Airbnb adds another mortgage refinancing partner

Guild Mortgage, one of the largest mortgage lenders in the U.S., has become the latest home loan provider to treat short-term rental revenue from Airbnb as income for homeowners applying to refinance their homes.

Zillow Offers listings grow, surpassing Offerpad, gaining on Opendoor

In a little more than a year, Zillow Offers has quickly expanded to 11 markets nationwide, and the number of homes it has listed for sale at any given time is rising rapidly, catching up to other major rival “iBuyers” and even exceeding them in some ca…

Where do SoftBank’s struggles leave Opendoor, Compass and real estate tech?

The Vision Fund’s commitment to real estate remains intact, according to a person familiar with its thinking. By the fund’s estimation, it’s still early innings for industry disruption, the person said.

‘Full service’ for 1%? Clever Real Estate gets $3.5M in funding

Clever’s pitch to homesellers, which account for the vast majority of referrals it makes, is full service from a top-performing agent for a 1 percent listing fee or a minimum of $3,000 — whichever is greater. That’s a third of the typical listing fee in some markets.

Zillow’s way or the highway?

IBuyer expert and real estate analyst Mike DelPrete explains how market incumbents are stepping up their game to adapt to a shifting business landscape ahead of Inman Connect Las Vegas on July 22-26.

Dotloop vets and Ben Kinney launch new hospitality brand

D. Alexander marks one of the first publicized bids to “institutionalize” yet another segment of the market.

Opendoor CEO used scholarship cash to become big landlord

CNBC profile explored the personal experiences that led Eric Wu to found Opendoor, an iBuyer based in San Francisco valued at $3.8 billion.

Federal Housing Administration seeks to loosen condo financing: NAR

For a decade, NAR has urged the Federal Housing Administration to make it easier for condo buyers to qualify for FHA-insured mortgages. Now the FHA is making progress on this front.

Illinois Realtors get new safety tool to screen potential clients

The Mainstreet Organization of Realtors is making the Forewarn background check website and mobile app available as a benefit to all 17,000 of its members.

Opendoor sued for trademark infringement over its mortgage brokerage

Open Mortgage operates 79 branches in 22 states and offered $668 million in home loans in 2017, according to a complaint the lender filed with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. It was founded in 2003, is headquartered in Austin and has 315 employees, according to its website.