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Existing home sales up 24% in Chicago area last month

Existing home sales up 24% in Chicago area last month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. home resales fell in September as the stock of properties on the market fell, a reminder that America's housing sector is a long way from a full recovery despite recent signs of improvement.
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NAR Research: September Existing-Home Sales and Prices Rise | realtor.org

NAR Research: September Existing-Home Sales and Prices Rise | realtor.org | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
September existing-home sales declined modestly, but inventory continued to tighten and the national median home price recorded its seventh back-to-back monthly increase from a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Sales, median prices show gains in September in Illinois | Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Sales, median prices show gains in September in Illinois | Illinois Association of REALTORS® | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Home sales increased 15.9 percent over previous-year levels in September, extending a run of more than a year of sales gains, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

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New C.A.R. (Calif) Lender Satisfaction Survey finds mixed results

New C.A.R. (Calif) Lender Satisfaction Survey finds mixed results | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lenders have made incremental improvements in closing short sale transactions since last summer, but still have a long way to go.
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Sandesh Bilgi Joins Kale Realty as Managing Broker

Sandesh Bilgi Joins Kale Realty as Managing Broker | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sandesh Bilgi will be joining Kale Realty as a Managing Broker. He will use his 10 years of experience to manage their new office and training facility.
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This Is What Google’s Secretive Data Centers Look Like

This Is What Google’s Secretive Data Centers Look Like | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Data centers, often nondescript from the outside, are more important than many people realize. They are the guts of the cloud--that magical-sounding place where all your data is kept safe.
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AOL's Alto Reimagines The Email Experience With A Twitter, Pinterest, Gmail Mashup

AOL's Alto Reimagines The Email Experience With A Twitter, Pinterest, Gmail Mashup | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How does it feel to throw a product launch and have nobody come? Just ask AOL. In November 2010, the company unveiled Project Phoenix, a platform intended to rev up its doddering email business.
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Five Questions To Shape Your Automated Email Content 10/18/2012

Five Questions To Shape Your Automated Email Content 10/18/2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Once you decide to expand your broadcast email program to include a growing number of low-volume, high-ROI automated messages, you'll confront a new set of challenges, including, "Where am I going to get all of the content I need to populate these emails?"

 

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Realtors pushing for pre-emptive bans on transfer taxes | Inman News

Realtors pushing for pre-emptive bans on transfer taxes | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After backing constitutional amendments in 4 other states, NAR turns its attention to Oregon.
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Fannie Mae sees housing improving despite economic uncertainty

Fannie Mae sees housing improving despite economic uncertainty | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"The U.S. fiscal cliff and debt ceiling debate as well as the weakened global economic environment are likely to create the strongest headwinds facing any real improvement this year," said Fannie Mae chief economist Doug Duncan.
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Mortgage rates hover near record lows as home construction picks up

Mortgage rates hover near record lows as home construction picks up | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage for the week ending Oct. 18 hit 3.37%, which is down from 3.39% a week earlier and from 4.11% last year.
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Nobody “Goes Online” Anymore

Nobody “Goes Online” Anymore | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
People say they spend less time going online than a year ago, but the reality is they don't realize how pervasive the Internet has become, says a Forrester analyst.
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Real Estate Marketing Can Be Hard; Zillow Can Help! - New Ad

Sometimes a bit of humor is just what you need to get through your day and maybe even help you evaluate your marketing spend. Learn how Zillow can help take ...
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McHenry County home sales up 20 percent

McHenry County home sales up 20 percent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

McHenry County month-to-month home sales increased 20.4 percent in September, while the median price decreased 1.4 percent from 2011.

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Chicagoland Realtors(R) Elect MRED's Agent-Branded App as Clear Winner

Chicagoland Realtors(R) Elect MRED's Agent-Branded App as Clear Winner | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LISLE, IL--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) (www.mredllc.com), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), has announced the introduction of an agent-branded IDX listing search as part of its Midwest Homes™ app...
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Sunk on Home Inspection? New Source for Help - Chicago Agent Magazine

Sunk on Home Inspection? New Source for Help - Chicago Agent Magazine | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Whether you represent the homebuyer or a seller, we all know to save the celebrating for after the home inspection.

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The broker as publisher | 1000watt

The broker as publisher | 1000watt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We hear a lot about “content marketing” these days. It’s the new black.

In reality, it’s the same stuff great marketing has always consisted of but with a new name. Anyone who’s dabbled in social media is already doing content marketing to some extent.

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Why Focus Groups Kill Innovation, From The Designer Behind Swiffer

Why Focus Groups Kill Innovation, From The Designer Behind Swiffer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Think about it: How many great ideas have you had sitting around a table? If you are like most people I know, not many.
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9 Other Web Sites Besides Craigslist for Rentals

9 Other Web Sites Besides Craigslist for Rentals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Craigslist is a good resource for finding rentals and listing your rentals, but it is not the only source. This video gives you nine other popular Web sites for rentals.

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India is world leader in spam output

India is world leader in spam output | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new report shows that computers based in India now send out more spam than ever before, with some having 'been turned into spam-spitting zombies in botnets.' Read this article by Dara Kerr on CNET News.
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Foreclosure slowdown pushing home prices higher

Foreclosure slowdown pushing home prices higher | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home buyers looking for bargains on foreclosed houses are having a harder time finding them.
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Housing starts jump to fastest pace in 4 years

Housing starts jump to fastest pace in 4 years | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
UPDATED 11:36 a.m. EDT: Groundbreaking on new U.S. homes surged in September to its fastest pace in more than four years, a sign the housing sector's budding recovery is gaining traction and supporting the wider economic recovery.
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Home remodeling spending on track to accelerate through next year

Home remodeling spending on track to accelerate through next year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The index predicts that the stage has been set for a powerful remodeling recovery, with annual homeowner improvement spending expected to reach double-digit growth in the first of 2013.
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Foreclosures Scarce In 2013 After Selling At Deep Discounts

Foreclosures Scarce In 2013 After Selling At Deep Discounts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Foreclosure volume sinks to a 5-year low, returning to pre-recession levels. For today's home buyer, it means fewer foreclosure opportunities in 2013.
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