Where does the NYC broker war with StreetEasy leave the industry?

The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in the United States could be far-reaching …

Where does the NYC broker war with StreetEasy leave the industry?

The battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in the United States could be far-reaching …

McMansion Hell blogger explains the sadness of living large

The humorous blogger joined a panel in New York City to discuss the “architecture of consumption,” and what our living spaces say about us …

How does Zillow stack up to its global peers?

To begin with, Zillow is the largest real estate portal in the world in terms of revenue. Not only does Zillow generate the most revenue of any real estate portal around the world, it is also growing that revenue incredibly fast. In fact, when compared…

Eliot Spitzer better hope the East River doesn’t wreck his new buildings

Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York and former state attorney general perhaps best known for his high-profile sex worker scandal, has lately taken the reins of his family’s storied real estate company Spitzer Enterprises (following in the footsteps of his late father Bernard) …

Trump’s latest tax proposal: Will it make you more or less profitable?

The Trump administration released a revised tax reform proposal on Wednesday, which you can read in full here. The real estate industry is abuzz trying to decipher if the updated proposal helps or hurts agents — while the jury is still out, the realistic answer, frustratingly, is “it depends.” …

Trump’s tax reform plan is a mixed bag for real estate

Before the parsing, pissing and politicalization of President Trump’s nine-page tax reform proposal gets hot and heavy, here are some salient features that might help or hurt real estate …

Home sales aren’t ‘collapsing’: July markets in perspective

You would think that the biggest single industry in America would have really good reporting of sales activity and other market measurements. Dream on …

Why you need predictive analytics to thrive in 2017

Amazon’s surprise $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods represents another significant growth notch in the Seattle tech behemoth’s belt. Its ever-expanding presence in our daily lives doesn’t just come from the smarts and aggressiveness of founder Jeff Bezos, but from predictive analytics, which fuels 35 percent of the purchases consumers make on Amazon.com, according to research firm McKinsey & Company …

Welcome to Wall Street’s housing market

After gorging on subprime mortgages 10 years ago, Wall Street is investing in the U.S. housing market again — this time by snatching up homes. Investment banks, private-equity firms and hedge funds are turning to a variety of financial vehicles and bu…