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NAR: Top Lenders Forecast Housing Market Gains Despite New Ability-to-Repay Rules

NAR: Top Lenders Forecast Housing Market Gains Despite New Ability-to-Repay Rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a rare gathering of CEOs and senior executives from the biggest names in mortgage lending, Realtors® were told to expect market growth in 2014 and to prepare their buyers for transactions with heavy documentation requirements.

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Users outraged over Youtube's switch to Google+ "real names" policy

Users outraged over Youtube's switch to Google+ "real names" policy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To no one’s surprise, users have expressed outrage at Youtube’s new real-name policy for comments. Is the video sharing site damaged forever?
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Home sales revenue soars at William Lyon Homes

Home sales revenue soars at William Lyon Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
William Lyon Homes continues to benefit from its presence in attractive real estate markets, posting impressive results from the firm's third-quarter earnings.
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MLS experiments illuminate the future of real estate listings

MLS experiments illuminate the future of real estate listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Recent moves by Realtor and MLS boards have ignited the national conversation about the proper use of real estate listing data in mass-display formats like syndication and Internet Data Exchange (IDX).
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CAR (Calif) 2014 Leadership team takes office

CAR (Calif) 2014 Leadership team takes office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Kevin Brown is president; Chris Kutzkey is president-elect, and Geoff McIntosh is treasurer.
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Lou Reed And The Problem With The Innovation Imperative

Lou Reed And The Problem With The Innovation Imperative | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
People usually think it’s best to be the first to hit the market with a disruptive innovation. But more often than not, the advantages don’t pan out.
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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” JFK

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” JFK | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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20 of Chicago's greatest ideas, for now

20 of Chicago's greatest ideas, for now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago’s towering skyline reminds us that the skyscraper was born here. The reversed flow of the Chicago River upended North American hydrology and revolutionized urban sanitation.
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The Chicago-area's abandon property

The Chicago-area's abandon property | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With more than 55,000 vacant homes in Cook County, government leaders are coping with a catastrophe that invites comparisons to the Great Chicago Fire. "It's like we are standing there on the day after (the fire) and everyone's waking up and saying 'OK, how do we rebuild in this new world in a way that's smarter, knowing what we know now?' " urban planner Marshall Brown says. Public officials, including leaders of the new Cook County Land Bank, will face some hard choices as they decide where to spend limited public funds to revitalize hard-hit areas. 

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First Nine English-Language newgTLDs Delegated by ICANN - .Camera, .Clothing, .Singles and More…

First Nine English-Language newgTLDs Delegated by ICANN - .Camera, .Clothing, .Singles and More… | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The first nine newgTLDs delegated last week were:

.CAMERA.CLOTHING.EQUIPMENT.GURU.HOLDINGS.LIGHTING.SINGLES.VENTURES.VOYAGE
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GoDaddy 1st to Launch ICANN’s New Domain Names

GoDaddy 1st to Launch ICANN’s New Domain Names | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today begins a new chapter in the expansion of the Internet, with the introduction of new Internet domain names. GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar, is the first registrar to sell pre-registrations on the new, ICANN-approved domain name extensions, as part of a new program designed to expand the inventory of Internet website addresses.

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TRIBUS Announces Investment Stake in Retsly Software, Inc.

TRIBUS Announces Investment Stake in Retsly Software, Inc. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

TRIBUS, a leading real estate technology services company, recently announced an investment stake in Vancouver BC-based Retsly Software, Inc. Retsly is an exciting new backend service that helps technology companies integrate data directly from the MLS in a simple API format.
 


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NAR: 'Our consumer website is realtor.com'

NAR: 'Our consumer website is realtor.com' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The National Association of Realtors and realtor.com operator Move Inc. have not always seen eye to eye. But the trade group seems to have reached a turning point in its attitude toward realtor.com since approving changes to the site’s operating agreement in July.

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More than half of mobile sales originating from email made on a tablet

More than half of mobile sales originating from email made on a tablet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new report from email marketing services provider Yesmail Interactive, an Infogroup company, finds that 56 percent of mobile online sales originating from a marketing email take place on an iPad.
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Feelings of trust, support cornerstones for agents

Feelings of trust, support cornerstones for agents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Owner and managing broker Ray Zabielski said the company wants to “create the infrastructure for agents to build their business around, and agents can do it however they see fit, provided it’s moral, legal, ethical and doesn’t jeopardize the good name of the company. So we both know our role, and we both fulfill it pretty well.”

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American Home Shield to Acquire HSA Home Warranty

American Home Shield to Acquire HSA Home Warranty | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
American Home Shield, the largest home warranty company in the nation, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire HSA Home Warranty, a leading competitor in the industry.
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Is Consumer Interest in Housing Starting to Wane?

Is Consumer Interest in Housing Starting to Wane? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The housing market experienced a great swing of activity in the summer months, but what's happening now as the market starts to cool?
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Willis Tower drops to second-tallest in Western Hemisphere

Willis Tower drops to second-tallest in Western Hemisphere | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat says the needle on top of the new World Trade Center in New York counts in calculating the building's height, knocking the Chicago skyscraper out of the top spot.
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Baird & Warner Wins Top Workplace Award for Second Year

Baird & Warner Wins Top Workplace Award for Second Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Baird & Warner was named the #2 best place to work in Chicagoland, receiving a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace award for the second year in a row. The annual award was given to the real estate services company based on a confidential survey of its brokers and employees regarding categories such as company culture, training, communication and results.

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A salute to our IAR REALTOR® veterans

A salute to our IAR REALTOR® veterans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

And at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo IAR asked those attending the Illinois Caucus to stand for recognition. This group of veterans continues their service in communities statewide, and it’s appropriate this Veterans Day to thank them — and anyone else who wore a uniform — for their service.

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Amazon Going Postal Service On Sundays In N.Y., L.A.

Amazon Going Postal Service On Sundays In N.Y., L.A. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service fittingly announced a dealyesterday that puts to rest the notion that Sunday is a day of rest from mail delivery. Amazon Prime customers in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas will get delivery of goods for no charge beyond the normal $79 yearly fee.

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Jim Barcelona Named New Manager of Coldwell Banker's Elmhurst Office

Jim Barcelona Named New Manager of Coldwell Banker's Elmhurst Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has named Jim Barcelona as manager of its Elmhurst office.
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Prescription Lenses for Google Glass Coming in January

Prescription Lenses for Google Glass Coming in January | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Despite having its fair share of skeptics, Google Glass continues to accrue enhancements that could make it a mainstream hit when it officially debuts next year. The latest is from New York-based company Rochester Optical, which promises to release a special prescription lens add-on for the device in early 2014

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Lorena Pasquesi Jaimes Joins Prudential Rubloff's Lake Forest Office

Lorena Pasquesi Jaimes Joins Prudential Rubloff's Lake Forest Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mark Pasquesi, Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff’s Lake Forest office, is pleased to announce that Lorena Pasquesi Jaimes has joined the firm’s office located at 778 N. Western Avenue.
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MLSs at 'cliff's edge' over 'pocket' listings

MLSs at 'cliff's edge' over 'pocket' listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Call them what you will — pocket listings, coming soon listings, whisper listings, off-market listings — but the Internet has made it easier than ever to engage in the long-standing practice of selling a home outside of the multiple listing service. 

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