4 signs your client relationship is in trouble
Concerned your relationship with your client is on shaky ground? Here are a few telltale signs that your customers might be taking their business to another agent (and how to fix those issues)
by Rachael Hite Jun 30
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
Oregon becomes first US state to ban homebuyer love letters
Homebuyers have used these so-called 'love letters' to help their offers stand out, but critics say they leave the door open for discrimination
by Daniel Houston Jul 7
Nearly two-thirds of buyers say it's a 'bad time' to buy a home
Booming home price growth and dwindling inventory has negatively impacted buyer sentiment, according to Fannie Mae's latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index
by Marian McPherson Jul 8
New study shows true impact of credit scores on mortgage rates
Digital mortgage marketplace OwnUp's latest study revealed buyers with good credit scores can lose $40K in interest savings by failing to shop loan options
by Marian McPherson Jul 8
Bidding wars begin to cool as more home inventory comes online
Buyer fatigue and a growing home inventory may have contributed to a reduction in bidding wars in June, according to Redfin agents
by Daniel Houston Jul 13
It's a jungle out there: 4 tips for mentally preparing buyers
From coaching buyers on how to best present an offer to instilling trust in the process, mentally preparing buyers on what to expect is one of the most crucial jobs an agent will have throughout a client’s journey
by David Parnes AND James Harris Jul 15
What’s happening in today’s luxury real estate market?
Opinion
A luxury real estate broker shares his take on the market, what he's seeing in his neck of the woods, plus how he's pivoting his focus to get more sellers
by Latham Jenkins Jul 16
First-time buyers still eager, despite snags on path to homeownership
A Chase survey revealed nearly 4 in 10 potential first-time buyers lost income during the pandemic, setting back their homeownership goals
by Daniel Houston Jul 16
If home prices don't cool, watch for Fed tightening and rising mortgage rates
Fannie Mae economists warn rising rents and record home price appreciation could help fuel inflation
by Matt Carter Jul 19
Dueling NAR and REX op-eds hint that DOJ will target commissions
National Association of Realtors: 'The Administration has publicly signaled a lack of understanding about the MLS system and the associated commission structure'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 22
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
'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
Agents should probably learn to play nice with institutional investors
Institutional investors are a growing presence in the US real estate market. The savvy agent should learn how to adapt to their ways — even if it feels a little bit unnatural
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 27
Renting vs. buying: Here are some points to ponder 
Given current market conditions, there really are no bargains, so it comes down to what a given individual wants — financially and personally. Here's what to consider in the buying vs. renting debate
by Michael Zaransky Aug 3
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
How to reach stalled homebuyers
Whether they’re ready to spend their quarantine savings or are restarting an abandoned home search, here’s how to talk to these eager buyers
by Christy Murdock Aug 10
Home prices show signs of leveling off for first time in months
After five consecutive months of record home prices, the market appears to be plateauing, according to several key indicators
by Daniel Houston Aug 9
Underwater homeowners gain breathing room as prices climb
Fewer properties are considered seriously underwater now that rising home prices have put homeowners with mortgages in a better position
by Daniel Houston Aug 9
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
Single-family housing starts take unexpected hit in July
Despite a decline in starts, which reflected curbed confidence in June amid mellowing lumber prices, experts said gains made in permit applications were a positive sign
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 18
Mortgage lenders deal more purchase loans amid fewer refis
The latest numbers from Attom Data Solutions show that mortgage lenders issued more purchase loans in the second quarter of the year but lost ground on the refinancing side
by Daniel Houston Aug 18
America's hottest neighborhoods: Milwaukee's Northpoint community
For higher-end buyers, this lakeside neighborhood boasts unparalleled access to both the shoreline and Milwaukee city life
by Daniel Houston Sep 7
Viral Reddit thread places HOAs in the doghouse
One owner's battle with her homeowner's association over her pets went viral on Monday. Here's what a pet-loving broker has to say about finding the best place for a furry friend
by Marian McPherson Aug 24
Investors will lead home sales for foreseeable future: Study
John Burns Real Estate Consulting's new Resale Housing Market Index report reveals how buyers are struggling to beat investors in a frenzied market
by Marian McPherson Aug 25
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
