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Finally, an Alternative to the Much-Hated QR Code

Finally, an Alternative to the Much-Hated QR Code | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Marketers have been trying to make print and outdoor ads interactive for years, but despite their efforts, consumers are largely rejecting QR Codes. Can a new technology called Clickable Paper reboot those efforts?

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The chalk guy is back. Incredible what he can do, and how realistic some of these are.

The chalk guy is back. Incredible what he can do, and how realistic some of these are. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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How’s Your Home’s Health? Find out with CubeSensors

How’s Your Home’s Health? Find out with CubeSensors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The idea is this: install the sensors throughout a home. (They come in packs of 2, 4, and 6 sensors.) They will glow when the sensors register that something such as CO2 levels are amiss or even if a snoring partner is preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep. In fact, it will even tell you if your dog is barking loudly when yo’re (sic) not home, according to the company’s website.

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MRED CEO Russ Bergeron: The Legend Continues

MRED CEO Russ Bergeron: The Legend Continues | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Inman News™ (Inman) has announced its latest list of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders, and once again Russ Bergeron, CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), has been recognized for his leadership within the industry

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New California physician group ratings unveiled by Consumer Reports

New California physician group ratings unveiled by Consumer Reports | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Californians searching for a doctor have new ratings from Consumer Reports on 170 physician groups statewide.
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Russ Bergeron's comment, January 9, 2014 10:50 AM
Oh, the humanity...
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It's Not You: Why Your Emails Go Unanswered And How To Cope

It's Not You: Why Your Emails Go Unanswered And How To Cope | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Despite spending a third of our days tackling our inboxes plenty of requests go unanswered by friends clients and colleagues. We asked the experts why...
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Revolv, The Missing Link For Home Automation, Comes To Home Depot Stores

Revolv, The Missing Link For Home Automation, Comes To Home Depot Stores | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Revolv, the device that connects all your smart devices, will begin sales in selected Home Depot stores across the U.S. and on Home Depot’s website.

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Looks like it is built into a Roomba.

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40 Under 40: 2013 - Crain's Chicago Business

40 Under 40: 2013 - Crain's Chicago Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
40 Under 40, Crain's annual roundup of locals who have reached the top of their fields before their 40th birthdays, has reflected the diversity of the Chicago-area economy since we launched the feature in 1989.
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Experts Predict 2014 Housing Market

Experts Predict 2014 Housing Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While no one can predict with certainty what the housing market holds in store for 2014, a constant in real estate is always that local markets vary widely in their performance.
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Enceladus McLean's curator insight, January 9, 2014 8:13 PM

Market Predictions!

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Infographic: History of Mortgage Rates

Infographic: History of Mortgage Rates | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Since 1971, when mortgage rates first started being tracked, they have ranged from a high of 18.63 percent in the early 80's to a low of 3.20 percent in late
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realtor.com - 2013 Real Estate Review

realtor.com - 2013 Real Estate Review | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It was a dynamic year in real estate. Low mortgage rates, all-cash buyers and tight inventories touched off bidding wars amid the housing market's recovery. Take a look back at 2013’s hottest trends, view jaw-dropping celebrity digs, and get our experts' predictions for 2014.

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Invest In The Disruptors Of The Real Estate Industry

Invest In The Disruptors Of The Real Estate Industry | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Despite the prospect of rising interest rates, years of oversupply and falling prices, the real estate market has sprung to life in most of the country over the last year.
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From the "Ignorance is Bliss" department.

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NAR CRT in the New Year

NAR CRT in the New Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A new year means new beginnings for the Center for REALTOR® Technology. CRT has always been the shop dedicated to testing and building new technologies that benefit NAR’s members. We will continue in this tradition with the new Data Analytics Group and are very excited to help Todd Carpenter, Managing Director for the Data Analytics Group, realize his vision.

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Matthew Shadbolt to leave The Corcoran Group for The New York Times

Matthew Shadbolt to leave The Corcoran Group for The New York Times | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Matthew Shadbolt, the hypersocial director of interactive products and marketing at prominent New York City-based brokerage The Corcoran Group, is leaving the firm for The New York Times, where he will be director of real estate products as of Jan.
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Are Lenders Finally Ready to Embrace a Reputation Score?

Are Lenders Finally Ready to Embrace a Reputation Score? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For many years, I've shared the idea that banks and other financial institutions will soon use a social media score alongside the traditiona
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For you, not for them

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Smart Contact Lenses Will Give You Superhuman Vision

Smart Contact Lenses Will Give You Superhuman Vision | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Innovega eyewear system is made up of two parts: glasses and contact lenses. The contact lenses give you enhanced focusing abilities, so you can see near and far at levels beyond what the normal eye can see. For example, if you put a finger up to your eye while wearing the contacts, you can actually see the fine details of your fingerprint; whereas, the natural eye can't focus on an object so close up.

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13 Photos That Prove Cold Weather Makes People Crazy

13 Photos That Prove Cold Weather Makes People Crazy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While most of us suffer cabin fever from the comfort of our own homes, it's those crazy enough to brave the cold temperatures that should really concern you.
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The 7 Secrets To Make Meetings Less Awful

The 7 Secrets To Make Meetings Less Awful | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Some companies have abandoned the whole idea of a meeting. But if your schedule is still saturated with them, here's how to greet your meets much more skillfully.

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RedWeek.com Launches Timeshare MLS

RedWeek.com Launches Timeshare MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The RedWeek MLS addresses the need for a secure, accurate, and reputable portal that provides tools and resources for industry professionals. The site’s robust member directory provides each broker with their own profile page on which they can share pertinent information about themselves and their company, providing complete transparency to the RedWeek MLS community.

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The No. 1 Destination for Movers Last Year...

The No. 1 Destination for Movers Last Year... | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Oregon beat out Washington, D.C., which had topped the list for the last five years. Washington dropped to fourth place in this year’s survey. 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykeh0EkEXnc

 

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CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Rise by 11.8 Percent Year Over Year in November

CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Rise by 11.8 Percent Year Over Year in November | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic released its November Home Price Index report (HPI®) report. Year over year, home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 11.8 percent in November 2013 compared to November 2012.
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How Cold Is It in the Midwest Today? This Cold.

How Cold Is It in the Midwest Today? This Cold. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How cold is it today in the Midwest? Cold enough that when meteorologist Eric Holthaus tossed a pot of boiling water into the air outside his home in Viroqua, Wisconsin, this happened: To be precise, the temperature at the time was minus 21, with a...
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Sent from sunny Chiberia.

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Declines for First Time in 6 Weeks

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Declines for First Time in 6 Weeks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.38 percent, which is down slightly from last week, but up eight basis points from
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Home Prices Likely Ended '13 Strong; May Slow In '14

Home Prices Likely Ended '13 Strong; May Slow In '14 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices in 2013 should see the best appreciation since 2005, up 11.5%. But 2014 will be "less robust," says CoreLogic in a Tuesday report.
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Twitter Rules for Businesses in 2014

Twitter Rules for Businesses in 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If the Justine Sacco case showed us anything, it’s that people are still not fully aware of the potential ramifications of their comments on Twitter. Those using branded accounts or with a company title in their profile can act as de-facto spokespeople for your business, and writing ‘views are my own’ in their description might not negate collateral damage to your brand.

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