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Fannie Mae single-family serious delinquency rates continue to decline

Fannie Mae single-family serious delinquency rates continue to decline | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The conventional single-family serious delinquency rate fell five basis points to 3.3% in November, down from 3.35% in October, according to Fannie Mae's monthly summary. 
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18 Amazing Facts About the Human Body [infographic]

18 Amazing Facts About the Human Body [infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Did you know our bones are four times stronger than concrete? I didn’t, but I’m not surprised – the human body is a magnificent thing and today’s graphic will blow your mind a little more.

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This Dumb Year: The 57 Lamest Moments in Tech 2012

This Dumb Year: The 57 Lamest Moments in Tech 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From Apple's Maps flub to Microsoft's removal of the Windows Start button, it's been a very strange year.
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Smart Phones Hold the Keys to Front Doors

Smart Phones Hold the Keys to Front Doors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Knock, knock. Who's there? A brand-new generation of hardware and app combos that let you play doorman from anywhere
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The new lockbox?

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Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline

Over half of American homes don't have or use their landline | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Don't use your landline? Don't have a landline? You're in the majority according to the latest data from the CDC.
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What To Say On Twitter When Everyone's Watching

What To Say On Twitter When Everyone's Watching | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Many of the executives we work with are terrified of social media.Make 2013 a social media win. Follow these 6 practices to turn your Twitter account into a marketing machine.

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NAR - November Pending Home Sales Rise Again

NAR - November Pending Home Sales Rise Again | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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The hangover doctor will see you now

The hangover doctor will see you now | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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Plan ahead for New Years day

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Expected Foreclosure Wave Weakened by Short Sale Rip Current - Forbes

Expected Foreclosure Wave Weakened by Short Sale Rip Current - Forbes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bank Repossessions Down But Pre-Foreclosure and Short Sales Increasing A strong rip current of distress continues to threaten the U.S. housing market despite the absence of a giant wave of bank foreclosures in 2012.
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Turn Holiday Photos Into a Video Slideshow With Slide.ly

Turn Holiday Photos Into a Video Slideshow With Slide.ly | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Slide.ly makes it simple to transform your pictures from Facebook, Instagram and Flickr into a video slideshow that you can share online.
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Snow Art Puts Crop Circles to Shame

Snow Art Puts Crop Circles to Shame | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It takes about 10 hours for Simon Beck to create his breathtaking snow art by wearing snowshoes to trek through the icy terrain on foot.
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Foundation CEO sues LinkedIn over bogus profile

Foundation CEO sues LinkedIn over bogus profile | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you don't stake out your social media territory, someone else will. That's the new reality reflected in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Pittsburgh's federal court by a foundation head against the networking firm LinkedIn Corp.

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Congress Gives Netflix the Go Ahead to Share Video Viewing Information

Congress Gives Netflix the Go Ahead to Share Video Viewing Information | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In 1988, Congress enacted the Video Privacy Protection Act after a newspaper printed the video rental history of Supreme Court nominee Rober
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Didn't see any congresspeople jumping in front of the cameras for this one.

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Don't sound alarm yet on fiscal cliff mortgage issues: NAR

Don't sound alarm yet on fiscal cliff mortgage issues: NAR | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Congress and the president still don't have a fiscal cliff deal. What does this mean for the mortgage interest tax deduction and the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act? NAR says it's too soon to sound the alarm.
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Smart Device Activations Break Records on Christmas Day

Smart Device Activations Break Records on Christmas Day | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Shoppers said they were going to be more cautious with their spending this holiday season, but that didn’t stop millions of people from putting iPhones, iPads and other smart devices under the Christmas tree.

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Google blocks TwitPic over alleged malware, causing Chrome to deny access to some Twitter pages

Google blocks TwitPic over alleged malware, causing Chrome to deny access to some Twitter pages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google's malware checker on Sunday has for some reason detected TwitPic.com as a threat. As a result, if you try to access the site from Google.com using any browser (link), you'll ...
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Christmas Day: tablet activations outpace smartphones

Christmas Day: tablet activations outpace smartphones | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Christmas Day, the biggest day for mobile device activations, lived up to its billing, said Flurry, which noted that device activations hit 17.4 million devices, up from 6.8 million a year ago. Tablets edged out smartphones for activations.
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9 Of Your Most Burning Social Media Questions, Answered

9 Of Your Most Burning Social Media Questions, Answered | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Social media is a relatively new frontier and with that comes mystery, misconceptions, and a moving target.
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Florida-based valuation company closes its doors

Florida-based valuation company closes its doors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A Florida-based company that relied on a network of 30,000 brokers, appraisers and other vendors to help it provide automated valuations, broker price opinions, inspections and appraisals for mortgage lenders, servicers and investors has closed its doors and will file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.

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Starting a RE oriented company in 2005 - that's a tough row to hoe.  Maybe if they had used RVMs...

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Illinois stocks on track for 11 percent gain

Illinois stocks on track for 11 percent gain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

llinois' publicly traded companies are, for the most part, on track to finish out the year with higher share prices than they started with — giving the Crain's Chicago Index a near 11 percent gain for 2012
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Less distress makes for more normal sales

Less distress makes for more normal sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Distressed listings — foreclosed homes and homes selling “short” of the amount needed to pay off the mortgage — have dropped steadily for the past 13 months, falling to just...
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Loopholier than thou: killing mortgage interest deduction would punish the middle class

Loopholier than thou: killing mortgage interest deduction would punish the middle class | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Some politicians think America can raise the revenue it needs to balance its books without raising tax rates on anyone. There’s a word for that: hogwash.
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Best Photos of the Mashable Photo Challenge Series

Best Photos of the Mashable Photo Challenge Series | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We saw photographs from across the world, taken with everything from professional equipment to smartphones.
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'Twitterverse' is literally like the 5th Most Annoying Word you know of 2012 - Whatever! Just sayin'

'Twitterverse' is literally like the 5th Most Annoying Word you know of 2012 - Whatever!  Just sayin' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As the year draws to a close, one well-known Twitter term is trending -- but not in a good way. "Twitterverse" made its first appearance on Marist's fourth annual list of the mo...
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Make your LinkedIn profile as engaging as a LOL cat

Make your LinkedIn profile as engaging as a LOL cat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

You know those irresistible distractions that get sent your way, cats that play pingpong or jump six feet into the air to retrieve a toy. And two of my favorites are cats that play patty-cake and the baby who can’t stop laughing at the cat pawing the ribbon.Click here to edit the title

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