California has the most ‘best’ agents according to Real Trends

California has the highest number of the nation’s “best” real estate professionals, according to Real Trends’ sixth annual ranking.

Here’s where sellers made the biggest profit on their homes

Homesellers are reaping the benefits of steadily skyrocketing home prices, especially on the West Coast, according to a new report from Zillow.

Wildfire raging through Northern California destroys 22 buildings

Wildfires are raging through Lake County, California, leading to evacuations and a state of emergency declaration yesterday from Gov. Jerry Brown.

Home affordability could reach an all-time low by 2023

Rising home prices are causing a sharp uptick in the monthly payments for new homeowners, but as rising wages fail to catch up, the current affordability boom may be unstable, a new report from financial data and analytic company Black Knight found.

Owners.com pulls incorrect ads from Zillow that featured HGTV real estate star

Owners.com, a tech-forward brokerage, pulled images that featured the likeness of HGTV-star and celebrity home renovator Scott McGillivray off its Zillow advertisements on Friday.

Is mandatory minimum wage coming to real estate?

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court rendered its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. This ruling may very well be the death knell of independent contractor (IC) status in real estate, not only in California…

HomeShare expands into 5 new buildings in 3 major cities

HomeShare will rollout new partnerships in Los Angeles and Seattle and expand in San Francisco, where it already has a presence.

HUD fines California landlords over racist renting practices

Property managers at two housing complexes in Lake Elsinore, California, were forced to pay $8,000 each in fines for alleged racial discrimination against prospective tenants, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced yesterday.

California votes to make solar panels mandatory on all new homes by 2020

In its fight against greenhouse gas emissions, the California Energy Commission voted to make solar panels mandatory for all new homes by 2020.

More than a quarter of all properties in the US are equity rich, new report says

The amount of seriously underwater homes in the United States saw its smallest year-over-year decrease since 2013, according to new data from ATTOM Data Solutions. Meanwhile the percentage of equity rich homes enjoyed a year-over-year increase for the …