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Jobless claims fall again by 16,000 filings

Jobless claims fall again by 16,000 filings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

U.S. workers filed 339,000 claims for unemployment benefits during the week ending April 20, which is down by 16,000 filings, the Labor Department said Thursday. The reduction in claims is not as steep as the 42,000 drop experienced a week earlier, but does show at least two weeks of substantial declines.

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BlackJet, The Uber Of Private Jets, Releases Its iPhone App

BlackJet, The Uber Of Private Jets, Releases Its iPhone App | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Want to book a private jet but are away from your keyboard? No worries! BlackJet‘s got you covered! The startup, which hopes to make non-commercial flights more efficient and less expensive for the high-powered jet set, launched an iPhone app for instantly booking private jets.

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Google Transparency Report: More government removal requests than ever before

Google Transparency Report: More government removal requests than ever before | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Three years ago when we launched the Transparency Report, we said we hoped it would shine some light on the scale and scope of government requests for censorship and data around the globe. Today, for the seventh time, we’re releasing new numbers showing requests from governments to remove content from our services.

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CoreLogic Acquires Case-Shiller U.S. Home-Price Indexes

CoreLogic Acquires Case-Shiller U.S. Home-Price Indexes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic Inc. said it acquired the Case-Shiller home-price indexes for $6 million, adding a widely used measure of U.S. property values to its real estate data.
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When Hollywood came to DeKalb, IL

When Hollywood came to DeKalb, IL | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

When the movie “At Any Price” appears in theaters here in May, at least some locals will be straining to spot people they know on the big screen.

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Survey Finds Appraisers Finding Hope in Rebounding Housing Market

Survey Finds Appraisers Finding Hope in Rebounding Housing Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A recently completed survey conducted by United States Appraisals found appraisers mildly encouraged by the current housing market. When asked, “What is your current level of confidence in the housing market,” 54.7 percent of respondents answered mildly or moderately strong, while 24.9 percent were neutral.

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Credit proves a hurdle for potential homebuyers

Credit proves a hurdle for potential homebuyers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Spring has already proven to be a success for the housing industry, but there are a number of factors that could help strengthen the housing sector even more. Yet homebuyers are still facing major obstacles standing between them and homeownership.
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Will Two-Step Authentication Be Enough to Prevent Stupidity in Handling Twitter Accounts?

Will Two-Step Authentication Be Enough to Prevent Stupidity in Handling Twitter Accounts? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Associated Press's Twitter account being hacked yesterday there is plenty of vulture reporting about the possibility of T
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Mortgage servicers and investors call for more borrower info

Mortgage servicers and investors call for more borrower info | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Risk managers and investors want more specific loan-level data when dealing with distressed or delinquent loans, and now there's a segment of the market itching to provide it.
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CoreLogic Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results

CoreLogic Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic reports first quarter 2013 financial results: Revenues up 10.9% to $397.2 million fueled by growth in Mortgage Origination Services and Data and Analytics segments.
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House Passes Updated CISPA Cybersecurity Legislation With Broader Bipartisan Support After Privacy Amendments Adopted

House Passes Updated CISPA Cybersecurity Legislation With Broader Bipartisan Support After Privacy Amendments Adopted | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today the House voted 288-127 to pass the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), H.R. 624. The bill passed by a wider margin than last Congress, with 92 Democrats voting in favor of H.R. 624. Several amendments regarding privacy concerns were adopted. House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) stated after the vote “CISPA recognizes that you can’t have true security without privacy, and you can’t have privacy without security. This bill effectively works to protect both.”

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Dakota Swank's curator insight, April 24, 2013 11:57 PM

The main point of this bill was basically; without privacy, you cant have security: and without security, you can't have privacy.  Confusing, I know.  The  reason the bill failed the first time is because the democratic party members thought that with the new cyber intelligence sharing that this bill introduced, there would not be any privacy of the users on the internet and they could easily be tracked or stocked.  With the new privacy accounts I guess I lean a bit more towards it; but, I know the privacy statements are just words.  If they want to find out something about me they easily can.  So why not give those people who can track me a bit more power to keep it secure?

