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An Unexpected Safety Announcement

An Unexpected Safety Announcement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

I just spent 4:27 at my desk watching an in-flight safety commercial. More than four minutes to watch the same material I don’t pay attention to when I’m actually on a plane! True story.

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If You're Trying To Sell Your Home, You Will Be Thrilled By This Chart

If You're Trying To Sell Your Home, You Will Be Thrilled By This Chart | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
With today's update of Existing Home Sales, Calculated Risk has updated the always-useful chart showing how many months of household inventory remains on the market.

 

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Fiscal-Cliff Fix May Cap Mortgage Deduction

Fiscal-Cliff Fix May Cap Mortgage Deduction | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Could the talks to avoid the 'fiscal cliff' place the popular mortgage-interest deduction in the cross hairs?
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McHenry County home sales climb 40 percent

McHenry County home sales climb 40 percent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

McHenry County home sales increased nearly 40 percent in October, compared to October 2011.

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Amazon Offers ‘Amazon Pages’ For Brands To Customize With Their Own URLs, And ‘Amazon Posts’ For Social Media Marketing

Amazon Offers ‘Amazon Pages’ For Brands To Customize With Their Own URLs, And ‘Amazon Posts’ For Social Media Marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Just in time for the holiday shopping blitz, it looks like Amazon is opening a new chapter in its role as an online marketplace for third-parties to sell their goods.

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Wisconsin home sales up 29% from year ago

Wisconsin home sales up 29% from year ago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Another strong month of sales of existing homes around the state is encouraging to the Wisconsin Realtors Association, but there still is room for improvement.

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Lowe’s net earnings increase by 76% for 3Q | HousingWire

Lowe’s net earnings increase by 76% for 3Q | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lowe's reported a net earnings increase of 76% from a year ago as a result of lower costs and higher revenue.
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Strong sales and tight inventory boost home prices

Strong sales and tight inventory boost home prices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A combination of rising sales and the lowest inventory in six years helped existing-home prices post annual gains for the eighth month in a row in October, the National Association of Realtors said today.

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Despite Low Inventory, Listing Prices Slacken

Despite Low Inventory, Listing Prices Slacken | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The inventory of for-sale homes remains at historic lows, but the recovery may be slowing with the rise in median listing prices tapering off, according to the latest housing data release from Realtor...
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Existing-Home Sales Rise in October with Ongoing Price and Equity Gains

Existing-Home Sales Rise in October with Ongoing Price and Equity Gains | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales of existing homes increased in October, even with some regional impact from Hurricane Sandy, while home prices continued to rise due to lower levels of inventory supply, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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MRED October Market Stats Indicate Great Thanksgiving for Real Estate

MRED October Market Stats Indicate Great Thanksgiving for Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 19, 2012) - Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has reported that the October 2012 Supply of Inventory (MSI) was down to 4.3 months, while the number of properties under...
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FHA doubles distressed loan sales

FHA doubles distressed loan sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The FHA will sell at least 10,000 mortgages per quarter through the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program in hopes to turn capital reserve positive within the year and reduce the possibility of a first time Treasury draw.
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Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Google after antitrust: The good, the bad, and the ugly | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. and European antitrust regulators are poised to crack down on the dominant search company. What changes to Google search might the cases trigger? Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
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Every New Home Built In America Creates Up To 3 New Jobs

Every New Home Built In America Creates Up To 3 New Jobs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"We are undoubtedly well on the recovery route. It's not a question of are we beginning it....

 

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Seth's Blog: The fermata

Seth's Blog: The fermata | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It is a mark from the composer to the conductor: Hold the pause as long as you like. When we finally have the attention of an audience, our instinct is to rush. Attention is precious, please don't stare, okay, I'm hurrying, there, I'm done.

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How to Deep Fry Your Thanksgiving Turkey Safely

How to Deep Fry Your Thanksgiving Turkey Safely | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How to stay safe this holiday season when using a turkey fryer.
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ICANN To Revamp WHOIS Registration Data Policy

ICANN To Revamp WHOIS Registration Data Policy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the wake of its rollout of dot-anything domains, ICANN has said it will rework its policy around collecting and providing access to data on domain registrants...
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Housing starts rise 3.6% in October

Housing starts rise 3.6% in October | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The number of new home construction projects completed hit an annual rate of 772,000 units in October, up 14.5% from September and 33.6% above year ago levels.
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List of REALTOR® organizations providing storm relief assistance grows

List of REALTOR® organizations providing storm relief assistance grows | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The list of REALTOR® organizations in Illinois making donations to help with storm relief on the East Coast continues to increase.

 

Now Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) CEO Russ Bergeron says his organization has donated $25,000

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October Illinois Home Sales, Prices Surge [Infographic]

October Illinois Home Sales, Prices Surge [Infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois home sales soared 37.3 percent over previous-year levels in October and median prices increased 3.0 percent, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

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Chicago-area home sales have best October in 6 years

Chicago-area home sales have best October in 6 years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Chicago area's housing market last month regained the momentum it lost in September, resulting in more homes being sold than in any October since 2006.
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Sales, median prices show gains in October in Illinois

Sales, median prices show gains in October in Illinois | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in October 2012 totaled 11,775 homes sold, up from 8,577 in October 2011. 

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Basing hotel choice on Web reviews may be bad move

Basing hotel choice on Web reviews may be bad move | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you choose a hotel based on glowing online comments — "OMG, I love this place!" — you may be relying on bogus or insufficient information.
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Here's Why Donald Trump Thought It Was A Good Time To Launch A Luxury Real Estate Boutique

Here's Why Donald Trump Thought It Was A Good Time To Launch A Luxury Real Estate Boutique | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When potential clients ask why they should choose Trump International Realty —the luxury residential real estate firm Donald Trump launched last month — senior vice president and managing director Kevin Sneddon has a line ready.

 

I smell another reality show...

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