Video marketing, staging matter more than ever for luxury listings

At Inman Luxury Connect, Carrie McCormick, a development specialist at @properties, said that video marketing is a “requirement” these days, and her co-panelists said that staging is a top priority to create an emotional impact with buyers.

Affordability is ‘getting worse, not better’: Report

An alarming new report says 90 percent of the new houses being built today can be purchased by just 10 percent of American households. Student debt and lack of building are a couple of factors to blame.

Notarize partners with mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate

The partnership has already facilitated 10,000 closings since it began over the summer and furthers Notarize’s goal of making all-digital closings widely available.

Coldwell Banker CEO talks leaving the company, says established brands survive recessions

Current Coldwell Banker CEO Charlie Young said Thursday that he plans to leave his company next year but also argued that the firm is well-positioned to thrive even if a recession hits in the near future.

Which American city has the most rats? (Hint: It’s not Baltimore)

In Chicago and New York City, renters with lower median rents were most likely to file rodent complaints.

Baird & Warner CEO: ‘The buyer should pay the buyer agent’

Steve Baird, the CEO of the 160-year-old Chicago-based brokerage, speaks exclusively to Inman about staying relevant in the face of competitive forces.

Buyers can’t afford a median-priced home basically anywhere

Median home prices are out of range for average wage earners in 353 of 480 U.S. counties, according to a new analysis by Attom Data Solutions.

Zillow copyright fight could be headed to US Supreme Court

VHT Studios asked the Supreme Court to take up the case Thursday. The request marks the latest move in a suit that began when VHT said Zillow was illegally using tens of thousands of its photos.

Exclusive: Chicago’s @properties teams up with Ansley Atlanta

A new partnership has united Chicago-based @properties, one of the largest real estate firms in the U.S. by transactions, with Georgia firm Ansley Atlanta.

Chicago-based Abode has acquired discounter USRealty

Abode, a company that is trying to streamline the homebuying process while providing deep discounts to consumers, has acquired discount brokerage USRealty.