The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country

With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.

The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country

With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.

Howard Hanna lets buyers shop with pre-locked mortgage rates

The program stands in stark contrast to the way most loans work, which typically require a borrower to have a contract already in place before they can lock in an interest rate.

Borrowers are turning to digital lenders — and abandoning banks

Americans are increasingly forgoing traditional banks when taking out home loans, pushing mortgage revenue down for big name lenders but offering a boon to unconventional, tech-enabled companies.

Redfin invests in tech-enabled contracting startup Pro.com

Pro.com announced a new $33 million round of funding, saying the infusion would fuel rapid expansion into new markets over the coming years.

Shutdown prompts Fannie Mae to tweak lender requirements

As the government shutdown drags on with no end in sight, Fannie Mae is tweaking its lending requirements to accommodate people who aren’t currently getting paychecks and whose bosses aren’t around to confirm their employment.

HomeSpotter acquires open house software company Spacio

Minneapolis-based HomeSpotter announced Thursday that it snapped up Spacio, a company that creates lead generating tools Realtors can deploy at open houses.

RE/MAX brokerage owners are forming franchisee association

More than 20 RE/MAX brokerages have joined forces to form the company’s first franchisee association, which they hope will make them more competitive.

Roofstock hires former Tesla executive to run operations

Rapidly growing real estate investment company Roofstock has tapped a former Tesla executive to help run and scale up operations.

Trulia hires a new chief economist

Issi Romem previously worked as the chief economist at contractor search portal BuildZoom and is also a fellow at Terner Center for Housing Innovation, a part of the University of California, Berkeley.