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Housing recovery remains a local phenomenon

Housing recovery remains a local phenomenon | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While the housing market is in recovery mode, various symptoms of distress remain, particularly underwater borrowers. Nonetheless, market experts are confident housing is on the upswing.
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Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"What gets measured is what gets done" is an old business maxim that's as relevant today as ever. Sure, companies that win big today play by different rules. But they still have to keep score -- whether they're building for future growth or living on past accomplishments.

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TiVo Aims To Win Back Your DVR Love With Roamio

TiVo Aims To Win Back Your DVR Love With Roamio | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Since debuting digital video recording at the Consumer Electronics Show in 1999, TiVo has become so ingrained into the mainstream tech vernacular that it's taken on an almost generic status. You "tivo" a show, like you "xerox" a document, or "google" a phrase--even if you're not using TiVo's set-top box or software.

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Google and Waze Start Mixing Their Maps for the First Time

Google and Waze Start Mixing Their Maps for the First Time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The traffic tab on Google Maps for iOS and Android will now include accidents, construction, road closures and other incidents reported by Waze users. Meanwhile, the Waze app now supports Google search, and Waze map editors will have access to Google Street View and satellite imagery.

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How new SEC crowdfunding rules will impact Realty Mogul

How new SEC crowdfunding rules will impact Realty Mogul | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realty Mogul is one of several crowdfunding companies to be impacted by new SEC crowdfunding rules, but what specifically has changed for the young company?
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Ferrari NART Spyder Sets $27.5 Million Auction Record

Ferrari NART Spyder Sets $27.5 Million Auction Record | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder’s price at RM Auctions on Aug. 17 was the most paid at auction for a car by the Italian manufacturer anywhere in the world and the most for any car bought at a U.S. public sale. It beat, among others, a 1997 McLaren F1 roadster that made $8.5 million at Gooding & Co.

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Wanna go for a ride in my new car?

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Twitter Adds Related Links To Your Tweets—And You Can't Say No

Twitter Adds Related Links To Your Tweets—And You Can't Say No | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Brace yourself, because Twitter can now add "related headlines" to your tweets. And it's an offer you can't refuse. Twitter wants to make it easier for you to find news, and today decided to do so byadding a “related headlines” section to newsworthy tweets—whether the authors of those tweets like it or not.

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Fire sale in Gary, Indiana: Homes for $1

Fire sale in Gary, Indiana: Homes for $1 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The city bought the homes at county tax sales after owners fell behind on property taxes, and the sale is part of a neighborhood stabilization effort underway in the University Park section.

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Craigslist can use anti-hacking law to stop firm from scraping its data, court rules

Craigslist can use anti-hacking law to stop firm from scraping its data, court rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Is it illegal to visit Craigslist when the site tells you not to? In a new ruling on a closely-watch case about data scraping, a federal judge suggested that start-up 3Taps violated an anti-hacking law by disguising its IP address.
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New Home Communities Now Featured On realtor.com(R)

New Home Communities Now Featured On realtor.com(R) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com(R), operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE) announced today the release of a deeper consumer experience, which now includes new home plans and communities on the realtor.com(R) website and mobile web offerings, using content sourced from Move, Inc.'s joint venture partner Builders Digital Experience (BDX).

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Re/Max files preliminary papers for IPO

Re/Max files preliminary papers for IPO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Denver-based firm filed an S-1 registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday after previously submitting one confidentially under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which has reduced reporting requirements for emerging companies with less than $1 billion in revenue. 

