Smart home tech is not just for luxury renters

Renters in 30,000 existing apartments are about to get an array of new smart-home features, including Amazon Echo Dots, installed for free thanks to a new partnership between a major landlord and a tech startup.

California attorney general warns of price-gouging amid fires

State law specifically prohibits charging a price that exceeds, by more than 10 percent, the price of an item prior to the declaration of a state emergency.

Moving concierge Updater expands to work with more brokerages

Updater announced that it is integrating with six new brokerage software providers: AccountTECH, BackAgent, Brokermint, Docusign Transaction Rooms, Paperless Pipeline and Profit Power.

Home maintenance startup Setter nabs $10M in funding

The startup just announced an additional $10 million in funding and backing from Sequoia Capital, NFX and Hustle, as it branches out from Toronto to San Francisco and gears up to expand to many other markets across North America.

Millennials should move to one of these 20 smaller cities

The No. 1 city for millennials today is the metropolitan area connecting Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa. The next top two cities on the ranking are Des Moines, Iowa, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

New on-demand showings app Jove launches in Philly

Philadelphia-based real estate startup Jove has a new iOS app of the same name that promises to bring Uber-like speed and convenience to buyers in the area, connecting them nearly instantly with nearby agents. Although it has the infrastructure to go nationwide, that’s still a ways down the line. Co-founder Josh Evans’ goal is to create a product with impeccable customer service.

Padx offers agents a desk, full-time work and a salary — is it a dream job?

Padx, a cloud-based real estate brokerage with an IDX-fed property search portal for home shoppers, is offering real estate agents an alternative to the traditional commission-based model that might be the perfect gig for agents — or maybe not.

Startup Ribbon raises $225M to be the credit card for homebuyers

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based company revealed that it raised a massive amount of new funding and that it is rolling out several new features including an app geared toward agents.

The 9 real estate AI tools you need to know about now

As futuristic as it sounds, artificial intelligence is here. Agents and homeowners are using it, and many more are influenced by its invisible calculations.

What your buyers should know about manufactured housing

There’s no question that manufactured housing is perhaps the least expensive alternative for people who want a home of their own. But are financing companies withholding less expensive finance options from manufactured-homebuyers? Here’s what we know.