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Capture international buyers as they pursue their real estate fantasies

Capture international buyers as they pursue their real estate fantasies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Playing up your market's unique selling points will bring traffic to your website. I have a thing for property in France, but Italy is pretty interesting, too. Love those dusty old villas, chateaus.
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8 futuristic devices reveal what's next for tech

8 futuristic devices reveal what's next for tech | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Many futuristic devices have been unveiled this year in University labs, electronics trade shows, and in inventors’ homes alike, giving us a look into what is next for tech. Most readers here already know that basic technologies like augmented reality are a secured part of our future, but what about some less certain technologies?

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TIME turns 90: All you need to know about modern history in 90 TIME covers

TIME turns 90: All you need to know about modern history in 90 TIME covers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Where has the time gone? It was back in March of 1923, that the first issue of TIME hit newsstands. As we prepare to celebrate our 90th birthday, a look back at world history as told through 90 memorable cover stories.
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Thousands of Gallons of Whiskey Dumped Down the Drain in Scotland

Thousands of Gallons of Whiskey Dumped Down the Drain in Scotland | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Try explaining this to your boss: workers at a Chivas Brothers bottling plant accidentally dumped thousands of gallons of whisky into the sewer after mistaking it for waste water, the BBC reports.
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At least it wasn't the good stuff.

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Evernote Resets All User Passwords After Security Breach

Evernote Resets All User Passwords After Security Breach | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Evernote, the note-taking service, implemented a service-wide password reset Saturday after hackers breached secure content.
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The Copyright Alert System: Six Strikes and You’re Slowed Down

The Copyright Alert System: Six Strikes and You’re Slowed Down | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The movie, TV and music industries have a brand new weapon in the fight against digital piracy. It’s called The Copyright Alert System and it’s online now, ready to come down on anyone caught sharing illegally.

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Prudential Rubloff announces Hinsdale sales leader - Sheila MacDiarmid

Prudential Rubloff announces Hinsdale sales leader - Sheila MacDiarmid | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HINSDALE — David Bracy, managing broker of Prudential Rubloff’s Hinsdale office, announced Sheila MacDiarmid as sales leader for the month of January. Diana and Chuck Ivas and Elaine Pagels also had outstanding sales in January.
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LPS: Home prices could skyrocket 35% without affecting affordability

LPS: Home prices could skyrocket 35% without affecting affordability | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices could rise 35% without stretching affordability, said Raj Dosaj, vice president of the behavioral library and home price index at LPS Applied Analytics.
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Building Relationships: There Isn’t An App for That

Building Relationships: There Isn’t An App for That | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We have all gotten sucked into this world of technology. We do everything we can to stay on top of what’s new and hot and purchase the latest iAnything. Even I can’t help but admit that that I do like the “shiny” things in life.

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Anne Brahin Will Lead @properties's Winnetka Office

Anne Brahin Will Lead @properties's Winnetka Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
@properties announced that Anne Brahin will be the new vice president of brokerage services for the company's Winnetka office
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Friday Flash: WTF RPR? 1000watt

Friday Flash: WTF RPR? 1000watt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's time for a little inside baseball, folks. Please bear with me, because who wins the game matters... This week, RPR, NAR's property database spin-off, announced that it is sending the real esta...
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gTLD Objection Period Closing 13 March 2013 | ICANN

gTLD Objection Period Closing 13 March 2013 | ICANN | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Objections to new gTLD strings must be submitted by 13 March 2013 at 23:59:59 UTC in order to be considered by Dispute Resolution Service Providers (DRSPs).

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Zillow Opens Office In San Francisco

Zillow Opens Office In San Francisco | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (Z), the leading real estate information and home-related marketplace, today announced the opening of its newest office in San Francisco. Located in the heart of the city’s financial district at 225 Bush St., the office is home base for team members from Zillow® Rentals, HotPadsTM and other sales, engineering and corporate services.

