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New Volvo tech allows deliveries to be made to parked cars

New Volvo tech allows deliveries to be made to parked cars | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's kind of ironic that couriers usually attempt home deliveries during the day, while most people are away at work. Volvo wants to change that, by letting...
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Here's who's on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and other top social networks now

Here's who's on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and other top social networks now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a new report from BI Intelligence, we unpack data from over a dozen sources to understand how social media demographics and preferences are still shifting. 
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CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.8% annually in April

CoreLogic: Home prices rose 6.8% annually in April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This change represents 38 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month basis, home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 2.7% in April 2015 compared with March 2015.
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SanDisk goes big on capacity and small on form factor

SanDisk goes big on capacity and small on form factor | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SanDisk, whose flash memory offerings are usually in the form of memory cards and SSDs for laptops, desktops and enterprise applications, has now expanded into the portable SSD market. Its new Extreme 900 and Extreme 500 lines of portable SSDs were revealed alongside its highest capacity USB flash drive and the world's smallest 128 GB thumb drive at Computex in Taiwan.
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6 stellar SMS services that will make you swoon - AGBeat

6 stellar SMS services that will make you swoon - AGBeat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
These days just about everyone has a smartphone, so it’s no wonder that text message based services are on the rise. What the Jetson family achieved at home – on-demand services at the touch of a button – real life technology has achieved by connecting cell phone users to service providers via text messaging.
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Seth's Blog: Word of mouse

Seth's Blog: Word of mouse | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Every fast-growing social movement, non-profit and brand of the last decade has grown because people have chosen to talk.

Not shelving allowances, coupons, A/B testing, Super Bowl ads, dancing tube men or Formula One sponsorships. Each can be a productive tool, but at the heart of real growth is a simple idea:

People decide to tell other people.

Start with that.
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Why nonbanks are booming, and what kind of risk they bring

Why nonbanks are booming, and what kind of risk they bring | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The nonbank market share of agency purchase mortgage originations is growing at an astronomical pace, moving from 27% in mid-2012 to 48% in late 2014, according to a new study by a senior fellow and a researcher at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
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Defeated bill would have restricted property rights

Defeated bill would have restricted property rights | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Senate Bill 364, defeated in the state legislature last week, would have allowed San Francisco to prevent property owners from taking rental units off the market, unless the property owner had owned the units for at least five consecutive years.
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2015 Rising Stars

2015 Rising Stars | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mortgage industry faces tremendous challenges in the years ahead. The regulation that has squeezed so many in our space, combined with a still sluggish economy, means we need leaders who are innovative and proactive like never before. That’s why HousingWire is proud to recognize some of the brightest and most accomplished leaders under 40 with our Rising Stars program.
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Uber has grown faster in its first five years than Facebook did

Uber has grown faster in its first five years than Facebook did | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Five years ago today, Uber launched its first service in San Francisco. Since then, the taxi-hailing app has expanded at an incredible pace — it’s now available in 311 cities across 58 countries worldwide.
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Seth's Blog: Marketing to the organization

Seth's Blog: Marketing to the organization | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Internal marketing starts with this: do it intentionally, as intentionally as you would market your project outside the organization. Every memo, email and presentation you do inside is a marketing effort, and it should be treated that way.
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Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7B

Intel buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7B | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Intel is buying chip designer Altera for about $16.7 billion in cash to expand its reach into new chip markets that are powering the wireless revolution, smarter cars and more.
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Converted Chicago railway line, The 606, becomes park in the sky

Converted Chicago railway line, The 606, becomes park in the sky | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new public park and trail system will open in the US city of Chicago this weekend. The 606, so-called because of the Chicago ZIP code prefix, is built on the former route of the Bloomingdale Line railway track. Its centerpiece is a 2.7-mi (4.3 km) elevated recreation and culture trail.
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Supreme Court rejects 2nd lien stripping in Chapter 7 bankruptcies

Supreme Court rejects 2nd lien stripping in Chapter 7 bankruptcies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of the United States held in a unanimous decision announced today that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien when the debt owed on a senior mortgage lien exceeds the current value of the collateral if the creditor’s claim is both secured by a lien and allowed under the bankruptcy code.
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How much you need to make per hour to afford a rental in the U.S.

