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These Amazing Hanging Hotel Rooms Let Guests Camp In Trees

These Amazing Hanging Hotel Rooms Let Guests Camp In Trees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Inside, this treehouse has all the amenities of a suite at the Hilton. On the outside, all you'll see is nature all around.
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Move, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results:

Move, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results: | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in online real estate, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. Fourth Quarter ...

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Library of videos for IAR members is growing

Library of videos for IAR members is growing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

And don’t forget to watch IAR’s explainer on how the state’s property tax system works. The video debuted at the Public Policy Conference in East Peoria in January, and already more than 200 people have watched. Use it to help your clients understand the system used to assess taxes in Illinois.

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This School Principal Announcing a Snow Day to 'Ice Ice Baby' Is Literally the Best Thing Ever

This School Principal Announcing a Snow Day to 'Ice Ice Baby' Is Literally the Best Thing Ever | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
All right, stop. Collaborate and listen. And we mean listen, because this is the most awesome creative snow day announcement we have heard this yea...
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We are going to start making our system announcements a lot differently from now on.  :-)

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Len Kaine, Former "Vet of the Year" and Realty Pilot’s Chairman of the Board, Nominated Once Again for the Nobel Peace Prize

Len Kaine, Former "Vet of the Year" and Realty Pilot’s Chairman of the Board, Nominated Once Again for the Nobel Peace Prize | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 -- As Founder and President of the Golden Rule Society, Realty Pilot's Chairman of the Board Len Kaine has been nominated by Congressman Scott Peters, (D-CA-52nd District). This is the second time Len Kaine been nominated for this prestigious award.
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Get ready to hear more from Zillow: Online real estate powerhouse to spend $65M on advertising in 2014

Get ready to hear more from Zillow: Online real estate powerhouse to spend $65M on advertising in 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Zillow is doubling down on national advertising in an attempt to bolster its brand in the online real estate category. Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff announced today in an earnings call with analysts that it intends to spend $65 million on advertising in 2014

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Remodeling? Don't Convert The Garage!

Remodeling? Don't Convert The Garage! | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The location of the garage is ideal. It's already under the roof and walled on three sides, making it relatively inexpensive to remodel as a den or a guest suite. And that's where your plans can go wrong.
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Microsoft introduces multifactor authentication for all Office 365 users

Microsoft introduces multifactor authentication for all Office 365 users | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

"Today we’re adding Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365 to Office 365 Midsize Business, Enterprise plans, Academic plans, Nonprofit plans, and standalone Office 365 plans, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online," announced Paul Andrew, technical product manager for Office 365.

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FBS Data Systems Selects Avere for Lightning Fast Access to Online Real Estate Listing Services

FBS Data Systems Selects Avere for Lightning Fast Access to Online Real Estate Listing Services | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud enabled data centers, today announced that FBS Data Systems has deployed Avere's FXT Series Edge Filers to significantly improve the experience of the company's online real estate listing service. 

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Survey Shows CENTURY 21 Is Most Recognized Brand in Real Estate Industry

Survey Shows CENTURY 21 Is Most Recognized Brand in Real Estate Industry | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it


Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest real estate sales organization, commissioned an independent real estate brand survey that found CENTURY 21® to be the most recognized brand name in real estate.

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Christine Lutz Joins Kinzie Real Estate Group’s Brokerage Division

Christine Lutz Joins Kinzie Real Estate Group’s Brokerage Division | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Christine Lutz, a 20-year real estate veteran, has joined Kinzie Real Estate Group as the director of residential brokerage, announced Steven Maher, managing broker for Kinzie Group.
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Housing Affordability in Chicago Falls 8.7%

Housing Affordability in Chicago Falls 8.7% | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

From 2012 to 2013, Chicagoland’s Housing Affordability Index declined from 223.8 to 204.3; that’s actually less than the 18 percent decline that the U.S. index saw. 

