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Real estate sales appear to be in early bloom

Real estate sales appear to be in early bloom | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Could we be looking at an early spring this year -- not in meteorological terms but real estate?
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Research and development tax credits extended through 2013

Research and development tax credits extended through 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Research and development tax credits are used by many companies to usher in the future, but with fiscal cliff negotiations, many believed the credit would be eliminated.

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Elizabeth Goodchild Voted to CRC Chicago Executive Board

Elizabeth Goodchild Voted to CRC Chicago Executive Board | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Goodchild, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors – Goodchild Homes, was appointed to the Executive Board of the Corporate Relocation Council–Chicago.
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Happy 91st Birthday Betty White! 15 Things You Didn't Know About America's 'Golden Girl'

Happy 91st Birthday Betty White! 15 Things You Didn't Know About America's 'Golden Girl' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Our favorite "Golden Girl" turns 91 today! Is there anything Betty White hasn’t done? She's been television royalty from the early days of radio, to the quiz show era, and "Golden Girls."

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CHART OF THE DAY: Stop Calling iPads 'Mobile' Devices

CHART OF THE DAY: Stop Calling iPads 'Mobile' Devices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"iPad's not mobile, next question," said Zuckerberg to laughs from the audience. He followed up saying, "It's not mobile, it's a computer, it's a different thing."

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RealtyTrac: U.S. Foreclosure Filings Down 3% in 2012; Sees Rise in '13

RealtyTrac: U.S. Foreclosure Filings Down 3% in 2012; Sees Rise in '13 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of U.S. properties with foreclosure filings fell 3% in 2012 from 2011, but a backlog of delayed foreclosures could contribute to increased activity this year, according to market researcher RealtyTrac.
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Make It a Double: Software Retargets TV Viewers Online

Make It a Double: Software Retargets TV Viewers Online | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Collective today is announcing a marketing software product called TVA Channels, which helps brands retarget television viewers online via comScore's 250 top-rated websites. The New York-based company says the product will help marketers better coordinate TV and digital ad buys.

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Trulia: Fewer Home Sellers Slashing Prices

Trulia: Fewer Home Sellers Slashing Prices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jed Kolko, Trulia Chief Economist Trulia's Chief Economist reveals how fewer for-sale homes have had their prices reduced this January than one year ago.
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3 Strategies For Managing Public Speaking Anxiety

3 Strategies For Managing Public Speaking Anxiety | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mark Twain once said, “There are two kinds of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars.” In other words, no matter how seasoned or “under-seasoned” you are when it comes to making presentations, there is going to be some particular...
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Facebook rolls out free calling for iPhone users in the U.S.

Facebook rolls out free calling for iPhone users in the U.S. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Want to talk on your smartphone for free? Facebook Inc. has you covered.
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Generous tax credits for hiring veterans extended through 2013

Generous tax credits for hiring veterans extended through 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Many business owners are looking at their budgets this year with pinpoint precision, trying to find ways to cut costs and maximize profits. However, this year, businesses can add to their bottom line by doing something that normally costs money – hiring.

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New home construction surges 37% in one year

New home construction surges 37% in one year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new home construction industry was among the hardest hit, but with continued signs of improvement, housing is in for a positive 2013, although getting to pre-recession normals will take years.
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5 Productivity Tips From Mark Twain | Samuel Bacharach Blog

5 Productivity Tips From Mark Twain | Samuel Bacharach Blog | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Popular pictures of Mark Twain show the American man of letters in a relaxed slump, enjoying a cigar, and sheepishly scanning a warm summer afternoon in a comfortable, white linen suit. A calm, restful smile resides on Twain’s lips and his wild, white hair appears to have recently departed from a goose feather pillow.

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The Built-for-Rent Market – a Temporary Phenomenon?

The Built-for-Rent Market – a Temporary Phenomenon? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The built-for-rent portion of the single-family home construction market has doubled since 2008, but is it temporary?
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CoreLogic (CLGX) Acquires CDS Business Mapping in $78M Deal

CoreLogic (CLGX) Acquires CDS Business Mapping in $78M Deal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) announced the acquisition of CDS Business Mapping, LLC (CDS). CDS, based in Middletown, Conn., delivers critical underwriting information to over 700 insurance carriers, agents and brokers nationwide through real-time...
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Google Wants Your Next Password To Be A Physical One

Google Wants Your Next Password To Be A Physical One | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New research from Google suggests what we all likely know to be true – your pet's name followed by a few numbers just isn't cutting it as a password these days.
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Real estate's 100 most influential leaders | Inman News

Real estate's 100 most influential leaders | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Inman News today releases the Inman 100 report, an annual list of the Most Influential Real Estate Leaders that recognizes those who embody leadership, ingenuity, strength, conviction, power, persistence, perseverance and progress -- their voices and actions can move the industry toward change.

 

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CFPB servicing requirements prompt mixed reactions

CFPB servicing requirements prompt mixed reactions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"An initial reading of the summary indicates that there are some issues that still concern us," MBA CEO David Stevens said, when analyzing the CFPB's new servicing rules.
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Zillow Home Value Forecast for November 2013

Zillow Home Value Forecast for November 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. housing market bottomed in the fourth quarter of 2011 and has since entered a sustainable recovery. 2012, overall, was a transitional year in the housing market as many individual markets turned the corner.

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10 Predictions for Housing in 2013

10 Predictions for Housing in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RE/MAX co-founder and chairman Dave Liniger offers up his top predictions for real estate in the new year.
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CFPB launches national mortgage servicing rules

CFPB launches national mortgage servicing rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The CFPB's official servicing guidelines released forbid servicers from dual-tracking, or from starting a foreclosure if a borrower has already submitted a completed application for a loan mod or alternative.
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O’Hare to offer ‘Minute Suites’ as place for tired travelers to nap

O’Hare to offer ‘Minute Suites’ as place for tired travelers to nap | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Minute Suites plans to offer “extended-stay suites”— featuring a daybed sofa, workstation, high-definition TV and personal computer with Internet access — for $30-an-hour or $120 overnight near the rotunda between O’Hare Terminals 2 and 3.

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Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

What makes someone a good communicator? There's no mystery here, not since Aristotle identified the three critical elements — ethos, pathos, and logos. — thousands of years ago.

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Unemployment claims in U.S. drop to five-year low

Unemployment claims in U.S. drop to five-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Unemployment claims may be only one piece of the employment picture, but after years of a horrible economy, Americans are clinging to hopeful signs emerging.
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Housing Starts Soar in December to Highest Level Since 2008

Housing Starts Soar in December to Highest Level Since 2008 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Housing starts were up 12.1 percent in December, as the residential housing construction market roared through 2012 into what looks like a promising 2013.
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