And the next Zillow Offers market is …

Zillow Offers, the real estate technology giant’s direct-to-consumer homebuying and selling program will be launching in its eighth market in 2019.

Fire won’t keep homebuyers away from California

California communities devastated by ongoing wildfires will recover. But in the meantime, they may be in for more pain as the destruction cascades across local markets.

As California fires rage, Realtors fear the worst

A fast-moving wildfire is raging through Butte County, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, north of Sacremento and just east of Chico. One Realtor on the ground told Inman the blaze is “worse than you can imagine.”

Growing number of millionaires spurs demand for luxury agents

The number of millionaires in the U.S. skyrocketed to 32 million in 2018 while those with more than $500 million shot up to 1,770, according to a new study.

Four-ways and skinny dippers: agents recall Hollywood home showing horror stories

The high-stakes games of Los Angeles real estate apparently has some eyebrow-raising moments — but the local agents seem to be accustomed to taking it in stride, mostly.

Here’s how much parents are spending to live near the best schools

According to data from home search portal realtor.com, homebuyers in California, New York and Washington state are spending well above their area’s median sales price to live within a mile of a school with a GreatSchools rating of 8 or higher.

Nationwide foreclosure starts rise for first time in 3 years

Foreclosure starts increased by less than 1 percent year-over-year in July after 36 consecutive months of decreases, according to Attom Data Solutions.

Midwest overtakes California for the hottest housing markets

Fast-growing Midwest markets overtook pricy California cities on realtor.com’s hottest housing markets list for July, joined by markets in Colorado and Texas.

Insurance commissioner warns wildfire victims of scammers

In the wake of the devastating wildfires that have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres of forest and destroyed more than 1,000 homes in California, the state’s insurance commissioner Dave Jones is warning residents to protect themselves from possible scammers.

Former agent says Owners.com violates independent contractor rules

Michael Lissack has filed complaints in eight states alleging the brokerage’s agents should be classified as employees. The outcome could impact the industry.