Weekly Roundup

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Century 21 upgrades their mobile app to make it user friendly and dynamic (via RISMedia):

“Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations announced the release of its new iPhone app. The Century 21 iPhone app automatically provides mobile users with property listings, open house information and Century 21 office locations. It also provides a quick overview of the communities associated with each listing, including school details, community images and statistics.

Very interesting and stylish graph on the inner workings of Google (via PPC blog):

“You wright a blog post, tweet, update your site or otherwise add content to the web. Google's bots crawling the web will come across your post

The use of social media in the real estate market (via Mashable):

“Over the past two years, real estate professionals have found creative ways to overcome the real estate crisis, including finding innovative uses for social media. After facing drops in home sales well into 2010, real estate pros have been forced to utilize their offline skills in an increasingly social way online. By using photo and video sharing to enhance listings, along with professional networking sites to hone their sales skills, real estate veterans have made strides in moving inventory in tough times.

Congress helping out home owners by prolonging tax credit on housing (via Bubble Meter):

“First-time homebuyers will have until Sept. 30 to close on their purchases and land an $8,000 tax credit under a bill passed by the Senate late Wednesday. President Obama is expected to sign the bill, which was overwhelmingly approved by the House on Tuesday. The deadline had been June 30.

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