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What A Year In Prison Taught Me About Success

What A Year In Prison Taught Me About Success | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Two weeks into her 13-month incarceration, Piper Kerman was seated in the mess hall of the federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, eating another desultory meal.“Knowing less than nothing I began maligning the food,” Piper writes in...
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I didn't say it was MY year in prison. :-)

 

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Housing Permits Are Pointing To More Job Growth In 2013

Housing Permits Are Pointing To More Job Growth In 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In the past I've said that if there were only one piece of economic data I could have, it would be housing permits. They are a very reliable long leading indicator for the economy, not just in the post WW2 period, but in the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression as well. 

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Perlow receives IAR Political Involvement Award

Perlow receives IAR Political Involvement Award | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Congratulations to Lincolnwood REALTOR® and appraiser Gerald N. Perlow, of Property Valuation Services, on receiving this year’s Illinois Association of REALTORS® Political Involvement Award.

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Gracik Makinney Group and Katia Craig Join Coldwell Banker

Gracik Makinney Group and Katia Craig Join Coldwell Banker | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gracik Makinney Real Estate Group has joined the Coldwell Banker Elmhurst office, and Katia Craig has joined the Coldwell Banker Edgebrook office.
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What Will Happen with Housing Inventory in 2013?

What Will Happen with Housing Inventory in 2013? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Housing inventory has fallen precipitously the last 12 months, but could things be different in 2013?
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9 unusual, effective rules for successful meetings

9 unusual, effective rules for successful meetings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The other day, I got an email from my partner Jason with a photo of the Urban Airship Meeting Rules posted on the wall. They are so logical as to be rules that should apply to every meeting at every startup from now until forever.

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Home prices maintain upward trajectory

Home prices maintain upward trajectory | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home prices in the U.S. rose 0.6% from October to November, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s latest house price index. This compares to the index's 0.5% increasein October.

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London Tube Has 'Contactless' Payments, Why Don't We?

London Tube Has 'Contactless' Payments, Why Don't We? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

London's transit agency, Transportation for London, announced the rollout of contactless credit card readers on all of the city's 8,500 buses last month, allowing riders to charge their bus fare directly to their bank accounts.

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Stewart Information Services Corporation / Stewart Title® Company Honored at Texas State Capitol

Stewart Information Services Corporation / Stewart Title® Company Honored at Texas State Capitol | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

(Rep. "Doc" Anderson (R-Waco)/Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) today recognized Stewart Title Company as a Texas Treasure on the House/Senate floor at the State Capitol in Austin.

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California fourth-quarter foreclosures fall to lowest level in six years

California fourth-quarter foreclosures fall to lowest level in six years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of California homeowners pushed into foreclosure last quarter fell to the lowest level in six years, according to San Diego-based market tracker DataQuick.
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More than one strategy = mess

More than one strategy = mess | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Don't reorganize around every new technology that comes bumping down the road. What you're doing isn't a strategy. If you have more than one strategy, then you don't have any strategy.
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U.S. Ranked One of Most Affordable Worldwide Housing Markets

U.S. Ranked One of Most Affordable Worldwide Housing Markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Several U.S. cities topped the list for most affordable housing markets in the world. Find out where.
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MRED CEO Bergeron Retains Spot on Inman News Honor Roll

MRED CEO Bergeron Retains Spot on Inman News Honor Roll | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LISLE, Ill., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At last week's Inman Real Estate Connect® in New York City, it was announced that
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The US Housing Market Is Twice As Healthy As It Was Just A Year Ago

The US Housing Market Is Twice As Healthy As It Was Just A Year Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We summarize three key housing market indicators: construction starts (Census), existing home sales (NAR), and the delinquency-plus-foreclosure rate (LPS First Look). 

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HOMEBUILDING MOMENTUM LEADS TO >40 HOMEBUILDERS JOINING TRULIA'S MARKETING SERVICES

HOMEBUILDING MOMENTUM LEADS TO >40 HOMEBUILDERS JOINING TRULIA'S MARKETING SERVICES | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), a leading online marketplace for homebuyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, introduced new sales generation options for homebuilders in early 2012,

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Fitch Analysis: Housing will be Economic Boon in 2013

Fitch Analysis: Housing will be Economic Boon in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The housing market, fresh off the first stages of a recovery in 2012, will positively contribute to the economy in 2013, says Robert Curran of Fitch.
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Baird & Warner Naperville Hires Bill White Sr.

Baird & Warner Naperville Hires Bill White Sr. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Baird & Warner Naperville announces the addition of Bill White Sr. as a broker associate. White brings almost 30 years of real estate experience.
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Toto, ….. We’re Not in Kansas Anymore — Ted’s 2013 Prognosis

Toto, ….. We’re Not in Kansas Anymore — Ted’s 2013 Prognosis | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The infamous line from the Wizard of Oz, “Toto….. we’re not in Kansas anymore,” is a perfect lead in to discuss the economic, regulatory and political changes that already have and will take place in 2013. 2013 is all about change.

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Mortgage delinquencies tick up in December

Mortgage delinquencies tick up in December | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure, reached 3.5 million in December 2012, while mortgages that are seriously delinquent – or 90 or more days past due – reached 1.54 million.
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COMMITTED: Freddie Mac aims for 75% reduction in short-sale timelines

COMMITTED: Freddie Mac aims for 75% reduction in short-sale timelines | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"We estimate that the time to complete a short sale will decrease by approximately 50% to 75%," as a result of the changes, Freddie Mac EVP Tracy Mooney writes.
 
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HomeFinder.com Food Truck Recruitment Event Shakes Up Chicago’s Technology Hiring Market

HomeFinder.com Food Truck Recruitment Event Shakes Up Chicago’s Technology Hiring Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago, IL – January 23, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — HomeFinder.com, Chicago-based digital real estate search site, recently partnered with a local food truck to offer free lunch to the area’s most in-demand developers, marketers and sales professionals,...
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Trulia Surges to Record as Home Prices Gain

Trulia Surges to Record as Home Prices Gain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia Inc., the operator of a residential-property listings website, surged to a record on optimism that gains in U.S. home prices would help boost advertising revenue.
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Anyone in the business knows home prices have nothing to do with the value of zillow or trulia stock.

 

Or was this rumor the result of a 5 year old April fools joke that resurfaced?

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Are Chicago Sellers Just Tired of Losing?

Are Chicago Sellers Just Tired of Losing? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The year-end real-estate data has been rolling in for the past week or so, and much of it is encouraging. But there’s something that bugs me—and, I believe, a lot of sellers or potential sellers...
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Vranas named 2013 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year

Vranas named 2013 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Congratulations to the 2013 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year, John P. Vranas, of Vranas Ventures Inc., a property management company in Chicago.

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Mo. Bill Would Require Agents to ID Sex Offender Buyers

Mo. Bill Would Require Agents to ID Sex Offender Buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Should real estate agents have to warn neighbors when they represent a prospective home buyer who is a sex offender? Lawmakers in Missouri say they should, and are hoping to make it law.
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