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Fingerprints Instead Of Credit Cards? YC-Backed PayTango Aims To Make Payments Work Through Biometrics

Fingerprints Instead Of Credit Cards? YC-Backed PayTango Aims To Make Payments Work Through Biometrics | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Marketing Veteran Joins the Listingbook Team

Marketing Veteran Joins the Listingbook Team | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 Listingbook LLC today announced that Jordan Bressler – a marketer with more than a quarter century of experience in awareness efforts for major entities and brands – has joined the organization as Senior Vice...
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Facebook Adds Reply to Comment Feature: A Cheer Rises Up Across the Land!

Facebook Adds Reply to Comment Feature: A Cheer Rises Up Across the Land! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Take notice, my fine readers, today is a banner day - I'm going to say something nice about Facebook.

After years of wishing and hoping,
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U.S. Economic and Housing Market Goes From Gloom to Boom in March

U.S. Economic and Housing Market Goes From Gloom to Boom in March | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Freddie Mac released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for March showing that as we head into the spring homebuying season, continued low mortgage rates, increasing house prices, and gradually improving consumer confidence will help support increased home sales.

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How to Write a Convincing E-mail

How to Write a Convincing E-mail | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

E-mails are the most common document in the business world. Unfortunately, many e-mails are so poorly written that recipients must struggle to figure out why they're reading the e-mail and what they're supposed to do about it.

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CoreLogic Reports Shadow Inventory Down 28 Percent From 2010 Peak

CoreLogic Reports Shadow Inventory Down 28 Percent From 2010 Peak | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic reported that the overall shadow inventory is down 28 percent from its peak in January 2010, when it reached 3 million homes.
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Time to tell Google who owns the listing

Time to tell Google who owns the listing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Implementing author tags would be good for all industry participants. You know how sometimes when you search on Google you see a picture of someone next to their article in the search results?
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The end of IDX and Buyers Agents.  Picture doesn't look much like Gahlord?

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The time to sell is a waiting game for some

The time to sell is a waiting game for some | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"If you're selling one house just to move up to another, it does you no good to wait for prices to rise — the price of the move-up home will increase faster than the price of the place you're leaving behind," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman.
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LPS: Home prices rise, but still down 21.4% from peak levels

LPS: Home prices rise, but still down 21.4% from peak levels | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Despite price gains, the average home price is still 21.4% below peak levels. Still, home sales recorded in January had an average price point of $208,000, up 6.7% from year ago levels.
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Amazon An Early Winner In ICANN gTLD Rollout

Amazon An Early Winner In ICANN gTLD Rollout | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
ICANN announces the first batch of companies to pass the initial evaluation phase of the gTLD rollout, with Amazon and Wal-Mart two of the biggest names
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Customers Don't Want Ads, They Want A Conversation

Customers Don't Want Ads, They Want A Conversation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It is becoming clear that the future of social marketing, and marketing in general, will be built around collaboration.
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THE FUTURE OF HOUSING: Why Your House Won't Get Back To Its Peak Value Until 2025

THE FUTURE OF HOUSING: Why Your House Won't Get Back To Its Peak Value Until 2025 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I was reading this report from Zillow on the future of home prices and it got me thinking about some of the macro trends in real estate.  I’ve turned much more constructive on housing in the last year than I had been for the past 5-6 years.

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I declare This Recession Over — Not One State Lost Jobs in the Prior 12 Months

I declare This Recession Over — Not One State Lost Jobs in the Prior 12 Months | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While there are several definitions of a recession (a period of several months in which economic activity declines), I define a recession as an extended period when the country has job losses. Jobs are everything to the economy.

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Bug Kills Facebook Comments And Like Counts Across The Web, But Fix Will Restore Them Soon

Bug Kills Facebook Comments And Like Counts Across The Web, But Fix Will Restore Them Soon | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that a new bug has temporarily reset Like counts and comment threads on sites sporting its Like buttons and Comments plugin.
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Bidcomhomes Has Agents Bid Their Commissions to Sell Your Home

Bidcomhomes Has Agents Bid Their Commissions to Sell Your Home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bidcomhomes, the unique new website where real estate agents bid their commissions to sell property, is changing the dynamic of finding an agent the traditional way.
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S&P Case-Shiller home prices jump most since 2006

S&P Case-Shiller home prices jump most since 2006 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Economic data continues to support the housing recovery," said David Blitzer, chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
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Chicago-area home prices fall for fifth straight month

Chicago-area home prices fall for fifth straight month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The index for local single-family houses was down 0.9 percent in January compared with December, according to S&P/Case-Shiller data.
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LPS' "First Look" Mortgage Report: February Month-End Data Shows Continued Decline in Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates

LPS' "First Look" Mortgage Report: February Month-End Data Shows Continued Decline in Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, ...
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Pending Home Sales Slip on Constrained Inventory

Pending Home Sales Slip on Constrained Inventory | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
February pending home sales flattened with limited buyer choices, but remained at the second highest level in nearly three years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Top Agent Network to complete Boston rollout

Top Agent Network to complete Boston rollout | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A social network designed to help top-producing agents share information about pre-MLS and non-MLS listings announced today that it will conclude its Boston-area rollout by launching chapters in the North Shore, South Shore and Cape and The Islands on April 29.

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First rule of Pocket Listing Club, don't talk about Pocket Listing Club. And the pyramid as a logo? What's up with that?

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7 Metros With Fastest Rising List Prices

7 Metros With Fastest Rising List Prices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Some of the markets seeing the largest increases in asking prices are also the markets seeing some of the largest declines in inventories.
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The Great (Fake) Debate

The Great (Fake) Debate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Great Housing Debate continues as James Carr with the Center for American Progress takes on Peter Wallison's recent Senate testimony in which he suggests housing advocates are partly to blame for the 2008 mortgage finance crisis.
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By Paying Employees To Live Near The Office, Imo Cuts Commutes, Ups Happiness

By Paying Employees To Live Near The Office, Imo Cuts Commutes, Ups Happiness | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There's that one guy who commuted seven hours a day and claimed to love it. But for most people, the daily commute is something we dread. The average commute time in America is 25 minutes, per the Census Bureau (with great variation by region).
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FHFA: U.S. Home Prices Rise 0.6 Percent

FHFA: U.S. Home Prices Rise 0.6 Percent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. house prices rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from December to January, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index (HPI).
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California February Pending Home Sales Index

California February Pending Home Sales Index | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California pending home sales up in February, but down from a year ago; share of equity sales now at more than two-thirds.
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