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NAR Approves Changes to Realtor.com – But is it Too Late?

NAR Approves Changes to Realtor.com – But is it Too Late? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The NAR has approved some 'historic' changes to the operating principles by which Move Inc delivers the portal of Realtor.com - much needed changes, but ultimately changes that come too late
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Coldwell Banker Named Exclusive Broker for The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Coldwell Banker Named Exclusive Broker for The Ritz-Carlton Residences | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prism Development announced that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the exclusive brokerage representing The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Chicago. Coldwell Banker Previews International, the luxury division of Coldwell Banker, will market the remaining available condominium units at the iconic high rise. 

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U.S. Housing Characteristics -- The American Housing Survey

U.S. Housing Characteristics -- The American Housing Survey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Did you know that in 2011: Median renter household income was $28,000 while owner-occupied housing income was $58,919 Median renter monthly housing cost was $845 versus $1,008 for owner-occupied ho...
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Deerfield's proposed commercial lease tax is questioned

Deerfield's proposed commercial lease tax is questioned | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A commercial lease tax, similar to a concept already on the books in Florida, Kentucky and Arizona, would require statewide legislation to allow home-rule municipalities to apply a tax to commercial rents, according to Deerfield officials.

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Trulia Survey: 2 in 3 Homebuyers Would Use Aggressive Tactics, Including Bidding Above Asking or Paying Seller's Closing Costs

Trulia Survey: 2 in 3 Homebuyers Would Use Aggressive Tactics, Including Bidding Above Asking or Paying Seller's Closing Costs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Trulia, Inc. (NYSE: TRLA), a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, today released the results of its Summer 2013 American Dream Survey. The latest findings reveal how today's competitive real estate market has impacted consumer sentiment toward homeownership and the desperate measures people are willing to use to buy a home. Harris Interactive conducted the online survey on behalf of Trulia among 2,029 U.S. adults, age 18 and over

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Wells Fargo is now the world's most valuable bank

Wells Fargo is now the world's most valuable bank | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Five years after the conservative West Coast lender swallowed Charlotte-based Wachovia Corp., Wells Fargo & Co. is now the world's most valuable bank.

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Ford SMASHES Expectations

Ford SMASHES Expectations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

arnings adjusted for non-recurring items came in at $0.45 per share, which blew away expectations for $0.37.

 

"Our strong second quarter with improved results in every region around the world is another proof point that our One Ford plan is continuing to deliver and is building momentum," said CEO Alan Mulally.

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Same week Detroit files for bankruptcy.

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Hey, Boss? I'll Be Working From The, Uh, Park Today

Hey, Boss? I'll Be Working From The, Uh, Park Today | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google will cover the $600,000 cost of providing public wireless Internet to 31 San Francisco parks, plazas, and recreation centers. The tech giant's gift will cover equipment, installation and maintenance for two years.

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US loan delinquency rate spikes after months of declines

US loan delinquency rate spikes after months of declines | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The total U.S. loan delinquency rate as measured by Lender Processing Services shot up 9.91% from May to June, reaching a rate of 6.68%.
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New Portal WhoSoldWhere.co.uk Claims it Drums Up More Business for Agents

New Portal WhoSoldWhere.co.uk Claims it Drums Up More Business for Agents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Newly launched UK property website, WhoSoldWhere.co.uk, assists consumers in the decision making process, enabling them to find the right agent for their individual needs whilst allowing estate agents to highlight their performance.
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ListHub Global Launches In Nineteen Countries

ListHub Global Launches In Nineteen Countries | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

ListHub, the leading distributor of property listings and provider of performance metrics in real estate, operated by Move, Inc., launches ListHub Global, giving L istHub’s 48,000 brokerage subscribers the opportunity to advertise listings internationally. A new agreement with Switzerland-based EdenHome represents ListHub’s first global offering, bringing ListHub customers exposure to a network of 23 portals in 19 countries.

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California foreclosure starts fall to second-lowest level in 7 years

California foreclosure starts fall to second-lowest level in 7 years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Foreclosure starts in California rose 38.7% from the first to second quarter, but still hover at their second-lowest level in seven years,DataQuick reported.

