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NAR quietly buys building: good investment or bad use of dues?

NAR quietly buys building: good investment or bad use of dues? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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CoreLogic Upgrades Its OnSite Product With Increased QC | Mortgage News | Daily National and State Headlines

CoreLogic Upgrades Its OnSite Product With Increased QC | Mortgage News | Daily National and State Headlines | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic has announced the introduction of OnSite Plus, a property condition report that provides an overall condition rating constructed on a patent-pending algorithm and based on an inspection by a licensed real estate professional.
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Eminent domain advocates, opponents spar at Chicago City Council | HousingWire

Eminent domain advocates, opponents spar at Chicago City Council | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Advocates of using eminent domain to seize mortgages argued principal reduction was needed in a city where one in four of its homeowners are underwater, while bond investors warned the plan would make future home loans more expensive and scarce.
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Miami home prices up again in second quarter | HousingWire

Miami home prices up again in second quarter | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Statistics pulled from the National Association of Realtors and Florida Realtors show the median sales price on a single-family Miami-Dade County home rising 4% to $185,000 in the second quarter when compared to year-ago levels.
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Google Buys Frommer’s for More Travel Content

Google Buys Frommer’s for More Travel Content | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Do you think Google would be so aggressive with their newly found interest in travel and local content and reviews if Yelp and Trip Advisor...
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Sotheby's International Realty Brand Launches Extraordinary Living Blog

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Launches Extraordinary Living Blog | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the launch of its Extraordinary Living blog on sothebysrealty.com, designed to provide insights into a range of real estate and lifestyle topics.

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Recession Generation Opts to Rent Not Buy Houses to Cars

Recession Generation Opts to Rent Not Buy Houses to Cars | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The day Michael Anselmo signed a lease on his first apartment in New York City, he lost his job at Buck Consultants LLC. He spent about 10 months struggling to pay rent with unemployment benefits.
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Homebuilder Stocks Surge With New Sales 50% Below Average

Homebuilder Stocks Surge With New Sales 50% Below Average | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. homebuilder shares are appreciating at a record rate this year, reflecting confidence the housing rebound from a six-year slump can accelerate with new-home sales still 50 percent below the 40-year average.
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A look at shadow inventory and other news

A look at shadow inventory and other news | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It is estimated that there are 3.25 million mortgages that are at least three months past due or in foreclosure as of May. This number is down from last year and down from it’s peak of 4.25 million in 2010.

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NAR – 33 Percent of Properties Sold in Less Than a Month

NAR – 33 Percent of Properties Sold in Less Than a Month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Thirty-three percent of houses, NAR reported, sold within one month; just 59 percent of Realtors reported sales taking longer than three.

 

MRED showed 35%.  50% in 2 months or less. 

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Top 3 2012 Condo Sales in Chicago Real Estate

Top 3 2012 Condo Sales in Chicago Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
2012 has been a great year for Chicago real estate, especially condo sales; four units have closed for more than $6 million since late June.
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Google+ finally offering custom URLs

Google+ finally offering custom URLs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Although not available to all Google+ users yet, this new URL option could help the growth of the site as memorable URLs typically perform better.

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RealtyTrac names new CEO | HousingWire

RealtyTrac names new CEO | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RealtyTrac has a new CEO after a private equity firm took the company over in November. Plans are in place to make the website easier to navigate for homebuyers.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Game changer for business? | ZDNet

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Game changer for business? | ZDNet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Summary: The Galaxy Note 10.1 supports Exchange ActiveSync, on-device encryption, Cisco VPN and Juniper Junos Pulse VPN and the electronic pen could appeal to industry-specific uses.
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How Mowing Your Lawn Could Affect Your New FICO Score - My Money (usnews.com)

How Mowing Your Lawn Could Affect Your New FICO Score - My Money (usnews.com) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Forgetting to mow your lawn could negatively impact your ability to get a mortgage.
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Phoenix home prices climb 35% in one year | HousingWire

Phoenix home prices climb 35% in one year | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Phoenix home prices continued to rise to a median price of about $165,000 in July, the highest level since 2008. Prices increased nearly every month over the past year.

 

Is my house now worth 35% more?

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Home sales grow across Michigan | HousingWire

Home sales grow across Michigan | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home sales in the third quarter experienced double-digit increases across Michigan, and in the Detroit metro area, where sales jumped 18.3% over year ago levels, according to statistics from Realcomp.
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Bring Them Back With Live Data: Going Beyond The Shopping Cart 08/14/2012

Bring Them Back With Live Data: Going Beyond The Shopping Cart 08/14/2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One perennial source of frustration for e-marketers is when a qualified prospect comes to your website, clicks on various pages and items, and leaves … without making a purchase. In the world of brick-and-mortar stores, this is called browsing. In the online world, it’s called a lost opportunity!

 

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Gen Y Homebuying Is Motivated By Quality Of Life

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ERA Real Estate Survey Indicates Millennials View Home Ownership as a Foundation for Their Future

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Are Mortgage Lenders More Willing to Lend?

Are Mortgage Lenders More Willing to Lend? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mortgage originations soared in the second quarter compared to a year ago.
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Gamification key to launching new FedEx social collaboration platform

Gamification key to launching new FedEx social collaboration platform | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
FedEx is banking on gamification to motivate its 300,000 employees to share knowledge on its new social collaboration platform.
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Phil Chiles to represent REALTORS® on panel to implement state’s new Radon Resistant Construction Act

Phil Chiles to represent REALTORS® on panel to implement state’s new Radon Resistant Construction Act | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chiles is treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and a broker-associate with the Real Estate Group in Springfield. He was nominated for the post on the Radon Resistant Building Codes Task Force on July 26 by IAR President Loretta Alonzo, CRB, GRI, and Broker-Owner of Century 21 Alonzo & Associates in La Grange Park.

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Terrie Whittaker Takes The Helm For Catapult Realty

Terrie Whittaker Takes The Helm For Catapult Realty | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Catapult Real Estate Solutions has announced Terrie Whittaker as director of its newly-launched real estate brokerage, Catapult Realty.
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App Makes It Easy To Stay Informed On The Latest Housing Numbers

App Makes It Easy To Stay Informed On The Latest Housing Numbers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Want to know the latest housing numbers? The Census Bureau just released a free app called America’s Economy that makes it really easy.
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Google Improves Patent Search With Prior Art Finder, Adds Millions Of European Patents | TechCrunch

Google Improves Patent Search With Prior Art Finder, Adds Millions Of European Patents | TechCrunch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google today expanded its search coverage for patents by adding millions of documents from the European Patent Office to Google Patents. Google's patent search tool went live all the way back in 2006, but only featured U.S.
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