California ‘flyer bandit’ is stealing open house brochures for a prize

According to police, the man is in a competition — organized by a local cult — in which whoever collects the most flyers wins a bride.

Spooky ‘Watcher’ house has sold after 4 years on the market

A mysterious person claiming to be a “supernatural guardian” sent letters to a couple who purchased the home in 2014 only to put it on the market a year later.

Largest NorCal multiple listing service hit by cyberattack

MetroList, the largest multiple listing service in Northern California, was hit by a cyberattack this week, leaving its more than 20,000 agent and broker subscribers without a fully functioning MLS for a day and a half and counting.

Feds list Paul Manafort’s SoHo condo for $3.66M

As the former Trump presidential campaign chairman begins his 7.5-year prison sentence, federal authorities have listed his swanky Manhattan condo for $3.66 million.

Real estate execs charged in massive college fraud scheme

Several real estate developers and executives are among the dozens charged in federal court Tuesday in connection with an alleged massive scheme to facilitate cheating on college exams and bribe admissions officials and college varsity coaches to get t…

What to do if a crime happened in your buyers’ dream home

“Spacious murder house with ex-meth lab, great views” would probably not be the best opener for any real estate listing. But on the off chance you discover that the dream home your client loves has been the scene of a crime, what should you do about it? Here are four steps to take.

Retired pastor and wife lose $130K for home to wire fraud

After saving for decades and selling their first home in Clinton, the couple decided to use the money to purchase a new home closer to their grandchildren. 

California Realtor reported missing

According to a spokesperson for the Roseville Police Department, Briana “Bri” Ferguson, 41, was last seen on Friday, Dec. 14 at around 2:48 p.m. in her home in west Roseville. Ferguson is described as approximately 5-feet 8-inches tall, with brown hair…

Super Bowl champ Mychal Kendricks charged with insider trading over Move acquisition tip

An NFL linebacker allegedly made $279,000 off of News Corp’s acquisition of Move Inc., the company that operates for the National Association of Realtors.

Agent arrested for leaving his kids in locked car to do home showing

After finding two girls under the age of 5 locked inside a car in 84-degree heat, Connecticut police arrested their real estate agent father for allegedly leaving them to do a home showing, according to local news reports.