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Tips For Techies Who Want To Wow A Crowd

Tips For Techies Who Want To Wow A Crowd | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

They rarely tell a good story—you can't do that with a dry set of bullet points read from a screen. A story is full of conflict and contrast. A story has a hero with whom the audience can identify and obstacles which must be overcome.

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Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 Update Is Pretty Minor—Unless You Have An iPhone 4S Or iPad 2

Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 Update Is Pretty Minor—Unless You Have An iPhone 4S Or iPad 2 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A little update with big relief for older iDevices.
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Zillow looking to nearly double footprint at downtown Seattle HQ

Zillow looking to nearly double footprint at downtown Seattle HQ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff at the company's offices in the Russell Investments Center in Seattle. Fast-growing Zillow may be getting a little more room for
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Apple fined $23.6 million for patent infringement

Apple fined $23.6 million for patent infringement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Daily Herald is suburban Chicago's largest daily newspaper. Daily Herald provides a local perspective with local content such as the northwest suburbs most comprehensive news on the web. Your source for updated news from local to national.
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Floating surf park envisioned for Melbourne

Floating surf park envisioned for Melbourne | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Melbourne may soon receive a new choice location to surf, courtesy of local firm Damian Rogers Architecture and engineering giant Arup. The two companies recently unveiled a concept floating surf park slated for the city that features a beach and wave pool with height-controllable waves. Arup reports that it'll be the first of its kind in Australia.

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FHFA's Watt: Realtors are next step for expanding mortgage credit

FHFA's Watt: Realtors are next step for expanding mortgage credit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Now that Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt announced his plans to expand the credit box, he went to next source of strengthening homeownership: Realtors.
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Fidelity National chairman rumored to become owner of NHL expansion team

Fidelity National chairman rumored to become owner of NHL expansion team | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
William Foley, the chairman of Fidelity National Financial, is rumored to be the leader of an ownership group of a new National Hockey League franchise in Las Vegas, Nevada, if the league chooses to expand in the near future.
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Zillow to shut down Buyfolio two years after acquisition

Zillow to shut down Buyfolio two years after acquisition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Agentfolio service will be shut down on March 2. Online real estate giant Zillow is shutting down its Agentfolio and Buyfolio, two years after making t
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Are We Headed Towards Another Housing Crisis?

Are We Headed Towards Another Housing Crisis? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
BY ADAM C. SMITH AND BRUCE YANDLE - Get ready for another housing boom and bust roller coaster ride. Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae have announced plans to reduce the down payments for home purchases from the current 5% to 3%.
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Real estate group defends pricing

Real estate group defends pricing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The operator of realestate.com.au says work is being done to satisfy the concerns of real estate agents unhappy about new ad pricing rates.
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loanDepot to acquire Mortgage Master

loanDepot to acquire Mortgage Master | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nonbank consumer lender loanDepot announced it will acquire Mortgage Master. In October 2014, the two companies had a combined retail loan funding volume of $1.75 billion, with nearly $70 million in top-line revenue. Combined, the two companies deploy more than 1,200 licensed loan officers nationally, helping to fill the void left behind as big banks continue to reduce mortgage market share.
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Lyft's new program lets businesses pay for employees' commutes

Lyft's new program lets businesses pay for employees' commutes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

he ride-sharing startup announced a new program on Thursday, called Lyft for Work, which lets business partners provide credits to pay for employees to commute to and from the office with a Lyft vehicle. More than two dozen businesses have signed up for the program, including Yelp, Stripe and Adobe.

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Massive MSR deal between Wells Fargo and Ocwen is officially dead

Massive MSR deal between Wells Fargo and Ocwen is officially dead | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The long-delayed $2.7 billion mortgage servicing rights deal between Ocwen Financial and Wells Fargo is now dead, the companies announced late Thursday. In February, the New York Department of Financial Services put an indefinite hold on the transaction. Now, any hope of reviving the deal is futile.
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Stanford researchers develop earthquake-resistant house prototype

Stanford researchers develop earthquake-resistant house prototype | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Though a large earthquake can prove catastrophic to life and property, even relatively minor tremors may compromise the structural integrity of a home, resulting in large repair costs. A team of engineers based at California's Stanford University has developed a new method of building earthquake-resistant homes that could be implemented relatively easily and inexpensively.

