How real estate gave Jamie Zapata a new lease on life

Fifteen months ago, Jamie Zapata began her career as a real estate agent after facing decades of discrimination at other jobs for being a transgender woman.

Mortgage originations sink to 4-year low: New York Fed

Mortgage originations sunk to a four-year low in 2018, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s quarterly household debt report released Tuesday.

How the right lighting can get buyers in the mood (for a home)

Agents should take a cue from Cupid and learn how to set the mood for buying by using a simple and effective lighting plan.

ZipLogix releases all-in-one tech suite for agents

Realtor-owned tech company zipLogix announced this week the launch of EliteAgent, a transaction technology suite that bundles nine zipLogix products together, four old ones and five new ones.

Mortgage software company Ellie Mae to be acquired for $3.7B

The publicly traded company announced Tuesday that it would be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, LLC. Ellie Mae, founded in 1997, processes 35 percent of all mortgage applications in the U.S., according to Banking Tech.

Title software startup SafeChain cracks down on wire fraud

SafeChain has announced a partnership with Accuity to integrate bank data with SafeChain’s wire prevention platform, SafeWire.

Gen Z should start saving now to afford a home by 2031

The average Gen-Zer will need to save $304 per month for the next 12 years to afford a 10 percent down payment and closing costs for a median-priced home ($386,310) by the time they’re 30.

How to keep business humming — even during a market shift

Instead of fearing a changing landscape, experts say agents and brokers can find success during a shift by following these three steps.

Sotheby’s International Realty snags 40-year Pacific Union vet

Sotheby’s International Realty on Monday announced the addition of 40-year luxury real estate veteran and former Pacific Union senior broker Steve Gothelf to its 136-agent San Francisco office.

Fed puts interest rate hikes on hold

The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it would hold the federal funds rate in a range between 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent due to a strong labor market and robust economic activity.