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Norris-Fullett Joins Weichert, Realtors-Kingsland Properties

Norris-Fullett Joins Weichert, Realtors-Kingsland Properties | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Weichert, Realtors-Kingsland Properties has announced that Realtor Kelly Norris-Fullett has joined the sales team at the agency’s Naperville office. A longtime resident of Naperville, she will assist property buyers and sellers in Will, DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties. 

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New Home Sales Jump to Five-Year High in Jan. 2014

New Home Sales Jump to Five-Year High in Jan. 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The market for newly built single-family homes saw sales increases in January; what does that mean for the housing market?
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Realtors® Oppose Tax Plan to Limit Mortgage Interest Deduction, Real Estate Provisions

Realtors® Oppose Tax Plan to Limit Mortgage Interest Deduction, Real Estate Provisions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NAR supports reforms that promote economic growth, but we strongly oppose severely altering the rules that govern ownership and investment in real estate.
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NAR-Existing-Home Sales Drop in January While Prices Continue to Grow

NAR-Existing-Home Sales Drop in January While Prices Continue to Grow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S.
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Fannie Mae finally profits Uncle Sam

Fannie Mae finally profits Uncle Sam | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae is paying the U.S. Department of Treasury $7.2 billion, bringing its payments now to a level exceeding the total bailout it received. It still hasn't paid shareholders. It's unclear if it plans to. And it hasn't started paying back the bailout, either.
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Home Owners Love Their Green Homes

Home Owners Love Their Green Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Overwhelmingly, home owners who purchased a certified green home built within the past three years said they would recommend a green home to a friend, and would purchase another green home in the future.

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First 3D printed car coming soon

First 3D printed car coming soon | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Local Motors is set to manufacture its first electric vehicle built through 3D-printing technologies.

The automotive firm says that AMT -- the Association For Manufacturing Technology -- is the first customer to line up for its 3D-printed car. The vehicle will be built and shown off at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, running 8 - 13 September this year.

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A startup that pays to invade your mobile privacy

A startup that pays to invade your mobile privacy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to track our data: Google, advertisers, businesses, the NSA. But what do we get out of it? A personalized search experience? Targeted ads? The creepy feeling that we're always being watched? 
There's a reason your personal online data is so coveted: it's valuable. Here's a good look at how your personal online data is being tracked and sold right now.
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The Tricky Balance Of Using Humor To Boost Your Brand (And 5 Companies Who Got It Right)

The Tricky Balance Of Using Humor To Boost Your Brand (And 5 Companies Who Got It Right) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's not always easy to make someone laugh, but the brands that master it capture their customers' attention and get them talking.
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The next big step for cellular networks isn’t 5G. It’s the cloud

The next big step for cellular networks isn’t 5G. It’s the cloud | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
At Mobile World Congress the mobile network will begin its long journey into cloud. It will take some time, but one day the key component of the mobile network could be the data center.
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Delinquency and foreclosure rates decline to 2008 lows

Delinquency and foreclosure rates decline to 2008 lows | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Mortgage Bankers Association's national delinquency survey shows that the delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties fell to its lowest level since the first quarter of 2008.
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More Inventory Slows Home Value Growth in January, Setting Up More of a Buyers' Market This Spring

More Inventory Slows Home Value Growth in January, Setting Up More of a Buyers' Market This Spring | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More Inventory Slows Home Value Growth in January, Setting Up More of a Buyers' Market This Spring. - U.S. home values rose 0.2 percent in January from December, the slowest monthly pace in 18 months.- Inventory rose in 22 of the nation's 35 largest metro areas
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Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com set to launch consumer marketing arms race

Zillow, Trulia, realtor.com set to launch consumer marketing arms race | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow and Trulia are set to spend $65 million and $45 million, respectively, on national consumer marketing campaigns in 2014, signaling to the industry -- and Wall Street -- that competition is heating up in the real estate portal space. Realtor.com operator Move Inc. also announced plans to launch its first-ever national TV ad campaign later this month to raise the portal's visibility, but hasn't revealed how much it expects to spend.
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announce Melissa Bosley's New Role

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announce Melissa Bosley's New Role | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

After spending several years as a marketing manager for their Chicago region, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are please to announce that Melissa Bosley is now a full-time broker at their Lincoln Park Plaza office. Bosley will now focus on supporting buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs. 

