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Do You Live In America's Hottest Neighborhood?

Do You Live In America's Hottest Neighborhood? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Windy City is home to many things: deep-dish pizza, Oprah's empire and Michelle Obama's favorite boutique, Ikram. But it's also home to 2012's most popular neighborhood in America, according to Realtor.com.
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4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln

4 Leadership Lessons From Abraham Lincoln | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
What small-business owners can learn about management and leadership from the 16th president.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas and trends from...
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FTC poised to release new rules to protect children’s online privacy

FTC poised to release new rules to protect children’s online privacy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Trade Commission is expected to soon overhaul regulations aimed at protecting the privacy of children online.
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Foreclosure woes keep getting worse in certain judicial states

Foreclosure woes keep getting worse in certain judicial states | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nine states posted 12-month highs in foreclosure activity in November, including Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and South Carolina, RealtyTrac said.  Likewise, all of those states are listed on RealtyTrac's foreclosure procedures page as...
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Milwaukee Home sales up nearly 25% in November, prices slip 2.3%

Milwaukee Home sales up nearly 25% in November, prices slip 2.3% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home sales in Wisconsin stayed on a brisk pace in November by jumping almost 25%, but the median sale price broke from a trend and retreated 2.3%.
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24 Most Powerful CEOs In The World

24 Most Powerful CEOs In The World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After reviewing Forbes’ 2012 ranking of the World’s Most Powerful People, we pulled out the 24 chief executives whose influence transcends states, nations and continents.
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Pictured above: Number 25

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Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sprint has bought up the half of Clearwire it doesn't own, paying $2.2 billion for the 4G provider. The deal gives Sprint some much needed spectrum as it competes against Verizon and AT&T.
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Realtor.com signs agreement to enhance listings of big HomeServices brokerage

Realtor.com signs agreement to enhance listings of big HomeServices brokerage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Contact info for agents with San Diego-based Prudential Real Estate affliate to be prominently displayed. A HomeServices of America Inc.
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Housing in 2013: What’s In, What’s Out

Housing in 2013: What’s In, What’s Out | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One year ago, I wrote: “Even the best possible 2012 won’t get us halfway back toward normal.” That turns out to be true, but barely: the latest Trulia Housin...
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Is This What Patent-Infringement Insurance Looks Like?

Is This What Patent-Infringement Insurance Looks Like? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Patent clearinghouse companies including RPX now offer "memberships" in what they are describing as a sort of patent-infringement insurance. Detractors call it a glorified protection racket.
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More Borrowers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages

More Borrowers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Credit unions say they're trying to get in front of real estate professionals to help consumers understand why they can be a good option for a mortgage.
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McHenry County Sees Robust Home Sales in November

McHenry County Sees Robust Home Sales in November | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
November generated the same robust home sales activity with higher prices that characterized the metro Chicago real estate market in October with large gains in McHenry County, according to RE/MAX.
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Google drops Exchange ActiveSync support for free email accounts

Google drops Exchange ActiveSync support for free email accounts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google's decision to restrict support for enterprise-class syncing is the latest move in a bid to move customers to its paid products and to push free Gmail users to its mobile apps.
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Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos

Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there's no way to opt out. Read this article by Declan McCullagh on CNET News.
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The Results of the ICANN Bingo Are In!

The Results of the ICANN Bingo Are In! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A few early technical hiccups with the system streaming it live did not prevent ICANN's prioritization draw from running smoothly yesterday, December 17, 2012.
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Household Formation to Outpace Apartment Boom

Household Formation to Outpace Apartment Boom | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A big growth in new household formation is expected to drive up housing starts in the new year that will outpace the apartment boom, according to Freddie Mac’s forecasts. 
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Illinois takes stance on foreclosure backlog

Illinois takes stance on foreclosure backlog | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Illinois finally is taking action to clear the vast backlog of foreclosed homes that has clogged its court system and impeded the real estate recovery, but it's a case of two steps forward, one step back.
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Cook County considers land bank to help solve housing woes

Cook County considers land bank to help solve housing woes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Cook County Board of Commissioners is pushing for a land bank that would facilitate the return of vacant, abandoned and tax-delinquent properties to willing owners.
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Richest ZIP Codes Paying Up Part of U.S. Taxes

Richest ZIP Codes Paying Up Part of U.S.  Taxes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
They’re U.S. ZIP codes to be coveted. Just 140 exist, places where at least a quarter of tax filers report adjusted gross incomes of $200,000 or more.
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The wealthy know the benefits of donating for deductions. http://www.onlinecardonation.com/ This organization accepts collectibles, real estate, all different vehicles, even aircraft. Taking advantage of tax deductible donations for a worthy cause benefits both you and the needy.  Donate to charity...it pays off.

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Airbnb Acquires Localmind

Airbnb Acquires Localmind | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a move to broaden its business into local advertising, Airbnb announced it has acquired a company which connects travelers to locals in the know.
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Design your way to a smoother real estate transaction

Design your way to a smoother real estate transaction | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile: Eric Bryn. Real estate transactions can be complicated. They involve multiple people, forms to explain and fill out, and rules and regulations to navigate.
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Profile of Eric Bryn, Baird & Warner, Chicago
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Home Prices Could Jump 9.7% in 2013, J.P. Morgan Says

Home Prices Could Jump 9.7% in 2013, J.P. Morgan Says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home-price forecasts for 2013 are on the rise. J.P. Morgan expects U.S. home prices to rise 3.4% in its base-case estimate and up to 9.7% in its most bullish scenario of economic growth.
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Zillow Forecast: October Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 4.1% Increase from One Year Ago

Zillow Forecast: October Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 4.1% Increase from One Year Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
On Wednesday December 26th, the Case-Shiller Composite Home Price Indices for October will be released. Zillow predicts that the 20-City Composite Home Price Index (non-seasonally adjusted [NSA]) will be up by 4.1 percent on a year-over-year basis
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Homebuilders Boost Profits Through Lending

Homebuilders Boost Profits Through Lending | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
PulteGroup Inc.'s mortgage revenue has soared 70 percent in the third quarter, nearly six times the revenue growth it saw from its home sales, Bloomberg reports. Similarly, Lennar Corp. also has seen its mortgage revenue soar
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Macon County sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac over transfer taxes

Macon County sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac over transfer taxes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Macon County is the latest Illinois county to file a lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over failing to pay real estate transfer taxes on foreclosure properties.
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