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Realtor.com signs agreement to enhance listings of big HomeServices brokerage

Realtor.com signs agreement to enhance listings of big HomeServices brokerage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Contact info for agents with San Diego-based Prudential Real Estate affliate to be prominently displayed. A HomeServices of America Inc.
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Housing in 2013: What’s In, What’s Out

Housing in 2013: What’s In, What’s Out | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One year ago, I wrote: “Even the best possible 2012 won’t get us halfway back toward normal.” That turns out to be true, but barely: the latest Trulia Housin...
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Is This What Patent-Infringement Insurance Looks Like?

Is This What Patent-Infringement Insurance Looks Like? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Patent clearinghouse companies including RPX now offer "memberships" in what they are describing as a sort of patent-infringement insurance. Detractors call it a glorified protection racket.
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More Borrowers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages

More Borrowers Turn to Credit Unions for Mortgages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Credit unions say they're trying to get in front of real estate professionals to help consumers understand why they can be a good option for a mortgage.
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McHenry County Sees Robust Home Sales in November

McHenry County Sees Robust Home Sales in November | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
November generated the same robust home sales activity with higher prices that characterized the metro Chicago real estate market in October with large gains in McHenry County, according to RE/MAX.
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Google drops Exchange ActiveSync support for free email accounts

Google drops Exchange ActiveSync support for free email accounts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google's decision to restrict support for enterprise-class syncing is the latest move in a bid to move customers to its paid products and to push free Gmail users to its mobile apps.
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Seth's Blog: Most advice is bad advice...

Seth's Blog: Most advice is bad advice... | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
People mean well, especially friends and family, but they're going to give you bad advice. This leads to two challenges as you strive to create original work that matters: 1. Ignore their advice, even the well-meant entreaties that you stick...
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HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Regional Home Values Survey Results

HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Regional Home Values Survey Results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Below are the regional results of the entire survey, categorized into four regions*, Northeast, Southeast, Mid-West and West. You can also
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Shady infographic practices: bloggers, protect yourselves

Shady infographic practices: bloggers, protect yourselves | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As with any good thing the internet has going for it, the bad guys have shown up to crash the party, and shady infographic practices are in play. Make sure your blog or website isn't set up to hurt your visitors.
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We Sellin' Homes | Real Estate Rap Video

We Sellin' Homes | Real Estate Rap Video | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Watch the real estate rap video "We Sellin' Homes", get access to behind the scenes photos and watch more videos from the minds who put it all together.
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Sellin' Homes - Chicago Style

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Facebook Simplifies Privacy Settings

Facebook Simplifies Privacy Settings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Facebook took steps to simplify its privacy settings, in its latest bid to give consumers more control and clarity over what personal information is shared.
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November O.C. home sales hit 7-year high

November O.C. home sales hit 7-year high | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Business: November O.C. home sales hit 7-year high | home, november, percent, sales, month, year, homes, buyers, last, dataquick
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Design your way to a smoother real estate transaction

Design your way to a smoother real estate transaction | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile: Eric Bryn. Real estate transactions can be complicated. They involve multiple people, forms to explain and fill out, and rules and regulations to navigate.
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Profile of Eric Bryn, Baird & Warner, Chicago
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Home Prices Could Jump 9.7% in 2013, J.P. Morgan Says

Home Prices Could Jump 9.7% in 2013, J.P. Morgan Says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home-price forecasts for 2013 are on the rise. J.P. Morgan expects U.S. home prices to rise 3.4% in its base-case estimate and up to 9.7% in its most bullish scenario of economic growth.
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Zillow Forecast: October Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 4.1% Increase from One Year Ago

Zillow Forecast: October Case-Shiller Composite-20 Expected to Show 4.1% Increase from One Year Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
On Wednesday December 26th, the Case-Shiller Composite Home Price Indices for October will be released. Zillow predicts that the 20-City Composite Home Price Index (non-seasonally adjusted [NSA]) will be up by 4.1 percent on a year-over-year basis
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Homebuilders Boost Profits Through Lending

Homebuilders Boost Profits Through Lending | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
PulteGroup Inc.'s mortgage revenue has soared 70 percent in the third quarter, nearly six times the revenue growth it saw from its home sales, Bloomberg reports. Similarly, Lennar Corp. also has seen its mortgage revenue soar
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Macon County sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac over transfer taxes

Macon County sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac over transfer taxes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Macon County is the latest Illinois county to file a lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over failing to pay real estate transfer taxes on foreclosure properties.
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Apple's iPhone found to infringe Sony, Nokia patents

Apple's iPhone found to infringe Sony, Nokia patents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A federal jury in Delaware has found Apple's iPhone infringes on three patents held by MobileMedia, a patent-holding company formed by Sony, Nokia and MPEG LA.
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Mortgage Banker Profits Increase to Nearly $2,500 Per Loan in Q3

Mortgage Banker Profits Increase to Nearly $2,500 Per Loan in Q3 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks made an average profit of $2,465 on each loan they originated in the third quarter of 2012, up from $2,152 per loan in the second quarter, as reported by the Mortgage Bankers ...
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LEED Controversy?

LEED Controversy? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When USGBC staff set out to upgrade the LEED rating system for 2012, it expected a healthy debate, but not a national controversy.
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HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 National Home Values Survey Results

HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 National Home Values Survey Results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sixty-five percent of real estate professionals expect home values to increase in the next six months, up from 51 percent from last quarter;
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ICANN - Concluding the Series of Trademark Clearinghouse Meetings

ICANN - Concluding the Series of Trademark Clearinghouse Meetings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
signed an agreement with Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services to be the first provider of validation services for the Trademark Clearinghouse.
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Mobile Ads More Disruptive Than Television Spots

Mobile Ads More Disruptive Than Television Spots | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
new forrester research suggests that users find mobile ads far more interruptive -- and annoying -- than those on tv.
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Southern California posts most November home sales in six years

Southern California posts most November home sales in six years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Southern California's housing market surged again last month, with the number of homes sold climbing more than 14% from a year earlier to the highest level for any November in six years.
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