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Silly buyer, the Internet is for sellers and real estate agents!

Silly buyer, the Internet is for sellers and real estate agents! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homebuyers I am working with are angered by what they are finding on the Internet and discouraged because they end up chasing after homes that are not for sale. They always seem to be the most interested in the phantom properties their friends find on the Internet, and most of the time I cannot find properties that look as good.
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Ericsson seeks US iPad, iPhone ban as it sues Apple over patents

Ericsson seeks US iPad, iPhone ban as it sues Apple over patents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Last month Apple and Ericsson went to war over the fees Ericsson is trying to charge Apple for the use of its mobile broadband patents. Apple sued Ericsson in an attempt to have the patents declared non-standard-essential (meaning they don’t automatically command royalties) or, if they are found standard-essential, to have Ericsson’s fees declared unreasonably…
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Open Listings aims to do away with real estate agents

Open Listings aims to do away with real estate agents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There's a new startup in town that's aiming to take the pressure of the home buying process by letting people cut out the middleman – or in other words, the
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Google+ Is Poised For A Big Breakup

Google+ Is Poised For A Big Breakup | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Some major restructuring is going on at Google+, and it looks like it's the end of the social network as we know it—if that label was ever appropriate in the first place. Long-time Google VP Bradley Horowitz has announced that he'staking the management reins from David Besbris and splitting Google+ into separate services called Photos and Streams at the same time.

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This Dr. Seuss-inspired home is everything you think it would be

This Dr. Seuss-inspired home is everything you think it would be | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
You can see it from the road, you can see it with a toad. You can see it from a plane, you can see it is not plain. Climbing the steps will make you tire. Click here to see on HousingWire.
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Pending Home Sales Rise in January to Highest Level in 18 Months

Pending Home Sales Rise in January to Highest Level in 18 Months | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw gains in activity in January.

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Fortress' quarterly profit beats Wall Street's forecasts

Fortress' quarterly profit beats Wall Street's forecasts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fortress Investment Group LLC's stock price climbed 2.5 percent on Thursday after the investment manager announced stronger quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street analysts' expectations after one of ...
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Nationstar generated core EPS of $2.86 per share, up 61% from 2013,

Nationstar generated core EPS of $2.86 per share, up 61% from 2013, | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For the full year, net income surged to $221 million, or $2.45 per share, up from $217 million, or $2.40 per share for full-year 2013.

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Net Neutrality Prevails In Historic FCC Vote

Net Neutrality Prevails In Historic FCC Vote | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve strong net neutrality rules in a stunning decision, defying vocal, months-long opposition by telecom and cable companies and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

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Cities with the Fastest Increasing Home Values

Cities with the Fastest Increasing Home Values | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homeowners saw the equity in their homes plummet in the Great Recession, so NerdWallet's Courtney Miller and her research team used Zillow data to rank the places where home values are increasing the fastest.
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CoreLogic delivers strong 2014 despite 40% decline in mortgage volume

CoreLogic delivers strong 2014 despite 40% decline in mortgage volume | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Citing continuing growth in its data and analytics division that counteracted a shrinking mortgage market, CoreLogic reported revenues of $1.4 billion for 2014, the same amount the property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider recorded in 2013.
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California January pending sales and Market Pulse Survey

California January pending sales and Market Pulse Survey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Additionally, California REALTORS® responding to C.A.R.’s January Market Pulse Survey saw more price reductions and an increase in open house traffic, compared to a year ago.  The Market Pulse Survey is a new monthly online survey of more than 300 California REALTORS® to measure sentiment about their last closed transaction and business activity for the previous month and the last year.

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Milwaukee Bucks' Wes Edens invests $150M in startup fund: Bloomberg

Milwaukee Bucks' Wes Edens invests $150M in startup fund: Bloomberg | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens remains focused on finalizing a downtown arena site, his New York City investment firm continues making big investments — including one involving $150 million of his own money — that generate headlines in the financial press.
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Court rules ListHub must continue to provide listing data to Trulia

Court rules ListHub must continue to provide listing data to Trulia | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realtors, real estate agents and brokers who were worried that their listings were going to disappear from Trulia by the end of the week, can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. That’s because the latest round in the battle between Move and the Zillow Group — over Move-owned ListHub’s decision to terminate its listing agreement with Trulia — is a victory for Zillow.
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First Look: Google's New Digs By Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels

First Look: Google's New Digs By Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The design shown in the new renderings is a little reminiscent of the biodome Amazon is building in Seattle. The swooping buildings are topped by transparent canopies that turn them into circus tent-like atriums.

