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Latest in mortgage fraud: Flopping

Latest in mortgage fraud: Flopping | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Flopping is the latest in mortgage fraud, in which sellers actually want as low a price as possible. Then an accomplice can flip the home for a big gain.
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Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals | TechCrunch

Meet Memoto: The Discreet Camera That Records Your Life In 30-Second Intervals | TechCrunch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's inevitable, right? With cameras becoming ever smaller and storage becoming ever cheaper, there will come a day when all of our life's memories are digitally preserved.

 

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac take finger off automatic repurchase trigger

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac take finger off automatic repurchase trigger | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said the firms won't require lenders to automatically repurchase loans with early payment defaults, reversing course on a key provision in the GSE's new representation and warranty framework.
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Fewer distressed homes could spur home construction

Fewer distressed homes could spur home construction | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of distressed homes sitting on the market has declined as rents rise. This formula creates the potential for new home construction as consumers look for affordable housing solutions.
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The 27 Best Cities For Doing Business [RANKED]

The 27 Best Cities For Doing Business [RANKED] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New York edged out London by one point for the top spot in the annual Cities of Opportunity report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

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CoreLogic amps up valuation product to detect compliance issues

CoreLogic amps up valuation product to detect compliance issues | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The suite of products includes the company's new data validated appraisal tool, which uses county assessor data and other CoreLogic tools to double-check appraisal quality.
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How Strong is Your Password? [Infographic]

How Strong is Your Password? [Infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Infographic detailing the difference between weak and strong passwords for Internet users.
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Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Cash Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Eyes “New Geographies” | TechCrunch

Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Cash Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Eyes “New Geographies” | TechCrunch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Genealogy website Ancestry.com -- which filed for an IPO back in 2009 -- has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira in a deal said to be worth about $1.6 billion, or $32 per share, the Wall Street...

 

And why didn't I come up with this seemingly obvious idea.

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SoLoMo Infograph Shows Impact of Mobile and Social on Locale

SoLoMo Infograph Shows Impact of Mobile and Social on Locale | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you own a small, brick and mortar or service business, you need to know about SoLoMo.
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Google Adds 25 Million New Building Footprints To Google Maps On Desktop And Mobile | TechCrunch

Google Adds 25 Million New Building Footprints To Google Maps On Desktop And Mobile | TechCrunch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today’s update stands out because of the large number of footprints the company is adding. Among the areas included in this update are a number of major U.S. cities, including Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and the San Francisco Bay Area, but chances are you will notice changes all across the U.S.

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Existing home sales fall as inventories drop

Existing home sales fall as inventories drop | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home resales fell in September as the stock of properties on the market fell, a reminder that America's housing sector is a long way from a full recovery despite recent signs of improvement.
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Real Estate Marketing Can Be Hard; Zillow Can Help! - New Ad

Sometimes a bit of humor is just what you need to get through your day and maybe even help you evaluate your marketing spend. Learn how Zillow can help take ...
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McHenry County home sales up 20 percent

McHenry County home sales up 20 percent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

McHenry County month-to-month home sales increased 20.4 percent in September, while the median price decreased 1.4 percent from 2011.

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Apple unwraps mini-iPad to take on Amazon, Google

Apple unwraps mini-iPad to take on Amazon, Google | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By Poornima Gupta and Noel Randewich SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Apple Inc will begin to sell an 8-inch version of the iPad on Friday to compete with Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and other smaller tablets, but it ...
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September pending and distressed home sales report

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Tight housing inventory hinders California pending home sales in September; share of equity sales reach highest level in four years.

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CAR: Lenders short-sale performances improve

CAR: Lenders short-sale performances improve | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The percent of California agents who says short sales are still 'extremely difficult' to complete fell from 56% last year to just 34% in 2012.
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Microsoft Kills Facebook and Twitter Apps on Xbox Live, Adds IE9

Microsoft Kills Facebook and Twitter Apps on Xbox Live, Adds IE9 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Did anyone really use their Xbox 360 consoles to update Facebook or Twitter that often?
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RealtyTrac: 65% of housing markets worse off than in 2008

RealtyTrac: 65% of housing markets worse off than in 2008 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac measured five key housing metrics in 919 U.S. counties and discovered the majority are still suffering from falling average home prices, unemployment, and higher foreclosure inventories, foreclosure starts and distressed sales.
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Next Generation of Homebuyers Are Knowledgeable, Responsible and Savvy According to New Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Survey

Next Generation of Homebuyers Are Knowledgeable, Responsible and Savvy According to New Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Survey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Working a Second Job and Moving in with Mom and Dad are Unexpected Ways Generations X and Y are Willing to Save for a Home

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Buyers Run Back Into Open-Ended ARMs

Buyers Run Back Into Open-Ended ARMs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Luxury-home buyers are returning to adjustable-rate mortgages; even the risk of a sudden spike doesn't offset initial low rates that save them thousands in interest.
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Yelp outs businesses with fake reviewers by putting alerts on their sites

Yelp outs businesses with fake reviewers by putting alerts on their sites | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Yelp lets the punishment fit the crime by outing “a few bad apple” business owners that tried to game their online review system by paying people to give their businesses positive online reviews.
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The World of Mobile Phones [infographic]

The World of Mobile Phones [infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Cell phones seem like an essential part of an American's life...
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7 Charged in Connection With International Craigslist Fraud Group

7 Charged in Connection With International Craigslist Fraud Group | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Naperville police said a group of Georgia residents have been charged with theft and forgery after they conducted a fraud operation out of Naperville.
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Existing home sales up 24% in Chicago area last month

Existing home sales up 24% in Chicago area last month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. home resales fell in September as the stock of properties on the market fell, a reminder that America's housing sector is a long way from a full recovery despite recent signs of improvement.
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NAR Research: September Existing-Home Sales and Prices Rise | realtor.org

NAR Research: September Existing-Home Sales and Prices Rise | realtor.org | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
September existing-home sales declined modestly, but inventory continued to tighten and the national median home price recorded its seventh back-to-back monthly increase from a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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