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At Business Schools, Renewed Interest in Real Estate

At Business Schools, Renewed Interest in Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The real estate recovery has been shaky but strengthening, and few know it better than the people whose future fortunes are going to depend up on it. According to several top business schools, student interest in studying real estate has been growing in recent years, providing yet another promising indicator of a strengthening recovery.

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Fannie To Allow Walkaways by On-Time Borrowers

Fannie To Allow Walkaways by On-Time Borrowers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will let some borrowers who kept up payments as their homes lost value erase their debts by giving up the properties, helping Americans escape underwater loans while adding to losses at the mortgage giants bailed out with...
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Vine app: porn flubs, ads, creative uses multiply

Vine app: porn flubs, ads, creative uses multiply | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twitter's Vine app continues to have a rough time, but as the creative uses multiply, the novel tool is proving to be not only fun but useful, and soon to be a marketing staple in any business' arsenal.
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New rules: Airline ticket name must match ID exactly

New rules: Airline ticket name must match ID exactly | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If your passport or driver's license includes a full middle name that you don't normally use, you may be asked to include that name on your ticket the next time you fly within the United States and by...
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NAR - Pending Home Sales Down in December but Remain on Uptrend

NAR - Pending Home Sales Down in December but Remain on Uptrend | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pending home sales declined in December but have stayed above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months.
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CBRE taps leader for local retail brokerage

CBRE taps leader for local retail brokerage | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
William Wright, who is coming from Mid-America Real Estate, wants to get leasing and sales brokers to work more closely with asset managers to maximize value for landlords.
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The One Worrisome Detail In Today's New Home Sales Report

The One Worrisome Detail In Today's New Home Sales Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

December new home sales data shows a rise in inventory that could impact home prices. The most concerning detail about the report however was inventory at the end of December.

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Toll’s New Frontier: Student Housing

Toll’s New Frontier: Student Housing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Toll Brothers, best known for its sprawling single-family homes, recently said it is beefing up its apartment presence in Washington, D.C. Now, the builder is expanding into another business: Student housing.
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Zillow Home Value Forecast for December 2013

Zillow Home Value Forecast for December 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The housing market ended 2012 on a good note – home values are up 5.9 percent for the year and are forecasted to appreciate by 3.3 percent in 2013. However the housing recovery has not been felt evenly across the nation.

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Users Warned About New Type of Malware Spam Emails Impersonating DocuSign

Users Warned About New Type of Malware Spam Emails Impersonating DocuSign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, we learned that cybercriminals were sending out fake DocuSign emails in an effort to trick users into installing a piece of malware on their computers. Now, DocuSign is warning customers about a new variant of the malicious campaign.

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San Bernardino County abandons eminent domain mortgage plan

San Bernardino County abandons eminent domain mortgage plan | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Bernardino County and two of its cities abandoned a plan that would use eminent domain to seize troubled mortgages and write down debt for homeowners.
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4 Simple and Powerful Tips to Get the Most From Conferences

4 Simple and Powerful Tips to Get the Most From Conferences | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you’ve been in the online marketing industry for more than a year or two, you’ll already have figured out that there’s no better use of your time than attending a professional conference, expo or workshop.

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4 Social Media Lessons From a Successful Food Truck

4 Social Media Lessons From a Successful Food Truck | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Before John, my husband-to-be, and I started our food truck in 2010, I cyber-stalked food trucks on the West Coast and in New York City to find out how they were using Twitter, ...
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Housing to (finally) be driver of economic growth in '13

Housing to (finally) be driver of economic growth in '13 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Economists see the current rebound in housing continuing throughout this year, helping to lift the economy out of its slow-growth doldrums.
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Europe Bets €1BN And 10 Years On “Wonder Material” Graphene As A Silicon Replacement

Europe Bets €1BN And 10 Years On “Wonder Material” Graphene As A Silicon Replacement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A graphene research initiative has been selected by the European Commission as one of two winners of its Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research excellence award competition -- to develop the potential of graphene as a silicon replacement...
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Housing Continues the Road Called Recovery — Big Story Remains the Limited Inventory

Housing Continues the Road Called Recovery — Big Story Remains the Limited Inventory | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The National Association of Realtors® release on December 2012 housing sales and related data again illuminates the path of recovery of U.S. housing markets. While many would focus on the improving home prices, the story once again is how few homes are currently available for sale.

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Rejection Therapy: A Hundred Days of 'No'

Rejection Therapy: A Hundred Days of 'No' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To take some pain out of a courted investor's abrupt rejection, tech entrepreneur Jia Jiang launched 100 Days of Rejection Therapy, actively courting "no" as a way of building inner resistance...
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Sounds like my life in high school. :-)

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Two Dazzling Comets Headed Our Way

Two Dazzling Comets Headed Our Way | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The year 2013 may someday be known as "the year of the comets." We may see two of the brightest comets in years and possibly one of the brightest in history
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There Has Literally Never Been A Better Time To Buy A Home In America

There Has Literally Never Been A Better Time To Buy A Home In America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

You hear it all the time from ads and realtors.  But this time it's actually true: there has literally never been a better time to buy a home.

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Colette Stevenson's comment, January 28, 2013 11:49 AM
Agreed!
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What High Dives And Roller Coasters Teach Us About Getting Comfortable With Career Risk

What High Dives And Roller Coasters Teach Us About Getting Comfortable With Career Risk | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I (at least part of me) was lucky enough to grow up at Camp Arowhon in northern Ontario. Deep in the north woods of Canada, I spent summers confronting what it meant to do what you wanted to do.
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High-Priced Listings Battle Against Low Appraisals

High-Priced Listings Battle Against Low Appraisals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As home sales pick up at the million-dollar-plus end of the market, deals are being complicated by unexpectedly low appraisal values.
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Man, 23, squats in $2.5 million Florida mansion - Video

Man, 23, squats in $2.5 million Florida mansion - Video | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Video on TODAY.com: Andre Barbosa has been living rent-free in a Boca Raton, Florida, home worth an estimated $2.5 million for the last six months.
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The death of the mortgage broker?

The death of the mortgage broker? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mortgage broker’s days may be numbered. Starting next year, mortgage brokers, who serve as middlemen between homebuyers and lenders, will be subject to new rules that experts say could push...
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IRS Provides Guidance on Mortgage Modifications

IRS Provides Guidance on Mortgage Modifications | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Internal Revenue Service is offering guidance on mortgage principal reductions in the federal government s program for mortgage modifications for borrowers who have fallen behind on their payments.
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Dad Draws Awesome Art on Kids' Lunch Bags

Dad Draws Awesome Art on Kids' Lunch Bags | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One father draws intricate designs and characters on his children's brown paper lunch bags every day.
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