Big swaths of the Bay Area saw home prices decline this year

A new report from Compass shows that after strong appreciation in 2017 and 2018 home prices in places such as Sonoma and Santa Clara counties have fallen.

America’s most expensive listing sells at foreclosure auction

A large plot of land that was once considered the most expensive listing in America just sold at foreclosure auction for a mere $100,000.

Entire Philadelphia indie brokerage joins Compass

Very Real Estate is a boutique independent brokerage that specializes in representing buyers.

Coldwell Banker in pole position? CBx Seller Leads sees big 1st-year growth

Coldwell Banker’s CBx Seller Leads, a free lead service for affiliated companies, has seen a 74 percent adoption rate in its first 12 months. The “machine learning” software helps convert leads into listings at three times the market rate, according to…

A lottery winner is selling the home he bought with winnings

Rick Knudsen, who won the $180 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2014, put up his extravagant mountain resort for auction with a $6.9 million starting price.

Private equity firm buys majority stake in Inside Real Estate

Lovell Minnick Partners also recently purchased Attom Data Solutions, indicating its growing appetite for real estate firms.

Actor Rob Lowe slashes price of California mansion to $42.5M

Rob Lowe, the actor known for playing Sam Seaborn in the political drama “The West Wing,” just slashed the price of his swanky California mansion.

Redfin temporarily closes 4 offices after veiled threat

An ex-Redfin contractor allegedly made what the company called “concerning comments” last week, prompting the tech-focused Seattle brokerage to temporarily close four Bay Area offices. The brokerage is working with local law enforcement to determine if…

Inman News quiz: Think you’re on top of the week’s biggest stories?

The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman’s news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.

WATCH: How indie brokerages can compete sans signing bonus

Competition for hiring top agents is intense, especially when said agents are getting propositioned with signing bonuses among other perks. Hear tried-and-true secrets for recruiting the top producers to your indie in this Inman Connect Las Vegas discu…