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Facebook Just Killed A Privacy Setting, So It's A Good Time To Do Your Own Checkup

Facebook Just Killed A Privacy Setting, So It's A Good Time To Do Your Own Checkup | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Facebook just killed the privacy feature that controlled who could search for your profile by first or last name. The company actually eliminated this feature last yearfor users who didn't have the setting checked, but now it's delivering the coup de grace even for those of us who actually use it.

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What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The truth is, it’s difficult to advise kids about how careers really work today and how to get any job, much less a great job. All parents love their kids and want to set them up for a life of self-sufficiency, meaning, and happiness.
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Survey -- Are You Guilty of these Behaviors that Drive Your Co-Workers Crazy?

Survey -- Are You Guilty of these Behaviors that Drive Your Co-Workers Crazy? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Or, perhaps you’ve recently discovered that your office antics have become the subject of watercooler talk. Despite assuming that you were on friendly terms with your co-workers, you now realize they find your behavior aggravating or your personality incompatible. So, how can you redeem this reputation and salvage professional relationships?
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NAR-Pending Home Sales Inch Forward in July

NAR-Pending Home Sales Inch Forward in July | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, marginally increased 0.5 percent to 110.9 in July from an upwardly revised 110.4 in June and is now 7.4 percent above July 2014 (103.3). The index has increased year-over-year for 11 consecutive months and is the third highest reading of 2015, behind April (111.6) and May (112.3).
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IoT Connected Devices Triples To 38 Billion By 2020

IoT Connected Devices Triples To 38 Billion By 2020 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to new data from Juniper Research, the number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: a rise of over 285%, driven by a surge in connected industrial applications.
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RealtyTrac: Share of in-foreclosure sales hits 15-year low

RealtyTrac: Share of in-foreclosure sales hits 15-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales of properties in-foreclosure and cash sales were down from a year ago to multi-year lows while year-to-date U.S. home sales in 2015 are at an eight-year high, and the U.S. median home price in July was at an 82-month high, according to the July report from RealtyTrac.
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AT&T Intercepts WiFi Traffic To Inject Ads

AT&T Intercepts WiFi Traffic To Inject Ads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
AT&T on Wednesday confirmed that it recently intercepted Web traffic at WiFi hotspots in order to inject ads into the pages that users were visiting.
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MBA: Housing demand to surge over next 10 years

MBA: Housing demand to surge over next 10 years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Mortgage Bankers Association believes that between 13.9 and 15.9 million additional households will be formed by 2024, making the next decade one of the strongest in housing in U.S. history.
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Philips Just Made It Stupid Simple To Install Smarthome Lighting

Philips Just Made It Stupid Simple To Install Smarthome Lighting | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A lot of intelligent people believe that a platform like Apple’s HomeKit will be the way we control the smart home of the future. But I'd bet on it looking a lot more like the new wireless dimming kit from the Philips Hue line—subtle technology that eliminates the need for electricians and apps at the same time.
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Auction.com Names Former eBay Executive Kristine Chin Vice President Of Customer Engagement

Auction.com Names Former eBay Executive Kristine Chin Vice President Of Customer Engagement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
 Auction.com, LLC, the nation's leading online real estate marketplace, today announced the appointment of former eBay executive Kristine Chin as vice president of customer engagement reporting to CEO Tim Morse.
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Calif July pending sales and Market Pulse Survey

Calif July pending sales and Market Pulse Survey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* climbed 17 percent on an annual basis to 122.3 in July, based on signed contracts. The July 2015 index was up from the 104.5 index recorded a year ago and marked the eighth straight month of year-to-year gains and the sixth straight month of double-digit advances.
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This is true and I can say I contributed to this % of closing sales in the month. 

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Fannie Mae just made it easier to get a mortgage

Fannie Mae just made it easier to get a mortgage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Thanks to new research and lender input, Fannie Mae announced its new HomeReady mortgage that will replace MyCommunityMortgage, Fannie’s previous affordable lending product.