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
5 top agents share how they're preparing for fall success
Using rent-to-own platforms, helping buyers secure a home, doubling down on your niche market — 5 agents share how to make this fall your best yet
by Marian McPherson Sep 8
Home price growth soars to an all-time high in July
Home price growth in July soared a record-shattering 18% year over year, the highest price appreciation recorded since CoreLogic began tracking the metric in 1976
Is your client ready to buy a home? This is the best time to do it
The best time to purchase a home is the week of Oct. 3, according to realtor.com
by Marian McPherson Sep 13
Freshening up a listing? 14 ways to boost a home’s buyer appeal
Details matter, especially with how much buyers are shelling out for their dream homes. Here are some must-do prep tasks sellers should do before listing
by Cara Ameer 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
4 ways to ensure buyers don't regret their purchase
Over the past year, homebuyer regret has reached record highs. Here are NerdWallet's tips for making sure your clients don't experience the same thing
by Marian McPherson Sep 16
Knock's GO mortgage offers appraisal coverage and cash-offer close certainty
Knock GO, which stands for Guaranteed Offer, is a 'cash-like' conventional mortgage product that allows buyers to write an offer on a home without including a financing contingency
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 4
'OK Boomer': Older homebuyers make gains as millennials struggle
Baby boomers made gains over first-time homebuyers in the decade before the pandemic, growing to 24% of recent home purchases in 2019, according to a new analysis from Zillow
by Daniel Houston Oct 14
What the US climate-risk review means for FHA, VA loans and more
Government agencies are looking to better quantify risks from climate change, a step with implications for government-backed home loans
by Daniel Houston Oct 19
3 reasons your clients should transact now
Spiraling home values, soaring inflation and increased interest rates mean less buying power for all consumers. In other words, the house they can afford today may be out of reach tomorrow. Here’s what your clients need to know
by Bernice Ross Oct 19
Are love letters so bad? Real estate attorney weighs in: Real (Estate) Talk
Unfortunately, not every seller works with an agent who is committed to fair housing beyond the logo on flyers. To that point, Oregon has been a trailblazer in banning love letters. Should other states follow? Closing attorney Mehrnush Saadat shares her thoughts
by Lee Davenport Oct 21
NAR president to DOJ: Step up and honor the agreement
Opinion
In response to the Department of Justice hitting back against a petition from the National Association of Realtors, NAR president Charlie Oppler urged the DOJ to honor their agreement, calling for fair markets, fair housing and a fair chance for small businesses
by Charlie Oppler Oct 22
Reaching disadvantaged buyers requires rethinking the incentives
Cyril Berdugo of Landis Technologies and Charles Myslinsky of OJO Labs discussed how tech companies can reach disadvantaged homebuyers and make money in the process
by Daniel Houston Oct 28
All gas, no brakes: Knock speeds into Detroit en route to 75 markets
At Inman Connect Las Vegas, Knock revealed a new slogan, 'In agents we trust'
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 4
Get top dollar fast: 10 things sellers need from their agents now
Opinion
As we transition out of an intense seller's market, agents need to dust off the fundamentals and adapt them to the local market, property types and sellers to give their clients the back-to-basics guidance they need right now
by Cara Ameer Nov 6
Recent pullback in mortgage rates lifts outlook for home demand
A monthlong upswing in mortgage rates came to a halt in the past 2 weeks, with rates for 30-year loans retreating back below 3 percent
by Daniel Houston Nov 11
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
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
How to make home sales less painful for your clients
Referrals come from clients who've had a good experience with you. And what's the secret sauce to a seamless homebuying or selling process? Having detailed, organized systems in place that guide your customers through it all, step by step
by Victoria Kennedy Nov 18
NAR launches website to enlist Realtors in 'court of public opinion'
The National Association of Realtors' legal team says members can help the trade group fight its antitrust war while the association fends off the DOJ, REX and various commission lawsuits
by Andrea V. Brambila Nov 18
5-year study finds Bitcoin is a way better investment than real estate
A study published by Point2Homes.com revealed extensive return on investment comparisons between the most popular form of cryptocurrency and real estate. The results are staggering
by Craig C. Rowe Nov 18
'Love letter' ban to see day in court as First Amendment comes into play
A first-in-the-nation Oregon law restricting love letters between buyers and sellers, set to begin in January, is being challenged in court by the conservative-leaning Pacific Legal Foundation
