Illinois Realtors raises $1M war chest to fight Chicago tax hike
Chicago voters are set to decide whether to quadruple the tax buyers pay on residential and commercial properties in the city. Illinois Realtors plans to lead the fight
by Taylor Anderson Jan 31
Realtors fear damage to NAR brand beyond repair following Kasper exit
Members already reeling from a series of accusations and leadership changes told Inman Tracy Kasper's resignation as president after less than 5 months doesn't bode well for NAR's reputation
by Taylor Anderson Jan 10
House Hacking spiked amid COVID. In 2024, it will be a household name
Last month, Fannie Mae lowered its down payment minimum for some properties, clearing a path for investors like Alejandro and Jessicas Cuevas, who bought in Chicago with hacking in mind
by Taylor Anderson Dec 26
Curbio accused of targeting elderly homeowners in new fraud suit
Curbio 'strongly' denied claims on Monday by Washington, DC's attorney general that the pre-sale renovation startup violated consumer protection laws through 'deception, intimidation and fraud'
by Taylor Anderson Nov 21
NAR to shed 1M members if shared commission banned, analysts say
A report released Oct. 4 by the investment banking firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods forecasts commissions to decline by at least 30% as a result of ongoing threats to the real estate industry
by Taylor Anderson Oct 16
TheQwikFix aims to repair the post-inspection process: Tech Review
Clients can be added to the workflow, which categorizes inspection reports by major system for easy digestion
by Craig C. Rowe Oct 13
Real estate investors believe the worst may be in the rear view
The outlook is mixed, but 'it does look like prices may have bottomed out and are on their way back up,' said CJ Patrick Company CEO Rick Sharga
by Taylor Anderson Aug 15
Better 1 step closer to long-delayed IPO with approval of SPAC merger
Shareholders on Friday overwhelmingly approved a plan to merge mortgage lender Better HoldCo with the Aurora Acquisition Corporation. The deal is expected to close before the end of August
by Taylor Anderson Aug 14
Foreign buyers target high-end homes as transactions fall 14%
The average price of homes sold to foreign buyers was $639,900, the National Association of Realtors said. The median price was $396,400. Both numbers are record highs
by Taylor Anderson Aug 2
A doctor inherited a vacant lot. The home he found there shocked him
Daniel Kenigsberg alleges a series of fraudulent documents led to his land being stolen last fall before contractors built a single-family house on his half-acre of land in Connecticut
by Taylor Anderson Aug 2
How to bridge the gap between real estate investors and brokers
Buyers and brokers view deals differently. But they don’t have to be adversaries. Here are strategies to bridge the gap
by Michael Zaransky Aug 1
He grew up in a rental. Now he owns thousands. Here's his playbook
Tawan Davis started the Steinbridge Group in 2016. Today it boasts $500M in active investments, a number that could triple by 2025, he tells Inman. Here's how he's thriving amid the uncertainty
by Taylor Anderson Aug 1
Redfin adds new tool that shows home's risk of damaging winds
Nearly half the people who moved within the US in the past year believe they’ll be impacted by climate change in the next decade, according to a survey the company conducted in the spring
by Taylor Anderson Jul 31
Home prices jumped at biggest rate since November: Report
A drop in supply was enough to offset the drop in demand, sending prices up 2.6% in July. That's the biggest jump since November, according to Redfin
by Taylor Anderson Jul 27
Technology platform Inspectify finds $5.76M in new funding
'The data and determined insights from an inspection creates exponentially more efficiency in terms of how homes are owned and operated,' Inspectify's CEO Josh Jensen said
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 24
InspectionGo takes off: Lands $5.5M funds, acquires 2 companies
On heels of Series A round, inspection software company is on its way acquiring industry-related proptechs in HomeBinder and Repair Pricer, according to InspectionGo
by Craig C. Rowe Jul 19
iGuide software update draws in architects with DWG format
While merely a technical value-add for many, there is great potential in opening up iGuide’s dynamic, data-driven capabilities to a wider audience, according to the company
by Craig C. Rowe May 11