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Manufacturing jobs growing faster in Chicago than U.S., study finds

Manufacturing jobs growing faster in Chicago than U.S., study finds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The number of manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area grew faster during the past three years than in the nation overall, according to a new study by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Urban Economic Development.

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Illinois State Supreme Court releases foreclosure rules

Illinois State Supreme Court releases foreclosure rules | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The justices say the regulations will provide additional protections to homeowners facing foreclosure, but a lending trade group predicts they will slow the state’s already-lengthy foreclosure process.
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What Your Email Says About Your Brand

What Your Email Says About Your Brand | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s something you take for granted, something seemingly trivial, even mundane. When executed thoughtfully, however, it makes a splash. It says, “This guy is sharp--I want to work with him!”What is this opportunity, obvious but overlooked?
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Some agents still skeptical of revamped Craigslist

Some agents still skeptical of revamped Craigslist | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Craigslist has implemented new features in its listing sections that bring the website's user experience closer to today's industry standard.

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LPS using RPR [MLS] data to flag short sales

LPS using RPR [MLS] data to flag short sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Real estate information and technology firm Lender Processing Services Inc. is offering to notify its servicer clients when a property in their loan portfolio is listed in a multiple listing service.

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2013 Truth About Agents Survey

2013 Truth About Agents Survey | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicago Agent sent out its fourth annual Truth About Agents survey, a comprehensive survey to find the truth about agents, and what changes took place from 2011 to 2012.

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Chicagoland Home Sales Up 36.8 Percent in January

Chicagoland Home Sales Up 36.8 Percent in January | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Chicagoland home sales posted strong numbers in January, rising 36.8 percent year-over-year, while median home price also showed improvement.
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Who Does Nate Silver Think Will Win at the Oscars?

Who Does Nate Silver Think Will Win at the Oscars? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Even if it’s too late to adjust your Oscar pool, why shouldn’t we be curious about Nate Silver’s picks for the 85th Academy Awards this Sunday?

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Big homebuilders claim bigger slice of local market

Big homebuilders claim bigger slice of local market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Goliaths of the homebuilding world are tightening their grip on the Chicago-area new-home market as the beleaguered industry emerges from a six-year slump.

 

Seven of the 10 homebuilders with the most sales here last year were publicly traded companies based outside Chicago, according to residential consulting firm Tracy Cross & Associates Inc. Another was Donald Trump.

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The US Is Running Out Of Homes To Sell

The US Is Running Out Of Homes To Sell | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Homes available for sale as well as the housing supplies measured in months are now at pre-recession levels, while household formation continues to recover (see post). This development was predicted by William Wheaton back in 2009.

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LPS tech solution pings servicers when properties are listed

LPS tech solution pings servicers when properties are listed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Servicers benefit when they have early notification of when their customers put their properties on the market," said Rob Walker, managing director for the LPS Applied Analytics division. "It's Listed!
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No mention of RPR or the source of the data.

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No One Is More Excited For Google Glass Than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

No One Is More Excited For Google Glass Than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sergey Brin met up informally yesterday so that Facebook's CEO could try on the highly anticipated Google Glass.
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MBA economist sees home price recovery, but hurdles remain

MBA economist sees home price recovery, but hurdles remain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s chief economist rejects the idea that today's home price recovery and improvements in housing are the result of artificial market lifts such as legislation and federal intervention.

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The 10 best U.S. suburbs to live in Slide Show

The 10 best U.S. suburbs to live in Slide Show | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
People tend to move out to the suburbs for a yard, the quality of the school districts, safety or the ability to buy a bigger house than they can in the city. But some suburbs outshine others.
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Ditch Time-Wasting Meetings By Turning Your Office Into An Ant Colony

Ditch Time-Wasting Meetings By Turning Your Office Into An Ant Colony | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Ants may free us from that scourge of modern society: the meeting (and maybe even the overbearing boss).If that sounds like a bit of an exaggeration, know that scientists are serious about recruiting ants to improve human collaboration.
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Commercial Real Estate Sectors Steadily Improve

Commercial Real Estate Sectors Steadily Improve | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Major commercial real estate sectors continue to improve, albeit slowly, with gradual economic improvement and job creation driving absorption of space, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast.
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Hunt Real Estate ERA sending listings directly to Zillow

Hunt Real Estate ERA sending listings directly to Zillow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
49 firms participating in 'Zillow Pro for Brokers' program. Hunt Real Estate ERA, one of the largest brokerages in the U.S., is sending listings the firm represents in New York and Arizona directly to the Zillow Real Estate Network.
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Baird & Warner Names Jeanine McShea Vice President of Sales

Baird & Warner Names Jeanine McShea Vice President of Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jeanine McShea, formerly of @properties and Koenig & Strey, has joined Baird & Warner as vice president of sales.
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C.A.R. (Calif) reports 4th quarter 2012 housing affordability

C.A.R. (Calif) reports 4th quarter 2012 housing affordability | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Higher home prices offset lower interest rates to reduce housing affordability in California during the fourth quarter of 2012.
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January home sales and price report - CAR (Calif)

January home sales and price report - CAR (Calif) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A typical seasonal slowdown, combined with a scarcity of available homes for sale put a damper on the California housing market in January.
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Falling prices expected to push more local mortgages underwater

Falling prices expected to push more local mortgages underwater | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The number of Chicago-area homeowners who owe more on their homes than the properties are worth fell last year as home values stabilized, but the market isn’t out of the woods yet.

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Be Funny (But Not Too Funny) In Your Ad Campaign

Be Funny (But Not Too Funny) In Your Ad Campaign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In March 2009, Kia Motors America aired a fun little ad for its Soul model car. To evoke the drab mindlessness of the typical daily commute, it showed roads filled with hamster wheels.

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'Seller's Market' Developing As Housing Inventory Hits A 13-Year Low

'Seller's Market' Developing As Housing Inventory Hits A 13-Year Low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Despite higher taxes, the looming threat of sequestration cuts, and an unemployment rate hovering just below 8%, housing keeps chugging toward recovery.

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Does NAHB Want to Ditch MLSs?

Does NAHB Want to Ditch MLSs? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The National Association of Home Builders called for an overhaul of the residential appraisal system, making a number of recommendations with which members of...
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Not that NAHB has had much use for MLSs anyway.

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