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California Town To Require Solar Panels

California Town To Require Solar Panels | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lancaster, California Mayor Rex Parris wants to require solar panels on every new house in town — and he says he’s got the City Council votes to do it.
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Kiplinger: Housing Recovery Firmly Underway

Kiplinger: Housing Recovery Firmly Underway | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prices are rising and inventories are falling in markets throughout the United States, which has led financial reporting and forecasting firm Kiplinger to declare the housing recovery “firmly” in motion. Moreover, the company says housing will help carry the overall economy at a time when U.S. exports are decreasing, says Karen Mracek, a Kiplinger editor and real estate analyst.

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The New Face Of Modern Mentorship

The New Face Of Modern Mentorship | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I worked for more than a decade in white, male-dominated environments before I started my own company. During that time, very few people at the top stared down at my brown skin and long brown hair and thought, “She reminds me of me,” and reached out to give me advice or mentorship. Yet, I never lacked for great mentors because I learned three key approaches.

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How Big Data Makes Sloppy Marketing Look Even Dumber

How Big Data Makes Sloppy Marketing Look Even Dumber | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nordstrom seems to think I’m a woman. I’m not sure where they got that idea. When I walk into the store, no one appears confused.
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Clickthrough v. browsewrap agreements

Clickthrough v. browsewrap agreements | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I still want to clarify an answer I gave as part of the COVE conference legal panel on February 21. A conference attendee asked about the enforceability of clickthrough agreements. I am concerned that I may have provided a confusing explanation of browsewrap and clickthrough agreements and that I may have given the wrong impression that clickthrough agreements might not be enforceable.

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6 Simple Ways To De-Suck Your Office, Whether You're A Grunt Or CEO

6 Simple Ways To De-Suck Your Office, Whether You're A Grunt Or CEO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

No matter what level you're at, you can make your working life better. (And your colleagues will love you for it.)

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IAB Will Fight Mozilla Privacy Move

IAB Will Fight Mozilla Privacy Move | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
the iab issued memo to members striking back at mozilla's decision to disable third-party cookies in the next version of its firefox browser.
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Startup Light Aims to Give You a Digital Record of Your Life

Startup Light Aims to Give You a Digital Record of Your Life | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Paolo Schellino's father died when he was 18. Many years later, Schellino has imagined how great it would be if there was some sort of record beyond the odd photograph of his dad he could show his daughter. "I have nothing to show her who he was," he says, "what were his dreams, his fears ...."

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Throwing Patent Trolls Off The Bridge

Throwing Patent Trolls Off The Bridge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Some years ago, a few patent lawyers realized that the cost of U.S. patent litigation had become so expensive that most companies sued for infringement would probably pay something just to make it go away, regardless of the merits.

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Patent Troll Litigation – Is Legislative Help on the Way?

Patent Troll Litigation – Is Legislative Help on the Way? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A bill introduced last week with bipartisan support would substantially level the playing field for companies sued for patent infringement by non-practicing entities (NPEs), sometimes called patent trolls. The bill is referred to as the “SHIELD Act,” which stands for the “Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act of 2013.”

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Trulia (TRLA) Raises Size Of Follow-On Offering

Trulia (TRLA) Raises Size Of Follow-On Offering | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

a San Francisco-based operator of real-estate information site, amended its filing for a follow-on offering of 5.25 million shares, raising the size to as much as $164.3 million from $100 million previously.

