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Real Estate Shadow Demand Outweighs it's Shadow Inventory

Real Estate Shadow Demand Outweighs it's Shadow Inventory | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Quit your yapping about how strong the real estate market is, Simonsen. It's a fake rally. There is no actual demand. That's the bearish argument I've been hearing lately. I'm not buying it. For ye...
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Patricia J. Bybee Memorial Scholarship Fund

Patricia J. Bybee Memorial Scholarship Fund | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A scholarship in Pat's name at the Burns School of Real Estate & Construction Management at Denver University has been set up and will be administered by the university and a long-time friend and colleague of Pat's, Dr. Mark Levine.   This fund will be used to support deserving students at the Burns School that are pursuing real estate management careers on the undergraduate or graduate level.   

 

Checks should be made out to Burns School University of Denver (with a note or memo that says Patricia J. Bybee Memorial Scholarship Fund and can be mailed to:

 

Dr. Mark Lee Levine

Professor

Burns School/Daniels College

University of Denver

2101 South University Blvd

Denver, Colorado 80208 USA

Phone 303-871-2142

Fax       303-871-2971

mlevine@du.edu

http://portfolio.du.edu/mlevine

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Sorry for the intrusion and general distribution.  But I wanted to get this out to as many people as possible.  It seems like the least we can do to remember our great friend Pat who always gave so much and asked for so little. Please pass the word and do what you can (we will). Thanks.

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Gregg D. Larson's comment, March 19, 2013 1:51 PM
WB Freeman, one of Clareity's original founders deserves credit for creating Pat's scholarship fund and working with Dr. Levine at DU. Thanks WB for driving this through so swiftly!
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Freddie Mac predicts healthiest housing spring since 2007

Freddie Mac predicts healthiest housing spring since 2007 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"It will be the gradually declining unemployment rate and steadily improving housing market that will deliver broad-based economic benefits for Americans and, in turn, support the overall recovery," said Frank Nothaft, vice president and chief...
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U.S. Department Of Defense Reportedly Planning To Buy 650,000 iOS Devices After Nixing BB10 To Cut Costs

U.S. Department Of Defense Reportedly Planning To Buy 650,000 iOS Devices After Nixing BB10 To Cut Costs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Defense will order 650,000 iOS devices to replace older BlackBerry devices that are incompatible with the new BlackBerry 10 operating system after the sequester is over, reports Electronista...
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YouTube Now Has One Billion Monthly Users

YouTube Now Has One Billion Monthly Users | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We all know YouTube is the biggest video sharing site around, but how big is it, exactly, when compared to sites such as Facebook or Twitter? Here's a hint: YouTube has just hit one billion monthly unique users.

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Google Keep Launches ... For Real This Time

Google Keep Launches ... For Real This Time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With Google Keep, you can create notes, checklists, photos and voice memos — and all the content syncs across your devices. If that sounds like Evernote, well, that's because it's almost the same thing.

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Senior Home Equity Reaches New Three-Year High

Senior Home Equity Reaches New Three-Year High | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Americans 62-years old and older now have more equity in their homes than at any time since mid-2009, according to data released by the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA). The new information comes from the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse...
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Home Values Performed 42 Percent Better When Located Near Public Transportation During Last Recession

Home Values Performed 42 Percent Better When Located Near Public Transportation During Last Recession | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Data from a new study from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the National Association of Realtors® reveals that during the last recession, residential property values performed 42 percent better on average if they were...
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Twitter Celebrates 7th Birthday With Greatest-Hits Video

Twitter Celebrates 7th Birthday With Greatest-Hits Video | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today is Twitter's 7th birthday! Since then, Twitter has become a thriving social network platform with over 200 million active users who send more than 400 million tweets every day.
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ICANN: Objections To New gTLD's Will Not Be Fully Posted Until Mid-April

ICANN: Objections To New gTLD's Will Not Be Fully Posted Until Mid-April | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Although the objection period for the new gTLD's closed on March 13th, tonight ICANN stated that it will not post all objections across all Dispute Resolution Service Providers until mid-April ""Th...
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February Illinois home sales up 16.2 percent from a year ago; statewide median price marks sixth straight month of year-over-year gains

February Illinois home sales up 16.2 percent from a year ago; statewide median price marks sixth straight month of year-over-year gains | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois home sales increased 16.2 percent over previous-year levels in February and median prices increased 5.1 percent, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

 

Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in February 2013 totaled 8,213 homes sold, up from 7,067 in February 2012. Statewide sales have posted monthly year-over-year gains since July 2011.