by Daniel Houston Nov 22
Power Buyers: What to know about real estate’s buzziest new buyer tools
The innovation wave has hit the buy-side, with Power Buyers emerging as this year's buzziest business model. Here's everything you need to know to power up your clients' purchasing prowess
by Marian McPherson Nov 29
After rocky November, rates for 30-year mortgages stabilize above 3%
The average rate for a 30-year mortgage has been climbing in recent months and now rests 17 percent higher than its all-time low in January, according to Freddie Mac’s latest lender survey
by Daniel Houston Dec 2
Markets remain volatile, but mortgage rates stay the course
The average rate for a 30-year, fixed rate loan was 3.10% this week, according to Freddie Mac's latest lender survey
by Daniel Houston Dec 10
DOJ, home prices and equality: Brad Inman talks real estate's future
Inman reporters Marian McPherson, Andrea Brambila and Jim Dalrymple discuss coverage of the biggest stories in real estate — and how those stories might chart the industry's path
by Daniel Houston Dec 14
Knock partners with HomeSmart to roll out services in Baltimore
Baltimore puts Knock at 70 markets nationwide, up from 14 at the start of 2021. The tech-enabled, home loan solutions platform will offer its full gamut of products to the region's consumers
by Craig C. Rowe Dec 16
Zillow listings now link buyers with down-payment assistance info
The Seattle-based home portal has added a new listing feature that connects a buyer with details about down-payment programs in their area
by Daniel Houston Dec 15
Before the Fed sped up tapering, mortgage rates saw little change
With mortgages likely getting more expensive for borrowers down the road, the rates for 30-year loans have been holding steady for weeks
by Daniel Houston Dec 16
Mortgage rates dip as Omicron variant triggers market volatility
30-year mortgage rates fell to 3.05%, down 7 basis points from the week prior, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent lender survey, released Thursday
by Daniel Houston Dec 23
Oregon love letter ban now in full effect — at least for a month
Listing agents in Oregon now have to comply with a new ban on homebuyer love letters in the state. However, a lawsuit by the libertarian Pacific Legal Foundation seeks to undo it
by Daniel Houston Jan 4
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman sees better inventory ahead of rate hike
Buyers are torn between acting before rates climb or avoiding all-time high prices as sellers look to act quickly, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said on CNBC earlier this week
by Taylor Anderson Jan 5
On anniversary of all-time low, mortgage rates climb past 3.2%
Mortgage rates rose 11 basis points this week as the Federal Reserve signaled it intends to shrink its balance sheet, according to Freddie Mac’s latest lender survey
by Daniel Houston Jan 6
hundred dollar bills lined up
On Thursday, Realogy Brokerage Group CEO M. Ryan Gorman shared the company's stance on the National Association of Realtors' Participation Rule, saying, 'There’s no reason why an offer of compensation needs to be a mandatory requirement for a home to be listed in the MLS .' Mostly, real estate agents disagreed
by Marian McPherson Jan 7
Demand for houses is way up. Are first-time buyers driving it there?
The share of first-time homebuyers was up last year, but far below the runup to the housing crash of 2008, according to NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. What's happening?
by Daniel Houston Jan 10
First-time homebuyers: These are the top housing markets of 2022
Magna? Chalco? Mauldin? Realtor.com rounded up the best markets for first-time homebuyers in 2022 and found that the best housing markets for first-time buyers are under the radar
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 10
COVID hit the US 2 years ago today. Housing hasn't been the same since
Agents remain optimistic 2 years into the pandemic as the market waits to see who breaks first: buyers or sellers. Buyers, meanwhile, continue to pay record prices. Will the surge continue?
by Taylor Anderson Jan 20
Bidding wars hit the luxury market hard in December: Redfin
Winter weather didn't slow down buyers in December, according to Redfin's latest market report. Although most buyers faced bidding wars, luxury homebuyers bore the brunt of low inventory at the $800K to $1 million mark
by Marian McPherson Jan 19
Existing-home sales tally banner year after 12 months of epic demand
In a year of sky-high demand, existing-home sales recorded a banner year with the sale of 6.12 million units and an 8.5% surge from 2020, according to the National Association of Realtors
by Lillian Dickerson Jan 20
Celebrity-backed rent-to-own startup Landis expands to Florida
Company's services are now available in 5 Sunshine State markets: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville — growing Landis' footprint to 51 cities in 12 states
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 25
Be on the lookout for these 10 real estate trends in 2022
Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner outlines the 10 trends that will have the biggest impact on the real estate industry and markets across the country.
