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16 Amazing Photographs From NASA's Golden Age

16 Amazing Photographs From NASA's Golden Age | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
See images of the first moonwalk the first Earthrise seen from human eyes and the first shuttle launch from Kennedy Space Center all showcased in a...
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Three Long-Held Concepts Every Marketer Should Rethink - Brand, loyalty, and positioning aren't what they used to be.

Three Long-Held Concepts Every Marketer Should Rethink - Brand, loyalty, and positioning aren't what they used to be. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

One of the strongest held beliefs among marketers is that brand plays an important—even crucial—role in consumer decision-making. But recent developments in consumer electronics should make us all stop and think. 

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NAR - December Existing-Home Sales Rise, 2013 Strongest in Seven Years

NAR - December Existing-Home Sales Rise, 2013 Strongest in Seven Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 1.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.87 million in December from a downwardly revised 4.82 million in November, but are 0.6 percent below the 4.90 million-unit level in December 2012.

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Illinois home sales climb again in December; 2013 marks a strong year of housing recovery

Illinois home sales climb again in December; 2013 marks a strong year of housing recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in December 2013 totaled 11,279 homes sold, up from 10,454 in December 2012. Year-end 2013 home sales totaled 153,492, up 18.9 percent from 129,092 in 2012.

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Uncool Data and Social Media Sharing

Uncool Data and Social Media Sharing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to the Truth About Privacy study by McCann Worldgroup, U.S. consumer attitudes and behavior related to both data sharing and social media oversharing, have shifted significantly just within the last two years, but is most pronounced among teens, whose migration across social media channels reflects growing concerns about bullying in addition to evolving opinions about what's cool or not.

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The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win?

The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The internet of things is an entirely new way of building out networks and services, so why would we use old client-server or even cloud-tested forms of security? What comes next?
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See IAR’s new consumer guide to property taxes in Illinois

See IAR’s new consumer guide to property taxes in Illinois | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois REALTORS® attending the Public Policy Meetings in East Peoria on Wednesday got a look at a new video produced to help Illinois residents gain an understanding of the state’s property tax assessment and tax system.

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‘Tremendous amount of progress’ made, IDFPR chief tells Illinois REALTORS®

‘Tremendous amount of progress’ made, IDFPR chief tells Illinois REALTORS® | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Manuel Flores, acting director of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, told IAR members Wednesday that the state agency is working to address issues brought up by members.

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Innovative Display Technologies Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

Innovative Display Technologies Sues Apple for Patent Infringement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Texas based Innovative Display Technologies (IDT) has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns all Apple products with an LCD display.
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MRED's Customers On Board with Realtors Property Resource(R)

MRED's Customers On Board with Realtors Property Resource(R) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced that MRED listing content is now appearing in Realtors Property Resource® (RPR).

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8 Strategies To Improve Your Memory

8 Strategies To Improve Your Memory | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We become more forgetful as we age. By age 45 the average person has a measurable decline in their memory ability but we have more control than we...
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Rocks the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards with New #HomeRocks Campaign

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Rocks the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards with New #HomeRocks Campaign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® show on Sunday, January 26, is the perfect stage for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC to unveil its new “Home Sweet Home” national television commercial.  The one-minute spot appropriately features the classic Mötley Crüe anthem “Home Sweet Home” as the soundtrack. 

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Why Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Prize To Predict The Perfect NCAA Bracket Matters

Why Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Prize To Predict The Perfect NCAA Bracket Matters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

By this time next year, the world could see one more geeky billionaire. Investment mogul Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company is backing a billion-dollar prize to predict the perfect NCAA tournament bracket.

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Google Loses Again In AdWords Patent Infringement Case

Google Loses Again In AdWords Patent Infringement Case | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A judge has determined patent-holding company Vringo is entitled to additional royalties from Google in a patent infringement case involving Google AdWords.
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2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation

2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Learn how foreign aid reduces overpopulation, dependency on aid for impoverished countries, and makes a sustainable future for our planet.
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Chicagoland Home Sales Spike 23.0% in 2013

Chicagoland Home Sales Spike 23.0% in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home sales in the nine-county Chicagoland area rose 23.0 percent in 2013 over 2012 to a total of 111,427 sales, according to the analysis of the Illinois Association of Realtors. Additionally, median price for the area rose 10.9 percent to $177,500. 

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5 Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Email Signature

5 Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Email Signature | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If your subject line is lame, your email doesn’t get read. The average person receives more than 50 emails a day and a quarter of us receive more than 100, according to a 2012 study by the software company Varonis Systems.

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Appeals court reserves decision in real estate competition case

Appeals court reserves decision in real estate competition case | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Competition Bureau has spent years trying to prove that the Toronto Real Estate Board is engaged in anti-competitive practices
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New Beam+ Telepresence System Is Designed for Home Users, Launches for $995

New Beam+ Telepresence System Is Designed for Home Users, Launches for $995 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It's called the Beam+, and while it does just about everything that the original Beam can do, this new Beam isn't designed for offices or conference settings—it was created to be used at home. An advanced robotic system for people's homes that is not a vacuum cleaner is pretty amazing news, but here's another reason to be excited: the first thousand Beam+ units are up for pre-order for the staggeringly low price of just US $995. 

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Fun yet creepy at the same time

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Sieron receives IAR Political Involvement Award

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

Congratulations to Illinois REALTOR® Stan Sieron, of Stan Sieron and Company in Belleville, on receiving this year’s Illinois Association of REALTORS® Political Involvement Award.

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Video: 2013 Illinois Housing Roundup

Video: 2013 Illinois Housing Roundup | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois saw a year of strong price and sales growth in the real estate industry. This short video from the Illinois Association of REALTORS® outlines the highlights of 2013′s housing market.

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Callan named 2014 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year

Callan named 2014 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Congratulations to the 2014 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year, Pat Callan, broker-owner of Realty Executives International in Wheaton. Callan, a past president of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, has a long history of service and dedication to the REALTOR® association.

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8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020

8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Six years isn't that long but the rapid pace of innovation means everything--from education to health care to the Internet itself--could look a lot...
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Mastering The Fine Art Of Getting To The Point

Mastering The Fine Art Of Getting To The Point | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We only truly focus for six hours a week. Endless meetings and wordy emails are chipping away at our dwindling attention spans. Joe McCormack author...
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Zillow Plays the Race Card in Advance of Hosting HUD Secretary Donovan

Zillow Plays the Race Card in Advance of Hosting HUD Secretary Donovan | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The House Divided report was released to coincide with the live web-streamed Town Hall meeting with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, scheduled for tomorrow. The topic? If you guessed how hard minorities have it when it comes to housing, you get a cigar. The event is actually entitled, “Building Equality in Housing”.

 

There’s just one small problem. These conclusions and these highly charged assertions are simply not supported by the data.

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