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@properties Welcomes Buffalo Grove/ North Shore Real Estate Broker Scott Delevitt

@properties Welcomes Buffalo Grove/ North Shore Real Estate Broker Scott Delevitt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Scott Delevitt has recently joined the firm as Broker Associate in its Winnetka office.

Delevitt, 40, comes to @properties from Sotheby’s International Realty, where he was a Broker. He has more than 12 years of residential real estate experience, specializing in single family homes, condos and investment properties in both Chicago and the Northern Suburbs.

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Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit

Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place.

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Deja Vu all over again?

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Mark Zuckerberg Moonlights as a Middle School Teacher

Mark Zuckerberg Moonlights as a Middle School Teacher | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Facebook CEO disclosed to Wired that he teaches a class every week to a middle school in East Menlo Park, Calif. Zuckerberg says he was influenced by his wife, Priscilla, who went into teaching after graduating from Harvard. Zuckerberg says the class is "on how to build a business."

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The 1-3-5 Rule For More Doable To-Do Lists

The 1-3-5 Rule For More Doable To-Do Lists | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There are as many theories on keeping todo lists as there are people who keep them. That said there are a few rules that should always apply if you ev...
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Prudential Rubloff Announces Lincoln Park Clark Street Sales Leader - Julie Capps

Prudential Rubloff Announces Lincoln Park Clark Street Sales Leader - Julie Capps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dennis Dooley, Vice President and Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff's Lincoln Park Clark Street Office, announced Julie Capps as sales leader for the month of February. Jeff Lowe and Kathy Menighan Wilson also had outstanding sales in February.
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What Were The CEOs Of Dropbox And Tumblr Doing At Facebook Today?

What Were The CEOs Of Dropbox And Tumblr Doing At Facebook Today? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As we walked into Facebook headquarters today to cover the launch of its new Home app, we ran into Tumblr CEO David Karp. We chatted with Karp, who said he got out to the Bay Area from time to time

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Does Anyone Still Read Industry Publications?

Does Anyone Still Read Industry Publications? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
All of my communications and my consumption of content has become digital. The switch finally happened and I didn’t even notice. It started about four years ago when I began following thought leaders, analysts, and bloggers on Twitter.
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Single-Family Home Rents Flatten as Investors Saturate the Market

Single-Family Home Rents Flatten as Investors Saturate the Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and locally. ...
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Which Words Matter The Most When You Talk

Which Words Matter The Most When You Talk | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Language like anything else can be hacked for greater effectiveness. Here are some techniques to make your wordsyour best tool at workmore powerful.
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Can Housing Power the Economic Recovery?

Can Housing Power the Economic Recovery? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Economic recoveries usually begin at home. Even though the housing construction has historically only accounted for roughly 5% of America’s economic activity, that number tends to rise following recessions, 

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What’s The Secret To Great Infographics?

What’s The Secret To Great Infographics? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the early aughts, Kim Rees loaded a single website and had a life-changing experience. It was IBM’s Glass Engine, an interactive visualization of composer Philip Glass’s work.
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Errol Samuelson on his new role at Move [VIDEO]

Errol Samuelson on his new role at Move [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realtor.com president named the company's chief strategy officer. Errol Samuelson is taking on an expanded role at Move Inc.
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Confused about Facebook Home? Ask Maggie has answers (FAQ)

Confused about Facebook Home? Ask Maggie has answers (FAQ) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains what Facebook's new Home apps are and why you should care. Read this article by Marguerite Reardon on CNET News.
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Employment situation changes little

Employment situation changes little | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The unemployment situation reaped little change at 7.6% for March. "Today's employment report was very disappointing even the unemployment rate eased-for the wrong reason," an analyst with Econoday said.
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Samsung Expects $7.7 Billion in Profits for Q1 2013

Samsung Expects $7.7 Billion in Profits for Q1 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Samsung has announced its earnings estimate for Q1 2013, and the numbers are looking really good, mostly due to good smartphone sales.
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Home: Facebook’s Bold New Vision For Social Smartphones

Home: Facebook’s Bold New Vision For Social Smartphones | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Facebook Phone is finally here. And, as expected, it’s not really a phone at all. Home, as the new product is called, is a free, downloadable skin that gives existing Android phones a total Facebook makeover, transforming both lock and home screens into immersive, edge-to-edge slideshows of photos and status updates.

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iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch targeted in patent lawsuit

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch targeted in patent lawsuit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SkyTel service provider claims multiple patent infringement, and looks to extract payment from Apple in the Texas court system
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Buying & Selling in the Housing Market’s ‘New Normal’

Buying & Selling in the Housing Market’s ‘New Normal’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home-shopping season is just getting under way, and many people who've sat on the sidelines in recent years are finally ready to enter a market that might be quite different from what they're expecting.
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Neophilia as a form of hiding

Neophilia as a form of hiding | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Every once in a while someone will say to me, "yeah, sure, I've heard that before... what do you have that's new?" In contemporary art or movies, it makes perfect sense to be focused on the bleeding edge, on the...
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Are You Ready for Social Media 2.0?

Are You Ready for Social Media 2.0? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The SEC decision to allow social media to be used as a channel of communication for companies marks the beginning of the transition to Social Media 2.0. A social media savvy audience uses the medium to suit itself.
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Best cities for buying single-family rentals

Best cities for buying single-family rentals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To steer investors in the right direction, RealtyTrac just released its list of the top 20 single-family rental markets. With all factors considered, Memphis comes out on top.
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A $40 Baby-Saving Device And Other Highlights From The Clinton Global Initiative University

A $40 Baby-Saving Device And Other Highlights From The Clinton Global Initiative University | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Student commitments to action at the Clinton Global Initiative University will address the most pressing challenges facing society.
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A Mountain Of Paperwork Bumming You Out? Build A Custom Tablet Like This Police Officer Did

A Mountain Of Paperwork Bumming You Out? Build A Custom Tablet Like This Police Officer Did | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Marc Costa, a New Jersey police officer, found himself dealing with an excess of paperwork on the job. Up to three quarters of a police officer's day can be spent filling out paperwork, and he wanted to find a way to make his workday more efficient.

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California Wants Companies to Disclose Everything They Know About You

California Wants Companies to Disclose Everything They Know About You | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered how much personal information Google or Facebook has about you? If you have, you certainly wouldn't be the first one. In Europe, a student named Max Schremsrequested that Facebook disclose all the information the social network had on him and he received a stack of 1,222 pages.

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