The latest product is designed to help creditworthy borrowers with lower and moderate incomes access an affordable, sustainable mortgage.
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S&P Case-Shiller: Home prices continue rise in June

S&P Case-Shiller: Home prices continue rise in June | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, recorded a slightly higher year-over-year gain with a 4.5% annual increase in June 2015 versus a 4.4% increase in May 2015. The 10-City Composite had marginally lower year-over-year gains, with an increase of 4.6% year-over-year.
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U.S. Weekly Economic Roundup: What’s The Rush? | S&P Dow Jones Indices - HousingViews

U.S. Weekly Economic Roundup: What’s The Rush? | S&P Dow Jones Indices - HousingViews | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is shaping up to be a real cliffhanger. The minutes of July’s meeting didn’t give a clear signal regarding the September move for a rate hike. It is clear, however, that the participants are not in agreement yet.
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The hidden costs of the on-demand economy

The hidden costs of the on-demand economy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The fact is, people are willing to pay more — often a lot more — for services that are pleasant to use. Uber, Zipcar, Munchery, and Washio all prove the point. They cost more than old-school alternatives that have been around for years, but make up for that by offering an experience that just feels nicer.
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Here’s what top housing economists think about pending home sales today

Here’s what top housing economists think about pending home sales today | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“Despite the ebbs and flows, the housing market is on solid footing that’s being bolstered by strong, broad-based job growth and more millennials creating their own households,” Hepp says. “As we saw earlier this week, the slowing of home sales price appreciation means that the frenzied and competitive markets that we’ve seen in recent years are finally calming down.”
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Facebook Is Adding A Personal Assistant Called “M” To Your Messenger App

Facebook Is Adding A Personal Assistant Called “M” To Your Messenger App | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today we’re beginning to test a new service called M. M is a personal digital assistant inside of Messenger that completes tasks and finds information on your behalf. It’s powered by artificial intelligence that’s trained and supervised by people.
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Seth's Blog: The strawberry conundrum

Seth's Blog: The strawberry conundrum | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A local grocer turned the problem upside down: He got rid of the boxes and just put out a pile of strawberries. People picked their own. He charged more, sold more and made everyone happier.
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Lead Scoring 101: How to Use Data to Calculate a Basic Lead Score

Lead Scoring 101: How to Use Data to Calculate a Basic Lead Score | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
That's where lead scoring comes in. Lead scoring lets you assign a value (a certain number of points) to each lead based on the professional information they've given you and how they've engaged with your website and brand across the internet. It helps sales and marketing teams prioritize leads and increase efficiency.
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C.A.R. inaugural Homeowner Survey findings

C.A.R. inaugural Homeowner Survey findings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
C.A.R.’s inaugural Survey of California Homeowners also found that more than half (59 percent) of homeowners have not seriously considered selling their home in the past year, with more than half (60 percent) saying their current home will be their retirement residence. For those who have been in their home 15 years or more, that figure rises to 70 percent who indicated they have not considered selling because their current residence will be their retirement home.
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DocMagic names Gavin Ales chief compliance officer

DocMagic names Gavin Ales chief compliance officer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DocMagic, a provider of compliant loan document preparation, compliance, eSign and eDelivery solutions, announced the addition of Gavin Ales as the company’s new chief compliance officer.
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Programmer Drives His Tesla Model S A Record-Breaking 452.8 Miles On A Single Charge

Programmer Drives His Tesla Model S A Record-Breaking 452.8 Miles On A Single Charge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tesla’s Model S, a “premium performance” sedan with dual-motor, all-wheel drive, is advertised as having a 265-mile range, according to the company. But Bjørn Nyland, a programmer at the University of Oslo who lovingly calls his two-year-old Tesla “The Millennium Falcon” (he also has a YouTube channel dedicated
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Trulia: Is housing shifting to a homebuyer's market?

Trulia: Is housing shifting to a homebuyer's market? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The online real estate listings service, Trulia, calculated how long homes are staying on the market by measuring the share of homes for sale on its site over a two-month period.
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Home Values Slip After Nearly Four Years of Growth

Home Values Slip After Nearly Four Years of Growth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Of the 517 metros covered by Zillow, 204 saw a slowdown, including major metros like Washington, DC and Cincinnati, where home values declined month-over-month in July. The slowing appreciation is a sign that the market is returning to normal; economists have expected to see growth flattening out as the recovery continues.
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New home sales jump 5.4% in July to 507K

New home sales jump 5.4% in July to 507K | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales of new single-family houses in July 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Salesforce Lightning Ushers In New Design For Core CRM Product

Salesforce Lightning Ushers In New Design For Core CRM Product | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Salesforce.com lifted the curtain on Salesforce Lightning today, the completely redesigned version of its core CRM product. As is often the case with Salesforce, the announcement included several pieces. At the same time, it announced the first in a series of industry-specific CRM packages.
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