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Trulia rolls out open-source software to fuel apps powered by MLS data

Trulia rolls out open-source software to fuel apps powered by MLS data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate search and marketing company Trulia has rolled out open-source software the company says will make it easier and less expensive for developers to build new real estate applications that work with data licensed from multiple listing services.
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Redfin Housing Demand Index Hit a New High in May

Redfin Housing Demand Index Hit a New High in May | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Compared to April, the seasonally adjusted number of buyers requesting tours was up 9.0 percent in May, and the seasonally adjusted number of buyers writing offers was up 15.4 percent. In a stark contrast to the surge in demand, inventory was 11.8 percent lower in May than a year earlier across the 15 metros covered by the Demand Index. May marked the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year inventory declines despite a 4.2 percent increase in the number of homes newly listed for sale. This means that people are buying up homes faster than they are being listed.
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A massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globe

A massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globe | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As reports emerge, today’s attack paints a picture of businesses and governments around the world held hostage by a second major wave of ransomware, a kind of software that hijacks computerized systems and demands payment, often in bitcoin, to unlock them.
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NAR - 71 Percent of Homeowners Believe It’s a Good Time to Sell; Economic and Financial Confidence Dips: Realtors® HOME Survey

NAR - 71 Percent of Homeowners Believe It’s a Good Time to Sell; Economic and Financial Confidence Dips: Realtors® HOME Survey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing housing inventory has declined year over year each month for two straight years, but new consumer findings from the National Association of Realtors® offer hope that the growing number of homeowners who think now is a good time to sell will eventually lead to more listings.
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway just became one of the largest shareholders in obscure real estate firm

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway just became one of the largest shareholders in obscure real estate firm | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Store Capital announced on Monday that Berkshire invested $377 million in the company, which represents a 9.8 percent stake in the real estate investment trust.
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From a beach house to a luxury treehouse: Britain's best new homes

From a beach house to a luxury treehouse: Britain's best new homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has unveiled its longlist for 2017's House of the Year competition. The selection highlights the cream of British residential design and includes stunning luxury pads, sustainable renovations, a beach house raised on stilts, and a treehouse for two accessed by suspension bridge.
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Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art

Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“The fact that these shiny, techy objects are just there, not doing anything, is an obstacle to the technology being a discreet part of your home,” he says Behar. His solution? Another screen, of course. One that moonlights as a work of art.
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Federal Reserve: All banks passed stress tests again

Federal Reserve: All banks passed stress tests again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, all of the nation’s largest financial institutions passed their stress tests, meaning each company has enough capital on hand to survive a “severe recession.”

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve announced the results of the annual stress testing, which showed that all 34 participating financial institutions are adequately capitalized and could withstand another economic downturn.
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Canadian lender heads South

Canadian lender heads South | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will operate newly acquired PrivateBank under the CIBC banner rather than as a standalone entity, and the Chicago-based lender will ultimately be a platform for further U.S. expansion, Chief E
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May 2017 Market Report: Inventory Falls at Fastest Pace in Years

May 2017 Market Report: Inventory Falls at Fastest Pace in Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One reason home prices continue to soar is the scarce inventory of homes for sale – and that situation is only getting worse. In May, the number of homes hitting the market dropped at its fastest pace in almost four years. Homes stayed on the market for just 77 days in April, the most recent count available – and the fewest days Zillow has ever reported.
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MVRDV's latest tower looks different from every angle

MVRDV's latest tower looks different from every angle | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Even for a firm as happy to experiment as MVRDV, its Bałtyk tower has a very unusual design. Located in Poznań, Poland, the mixed-use building looks totally different depending on the where you view it from, appearing almost too narrow to support itself from some angles and solid and wide from others.
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Illinois housing market makes gains in May with higher home sales and prices

Illinois housing market makes gains in May with higher home sales and prices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in May 2017 totaled 17,077 homes sold, up 3.8 percent from 16,450 in May 2016.

