Median home prices see greatest annual growth since 2017
The US median home price stayed near its summer peak of $350,000 and hit record-high, year-over-year growth of 12.9%, according to realtor.com's weekly housing report
by Lillian Dickerson Oct 8
Realtor.com, Rocket Mortgage announce new partnership
The advertising relationship will direct interested homebuyers to Rocket Mortgage's pre-approval application
by Patrick Kearns Sep 30
Former Move industry relations exec sues over alleged sexual harassment
Suzanne Mueller alleges Move failed to provide a safe working environment, did not adequately supervise employees and retaliated against her for participating in a sexual harassment investigation against a National Association of Realtors executive
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 30
Inman Handbook for reaching consumers on realtor.com
Want to optimize your profile on this real estate portal? Find out what to include and how to stand out on realtor.com’s platform
30% of agents plan to decrease ad spend on Zillow, realtor.com
Curaytor co-founders say agents are starting to realize they 'do not need a middleman' and can go directly to consumers
by Andrea V. Brambila Sep 22
Is housing demand finally cooling down?
Data from realtor.com showed a slight week-to-week change in housing demand and new listing declines
by Patrick Kearns Sep 10
Former realtor.com, Trulia executive to lead NYC listing service
Ninve James will lead the Residential Listing Service, a brokerage-facing listing service powered by the Real Estate Board of New York
by Patrick Kearns Sep 9
Looking for a better deal? Consider the condo
Although price appreciation is outpacing affordability gains in the single-family sector, there are deals to be found with condominiums and co-ops, economists told Inman
by Patrick Kearns Sep 4
Realtor.com will include flood risk data for every home
First Street Foundation's flood risk model will appear on both on- and off-market properties
by Patrick Kearns Aug 26
Listing prices see fastest growth in over 2 years: realtor.com
During the week ending Aug. 15, 2020, the U.S. median listing price increased 10.1% on an annual basis, the fastest pace of growth since January 2018, according to realtor.com
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 20
Where are 2020’s hottest ZIP codes?
The hottest ZIP codes in the US this year, according to an analysis by realtor.com, are in less populous, less expensive areas where people can socially distance with ease and not worry about breaking the bank if their jobs become less secure during a time of widespread economic uncertainty
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 18
DelPrete: iBuyer market share plummets, slow recovery ahead
IBuyers are buying homes again but with a more cautious approach. Once they prove they can survive the pandemic, they’ll still have to overcome the challenge of profitability
by Mike DelPrete Aug 18
As Americans daydream about real estate, Zillow tallies record usership
As quarantining Americans window-shop for new homes, Zillow's mobile app surged to 2.17 million daily active users Thursday, according to Apptopia, an app intelligence company
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 14
Bidding wars get brutal as buyers chase dwindling supply
Buyers in some markets are offering hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking prices — and still losing bidding wars. 'Normally there's 13, maybe up to 20 offers. But 39 is bonkers.'
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 14
Suburbs growing in popularity thanks to coronavirus pandemic
Search data from realtor.com shows that US urbanites are increasingly considering life in the 'burbs
by Jim Dalrymple II Aug 10
Realtor.com replaces lead-gen products with Opcity referral model in 60 markets
News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc. says it continues to offer realtor.com's lead gen products such as Connections Plus and Advantage Pro in about 90% of markets across the country
by Andrea V. Brambila Aug 7
Move Inc. revenue slides due to 'volatility in the housing markets'
Move parent company News Corp. said revenue declines were primarily due to customer billing relief measures and a weakened real estate market
by Marian McPherson Aug 6
Mortgage applications drop 5.1%
The decline in loan application activity may be a result of rising coronavirus cases in many states, as well as the delay of a new government-issued stimulus package
by Lillian Dickerson Aug 5
EXp Realty wants to go head-to-head with Zillow and Redfin
At Connect Now, CEO Glenn Sanford shared why the company is launching a consumer-facing platform and why he believes agents need to make tough decisions with certain vendors
by Patrick Kearns Aug 4
Northeastern markets lead the way in post-lockdown recovery
Boston, New York City and Philadelphia have exceeded pre-COVID market pace thanks to rising interest in the suburban listings, according to realtor.com
by Marian McPherson Aug 3
Realtor.com partners with Opendoor, others for 'seller's marketplace'
The new platform from realtor.com provides sellers with options from from Opendoor, EasyKnock, HomeGo and WeBuyHouses.com, as well as listing on the open market
by Patrick Kearns Jul 23
This is the 'sweet spot' for when to buy a home
Is there a sweet spot for homebuyers when it comes to matching ample inventory with a reasonable sales price? According to a new analysis by NerdWallet, the answer is yes
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 15
Zillow's agent profiles are the most useful, according to new study
The study, released Monday by the Consumer Federation of America, also warns consumers to be skeptical of agent ratings.
