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Oregon’s RMLS Selects SentriLock

Oregon’s RMLS Selects SentriLock | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Portland-headquartered Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (RMLS™) has partnered with SentriLock, LLC, to provide its subscribers with SentriLock’s REALTOR® Lockbox System, the official lockbox solution of the National Association of REALTORS®.
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Homeownership no longer the American Dream?

Homeownership no longer the American Dream? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Eight in 10 Americans believe we are still in the middle of the housing crisis — or that the worst is yet to come — according to a national survey conducted by Hart Research Associates and commissioned by the John D.
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Fannie Mae webinar on Short Sales recording now posted

Fannie Mae webinar on Short Sales recording now posted | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

HomePath Short Sale – Improving the Short Sale Experience, an IAR webinar, you can now download the audio and video file on the association website.

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This Super Local Brooklyn Whole Foods Will Have A 20,000-Square-Foot Rooftop Greenhouse

This Super Local Brooklyn Whole Foods Will Have A 20,000-Square-Foot Rooftop Greenhouse | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Whole Foods scheduled to open this fall in Brooklyn won’t look like all the other iterations of the upscale grocery chain--it will have a 20,000-square-foot greenhouse on its roof.
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SAP moves against 'patent troll' attacking its financial sector customers

SAP moves against 'patent troll' attacking its financial sector customers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

AP has moved to defend the users of its Sybase database software by filing suit against Pi-Net International, a "patent troll" that has filed several patent infringement lawsuits against SAP customers in the US financial services sector over patents it claims SAP is infringing.

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2013 Real Trends 500 by Volume

2013 Real Trends 500 by Volume | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Real Trends 500 is the leading source of rankings in the residential real estate industry. You will find top brokers and companies by transaction sides and volumes.
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Fannie Mae posts largest annual gain with $17.2 billion profit

Fannie Mae posts largest annual gain with $17.2 billion profit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Our financial results improved significantly in 2012 and we expect our earnings to remain strong over the next few years," said Timothy Mayopoulos, president and chief executive officer of Fannie Mae.
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NAHB: Homebuyers can afford higher-priced homes

NAHB: Homebuyers can afford higher-priced homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The National Association of Home Builders discovered that those looking to buy can actually purchase a more expensive newer home while achieving the same annual operating costs as an older, existing home.
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2012 Vacation Home Sales Up, Investment Dips but Stays Elevated, Prices Rise

2012 Vacation Home Sales Up, Investment Dips but Stays Elevated, Prices Rise | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Vacation home sales improved in 2012, while investment purchases remained elevated for a second consecutive year, according to the National Association of Realtors®

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Home prices post highest increase in nearly 7 years

Home prices post highest increase in nearly 7 years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home prices rose more on an annual basis in February than they have in nearly seven years, largely due to outsized price appreciation in western states, according to analytics firm CoreLogic.

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Luxury Sales Sweep Into Windy City

Luxury Sales Sweep Into Windy City | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago has been known more for its deep-dish pizza than luxury real estate, but the return of high-rise development is bolstering the city's luxury market.
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REALTORS® Committed to Fair Housing

REALTORS® Committed to Fair Housing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

REALTORS® build communities and believe people have a right to live wherever they can afford to live. This month marks the 45th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act.

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Stuck On An Idea? Walk Through The Park

Stuck On An Idea? Walk Through The Park | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Puns aside, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine evidences that green spaces lessen "brain fatigue"--that familiar (urban?) feeling of being distracted, forgetful, and flighty, as Gretchen Reynolds notes for the New York Times.

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RE/MAX Premier Properties, Chicago, Adds Aaron Vanderbilt to Its Expanding Lineup of Top Producing Brokers

RE/MAX Premier Properties, Chicago, Adds Aaron Vanderbilt to Its Expanding Lineup of Top Producing Brokers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 Aaron Vanderbilt is the latest leading Chicago real estate broker to join RE/MAX Premier Properties, 1205 N. Dearborn Pkwy. The Gold Coast brokerage is headed by broker/owners Janice Corley and Cynthia Bauer.
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Strategies for more successful real estate open houses

Strategies for more successful real estate open houses | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On any given weekend, REALTORS® in Illinois communities both large and small are showcasing their listings and their market expertise by holding open houses for the public.

