Inman's state-by-state guide to reopening the economy
As the coronavirus pandemic gradually improves, a patchwork of plans to reopen local economies has emerged across the US
by Jim Dalrymple II May 14
Amid pandemic, auctions surge among luxury owners eager to sell
'Real estate agents need to be more aware of the auction as an opportunity,' says Ben Brady, regional director at Harcourts North America
Major banks agree to mortgage grace period in California
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Wells Fargo, Citibank, JP Morgan and U.S. Bank would give homeowners a 90-day grace period
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 25
California governor stops evictions amid coronavirus outbreak
Gov. Gavin Newsom's order is meant to be a lifeline to people whose wages are shrinking as the coronavirus tanks the economy and forces people into isolation
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 17
NAR cancels conferences as coronavirus chaos continues
The trade organization will no longer hold events this month in San Diego and Los Angeles. The cancellations come as the death toll rises and as financial markets continue to sputter
by Jim Dalrymple II Mar 5
C.A.R. President on housing crisis: 'Our state’s future is on the line'
California Association of Realtors President Jeanne Radsick believes 2020 is the time for her state to pass pro-housing legislation, lest a severe inventory shortage grows worse
by Jeanne Radsick Jan 23
Nonprofit to buy home occupied by homeless moms since November
California Governor Gavin Newsom and Oakland's mayor have signed on to a solution that would allow the nonprofit to buy the home 'for a price not to exceed the appraised value'
Apple becomes latest company to pledge money for housing crisis
The company announced Monday a $2.5B plan, highlighted by an affordable housing investment fund and a first-time homebuyer assistance program
by Patrick Kearns Nov 4
LA’s housing plan for homeless is behind schedule and over budget
The city is now spending more than $500K per unit to house homeless, a mere $14K less than the median sales price for a condominium in Los Angeles
by Marian McPherson Oct 10
California gig economy bill passes Senate with real estate exemption
The new bill, which would codify the landmark Dynamex ruling establishing a test to determine worker status, allows real estate agents to be exempt
by Patrick Kearns Sep 11
Good news for CA brokerages as indie contractor bill advances
California Assembly Bill 5 is poised to change the rules surrounding independent contractors. But now, it includes an exemption for the real estate industry
by Jim Dalrymple II May 31
California Realtors support bills to dramatically boost housing supply
Gov. Gavin Newsom has promised to construct 3.5M new housing units by 2025 or 500K units per year
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 15
Rapidly-Spreading Wildfire In California's Butte County Prompts Evacuations
Wildfire in Butte County has spread to more than 70,000 acres
by Patrick Kearns Nov 10