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First-quarter foreclosure filings plummet to six-year low

First-quarter foreclosure filings plummet to six-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. recorded 442,117 foreclosure filings in the first quarter of 2013, a steep 23% drop from a year ago and the lowest level reached since 2007, real estate data firm RealtyTrac said.
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Finding A Fountain Of Youth For Your Aging Products

Finding A Fountain Of Youth For Your Aging Products | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While new products generate excitement the development process can be lengthy costly and have great risk of failure. So here's some advice for reener...
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More delinquent loans cured in February: LPS

More delinquent loans cured in February: LPS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As mortgage rates ticked up, prepayment rates – an indicator of refinance activity – also declined 10% in February. Still, Lender Processing Services says prepayments remain high compared to historic standards.
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Chicago bucks trend of bigger mortgage bite in Zillow study

Chicago bucks trend of bigger mortgage bite in Zillow study | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Homeowners in 24 of 30 of the largest metropolitan areas -- but not Chicago -- spent a larger portion of their income on their mortgage payments in 2012's last quarter compared to the pre-housing bubble years, according to a Zillow study.
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PropertyInfo Corporation and zipLogix to Provide an Integrated Forms and Transaction Management

PropertyInfo Corporation and zipLogix to Provide an Integrated Forms and Transaction Management | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

PropertyInfo Corporation, a Stewart® company, is proud to announce the agreement of zipLogix and PropertyInfo to provide an integrated forms and transaction management system with zipForm®,the industry’s leading forms software, and SureClose®, the most widely used transaction management system.

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MREDpalooza Expands its Sponsorship Strike Zone

MREDpalooza Expands its Sponsorship Strike Zone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that Cartavi is supporting MREDpalooza as a ZAP! level Sponsor.

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Why Your iPhone Addiction Is Snuffing Your Creativity

Why Your iPhone Addiction Is Snuffing Your Creativity | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

You know the feeling--you're walking to the coffee machine, and you feel a tingle of knowledge-needing excitement. You pull out your phone to check Twitter, and promptly walk into a wall.

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Don't want to give out your real phone number? Burner app will now cover Android users too

Don't want to give out your real phone number? Burner app will now cover Android users too | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
iOS users of Burner, the app that lets you create disposable numbers for your phone, will see some improvements on Wednesday and the app will also be launching on Android.
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Facebook Still Reigns Supreme With Teens, But Social Media Interest Dwindling

Facebook Still Reigns Supreme With Teens, But Social Media Interest Dwindling | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Canadian REIT buys Naperville office property

Canadian REIT buys Naperville office property | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Another Canadian real estate investor has landed in the Chicago area, paying $83.4 million for a 486,000-square-foot office complex in Naperville.

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Researchers Replace Passwords With Mind-Reading Passthoughts

Researchers Replace Passwords With Mind-Reading Passthoughts | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Remembering the passwords for all your sites can get frustrating. There are only so many punctuation, number substitutes and uppercase variations you can recall, and writing them down for all to find is hardly an option.

 

Thanks to researchers at the UC Berkeley School of Information, you may not need to type those pesky passwords in the future. Instead, you'll only need to think them.

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The World As 100 People [Infographic]

The World As 100 People [Infographic] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Today’s infographic shows a remarkable study in simplification. Jack Hagely’s design shows that if the entire world were conveniently simplified to 100 people (ie equating a percentage as a number of people), it will show how our world compares as a whole in different areas of life. As a person living in a free country with many rights and privileges, it gave me quite a lot of perspective

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What should you do if you did not apply for a new gTLD?

What should you do if you did not apply for a new gTLD? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For all companies who did not apply for a gTLD, the time is now to start planning.  You need to first and foremost understand all brands in you category who did apply and determine what they might be doing as a critical competitive analysis. 

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The Critic, The Mouseketeer, And The Iron Lady: Three Giants In Personal Branding

The Critic, The Mouseketeer, And The Iron Lady: Three Giants In Personal Branding | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
These three legends not only set the mark for how to create an enduring personal brand but also on how to live a life.
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DOE Home Energy Score

DOE Home Energy Score | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency.

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President's 2014 budget grants $47.6 billion to housing programs

President's 2014 budget grants $47.6 billion to housing programs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Our housing market is healing, our stock market is rebounding, and consumers, patients and homeowners enjoy stronger protections than ever before," President Barack Obama said.
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Down Payment Resource Expands Leadership Team with Real Estate Industry Veterans

Down Payment Resource Expands Leadership Team with Real Estate Industry Veterans | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We’re pleased to announce the addition of new staff and leadership to serve our growing market. Down Payment Resource is now accessible to more than 300,000 licensed Realtors, approximately 30 percent of all National Association of REALTOR® members.

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Smartphones Are From Mars, Tablets Are From Venus

Smartphones Are From Mars, Tablets Are From Venus | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The common assumption is that mobile refers to both smartphones and tablets, thus insinuating that each device is similar to the other. There are similarities, of course, as both devices are portable, personally customized, web/app connected and touch-screen enabled.

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Facebook, Pandora and Twitter seize mobile ad display market

Facebook, Pandora and Twitter seize mobile ad display market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
An IDC study has found sweeping changes in how mobile display advertisements are sold, with Facebook, Pandora and Twitter successfully wresting away control from advertising networks over the last year.
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California Weighs Tough Rules For Data Brokers

California Weighs Tough Rules For Data Brokers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Right To Know Act would allow state residents to see full reports from any website, mobile app or data broker who collects personal data about them.
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Blurring the Line Between Editorial and Ads

Blurring the Line Between Editorial and Ads | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Back in the Golden Age of television, most shows were “sponsored by” one or two products. Between acts, TV characters proclaimed their love of a certain product and today we have product placement that requires the cops of Hawaii Five-o to stop and eat a Subway sandwich.

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Why You Should Test Your App On Drunk People

Why You Should Test Your App On Drunk People | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Remember Bump the contactsharing app Its changed a lotlargely due to testing conducted at bars. This round's on founder Dave Lieb.
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Survey: 70% of lenders believe housing recovery is real

Survey: 70% of lenders believe housing recovery is real | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
About 70% of bank risk professionals believe the housing recovery is real, which in turn helps guarded mortgage lenders expand their mortgage and home equity lending businesses.
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CB Previews International draws the line on pocket listings

CB Previews International draws the line on pocket listings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As inventories shrink and buyers frantically search for homes to buy off-market, “pocket listings” are becoming more prevalent, especially in luxury markets where the appeal of keeping the entire commission can be hard to resist for listing brokers.
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Realtors® Applaud FHA for Taking Steps to Improve its Financial Stability; More Reforms Necessary

Realtors® Applaud FHA for Taking Steps to Improve its Financial Stability; More Reforms Necessary | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While the Federal Housing Administration still faces challenges ahead, the agency has already taken a number of significant steps to mitigate risk and increase the solvency and strength of the mortgage-insurance fund.

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