Fed sending US into a 'category 5 hurricane,' Barry Sternlicht says
Starwood Capital Group Chairman and billionaire real estate investor Barry Sternlicht claims Fed inaction has all but ensured a recession is on the way. 'Nobody wants to sell anything today'
by Taylor Anderson Jul 28
US economy avoids recession yet again — no thanks to real estate
With the gross domestic product eclipsing expectations in Q2, the US appears to have avoided a long-predicted recession, even as the real estate industry remains mired in a deep contraction
by Daniel Houston Jul 27
Demand for urban homes will be 'muted' for years: McKinsey
Consulting firm McKinsey & Company has found that pandemic-induced hybrid work is here to stay, for better or worse, ensuring permanent consequences for real estate agents in larger cities
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 13
The stories and trends that defined a whirlwind first half of 2023
Intel takes a look back at the market trends, brokerage strategies, Wall Street happenings and legal controversies that shook the past 6 months and could well define the remainder of 2023
by Marian McPherson Jul 5
Summer Cooldown: New homes will offer a lifeline for some agents
Three leading economists share what's ahead for the summer, from the continued struggle with mortgage rates to a resurgence in bidding wars and the gift of new-home sales that keeps giving
by Marian McPherson Jul 5
'Big Short' investor: Flooding is the next great threat to home values
Dave Burt, who made a fortune leading up to the Great Recession and later earned notoriety in the 2015 film 'The Big Short,' is sounding the alarm about a growing threat to housing prices: flood risk
by Ben Verde May 31
A squad of economists is waging a stealth war on America's '30% rule'
The Brooke Amendment — a law otherwise known as 'the 30% rule' that has shaped US housing policy since the 1960s — is in the crosshairs as spending on real estate soars to record heights
by Marian McPherson May 31
9 pros and cons: Are mobile home parks a smart investment in 2023?
Is investing in a mobile home park — a designated lot for communities of mobile or manufactured homes — truly lucrative? Clever Real Estate's Luke Babich looks at the benefits and disadvantages
by Luke Babich May 16
Housing drags down US economy for second-straight quarter in Q1
Consumer spending remained high while the broader economy slowed, growing just 1.1% in the first 3 months of 2023, according to data released Thursday by US Bureau of Economic Analysis
by Taylor Anderson Apr 27
Cash to burn: Do real estate's big players have enough in the bank?
Real estate businesses burned through billions in cash last year. Intel breaks down the biggest companies with the least wiggle room as economic uncertainty stretches into 2023
by Daniel Houston Apr 5
KC Conway on a big banking risk that has flown under the radar
Hundreds of banks are exposed to large concentrations of commercial real estate — and high levels of risk, Red Shoe Economics' K.C. Conway, a seasoned Federal Reserve veteran, told Intel
by Daniel Houston Apr 5
Mike DelPrete on the perils of hurting for cash in a down market
Brokerages and emerging disruptors alike dipped into savings as revenues declined late last year. Industry analyst Mike DelPrete spoke exclusively to Intel about the options at their disposal
by Daniel Houston Mar 29
Retire early with real estate: 7 ways to reach financial freedom
From house hacking to the BRRRR strategy, try these approaches to reach financial independence with real estate. Better yet, combine several of them for even faster results
by G. Brian Davis Mar 28
‘Just a freakish bit of data’: Sticker shock imperils spring home demand
Economists revealed to Intel how mortgage rates and inflation will bring the spring homebuying market back toward historical norms and become the new sales benchmark for years to come
by Marian McPherson Mar 15
Property managers dodged bullet after Signature failure — for now
A short-term fix by the federal government helped thousands of property managers keep the lights on after the collapse of Signature and Silicon Valley Bank. But lending will be tougher now
by Taylor Anderson Mar 14
Signature becomes 2nd major real estate-focused bank to fail
Signature was the largest commercial real estate lender in New York City by transaction volume and third-largest by volume since January 2020, according to PincusCo
by Taylor Anderson Mar 13
Silicon Valley Bank, proptech hub for real estate clients, collapses
