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Google Chrome 29 Update Fixes 25 Flaws, CloudFuzzer Is Big Winner

Google Chrome 29 Update Fixes 25 Flaws, CloudFuzzer Is Big Winner | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google is updating the stable version of its Chrome browser to version 29.0.1547.57 across the Windows, Mac and Linux operating system platforms. The new update includes at least 25 security fixes as well as an improved Omnibox search capability and a new browser reset feature. 

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Zillow, Realogy and National Association of Realtors Executives Receive 2016 T3 Visionary Award

Zillow, Realogy and National Association of Realtors Executives Receive 2016 T3 Visionary Award | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The CEOs of the Zillow Group, Realogy Franchise Group and National Association of Realtors received the first annual T3 Visionary Award from the Swanepoel T3 Group. They were recognized for their significant impact to the residential real estate industry.
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Household debt hits all-time high, finally exceeding housing bubble

Household debt hits all-time high, finally exceeding housing bubble | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today's family debt looks much different than it did in 2008, when the country fell into recession thanks to subprime home loans.

In fact, mortgage debt still remains below its 2008 high. Auto and student loans make up a bigger share of total debts.
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The FCC just took the next step in reversing Obama’s 'open internet' rules

The FCC just took the next step in reversing Obama’s 'open internet' rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The vote does not mean the existing net-neutrality rules are dead. Instead, the FCC will now seek further public comment before finalizing an order that would undo the rules in earnest. That order will require another vote, most likely later this year.
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Ten-X Research: Latest U.S. Retail Market Outlook Shows Sector's 'Agonizingly Slow' Growth

Ten-X Research: Latest U.S. Retail Market Outlook Shows Sector's 'Agonizingly Slow' Growth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The long-term forecast reveals Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Austin and Tampa as markets in which investors should consider buying retail assets. These markets, concentrated in Florida and Texas, have been able to defy national trends, primarily thanks to robust local economies fueled by consistent job and population growth.
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Hackers reportedly steal millions of email addresses from DocuSign

Hackers reportedly steal millions of email addresses from DocuSign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DocuSign confirmed on Tuesday that a malicious third party had gained temporary access to a separate, non-core system to steal possibly more than 100 million email addresses.

According to an article in Forbes by Lee Matthews, in an update on its website, DocuSign reported an uptick in targeted spam campaigns abusing the company's branding, launching an investigation.
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Experts: New home starts create bottleneck to economic recovery

Experts: New home starts create bottleneck to economic recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Privately owned housing starts decreased in April, a factor that experts say is continuing to block economic recovery.

As new home starts and building permits decrease, inventory shortages are only heightened in the competitive housing market, driving prices to new highs.
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The Most Beautiful College in Every State

The Most Beautiful College in Every State | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A good-looking university does much more than attract potential students. Handsome quads, manicured footpaths, and photo-worthy architecture are often utilized (and appreciated) by everyone in town, including tourists. Even if you finished your degree decades ago—or have no interest in academia—the beautiful college campuses scattered across the United States are worthwhile destinations for travelers. 
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Homebuilder confidence soars in May

Homebuilder confidence soars in May | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The housing market is showing signs of strength as homebuilder confidence grew in May to the second-highest point since the recession, according to the Housing Market Index from National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

Home builders increased their confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes by two points in May to 70.
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Calif - First Qtr 2017 Housing Affordability report

Calif - First Qtr 2017 Housing Affordability report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California in first-quarter 2017 inched up to 32 percent, up from 31 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 but was down from 34 percent in the first quarter a year ago, according to C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI). This is the 16th consecutive quarter that the index has been below 40 percent and is near the mid-2008 low level of 29 percent. California’s housing affordability index hit a peak of 56 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
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NAR-Foreign Buyers and Immigration Expected to Drive Future Demand for U.S. Housing

NAR-Foreign Buyers and Immigration Expected to Drive Future Demand for U.S. Housing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. real estate markets are increasingly becoming international, and changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices.
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U.S. Foreclosure Activity in April 2017 Drops to Lowest Level Since November 2005

U.S. Foreclosure Activity in April 2017 Drops to Lowest Level Since November 2005 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“Foreclosure activity continued to search for a new post-recession floor in April thanks in large part to the above-par performance of mortgages originated in the past seven years,” said Daren Blomquist, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions. “Meanwhile we are seeing an elevated share of repeat foreclosures on homeowners who often fell into default several years ago but have not been able to avoid foreclosure despite the housing recovery.”
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Realtor Demographics Change Little

