The Real Word: NAR’s new fair housing action plan

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: NAR’s approval of a new fair housing action plan, unnecessary services agents can stop spending money on and a cannabis-themed open house.

Money matters — but only up to a point

Agents tend to be satisfied with their income, a new survey from Inman suggests. But many also believe that after a certain point, money can’t buy happiness.

Qualia launches business-focused, cloud-based platform

Qualia for Enterprise includes a variety of new tools that title companies can use to provide more streamlined closing experiences.

Zillow’s network of homebuilder partners continues to grow

The program allows consumers to sell homes to Zillow Offers but wait up to eight months to close on that home while a new one is built.

Teen who lost both parents facing eviction from grandparents’ 55+ community

Collin Clabaugh’s parents both died last year. He subsequently moved into his grandparents’ home in a senior community but is now being told to leave.

BlackRock’s environmental strategy could shake up real estate industry

BlackRock, among the world’s largest asset managers and a significant investor in publicly traded real estate companies, including Realogy, Zillow and RE/MAX, drew attention after its CEO announced environmental sustainability would influence future in…

Notarize partners with Stewart Title

The new partnership will give thousands of title agents and escrow officers access to Notarize’s online and hybrid closings.

Flood risk data to be made publicly available to shed light on housing impacts

First Street Foundation, a non-profit climate research organization, will share flood risk data with both academic researchers and the general public.

There are 218 million-dollar cities, but for how long?

Only three new cities were added to Zillow’s million-dollar cities list this year, signaling a market slowdown.

Vacasa appoints new technology chief

The vacation rental giant has promoted Jeff Flitton to CTO, saying he will now work on machine learning projects among other things.