Bitcoin mortgages are a thing now, but should they be?

Even if turning to home refinancing to buy bitcoin is the same as taking out a mortgage to renovate a bathroom in the long run, it sounds riskier …

Nextdoor partners with Tribus on real estate listing and lead integration

Real estate tech provider Tribus is partnering with neighborhood-based social networking site Nextdoor to allow for direct listing and lead integration between the two platforms, according to an announcement tweeted out by Tribus on Thursday …

Read NAR CEO Bob Goldberg’s letter on Inman’s Upstream report

Today, Goldberg sent an email to NAR members stating that Upstream has “since the very beginning” included “both a member and non-member pricing approach.” …

Redfin’s 8 predictions for the 2018 housing market

Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson says fears about an impending housing bubble can be put to rest, thanks to a solid sale-to-list ratio and declining homebuyer debt in the nation’s most competitive and high-priced markets, but tax reform could negatively impact homeowners and dissuade aspiring homebuyers, which will prolong inventory shortages and high mortgage rates that have risen to their highest level in 10 years …

When a buyer’s inspection turns into a block party

It was a summer evening in July when I got the call around 7 p.m. from the buyer’s agent. The inspection on my listing was complete and had gone very well, but the buyers hadn’t left the home. The agent must have heard the hesitation in my voice, “You’…

When a buyer’s inspection turns into a block party

It was a summer evening in July when I got the call around 7 p.m. from the buyer’s agent. The inspection on my listing was complete and had gone very well, but the buyers hadn’t left the home. The agent must have heard the hesitation in my voice, “You’…

Net neutrality repeal has real estate really worried

“We’ve just given all these massive telecommunications companies this power and we’re not sure how they’re going to wield it…” …

Miami bitcoin-only listing may have a buyer

A Miami penthouse listed for 33 bitcoin on Friday already has interest from a potential buyer in Spain. Real estate agent Justino Eduardo Ferret with United Realty Group listed his client’s one-bedroom condo in the Miami neighborhood of Edgewater, north of Downtown, in exchange for digital currency that would amount to just over $540,000, and he’s only accepting bitcoin …

Special Report: How to make online leads work for you

According to our research, online leads drive some portion of sales for over 80 percent of real estate pros, yet it’s more important now than ever to take a targeted and measured approach to digital lead capture and follow-up, as the cost of online leads over the last decade has increased while their return on investment has declined …

Net neutrality overturned

Update: The real estate industry reacts to the FCC’s decision As anticipated, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the agency in charge of the country’s telecom regulations, voted today to end its policy of “net neutrality,” a crushing blow to internet …