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'Seller's Market' Developing As Housing Inventory Hits A 13-Year Low

'Seller's Market' Developing As Housing Inventory Hits A 13-Year Low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Despite higher taxes, the looming threat of sequestration cuts, and an unemployment rate hovering just below 8%, housing keeps chugging toward recovery.

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Does NAHB Want to Ditch MLSs?

Does NAHB Want to Ditch MLSs? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The National Association of Home Builders called for an overhaul of the residential appraisal system, making a number of recommendations with which members of...
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MBA Servicing: Short sales stay popular for next two years

MBA Servicing: Short sales stay popular for next two years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“We’re seeing quite a bit of activity increasing in the short sale industry this year and I believe it will continue into 2014,” said Wingspan Portfolio Advisors CEO Steven Horne.
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January Annual Home Value Increase Is Largest Since Summer 2006

January Annual Home Value Increase Is Largest Since Summer 2006 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow’s January Real Estate Market Reports, released today, show that national home values rose 0.7% from December to January to $158,100 (Figure 1). January 2013 marks the 15th consecutive month of home value appreciation

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As Housing Recovers, Will Gen Y Workers Follow?

As Housing Recovers, Will Gen Y Workers Follow? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Builders who worry about the trickle of younger adults coming into the housing industry need to do a better job of convincing high school and college students that residential development and construction are offering employment opportunities again after several years of deep layoffs and business failures among home-building companies.

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CoreLogic Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results

CoreLogic Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Financial Results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"2012 was an exceptional year for CoreLogic. We are entering 2013 a higher-growth, higher-margin company that is capitalizing on the opportunities presented by a gradually improving housing market.

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Housing Affordability Gains Slightly in Q4

Housing Affordability Gains Slightly in Q4 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Near-record low interest rates helped ensure a slight gain in nationwide housing affordability amid relatively stable house prices in the final quarter of 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity...
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Watch a Bubble Popping in Extra Slow Motion [VIDEO]

Watch a Bubble Popping in Extra Slow Motion [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Slow-Mo Guys slow down the bursting of a bubble creating some interesting results.
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LPS Technology Selected to Power Consolidation of 13 Multiple Listing Services Into A Single Indiana Regional MLS

LPS Technology Selected to Power Consolidation of 13 Multiple Listing Services Into A Single Indiana Regional MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, services, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, today announced an agreement by which LPS Paragon technology will be used to consolidate the property listing data of 13 Indiana Realtor® organizations across 42 counties into a single MLS system for real estate professionals and their customers.

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Apple: Employee computers were targeted in hack attack

Apple: Employee computers were targeted in hack attack | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The company says hackers targeted some of its employees' machines as part of the same attacks against a number of companies. Read this article by Josh Lowensohn on CNET News.
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Performance Anxiety: Why Reviews Hurt Everybody

Performance Anxiety: Why Reviews Hurt Everybody | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Reviewing your employees like they're some new restaurant isn't such a great idea, because if you're trying to motivate people, judging them doesn't quite work."People simply think they perform better than other people," HR consultant Mary Jenkins...
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Nearly 2 Million American Homeowners Freed From Negative Equity In 2012

Nearly 2 Million American Homeowners Freed From Negative Equity In 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Negative equity continued to fall in the fourth quarter of 2012, dropping to 27.5 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, compared with 31.1 percent one year ago, according to the fourth quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Reporti.

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NAR - January Existing-Home Sales Hold with Steady Price Gains, Seller’s Market Developing

NAR - January Existing-Home Sales Hold with Steady Price Gains, Seller’s Market Developing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller's market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors® .
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No One Is More Excited For Google Glass Than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

No One Is More Excited For Google Glass Than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sergey Brin met up informally yesterday so that Facebook's CEO could try on the highly anticipated Google Glass.
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MBA economist sees home price recovery, but hurdles remain

MBA economist sees home price recovery, but hurdles remain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s chief economist rejects the idea that today's home price recovery and improvements in housing are the result of artificial market lifts such as legislation and federal intervention.

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MediaPost Publications Five Tips For Coping When (Not If) Your Social Media Accounts Are Hacked

MediaPost Publications Five Tips For Coping When (Not If) Your Social Media Accounts Are Hacked | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The way this week has been going, it may not end up being just The Week of the Hacker but the Year of the Hacker.

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A legislative update from our Illinois REALTOR® lobbyists [video]

A legislative update from our Illinois REALTOR® lobbyists [video] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Illinois Association of REALTORS®’ Greg St. Aubin and Julie Sullivan give an update on the first weeks of the Illinois General Assembly. They outline key upcoming battles, and discuss pending deadlines for legislators

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Zillow releases areas with most underwater homes by zip code

Zillow releases areas with most underwater homes by zip code | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Negative equity continued to fall in the fourth quarter of 2012, dropping to 27.5 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, compared with 31.
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LPS Technology Selected to Power Consolidation of 13 Multiple Listing Services Into A Single Indiana Regional MLS

LPS Technology Selected to Power Consolidation of 13 Multiple Listing Services Into A Single Indiana Regional MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, services, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, today announced an agreement by which LPS Paragon technology will be used to consolidate the property listing data of 13 Indiana Realtor® organizations across 42 counties into a single MLS system

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Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr Notify of Security Breach After Zendesk Hack

Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr Notify of Security Breach After Zendesk Hack | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr have all warned their users that some of their data might be compromised after a security breach at Zendesk.
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Think Your Home’s Small? Look At Hong Kong’s Illegal Microapartments

Think Your Home’s Small? Look At Hong Kong’s Illegal Microapartments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A “small apartment” in New York means under 300 square feet. In Hong Kong, that square-footage count routinely dips into double digits.
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Previously Owned U.S. Home Sales Climb to 4.92 Million

Previously Owned U.S. Home Sales Climb to 4.92 Million | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales of previously owned homes increased in January and an index of leading indicators climbed for a second month as the rebound in housing helped to broaden the U.S. expansion.
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RESO-RETS Data Dictionary v.1.1 Available for Public Comment

RESO-RETS Data Dictionary v.1.1 Available for Public Comment | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The RESO Data Dictionary Workgroup has developed the draft version of the Data Dictionary v. 1.1. The version is now open to the public for comment. The comment period will end April 22 at 5 p.m. ET.

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First Mortgage Default Rate Drops to 1.58 Percent in January, While Seconds Remain Unchanged

First Mortgage Default Rate Drops to 1.58 Percent in January, While Seconds Remain Unchanged | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Data through January 2013, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed a decrease in national default rates during the...
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Zillow and Engel & Volkers Partner on U.S. Marketing Program

Zillow and Engel & Volkers Partner on U.S. Marketing Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced that Engel & Völkers®, one of the world's leading premium residential real estate companies, will partner with Zillow® on U.S. marketing and distribute for-sale listings to Zillow.

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