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New U.S. foreclosure filings rise in February

New U.S. foreclosure filings rise in February | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

More U.S. homeowners were hit with new foreclosure filings in February, pointing to the challenges the market still faces even as the housing recovery gains traction, data from RealtyTrac showed on Thursday.

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For Some Ready To Buy, A Good Home Is Hard To Find

For Some Ready To Buy, A Good Home Is Hard To Find | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Housing season seems to have arrived early in some places where homebuying is already frenzied, and in many markets, the pendulum has swung from an excess of homes on the market a few years ago to a shortage.
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70% of people trust online product recommendations from friends

70% of people trust online product recommendations from friends | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A new study from Forrester shows that online content in the form of product or brands reviews is trusted by 70% of U.S. consumers. Not suprising but it adds to the voluminous set of resarch showing that word of mouth continues to be the most trusted form of advertising.

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Social Ratings Rule!

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Company owned by Sony and Philips sues Apple for patent infringement

Company owned by Sony and Philips sues Apple for patent infringement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Intertrust Technologies, a software and patent holding company based in Silicon Valley, announced today that it has sued Apple for infringing 15 patents relating to security and "distributed...
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Generation Z: If They’re Awake, They’re Online

Generation Z: If They’re Awake, They’re Online | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever had dinner with a teenager, you know how hard it is to get them to disconnect. Sure, they’re sitting right across from you, but they’re texting under the table and if the right message comes in, they’re gone in a flash.

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Scary - no ZZZZs for Gen Z.

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Hide Your House From Drones With This Tech That Makes You Impossible To Record

Hide Your House From Drones With This Tech That Makes You Impossible To Record | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tim Faucett is no stranger to unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV, or drone) technology: his company APlus Mobile makes mobile computer units that manage robots and UAVs for clients like the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin.
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MRED currently has a dozen drones in the air at all times.  When an overhead shot of a house is requested the closest drone is routed to that property for a  brief hover and circle shot.  We call the service UberDrone.

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Tiny Implant Chip Could Detect Heart Attacks Before They Happen

Tiny Implant Chip Could Detect Heart Attacks Before They Happen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Swiss researchers have developed a medical implant chip that can send information about molecules in a patient's blood directly to a doctor's computer.
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Backpack Charger Revives 3 Mobile Devices On The Go [VIDEO]

Backpack Charger Revives 3 Mobile Devices On The Go [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A Southern California company is raising money on Kickstarter to fund production for its backpack charger that can power three mobile devices.
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Existing-Home Sales and Prices Continue to Rise in February

Existing-Home Sales and Prices Continue to Rise in February | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
February existing-home sales and prices affirm a healthy recovery is underway in the housing sector, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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30 Major Metros Record Home Value Gains In February As Recovery Becomes More Widespread

30 Major Metros Record Home Value Gains In February As Recovery Becomes More Widespread | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow’s February Real Estate Market Reports, released today, show that national home values rose 0.1% from January to February to $158,100 (Figure 1). February 2013 marks the 16th consecutive month of home value appreciation. On a year-over-year basis, home values were up 5.8% (Figure 2) from February 2012. The 5.8% annual gain is the second-largest since August 2006, exceeded only by January’s 6% year-over-year jump. The last time national home values were at this level was in June 2004.

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10 New Objections Filed: Google & Donuts Get Hit On Goo: .Coach

10 New Objections Filed: Google & Donuts Get Hit On Goo: .Coach | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
10 new Legal Rights Objections to gTLD applications have been filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),  hitting Google and Donuts among others. Google was hit with an objecti...
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Data Dictionary v. 1.1 Available for Public Review and Comments

Data Dictionary v. 1.1 Available for Public Review and Comments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The RESO Data Dictionary Workgroup has developed the draft version of the Data Dictionary v. 1.1. The version is now open to the public for comment. The comment period will end April 22 at 5 p.m. ET.

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Economists Predict Home Value Appreciation Through 2017 to Exceed Pre-Bubble Norms

Economists Predict Home Value Appreciation Through 2017 to Exceed Pre-Bubble Norms | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We’ve just finished compiling our Q1 2013 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey (ZHPES), where professional forecasters provide predictions for housing market growth in the near term. This survey marks a break with the past in that the survey benchmark is now the national Zillow Home Value Index rather than the Case-Shiller index.

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NYC Subways Deploy A Touch-Screen Network, Complete With Apps

NYC Subways Deploy A Touch-Screen Network, Complete With Apps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Not so long ago, we featured a radical proposal for New York City’s payphones. The criticism we sensed was that this networked, touch-screen system--equipped with cameras and Wi-Fi--was too too sci-fi for a city of today.

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