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Rockford REALTORS® and IAR Governmental Affairs stall push for rental property licensing

Rockford REALTORS® and IAR Governmental Affairs stall push for rental property licensing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to an iReport from IAR Local Government Affairs Director (GAD) Conor Brown: “City of Rockford Alderman Ann Thompson-Kelly stood up on council floor last week to again push for requiring rental property owners to obtain a certificate of registration (licencing), a mandatory inspection and pay fees.”

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RealtyTrac: 2Q foreclosure activity rises as some states see reboot | HousingWire

RealtyTrac: 2Q foreclosure activity rises as some states see reboot | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Foreclosure starts increased in more markets during the first half of 2012, most notably in the second quarter, with 31 states posting year-over-year increases.
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Mortgage rates dip to new lows | HousingWire

Mortgage rates dip to new lows | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Following a lackluster employment report for June, long-term U.S. Treasury bond yields eased somewhat this week, allowing fixed mortgage rates to fall to unseen depths.
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Barbara O’Connor joins Move.com as EVP Marketing from Yahoo!

Barbara O’Connor joins Move.com as EVP Marketing from Yahoo! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
At Yahoo!, O'Connor led significant initiatives that drove measurable increases in revenue, online audience reach and engagement, app downloads and overall reputation. Prior to Yahoo!, O'Connor helped launch Kontiki, Inc.
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CoreLogic® Reports Negative Equity Decreases in First Quarter Of 2012

CoreLogic® Reports Negative Equity Decreases in First Quarter Of 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CoreLogic CLGX -0.30% , a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released new data showing that 11.4 million, or 23.7 percent, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity at the end of the first quarter of 2012.

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Chicago Area Foreclosures Rise 27 Percent

Chicago Area Foreclosures Rise 27 Percent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: beingmimosa Yesterday we wrote about real estate website Zillow ranking the Chicago area as the top major market in the nation for home buyers based on how long homes are staying on the market and the negotiating power buyers have...
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Seth's Blog: Yesterday's over

Seth's Blog: Yesterday's over | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This is bad news for market leaders, incumbents and those in favor of the status quo, and great news for everyone else. And it happens again, fresh, every day.
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Housing Passes a Milestone

Housing Passes a Milestone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. finally has moved beyond attention-grabbing predictions from housing experts that housing is bottoming. The housing market has turned—at last.
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CoStar Composite Price Indices Record Broad Gains in May

CoStar Composite Price Indices Record Broad Gains in May | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CoStar Composite Price Indices Record Broad Gains in May as Recovery Expands Across Property Size and Quality Ranges

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Google Sued Over Chrome

Google Sued Over Chrome | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A company sues Google over patent infringement in its Chrome mobile browser.
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Future of Social Media in 3 Panels

Future of Social Media in 3 Panels | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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MRED in Negotiations with Zillow on Direct Feed

MRED in Negotiations with Zillow on Direct Feed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow was in the news yesterday when Inman News reported that the syndication site had contacted 50 or so MLSs at the end of June about establishing direct IDX feeds.

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Rent Increases Outpace Modest Home Price Rises

Rent Increases Outpace Modest Home Price Rises | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Foreclosure Backlog Puts Recent Price Leaps In Phoenix, Miami, Cape Coral-Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Orlando And Detroit At Risk

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Chase analysts expect home prices to rise 12% by 2016 | HousingWire

Chase analysts expect home prices to rise 12% by 2016 | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices are hitting bottom, and could rise by as much as 12% over the next four years, according to the latest forecast from bank analysts. However, much remains uncertain about a still sizeable shadow inventory.
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Jobless claims decline as auto factories push back shutdowns | HousingWire

Jobless claims decline as auto factories push back shutdowns | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jobless claims experienced a steep, isolated decline last week as auto factories pushed back their summer shutdowns to offset declining inventory levels.
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MediaPost Publications Some Do Most Browsing Only on Cell Phone 07/11/2012

MediaPost Publications Some Do Most Browsing Only on Cell Phone 07/11/2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Some Do Most Browsing Only on Cell Phone - 07/11/2012...
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Movoto Launches SpotProperty: The First Daily Deal Website for Homes

Movoto Launches SpotProperty: The First Daily Deal Website for Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

SpotProperty Identifies Deals Priced 10-20% Below Market Value

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MortgageOrb: RealtyTrac: One Million Foreclosure Filings In First Half Of 2012

MortgageOrb: RealtyTrac: One Million Foreclosure Filings In First Half Of 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Focusing on mortgage news and analysis from the loan origination, servicing and secondary marketing business, MortgageOrb offers industry professionals the information they need to compete in the market.
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Rising foreclosure risk clouds housing outlook

Rising foreclosure risk clouds housing outlook | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Many experts, from Warren Buffett to the Wall Street Journal, have been declaring lately an end to the longest and deepest housing bust since the Great Depression.
There's a flea in that balm, however: foreclosures look set to begin rising again.
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Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey: Americans Are Increasingly Confident About Homeownership, Real Estate Market Recovery

Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey: Americans Are Increasingly Confident About Homeownership, Real Estate Market Recovery | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey: Americans Are Increasingly Confident About Homeownership, Real Estate Market Recovery

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Google Street View goes on a road trip through California's national parks

Google Street View goes on a road trip through California's national parks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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CoStar Group: Rising Demand for Office and Industrial Real Estate ...

CoStar Group: Rising Demand for Office and Industrial Real Estate ... | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CoStar Group: Rising Demand for Office and Industrial Real Estate Suggests Expanding U.S. Economy

 

Midyear 2012 Market Reports Show Retail Recovery Lagging Significantly; Job Growth Key to Accelerating Recovery

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I Love My Real Estate Broker

I Love My Real Estate Broker | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Americans love critiquing services online, but when it comes to rating real estate agents, few reliable forums exist. How brokers are evading scrutiny.

 

Old News?

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Seth's Blog: The puzzle joint

Seth's Blog: The puzzle joint | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nick Schade makes beautiful handmade kayaks. One model is 18 feet long and it's built from plywood. The problem, of course, is that plywood comes in 8 foot long sheets. Most people would work to hide the joint, to minimize...
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Optimism Key Ingredient in Obama, Fannie Housing Reports

Optimism Key Ingredient in Obama, Fannie Housing Reports | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Maybe it’s the patriotic Fourth of July fervor, but two new government reports on housing are quite optimistic, with both President Obama’s Housing Scorecard and Fannie Mae’s latest National Housing Survey finding quite a bit to like in today’s gradually recovering housing market, from consumer expectations on housing to the successes of government refinancing initiatives.

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