While we debate Zillow, more Big Shorts loom

For the umpteenth time, someone in a Facebook group recently asked if buying leads from Zillow was worth it. The answers varied from ominous condemnations to enthusiastic support, with a few tin foil hat aficionados drawing parallels between chem-trail…

While we debate Zillow, more Big Shorts loom

For the umpteenth time, someone in a Facebook group recently asked if buying leads from Zillow was worth it. The answers varied from ominous condemnations to enthusiastic support, with a few tin foil hat aficionados drawing parallels between chem-trail…

Big banks cede market share to nonbanks

At $26 trillion, the American housing market is the largest asset class in the world, bigger than the U.S. stock market, according to The Economist. And the banking industry’s $13 trillion in total loans is the engine that drives the U.S. housing market, according to Attom Data Solutions …

Here’s why courting past clients can really pay off

Real estate agents could benefit a great deal by wooing past clients for repeat business as homebuying trends shift with the spread of technology and an “always-on” mentality, a new survey released by Chase suggests …

What your logo color says about your brokerage

When customers go to your website, see your marketing material or walk into your brokerage, your logo is generally the first thing they will notice. Choosing the right logo color is essential to your brand’s identity …

How Realtors and their clients can escape credit card hell

When people face serious financial problems, getting out of a credit mess may ultimately involve going bankrupt or losing their home, but if you’re carrying high credit balances or your credit cards are maxed out, you can turn the tide …

Balance liquidation programs are ‘godsend’ for distressed borrowers

When people face serious financial problems, getting out of a credit mess may ultimately involve going bankrupt or losing their home, but if you’re carrying high credit balances or your credit cards are maxed out, you can turn the tide …

Mortgage lenders settle RESPA kickback charges for $35.7M

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $34.8 million to settle allegations that more than 100 loan officers in at least 18 branches steered thousands of mortgage borrowers to a Maryland-based title company in exchange for kickbacks in the form of …

Group memberships accelerate Inman readership growth

Inman Select has exceeded 300,000 members in only its first month as everyone from individual practitioners and teams to the entire agent population of North America’s largest real estate franchisor have said “thumbs up” to an expanded menu of breaking…

Auction.com launches finance division catering to investors

Auction.com has launched a  new finance division to “facilitate” financing for commercial and residential real estate investors that the company says will allow “a much larger audience” of potential buyers to participate in its auctions. Auction.com currently partners with Chase, …