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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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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