by Matthew Gardner Jan 31
Black-owned fintech startup Esusu hits $1B unicorn valuation
Esusu partners with landlords to report tenants' on-time payments to credit bureaus. The company secured $130M in Series B Funding on Thursday, boosting them to unicorn status
by Marian McPherson Jan 31
When will it be a buyer's market? Hold that thought, experts warn
Even with rising rates, record high prices and an increase in new home construction, the seller’s market isn’t set to end soon, economists and housing experts told Inman
by Taylor Anderson Feb 2
Last year's stimulus could still be fueling this year's home purchases
Nearly 1 in 4 people planning to buy a home in the next 12 months set aside stimulus money for the transaction, a Redfin survey shows
by Daniel Houston Feb 4
3 top execs depart Better after SPAC merger delay and layoffs
Better employees reportedly 'leaving the company in droves' following the return of CEO Vishal Garg
by Taylor Anderson Feb 8
Home price growth eased up in Q4 but not enough to help buyers: NAR
Although the annual median home price growth slowed from 15.9% in Q3 2021 to 14.6% in Q4, homebuyers still struggled under the weight of booming sales prices, according to NAR Q4 data
by Marian McPherson Feb 10
What's behind highest inflation since 1982? Just ask homeowners
The prices of shelter, food and electricity rose substantially in January, driving most of the inflation felt throughout the US, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Thursday
by Daniel Houston Feb 10
How real estate agents can work with Opendoor
Some agents use the iBuying leader as a tool to help clients find the best path for their needs. Here’s how to get started
by Taylor Anderson Feb 14
1 in 10 households were priced out of newly built homes in last year alone
Only 31% of U.S. households can afford to buy a newly built home, down from 40% a year ago
by Daniel Houston Feb 14
Better admits it has a culture problem, points to CEO Vishal Garg
In a new SEC filing, the mortgage lender points to actions by CEO Vishal Garg as reasons that areas of company culture ‘require improvement.’ Steep losses are expected in Q4
by Taylor Anderson Feb 14
For US Olympians, homeownership can be as elusive as a gold medal
With little dependable income, failing to make podium or secure corporate sponsorships means more time living with roommates, aspiring Olympians and their advocates told Inman
by Craig C. Rowe Feb 15
Get creative or go condo: 4 ways to score a win for luxury homebuyers 
Sotheby's International Realty outlined what's ahead for luxury consumers in its latest annual outlook, and how a shift in perspective can help buyers get ahead
by Marian McPherson Feb 18
Don’t take hot market for granted, California economist warns agents
Jordan Levine, the chief economist for the California Association of Realtors, delivers mixed forecast despite good economic outlook during an Inman Connect Now session Thursday
by Taylor Anderson Feb 17
A black couple unpacking boxes in their new home
A new fund launched with help from the Seattle-based brokerage offers deferred, low-interest loans of up to $12K for home purchase costs
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 17
Teaching first-time homebuyer seminars can boost your business. Here's how
When cultivated properly, first-time homebuyers can be a major long-term win for real estate agents and their businesses
by Arielle Hays Mar 7
Families aren't only buyers feeling heat from Wall Street investors
Smaller real estate investors are also feeling the impact of a new wave of institutional investors into markets across the country, economists and investors told Inman in the wake of new data
by Taylor Anderson Feb 22
Homie joins the ranks of Power Buyers with cash offer program
The flat-fee brokerage is now offering bridge loans to turn home-seekers into cash buyers. The Homie Cash program is available in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Colorado
by Andrea V. Brambila Feb 22
Porch's 2021 losses top $109M as company keeps eye on expansion
Despite overall losses, the home services marketplace's revenue more than doubled in 2021. The company says it may be profitable this year
by Taylor Anderson Mar 1
Offerpad expands California reach with Sacramento entry
The iBuyer’s newest market comes just two weeks after its first launch in the Golden State, where it is avoiding costlier coastal cities
by Taylor Anderson Mar 3
Home lending activity drops at fastest pace in 3 years
Loan activity dropped 11%, the fastest rate of decline since 2019, according to Attom Data Solutions. Refinance, purchase, home-equity mortgages were down in the fourth quarter of 2021
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
Nikki Field on Manhattan's luxury market and disruption abroad
Nikki Field, founder of The Field Team in Manhattan, spoke to Inman about women in leadership, working alongside her daughter and how a team member went missing in Moscow
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
Prices surged in February amid ‘extreme shortage of homes’
The median home-sale price rose to an all-time high of $363,975 in February, and Russia’s war on Ukraine is partially to blame, a new Redfin report says
by Taylor Anderson Mar 4
Judge orders Oregon to pause its homebuyer love-letter ban
A U.S. district judge agreed these letters can lead to discrimination, but said the state law goes too far in restricting free speech
by Daniel Houston Mar 4
Why social media is crucial to every real estate agent in 2022
With 3.6 billion people globally on social media, there is no better place to get eyes on your listings. Here's how to leverage those platforms and your audiences and convert them into closings
by Victoria Kennedy Mar 22
Spring Open House
