how the Internet's infrastructure remains underfunded by the corporations and governments that rely on free, open-source software.
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Favorable Financing Costs Not Impacting Remodeling Activity During Recovery

Favorable Financing Costs Not Impacting Remodeling Activity During Recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While annual growth is expected to decelerate some by the fourth quarter due partly to the ongoing sluggishness in home sales, home improvement spending is still expected to grow nine percent in 2014. 

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The 6 Basic Building Blocks Of The Things In The 'Internet Of Things'

The 6 Basic Building Blocks Of The Things In The 'Internet Of Things' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will encompass a huge number of objects, but they will all contain these basic building blocks.
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Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Recent estimates value Alibaba between $153 billion and $200 billion and indicate that the IPO could raise up to $15 billion.

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Prudential Prairie Path, Realtors® Joins Berkshire Hathaway
HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

Prudential Prairie Path, Realtors® Joins Berkshire Hathaway <br/>      HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prairie Path, Realtors®, based in Elmhurst, is a leading real estate brokerage serving Chicago’s west suburbs. The brokerage is the most recent addition to the expanding roster of affiliates that have joined the network since September. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – recently named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” in the Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study – now spans 37 states and includes more than 28,000 agents and 750 offices.

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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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Inside The Offices Of 12 Psychoanalysts

Inside The Offices Of 12 Psychoanalysts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ever since Freud invited patients to lie on an oriental rug-draped couch, therapists have considered interior design an important component of their...
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These Are The Things Americans Think Will Be Possible By 2064

These Are The Things Americans Think Will Be Possible By 2064 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the next 50 years, Americans think that they'll be able to teleport objects and control the weather, according to a new survey.
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announces Affiliation with Mimi Napleton Collins

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announces Affiliation with Mimi Napleton Collins | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced that realtor Mimi Napleton Collins is now affiliated with their Halsted office. 

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Oak Park task force seeks rental discrimination info

Oak Park task force seeks rental discrimination info | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Several members of a new Oak Park task force are calling for HOPE Fair Housing Center to name the Oak Park rental agencies the organization found violated laws meant to prevent housing discrimination.
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@properties Welcomes Glenview Real Estate Broker Judy Casey

@properties Welcomes Glenview Real Estate Broker Judy Casey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Judy Casey has recently joined the firm as a broker in its Glenview office.
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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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