Bombing suspect dead, Austin real estate community remains vigilant

The jarring news brought some relief to the anxiety permeating the Texas capital, where residents were on high alert for more bombings. Austin police said Conditt was thought to be behind all the attacks — four package bomb explosions and one tripwire…

2017 will go down as a big year for real estate M&A

We projected 2017 would be a “good, but not great year” for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate space, and what unfolded was quite significant, including the biggest brokerage acquisition in decades, an ongoing fight for California market share and a busy stint for large regional independent firms …

Trump exits climate deal: Reactions from real estate

In what he described as a “reassertion of American sovereignty,” President Donald Trump has pulled America out of the Paris climate accord, a deal that unites more than 190 countries on climate change policy. The decision drew a mixed response from the…

JP & Associates Realtors: 6 transactions or you’re out

When top broker Italian-born J.P. (Giuseppe) Piccinini was asked to open a new EXIT Realty franchise in Texas more than five years ago, he thought, “Well, Gary Keller had done Keller Williams, Steve Morris had done Exit Realty and Dave Liniger, Re/Max.” Could he join their ranks instead …