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CRS Data and iMapp Sign Strategic Agreement

CRS Data and iMapp Sign Strategic Agreement | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CRS Data (Courthouse Retrieval System) and iMapp® today announced the signing of a strategic agreement which leverages the strengths of both companies. CRS Data is focused on expanding their data operations and the creation of the industry’s best-in-class software while iMapp continues to expand their highly effective, criteria-driven MLS advertising delivery system. CRS Data and iMapp remain separate, privately held companies...

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Fannie Mae economist: Housing recovery faces rough road ahead

Fannie Mae economist: Housing recovery faces rough road ahead | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While speaking at the Mortgage Bankers Association mortgage servicing conference, Fannie Mae director of mortgage market analysis Richard Koss depicted a market where home prices are affordable, but qualifying for a mortgage remains a challenge for...
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Re/Max leverages QR codes to mobilize business cards

Re/Max leverages QR codes to mobilize business cards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Re/Max real estate agents are putting QR codes on their business cards to link homebuyers to relevant information and, ultimately, help close sales.

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Digital Ad Biz to Defend Self-Regulation at Do Not Track Hearing

Digital Ad Biz to Defend Self-Regulation at Do Not Track Hearing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Do Not Track privacy hearing called by Sen. Jay Rockefeller for Wednesday before the commerce committee is bound to feature some fireworks.
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Stats That Show How Wall Street Is Scooping Up Tons Of Single Family Homes In America

Stats That Show How Wall Street Is Scooping Up Tons Of Single Family Homes In America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Institutional investors are taking advantage of cheap inventory, combined with our low interest rate environment, to make double digit returns from renting or re-selling homes. As a result, markets in some places are recovering rapidly — Phoenix, for example, has seen single-family home prices rise 23% in the past year.

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Realtor.com bakes school search into mobile apps

Realtor.com bakes school search into mobile apps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Consumers can now use realtor.com's mobile Apple and Android apps to search for new homes based on a specific school or school district's attendance boundary, as determined by Maponics.

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Housing inches closer to the pre-recession normal

Housing inches closer to the pre-recession normal | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From a bird's eye view, housing is improving as new home sales and housing prices improve, delinquencies fall, and the sector inches closer to the pre-recession normal.
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Illinois home prices post gains; sales continue double-digit increases in March

Illinois home prices post gains; sales continue double-digit increases in March | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in March 2013 totaled 10,992 homes sold, up from 9,679 in March 2012. Statewide sales have posted monthly year-over-year gains since July 2011.

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Calif - March pending and distressed sales report

Calif - March pending and distressed sales report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The share of equity sales rose to their highest level in five years, while March California pending home sales climbed from the previous month.
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The Anxiety of the Unanswered E-Mail

The Anxiety of the Unanswered E-Mail | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

OVER the last few weeks, I’ve repeatedly run up against one of the classic frustrations of modern life — sending out e-mails and hearing nothing back.

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American Dream of Owning Home Lives On, Even for Young

American Dream of Owning Home Lives On, Even for Young | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Most Americans either own a home and will continue to do so (56%), or don't own a home but plan on buying one (25%). Eleven percent don't own a home and have no plans to buy one; 3% own a home but plan on selling it and renting.
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House passes CISPA, which was backed by technology industry but opposed by privacy advocates

House passes CISPA, which was backed by technology industry but opposed by privacy advocates | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The high-tech industry crushed privacy advocates today as the House easily passed legislation designed to encourage businesses and the federal government to share information about cyberattacks.

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Do You Sound Like a CEO?

Do You Sound Like a CEO? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New research from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business shows the earning power of a voice extends to male chief executive officers. Do you sound like a CEO?
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NFL Players Association Drafts DocuSign

NFL Players Association Drafts DocuSign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

On the eve of this year's NFL Draft, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) announced an innovative program with DocuSign to bring the ease and power of electronic signature to all NFL players. NFLPA members, including all of this year's draftees, will receive unlimited usage of DocuSign Professional Edition eSignature service. DocuSign makes it easy, fast, convenient and secure to sign contracts, marketing agreements, and other documents.

