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Google begins its satellite push, buying Skybox for $500M

Google begins its satellite push, buying Skybox for $500M | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google kicked off what could be a big satellite technology investment spree with a $500 million bid for startup Skybox Imaging. Skybox takes hi-rez images of the Earth’s surface, but Google has broadband plans for the company.
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Water drops can create some amazing scenes

Water drops can create some amazing scenes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Time waster of the day - awesome photos.  

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Lowe's 3-D room makes remodeling a (virtual) reality

Lowe's 3-D room makes remodeling a (virtual) reality | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lowe's is launching a simulation room that enables customers to view a 3-D representation of their renovation projects.
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Patent Co-Owner’s Refusal to Join Suit Defeats Standing to Sue for Patent Infringement

Patent Co-Owner’s Refusal to Join Suit Defeats Standing to Sue for Patent Infringement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In denying standing to a university licensing organization, a recent Federal Circuit decision pointedly illustrates the complications inherent in enforcing a jointly owned patent.
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Court Holds Real Estate Professional Is Not Necessarily Entitled To Deduct Loses From Rental Property

Court Holds Real Estate Professional Is Not Necessarily Entitled To Deduct Loses From Rental Property | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Being in a position to deduct rental property losses against ordinary income is often touted as a benefit -- one of the perks -- of being a (pretty much) full-time real estate professional. The problem is, there may be a bit more to it than is often implied.
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Seth's Blog: Asking or announcing...

Seth's Blog: Asking or announcing... | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When you ask someone if they would use your new product, buy your new widget or participate in your new service once it's ready, you will get a lie in response. It might be a generous lie ("sure, I love...
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HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Leadership Changes and New CEO and COO for Intero Real Estate Services

HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Leadership Changes and New CEO and COO for Intero Real Estate Services | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate has announced that Gino Blefari, founder, president and chief executive officer of Intero Real Estate Services has been named senior vice president of HSF Affiliates, effective immediately and on January 1, 2015 will assume the role of chief executive officer of HSF Affiliates.

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Trulia lays off 85 Market Leader employees

Trulia lays off 85 Market Leader employees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate search portal Trulia is laying off 85 employees at its Market Leader subsidiary as it completes the integration of the company's technology and workforce into its own operations.
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4 Encouraging Trends for Chicagoland Buyers and Sellers

4 Encouraging Trends for Chicagoland Buyers and Sellers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New data from Midwest Real Estate Data suggests good things to come for the Chicagoland housing market.
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This Is The Apartment You Can Rent For $1200 In London

This Is The Apartment You Can Rent For $1200 In London | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

This apartment — which the Guardian is calling a "shoebox studio flat" — is a hot commodity in London. 

 

The whole thing, which barely can fit a bed, was rented within 16 hours of being posted to real estate website Rightmove.co.uk, according to The Guardian. Numerous emails and phone calls were placed from people eager to get the property.

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Buffett Ready to Double $15 Billion Solar, Wind Bet

Buffett Ready to Double $15 Billion Solar, Wind Bet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett briefly lost track of how many billions of dollars his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is spending to build wind and solar power in the U.S. That didn’t stop him from vowing to double the outlay.
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Brokerage pays $500K to settle allegations buyers were steered to affiliated title company

Brokerage pays $500K to settle allegations buyers were steered to affiliated title company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Alabama's biggest real estate brokerage, RealtySouth, has agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it "strongly encouraged" and in some cases required agents to use its affiliated title insurance and closing services provider, without adequately disclosing to consumers that they had a right to shop around for those and other settlement services.
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Prices still at or below peaks in 8 of 10 counties

Prices still at or below peaks in 8 of 10 counties | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac has produced a heat map showing how home prices in 1,567 counties have changed over the last 10 years in relation to their housing-boom peaks.
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Mortgage applications unexpectedly jump 10% for week

Mortgage applications unexpectedly jump 10% for week | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After weeks of steady declines and levels well below originations the same time last year, mortgage applications jumped a surprising 10.3% from one week earlier, according to data for the week ending June 6 from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Volkswagen Shocks Moviegoers With Interactive Texting and Driving PSA [VIDEO]

Volkswagen Shocks Moviegoers With Interactive Texting and Driving PSA [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
You've know texting and driving is bad. You know texting at the movies is bad. Volkswagen wants to remind you of both.
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How Advanced Socialbots Have Infiltrated Twitter

How Advanced Socialbots Have Infiltrated Twitter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Automated bots can not only evade detection but also gather followers and become influential among various social groups, say computer scientists who have let their bots loose on Twitter.
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Seth's Blog: It's not about you

Seth's Blog: It's not about you | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Right in the front row, not four feet from Christian McBride, was every performer's bête noire. I don't know why she came to the Blue Note, maybe it was to make her date happy. But she was yawning, checking her...
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DocuSign Announces New Digital Transaction Management Platform

DocuSign Announces New Digital Transaction Management Platform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DocuSign Inc. has announced the DocuSign Summer 2014 release of the company’s industry-leading Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform. DocuSign’s latest release includes new DTM features for automating manual, paper-based processes to help organizations transform into fully digital businesses.
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These techies just invested $15 million in a Seattle pizza chain

These techies just invested $15 million in a Seattle pizza chain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff; T-Mobile COO Jim Alling and Madrona Venture Group’s Matt McIlwain and Paul Goodrich participated in the round. Other investors include Duncan Brands Group CEO Nigel Travis and Schwartz Brothers Restaurants Chairman Bill Schwartz.

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The Short List: Russ Bergeron's Best-Kept MRED Secrets For 2014

The Short List: Russ Bergeron's Best-Kept MRED Secrets For 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Every week, we ask someone in the real estate industry for their Short List, a collection of tips and recommendations on an essential topic in real estate. This week, we talked with Russ Bergeron, the president and chief executive officer of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)...

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The 12 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In The US

The 12 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In The US | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The median price for an existing home in the United States is $211,000, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, these twelve homes blow this average away with price tags in the high millions. 

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Move, Inc. Expands Industry Leadership as Cofano, Damon and Pigman Assume Key Roles

Move, Inc. Expands Industry Leadership as Cofano, Damon and Pigman Assume Key Roles | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move, Inc. (MOVE) announces the appointment of veteran industry executives Russ Cofano, Rhett Damon and Max Pigman to key leadership roles within the organization. The appointments further strengthen the company's position as the premier provider of real estate information and services to the industry, and foster deeper connections with Move's agent, broker and Association affiliates and their related organizations.  

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NAR imposes minimum financial requirements on elected leaders

NAR imposes minimum financial requirements on elected leaders | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Potential leaders of the National Association of Realtors will soon have to meet certain financial benchmarks not unfamiliar to the home buyers their members serve.
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Mobile version of DocuSign's transaction management platform gets an update

Mobile version of DocuSign's transaction management platform gets an update | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The latest edition of DocuSign's Digital Transaction Management platform (formerly known as Cartavi) will include cloud-storage access on mobile devices and a dashboard for its relatively new broker-focused product.
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Christopher D Rocca's curator insight, June 10, 2014 1:24 PM

Looks like I'll need to take a look.