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214 Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Smart Doorbell Called Chui

214 Technologies Is Crowdfunding A Smart Doorbell Called Chui | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Basically, it scans visitors’ faces, tells you who’s at your door, and can deliver a personalized, prerecorded message. You can also set up a “do not disturb” list of people you don’t want to see at all.

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5 Important Things To Consider If You're Still Running Windows XP

5 Important Things To Consider If You're Still Running Windows XP | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Microsoft will no longer issue security updates, but many people still need to keep Windows XP up and running safely. Here's how.
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Sustainable housing an evolving term for architects

Sustainable housing an evolving term for architects | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's been more than 40 years since architects started embracing green design principles. Spurred by the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, architects began to think about building homes that were more environmentally friendly.
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Rules of engagement in home appraisals

Rules of engagement in home appraisals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A real estate appraisal organization has sent up a collective, exasperated sigh over the apparently widespread misunderstandings that seem to surround the process of getting a home appraised — and may even sabotage some sales.

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Coffee Affects Ethical Behavior? Take a Sip of This Study

Coffee Affects Ethical Behavior? Take a Sip of This Study | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to a new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, sleepy employees have weak ethical judgment, but a cup of coffee perks them up.
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Inside The Offices Of 12 Psychoanalysts

Inside The Offices Of 12 Psychoanalysts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ever since Freud invited patients to lie on an oriental rug-draped couch, therapists have considered interior design an important component of their...
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Mostly creepy

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These Are The Things Americans Think Will Be Possible By 2064

These Are The Things Americans Think Will Be Possible By 2064 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the next 50 years, Americans think that they'll be able to teleport objects and control the weather, according to a new survey.
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announces Affiliation with Mimi Napleton Collins

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announces Affiliation with Mimi Napleton Collins | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced that realtor Mimi Napleton Collins is now affiliated with their Halsted office. 

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Oak Park task force seeks rental discrimination info

Oak Park task force seeks rental discrimination info | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Several members of a new Oak Park task force are calling for HOPE Fair Housing Center to name the Oak Park rental agencies the organization found violated laws meant to prevent housing discrimination.
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@properties Welcomes Glenview Real Estate Broker Judy Casey

@properties Welcomes Glenview Real Estate Broker Judy Casey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Judy Casey has recently joined the firm as a broker in its Glenview office.
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Redfin Unveils Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes

Redfin Unveils Top 10 Neighborhoods for Green Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With Earth Day just around the corner, today Redfin (www.redfin.com), a full-service real estate brokerage, released a list of 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. with the largest number of green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. To compile the list, Redfin data scientists searched through homes for sale on Redfin.com to find those with “green” features mentioned in the listing.

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Jobless claims remain at 7-year low

Jobless claims remain at 7-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 4-week moving average of unemployment claims is 312,000, which is the lowest since October 2007.
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Tencent: The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

Tencent: The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A tech war has raged in China, and a winner seems ready to emerge. It's Tencent--a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users...
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And Alibaba going public

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Seth's Blog: They're your words, choose them

Seth's Blog: They're your words, choose them | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Guess what? There's no legal requirement that signs have to make you sound like a harsh jerk in order to carry weight or to inform the public.

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The Future Of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

The Future Of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Mobile-first design has gone mainstream. But content oversaturation and deterioration of meaningful interactions is still a concern. That problematic intersection has birthed a new zeitgeist: Mobile tribes.

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Seth's Blog: "How do I get rid of the fear?"

Seth's Blog: "How do I get rid of the fear?" | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Alas, this is the wrong question. The only way to get rid of the fear is to stop doing things that might not work, to stop putting yourself out there, to stop doing work that matters. No, the right question...
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Be Ready for Broker Renewal Deadline. Last Chance Post License Webinar!

Be Ready for Broker Renewal Deadline. Last Chance Post License Webinar! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Still need to complete broker post-license requirements for your renewal? The IAR Licensing and Training Center is offering one last webinar before the April 30 deadline.

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Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers

Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Heartbleed bug shows how the Internet's infrastructure remains underfunded by the corporations and governments that rely on free, open-source software.
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Favorable Financing Costs Not Impacting Remodeling Activity During Recovery

Favorable Financing Costs Not Impacting Remodeling Activity During Recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While annual growth is expected to decelerate some by the fourth quarter due partly to the ongoing sluggishness in home sales, home improvement spending is still expected to grow nine percent in 2014. 

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The 6 Basic Building Blocks Of The Things In The 'Internet Of Things'

The 6 Basic Building Blocks Of The Things In The 'Internet Of Things' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will encompass a huge number of objects, but they will all contain these basic building blocks.
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Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Recent estimates value Alibaba between $153 billion and $200 billion and indicate that the IPO could raise up to $15 billion.

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Prudential Prairie Path, Realtors® Joins Berkshire Hathaway
HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

Prudential Prairie Path, Realtors® Joins Berkshire Hathaway <br/>      HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prairie Path, Realtors®, based in Elmhurst, is a leading real estate brokerage serving Chicago’s west suburbs. The brokerage is the most recent addition to the expanding roster of affiliates that have joined the network since September. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – recently named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” in the Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study – now spans 37 states and includes more than 28,000 agents and 750 offices.

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MRED’s Help Desk Does What Michael Jordan Couldn't - Four-Peat

MRED’s Help Desk Does What Michael Jordan Couldn't - Four-Peat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year its Technical Help Desk has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Call Centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. MRED’s Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the category of organizations having 5 to100 full-time call center personnel.

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New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast

New-Home Construction Ramps Up in Midwest, Northeast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The strongest recovery in the new-home sector is occurring in the Northeast and Midwest, where builders had been hampered by severe winter weather earlier this year, NAHB says.
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Welcome to the world of tiered clouds

Welcome to the world of tiered clouds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Microsoft Azure Basic and Amazon’s designation of “previous generation” EC2 instances may signal a shift to more tiering of basic cloud infrastructure.
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