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This Fiat 500 Was Created With 13 Models And Body Paint

This Fiat 500 Was Created With 13 Models And Body Paint | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

This ad for the Fiat 500 Abarth has been created entirely by naked models wearing only body paint. It's a great idea but not an original one.

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Reporter Hilariously Demonstrates Bear Safety Tips [VIDEO]

Reporter Hilariously Demonstrates Bear Safety Tips [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Following a news story about a man who faced down a bear, reporter Julie Tremmel did asegment — for Providence, R.I.'s local NBC affiliate WJAR — on staying safe around bears. We're sure she had good intentions, but she looks about as comfortable in nature as Meredithdid in The Parent Trap. The results are hilarious.

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Virtual Choir Joins 8,000 Voices in Stunning Performance

Virtual Choir Joins 8,000 Voices in Stunning Performance | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir project takes singers from around world and puts them on the same stage.
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Realtor.com® Integrating RealSatisfied Client Recommendations into Find-a-Realtor® Profiles

Realtor.com® Integrating RealSatisfied Client Recommendations into Find-a-Realtor® Profiles | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"We're thrilled to be the first major online real estate platform to offer this capability, which benefits both Realtors® andconsumers," said Ernie Graham, senior director of product management for realtor.com®. "This integration will help consumers make better decisions when selecting a real estate agent to help them buy or sell a home. Realtors® no longer have to do the extra legwork of combining client recommendations online."

 

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Foreclosure mitigation programs continue to aid borrowers

Foreclosure mitigation programs continue to aid borrowers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Obama Administration’s foreclosure mitigation programs continue to benefit millions of homeowners as the housing market recovers.
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Do You Really Understand What Your Business Model Is?

Do You Really Understand What Your Business Model Is? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

“Business model” is one of those terms that takes on the meaning of its user, and we should begin with a clear understanding of what it is and isn’t. We can’t always be sure that one person’s “business model” isn’t another’s “value proposition,” “business case,” “revenue model,” “strategy,” and so on

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Google Glass rival gestures to future of wearable computing

Google Glass rival gestures to future of wearable computing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Will users want to gesture in thin air to interact with wearable computers? Japanese software firm BrilliantService thinks so, as it launches its OS for head mounted displays.
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Lawmakers propose PATH Act to create housing sustainability

Lawmakers propose PATH Act to create housing sustainability | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Representatives on the House Financial Services Committee announced the Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners (PATH) Act to create a sustainable housing finance system.
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This Water Repellent Chemical Spray Is One Of The Most Incredible Things We've Ever Seen

This Water Repellent Chemical Spray Is One Of The Most Incredible Things We've Ever Seen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We don't normally recommend infomercial videos to our readers, but trust us on this one: This commercial for Rustoleum's NeverWet water-repellent spray is mind-boggling.

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NeighborCity can pursue antitrust claims against NorthstarMLS

NeighborCity can pursue antitrust claims against NorthstarMLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A federal district judge in Minnesota has ruled that the operator of real estate listing portal and agent ratings website NeighborCity.com should be allowed to argue antitrust claims the company brought last year against St. Paul, Minn.-based NorthstarMLS

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Fed attempts to free higher-priced loans from appraisal binds

Fed attempts to free higher-priced loans from appraisal binds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A proposed rule was issued by six federal financial regulatory agencies that would create exemptions from specific appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgages.
 
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Tribune plans to spin off newspapers

Tribune plans to spin off newspapers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Chicago-based media conglomerate Tribune Co. announced today that it would separate its broadcast and publishing divisions into two companies, splitting two lines of business that have diverged in their performance in recent years.


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Don't Listen To Your Customers--Watch Them

Don't Listen To Your Customers--Watch Them | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"It's not the consumers' job to know what they want," Steve Jobs famously said. Jobs was talking about products that hadn't been envisioned yet--there was no way for consumers to know they wanted a phone that gave them directions until such a thing even existed.

