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What every business needs to know about using music for business purposes

What every business needs to know about using music for business purposes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Most businesses use music in some capacity to create the right ambiance, draw a crowd or even to pacify holding telephone customers.  The right music can influence purchasing decisions, how fast patrons at a restaurant eat and how satisfied customers feel in their dealings with your business.  For these reasons, music is a valuable asset to your business.

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News Corp Announces New Leadership at Move, Inc.

News Corp Announces New Leadership at Move, Inc. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK---- News Corp announced today that Ryan O’ Hara will become Chief Executive Officer of Move, Inc., effective January 5, 2015. News Corp acquired Move, a leading provider of online real estate services, including realtor.com ®, last month. We are also extremely grateful to Steve Berkowitz for his years of astute and principled leadership, during which period...
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Metrolist rebrands as it celebrates 30th anniversary

Metrolist rebrands as it celebrates 30th anniversary | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"The change of our corporate name to REcolorado is an important milestone in the history of our company," said Kirby Slunaker, president and CEO of REcolorado. "It reflects our broader focus on providing consumers the most accurate and up-to-date resources for buying and selling Colorado homes, while continuing to serve our member base of more than 16,000 Colorado realtors and real estate professionals."

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FHFA’s new regulation on HTF allocations starts today

FHFA’s new regulation on HTF allocations starts today | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The FHFA issued a new rule that prohibits GSEs from redirecting the costs to mortgages originators and is accepting written comments on the regulation.
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Housing starts fall in November led by single-family decline

Housing starts fall in November led by single-family decline | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,035,000. This is 5.2% below the revised October rate of 1,092,000 and is 0.2% below the November 2013 estimate of 1,037,000.

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What Artificial Intelligence Is Not

What Artificial Intelligence Is Not | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Artificial Intelligence has been in the media a lot lately. So much so that it’s only a matter of time before it graduates to meaningless buzz word status like “big data” and “cloud.” Usually I would be a big supporter. Being in the AI space, any attention to our often overlooked industry is welcome. But there seems to be more misinformation out there than solid facts.

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Seth's Blog: The annual plan construction set

Seth's Blog: The annual plan construction set | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It's that time of year, when big companies race to put together their annual plan for the coming year. These documents, even though they're now digital, involve thousands of hours of analog meetings and discussion and compromise. To save you time, here's a simple list you can use. Just pick one or more phrases, string them together using words like, "using," and a bit of reconjugation and you're on your way.

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Impressive green home emerges from a tiny block of land

Impressive green home emerges from a tiny block of land | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Australia's Schulberg Demkiw architecture studio has recently completed an innovative new home in Melbourne’s beach side suburb of Elwood which boasts a 6 star Green Rating and sits on small 9 by ...
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Trulia's Beautiful New San Francisco Headquarters Was Inspired By A Tree

Trulia's Beautiful New San Francisco Headquarters Was Inspired By A Tree | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
They just moved into a 6-floor office in SoMa.
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This All-Glass Building Is Designed To Lower Stress And Improve Sleep

This All-Glass Building Is Designed To Lower Stress And Improve Sleep | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Photon Space uses an advanced type of glass that blocks harmful UV rays and darkens when you need privacy. Spend some time there, it'll brighten your...
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New 3D models in Google Maps are incredibly detailed

New 3D models in Google Maps are incredibly detailed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google has started updating its 3D models in Google Earth and Maps, and the details on the ones we've seen are nothing short of stunning.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces New REthink Council Members

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces New REthink Council Members | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced the selection of six new members to its REthink Council, a national group of 15 top-producing, motivated young agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerages around the country.