The weeks leading up to the spring homebuying season have coincided with an uptick in open house activity unseen since before the pandemic, real estate agents told Inman
by Daniel Houston Mar 16
Inman Connect Now Series
Learn how you can best serve your clients in today's market at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 15
Inman Connect Now Series
Tim Heyl shares his insights on what's ahead and how to prepare at Inman Connect Now
by Jodie Cordell Mar 16
COVID caused a 'Great Reshuffling.' Soaring costs are behind a new wave
With priced-out buyers seeking to relocate this spring, real estate agents stressed the importance of referral networks as the latest migration wave comes on the heels of an overheated market
by Taylor Anderson Mar 17
TikTok or door-knock? 3 brokers on how agents can win big this spring
Corcoran affiliates Jason Karadus, Liane Jamason and Marilyn Carson share how old-school prospecting and high-level service are winning the day in a topsy-turvy market
by Marian McPherson Mar 17
Inman Connect New York
Are you ready to grow your real estate business? Connect with the smartest real estate pros and learn their secrets at ICNY
by Jodie Cordell Mar 22
Hispanic homeownership could hit 50% by 2025 despite 'hostile' market
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals report details impact of inventory shortages on Latino homebuyers
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 22
The condo recovery is underway — but houses remain hotter
Competition for condos has been fierce in the past year as buyers once again looked for homes nearer their cities' urban centers
by Daniel Houston Mar 29
How real estate will look in 2030: The view from Disconnect
Top real estate leaders met for 3 days this week in Palm Springs, California, at Inman Disconnect to arrive at predictions for the future of real estate. Here's what came out of those conversations
by Taylor Anderson Mar 31
Gender pay gap reduces housing choices for women by 18%: Zillow
The typical woman has an annual median income of $38,620 — roughly $15,000 less than the typical male. That income gap, Zillow said, reduces women's housing choices by 18%
by Marian McPherson Mar 31
Gentle persuasion: Help your buyers change the narrative on low inventory
Opinion
The low inventory problem isn't always with the market. Sometimes it's with buyer expectations and the way you manage them (or don't) as their real estate agent
by Cara Ameer Apr 4
Real Estate 101: Getting started with first-time homebuyers
First-time buyers need more hand-holding. Here are the questions you should ask and the ones you should answer
by Ellen Sykes Apr 12
Quiz: Guess how all those pandemic-era remodeling projects panned out
A new National Association of Realtors study details remodeling projects that brought the most joy and best returns on investment. Can you guess what they are? Take Inman's quiz to find out
by Taylor Anderson Apr 6
Discrimination second only to high prices as biggest obstacle to buying
The National Association of Realtors latest consumer survey revealed affordability is the main thing plaguing homebuyers, followed by discrimination, mortgage access and agent performance
by Marian McPherson Apr 14
Homie to expand Power Buyer program amid surge in demand
The expanded program and a new buy-before-you-sell offer will be unveiled in Colorado and Utah in the next 2 weeks, followed by Arizona, Nevada and Idaho, executives told Inman exclusively
by Taylor Anderson Apr 14
Gary Keller singled out as 'head of conspiracy' as federal commission lawsuit accelerates
As oral arguments began Monday in the Sitzer federal commission case, plaintiffs questioned the role of buyer agents, what a world without NAR's commission policy would look like, and why they believe Keller is leading an antitrust conspiracy
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 19
Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says CoStar is 'rooting for chaos'
The CEO-turned-proptech investor warns a government probe into cooperative compensation between agents could be a 'black swan' event that benefits CoStar
by Taylor Anderson Apr 19
How much has the industry changed for LGBTQ agents? Not much
The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance's latest member survey reveals the continued challenge discrimination poses, despite the increase in diversity and inclusion initiatives
by Marian McPherson Apr 26
Why first-time buyers should consider buying now
Opinion
The residential real estate market is on the cusp of substantial change. Bret Weinstein offers his take on opportunities when there's a massive shift in the market
by Bret Weinstein May 11
Better shed nearly 60% of employees and posted $304M loss in 2021. But IPO still in cards, SEC filings show
New documents filed Monday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shed new light on just how bad the past 18 months have been for the online mortgage lender
by Taylor Anderson Apr 28
Women lead the way in Asian-American homeownership growth
Women and millennials led the majority of Asian American and Pacific Islander homeownership growth in 2021, according to Realtor.com's latest housing study
by Marian McPherson May 2
Secondary markets drove home price growth in Q1: NAR
The National Association of Realtors' latest quarterly housing market report revealed buyers' search for cheaper housing led booming home price growth in Florida and other smaller markets
by Marian McPherson May 3
Judge halts commission-sharing case alleging inflated buyer costs
Unlike 2 federal cases that claim seller costs are inflated by commission sharing, New Jersey homebuyer's lawsuit argued that buyers are the ones unfairly impacted
How do we help first-time homebuyers without driving up costs?
