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@properties Welcomes Real Estate Broker Jeffrey Carlson

@properties Welcomes Real Estate Broker Jeffrey Carlson | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicago real estate company @properties announced that Jeffrey Carlson has recently joined the firm as a broker associate in its Lake Forest office.
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Chicago No. 2 City in U.S. For Pet Lovers

Chicago No. 2 City in U.S. For Pet Lovers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Americans are a diverse bunch, with numerous views on religion, politics and sports varying wildly from coast to coast. In one area, though, Americans are in agreement – we love our pets.

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Samsung Posts Fake Reviews and Enters Reputation Hall of Shame

Samsung Posts Fake Reviews and Enters Reputation Hall of Shame | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Samsung has been on a pretty good roll for a bit, haven’t they? Their smartphones have become what many feel is a real competitor to Apple’s iPhone which is a tremendous accomplishment in and of itself. When things are going well you do what you can to keep the momentum going, right?

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Move, Inc. Appoints Ray Picard as Executive Vice President of Sales

Move, Inc. Appoints Ray Picard as Executive Vice President of Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, today announced that Ray Picard has joined the company as executive vice president of sales effective April 15, 2013. This marks the company's second executive appointment in two weeks, following Errol Samuelson's promotion to chief strategy officer. Picard is based at the company's San Jose, Calif. headquarters and reports directly to chief executive officer Steve Berkowitz. 

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Video highlights from the Illinois Housing Leaders Conference

Video highlights from the Illinois Housing Leaders Conference | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

More than 225 Illinois REALTORS® attended the Illinois Housing Leaders Conferencein Springfield that included special guests Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Watch this video for highlights and scenes from the day

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45 Percent of Homebuyers Choose Lender on Agent Recommendation

45 Percent of Homebuyers Choose Lender on Agent Recommendation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The relationship between agent and lender is one of the more integral in real estate, and the latest study from the always interesting folks at Campbell Surveys and Inside Mortgage Finance found that agents wield considerable influence over what lenders their clients ultimately choose to finance their home purchases.

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California’s median home price posts highest level in nearly five years as intense competition increases

California’s median home price posts highest level in nearly five years as intense competition increases | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Strong sales in higher-cost coastal regions and heated market conditions drove California’s median home price to its highest level in March since May 2008, while inventory shortages continued to stifle home sales, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported. 

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Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Three-Peats with Top Help Desk Award

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Three-Peats with Top Help Desk Award | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), is pleased to announce that its Technical Help Desk has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Call Centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal for the third consecutive year.

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Be a part of something big! Open House Weekend

Be a part of something big! Open House Weekend | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In one week the spotlight will be on open houses as REALTORS® from around the country hold the events as part of the National Association of REALTORS®’ annual effort.
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Realogy : ERA Real Estate Expands Technology Partnership with Homes.com

Realogy : ERA Real Estate Expands Technology Partnership with Homes.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

ERA Real Estate, a global leader in real estate franchising, and Homes.com, a leader in enterprise-level real estate solutions, have jointly announced a renewal and expansion of their technology and marketing partnership.

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For Some Brands, Creativity Comes But Once A Year

For Some Brands, Creativity Comes But Once A Year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Just as Halloween is the one day a year when we can show up at our neighbor’s door without fear of getting shot by a Second Amendment fundamentalist, April 1st has increasing become irresistible permission for corporations to become, well, less corporate. Each year, we're seeing an arms race of irreverence and elaborate pranksterism that does its best to defy Eliot’s pronouncement about April’s cruelty.

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JPMorgan Chase income rises 33% in 1Q

JPMorgan Chase income rises 33% in 1Q | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
JPMorgan Chase posted higher earnings even as revenue declined. The company's net income for 1Q reached $6.5 billion, up 33% from year ago levels.
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That new home search app must really be working well.

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7 Design Principles, Inspired By Zen Wisdom

7 Design Principles, Inspired By Zen Wisdom | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One of the best-known photographs of the late Steve Jobs pictures him sitting in the middle of the living room of his Los Altos house, circa 1982. There isn’t much in the room, save an audio system and a Tiffany lamp.
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Rackspace challenges lawsuit-happy patent holder

Rackspace challenges lawsuit-happy patent holder | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Cloud hosting provider Rackspace Hosting is striking back against patent holder Rotatable Technologies, a Texas company that has filed patent infringement cases against more than a dozen companies in the past year.
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How technology is slowly developing its sense of smell

How technology is slowly developing its sense of smell | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s easy to be sniffy about the concept of sending odors through the internet, but researchers are nonetheless hard at work on folding the sense of smell into the digital repertoire.
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Humor Hits Close to Home in realtor.com® "Find it First" Online Ad Campaign

Humor Hits Close to Home in realtor.com® "Find it First" Online Ad Campaign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realtor.com®, the leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), announced the launch of the second installment of its "Find it First" advertising campaign. For the latest stage in the marketing and advertising initiative, realtor.com® partnered with award-winning advertising agency Pereira & O'Dell.

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These REALTORS® have made a mark in the real estate business

These REALTORS® have made a mark in the real estate business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Congratulations to the 2013 REALTORS® of the Year who were honored at IAR's awards banquet, sponsored by the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation. The banquet is held in conjunction with the business meetings of the 41,000-member Illinois Association of REALTORS® in Springfield, Ill.

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Video: Illinois REALTORS® Show Their Strength in Springfield at the IAR Capitol Conference

Video: Illinois REALTORS® Show Their Strength in Springfield at the IAR Capitol Conference | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Hundreds of REALTORS® gathered at the Illinois State Capitol this week as part of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® annual lobby day. They talked with state legislators about issues important to private property owners and the real estate industry. Watch video highlights of their visit.

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April Mortgage Activity At Highest Level Since 2010

April Mortgage Activity At Highest Level Since 2010 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Mortgage applications rose 4.8 percent last week to their highest level since May 2010, according to the Mortgage Banker Association’s (MBA) latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. Meanwhile, conventional mortgages hit their highest mark since 2009, refinancing activity remained quite strong and interest rates retained their historic lows.

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Google Glass and the emerging Glasshole culture

Google Glass and the emerging Glasshole culture | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lifelogging augmented-reality devices such as Glass are eventually going to become commonly used technologies. But what are the cultural and sociological implications?
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Gets my vote for funniest headline - Glasshole. :-)

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Realogy Moves 'FWD' with Innovation Summit

Realogy Moves 'FWD' with Innovation Summit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Realogy FWD Innovation Summit is centered around a competition with a $25,000 cash prize for the company that presents the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry.

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REALTORS® set to discuss the who, what and where of the new housing economy

REALTORS® set to discuss the who, what and where of the new housing economy | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today a panel of four industry professionals will discuss the housing economy and environment within their core competency as part of the Illinois Housing Leaders Conference presented by the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

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Jonathan Winters dies at 87

Jonathan Winters dies at 87 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, has died at age 87.

 

Longtime family friend Joe Petro III says the Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes.

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Or was it the ultimate improv - loved this guy.

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How To Tell If You’re Creative (Hint: You Might Be A Bit Of A Jerk)

How To Tell If You’re Creative (Hint: You Might Be A Bit Of A Jerk) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Forget Myers-Briggs. A study out of BI Norwegian Business School has determined the signposts of a "creative" personality. Conducted by Professor Øyvind L. Martinsen, the study posed 200 questions to 481 people.
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For those who know me, you now realize that I am at least partially creative.

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William Lyon Homes seeks IPO success

William Lyon Homes seeks IPO success | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Homebuilder William Lyon Homes filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $200 million in an initial public offering. The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., and builds primarily in California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.

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