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Realtors® Applaud FHFA for Expanding Short Sale Eligibility to Help More Struggling Homeowners

Realtors® Applaud FHFA for Expanding Short Sale Eligibility to Help More Struggling Homeowners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (August 21, 2012) – The National Association of Realtors® applauds the Federal Housing Finance Agency for working with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to issue new guidelines that expa...
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Hey, Twitter: Shouldn't It Be About the Users?

Hey, Twitter: Shouldn't It Be About the Users? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As expected, Twitter on Thursday released new restrictions on how third-party apps and services can make use of the network—including caps on how much data they can access and strict requirements on how tweets must be displayed. .

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LPS Forms Data Exchange Partnership With RentRange | Mortgage News | Daily National and State Headlines

LPS Forms Data Exchange Partnership With RentRange | Mortgage News | Daily National and State Headlines | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Lender Processing Services Inc. (LPS) has announced an agreement with RentRange to offer rental property income data to mortgage servicers, investors and others in need of reliable rental market intelligence to make informed decisions related to distressed housing assets

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McHenry County home sales jump 30 percent

McHenry County home sales jump 30 percent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

McHenry County month-to-month home sales increased 30 percent in July, while the median price decreased 10.1 percent from 2011.

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Chrysalis sells origination software firm to LPS

Chrysalis sells origination software firm to LPS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chrysalis Holdings sent its origination tech firm LendingSpace Partners to LPS. NewDay, an FHA lender owned by Chrysalis, will still use the software for its retail and correspondent lines.
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Nearly half of Fannie Mae REO unable to reach market

Nearly half of Fannie Mae REO unable to reach market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Roughly 47% of Fannie Mae's inventory of foreclosed homes are currently unable to reach the market.
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How To Design Great-Looking, High-Performing Mobile Email 08/20/2012

How To Design Great-Looking, High-Performing Mobile Email 08/20/2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's fair to say that smartphones have experienced explosive growth within the U.S. According to Canalys Research, there were more smartphones shipped in America last year than tablets, desktops and laptops combined.

 

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MediaPost Publications Natural Language Connects Search And Social 08/21/2012

MediaPost Publications Natural Language Connects Search And Social 08/21/2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Why is Customer Satisfaction With Real Estate Companies Falling?

Why is Customer Satisfaction With Real Estate Companies Falling? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new J.D. Power and Associates study suggests that customer satisfaction with real estate companies is falling among home buyers and sellers.
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Short Sales to Get Faster With Fannie, Freddie

Short Sales to Get Faster With Fannie, Freddie | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has issued new guidelines that will more quickly qualify borrowers and speed up the short-sale process. ...
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Seth's Blog: The race to the bottom

Seth's Blog: The race to the bottom | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Let's not race to the bottom. We know that industrialists seek to squeeze every penny out of every market. We know that competitors want to drive their costs to zero so that they will be the obvious commodity choice.
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Home Sales Rise for 13th Consecutive Month | Mortgage News | Daily National and State Headlines

Home Sales Rise for 13th Consecutive Month | Mortgage News | Daily National and State Headlines | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The July RE/MAX National Housing Report has followed the trend on an improving housing market since the start of 2012.
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Mortgage closing costs fell 7% for homebuyers

Mortgage closing costs fell 7% for homebuyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Federal regulations have helped to significantly reduce the amount new homebuyers are paying in closing costs on their mortgage, according to a survey by Bankrate.
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July home sales in Illinois up 25.5 percent from a year ago; Statewide median price at $148,000 | Illinois Association of REALTORS®

July home sales in Illinois up 25.5 percent from a year ago; Statewide median price at $148,000 | Illinois Association of REALTORS® | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home sales in the state surged 25.5 percent over previous year levels, with data released today by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® showing signs that the state’s housing market is strengthening.

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ICANN Expects GTLD Applications Processing to Start December | PCWorld Business Center

ICANN Expects GTLD Applications Processing to Start December | PCWorld Business Center | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said it would take up to December to come up with a process for handling the large number of...
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eBrokerHouse and the MIAMI Association of Realtors Announce Partnership

eBrokerHouse and the MIAMI Association of Realtors Announce Partnership | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Miami Association of Realtors (MIAMI), the largest local Realtor association in the nation, and transaction management software provider eBrokerHouse, Inc. are pleased to announce their landmark agreement, which will make the eBrokerHouse platform available to MIAMI’s more than 26,000 members.

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Housing recovery brightens Fannie Mae economic outlook

Housing recovery brightens Fannie Mae economic outlook | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae released its August 2012 Economic Outlook report, which shows housing on the upside with residential investment projected to contribute at least 0.2 percentage points to real gross domestic product.
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FHFA streamlines short sale standards for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

FHFA streamlines short sale standards for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The program attempts to remove barriers created by some subordinate-lien holders by limiting related payments to $6,000, cutting off attempts to negotiate for larger payoffs. And there are other changes, too.
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July home sales up 25.5 percent from a year ago; Illinois median price at $148,000 [infographic]

July home sales up 25.5 percent from a year ago; Illinois median price at $148,000 [infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

“Despite the unclear signals for the future pace of economic recovery, the Illinois and Chicago-area housing sales and price forecasts suggest that the housing market will maintain the positive momentum into the fall,” said Dr. Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Director of the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory of the University of Illinois.

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Does Social Content Make Good Email Copy? 08/21/2012

Does Social Content Make Good Email Copy? 08/21/2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I’ve written before about how email and social media are similar, in that they are both permission-based channels (or earned media) that require a similar approach to content strategy. Engagement and empathy work better than interruption and incessancy.

 

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Sharpie parties fuel rampage on foreclosed homes

Sharpie parties fuel rampage on foreclosed homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In the age of Facebook and Twitter, a new crime has hit America: Sharpie parties, gatherings of party revelers armed with Sharpie magic markers and lured by social media invitations...
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Occupy Our Homes Launches TV Ad Campaign to Fight Foreclosures -- AOL Real Estate

Occupy Our Homes Launches TV Ad Campaign to Fight Foreclosures -- AOL Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Occupy Our Homes has launched an ad that encourages homeowners to connect with the organization in order to fight foreclosure.
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Brazil Becomes 51st Country with Coldwell Banker Presence

Brazil Becomes 51st Country with Coldwell Banker Presence | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Coldwell Banker Real Estate CEO Jim Gillespie recently visited Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to mark the launch of the Coldwell Banker brand in Brazil. With the opening of offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by Brazil Master Franchise

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HTML5 vs. Apps: Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win

HTML5 vs. Apps: Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This is a must-watch development in mobile. ...
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Keller Williams Realty Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Home Buyer and Seller Segments by J.D. Power and Associates - PR.com

Keller Williams Realty Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Home Buyer and Seller Segments by J.D. Power and Associates - PR.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM released on Wednesday, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. ranks highest in customer satisfaction in both the home buyer and home seller segments. 

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