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Use your personal smartphone for work email? Your company might take it

Use your personal smartphone for work email? Your company might take it | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If you use your personal smartphone or tablet to read work email, your company may have to seize the device some day, and you may not get it back for months.
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Getting Customer Feedback Better, Faster, And Cheaper

Getting Customer Feedback Better, Faster, And Cheaper | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Businesses spend billions and obsess over figuring out what their customers thinkbut they shouldn't. Here's why you can no longer make excuses...
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The rent crunch

The rent crunch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Talk of the housing crisis generally revolves around the millions of homeowners who, unable to afford their mortgage payments, have lost their homes to foreclosure. Renters have had it hard too, though, and the increased population of homeowners-turned-renters has limited affordable rental options for the less fortunate, particularly in suburban Cook County.

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A Fourth of Americans Age 6 to 34 Are Hispanic

A Fourth of Americans Age 6 to 34 Are Hispanic | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to a new report from Experian Marketing Services, the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States, the Hispanic population, is only growing larger. In 2012, 16% of Americans age six and older identified as Hispanic or Latino, up from 14% in 2006. 

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CoreLogic Releases April MarketPulse Report

CoreLogic Releases April MarketPulse Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CoreLogic(R) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its April MarketPulse report. In this report, CoreLogic Chief Economist Dr. Mark Fleming discusses housing's anticipated strong contribution to economic growth, and Deputy Chief Economist Sam Khater analyzes single-family rental supply and demand trends.

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http://www.corelogic.com/downloadable-docs/MarketPulse_2013-April.pdf

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NAR - March Existing-Home Sales Slip Due to Limited Inventory, Prices Maintain Uptrend

NAR - March Existing-Home Sales Slip Due to Limited Inventory, Prices Maintain Uptrend | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, declined 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.92 million in March from a downwardly revised 4.95 million in February, but remain 10.3 percent higher than the 4.46 million-unit pace in March 2012.

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Why Amazon Supports An Online Sales-Tax Bill

Why Amazon Supports An Online Sales-Tax Bill | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

As online retailing has grown, sales tax has been a growing issue for state governments, which say billions of dollars a year in sales taxes are going unpaid. Brick-and-mortar stores don't like it either, because it gives online retailers an advantage.

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Mortgage Accessibility, Meeting Housing Demand Among Top Priorities for Housing Experts

Mortgage Accessibility, Meeting Housing Demand Among Top Priorities for Housing Experts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The housing recovery is on firm ground as buyers return to the market in droves and U.S. home values continue their more than year-long upward march. But stagnant income growth and a lack of flexible mortgage finance opportunities for home buyers are among the main concerns going forward, top economists and policymakers said recently at the Zillow-sponsored Forum on the Future of Housing.

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10 Developer Tips To Build A Responsive Website [Infographic]

10 Developer Tips To Build A Responsive Website [Infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you are in the business of building and designing websites, you cannot ignore the fact that many people are going to be visiting your sites on their smartphones and tablets. The Web and the mobile browsers remain one of the top ways that users interact with websites and if they have trouble on their smartphone, there is a good chance they are not coming back

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Seth's Blog: Frequency, repetition and the power of saying it more than once

Seth's Blog: Frequency, repetition and the power of saying it more than once | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"I'm only going to tell you this once..." There's a lot to be said for conditioning your audience to listen carefully. If they know that valuable information is only going to come at them once, they'll be more alert for...
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Senators try to extend access to rural housing programs

Senators try to extend access to rural housing programs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Buying or building a home in a rural area can present unique challenges, and the USDA’s rural housing programs have helped make responsible homeownership a reality for countless moderate and low-income families in South Dakota and nationwide,"...
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