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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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Top ten most influential real estate leaders on social media.

Top ten most influential real estate leaders on social media. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
More often than not, influence and online presence are mutually exclusive of each other. Most influential real estate leaders are not active participants in social media. Many just dabble, and some...
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Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style

Apple Patents iPhone With Wraparound Display, Including Designs That Plug Together Voltron-Style | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple has a new patent filing just published by the USPTO today which details a wraparound-style AMOLED display that could make it possible to create an iPhone that's almost entirely screen, with touch gestures and virtual buttons replacing...
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Wal-Mart mulls getting customers to deliver packages to online buyers

Wal-Mart mulls getting customers to deliver packages to online buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier deliver...
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MLSs invented crowd sourcing 100 yrs ago

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ShopLocket Partners With WordPress.com To Enable Blog-Based E-Commerce

ShopLocket Partners With WordPress.com To Enable Blog-Based E-Commerce | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Toronto-based startup ShopLocket wants to enable its users to sell anything, anywhere with an ultra-easy e-commerce platform that pretty much anyone can figure out. So why not let people sell things on their blogs?
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CoreLogic: 54,000 Completed Foreclosures in February; Foreclosures Down 19 Percent Nationally Since February 2012

CoreLogic:  54,000 Completed Foreclosures in February; Foreclosures Down 19 Percent Nationally Since February 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A report released Thursday, March 28, 2013 by Irvine, CA-based CoreLogic, revealed that there were 54,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in February 2013, down from 67,000 in February 2012, a year-over-year decrease of 19 percent.

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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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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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What Homes Cost in 73 Chicago Neighborhoods and 200 Suburbs in 2012

What Homes Cost in 73 Chicago Neighborhoods and 200 Suburbs in 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here's the complete set of home sales data—median prices, percentage change, number of sales, and time on the market—for every part of the city that we gather enough stats to measure.
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Google Starts Testing Google Shopping Express In SF, With Free Delivery From Target, Walgreens, Staples And More

Google Starts Testing Google Shopping Express In SF, With Free Delivery From Target, Walgreens, Staples And More | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google is finally opening up its Google Shopping Express service to the public today, with the same day delivery service being made available as a test to select users in San Francisco and the Peninsula from San Mateo to San Jose.
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Beware Walmart

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HubSpot Acquires Notification Aggregator Chime And Calendar App PrepWork

HubSpot Acquires Notification Aggregator Chime And Calendar App PrepWork | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Marketing software company HubSpot is announcing that it has acquired two small startups — Chime and PrepWork.
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Housing prices: Think we've got it bad?

Housing prices: Think we've got it bad? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New figures from the local multiple listing service offer some solace to Evanston homeowners anguished about the shrunken value of their biggest asset.
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