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Is iOS 7 making you seasick? Here's how to turn off the parallax effect.

Is iOS 7 making you seasick? Here's how to turn off the parallax effect. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple’s new iOS 7 adds a little 3-D experience that may have gone overboard in some peoples eyes: The parallax effect that makes home screen icons float when moving the phone around. Here’s how to disable the effect.
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House passes bill that would slash CFPB funding -- but Obama promises veto

House passes bill that would slash CFPB funding -- but Obama promises veto | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
However, an amendment that would reduce the CFPB’s funding – by up to $100 million over the next 10 years, according to some reports – was inserted into the bill prior to the house vote. And it’s that change that’s prompted the promise of a rarely-used veto from Obama.
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Existing Home Sales Skyrocket! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Existing Home Sales Skyrocket! [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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The Simple Omission That Drives Buyers Away From Your Website [New Data]

The Simple Omission That Drives Buyers Away From Your Website [New Data] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"When asked what causes them to leave a vendor website, 44% of [survey] respondents indicated 'No Contact Information or Phone Number,'" Derek Edmond, managing partner of KoMarketing wrote in a blog post. "More than half -- 54% -- indicated that the lack of thorough contact information reduced a vendor’s a credibility."
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Traffic to Canada's Point2Homes.com Reaches New All-Time-High

Traffic to Canada's Point2Homes.com Reaches New All-Time-High | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The website attracted 70% more unique visitors in March 2015 than in the same month in 2014, while visits via search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) doubled. Three regions stand out as the biggest traffic generators: Toronto, where traffic went up by 129%; Ottawa, which saw an increase of 89%; and Winnipeg, where traffic was up by a staggering 373%.
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Why are foreclosures not making it to the market?

Why are foreclosures not making it to the market? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As home prices continue to increase, fewer homes are now heading into foreclosure. While this might be disappointing news for home shoppers, Auction.com Executive Vice President Rick Sharga cites four reasons for this trend.
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How much of a threat are online lenders?

How much of a threat are online lenders? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When it comes to the financial services industry, one of the biggest digital disruptors is the online lender – lenders who operate solely online and distribute direct to the consumer. Online lenders may not offer the personalized service that an originator can, but they can pass their savings on overhead costs onto consumers in the form of much cheaper rates – and can offer it all from the comfort and convenience of the consumer’s couch.
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Redfin: Home inventory shortage worse than it looks

Redfin: Home inventory shortage worse than it looks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Redfin asks what’s causing the inventory crunch and what they found is that, according to RealtyTrac, more than 7 million homeowners can’t sell because they’re deeply underwater, meaning they owe more on their properties than they’re worth. That figure is falling as rising home values put more homeowners into the black, but those same price gains, coupled with weak wage growth and tight credit, are discouraging many from selling and trading up. Builders haven’t kept pace, either.
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New homes sales tumble 11.4% in March

New homes sales tumble 11.4% in March | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales of new single-family houses in March 2015 tumbled back down to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000, 11.4% below last month’s revised estimate of 543,000, the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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7 Brilliant Video Marketing Campaigns You'll Actually Enjoy Watching

7 Brilliant Video Marketing Campaigns You'll Actually Enjoy Watching | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Riddle me this -- why do people buy quarter-inch drill bits?

While there are a million possible answers to this question, Leo McGinneva offers perhaps the most interesting explanation.

"They don’t want quarter-inch bits. They want quarter-inch holes," he explains.
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CoreLogic first-quarter revenue jumps 12%

CoreLogic first-quarter revenue jumps 12% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to CoreLogic, the revenue growth was primarily driven by higher demand for property data, analytics and underwriting solutions, as well as market share gains and the benefits of the acquisition of Marshall & Swift /Boeckh and DataQuick.
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New e-paper can be written on like a whiteboard

New e-paper can be written on like a whiteboard | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By repurposing and updating an e-paper technology from the 1970s, researchers from the University of Tokyo have created a cheap but tough new electronic display that can be written on with a magnet.
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NAR - Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

NAR - Existing-Home Sales Spike in March | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year sales pace.
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RealtyTrac Announces 54 Deals Closed Since Launching Tax, Deed and Mortgage Data File Licensing Business a Year Ago

