How to prepare your brokerage for a safe return to the office
As agents and staff plan to return to the office, having an action plan that prioritizes safety and wellness is extremely important. Here are a few ways you can create a tailored strategy, while keeping health and wellness top-of-mind
by Mauricio Umansky May 27
Rethinking your life? 5 questions to ask before switching brokerages
It seems like every day a top team or agent is making headlines by jumping to a new brokerage. But before uprooting your business, it's important to thoroughly explore what you're looking for
by Jay Thompson May 27
Pending-home sales take 4.4% hit in April
In a reversal from the previous month, pending-home sales decreased in all regions except the Midwest, which saw gains of 3.5% from March to April
by Lillian Dickerson May 27
The New Normal: What if specialization is the answer?
Post-COVID buyer needs are changing, creating new opportunities for agents who are willing to specialize. What segments stand to gain in the new normal?
by Christy Murdock May 28
The New Normal: What if meetings of the future actually saved time?
Opinion
Pandemic-driven tech facilitated a work-from-home lifestyle and made some aspects of real estate more efficient. Here's what realistic post-COVID meetings could be
by Jeff Lichtenstein May 28
Inman Handbook on taking teams to the next level
Teams are increasingly taking over the real estate industry, redefining what it means to be an agent, a brokerage and a housing professional
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 1
Pulse: Readers share the starkest difference in their new normal
From the flexibility to work anywhere and saving valuable time to grappling with a tough seller's market, here are the biggest changes the pandemic forced, according to our readers
by Inman Jun 1
Inman Handbook on new-home sales
New-home sales illuminate the health of the market, and where it might be heading in the near-term. As agents grapple with tight inventory, they'll want to keep an eye on the data
Connecting with Mauricio Umansky: The looming luxury shortage
'There is a tremendous shortage of inventory, and I think it's the only thing holding us back,' the founder of The Agency told Inman leading up to Inman Connect this month
5 do's and don'ts of navigating 'the homebody economy'
Navigating the homebody economy is new for all of us, but success will come when you get back to the basics: Offer something people need, meet them where they are, save them time and money, and design with humans at heart
DC appeals court reinstates nationwide eviction ban
The ruling extends protections for tenants until June 30, when the CDC's national moratorium is set to expire
by Marian McPherson Jun 3
New, pending, existing: What you should know about today's market
This week, Inman looked at what you should know about pending sales, new-home sales and existing-home sales. Here, Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner dives into where the market stands on those metrics and more
by Matthew Gardner Jun 4
Manhattan condo board gives vaccine ultimatum to 2 workers
The high-end Christodora House building's board told the workers to get a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or face termination, the New York Post reports
by Daniel Houston Jun 7
The New Normal: What if buyers no longer needed hand-holding?
Heated demand and short inventory are shaping our post-pandemic world, but thanks to increased technology and changed expectations, the end result might just be better
by Cara Ameer Jun 7
Construction startup Katerra files for bankruptcy
The company is seeking Chapter 11 protection as it reports assets worth far less than the venture capital it's raised
by Daniel Houston Jun 7
Pulse: The challenges teams face in the new normal
Readers share where they are seeing the biggest struggles as we forge our way into a post-pandemic world
by Inman Jun 8
Connecting with Veronica Figueroa
Ahead of Inman Connect, the eXp Realty team leader says agents have the chance to offer service that keeps clients coming back
The New Normal: Imagining the frictionless transaction of the future
With every sight-unseen offer, iBuyer sale, Knock Home Swap and contingency-free contract that graces a seller's inbox, one more cornerstone gets chiseled away from the foundation of the traditional sale
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 11
Lumber prices finally drop and the stockpilers prepare to sell
After soaring lumber prices fueled conspiracy theories this spring, and challenged homebuilders faced with an inventory shortage, prices are starting to come down
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 15
10 pandemic-forced changes that made our team nimble
From live tours to videoconferencing, building on the changes that emerged during the pandemic will ensure comfort, safety and convenience in this new normal. Here's one team's experience
by James Harris AND David Parnes Jun 17
'You have to manufacture your own inventory': RE/MAX CEO
