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Sustained home price gains show strength of recovery

Sustained home price gains show strength of recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Consistent home price gains demonstrate that the housing recovery is on solid ground, the publishers of a leading home price index and other industry experts say.

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Five Reasons Home Prices Have Been Rising

Five Reasons Home Prices Have Been Rising | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices rose by 0.1% in September from the prior month and by 3.6% from one year ago, the largest such gain in six years, according to a report released Monday by Lender Processing Services.
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Zillow buying HotPads to expand rental focus

Zillow buying HotPads to expand rental focus | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow is expanding its rental focus by acquiring HotPads, the Seattle-based online real estate company announced Monday.

 

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Internet Penetration in Europe Stats

Internet Penetration in Europe Stats | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Surprising facts about who leads with Internet penetration in Europe.
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The decline of fascination and the rise in ennui

The decline of fascination and the rise in ennui | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A generation ago, a clever idea could run and run. We talked about Space Food Sticks and Tang and Gilligan's Island and the Batmobile for years, even though there certainly wasn't a lot of depth. Hit movies and books stayed on the bestseller lists for months or even years (!)

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Atlanta Fed graphs show regional housing demand outstrips mortgage financing | HousingWire

Atlanta Fed graphs show regional housing demand outstrips mortgage financing | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Reserve of Atlanta blog SouthPoint reported new home sales increased on a year-over-year basis.
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Arizona Association of Realtors names new CEO

Arizona Association of Realtors names new CEO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Effective Dec. 1, Michelle Lind will become the new chief executive officer for the Arizona Association of Realtors. Currently, Michelle is the assistant CEO and serves as legal counsel for the association.
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Take five and reflect on everything to be thankful for, and then have a chuckle on me.

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Large New York brokerage stops syndicating to Zillow and Trulia

Large New York brokerage stops syndicating to Zillow and Trulia | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A big New York-based brokerage is the latest to stop syndicating listings to Zillow and Trulia, claiming the sites do a disservice to homebuyers and sellers by serving up stale data, and that their platforms are not worthwhile advertising outlets for the company.

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Remember When Facebook Wanted Your Phone Number? It's Using It To Sell Ads

Remember When Facebook Wanted Your Phone Number? It's Using It To Sell Ads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Since about September, Facebook has offered its advertisers a powerful new way to track its users as they surf the Web: It's called "phone number retargeting."

 

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MRIS injunction against NeighborCity applies only to photographs

MRIS injunction against NeighborCity applies only to photographs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

An order prohibiting the operator of referral site NeighborCity.com from using copyrighted content from the database of a large multiple listing service without permission has been revised to apply only to the database's photographs.

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October Marks 12th Consecutive Month of National Home Value Increases

October Marks 12th Consecutive Month of National Home Value Increases | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow’s October Real Estate Market Reports, released today, show that national home values rose 1.1% from September to October to $155,400

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USPTO Expands Ability to Request Additional Specimens and Other Information from Trademark Applicants and Registrants

USPTO Expands Ability to Request Additional Specimens and Other Information from Trademark Applicants and Registrants | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On May 22, 2012, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published final rules that: (1) expand the ability of the USPTO to obtain specimens or other information reasonably necessary for proper examination, (2) allow the USPTO to conduct a post-registration pilot program to assess the accuracy of the register, and (3) facilitate the USPTO with verifying the accuracy of identifications of goods/services on the register. The rules took effect on June 21, 2012.

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Hands off the mortgage interest tax deduction

Hands off the mortgage interest tax deduction | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Housing industry lobbyists are out to defend tax deductions for mortgage interest payments, as Washington goes hunting for revenue.
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Commercial Real Estate Vacancies Slowly Declining, Rents Rising

Commercial Real Estate Vacancies Slowly Declining, Rents Rising | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Most of the major commercial real estate sectors show gradually improving fundamentals and are easily absorbing the relatively small amount of new space that is coming online, with a full recovery already in the multifamily market, according to the...
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Four questions worth answering

Four questions worth answering | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Who is your next customer? (Conceptually, not specifically. Describe his outlook, his tribe, his hopes and dreams and needs and wants...)

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Persuade vs. convince

Persuade vs. convince | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

An anonymous copyeditor working on my new book unilaterally changed each usage of "persuade" to "convince.".

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Why Housing Can Still Pull the United States Out of Economic Doldrums

Why Housing Can Still Pull the United States Out of Economic Doldrums | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

After years of hindering economic growth, housing added to Gross Domestic Product in 2012, an important reversal given the sector's key role in pulling the nation's economy out of the doldrums in past recessions.

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Appraisals: Reflecting Market or Hindering It?

Appraisals: Reflecting Market or Hindering It? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Low housing inventories in many markets have sparked bidding wars that have pushed home prices up higher than recent comparable sales. But low appraisals then threaten to derail the deals, agents say.
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The Best Business Books Of 2012: Find Fulfillment, Get Productive, And Create Healthy Habits

The Best Business Books Of 2012: Find Fulfillment, Get Productive, And Create Healthy Habits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan CainIn Quiet, author Susan Cain argues that introverts are a reservoir of untapped talent--and that progressive managers can create environments in which they...
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Zillow Forecast: September Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 3% Increase from One Year Ago

Zillow Forecast: September Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 3% Increase from One Year Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On Tuesday November 27th, the Case-Shiller Composite Home Price Indices for September will be released. Zillow predicts that the 20-City Composite Home Price Index (non-seasonally adjusted [NSA]) will be up by 3 percent on a year-over-year basis...

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90% Of 18-29 Year-Olds Sleep With Their Smartphones

90% Of 18-29 Year-Olds Sleep With Their Smartphones | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Alas, they're wrecking our lives....
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Illinois Attorney General: Extend tax relief to distressed homeowners

Illinois Attorney General: Extend tax relief to distressed homeowners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined with 41 other attorneys general from around the country urging Congress to extend tax relief on mortgage forgiveness.

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Calif October pending and distressed sales report

Calif October pending and distressed sales report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California pending home sales post monthly and annual gains in October; share of equity sales continues to expand.
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Fannie Mae: Housing aids slow economic recovery

Fannie Mae: Housing aids slow economic recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Although the economy continues to strengthen, recovery is moving at a slow pace, according to Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group.
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