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Motes: The Wireless Helpers That Will Change Your Life [VIDEO]

Motes: The Wireless Helpers That Will Change Your Life [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The company, Wimoto, plans three different kinds of Motes. The “Climote” collects data on temperature and humidity. The “Growmote” looks for data on sunlight, soil temperature, and soil moisture. And the “Thermote” is a thermometer that reads the temperature of various objects. Motes are light, weighing about an ounce and measure an inch on each side.

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Umano App Reads the News To You With Help From Voice Actors

Umano App Reads the News To You With Help From Voice Actors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"We started the company having no idea what we were going to work on," Mendiola toldMashable in an interview. The trio went through various ideas before settling on something that had bugged them for awhile: consuming news on the go. "We were the type that were totally into all the tech blogs that were out there, but not always in front of the computer and pretty active in our daily lives."

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Can an Exterminator Get Leads on Social Media?

Can an Exterminator Get Leads on Social Media? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"If you look at our fans, they're pretty much all realtors," says Anne Austen-Lewis, who handles social media marketing for the Anaheim, Calif., exterminator. Realtors are a key client since getting a pest control check is a necessary step in buying a new house in California. Bug Out, a 25-year-old business

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This May Be The Most Vital Use Of "Big Data" We've Ever Seen

This May Be The Most Vital Use Of "Big Data" We've Ever Seen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Just as after the Vietnam war there is an epidemic of suicides going on among American veteran of the Middle East wars. According to the VA there is...
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New House Bill Takes on Patent Trolls

New House Bill Takes on Patent Trolls | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Patent trolls can threaten to sue a few or thousands of companies at once, without specific evidence of infringement against any of them, create shell companies that make it difficult for defendants to know who is suing them and assert that their patents cover inventions not imagined at the time they were granted, according to the National Economic Council and the Council of Economic Advisors.

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Mobile Ad Measurement Rules Finalized

Mobile Ad Measurement Rules Finalized | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Interactive Advertising Bureau and Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) on Thursday issued final measurement guidelines for mobile application and mobile Web advertising in conjunction with the Media Rating Council (MRC).

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Treasury records $116B budget surplus

Treasury records $116B budget surplus | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The federal government posted a budget surplus of $116.5 billion in June due to higher tax receipts and lower spending in the month, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury.
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Flexible financing boosts luxury home market

Flexible financing boosts luxury home market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It’s a good time to buy an expensive home.

 

Jumbo mortgage loans, which sizzled during the housing market’s run-up and then fizzled spectacularly, are back with more flexible products from more lenders and interest rates that are inching ever closer to the terms offered to buyers of much less luxurious homes.

 

As a result, more consumers are able to consider the purchase of luxury homes, a market that has been long stalled. In June, 94 homes sold for $1 million or more along Chicago’s North Shore, the best single month for those home sales since August 2007.

 

Nationally, the annual dollar volume of jumbo loans is on pace to be the best since 2007, and a growing field of lenders is seeking to build a customer base or cement established relationships by offering those mortgages.

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Chicago-area foreclosure filings dip in June while auctions soar

Chicago-area foreclosure filings dip in June while auctions soar | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Initial foreclosure filings fell in the Chicago area in June but the number of homes scheduled for court-supervised foreclosure auctions soared, as lenders pushed cases through the pipeline.
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Foreclosure starts reach lowest level since 2005

Foreclosure starts reach lowest level since 2005 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In June, a total of 127,790 U.S. properties had foreclosure filings, down 14% from the previous month and a 35% decline from one-year prior.
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Realogy : Realogy's Leadrouter System Breaks Record with 1.56 Million Online Leads Delivered to its Affiliates in First Half of 2013

Realogy : Realogy's Leadrouter System Breaks Record with 1.56 Million Online Leads Delivered to its Affiliates in First Half of 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced today that in the first half of 2013 its proprietary LeadRouterSM lead management system delivered 1.56 million leads to its affiliated brokers and sales associates

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Yelp moves in on GrubHub

Yelp moves in on GrubHub | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Francisco-based Yelp said today it's getting into food delivery, partnering with Eat24 and Delivery.com. Until now, Yelp largely has been a search platform that features customer reviews of local merchants.
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