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Why Flood Reauthorization is Such a Big Win

Why Flood Reauthorization is Such a Big Win | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
REALTORS® claimed a big victory last week when President Obama signed into law the 5-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. NAR spent...
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Evolution of the Web in One Interactive Graphic

Evolution of the Web in One Interactive Graphic | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The evolution of the web is a beautiful thing, especially when Vizzuality and Hyperakt combine all the latest in web design into an interactive graphic that gives viewers a colorful array of web hi...
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Mortgage servicers modify 70% of HAMP-eligible second liens | HousingWire

Mortgage servicers modify 70% of HAMP-eligible second liens | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Servicers modified 70% of eligible second liens under HAMP as of May 31, up from when just half of these eligible loans received a workout in January, according to the Treasury.
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Apple removes malware app that made its way into App Store

Apple removes malware app that made its way into App Store | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Apple may have removed the first piece of malware ever to sneak its way into the company's almost 4-year-old App Store.
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BSI Financial CEO Gagan Sharma is big fan of short sales | HousingWire

BSI Financial CEO Gagan Sharma is big fan of short sales | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The CEO and president of BSI Financial Services sat down with reporter Kerri Ann Panchuck at REO Expo to discuss the growing popularity of short sales and their future in the industry.
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Your Victory on the NFIP Reauthorization

Your Victory on the NFIP Reauthorization | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A message from NAR President Moe Veissi: YOU DID IT! Late last week Congress finally acted on one of your key legislative priorities, a five-year...
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Russ Bergeron: Chicago Agent Magazine Who's Who 2012

Russ Bergeron: Chicago Agent Magazine Who's Who 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Russ Bergeron
CEO, Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC


Russ Bergeron of Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC (MRED) is a respected expert and leader of the real estate industry.

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Ginger Downs - Who's Who 2012 - Chicago Agent Magazine

Ginger Downs - Who's Who 2012  - Chicago Agent Magazine | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Ginger Downs
CEO, Chicago Association of Realtors


Always moving forward, Ginger Downs, CEO of the Chicago Association of Realtors, has numerous plans. This year, in addition to educating and helping agents through the Illinois license law transition, she is spearheading exciting developments at CAR.

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Pam Krieter: Chicago Agent Magazine's Who's Who 2012

Pam Krieter: Chicago Agent Magazine's Who's Who 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Pam Krieter
CEO | Mainstreet Organization of Realtors


“We can’t just wait and change as the industry changes,” Pam Krieter, CEO of the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe), says. “Today, we need to be able to see those changes coming and be prepared for them in order to remain relevant to our members.”

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CORELOGIC® Prevails in Patent Challenge

CORELOGIC® Prevails in Patent Challenge | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
 —U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Affirmed Lower Court Decision—   SANTA ANA, Calif., July 5, 2012—CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today announced that on June 19 the U.S.
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Who Eats the Most Ice Cream in the Chicagoland? Crain's Chicago Business

Who Eats the Most Ice Cream in the Chicagoland? Crain's Chicago Business | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
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Housing market looks brighter | HousingWire

Housing market looks brighter | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home equity in the U.S. rose to $457.1 billion in the first quarter of 2012, the highest level in two years. Still, foreclosure starts and completions rose in May, suggesting the real estate market remains fragile in certain areas.
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U.S. employers add 80,000 jobs in June - Chicago Sun-Times

U.S. employers add 80,000 jobs in June - Chicago Sun-Times | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. employers added only 80,000 jobs in June, a third straight month of weak hiring that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended.
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U.S. home sales up 20% from last year: DataQuick | HousingWire

U.S. home sales up 20% from last year: DataQuick | HousingWire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
U.S. home sales are up 12% from last year and 10.6% from 2009 levels. Home prices also went up with the median price hitting $193,000 on July 5, up 6% from a year ago and 4.3% from three years ago.
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6 Big Don’ts for Ending Your Presentation | Decker Blog

6 Big Don’ts for Ending Your Presentation | Decker Blog | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Even the strongest speakers can undercut a whole presentation with three seconds of wobbly indecision at the end.
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Who’s Who 2012 Roster - Chicago Agent Magazine

Who’s Who 2012 Roster - Chicago Agent Magazine | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Although I am partial to number 50 - I am honored to be in such great company.

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Bob Floss: Chicago Agent Magazine's Who's Who 2012

Bob Floss: Chicago Agent Magazine's Who's Who 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Bob Floss
Bob Floss & Son Realty, 2011-12 President,
Chicago Association of Realtors


Chicago Association of Realtors President Bob Floss has had a 38-year real estate career full of accomplishments and milestones, but he believes the legacy he will leave behind is his commitment to education.

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Jack Persin, Tom Krettler: Chicago Agent Magazine Who's Who 2012

Jack Persin, Tom Krettler: Chicago Agent Magazine Who's Who 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Jack Persin, Tom Krettler
Co-Presidents,
Mainstreet Organization of Realtors


Tom Krettler and Jack Persin, the co-presidents for the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe), the fourth largest Realtor association in the United States, have set an example of how to successfully build an association. Both were involved when MORe merged with the Realtor Association of Northwest Chicagoland last year.

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Federal Government Targets Privacy Violations by Social Media Companies : Social Media Law Update

Federal Government Targets Privacy Violations by Social Media Companies : Social Media Law Update | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
By Neil Ray Continuing its focus on privacy issues, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a settlement earlier this month with social networking...
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