In the most dramatic banking implosion since the Great Recession, regulators on Friday shut down the bank, which boasted ties to proptechs, including Airbnb, Opendoor and OJO
Welcome Homes CEO Alec Hartman on this moment's parallels with 1981
The CEO of construction tech startup Welcome Homes thinks builders will have to take risks to prevent a massive affordability crisis, the likes of which haven't been seen since the early 1980s
by Daniel Houston Mar 8
Investor activity slows, still makes up 1 in 4 homes sold in US
New data from John Burns and Redfin shows that investor activity slowed toward the end of 2022 but still accounted for about 1/4 of home sales. That's up from about 11 percent in 2001
by Taylor Anderson Feb 28
Brad Inman: Decision-makers, not experts, will forge real estate's path
The Inman founder kicked off Disconnect in Palm Springs, California, on Monday by calling on real estate leaders to deliver a path forward through the rough patches ahead
by Daniel Houston Feb 28
Beyond REITs: 6 ways to invest in real estate without much cash
Not everyone has $50,000 or more lying around and just begging to be invested in real estate. Here are 6 ways to invest in 2023 without a huge upfront cost
by G. Brian Davis Feb 21
A reason for the luxury slowdown? We may be in a ‘richcession’
Luxury home sales slowed faster than lower-priced homes. Crypto, tech stocks and proptech values plummeted. Is the slowdown impacting wealthy buyers more?
by Taylor Anderson Feb 17
The 1 metric you need to scrutinize, according to a real estate economist
Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather reveals to Intel the top data point signaling a coming rebound and shares why inflation and mortgage rates will continue to lead the market this spring
by Marian McPherson Feb 15
What happened with power buying in 2022? Let's look at the numbers
The market went south, but consumers' appetite for power buying didn't, according to a new report from real estate marketplace zavvie
by Taylor Anderson Feb 1
Why the 2023 housing market slowdown is a good thing
In a session called 'Your Inside Look Into the 2023 Housing Market,' panelists at Inman Connect New York said real estate companies and consumers are 'adjusting to the new reality'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 24
Mortgage rate swing created 'more normal' market in December
Slowing mortgage rate growth impacted homebuyers and sellers in different ways in December, according to Zillow's latest market report.
by Marian McPherson Jan 19
Has eXp done enough to shed costs and still grow in 2023?
The all-online brokerage saw its growth finally slow amid a broader market contraction. CEO Glenn Sanford eyes the challenges ahead for 2023
by Daniel Houston Jan 18
5 key questions to ask your seller facing foreclosure
Taking on a foreclosure listing is a big challenge. Make sure you ask these questions first to determine whether listing the home is the best solution for the homeowner
by Minna Reid Jan 18
Opendoor in 2023: The iBuying king and a business model in turmoil
Opendoor faces a fight for survival after ‘an abrupt strategy pivot’ sent it to 2023 ‘without a proven business model.’ See the 5 biggest challenges facing the king of a troubled business model
by Taylor Anderson Jan 17
Agree to disagree: 11 real estate leaders dust off crystal ball for 2023
The market isn't done falling but could soon stabilize, according to a survey of real estate executives and economists conducted by Point
by Daniel Houston Jan 17
Glenn Kelman calls millennials 'the roommate generation'
In an appearance on 'Barron's Live,' Redfin's CEO explained how rising mortgage rates have trapped homeowners and homebuyers into a housing purgatory, tough for anyone to make a move
by Marian McPherson Jan 12
Demand for apartments turns negative for first time since 2009
A slowdown in new leases paired with higher inventory is expected to hike vacancies and put pressure on rents. ‘The balance of power in the rental market is rapidly shifting to renters’ 
by Taylor Anderson Jan 10
Real estate investing in 2022: Where is the roller coaster headed?
‘It’s like that roller coaster where it’s going up and up and up and up. You don’t know what’s going to happen when you get to the top.’ Many investors had a pleasant ride in 2022. But the ride might come to an end.
by Taylor Anderson Dec 27
Slowdown in apartment rent expected to continue, CoStar says
Rent dropped for a fourth straight month in November, with all but 6 of the nation's top 40 markets reporting flat or declining month-over-month rent
by Taylor Anderson Dec 5