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Google’s Location History Browser Is A Minute-By-Minute Map Of Your Life

Google’s Location History Browser Is A Minute-By-Minute Map Of Your Life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Quick! Where were you last Tuesday at 6:35 PM? If you’re anything like me, your answer is probably along the lines of “I… have absolutely no idea.”..
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14 US Cities With Big Foreclosure Problems

14 US Cities With Big Foreclosure Problems | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One in every 1,155 U.S. homes received a foreclosure filing in November, according to the latest foreclosure data from RealtyTrac.
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Device converts dog brain waves to human speech

Device converts dog brain waves to human speech | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Nordic Society for Invention claims to have developed a working prototype of a device called No More Woof that reads a dog's brain signals and converts them into English phrases that match the dog's emotional state.
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Target: Data breach may have affected 40 million credit, debit cards

Target: Data breach may have affected 40 million credit, debit cards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The retailer said accounts of customers who made purchases using their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have been exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.

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Fed tapering begins

Fed tapering begins | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Open Market Committee announced Wednesday that it will in fact begin tapering both Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) by $5 billion each per month.
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Remember the recovery? It's back on again: starts pierce the 1 million mark one more time

Remember the recovery? It's back on again: starts pierce the 1 million mark one more time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau spewed forth data that had been pent-up since the October government shutdown, and whoa, the news was favorable to believers in a steady recovery in 2013.
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8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing

8 Simple Scientifically Proven Ways to Improve Your Writing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How do you have the most impact online? Should your writing be short and sweet or long and detailed?
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Zillow now powers AOL Real Estate home search in wake of Move’s departure

Zillow now powers AOL Real Estate home search in wake of Move’s departure | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow has taken over powering AOL Real Estate's home search from realtor.com operator Move Inc., which announced Monday its two-year relationship with the portal was ending today at 5 a.m. Eastern Time, growing its real estate network to four sites.
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U.S. Housing Starts Jump to Highest Level in Five Years

U.S. Housing Starts Jump to Highest Level in Five Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Builders broke ground on more homes in November than at any time in over five years as growing demand helped the industry overcome rising U.S. mortgage rates.
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MRED Catching Fire with its MLS System

MRED Catching Fire with its MLS System | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a year of milestones for Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), the latest celebration has been triggered by the ten-year anniversary of the love affair between MRED customers and connectMLS™ - the number one rated MLS system.

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Why 2014 should be a good year for housing

Why 2014 should be a good year for housing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Disclaimer upfront: I live and work in America’s most dysfunctional political and bureaucratic environment — inside the Beltway, Washington, D.C. So I have to admit that my ability to make predictions is handicapped by the inherent unpredictability of the key actors here. 

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Philips Flattens the Light Bulb

Philips Flattens the Light Bulb | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For over 100 years, the light bulb didn't evolve much, generally sporting the same, well, bulbous design ever since Thomas Edison gave us the original in 1879. Lately that's changed as LEDs and CFLs have challenged the conventional bulb, and now Philips is taking light bulb design in a new, flatter direction.

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New construction sales stoke builder confidence

New construction sales stoke builder confidence | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This is definitely an encouraging sign, said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson. The HMI is up 11 points since December of 2012 and has been above 50 for the past seven months.
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Stewart CEO Named Executive of the Year in Best in Biz Awards

Stewart CEO Named Executive of the Year in Best in Biz Awards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Matt Morris, chief executive officer of Stewart Information Services Corp. , has been named a gold winner in Executive of the Year, large company category, in the 2013 Be
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Chuck Norris Tops Jean-Claude Van Damme's Epic Split

Chuck Norris Tops Jean-Claude Van Damme's Epic Split | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chuck Norris has topped Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic split, with some CGI help.
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Trulia flush with cash for acquisitions after raising $223M

Trulia flush with cash for acquisitions after raising $223M | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Purchasers of $200 million in convertible notes that Trulia Inc. offered in a private placement to institutional buyers have exercised “over-allotment” options to buy another $30 million in notes on the same terms, and a total of $230 million in notes bearing 2.75 percent interest and maturing in 2020 were issued Tuesday, the company said.

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Illinois home prices continue trend of strong annual gains in November despite lower housing inventory statewide

Illinois home prices continue trend of strong annual gains in November despite lower housing inventory statewide | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in November 2013 totaled 10,624 homes sold, down from 10,820 in November 2012. Housing inventory in November was down 19.7 percent compared to a year earlier, dropping from 77,109 homes for sale in November 2012 to 61,882 this year.

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9 Social Media Hoaxes You Fell for in 2013

9 Social Media Hoaxes You Fell for in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Some of the most viral stories of the year have turned out to be fakes. Which ones did you fall for?
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Google Glass XE12: MyGlass For The iPhone And Official Support For That Wink Hack

Google Glass XE12: MyGlass For The iPhone And Official Support For That Wink Hack | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Just days ago we were bemoaning the sorry state of Google Glass for iPhone users, a lo, the iOS MyGlass app is (almost) here at long last. Not one to hoard software in its own ecosystem, Google historically provides a nearly equal experience for its apps between its own Android operating system and Apple's iOS. 

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IAR successfully urges changes to Oak Park rental ordinance

IAR successfully urges changes to Oak Park rental ordinance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The stated purpose is to help prevent criminal activities in rental housing. The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has faced this kind of proposal several times in recent years. IAR has worked with municipalities to ensure that the new requirements are not a de facto form of punishment of landlords who did not participate in the crime and who could not reasonably be expected to prevent the crime.

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Calif - November 2013 home sales and price report

Calif - November 2013 home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A run-up in home prices, coupled with higher interest rates, put downward pressure on housing affordability and led to the fourth straight month of sales declines in November.
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Move and AOL Real Estate ending 2-year relationship

Move and AOL Real Estate ending 2-year relationship | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Realtor.com operator Move Inc. will no longer send listings, power search or coordinate the sales of advertising to brokers and agents on AOL Real Estate after Wednesday, when the two companies end a partnership that lasted more than two years.
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Zillow loses the Patch - will they gain AOL?

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@properties Welcomes Broker Jeff Matheson to Libertyville Office

@properties Welcomes Broker Jeff Matheson to Libertyville Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jeff Matheson joined @properties as a broker associate in its new Libertyville office. He produced more than $17 million in sales over the last 12 months.
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Redfin CEO's Top Predictions For U.S. Housing In 2014

Redfin CEO's Top Predictions For U.S. Housing In 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin In the summer of 2010, Redfin predicted that a tax-credit-fueled recovery would falter badly, which it did. In the winter of 2011 - 2012, Redfin was one of six housing commentators to call the bottom.
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