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HomeGain Releases 3rd Quarter 2012 NATIONAL Home Values Survey Results

HomeGain Releases 3rd Quarter 2012 NATIONAL Home Values Survey Results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fifty-one percent of real estate professionals expect home values to increase, up from 48 percent from last quarter; Sixty-seven percent dis...
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Housing goes back in time as boomers hit retirement

Housing goes back in time as boomers hit retirement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"This is significant because if you look at the factors that drove housing, the biggest one was the baby boom," said Christopher Whalen with Tangent Capital Partners.
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Real-estate suit could define what qualifies as electronic signature

Real-estate suit could define what qualifies as electronic signature | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
PHOENIX - A fight between a professional couple seeking to buy a house and a real estate agent could finally help define exactly when someone in Arizona can "sign" a document by email.
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Elizabeth Duke: House vacancies block full economic recovery

Elizabeth Duke: House vacancies block full economic recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Vacant homes can be more than just an eye sore; they can have substantial negative impacts on the surrounding community, impacts that are felt most acutely by the neighbors and communities that must cope with the dangers and costs of vacant...
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25 Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

25 Mobile Marketing Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Companies really need to start embracing the power of mobile advertising. Smartphone and tablet use are on the rise, and mobile is proving to be the best way to reach customers and get them to take action.

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Broker Websites prove to be more accurate than third party sites | WAV Group Consulting

Broker Websites prove to be more accurate than third party sites | WAV Group Consulting | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WAV Group led a consumer property search study to measure the accuracy of broker websites vs. third party websites – here is the research.
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David Faber Joins Jameson Sotheby's International Realty Team

David Faber Joins Jameson Sotheby's International Realty Team | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
David Faber has joined Jameson Sotheby's International Realty as a broker associate in their Chicago office. He received his Realtor's license in July.
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3 Ways to Project a Professional Appearance in Real Estate

3 Ways to Project a Professional Appearance in Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's essential that real estate agents project a professional appearance, both in how they look and in how they present themselves to clients.
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C.A.R. releases its 2013 California Housing Market Forecast

C.A.R. releases its 2013 California Housing Market Forecast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California housing market to continue improvement.  Lack of inventory to hamper sales.
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Eye-opening visualization of the viral spread of foreclosures

Eye-opening visualization of the viral spread of foreclosures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The foreclosure crisis...
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Jones on Real Estate » Blog Archive » MBA’s Q2 2012 Mortgage Lending Report — The Best Quarter Since 2008

Jones on Real Estate » Blog Archive » MBA’s Q2 2012 Mortgage Lending Report — The Best Quarter Since 2008 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Mortgage Bankers Association each quarter publishes a phenomenal report delineating lending statistics and an array of related data. A summary article of their findings can be viewed at the Mortgage Bankers website.

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Realty listing errors are no joke

Realty listing errors are no joke | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Three bedroom, one badroom."...
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San Francisco Experiments with 300-Square-Foot Micro-Apartments

San Francisco Experiments with 300-Square-Foot Micro-Apartments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

New York City has launched a pilot project to test them out. Boston is doing it too. But here in San Francisco, where a growing number of residents are being priced out of the housing market by a revived tech economy, city leaders are considering the smallest micro-units of all.

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USA Today to Use ComScore Viewability Metrics | ClickZ

USA Today to Use ComScore Viewability Metrics | ClickZ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Gannett Co., Inc. and comScore announced today that the publisher will implement viewable impression measurement across ad campaigns appearing on USATODAY.com. The new USA TODAY offering uses comScore's validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) and Digital Analytix Monetization tools...

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Freddie's REO inventory down 30% from peak levels

Freddie's REO inventory down 30% from peak levels | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"As of our last quarter, we were at about 53,000 (REO) units," said Chris Bowden, vice president of Freddie Mac's HomeSteps unit. That figure is down from 2010 peak levels of 75,000 homes in the GSE's standing inventory.
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No 8s: Landlords say vouchers cause business headaches they shouldn't be forced to take on

No 8s: Landlords say vouchers cause business headaches they shouldn't be forced to take on | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When Bill Planek’s property management company took over 927 S. Wesley Ave. in Oak Park, he didn’t renew Gale Riley’s lease. It wasn’t because she was late on her rent, in fact she’d never missed a payment.
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Next layer in real estate search: cell phone coverage

Next layer in real estate search: cell phone coverage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

When you search for real estate, some offer a layer of lifestyle search so you can see nearby food, yoga, schools, and the like, but the next layer to be looking out for is cell phone coverage.

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PARODY: Are There Any Real Facebook Users?

PARODY: Are There Any Real Facebook Users? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The guys from the Joy of Tech site recently had a little fun with rethinking exactly how many of Facebook's users are real accounts.

 

They didn't include the category for accounts associated with the deceased.

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Introducing IAR’s New Leadership Team for 2013

Introducing IAR’s New Leadership Team for 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

REALTOR® Michael D. Oldenettel, CRS, GRI, was installed as the 2013 president of our state association representing REALTORS® throughout Illinois.

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Cogsville Group To Purchase 94 Fannie Mae Properties in Chicago

Cogsville Group To Purchase 94 Fannie Mae Properties in Chicago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The FHFA has selected The Cogsville Group as the second winning bidder in its REO pilot initiative; it will purchase 94 properties in Chicago.
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Sanchez, Zagorska Join Coldwell Banker Team - Chicago Agent Magazine

Sanchez, Zagorska Join Coldwell Banker Team - Chicago Agent Magazine | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced the addition of Patty Sanchez and Justyna Zagorska to its Libertyville and Lakeview offices, respectively.
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Neighborcity.com alleges NAR, MRIS, NorthstarMLS violate anti-trust laws: op/ed

Neighborcity.com alleges NAR, MRIS, NorthstarMLS violate anti-trust laws: op/ed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Neighborcity.com has filed a countersuit against two MLS operators, naming NAR as a co-defendant, claiming anti-trust laws are being violated by all three.

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Seth's Blog: Coming from a loud place

Seth's Blog: Coming from a loud place | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Despite your instincts, almost all big change, almost all important organizations, almost all the stuff that matters doesn't get launched big, from the loud place, on the front page of the paper or on the Super Bowl or on a...
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Realogy Announces Launch Of $1 Billion Initial Public Offering

Realogy Announces Launch Of $1 Billion Initial Public Offering | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realogy Holdings Corp. (formerly known as Domus Holdings Corp.) (the "Company") today announced that it plans to conduct an initial public offering of 40,000,000 shares of its common stock.

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Orange County broker Gary Thomas will be sworn in as president of the NAR

Orange County broker Gary Thomas will be sworn in as president of the NAR | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real estate broker Gary Thomas believed he could make a difference.
By applying his powers of "strategic thinking," the Mission Viejo Realtor helped streamline his profession, consolidating a balkanized collection of small associations and listing services into bigger, more efficient groups.

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