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Freddie Mac sets new record for multifamily loan purchase and guarantee volume

Freddie Mac sets new record for multifamily loan purchase and guarantee volume | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"We achieved record volume while maintaining strong credit discipline and providing essential liquidity to the growing multifamily mortgage market," said Senior Vice President David Brickman of Freddie Mac Multifamily.
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Baird & Warner La Grange Welcomes Jacqueline Demes to our Team

Baird & Warner La Grange Welcomes Jacqueline Demes to our Team | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Baird & Warner La Grange Hires New Broker Associate Jacqueline Demes brings market knowledge and sales experience to the West Suburban Real Estate Market

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Trulia Announces Continuous Data Cycle to Deliver the Most Accurate Real Estate Listings

Trulia Announces Continuous Data Cycle to Deliver the Most Accurate Real Estate Listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia , a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, today announced enhancements to its data processing framework, e
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EXCLUSIVE: Your employer may share your salary, and Equifax might sell that data

EXCLUSIVE: Your employer may share your salary, and Equifax might sell that data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CLARIFICATION: This story was updated Feb. 1 with additional information about Kathy Sandy’s Work Number disclosure report.
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Builders hope Realtors will help them win back buyers

Builders hope Realtors will help them win back buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
National ad campaign aimed at restoring market share of new-home sales. Builders are going after real estate agents' bread and butter, and they'll be asking for agents' help to do it.
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FBI to start querying national iris index this year

FBI to start querying national iris index this year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The bureau’s $1 billion biometric rolodex for tracking criminals is 65 percent complete.
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Exploring the Grand Canyon on Google Maps

Exploring the Grand Canyon on Google Maps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Whether you’re planning an upcoming hike, or want to learn more about the Earth’s geological history, Google Maps can help.

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Apple Debuts 128GB Fourth Generation Retina iPad, $799 For Wi-Fi, $929 For Wi-Fi + Cellular, On Sale Feb. 5

Apple Debuts 128GB Fourth Generation Retina iPad, $799 For Wi-Fi, $929 For Wi-Fi + Cellular, On Sale Feb. 5 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rumors turned out to be correct, and Apple has launched a 128GB version of the fourth generation iPad with Retina Display.
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Smartphone - Google Mobile Marketing Stats

Smartphone - Google Mobile Marketing Stats | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Here is a great video from Google that talks about the current mobile movement. In this new era, our mobile devices are often within arms reach. We search, read emails, access social networks and make purchases – all from our mobile device. These devices have made consumers smarter and as a result, created opportunities for smarter marketing tactics

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Chicago-area home prices fall for third straight month

Chicago-area home prices fall for third straight month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The S&P/Case-Shiller index of Chicago-area single-family home prices fell 1.3 percent from October to November after dropping 1.6 percent from September to October and 0.6 percent from August to September, according to a report released this morning.

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Unfortunately, Chicago is in a class by itself.

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The Waiter Hero of Houston: Server Defends Child With Down Syndrome, Internet Cheers

The Waiter Hero of Houston: Server Defends Child With Down Syndrome, Internet Cheers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

When a customer at a Houston restaurant made a disparaging crack about a little boy with Down Syndrome, waiter Michael Garcia couldn’t hold back his feelings. He refused to serve the customers and gave them a lesson in manners.

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Feel good story of the day.

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3D Printing and Intellectual Property

3D Printing and Intellectual Property | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The technology of 3D-printing has made great progress and the world of Intellectual Property has started to react to the challenge posed by 3D-printing; which, in turn, has caused a surprise reaction by the 3D-printing community

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Promotes Michael Fischer to Chief Operating Officer

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Promotes Michael Fischer to Chief Operating Officer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC President and Chief Executive Officer Budge Huskey today announced the promotion of Michael Fischer to chief operating officer. Previously, Fischer served as the brand’s chief marketing officer.

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LPS settles outstanding Attorneys General foreclosure issues for $127 million

LPS settles outstanding Attorneys General foreclosure issues for $127 million | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Today's settlements are another major step toward putting issues related to past business practices behind us," said LPS President and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Harris.
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Trulia reveals best home-searching season

Trulia reveals best home-searching season | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Online real estate marketplace Trulia revealed its latest findings, showing the seasonal patterns of home search activity based on its search traffic. 
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FHA raises mortgage insurance, for life of loan

FHA raises mortgage insurance, for life of loan | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Housing Administration announced major changes this week. The changes include raising down payments on loans above $625,000, access to FHA after foreclosure and continuing efforts to improve risk management.
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Happy Belated Data Privacy Day!

Happy Belated Data Privacy Day! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Yesterday was Data Privacy Day. I can't believe I missed it. It probably slipped by me while I was carefully deleting my browser history, co
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2014 IAR Treasurer-Elect: Mike Drews

2014 IAR Treasurer-Elect: Mike Drews | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Congratulations to REALTOR® Mike Drews who has been chosen as the 2014 Illinois Association of REALTORS® Treasurer nominee.

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U.S. Economic Confidence Surges to Five-Year Weekly High

U.S. Economic Confidence Surges to Five-Year Weekly High | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Americans have grown far more positive about the U.S. economy throughout January, with their views last week sending Gallup's Economic Confidence Index to its highest level since Gallup began tracking it daily in January 2008.
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List of currently active bug bounty programs

List of currently active bug bounty programs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of currently active bug bounty programs which we will work to keep up to date.

 

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Twitter turns over user info to US in 69 percent of requests

Twitter turns over user info to US in 69 percent of requests | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Twitter says it turns over user data to government agencies in the U.S. in 69 percent of the requests made for such information, according to a new transparency report released by the microblogging site.

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Trulia updates data cycle as accuracy debate reignites

Trulia updates data cycle as accuracy debate reignites | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia makes updates to their data processing framework, highlighting one of the most contentious issues in real estate today.
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Home prices shot up in 2012: S&P/Case-Shiller

Home prices shot up in 2012: S&P/Case-Shiller | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices rose in 19 of the 20 U.S. cities studied by Standard & Poor's for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, falling only in New York, for the 12-month period ending in November. 
 
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The 3D-Printed House?! A Dutch Architect and Mathematician Break the Mold

The 3D-Printed House?! A Dutch Architect and Mathematician Break the Mold | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Architects and designers have utilized 3D printing technology as part of their work for many years, but it is only now that an architect has come forward with a design for an actual, habitable residence using that same technology.
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Mobile Ad Industry Calls for Standards As Devices Proliferate

Mobile Ad Industry Calls for Standards As Devices Proliferate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With the proliferation of tablets, smartphones and corresponding apps and mobile websites, mobile ad unit inventory is varied, complex and constantly growing. For creative shops, this has meant a difficulty in devising campaigns engineered to run on a myriad of devices.

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