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HomeFinder.com Food Truck Recruitment Event Shakes Up Chicago’s Technology Hiring Market

HomeFinder.com Food Truck Recruitment Event Shakes Up Chicago’s Technology Hiring Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago, IL – January 23, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — HomeFinder.com, Chicago-based digital real estate search site, recently partnered with a local food truck to offer free lunch to the area’s most in-demand developers, marketers and sales professionals,...
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Trulia Surges to Record as Home Prices Gain

Trulia Surges to Record as Home Prices Gain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Trulia Inc., the operator of a residential-property listings website, surged to a record on optimism that gains in U.S. home prices would help boost advertising revenue.
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Anyone in the business knows home prices have nothing to do with the value of zillow or trulia stock.

 

Or was this rumor the result of a 5 year old April fools joke that resurfaced?

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Are Chicago Sellers Just Tired of Losing?

Are Chicago Sellers Just Tired of Losing? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The year-end real-estate data has been rolling in for the past week or so, and much of it is encouraging. But there’s something that bugs me—and, I believe, a lot of sellers or potential sellers...
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Vranas named 2013 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year

Vranas named 2013 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Congratulations to the 2013 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year, John P. Vranas, of Vranas Ventures Inc., a property management company in Chicago.

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Mo. Bill Would Require Agents to ID Sex Offender Buyers

Mo. Bill Would Require Agents to ID Sex Offender Buyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Should real estate agents have to warn neighbors when they represent a prospective home buyer who is a sex offender? Lawmakers in Missouri say they should, and are hoping to make it law.
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MRED's Inventory of Homes Half That of Two Years Ago

MRED's Inventory of Homes Half That of Two Years Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LISLE, Ill., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), announced that December 2012 figures indicate the volume of properties for sale on December 31, 2012 was at about fifty...
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Will County home sales jump in 2012

Will County home sales jump in 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Will County cracked 7,000 home sales last year for the first time since 2007. Home sales jumped 28 percent, from 5,872 in 2011 to 7,515, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Illinois Association of Realtors.
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RESO Announces Its 89 Charter Members

RESO Announces Its 89 Charter Members | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is proud to announce its 89 Charter Member organizations. Read below for the complete list of Charter Members.

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3 mobile mistakes to avoid

3 mobile mistakes to avoid | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Some real estate brokerages still making these strategic blunders. Real Estate Connect is always a whirlwind and a fantastic event jam-packed with content, conversation and inspiration.
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Chicago Real Estate Shows Life in 2012, Sales Up 26.7 Percent

Chicago Real Estate Shows Life in 2012, Sales Up 26.7 Percent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Chicago real estate market ended 2012 on a high note, with home sales increasing 26.7 percent over 2011.
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Housing recovery will surge short term, but hurdles remain

Housing recovery will surge short term, but hurdles remain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While all signs point to an ongoing recovery in housing, headwinds still remain, making it impossible to forecast a solid recovery without a few hurdles along the way.
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U.S. Economic Confidence on Upward Climb

U.S. Economic Confidence on Upward Climb | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index improved to -13 last week, from -18 the week prior. Americans' confidence in the economy has improved for three weeks in a row after deteriorating during fiscal cliff negotiations.
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Wisconsin Home sales surge; Median prices reach 5-year high

Wisconsin Home sales surge; Median prices reach 5-year high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Wisconsin housing prices edged up in 2012 as sales surged, a sign the economic recovery is gaining steam.
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Stewart Information Services Corporation / Stewart Title® Company Honored at Texas State Capitol

Stewart Information Services Corporation / Stewart Title® Company Honored at Texas State Capitol | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

(Rep. "Doc" Anderson (R-Waco)/Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) today recognized Stewart Title Company as a Texas Treasure on the House/Senate floor at the State Capitol in Austin.

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California fourth-quarter foreclosures fall to lowest level in six years

California fourth-quarter foreclosures fall to lowest level in six years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of California homeowners pushed into foreclosure last quarter fell to the lowest level in six years, according to San Diego-based market tracker DataQuick.
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More than one strategy = mess

More than one strategy = mess | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Don't reorganize around every new technology that comes bumping down the road. What you're doing isn't a strategy. If you have more than one strategy, then you don't have any strategy.
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U.S. Ranked One of Most Affordable Worldwide Housing Markets

U.S. Ranked One of Most Affordable Worldwide Housing Markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Several U.S. cities topped the list for most affordable housing markets in the world. Find out where.
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MRED CEO Bergeron Retains Spot on Inman News Honor Roll

MRED CEO Bergeron Retains Spot on Inman News Honor Roll | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LISLE, Ill., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At last week's Inman Real Estate Connect® in New York City, it was announced that
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Detroit Land Bank Authority to take on 7,900 unsold properties from foreclosure auction

Detroit Land Bank Authority to take on 7,900 unsold properties from foreclosure auction | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The question of what is going to happen to the 7,900 properties that did not sell in the Wayne County foreclosure auction in October appears to have been answered.
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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's Social Media Case Study Published by Richard Ivey School of Business

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's Social Media Case Study Published by Richard Ivey School of Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced that its brand is the focus of a case study developed by the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.

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National Home Values Rose 5.9 Percent in 2012, But High Growth Rate Likely Unsustainable

National Home Values Rose 5.9 Percent in 2012, But High Growth Rate Likely Unsustainable | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow’s fourth quarter Real Estate Market Reports, released today, show home values increased 2.5% from the third to fourth quarter of 2012 to $157,400 (Figure 1).

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What Will Be the Impact of Cook County's 'Land Bank'?

What Will Be the Impact of Cook County's 'Land Bank'? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Cook County unanimously approved a land bank to handle its many vacant and abandoned REO properties; how successful will it be?
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New Paper Says Housing IS The Business Cycle

New Paper Says Housing IS The Business Cycle | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Interesting new paper here from UCLA’s Ed Leamer in which he argues that housing is the business cycle:

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Home values appreciate 5.9% in 2012

Home values appreciate 5.9% in 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Annual home value appreciation is roughly 3% on average, according to Zillow. Cincinnati and Chicago were the only metros of the 30 largest covered by the report that did not show quarterly increases in the fourth quarter.
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Chicago-area home sales up 19% in December

Chicago-area home sales up 19% in December | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
More than 7,000 consumers in the Chicago-area bought themselves a home last month, the best finish for the year since December 2006, just before the local housing market's bubble burst.
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