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MREDpalooza registrations approaching 5,000

MREDpalooza registrations approaching 5,000 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This is going to be HUGE! 5,000 is a big ass number. Most tech conferences don't get this many agents, and certainly no state association trade shows that I know of. Hell, most real estate franchis...
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Commercial Real Estate Prices Shake Off Effects Of First Quarter Seasonal Slowdown With Strong Showing In April

Commercial Real Estate Prices Shake Off Effects Of First Quarter Seasonal Slowdown With Strong Showing In April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

This month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) provide the market's first look at April 2013 commercial real estate pricing. Based on 1,045 repeat sales in April 2013 and more than 125,000 repeat sales since 1996, the CCRSI offers the broadest measure of commercial real estate repeat sales activity.

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Report: Google Is Close To Buying Mapping Startup Waze For $1.3 Billion

Report: Google Is Close To Buying Mapping Startup Waze For $1.3 Billion | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google is close to finalizing a deal to acquire mapping company Waze for $1.3 billion, according to a report by Israeli publication Globes. We first got word of the news on TNW.

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Homeowner Equity Grows by More Than $815 Billion in Q1

Homeowner Equity Grows by More Than $815 Billion in Q1 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have released the May edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market.
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This UK Government-Funded Pub Bathroom Prank Is Genuinely Terrifying

This UK Government-Funded Pub Bathroom Prank Is Genuinely Terrifying | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Those guys will certainly think twice before taking out their car keys after a few beers — although it might also prevent them from ever washing their hands after using the bathroom again. Leo Burnett made the campaign, which encourages people to react on Twitter under #PubLooShocker, a hashtag that's just screaming to get hijacked. This is the year of the prankvertising.

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Don't drink and drive - or even visit the loo.

 

WARNING: May scare the crap out of you - ask these guys.

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Renters pursue the American Dream of homeownership

Renters pursue the American Dream of homeownership | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Although 90% of renters expect to purchase a home in the future, most believe it would be difficult to get a mortgage today, according to Fannie Mae's recent survey.
 

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Foreclosure programs aid 1.6 million homeowners

Foreclosure programs aid 1.6 million homeowners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As of April, nearly 1.2 million homeowners received a permanent modification through the Home Affordable Modification Program, saving homeowners $547 on their mortgage payments each month – an estimated $19.7 billion to date.
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How Frank Ocean, Warren Buffett, And Other Badasses Deal With Soul-Sucking Haters

How Frank Ocean, Warren Buffett, And Other Badasses Deal With Soul-Sucking Haters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If jerks are being jerky to you just dont ever forget the reason you started doing what you do. That and five other smart tips on not letting the...
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U.S. Monthly Consumer Spending Highest Since 2008

U.S. Monthly Consumer Spending Highest Since 2008 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Americans' self-reported daily spending rose to an average of $90 in May, the highest since October 2008 and higher than it has been in May since the $114 found in the same month in 2008. Spending is up from $86 in April and on par with the $89 found in March.

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Seth's Blog: Worst one ever

Seth's Blog: Worst one ever | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Forty years ago today was my first bout of speaking in front of an audience. (And as I remember it, I approached it as a fight, not an opportunity.) I was distracted, nervous and not particularly well received.
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Americans' City Optimism Highest in More Than Five Years

Americans' City Optimism Highest in More Than Five Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

More Americans now say the city or area where they live is getting better -- 61.9% -- than have at any time since January 2008. Americans' optimism about where they live has been steadily increasing since January of 2013.

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LinkedIn, Evernote Add Two-Factor Authentication

LinkedIn, Evernote Add Two-Factor Authentication | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Both LinkedIn and Evernote last week announced that effective immediately, they would begin offering two-factor authentication (2FA) for users. If enabled, the optional feature requires users to log in with their username, password and a one-time code either sent in a text message to their registered mobile phone number or generated using an app such as Google Authenticator.

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Troy M Rech's comment, June 6, 2013 8:25 PM
Seems like a very good idea that the MLS business adopted nine years ago.
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Down Payment Resource launches public-facing website

Down Payment Resource launches public-facing website | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Down Payment Resource (DPR) has made its large database of down payment assistance programs available to the public by launching the website DownPaymentResource.com.

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CoreLogic Reports 850,000 More Residential Properties Return to Positive Equity in First Quarter of 2013

CoreLogic Reports 850,000 More Residential Properties Return to Positive Equity in First Quarter of 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic released new analysis showing approximately 850,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the first quarter of 2013, and the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity currently stands...
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Group protests removal of reference to exclusive representation in NAR publications

Group protests removal of reference to exclusive representation in NAR publications | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A group of real estate agents and brokers devoted to only representing homebuyers has sent a letter to the National Association of Realtors asking the trade organization to reinstate exclusive buyer and exclusive seller representation as agency relationship options that are described in its publications

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Another example of NAR knows best?

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Real Estate Investors Plan to Reduce Purchases and Hold Rentals for Five-Plus Years

Real Estate Investors Plan to Reduce Purchases and Hold Rentals for Five-Plus Years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate investors are responding to higher prices by buying fewer properties in the next 12 months and holding their rental properties at least five years or longer, according to a national survey of real estate investors conducted by ORC...
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Editorial: Buy online? Pay the tax

Editorial: Buy online? Pay the tax | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A bill that would require the collection of sales taxes due for online purchases sailed through the U.S. Senate in a 69-27 vote in May, but it faces tougher going in the House.
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How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas

How I Learned To Stop Comparing Myself To Others, And Love My Own Ideas | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
That last bragging tweet by a talented soandso got you down Jealous of a competitor's Facebook status update It's time to step away from the social...
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Senate Bill Sweetens Loans for Energy-Efficient Homes

Senate Bill Sweetens Loans for Energy-Efficient Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home buyers purchasing energy-efficient properties could qualify for larger mortgages than their incomes would normally allow under a Senate bill reintroduced Thursday with broad real estate industry support.

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This Is The World's First Practical Flying Car

This Is The World's First Practical Flying Car | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Terrafugia has designed the world's first practical flying car - it'll drive itself and have a flying range of 500 miles
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Colette Stevenson's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:05 AM

Don't think Earth is ready for this yet.  Glamorous and Gets Great Press!  Good Luck to the Marketing Team - hope all the regulations are approved soon!

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Do You Use Intel Or Intuition? The Psychology Of Tough Decisions

Do You Use Intel Or Intuition? The Psychology Of Tough Decisions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Let's face it when forced to make a difficult call we often just go with our gut. But up against a tight deadline that approach can blind us to the...
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Bubble-hunting

Bubble-hunting | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
JUST seven years after the biggest housing bubble in American history began to deflate, could another be inflating? Prices in a 20-city index compiled by CoreLogic...
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Consider the perils of off-MLS listings when selling your home

Consider the perils of off-MLS listings when selling your home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A property that is listed on the MLS has the advantage of being actively marketed to every real estate agent who belongs to that MLS and, through those agents, to their vast network of potential buyers looking to make an offer to purchase the property.

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5 Imaginative Buildings That Breathe Pollution And Clean The Air

5 Imaginative Buildings That Breathe Pollution And Clean The Air | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rather than just being places to work, eat, and be entertained, buildings of the future might be used for "systemic" roles: say, generating power, or reusing garbage.
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Fannie Mae introduces tool to streamline short-sale process

Fannie Mae introduces tool to streamline short-sale process | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In order to provide greater transparency, listing agents are now encouraged to register accepted short sale offers with Fannie Mae, allowing the entity to proactively work with the mortgage servicer during the final steps of the sales transaction.
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