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Neighborhoods: More Walkable, More Desirable

Neighborhoods: More Walkable, More Desirable | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Neighborhoods that boast greater walkability tend to have higher resale values in both residential and commercial properties, finds a recent study published in Real Estate Economics. In fact, a 2009 report by CEOs for Cities found that just a one-point increase in a city’s walk score could potentially increase homes’ values by $700 to $3,000. 

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Dear computer hackers: GOTCHA!

Dear computer hackers: GOTCHA! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Distorted pieces of text are often used to prevent computers getting unauthorised access to websites. Now a team of computer scientists think they can do better with inkblot tests instead

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How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name

How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If there’s any upside, it’s that opting out is, quite seriously, two clicks away. Two clicks that I only discovered because I went out of my way to look and because I checked the depths of Google+ (lol). But hey — it’s two clicks fromsomewhere.

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Seth's Blog: Is Google jumping the shark?

Seth's Blog: Is Google jumping the shark? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ron Howard explained that while they were shooting the notorious episode where Fonzie jumped the shark, he knew the show had turned a corner. In the case of Happy Days, the corner was the chasing of ratings at the cost...
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Chicago area shows signs of gradual housing recovery

Chicago area shows signs of gradual housing recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

This could be the year when single-family housing starts reach 5,000 in the Chicago area.

 

It would be a pittance compared with the 18,000 to 20,000 new homes constructed locally in more normal years. Nevertheless, it represents a few more steps back on that road back to normal for the local housing industry.

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8 More Hidden iOS 7 Features

8 More Hidden iOS 7 Features | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple's iOS 7 hit the iPhone and iPad last month and packed the new release with not only a brand new design, but lots of new gestures, feature and capabilities. We've already d...
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Jeff Bezos Is More Like Steve Jobs Than He Admits

Jeff Bezos Is More Like Steve Jobs Than He Admits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos has frequently been labeled the "next Steve Jobs" ever since the Apple cofounder passed away two years ago, but Bezos himself bristles at the comparison. "We have our...
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Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you

Your doctor is going digital: What the rise of medtech means for you | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ahead of our Mobilize event Oct. 16 and 17, we asked experts how 50 billion connected devices and 6 billion people change their industries. In this essay Dr. Christian Assad-Kottner explains what this means for medicine.
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Safeway to leave Chicago market, where it has 72 stores

Safeway to leave Chicago market, where it has 72 stores | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Pleasanton-based Safeway (NYSE: SWY) will leave Chicago by early next year. Four of the stores in the Windy City have been sold to New Albertsons Inc., which operates Jewel-Osco grocery stores. Safeway didn't give a price in that sale.

 

Safeway will spend the money it gets from selling its Dominick's assets in Chicago to "buy back stock and invest in growth opportunities."

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Chicago Police Use A Real-Life Graph Search To Stop Crime

Chicago Police Use A Real-Life Graph Search To Stop Crime | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Last year, Chicago witnessed more than 500 murders, more than both New York City and Los Angeles. While that number is declining—this year so far, the city’s murder rate is down 22 percent—much of the ongoing violence is related to gang activity, with some 630 different factions frequently battling it out across the city.

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Realtors® Warn Congress Default Could Have Severe Impact on Housing Market

Realtors® Warn Congress Default Could Have Severe Impact on Housing Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NAR testified today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs that defaulting on the nation's federal debt could be disastrous for the U.S. economy and catastrophic for the housing recovery.
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James Hurt's curator insight, October 11, 2013 8:01 PM

More Fear and conjecture

Judy Gibbons's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:13 PM

Is anybody listening?

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Dropcam's new camera is crystal clear -- and it's learning, too

Dropcam's new camera is crystal clear -- and it's learning, too | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dropcam has released a new monitoring camera called the Dropcam Pro that’s remarkably high-resolution, but also very smart.
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Using SMS To Promote Event Attendance

Using SMS To Promote Event Attendance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I recently attended a digital retail conference and was reminded of something I just love about industry events: networking! Conferences are a great way to connect with industry experts and get plugged into what businesses are doing to support their marketing regime.


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Fama, Shiller, Hansen Win 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics

Fama, Shiller, Hansen Win 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Eugene F. Fama, Robert J. Shiller and Lars Peter Hansen shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their research on how the market prices of assets such as stocks move.
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Google, NetApp Sidestep Courts to Combat Patent Claims

Google, NetApp Sidestep Courts to Combat Patent Claims | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rackspace Hosting Inc. lawyer Van Lindberg is fed up with what he considers dubious patent- infringement lawsuits -- like when licensing company Rotatable Technologies LLC demanded $75,000 to settle a February case.
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Watch A Man Dance And Slow Down Time With An Orb Of Light

Watch A Man Dance And Slow Down Time With An Orb Of Light | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Glowing review: A hypnotic new short film shows what it really means to say that light dances.
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Britain Just Privatized Its Mail Service at a $1 Billion Discount

Britain Just Privatized Its Mail Service at a $1 Billion Discount | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The privatization of the Royal Mail, the largest initial public offering in Europe in more than two years could have been even larger.
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Seth's Blog: Innumeracy and the power of choice

Seth's Blog: Innumeracy and the power of choice | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This video about income distribution in the USA is extraordinary. First, because it's so well produced, well researched and calm. Second, because it does a beautiful job of making statistics come to life.
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Scary content, Awesome presentation

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WATCH: Top 10 Time-Saving Tech Tips

WATCH: Top 10 Time-Saving Tech Tips | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New York Times personal tech columnist David Pogue shares ten easy shortcuts that cut down on the time it takes to compose a text message, fill out an online form, and complete other everyday tasks.
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InsideMaps creates 3-D home models via smartphone

InsideMaps creates 3-D home models via smartphone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

InsideMaps has developed software that lets users create 3-D models of their home’s interior using a smartphone. The models can then be viewed and shared online. Homeowners can change the colors and textures of walls, choose from various flooring alternatives, see how furniture might fit in a particular room or recreate the design style of the entire home.

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Why Twitter is testing a real-time news service when it already is a real-time news service

Why Twitter is testing a real-time news service when it already is a real-time news service | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twitter looks to be experimenting with a new account that will provide breaking news alerts to users — but why does it need to do this when the whole network functions as a breaking news alert system already?
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Facebook Just Killed A Privacy Setting, So It's A Good Time To Do Your Own Checkup

Facebook Just Killed A Privacy Setting, So It's A Good Time To Do Your Own Checkup | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Facebook just killed the privacy feature that controlled who could search for your profile by first or last name. The company actually eliminated this feature last yearfor users who didn't have the setting checked, but now it's delivering the coup de grace even for those of us who actually use it.

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Four Easy Steps to Creating the Ultimate Presentation Deck

Four Easy Steps to Creating the Ultimate Presentation Deck | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest, presentation decks can get a bad rap for being boring, long-winded and just plain painful to look at -- but it doesn’t have to be that way.  Presentation slides can actually be fun and engaging, and be the key to delivering a powerful...
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@properties Welcomes Highland Park Real Estate Broker Joyce Gallo

@properties Welcomes Highland Park Real Estate Broker Joyce Gallo | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Joyce Gallo has recently joined the firm as a broker in its Highland Park office.
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Rookie's Between-the-Legs Goal Is NHL Play of the Year

Rookie's Between-the-Legs Goal Is NHL Play of the Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Super-rookie Tomas Hertl may have already scored the best goal of the NHL season in just his third career game.
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