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Space Oddity

A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. With thanks to Emm Gryner, Jo...
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Your fun clip of the day.

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The Reality of Price Per Square Foot

The Reality of Price Per Square Foot | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As appraisers, we talk to realtors on a routine basis. Whether it’s to set up an appointment, verifying data or even just shooting the breeze, their insight can be invaluable as we analyze a property and its
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Buyer's Agent accepts payment in Bitcoin

Buyer's Agent accepts payment in Bitcoin | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Would you use Bitcoin to buy a house? Web entrepreneur Cosmo McIntyre would consider it and he’s already used the currency to pay a buyer’s agent’s fees.
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I've got to go find all my monopoily money.

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Listening to Your Inner Voice Makes You a Better Manager

Listening to Your Inner Voice Makes You a Better Manager | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Some of the best advice we have all got — be it while making big personal decisions or making critical business decisions — is the same: Follow your inner voice. Most of us have heeded that counsel, yet if we were asked to list the elements that enable better decision-making, we would cite experience, research, data, even polls — but never our inner voices.

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NAR Member Survey Shows Realtor® Business and Income Continue to Improve

NAR Member Survey Shows Realtor® Business and Income Continue to Improve | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The business activity and income of Realtors® are up for the second year in a row following nine years of decline, according to the 2013 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile.
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Why You Should Scrap That Ladder-Climbing Plan And Go Backpacking Around The World, Instead

Why You Should Scrap That Ladder-Climbing Plan And Go Backpacking Around The World, Instead | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
All the latest trends in career development suggest young peopleand really all of usneed to get on the ball early or end up flipping burgers. The Bold...
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Lender Processing agrees to $14 million securities fraud settlement

Lender Processing agrees to $14 million securities fraud settlement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The mortgage servicing company settled claims that the company misled investors about improper practices underlying its business model, including “robo-signing” documents.
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DollarShaveClub.com - Our Blades Are Freaking Great

DollarShaveClub.com - Our Blades Are Freaking Great | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dollar Shave Club couldn't be simpler. Select one of our great razors, pay one low monthly fee, and we send 'em right to your door. No more over-paying for f...
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Russ Bergeron's comment, May 10, 2013 9:29 PM
One of the best ads ever
Troy M Rech's comment, May 13, 2013 9:19 AM
The ad sold me on trying the service. Blades are nice - and at $72 a year ($6 a month), I don't try to stretch out beyond a week of shaving. Hilarious yet effective!
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Google's Eric Schmidt On Data Privacy: The Internet Needs A Delete Button

Google's Eric Schmidt On Data Privacy: The Internet Needs A Delete Button | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Your personal data is being overshared with companies and advertisers. So how much control should you have over your private info
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Act Now Or, When You Die, Your Secret Love Letters Will Belong To Google

Act Now Or, When You Die, Your Secret Love Letters Will Belong To Google | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After you die, the letters you keep in a box in the closet will no longer be private. But the letters in your email account are a different story.
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RealtyTrac: April foreclosure filings drop 23%

RealtyTrac: April foreclosure filings drop 23% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. foreclosure filings fell 5% from March to April with default slips, scheduled auction notices and bank repossessions targeting 144,790 properties last month, RealtyTrac said.
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Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social Mapping/Traffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court Mobile Users

Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social Mapping/Traffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court Mobile Users | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Facebook appears to be close to making another billion-dollar acquisition to once again ramp up its mobile efforts: according to three reports in the Israeli press at Calcalist and sister publication Ynet and The Marker (all in Hebrew), Facebook...
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Microsoft Mulling Nook Media LLC Purchase For $1 Billion

Microsoft Mulling Nook Media LLC Purchase For $1 Billion | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Microsoft is offering to pay $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, the digital book and college book joint venture with Barnes & Noble and other investors, according to internal documents we've obtained...
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5 videos to help you look less ugly in pictures

5 videos to help you look less ugly in pictures | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We've all looked like an earthworm or an alcoholic in some ungodly picture floating around the web, but here is how to look good in pictures, no matter whether professionally shot or candid through a smartphone.
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Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of Market Leader, Inc.