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Realogy : 2013 Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report Ranks Most Valuable Markets and Exclusive Zip Codes

Realogy : 2013 Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report Ranks Most Valuable Markets and Exclusive Zip Codes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Look out 90210; a new ZIP code in Aspen, Colo., is making California-sized waves. Today, Coldwell Banker Previews International,® the Coldwell Banker brand’s luxury real estate marketing program, released its Luxury Market Report, providing a snapshot of luxury markets from January through December 2012. The report, which focused on the value of luxury real estate in today’s market,

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First Mobile Phone Call Was Placed Exactly 40 Years Ago

First Mobile Phone Call Was Placed Exactly 40 Years Ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The device that Marty used to place the call was a prototype which would later become the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x. It was the first commercially available mobile phone, and despite its meager specs for today's standards — it weighed 2.5 pounds and only had a one-line, text-only LED display — it cost a whopping $3,995.

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Congratulations to 2013's Class of 30 Under 30

Congratulations to 2013's Class of 30 Under 30 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Every spring, a new crop of promising pros is uncovered by REALTOR® Magazine staff. This year’s honorees are ready to put recession behind them and embark on a whole new era of real estate.
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Congratulations to 2 Winners from Chicago - Matt Laricy and Leo Solarte!

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MRIS Brings Real Time Local Real Estate Listings™ with the New MRIShomes.com

MRIS Brings Real Time Local Real Estate Listings™ with the New MRIShomes.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

MRIS, the Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates nearly $103 million a day in real estate transactions, announced the relaunch and rebrand of its consumer-facing home search website, MRIShomes.com, formerly HomesDatabase.com.

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Home prices expected to remain positive in 2013

Home prices expected to remain positive in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home prices nationwide are going into the second quarter on solid ground and are expected to remain positive throughout the year, according to data from Clear Capital.
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The Rise Of The Superconnector

The Rise Of The Superconnector | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's not unusual to have hundreds or even thousands of LinkedIn connectionswhich can make your socialmedia world as messy and noisy as a crowded party...
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Realtor.com® Celebrates 17 Years; Provides Consumers with the Industry's Most Accurate Housing Data

Realtor.com® Celebrates 17 Years; Provides Consumers with the Industry's Most Accurate Housing Data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com®, the leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), is celebrating 17 years of helping people find their dream home. Since 1996, realtor.com® has grown active users by more than 20 million, brought an industry-leading mobile app to market and cultivated relationships with more than 800 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), more than any other real estate website.

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Tinley Park, Orland Park homes standing strong despite housing crisis

Tinley Park, Orland Park homes standing strong despite housing crisis | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A recent study shows that Tinley Park and Orland Park homes have retained more value than other cities through the housing crisis although the suburbs continue to struggle after the market crash.
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Loretta Alonzo of Romeoville Named MORe Realtor of the Year

Loretta Alonzo of Romeoville Named MORe Realtor of the Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Loretta Alonzo, broker-owner of Century 21 Alonzo & Associates of La Grange Park, has been recognized by MORe as the 2013 Realtor of the Year.

 

In Alonzo’s 40 years of leadership in real estate, she served as the president of the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois – now known as Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC (MRED) – and of the West Towns Board of Realtors, the Century 21 Chicagoland & NW Indiana Broker Council and the West Suburban Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors.

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No - this is NOT an April Fool's joke - this is a well deserved honor.
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Stemming the Tide of Data Misappropriation – Who’s Using Your Information?

Stemming the Tide of Data Misappropriation – Who’s Using Your Information? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when REALTORS® would do the legwork and provide a stack of listings to buyers. Would-be buyers can view listing data any number of places online, though they tend to go in droves to the big online real estate portals (think realtor.com®, Homes.com, Trulia, Zillow). Yet, issues surrounding who owns the listing data, and how it is being disseminated across the Web—at worst, illegally and, at best, contrary to the intentions of its owners—continue to raise the ire of real estate brokers and online listings organizations.

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