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CoreLogic Releases September MarketPulse Report

CoreLogic Releases September MarketPulse Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
CoreLogic released its September MarketPulse report. The monthly economic publication provides insight into the current and future health of the U.S. economic climate with emphasis on housing and mortgage metrics.
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City of Toronto begins sharing data with popular traffic app Waze

City of Toronto begins sharing data with popular traffic app Waze | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Speaking at a news conference Monday, Mayor John Tory said starting today, the city and Waze will be sharing traffic data to help drivers avoid congestion and construction and help the city better understand traffic patterns.
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The 10 Best Commutes In California, By County

The 10 Best Commutes In California, By County | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Here are 10 great California cities with commute times at under 25 minutes (Commute times are drawn from a study by Obrella using U.S. Census data):
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The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new part of the world—all in just a day.
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October 2017 Market Report: Home Values Growing at Twice the ‘Normal’ Rate

October 2017 Market Report: Home Values Growing at Twice the ‘Normal’ Rate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
In October, the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) climbed 6.5 percent from the previous year, to a median national home value of $203,400. That makes the median U.S. home $12,500 more valuable in October than it was a year ago.
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The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed

The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The statement mentions benefiting or protecting consumers five times, so clearly the idea here is to help the users of internet services. Yet those very same consumers wrote the Chairman by the millions to say that they felt the existing rules protect them very well and that to remove them would be detrimental to their safety and privacy.
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This shapeshifting wheelchair helps users move while standing up

This shapeshifting wheelchair helps users move while standing up | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Wheelchair shifts between standing and sitting positions using new mechanism
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Uber waits a year to reveal major hack of customer data

Uber waits a year to reveal major hack of customer data | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Uber revealed Tuesday that it had suffered a breach in 2016 that exposed personal information belonging to tens of millions of drivers and customers, adding to a growing list of scandals that have plagued the ride-hailing company this year.
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How FCC Plan to End Net Neutrality Hurts You

How FCC Plan to End Net Neutrality Hurts You | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The Federal Communications Commission released a plan Tuesday to reverse net neutrality rules, a move that the National Association of REALTORS® is concerned will make it harder for real estate companies, multiple listing services, and property data aggregators to provide their services in a cost-effective way.
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October National Showing Index Shows 8.9% Year-Over-Year Increase

October National Showing Index Shows 8.9% Year-Over-Year Increase | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Home showings on the national level posted a 8.9 percent year-over-year increase in October, according to the November 2017 ShowingTime Showing Index.
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The Airbnb For Affordable Housing Is Here

The Airbnb For Affordable Housing Is Here | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
You match younger people who need affordable housing with older adults who charge affordable prices–including help around the house–for the extra rooms of their homes.
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Silicon Valley giant, Google, looks to vacation rentals as its next frontier

Silicon Valley giant, Google, looks to vacation rentals as its next frontier | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google is moving into vacation rentals, and the decision is expected to significantly change the way travelers search for and book vacation homes.
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Uber Is Working With NASA To Introduce Flying Cars To Los Angeles By 2020

Uber Is Working With NASA To Introduce Flying Cars To Los Angeles By 2020 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
When you think of flying cars, you might picture something out of The Fifth Element or Harry Potter. They may have an air of sci-fi about them but, according to Uber, it won't be long until they become a reality. In fact, they could be in the sky by 2020. 
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Fidelity latest financial firm to facilitate data sharing with fintechs

Fidelity latest financial firm to facilitate data sharing with fintechs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The new service, called Fidelity Access, will give third parties access to Fidelity customers' account data for use in apps and services like tax preparation, budgeting, financial planning, spending analysis and portfolio advice — provided the Fidelity customers give their OK. Customer data to be shared includes Fidelity account balances, securities holdings, and transactions.
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Photo gallery: Inside Awards 2017 bring out the world's best interiors

Photo gallery: Inside Awards 2017 bring out the world's best interiors | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
One part of the event is the Inside Awards, which examines submissions across nine different categories, with a bumpy plywood archway topping them all to claim the 2017 World Interior of the Year.
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National Association of Realtors' trench warfare on Capitol Hill

National Association of Realtors' trench warfare on Capitol Hill | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“It’s the largest grassroots effort we’re trying to focus on that that we’ve ever been behind,” NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall said on a conference call with reporters last week. The GOP’s plan, she said, amounts to an “all-out assault on homeowners and homeownership.”
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10 Historic Buildings Converted Into Amazing Hotels

10 Historic Buildings Converted Into Amazing Hotels | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Change up your next hotel stay by lodging in a former fort in India, a traditional castle in Ireland, a historic convent in Italy or even a one-time jail in Boston.
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Every Day, This Satellite Company Takes A Snapshot Of The Entire Planet

Every Day, This Satellite Company Takes A Snapshot Of The Entire Planet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Currently, Planet is operating around 200 satellites that travel a pole-to-pole path through the atmosphere, capturing around 1.4 million images per day as they go and feeding it back to 30 ground stations the company set up across the world.
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The annotated version of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's WSJ op-ed on net neutrality

The annotated version of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's WSJ op-ed on net neutrality | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The primary argument used against net neutrality is that we didn't need it before, so we don't need it now. This could not be farther from the reality in which the internet now operates, with increasingly powerful companies like Google and Facebook exerting their will over smaller competitors. 
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Google's latest Pixel feature is your first look at the future of search

Google's latest Pixel feature is your first look at the future of search | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As Mashable's Senior Tech Correspondent Ray Wong noted in his Pixel 2 review, it's still very early days for Google Lens, so the new feature will be limited to a handful of use cases, including text recognition, barcode scanning, and the ability to identify books, movies, art, and landmarks.
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NAR - Existing-Home Sales Grow 2.0 Percent in October

NAR - Existing-Home Sales Grow 2.0 Percent in October | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million in October from a downwardly revised 5.37 million in September. After last month's increase, sales are at their strongest pace since June (5.51 million), but still remain 0.9 percent below a year ago.
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Illinois home sales inched slightly higher in October

Illinois home sales inched slightly higher in October | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in October 2017 totaled 12,796 homes sold, up 0.3 percent from 12,764 in October 2016.
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Gallery: World Architecture Festival names the best buildings of 2017

Gallery: World Architecture Festival names the best buildings of 2017 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has just awarded this year's prizes to a truly global selection of projects. The winners were selected from a pretty long shortlist comprising 434 projects across 68 different countries, and featured everything from a hospital in Iran to a small earthquake-proof prototype house in China.
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Bay Area residents seek the California dream — in Sacramento

Bay Area residents seek the California dream — in Sacramento | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The region has become the top destination in the country — ahead of trendy Seattle and Portland — for those looking to flee the jammed roads and high costs of the tech-dominated Bay Area, according to new migration data from Redfin
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Black Knight: Delinquency Rates Rise 2nd Straight Month

Black Knight: Delinquency Rates Rise 2nd Straight Month | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The company's First Look Mortgage Monitor for October said the national mortgage delinquency rate rose to 4.44 percent, up by 0.94 percent from September and up by 2.05 percent from a year ago. Black Knight attributed most of the increase to past due mortgages in Texas and Florida--states hit hardest by summer hurricanes Harvey and Irma--while noting that delinquencies fell in non-affected areas.
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Google Maps updates its color scheme to make it easier to identify points of interest

Google Maps updates its color scheme to make it easier to identify points of interest | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google Maps has gotten an updated look. The driving, navigation, transit, and explore maps have gotten a refresh so that important information is shown more clearly. Gas stations will now appear more prominently during navigation, as will train stations on transit maps.
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