How much you need to make per hour to afford a rental in the U.S. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In its annual “Out of Reach” report, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition has broken down exactly how many hours a household would need to work and how much they would need to earn per hour to afford a basic rental today.
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Bank of America: U.S. Home Prices Set for a Fall in 2017

Bank of America: U.S. Home Prices Set for a Fall in 2017 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Americans will face falling home prices in a matter of years as personal income gains fail to keep pace with the recovery from the financial crisis, according to a Bank of America Corp. analyst.
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Veteran Online Ad Sales Director, Lesley Churchill, Joins RealtyTrac

Veteran Online Ad Sales Director, Lesley Churchill, Joins RealtyTrac | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac has announced the recent appointment of sales executive Lesley Churchill as Director of Online Ad Sales. In this role, Lesley is tasked with expanding the online ad sales revenue and market share for the company.
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5 Myths of Great Workplaces

5 Myths of Great Workplaces | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Suppose that later this evening, after you have stepped away from your keyboard, put on your coat, and traveled home for supper, your organization underwent a magical transformation, reshaping itself into the world’s best workplace.
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HUD selects Richard Green as senior advisor for housing finance

HUD selects Richard Green as senior advisor for housing finance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development appears to have found a replacement for former HUD Senior Advisor Edward Golding, who recently took over as head of the Federal Housing Administration.
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Former CEO of Trulia Steps Down at Zillow Four Months After Acquisition

Former CEO of Trulia Steps Down at Zillow Four Months After Acquisition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“It’s been ten years literally to the day since we incorporated the company,” Flint told Re/code. “The ten-year mark is a good time to reassess whether you’re the right person for this role and if the role is right for you.”
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Here are the 20 hottest housing markets in America right now

Here are the 20 hottest housing markets in America right now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California housing markets lead the nation, and nationally prices were up 7% year-over-year, with the median price hitting $288,000 for a home.

Median days on market, now at 66 days, continued a sharp decline, down 11% year over year and 10% month over month, according to the latest report from realtor.com. 
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Rethinking Real Estate Education

Rethinking Real Estate Education | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The traditional classroom-based model of higher education has been under attack for being overly expensive and deficient in providing students with employable knowledge and skills. Advanced degrees in business also have been scrutinized for the opportunity cost of being away from the workforce, questions concerning the relative usefulness of the education, and, of course, the expense.
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7 ways to remember names, even if you suck at it

7 ways to remember names, even if you suck at it | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When you’re in business, you meet a lot of people. Remembering their name means a lot when you see them again.

If you find it difficult to match up a name to an individual, you aren’t alone. It’s not a lost cause.
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Recycling center looking for woman who left rare $200,000 Apple I computer

Recycling center looking for woman who left rare $200,000 Apple I computer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A local recycling center is searching for a woman who dropped off an extremely rare Apple I computer, and then left without providing her contact information. The facility later sold the computer for $200,000, and is now looking for the mystery woman, so they can split the money.
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The Psychology of Choice

The Psychology of Choice | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This primer on the science of choice will help you understand the role of bias, priming, and other psychological quirks in decision-making. Not only will you be able to make better decisions yourself, but you'll also gain valuable selling and positioning tips that will make your audience more likely to choose your offering over a competitors. 
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Volvo joins BMW and VW in offering support for wearables

Volvo joins BMW and VW in offering support for wearables | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With the growth of wearable technology, car manufacturers are pushing to integrate support for devices into their vehicles. With similar capabilities to the apps released by VW and BMW, Volvo has jumped aboard with an update to its On Call app, which now works with Android Wear and Apple Watch.
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