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos spoke to Inman about what agents can do when new homes are slow to hit the market and revealed his thoughts on his brokerage's commission splits
Stand out to win! How to make your buyer's offer jump off the page
With a barrage of impressive, over-asking offers flying in, how can your buyers stand out? It's no easy task, but these tips and strategies from the pros can help move your clients to the top of the list
by Bernice Ross Jun 23
Feeling introverted? 7 tips for dealing with people again
Opinion
Here are a few helpful tips for those times when you need to cross over to the extrovert side as you get back out there
by Jay Thompson Jun 23
Remote work named No. 1 issue affecting real estate
The share of people working from home full- or part-time could double permanently, impacting homebuyer demand and land use, according to a new report from The Counselors of Real Estate
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 23
'Teams are the exciting future of real estate': Vija Williams
Williams believes teams have a leg up on traditional brokerages, but they can better position themselves to be the changing face of real estate
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 28
End of foreclosure moratorium could help ease strain on inventory
Home equity and job growth are expected to hold the levee against a tidal wave of pandemic-triggered foreclosures
by Libertina Brandt Aug 2
All that glitters isn't gold: When luxury real estate fails
In the wake of a building collapse in Florida Thursday, all eyes are on shoddy construction and what happens next as developers rush construction jobs delayed during the pandemic
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 25
Helping new build buyers? 5 pre-construction tips
The top things you should prepare pre-construction buyers for early
by Jason D. Greene Jun 26
How agents can nab new inventory as moratoriums expire
It's unclear exactly how many properties will be freed up now that the federal eviction and foreclosure moratoriums have expired. But whichever way it goes, agents will want to be prepared
How COVID made agents rethink retirement, workload and more
Many real estate professionals say the pandemic made them reconsider things like when they want to retire and work-life balance, while others say the last year has just made them want to double down on work
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 28
Travelers rush to book thin rental inventory in hot US vacation spots
Demand for vacation rental homes has outpaced supply in the Gulf Coast, Southeast and Midwest, Vrbo's president said in a recent interview
by Daniel Houston Jun 29
US Supreme Court denies Realtors' request to lift CDC eviction ban
Justice Brett Kavanaugh said the federal agency exceeded its authority but ban's current July 31 expiration date would allow for 'more orderly distribution' of rental assistance funds
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 30
4 states lift eviction ban; renters left with weaker federal protections
State-level protections for tenants behind on rent expired in 4 more states this week as the clock ticks on the federal eviction ban
by Daniel Houston Jul 1
Why we shouldn't take July 4 for granted ever again
Opinion
This year, as you gather for July Fourth or prepare for long-delayed vacations, take a moment to revel in the feeling of freedom we can all enjoy this summer
by Troy Palmquist Jul 2
Young adults put pandemic savings toward down payments
Zillow survey finds that half of millennials and Gen Zers plan to use money saved on transportation, child care and dining out to buy a home
NAR brings back 'pitch battle' for real estate tech
Contest winner will get a $15K cash prize at the trade group's 3rd annual Innovation, Opportunity & Investment (iOi) Summit
Foreclosure watch: The 10 most at-risk US cities
Even as home values soar, many out-of-work homeowners are at risk of having their home foreclosed on due to missed payments
Flush with cash: Bathroom revamp startup raises $23M for expansion
Made Renovation, a bathroom renovation startup, is planning to expand into Los Angeles, Orange County and Seattle after securing new funding
by Daniel Houston Jul 12
Delinquency rate hits lowest level seen in a year: CoreLogic
4.7% of mortgages were delinquent in April 2021, a significant drop from the start of the pandemic
Mortgage boom for second homes takes hit amid new lending rules
New lending rules and a return to the office may have dented the prolific rise in demand for second-home loans, according to new data
by Daniel Houston Jul 14
Signs of seasonal inventory growth return in strained housing market
The number of homes for sale rose in June for the second consecutive month but remained far from a full recovery to pre-pandemic levels
by Daniel Houston Jul 19
New single-family housing starts ramp up 6% in June: Census Bureau
The increase in housing starts is a welcome gift, but experts say builders aren't yet betting recent improvements in materials costs are here to stay for the long term
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 20
