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McColly Real Estate Recognized for Superior Marketing

McColly Real Estate Recognized for Superior Marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

McColly Real Estate was the recipient of a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Marketing Contest Award presented at the network’s Annual Conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the company announced. The conference was part of LeadingRE’s Conference Week, which attracted a sell-out crowd of nearly 2,000 top real estate professionals from 17 countries.

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Foreclosure building plan would offer Chicago renters $12,000 to move

Foreclosure building plan would offer Chicago renters $12,000 to move | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lenders that repossess rental buildings in Chicago — or anyone who buys a rental building at a court-ordered foreclosure auction — would have to pay tenants $12,000 per unit to move or offer them rent-controlled extended leases until the building...
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Homeowners defaulting in loan modification program, report says

Homeowners defaulting in loan modification program, report says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Struggling homeowners who received loan modifications under a federal government program are defaulting on their mortgages at an alarming rate, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.

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David Allen's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:57 AM

What are the specific reasons for the high default rate?.. I believe that the government proposed a solution to the stake holders who created the problem but did not go far enough in its demands to correct the problem.

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ITC dismisses Motorola's patent infringement claim against Apple

ITC dismisses Motorola's patent infringement claim against Apple | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has reported that Apple did not infringe upon a Motorola patent involving mobile touchscreen technology.

ITC official's findings come following Motorola's request to review a previous dismissal ruling. The case continues a lengthy patent battle between the two smartphone makers.

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@properties To Open Glenview Office

@properties To Open Glenview Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate firm @properties continues its North Shore expansion with new Glenview location; will also serve the surrounding towns of Northbrook, Golf, Morton Grove and Niles.
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Jim Gramata's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:06 AM

Growing growing growing....

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SJC Rules Realtor May Be Liable For Erroneous Zoning Info In MLS

SJC Rules Realtor May Be Liable For Erroneous Zoning Info In MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Unfortunately I have some more bad news for Massachusetts real estate agents, as the Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled against a Realtor for failing to properly verify a representation made on MLS concerning a listing’s zoning classification. The closely watched case is DeWolfe v. Hingham Centre Ltd. (SJC-11168) (embedded below).

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Apple Siri Keeps Data 2 Years!

Apple Siri Keeps Data 2 Years! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple users' privacy may be at risk, as Apple finally revealed to Wired that Siri data is kept for 2 years even though that is not mentioned on Apple&
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Twitter Is Working on Two-Factor Authentication, Report Says

Twitter Is Working on Two-Factor Authentication, Report Says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Twitter is currently testing two-factor authentication, and plans to roll it out to users soon, according to a report.

The microblogging network is conducting internal tests before gradually debuting the security measure site-wide, Wired reported Tuesday night.

Also known as "two-step verification," two-factor authentication prevents fraud by forcing users to provide two pieces of information that will verify their identity. Bank customers, for example, must provide both a physical card and PIN number.

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Top 6 reasons why down payment assistance matters

Top 6 reasons why down payment assistance matters | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Down payment assistance helps make buying a home as affordable as possible. We believe it can make a significant impact for many buyers, and it’s never been truer than in today’s market.

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CoStar First Quarter 2013 Revenue Grows 52% Year-Over-Year

CoStar First Quarter 2013 Revenue Grows 52% Year-Over-Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), commercial real estate's leading Internet provider of information, analytics and marketing services, announced today that revenue for the first quarter of 2013 was $104.0 million versus $68.6 million in the first quarter of 2012, which represents an increase of 52% year-over-year.

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Foreclosure inventory continues downward spiral: LPS

Foreclosure inventory continues downward spiral: LPS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Foreclosure inventory came in at 1.69 million, now at its lowest level since April 2009, according to Lender Processing Services.
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Home Remodeling Business Posts Big Turnaround

Home Remodeling Business Posts Big Turnaround | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“Home owners are tired of waiting to make improvements,” according to a remodeling trade association, which released its latest data showing that the home remodeling business is reaching &
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Cynthia Porche Interiors's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:40 PM

Comprehensive Interior Design & Renovation in Johns Creek, Georgia.

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NFL Players Association Drafts DocuSign

NFL Players Association Drafts DocuSign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On the eve of this year's NFL Draft, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) announced an innovative program with DocuSign to bring the ease and power of electronic signature to all NFL players. NFLPA members, including all of this year's draftees, will receive unlimited usage of DocuSign Professional Edition eSignature service. DocuSign makes it easy, fast, convenient and secure to sign contracts, marketing agreements, and other documents.

