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Smart homes may be smart enough to spy on homeowners  

Smart homes may be smart enough to spy on homeowners  

Are your smart televisions, smartphones and smart fridges vulnerable to eavesdroppers? The WikiLeaks revelations that the CIA purportedly has the capacity to break into our everyday consumer electronics raises that troubling question.

Posted on: 2017-03-09 15:55:24

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Best social network marketing? People who talk behind your back

Best social network marketing? People who talk behind your back

Social networks carry a lot of weight in people's lives and even impact their real estate decisions. In a recent Realtor® University Speaker Series presentation, Dr. Johannes Stroebel presented research about the influence of social networks on buyers' home purchase decisions

Posted on: 2017-03-09 15:49:59

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Real estate investing: Who they are, where they buy

Real estate investing: Who they are, where they buy

Who is buying homes? A study by ATTOM and Clear Capital, "Landlord Land," analyzes the "who." It's a deeper look at the recent real estate boom that has seen home prices flirt with all-time highs even as the national homeownership rate remains near its 50-year low.

Posted on: 2017-02-24 21:38:07

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NAR predicts stable commercial market in 2017

NAR predicts stable commercial market in 2017

Steered ahead by strengthening demand in smaller markets, the commercial real estate sector should remain on stable ground in 2017 and offer decent returns for investors, according to the latest National Association of Realtors® (NAR) quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

Posted on: 2017-02-24 21:32:53

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Real Estate Trends: Fla. ‘outperformed’ the U.S.

Real Estate Trends: Fla. ‘outperformed’ the U.S.

In 2016, Florida’s economy outperformed the nation in part because of better job creation, according to several economists who spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of about 500 Realtors® at the 2017 Florida Real Estate Trends event Thursday during Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Business Meetings.

Posted on: 2017-01-27 20:07:08

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