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Mobile technology dominates home buying process

A California Association of Realtors survey found 85 percent of buyers used a mobile device while browsing for housing, with 70 percent of buyers accessing the Internet from their smart phones and 15 percent accessing it from their tablets. The percentage who found their home online more than doubled to a record high of 37 percent in 2013.

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Real estate transactions go green

KIM CLARK - It's easier than ever to put a green spin on housing, but not always quite how you may think. "Green" real estate often refers to planet-friendly

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Smartphones in space: NASA life imitates Star Trek art

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has sent into space a smartphone device similar to the "tricorder" that futuristic Star Trek characters depend upon as much as we

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Infographic: Go solar, save energy, increase home value, earn 200% return

The sun's rays can warm you all over - from your head to your toes and to your pocket book in between. Solar energy systems - typically solar panels

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Infographic: How home buyers use technology

When searching for a real estate agent, make sure he or she is tech savvy. You are. The point person in your quest for your dream home should be

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Realtor-complaints.com shuts down after realty trade associations investigate

Realtor-complaints.com is no longer offering a recently launched online service, purportedly for consumers to file reviews and complaints about real estate agents. An investigation by real estate trade association

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NAR: The Digital House Hunt

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - The National Association of Realtors, in conjunction with Google.com, recently released "The Digital House Hunt: Consumer and Market Trends in Real Estate" to

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Infographic: Keep your house from taking you to the cleaners

Even when no one is home, your house can waste energy and that's big money. It's like your home throwing its own house party and chugging energy to get

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Replace FEMA with a private disaster relief czar?

It looks like New York and New Jersey will suddenly need 20,000 to 40,000 emergency housing units as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Not since Hurricane Katrina has the

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Where you are most likely to experience ‘connectile dysfunction’ and lose your grip on your iPhone

In an effort to sell you a protection plan for your iPhone, an electronics and appliance warranty provider scoped out where you are most likely to experience 'connectile

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African Americans, young adults, Latinos hot on smart phone browsing for housing

A growing number of consumers use the cell phone as their primary internet access tool and that means buying and selling homes is more and more often about

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Preparing for Hurricane Isaac, Republican National Convention

Preparing for a hurricane disaster is a lot like Republicans planning a national convention. Denial can end in disaster. Okay. Okay. Election year fairness from the press. Democrats express their

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Neighborhoods that fit in a pocket

Raines Cohen lives in a 685-square foot home in Berkeley, CA where residents helped resurrect a 1900s-era farm property with 15 restored properties that house 32 residents. Called the

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More than one in four Americans ignore evacuation orders, most don’t have disaster plan, survival kit

There is a clear opportunity for people across the country to better understand the importance of following evacuation protocols. One in four (21 percent) of Americans have had their

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Keeping up with the Jetsons to remain iffy into 2020

The jury is still out on just how "smart" homes will become by the end of the decade, but the consensus is for the home to remain, well,

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