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Remember the recovery? It's back on again: starts pierce the 1 million mark one more time

Remember the recovery? It's back on again: starts pierce the 1 million mark one more time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau spewed forth data that had been pent-up since the October government shutdown, and whoa, the news was favorable to believers in a steady recovery in 2013.
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8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing

8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How do you have the most impact online? Should your writing be short and sweet or long and detailed?
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Zillow now powers AOL Real Estate home search in wake of Move’s departure

Zillow now powers AOL Real Estate home search in wake of Move’s departure | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow has taken over powering AOL Real Estate's home search from realtor.com operator Move Inc., which announced Monday its two-year relationship with the portal was ending today at 5 a.m. Eastern Time, growing its real estate network to four sites.
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U.S. Housing Starts Jump to Highest Level in Five Years

U.S. Housing Starts Jump to Highest Level in Five Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Builders broke ground on more homes in November than at any time in over five years as growing demand helped the industry overcome rising U.S. mortgage rates.
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MRED Catching Fire with its MLS System

MRED Catching Fire with its MLS System | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a year of milestones for Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), the latest celebration has been triggered by the ten-year anniversary of the love affair between MRED customers and connectMLS™ - the number one rated MLS system.

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Why 2014 should be a good year for housing

Why 2014 should be a good year for housing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Disclaimer upfront: I live and work in America’s most dysfunctional political and bureaucratic environment — inside the Beltway, Washington, D.C. So I have to admit that my ability to make predictions is handicapped by the inherent unpredictability of the key actors here. 

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Philips Flattens the Light Bulb

Philips Flattens the Light Bulb | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For over 100 years, the light bulb didn't evolve much, generally sporting the same, well, bulbous design ever since Thomas Edison gave us the original in 1879. Lately that's changed as LEDs and CFLs have challenged the conventional bulb, and now Philips is taking light bulb design in a new, flatter direction.

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New construction sales stoke builder confidence

New construction sales stoke builder confidence | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This is definitely an encouraging sign, said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson. The HMI is up 11 points since December of 2012 and has been above 50 for the past seven months.
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Michael Jordan's home fails to sell at auction

Michael Jordan's home fails to sell at auction | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The home in Highland Park, Illinois, which is just north of Chicago, is unique. It has a full-sized NBA regulation indoor basketball court, 9 bedrooms, 15 baths and a putting green and chipping area for golf. It has garage space to house 14 cars and sits on more than 7 acres.

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Just another Chicago tear down - so sad.
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CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast

CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2013 and 2014.

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CoreLogic: 791,000 underwater homes return to positive equity

CoreLogic: 791,000 underwater homes return to positive equity | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rising home prices continue to pull underwater homeowners into positive equity positions, with 791,000 additional properties returning to a situation in which the borrower no longer owes more than the home is worth in the third quarter, CoreLogic...
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AOL's Tim Armstrong on Patch's future

AOL's Tim Armstrong on Patch's future | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

After struggling to make the local news sites profitable, Armstrong now acknowledges that Patch can no longer continue as is. He suggests forming partnerships with other companies to help sustain its future.

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-1 for Zillow, will they pick up AOL?

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Report: Bot traffic is up to 61.5% of all website traffic

Report: Bot traffic is up to 61.5% of all website traffic | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Last March we published a study that showed the majority of website traffic (51%) was generated by non-human entities, 60% of which were clearly malicious. As we soon learned, these facts came as a surprise to many Internet users, for whom they served as a rare glimpse of “in between the lines” of Google Analytics.

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Google Glass XE12: MyGlass For The iPhone And Official Support For That Wink Hack

Google Glass XE12: MyGlass For The iPhone And Official Support For That Wink Hack | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Just days ago we were bemoaning the sorry state of Google Glass for iPhone users, a lo, the iOS MyGlass app is (almost) here at long last. Not one to hoard software in its own ecosystem, Google historically provides a nearly equal experience for its apps between its own Android operating system and Apple's iOS. 

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IAR successfully urges changes to Oak Park rental ordinance

IAR successfully urges changes to Oak Park rental ordinance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The stated purpose is to help prevent criminal activities in rental housing. The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has faced this kind of proposal several times in recent years. IAR has worked with municipalities to ensure that the new requirements are not a de facto form of punishment of landlords who did not participate in the crime and who could not reasonably be expected to prevent the crime.

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Calif - November 2013 home sales and price report

Calif - November 2013 home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A run-up in home prices, coupled with higher interest rates, put downward pressure on housing affordability and led to the fourth straight month of sales declines in November.
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Move and AOL Real Estate ending 2-year relationship

Move and AOL Real Estate ending 2-year relationship | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realtor.com operator Move Inc. will no longer send listings, power search or coordinate the sales of advertising to brokers and agents on AOL Real Estate after Wednesday, when the two companies end a partnership that lasted more than two years.
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Zillow loses the Patch - will they gain AOL?

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@properties Welcomes Broker Jeff Matheson to Libertyville Office

@properties Welcomes Broker Jeff Matheson to Libertyville Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jeff Matheson joined @properties as a broker associate in its new Libertyville office. He produced more than $17 million in sales over the last 12 months.
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Redfin CEO's Top Predictions For U.S. Housing In 2014

Redfin CEO's Top Predictions For U.S. Housing In 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin In the summer of 2010, Redfin predicted that a tax-credit-fueled recovery would falter badly, which it did. In the winter of 2011 - 2012, Redfin was one of six housing commentators to call the bottom.
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CAR: Calif Housing affordability falls fourth straight month in a row

CAR: Calif Housing affordability falls fourth straight month in a row | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Due to rising interest rates and a run-up in home prices, California housing affordability fell for the fourth straight month in November, leaving many buyers out of the market.
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ICANN updates new TLD auction plans, still no resolution for indirect contention

ICANN updates new TLD auction plans, still no resolution for indirect contention | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
ICANN has published new rules for upcoming auctions which will resolve top level domain strings with more than one applicant. ICANN has published updated rules for its so-called "Auctions of Last R...
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Check Out Google's New $82 Million Corporate Jet Facility

Check Out Google's New $82 Million Corporate Jet Facility | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new Google complex will reportedly be the one of the largest single-client corporate air facilities in the world.
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RESO WELCOMES TRULIA’S ALON CHAVER TO INFLUENTIAL DATA STANDARDS BOARD

RESO WELCOMES TRULIA’S ALON CHAVER TO INFLUENTIAL DATA STANDARDS BOARD | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, today announced that Trulia will be joining the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) as an industry partner. Alon Chaver, Trulia’s vice president of industry services, will also join the RESO Board of Directors.

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Top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2013

Top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Each year we compile a list of the most expensive, ambitious and completely over-the-top products and ideas that have crossed our desk in the past 12 months...
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