Same-sex couples face discriminatory lending practices: Study

Same-sex couples were 73 percent more likely to be rejected for mortgages than heterosexual couples, according to an Iowa State University Ivy College of Business analysis. The study looked at home loans granted over a quarter of a century between 1990…

Earnnest app streamlines and protects real estate transactions

Buyers can link accounts from up to 12,000 banks across the country using their existing personal login information and even link the specific account to the Earrnest workflow.

Bank Shot now white labels its proven digital check-deposit app

The 5-year-old financial app continues its growth with a new white label version for real estate brokerages and title companies.

Sellers as clueless as buyers when it comes to transaction process

According to a survey of 1,000 homeowners commissioned by SOLD.com, approximately half of owners aren’t aware of the homeselling options other than hiring a traditional agent or representing themselves as a for-sale-by-owner.

Modus wants to make earnest deposits as easy as Venmo-ing

The title and escrow startup believes its new mobile site will make paying the money more secure and less susceptible to fraud. In an email, Modus co-founder and chief operating officer Jai Sim told Inman that users can connect Digital Earnest Money Deposit to their bank accounts, though it is not compatible with a credit card.

Feds release long-awaited opportunity zone regulations

The federal government released regulations Wednesday meant to stimulate investment in businesses and real estate projects in financially distressed areas.

Flat-fee brokerage Reali acquires mortgage lender

Flat-fee brokerage Reali announced Wednesday that it has acquired a loan company and is launching its own, in-house mortgage service.

Flat-fee brokerage Reali acquires mortgage lender

Flat-fee brokerage Reali announced Wednesday that it has acquired a loan company and is launching its own in-house mortgage service.

Real estate has no clear strategy for addressing climate change risks

Climate change poses a significant threat to the real estate industry, which has been slow to adopt standards to deal with the rising threat, according to a study published this week by the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research institute.

Zillow will lend consumers money to buy homes

In a statement, Zillow framed the new program as a way to beef up its online homebuying and reselling program Zillow Offers (in which the company makes all-cash offers on homes to homeowners and prospective sellers).