How long until mortgages are affected by short-term rate hikes?

A big week for news, especially for mid-December, but so scattered across the economic spectrum that sorting important versus not takes some work …

Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming

While the political machinations are sometimes like a drunken family episode, the economic landscape is an entirely different story …

Mortgages unchanged immediately after Fed hikes rates: Why?

As expected, the Fed raised the overnight cost of money by 0.25 percent to a band of 1.25 percent-1.50 percent. The immediate response in long-term bond and mortgage markets was down. Slightly, but down …

The Compass haters are starting to look lost

The industry has wasted too many cycles on Compass FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). It must get busy competing …

Why does Compass keep winning?

Jeff Lowe, Chicago’s top-producing broker, was finishing a stationary bike workout when the emails started flying in on Thursday morning. News that the SoftBank Vision Fund had agreed to a $450 million investment into real estate brokerage Compass — claimed to be the largest real estate tech investment in U.S. history — was sending ripples throughout the industry …

4 key metrics telling the story of Opendoor’s growth

Opendoor, the real estate startup that purchases homes directly from sellers, leads the pack of a new breed of real estate tech companies. It continues to innovate and improve the experience of buying and selling a home, and as the analysis below shows…

Home values nationwide to see sharp declines from GOP tax plan

Home values in California could plunge by more than $56,000 and owners there could be exposed to $30,000 in new capital gains taxes under a House tax proposal that would cap the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000 and alter tenure requirements, new…

Connect/Reflect: A love of learning, sharing, and collaboration

This is the place to be if you are looking to grow, learn, and take your business seriously. …

Connect/Reflect: A love of learning, sharing, and collaboration

This is the place to be if you are looking to grow, learn, and take your business seriously. …

The Inman Files: Thanks to California and you

The odes to California outnumber any other nostalgic tunes about a place as an ideal for all things that promise to somehow make us happy — from Tupac’s California Love to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Californication. Road trips invariably end in Califo…