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CREA loses objection to Afilias' .MLS new top level domain

CREA loses objection to Afilias' .MLS new top level domain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Competing application loses objection over .mls top level domain name. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has lost its Legal Rights Objection against Afilias' application to run the .mls d...
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Wayne Wasily Joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Flossmoor Office

Wayne Wasily Joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Flossmoor Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Wasily has not focused on just one area of expertise throughout his 8 years in real estate as he prefers to concentrate his efforts in doing all that is asked, expected, and required to get the job done for his clients. “ I am very competitive, so when it comes to selling someone’s home, I like to hit the market and challenge myself to move the property as quickly as possible,” explains Wasily. 

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Robot Gymnast Nails Quadruple Backflip

Robot Gymnast Nails Quadruple Backflip | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Look out, Gabby Douglas! This robot gymnast is incredible, absolutely nailing a quadruple backflip with both grace and style.

 

Watch as it gets a boost up to the horizontal bar then generates its own momentum, picking up speed before launching itself into the air and sticking a perfect landing. The clip has picked up more than 25,000 views since hitting YouTube on Monday.

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HomeAway Buys Singapore Startup Travelmob To Enter Asia-Pacific

HomeAway Buys Singapore Startup Travelmob To Enter Asia-Pacific | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

HomeAway announced today that it acquired a majority stake of 63 percent in Travelmob in an undisclosed, all-cash deal. For now, Travelmob’s team of 16 will continue to operate as an independent brand out of Singapore.

 

HomeAway will also pump in $2 million in its new Travelmob arm to help grow its presence in the Asia-Pacific.

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Cash Sales Saved Housing Market -CoreLogic

Cash Sales Saved Housing Market -CoreLogic | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"The death of cash is greatly exaggerated ." CoreLogic concurs with that quote from Mark Twain in an article analyzing the impact cash sales has had on the real estate market over the last few years.
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Realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report Shows Market Recovery Continuing at Healthy Pace

Realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report Shows Market Recovery Continuing at Healthy Pace | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Realtor.com®, the leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc.(NASDAQ: MOVE), today released the realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report for the month of June 2013. The report revealed both year-over-year median list prices and month-over-month inventories rose significantly in key California markets (with increases of over 20 percent and over 40 percent respectively).

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Realtor.com releases 5th-generation mobile app

Realtor.com releases 5th-generation mobile app | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com has released version 5.0 of its mobile real estate app for iOS and Android, which allows users to share listings on social media channels including Facebook and Twitter, view higher-resolution photos, and access shortcuts using a new menu.

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Inventory shortages ease

Inventory shortages ease | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Inventory shortages that constrained home sales this spring are beginning to ease, with the number of homes listed for sale trending upwards in June, according to realtor.com data, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand announces first 9 affiliates

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand announces first 9 affiliates | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new HomeServices of America franchise brand, has announced the first nine Prudential Real Estate affiliates that will transition to the brand this fall.

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Ryan Hill Realty's Teresa Ryan Named One of America’s Top Real Estate Professionals

Ryan Hill Realty's Teresa Ryan Named One of America’s Top Real Estate Professionals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Broker/Owner of Ryan Hill Realty, Teresa Ryan, was named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends and The Wall Street Journal. Ryan is ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of more than 963,000 realtors nationwide, and is also a member of the “Top Thousand Real Estate Professionals”.

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Builder confidence in the market spikes in July

Builder confidence in the market spikes in July | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In another sign pointing to housing beginning its slow road to recovery, builder confidence improves for the third consecutive month.
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RE Customers Most Satisfied at This Company

RE Customers Most Satisfied at This Company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prudential Real Estate ranked the highest in customer satisfaction in three out of four home buyer and seller segments, according to the latest J.D. Power Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction study of the nation’s largest real estate companies. 

