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Trulia releases rentals app for iPad

Trulia releases rentals app for iPad | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Trulia has released a consumer-facing rentals iPad app to join the Android phone, tablet and iPhone versions already available, the San Francisco-based firm announced today. 

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Will County's foreclosure program wins national recognition

Will County's foreclosure program wins national recognition | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program has put 93 families in homes and helped secure neighborhoods in Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Crest Hill and Joliet. The efforts were recently recognized when the program was ranked second in the nation.

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Chief Innovation Officer Joins the Listingbook Team

Chief Innovation Officer Joins the Listingbook Team | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Listingbook LLC, the nation’s pre-eminent collaborative online real estate client servicing platform, has added Rob Overman as its new Chief Innovation Officer, it was announced today by CEO Randall Kaplan.

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‘Twas the Night Before MREDpalooza

‘Twas the Night Before MREDpalooza | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The planning and preparation are over.  The superheroes have arrived, and the sponsors and exhibitors have started setting up. MREDpalooza is taking place tomorrow, and the people at Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), are ready to host the mega-event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

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Calif May home sales and price report

Calif May home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Strong sales growth in higher-priced markets and continued housing supply shortage pushed up California’s median home price in May, resulting in the largest year-over-year price gain in at least the last 33 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS ®(C.A.R.) reported.

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Are Pocket Listings Ethical?

Are Pocket Listings Ethical? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The biggest question in relation to pocket listings is an ethical one – is it in the best interest of your seller to not put their home on the MLS?
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Not a good sign: Barnes & Noble just keeps slashing Nook tablet prices

Not a good sign: Barnes & Noble just keeps slashing Nook tablet prices | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

B&N reduced prices fairly drastically for Father’s Day, discounting its Nook tablets between $70 and $129. That was a big drop for a week-long promotion. But B&Nsaid Monday that the slashed prices are sticking around for … well, at least for awhile, with no end date given, though it’s apparently still “limited-time pricing.”

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Skype Brings Free Video Messaging Out Of Preview, Redefines ‘Visual Voicemail’

Skype Brings Free Video Messaging Out Of Preview, Redefines ‘Visual Voicemail’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Skype has just announced that the previously beta video messaging feature it's been testing is now a proper release feature of its Skype applications for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.
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11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World's Most Productive People

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World's Most Productive People | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A recent U.K. study showed that the average office worker spends around 16 hours in meetings each week. That’s over 200 hours a year. For a grand total over an entire career of--are you sitting down?--9,000 hours of meetings. That's a solid year and 10 days of your precious time.

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Move's FIND Application Goes Live For MRED And Signs New Agreements With SFAR And MLS PIN

Move's FIND Application Goes Live For MRED And Signs New Agreements With SFAR And MLS PIN | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move, Inc., (NASDAQ:MOVE) today announced that its FINDSM Application has gone live with Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) in Chicago. Additionally, it has signed FIND agreements with two industry leading MLSs: MLS Property Information Network, Inc. (MLS PIN) in Boston, and San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (SFAR) in San Francisco.  These three agreements will provide an additional 71,220 MLS members with the FIND Application's natural language search functionality through comprehensive neighborhood, school and amenity information. 

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Not All Renovations Positively Impact Property Values

Not All Renovations Positively Impact Property Values | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Appraisal Institute advised homeowners to use discretion when deciding which home improvement projects to take on, saying that not all renovations positively impact property values.
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2013 Mid-Year Outlook: Economic Growth On the Road to 'Normal'

2013 Mid-Year Outlook: Economic Growth On the Road to 'Normal' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. may be well into a prolonged period of steady economic growth, but it hasn’t yet reached its full potential, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research Group. Fiscal headwinds are expected to keep growth to below 2.0 percen

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Countdown to MREDpalooza

Countdown to MREDpalooza | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With i’s dotted and t’s crossed, the staff ofMidwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is counting down the days leading up to the largest free real estate tech expo in the country.  MREDpalooza, taking place Tuesday, June 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, will be filled with attendees and real estate service companies eager to help each other succeed.

