House passes Equality Act in step toward LGBT housing protections

Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wisconsin banned discrimination only on the basis of sexual orientation, not gender identity.

Home leaseback startup EasyKnock raises $215M

EasyKnock will pay off the mortgage and after a two-week closing time, homeowners will receive their equity cash out. From there, can stay in their current home as renters anywhere from three to 18 months (a year and a half) as they search for a new home.

What’s the best day of the year to sell a home?

Thanks to softening mortgage rates and stabilizing home price growth, this year’s spring homebuying season is expected to be a busy one.

Realogy stock slides to new low following earnings

Realogy’s stock price plummeted more than 17 percent to a new all-time low of $10.57 per share as of 11:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, exceeding the previous all-time low of $14.32 per share after the corporation’s Q4 2018 earnings call in February.

Spanish language clients? This new free glossary should help

The free, 94-page e-book includes includes English-Spanish and Español-Inglés translations for common terms such as appraisal report (informe de tasación), buyer’s agent (agente del comprador), and closing costs (costos de cierre). In addition to technical terms, the glossary also covers common colloquialisms.

Spanish language clients? This new free glossary should help

The free, 94-page e-book includes English-Spanish and Español-Inglés translations for common terms such as appraisal report (informe de tasación), buyer’s agent (agente del comprador) and closing costs (costos de cierre). In addition to technical terms, the glossary also covers common colloquialisms.

Sellers as clueless as buyers when it comes to transaction process

According to a survey of 1,000 homeowners commissioned by SOLD.com, approximately half of owners aren’t aware of the homeselling options other than hiring a traditional agent or representing themselves as a for-sale-by-owner.

NAR announces 2019 REach accelerator class lineup

The National Association of Realtors announced on Friday the lineup for its 2019 tech accelerator, REach. This year’s class includes companies focused on digital marketing, agent safety and productivity, crowdsourced agent referrals, and home staging.

NAR hires first-ever director of creative and marketing strategy

The National Association of Realtors has added a new position to its integrated marketing communications team according an announcement made on Thursday. Twenty-year entertainment industry veteran Alicia Bailey has been hired as NAR’s first-ever director of creative and marketing strategy, effective May 6.

HUD releases new income limits for housing programs

According to a primer provided by HUD, eligibility for programs is based on three income levels — extremely low income (less than 30 percent of the median family income), very low (less than 50 percent of the median family income), and low (less than 80 percent of the median family income).