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What High Dives And Roller Coasters Teach Us About Getting Comfortable With Career Risk

What High Dives And Roller Coasters Teach Us About Getting Comfortable With Career Risk | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I (at least part of me) was lucky enough to grow up at Camp Arowhon in northern Ontario. Deep in the north woods of Canada, I spent summers confronting what it meant to do what you wanted to do.
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High-Priced Listings Battle Against Low Appraisals

High-Priced Listings Battle Against Low Appraisals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As home sales pick up at the million-dollar-plus end of the market, deals are being complicated by unexpectedly low appraisal values.
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Man, 23, squats in $2.5 million Florida mansion - Video

Man, 23, squats in $2.5 million Florida mansion - Video | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Video on TODAY.com: Andre Barbosa has been living rent-free in a Boca Raton, Florida, home worth an estimated $2.5 million for the last six months.
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The death of the mortgage broker?

The death of the mortgage broker? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mortgage broker’s days may be numbered. Starting next year, mortgage brokers, who serve as middlemen between homebuyers and lenders, will be subject to new rules that experts say could push...
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IRS Provides Guidance on Mortgage Modifications

IRS Provides Guidance on Mortgage Modifications | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Internal Revenue Service is offering guidance on mortgage principal reductions in the federal government s program for mortgage modifications for borrowers who have fallen behind on their payments.
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Dad Draws Awesome Art on Kids' Lunch Bags

Dad Draws Awesome Art on Kids' Lunch Bags | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One father draws intricate designs and characters on his children's brown paper lunch bags every day.
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Micro Apartments Give A Hint Of City Living’s Future

Micro Apartments Give A Hint Of City Living’s Future | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg--trailed by his perpetual entourage of news cameras--stepped through the door of a tiny but neatly kept apartment.
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Fannie Mae: Housing will pave the way in ‘new normal’ economy

Fannie Mae: Housing will pave the way in ‘new normal’ economy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Despite uncertainty as to where the economy will transition and what type of economic growth path awaits, the housing market will contribute to overall growth.
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HomeFinder.com Names Greg Johnson New Vice President of Product Development

HomeFinder.com Names Greg Johnson New Vice President of Product Development | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

HomeFinder.com, Chicago-based digital real estate search site, announces that Greg Johnson has joined the management team as the Vice President of Product Development.

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Twitter’s 6-Second Video Sharing App, Vine, Goes Live In The App Store | TechCrunch

Twitter’s 6-Second Video Sharing App, Vine, Goes Live In The App Store | TechCrunch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twitter has officially launched its Vine video sharing app in the App Store, as announced on the company blog.
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Can you speak 140 characters in 6 seconds?

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U.S. jobless claims drop 5,000 to 330,000

U.S. jobless claims drop 5,000 to 330,000 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 330,000 in the week ended Jan. 19, marking the lowest level since January 2008.
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The Future of 55+ Housing

The Future of 55+ Housing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The numbers are looking up for the 55-plus housing market. But there's a question of how long these numbers will be available, according to the National...
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Take A Trip Down The Glowing, Electric-Car Charging Highway Of The Future

Take A Trip Down The Glowing, Electric-Car Charging Highway Of The Future | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Innovation in transportation typically happens at the level of the vehicle. The past decade has seen the growth of hybrids, electrics, and velomobiles.
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Toll’s New Frontier: Student Housing

Toll’s New Frontier: Student Housing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Toll Brothers, best known for its sprawling single-family homes, recently said it is beefing up its apartment presence in Washington, D.C. Now, the builder is expanding into another business: Student housing.
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Zillow Home Value Forecast for December 2013

Zillow Home Value Forecast for December 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The housing market ended 2012 on a good note – home values are up 5.9 percent for the year and are forecasted to appreciate by 3.3 percent in 2013. However the housing recovery has not been felt evenly across the nation.

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Users Warned About New Type of Malware Spam Emails Impersonating DocuSign

Users Warned About New Type of Malware Spam Emails Impersonating DocuSign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, we learned that cybercriminals were sending out fake DocuSign emails in an effort to trick users into installing a piece of malware on their computers. Now, DocuSign is warning customers about a new variant of the malicious campaign.

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San Bernardino County abandons eminent domain mortgage plan

San Bernardino County abandons eminent domain mortgage plan | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Bernardino County and two of its cities abandoned a plan that would use eminent domain to seize troubled mortgages and write down debt for homeowners.
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4 Simple and Powerful Tips to Get the Most From Conferences

4 Simple and Powerful Tips to Get the Most From Conferences | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you’ve been in the online marketing industry for more than a year or two, you’ll already have figured out that there’s no better use of your time than attending a professional conference, expo or workshop.

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4 Social Media Lessons From a Successful Food Truck

4 Social Media Lessons From a Successful Food Truck | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Before John, my husband-to-be, and I started our food truck in 2010, I cyber-stalked food trucks on the West Coast and in New York City to find out how they were using Twitter, ...
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Buyers want to buy now, while sellers are inclined to wait

Buyers want to buy now, while sellers are inclined to wait | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a recent survey by real estate broker, Redfin, buyers voiced a strong urge to buy quickly, while sellers generally want to wait for fear of missing out on future price gains.
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RE/MAX: List of Cities Where Home Sales Spiked in 2012

RE/MAX: List of Cities Where Home Sales Spiked in 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RE/MAX recently published a housing report that included year-over-year data for home sales and prices. This articles focuses on the cities were sales volume rose the most in 2012.
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Google Is Building An Experimental Wireless Network Perfect For High-Density Urban Centers

Google Is Building An Experimental Wireless Network Perfect For High-Density Urban Centers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When Google experiments, it can have earth-changing consequences. That might be the case with its latest project: the building of a wireless network on-campus at its Mountain View headquarters, reported by WSJ on Wednesday.
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Amazon's acquisition of text-to-speech company IVONA could help it battle lawsuits (and Siri)

Amazon's acquisition of text-to-speech company IVONA could help it battle lawsuits (and Siri) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a move that could assist vision-impaired users (and potentially aid smartphone development), Amazon has acquired text-to-speech and voice recognition company IVONA Software for an undisclosed sum.
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Two N.J. men sue Subway over missing inch

Two N.J. men sue Subway over missing inch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The image of the 11-inch Subway sandwich marketed as "Footlong" that ignited an online chuckle-fest last week has now sparked a lawsuit.
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One straight line, so many jokes.

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Google, Apple, Nokia, And The Quest For The Perfect Map

Google, Apple, Nokia, And The Quest For The Perfect Map | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Everyone has at least one mapping fiasco story--"and then I turned right, right into a swamp!"--and Brian McClendon, VP of Google's mapping division, has heard them all.
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