Overhead view of design team having project meeting in office
As brokerages begin to transition to an in-office working environment, it’s important to create a holistic space that supports agents and helps them thrive. Here are four ways to do just that
by Rainy Hake Austin Jul 22
Showings 'hyperactive' in first 5 days of listing: ShowingTime
Buyer demand has slowed overall and ShowingTime expects more inventory to ease upward pressure on home prices
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 21
Home office eclipses short commute as a buyer must-have, agents say
Nearly 60% of agents surveyed by HomeLight said they expect a home office to be a top priority for buyers in a post-vaccine landscape
by Daniel Houston Jul 21
1M homeowners face elevated risk of foreclosure when protections lift
Delinquency rates are at the lowest level since the pandemic began, but borrower protections are lifting in September: Black Knight
by Matt Carter Jul 21
With home prices slow to fall, would-be buyers are getting squeezed out
People who lost income during the pandemic are finding it hard to buy their first homes as real estate prices grew faster than incomes, according to a new Harvard University report
by Daniel Houston Jul 23
Canadian luxury market beginning to normalize: Engel & Völkers
Trends like multigenerational living, buying second homes and moving to more rural areas may remain popular in the Canadian luxury real estate market for the long haul, according to Engel & Völkers 2021 Mid-Year Canadian Luxury Real Estate Market Report
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 23
'A slippery slope': 14 pros weigh in on biggest contract mistakes
Are you writing an error-free, winning offer? We reached out to industry professionals across the country to find out what contract details agents are getting wrong in today's market
by Christy Murdock Jul 27
No flood of foreclosures to come in pandemic's wake. Here's why
Opinion
Anyone believing but there will be a flood of homes that will be foreclosed on either toward the end of this year or in 2022 is likely to be disappointed. Here's a closer look
by Matthew Gardner Jul 27
Foreign buyers may soon swoop back into US housing market
International buyers were less involved in the US housing market during the first year of the pandemic — but that may soon change
by Daniel Houston Jul 28
Near historic lows, mortgage rates see little movement in late July
Mortgage rates held steady near month's end, with interest rates on 15-year fixed rate loans remaining at all-time lows, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly lender survey
by Daniel Houston Jul 29
Day before eviction moratorium set to expire, Dems scramble for extension
President Biden called on Congress Thursday to extend the ban through the end of 2021, citing concerns over the quick spread of the Delta variant. Democrats were sent scrambling to respond
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 30
Bidding wars are cooling off: How to prepare for a shift
What happens when the market starts to tilt in buyers' favor? Here's what agents need to be thinking through, preparing for and learning about to better serve their future clients
by Cara Ameer Aug 3
Related Companies latest real estate company to require vaccinations
The New York City-based firm's 4,000 employees will have until Aug. 31 to get their first coronavirus vaccination shot or be fired
by Libertina Brandt Aug 3
New eviction moratorium returns for most renters
The moratorium comes shortly after the previous eviction ban expired, and could ultimately cover 90 percent of US renters
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 3
Dottie Herman steps down as Douglas Elliman CEO
Scott Durkin, who has served at the brokerage since 2015, will take the helm, according to representatives who say Herman has been cultivating him for the CEO role for years
These 5 metros were most popular with buyers in 2020 — here’s why
According to a new report by CoreLogic, homebuyers were on the move in search of more space and fewer people
by Libertina Brandt Aug 4
California's scorching-hot housing market expected to stay 'incredibly competitive'
California Association of Realtors blames lack of supply for 'terrible consequences' on quality of life for potential buyers
Groups seize on Biden's skepticism in lawsuit against new eviction ban
Real estate groups leveraged President Joe Biden's comments earlier this week about the new moratorium's chances of surviving in court
by Daniel Houston Aug 5
Goodbye off-season: How COVID has changed luxury rental hotspots
Popular summer destinations used to come with an off-season, large numbers of fall and winter renters are quickly changing the markets as remote work remains the norm
August opens with lower mortgage rates as Treasury yields dip
Interest rates on 30-year mortgages fell further as bond markets reacted to the delta variant's potential impact on the global economy
by Daniel Houston Aug 5
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Real estate employment numbers continued to rise in early July, but some segments of the industry grew faster than others
