New York, Chicago, San Francisco top 2019 ‘World’s Best Cities’ list. Did your hometown make the cut?

New York, Chicago, San Francisco top “World’s Best Cities” list — high marks in promotion, programming, products, people and prosperity pushed these U.S. cities to the top.

Trulia Neighborhoods launches to make communities look like Instagram Stories

The feature uses crowdsourced local knowledge, original photography, drone footage, local safety and commute data, and parent reviews of nearby schools to create a comprehensive visual and data-filled profile of over 300 areas around the country.

Home search portal Truepad shutters operations after funding issues

Home search portal Truepad shuttered operations after expected funding failed to materialize, according to an employee’s Facebook post.

Inside NAR’s $45M plan to renovate its Chicago headquarters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is planning a $45 million facelift to its Chicago headquarters, according to a news report in Crain’s Chicago Business. The renovation will include an 18,000-square-foot office space, conference center and a glass-encased boardroom topped by a halo-like structure adorned with the NAR logo.

Compass rivals react to latest Chicagoland expansion

As relative industry newcomer Compass further expands its footprint into the Chicagoland area, competitors are welcoming their nascent rival.

Compass acquires Chicago indie brokerage The Hudson Company

Compass has added another brokerage to its ever-expanding portfolio, bringing its total agent count in Chicago to over 350.

A luxury condo tower is giving residents Tesla vehicles to share

A new luxury tower in Chicago is trying out an innovative concept: giving its residents a garage full of Tesla vehicles to drive.

Homebloq aims to dislodge real estate buyers from Zillow, Redfin

Homebloq aims to stop real estate consumers from only searching on Redfin and Zillow to the benefit of independent buyer’s agents.

Washington and Texas are the top destinations for millennial movers

Millennials are flocking to smaller cities in large numbers and abandoning major metropolises like New York and Los Angeles, according to a new study from SmartAsset, a tech-based financial education company.

Zillow: fewer than 10% of homeowners are underwater on their mortgage

The share of homeowners underwater on their mortgage dipped below 10 percent for the first time since the 2008 economic crash, a new report from Zillow finds. Precipitously rising home values are helping those who hung on through the crash regain equity.