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.

Redefy teams up on referrals with Home Captain

The flat-fee brokerage will now connect unrepresented buyers to agents in Home Captain’s network of 32,000 real estate pros.

Offerpad hires Zillow vet, promises cash offers within 1 hour

Offerpad, the Arizona-based online fast homebuying and reselling company, announced Wednesday that it has hired Bryan LaFranchi to lead its program in which homesellers can get all cash for their old properties and put the money toward the purchase of a newly-built home. 

‘Outside the box’: HomeSmart franchisee acquires Realty One Group brokerages

A fact sheet explaining the new franchise arrangement, reviewed last week by Inman, states both the Realty One Group and the HomeSmart offices will continue operating independently of each other.

Realtor.com lays off Arizona sales team, consolidates in California

The team in Scottsdale had been working on realtor.com’s lead generation and marketing products, which are geared toward real estate agents. Now, all those sales efforts at realtor.com will be consolidated into an office in Westlake Village, California…

Zillow Offers opens Southwest hub, plans to add 160 new jobs

Zillow’s cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new Southwest hub that will serve as the operations center for its year-old Zillow Offers platform.

Flat-fee brokerage agrees to end political campaign-style ads

Homie first made headlines in October when voters in Maricopa County noticed teal signs encouraging them to “vote for homie.”