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How to Win a Bidding War on Chicago Real Estate

How to Win a Bidding War on Chicago Real Estate | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
After a winter freeze, home sales will soon heat up in the city. Here's how to make sure your dream home doesn't get bought by someone else.
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How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps for iOS

How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps for iOS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Saving offline maps in Google Maps 2.0 is a sneaky 'easter egg' type feature that'll make Google Maps on iOS even better. You won't need to rely on a data connection, you'll get your maps faster and it'll make things work better. So how do you save offline maps on the iOS version of Google Maps?
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$5 million boost announced for Welcome Home Heroes program

$5 million boost announced for Welcome Home Heroes program | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Quinn made the announcement during visits to families who had taken advantage of the program in Springfield and Midlothian. The program offers $10,000 in down payment assistance to veterans and active-duty service personnel.

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MLS Tesseract: Cybersquatting: New potential problems, and possible solutions

MLS Tesseract: Cybersquatting: New potential problems, and possible solutions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Very soon, hundreds of new TLDs will be in use, including real-estate-related .REALTOR, .REALESTATE, .HOMES, .REALTY, .PROPERTY, and .PROPERTIES. Additionally, many TLDs not apparently related to real estate might still be used by cybersquatters. So, for example, if you are ABCRealty with your website at ABCRealty.com, you might expect to find cybersquatters at any of the following addresses, using the domains above or many others:

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Blogging Tips: Attract Your Ideal Reader

Blogging Tips: Attract Your Ideal Reader | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Why do you blog? Is your goal to grow you email list? Do you want to build your authority, raise awareness about your brand? Do you want to help more people and sell more of your products and services at the same time?

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Real Estate Market Data and Statistics from realtor.com

Real Estate Market Data and Statistics from realtor.com | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Median list price for December 2013 is 8.1 percent above the levels observed in December 2012. The median age of inventory is down by 5.1 percent and the number of units for sale is essentially unchanged, which are all positive signs of stronger market health compared to December 2012. 

 

On a month-over-month basis, December 2013 shows the first significant signs of the usual seasonal winter slow down. The total U.S. for-sale inventory of homes declined from 1,846,155 units in November to 1,731,017 units, age of inventory rose from 101 to 112 days and the median list price declined from $197,700 to $194,500. 
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Motorola CEO And Google Exec Dennis Woodside To Join Dropbox As COO

Motorola CEO And Google Exec Dennis Woodside To Join Dropbox As COO | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Lenovo may be getting Motorola's handset business after buying the company from Google for around $3 billion, but it won't be getting the company's current..
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Comcast CEO: Time Warner Cable deal 'pro-competitive'

Comcast CEO: Time Warner Cable deal 'pro-competitive' | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said he's confident the deal to acquire Time Warner Cable will be approved.
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A Flood of Listings Coming to the Market?

A Flood of Listings Coming to the Market? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We have previously talked about the diminishing supply of housing inventory and how it is impacting the real estate market. The situation might be about to change dramatically according to a recent survey by Lending Tree.

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Housing Perspectives (from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies): A Disappointing Report on Recent Household Growth Leads to More Questions than Answers

Housing Perspectives (from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies): A Disappointing Report on Recent Household Growth Leads to More Questions than Answers | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
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Zillow Home Value Expectations 2014 Q1

Zillow Home Value Expectations 2014 Q1 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

In the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey released Feb. 12, over 100 experts predicted moderated appreciation in future home values, closer to the pre-bubble norms of 3 to 5 percent per year.  On average, the panel predicted national appreciation of 4.5 percent through the fourth quarter of 2014. Over the same period, the Zillow Home Value Forecast predicts 4.8 percent appreciation nationwide.

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Is Every Moment Worth Keeping? What I Learned By Photographing My Life Every 30 Seconds

Is Every Moment Worth Keeping? What I Learned By Photographing My Life Every 30 Seconds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Narrative Clip is a wearable camera that automatically snaps a pic every half a minute. Fast Company's Sarah Kessler took it out for a 24-hour spin...
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C.A.R. (Calif) reports fourth quarter housing affordability

C.A.R. (Calif) reports fourth quarter housing affordability | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
California’s housing affordability held steady in the fourth quarter of 2013, following six consecutive quarters of declines as home price gains eased back in the last few months of the year.
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