What the Dodd-Frank rollback means for real estate

Congress passed reforms to Obama-era Dodd-Frank banking regulations Tuesday, a move that could have a serious impact on the real estate industry.

‘Silver Tsunami’ on horizon as aging baby boomers seek to downsize in greater numbers

An influx of baby boomers approaching their 60s and 70s could signal a “Silver Tsunami” in search of smaller homes, a report from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis found.

NAR drops congressman from donor program over anti-LGBTQ stance

The National Association of Realtors has officially dropped Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from Orange County, California, from its President’s Circle donation program, NAR confirmed to Inman Tuesday afternoon.

Warren Buffet’s HomeServices of America to acquire Ebby Halliday

Ebby Halliday, the largest independent brokerage in North Texas is set to combine forces with industry juggernaut HomeServices of America, a spokesperson for Ebby Halliday confirmed to Inman on Tuesday morning.

Realtors call on NAR to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ candidates

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) spent part of its annual midyear conference in Washington, D.C., reckoning with a dark past — one of exclusion and racism.

New York City’s rent stabilization laws are easily exploitable, NY Times reports

Weak rent stabilization laws in New York City are ripe to be exploited, a new piece published in “The New York Times” found. While there are still roughly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments left in New York City, they’re starting to vanish one by one, according to the report.

Most housing complaints come from people with disabilities, study says

Individuals with disabilities made up nearly 60 percent of housing discrimination complaints in 2017, a new report from the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) found.

California Realtors pledge to build affordable housing at LA headquarters

The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is considering the redevelopment of its Los Angeles headquarters to create new affordable housing. The proposed development would pave the way for 181 residential units, which would include rental and for…

House flipping is on the rise despite high home prices, CoreLogic reports

As anyone who regularly watches “Flip or Flop” already knows, house flipping is on the rise, and a new report from property data developer CoreLogic confirms it. 

NAR postpones vote on 2.5% annual dues increases

The National Association of Realtors will not vote this year on whether to raise dues for members by 2.5 percent annually, but it’s still considering this year’s $30 increase.