Opendoor will hand out pumpkins to people who download its app

The well-funded homebuying startup is hosting an extravagant Halloween bash tomorrow, Sunday, October 14, in one of its Phoenix-area homes-for-sale featuring the “world’s first-ever in-home pumpkin patch,” complete with 750 pumpkins representing the 75…

Cadre unveils a new market for trading shares of commercial buildings

Called Cadre Secondary Markets, the exchange lets accredited investors who own slices of commercial buildings sell their stakes to other investors, potentially bringing new liquidity to the commercial real estate market and enticing more wealthy indivi…

Luxury Aspen resort divides into shares, sells $18M on blockchain

The tokens representing fractional ownership of the St. Regis can be traded on the Ethereum blockchain, one of the most prominent distributed ledger technologies whose enthusiasts say has the potential to transform the real estate industry.

What is Redfin up to in Washington, D.C.?

Inman visited Redfin’s Washington, D.C., office recently to take a closer look at how Redfin is changing the local market and analyze the brokerage’s influence in the capital city.

Home affordability at 10-year low

As home price gains have outpaced wage growth and rising interest rates have nudged up mortgage costs, home affordability has dropped to a 10-year low.

Dotloop partnership aims to let Realtors close more deals

MIAMI members can now click a button — labeled “Loop It” — on a listing page within the CoreLogic Matrix MLS system to generate a dotloop transaction file.

Why SoftBank is betting big on Opendoor, Compass and real estate tech

On the heels of its combined $800 million in funding for Opendoor and Compass, SoftBank sees opportunities to build successful, profitable, disruptive new businesses that leverage technology across the entire real estate supply chain.

Opendoor raises $400M in funding from SoftBank

The company will use the money to accelerate integration of its in-house mortgage services, title services and buyer’s brokerage (via a recent acquisition of another startup, Open Listings) into its core offering to homesellers and to continue its expa…

Only 9% of buyers find agents online, the same as 10 years ago

Despite the massive growth of online home search portals, many more consumers find their agents through referrals from friends or family, according to NAR data.

New iBuyer gets $1B to flip heavily renovated homes at no-haggle prices

A new, extremely well-funded online homeselling startup has entered the fray. It offers a platform that lets buyers search, tour, finance and close on a home and looks positioned to flip thousands of homes in the years ahead.