by Patrick Kearns Jul 13
Inventory continues to fall in June
Housing inventory across the US was down 27.4% year over year, or approximately 363,000 fewer homes during the same period last year, according to realtor.com
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 1
Summer outlook: Real estate heads into buying season on firm footing
In our multipart series on the US housing market this summer, Inman's Jim Dalrymple reports that the market hasn't fully returned to normal yet, but a number of metrics including prices and pending sales suggest it has been resilient amid the coronavirus crisis
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 22
Suburban housing market to experience post-lockdown boom
Buyers are eyeing suburban ZIP codes as coronavirus lockdowns lift across the country, according to a realtor.com report released Wednesday
by Marian McPherson Jun 17
CEO of realtor.com operator Move: 'The game's not over'
David Doctorow says realtor.com can contribute to 'helping consumers think about making great homes and, when needed, sell homes' in partnership with the industry
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 3
Time on market sees greatest increase in 7 years
Homes sat on the market 15 days longer than last year during the week ending May 16, resulting in the greatest increase in time on market since 2013, according to realtor.com
by Lillian Dickerson May 21
April's hottest markets were in cities you might not expect
Although Colorado Springs ranked as the hottest market for the third consecutive month, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Topeka, Kansas, also rose the ranks to make the top 5 hottest markets
by Lillian Dickerson May 15
Home sales to pick up by late summer before falling again
Realtor.com predicts a summer rebound, but notes that sales could drop by 15 percent by the end of the year
Realtor.com sees user growth as News Corp. revenue drops 8%
Although News Corp.'s revenues dipped down to $2.27B, realtor.com saw average monthly unique users of its web and mobile sites grow by 6% year over year
by Lillian Dickerson May 8
How are home prices still rising during the pandemic?
Although the stock market has been volatile for weeks and unemployment has continued to rise, home prices have been seemingly unaffected
by Lillian Dickerson May 5
Realtor.com operator Move announces layoffs
A source close to the company told Inman more than 100 employees across Move, the operator of realtor.com, were laid off Tuesday
by Patrick Kearns May 5
New listings plummeted in April amid coronavirus pandemic
A new report from realtor.com found that new listings fell 44.1 percent in April as the outbreak slammed the economy
by Jim Dalrymple II May 5
Opcity leaders elevated following epic shuffle at realtor.com
A changing of the guard at the real estate portal also led to the ousting of 2 longtime executives
by Patrick Kearns Apr 23
Realtor.com extends agent billing relief
The company is offering agents a 30% reduction on billing or the opportunity to push their contract a month
by Patrick Kearns Apr 20
Colorado Springs ranked hottest housing market in March
The city was ranked the hottest housing market for the second consecutive month by Realtor.com with half of all homes selling in under 28 days
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 9
Number of homes for sale declines 15.7% in March
The market started to show a slow down in the second half of March as the coronavirus outbreak settled in, according to data from realtor.com and Redfin
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 3
36% of homeshoppers believe the recession has already begun: Poll
A new survey by realtor.com reflects the stark contrast in homebuyer sentiment since the beginning of March with the coronavirus outbreak. Still, many homebuyers are undeterred
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 31
How real estate portals are reacting amid the coronavirus pandemic
In this fast-moving, dynamic time, portals are making significant moves to retain their agent clients and ease their financial burden
by Mike DelPrete Mar 24
Realtor.com is cutting agents' next bill by 60%
The real estate search portal says it's still seeing significant search and lead activity on its website
by Patrick Kearns Mar 20
A historic Ohio home on the market for $0 — if you can move it
The 1846 home in Hudson, Ohio, is free of charge to a good owner, but the new owner will be responsible for costs associated with moving it off its current property
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 18
Your thoughts on good leadership during tough times
Brad Inman took to our Inman Coast to Coast Facebook group to learn how your leaders are displaying good leadership during this difficult time. Here's what they had to say
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 16
Fed cuts interest rate to nearly zero. What does it mean for real estate?
Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale believes mortgage rates could go lower this week, but rates and affordability won't be the only thing impacting the housing market
by Patrick Kearns Mar 16