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Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr Notify of Security Breach After Zendesk Hack

Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr Notify of Security Breach After Zendesk Hack | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr have all warned their users that some of their data might be compromised after a security breach at Zendesk.
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Think Your Home’s Small? Look At Hong Kong’s Illegal Microapartments

Think Your Home’s Small? Look At Hong Kong’s Illegal Microapartments | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A “small apartment” in New York means under 300 square feet. In Hong Kong, that square-footage count routinely dips into double digits.
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Previously Owned U.S. Home Sales Climb to 4.92 Million

Previously Owned U.S. Home Sales Climb to 4.92 Million | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Sales of previously owned homes increased in January and an index of leading indicators climbed for a second month as the rebound in housing helped to broaden the U.S. expansion.
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RESO-RETS Data Dictionary v.1.1 Available for Public Comment

RESO-RETS Data Dictionary v.1.1 Available for Public Comment | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The RESO Data Dictionary Workgroup has developed the draft version of the Data Dictionary v. 1.1. The version is now open to the public for comment. The comment period will end April 22 at 5 p.m. ET.

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First Mortgage Default Rate Drops to 1.58 Percent in January, While Seconds Remain Unchanged

First Mortgage Default Rate Drops to 1.58 Percent in January, While Seconds Remain Unchanged | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Data through January 2013, released by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed a decrease in national default rates during the...
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Zillow and Engel & Volkers Partner on U.S. Marketing Program

Zillow and Engel & Volkers Partner on U.S. Marketing Program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced that Engel & Völkers®, one of the world's leading premium residential real estate companies, will partner with Zillow® on U.S. marketing and distribute for-sale listings to Zillow.

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Illinois Home sales, median prices increase in January; housing gains extend into new year

Illinois Home sales, median prices increase in January; housing gains extend into new year | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Illinois home sales increased 31.1 percent over previous-year levels in January and median prices increased 1.2 percent, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

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10 Fun Facts About Oscar Statuettes

10 Fun Facts About Oscar Statuettes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here's everything you need to know about the Oscar statuettes, just in time for your Academy Awards' viewing party on Feb. 24.
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Facebook Builds Search-Related Patent Portfolio

Facebook Builds Search-Related Patent Portfolio | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Facebook a patent for incorporating variable values into textual content. In addition to comments in text, it also includes video, articles, images, music files and locations. One patent claim describes the ability to identify context in one language and translate it into another, based on location.

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@properties expands brokerage business into Southwest Michigan

@properties expands brokerage business into Southwest Michigan | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Chicago-based real estate company @properties is expanding its brokerage business to Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana with the opening of @properties Harbor Country in New Buffalo.

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Six-year housing hangover tough to shake off

Six-year housing hangover tough to shake off | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
If this is a housing recovery, then it’s a ‘recovery’ in name only. The patient remains pretty ill, and it’s going to be a long road back to...
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Why Today's Disappointing Housing Report Was Actually Good News

Why Today's Disappointing Housing Report Was Actually Good News | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Michelle Meyer says there are three reasons we don't need to worry about a build up of new home inventory.
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Infographic: Font Lets You Make Data Maps Of The U.S., Just By Typing

Infographic: Font Lets You Make Data Maps Of The U.S., Just By Typing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
To make a good infographic, you’ll need a little stats know-how and a little graphic design know-how.
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Watch a Bubble Popping in Extra Slow Motion [VIDEO]

Watch a Bubble Popping in Extra Slow Motion [VIDEO] | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Slow-Mo Guys slow down the bursting of a bubble creating some interesting results.
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LPS Technology Selected to Power Consolidation of 13 Multiple Listing Services Into A Single Indiana Regional MLS

LPS Technology Selected to Power Consolidation of 13 Multiple Listing Services Into A Single Indiana Regional MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, services, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, today announced an agreement by which LPS Paragon technology will be used to consolidate the property listing data of 13 Indiana Realtor® organizations across 42 counties into a single MLS system for real estate professionals and their customers.

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Apple: Employee computers were targeted in hack attack

Apple: Employee computers were targeted in hack attack | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The company says hackers targeted some of its employees' machines as part of the same attacks against a number of companies. Read this article by Josh Lowensohn on CNET News.
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Performance Anxiety: Why Reviews Hurt Everybody

Performance Anxiety: Why Reviews Hurt Everybody | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Reviewing your employees like they're some new restaurant isn't such a great idea, because if you're trying to motivate people, judging them doesn't quite work."People simply think they perform better than other people," HR consultant Mary Jenkins...
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Nearly 2 Million American Homeowners Freed From Negative Equity In 2012

Nearly 2 Million American Homeowners Freed From Negative Equity In 2012 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Negative equity continued to fall in the fourth quarter of 2012, dropping to 27.5 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, compared with 31.1 percent one year ago, according to the fourth quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Reporti.

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NAR - January Existing-Home Sales Hold with Steady Price Gains, Seller’s Market Developing

NAR - January Existing-Home Sales Hold with Steady Price Gains, Seller’s Market Developing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller's market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors® .
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MRED Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Listingbook AI

MRED Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Listingbook AI | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that Listingbook AI, the cutting edge customer collaboration/interaction tool, has gone live to its nearly 40,000 real estate practitioners.

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MRED Bringing Industry Headliners to MREDpalooza

MRED Bringing Industry Headliners to MREDpalooza | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

 Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that MREDpalooza, one of the largest MLS tech expos in the country, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18

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CHART OF THE DAY: An Obscure Real Estate Indicator Is Looking Like A 'Huge Tailwind' For The Stock Market

CHART OF THE DAY: An Obscure Real Estate Indicator Is Looking Like A 'Huge Tailwind' For The Stock Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Architecture Billings Index surged at the fastest rate in 5 years in January, and Stifel Nicolaus trader Dave Lutz thinks that's good news for the S&P 500.
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Zillow Rentals App Lands on iPad

Zillow Rentals App Lands on iPad | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The popular real estate service launches dedicated iPad app for shoppers looking to rent versus buy.
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A Troubling Divergence In The US Housing Market

A Troubling Divergence In The US Housing Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A chart that shows homebuilding outpacing new home sales and why some experts are worried about overbuilding.
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The Internet's Secret Police Come Out Of The Shadows

The Internet's Secret Police Come Out Of The Shadows | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
There’s an invisible war happening on the Internet, and with the exception of a few recent, high-profile cases, you've only noticed one side’s victories.Mostly, you're sucked into it when your password gets stolen, an ad you click sells you...
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