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January Calif pending and distressed sales report

January Calif pending and distressed sales report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With the statewide housing inventory slowly improving, California pending home sales picked up steam in January and reversed a two-month decline.
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IAR - Severe winter weather cools January home sales but median prices continue year-over-year march upward

IAR - Severe winter weather cools January home sales but median prices continue year-over-year march upward | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The polar vortex and lower inventory levels may have affected January home sales which dipped 7.5 percent compared to last year, but median home prices climbed 9.6 percent over previous-year levels, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

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Here’s An Actual 3D Indoor Map Of A Room Captured With Google’s Project Tango Phone

Here’s An Actual 3D Indoor Map Of A Room Captured With Google’s Project Tango Phone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Now, we’ve got an exclusive look in the video below at a real 3D indoor map of a room captured with one of the prototype devices by Matterport. Matterport, which makes computer vision and perceptual computing solutions like software that maps and creates 3D reconstructions of indoor spaces, was one of the few partners Google chose to give an early prototype of the device to.

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3D Indoor Map of the rooms of a home. Incredible captured images with Google's new Project Tango Phone.  These mapping abilities could hold a wealth of valuable details for what a home's space can accommodate.  We will watch this as it progresses. 

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Fannie Mae reports $84.8 billion income for 2013 and $6.6 billion for 4Q13

Fannie Mae reports $84.8 billion income for 2013 and $6.6 billion for 4Q13 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae reported annual net income for 2013 of $84 billion, which includes the release of the company’s valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets, and annual pre-tax income for 2013 of $38.6 billion.
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New Volvo tech allows deliveries to be made to parked cars

New Volvo tech allows deliveries to be made to parked cars | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's kind of ironic that couriers usually attempt home deliveries during the day, while most people are away at work. Volvo wants to change that, by letting...
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Google unveils Project Tango, smartphones that view the world in 3D

Google unveils Project Tango, smartphones that view the world in 3D | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The tech giant's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team has produced a smartphone prototype which utilizes a vision processor chip capable of bringing 3D motion tracking to mobile devices.

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The highest rents in the United States are in.... North Dakota

The highest rents in the United States are in.... North Dakota | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

tely, there has been a lot of heated debate arising out of the soaring rents seen in San Francisco, as Silicon Valley's professional class keeps advancing northward up the peninsula. And Manhattan's rents have long been jaw-droppingly outrageous. But now, a new city takes the top for the nation's most expensive living accommodations -- Williston, North Dakota.

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In The Internet Of Things

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In The Internet Of Things | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There's No Place Like The Connected Home Sweet Home.
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Meet your next potential iPhone keyboard: Fleksy is now open to all developers

Meet your next potential iPhone keyboard: Fleksy is now open to all developers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fleksy’s iOS keyboard app SDK is now available to all developers, increasing the potential to bring a better typing experience to your iOS device.
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State Court holds employers must protect trade secrets from independent contractors

State Court holds employers must protect trade secrets from independent contractors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A recent Massachusetts Superior Court decision held that employers risk losing trade secrets and confidential information if they do not protect that information from independent contractors. The court held that employers who do not take active steps to protect their proprietary information from disclosure cannot recover from independent contractors who take that information for their own purposes. C.R.T.R. v. Lao

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CoreLogic Announces Completion of Key Milestones In Its Strategic Business Transformation Program

CoreLogic Announces Completion of Key Milestones In Its Strategic Business Transformation Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic announced the completion of several important milestones in its previously announced strategic business plan.
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