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Zillow Forecast: August Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 1.7% Increase from One Year Ago

Zillow Forecast: August Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 1.7% Increase from One Year Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On Tuesday Oct. 30, the Case-Shiller Composite Home Price Indices for August will be released. Zillow predicts that the 20-City Composite Home Price Index (non-seasonally adjusted [NSA]) will be up by 1.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, while the 10-City Composite Home Price Index (NSA) will be up 1.2 percent on a year-over-year basis.

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National Housing Metrics [INFOGRAPHIC]

National Housing Metrics [INFOGRAPHIC] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Do psychopaths make good CEOs?

Do psychopaths make good CEOs? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Must thrive in a fast-paced environment. Should be cool under pressure. Ambitious go-getters welcome. You find these clichés in most job descriptions these days. You may have even written one of these descriptions, if you're hiring. Little did you know that your ideal candidate might well be a psychopath.

 

Might be hope for me yet. :-)


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PulteGroup earns highest third-quarter result since 2006

PulteGroup earns highest third-quarter result since 2006 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CEO Richard Dugas Jr. of PulteGroup said the company’s increase in new home sales is reflective of the U.S. housing industry and its improvement over the past nine months.
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Are You Doing Enough to Justify Your Commission?

Are You Doing Enough to Justify Your Commission? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
About 74 percent of the general public says real estate agents do not do enough to justify their commission, according to a new study.
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MRED Extends Winning Streak With Rollout of MLS Data Co-op(TM)

MRED Extends Winning Streak With Rollout of MLS Data Co-op(TM) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that the MLS Data Co-op™, from CoreLogic, the provider of the Realist™ public records platform, has gone live with...
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RE/MAX National Housing Report: 2012 Housing Recovery Is Real

RE/MAX National Housing Report: 2012 Housing Recovery Is Real | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Both home prices and home sales in September continued at levels higher than last year, according to the RE/MAX National Housing report, a survey of MLS data in 52 metropolitan areas. For the eighth consecutive month, September’s median home price was higher than the previous year..

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Stop Micromanaging and Learn to Delegate

Stop Micromanaging and Learn to Delegate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

You've gotten feedback from your manager as well as word of rumblings within your team: You're seen as a micromanager who tends to get into the weeds — and stay there.

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Nudge gets a big update – Instagram and more | 1000watt

Nudge gets a big update – Instagram and more | 1000watt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A Nudge is a simple bit of digital marketing – an electronic envelope delivering a headline, a visual, some copy if you like, and a bold call to action. It can be distributed via email, on the web, or through one’s social connections.

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Foreclosure activity jumps 34 percent in Chicago in 3rd quarter

Foreclosure activity jumps 34 percent in Chicago in 3rd quarter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The area had the ninth-highest rate of filings among U.S. metro areas of 200,000 or more people, RealtyTrac says.
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More Americans Feel Better Off Than Worse Off, Financially

More Americans Feel Better Off Than Worse Off, Financially | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For the first time in more than five years, slightly more Americans say they are financially better off, rather than worse off, compared with a year ago. When President Obama took office, the majority, 54%, felt worse off.
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The Social Business Imperative - Forbes

The Social Business Imperative - Forbes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
What is the value of a social business? How do we become one? Can you create one? Or is it more about culture, motivation and the enablement of social forces already in play in today's workforce?
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Freddie Mac: New short-sale guidelines are win-win for everyone

Freddie Mac: New short-sale guidelines are win-win for everyone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

New short sale guidelines from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are designed to prevent deceptive transactions that pop up in times of distress when servicers and borrowers are negotiating short sales...

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DocuSign Brings Leading eSignature App to Millions of Microsoft Windows 8 Users

DocuSign Brings Leading eSignature App to Millions of Microsoft Windows 8 Users | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
DocuSign , the global standard for eSignature, today announced the launch of DocuSign for Windows 8, bringing the world’s most powerful eSignature app to users on Microsoft’s new operating system.
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Home remodeling at highest level in seven years

Home remodeling at highest level in seven years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As many homeowners opt to stay in their homes longer during the recession rather than buying a news home, remodelers are reaping the rewards.

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The Silent Killer of Big Companies

The Silent Killer of Big Companies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The problems faced by Nokia, BP, and Enron were all different. But their cause was the same.
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Economic Growth Picked Up Slightly In Third Quarter : NPR

Economic Growth Picked Up Slightly In Third Quarter : NPR | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. economy grew at a 2 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says.

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MEA CULPA: U.S. Copyright Office Clarifies Definition of "Compilation" Under Copyright Act

MEA CULPA: U.S. Copyright Office Clarifies Definition of "Compilation" Under Copyright Act | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Copyright Office recently published a little-noticed, yet potentially far-reaching, "Statement of Policy; Registration of Compilations" in the Federal Register ("Statement"), restricting the definition of "compilation" under Section 103 of the Copyright Act ("Act") to selections and arrangements of elements that result in a work of authorship falling within Section 102(a) of the Act.

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NAR-September Pending Home Sales Show Slight Improvement

NAR-September Pending Home Sales Show Slight Improvement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pending home sales were little changed in September but remain well above a year ago.
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Jobless claims drop by 23,000 filings

Jobless claims drop by 23,000 filings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Labor Department noted 369,000 jobless claims were filed last week. That figure is down by 23,000 claims when compared to the previous week's revised figure of 392,000 filings.
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Rapattoni Corporation Names Niki Rapattoni Executive Vice President and Ralph Hoover Senior Vice President

Rapattoni Corporation Names Niki Rapattoni Executive Vice President and Ralph Hoover Senior Vice President | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Rapattoni Corporation (Rapattoni), a leading provider of software and services for the real estate industry, announced today that Niki Rapattoni, co-founder and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), has been named Executive Vice President (EVP), and Ralph Hoover, Chief Operations Officer (COO), has been named Senior Vice President and will retain the title of COO

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NAHB sees gradual but steady housing recovery

NAHB sees gradual but steady housing recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NAHB chairman Barry Rutenberg said consumers, who are sitting on the sidelines, are now more willing to purchase homes as long as they meet the guidelines for obtaining a good mortgage.
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Seth's Blog-The only purpose of 'customer service'...

Seth's Blog-The only purpose of 'customer service'... | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

is to change feelings. Not the facts, but the way your customer feels. The facts might be the price, or a return, or how long someone had to wait for service.

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Zillow outs 1.75 million homes in foreclosure or REO | Inman News

Zillow outs 1.75 million homes in foreclosure or REO | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The website that became a household name by mining public records and allowing consumers to see what their neighbor paid for their house is going a step farther, providing users with access to the addresses of 1.75 million homes that are either in foreclosure or have been repossessed by lenders.

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RealtyTrac: Most Housing Markets Are Past the Worst of the Foreclosure Crisis

RealtyTrac: Most Housing Markets Are Past the Worst of the Foreclosure Crisis | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac has released its third quarter 2012 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report, which shows third quarter foreclosure activity decreased from a year ago in 131 out of the nation’s 212 (62 percent) metropolitan areas with a population of...
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