Move over Phoenix, Los Angeles is latest battleground for real estate tech

Years ago it was hard to imagine iBuyers ever making headway in a city with older and more expensive homes. But this year Opendoor, Zillow and others went all in on L.A.

‘It’s a hard sell’: Car-free homes coming to sprawling Phoenix area

Ryan Johnson left Opendoor in 2018 to co-found Culdesac, which now says it’s building the first from-scratch, car-free community in the U.S.

In the future, an open house without the house

Technology is turning open houses into data generators and eliminating the need to visit properties in the first place. Meanwhile agents are staging bigger and bigger events.

IBuying can be huge, even if it remains a niche industry tool

Mike DelPrete found that iBuyers’ business models differ from traditional home flippers. He also suggested iBuyers can profit from staying in their lanes.

Do iBuyers make fair market offers?

To fulfill their strategies and build a viable business that makes money, iBuyers will need to operate walled gardens under their control.

12 must-see movies for real estate agents

Real estate is more than “looking at pretty houses.” Check out these movies to find out the good, the bad and the complicated ways that real estate can bring the drama.

IBuying giant Opendoor acquires title and escrow company

Opendoor believes that by acquiring OS National it will be able to provide consumers the “most streamlined and easiest closing experience.”

IBuying giant Opendoor to begin offering home loans

IBuying behemoth Opendoor announced Thursday that it has launched its own mortgage lending service, marking the company’s latest move to completely upend the real estate industry. Opendoor Home Loans is now live in Texas markets Dallas-Fort Worth, Aust…

The Essential Guide to real estate teams

Everything you need to know about the growing trend of building a group of real estate pros who all work together.

A small town in Arizona has been overrun with short-term rentals

Residents and state legislators in Sedona are debating how to reclaim the 20 percent of housing now used as Airbnb rentals.