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10 Types of Images to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

As a writer by trade, it's not easy for me to utter these words, but I'm not going to lie: On social media, a picture is worth a thousand words.<br>It's …

60 Awesome Social-Media Tools for Entrepreneurs

Want to streamline your social media functions? Want to know more about your followers, your competition, and your customers? Want to attract more customers? Try a few of these tools.<p>I know a little about social media tools, like how to get more leads and referrals on LinkedIn, how to find awesome …

7 Gmail Features To Make Your Life A Lot Easier

In case you needed your mind blown this evening, there’s a new Chrome plugin called Project Naptha which allows you to select text inside…

<b>In case you needed</b> your mind blown this evening, there’s a new Chrome plugin called Project Naptha which allows you to select text inside images. To give you an idea:<p>Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web.<p>The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.

10 things to consider before rushing into the property market

With headlines proclaiming double-digit rises in house prices and predicting more to come, and estate agents ramping up interest with open days and sealed bids, it is little wonder some would-be buyers are panicking. Agents have reported properties attracting hundreds of viewings and tens of bids, …

Ferris Bueller Ferrari House Back on Market for $150K Less

Ferris Old Photos Highland Park<p>The famous glass house where Cameron lived—and where the vintage Ferrari was totaled—in the 1980s classic <b>Ferris Bueller's Day Off</b> has returned to market, asking <b>$1.5M.</b> That's down from the $1.65M it was asking when it was delisted back in 2011, but, despite hints that …

14 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in '14

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of …

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5 Insightful Lessons Learned From Business Books

Since the response was so great on my last article, “10 Valuable Lessons Learned from The Top Business Books,” I thought I’d share more lessons …

Interest rates will stay rock bottom as long as the economy keeps puttering along

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Top 5 real estate video types on YouTube

The booming consumer appetite for YouTube videos brings myriad good news for real estate agents and brokerages, especially since it is the second …

US foreclosures fall to lowest quarterly level since mid-2007: RealtyTrac

The U.S. housing market is back on its feet, aided by rising home prices, steady job growth and fewer troubled loans.<p>More U.S. homeowners are also …

Can you explain to buyers and sellers why technology hasn't made real estate brokers obsolete?

The real estate industry is no stranger to being on the defensive. A recent editorial in Forbes, titled “Are Real Estate Brokers Obsolete?” was yet …

An Open Letter To Getting Your Real Estate License

<i>This post by Greg Nino, real estate agent at Re/Max Compass in Houston, was originally published on ActiveRain.</i><p>Several times a year I am approached …

Wanna effectively serve Generation Next homebuyers? Learn to speak 'digital'

<i>Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series.</i><p>The median age of Realtors is 57, whereas the median age of first-time buyers is 34. If you …

The Internet is for sellers and real estate agents, not buyers

Last week one of my clients asked to see a property she’d found on Zillow. I looked it up, and it was listed as a for-sale-by-owner. The details …

What Every First Time Home Buyer Needs to Know About Purchasing Their First Home

Buying a first home can be a daunting experience. For as much excitement as there is, the process can be testing, trying and overwhelming. I spoke …

SEO Traffic Guide for non-SEOs: 2014 Edition

SEO traffic is a mystery to most SEOs (come on, don't be shy, you know who you are), let alone to an average blogger or online business owner. So is there hope for us, non-SEOs types, to see any search engine traffic from Google? Watch this presentation to find out.<p>Full post: …

Top Tips for Mortgage Borrowers in 2014

In the market for a mortgage? Take a look at these helpful mortgage tips for 2014, compiled by Bankrate, an online aggregator of financial rate …

Foreclosures Sink Back to 2007 Levels

NEW YORK (BankingMyWay) -- It's taken more than six years, but the foreclosure market has slid back to pre-Great Recession levels, with foreclosure …

Home Improvement Projects that Cost More than They're Worth

There's nothing wrong with a deep cleaning, sprucing up, or renovation project here or there to boost the value of your home (or just make it more …

Macklemore producer Ryan Lewis buys in Seattle

This week in celebrity real estate news, Ryan Lewis of the Grammy-award winning team of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, bought in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, Lauren Conrad bought a home in Laguna Beach and Keith Richards bought a New York penthouse.<p>No “Thrift Shop” here: Ryan Lewis buys $3.3 …

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