Climate change is here, and it’s already impacting property values: Harvard study

The study provides a fact-based grounding for the concept of “climate gentrification,” a phenomenon in which a region experiencing climate change will see property values soften.

NAR celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

The National Association of Realtors is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act at its annual midyear conference in Washington, D.C. The trade association is also publicly acknowledging its lack of support for the landma…

Deadly package bombs rattle Austin real estate community

Real estate agents should be on guard if they are out and about checking on any properties. Austin’s chief of police, Brian Manley, is advising residents to be cautious about opening any parcels they weren’t expecting and to call 911 if anything looks suspicious …

Real estate exec champions homeownership in D.C. Council run

Real estate professional Marcus Goodwin has emerged as one of five challengers in the race for the at-large Democratic Washington D.C. Council seat currently occupied by well-respected five-year incumbent Anita Bonds …

Airbnb blamed for rising rents in NYC

A new report, “The High Cost of Short-Term Rentals in New York City,” claims Airbnb has caused the median rent in New York City to rise by 1.4 percent over the past three years, costing renters anywhere from an extra $380 to $700, depending on the neighborhood …

Coffee shop jokes about gentrification, ignites backlash

A trendy coffee shop in Five Points, one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, was roundly criticized for putting out signage that made light of gentrification …

Black neighborhoods fall behind in housing market recovery, study shows

Most economists would agree that we’ve fully recovered from the recession — the national economy is stable, jobs growth is robust and the majority of homes have regained or exceeded their 2007 pre-recession value …

Quantifying Gentrification: Where ‘Cool’ and Affordable Is Still Possible

Despite beards and man buns being on their way out, skinny jeans fading, and bread pudding in mason jars making way for gelato, the global hipster movement has left a mark on American lifestyle. Across the country, demand continues for neighborhoods where you can bike to coffee, pick up peaches at a farmer’s market, or […]

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How to start a conversation (good or bad) with viral marketing

If you ask ClimbSF real estate agent Kenny Truong about the negative feedback he’s received from his accidentally viral #FastAgent marketing campaign, he’ll tell you it’s old news. Because, really, it is old news. Pull any business cliche from a hat, a…

Miami foreign investment from South Americans on the rise

South American investors are continuing their love affair with Miami. Economic insecurity is just one reason why investments in the U.S. are considered the best way to keep money safe. And, foreign investors have that in spades …