The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country

With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.

The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country

With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.

Borrowers are turning to digital lenders — and abandoning banks

Americans are increasingly forgoing traditional banks when taking out home loans, pushing mortgage revenue down for big name lenders but offering a boon to unconventional, tech-enabled companies.

These are the hottest housing markets of 2019

San Jose, California, took the top spot on Zillow’s annual survey of the hottest housing markets in 2019 for the second year in a row as tech jobs continued to drive workers to Silicon Valley.

Single-family rent climbed in November — but at a slower clip

Nationwide, the cost of renting a single-family home grew by 2.9 percent, to an average of $1,455, in November, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.

Average multifamily rent grows to $1,419 in US, up 3.2%

Overall, multifamily rents — for example, a unit in an apartment building — have increased 31 percent since 2011. Rising home values, a strong economy and growing demand for rental housing have all played a role in this growth.

Why is Purplebricks’ backer betting hard on hybrid agents?

Axel Springer, the $6 billion European media house, is going “all in” with online hybrid agents through its investments in Purplebricks and Homeday. It’s making a calculated bet that competing with its real estate agency customers is the best long-term…

Delinquency rates hit 18-year low

Only 4.1 percent of homeowners were delinquent on their mortgage in October, according to CoreLogic’s latest Loan Performance Insights report.

Massachusetts becomes first in nation to register Airbnb rentals

A bundle of new regulations is poised to make Massachusetts the first state with a registry of short-term, Airbnb-style rentals.

Government shutdown delays release of housing data

The U.S. government has been partially shut down for less than a week, but already the closure is blocking access to critical government data, including information that would have shed light on the housing market.