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Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. and European antitrust regulators are poised to crack down on the dominant search company. What changes to Google search might the cases trigger? Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
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Robosigning settlement aids 300,000 homeowners

Robosigning settlement aids 300,000 homeowners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, Joseph Smith, said the five banks reported to extend $26.11 billion in gross relief to more than 300,000 borrowers. ...
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MLS most used Internet resource for homebuyers

MLS most used Internet resource for homebuyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Multiple listing service (MLS) websites were used by more homebuyers when searching for their home than any other source of online information, including third-party listing sites and mobile apps,

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HUD: FHA does not need immediate Treasury rescue | HousingWire

HUD: FHA does not need immediate Treasury rescue | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development stated in a report that a petition to Congress for a Treasury draw is not needed.
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Cities Move to Rein In Smartphone Taxi Services

Cities Move to Rein In Smartphone Taxi Services | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Taxi and limousine regulators from 15 U.S. and Canadian cities plan to release proposed guidelines Friday aimed at reining in some of the smartphone applications and online services that are radically changing how customers hail cabs.
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Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, says closing business

Hostess, maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs, says closing business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Adieu, Twinkies, at least for now. Hostess Brands said Friday it has asked a court's OK to liquidate the company, spelling the possible end ...

 

This is now getting serious - especially in Colorado and Washington where marijuana was recently legalized.

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Review finds FHA mortgage insurance fund short $13.5 billion

Review finds FHA mortgage insurance fund short $13.5 billion | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

An audit of the financial situation at the Federal Housing Administration finds the mutual mortgage insurance fund is short a projected $13.48 billion.

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Mortgage rates hit new all-time low

Mortgage rates hit new all-time low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rates fell again to record lows as consumer confidence picked up and wholesale prices declined, Freddie Mac said. Mortgage rates continued to decline last week with the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dropping to a new low of 3.34%.
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CoreLogic Releases Third Quarter 2012 Multifamily

CoreLogic Releases Third Quarter 2012 Multifamily | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic SafeRent®, the nation's leading suite of screening and risk management services designed for the multifamily housing industry, released its third quarter 2012 multifamily applicant risk (MAR) index report including new renter trends.
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California October home sales and price report

California October home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California’s housing market continued its momentum in October, posting strong year-over-year sales and price gains in nearly every county of the state.
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ICANN, Verisign and NTIA “ready for 100 new gTLDs per week”

ICANN, Verisign and NTIA “ready for 100 new gTLDs per week” | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The three main entities responsible for managing the domain name system’s root zone have confirmed that they’re ready to add 100 or more new gTLDs to the internet every week. In a state...
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Seth's Blog: Free coffee, next exit

Seth's Blog: Free coffee, next exit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

That's the most effective billboard one can imagine, particularly if it's typeset properly and if the coffee is good.

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Weichert Selects DocuSign to Help Close Deals Faster and Provide a Better Client Experience

Weichert Selects DocuSign to Help Close Deals Faster and Provide a Better Client Experience | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

DocuSign®, a real estate industry standard for eSignature, has announced that Weichert, REALTORS® has selected DocuSign as its official and exclusive electronic signature solution. Integrated with Weichert’s online forms system

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Home Owners Object to Cell Tower Installations

Home Owners Object to Cell Tower Installations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home owners across the country are trying to prevent cell phone towers from being erected in their backyards, arguing it’ll decrease their home’s value. ...

 

With the disappearance of land lines one might consider this an asset - having great cell phone reception. Plus you would have a perpetual built-in revenue source from the cell service provider.

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Builder confidence rises for seventh month

Builder confidence rises for seventh month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Builders are reporting increasing demand for new homes as inventories of foreclosed and distressed properties begin to shrink in markets across the country," said NAHB chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla.
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Average FICO score getting higher for approved mortgages

Average FICO score getting higher for approved mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The average FICO score on closed, first-lien loans hit 750 in October, which is up from 741 last August.
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HTML5 Adoption Fact or Fiction

HTML5 is far more than hype; with the majority of developers surveyed (82%) believing it is
important to their job within the next 12 months...

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Twitter takes new steps to be even more like Instagram

Twitter takes new steps to be even more like Instagram | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The microblogging service rolled out a series of new features today that together make it more instantly visual and take it even further past 140 characters. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.
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ICANN CEO: Until the first new gTLD is Delegated, Akram Attalah & I Will Personally Oversee the Whole New gTLD Program

ICANN CEO: Until the first new gTLD is Delegated, Akram Attalah & I Will Personally Oversee the Whole New gTLD Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
According to a blog post by the CEO of ICANN Fadi Chehadé, he and Akram Attalah will "personally oversee the whole new gTLD program until the 1st new gTLD is delegated.
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Negative Equity Falls in the Third Quarter, But Fiscal Cliff Could Derail Momentum

Negative Equity Falls in the Third Quarter, But Fiscal Cliff Could Derail Momentum | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In the third quarter of 2012, home values showed the biggest quarterly gain since 2006. National home values appreciated 1.3 percent from Q2 to Q3 2012, with much of that appreciation focused in hard-hit areas, like Arizona, Florida and California.

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Foreclosure filings edge up in October: RealtyTrac

Foreclosure filings edge up in October: RealtyTrac | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Irvine, Calif.-based foreclosure research firm reported 186,455 default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions. That is up 3% from September and indicates that one out of every 706 U.S.
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Freddie Mac offers agent bonuses on REO sales | Inman News

Freddie Mac offers agent bonuses on REO sales | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
$1,000 for buyer's agents, $500 for listing agents on sales closing by April 15.
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Mortgage applications shoot up 12.6% after hurricane rebound

Mortgage applications shoot up 12.6% after hurricane rebound | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Application volume in New Jersey more than doubled over the week, while volume in Connecticut and New York increased more than 60%.
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These Gorgeous Sustainable Pre-Fab Houses Fit In A Shipping Container

These Gorgeous Sustainable Pre-Fab Houses Fit In A Shipping Container | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pre-fab homes have found a new wave of enthusiasm among eco-minded architects and home builders: It’s a cheaper way to bring sustainable features to the masses.
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Leadership Award Presented to Ed Krafchow during RISMedia Power Broker Event

Leadership Award Presented to Ed Krafchow during RISMedia Power Broker Event | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Ed Krafchow, chairman of the board for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie, was named the 2012 recipient of RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award,

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