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Court throws out NeighborCity’s antitrust claims against NAR, MRIS

Court throws out NeighborCity’s antitrust claims against NAR, MRIS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A federal district judge has dismissed antitrust claims filed by the operator of real estate listing portal and agent ratings website NeighborCity.com against the National Association of Realtors and Mid-Atlantic multiple listing service Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (MRIS). 

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CoreLogic: is a housing bubble imminent?

CoreLogic: is a housing bubble imminent? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Taking a look at historic data, CoreLogic opines as to whether or not we're on the verge of a housing bubble, and they're not the only ones pondering the possibility.
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The Presenter Manifesto : 8 Distinctions of a World Class Presenter...

A compilation of proven distinctions on what makes a World-Class Presenter. Written by Eric Feng, Presentation Coach ( http://ericfeng.com ) and Designed by Sli
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Going to MREDpalooza? Stop by the IAR booth

Going to MREDpalooza? Stop by the IAR booth | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) is one of the proud sponsors of the event. Come see IAR at booth #102! We have a FREE copy of the just-updated “Property Taxes in Cook County: Know Your Rights” for you and your clients from IAR’s RVOICE program!

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The "New" Marketplace

The "New" Marketplace | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

It appears that the housing market has bottomed, and is slowly making a recovery. According to a survey from ActiveRain, 84 percent of real estate agents expect home values and the number of transactions to increase in 2013. The most astonishing result of this survey is that 2,400 agents in all agreed that every single major market in the United States will see price increases.

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What's Your Pinnum? New Saftey Tool For Agents

What's Your Pinnum? New Saftey Tool For Agents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pinnum is a location-based phone app where you get your permanent pin number, a 'pinnum!'. At your discretion, you can share your pinnum with friends, family or your own groups to communicate, locate and exchange information.
Russ Bergeron's insight:

Every week should be Realtor Safety Week.

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Instagram Will Get Video On June 20

Instagram Will Get Video On June 20 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We've been working on getting more details on a press event that Facebook is having this week. Earlier, we wrote it could launch a news-reading app, but we have since heard more details that point to something else entirely.
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Zillow Debuts New National TV Spot as Part of First Advertising Campaign

Zillow Debuts New National TV Spot as Part of First Advertising Campaign | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq: Z), the leading real estate information and home-related marketplace, is rolling out a new TV spot today as part of the company's first-ever national advertising campaign, entitled "Find Your Way Home." 

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Use all the cliches, but it still works.

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Mapping All The Security Cameras That Are Watching You

Mapping All The Security Cameras That Are Watching You | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Given the recent NSA revelations, there may not be anything you can do about the government monitoring certain private data (other than abandoning services like Gmail or Skype).
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Inventory Levels Easing As Home Prices Rise, Negative Equity Retreats

Inventory Levels Easing As Home Prices Rise, Negative Equity Retreats | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For months the pool of available homes has dramatically dwindled as more buyers have jumped into the recovering housing market.Burgeoning demand for that shrinking supply has fueled home price increases across most of the U.S. and in the most sought-after areas, full-fledged bidding wars amid claims of nascent housing shortages.

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Ana Maria Ichim's curator insight, September 12, 2014 9:33 AM

With relatively inelastic supply, prices tend to rise quickly when demand increases due to the "full- fledged bidding wars" aka the price mechanism.

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Is Now the Time to Buy a Home?

Is Now the Time to Buy a Home? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Potential homebuyers have been watching and waiting for mortgage rates to reach near-record lows. At the same time, with rates so impossibly low, now is perhaps the best possible time for potential homebuyers to take the plunge.
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Ten Charts That Show We've All Got a Case of the Mondays

Ten Charts That Show We've All Got a Case of the Mondays | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

If you're in a workplace in America right now, chances are most of the people around you are pretty checked out. You might even be plodding through the day yourself, counting down the hours until you can fly out the door. Or you're doing your very best to make your unhappiness known to anyone within earshot.

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