Opinion
More and more lower-income or even middle-class households are going to be renting the American dream. This should be a red flag for our industry
by Chris Drayer May 5
Avoid buyer's remorse: Prepare your clients for the true cost of homeownership
Opinion
Buying a home is considered one of the most significant milestones of adult life, yet many homeowners are troubled by buyer’s remorse. Here's how to better prepare buyers for the costs of homeownership
by Luke Babich May 11
Tell us what real estate investment news you want Inman to cover
Inman’s Property Portfolio was created for small-time investors and property managers. What are you most interested in learning more about?
by Taylor Anderson May 10
Oh, shift! What agents need their clients to understand fast
Opinion
It can be easy to get caught up in the momentum of the market and forget the person who is operating on your behalf is working tirelessly to do so
by Cara Ameer May 13
Homeowner equity increased 3% during Q1
Nearly 45% of homes in the country were considered equity rich, up from 41.9% in the fourth quarter. But the rising values are creating barriers for first-time buyers
by Ben Verde May 11
As hate crimes rose, 70% of Asian buyers moved to safer areas in 2020
Discrimination, mortgage readiness and affordability continue to be significant hurdles for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, according to new report released Wednesday
by Marian McPherson May 12
Buyers now snapping up homes in 15 days despite latest wave of rate hikes
Rising mortgage rates, booming home prices and scant inventory are pushing homebuyers to quicken their plans, according to Redfin's latest market report, released Friday
by Marian McPherson May 13
Buyers got cold feet? 6 objection handlers to warm 'em up
Opinion
There is no question that rising interest rates have pushed us into a market shift. Here's how to have those all-important discussions with your buyer clients about timing, markets and budget
by Carl Medford May 17
Where is Anywhere headed? Toe-to-toe with Zillow
A week after announcing Realogy's rebrand as Anywhere, CEO Ryan Schneider shared his plan for beating Zillow at direct-to-consumer business on Thursday at Inman Connect Now
by Marian McPherson May 19
Lower partners with Orchard to offer Power Buyer services
As rising interest rates curb mortgage refinancings, Lower will also target homebuyers through a strategic partnership with iBuyer powerhouse Opendoor
by Matt Carter May 20
'Sellers are starting to freak out:' Redfin CEO sees market slowdown
During his latest CNBC appearance, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said rising mortgage rates, softening home price growth and changing buyer attitudes are all signs of an impending shift
by Marian McPherson May 27
Want to get buyers moving? Learn their personality types
Opinion
Keeping in mind the personality type of your clients can help you become perceptive and tailor your approach, so that you're able to provide the best homebuying experience possible
by Christine Carr Jun 3
4 strategies to get your buyers back in the game
Opinion
In a competitive marketplace, more than ever, buyers turn to experts in the field for creative, confidence-inducing solutions. Find ways to be the broker people think of when looking for answers
by Julie Busby Jun 9
Half of homebuyers cry at least once while shopping for a home: Survey
50% of people who bought a home over the past 2 years say the process brought them to tears, according to a new survey conducted by Zillow
by Ben Verde Jun 6
5 must-have qualities and skills for showing a home
Do you have what it takes to impress buyers while showing homes? These are the five qualities your clients are looking for
by Santiago Arana Jun 7
5 gentle prospecting ideas for your team 
Soft skills can help maintain "good vibes" and stave away dated sales scripts that deter clients. These gentle prospecting tips can help you and your team sell homes with heart over hustle
by Darryl Davis Jun 9
Americans know more about Kim Kardashian than homebuying
Nearly 90% of Americans know how many children Kim Kardashian has, but fewer than 33% know how to get pre-approved for a mortgage, according to a new survey from Zillow
by Marian McPherson Jun 17
Discrimination stops 40% of trans buyers from buying dream home
Realtor.com and the LGBTQ Real Estate Alliance's latest joint survey reveals how discrimination stops transgender and non-binary buyers from finding safe, secure communities
by Marian McPherson Jun 23