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Housing recovery momentum continues to build | HousingWire

Housing recovery momentum continues to build | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Momentum continued to grow in a snowball effect manner, with prices rising to a two-year high in December, according to the latest FNC report.
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Homebuilders Making a Land Grab

Homebuilders Making a Land Grab | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As the housing market heats up, home builders are going after open land. And one builder that started its land grab during the recession may see its once-risky bet pay off.
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Strong 4th-Quarter Sales Helped Metro Chicago Send Clear Message that 2012 Marked a Housing Recovery, RE/MAX Reports

Strong 4th-Quarter Sales Helped Metro Chicago Send Clear Message that 2012 Marked a Housing Recovery, RE/MAX Reports | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Regional Spotlight—Home sales in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market delivered a clear message in 2012: the real estate recovery is underway, according to an analysis by RE/MAX.

 

In the seven-county metro Chicago area, home sales in 2012 totaled 89,039 units, up 27 percent from the 70,215 homes sold in 2011. It was the largest transaction total for any year since 2007 when 92,328 sales were recorded. Home sales statistics used in the RE/MAX analysis were compiled by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC, the regional multiple listing service.

 

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Fadi Chehade, ICANN CEO, Announces Target Date of April 23 for First New gTLD Delegation

Fadi Chehade, ICANN CEO, Announces Target Date of April 23 for First New gTLD Delegation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After months of evaluation, ICANN will recommend for delegation the first new gTLD as early as April 23, according to ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade.
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Approval To Bid On 1 & 2 Character .Org Domains At Godaddy.com Opens Today

Approval To Bid On 1 & 2 Character .Org Domains At Godaddy.com Opens Today | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Go Daddy will be auctioning off  42 rare, valuable one- and two-character .org registry owned domain names as part of Project 94. However the registry,  Public Interest Registry (PIR) set aside the...
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Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad

Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

By keeping its Office productivity suite off the iPad, Microsoft has given its new Surface tablet a key competitive advantage in a market to which it is a very late entrant. That might seem like a strategically sound decision —

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3D-Printed House Can Be Assembled in Just One Day

3D-Printed House Can Be Assembled in Just One Day | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Just last month, Dutch architects unveiled plans to build the world’s first 3D-printed house out of sand, with a construction time of 18 months. Now British architecture collect...
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CoreLogic: QM, QRM Rules Remove 60% of Loans and 90% of the Risk

CoreLogic: QM, QRM Rules Remove 60% of Loans and 90% of the Risk | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
About 60 percent of loans written today would not be acceptable under the finalized rules for a qualified mortgage (QM) and the anticipated rules for a qualified residential mortgage (QRM), according to new research from CoreLogic.
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California falling foreclosures may be a mirage in the desert

California falling foreclosures may be a mirage in the desert | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A drop in foreclosure filings may be indicative of a changing legal landscape in California, rather than a sign that all distressed homeowners in the state are eventually going to find a desirable solution to their troubles or escape foreclosure...
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ComScore Says 5.3 Trillion Ads Shown In 2012, But 3 In 10 Are Never Seen

ComScore Says 5.3 Trillion Ads Shown In 2012, But 3 In 10 Are Never Seen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
comScore just released its Digital Future In Focus report for 2013, offering a broad swath of data in areas like social networking, search and mobile.
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Frappuccinos, Smartphones, And Hybrids: How Owning Terminology Helps Brands Break New Ground

Frappuccinos, Smartphones, And Hybrids: How Owning Terminology Helps Brands Break New Ground | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A centaur walks into a bar. He’s talking on his smartphone; when he finally looks up at the bartender, he orders a Frappuccino. “I’m sorry, sir,” the barkeep says. “We don’t serve coffee here.”The centaur then orders an Arnold Palmer.
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Device Offers Partial Vision for the Blind

Device Offers Partial Vision for the Blind | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Regulators on Thursday approved the first method for giving some people who are blind the ability to discern shapes, using a technology called the artificial retina.
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Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side

Facebook gets unwelcome look at hackers' dark side | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world's largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook's more than 1 billion users, according to a blog posting Friday by the company's security team.