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Yup: HP’s buying Aruba for about $3B

Yup: HP’s buying Aruba for about $3B | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s true: Hewlett-Packard is buying Aruba Networks and its campus Wi-Fi expertise for about $2.7 billion, exclusive of cash, both companies said early Monday. The per-share price is $24.67 in cash. From the press release: Together, and will deliver next-generation converged campus solutions, leveraging the strong Aruba brand.  This new combined organization will be led by Aruba’s…
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Record Number of Billionaires in 2015, Including MJ, Forbes Says

Record Number of Billionaires in 2015, Including MJ, Forbes Says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The 29th annual list, released Monday, showed Jordan jumping on board at No. 1,741, well behind Gates, who remained at the top of the list (net worth $79.2 billion), followed by Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu at No. 2 ($77.1 billion) and the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett ($72.7 billion), at No. 3. Microsoft founder Gates has topped the charts for 16 of the past 21 years, Forbes said.

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New Google Street View feature lets you zip-line through the Amazon jungle

New Google Street View feature lets you zip-line through the Amazon jungle | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On Monday, Google revealed the newest “Street View” feature — now, you can explore even the most remote parts of the Amazon jungle by virtually zip-lining above the trees. To capture the footage, Google gave the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) its Trekker camera with the intention of a representative attaching the device to a backpack and hiking through the jungle. 

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Homeowners Can Now Change Their Home Facts, Watch Zestimate Update Immediately

Homeowners Can Now Change Their Home Facts, Watch Zestimate Update Immediately | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow®, the leading real estate information and home-related marketplace, now allows homeowners to see an immediate change to their Zestimate® home value when they edit facts about their home on Zillow. Previously, it took as long as several weeks for the Zestimate to update.

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Sesame smart lock opens your door with a secret knock

Sesame smart lock opens your door with a secret knock | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you're looking to smarten up your locks to make your home more secure, you're not exactly short of options. But the makers of Sesame say smart locks could be a little more intuitive, and have d...
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Hudson & Marshall and Genesis Auctions create real estate auction powerhouse

Hudson & Marshall and Genesis Auctions create real estate auction powerhouse | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Hudson & Marshall and Genesis Auctions are joining forces to create a technology driven auction powerhouse to meet the growing needs of clients with a full suite offering of auction solutions.
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FCC Vacates Restrictions On Muni-Broadband

FCC Vacates Restrictions On Muni-Broadband | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The FCC voted 3-2 to invalidate state laws that restrict towns from building their own fiber-optic networks. As with net neutrality, the muni-broadband vote broke down along partisan lines, with the three Democrats voting to preempt state laws and the two Republicans opposing the measure.

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Black Knight: Delinquencies continue downward trend

Black Knight: Delinquencies continue downward trend | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Delinquencies continued to trend down and dropped 11% from January 2014. On the other hand, January’s 94,300 foreclosure starts marked the highest level of starts since December 2013.
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Home Prices Grew at Twice the Rate of Inflation in 2014 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

Home Prices Grew at Twice the Rate of Inflation in 2014 According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Data through December 2014 shows a slight uptick in home prices across the country. Nine cities reported monthly increases in prices. S&P/Case-Shiller Home
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Apple ordered to pay $533 million in iTunes patent lawsuit

Apple ordered to pay $533 million in iTunes patent lawsuit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The world's most valuable company was ordered by a federal jury to pay $532.9 million to Smartflash, a tiny Texas company that alleged that Apple willfully infringed on its intellectual property by using its patented technology in Apple's iTunes software.

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The secret to great PR

The secret to great PR | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” – Coco Chanel A typical day for me as a reporter for Inman News meant being carpet bombed with press releases and story pitches from log in to log out. I’d get the email, then shortly after, the urgent call. A young … Continued
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