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Market Leader Enables Automatic Capture of Leads From Leading Real Estate Sites Including Trulia, Realtor.com and Zillow

Market Leader Enables Automatic Capture of Leads From Leading Real Estate Sites Including Trulia, Realtor.com and Zillow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In recent weeks, Market Leader has added a series of innovations to its Smart Lead Technology. Today's enhancement enables real estate professionals to have leads from leading websites -- including Trulia, realtor.com, Zillow, HouseValues.com, RealEstate.com, JustListed.com, a number of major franchise websites, and of course the agents' own branded websites -- automatically appear in their Market Leader solution.

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Chicago Blackhawks - Stanley Cup Champs, Again

Chicago Blackhawks - Stanley Cup Champs, Again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
20122013 Chicago Blackhawks Playoffs Stats: 23 Games Played, 16 Wins, 7 Losses, 2 Overtime Losses
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Russ Bergeron's comment, June 25, 2013 1:36 PM
Guess I'll need to update my picture.
John Mosey's comment, June 25, 2013 6:12 PM
Biggest thing in Chicago since MREDPalooza!
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Chase International joins the RealtyTrac Network

Chase International joins the RealtyTrac Network | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Chase International is a dynamic, independent real estate firm committed to the success of its clients, sales associates, staff and community and was a natural selection for our network," said RealtyTrac CEO Jamie Moyle.
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Don't Meet Like That. Meet Like This

Don't Meet Like That. Meet Like This | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Stop the status review meetings already Here's how to turn mindnumbing meetings into something productive and valuable.
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Mortgage-Bond Yields Surge to Highest Level Since August 2011

Mortgage-Bond Yields Surge to Highest Level Since August 2011 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Yields on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage bonds that guide U.S. home-loan rates extended increases sparked by a potential slowing of the Federal Reserve’s debt purchases.
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5 Top First Aid Apps

5 Top First Aid Apps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

From extreme weather to cuts and bruises, summertime brings a whole hoard of potential emergency situations. We've rounded up five of the top first aid apps you should have on hand. In case anything turns south, you're better off safe than sorry.

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What's the number for 911?

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Sony Introduces its New Android-Powered SmartWatch 2

Sony Introduces its New Android-Powered SmartWatch 2 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

“Competitors are only now launching first-generation devices, while we are already launching a third-generation device with all the insight gained from over half a million customers combined with Sony’s wealth of technology expertise to create the best ever smart-watch experience,” Stefan K Persson, head of companion products at Sony Mobile Communications, said in a press release announcing the watch.

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But does it work under water?

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10 Free Road Trip Apps for a Smooth Vacation

10 Free Road Trip Apps for a Smooth Vacation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Out of all the possible summer vacations, road trips have the unique ability to crumble apart as soon as they begin. What you predict will be a long, character-building family trip through the countryside quickly dissolves into a car of hungry, screaming relatives — if you're not careful.

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Bascom Research Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Salesforce.com

Bascom Research Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Salesforce.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lexington Technology Group (LTG), an intellectual property management firm, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bascom Research, expanded its patent enforcement activities by filing a lawsuit against Salesforce.com in the Northern...
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Pink Floyd gets back together to publicly slam Pandora

Pink Floyd gets back together to publicly slam Pandora | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Three members of the legendary rock and roll band Pink Floyd have reunited — to accuse the online music service Pandora in an opinion piece in USA Today of trying to trick artists into signing a letter supporting its effort to get Congress to cut the music royalties it pays for the content it streams.

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Spiking Mortgages Won't Derail Housing: Economist

Spiking Mortgages Won't Derail Housing: Economist | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Even with their recent rise, mortgage rates are still "incredibly low" by historical standards, so they will not halt the housing recovery, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko told CNBC on Tuesday.

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Love all the dueling economists.

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Calif May pending and distressed home sales

Calif May pending and distressed home sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The share of equity home sales in California continued to grow in May, making up nearly four of every five home sales.  Meanwhile, sales of REOs fell into the single-digits for the second straight month and registered levels not seen since October 2007, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today.

