Big swaths of the Bay Area saw home prices decline this year

A new report from Compass shows that after strong appreciation in 2017 and 2018 home prices in places such as Sonoma and Santa Clara counties have fallen.

Redfin temporarily closes 4 offices after veiled threat

An ex-Redfin contractor allegedly made what the company called “concerning comments” last week, prompting the tech-focused Seattle brokerage to temporarily close four Bay Area offices. The brokerage is working with local law enforcement to determine if…

Red Oak is now the largest indie brokerage in California’s East Bay

In an era of tech disruption, Red Oak Realty is acquiring fellow indie brokerage Marvin Gardens Real Estate to compete with Compass and other well-funded rivals.

Amazon will match employee affordable housing donations

The online retailer will also contribute $8 million to nonprofits in Washington and Virginia. The pledge comes as a handful of companies promise to spend big on housing.

Google’s big Bay Area housing investment won’t be enough

Economists praised the tech giant’s plan to spend $1 billion on Bay Area housing but expressed skepticism that the efforts will solve the region’s housing crisis.

Google vows to invest $1B on new housing in Silicon Valley

The search giant wants to use Google land to build 15,000 homes and spent $250 million on a fund to support affordable housing.

ZeroDown, a Bay Area startup, launches new rent-to-own service

ZeroDown, a new Bay Area startup, is offering prospective homebuyers a path to ownership without having to put any money down.

Co-living company Bungalow launches in San Francisco

By the end of this year, Bungalow hopes to have more than 150 rooms in 40 San Francisco properties. Overall, Bungalow operates more than 500 properties with 2,000 total rooms across the U.S.

Rental brokerage Keyo will pay landlords even if tenants default

The “Keyo Guarantee” is currently available in New York City and ensures landlords will get up to two months’ rent if a tenant breaks or defaults on a lease.

Reali raises $9M in funding round

Flat-fee brokerage Reali announced it has raised $9 million in its latest funding round, adding to the tens of millions of dollars the company has previously pulled in from investors.