Law Office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC Announces Investigation of Market Leader, Inc. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Market Leader, Inc. relating to the proposed acquisition by Trulia, Inc.
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Many real estate pros will qualify for Obamacare credits

Many real estate pros will qualify for Obamacare credits | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Will you be among the 28.6 million Americans who will qualify under Obamacare  (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) for health care credits to purchase health insurance starting in 2014?

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My rough estimate, based on NAR's numbers out today, this would cover about 600,000 Realtors. 

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Google Launches Content Recommendation Engine For Mobile Sites, Powered By Google+

Google Launches Content Recommendation Engine For Mobile Sites, Powered By Google+ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google continues to increase the reach of its Google+ platform, and today the company is launching a new mobile content recommendation service powered by Google+.
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If You Screw Up, Be Honest About It And Your Customers Will Forgive You

If You Screw Up, Be Honest About It And Your Customers Will Forgive You | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Polaroidloving Impossible Project messed up badly right out of the gate. How did they handle it They went to their customers with an honest...
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The 100 Most Creative People In Business 2013

The 100 Most Creative People In Business 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In an era in which best-laid plans are quickly disrupted, the need for new tactics is constant. And that creates a need for constant inspiration. Our 100 Most Creative People in Business come from all industries around the globe; as they share their experiences in our pages, we hope they inspire yours.

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Dammit - number 101 again!

 

Out of 100 people, I know exactly zero of them. What does that say about me?

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The rise of ‘pocket listings’ may be costly to sellers

The rise of ‘pocket listings’ may be costly to sellers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

How hot is hot when it comes to housing markets across the country right now? Crazy hot: Some houses sell within days, sometimes within hours, of listing. Then there are the growing numbers that sell even before they formally hit the market — sold through a controversial technique known as "pocket listings."

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‘Pocket listings’ allow realty agents to make sales without sharing commissions

‘Pocket listings’ allow realty agents to make sales without sharing commissions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

How hot is hot when it comes to housing markets across the country right now? Crazy hot: Some houses sell within days, sometimes within hours, of listing. Then there are the growing numbers that sell even before they formally hit the market — sold through a controversial technique known as pocket listings.

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YouTube Launches Trend Map To Show Who's Watching What Where

YouTube Launches Trend Map To Show Who's Watching What Where | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
YouTube now has a trend mapping facility so you can see which videos are popular on a regional basis across the U.S.data that may help digital ad...
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Mortgage delinquency rate rises as foreclosure inventory subsides: MBA

Mortgage delinquency rate rises as foreclosure inventory subsides: MBA | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The delinquency rate for mortgages on one-to-four unit residential properties grew 16 basis points from the fourth quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013 even as the nation’s foreclosure inventory rate dropped to 3.55%, the Mortgage Bankers...
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CoreLogic Data Co-op Exceeds 100 MLS Organizations

CoreLogic Data Co-op Exceeds 100 MLS Organizations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Membership in CoreLogic Data Co-op exceeded 100 MLS organizations, including Realcomp II Ltd., Michigan’s largest REALTOR®-owned MLS with approximately 11,000 subscribers from more than 2,100 real estate offices.
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Francisco Gonzalez's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:52 AM

I'm curious about what services CoreLogic offers versus its rival - Realtors Property Resource LLC. I understand MRED, my MLS provider, feeds listing data to  CoreLogic analytics venture, but I have no further knowledge of any reciprocal benefit. 

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Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project

Google Visualizes Massive Changes To The Face Of The Earth With New Timelapse Project | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A lot can change in 28 years, and Google has put together a very graphic demonstration of just how much can happen geographically with a new effort that combines global, annual Landsat satellite image composites with its Google Earth Engine software.
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