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Real Estate News
HUD Secretary slammed for confusing REO with Oreo cookies
Tue, 21 May 2019 17:30:19
Despite the controversy that has swirled around his tenure, following the Oreo incident, Ben Carson attempted to downplay his apparent confusion. read more»

Compass poaches entire 22-person Coldwell Banker team
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:17:31
Los Angeles-based WSA Real Estate operates in the tony western half of Los Angeles. Team members are now decamping for Compass, which is not acquiring the entity itself. read more»

Trulia founder Pete Flint’s venture firm NFX raises $275M
Tue, 21 May 2019 14:38:04
NFX splits its investments equally between business-to-business companies and business-to-consumer companies, but said that out of 3,000 firms seeking money this year it will ultimately only fund 0.5 percent. read more»

Missing girl found safe after Ring camera captures kidnapping
Tue, 21 May 2019 12:19:20
A missing girl in Texas whose kidnapping was captured on a Ring camera has been found safe and returned to her parents. read more»

Airbnb launches partnership with DNA testing company 23andMe
Tue, 21 May 2019 11:50:56
The partnership comes amid what Airbnb says is a rise in "heritage travel," or trips people take to connect with their ancestors' homelands. read more»

Is US government investigating MLSs and vendors for antitrust?
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:37:59
The Department of Justice is reportedly demanding CoreLogic and other MLS vendors hand over information related to buyer broker commissions. read more»

Inside the mass exodus at Purplebricks US
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:10:58
The U.K.-based discount brokerage launched in the U.S. in 2017 and has had a massive turnover in leadership roles in recent months. read more»

Meet the man behind the viral Amazon tiny home
Tue, 21 May 2019 9:59:46
The DIY homes have been reimagined as art galleries, chapels and Airbnb rentals since going viral last week. No one is more surprised than Allwood Outlet CEO Tapani Pekkala. read more»

Best friends 4ever? Redfin strikes deal with Zillow to list in 4 cities
Tue, 21 May 2019 7:16:01
Long-time rivals Zillow and Redfin have finally made peace — over one issue at least — and struck a deal that allows the former to directly host the latter's listings in four U.S. cities. read more»

Existing-home sales dip in April
Tue, 21 May 2019 7:10:34
Existing-home sales for single-family homes, townhomes, condos and co-ops fell 0.4 percent from March to April and were down 4.4 percent year-over-year. read more»

Rent skyrockets in March — especially in the Southwest
Tue, 21 May 2019 6:02:30
Nationwide, rental rates continue to rise, particularly in the Southwest, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, released Tuesday. read more»

4 tips for avoiding toxic behavior in real estate
Tue, 21 May 2019 2:00:58
Whether it's clients creating roadblocks over the smallest details or other agents working to bring their colleagues down, today's entrepreneur needs to be equipped to not only combat the problem when face to face, but also prevent it from ever happening. Here are a few tips on how to eliminate the toxicity from your professional life. read more»

Agent/broker perspective: How to handle a beloved broker leaving
Tue, 21 May 2019 0:16:23
In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. After a long and successful tenure, an office's broker has decided to resign her position. How should her inner circle of top agents respond? read more»

Federal Housing Administration seeks to loosen condo financing: NAR
Mon, 20 May 2019 13:29:02
For a decade, NAR has urged the Federal Housing Administration to make it easier for condo buyers to qualify for FHA-insured mortgages. Now the FHA is making progress on this front. read more»

NAR files motion to dismiss ‘bombshell’ buyer-side lawsuit
Mon, 20 May 2019 9:56:54
In a statement, NAR said it wants the suit thrown out because it "misrepresents" the organization's rules that govern multiple listing services. read more»

READ: President Trump’s remarks at NAR conference in full
Mon, 20 May 2019 7:24:09
The following is the complete White House transcript of President Donald Trump’s speech to the National Association of Realtors during its annual mid-year legislative and trade expo in Washington, D.C. read more»

NAR approves MLS fee adjustments, other policy changes
Mon, 20 May 2019 6:47:39
Nearly all of the 800 members on the board attended the biannual meeting, held on the last day of the Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. read more»

Rental brokerage Keyo will pay landlords even if tenants default
Mon, 20 May 2019 5:39:30
The "Keyo Guarantee" is currently available in New York City and ensures landlords will get up to two months' rent if a tenant breaks or defaults on a lease. read more»

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