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Call to Action: Address policy that can hurt condo buyers

Call to Action: Address policy that can hurt condo buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Here’s why this is important: Under Illinois law, the buyer of a foreclosed condo may get to the closing table thinking they need one amount of money to complete the purchase.

 

In fact, they may be hit with thousands of dollars in additional costs. That’s because under Illinois law, buyers of the foreclosed condo are responsible for paying unpaid assessments, fees, fines, and attorney’s fees.

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» The Latest News on Real Estate Domain Extensions

» The Latest News on Real Estate Domain Extensions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As it turns out, quite a few new domains with obvious real estate ties are slated to become available in 2014, including .realestate and .realty. Here’s a complete list along with the anticipated release timeline for each:

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Black Knight Financial Services' "First Look" at February Mortgage Data: Foreclosure Inventory Down by More Than Half a Million Loans Since Last Year

Black Knight Financial Services' "First Look" at February Mortgage Data: Foreclosure Inventory Down by More Than Half a Million Loans Since Last Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Data and Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services (formerly the LPS Data & Analytics division) reports the following "first look" ...
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Carrington Mortgage taking minimum FICO score down to 550

Carrington Mortgage taking minimum FICO score down to 550 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Carrington Mortgage Services LLC wants to boost lending to "underserved" borrowers with FICO scores below 640 -- "a sizable market that is largely ignored by today's lenders," the company said today in announcing it is loosing underwriting on FHA, VA and USDA loan programs, extending eligibility to more property types and reducing overlays.
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BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack

BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Beacons are a low-cost piece of hardware — small enough to attach to a wall or countertop— that utilize battery-friendly low-energy Bluetooth connections to transmit messages or prompts directly to a smartphone or tablet. They are poised to transform how retailers, event organizers, transit systems, enterprises, and educational institutions communicate with people indoors.

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Puzzle Game 2048 Will Make You Forget Flappy Bird Ever Existed

Puzzle Game 2048 Will Make You Forget Flappy Bird Ever Existed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A game called 2048 is all the rage — and it's not in the App Store or Google Play
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Look Twice at These Ultra-Realistic Eye Drawings

Look Twice at These Ultra-Realistic Eye Drawings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illustrator Jose Antonio Lopez Vergara spends about 20 hours over three days to draw super-realistic eyeballs. The 19-year-old's attention to detail allows his drawings to look like the real thing.

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Report: Apple may build an iTunes Android app, launch Spotify rival

Report: Apple may build an iTunes Android app, launch Spotify rival | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Is Apple getting ready to build its first Android app? Declining digital music sales may force the company to break with long-held beliefs.
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Rockin' Nun Shocks 'The Voice of Italy'

Rockin' Nun Shocks 'The Voice of Italy' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When 25-year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia appeared on The Voice of Italy, she floored the audience and judges with her performance.
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Your Friday fun video - adios Susan Boyle.

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Casselyn Feinstein - 30 under 30

Casselyn Feinstein - 30 under 30 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"In the past year, what’s helped me most actually had nothing to do with my business. I’ve gotten more involved in my community, even running fund-raisers from my office. I’ve a
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Clayton T. Jirak - 30 under 30

Clayton T. Jirak - 30 under 30 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Many of my clients want to live a more sustainable lifestyle, which also includes the way they search for homes. I strive to provide my clients with specialized knowledge in sustainable home buy
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More than just an RV: ESCAPE injects some style into the tiny house movement

More than just an RV: ESCAPE injects some style into the tiny house movement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 37 sq m (400 sq ft) ESCAPE home boasts a handsome design, the option of operating fully off-grid, and official legal status as an RV.
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Autonomous cars start to take shape

Autonomous cars start to take shape | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Most autonomous cars are rough, experimental versions of current models, with all kinds of added sensor hardware. The recent Geneva Motor Show flipped the a...
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Why Your Long-Term Goals Are Going Nowhere

Why Your Long-Term Goals Are Going Nowhere | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Forget long-term goal setting. Develop good habits instead. Turning your goals into habits makes them more achievable.
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20 most satisfying jobs of 2014

20 most satisfying jobs of 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CareerBliss just released its list of what it calls the top 20 "happiest" jobs. The list is compiled based on an analysis of the site's online job database of about 450 different job titles and 57,000 CareerBliss reviews over the past year.

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Research/Teaching Assistant   ($33,600)QA Analyst    ($58,000)Realtor   ($53,800)Loan Officer    ($54,200) 
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U.S. puts conditions on CoreLogic's buy of Dataquick

U.S. puts conditions on CoreLogic's buy of Dataquick | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. antitrust authorities have put conditions on CoreLogic Inc's proposed $661 million buy of DataQuick Information Systems after assessing that the deal would limit competition in the market for certain ...
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Do People Really Want Smarter Toothbrushes?

Do People Really Want Smarter Toothbrushes? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Among his 10 Principles of Good Design, Rams stated that, “Good design is as little design as possible” because it concentrates on the essential aspects and prevents products from being burdened with non-essentials. 

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Facebook's New Programming Language — Hack — Is A Dream Come True For Engineers

Facebook's New Programming Language — Hack — Is A Dream Come True For Engineers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Facebook just released a new programming language — aptly named Hack — that will let programmers write code faster while more easily avoiding errors.

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Juries find Google infringed a patent for telling your phone you have mail

Juries find Google infringed a patent for telling your phone you have mail | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When a technology idea that's novel in one century becomes commonplace in another, the innovator is still owed a license fee for it, says two Marshall, Texas juries.
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In tight market, pre-listing sites becoming popular

In tight market, pre-listing sites becoming popular | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

This desperation has been the catalyst for a number of new private Web sites utilized by real estate agents — which are serving as alternatives to the MLS. Many of the sites allow only select agents to collaborate to match buyers with sellers.

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No Place like Home - Zillow & Jim Cramer

Zillow moved the real estate game from the streets to its website and mobile apps helping its users find a place to call home. But it's also building some se...
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Case-Shiller Who?

 

Pay $1000 make $10000?

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Prudential Starck Award Winners

Prudential Starck Award Winners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Seven broker associates in the Prudential Starck, Realtors office in St. Charles have received recognition for success and superior service in 2013. The categories of achievement are based on the level of sales volume and number of units sold.
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Rebecca Thomson - 30 under 30

Rebecca Thomson - 30 under 30 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“This past year, I began leveraging my networks with targeted marketing. Specifically, I hosted two client-appreciation events, one of which was held on a Chicago rooftop. Those clients brought
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Michael McElroy - 30 under 30

Michael McElroy - 30 under 30 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“I view real estate as a social business and a charitable one. My approach to winning business is simple: help others win first. I’ve made it a personal goal to improve the lives of as man
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Goodyear's new state-of-the-art airship makes its first flight

Goodyear's new state-of-the-art airship makes its first flight | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
On Friday, Goodyear unveiled its new state-of-the-art blimp at its Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield, Ohio. Built in partnership with the Zeppelin company, t...
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