 

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The Ninth Circuit Clarifies Scope of DMCA Safe-Harbor Provision

The Ninth Circuit Clarifies Scope of DMCA Safe-Harbor Provision | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has clarified the scope and nature of liability for online service providers when users upload infringing content to services such as media hosting sites.  The Ninth Circuit’s March 14, 2013 decision vacated and replaced the court’s prior decision in UMG Recordings v. Shelter Capital Partners, 667 F.3d 1022 (2012) (“Veoh 1”),

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The six most important questions about new top level domains

The six most important questions about new top level domains | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The six most important questions about new gTLDs (generic top level domains) answered by Jen Wolfe of Wolfe Domain.
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Mortgage rate hits record low

Mortgage rate hits record low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Mortgage rates continued to drop, with the 15-year fixed-rate loan hitting a record low, according to a weekly report from mortgage financier Freddie Mac.
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Dave Grenamyer's curator insight, May 1, 2013 1:44 PM

Mortgage rates have hit a record low - this is a great time for your clients to buy or refinance!

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The Housing Market: Not Your Analyst’s Oldsmobile?

The Housing Market: Not Your Analyst’s Oldsmobile? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Housing’s long-awaited recovery has him recalling his younger days. About “18 months ago, the industry was nothing much to look at: dilapidated foreclosures were flooding the market, home equity had suffered the worst retrenchment in a generation, and housing starts and sentiment were far below historic troughs levels.

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Home-equity loans make quiet comeback

Home-equity loans make quiet comeback | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home equity loans, you'll recall -- along with home equity lines of credit, or HELOCs, were among the shovels that let homeowners dig their own graves and bury themselves in debt during the bubble. At the height of the boom, home values were rising so quickly that homeowners used the loans like ATMs, literally taking cash out of their homes.

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Coldwell Banker Announces New Realtor, Darlene Marshall at Their Naperville Office

Coldwell Banker Announces New Realtor,  Darlene Marshall  at Their Naperville Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Marshall holds several designations including certified distressed property expert, short sales and foreclosures, certified negotiation consultant, and a REO default certified professional. Throughout her eleven years in the real estate industry, she has created a niche with first time home buyers, second home buyers, new homes, and relocation.

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McColly Real Estate Recognized for Superior Marketing

McColly Real Estate Recognized for Superior Marketing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

McColly Real Estate was the recipient of a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Marketing Contest Award presented at the network’s Annual Conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the company announced. The conference was part of LeadingRE’s Conference Week, which attracted a sell-out crowd of nearly 2,000 top real estate professionals from 17 countries.

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Foreclosure building plan would offer Chicago renters $12,000 to move

Foreclosure building plan would offer Chicago renters $12,000 to move | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lenders that repossess rental buildings in Chicago — or anyone who buys a rental building at a court-ordered foreclosure auction — would have to pay tenants $12,000 per unit to move or offer them rent-controlled extended leases until the building...
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Homeowners defaulting in loan modification program, report says

Homeowners defaulting in loan modification program, report says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Struggling homeowners who received loan modifications under a federal government program are defaulting on their mortgages at an alarming rate, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday.

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David Allen's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:57 AM

What are the specific reasons for the high default rate?.. I believe that the government proposed a solution to the stake holders who created the problem but did not go far enough in its demands to correct the problem.

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ITC dismisses Motorola's patent infringement claim against Apple

ITC dismisses Motorola's patent infringement claim against Apple | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The International Trade Commission (ITC) has reported that Apple did not infringe upon a Motorola patent involving mobile touchscreen technology.

ITC official's findings come following Motorola's request to review a previous dismissal ruling. The case continues a lengthy patent battle between the two smartphone makers.

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@properties To Open Glenview Office

@properties To Open Glenview Office | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate firm @properties continues its North Shore expansion with new Glenview location; will also serve the surrounding towns of Northbrook, Golf, Morton Grove and Niles.
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Jim Gramata's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:06 AM

Growing growing growing....

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SJC Rules Realtor May Be Liable For Erroneous Zoning Info In MLS

SJC Rules Realtor May Be Liable For Erroneous Zoning Info In MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Unfortunately I have some more bad news for Massachusetts real estate agents, as the Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled against a Realtor for failing to properly verify a representation made on MLS concerning a listing’s zoning classification. The closely watched case is DeWolfe v. Hingham Centre Ltd. (SJC-11168) (embedded below).

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Apple Siri Keeps Data 2 Years!

Apple Siri Keeps Data 2 Years! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple users' privacy may be at risk, as Apple finally revealed to Wired that Siri data is kept for 2 years even though that is not mentioned on Apple&
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Twitter Is Working on Two-Factor Authentication, Report Says

Twitter Is Working on Two-Factor Authentication, Report Says | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Twitter is currently testing two-factor authentication, and plans to roll it out to users soon, according to a report.

The microblogging network is conducting internal tests before gradually debuting the security measure site-wide, Wired reported Tuesday night.

Also known as "two-step verification," two-factor authentication prevents fraud by forcing users to provide two pieces of information that will verify their identity. Bank customers, for example, must provide both a physical card and PIN number.

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