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Mortgage rates fall below average due to Fed decisions

Mortgage rates fall below average due to Fed decisions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The trend across the nation has been for rate reduction and the Federal Reserve policy is the driving factor as it committed to buying $45 billion more in longer term U.S. Treasuries. 
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Mortgage industry fares well in fiscal cliff deal, debt forgiveness law survives

Mortgage industry fares well in fiscal cliff deal, debt forgiveness law survives | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The fiscal cliff deal preserves the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act, while also bringing back a popular tax break on mortgage insurance premiums.
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In California Prospective Tenants Will Have To Be Told If The Property Is In Foreclosure

In California Prospective Tenants Will Have To Be Told If The Property Is In Foreclosure | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

A new California law will require landlords to provide disclosure to prospective tenants, prior to execution of a lease, if a notice of default (NOD) has been recorded against the property.

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Prudential Diversified Realty, Robert Shamberg's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:00 AM

Prudential Diversified Realty offers the lowest commissions in real estate services and years of experience in the industry.

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AD OF THE DAY: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Made Completely Out Of Salt

AD OF THE DAY: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Made Completely Out Of Salt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Brazil's Wunderman agency created a very cool commercial for Pantene shampoo. The spot features a time lapse video of an artist creating an image of supermodel Gisele Bundchen entirely out of salt. It's quite amazing how accurate the picture is.

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If you ever wonder what to do while waiting for service at your local restaurant.

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Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter

Relive 2012 As It Played Out On Twitter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When it comes to reliving headline making news events, the spinning newspaper effect is old and antiquated.
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Embracing 2013 - Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris

Embracing 2013 - Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

How good it is to begin a year with so much opportunity! For those of us in real estate, the start of 2013 is a welcome departure from news about challenges to news of opportunities.

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Digital Insurance Finalizes Successful Acquisition by Fidelity National Financial Inc.

Digital Insurance Finalizes Successful Acquisition by Fidelity National Financial Inc. | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Digital Insurance Acquired by Fidelity National Financial. New ownership ensures wholly owned subsidiary will accelerate and broaden its position in t
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Avis Budget snaps up car sharing leader Zipcar for $500M

Avis Budget snaps up car sharing leader Zipcar for $500M | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Avis Budget is buying Zipcar for $500 million in cash as it takes a big leap into the car-sharing market. Zipcar will get a big backer who can make it more efficient and help it grow.
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Uber Warns Customers New Year's Eve Pricing 'Is Not For The Faint Of Heart'

Uber Warns Customers New Year's Eve Pricing 'Is Not For The Faint Of Heart' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Uber, the startup with an app that lets you summon a town car limousine with your smartphone, has gotten a lot of grief in the past for something it does called "surge pricing.
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The 16 Most Amazing Sports Plays Of 2012

The 16 Most Amazing Sports Plays Of 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

These aren't the most important plays of the year. They aren't the ones that decided games or championships.These are the most amazing plays.

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Don't sound alarm yet on fiscal cliff mortgage issues: NAR

Don't sound alarm yet on fiscal cliff mortgage issues: NAR | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Congress and the president still don't have a fiscal cliff deal. What does this mean for the mortgage interest tax deduction and the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act? NAR says it's too soon to sound the alarm.
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Smart Device Activations Break Records on Christmas Day

Smart Device Activations Break Records on Christmas Day | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Shoppers said they were going to be more cautious with their spending this holiday season, but that didn’t stop millions of people from putting iPhones, iPads and other smart devices under the Christmas tree.

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Google blocks TwitPic over alleged malware, causing Chrome to deny access to some Twitter pages

Google blocks TwitPic over alleged malware, causing Chrome to deny access to some Twitter pages | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google's malware checker on Sunday has for some reason detected TwitPic.com as a threat. As a result, if you try to access the site from Google.com using any browser (link), you'll ...
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Housing sector hottest trade of the year

Housing sector hottest trade of the year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homebuilders such as Pulte Homes and Lennar doubled while home improvement stock Home Depot also soared to the top. Mortgage-backed securities were the biggest winners for hedge funds that invested in them.
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Best housing markets for 2013

Best housing markets for 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the past 12 months, home prices have skyrocketed in some major U.S. cities. In Phoenix, according to real estate information site Trulia,...
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Here's How Much It Actually Costs To Buy One Of Those Times Square Billboards

Here's How Much It Actually Costs To Buy One Of Those Times Square Billboards | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Cheaper than you think.  t costs between $1.1 million and $4 million a year if you want to buy one of those flashy, digital or neon billboards that light up New York's Times Square

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Twitter saps productivity and Facebook makes you fat

Twitter saps productivity and Facebook makes you fat | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
NEW YORK — Ever since the invention of the wheel in Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C., technological innovation has been improving our lives.
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January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month in an effort to increase awareness of radon, promote testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices.

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CAR (Calif) - November pending and distressed sales report

CAR (Calif) - November pending and distressed sales report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California pending home sales decline in November, while the share of equity sales expands.
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Real Estate Revival Still in Cards?

Real Estate Revival Still in Cards? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Will positive momentum in the housing market halt if we go over the fiscal cliff, with Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage president and Hessam Nadji, Marcus & Millichap Research and Advisory Services.
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Amazon blames human error for Xmas Eve outage; Netflix vows better resiliency

Amazon blames human error for Xmas Eve outage; Netflix vows better resiliency | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Both Amazon Web Services and Netflix -- its most-prominent customer -- have released details on AWS outage that took down Netflix's streaming service on Christmas Eve. AWS attributes the issue primarily to human error.
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Those damn humans!

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Another Top-10 List: America’s Friendliest Towns (and a Bonus Almost Half-of-a-Top 10 List: Four Towns Near Major Markets With Great Small-Town Appeal)

Another Top-10 List: America’s Friendliest Towns (and a Bonus Almost Half-of-a-Top 10 List: Four Towns Near Major Markets With Great Small-Town Appeal) | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Friendly faces, our stores, churches, temples and synagogues, schools and even our neighbors make a difference in our lives. And if you believe there is certainty today, I question that conclusion.

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Fannie Mae single-family serious delinquency rates continue to decline

Fannie Mae single-family serious delinquency rates continue to decline | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The conventional single-family serious delinquency rate fell five basis points to 3.3% in November, down from 3.35% in October, according to Fannie Mae's monthly summary. 
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18 Amazing Facts About the Human Body [infographic]

18 Amazing Facts About the Human Body [infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Did you know our bones are four times stronger than concrete? I didn’t, but I’m not surprised – the human body is a magnificent thing and today’s graphic will blow your mind a little more.

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This Dumb Year: The 57 Lamest Moments in Tech 2012

This Dumb Year: The 57 Lamest Moments in Tech 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From Apple's Maps flub to Microsoft's removal of the Windows Start button, it's been a very strange year.
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