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Redfin CEO's Top Predictions For U.S. Housing In 2014

Redfin CEO's Top Predictions For U.S. Housing In 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin In the summer of 2010, Redfin predicted that a tax-credit-fueled recovery would falter badly, which it did. In the winter of 2011 - 2012, Redfin was one of six housing commentators to call the bottom.
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CAR: Calif Housing affordability falls fourth straight month in a row

CAR: Calif Housing affordability falls fourth straight month in a row | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Due to rising interest rates and a run-up in home prices, California housing affordability fell for the fourth straight month in November, leaving many buyers out of the market.
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ICANN updates new TLD auction plans, still no resolution for indirect contention

ICANN updates new TLD auction plans, still no resolution for indirect contention | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
ICANN has published new rules for upcoming auctions which will resolve top level domain strings with more than one applicant. ICANN has published updated rules for its so-called "Auctions of Last R...
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Check Out Google's New $82 Million Corporate Jet Facility

Check Out Google's New $82 Million Corporate Jet Facility | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new Google complex will reportedly be the one of the largest single-client corporate air facilities in the world.
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RESO WELCOMES TRULIA’S ALON CHAVER TO INFLUENTIAL DATA STANDARDS BOARD

RESO WELCOMES TRULIA’S ALON CHAVER TO INFLUENTIAL DATA STANDARDS BOARD | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals, today announced that Trulia will be joining the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) as an industry partner. Alon Chaver, Trulia’s vice president of industry services, will also join the RESO Board of Directors.

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Top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2013

Top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Each year we compile a list of the most expensive, ambitious and completely over-the-top products and ideas that have crossed our desk in the past 12 months...
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Shocking: Average Residential Electricity Bills in the U.S.

Shocking: Average Residential Electricity Bills in the U.S. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Energy Information Administration's 2012 "Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price" report brings to light the rise of average monthly electricity bills in the past 10 years.
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Time to say bye to these popular tax deductions?

Time to say bye to these popular tax deductions? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It now seems certain that dozens of tax provisions will be allowed to expire on Jan. 1, 2014. Among these are some very popular real estate-related deductions and tax breaks, including those for mortgage insurance premiums and the exclusion from income of the amount of debt forgiven by home mortgage lenders in short sales and mortgage restructurings. 

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Deductions still allowable! Non-profit charity: http://www.charityboats.org/  accepts all kinds of donations from boats, cars, computers, furniture, collectibles, etc.  They come pick up your donation for you free of charge.  They never hassle you for more donations later either....give at your discretion, no pressure or hassles. They respect your privacy and value your contribution.

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2014 Predictions

2014 Predictions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

What’s on the horizon? We asked an expert panel for their predictions for what will happen in terms of inventory, mortgages, new construction and more. Read on for an outlook of what next year holds. 

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The original patent troll is back in business

The original patent troll is back in business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Anthony Brown was the ”patent troll” for whom the phrase was coined. Now 66, the alpha troll is back in business and suing the likes of Motorola Mobility, Walgreen and the Big Ten Network.
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Report: Sprint is eyeing T-Mobile for a merger

Report: Sprint is eyeing T-Mobile for a merger | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rumors about Sprint acquiring T-Mobile have surfaced again. On paper the combination might look good, but the two use incompatible mobile networks and any merger would face tough regulatory scrutiny.
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Realtor.ca to lose Montreal listings

Realtor.ca to lose Montreal listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Canadian Real Estate Association’s popular Realtor.ca website — widely known as the MLS — will no longer list Montreal homes for sale. The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board said Friday its brokers have voted in favour of separating from CREA.
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Can't we all just get along?

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Becky Lippstreuer Joins RE/MAX Suburban in Mt. Prospect

Becky Lippstreuer Joins RE/MAX Suburban in Mt. Prospect | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Dec. 12, 2013 – Becky Lippstreuer is the most recent addition to the outstanding group of real estate professionals at RE/MAX Suburban, 330 E. Northwest Hwy.
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New construction sales stoke builder confidence

New construction sales stoke builder confidence | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This is definitely an encouraging sign, said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson. The HMI is up 11 points since December of 2012 and has been above 50 for the past seven months.
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Michael Jordan's home fails to sell at auction

Michael Jordan's home fails to sell at auction | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The home in Highland Park, Illinois, which is just north of Chicago, is unique. It has a full-sized NBA regulation indoor basketball court, 9 bedrooms, 15 baths and a putting green and chipping area for golf. It has garage space to house 14 cars and sits on more than 7 acres.

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Just another Chicago tear down - so sad.
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CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast

CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2013 and 2014.

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CoreLogic: 791,000 underwater homes return to positive equity

CoreLogic: 791,000 underwater homes return to positive equity | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rising home prices continue to pull underwater homeowners into positive equity positions, with 791,000 additional properties returning to a situation in which the borrower no longer owes more than the home is worth in the third quarter, CoreLogic...
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AOL's Tim Armstrong on Patch's future

AOL's Tim Armstrong on Patch's future | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

After struggling to make the local news sites profitable, Armstrong now acknowledges that Patch can no longer continue as is. He suggests forming partnerships with other companies to help sustain its future.

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-1 for Zillow, will they pick up AOL?

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Report: Bot traffic is up to 61.5% of all website traffic

Report: Bot traffic is up to 61.5% of all website traffic | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Last March we published a study that showed the majority of website traffic (51%) was generated by non-human entities, 60% of which were clearly malicious. As we soon learned, these facts came as a surprise to many Internet users, for whom they served as a rare glimpse of “in between the lines” of Google Analytics.

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Happy Holidays from W&R Studios - Video

Happy Holidays from W&R Studios - Video | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With a nod to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a little lot of tequila, our team at W&R Studios decided to wish everyone a Happy Holidays by singing a holiday song with classroom instruments. Enjo...
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Nice job W&R - you folks are always entertaining.

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IAR board member gets cameo in viral video shot at Union Station

IAR board member gets cameo in viral video shot at Union Station | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The premise of the Rob Bliss Creative video: A remotely-controlled piano in Union Station interacts with various people as they stroll through one of the historic station’s main halls.

 

Krettler said he got some advance say on the genre of music he likes (50s rock), but the direction really was minimal.

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Travelers Are Shocked When Chicago Union Station's Magical Piano Comes To Life (VIDEO)
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iCracked is the AAA of iOS Device Repair and Buyback

iCracked is the AAA of iOS Device Repair and Buyback | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
iCracked can repair your cracked screens and waterlogged iOS devices. It’s the AAA of iOS repair — and it’s cheaper than Apple Care. I have owned lots of
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Google buys Boston Dynamics, the world's scariest robot developer

Google buys Boston Dynamics, the world's scariest robot developer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google revealed last week that it was getting into the robot-building game in a big way, in order to push into the manufacturing and logistics industries.
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Gmail change means faster images, fewer clicks, less risk, says Google

Gmail change means faster images, fewer clicks, less risk, says Google | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gmail users now will actually get and see the images in their messages without all that tiresome clicking. But third-party marketers may not be so cheery.
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Newly launched listings portal aims to shake up the industry

Newly launched listings portal aims to shake up the industry | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homely.com.au is here, and it's creating a bit of a stir already, despite facing stiff competition from the other big real estate listings portals and other startups.
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From down under

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