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U.S. Hiring Steady in June at Four-Year High

U.S. Hiring Steady in June at Four-Year High | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gallup's Job Creation Index averaged +20 in June, similar to April and May levels, and continuing to be among the best it's been since mid-2008.
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4 Explanations for Why Housing Inventory Is So Low

4 Explanations for Why Housing Inventory Is So Low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Housing inventories have been on a roll lately, but not the kind many of us had expected – it just keeps going, and going, and going down!

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Does your website need a facelift? Take the test

Does your website need a facelift? Take the test | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Remember When Google Was A Search Engine? | TechCrunch

Remember When Google Was A Search Engine? | TechCrunch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It's not exactly clear when Google ceased to be a search company. It became more like a company that wanted a finger in every pot in order to protect its future as a search company; Perhaps it was the early acquisition of Google Earth?

 

Or MLSs were just MLSs?

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Why is Housing Inventory So Darn Low? | Altos Research: How's the Market?

Why is Housing Inventory So Darn Low? | Altos Research: How's the Market? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I've just finished a week-long tour of some of the big financial institutions in Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles with our Wall Street research partner...
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Dell Agrees to Buy Quest for $2.2 Billion Adding Software

Dell Agrees to Buy Quest for $2.2 Billion Adding Software | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dell Inc. agreed to buy Quest Software Inc., a maker of programs to manage corporate computer systems, for about $2.4 billion, ending a bidding contest with Insight Venture Partners.
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With Google Now, Android Puts Apple's Siri To Shame

With Google Now, Android Puts Apple's Siri To Shame | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The right way to do mobile search....
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Lender Processing Services acquires LendingSpace | HousingWire

Lender Processing Services acquires LendingSpace | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LPS says the LendingSpace software provider it acquired this week will add to its suite of mortgage origination technology offerings. To date, LPS already has Empower and PCLender, platforms used by mortgage lenders.
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ICANN Awarded Renewal Of IANA Contract By US Department of Commerce

ICANN Awarded Renewal Of  IANA Contract By US Department of Commerce | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Thought Domainincite.com broke the news last night, here is the official press release by ICANN that its contract with IANA has been renewed with the US Department of Commerce." Apparently the outgoing CEO Rd Beckstrom signed off on it on his last...
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Hidden fees of renting an apartment Amy Hoak's Home Economics

Hidden fees of renting an apartment Amy Hoak's Home Economics | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The cost of renting an apartment has risen in recent years and as demand has risen for rentals, shopping for the perfect home has gotten more competitive in many markets.
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New Facebook app displays IDX listings | Inman News

New Facebook app displays IDX listings | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
IRES makes AppLa.bz app available to members. Today, Denver-area software company AppLa.bz released a Facebook application that brings listings to an agent or broker's Facebook page with real-time interaction capability.

 

Coming to MRED this month

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Zillow Now Exclusive Provider of Rental Listings to Yahoo! Homes

Zillow Now Exclusive Provider of Rental Listings to Yahoo! Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Zillow is the exclusive provider of rental listings to Yahoo! Homes. This is great news for visitors to Yahoo!
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Real estate icon Harley E. Rouda Sr. dies at 83 | Inman News

Real estate icon Harley E. Rouda Sr. dies at 83 | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Son of HER Realtors' founder leads Real Living franchise network.
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Small-business survey rates Illinois low - Consumer News - Crain's Chicago Business

Small-business survey rates Illinois low - Consumer News - Crain's Chicago Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.

 

And while Illinois struggles to do well on overall small-business friendliness, the metro Chicago area was the state's friendliest region for entrepreneurs and job creators.

 

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Lala Green Fulfills New Role At Coldwell Banker North Shore

Lala Green Fulfills New Role At Coldwell Banker North Shore | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Patrick O’Rourke, North Shore regional vice president for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has announced that Realtor Lala Green has been appointed to the position of transition coordinator, social media, personal branding and online marketing for the brokerage’s North Shore region.

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5 Surprises in the Geneva, IL Real Estate Market in 2012

5 Surprises in the Geneva, IL Real Estate Market in 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There have been five surprises locally that have both helped and hurt home buyers and sellers. Scott Nowling, a Realtor with Prudential Starck, discusses them and shares data through June 2012.
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U.S. Office Market Has Smallest Occupancy Gain in a Year

U.S. Office Market Has Smallest Occupancy Gain in a Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. office market had its smallest increase in net occupancies in a year in the second quarter as job growth slowed, Reis Inc. said.
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Microsoft shocks all, offer Windows 8 for $39.99

Microsoft shocks all, offer Windows 8 for $39.99 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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New Indications Housing Recovery Is Under Way

New Indications Housing Recovery Is Under Way | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Roughly six years after the housing market began its longest and deepest slide since the Great Depression, home sales and an increase in sales prices indicate that the market is recovering.
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California Homeowner Bill of Rights passes, sent to governor | HousingWire

California Homeowner Bill of Rights passes, sent to governor | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The two bills will travel to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, where other provisions also await approval. Brown has not indicated whether he will sign or veto the legislation.
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Rising Home Prices Can't Keep Up with Rent Increases - Forbes

Rising Home Prices Can't Keep Up with Rent Increases - Forbes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jed Kolko, Trulia Chief Economist Trulia’s Chief Economist dives into the latest findings from the Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor.
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Four Reasons The Housing Market Is On Your Side - Forbes

Four Reasons The Housing Market Is On Your Side - Forbes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fear of failure is overshadowing a sense of urgency for prospective home buyers.
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Local Realtors report rising sales - The Doings Oak Brook

Local Realtors report rising sales - The Doings Oak Brook | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The latest numbers from the Illinois Association of Realtors show that things are looking up in the home sales market for the first time in years, and local Realtors are noticing the trend.
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Most agents investing in IDX websites | Inman News

Most agents investing in IDX websites | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Survey finds listing sites cost about $75 a month on average.

 

Do these numbers seem low to you?  Especially for Active Rain subscribers?

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MRED Reports Early Real Estate Fireworks

MRED Reports Early Real Estate Fireworks | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) - Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) (www.mredllc.com), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), has analyzed a series of metrics and confirmed the Illinois real estate marketplace in May was one of the...
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