Amid halt on foreclosures, zombie property rate remains constant

The number of U.S. homes in the process of foreclosure that are currently sitting empty barely changed between the first and second quarters of 2020, due to the coronavirus-induced moratorium on foreclosures.

Homeowners are unprepared for flooding in many cities: Report

In cities with floodplains but no recent catastrophic events, few homeowners actually have flood insurance, according to a report by ValuePenguin.

Redfin’s Glenn Kelman predicts a ‘seismic’ shift to smaller cities

Places such as Boise, Idaho, and Bozeman, Montana, are likely to see an influx of people as more and more workers operate remotely.

Coronavirus drives interest in survivalist real estate

A growing sense of doomsday-ism has already emptied store shelves around the country. Now, some real estate professionals are seeing growing interest in remote property.

Home prices jump 10.5% in Idaho, drop in Connecticut

Overall, home prices grew 4 percent year over year in January and are expected to keep rising fast, according to the latest CoreLogic report.

Idaho home prices jumped 10% in November: CoreLogic

Maine and West Virginia also saw large annual increases, with prices rising 8.6 and 6.9 percent, respectively.

Ben Kinney Companies acquires 7th Keller Williams franchise

The purchase of Keller Williams Marysville brings Ben Kinney Companies’ total agent count to more than 1,450 and further extends the firm’s reach in the Pacific Northwest.

Home prices have risen 32 consecutive quarters: FHFA

U.S. home prices climbed 5 percent year-over-year in the second quarter of 2019, according to data released Tuesday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Opendoor will expand into Salt Lake City, Boise and St. Louis

The iBuyer plans to make offers on homes in Salt Lake City and Boise later this year, followed by St. Louis in 2020, the company announced Tuesday.

Engel & Völkers launches new mega website for consumers, agents

The site is specific to the Americas region and has a suite of agent tools including CRM tech, lead management, a business dashboard and more.