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Realtors share info on off-MLS listings

Realtors share info on off-MLS listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors would like home sellers to be aware that the practice of off-MLS listings can adversely affect their goal of getting the best price reasonably possible for their homes, especially at a time when inventory...
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Google Adds Malware and Phishing Data to Transparency Report

Google Adds Malware and Phishing Data to Transparency Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google had added data on malware and phishing attacks to its "Two of the biggest threats online are malicious software (known as malware) that can take control of your computer, and phishing scams that try to trick you into sharing passwords or other private information," wrote Google's software engineer Lucas Ballard in an official blog postannouncing the new data.

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On my radar: Rainbows, planes, 3D goggles and San Francisco summers

On my radar: Rainbows, planes, 3D goggles and San Francisco summers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple bug bombs the app store I’ve spent the better part of a week immersing myself in iOS7. Last week, I rolled the dice and installed the beta of Apple’s new mobile operating system on my carry p...
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Instagram’s Video Stabilization Will Make You Feel Like Martin Scorsese

Instagram’s Video Stabilization Will Make You Feel Like Martin Scorsese | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I’m certainly an enthusiastic user of Instagram, and that enthusiasm wasn’t dampened when Facebook bought the company. Why?
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Case-Shiller Indices Post Record Monthly Gains

Case-Shiller Indices Post Record Monthly Gains | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices posted their strongest monthly gain on record in April, increasing more than 2.5 percent, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Tuesday.
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“Facebook Reader” Is Real, But It’s Not RSS Or A Google Reader Wannabe

“Facebook Reader” Is Real, But It’s Not RSS Or A Google Reader Wannabe | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Facebook is working on a fresh way to read news, a source tells TechCrunch. It’s not based on RSS, and Facebook isn’t rushing the launch of a product that could compete with Flipboard. That’s because news reading is a high-stakes, long-term project that could get us to invest even more time in the social network.

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10 Best iPhone Car Mounts

10 Best iPhone Car Mounts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Have a look through our selection of ingenius in-car iPhone holders in the product gallery above. In the comments below, let us know about any other mounts for motorists you like that we may have missed.

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For those of you who just can't control yourselves.

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Sony's 6.4-Inch Xperia Z Ultra Can Be Used Underwater

Sony's 6.4-Inch Xperia Z Ultra Can Be Used Underwater | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Xperia Z Ultra is 6.5mm thick. making it one of the thinnest smartphones on the market. In contrast, Samsung’s Galaxy Note II has a much smaller 5.5-inch screen, and is much thicker, measuring in at 9.4mm.

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Thank goodness someone has finally filled this niche.  Although with all the rain, maybe this isn't such a farfetched idea afterall.

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Jaguar's First Sports Car in 50 Years Is Stunning

Jaguar's First Sports Car in 50 Years Is Stunning | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jaguar has introduced its first sports car in 50 years, but age sure looks good on its new F-Type model.
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California REO sales hit lowest level in six years

California REO sales hit lowest level in six years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
May sales of real estate-owned properties in California fell into the single digits for the second straight month, descending to the lowest level since October 2007, the California Association of Realtors reported.
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LPS’ “First Look” Mortgage Report: May Month-End Data Shows Foreclosure Inventory Declines for 13th Consecutive Month

LPS’ “First Look” Mortgage Report: May Month-End Data Shows Foreclosure Inventory Declines for 13th Consecutive Month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, services, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, reports the following “first look” at May 2013 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing approximately 70 percent of the overall market.

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Chicago Home Prices Rise 2.7 Percent in April Case-Shiller - Chicago Agent Magazine

Chicago Home Prices Rise 2.7 Percent in April Case-Shiller - Chicago Agent Magazine | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home prices rose 2.6 and 2.5 percent from March to April in the 10- and 20-City Composites, respectively.


Year-over-year, the situation was even better, with the 10- and 20-City Composites posting 11.6 and 12.1 percent increases.


All 20 cities tracked by S&P saw positive yearly returns, and Detroit was the only city to see prices fall from March to April. 

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Home prices see positive annual gains for fourth month

Home prices see positive annual gains for fourth month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller home prices index, housing is on the rebound, but Zillow's Chief Economist offers clarifying points to the report.


Today’s Case-Shiller numbers may reflect where the housing market has been in some of the frothier metros, but they are not indicative of where it’s headed.

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My index is better than your index.

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