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Google Starts Testing Google Shopping Express In SF, With Free Delivery From Target, Walgreens, Staples And More

Google Starts Testing Google Shopping Express In SF, With Free Delivery From Target, Walgreens, Staples And More | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google is finally opening up its Google Shopping Express service to the public today, with the same day delivery service being made available as a test to select users in San Francisco and the Peninsula from San Mateo to San Jose.
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HubSpot Acquires Notification Aggregator Chime And Calendar App PrepWork

HubSpot Acquires Notification Aggregator Chime And Calendar App PrepWork | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Marketing software company HubSpot is announcing that it has acquired two small startups — Chime and PrepWork.
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Housing prices: Think we've got it bad?

Housing prices: Think we've got it bad? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New figures from the local multiple listing service offer some solace to Evanston homeowners anguished about the shrunken value of their biggest asset.
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U.S. foreclosure inventory up 9%, says RealtyTrac

U.S. foreclosure inventory up 9%, says RealtyTrac | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. foreclosure inventory jumped 9% in the first quarter from a year earlier, led by an increase in pre-foreclosure properties, according to market researcher RealtyTrac. The total number of U.S.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity rising in 2013

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure activity rising in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In its first-ever U.S. Foreclosure Inventory Analysis, RealtyTrac revealed that 1.5 million properties were actively in the foreclosure process or bank-owned in the first quarter of 2013.
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Metro Monitor - March 2013

Metro Monitor - March 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The latest edition of the MetroMonitor shows continued growth in employment and home prices in the fourth quarter of 2012, along with declining unemployment rates.
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New FHFA Initiative Assists Delinquent Borrowers With Avoiding Foreclosure

New FHFA Initiative Assists Delinquent Borrowers With Avoiding Foreclosure | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer a new, simplified loan modification initiative to minimize losses and to help troubled borrowers avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.
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A New Map Of The U.S., Created By How Our Dollar Bills Move

A New Map Of The U.S., Created By How Our Dollar Bills Move | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To theoretical physicist Dirk Brockmann, the borders of the United States are out of date."Some are kind of arbitrary like New Mexico, Arizona: They’re just kind of drawn on the map," says Brockmann.
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Coldwell Banker Announces Achievements and Additions to Company

Coldwell Banker Announces Achievements and Additions to Company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has high expectations regarding recent news about their company. Loraine Jennings has been named the top sales producer of Hyde Park office for 2013. Coldwell Banker is also adding Judy Berkeley as a broker to their Glencoe office, expanding the sales team to over 45 professionals.

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Casselyn L. Feinstein

Casselyn L. Feinstein | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“I felt unstoppable until 2011, when I had sold all my clients’ homes and didn’t have any new clientele. This is where I learned that just because you have a good year does not guara
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Leo Solarte

Leo Solarte | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“At first my business strategy was to work on every opportunity I could. This strategy taught me a valuable lesson in the commercial real estate industry: I can’t offer my clients the mark
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Chinese company sues Apple for patent infringement with Siri

Chinese company sues Apple for patent infringement with Siri | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple showed up in a Shanghai court on Wednesday on the receiving end of a patent suit, with a Chinese company alleging that the Siri digital assistant featured in iPhones and iPads is based on software that infringes its patents.
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Home Builders Push for Housing Finance Reform

Home Builders Push for Housing Finance Reform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The nation's home builders called on Congress to move forward on bipartisan housing finance reform to ensure that affordable housing credit can be delivered through a competitive, efficient, sound and stable system that maintains the crucial element...
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Wal-Mart mulls getting customers to deliver packages to online buyers

Wal-Mart mulls getting customers to deliver packages to online buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier deliver...
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ShopLocket Partners With WordPress.com To Enable Blog-Based E-Commerce

ShopLocket Partners With WordPress.com To Enable Blog-Based E-Commerce | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Toronto-based startup ShopLocket wants to enable its users to sell anything, anywhere with an ultra-easy e-commerce platform that pretty much anyone can figure out. So why not let people sell things on their blogs?
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CoreLogic: 54,000 Completed Foreclosures in February; Foreclosures Down 19 Percent Nationally Since February 2012

CoreLogic:  54,000 Completed Foreclosures in February; Foreclosures Down 19 Percent Nationally Since February 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A report released Thursday, March 28, 2013 by Irvine, CA-based CoreLogic, revealed that there were 54,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in February 2013, down from 67,000 in February 2012, a year-over-year decrease of 19 percent.

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Google vows not to sue over patent infringement 'unless first attacked'

Google vows not to sue over patent infringement 'unless first attacked' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google (GOOG) on Thursday announced a new open source initiative for dealing with patent infringement lawsuits. Duane Valz, the company's senior patent counsel, said that moving forward Google won'...
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Unemployment rate of 6.5% is no rates 'trigger'

Unemployment rate of 6.5% is no rates 'trigger' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Fed has tied its aggressive mortgage-bond buying program to unemployment, suggesting a 6.5% unemployment rate will trigger an end to aggressive accommodative monetary policies. But one Fed Bank president says that's not necessarily the case.
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gTLDS: Catalyst for Disruptive Innovation

gTLDS: Catalyst for Disruptive Innovation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Brand applicants have a game-changing opportunity to innovate and develop disruptive new digital models around their top-level domains.
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Why housing prices are up in Southern California and what it means to you

Why housing prices are up in Southern California and what it means to you | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
No one thinks the Southern California housing market is normal. But do prices have more room to rise?
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Trulia agent profiles spotlight past deals

Trulia agent profiles spotlight past deals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Agents associated with transactions also show up on property detail pages. There's more to agents than listings, photos, phone numbers and email addresses.
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Rebecca Thomson

Rebecca Thomson | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“When I first started in real estate, I was fresh out of college, and didn’t know anyone interested in buying or selling. I started cold-calling FSBOs from online posts. Those phone calls
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Rebecca is one of Chicagoland's 4 entries in the NAR 30 under 30 award.

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Matt J. Laricy

Matt J. Laricy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“When I Googled ‘Chicago real estate,’ some questions came up on [real estate] sites. I thought, ‘Why not create a profile and answer them?’ The more frequently I answere
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Free-and-Clear Homeownership Rates: A Historical Perspective

Free-and-Clear Homeownership Rates: A Historical Perspective | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a recent post we lifted the lid on free and clear homeowners, revealing who and where they are and offering graphical explanations for the difference in free-and-clear rates across the country. We concluded those differences were due to the variation in home values and the characteristics of those taking out primary mortgages, namely credit scores and ages.

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FHFA continues to chip away at foreclosures

FHFA continues to chip away at foreclosures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed 130,000 foreclosure prevention actions in the fourth quarter of 2012 and more than 540,000 last year.
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