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Seth's Blog: It could be one of two things

Seth's Blog: It could be one of two things | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It might be that your audience isn't smart enough, caring enough, attentive enough, with-it enough or generous enough to understand and appreciate you. Or it might be that you're not good enough (yet).
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CHART OF THE DAY: We're About To Hit A Pivotal Moment In The Housing Recovery

CHART OF THE DAY: We're About To Hit A Pivotal Moment In The Housing Recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A year-over-year gain....
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FTC shutters Dominican mortgage assistance scam pretending to be in Chicago | HousingWire

FTC shutters Dominican mortgage assistance scam pretending to be in Chicago | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Dominican operation claimed it could help homeowners lower their monthly mortgage payments, and collected more than $2 million in fees in the past three years in order to do so. The FTC said the help never came, as promised.
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Can You Handle It: Manage Your Own Brokerage?

Can You Handle It: Manage Your Own Brokerage? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

There comes a point in every agent’s life when they look at their managing broker or team leader and think to themselves, “I can do that.”

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China's Gift to U.S. Homeowners

China's Gift to U.S. Homeowners | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Chinese represent the fastest-growing group of foreign buyers of U.S.
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Related Midwest Employs David Wolf For South Loop Sales

Related Midwest Employs David Wolf For South Loop Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicago-based development company Related Midwest, an affiliate of the New York-based Related Companies, has announced that former @properties broker David Wolf has been named president of Related Midwest Sales, according to a Crain’s report.

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Fannie Mae to pay foreclosure attorneys higher fees | HousingWire

Fannie Mae to pay foreclosure attorneys higher fees | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New state laws and severe backlogs push the foreclosure process out longer thereby requiring more work for attorneys. While borrowers are getting more protections, this also means more costs to the government-sponsored enterprises.
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Rental vacancies at lowest rate since 2002 | HousingWire

Rental vacancies at lowest rate since 2002 | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The rental vacancy rate declined slightly from the first quarter, which spells bad news for the multitudes of former homeowners now looking to rent.
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MLS® Home Price Index (Canada)

MLS® Home Price Index (Canada) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Very nice tool.

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Seth's Blog: Unanimous is not an option

Seth's Blog: Unanimous is not an option | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When you do important work, work that changes things and work that matters, it's inconceivable that the change you're trying to make will be met with complete approval. Trying to please everyone will water down your efforts, frustrate your forward...
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First American profit doubles on title insurance growth

First American profit doubles on title insurance growth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
* Q2 EPS $0.68 vs $0.30 last year* Q2 title insurance rev up 18 percent at $1.10 bln* Pre-tax title margin 11.7 pct vs 7.1 pct last yearJuly 26 (Reuters) - First American Financial Corp's quarterly...
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New Residential Sales in June Rise 15.1 Percent, Show Healthy Inventory Levels

New Residential Sales in June Rise 15.1 Percent, Show Healthy Inventory Levels | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

New residential single-family home sales were up 15.1 percent in June year-over-year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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REALTORS® Return as Real Estate Recovers

REALTORS® Return as Real Estate Recovers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
» REALTORS® Return as Real Estate Recovers...
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RE/MAX expands agent count for first time in two years | HousingWire

RE/MAX expands agent count for first time in two years | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
RE/MAX grew its member count by 1,300 agents over the last year, suggesting the franchisor expects more sales activity in the near future. Experience level is going up, too.
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Is The Cloud Really Ready For Business? - Forbes

Is The Cloud Really Ready For Business? - Forbes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It has not been a very good summer for The Cloud.

The big news recently was that Twitter had suffered its second major outage in the past five weeks. Two recent Amazon outages over the past month “certainly got everyone’s attention.”

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New website forces realtors to compete for your listing

New website forces realtors to compete for your listing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Giorgio Lupinacci was surprised when he asked his realtor friends for a deal when he wanted to sell a property: Not one was willing to reduce the commission. So he decided to do something about it.
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When will the Case-Shiller house price index turn positive Year-over-year?

When will the Case-Shiller house price index turn positive Year-over-year? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A top ranked economics and finance blog with a focus on the housing market...
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Think Before You Hit Send: Emails May Constitute Binding Real Estate Agreement Without Signed Offer

Think Before You Hit Send: Emails May Constitute Binding Real Estate Agreement Without Signed Offer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Feldberg v.Coxall: First Case To Apply New UETA (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act) To Real Estate Transactions...
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Seth's Blog: Improving your condiments

Seth's Blog: Improving your condiments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It takes a bold and confident cook to serve a naked hot dog. No roll, no kraut, no mustard. And a movie shown on a bare wall in an empty room is never going to be received as well as...
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Chicago considers eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages | HousingWire

Chicago considers eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Using eminent domain to seize underwater — but performing — mortgages is no longer just a California concept. The Chicago City Council will hold a hearing soon to consider a similar program.
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The street-level importance of national house price indices | HousingWire

The street-level importance of national house price indices | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Despite their different methodologies, the seven major house price indices tell fairly consistent stories nationally over the long horizon. But an inspection at the metro level reveals larger differences across the indices.
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Ongoing Debate: Is Software Patentable? - Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)

Ongoing Debate: Is Software Patentable? - Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
by Dennis Crouch A pair of recent Federal Circuit decisions continue to highlight ongoing ambiguities and difficulties regarding the scope of patent subject matter eligibility for software related patents.
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Stewart Information Services Crushes Earnings Estimates (STC)

Stewart Information Services Crushes Earnings Estimates (STC) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Stewart Information Services beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.

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Housing: A Long Way From Normal

Housing: A Long Way From Normal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Even as it heals, the housing market is ruled by extremes...
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