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Survey Finds Appraisers Finding Hope in Rebounding Housing Market

Survey Finds Appraisers Finding Hope in Rebounding Housing Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A recently completed survey conducted by United States Appraisals found appraisers mildly encouraged by the current housing market. When asked, “What is your current level of confidence in the housing market,” 54.7 percent of respondents answered mildly or moderately strong, while 24.9 percent were neutral.

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Credit proves a hurdle for potential homebuyers

Credit proves a hurdle for potential homebuyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Spring has already proven to be a success for the housing industry, but there are a number of factors that could help strengthen the housing sector even more. Yet homebuyers are still facing major obstacles standing between them and homeownership.
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Will Two-Step Authentication Be Enough to Prevent Stupidity in Handling Twitter Accounts?

Will Two-Step Authentication Be Enough to Prevent Stupidity in Handling Twitter Accounts? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Associated Press's Twitter account being hacked yesterday there is plenty of vulture reporting about the possibility of T
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Take my password, please. 

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Mortgage servicers and investors call for more borrower info

Mortgage servicers and investors call for more borrower info | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Risk managers and investors want more specific loan-level data when dealing with distressed or delinquent loans, and now there's a segment of the market itching to provide it.
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CoreLogic Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

CoreLogic Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic reports first quarter 2013 financial results: Revenues up 10.9% to $397.2 million fueled by growth in Mortgage Origination Services and Data and Analytics segments.
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House Passes Updated CISPA Cybersecurity Legislation With Broader Bipartisan Support After Privacy Amendments Adopted

House Passes Updated CISPA Cybersecurity Legislation With Broader Bipartisan Support After Privacy Amendments Adopted | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today the House voted 288-127 to pass the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), H.R. 624. The bill passed by a wider margin than last Congress, with 92 Democrats voting in favor of H.R. 624. Several amendments regarding privacy concerns were adopted. House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) stated after the vote “CISPA recognizes that you can’t have true security without privacy, and you can’t have privacy without security. This bill effectively works to protect both.”

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Dakota Swank's curator insight, April 24, 2013 11:57 PM

The main point of this bill was basically; without privacy, you cant have security: and without security, you can't have privacy.  Confusing, I know.  The  reason the bill failed the first time is because the democratic party members thought that with the new cyber intelligence sharing that this bill introduced, there would not be any privacy of the users on the internet and they could easily be tracked or stocked.  With the new privacy accounts I guess I lean a bit more towards it; but, I know the privacy statements are just words.  If they want to find out something about me they easily can.  So why not give those people who can track me a bit more power to keep it secure?

 

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The Ninth Circuit Clarifies Scope of DMCA Safe-Harbor Provision

The Ninth Circuit Clarifies Scope of DMCA Safe-Harbor Provision | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has clarified the scope and nature of liability for online service providers when users upload infringing content to services such as media hosting sites.  The Ninth Circuit’s March 14, 2013 decision vacated and replaced the court’s prior decision in UMG Recordings v. Shelter Capital Partners, 667 F.3d 1022 (2012) (“Veoh 1”),

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The six most important questions about new top level domains

The six most important questions about new top level domains | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The six most important questions about new gTLDs (generic top level domains) answered by Jen Wolfe of Wolfe Domain.
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First American Financial Corporation Named One Of The Most Trustworthy Companies In America

First American Financial Corporation Named One Of The Most Trustworthy Companies In America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance and settlement services for real estate transactions, announced today that it was included on Forbes® list of the 100 most trustworthy companies in America.

The list includes 100 companies traded on American exchanges, chosen from thousands of contenders.

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Lender Processing Services Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings

Lender Processing Services Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE:LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology and services to the mortgage and real estate industries, today announced first quarter 2013 GAAP net earnings of $53.9 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, an increase of 12.5% compared to $47.1 million, or $0.56 per diluted share in the first quarter 2012.  Revenue was $471.7 million in the first quarter 2013, a decrease of 2.9% from the prior year quarter

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Fewer California homes heading for foreclosure

Fewer California homes heading for foreclosure | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"It appears last quarter’s drop was especially sharp because of a package of new state foreclosure laws -- the 'Homeowner Bill of Rights' — that took effect Jan. 1," said John Walsh, president of DataQuick.
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CRS Data and iMapp Sign Strategic Agreement

CRS Data and iMapp Sign Strategic Agreement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CRS Data (Courthouse Retrieval System) and iMapp® today announced the signing of a strategic agreement which leverages the strengths of both companies. CRS Data is focused on expanding their data operations and the creation of the industry’s best-in-class software while iMapp continues to expand their highly effective, criteria-driven MLS advertising delivery system. CRS Data and iMapp remain separate, privately held companies...

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