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Coldwell Banker Adds Co-Managing Brokers and New Managing Broker to Lincoln Square, Edgebrook Offices

Coldwell Banker Adds Co-Managing Brokers and New Managing Broker to Lincoln Square, Edgebrook Offices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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CoreLogic sees housing as bright spot in gloomy economy | HousingWire

CoreLogic sees housing as bright spot in gloomy economy | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While housing data remained gloomy for years, CoreLogic believes the segment is seeing sparks of hope with REO sales dropping, inventory levels declining and the nation's foreclosure inventory slowing.
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Freddie Mac: Threat of shadow inventory subsides, home prices rise | HousingWire

Freddie Mac: Threat of shadow inventory subsides, home prices rise | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"This continuing shrinkage in excess vacant stock is important because it means that in most markets the REO homes on the for-sale market are not competing with an oversized vacant housing inventory," the GSE asserted in its report.
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Seth's Blog: A tacky mess: the masses vs. great design

Seth's Blog: A tacky mess: the masses vs. great design | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Designers prune. Left to its own devices, the mob will augment, accessorize, spam, degrade and noisify whatever they have access to, until it loses beauty and function and becomes something else. The tragedy of the design commons.
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Trulia Stregthens Leadership Team With Top Executives From eBay and Google | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Trulia Stregthens Leadership Team With Top Executives From eBay and Google | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lloyd Martin and Larry Illg to Spearhead Finance Department and Business Development | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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Fannie Mae to end foreclosure mediation program in Florida | HousingWire

Fannie Mae to end foreclosure mediation program in Florida | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae will end a mandatory pre-foreclosure mediation program in Florida two years after putting it in place.
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Google to include people's Gmail in search results

Google to include people's Gmail in search results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Google's Internet search engine to pull info from users' Gmail accounts in latest expansion

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GMAC Mortgage launches loan mod portal | Inman News

GMAC Mortgage launches loan mod portal | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Robo-signing settlement requires similar efforts by other servicers.
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HARP mortgage refinances at highest levels ever

HARP mortgage refinances at highest levels ever | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Last fall, the President issued an executive order to save housing through HARP, which is now refinancing more mortgages than ever in their short history.

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Fannie Mae profits rolled into rainy day fund | HousingWire

Fannie Mae profits rolled into rainy day fund | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae reported its first consecutive quarterly gain in five years. And after making its dividend payments in June, the GSE has some leftover profits. According to its CFO, that money isn't going to be wasted.
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Why Your Brand Should P**s Someone Off

Why Your Brand Should P**s Someone Off | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The better you are at creating a strong, clear brand position, the more likely you are to find a group of people who really don’t like you.
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U.S. Mortgage Applications Fell Last Week

U.S. Mortgage Applications Fell Last Week | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that its index of loan application volume edged downward a bit last week.
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IAR Realtor Weekly Connection

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RealtyTrac: Foreclosure filings fall 3% in July, down 10% from a year ago | HousingWire

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure filings fall 3% in July, down 10% from a year ago | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The nation's declining foreclosure activity levels are attributed to a 21% year-over-year drop in bank repossessions and REOs, according to the Irvine, Calif.-based research firm. Still, RealtyTrac says 27 states saw starts increase year-over-year.
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Unemployment claims fall by 6,000 filings | HousingWire

Unemployment claims fall by 6,000 filings | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"This report isn't likely to build much early optimism for the August employment report due to doubts over adjustment issues tied to summer retooling in the auto sector," Econoday analysts wrote.
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Analysis: Long road to US housing recovery despite tighter supply

Analysis: Long road to US housing recovery despite tighter supply | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.home prices are inching up as an ebbing tide of foreclosures creates a shortage of properties at a time of pent-up demand, but do not expect the housing market recovery to shift...
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RealEstate.com back as referral network | Inman News

RealEstate.com back as referral network | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
More than 150 MLSs providing IDX feeds with data on 1.6 million listings. Market Leader Inc.
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REALTOR.com® CEO Steve Berkowitz on Bloomberg News: Top 10 Turnaround Markets [VIDEO]

REALTOR.com® CEO Steve Berkowitz on Bloomberg News: Top 10 Turnaround Markets [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Flying saucer spotted over Mars! Proof of life on other planets (other than Mars that is)

Flying saucer spotted over Mars! Proof of life on other planets (other than Mars that is) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This is no science-fiction movie or UFO hoax: It's a real picture of the heat shield falling away from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, snapped by a camera on the rover's underside just a couple of minutes before Sunday night's landing.
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Top 20 real estate websites in July | Inman News

Top 20 real estate websites in July | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
HomeFinder.com climbs back onto Experian Hitwise list. There was much jockeying for position but only one new entry, HomeFinder.com, for July on a list of top 20 real estate websites maintained by Web metrics firm Experian Hitwise.
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Prudential Starck and Prudential First Realty Merge

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Andy Starck, president/CEO of Prudential Starck, Realors has announced that his brokerage has merged its operations with Prudential First Realty in an Aug. 7 press release.

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Citi launches pilot home rental program | HousingWire

Citi launches pilot home rental program | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The rental program provides an alternative to foreclosure and allows eligible borrowers to stay in their homes by entering into a deed-for-lease home agreement.
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Fannie Mae earns $5.1B in 2Q, pays $2.9B to Treasury | HousingWire

Fannie Mae earns $5.1B in 2Q, pays $2.9B to Treasury | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae profited for the second quarter in a row as home prices continue to recover. The GSE financed more than $417 billion in new mortgages during the first half of 2012.
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Seth's Blog: What's your average speed?

Seth's Blog: What's your average speed? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
My car informs me that I've been averaging 26 mph over the last month. Much lower than I would have guessed. It's low not because we don't drive on the highway, it's low because there's also a lot of time...
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Freddie Mac Posts a Profit

Freddie Mac Posts a Profit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mortgage underwriter posted second-quarter net income of $1.2 billion, marking its first profitable period since early 2011.
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