by Daniel Houston Aug 6
1.7M homeowners still in forbearance as protections expire
Loan servicers must attempt to work with borrowers before initiating foreclosure proceedings
by Matt Carter Aug 9
Residents of 8-story Miami condo told to evacuate
The evacuation order posted to the building's entrance gave hundreds of residents mere hours to vacate the condo at 5050 NW Seventh Street
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 10
Supreme Court partially blocks New York's eviction ban
The court argued that by allowing tenants to self-certify that they're facing economic hardship as a result of the pandemic, New York's COVID eviction ban was unconstitutional
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 13
Construction materials tech startup raises $33M after tripling staff
The Agora platform announced it raised the new funding after a year in which it grew its revenue 8 times over
by Daniel Houston Aug 13
The 'looming eviction crisis' is overblown. Here's why
Opinion
Although there's a lot of chatter about an 'eviction tsunami' or 'eviction apocalypse' whenever the federal moratorium ends, the data does not support that fear. Here's a deeper dive
by Andrew Syrios Aug 17
The eviction ban returned, but many renters are still at risk
Renters continue to be impacted in very unequal ways by the economic fallout of the pandemic, and one big reason for that is where they live and how their local municipalities are handling the crisis
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 16
Investors say car condos are 'better than owning an apartment'
With a rise in vehicle ownership and a decline in available street parking, Manhattan investors are betting big on car condos as New Yorkers prepare to return to in-person work
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 17
Demand for second homes drops for second-straight month
Second-home demand fell 21% in July from the previous year, according to a report released on Tuesday by tech-powered brokerage Redfin
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 17
Summer housing slowdown brings bidding wars back to earth
Competition eased throughout the nation for Redfin agents, who reported only 60% of their offers were part of a bidding war in July
by Daniel Houston Aug 17
'Dire days lie ahead': The impact of COVID-19 and wildfires on housing
Opinion
The recent onslaught of wildfires and accompanying smoke blanketing many states are combining with the pandemic with deadly results. It is not just personal health that is being affected — there are significant implications for real estate as well
by Carl Medford Aug 19
Ahead of Fed tapering reveal, mortgage lenders kept rates steady
Low mortgage rates that had risen off a strong jobs report remained unmoved earlier this week, according to Freddie Mac's lender survey
by Daniel Houston Aug 19
Keller Williams Pres. Marc King on a hot market, iBuying and that IPO
Marc King believes price appreciation will have to slow compared to what has happened over the past year. But he's confident that real estate agents will survive today's period of disruption. This and more as Inman takes a Deep Dive into all things Keller Williams, all week long
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 23
Existing-home sales rise for second consecutive month in July
Total existing-home sales in July 2021 rose 2% on a seasonally adjusted annual basis from June to a rate of 5.99 million, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 23
The biggest questions as Keller Williams begins Mega Camp
Keller Williams' big annual gathering — which this year is taking place online — comes at a pivotal time for the company. Dig into more of Inman’s Deep Dive on KW
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 24
Why fewer Home Depot shoppers isn't a bad sign for housing
Opinion
As the home improvement retailer's earnings report revealed, there are fewer Home Depot shoppers now than when the pandemic first began. However, that shouldn't necessarily spark concern about the housing market
by Bret Weinstein Aug 27
Interactive: Half of new home builds now sell for more than $400K
Prices under $200K have nearly disappeared from the market for newly constructed homes, according to new data
by Daniel Houston Aug 25
Keller Williams on how COVID changed luxury
Thanks to the pandemic, luxury consumers are increasingly living in vacation-oriented communities, moving west and gravitating to water, according to Brady Sandahl at Keller Williams Mega Camp
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 26
Opendoor launches self-guided virtual walk-throughs for sellers
Homesellers using Opendoor can now complete their interior home inspection through uploaded videos and photos, according to a company announcement on Tuesday
by Marian McPherson Aug 26
Supreme Court shoots down latest eviction moratorium
Six justices called the CDC's claim of authority 'unprecedented' and indicated that if an eviction moratorium were to continue it would have to come from lawmakers, not the Biden Administration
