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Why It’s Important To Integrate Honesty Into Your Brand

Why It’s Important To Integrate Honesty Into Your Brand | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” yelled the Wizard of Oz in a fit of hysteria, as the secret of his human-ness was unveiled.This quote, of course, is from the 1939 classic fantasy film The Wizard of Oz.
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MRED CEO Elected to 2013 RESO Board of Directors

MRED CEO Elected to 2013 RESO Board of Directors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 30, 2012) -  Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Russ Bergeron has been elected to the 2013 Board of Directors of the Real Estate...
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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac offer mortgage relief after Sandy

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac offer mortgage relief after Sandy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homeowners with Freddie Mac loans may be able to forebear their mortgage payments up to a year if their homes were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
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12 years after mortgage default only 35% of borrowers return

12 years after mortgage default only 35% of borrowers return | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Fran Fed compared homeowner return-to-mortgage behavior from the years 2001, 2003 and 2008. Those who dropped out in 2008, are much slower to return.
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California REALTORS® Change The Rules For Short Sale Offers of Compensation

California REALTORS® Change The Rules For Short Sale Offers of Compensation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Directors of the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) recently voted to amend the state model MLS rules as they apply to short sales. Those rules had provided that the offer of compensation by the listing broker to potential cooperating brokers (i.e. buyers' agents) could be conditional.

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What Happened to Do Not Track?

What Happened to Do Not Track? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Originally endorsed by the Federal Trade Commission and consumer groups as the answer to online privacy concerns, the implementation of Do Not Track (DNT) now appears to have stalled.

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Fort Lauderdale, Miami Realtors agree to settle lawsuit

Fort Lauderdale, Miami Realtors agree to settle lawsuit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors and the Miami Association of Realtors agreed to settle a legal battle over competition for membership.
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"Illinois Hardest Hit" Program Helps 5,000th Homeowner

"Illinois Hardest Hit" Program Helps 5,000th Homeowner | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Illinois Hardest Hit, a temporary mortgage payment assistance program, has helped its 5,000th homeowner protect their home from foreclosure, according to an issued press release.
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Koenig & Strey Add Maltezos, Chertok, Rynes To Sales Team

Koenig & Strey Add Maltezos, Chertok, Rynes To Sales Team | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago-based realty Koenig & Strey Real Living has announced the additions of Naja Maltezos, Stephen Chertok and Kevin Rynes to its Evanston, Lincoln Park and Glenview offices, respectively.
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Public Alerts on Google Search and Maps for Android for superstorm Sandy preparedness information

Public Alerts on Google Search and Maps for Android for superstorm Sandy preparedness information | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We also want to let you know that Public Alerts are now available on Google Search & Maps in your browser, on Google Maps for Android and also on Google Now for Android devices running Jellybean.

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Chicago-area home prices rise again in August

Chicago-area home prices rise again in August | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But local prices were down 1.6 percent year over year, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller report.
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New Crisis Response maps feature preparedness information for Hurricane Sandy

New Crisis Response maps feature preparedness information for Hurricane Sandy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Already responsible for a reported 41 deaths across the Caribbean, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall again early this week on the East Coast of the United States.

 

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15 People Who Failed Before Becoming Famous

15 People Who Failed Before Becoming Famous | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The names Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan and Steve Jobs aren't usually associated with failure.

 

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'Business as Usual' for Prudential Rubloff

'Business as Usual' for Prudential Rubloff | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Michael Pierson, principal for Prudential Rubloff Properties, announced Tuesday, Oct. 30 that operations for the brokerage will not be affected by the recent acquisition of the Prudential and Real Living real estate franchises by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

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Wells Fargo mails checks to thousands with FHA-backed mortgages

Wells Fargo mails checks to thousands with FHA-backed mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The checks came with a letter informing recipients they had previously paid unnecessary mortgage fees. When the borrower cashes the check, they lose the ability to sue the lender for the practice.
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Why Mission Statements Suck

Why Mission Statements Suck | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I’m not arguing against a clear definition of where a company is going and what sets it apart. My beef is with the way the particular corporation’s guiding principle is expressed; it is generally verbose, convoluted and incapable of resonating with employees or inspiring them.

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Based on the view point of this article most mission statements are inconsistent with the values of the company. They are generally to long and misunderstood by their very own employees. According to the article the most effective mission statement can be expressed in no more then ten words.
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U.S. Economic Confidence Best Since 2008

U.S. Economic Confidence Best Since 2008 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index improved to -14 for the week ending Oct. 28, the highest level of weekly confidence in the economy since Gallup began Daily tracking in 2008.
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National Labor Relations Board Issues First Decisions Regarding Employer Social Media Policies

National Labor Relations Board Issues First Decisions Regarding Employer Social Media Policies | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued its first decisions involving employer social media policies, rulings that will set precedent for future cases.

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Is Lying on Facebook or Online Profiles a Crime?

Is Lying on Facebook or Online Profiles a Crime? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Did you really go to Harvard? Were you actually born in 1982? Did you truly spend that summer backpacking through Europe? Your online profile certainly says so

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Longtime Rockford realty leader Whitehead to close after 121 years

Longtime Rockford realty leader Whitehead to close after 121 years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
ROCKFORD — Whitehead Inc. Realtors, a Rockford mainstay since 1891, will close in early November.
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Realty Executives Premiere Opens Elmhurst Addition

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Realty Executives Premiere has announced the opening of its Elmhurst office, located at 100 S. York St., in a press release issued Oct. 26.
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More Art Project online for you to explore

More Art Project online for you to explore | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Back in April we announced a major expansion of the Google Art Project. Since then 15 million people have explored the paintings, sculptures, street art and photographs contributed by our partners. From today the number of treasures you can view is increasing by more than 10% as 29 new art organizations from 14 countries bring their collections online.

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When Employees Are Their Own Brands

When Employees Are Their Own Brands | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mixing social media and job duties can be a win-win—or not. How professionals who cultivate their own online identity may pose a challenge for their companies, bosses and co-workers.
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S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices rise 0.9%

S&P/Case-Shiller: Home prices rise 0.9% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Eighteen of the metros studied posted price gains from July, an indicator in line with reports of a market turnaround in real estate.
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CoreLogic: Top 25 Zip Codes in NYC at Risk of Property Damage from Hurricane Sandy

CoreLogic: Top 25 Zip Codes in NYC at Risk of Property Damage from Hurricane Sandy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Note to Readers: The CoreLogic storm-surge analysis provided below was developed based on the projected path of Hurricane Sandy as of 12:30 p.m. ET Monday, October 29.

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