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CoreLogic Releases October MarketPulse Report

CoreLogic Releases October MarketPulse Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the October MarketPulse report, CoreLogic Chief Economist Mark Fleming, Ph.D., discusses mortgage application fraud risk in an evolving market and Deputy Chief Economist Sam Khater explains the decline in negative equity in the first half of 2013.
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Big investors buy up homes in key markets

Big investors buy up homes in key markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Last month, institutional investors, who largely buy single-family homes to turn into rentals, accounted for about one in four home sales in Atlanta, Las Vegas, St. Louis and Jacksonville, data from RealtyTrac show.

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Nail Your Next Pitch In 60 Seconds

Nail Your Next Pitch In 60 Seconds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Because the quickest way to engage seasoned decision makers is to introduce something they don't know--but would like to know. They’re now smarter than they were a moment ago. They’re motivated to give you their undivided attention because you’ve just proven it’ll be worth their while. You’ve just nailed your pitch . . . a minute in.

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The 20 Scariest Google Street View Sightings

The 20 Scariest Google Street View Sightings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With Halloween approaching, we've rounded up 20 of the scariest images Street View has to offer.
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Fidelity National Financial adjusts terms of LPS acquisition

Fidelity National Financial adjusts terms of LPS acquisition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Residential mortgage services provider Fidelity National Financial Inc. has adjusted the terms of its planned acquisition of Lender Processing Services.
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How Flat Design Is Preparing iOS For The Gadgets Of Tomorrow

How Flat Design Is Preparing iOS For The Gadgets Of Tomorrow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
iOS 7's new look isn't just a fresh coat of paint. It's a powerful design language that can be extended to the iWatch iTV and iCar of the future.
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Thaw in broker, MLS relations? CEO of The Realty Alliance to sit on RESO's board

Thaw in broker, MLS relations? CEO of The Realty Alliance to sit on RESO's board | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a sign the nation's largest brokerages are still willing to work with multiple listing services and other industry players, Craig Cheatham, president and CEO of The Realty Alliance, has accepted an invitation to join the board of directors of...
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Barbara Corcoran teams up with Homes.com

Barbara Corcoran teams up with Homes.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homes.com is partnering with Barbara Corcoran, one of the "sharks" on the hit ABC startup pitch show "Shark Tank," to raise the listing portal's visibility with consumers.
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Prudential Rubloff Announces Winnetka Sales Leader - Louise Eichelberger

Prudential Rubloff Announces Winnetka Sales Leader - Louise Eichelberger | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Taylor Lindstrom, Managing Broker of Prudential Rubloff's Winnetka office, announced Louise Eichelberger as sales leader for the month of August. Lorna Widdes and Lyn Flannery also had outstanding sales in August.
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RealtyTrac: Investor demand boosts residential property sales

RealtyTrac: Investor demand boosts residential property sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Residential property sales continued to edge higher in September, as an increase in investor purchases boosted transaction volumes, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.
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High-performing Homes: New Source on Local Incremental Cost Data

High-performing Homes: New Source on Local Incremental Cost Data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Summary: Lack of time, information, and resource has made it difficult for appraisers to factor green building into their valuations. Now, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance has released a means for appraisers to gatherincremental green cost data locally. The National Association of Appraisers calls NEEA’s Cost Data Addendum as “a significant step forward in providing data to residential appraisers about local incremental costs to install energy-efficiency and green features.”

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MRED Real Estate Brokers Partying Like It's 2007

MRED Real Estate Brokers Partying Like It's 2007 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), reported today that in both dollar volume and total transactions, 2013 is already the best calendar year in area real estate since 2007.

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Can You Live Without the MLS?

Can You Live Without the MLS? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The short answer to the question posed in our headline: no.

 

All agents must be a member of the MLS in order to have access, and its membership is pricey. However, most agents believe it’s worth it, because we’re not quite at the point where agents can do sufficient business based only on syndication sites and other marketing measures.

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Facebook Reportedly Offered $1 Billion to Acquire Snapchat

Facebook Reportedly Offered $1 Billion to Acquire Snapchat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new report claims that Facebook offered a whopping $1 billion to acquire photo-sharing app Snapchat.
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Today is Bob Hale Day.

Today is Bob Hale Day. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The city of Houston has proclaimed today, October 25th, 2013, Bob Hale Day! And I thought that every day was Bob Hale Day! Congrats Bob! #bobfest
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See The Amazing, Absurd Phenomenon Of The Wet Dog Shake, Captured In Stunning Photos

See The Amazing, Absurd Phenomenon Of The Wet Dog Shake, Captured In Stunning Photos | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Carli Davidson captured amazing images of pooches in mid-shake for her new book Shake and she tells Co.Create that working with her canine subjects...
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Citigroup Selling Mortgage Servicing Rights as Banks Retreat

Citigroup Selling Mortgage Servicing Rights as Banks Retreat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. mortgage market’s largest lenders are pulling back amid looming regulations and a drop in refinancing that fueled record profits last year.

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Buffett Says Gains in Housing Fall Short of Equilibrium

Buffett Says Gains in Housing Fall Short of Equilibrium | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said the U.S. housing market has made progress and still has a way to go in recovering.
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Know the perils of a 30 percent down payment mandate

Know the perils of a 30 percent down payment mandate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Needless to say, the policy would be reckless and potentially kill off a housing recovery. To learn more about the proposal, and a counter-proposal that makes more sense, read a report by the Coalition for Sensible Housing Policy, an entity that represents 51 organizations including the National Association of REALTORS®.

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You Can Quit Now, This Kid's LED Costume Just Won Halloween [VIDEO]

You Can Quit Now, This Kid's LED Costume Just Won Halloween [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Witches, ghosts and pudgy pumpkins have nothing on this tot's adorable LED costume.
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Census Bureau: Construction Up 7.1% in August

Census Bureau: Construction Up 7.1% in August | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Though it was delayed by the government shutdown, the Census Bureau's numbers on construction spending were positive all the same.
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CoreLogic net income rises 38.3% from last year

CoreLogic net income rises 38.3% from last year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic’s third-quarter consolidated revenue reached $405.5 million, as the firm gained market share and experienced organic growth. Acquisition-related revenue helped offset the dip in mortgage originations and delinquencies.
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Advice From Nate Silver: Don’t Trust Your Assumptions

Advice From Nate Silver: Don’t Trust Your Assumptions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In a speech to journalists, Nate Silver challenged them to continually test their assumptions—a point that should resonate in associations as well.
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MRED Delivers Another Fall Classic

MRED Delivers Another Fall Classic | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced today that it has completed a major enhancement of the photo browser/upload functionality in its MLS system, while introducing two new products to its suite of services. Just another typical month for one of the largest MLSs in the country.

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LPS: Mortgage delinquencies edge up in September

LPS: Mortgage delinquencies edge up in September | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The performance of home loans monitored by Lender Processing Services backslid a bit in September, as the U.S. loan delinquency rate grew 4.23% from August to September, reaching a rate of 6.46%, LPS concluded.
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