Zillow CEO: Trulia acquisition could close this year, Pete Flint expected to stay on

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff says the company’s had “a lot of conversations with the Federal Trade Commission” over its planned acquisition of rival Trulia, and he’s “confident that the deal will close late this year or early next, and that …

Boutique real estate brokerage sells 50 percent stake to big developer

One of New York City’s biggest developers, The Related Companies, has bought a 50 percent ownership stake in CORE, one of the city’s most well-known boutique residential real estate firms, The New York Times reported. Terms of the deal were …

And you thought time-lapse video was cool

Check out photographer Julian Tryba’s “layer-lapse” video, which time-shifts footage of multiple objects or regions within the same scene — shot at different times of day from the same camera angle — and plays it all back in a simultaneous flow. Who…

5 myths about mega producers

Mega real estate producers are an enigma. They have secrets and magic formulas and know things the rest of us don’t, which is why they’re so much more successful than everyone else, right? Ironically, some of the biggest misconceptions about top producers are also the biggest reasons many agents don’t and won’t ever achieve that level of success …

San Diego MLS rolls out new consumer-facing real estate search site

Sandicor Inc., one of the largest multiple listing services in California, has launched a new public-facing property search portal with responsive design and a common search interface for consumers and real estate professionals. The site, Sandicormls.c…

Teens of Generation Z bullish on homeownership

The 13- to 17-year-olds of “Generation Z” believe homeownership is a more vital component of the American dream than graduating from college, getting married or having children. That’s according to an online survey of 1,000 teens conducted between July 18 and July 29 …

Are mortgage regulators trying to turn ‘mythic housing recovery’ into a real one?

By giving lenders some assurances that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aren’t going to make them buy back mortgages at the drop of the hat, federal regulators are essentially saying, “Go ahead and lend; we’ll hold the paper,” writes David …

Mortgages haven’t been this cheap since summer of ’13

Cheap mortgages are renewing interest in refinancing, but don’t seem to be doing much to spur homebuyers into action yet. Freddie Mac’s weekly survey of lenders shows rates on 30-year fixed-rate home loans at 3.92 percent, the best rate since …

Re/Max open for business in Beijing

The first Re/Max office in China, Re/Max Eternity, is open for business in Beijing’s Chaoyang business district. Re/Max Eternity broker-owner Xianqiu Kong plans to open two more offices in Beijing in the next three years and is excited about connecting …

CoreLogic’s Matrix now serves more than 300,000 real estate pros

A Canadian real estate trade group is the latest to sign up for CoreLogic’s Matrix multiple listing service platform, adding to the more than 300,000 real estate professionals using the platform. The 5,200-member Calgary Real Estate Board has signed a …