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Prudential Rubloff Announces The Frumentino Team and Krystyna Kaczor as Northbrook Office Sales Leaders for September

Prudential Rubloff Announces The Frumentino Team and Krystyna Kaczor as Northbrook Office Sales Leaders for September | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ben Gerstman, Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff's Northbrook office, announced Honore and Kelly Frumentino as office team sales leaders and Krystyna Kaczor as the individual sales leader for the month of September.
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Naperville resident voted Illinois Land Broker of the Year

Naperville resident voted Illinois Land Broker of the Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Long-time Naperville resident Ray Brownfield, ALC, received the honor of being named Land Broker of the Year by the Illinois Farm & Land Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) at its annual meeting. Brownfield was recognized for his accomplishments as well as his dedication and service to the community. His nomination acknowledged his professionalism and ethics as a Realtor, and his knowledge and expertise when dealing with the Illinois land market.

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Home Buyers and Sellers Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Tight Credit

Home Buyers and Sellers Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Tight Credit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Although the housing market has shown a healthy recovery over the past two years, unnecessarily restrictive mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams, especially singles and first-time...
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Most Metro Areas Show Strong Annual Home-Price Growth

Most Metro Areas Show Strong Annual Home-Price Growth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter experienced robust year-over-year price gains, with the national median price showing the strongest annual growth in nearly eight years.
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ListHub Surpasses 2012 Growth Rate with 36 New MLS Customers in 2013

ListHub Surpasses 2012 Growth Rate with 36 New MLS Customers in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

ListHub™, the leading distributor of property listings to U.S. and international publisher websites and provider of performance metrics in real estate, operated by Move, Inc., (NASDAQ: MOVE) announced the addition of 36 new service agreements with multiple listing service organizations (MLSs) in 2013 to provide a secure and accurate platform to give brokers control over their online marketing choices. 

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West Michigan's market for new housing is heating up again

West Michigan's market for new housing is heating up again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The homebuilding business has taken off again in West Michigan this year after suffering a deep decline when the housing bubble collapsed five years ago.
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Prudential Rubloff Announces Deborah Dwyer As Evanston Office Sales Leader for September

Prudential Rubloff Announces Deborah Dwyer As Evanston Office Sales Leader for September | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Alan Zuber, Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff's Evanston office, announced Deborah Dwyer as sales leader for the month of September. George and Katrina de los Reyes and Wayne Gurowsky also had outstanding sales in September.
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RealtyTrac: 71% of US single-family homes built before 1990

RealtyTrac: 71% of US single-family homes built before 1990 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
More than 70 percent of the U.S. single-family homes were built before 1990 while 60 percent of 2013 sales year-to-date were for homes built before 1990, according to RealtyTrac's Aging Home Analysis.
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GoDaddy Signs Its First Registry-Registrar Agreement with Dot Latin's TLD, .UNO

GoDaddy Signs Its First Registry-Registrar Agreement with Dot Latin's TLD, .UNO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dot Latin LLC announced today that the world’s largest domain registrar, GoDaddy, has signed the Registry-Registrar Agreement for the .UNO domain extension, specifically designed for the Hispanic and...
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Networked Intelligent Bicycles Are Transforming Urban Riding

Networked Intelligent Bicycles Are Transforming Urban Riding | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The world’s first open source piece of hardware was the bicycle, according to the Open Source Hardware Association. To be more precise, it was the draisine, introduced as a two-wheeled human-propelled walking machine in 1817.

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$10 million house: Did Zuck overpay for SF home?

$10 million house: Did Zuck overpay for SF home? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One real estate agent says the Noe Valley home was worth as much as $3 million but Mark Zuckerberg paid just under $10 million.
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Good side of pocket listings - at least for the Realtor, eh?

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ICANN Board Of Directors Get Over $1.7 Million In Compensations & Reimbursements in FY 2013

ICANN Board Of Directors Get Over $1.7 Million In Compensations & Reimbursements in FY 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This table represents reimbursements and compensation paid directly to Board Members, payments made to third party vendors such as hotels, restaurants, and travel agencies on behalf of Board Member...
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Facebook will be tracking your cursor movement on the site

Facebook will be tracking your cursor movement on the site | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In an effort to improve their offering to advertisers, Facebook will soon be tracking your cursor movements on their site.
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Newspapers Set Digital Traffic Record

Newspapers Set Digital Traffic Record | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

September was the busiest month ever for newspapers in terms of digital traffic, with 141 million U.S. adults visiting a newspaper Web site or using a newspaper mobile app.

