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Stemming the Tide of Data Misappropriation – Who’s Using Your Information?

Stemming the Tide of Data Misappropriation – Who’s Using Your Information? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when REALTORS® would do the legwork and provide a stack of listings to buyers. Would-be buyers can view listing data any number of places online, though they tend to go in droves to the big online real estate portals (think realtor.com®, Homes.com, Trulia, Zillow). Yet, issues surrounding who owns the listing data, and how it is being disseminated across the Web—at worst, illegally and, at best, contrary to the intentions of its owners—continue to raise the ire of real estate brokers and online listings organizations.

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The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions

The 10/10/10 Rule For Tough Decisions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Its easy to lose perspective when were facing a thorny dilemmawhich is why you need to employ the 10/10/10 rule.
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New C.A.R. (Calif) ad campaign spotlights ripple effect of real estate

New C.A.R.  (Calif) ad campaign spotlights ripple effect of real estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“What starts with one California REALTOR® benefits all of California.”  That’s the underlying sentiment of a new integrated consumer ad campaign from C.A.R., launching exclusively today on ABC television stations, as well as radio, print, and online. ...
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Happy Easter Everyone!! (click)

Happy Easter Everyone!!  (click) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Click for your Easter Card.

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James Haydon's comment, March 30, 2013 1:53 PM
Thanks Russ, you too. Very cool cartoon
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PROFESSOR: Everyone Should Get A Reverse Mortgage Immediately

PROFESSOR: Everyone Should Get A Reverse Mortgage Immediately | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Is this a good time to get a reverse mortgage? Yes -- even if you don't need one.

 

That's the recommendation from Jack M. Guttentag, an emeritus finance professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Homeowners, Name Your Price

Homeowners, Name Your Price | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real-estate listings company Zillow wanted to find out. In 2006, the company created a feature called "Make Me Move," which lets homeowners name their "dream price" that would compel them to move.

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Robert Grand's curator insight, April 2, 2013 1:48 AM

Name your price, just might create what we used to be known as a bubble. Eventualy it will pop!

 

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Zillow's Rich Barton: 'We are a team that dreams of leading the revolution'

Zillow's Rich Barton: 'We are a team that dreams of leading the revolution' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow has been on fire as of late. Its stock is up 100 percent so far this year, with Wall Street now valuing the Seattle real estate company at nearly $2 billion.
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Mortgage insurers prep for FHA premium increases

Mortgage insurers prep for FHA premium increases | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Housing Administration will be increasing mortgage insurance premiums come April, and private mortgage insurers are strategically positioning themselves amidst the changes. 
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Verisign to ICANN: not ready for new TLDs

Verisign to ICANN: not ready for new TLDs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Verisign claims insufficient preparation (mostly technical) for new top level domains. Verisign has sent a report to ICANN (and filed it with the Securities and Exchange Commission) that basically ...
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Banks made $32 billion on overdraft fees last year 

Banks made $32 billion on overdraft fees last year  | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Bank customers may complain about hefty overdraft fees, but they’re using the service more and paying the price.

A new report from Moebs Services, a respected economic research firm, shows overdraft revenue at banks, credit unions and thrift institutions totaled $32 billion last year. That’s an increase of $400 million or 1.3 percent from 2011.

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Apple's Latest Acquisition Puts Them Inside the Building

Apple's Latest Acquisition Puts Them Inside the Building | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

There is still one slightly uncharted territory that will — without question — be the last mile in marketing. It is the ability for a brand to deliver contextual and highly targeted marketing at the local retail level. We may be inching ever-closer to this reality.

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4 Common Down Payment Assistance Program Myths Debunked

4 Common Down Payment Assistance Program Myths Debunked | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today’s homebuyers are doing significant online research before beginning their home buying search, yet there are still many misconceptions about home financing and down payment assistance programs...
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Spring is in the air, and potholes are in the road

Spring is in the air, and potholes are in the road | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For most, pothole season means unwanted turbulence from the comfort of a car or possibly a flat tire, but for Michelle Anderson, the roadway pockmarks are potentially fatal.
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Stuck On An Idea? Walk Through The Park

Stuck On An Idea? Walk Through The Park | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Puns aside, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine evidences that green spaces lessen "brain fatigue"--that familiar (urban?) feeling of being distracted, forgetful, and flighty, as Gretchen Reynolds notes for the New York Times.

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Drones May Soon Deliver Your Newspaper In The French Province Of Auvergne

Drones May Soon Deliver Your Newspaper In The French Province Of Auvergne | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Drones are about to go postal in Auvergne, a province in south central France.

 

In collaboration with drone-maker Parrot, local postal service La Poste Group will deliver mail via quadricopter drones as early as May of this year, the group recently announced on its blog.

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Home construction levels soar to four year high

Home construction levels soar to four year high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home construction hit a high note in February, but what other factors will lead housing into a healthy recovery?
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Urgent, please read asap

Urgent, please read asap | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
That's what gets done, of course. The urgent. Not the article you haven't gotten around to writing, the trip to the gym that will pay off in the long run, the planning for your upcoming birthday party, dinner with your...
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5 Best Cities for Short Sales

5 Best Cities for Short Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here's where bargain-hunters can find homes selling for less than their owners' remaining mortgage balances.
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Fannie Mae sees housing upturn as 'intact

Fannie Mae sees housing upturn as 'intact | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Despite some bumps in the road, the housing upturn is "intact" and rising home prices are expected to boost household net worth and offset fiscal tightening, according to a monthly economic outlook released today by economists at Fannie Mae.

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Is It Time to Jettison Some of Your Social Networks as Worthless?

Is It Time to Jettison Some of Your Social Networks as Worthless? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Not all social platforms fit the needs of a particular business. For example, LinkedIn may provide an audience of potential clients interested in your marketing or Internet services. However Foursquare provides zero.
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Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market

Bitcoin: How An Unregulated, Decentralized Virtual Currency Just Became A Billion Dollar Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Hang around in the tech industry long enough and you or someone you know will be heard saying, "that's so crazy it just might work." Two years ago, if you'd have told me that an open-source, P2P currency would soon be a thriving, billion-dollar...
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Latino Real Estate Leaders Push for Regulatory Changes

Latino Real Estate Leaders Push for Regulatory Changes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Latino real estate leaders asked lawmakers in Washington to right the imbalance in the housing market that hinder Hispanics.
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More Than 300,000 US Homes Are Foreclosed 'Zombies'

More Than 300,000 US Homes Are Foreclosed 'Zombies' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A national survey found 301,874 "zombie" properties dotting the U.S. landscape in which homeowners in foreclosure have moved out, leaving vacant property susceptible to vandalism and degradation.

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When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast

When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you're giving a presentation, people can't pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper.

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Flipboard: 100,000 User-Generated Magazines in First 24 Hours

Flipboard: 100,000 User-Generated Magazines in First 24 Hours | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, Flipboard released version 2.0 of its iOS app, allowing its more than 50 million registered users to create their own magazines for the first time. In the first 24 hours after launch, more than 100,000 magazines were created, Paul Katz, Flipboard's partner of strategy and development, revealed on stage at a Magazine Publisher Association conference in New York Thursday.

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