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Chicago electric bills to rise up to 18% in June under new Integrys deal

Chicago electric bills to rise up to 18% in June under new Integrys deal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Electric bills in Chicago went up in January thanks to ComEd, and they'll go up more in June under a new deal the city has struck with power supplier Integrys.
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11 Times 'The Simpsons' Predicted the Future of Technology

11 Times 'The Simpsons' Predicted the Future of Technology | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's a safe bet that if there's a joke to be made about popular culture, The Simpsons has probably beaten you to it. And with 25 seasons of comedy under its belt, America's favo...
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Century 21 Affiliated Real estate agents honored

Century 21 Affiliated Real estate agents honored | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dan Kruse, president of Century 21 Affiliated, Madison, recently announced that Karla Steinfeldt, Sheri Huebner and Kathy Pals of Century 21 Affiliated (Beaver Dam) earned some of the Century 21
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Time to buy or sell? Yes, says @properties' Wong

Time to buy or sell? Yes, says @properties' Wong | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a video interview, @properties co-owner Thad Wong discusses interest rates, the low supply of homes for sale and consolidation in the brokerage business.
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Is DocuSign on their way to becoming a verb?

Is DocuSign on their way to becoming a verb? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Like FedEx, Xerox and Google, companies aspire to the rarefied air where their business crosses a mythical line from being merely successful to becoming a verba
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RealtyTrac: Institutional Investors Rapidly Increasing Their Purchase of Residential Properties

RealtyTrac: Institutional Investors Rapidly Increasing Their Purchase of Residential Properties | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If I had a way of buying a couple hundred thousand single-family homes and had a way of managing— the management is enormous— is really the problem because they're one by one. They're not like apartment houses. So — but I would load up on them and I would — I would take mortgages out at very, very low rates.” - W Buffett

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Oscar Mayer offers promotional bacon alarm clock

Oscar Mayer offers promotional bacon alarm clock | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Oscar Mayer is no stranger to unconventional marketing. The company is now holding a promotion for customers to win a bacon scent diffuser for the iPhone.
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Illinois and Maryland Are Top States for LEED

Illinois and Maryland Are Top States for LEED | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its ranking of the top 10 states for LEED, the widely used green building rating system. Illinois was named the top state for 2013 with 2.29 square feet (0.213 sq m) of space per capita certified during the year, followed by Maryland and Virginia.
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Email To Go

Email To Go | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While email-generated desktop orders grew by 29% in Q4, the number of orders completed on a mobile device jumped by 58%. Tablet orders increased by 65% since Q3 and made up almost 60% of mobile orders in Q4.

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Apple awarded $930M, but denied sales ban, in Samsung patent battle

Apple awarded $930M, but denied sales ban, in Samsung patent battle | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple will receive nearly one billion dollars in damages, but failed to win a permanent injunction against a number of Samsung devices.
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Solar-panel skin could make Dutch homes energy neutral

Solar-panel skin could make Dutch homes energy neutral | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A team of Delft University students has developed a concept for a solar-powered skin to be fitted to the typical Dutch home, better aligning its energy usag...
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360Fly captures interactive panoramic video

360Fly captures interactive panoramic video | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Though moving around panoramic photos can feel fairly natural, the ability to do so in a video still feels a little unusual. Nonetheless, panoramic video is...
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Rockford home prices hit lowest average this millennium

Rockford home prices hit lowest average this millennium | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
ROCKFORD — The average prices of local homes sold in December, January and February fell to their lowest levels this millennium.According to Rockford Area Realtors Association statistics, the three-month rolling average home sale price in Boone, Ogle and Winnebago counties was $89,709. That was down from the rolling average of $95,037 in January and 7.8 percent below the rolling average of $97,272 at the end of February last year.It also marked the first time the rolling average was
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Happy Birthday To The First Lady of Real Estate, Who Turns 103

Happy Birthday To The First Lady of Real Estate, Who Turns 103 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Affectionately known near and far as the First Lady of Real Estate, Ebby Halliday will celebrate her 103rd birthday on Sunday, March 9th.
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How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute

How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV,Spritz says it will double your reading speed.

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Google Releases Street View Imagery Of Hawaiian Beaches, The First From Its Trekker Loan Program

Google Releases Street View Imagery Of Hawaiian Beaches, The First From Its Trekker Loan Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Last summer, Google announced a loan program for its backpack-like Street View Trekker cameras for organizations that want to help the company create imagery..
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Trulia Makes Finding Newly Constructed Homes Easy, Launches Search
Experience for New Homes in Time for Builder Selling Season

Trulia Makes Finding Newly Constructed Homes Easy, Launches Search <br/>      Experience for New Homes in Time for Builder Selling Season | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Trulia TRLA +4.77% , a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and  real estate professionals , has launched a new search experience for home buyers that are interested in new construction. Trulia’s research shows that people searching for new homes approach the search process differently than consumers searching for resale homes, so Trulia now brings information such as community amenities and home design choices to the forefront of the experience

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Seth's Blog: Welcome to the monoculture

Seth's Blog: Welcome to the monoculture | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here's the local supermarket in a little town, way off the beaten path. And there, right next to the cash register, are Lindt chocolate bars--from Switzerland. Here's the local radio station, thousands of miles from the epicenters of music culture....
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MortgageOrb: RealtyTrac Releases 'Heat Map' Showing Where Investor Activity Is 'Hot'

MortgageOrb: RealtyTrac Releases 'Heat Map' Showing Where Investor Activity Is 'Hot' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Focusing on mortgage news and analysis from the loan origination, servicing and secondary marketing business, MortgageOrb offers industry professionals the information they need to compete in the market.
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Now Anyone Can Use Getty Stock Photos for Free

Now Anyone Can Use Getty Stock Photos for Free | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Any blog too tiny for a photo budget no longer need fret. Getty, the world's largest photo provider, is letting people embed its stock images for free.
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Think Your Apartment Is Small? Check Out These Super-Tiny Hong Kong Houses

Think Your Apartment Is Small? Check Out These Super-Tiny Hong Kong Houses | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But they're not some project in urban microhousing. These minuscule dwellings are the result of poor workers trying to find a place to live in the...
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Zillow launching massive survey tracking consumer real estate sentiment

Zillow launching massive survey tracking consumer real estate sentiment | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a bid to further cultivate an image of authority in real estate analysis, Zillow is partnering with research and consulting firm Pulsenomics LLC to publish survey-based consumer confidence indices the companies say will offer insights into attitudes that drive home prices and sales at the national and local market level.
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Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year

Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup of how energy is being produced and consumed. Essentially, it’s becoming a mainstream power source: According to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research, solar power had another record year in 2013

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Broken bones could be healed with silk

Broken bones could be healed with silk | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Silk is an amazingly strong material, yet it also harmlessly biodegrades when left in the body. Because of that, it may soon find use in the production of b...
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