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MRED Calls a Halt to Listing Syndication Madness [CLICK HERE]

MRED Calls a Halt to Listing Syndication Madness [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it
LISLE, Ill., March 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "If you are like me," said MRED President and CEO Russ Bergeron, "you are getting tired of listening to the constant barrage of announcements on how multiple listing services (MLSs) are going to take control of listing syndication by making decisions on behalf of their brokers, even if those decisions fly in the face of what the brokers really want. Do people seriously think that delaying data feeds, or forcing brokers to distribute listings on their own, or telling brokers on which sites they can and cannot display their listings, are the answers?"
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Chicagoland Home Prices Expected to Rise 29% by 2018 [CLICK HERE]

Chicagoland Home Prices Expected to Rise 29% by 2018 [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it
A new study predicts great things for Chicagoland's housing market in the coming years.
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Video: Illinois median home prices move upward in February [CLICK HERE]

Video: Illinois median home prices move upward in February [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it

Weather and lower inventory impacted February Illinois home sales but median prices saw continued annual gains. State home sales decreased 6.2 percent over previous-year levels in February while median prices increased 6.9 percent, according to today’s report from the  Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR).

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The Latest Chicago Home Price Data [CLICK HERE]

The Latest Chicago Home Price Data [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it
The latest housing data for Chicago neighborhoods and more than 202 suburbs.
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Chicago’s Best Places to Live [CLICK HERE]

Chicago’s Best Places to Live [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it
These 12 city neighborhoods and 12 suburbs have low crime, great homes, and much more.
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25 Architecturally Stunning Homes You Can Buy Right Now [CLICK HERE]

25 Architecturally Stunning Homes You Can Buy Right Now [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it
Tour 25 homes for sale that are architectural gems.
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Move and NAR file suit against Zillow, Errol Samuelson [CLICK HERE]

Move and NAR file suit against Zillow, Errol Samuelson [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it
Move Inc. and the National Association of Realtors have filed a lawsuit against Zillow and former Move Chief Strategy Officer and realtor.com President Errol Samuelson for alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
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NAR: We stand with those who respect our Realtor® members [CLICK HERE]

NAR: We stand with those who respect our Realtor® members
NAR is joining a lawsuit filed by MOVE Inc., against Zillow and new Zillow Chief Industry Development Officer Errol Samuelson. In addition to NAR and MOVE, the plaintiffs include RealSelect, Inc., Top Producer Systems Company, and Realtors® Information Network, Inc.

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Zillow Names Curt Beardsley Vice President, Industry Development [CLICK HERE]

Zillow Names Curt Beardsley Vice President, Industry Development [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ:Z), the leading real estate and home-related marketplace, today announced Curt Beardsley has joined the company as Vice President, Industry Development responsible for building and strengthening Zillow's relationships with multiple listing services (MLSs) and other industry partners.

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Augmented Reality May Be Coming To A Car Windshield Near You [CLICK HERE]

Augmented Reality May Be Coming To A Car Windshield Near You [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it
Robust heads-up, through-the-glass displays are slowly headed to the auto industry.
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Use of Pocket Listings Rising, but They're Right Choice for Only a Small Number of Home Sellers, According to RE/MAX Brokers

Use of Pocket Listings Rising, but They're Right Choice for Only a Small Number of Home Sellers, According to RE/MAX Brokers | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it

The broker/owners of RE/MAX offices in Chicago, Buffalo Grove, Rockford and Belvidere, Ill., report an upswing in requests from clients for pocket listings, with more such requests in 2013 than in the prior two years.

 

Their experience confirms a trend noted last year in a Chicago Tribune story reporting that 4.7 percent of all the homes sold in Chicago in March of 2013 were pocket listings, up from 2.6 percent in the same month one year earlier.

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Bill to force fire sprinklers to full legislature gets committee sanction [CLICK HERE]

Bill to force fire sprinklers to full legislature gets committee sanction [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it

By a vote of 17 to 2, House Bill 4609 passed the House State Government Administration Committee on Wednesday. The bill, which was backed by the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, would make the state Fire Marshal’s Office go through the full General Assembly if the state agency wanted to make substantive changes to building codes mandating fire sprinklers.

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Residential Construction in Chicagoland Jumps 67% in February [CLICK HERE]

Residential Construction in Chicagoland Jumps 67% in February [CLICK HERE] | The Pulse - Taking A Measure of the Bigger Picture Issues in Our Industry | Scoop.it
We keep hearing how rotten the nation's residential construction market has been at the start of 2014, but what about our local market?
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