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Zillow and Trulia set Dec. 18 shareholder meetings to approve mega-merger

Zillow and Trulia set Dec. 18 shareholder meetings to approve mega-merger | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow's proposed $3.5 billion acquisition of rival Trulia is inching towards approval, and as a next step both companies have set special shareholder meet
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CoreLogic Launches Compliance Solution for Servicers

CoreLogic Launches Compliance Solution for Servicers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In California, CoreLogic has launched a new compliance solution designed to offer servicers a more comprehensive way to analyze their mortgage portfolios.
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2014 Full Frame DSLR Comparison Guide

2014 Full Frame DSLR Comparison Guide | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We recently compared a selection of the best entry-level and enthusiast APS-C DSLRs on the market. But if sensor size is important to you, you might want a full frame offering in your next camera. So here's Gizmag's 2014 full frame DSLR comparison guide, where we compare the specifications and features of some of the most popular full frame DSLRs currently available.

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Data transmitted across Vienna using twisted beams of light

Data transmitted across Vienna using twisted beams of light | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The city of Vienna has hosted a laser light show with a twist with University of Vienna scientists having tested a new way of transmitting data over a light beam. The technique, which exploits classical and quantum mechanics, promises to provide the ability to send much more information through the air much more securely.

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Real estate lands spot on S&P Indices

Real estate lands spot on S&P Indices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After almost 16 years of absolutely no changes, the S&P Dow Jones Indices announced it is updating its select sector indices to accommodate a new and growing asset class: the real estate sector.
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MISMO announces comment period for new version

MISMO announces comment period for new version | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Version 3.3.1 of the Standard includes new data points and structures to support regulatory requirements and additions in the areas of mortgage insurance coverage and conditions, title, payoff and property valuation, MISMO said.
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Bank of America mortgage cases go to the Supreme Court

Bank of America mortgage cases go to the Supreme Court | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The nation’s highest court is taking on the burning issue of underwater mortgages, agreeing Monday to hear not one but two mortgage cases brought by Bank of America, which is appealing lower court decisions.
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5 things digital marketers should know about user experience

5 things digital marketers should know about user experience | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
User experience is becoming an increasingly popular feature of the digital landscape, but not all marketers have a clear view of what it is, and how it impacts their work.
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Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Analysis: Price Surge for Commercial Property Continues in Third Quarter

Latest CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Analysis: Price Surge for Commercial Property Continues in Third Quarter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) provide the market's first look at September 2014 commercial real estate pricing. Based on 1,214 repeat sales in September 2014 and more than 125,000 repeat sales since 1996, the CCRSI offers the broadest measure of commercial real estate repeat sales activity.
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Putting IDX out to pasture

Putting IDX out to pasture | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I had a very interesting conversation with a large midwestern brokerage a few weeks ago. Their lead volume had dropped off the table and was on a seemingly irreversible downward trajectory. They’d done their analyses, tweaked things, tested things – all to no avail. It was a mystery. Or was it? Together, we dug a … Continued
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Quicken Loans Earns Top Spot for Unprecedented 5th Consecutive Year in J.D. Power Study for Customer Satisfaction Among U.S. Mortgage Originators

Quicken Loans Earns Top Spot for Unprecedented 5th Consecutive Year in J.D. Power Study for Customer Satisfaction Among U.S. Mortgage Originators | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In addition to its fifth consecutive award for customer satisfaction in mortgage origination, Quicken Loans, which serves clients in all 50 states from centralized web lending centers in Detroit, Ohio and Arizona, was also named highest in customer satisfaction among home loan servicers in 2014 by J.D. Power – the first year the company was eligible for the honor.

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