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 27
NAR President to Realtors: Wear masks, social distance
Charlie Oppler urged both NAR members and their clients to be diligent regarding the virus and indicated he was encouraged by growing vaccination rates
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 27
3 moments that shaped the career of industry leader Sherry Chris
Realogy Expansion Brands CEO Sherry Chris shares what sparked her love of real estate and how COVID impacted her view on the industry and life
by Marian McPherson Aug 31
The homebuyer in 2021? Middle-aged, married and college educated
Zillow Group's 2021 Consumer Housing Trends Report breaks down what buyers looked like in 2021, what they wanted most and how that compared to previous years
The best marketing ideas come from agents in the field
Abby Lee, senior vice president of marketing and communications at RE/MAX, shares how she got into the field and why the best feedback comes straight from agents
Home inventory healthier in cities than suburbs, where buyers spar
Suburbs have made up a growing share of Zillow's top areas by views per listing — a product of the pandemic's effect on inventory, according to a new analysis by the search portal
by Daniel Houston Sep 3
Overhead view of design team having project meeting in office
An underwhelming jobs report held optimism for real estate firms, which hired faster in August as the Delta variant slowed recovery elsewhere
by Daniel Houston Sep 3
Housing insecurity ticks down in most states, but some worse off
Nationwide, the share of households behind on payments and worried about eviction or foreclosure has barely changed from a year ago, according to Household Pulse Survey
by Daniel Houston Sep 7
Clients expect a tech-savvy agent: EXp chief marketing officer
EXp Chief Marketing Officer Courtney Chakarun explains how the cloud-based brokerage navigated a visual rebrand, international expansion and more during the pandemic
by Daniel Houston Sep 16
Jetty Rent allows tenants to choose when they want to pay rent
Renter financial services startup Jetty launched a new flexible rent product to help renters avoid late fees and give financial security to landlords and property managers
Prices for home construction materials dip for first time in 2021
Builders got a break in August from the price increases of previous months, but the unpredictable swings in costs remained unwelcome
by Daniel Houston Sep 14
7 ways to find dependable renters now that moratoriums are ending
After a rocky year-and-a-half due to local and federal eviction moratoriums, most landlords and property managers are finding ways to ensure they pick solid tenants this time around
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 14
It looks like the US is headed for a 2nd wave of homeowner reshuffling
A large share of employees want to work remotely, but some say their employers' lack of guidance on this policy is delaying big decisions
by Daniel Houston Sep 15
‘Holding pattern’: Virus extends stable period for mortgage rates
Rates for 30-year mortgages have remained virtually unchanged for 2 months even as lenders reported recent movement on other loan types
by Daniel Houston Sep 16
Home sales should stay strong this fall: MoxiWorks report
The tech startup's data suggests that, thanks to the pandemic and low interest rates, home sales will see less of a seasonal drop off this fall than they have in prior years
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 16
5 ways agents can help financially challenged homeowners
High costs, high taxes and high inflation hit homeowners in all price ranges. Here are a few ways you can help distressed homeowners stay in their homes
by Bernice Ross Sep 22
Interest in second homes remains down for third consecutive month
Many buyers are still considering second-home purchases, but the number was down from last year's blistering levels, according to a report from Redfin on Wednesday
by Daniel Houston Sep 22
Low mortgage rates keep home costs in an acceptable range
Ownership costs for the median home remain within a normal range but are nearing the point where lenders might start to balk
by Daniel Houston Sep 22
Short-term rental demand is looking strong for fall, winter
A number of short-term rental markets saw a slowdown in August due to families going back to school and the spread of the Delta variant, but those factors aren't impacting fall and winter bookings
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 27
Creating your 2022 marketing plan? 10 tips from a chief marketing officer
Kristen Diamond, CMO at Better Homes and Garden Real Estate The Masiello Group, shares how she's thinking about her marketing plan in 2022 to help you hone yours
by Kristen Diamond Sep 27
Appraisal licensing controversy engulfs South Dakota governor
Gov. Kristi Noem has been accused of committing an 'abuse of power' while her daughter was trying to become a licensed appraiser
by Jim Dalrymple II Sep 27
Are rising housing prices actually a good thing?