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Mac Boyd from Arcola receives real estate award

Mac Boyd from Arcola receives real estate award | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Farmers National Co., a farm and ranch management and brokerage company, recently presented Mac Boyd of Arcola with the Farmers National Co. Gold Eagle Award for his outstanding efforts in
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Peoria REALTORS® Speak Out About Proposed County Wastewater Ordinance

Peoria REALTORS® Speak Out About Proposed County Wastewater Ordinance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® (PAAR) issued a statement Friday expressing concern that the Peoria County Board is moving too quickly on an overhaul of of Chapter 19 Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems, the county ordinance that regulates wastewater treatment systems on properties not served by public sewer

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NASDAQ drops Zillow Inc. and RealNetworks Inc. from its internet index - but adds Trulia, CoStar & Facebook

NASDAQ drops Zillow Inc. and RealNetworks Inc. from its internet index  - but adds Trulia, CoStar & Facebook | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow Inc. and RealNetworks Inc. are about to be bumped off the NASDAQ Internet Index of the largest and most liquid U.S. companies engaged in internet-related business.
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Illinois Governor Declares 2013 'The Year of Home Ownership'

Illinois Governor Declares 2013 'The Year of Home Ownership' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has declared this year the “Year of Home Ownership,” and it kicks off March 23 with a home buyer expo aimed at helping low- and moderate-income consumers buy a home.  

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What's Your Spirit Animal? And 3 Other Curveball Job-Interview Questions

What's Your Spirit Animal? And 3 Other Curveball Job-Interview Questions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Okay, so we know the questions that applicants need to bring to an interview. But what questions should they expect from the folks that are doing the hiring?Thankfully Jeff Haden at Inc.
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Real Estate Agents Owe Lots of Duties. But To Whom?

Real Estate Agents Owe Lots of Duties. But To Whom? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Whether representing buyers or sellers, Realtors® have a duty under Article 1 of the Code of Ethics to treat all parties honestly. That much is clear. What is not quite so clear is how wide the net of all parties is to be cast.
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In Illinois the agents roles have to be disclosed and signed by clients in order to avoid confusion. I do NOT approve of daul agency role where one broker is the agent for both the buyer and the seller. It is a slippery slope and the agent role is greatly diminished and it removes what I beleive to be the most integral parts of the brokers role.

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Larger players, investors shift market for real estate agents

Larger players, investors shift market for real estate agents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real estate agents continue to live in a market that constantly challenges them to shift directions as institutional investors look to fewer platforms to handle their assets.
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Foreclosure fast-forward: New law could speed Illinois sales

Foreclosure fast-forward: New law could speed Illinois sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Starting in June, banks will be able to zip foreclosures of abandoned homes through the courts, potentially allowing them to repossess properties in as little as 90 days. That's the idea, anyway, behind a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed last month that is one of the most ambitious rewrites of the state's foreclosure law since the real estate crash in 2008.

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Here's Some Of The Futuristic Technology Being Developed By The Geniuses At MIT

Here's Some Of The Futuristic Technology Being Developed By The Geniuses At MIT | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We recently took a quick tour of the MIT Media Lab, where students are working on anything from robotics to programs that let you interact virtually with the real world. The slew of projects on display are guaranteed to get anyone thinking about the future. 

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Olympus joins brand TLD exodus

Olympus joins brand TLD exodus | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Camera maker Olympus has become the latest household name to withdraw from the new gTLD process, pulling its only application for dot-olympus.

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U.S. builders hiring at rapid pace

U.S. builders hiring at rapid pace | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz./WILLISTON, North Dakota (Reuters) - Charles Cork is gearing up to do something he hasn't done in four years: Build a $1 million house on spec.I don't think getting a client for this
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HSF Affiliates LLC

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The new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand identity components were unveiled at the annual Prudential Real Estate Sales Convention to  leading real estate agents and brokers.


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Realtor.com marketing campaign zeroes in on listings accuracy

Realtor.com marketing campaign zeroes in on listings accuracy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com operator Move Inc. is launching an aggressive marketing campaign today that portrays the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of listings on the portal as giving its users a competitive advantage over buyers searching for homes on less reliable third-party websites.

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Housing a silver bullet for economy, analyst says

Housing a silver bullet for economy, analyst says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In a recent CBS News segment on the economy, CBS news analyst Mellody Hobson said housing and housing-related construction will be a big driver in the economy’s recovery.

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