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A news app for car-bound commuters

A news app for car-bound commuters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tribune Digital Ventures, the Silicon Valley-based technology arm of Tribune Co., is betting that it's first app can beat news radio.
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RealBiz Media Group Announces Launch of Nestbuilder Agent

RealBiz Media Group Announces Launch of Nestbuilder Agent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Just when everyone thought real estate agents had everything they needed at their fingertips, a Ft. Lauderdale company prepares to launch its latest online video web page.

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Peoples Gas charges 75% more than Nicor as Chicago heating bills soar

Peoples Gas charges 75% more than Nicor as Chicago heating bills soar | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The price Peoples Gas and sister utility North Shore Gas will charge for natural gas next month will rise to the highest level most Chicagoans have seen since 2006.
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Google Defeats Document Retrieval Patent-Infringement Suit (1)

Google Defeats Document Retrieval Patent-Infringement Suit (1) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google Inc., the world’s largest Internet-search provider, won a lawsuit accusing it of infringing patents on technology for retrieving documents.

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Distorted Landscapes Put a New Spin on How You See the World

Distorted Landscapes Put a New Spin on How You See the World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Photographer Randy Scott Slavin creates surreal panoramas of landscapes using digital manipulation.
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Is Twitter Getting Rid of @-Replies and Hashtags?

Is Twitter Getting Rid of @-Replies and Hashtags? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twitter's head of news may leaked information about the platform's biggest changes to come during an event this week.
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Coldwell Banker Announces Top 2013 National Award Winners

Coldwell Banker Announces Top 2013 National Award Winners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Coldwell Banker Real Estate has announced its 2013 year-end award recipients, with five local agents receiving awards. Mary Wallace, Frank DeNovi, Patricia Furman, Jennifer Ames and Dawn McKenna were all honored in the Top Ten Sales Associates in North America category. 

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Re/Max's international site lets buyers set price range in their native currency

Re/Max's international site lets buyers set price range in their native currency | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate franchise giant Re/Max has rolled out a global property search widget on its international listings site that allows visitors to enter their price range in their native currency, and see homes for sale that fit their price range in 80 countries -- no matter what currency is used in the country where the property is listed.
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NAR-February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

NAR-February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February.
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The 4 Things You Should Know About the 'Post' Generation

The 4 Things You Should Know About the 'Post' Generation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
They're called the "Post" generation and "Generation Z," but they mean big things for the country in the coming decades.
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Weather and lower inventory impact February Illinois home sales but median prices see annual gain

Weather and lower inventory impact February Illinois home sales but median prices see annual gain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in February 2014 totaled 7,868 homes sold, down from 8,388 in February 2013. The number of houses on the market in February was down 19.2 percent compared to a year earlier, dropping from 70,053 homes for sale in February 2013 to 56,620 this year.

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Auction.com, private equity firms bankrolling house flippers

Auction.com, private equity firms bankrolling house flippers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Private equity firms and other nonbank investment companies including Arixa Capital Advisors LLC, Oaktree Capital Group LLC and Auction.com LLC are fueling a revival in home flipping by offering small investors short-term financing to buy and renovate properties — deals that banks are still shy to fund, Bloomberg News reports. 

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Google Scores Big Win In Email Privacy Case

Google Scores Big Win In Email Privacy Case | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

n a victory for Google, a federal judge has ruled that the company won't have to face a class-action lawsuit for allegedly violating email users' privacy by scanning their messages in order to surround them with ads.

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Zillow Partners With NBC’s 'American Dream Builders

Zillow Partners With NBC’s 'American Dream Builders | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow is thrilled and proud to be partnered with NBC’s new home improvement show, American Dream Builders, hosted by the fabulously stylish celebrity designer Nate Berkus.
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Zillow scores again.
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What Were Chicagoland's 10 Busiest Suburban Markets in February?

What Were Chicagoland's 10 Busiest Suburban Markets in February? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Where was the real estate action taking place in Chicagoland's suburbs in February?
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96 Percent of U.S. County Real Estate Markets Better Off Than at Height of Foreclosure Crisis Four Years Ago

96 Percent of U.S. County Real Estate Markets Better Off Than at Height of Foreclosure Crisis Four Years Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
96 percent of county housing markets are better off than they were four years ago when foreclosures peaked in 2010 but only 8 percent of are better off than they were eight years ago in 2006.
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Bed bugs spotted at the Thompson Center

Bed bugs spotted at the Thompson Center | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The critters were discovered in offices used by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation by a pest management business over the weekend.

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HomeServices of America Announces Vice President of Title and Escrow

HomeServices of America Announces Vice President of Title and Escrow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced that Jim Lamphere has assumed the role of Vice President of Title and Escrow Services. Lamphere, reporting to president and chief operating officer, Robert Moline, will be responsible for growing the HomeServices Title and Closing Network including workflow, technology and establishing new business opportunities for the network.

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Video: Illinois median home prices move upward in February #IARMarketStats

Video: Illinois median home prices move upward in February #IARMarketStats | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Weather and lower inventory impacted February Illinois home sales but median prices saw continued annual gains. State home sales decreased 6.2 percent over previous-year levels in February while median prices increased 6.9 percent, according to today’s report from the  Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR).

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Infographic: Who’s ready for the spring market? #IARMarketStats

Infographic: Who’s ready for the spring market? #IARMarketStats | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Let’s think spring! A new infographic from the Illinois Association of REALTORS® shows that while winter weather, low inventory and other seasonal factors slowed Illinois home sales in February, median prices continued to make gains. 

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Honolulu MLS will show which properties may qualify for down payment assistance

Honolulu MLS will show which properties may qualify for down payment assistance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homebuyers searching for properties in Honolulu on public-facing websites operated by HiCentral MLS and its 5,300 members will soon be able to see which homes may qualify for down payment assistance programs using Down Payment Resource, a tool developed by Atlanta-based Workforce Resource.
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Navy Eyes Cloud Storage

Navy Eyes Cloud Storage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In its ongoing efforts to reduce network and IT infrastructure costs, the US Navy wants to move most of its non-classified, publically available data to a commercially provided cloud, cut the number of Navy data centers from 150 to 25, and eliminate redundant costs including duplicative software applications.

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Looking for a Green Tech Job? Move to One of These States

Looking for a Green Tech Job? Move to One of These States | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you’re a new grad or a seasoned veteran of the workforce, employers are looking to hire tech talent to innovate the clean energy sector. Start your search in these three states for you best chance at landing a green job.
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DocuSign Security Releases DocuSign Security Appliance

DocuSign Security Releases DocuSign Security Appliance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DocuSign, Inc. announced the general availability of the new DocuSign Security Appliance. The company reported that the DocuSign Security Appliance allows organizations and financial institutions like Bank of America leverage the benefits of DocuSign's cloud-based Digital Transaction Management platform while maintaining control over data...
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Illinois REALTORS® get out the vote in March Primary

Illinois REALTORS® get out the vote in March Primary | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Congratulations to Illinois REALTOR® Mark Batinick, who beat out two other opponents to win the Republican primary for State Representative of the 97th District seat on Tuesday.

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