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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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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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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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High on digital dopamine, perpetually plugged-in tech users are succumbing to a new mental illness

Where's a Terminator when you need one? The machines are taking over, but not how you might have imagined. Our always-on, tweeting-texting-posting-friending-connecting addiction is unplugging our brains. That's the gist the

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Technology, interior design symbiosis spawns ‘techorating’ trend

ARA Content - Some interior design trends are hard to understand. That jagged piece of cement that is supposedly a chair or headache-inducing paint color may look great

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Video-on-demand due as next frontier for Realtor.com’s listings

Remote controlled access to Realtor.com's listings is the next big thing on the menu for digital access to homes for sale. Later this year, the Realtor.com Channel will

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Infographic: Real estate agents and technology use

The real estate industry, once a technological laggard at the thought of providing easy public access to listings, is now, by some accounts, well ahead of the game,

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Infographic: MLSListings launches MLS Source mobile app for SF Bay Area buyers, sellers, real estate professionals

MLSLISTINGS.COM – Just in time for the spring home buying season, a new mobile real estate app is available for northern California home buyers and sellers – but

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