The craziest parts of the craziest house story you’ll read this week

In a new interview, a New Jersey family reveals the depths of a real estate nightmare that pitted them against an anonymous letter-writing stalker.

Amazon HQ2 sparks apartment gold rush in NYC and Virginia

One day after Amazon announced it will open a pair of new headquarters in New York and Virginia, interest in the two areas’ real estate is spiking.

The California Association of Realtors is raising money for members impacted by wildfires

CAR is collecting donations that it plans to distribute to members who have lost their homes or other property in the state’s ongoing wildfires.

Redfin introduces all-digital home closings

Jason Bateman, head of Redfin Mortgage, told Inman the company anticipates that 10 percent of its November closings will ultimately be all-digital, with that number growing as more customers learn of the option.

Vacasa now offers short-term apartment rentals in cities

In an announcement today, the company unveiled a new service called Vacasa Multifamily that will provide short-term rental management in cities. Property managers and developers using the service will be able to turn their urban units over to the compa…

Fire won’t keep homebuyers away from California

California communities devastated by ongoing wildfires will recover. But in the meantime, they may be in for more pain as the destruction cascades across local markets.

Smart home tech is not just for luxury renters

Renters in 30,000 existing apartments are about to get an array of new smart-home features, including Amazon Echo Dots, installed for free thanks to a new partnership between a major landlord and a tech startup.

California fires: Residents and Realtors flee blaze

By Friday evening, the Woolsey fire had burned more than 35,000 acres. Much of the charred area lies in upscale communities such as Calabasas and Malibu, which are nestled against the Santa Monica mountains at the north end of Los Angeles County, in So…

Redfin beats estimates in Q3 — just barely

Redfin’s third quarter 2018 revenue of $140.3 million beat predictions from analysts, who had expected an increase of only 27 percent to $139.01 million.

An MLS is making it easier to find ADA-compliant properties

A multiple listing service in the Pacific Northwest has rolled out a new system that makes it easier to list and search for properties with features that cater to disabled homebuyers.