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Realty Executives International Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2013 Franchise 500® List

Realty Executives International Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2013 Franchise 500® List | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realty Executives International has announced that it has once again been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500® list for 2013. The company ranked at number 276 worldwide for 2013 amongst heavyweight franchise peers in dozens of industries.

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This Map Shows Where Everyone Is Moving To And From In America

This Map Shows Where Everyone Is Moving To And From In America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Washington DC led the country in net inward migration for the 7th-consecutive year, according to Atlas Vans' annual U.S. and Canada moving trends map (via Catherine Rampell). Meanwhile, New York, New Jersey and most Midwest states continue to underperform.

 

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Google dodges major antitrust bullet

Google dodges major antitrust bullet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google avoids a lawsuit after a two-year investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission into its search business.
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Chris Crocker Joins Zillow as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Chris Crocker Joins Zillow as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Veteran real estate industry executive to guide industry initiatives and create strategic partnerships with brokers
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'Shadow Inventory' Threat Continues to Recede, CoreLogic Says

'Shadow Inventory' Threat Continues to Recede, CoreLogic Says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of homes in the \"shadow inventory,\" once considered a serious threat to a real estate recovery, continues to drop as the housing market absorbs
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Bloomberg Asks Online Experts What To Expect From New gTLD’s, ICANN IN 2013

Bloomberg Asks Online Experts What To Expect From New gTLD’s, ICANN IN 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bloomberg issued its Electronic Commerce & Law Report where they asked asked several dozen leading attorneys and online experts “for their views on the most important legal developme...
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Small housing inventory may push rental demand for years

Small housing inventory may push rental demand for years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Factors such as tighter credit, larger down payments and decreased income with the rising generation will all play into the increase in renters in the years ahead.
 
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Mortgage rates fall below average due to Fed decisions

Mortgage rates fall below average due to Fed decisions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The trend across the nation has been for rate reduction and the Federal Reserve policy is the driving factor as it committed to buying $45 billion more in longer term U.S. Treasuries. 
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Mortgage industry fares well in fiscal cliff deal, debt forgiveness law survives

Mortgage industry fares well in fiscal cliff deal, debt forgiveness law survives | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The fiscal cliff deal preserves the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, while also bringing back a popular tax break on mortgage insurance premiums.
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In California Prospective Tenants Will Have To Be Told If The Property Is In Foreclosure

In California Prospective Tenants Will Have To Be Told If The Property Is In Foreclosure | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A new California law will require landlords to provide disclosure to prospective tenants, prior to execution of a lease, if a notice of default (NOD) has been recorded against the property.

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Prudential Diversified Realty, Robert Shamberg's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:00 AM

Prudential Diversified Realty offers the lowest commissions in real estate services and years of experience in the industry.

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AD OF THE DAY: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Made Completely Out Of Salt

AD OF THE DAY: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Made Completely Out Of Salt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Brazil's Wunderman agency created a very cool commercial for Pantene shampoo. The spot features a time lapse video of an artist creating an image of supermodel Gisele Bundchen entirely out of salt. It's quite amazing how accurate the picture is.

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If you ever wonder what to do while waiting for service at your local restaurant.

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Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter

Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When it comes to reliving headline making news events, the spinning newspaper effect is old and antiquated.
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Embracing 2013 - Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris

Embracing 2013 - Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

How good it is to begin a year with so much opportunity! For those of us in real estate, the start of 2013 is a welcome departure from news about challenges to news of opportunities.

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Zillow purges illegal Chicago rental service ads

Zillow purges illegal Chicago rental service ads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We can find many things to criticize about Zillow Rentals, and we’ve already focused on one of them – misleading descriptions of who renters are contacting in response to an ad. We’ll post some additional criticisms in the coming days.
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Baird & Warner Donates $50,000 to Chicago Food Pantries, Local Charities in December

Baird & Warner Donates $50,000 to Chicago Food Pantries, Local Charities in December | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Baird & Warner Good Will Network has donated $50,000 to local charities this month, providing aid to non-profit organizations that assist Chicagoland residents. Of the total $50,000 donation, $25,000 was given to the joint effort between the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, $10,000 was given to both the CARA Program and La Casa Norte and $5,000 was given to Genesis Hous

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Final tally: Deal activity jumped 46 percent in Q4

Final tally: Deal activity jumped 46 percent in Q4 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The volume of commercial real estate transactions soared 46 percent in the fourth...
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InterDigital files patent-infringement complaint with ITC

InterDigital files patent-infringement complaint with ITC | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

InterDigital Inc. said Wednesday it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission alleging four companies and their subsidiaries imported 3G and 4G wireless devices that infringe up to seven of its patents.

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U.S. Mortgage Firms Said to Near $10 Billion Settlement

U.S. Mortgage Firms Said to Near $10 Billion Settlement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. regulators led by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will replace a largely fruitless effort to find victims of botched foreclosures at the 14 biggest mortgage servicers with flat penalties, five people briefed on the talks said.
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The pros and cons of responsive Web design

The pros and cons of responsive Web design | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With mobile traffic continuing to grow, merchants are looking for the best way to provide a mobile-friendly Web experience and are increasingly considering responsive design, which offers its own set of benefits and challenges.

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Detroit Offers Up $1 Homes for Sale

Detroit Offers Up $1 Homes for Sale | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For home buyers looking for a deal, Detroit may be the answer. Nine homes were recently listed in the Detroit area for one dollar and six properties were listed for $100, according to Realtor.com data.

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Housing sector hottest trade of the year

Housing sector hottest trade of the year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homebuilders such as Pulte Homes and Lennar doubled while home improvement stock Home Depot also soared to the top. Mortgage-backed securities were the biggest winners for hedge funds that invested in them.
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Best housing markets for 2013

Best housing markets for 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the past 12 months, home prices have skyrocketed in some major U.S. cities. In Phoenix, according to real estate information site Trulia,...
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Here's How Much It Actually Costs To Buy One Of Those Times Square Billboards

Here's How Much It Actually Costs To Buy One Of Those Times Square Billboards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Cheaper than you think.  t costs between $1.1 million and $4 million a year if you want to buy one of those flashy, digital or neon billboards that light up New York's Times Square

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Twitter saps productivity and Facebook makes you fat

Twitter saps productivity and Facebook makes you fat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Ever since the invention of the wheel in Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C., technological innovation has been improving our lives.
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January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month in an effort to increase awareness of radon, promote testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices.

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