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New Home Sales Jump 4.4%, But Last Month's Number Got Revised Down

New Home Sales Jump 4.4%,  But Last Month's Number Got Revised Down | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

New home sales climbed 4.4 percent in November to 377k. However, this gain comes on top of last month's 361k number, which was revised down from a preliminary reading of 368k.

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Allur.com Has Spark

Allur.com Has Spark | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Allur has developed a custom piece of CRM software, Spark, that is targeted directly at the real estate industry, and it promises to ignite sales.
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Moovit Wants To Fix Your Nightmare Commute

Moovit Wants To Fix Your Nightmare Commute | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday in midtown Manhattan. You’re a dozen blocks away from dinner, and while there’s a direct bus line heading there, it’s often crowded and late. On the other hand, how jammed is the subway?
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16 Of The Year’s Best Ideas In UI Design

16 Of The Year’s Best Ideas In UI Design | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Half the world hasn’t even realized it yet, but we’re facing one of the greatest design challenges in humanity’s history: How do we connect this cloud-based digital world we’ve so quickly inhabited with the analog world we’ve inhabited for so long?
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Suspended Homes Capture Imagination

Suspended Homes Capture Imagination | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Using a house to form a bridge over a waterway or landform can help architects attain a sense of weightlessness in their work.
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Calculated Risk: Comment on House Prices, Real House Prices, and Price-to-Rent Ratio

Calculated Risk: Comment on House Prices, Real House Prices, and Price-to-Rent Ratio | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A top ranked economics and finance blog with a focus on the housing market
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Jobless claims fall by 12,000 filings

Jobless claims fall by 12,000 filings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Claims fell 12,000 in the December 22 week to a lower-than-expected level of 350,000," said analysts with research firm Econoday.
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Mortgage-Bond Sales Soar on Fed’s Refinance Push

Mortgage-Bond Sales Soar on Fed’s Refinance Push | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Sales of U.S.-backed mortgage bonds soared to a three-year high as steps by the Federal Reserve and Obama administration to make home ownership more affordable propelled a 34 percent jump in refinancing.

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Five Housing Issues to Watch in 2013

Five Housing Issues to Watch in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices finally hit a bottom in 2012. So will 2013 be the year of recovery or relapse? Each day this week, we offered an area of focus for 2013.
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Watch This Lego Drone Soar Across the Sky

Watch This Lego Drone Soar Across the Sky | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This awesome LEGO drone is equipped with four engines, two cameras and even an autopilot system.
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2012 Year End Reports, 2013 Forecasts Portend More Robust Housing Recovery

2012 Year End Reports, 2013 Forecasts Portend More Robust Housing Recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real Estate News And Advice - 2012 Year End Reports, 2013 Forecasts Portend More Robust Housing Recovery
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Top Searched Term in USA for 2012

Top Searched Term in USA for 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Surprisingly the top searched word in the US, in 2012 was not what one would think it to be. It seems Americans are full-on into social media.
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This tells me that people are still entering urls in the search box.

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TIME's Top 10 Everything of 2012 List

TIME's Top 10 Everything of 2012 List | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In 55 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad of the past 12 months.
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Trulia takes aim at Zillow patent suit: ‘Abstract ideas and principles are not patentable’

Trulia takes aim at Zillow patent suit: ‘Abstract ideas and principles are not patentable’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Francisco online real estate company Trulia has filed its initial response to Zillow's patent lawsuit, arguing that the case should be dismissed because the business method in question — Zillow's online home valuation tool known as the...
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The Top 14 Buildings Of 2012

The Top 14 Buildings Of 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteCheck out all of our 2012 round-ups in all these exciting areas:• Architecture• Cities• Clean Tech• Collaborative Consumption• Design• Education• Energy• Environment• Food• Health• Infographics• Photography• Responsible Business•...
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Follow This: 16 Twitter Stars To Add To Your Feed Now

Follow This: 16 Twitter Stars To Add To Your Feed Now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If your Twitter feed is scrolling by fast and furious, and yet there's nothing to read, make you laugh, or teach you something new, it's high time to infuse it with some fresh voices.
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Larson/Sobotka PLLC selected as general counsel for Council of Multiple Listing Services

Larson/Sobotka PLLC selected as general counsel for Council of Multiple Listing Services | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) announced that it has selected the law firm of Larson/Sobotka, PLLC, as its general counsel. Larson/Sobotka, led by managing member Brian N.
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Even as prices rise, owning easily beats renting cost in Chicago

Even as prices rise, owning easily beats renting cost in Chicago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The cost of an apartment was some 31 percent higher than the average tab to have a house here in the third quarter, a Deutsche Bank report says.
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Mortgage refinancing landscape will shift focus to HARP

Mortgage refinancing landscape will shift focus to HARP | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Attention is expected to shift toward expanding HARP. Borrowers with nonagency loans likely will continue to have fewer refinancing options. This suggestion comes from Compass Point Research & Trading, which expects HARP to be extended through 2014.
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VA Loans Get Cheaper : Basic Allowance For Housing Rises For 2013

VA Loans Get Cheaper : Basic Allowance For Housing Rises For 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The military Basic Allowance for Housing increases for 2013. VA home loans may be more affordable.
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Science Fiction Dreams That Came True in 2012

Science Fiction Dreams That Came True in 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here's a look at 2012 and the futuristic technologies that are materializing before our eyes.
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Burrito-Dropping Drone Is the Innovation Dreams Are Made Of

Burrito-Dropping Drone Is the Innovation Dreams Are Made Of | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Burrito Bomber is a drone that automatically flies to you and drops a parachuted parcel of Mexican food goodness. But there's a catch.
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The Great Housing Rebound of 2012: How the Fed Helped Sellers Beat the Odds

The Great Housing Rebound of 2012: How the Fed Helped Sellers Beat the Odds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Without a doubt, the U.S. housing market has been the most successful sector of the economy this year, and Wednesday's Case-Shiller home price index report -- which showed a fifth consecutive month of year-over-year increases in home prices...
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Five Things Consumers Should Expect From the Housing Market In 2013

Five Things Consumers Should Expect From the Housing Market In 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In 2012, the national housing market finally turned a corner. We’ve now experienced 13 straight months of home value appreciation. Sales were up significantly over 2011 as buyers returned to the market, boosting demand.

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