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Former CAR (Chicago) President Bob Floss Sues CAR and President/Board Members, Class Action Suit to Follow

Former CAR (Chicago) President Bob Floss Sues CAR and President/Board Members, Class Action Suit to Follow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Bob Floss, the former president of the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR), has filed a lawsuit against CAR, 16 board members from CAR’s 2011-2012 Board of Directors and the association’s president, and is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 for each of the lawsuit’s 22 counts.

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Move names Barbara O’Connor as chief marketing officer

Move names Barbara O’Connor as chief marketing officer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move, operator of listing portal realtor.com, has named Barbara O’Connor the company’s new chief marketing officer. O’Connor will oversee the company’s marketing efforts including its aggressive “Find It First” brand campaign, the company said. 

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Mobile technology dominates home buying process

Mobile technology dominates home buying process | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Demonstrating the proliferation of mobile technology into nearly every facet of our lives, more than eight out of 10 home buyers are accessing home information on their smart phones and computer tablets.
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Catching Up With Android, Google Maps 2.0 For iOS Offers iPad Support, Indoor Directions

Catching Up With Android, Google Maps 2.0 For iOS Offers iPad Support, Indoor Directions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Poor Apple Maps. While we see very minor improvement from Apple's year-old Maps application, Google continues to improve its world-class offering pretty rapidly.

 

Why, today, in fact, Google launched an update to the Google Maps for iOS app, adding support for the iPad, indoor maps, and a slew of other features that were released with the recent Android Google Maps update.

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Chicago's Newest Real Estate Data Was Delivered by Happy, Dancing Elves - Deal Estate

Chicago's Newest Real Estate Data Was Delivered by Happy, Dancing Elves - Deal Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The most precise local housing market data for the first half of the year arrived Tuesday, and it’s full of good news. Foreclosures and short sales are taking up less room in the market, the gaps between what sellers think they can get for their homes and what they can actually get is narrowing, prices are up, birds are singing, and rainbows are shining.

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Madigan hands out another $70M from foreclosure settlement

Madigan hands out another $70M from foreclosure settlement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fifty-four nonprofit groups and agencies trying to help homeowners and reverse the blight left in the wake of the foreclosure crisis will share $70 million provided by the nation's five largest lenders.
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The Distraction of Data: How Brand Research Misses The Real Reasons Why People Buy

The Distraction of Data: How Brand Research Misses The Real Reasons Why People Buy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Along with sales, marketers primarily gauge their performance by measuring awareness and brand attributes ratings in surveys. And this seems to make sense. That’s how the mind works--by recognizing and responding to associative patterns.

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CoreLogic Releases July MarketPulse Report

CoreLogic Releases July MarketPulse Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the July MarketPulse report, CoreLogic Chief Economist Mark Fleming, Ph.D., and Deputy Chief Economist Sam Khater share their optimism about the ongoing recovery in the U.S. housing market.
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Surprise: Shiller, NAR differ on the MID

Surprise: Shiller, NAR differ on the MID | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Homeownership has helped Americans who might otherwise be unable to scrape together a nest egg do just that, Yale economics professor Robert Shiller noted in a New York Times editorial over the weekend. 

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Conlon Real Estate Teams Up With Christie's to Improve Their Branding

Conlon Real Estate Teams Up With Christie's to Improve Their Branding | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Sean Conlon, owner of Conlon Real Estate, is teaming up with Christie’s International Real Estate, a branch of the historic London auction house. Conlon’s North Side residential brokerage will be the only Christie’s affiliate in Chicago. 

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Calif - June home sales and price report

Calif - June home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California home sales pulled back in June as home prices continued to climb, with most regions posting healthy double-digit year-over-year gains and the statewide median price maintaining above the $400,000 mark for the third straight month.
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'Boomerang Buyers' Are Staging a Comeback

'Boomerang Buyers' Are Staging a Comeback | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

“Boomerang buyers”—former home owners who have gone through a short sale, foreclosure, or bankruptcy in the past few years and are saving up for a down payment to purchase a home again—are coming back.

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It’s official: Senate confirms Cordray as CFPB head

It’s official: Senate confirms Cordray as CFPB head | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After more than two years of uncertainty, the Senate confirmed Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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