New Freddie Mac mortgage plan bundles purchases and repairs

The CHOICERenovation program offers homebuyers a single loan with just one set of closing costs that they can use to buy a house and then fix it up.

5 outdated seller beliefs agents should debunk

Any seller who has not sold a home in the past five years is in for a shock: Everything they thought they knew about selling a home has changed. Sellers who do not understand the new rules of engagement can easily make costly mistakes and jeopardize th…

HGTV kicks off annual Ultimate House Hunt competition

The eighth annual HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a collaboration between HGTV, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, is officially set to kick off on Wednesday, June 12. 

How Curaytor is solving the Instagram marketing puzzle

Real estate sales and marketing platform Curaytor announced Wednesday, via Instagram, that customers are now able to integrate the popular picture-based social medium into their marketing plans. Curaytor will only communicate via The Gram for the next …

HGTV’s 2018 Dream Home is on the market

Bummed you didn’t win last year’s HGTV dream home in Gig Harbor, Washington? Well, you have a second chance at owning the $1.89 million waterfront estate.

‘Brady Bunch’ house goes to HGTV, will be restored to TV classic original

Discovery Inc.’s HGTV network has purchased the iconic “The Brady Bunch” home and plans to restore it as a piece of television history.

Former agent says violates independent contractor rules

Michael Lissack has filed complaints in eight states alleging the brokerage’s agents should be classified as employees. The outcome could impact the industry.

HUD failed to address lead paint dangers in public housing, report finds

HUD announced the results of an audit that revealed a lack of adequate oversight of lead-based paint reporting and remediation in public housing nationwide.

HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ stars fined for improper lead paint removal

Chip and Joanna Gaines, darlings of the HGTV network and its hit show “Fixer Upper,” were slapped with a $40,000 fine from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for conducting home renovations without proper lead paint protections.

Bravo star addresses lack of gender diversity on ‘Million Dollar Listing’

Million Dollar Listing New York star Ryan Serhant discussed the Bravo show’s lack of leading women today, in a conversation with Rutenberg Realty President Stefani Berkin at an agent-to-agent event hosted by the Real Estate Board of New York in New York City.