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Orland Realtor Tonya Corder to head organization

Orland Realtor Tonya Corder to head organization | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors said Friday that Tonya Corder, managing broker of Keller Williams Preferred Realty in Orland Park, has been appointed MORE’s new president for the coming year.

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Amazing Green Real Estate in Chicago, Fall 2012! - Transforming the Not-Yet-Green Home

Amazing Green Real Estate in Chicago, Fall 2012! - Transforming the Not-Yet-Green Home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Great news! The classroom version of NAR's Green 100 and Green 200 courses will be offered in Evanston September 24-25th. My friends and colleagues Sarah Coulter and Ben Kaufman will be leading this rare, in-person version of the class right in your backyard.

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July Home Price Index Rises 3.8 Percent Year-Over-Year—Biggest Increase Since 2006

July Home Price Index Rises 3.8 Percent Year-Over-Year—Biggest Increase Since 2006 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic released its July Home Price Index (HPI®) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 3.8 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011.
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How Quickly Are Homes Selling?

How Quickly Are Homes Selling? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Across Chicago, home sale statistics are suggesting good things for the market, from time on the market to REO property sales.
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Fannie Mae mortgage purchases nearly double from last year

Fannie Mae mortgage purchases nearly double from last year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Fannie Mae purchased $81.9 billion in mortgages during the month, up from $43 billion one year ago. The GSE also reported a 3.5% severe delinquency rate on its mortgage portfolio, the lowest rate since April 2009.
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Illinois leads the nation in number of local governments

Illinois leads the nation in number of local governments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

With a total of 6,968, Illinois tops the list when it comes to states with the most units of local government...

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Credit union mortgage lending grows in 2Q

Credit union mortgage lending grows in 2Q | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Gains in membership at credit unions continued in the second quarter, increasing by 643,322 individuals. It is a record high for the industry, whose 93.1 million members deposited an additional $2.7 billion in savings at credit unions in the quarter.
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Macy’s relies on SMS to drive Labor Day sales - Extreme Business Academy TV

Macy’s relies on SMS to drive Labor Day sales - Extreme Business Academy TV | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Macy’s is encouraging consumers to shop the latest trends and products during its Labor Day sale through a new SMS initiative.

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Californian sues Nebraska over real estate law

Californian sues Nebraska over real estate law | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
LINCOLN, Neb. | The owner of a property-listing website based in California is suing Nebraska to dispute a state requirement that she obtain a license to market homes in the Midwestern state.
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CHART OF THE DAY: How People Find Apps

CHART OF THE DAY: How People Find Apps | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Search is the top app discovery tool. According to Nielsen, 63 percent of Android and iOS users have utilized search to discover new apps in their respective app stores.

 

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Foreclosure sales fall, lenders favoring short sales

Foreclosure sales fall, lenders favoring short sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Bank-owned homes, those in some stage of foreclosure see biggest annual gain in average sales price since '06, before bubble burst.
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Buildium Signs Syndication Agreement with Trulia and HotPads — Property Portal Watch

Buildium Signs Syndication Agreement with Trulia and HotPads — Property Portal Watch | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Property management software company Buildium, LLC announced a syndication agreement with Trulia® and HotPads®.
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RealtyTrac: Foreclosures were 23% of Q2 U.S. Sales

RealtyTrac: Foreclosures were 23% of Q2 U.S. Sales | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales of U.S. homes owned by banks or in some stage of foreclosure accounted for a slightly larger share of total home sales in the second-quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, according to market researcher RealtyTrac.
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Homes.com powering listings for media outlets | Inman News

Homes.com powering listings for media outlets | Inman News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Tool lets partners incorporate their own display ad networks.
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Wells Fargo has third of mortgage market

Wells Fargo has third of mortgage market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Wells Fargo's burgeoning share of the mortgage market - it made 1 out of 3 new mortgages in the first half of this year compared with 1 out of 10 in 2004 - is raising some red flags.
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Move, Inc. Acquires TigerLead Solutions, LLC - Sep 4, 2012

Move, Inc. Acquires TigerLead Solutions, LLC - Sep 4, 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Acquisition improves agent efficiency with "Smarter Leads" and offers a best-in-class suite of end-to-end real estate solutions

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Lifestyle: A brand marketer’s blue ocean of opportunity | 1000watt

Lifestyle: A brand marketer’s blue ocean of opportunity | 1000watt | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The barista conducts her post-dawn symphony as the orchestra of percussive grinders, portafilters and steel pourers burr, snap and clang. The steel wand hisses steam then gurgles triplets as it surfaces, whipping the milk into a froth.

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Foreclosure prices rise, take larger portion of total sales: RealtyTrac

Foreclosure prices rise, take larger portion of total sales: RealtyTrac | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"The second quarter sales numbers provide solid statistical evidence of what we've been hearing anecdotally from real estate agents, buyers and investors over the past few months: there is a limited supply of available foreclosure inventory to...
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FHFA raises g-fees on GSE mortgages by 10 basis points

FHFA raises g-fees on GSE mortgages by 10 basis points | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lenders paid an average 28 basis points g-fee in 2011 to Fannie and Freddie. But after a 10 bps increase in April, the FHFA raised the g-fees another 10 bps to make room for private capital.
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Companies Say Posting to Facebook is Risky Business

Companies Say Posting to Facebook is Risky Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Social media has the ability to turn your company into the top trend of the week.
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How In-App Commerce Drives App Store Success

How In-App Commerce Drives App Store Success | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The rise of "freemium" apps, mainly games, that generate money from in-app commerce is well established on Facebook.

 

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Twitter expands advertising to a much broader audience

Twitter expands advertising to a much broader audience | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It unveils 'interest targeting,' in which advertisers can pay to put tweets in front of users based on their interests. That's potentially a much larger group than advertisers could previously address.
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Michigan residential real estate market looking better as home sales and prices up, foreclosures down

Michigan residential real estate market looking better as home sales and prices up, foreclosures down | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Recent data on Michigan’s housing market looks promising as home sales and prices have risen while foreclosure sales have dropped.

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Court Grants MRIS Preliminary Injunction against American Home Realty Network in Copyright Suit

Court Grants MRIS Preliminary Injunction against American Home Realty Network in Copyright Suit | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. (MRIS) has announced that the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Southern Division, has granted MRIS a preliminary injunction against defendant American Home Realty Network (AHRN), owner/operator of the Neighborcity.com website.

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U.S. Small-Business-Owner Satisfaction Improves to '08 Level

U.S. Small-Business-Owner Satisfaction Improves to '08 Level | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. small-business-owner satisfaction is up sharply to 39 in the third quarter of 2012, compared with 26 in the third quarter of 2010. Additionally, 39% of small-business owners feel extremely or very successful.
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