Compass CEO reveals how much his company pays to acquire brokerages

Compass CEO and founder Robert Reffkin, in a wide-ranging conversation with Inman founder Brad Inman at the Inman Connect San Francisco conference on Thursday, revealed how much Compass pays to acquire brokerages.

Announcing the 2018 Inman Innovator Award winners

The annual Inman Innovator Awards honor the creative companies, organizations and individuals pushing the boundaries of the real estate industry.

Why Wall Street loves real estate tech, according to a short seller

Wall Street vet Andrew Left tells real estate professionals why Wall Street suddenly loves real estate tech at Inman Connect San Francisco.

Inman Connect San Francisco Live Coverage: Wednesday

Join us throughout the day as we share what’s happening behind the scenes, on stage, and in the hallways at Inman Connect San Francisco. 

Homebuilder sentiment high despite tariffs and labor costs

Even among setbacks like high tariffs and rising labor costs, homebuilders are still hopeful that the current market will open new opportunities.

This blockchain merger is creating the world’s first international building projects

Straight-Up’s COO and co-founder, Omer Amsel, discusses real estate investment, blockchain and bringing the right projects and the right tech together.

Zillow’s war chest is ready for acquisitions: What’s next?

Remember the days of the under-the-radar, hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars deals such as the Zillow-Trulia marriage and News Corp buying realtor.com? We are in a similar environment now, but this time, there is no question that deals are in the works an…

Is the recent rise in homeownership a good thing?

According to the U.S. Census, the homeownership rate peaked in Q1 of 2005 at 69.1 percent, then declined to a low of 62.9 percent in Q2 of 2016. It has been creeping up since then, reaching 64.2 percent in Q1 of this year.

Blockchain tech could totally disrupt property ownership rights

Creative new ways to transfer certain rights of ownership may seem like semantics, but the implications are huge if blockchain technology takes off.

DOJ rescinds guidance documents on housing discrimination, mortgage tips

The Department of Justice rescinded two dozen law enforcement guidance documents on Tuesday. Among them were directives and brochures on housing discrimination and mortgage and home equity loan advice.