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Fiscal Cliff Legislation Saves Tax Credits For Energy-Efficient Upgrades

Fiscal Cliff Legislation Saves Tax Credits For Energy-Efficient Upgrades | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A bit of good news that came out of the fiscal cliff-averting 'American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012' is that it saved the federal tax credits for energy efficient upgrades.
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Onvedeo syndicating video to listing portals

Onvedeo syndicating video to listing portals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A new real estate-focused video-hosting company wants to make videos a part of every listing by syndicating the videos it hosts to large real estate portals on behalf of agents, and connecting brokers and agents with videographers vetted by the company.

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IAR earns Game Changer Award for advocacy database project

IAR earns Game Changer Award for advocacy database project | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® was honored Monday for its work to provide members better access to advocacy information and political data.

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Illinois' 30-30-30 Law – What You Should Know

Illinois' 30-30-30 Law – What You Should Know | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Illinois' 30-30-30 laws have been a huge benefit for the state's distressed homeowners, and it's looking like the provisions will be renewed through 2016.
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Housing challenge: passing on disposition costs

Housing challenge: passing on disposition costs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Could extended disposition timeline costs passed on to consumer? CoreLogic economists have analyzed the current state of the economy and housing to answer that important question.
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Prudential Rubloff Receives Gibraltar Circle Award at the Prudential Real Estate National Convention!

Prudential Rubloff Receives Gibraltar Circle Award at the Prudential Real Estate National Convention! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chris and Michael want to congratulate everyone at Prudential Rubloff. Today the company was named the #7 firm nationally in the Prudential Real Estate Network and received the prestigious Gibraltar Circle Award at the national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Catylist Partners with the Realtors Property Resource (RPR)

Catylist Partners with the Realtors Property Resource (RPR) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Catylist, the nation’s #1 provider of Commercial Information Exchange (CIE) software, recently announced a partnership with Realtors Property Resource, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS®, to bring RPR’s national commercial property database to their REALTOR® members.

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Sun eruption supercharges northern lights displays

Sun eruption supercharges northern lights displays | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By Tariq Malik, SPACE.com A massive eruption on the sun Friday unleashed a wave of intense solar particles at Earth that may spark a geomagnetic storm and boost weekend aurora displays. The Earth-directed solar storm occurred Friday at 2:54 a.m.
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Too Scared to Shop Online

Too Scared to Shop Online | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

50% of Americans are too scared to purchase products online due to security risks, and 39% of Americans are too frightened to share information on a website that requires personal information to create an account, such as a discussion group or social media site.

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Science agrees: Annual reviews are waste of time

Science agrees: Annual reviews are waste of time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The universally reviled practice is bad for morale and actually dulls brains of employees.

 

So, why then, pray tell, do we still do performance reviews?
One answer: We always have.

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Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work

Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Uber, a San Francisco-based personal transportation oriented startup, is facing a backlash from a few of its drivers. But the confrontation is less about Uber and more about the challenges facing a society being rebuilt because of connectedness.
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How much did Dropbox pay for Mailbox?

How much did Dropbox pay for Mailbox? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dropbox this morning announced that it was buying Orchestra, the company behind the red hot Mailbox app. The question is how much did it pay for the Palo Alto-based startup with 13 employees. We have the answer.
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The 25 CEOs Who Are Most Loved By Employees

The 25 CEOs Who Are Most Loved By Employees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Although founder Mark Zuckerberg is often described as awkward, employees love working for him. There's a learning curve, but once people understand how to work with Zuckerberg, they become loyalists. 

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Just missed the cut again this year.

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Nearly 80,000 Loan Mods Granted in January

Nearly 80,000 Loan Mods Granted in January | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HOPE NOW has released its January 2013 loan modification data. An estimated 78,397 homeowners received permanent, affordable loan modifications from mortgage servicers during the month.
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IHDA increasing mortgage assistance for Illinois Hardest Hit Program

IHDA increasing mortgage assistance for Illinois Hardest Hit Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Beginning April 1, Illinois homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed and struggling to keep their homes could be eligible for $10,000 more — for up to a maximum of $35,000 per household — in mortgage assistance through the Illinois Hardest Hit program

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For a Career that Lasts, Build Real Relationships

For a Career that Lasts, Build Real Relationships | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I'd just hung up the phone, dismayed. After spending the better part of an hour on the phone with an entrepreneur a friend of mine had asked me to advise, there was no talk of how he could return the favor — he barely coughed up a thank you.

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Busting 3 Homeownership Myths

Busting 3 Homeownership Myths | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the wake of the housing crisis, some nasty myths regarding homeownership have been making the rounds, but they're just that – myths.
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Zillow, the Progressive Policy Institute and the American Action Forum to Host Housing Forum in Washington, D.C.

Zillow, the Progressive Policy Institute and the American Action Forum to Host Housing Forum in Washington, D.C. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- While the housing recovery has been rather uneven across the country, most metros are experiencing some form of home value appreciation and have seen a bottom in home values.
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Who is missing from the speaker list?
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New President Takes Helm at Listingbook

New President Takes Helm at Listingbook | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Kenneth Johnson – a visionary entrepreneur and business leader – has been named President of Listingbook LLC, a software-as-a-service real estate platform that connects nearly 200,000 real estate agents to their clients in 70 real estate markets throughout the United States.

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Zillow: The most comprehensive list of real estate for sale in America.

Zillow: The most comprehensive list of real estate for sale in America. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Don't kill me. I'm trying to make a point. I've dropped, drowned or lost more iDevices than anyone I know. So I often find myself on Craigslist, looking for a replacement. It seems like half the ph...
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Meet an 18-year-old real-estate agent

Meet an 18-year-old real-estate agent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It started in fifth grade, when he wrote silly slogans such as "fuzzy hot dogs" and "green bananas" on masking tape affixed to rubber bands. He sold the novelty wristbands for 25 cents each to his classmates at Cedar Wood Elementary School.

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5 Ways To Get More Productive Today

5 Ways To Get More Productive Today | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There might be some productivity-minded part of you that scoffs at the whole idea of reading about how to be more productive. After all, why would you read about doing when you could do?
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7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
7 things you can learn from world-class communicators like Steve Jobs, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Scott Harrison about speaking.
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Google acquires an infrastructure startup Talaria. Will it help Google crush AWS?

Google acquires an infrastructure startup Talaria. Will it help Google crush AWS? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google has acquired stealthy startup Talaria, in what looks like a deal that will help the search giant compete for cloud business with Amazon.
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1 in 3 U.S. Counties Are Losing People, Census Data Show

1 in 3 U.S. Counties Are Losing People, Census Data Show | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A record number of U.S. counties -- more than 1 in 3 -- are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring
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