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How Facebook Graph Search will change real estate

How Facebook Graph Search will change real estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As Facebook continues to roll out Graph Search, some marketing experts are saying that the potentially revolutionary search engine may prove to be a valuable tool to real estate professionals who use social media for marketing purposes.

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Google, Microsoft Dominate Forbes’ List Of Tech Billionaires; Zuckerberg, Moskovitz Are The Youngest

Google, Microsoft Dominate Forbes’ List Of Tech Billionaires; Zuckerberg, Moskovitz Are The Youngest | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Forbes has today published its annual list of the world’s richest people — and once again tech and its related tentacles continue to lead the top of the list. Coming in at number-one for the fourth year in a row is Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexico-based mogul who controls Latin American mobile carrier America Movil and has holdings in mobile carriers in Europe: net worth $73 billion. Microsoft’s Bill Gatescontinues to sit at number-two with net worth of $67 billion, and Oracle’s Larry Ellison comes in at number five overall with net worth of $43 billion.

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Four-Foot Beavers Invade Town, Damage City Property and Trees

Four-Foot Beavers Invade Town, Damage City Property and Trees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It sounds like the premise of some lost Ed Wood horror flick with a Hitchcock twist: waves of beavers scurrying through a West Sacramento, Calif. neighborhood, toppling trees and damaging public property.
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Yikes!

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Three Reasons Why Housing Inventory is So Low

Three Reasons Why Housing Inventory is So Low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There's no question about it, the operative theme of the 2013 housing market is restricted supply. Ever since the bubble burst in 2006, we've been hearing about the dangers of over supply, of the m...
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Using Images on Social Media: Let's Get Visual!

Using Images on Social Media: Let's Get Visual! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The instant success and popularity of Social Media companies such as Pinterest and Instagram are no accident. Those are two big examples of where not only Social Media is headed, but advertising and marketing as well.

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Google Launches Zopfli To Compress Data More Densely And Make Web Pages Load Faster

Google Launches Zopfli To Compress Data More Densely And Make Web Pages Load Faster | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google just launched Zopfli, a new open source compression algorithm that can compress web content about three to eight percent more densely (PDF) than the standard zlib library.
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BUFFETT'S ANNUAL LETTER IS OUT: Here Are The Key Points!

BUFFETT'S ANNUAL LETTER IS OUT: Here Are The Key Points! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For just the 9th time, Berkshire's book value rose less than the S&P 500. Buffett calls the year subpar.

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Facebook buys Microsoft ad technology platform

Facebook buys Microsoft ad technology platform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had agreed to buy advertising technology from Microsoft Corp that measures the effectiveness of ads on its website, which should help in its fight...
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IHDA to host Illinois Homebuyer Expo on March 23

IHDA to host Illinois Homebuyer Expo on March 23 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you are thinking of buying an Illinois home this spring, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for the State of Illinois Homebuyer Expo being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. - See more at: http://www.iarbuzz.com/2013/03/quinn-announces-expo/#sthash.9PdiKIOy.dpuf

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Coldwell Banker Announces Top 2012 Year-End Award Winners

Coldwell Banker Announces Top 2012 Year-End Award Winners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Coldwell Banker Real Estate 2012 year-end award recipients have been announced: Jennifer Ames, Patricia Furman, Frank DeNovi, and Mary Wallace.
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New syndication platform focused on high-end listings

New syndication platform focused on high-end listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Listing-Feed.com streamlines distribution to select sites. Brokers and agents who want to promote their listings on several high-end real estate websites have a new option -- Listing-Feed.com.
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Just what the world needs - another syndication site.  Send us your IDX feed and we will charge you to send your listings to sites where they already appear.

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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure sales uneven across the nation

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure sales uneven across the nation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac, the leading online marketplace, reported a 6% decline in foreclosure of properties sold in 2012 from 2011. Foreclosure-related sales accounted for 21% of all sales in 2012, which is down from 23% in 2011.
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