Realtor Demographics Change Little | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The latest survey revealed that 24% of members make under $10,000, and 24% make above $100,000. It is not surprising that median gross income and the number of transactions generally increase with experience; last year, Realtors in business for more than 16 years earned a median income of $78,850 (up from $73,400 in 2015) and had 15 transactions, the same number as 2015. Realtors with 2 years or less experience had a median gross income of $8,930, an increase from $7,400 in 2015, and had 4 transactions.
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Fidelity National Financial acquires Hudson & Marshall

Fidelity National Financial acquires Hudson & Marshall | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
On Monday, Fidelity National Financial, the title insurance giant and parent company of ServiceLink, announced that it acquired Hudson & Marshall, a full-service auction company that has been in business since 1965.
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Stunning auditorium crowns ship-shaped Paris music venue

Stunning auditorium crowns ship-shaped Paris music venue | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The glazed auditorium comprises a spruce wood frame and is part-covered by a "solar sail" (named for its resemblance to a ship's sail, not the futuristic spacecraft propulsion method) that helps shade the interior from direct sunlight.

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DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach

DocuSign users sent phishing emails after data breach | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A full copy of the email has been published on the TechHelpList website, which reported that the malware contained in the attachment could be used to steal passwords and banking credentials.
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Here's everything Google announced at its big I/O conference

Here's everything Google announced at its big I/O conference | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Among the new goodies: updates to Android, Google Home, Google Assistant and YouTube. As well as nifty new services like Google Lens, which uses your smarpthone's camera to identify objects in the real world. 
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You've been warned: CFPB puts real estate agents, lenders on RESPA violation watch

You've been warned: CFPB puts real estate agents, lenders on RESPA violation watch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau slapping Prospect Mortgage with a $3.5 million fine for violating RESPA earlier this year and beefing up its ongoing investigation into Zillow for possibly violating RESPA, the real estate agent/lender space is being sent a warning, one industry attorney advises.
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Delinquencies Decline, Foreclosure Up Slightly in MBA 1Q Mortgage Delinquency Survey

Delinquencies Decline, Foreclosure Up Slightly in MBA 1Q Mortgage Delinquency Survey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The MBA First Quarter National Delinquency Survey reported the delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.71 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter, a decline nine basis points from the previous quarter and six basis points from a year ago.
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May 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report 

May 2017 RE/MAX National Housing Report  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
More than three quarters of the report’s 53 metro areas saw April home sales decline year-over-year. By contrast, March posted a 6.6% year-over-year spike in sales. Even so, April saw homes sell for more than they did in March in 81% of the markets, while 92% of the markets saw higher year-over-year sale prices.
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NAR - Metro Home-Price Growth Heats Up 6.9 Percent in First Quarter

NAR - Metro Home-Price Growth Heats Up 6.9 Percent in First Quarter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The strongest quarterly sales pace in exactly a decade put significant downward pressure on inventory levels and caused price growth to further accelerate during the first three months of 2017, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. Metro home prices have now accelerated for three consecutive quarters.
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April home sales and price report

April home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“With pending home sales slowing over the past three months, April’s sales decline was not a surprise,” said C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh. “Some sales that took place in the first quarter were likely pulled forward as homebuyers took advantage of the favorable interest rate environment and decided to purchase now before rates increase. Moving forward, the housing market may temper further as interest rates inch up and the supply of available homes for sale tightens.”  
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NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing-Home Sales Poised to Climb 3.5 Percent in 2017

NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing-Home Sales Poised to Climb 3.5 Percent in 2017 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The first quarter was the best quarterly existing sales pace in exactly a decade (5.62 million), and Yun expects activity to stay on track and finish around 5.64 million – the best since 2006 (6.47 million) and 3.5 percent above 2016. With several metro areas seeing hefty price growth, the national median existing-home price is expected to rise around 5 percent this year.
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17 iPad tips and secrets you’ll use

17 iPad tips and secrets you’ll use | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I’ve tried to solely include iPad-only features here, though I have included a couple that work across iOS which I think come into their own on the Apple tablet.
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Homebuilders switch gears, look to starter homes

Homebuilders switch gears, look to starter homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As Millennials increase their share in the housing market, homebuilders are switching gears from the luxury market, which they focused on the past several years, to starter homes, according to an article by Laura Kusisto and Chris Kirkham for The Wall Street Journal.

Nearly all major builders are making this shift as Millennials, the newest generation of homebuyers who were born from the early 1980s to mid 1990s, increase their presence in the market, according to the article.
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North Carolina officially completes first-ever eClosing

North Carolina officially completes first-ever eClosing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The state, along with North State Bank and the help of other key parties, executed a 100% electronic mortgage closing. Investors Title Insurance Company of Chapel Hill insured the electronic, notarized mortgage, while DocMagic and World Wide Notary were the electronic solution providers that were used.
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