The statewide median price in May was $209,000, up 8.3 percent from May 2016, when the median price was $193,000. The median is a typical market price where half the homes sold for more and half sold for less.
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The 10 Best Airports in the World

The 10 Best Airports in the World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tired of missing flights or being treated like another piece of luggage whenever you have to fly for travel? AirHelp.com recently released their 2017 rankings of the best airports in the world based on three basic categories: on-time performance, quality of service and passenger sentiment. Of the 13 major U.S. airports, only two finished in the top half of their rankings, while 11 were considered subpar.
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Home prices climb 5.5% in April

Home prices climb 5.5% in April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices increased 5.5% in April, slightly slower than last month’s 5.6% increase, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, which covers all nine U.S. Census divisions.
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Bob Goldberg Named CEO of National Association of Realtors®

Bob Goldberg Named CEO of National Association of Realtors® | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bob Goldberg has been named CEO of the National Association of Realtors®. Goldberg currently serves as NAR senior vice president of Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions for NAR.
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Black Knight Home Price Index Report: U.S. Home Prices Continue to Hit New Highs in April, Rising 1.2 Percent from March, Up 6.0 Percent Year-Over-Year

Black Knight Home Price Index Report: U.S. Home Prices Continue to Hit New Highs in April, Rising 1.2 Percent from March, Up 6.0 Percent Year-Over-Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Tuscaloosa, Ala., was the only metro area to see a decline, with prices falling another 5.1 percent in its fifth consecutive month as the country’s worst-performing metropolitan area


Home prices in nine of the nation’s 20 largest states and 18 of the 40 largest metros hit new peaks in April

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What Caused Real House Prices to Decline for the First Time in 8 months?

What Caused Real House Prices to Decline for the First Time in 8 months? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“The decline in real, purchasing-power adjusted house prices between March and April was the largest month-over-month decline since July 2016 and a respite from the 8-month-long trend of increasing real house prices.”
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From the Quill to the Stylus: 7 Historical Moments that Led up to National ESIGN Day

From the Quill to the Stylus: 7 Historical Moments that Led up to National ESIGN Day | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
All these historical facts beg the question: What’s next for the signature? While only time will tell, we’ve created the following infographic to show just how much momentum the eSignature has gathered. We anticipate it will only continue to accelerate as we continue on on the Digital Age — and for many National ESIGN Days to come.
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Real Estate Agent Rankings - REAL Trends, The Thousand

Real Estate Agent Rankings - REAL Trends, The Thousand | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Each year REAL Trends ranks the top sales professionals in the United States by transaction sides and sales volume. This ranking is done in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.
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University of Michigan launches its own self-driving shuttle service

University of Michigan launches its own self-driving shuttle service | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The University of Michigan is trialling its own self-driving shuttle service, taking students on a two-mile trip from the North Campus Research Complex to the Lurie Engineering Center.

The Navya Arma shuttle will take 15 passengers at a time, and students ride for free. To start, the university is running two shuttles on the route, on regular business hours.
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New home sales rebound

New home sales rebound | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales new single-family homes rose 2.9 per cent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That followed a 7.9 per cent drop in sales in April which was the biggest monthly decline in eight months.
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Designing The Perfect Accordion 

Designing The Perfect Accordion  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There is a good reason why the accordion is probably the most established workhorse in responsive design. It’s an immensely useful pattern for progressive disclosure — highlighting important details of a section and revealing more details upon a tap or click, if necessary.
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Black Knight’s First Look at May 2017 Mortgage Data: Easing Interest Rates Spur Increase in Prepayment Activity; Delinquencies Pull Back After April’s Increase

Black Knight’s First Look at May 2017 Mortgage Data: Easing Interest Rates Spur Increase in Prepayment Activity; Delinquencies Pull Back After April’s Increase | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prepayments (historically a good indicator of refinance activity) jumped 23 percent month-over-month, reaching their highest point so far in 2017


Delinquencies reversed course after calendar-driven increase in April, falling 7.13 percent month-over-month

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NAR-Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in May; Median Sales Price Ascends to New High

NAR-Existing-Home Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in May; Median Sales Price Ascends to New High | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high while pushing down the median days a home is on the market to a new low, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw an increase in sales last month.
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Fla.’s home sales, median prices up in May 2017

Fla.’s home sales, median prices up in May 2017 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings and more pending sales in May, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 27,850 last month, up 7.6 percent compared to May 2016.
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