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I Love My Real Estate Broker

I Love My Real Estate Broker | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Americans love critiquing services online, but when it comes to rating real estate agents, few reliable forums exist. How brokers are evading scrutiny.

 

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Seth's Blog: The puzzle joint

Seth's Blog: The puzzle joint | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nick Schade makes beautiful handmade kayaks. One model is 18 feet long and it's built from plywood. The problem, of course, is that plywood comes in 8 foot long sheets. Most people would work to hide the joint, to minimize...
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Optimism Key Ingredient in Obama, Fannie Housing Reports

Optimism Key Ingredient in Obama, Fannie Housing Reports | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Maybe it’s the patriotic Fourth of July fervor, but two new government reports on housing are quite optimistic, with both President Obama’s Housing Scorecard and Fannie Mae’s latest National Housing Survey finding quite a bit to like in today’s gradually recovering housing market, from consumer expectations on housing to the successes of government refinancing initiatives.

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Understanding the Zillow Buyer-Seller Index | Zillow Real Estate Research

Understanding the Zillow Buyer-Seller Index | Zillow Real Estate Research | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For potential home buyers and sellers, the nature of the nascent housing recovery can have important consequences on the decision to buy a home. Furthermore, given the local nature of housing markets, we might expect the housing recovery and its impact on buyers and sellers to vary considerably by geography.

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Consumer Credit Expands at Fastest Pace in 5 Months

Consumer Credit Expands at Fastest Pace in 5 Months | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. consumer credit expanded in May at the fastest pace in five months, even as the economy broadly showed signs of cooling.
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Economic Confidence Unchanged Last Week

Economic Confidence Unchanged Last Week | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gallup's Economic Confidence Index was -23 for the week ending July 8, unchanged from the week before, but improved slightly from the dip to -26 in mid-June. Democrats and Republicans expressed their most divergent economic views yet.
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FHA delinquencies increase for first time since January | HousingWire

FHA delinquencies increase for first time since January | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
FHA serious delinquencies rose for the first time since the beginning of the year, a bad sign for its still ailing emergency fund.
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Fannie Mae: Consumers more confident about housing | HousingWire

Fannie Mae: Consumers more confident about housing | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While low mortgage rates and property prices are making Americans more confident about housing, consumers are still wary when it comes to the overall economy.
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Microsoft to buy display maker Perceptive Pixel

Microsoft to buy display maker Perceptive Pixel | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Microsoft Corp will buy Perceptive Pixel Inc, a six-year-old developer of large touchscreen displays whose customers include cable network CNN, chief executive Steve Ballmer said on Monday. Microsoft also ...
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White House to Explain Refinancing Options to Consumers; Hosts Google+ Hangout, Moderated by Zillow

White House to Explain Refinancing Options to Consumers; Hosts Google+ Hangout, Moderated by Zillow | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

White House to Explain Refinancing Options to Consumers; Hosts Google+ Hangout, Moderated by Zillow

 

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MRED in Negotiations with Zillow on Direct Feed

MRED in Negotiations with Zillow on Direct Feed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow was in the news yesterday when Inman News reported that the syndication site had contacted 50 or so MLSs at the end of June about establishing direct IDX feeds.

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Rent Increases Outpace Modest Home Price Rises

Rent Increases Outpace Modest Home Price Rises | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Foreclosure Backlog Puts Recent Price Leaps In Phoenix, Miami, Cape Coral-Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Orlando And Detroit At Risk

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Home sales mean business boost to local retailers

Home sales mean business boost to local retailers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

An increase in home sales in the Bloomington-Normal market is producing another benefit: an increase in retail business at area furniture and building material stores...

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Dane County housing starts up 43% in June as mini-building boom continues

Dane County housing starts up 43% in June as mini-building boom continues | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A modest mini-surge in home building is under way and gaining strength as Dane County posted the highest June housing starts of the past five years.
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CoreLogic, FICO herald enhanced consumer credit risk score | HousingWire

CoreLogic, FICO herald enhanced consumer credit risk score | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Called the FICO Mortgage Score Powered by CoreLogic, the system evaluates both traditional data and CoreLogic supplemental data such as property transaction data and landlord/tenant data.
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Zillow appeals to MLSs for direct listings feeds | Inman News

Zillow appeals to MLSs for direct listings feeds | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Freshness of data initially cited as reason to bypass ListHub.

 

Zillow has since backed down from that claim, acknowledging that ListHub -- which is owned by Zillow competitor Move Inc. -- provides Zillow with updates every 12 hours, and has offered to increase the frequency to four times a day.

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We've Mapped The World's 500 Largest Corporations

We've Mapped The World's 500 Largest Corporations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fortune breaks it down....

 

It's good to be in the energy biz

 

MRED?  501

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LPS: Foreclosure starts up 2.8% from one year ago | HousingWire

LPS: Foreclosure starts up 2.8% from one year ago | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Foreclosure starts increased from last year for the first time since early 2011, but judicial states, particularly Florida, still face massive backlogs.
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Hope Now: About 63,000 homeowners received loan mods | HousingWire

Hope Now: About 63,000 homeowners received loan mods | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
About 45,000 of the modifications completed in May used proprietary loan programs and 17,590 went through the Home Affordable Modification Program.
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LPS' May Mortgage Monitor:

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LPS' May Mortgage Monitor: National Foreclosure Inventory Remains Near All-Time High; Delinquency Rate Stabilizes After Seasonal Drop

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Salesforce.com Reportedly To Buy GoInstant For $70M-Plus - Forbes

Salesforce.com Reportedly To Buy GoInstant For $70M-Plus - Forbes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Salesforce.com is expected to buy the start-up GoInstant for more than $70 million, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing...
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