In the future, an open house without the house

Technology is turning open houses into data generators and eliminating the need to visit properties in the first place. Meanwhile agents are staging bigger and bigger events.

Do iBuyers make fair market offers?

To fulfill their strategies and build a viable business that makes money, iBuyers will need to operate walled gardens under their control.

3 Bay Area MLSs join forces to create shared database

RE California will synchronize data across multiple MLSs and represents the latest example of cross-organization collaboration.

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

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

Housing affordability improved modestly in third quarter: NAR

In the third quarter, mortgage rates fell from 4.08 percent to 3.71 percent, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

Remine unveils — then axes — new agent matching feature

The real estate tech vendor pulled the feature after Vendor Alley’s Greg Robertson and MLS members raised concerns over data access.

CoreLogic beats consensus, posts net income of $41M in Q3

The financial services and analytics firm, which provides products and services to the real estate industry, generated $459 million in revenue in the third quarter.

Home prices continue to rise, albeit at a slower pace: FHFA

Home prices were up 0.2 percent month-over-month in August and 4.6 percent year-over-year, according to data released Wednesday.

Home sales drop in September after 2 months of gains

Existing-home sales fell 2.2 percent from August to September, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Here’s what you might have missed at Inman Luxury Connect

Pocket listings, disruption, auctions and more were among the many things debated this week by some of the most successful real estate figures in the U.S.