Austin Realtor rebels win open board seats in election

In what’s been a whirlwind few months for ABoR, members made their alliances clear at an election held today by voting in members of a rebel cause to all seven board seats that were up for grabs …

Coming soon: Airbnb-branded apartments

After years of butting heads with local zoning officials, landlords and rental property owners, Airbnb may have found a solution to its short-term rental woes: opening up an Airbnb-branded apartment where tenants will be allowed to sublet their spaces …

Rent or buy? Top cities for owning, renting and sharing

In today’s market, renters and buyers often find themselves in the same boat, wading through issues with availability and affordability in their respective markets. This uncertain real estate environment leads to the question renters inevitably find th…

Coldwell Banker launches disaster relief fund

From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to the wildfires that are devastating Northern California, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the past three months have been rife with disasters. In response to the long recoveries ahead, Coldwell Banker has…

Brokerage issues apology for ad accused of being racist

Indianapolis-based brokerage Flock Real Estate Group has received a warning from the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana for an October ad that used what some call “coded language” to describe the African-American residents who once lived in the Fal…

Murdered Arkansas agent’s family sues brokerage over safety training

Three years after former Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter was murdered, her family is suing Crye-Leike Real Estate for wrongful death and negligence, alleging that the brokerage failed to provide Carter with proper safety training and resource…

58% of people would live with a ghost

In September, realtor.com conducted a Haunted Real Estate survey where 1,000 respondents shared their opinions on living in a home with a “few extra guests.” Thirty-three percent of buyers said they were completely fine with living in a haunted house, …

2018 Cali housing will be ‘a tale of two markets’

California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young today presented the Association’s 2018 Market Forecast, which showed signs of strong demand that will inevitably be tempered by a lack of supply and access to affordable housing …

Douglas Elliman launched a new luxury blog

Douglas Elliman has launched Elliman Insider, a blog that discusses real estate and lifestyle trends, insights and inspiration from around the world …

5 MLS hangups dragging real estate down

“There has never been a better time for MLSs to support their subscribers in preparing for the future,” said Denee Evans, CEO of CMLS in the release of her organization’s 2017 Best Practices Survey Report …