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New form for members: Flood insurance disclosure to buyer clients

New form for members: Flood insurance disclosure to buyer clients | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

IAR’s legal team has come up with a new form to inform buyers they may need to look into obtaining flood insurance. The form, No. 346, makes sure buyers know that past flood insurance premiums may not be an accurate gauge of newer premiums. That’s because recent changes in federal policy are causing premiums in some areas to increase substantially.

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This was started in Illinois....

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MRED CEO to Judge at Upcoming Realogy Innovation Summit

MRED CEO to Judge at Upcoming Realogy Innovation Summit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced today that MRED CEO Russ Bergeron has been chosen to serve as a judge at the upcoming “Realogy Innovation Summit – Powered by Retsly”, being held later this week during the National Association of Realtors meetings taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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Market Leader Open Platform Now Accepts Leads From More Than 8 National Sources

Market Leader Open Platform Now Accepts Leads From More Than 8 National Sources | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Market Leader announced major additions to the company’s Smart Lead Technology including the ability to accept leads from Trulia, Zillow, HouseValues.com, RealEstate.com, JustListed.com and Realtor.com, as well as from major franchise websites. Now, the company is further expanding its Site Stream feature, making leads available from 2 additional sources, including RealtyNow and Active Rain, expanding the utility of Market Leader’s open platform.

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What's Next For Car Dashboards

What's Next For Car Dashboards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Automobile interfaces are changing fast. A look at the past present and future of the driving experience.
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Prudential Rubloff Announces Diana and Chuck Ivas and Tracy Anderson as Hinsdale Office Sales Leaders for September

Prudential Rubloff Announces Diana and Chuck Ivas and Tracy Anderson as Hinsdale Office Sales Leaders for September | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
David Bracy, Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff's Hinsdale office, announced Diana and Chuck Ivas as the team sales leaders and Tracy Anderson as the individual sales leader for the month of September.
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Delta And JetBlue Now Let You Use Your Gadgets During Taxi, Takeoff And Landing

Delta And JetBlue Now Let You Use Your Gadgets During Taxi, Takeoff And Landing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's been a long time since flying was fun (unless you are reading this on the upper deck of a 747, of course). This week, however, things got a bit more..
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Wear Your News: This Platform Turns Any RSS Feed Into A Google Glass App

Wear Your News: This Platform Turns Any RSS Feed Into A Google Glass App | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Wearab.ly work with NPR Atlantic Media National Geographic and any publisher that wants to get their content to a wearable device.
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Just not in San Diego.

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Rise Of The Renter Class: In A Spotify World, Need We Own Anything?

Rise Of The Renter Class: In A Spotify World, Need We Own Anything? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In the American mind, renting has long symbolized striving—striving, that is, well short of achieving. But as we climb our way out of the Great Recession, it seems something has changed. Americans are getting over the idea of owning the American dream; increasingly, they're OK with renting it. Homeownership is on the decline, and home rentership is on the rise.

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Calif. driver gets ticket for wearing Google Glass

Calif. driver gets ticket for wearing Google Glass | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A California woman pulled over for allegedly speeding was cited for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel. Cecelia Abadie of Temecula, Calif., posted the ticket to her Google+ page with the caption
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Bill Gates says putting worldwide internet access before malaria research is 'a joke'

Bill Gates says putting worldwide internet access before malaria research is 'a joke' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bill Gates is once again speaking out against the internet-first approach many tech leaders have taken to philanthropy. "As a priority? It’s a joke," Gates tells the Financial Times, when asked...
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GoDaddy Will Not Sell .REALTOR Domains

GoDaddy Will Not Sell .REALTOR Domains | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NAR members should not pre-register or pay money to an outside company for a .REALTOR domain because NAR will be overseeing registrations starting next year.
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