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Mortgage default rates continue to trend down

Mortgage default rates continue to trend down | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The decline in mortgage default rates paved the way for the national credit default rate to reach an eight year low. However, this does not guarantee good news for potential borrowers.
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Calif May home sales and price report

Calif May home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California home sales eased slightly in May as a shortage of homes and housing affordability concerns held back would-be home buyers.
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Starbucks Plans to Send Its Employees to College for Free

Starbucks Plans to Send Its Employees to College for Free | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The program will be available to any of Starbucks' 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours per week and have the test scores needed to gain admission to the university. Those with at least two years of college credits will have their tuition fully paid by Starbucks. However, the program will only partially pay for workers with less than two years of college credits.

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Colorado warns real estate agents not to sell ‘off market’ just to double-end deals

Colorado warns real estate agents not to sell ‘off market’ just to double-end deals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Advertising listings as “coming soon” and subsequently selling them “off market” is only OK if sellers realize the risks — and agents aren’t just trying to collect both sides of a commission, according to Colorado state regulators.

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Zillow wants to 'co-opt' pocket listings

Zillow wants to 'co-opt' pocket listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow wants its new "coming soon" feature to “co-opt” the traditional pocket listing by helping agents expose properties that aren’t listed on the multiple listing service (MLS) to millions of consumers, not just small groups of buyers and agents.
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TRULIA CONSUMER TRAFFIC ACCELERATES WITH MORE THAN 51M UNIQUE VISITORS USING TRULIA IN MAY

TRULIA CONSUMER TRAFFIC ACCELERATES WITH MORE THAN 51M UNIQUE VISITORS USING TRULIA IN MAY | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The News Room is the place for the press, bloggers, analysts and whoever else to stay on top of Trulia product announcements, corporate news and our coverage in the media. While we periodically issue press releases, we make most of our announcements on Trulia Blog.
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Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait

Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The first thing you'll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost-item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it's big. I mean, I know the..
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Breakwater floating island promises off-shore luxury for Chicago

Breakwater floating island promises off-shore luxury for Chicago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A Chicago businessman is floating the idea of an artificial island anchored to the bed of Lake Michigan. Launching the crowdfunding campaign today, Beau D'A...
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Builders to Widen Stock of Green Homes by 2018

Builders to Widen Stock of Green Homes by 2018 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
About 62 percent of single-family builders say they expect that more than 60 percent of their projects will be green by 2018, according to a new survey.
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Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Analysis: Property Price Gains in April Strongest at High End of Market

Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Analysis: Property Price Gains in April Strongest at High End of Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- This month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) provides the market's first look at April 2014 commercial real estate pricing. Based on 1,148 repeat sales in April 2014 and more ...
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What Is XSS, The Vulnerability That Took Down TweetDeck?

What Is XSS, The Vulnerability That Took Down TweetDeck? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Twitter client TweetDeck got smacked by an attack pushed through cross-site scripting. What's that, you ask? Read on.
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With 'The Machine,' HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer

With 'The Machine,' HP May Have Invented a New Kind of Computer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HP Labs looks into memristors and silicon photonics to keep pace with the increase in data use
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Nokia Unveils Impressive Foldable Displays

Nokia Unveils Impressive Foldable Displays | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nokia has demoed its new folding display technology at an academic conference in San Diego last week. At the Society for Information Display (SID) 2014 conference, Nokia showed off two types of high-resolution OLED folding displays that hinted at a possible future flexible handset.  The first display can be folded twice - [...]
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Weichert Names Debra Chandler-Protass as West Coast Director of Business Development

Weichert Names Debra Chandler-Protass as West Coast Director of Business Development | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates recently named Debra Chandler-Protass as the new west coast director of business development. “The selection of a sales representative who is rooted in real estate furthers the ‘in-the-trenches’ model for WREA,” said Senior Vice President of Business Development, Kevin Hill, who is confident in the company’s selection to appoint Chandler-Protass. 

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Homeowners Associations foreclosing on homes, leading to surprise complexities

Homeowners Associations foreclosing on homes, leading to surprise complexities | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When homeowners associations foreclose on homes, as they are wont to do, the aftermath is more complex than they may truly understand, leaving more victims than an overdue homeowner in their wake.
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Study: Road to Housing Recovery will be ‘Longer and Bumpier’

Study: Road to Housing Recovery will be ‘Longer and Bumpier’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Wells Fargo Economics Group released its Housing Chartbook for May 2014. The group found that most markets are finding themselves "wildly out of balance" from inflated home prices driven by investor purchases, as well as exceptionally tight inventories that are well ahead of any improvement in demand.

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Zillow 'coming soon' listings: Threat to the MLS or a chance to evolve?

Zillow 'coming soon' listings: Threat to the MLS or a chance to evolve? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow's new "coming soon" feature, which allows certain agents, multiple listing services and brokerages to market homes on its website before listing them for sale, has kicked up a host of questions for the real estate industry.
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Another tempest in a teapot "scandal" for organized real estate to get paranoid over.

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See How Far You Can Go With Your Phone WIth These Winners From The iPhone Photography Awards

See How Far You Can Go With Your Phone WIth These Winners From The iPhone Photography Awards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The winners of the iPhone Photography Awards don't need fancy camera equipment--just their digital device, a keen eye, and, you know, a perfect moment.
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Joe Mendez's curator insight, June 15, 2014 1:06 PM

I love what you can do with your iPhone camera. And with other apps that we can download to the iPhone. 

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Elon Musk takes Tesla Motors into open-source territory

Elon Musk takes Tesla Motors into open-source territory | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tesla Motors placed its patents on EV technology firmly in open-source territory today with its announcement that it would not initiate lawsuits against tho...
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9 out of 10 homebuyer assistance programs have funding

9 out of 10 homebuyer assistance programs have funding | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
An analysis of homebuyer assistance programs available through state and local Housing Finance Agencies and nonprofit groups around the nation found that 90 percent are funded, and that 70 percent of homes for sale could be eligible for one or more programs.
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Good news for MRED members

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Amazon and Google as Mortgage Brokers?

Amazon and Google as Mortgage Brokers? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new study shows that about 40 percent of young adults would be willing to do their banking, including getting a mortgage, with non-bank technology players such as Google, Amazon, or Apple.
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago Makes Acquisition

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago Makes Acquisition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago today announced it has acquired the assets of Realife, Inc., which did business as ERA Realife in Chicago. Realife's 29 sales associates will be affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Edgebrook office.

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Auction.com iPad app lets investors bid on homes from anywhere

Auction.com iPad app lets investors bid on homes from anywhere | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Auction.com already had an iPad app that allowed users to monitor the progress of auctions, but the new one lets them actually participate in them, just as they may on a desktop.

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Resistance Is Futile: Apple And Google Are Going To Track Your Location No Matter What

Resistance Is Futile: Apple And Google Are Going To Track Your Location No Matter What | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google’s Android wants to know where you are and what’s nearby. Soon, it may also have the capability to automatically interact with people, places and things within your immediate vicinity. 

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Baird & Warner Launches Next Generation of Award-Winning Website

Baird & Warner Launches Next Generation of Award-Winning Website | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Baird& Warner launched its new website today, a redesign based on the changing habits of today's buyers and sellers. BairdWarner.com 8.0 features faster and more intuitive search functions; detailed neighborhood descriptions, new photography and exclusive videos; and easier access to new listings, luxury properties and open houses. "BairdWarner.com 8.0...
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