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House narrowly passes bill that would strip Dodd-Frank

House narrowly passes bill that would strip Dodd-Frank | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The House narrowly passed a spending bill that would roll back part of Dodd-Frank, but the bill still faces stiff opposition in the Senate from Elizabeth Warren and her supporters
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IRS Announces 2015 Standard Mileage Rates

IRS Announces 2015 Standard Mileage Rates | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Drive for business, medical, moving or charity? The IRS has just announced the 2015 standard mileage rates. Even though gas prices are going down, business mileage rates are heading up.
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Watch 13 Dogs And A Cat Have A Pefectly Civilized Holiday Feast

Watch 13 Dogs And A Cat Have A Pefectly Civilized Holiday Feast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In its new holiday ad, online pet food retailer Freshpets takes this sentiment to its ridiculous extreme by giving a collection of 13 dogs and a cat, human torsos, arms, hands, and a holiday dinner table. The combo of the dog's head and human hands device has been used before but, maybe due to the addition of eyeglasses, the result is awesome.

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Eastern N.C. realtor groups to establish regional MLS

Eastern N.C. realtor groups to establish regional MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Seven professional realtor organizations in eastern North Carolina are joining forces to establish a regional multiple listing service, or MLS.
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MMREM acquires real estate auction company RealtyBid.com

MMREM acquires real estate auction company RealtyBid.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Matt Martin Real Estate Management announced a definitive agreement to acquire RealtyBid.com. This greatly expands the company’s capabilities with a proven disposition platform for owners of single-family residences and commercial assets.
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Real-Time eMail Tactics

Real-Time eMail Tactics | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According a report from The Relevancy Group entitled Exploring The Benefits Of Real-Time Email, by David Daniels, 73% of consumers utilize their mobile phone to access one or more email accounts, making it crucial for marketers to ensure that email messages render properly on mobile phones, and to leverage real-time email marketing to keep content fresh.

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5 Ways to Work from Home More Effectively

5 Ways to Work from Home More Effectively | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

More people are foregoing a lengthy commute and working from home. Whether you are a full-time freelancer or the occasional telecommuter, working outside an office can be a challenge. What are the best ways to set yourself up for success? How do you stay focused and productive? And how do you keep your work life separate from your home life?

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This Futuristic Office Doesn't Have Chairs And Desks

This Futuristic Office Doesn't Have Chairs And Desks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Standing and sitting is boring. A new office concept on display in Amsterdam offers places to leana much less static way of working.
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Change the listing price of your home by $1, and it may sell for thousands more

Change the listing price of your home by $1, and it may sell for thousands more | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Surprisingly, houses -- the biggest purchase any of us make -- are no exception. A study published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics found that sellers who use the "just below" pricing strategy get more money for their homes than those who don’t.

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This App Detects When Your Friends Are Nearby And Automatically Silences Your Phone

This App Detects When Your Friends Are Nearby And Automatically Silences Your Phone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

You probably now spend more time with your smartphone than your significant other. And even when both are in the same room, phones are hard to ignore. Thirty percent of us admit that we don't have the willpower to avoid checking our phone during dinner with others. A new app does the work for you: When you're at home, on a date, or with a friend, your phone will automatically silence itself.

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Because you know you don't have the self-control.

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RE/MAX Holdings Announces CEO Transition, Replaces Margaret Kelly with Board Chairman Dave Liniger

RE/MAX Holdings Announces CEO Transition, Replaces Margaret Kelly with Board Chairman Dave Liniger | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. today announced that Margaret Kelly has decided to retire from her position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and resign from the Board of Directors. The RE/MAX Board of Directors elected Dave Liniger, Chairman of the Board and Co­Founder, to the position of CEO. The changes are effective December 31, 2014.

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Increased Jumbo VA limits could be a thing of the past

Increased Jumbo VA limits could be a thing of the past | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Veterans could see a reduction in their purchasing power in 66 counties if Congress doesn't renew the 125% median-home price, no-down payment limit.
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Impac in talks to acquire mortgage origination business

Impac in talks to acquire mortgage origination business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Impac has made great strides in growing its mortgage origination business this year, with extra emphasis on its ALT QM loan programs. And according to a new filing, the growth is far from over, with the lender in talks to acquire more.
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