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Group asks senator to oppose Google, Amazon gTLD purchases

Group asks senator to oppose Google, Amazon gTLD purchases | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The large number of applications from the two companies would make the Internet 'privatized,' Consumer Watchdog says...
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Seth's Blog: The worst kind of clock

Seth's Blog: The worst kind of clock | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
...is a clock that's wrong. Randomly fast or slow. If we know exactly how much it's wrong, then it's not so bad. If there's no clock, we go seeking the right time. But a wrong clock? We're going to be...
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Samsung wins one in Apple patent-infringement case

Samsung wins one in Apple patent-infringement case | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The company was found to not be violating a patent Apple holds related to mobile touchscreens. Read this blog post by Don Reisinger on Mobile.
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MRED - AUGUST 2012 MONTHLY MARKET REPORTS

MRED - AUGUST 2012 MONTHLY MARKET REPORTS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As the school-aged among us work their way back into classrooms across America, we continue to monitor key improvements in the local housing market with a keener eye. With two-thirds of 2012 comple...
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Larson/Sobotka announces promotion of Mitch Skinner | Vendor Alley

Larson/Sobotka announces promotion of Mitch Skinner | Vendor Alley | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Minneapolis, September 20, 2012: Larson/Sobotka PLLC, the Minneapolis-based law firm that serves multiple listing service, REALTOR® association, and brokerage clients around the U.S., announced today that Mitchell A. Skinner is now a member of the firm...

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Canadian commercial real estate generated $63.3 billion in 2011

Canadian commercial real estate generated $63.3 billion in 2011 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The commercial real estate sector is a major revenue, tax, and profit generator, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs each year, according to a new study. 

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Unwired Planet Sues Apple, Google With Infringing 10 Patents Each - Forbes

Unwired Planet Sues Apple, Google With Infringing 10 Patents Each - Forbes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Unwired Panet, the wireless Internet technology company formerly called Openwave, this morning said it has filed patent infringement complaints against both Apple and Google in federal court in Nevada.
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FHFA targets g-fee boost in five states

FHFA targets g-fee boost in five states | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mortgages originated in these states would have an upfront fee of between 15 and 30 basis points, which would be charged to lenders as a one-time upfront payment on each loan acquired by Fannie or Freddie after implementation.
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Big rise in DeKalb County home sales

Big rise in DeKalb County home sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

August home sales were up 44.3 percent from a year ago in DeKalb County – one of the largest percentage increases in the state, which saw a 23.7 percent increase in home sales from August 2011.

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Shares of Trulia soar in trading debut on New York Stock Exchange

Shares of Trulia soar in trading debut on New York Stock Exchange | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — Shares of Trulia Inc. jumped more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange, marking one of the biggest gains in a trading debut in recent months.
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Trulia CEO: Mobile monetization is working - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blog Term Sheet

Trulia CEO: Mobile monetization is working - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blog Term Sheet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pete Flint talks IPO and mobile, as his company goes public.
FORTUNE -- Real estate technology company Trulia Inc. (TRLA) went public today, raising more than $100 million in its IPO.
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Jobless claims fall by 3,000 applications

Jobless claims fall by 3,000 applications | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of applications for unemployment insurance edged down to 382,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 385,000 filings.
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MISMO Actively Seeking Participants for New Development Workgroups

MISMO Actively Seeking Participants for New Development Workgroups | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
MISMO, the mortgage industry’s data standards organization, is seeking interested parties to participate in any of three newly formed Development Workgroups (DWGs) to help guide industry-wide policy development. The DWGs will focus on these three ...
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Lessons For Building A Tablet Magazine That’s Actually Worth Using

Lessons For Building A Tablet Magazine That’s Actually Worth Using | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tablets might save magazines someday, but we’re not there yet. In May, Hearst International reported that it was selling around 600,000 tablet editions a month.
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Urban Real Estate's Managing Partner, Matt Farrell, is installed as President-Elect for the Chicago AOR

Urban Real Estate's Managing Partner, Matt Farrell, is installed as President-Elect for the Chicago AOR | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Thursday marked the Chicago Association of Realtors' 129th Annual Inaugural Gala, celebrated at the Intercontinental Hotel with all due pomp and circumstance.
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Zillow Forecast: July Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 1.6% Increase from One Year Ago

Zillow Forecast: July Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 1.6% Increase from One Year Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Case-Shiller Composite Home Price Indices for July will be released. Zillow predicts that the 20-City Composite Home Price Index (non-seasonally adjusted [NSA]) will be up by 1.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, while the 10-City Composite Home Price Index (NSA) will be up 1.1 percent on a year-over-year basis.

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Many small changes in real estate this year, but something’s not right

Many small changes in real estate this year, but something’s not right | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

There have been many notable changes in the industry in 2012, but the focus has shifted away from what is truly important, as agents are captivated by shiny iPads and slick lead gen apps.

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Real Estate Technology Guru Chris Smith joins dotloop as Chief Paper Killer

Real Estate Technology Guru Chris Smith joins dotloop as Chief Paper Killer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real Estate Technology Guru Chris Smith joins dotloop as Chief Paper Killer...
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Keller Williams’ ambitious global expansion plans

Keller Williams’ ambitious global expansion plans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Keller Williams Realty announced today that it will continue its international franchise expansion plans to include Indonesia and South Africa, after announcing earlier this year their international debut starting with Vietnam.

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Meet the states with bad mortgage credit

Meet the states with bad mortgage credit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In those states, through no fault of their own, first time homebuyers with great credit will get punished for current homeowners who are in default. "Congress would never develop this approach on its own," responded one financial analyst.
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OnSite Plus from CoreLogic Adds Licensed Real-Estate Professionals to Inspections

OnSite Plus from CoreLogic Adds Licensed Real-Estate Professionals to Inspections | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic introduced OnSite Plus, a cost-effective property condition report that provides an overall condition rating constructed on a patent-pending algorithm and based on an inspection by a licensed real estate professional.
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CoreLogic Launches MyRental.com TO HELP INDEPENDENT LANDLORDS LOWER TENANT RISK

CoreLogic Launches MyRental.com TO HELP INDEPENDENT LANDLORDS LOWER TENANT RISK | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic has opened online access to comprehensive tenant screening data for independent landlords with the launch of MyRental.com.
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To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem

To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
What's important is self-compassion....
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Canceled contracts dog real-estate recovery

Canceled contracts dog real-estate recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A housing recovery may be under way, but there’s an obstacle that appears to be slowing down the rebound: the unusually high number of buyers who walk away from their contracts.
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Fannie Mae moving REO management in-house

Fannie Mae moving REO management in-house | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae notified remaining vendors that the government-sponsored enterprise will transition all REO sales work completely to Fannie Mae's in-house teams over the course of the next several months.
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