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VIDEO: All signs point to a housing recovery, right?

VIDEO: All signs point to a housing recovery, right? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton hosted a roundtable discussion with housing market analysts to get their view on the industry and its future.
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U.S. Consumer Bureau Warns Reporting Firms on Free Data

U.S. Consumer Bureau Warns Reporting Firms on Free Data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has warned six specialty reporting companies that they may be violating federal rules on providing easy access to consumer records.
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WAV Group 2012 MLS Technology Survey Report – Released!

WAV Group 2012 MLS Technology Survey Report – Released! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We are pleased to present the results from the WAV Group 2012 MLS Technology Survey for your review and ongoing technology evaluation.

 

MRED and dynaConnection's connectMLS rule!!

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VetNet: A place for veterans and military spouses to build civilian careers

VetNet: A place for veterans and military spouses to build civilian careers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For several years now, we’ve been working to help the veteran community through outreach programs and by connecting veterans and their families to useful Google products and services.

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Annual Coldwell Banker Real Estate Home Listing Report Finds $1.6 Million Difference Between Similar Homes in Silicon Valley and Midwest

Annual Coldwell Banker Real Estate Home Listing Report Finds $1.6 Million Difference Between Similar Homes in Silicon Valley and Midwest | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Six of the 10 Most Expensive Markets in the Country Reside in the Bay Area as Home Listing Prices Reflect the Success of the Technology Industry; Survey of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes covers 72,000 properties in 2,500 U.S. Markets

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Housing's recovery looks real, but road back is still long

Housing's recovery looks real, but road back is still long | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

...The 26-year-old police officer lost 13 bids in a competitive market marked by strong investor interest and a tight supply of homes for sale. Given price increases, she's also had to pursue smaller homes to stay inside her budget....

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Consumer Confidence Gains as U.S. Home Prices Climb: Economy

Consumer Confidence Gains as U.S. Home Prices Climb: Economy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Consumer confidence climbed to a four-year high, home prices increased by the most since 2010 and demand for business equipment rose, signaling resilience in the U.S. economy as the new year approaches.
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New home sales fall 0.3% in October

New home sales fall 0.3% in October | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After a spike in September, new single-family home sales fell 0.3% to 368,000 last month, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales dropped from September’s 389,000, but were 17.2% higher than a year ago when only 314,000 units were sold.
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MLB Faces Patent Lawsuit Over Autograph Authentication

MLB Faces Patent Lawsuit Over Autograph Authentication | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Details and analysis of a lawsuit brought again Major League Baseball by Frederick Noyes, who alleges MLB infringed on his autograph authentication patent.

 

Everyone gets in the act of patent infringement...

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Ericsson Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement - X-bit labs

Ericsson Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement - X-bit labs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Ericsson, a developer of wireless and communication technologies, has filed a patent infringement action against Samsung after it refused to sign a license agreement on FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) terms, despite two years of negotiations

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August Case-Shiller 20-City Index Shows Strong Monthly Appreciation

August Case-Shiller 20-City Index Shows Strong Monthly Appreciation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed that the non-seasonally adjusted September 10- and 20-City Composite rose 2.1% and 3.0% on a year-over-year basis, in line with Zillow’s forecast released last week.

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Rockford Realtor/Apartment Associations raise issues with proposed ordinance | The Rock River Times

Rockford Realtor/Apartment Associations raise issues with proposed ordinance | The Rock River Times | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The board of directors of the Rockford Apartment Association would like to inform the public of our concern over a proposal for an ordinance regulating rental property. This proposed ordinance is on the Rockford City Council Codes and Regulations Committee Agenda for Monday, Nov. 26.

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Oak Park's Gagliardo Realty and Prudential Premier Realtors Merge

Oak Park's Gagliardo Realty and Prudential Premier Realtors Merge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gagliardo Realty merged with Prudential Premier Realtors to form Gagliardo Realty Associates. They have offices in both Oak Park and River Forest.
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Now It’s a Race: ComScore Adds Up Web, Mobile and App Eyeballs for the First Time

Now It’s a Race: ComScore Adds Up Web, Mobile and App Eyeballs for the First Time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Big news for Web publishers whose users are increasingly visiting them on their phones: They’re going to start getting credit for those eyeballs,

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Forget College: Buy a House Instead

Forget College: Buy a House Instead | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Its time we bought high school seniors a house, rather than college debt. It’s time for a radical rethinking of the best ways to prepare our children for the future.

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New FHA Rule to Help Spark More Condo Sales?

New FHA Rule to Help Spark More Condo Sales? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Developers are hoping that a new FHA change that is more friendly toward allowing mixed-use developments will help to revive condo sales, The New York Times reports. .

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On Data Security, Get Ahead of the Law

On Data Security, Get Ahead of the Law | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Last year some big-name companies and oganizations got hit by data breaches. LinkedIn comes first to mind. According to news reports, its system was breached...
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Freddie Mac increased mortgage purchases in October

Freddie Mac increased mortgage purchases in October | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Freddie Mac purchased or securitized $50 billion worth of mortgage loans in October, up from $39 billion in September and $33 billion a year earlier.
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Chinese buyers lead foreign investment in US housing market

Chinese buyers lead foreign investment in US housing market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As the U.S. housing market slowly starts to recover, foreign investment is helping it along.
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Unemployment rate drops in 329 of 372 metro areas

Unemployment rate drops in 329 of 372 metro areas | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. unemployment rate was lower in 329 of 372 metro areas, higher in 37 areas and unchanged in six areas from last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., posted the highest unemployment rates.
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Housing market 47% back to normal, Trulia says

Housing market 47% back to normal, Trulia says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In its October 2012 Housing Barometer, Trulia reported that the housing market is now 47% returned to normal compared to a 25% in October 2011.

 

Oh-oh - there's that 47% again.

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Apple hit with patent lawsuit over iPhone's use of headphones

Apple hit with patent lawsuit over iPhone's use of headphones | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
An apparent shell company files a $3 million lawsuit over a 2008 patent covering an interface for sending and receiving audio signals from a phone. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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Apple and LG accused of infringing Alcatel-Lucent patents in U.S. trial

Apple and LG accused of infringing Alcatel-Lucent patents in U.S. trial | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A California court trial involving patent infringement allegations against co-defendants Apple and LG Electronics began on Tuesday, with Alcatel-Lucent's Multimedia Patent Trust asserting the two electronics makers violated video compression...
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How much retail space is empty because of e-commerce?

How much retail space is empty because of e-commerce? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Here’s a post-Cyber Monday wake-up call: E-commerce is responsible for nearly 160 million feet of lost absorption of retail space.

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The Pros & Cons of Selling Real Estate on Black Friday Weekend

The Pros & Cons of Selling Real Estate on Black Friday Weekend | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The vast majority of consumers will be out today shopping for TVs and movies, so does it make sense for agents to work on real estate this weekend?
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