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Rentenna tells renters where not to live in NYC

Rentenna tells renters where not to live in NYC | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Rentenna has launched a Complaint Score in NYC and hopefully soon to other cities, indicating where renters should NOT live, a major twist on apartment hunting.
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Same question in reverse - how do you weed out fake crappy reviews?

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Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago is First City in the Nation to Include Energy Costs in Home Listings

Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago is First City in the Nation to Include Energy Costs in Home Listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Mayor Rahm Emanuel in partnership with CNT Energy and Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) announced today that Chicago home listings on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) will display annual and monthly gas and electric cost to help home buyers make more informed purchasing decisions. 

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Modernizing the Residential Utility Disclosure Ordinance in Chicago

Modernizing the Residential Utility Disclosure Ordinance in Chicago | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Back in the ‘80s, the Center for Neighborhood Technology and others helped the City of Chicago pass a residential utility disclosure ordinance that required the disclosure of heating bills when residential properties are sold or leased in the city. Why? Heating expenses constitute a significant home expense, and it’s important for consumers and Realtors to have access to this information.

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Introducing: 2013 Innovator Awards finalists

Introducing: 2013 Innovator Awards finalists | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Inman News is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Innovator Awards in eight categories, and the opening of voting for the “People’s Choice” Innovator Award. 

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Go MRED!!

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Google Glass Could Soon Get Device Locking, Music Player And ‘Boutique’ App Store, Firmware Reveals

Google Glass Could Soon Get Device Locking, Music Player And ‘Boutique’ App Store, Firmware Reveals | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google Glass is still a pre-release product that's fairly rough around the edges, compared to a lot of shipping consumer hardware, but new clues (via Slashgear) from the latest firmware update suggest that there are a number of practical additions...
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50 "Patriotic" Facts About the United States [VIDEO]

50 "Patriotic" Facts About the United States [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
This Independence Day take a moment to get your mind blown with 50 facts about the 50 American states from list-maker extrodinaire Mental Floss.
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A New Way to Heal Broken Bones: 3D-Printed Casts

A New Way to Heal Broken Bones: 3D-Printed Casts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Breaking a bone is unpleasant all around — and having to wear a smelly, clunky plaster cast is like getting kicked when you're down. At least, that's how Jake Evill felt after breaking his hand. He told Wired that his plaster cast felt "archaic."

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99% of All Android Phones Have A 'Master Key' Flaw That Gives Hackers A Back Door

99% of All Android Phones Have A 'Master Key' Flaw That Gives Hackers A Back Door | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Ninety-nine percent of Android phones contain a "master key" flaw that allows hackers to access all apps inside the phone, according to Jeff Forristal, CTO of Bluebox Security.

 

The flaw leaves Android phones massively vulnerable to malware, botnets and computer fraud

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Drone Project Modeled From Incredible Images of Birds in Flight

Drone Project Modeled From Incredible Images of Birds in Flight | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Stanford University students are capturing incredible images of birds mid-flight using a high-speed camera in order to develop an ideal drone design.
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Seth's Blog: Magic beans (three steps to a successful marketing promise)

Seth's Blog: Magic beans (three steps to a successful marketing promise) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
You know the story: Jack traded the family cow for some worthless beans that turned out to be magical. How did that deal go down? 1. The individual has to be open to hearing the offer at all. Jack was...
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Muralidharan Jayaram's curator insight, July 7, 2013 11:14 PM

Wow! This is a great way of using a metaphor.

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4th of July fireworks dazzle in Washington DC

Fireworks light up the sky over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the US Capitol in Washington DC. Americans celebrate nation's 236th birthday. ...
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Happy July 4th - be safe out there.

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Zillow Chief Economist: ‘Interest Rates Would Have to Surpass 7% to Affect Affordability’

Zillow Chief Economist: ‘Interest Rates Would Have to Surpass 7% to Affect Affordability’ | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries appeared on CNBC this morning to talk about how rising interest rates could affect housing affordability.
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6 Ways to Avoid Crazy Data Charges Abroad

6 Ways to Avoid Crazy Data Charges Abroad | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Push notifications, automatic updates and roaming charges can create costly data overages that break the bank. But you can devise ways to minimize the cost.

 

Since summer tends to bring out the explorer in all of us, we've compiled a list of ways to eliminate roaming charges and minimize your data usage while traveling abroad.

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NRT Taps Pharma IT Executive Dina DiMaria for New Post as SVP of Information Technology

NRT Taps Pharma IT Executive Dina DiMaria for New Post as SVP of Information Technology | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company announced today that Dina DiMaria has joined the company in the newly created position of senior vice president of information technology. 

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More than half of U.S. homeowners plan to remodel this summer

More than half of U.S. homeowners plan to remodel this summer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While some hope to spend a lazy summer lounging by the pool or cruising the lake, many American homeowners intend to be more industrious. According to the Zillow Digs Summer ...
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A New England Attorney General Is Trying To Beat An Alleged Patent Troll At Its Own Game

A New England Attorney General Is Trying To Beat An Alleged Patent Troll At Its Own Game | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The federal and state governments are all invested in trying to curb patent trolling activities and for the first time, an attorney general (AG) has a...
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Zipcar For Office Space: A New Service Lets You Rent A Desk By The Hour

Zipcar For Office Space: A New Service Lets You Rent A Desk By The Hour | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I work from a home office, but sometimes I want to change things up. That means parking in a coffee shop or a co-working space--neither of which offer the kind of control over my environment that a picky self-employed person comes to expect.
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44 Obscure Facts About U.S. Presidents

44 Obscure Facts About U.S. Presidents | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Which president enjoyed skinny-dipping in the Potomac River? Who let their alligators run rampant through the White House? Who whipped out his — well, let's just say you probably didn't learn these facts in history class.

 

In honor of Independence Day, we've gathered a star-spangled list of facts about all 44 Presidents of the United States.

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Douglas Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Has Died

Douglas Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Has Died | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Douglas Engelbart, the man who invented the computer mouse and helped developed many computing technologies we now take for granted, has died.
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Payrolls Up 195k, Unemployment Rate Flat in June

Payrolls Up 195k, Unemployment Rate Flat in June | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Adding new pressures for the Federal Reserve, the nation’s economy added 195,000 jobs in June, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 7.6.percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
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A German Company Has Created A Way To Beam Ads Through Windows Into Your Brain

A German Company Has Created A Way To Beam Ads Through Windows Into Your Brain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Sky Deutschland, the German unit of TV provider Sky, and an advertising company called BBDO have invented an insane new technology that broadcast ads directly into people's brains.

 

It uses something called "bone conduction technology" which transmits sound to the inner ear by passing vibrations through the skull


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BOOM: US COMPANIES ADD MORE JOBS THAN EXPECTED

BOOM: US COMPANIES ADD MORE JOBS THAN EXPECTED | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The June ADP employment survey results are out.

 

Private U.S. companies added 188,000 jobs in June, up from 134,000 in May.

 

This was better than the 150,000 economists were looking for.

 

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City property listings to include energy costs

City property listings to include energy costs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A coalition that includes the city of Chicago and real estate agents wants consumers to have a better understanding of the true cost of homeownership.
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Here's What Your Favorite iPhone Apps Might Look Like After Apple Releases Its Big Software Update

Here's What Your Favorite iPhone Apps Might Look Like After Apple Releases Its Big Software Update | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The new version of iOS, the operating system for iPhones and iPads, coming this fall is going to completely overhaul the design you're used to.

What we haven't seen is how developers will change their apps to better match Apple's new look. 

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