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Appealing To Our Egos Worked – Over 80,000 People Bragged On Twitter About Having One Of The Most-Viewed Profiles On LinkedIn

Appealing To Our Egos Worked – Over 80,000 People Bragged On Twitter About Having One Of The Most-Viewed Profiles On LinkedIn | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Did you happen to get an email from LinkedIn recently, which congratulated you on having one of the most popular profiles on the site? Then, good news - you're special. Just like millions of others.
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Homeowners' insurance covers damage created by a meteor

Homeowners' insurance covers damage created by a meteor | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Meteorites -- which are rocks formed after a meteor burns in the earth's atmosphere -- have crashed through roofs rarely over the years. But when they do, insurers paid for the damage if people had homeowners' policies

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Keller Williams Realty Now #1 Real Estate Company in the United States by Agent Count

Keller Williams Realty Now #1 Real Estate Company in the United States by Agent Count | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced today that it is the largest real estate franchise company by agent count in the United States, with approximately 80,000 associates. In recent years, Keller Williams Realty has posted record growth numbers, surpassing RE/MAX, Century 21, and now Coldwell Banker to secure the industry’s top position.

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Redfin Launches Featured Collections, Providing A Look into the Favorite Places and Spaces of Industry Tastemakers

Redfin Launches Featured Collections, Providing A Look into the Favorite Places and Spaces of Industry Tastemakers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Since the launch of Redfin Collections a few months ago, more than 32,000 listing photos have been added to 3,500 Collections! We’ve been inspired by all the beautiful homes, unique spaces and witty comments that have graced the Redfin Collections page.

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GM Withdraws Two More new gTLD Applications: .Cadillac & .Chevrolet

GM Withdraws Two More new gTLD Applications: .Cadillac & .Chevrolet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After withdrawing its application for .GMC, General Motors has withdrawn 2 more of its new gTLD applications with ICANN. GM has withdrawn its applications for .Cadillac & .Chevrolet which becom...
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Memo to the Boss: Don't Do My Job For Me

Memo to the Boss: Don't Do My Job For Me | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In August 1942, General Montgomery arrived in North Africa to take command of the British 8th Army. Within a few days he began replacing the senior officers.

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Take a Mental Time-Out With Stunning Time Lapse of World Landscapes

Take a Mental Time-Out With Stunning Time Lapse of World Landscapes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This time lapse video by Dustin Farrell showcases the brilliant landscapes of our planet through incredibly vivid photography.
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BoA Update: Multiple Listing Service Short Sale Requirements

BoA Update: Multiple Listing Service Short Sale Requirements | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The following information is to revise and provide additional clarity on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Requirements message that was sent on Feb. 11, 2013.

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News MLSs can live with.

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Seems like a "duh" to me but this is someting that is definintely appropriate and good that they've made it clear for those that may not have wanted to play by the rules

 

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U.S. Department of the Treasury offers short sales workshop and webinar

U.S. Department of the Treasury offers short sales workshop and webinar | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Hear directly from Bank of America, CitiMortgage, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo on identifying program options, getting your offers approved more quickly, navigating the process more smoothly and getting help with difficult cases at the "All About...
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State online sales tax bill revived in U.S. Congress

State online sales tax bill revived in U.S. Congress | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - U.S. states could collectmillions of dollars in online sales taxes, with members of bothparties in Congress sponsoring legislation on Thursday thatwould resolve states'
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A Unique Approach to Marketing Coca-Cola in Hong Kong

A Unique Approach to Marketing Coca-Cola in Hong Kong | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Plenty of advertising is already embedded in electronic games. The new wrinkle is that gaming can be embedded in ads — perhaps the only hope of engaging some people's interest long enough to get a message across.

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Home sales in Dane County, region up in January

Home sales in Dane County, region up in January | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home sales in Dane and seven other surrounding counties were up in January, and the market is near balanced between buyers and sellers.
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