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FHA now allowing lenders to accept e-signatures

FHA now allowing lenders to accept e-signatures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Beginning today, lenders, who have a process in place that aligns with the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, can accept e-signatures for both reverse and forward single-family mortgages, the Federal Housing Administration said. 

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NAR - December Pending Home Sales Fall

NAR - December Pending Home Sales Fall | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pending home sales measurably dropped in December, with abnormal weather partly inhibiting home shopping in much of the U.S. Declines were experienced in all four major regions.
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We need to talk - Props from 1000watt

We need to talk - Props from 1000watt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For 20 years, the industry has been talking about The Consumer. What if we stopped? Is it possible that we’ve been talking about the wrong thing all along? I mean, really, think about this for a mi...
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Don't look now: Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie bonds are on a roll

Don't look now: Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie bonds are on a roll | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While the Federal Reserve continues to reduce holdings of mortgage-backed securities and Treasurys, the mortgage bond market is reacting well. Very well.
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Check your trash: Gmail bug affected some iOS, mobile browser and offline users

Check your trash: Gmail bug affected some iOS, mobile browser and offline users | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google sent out a message to some users, saying that an issue between January 15 and January 22 might have inadvertently deleted some messages or reported them as spam.

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Google Glass gets its own collection of frames

Google Glass gets its own collection of frames | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google has launched a collection of prescription frames for Google Glass. The Titanium Collection includes four titanium frames and two new styles of twist-...
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Fed taper continues, acquisition cuts go deeper

Fed taper continues, acquisition cuts go deeper | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes reveal the Federal Reserve will continue to taper monthly asset purchases, reducing its acquisitions by another $10 billion per month.
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MRED Brokers 6 - Polar Vortex 0

MRED Brokers 6 - Polar Vortex 0 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As the Midwest continues to struggle through a new wave of numbing cold and whiteout snowstorms, we looked back to earlier this month where under similar conditions MRED customers reported doing "business as usual" under the most difficult circumstances during 2014's first (yes, first) polar vortex.

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Zillow Q3 2013 Affordability and Interest Rates

Zillow Q3 2013 Affordability and Interest Rates | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As mortgage rates have risen above 4 percent, buying a home has become less affordable as monthly payments are rising due to interest rates and home value appreciation. 

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7 New Donuts gTLD's Available For Registration Tomorrow

7 New Donuts gTLD's Available For Registration Tomorrow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to a press release out today, Tomorrow, Wednesday Donuts Inc., kicks off the general availability period for seven new Internet domain names, (gTLD's). The gTLD the will be live available...
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Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted

Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%.

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Now is a good time to purchase the home of your deream.

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Dream of California statewide MLS is alive and well

Dream of California statewide MLS is alive and well | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The nation's largest multiple listing service, California Regional MLS, has not given up on the idea of forming a statewide MLS in the Golden State and is making deals toward that end.
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First Team Real Estate affiliates with Christie's

First Team Real Estate affiliates with Christie's | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The luxury division of Irvine, Calif.-based First Team Real Estate has accepted an exclusive invitation to affiliate with the real estate subsidiary of fine art auction house Christie's, the brokerage announced today.
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Realtors® Praise Senate Passage of Bill to Delay Flood Insurance Rate Increases

Realtors® Praise Senate Passage of Bill to Delay Flood Insurance Rate Increases | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, S. 1926, passed by the Senate this afternoon is the time-out Realtors® first advocated when dramatic flood insurance premium increases went into effect on October 1, 2013.
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The State of the Union is Getting Better for Homeownership

The State of the Union is Getting Better for Homeownership | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NAR commends President Obama for highlighting two key policy reforms during his State of the Union address tonight that support the future of homeownership and the business of real estate.
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Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
PC maker Lenovo, which has struggled for smartphone success outside China, gets an established global brand, while Google unloads a burden on its balance sheet and a source of tension. Read this article by Roger Cheng on CNET News.
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Got an HTML 5 web app? Now you can sell it in Amazon's Appstore

Got an HTML 5 web app? Now you can sell it in Amazon's Appstore | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Paid web apps gain a new home in Amazon’s Appstore. The company allowed such apps in the store since last August but now developers can set a price and sell their web wares.
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Google, VSP Global in deal to offer prescription lenses, frames for Google Glass

Google, VSP Global in deal to offer prescription lenses, frames for Google Glass | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google announced a deal with vision-care giant VSP Global to offer prescription lenses and subsidized frames for Google Glass, its computer-powered glasses.
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Zillow December 2013 Case-Shiller Forecast

Zillow December 2013 Case-Shiller Forecast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Case-Shiller data for November came out this morning, and based on this information and the December 2013 Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI, released January 22) we predict that next month’s Case-Shiller data (December 2013) will show that the non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) 20-City Composite Home Price Index and the NSA 10-City Composite Home Price Index increased 13.5 and 13.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, respectively. T

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A rental regulation we can get behind

A rental regulation we can get behind | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The city of Highland Park in Lake County has just adopted a rental registration ordinance on select rental properties – single-family homes and rental units with their own, unique entrance to their specific unit. 

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Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online

Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

When you pull up a website, what's the first thing you look at? The stock photo model splashed across the page? The large company logo at the top? The search bar?

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Both S&P/Case-Shiller indices shoot up more than 13%

Both S&P/Case-Shiller indices shoot up more than 13% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices barely cooled in the winter of 2013, as the 10-city and 20-city Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Composite Indices shot up 13.8% and 13.7%, respectively, when compared to year ago levels.
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Seth's Blog: Who would be surprised?

Seth's Blog: Who would be surprised? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When was the last time you surprised or delighted a customer, colleague or boss? If you did, would it help? Apple developed a tradition of secrecy largely because Steve saw the extraordinary value in surprising the audience.
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Zillow Launches Postlets App for iPhone and iPad; Allows Landlords, Property Managers to Create, Distribute Rental Listings on the Go

Zillow Launches Postlets App for iPhone and iPad; Allows Landlords, Property Managers to Create, Distribute Rental Listings on the Go | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today launched the Postlets® App for iPhone® and iPad®.
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Condo boards that don't consider FHA certification could be accused of discrimination

Condo boards that don't consider FHA certification could be accused of discrimination | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Condo boards that don't seek certification for FHA financing may open themselves up to civil rights claims, not just by racial or ethnic minorities but by other protected classes of citizens under the Fair Housing Act.
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