Opinion
Are rising housing prices a bad thing? Consumers think so. It’s critical real estate agents understand and can explain what that means for clients, the industry and the economy
by Adam Hergenrother Sep 29
The United States Treasury
Groups that have received federal rental assistance and have not yet used a certain portion of it may soon see the funds revoked by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and redistributed elsewhere
3 tips for setting your 2022 multifamily marketing plan
The rental landscape has shifted, to say the least, over the past two years. Here's how we're planning for next year
by Michael Zaransky Oct 5
Ex Coldwell Banker employee claims pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit
In a suit filed against Realogy, Dominique Harkness, a former Coldwell Banker sales administrator, alleges she wasn't allowed to work from home because she was a new mom
How the pandemic made social media even more important
The pandemic has increased the amount of time people spend on mobile devices and driven more consumers to find businesses online
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 6
Zillow, Warburg and 4 takeaways from Coldwell Banker's Gen Blue
The pandemic, a big acquisition and the specter of Zillow were all significant parts of Coldwell Banker's latest gathering
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 7
How the luxury housing market became invincible in 2021
Luxury real estate agents reported having record years, and high-end properties have grown to become a larger and larger share of the overall market this year
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 11
Foreclosures remain low as banks start to churn out post-ban filings
The number of foreclosed properties rose 34 percent in the third quarter of the year, but remained below their typical historical levels
by Daniel Houston Oct 13
24 agent tips for second-homeowner clients as they prepare to settle in
Give your clients these savvy tips as they prepare to fly the coop for the winter, and you'll solidify their trust as a second-home expert
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 19
Outlook improves for home sales through end of 2021, beyond: Zillow
Strong numbers of pending home sales and applications for purchase loans have pushed up sales forecasts through the end of the year
by Daniel Houston Oct 20
September sees new upturn in demand for second homes
More buyers were seriously considering a second-home purchase last month, and locked in mortgage rates to prepare for the transaction
by Daniel Houston Oct 20
Here's the one decision that haunts Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman
In a candid interview, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman talks about his decision to furlough agents and other tipping points that have changed his career
by Marian McPherson Oct 21
Rates for 30-year mortgages reach highest point since early spring
Mortgage rates continued their month-long rise in mid-October as buyers and sellers navigated unusual market conditions, according to a lending survey from Freddie Mac
by Daniel Houston Oct 22
Wealth, taxes and politics: The Las Vegas housing market's wild ride
Home values in the gambler's paradise recently eclipsed records from the 2006 housing bubble. As Inman Connect Las Vegas kicks into gear, agents describe a remarkable run
by Daniel Houston Oct 25
5 smart ideas for agents who want to stay nimble in uncertain times
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, Amie Quirarte of Tahoe Luxury Properties and Kymber Menkiti of Keller Williams offered tips for agents who want to stay ahead of the curve
by Daniel Houston Oct 26
To bring agents back to the office, start small and be flexible
'We realized that relationships matter and that face-to-face contact is irreplaceable,' said Vanguard Properties' Nina Dosanjh when discussing the return to office at Inman Connect.
To master recruiting, Kris Lindahl says educate — and collect data
Indie broker and team leader Kris Lindahl talks about his brokerage's scholarship program at Inman Connect Las Vegas
by Andrea V. Brambila Oct 27
Brad Inman challenges agents to embrace the future: 'This is your time'
Inman founder Brad Inman shares how venture capitalists and tech giants have changed the industry and what agents can do to stay relevant in the future
by Marian McPherson Oct 27
The 4 biggest real estate trends to bet on in 2022
Clelia Peters and Homeward CEO Tim Heyl shared with the Inman Connect audience the industry trends every real estate professional should be following
The Zestimate comes back to bite: Reactions to the end of Zillow Offers
Industry professionals and social media wags alike reacted to news on Tuesday that Zillow would shut down Zillow Offers, its iBuyer program. Many pointed to CEO Rich Barton's statements on the difficulties of forecasting home prices and the company's Zestimate tool
by Marian McPherson Nov 3
Fed tapering starts now, markets unfazed
Powell says Fed will finish draw down of the support it's provided to mortgage rates during the pandemic by June
by Matt Carter Nov 3
Rise in mortgage rates sees hiccup — but don't expect it to last
The dip in mortgage rates this week was small compared to the rise recorded over the last month; economists say they expect more increases
by Daniel Houston Nov 5
America’s priciest enclaves: The big risers and fallers in 2021
The most exclusive communities in the US got even tougher to buy into in 2021, as home prices soared in the nation's priciest ZIP codes, according to data firm PropertyShark
by Daniel Houston Nov 9
US sees 8th record-breaking month of high-speed sales
Amid the continued shattering of annual sales pace records, inventory also took a slight hit during October, a report from realtor.com shows
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 10
Clients may peek online, but 9 in 10 still turn to an agent: survey
A recent survey of thousands of buyers and sellers found they overwhelmingly work with agents, even as their attitudes have shifted
by Daniel Houston Nov 11
Politics are polarizing — and they're impacting where people want to live: study
From how well an area's politics jibe with an individual's own to how a place has handled the pandemic, politics are influencing where people want to live, according to Zumper
by Lillian Dickerson Nov 11
How one indie broker lured more than 20 agents from Compass
Last year, Dudum Real Estate Group made headlines when it hired nearly two dozen agents from Compass. Its broker-owner Julie Del Santo discusses how it came together
by Daniel Houston Nov 18
3 agents per home: Is Daytona Beach the canary in the coal mine?
In September, approximately 2,200 agents licensed in the Florida beachside community of 70,000 were vying for just 674 listings. Is this the fate in store for the rest of the country?
by Daniel Houston Nov 18