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The first 4G car, the Audi S3, debuts in Europe; U.S. must wait until spring

The first 4G car, the Audi S3, debuts in Europe; U.S. must wait until spring | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The S3 Sportback is the first production car with LTE integrated into the dash — though SIM card is not included. Next spring, the U.S. will get its first 4G car, the Audi A3.
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Goodbye, Dr. Google? Tomorrow, Content Will Be Automated, Personalized And Just-in-Time

Goodbye, Dr. Google? Tomorrow, Content Will Be Automated, Personalized And Just-in-Time | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

However, a day is coming when many may no longer rely on search engines to find health content. Instead, they will receive relevant and personalized health information automatically – sometimes prior to when they start looking for it, or just before it’s needed.

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CoreLogic Releases August MarketPulse Report

CoreLogic Releases August MarketPulse Report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

CoreLogic(R) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its August MarketPulse report. In this report, CoreLogic economists share their analysis of refinance activity in the U.S. housing market and also the role that natural hazard risk plays in managing mortgage portfolios.

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Value for High Performance Homes

Value for High Performance Homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Reports such as Building Retrofit and Industry Market Initiative –Reactions to Residential Retrofit Recommendations highlight the importance of transforming the residential real estate transaction home sale to accommodate green features.  Since 2011, CNT Energy has been playing a facilitator role to align the transaction process, players, and assets needed to make such a transformation possible.

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Trulia updates its natural hazard maps to show hurricane, wildfire, and tornado risks to homes

Trulia updates its natural hazard maps to show hurricane, wildfire, and tornado risks to homes | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Trulia, an online marketplace to help you find your next home, has released an update to its natural hazard map that now includes data around hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. Potential home buyers can scan to survey what potential disasters await them if they move to a particular part of the United States.

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8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025

8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
New technologies will change the kinds of jobs people have in the coming years. Don't be surprised if one day you've taken on the position of...
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Mortgage modifications up, foreclosure starts down

Mortgage modifications up, foreclosure starts down | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
From April through June of this year, an estimated 204,000 homeowners received permanent loan modifications from mortgage servicers.
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Google Lat Long: Get a closer view of some of the world’s most extraordinary places

Google Lat Long: Get a closer view of some of the world’s most extraordinary places | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

We recently launched Views, a new site that highlights some of our most popular Street View collectionsand enables you to explore user-contributed photo spheres from around the world. Starting today, to complement the beautiful panoramas you see there, we’re also adding useful information about some of the featured locations, and behind-the-scenes stories about what collecting imagery of these places was like.

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New-home search startup, BuildersUpdate.com, granted patent

New-home search startup, BuildersUpdate.com, granted patent | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to an Austin, Texas-based startup that connects prospective buyers of new homes to real estate agents. BuildersUpdate.com is an online search engine that aims to be “a national MLS (multiple listing service) for new homes.”

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Glenview ordinance aims to restore local landlords choice in Section 8 participation

Glenview ordinance aims to restore local landlords choice in Section 8 participation | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Following the Cook County Board of Commissioner’s recent change to the county’s Human Rights Ordinance to make it a violation to discriminate against Section 8 voucher holders in real estate transactions, the village of Glenview has passed a local ordinance reiterating the rights of landlords to choose whether they want to participate in the voucher program.

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Plans For New Condo High Rise Might Signal Market Upswing

Plans For New Condo High Rise Might Signal Market Upswing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Possibly symbolizing an increase in the sale of downtown high-rise condos, Chicago-based CMK Cos. is considering the development of a 16-story, 150-unit condo building in the South Loop, according to a Crain’s Business Chicago article published online Aug. 12. 

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State gas tax could be replaced by mileage tax - Oregon

State gas tax could be replaced by mileage tax - Oregon | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Two years from now, thousands of Oregon drivers could get a taste of what the future may hold for the rest of us: They will pay taxes not on the amount of gasoline their cars burn, but on the number of miles they drive.

