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What Data Journalists Need to Do Differently

What Data Journalists Need to Do Differently | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

But I think one of most important issues that Ball touches on is how journalists source their data. He points out that the recently launched high-profile data journalism outlets are using common data sets from established sources, such as government statistics and surveys from polling companies, rather than making an effort to find or generate their own data.

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Redfin plans massive expansion, pushing real estate service into as many as 46 new markets

Redfin plans massive expansion, pushing real estate service into as many as 46 new markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Redfin's service map could be growing quite a bit in the coming months. Redfin is going national — in a big way. The Seattle online brokerage is looking to hire real estate professionals in a whopping 46 new markets in 19 new states, according to recent job postings on the company’s Web site.

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Seattle-based Redfin plans to expand nationwide. 

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Wanna See How an MLBer Lives?

Wanna See How an MLBer Lives? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

There’s a lot of overlap between baseball and real estate: “home” run, “home” game, safe at “home.” The natural connection between the two is what brought Coldwell Banker and Major League Baseball together to create a video series that highlights the best of both their worlds: the hottest baseball stars and the places they call home.

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'World's First' Braille Phone Is Now on Sale

'World's First' Braille Phone Is Now on Sale | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
UK-based OwnFone, a company that lets users design their own mobile devices, introduced what it's calling the world's first Braille phone.
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This Brilliant (?) App Lets You Swap Lives With A Stranger For 20 Days

This Brilliant (?)  App Lets You Swap Lives With A Stranger For 20 Days | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We're all too obsessed with our own small social circles. 20 Day Stranger, a tool to build empathy and awareness, lets you anonymously share your life...
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Brilliant or Creepy. Follow me for the most boring reality show ever.

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This is how it works

This is how it works | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Great companies do great things.

Smart companies solve real problems.

Caring companies make people feel good.

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4 maps show exactly what happened after the housing crash

4 maps show exactly what happened after the housing crash | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here’s a good look at housing prices and where the housing market stands, both in the lead up and aftermath of the housing crash.
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Realogy Selects 16 Emerging Technology Companies For Its Second Annual 'FWD' Innovation Summit June 17

Realogy Selects 16 Emerging Technology Companies For Its Second Annual 'FWD' Innovation Summit June 17 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"As we continue to invest in technology to grow our business, we believe the best place to be is at the intersection of innovation and technology," said Alex Perriello, president and CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group. "The FWD Innovation Summit allows us the opportunity to engage with some of the brightest minds who are focused on technology solutions designed for the real estate industry.

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Tougher 'core standards' for Realtor associations could fuel mergers

Tougher 'core standards' for Realtor associations could fuel mergers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The National Association of Realtors' board of directors today approved a proposal to implement stricter standards for associations that could fuel mergers of local associations across the country and force others to dissolve.

At a meeting capping NAR's midyear conference, the board also signed off on a controversial policy amendment that would require multiple listing services to make it easier for brokers to generate automated home valuations for clients.
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Skyscraper competition winners offer New York population solutions

Skyscraper competition winners offer New York population solutions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The winners of the the Metropolis magazine Living Cities competition were recently announced. Participants were asked for solutions to the housing crisis fa...
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HOUSING STARTS SURGE

HOUSING STARTS SURGE | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The pace of U.S. housing starts surged 13.2% to 1,072,000 in April from 947,000 in March. This was much stronger than the 980,000 pace expected. Building permits jumped 8.0% to 1,080,000, which was also stronger than expected.

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Uber Is Going To Be The Next $100 Billion Company

Uber Is Going To Be The Next $100 Billion Company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"Uber is winning. The government is moving in their favor rapidly, and Travis hasn't hurt Uber yet," this person says. "There is no reason it won't be a $100 billion company in the next three to five years."

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The Haunting Artifacts Inside The National September 11 Memorial Museum

The Haunting Artifacts Inside The National September 11 Memorial Museum | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 9/11 Museum and Pavilion are opening to the public May 21. Here, we see the first images of the architecture and its artifacts.
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NAR Member Survey Shows Rise in Realtor® Income and Sales Volume

NAR Member Survey Shows Rise in Realtor® Income and Sales Volume | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Reflecting the 11.5 percent growth in home prices last year, income and sales volume jumped for the third year in a row, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile. The survey also found an increase in new and younger members to NAR in 2013.
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For many Realtors, expenses are growing faster than income

For many Realtors, expenses are growing faster than income | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Helped by rising home prices, Realtors saw their incomes jump for the third straight year in 2013, but an even bigger jump in expenses ate into their take-home pay, according to an annual member survey from the National Association of Realtors released today.
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Will County code change vote doesn’t include costly fire sprinkler mandate

Will County code change vote doesn’t include costly fire sprinkler mandate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The campaign to avoid the costly sprinkler mandate involved the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®, the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®. The campaign involved mailings, a website, brochures and telephone calls to make sure Will County residents knew the high price tag that could come with a fire sprinkler mandate.

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Bank Repos on the Rise in 26 States

Bank Repos on the Rise in 26 States | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac says the rise in bank repossessions is a sign that those markets are working through the final remnants of foreclosures left over from the recent housing crisis.
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The US Proposes To Reduce The Cost & Renewing Most Trademarks

The US Proposes To Reduce The Cost & Renewing Most Trademarks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to reduce fees
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5 trademark questions answered by a trademark attorney with small and medium-sized businesses in mind

5 trademark questions answered by a trademark attorney with small and medium-sized businesses in mind | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I'm starting a new business and I have chosen a name. What do I need to keep in mind in order to protect the name of my business? A: First, you…
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3 ways you're digitally sabotaging your MLS listing -- and how to fix them

3 ways you're digitally sabotaging your MLS listing -- and how to fix them | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Creating an MLS listing is more than data entry. Avoid these digital real estate mistakes that could cost your sellers a sale, and you a paycheck.
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Apple And Google Agree To Stop Suing Each Other Over Smartphone Patents

Apple And Google Agree To Stop Suing Each Other Over Smartphone Patents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The tangle of patent litigation between two of the world’s top tech companies appears to have just straightened out: Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility have agreed to stop suing each other over smartphone technology and “work together in some areas of patent reform,”

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Passively-cooled Portuguese home doesn't break the bank

Passively-cooled Portuguese home doesn't break the bank | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Portuguese architectural firm E348 Arquitectura displayed restraint and ingenuity while building an attractive and energy-efficient residence for a young fa...
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DocuSign Unveils Latest Digital Transaction Management Platform

DocuSign Unveils Latest Digital Transaction Management Platform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DocuSign Inc.’s launch of its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform for brokers, DocuSign for Real Estate Broker Edition, is successfully bringing small, medium, and large brokerages into a 100 percent digital future.
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eSignatures and the Cloud with Carrie Bey-Little

eSignatures and the Cloud with Carrie Bey-Little | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

What an incredible day!  One of the three great sessions I saw this morning included Carrie Bey-Little.  She enlightened us with information about the ability to use eSignatures and the Cloud.  The more we work, the smarter we need to be about how we work.  ”Don’t work harder, work smarter” is this woman’s mantra.

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One of MRED's instructors - always at the top of her game.
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13 Of The World’s Coolest Treehouses

13 Of The World’s Coolest Treehouses | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pete Nelson, the world's premier treehouse designer/builder, takes you on a tour of the best treehouses and details his tricks of the trade so you can...
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