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Foreclosure levels in Cook County accelerating; return to normal seen as sooner than expected

Foreclosure levels in Cook County accelerating; return to normal seen as sooner than expected | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

New research from the University of Illinois Regional Economics Applications Laboratory (REAL) finds the pre-housing bubble level of foreclosure inventory in Cook County will recover earlier than previously forecast.

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Renters Thinking More about Owning a Home, Say Homeownership is a Top Priority

Renters Thinking More about Owning a Home, Say Homeownership is a Top Priority | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors®.

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DuPage County Among Top 5 New Construction Markets in U.S.

DuPage County Among Top 5 New Construction Markets in U.S. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Analyzing both new home traffic and sales contracts from January to June of this year (compared with 2012), Metrostudy found that DuPage has posted increases of 40.95 percent for traffic and 29.55 percent for sales contracts, both good for the third highest in the nation.

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Top 5 Features in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Top 5 Features in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Most people won't find a new version of Android to be as sexy as the latest Nexus 7 tablet, nor will they find it as entertaining as Google's answer to Apple TV, the Chromecast, but it will be bringing many new, strong features for both developers and end-users.

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Real Estate App Trulia Launches on BlackBerry 10

Real Estate App Trulia Launches on BlackBerry 10 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We seem to be seeing a lot of good applications slowly making their way on to BlackBerry 10.  And this morning with the launch of Trulia, it is no exception.  Trulia is a well known real estate site that lets users browse homes for sale or rent on the go.  With the launch of their BlackBerry app, it becomes even simpler on device.

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Former President George H.W. Bush Shaves Head In Solidarity With Cancer Patient

Former President George H.W. Bush Shaves Head In Solidarity With Cancer Patient | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Former President George H.W. Bush shaved his head this week in solidarity with 2 year-old Patrick, the son of a member of his Secret Service detail, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia.

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Would You Wear Google Glass If It Looked Like This?

Would You Wear Google Glass If It Looked Like This? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

These sleek glasses aren't associated with Google in any way, but they are reminiscent of the specs sold by hipster eyewear purveyor Warby Parker, which was reported to be in talks with Google in February to design a more stylish version of the headset.

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10 Things You Need To Know About Google's New Chromecast

10 Things You Need To Know About Google's New Chromecast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google's push for the living room got a fuel injection yesterday when the company revealed its Chromecast streaming stick. The compact dongle can push Web video, music and pics from the cloud to your television, but the really big deal is that you can control it all from a range of devices for a dirt-cheap price—a $35 price tag that could tip the scales for fence-sitters.

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Flipboard Gets Back To Its Web Roots

Flipboard Gets Back To Its Web Roots | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Mike McCue was a pioneer of the modern Web, a veteran of browser maker Netscape Communications. So it was something of a shock in 2010 when he came out with Flipboard, a news-reading app that bypassed the Web altogether in favor of the then-new iPad.

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CoreLogic profit grows on acquisitions, lending services

CoreLogic profit grows on acquisitions, lending services | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Irvine, Calif.-based company reported net income of $44.9 million, or 46 cents a share, in the second quarter, up 17.9% from the same time period a year earlier.
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'Concealed carry' is law: So now what for property owners?

'Concealed carry' is law: So now what for property owners? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The work is just beginning for many businesses and property owners as they adopt or alter policies regarding firearms on their premises. Here's what the new law means for each affected group.
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Fewer California homes sell as distressed properties

Fewer California homes sell as distressed properties | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Only 20.1% of property sales in California during the month of June classified as distressed sales, the rest involved homes with some equity, suggesting a significant turnaround in the marketplace in the past year.
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This Is What Wi-Fi Would Look Like, If We Could See It

This Is What Wi-Fi Would Look Like, If We Could See It | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Even though Wi-Fi is invisible, we know when it’s not working. Some people have even developed a bat-like sense of guessing where the signal is strongest and moving their laptops to that specific coffee shop table.
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I can feel the NSA going thru my brain.

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