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Watch this '90s video and learn how to use a thing called the Internet

Watch this '90s video and learn how to use a thing called the Internet | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Behold this video from ’90s that teaches kids about the World Wide Web, browsers, e-mail and web pages. The outdated references (Netscape Navigator, disks, Yahooligans), snazzy graphics and overenthusiastic acting make this video a must see.
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Google disables Microsoft's YouTube Windows Phone app, blames Internet Explorer

Google disables Microsoft's YouTube Windows Phone app, blames Internet Explorer | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The spat between Google and Microsoft may be about more than just a YouTube app for Windows Phone. Google is now alleging that Microsoft’s mobile browser technology makes it impossible to develop modern HTML5 apps.
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Seattle Police Department Handing Out Doritos At A Pot Festival Has The World's Funniest Twitter

Seattle Police Department Handing Out Doritos At A Pot Festival Has The World's Funniest Twitter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Seattle Police Department will be handing out 1,000 free 1-ounce bags of Doritos to marijuana enthusiasts at the city's Hempfest on Saturday. It's called "Operation Orange." But really. One ounce is the maximum legal amount of recreational weed a person can have under the state's new legislation.

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Seattle PD has great sense of humor.

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Official Blog: Just ask Google for your flights, reservations, package delivery info and more

Official Blog: Just ask Google for your flights, reservations, package delivery info and more | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Ever had trouble checking your flight’s status on the go because it meant digging through your email for the flight number? Or wanted to just quickly see whether your package would arrive on time, without having to look up the tracking info first? You’ve told us it would be much easier if you could skip the fuss and just ask Google. 

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Garmin Head-Up Display

Garmin Head-Up Display | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The Garmin HUD is very cool, but in a 1980s sort of way. Driving around with this little, green head-up display projected into my line of sight with its segmented LED text and simple digital readouts made me momentarily feel like the star of an '80s action movie behind the wheel of an experimental sports car or an F-14 Tomcat. In reality, I was in a Ford Escape headed to pick a friend up from the airport or on my way to the office.

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Seth's Blog: An end of books

Seth's Blog: An end of books | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

THE BOOKSTORE as we know it is doomed, because many of these establishments are going to go from making a little bit of money every day to losing a little bit. And it’s hard to sustain daily losses for long, particularly when you’re poorly capitalized, can’t use the store as a loss leader and see no hope down the road.

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INFOGRAPHIC: iPhone's Passbook App Has Already Attracted Some Of The World's Most Powerful Brands

INFOGRAPHIC: iPhone's Passbook App Has Already Attracted Some Of The World's Most Powerful Brands | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

The list of the brands present is impressive enough to suggest that Apple's wallet app isn't too far from being what it set out to become: an iPhone repository for coupons, travel and event tickets, gift and loyalty cards, and vouchers. The stuff that otherwise clutters wallets and purses. 

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SoCal home sales surge to eight-year highs

SoCal home sales surge to eight-year highs | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A widening supply of homes in Southern California caused the market to see a surge in home sales, rising to an eight-year high for that month as buyers were able to find more available homes for sale.
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Latest CoStar CCRSI Analysis: Commercial Real Estate Prices See Midyear Surge With Strongest Quarterly Increase Since 2011

Latest CoStar CCRSI Analysis: Commercial Real Estate Prices See Midyear Surge With Strongest Quarterly Increase Since 2011 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

This month's CoStar Commercial Repeat Sale Indices (CCRSI) provide the market's first look at June 2013 commercial real estate pricing. Based on 1,189 repeat sales in June 2013 and more than 125,000 repeat sales since 1996, the CCRSI offers the broadest measure of commercial real estate repeat sales activity.

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New NAR ad campaign reminds sellers now is the time to get off the “Sidelines”

New NAR ad campaign reminds sellers now is the time to get off the “Sidelines” | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Watch and share the new “Sidelines” TV ad from the National Association of REALTORS® aimed at sellers who have been waiting on the right time to sell their home.

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Good Leaders Get Emotional

Good Leaders Get Emotional | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

Much of what comes out of people's mouths in business these days is sugar-coated, couched, and polished. The messages are manufactured, trying to strike just the right tone. Genuine emotion stands in stark contrast. It's a real person sharing a real feeling. When we hear it, we're riveted — for one because it's rare, but also because it's real. 

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Mid-Year Job Situation -- By Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metro Divisions

Mid-Year Job Situation -- By Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metro Divisions | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Jobs are everything to the economy and ultimately real estate. The good news is that job growth is finally occurring, but at a very tepid pace. Nationwide. That is not the story, however, for all m...
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Well, You Don't Need a Big Moving Van

Well, You Don't Need a Big Moving Van | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it

While it's generally unusual for the bulk of a home's furnishings to convey as a condition of sale, ultra-luxury property agents say this kind of demand is popular among affluent overseas buyers who desire a fast and convenient transition to their U.S. digs.

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