RealtyTrac Announces 54 Deals Closed Since Launching Tax, Deed and Mortgage Data File Licensing Business a Year Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In its first year as a national tax, deed and mortgage file licensing provider, RealtyTrac has closed more than one deal a week across multiple industries including appraisal, analytics, technology, real estate, government and marketing. The company inked deals with industry power houses such as Auction.com and Acxiom, appraisal clients such as The Information Market/ARMLS, ValueScape and EMC2 Data as well as MLS technology firms such as Rapattoni.
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Hands-on with Mini's new AR goggles

Hands-on with Mini's new AR goggles | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Earlier this week we had the opportunity to try out Mini’s new Augmented Vision, a set of driving goggles that brings some of the features of your standard heads-up display to a set of glasses, making for an interesting look at the future of both connected eyewear and connected vehicles.
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Famous Logos Look Better Lettered By Hand

Famous Logos Look Better Lettered By Hand | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
She meticulously translated these rigid, well-known brands through careful calligraphy. And the results are like an uncanny peek into an alternate universe where computers and printers never came to be, and all branding must be drawn by hand.
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Low interest rates drive First American revenue up 10%

Low interest rates drive First American revenue up 10% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"We saw significant improvement in our first-quarter earnings as compared with last year, driven by strength in the commercial and refinance markets and by our continued focus on cost efficiency," said Dennis Gilmore, chief executive officer at First American Financial.
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First-time buyer GSE mortgage loans are getting far riskier

First-time buyer GSE mortgage loans are getting far riskier | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The First-Time Buyer Mortgage Risk Index for agency mortgages stood at a series record of 15.14%, up 0.1 percentage point from the average over the prior three months and up 0.5 percentage point from a year earlier.
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Report: Comcast To Walk Away From Time Warner Cable

Report: Comcast To Walk Away From Time Warner Cable | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Comcast reportedly will walk away from its $45 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable. The news comes shortly after reports surfaced that staff at the Department of Justice and Federal
Communications Commission oppose the deal, which would vastly increase Comcast's broadband footprint.
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U.S. sues Quicken Loans for FHA loan violations

U.S. sues Quicken Loans for FHA loan violations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to an announcement from the Department of Justice, the government alleges that from September 2007 through December 2011, Quicken “knowingly submitted, or caused the submission of, claims for hundreds of improperly underwritten FHA-insured loans.”
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Fannie Mae: Lenders expect boost from GSE 97% LTV products

Fannie Mae: Lenders expect boost from GSE 97% LTV products | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
he latest lender sentiment survey from Fannie Mae shows that mortgage lenders expect they will get a boost in business from the 97% LTV programs at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and from the reduction in the cost of mortgage insurance implemented by the Federal Housing Administration.
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CALIF - March 2015 Pending Home Sales Index

CALIF - March 2015 Pending Home Sales Index | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California pending home sales propelled higher in March, with the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* increasing 16.3 percent from a revised 111.9 in February to 130.2, based on signed contracts.  The month-to-month increase was essentially unchanged from the long-run average increase of 16.8 percent observed in the last seven years.
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RealtyTrac: Share of seriously underwater homes rises

RealtyTrac: Share of seriously underwater homes rises | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The share of seriously underwater homeowners increased 0.4 percentage points from fourth quarter 2014, and while it is only a slight increase, it marks the first quarterly increase since the second quarter of 2012, the latest RealtyTrac Home Equity and Underwater report for the first quarter said.
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Project Fi Is Google's Blueprint For The Future Of The Network

Project Fi Is Google's Blueprint For The Future Of The Network | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We knew it was coming, and now it's here: Google Fi is the tech giant's disruptive move into the wireless telecom market. Like many other Google projects before it, from Glass to Loon, it's both experimental and innovative at the same time.
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Here’s What Twitter, Instagram, And Your Other Favorite Apps Look Like On Apple Watch

Here’s What Twitter, Instagram, And Your Other Favorite Apps Look Like On Apple Watch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Rolling out the mobile-friendly update

Rolling out the mobile-friendly update | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As we noted earlier this year, today’s the day we begin globally rolling out our mobile-friendly update. We’re boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results. Now searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling.
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