The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country

With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.

The shutdown is tripping up real estate deals across the country

With no end in sight to the shutdown — which began in December and hinges on political leaders disagreement over funding for a border wall — Realtors say the dire affects are seeping into more and more corners of the industry.

Howard Hanna lets buyers shop with pre-locked mortgage rates

The program stands in stark contrast to the way most loans work, which typically require a borrower to have a contract already in place before they can lock in an interest rate.

KW iBuyer ‘probably’ coming in Q2, Gary Keller confirms

Keller Williams will “probably” launch its own iBuyer program in the second quarter of 2019, Gary Keller confirmed during a multihour presentation of the company’s 2019 technology plans on Friday, Jan. 11. In audio obtained by Inman, Keller said the fr…

The Inman Weekender: Gary Keller bashes eXp, RE/MAX doubles down on video, calls for a ban on dual agency and more

The week’s top real estate industry stories, plus speaker previews of Inman Connect New York.

Borrowers are turning to digital lenders — and abandoning banks

Americans are increasingly forgoing traditional banks when taking out home loans, pushing mortgage revenue down for big name lenders but offering a boon to unconventional, tech-enabled companies.

The Real Word: HENRYs, bickering buyers and the shutdown

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week: the next generation of wealth and what agents should know. 

Offerpad launches in Houston, eyes further expansion

That marks the Arizona-headquartered Offerpad’s second operational market in Texas and 10th across the U.S. At the moment, Offerpad also operates in Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Charlotte, Tucson, Orlando and Los Angeles.

Redfin invests in tech-enabled contracting startup Pro.com

Pro.com announced a new $33 million round of funding, saying the infusion would fuel rapid expansion into new markets over the coming years.

Microsoft is putting up $500M to help affordability crisis in Seattle

Microsoft announced Wednesday a plan to invest $500 million in affordable housing solutions for Seattle and the Puget Sound area in Washington, to alleviate the stress tech job growth is putting on the housing market.