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Anti-Social Apps Will Help Us Avoid Our Friends

Anti-Social Apps Will Help Us Avoid Our Friends | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new wave of apps is on the horizon. Instead of trying to help you connect to others theyll help you avoid anxiety illness and awkward encounters...
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Top-earning towns

Top-earning towns | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Where do you live when you've 'made it'? Affluent communities like Scarsdale, N.Y., where the median family income is close to $300,000.
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Don't Be Scared If Your Surgeon Is Wearing Google Glass In The Operating Room

Don't Be Scared If Your Surgeon Is Wearing Google Glass In The Operating Room | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google's head-mounted computers may not be on everyone's face yet. But in hospitals doctors are already seeing how they could change health care.
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17 Haunting Dioramas Of A Post-Apocalyptic World

17 Haunting Dioramas Of A Post-Apocalyptic World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mind has a difficult time wrapping itself around the notion that one day humankind will be extinct. Armageddon itself is easy to imagine, whether by nuclear fire, worldwide pandemics, zombie hordes, or death from above.
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First-time homebuyer challenges

First-time homebuyer challenges | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Even as the market rebounds, new data reveals first-time homebuyers face many challenges, including being more dependent on the credit markets and down payments. We highlight the silver lining for first-time homebuyers and also debunk three down payment assistance myths.

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Down Payment Resource Newsletter - good reads

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All-Cash Home Bids Continue Strong As Prices Head Up

All-Cash Home Bids Continue Strong As Prices Head Up | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Cash sales as a share of overall U.S. home sales have fallen on a year-over-year basis for 19 straight months, according to industry researcher CoreLogic (CLGX). But they still accounted for 39% of sales by dollar value in May. That's down only slightly from 40% a year earlier and well above the 25% average in 2000 through '05.

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Will new 70-mph speed limit apply to Chicago area highways? Maybe, maybe not

Will new 70-mph speed limit apply to Chicago area highways? Maybe, maybe not | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

But don’t go flooring it just yet until the politicians that put this new law on the books figure out whether higher speeds were really meant for the Dan Ryan, the Stevenson, the Tri-State and urban super-highways like them – or just the ones cutting through the state’s corn and soybean fields Downstate.

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First Team Real Estate Launches One of The Largest Online Learning Platforms in Southern California Real Estate Agent History

First Team Real Estate Launches One of The Largest Online Learning Platforms in Southern California Real Estate Agent History | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 In a development that will improve the quality of services and opportunities California's home buyers and sellers can access, First Team Real Estate has announced the introduction of what is likely one of the...
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Wisconsin home sales, prices are both up in July

Wisconsin home sales, prices are both up in July | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
MILWAUKEE -- Sales of existing homes in Wisconsin jumped 17 percent while the median sale price rose 9 percent in July, a state Realtors group reported Monday.
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Pocket listings grow as more sellers keep homes off MLS

Pocket listings grow as more sellers keep homes off MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After getting outbid on 16 homes, Teresa Lasaga and Nick Palmer were about to give up on becoming first-time home buyers. Then an agent who had sold a home they narrowly missed out on told them abo...
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Interesting example they used.  The seller lost $100,000 on the sale.  Had it been in the MLS...

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Zillow to Acquire StreetEasy, New York's Leading Real Estate Website

Zillow to Acquire StreetEasy, New York's Leading Real Estate Website | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq:Z), the largest U.S. real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire StreetEasy®, the leading real estate website in New York City, for $50 million in cash. 

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Finally, an "unbiased" and "transparent" website.
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Goodbye Microsoft Tag, we hardly knew you (and that was the problem)

Goodbye Microsoft Tag, we hardly knew you (and that was the problem) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When Microsoft’s multi-colored Tag hit the scene it looked like a solid alternative to traditional barcodes because it was capable of providing much more information. Unfortunately, consumers never got used to the colored triangles of Tag.
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LinkedIn Targets High School Students With New College Search Tool

LinkedIn Targets High School Students With New College Search Tool | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While Facebook used its clout with college students to expand to older users, LinkedIn seems to be doing the opposite. The company on Monday announced plans to target high school and college students with a new product called University Pages.

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'Broken-Hipsters' flood the urban environment

'Broken-Hipsters' flood the urban environment | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Baby boomers are rejecting the peace and quiet of the suburbs in favor of trendy urban developments aimed at younger buyers. But not everyone's happy to see 'mom' moving in.
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