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Move-Up Buyers in Chicago Real Estate Market Find Purchasing More Desirable Home Can be Smarter Financial Move Than Remodeling

Move-Up Buyers in Chicago Real Estate Market Find Purchasing More Desirable Home Can be Smarter Financial Move Than Remodeling | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Move-Up Buyers in Chicago Real Estate Market Find Purchasing More Desirable Home Can be Smarter Financial Move Than Remodeling - on PR.com
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10 Ways Brands Will Win With Content Marketing in 2013

10 Ways Brands Will Win With Content Marketing in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In the year 2013, marketers will break through with innovative content marketing strategies. Here is what we have to look forward to.
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Official Google Blog: Tips for getting the most from Google Maps on iPhone

Official Google Blog: Tips for getting the most from Google Maps on iPhone | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We hope you’ve had a chance to try the new Google Maps app for iPhone (announced last week and available for download in the Apple App Store). The app is designed to be simple...

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U.S. economy grew faster in third quarter

U.S. economy grew faster in third quarter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. consumers led the economy to grow faster than originally reported in the third quarter, while slower spending by businesses subtracted from growth, according to revisions by the Commerce Department released Thursday.
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2012 Car Tech Awards: And the winner is...

2012 Car Tech Awards: And the winner is... | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CNET reviewed almost 100 cars this year and attended auto shows around the world, finding the best in automotive tech. Here are the results of our annual awards. Read this article by Brian Cooley on CNET.
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U.S. homes reach first cumulative value gain since 2006

U.S. homes reach first cumulative value gain since 2006 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

For the first time in more than five years, U.S. homes are expected to gain more than $1.3 trillion in cumulative value this year, according to Zillow 

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Instagram Sneaks In Terms of Service Update Right Before the End of the World

Instagram Sneaks In Terms of Service Update Right Before the End of the World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
OK, folks. At 11:11 am EST you can rest easy when the world comes to a dramatic end because it looks like Instagram has heard Instagram-nati
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Our 32 Favorite Products From 2012

Our 32 Favorite Products From 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Co.Design covered hundreds of products this year, ranging from Nike’s latest to the reinvented ice cream sandwich. It was difficult to pick favorites, but here they are: the most intriguing product design stories of 2012.A few observations.
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How Not to Unwittingly Reveal Company Secrets

How Not to Unwittingly Reveal Company Secrets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Social-media technologies offer plenty of ways for your company to gain valuable insights about your customers and industry — see our previous blog post. But they can also give competitors an up-close-and-personal view into your employees' ideas and your company's product plans, as well as its relationships with customers or clients.

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Mortgage delinquency rate increased in November

Mortgage delinquency rate increased in November | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to Lender Processing Services’ (LPS’) First Look report for November, the mortgage delinquency rate rose in November to 7.12 percent, up from 7.03 percent in October, but as with most housing news these days, there is a silver lining – the total delinquency rate is down 9.06 percent from November 2011.

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Housing Permits Hit Four-Year High in November

Housing Permits Hit Four-Year High in November | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Permits for new homes climbed 3.6% in November compared to the previous month to hit an annual rate of 899,000 units—the highest level the industry has seen since July 2008, according to data from the Census Bureau. Year-over-year, permits were up 26.8%.

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PSA: Nintendo TVii now live on Wii U in North America, no download required

PSA: Nintendo TVii now live on Wii U in North America, no download required | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Nintendo TVii is now available on Wii Us in North America, arriving right on time with Nintendo\'s 24-hour window of \\
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Partnerships help East Chicago's housing market bounce back

Partnerships help East Chicago's housing market bounce back | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
East Chicago, like many communities across Lake County, was hit hard when the real estate bubble burst. This caused our rate of homeownership to plummet.
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5 Types Of Buyers Will Be Rushing Into The Housing Market In 2013

5 Types Of Buyers Will Be Rushing Into The Housing Market In 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

From John Burns Real Estate Consulting: "Assuming our leaders in DC come to some sort of agreement that keeps the economy growing and interest rates low, which seems like the most reasonable assumption, here is what will happen,

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Apple Reaches Highest-Ever U.S. Smartphone Sales Share At 53.3%

Apple Reaches Highest-Ever U.S. Smartphone Sales Share At 53.3% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple's shares, as you may have seen, have been sliding in the market on the back of strong competition from Android device makers.
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Fannie: Housing Market Staying Resilient

Fannie: Housing Market Staying Resilient | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Uncertainties over the looming fiscal cliff are restraining consumer and business confidence, but the housing market is staying resilient, Fannie Mae researchers report.
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Barrett calls on state to help city with foreclosure crisis

Barrett calls on state to help city with foreclosure crisis | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The city of Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett said Friday in the frigid dining room of a blighted, dangerous home with windows broken, toilets smashed and walls busted out, needs the Walker administration to step up and help the city deal with its foreclosure crisis.

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Real Estate Agent, Carrie Bode Joins Koenig and Strey Gold Coast

Real Estate Agent, Carrie Bode Joins Koenig and Strey Gold Coast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
December 2012 – Carrie Bode has joined Koenig & Strey Real Living’s Gold Coast Office as a Broker Associate, according to Managing Broker Jeani Jernstedt.  Bode previously was in Sales in the fashion industry in New York City.
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Housing market builds stronger foundation, but cracks remain

Housing market builds stronger foundation, but cracks remain | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The U.S. housing market is ending the year on a high note, with sales up and builder confidence growing. But a slew of factors could force the market to backpedal if they remain uncorrected, the National Association of Home Builders said Thursday.
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Survey Shows Some Consumers Are Prepared to Replace Their PC with a Tablet

Survey Shows Some Consumers Are Prepared to Replace Their PC with a Tablet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
We're a prosperous nation with a car in every garage, a chicken in every pot and 77% of adults have a computer in their household. But accor
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The 16 Most Compelling Infographics Of 2012

The 16 Most Compelling Infographics Of 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteCheck out all of our 2012 round-ups in all these exciting areas:• Architecture• Cities• Clean Tech• Collaborative Consumption• Design• Education• Energy• Environment• Food• Health• Infographics• Photography• Responsible Business•...
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Trulia: housing market is a glass half full and half empty

Trulia: housing market is a glass half full and half empty | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

According to Trulia’s November Housing Barometer, which measures construction starts, existing home sales, and delinquencies plus foreclosures, reveals that the housing market is now relative to its worst point during the crash as well as its normal levels, as the company says housing is at 51 percent of normal.

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10 Business Trends That Will Shape Housing in 2013

10 Business Trends That Will Shape Housing in 2013 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Builders are likely to remember 2012 as the year when their industry finally arose from the hospital bed it's been laying in for five years, and walked around again without a discernible limp or the use of a cane.

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The FHFA House Price Index Beat Expectations Rising 0.5%

The FHFA House Price Index Beat Expectations Rising 0.5% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The FHFA house price index beat expectations rising 0.5 percent month-over-month in October. But September's number was revised down to 0.0 percent.

The index is 15.7 percent below its April 2007 peak.

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