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Jobless claims slide, hinting at labor market pickup

Jobless claims slide, hinting at labor market pickup | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting a pick-up in the labor market re...
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Trulia personalizes real estate listings with Trulia Suggests

Trulia personalizes real estate listings with Trulia Suggests | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home listings site's new tool goes beyong basic parameters to learn from home buyers' opinions and behaviors. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC - Listingbook AI Has Gone Live

Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC - Listingbook AI Has Gone Live | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that Listingbook AI, the cutting edge customer collaboration/interaction tool, has gone live to its nearly 40,000 real estate practitioners.

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MRED Partners With Trulia in Shared Success Program

MRED Partners With Trulia in Shared Success Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced that it is the first MLS to enter into a partnership with Trulia (NYSE:TRLA) in their Shared Success Program. Trulia, a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, designed this program to help MLSs accelerate their customers' success through premier training and exposure to the latest tools and trends in real estate marketing.

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The 10 Happiest States In The U.S.

The 10 Happiest States In The U.S. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteFor a more global view, see the 10 happiest cities in the world.Live in Hawaii, Colorado, or Minnesota? Chances are, you’re happier than your brethren in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
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AIG launches unit to invest in whole mortgages

AIG launches unit to invest in whole mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
AIG launches business unit to invest in whole loan mortgages while creating correspondent relationships with lenders. The unit, which is called Connective Mortgage Advisory Co., also plans to underwrite and support loan purchases.
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Interest-only Mortgages Begin to Reappear

Interest-only Mortgages Begin to Reappear | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Well-off borrowers increasingly are turning to interest-only mortgages, the same ilk of loan that drove many home owners into foreclosure in recent years. With this product, borrowers pay interest but no principal during the first few years of the loan.

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Deja Vu all over again?

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U.S. Takes Top Spot in Spam Distribution

U.S. Takes Top Spot in Spam Distribution | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Educators have expressed concern about Americans falling behind in tech fields, but there is at least one area in which the United States is still firmly on top. According to st...
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The Mobile Future

The Mobile Future | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to the comScore 2013 Mobile Future in Focus report, Smartphones and tablets are ushering in a new era of multi-platform media, with consumers becoming increasingly agnostic about how, when and where they engage with content.

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Cash still king in local residential market

Cash still king in local residential market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Last year, 36 percent of local home buyers last year purchased their homes without a mortgage, according to Metrostudy, well above the bubble-era levels of about 13 percent.
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Godaddy Dropping New gTLD Applications for .Home & .Casa

Godaddy Dropping New gTLD Applications for .Home & .Casa | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
At the Godaddy new gTLD Registry Days event today it announced it would be withdrawing its applications for .home and .casa. We want to concentrate and be just a registrar for all new gTLD's so we ...
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The jet lag of socially connecting with strangers

The jet lag of socially connecting with strangers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The disillusionment of socially connecting online has taken root, as social networks have become accepted for the marketing platforms they truly are.
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Brian Boero response to RPR's response

Brian Boero response to RPR's response | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
On Friday, I wrote a post in which I offered my analysis of a deal RPR cut with LPS wherein MLS data is used to alert lenders when properties on which they hold a loan are listed for sale. RPR CEO ...
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iPad, meet Android: RemotePlay makes sharing media between mobile devices easy

iPad, meet Android: RemotePlay makes sharing media between mobile devices easy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sharing content between mobile devices can be a pain, especially when you’re mixing iOS and Android. However, a new app called RemotePlay is bridging the divide.
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Tracking Sensors Invade the Workplace

Tracking Sensors Invade the Workplace | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As Big Data becomes a fixture of office life, companies are turning to tracking devices to gather real-time information on how teams of employees work and interact.
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Realtor.com - New brand. New look. Same beliefs.

Realtor.com - New brand. New look. Same beliefs. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com® has always stood for what’s real in real estate. The vastness of our data, the passion of our people, and our commitment to proudly represent the REALTOR® brand is something that’s woven into the very fabric of our being.

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Beauty Among The Ruins: See Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places

Beauty Among The Ruins: See Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A tired screenwriting trope is to use abandoned places as settings where one’s gory horror scenarios might unfold--the house nobody has been inside for years, the decrepit mental hospital kids dare each other to sneak into.
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INSTANT MBA: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

INSTANT MBA: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"I'm a nerd, seriously hard-core, and sometimes that translates into being a know-it-all. People got tired of that while I worked at an IBM branch office in Detroit in the eighties. My boss told me that it had become a real problem with about half my co-workers ... However, he said that my saving grace was my sense of humor."

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Mortgage applications shoot up 14.8%

Mortgage applications shoot up 14.8% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mortgage applications rose alongside the refinance index, which grew 15%, and the purchase index which also shot up 15%, showing strong market demand for refis and home purchases.
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6 Steps For More Effective Delegation

6 Steps For More Effective Delegation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Delegating is a great way to ensure that more tasks get done in less time, and it also builds team capacity. Unfortunately, a lot of managers don’t pay enough attention to the delegation process, and thus fail to reap the benefits.
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Fannie Mae Measures Servicer Performance in 2012

Fannie Mae Measures Servicer Performance in 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae has announced Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards (STAR) Program's Scorecard results for 2012, the program that measures servicers across key operational and performance areas relative to their peers, and acknowledges their...
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Seth's Blog: The worst feedback is indifference

Seth's Blog: The worst feedback is indifference | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We armor ourselves against the cutting remark, the ad hominem attack, the person who just doesn't like our stuff. But all of this is the feedback we get when we touch a nerve and are doing work that matters enough...
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CoreLogic Expands Capability to Deliver Real-Time U.S. Natural Hazard Risk Assessments

CoreLogic Expands Capability to Deliver Real-Time U.S. Natural Hazard Risk Assessments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today announced that its newly acquired RiskMeter Online™ platform has been expanded to include the company’s proprietary Flood Risk Score. Flood Risk Score is a data analytics tool that evaluates flood risk beyond established Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood plains.

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Days On Market Reach New Lows in Chicago

Days On Market Reach New Lows in Chicago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The average days on market have plummeted for listings in some of Chicago's hottest real estate markets, including Old Town, River North and the West Loop.
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LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit seeking damages for massive password breach

LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit seeking damages for massive password breach | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Professional social networking service LinkedIn won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of premium users who had their log-in passwords exposed as a result of a security breach of the company's servers last year.
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