Agent sues Move and NAR for ‘harassing’ texts

A South Florida real estate agent is suing the National Association of Realtors and News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc. for sending her unsolicited text messages through realtor.com after she opted out of receiving the alerts.

HouseCanary wins $706M after getting sued by Quicken Loans affiliate

Real estate appraisal tech startup HouseCanary won $706 million in a lawsuit with Quicken Loans affiliate Amrock, formerly known as Title Source. A Texas federal jury decided in HouseCanary’s favor Wednesday …

The battle between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and PHH is over

On Wednesday, January 31, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ending a two-year debate over the CFPB’s power structure, which stemmed from an ongoing lawsuit between the Bureau and New Jersey-based mortgage lender PHH Mortgage Corporation over the lender’s captive reinsurance practices …

Lawsuit accuses realtor.com of defrauding agents

In an emailed statement, realtor.com spokesperson Janice McDill told Inman: “The allegations are without merit, and we will defend the case vigorously…” …

Will the real estate industry go back to the Dark Ages after 2018?

Mark your calendars: one year from tomorrow, the way shoppers currently search for homes online, and the way brokerages like Redfin can present home listings to consumers, could change in significant ways. That’s because November 18, 2018, will mark the …

What’s NAR’s role when Realtor associations go to war?

More local Realtor associations and MLSs are likely to merge in 2017. But as some high-profile cases show, consolidation does not necessarily last forever and fights between associations can be costly …

Agent involved in car accident was independent contractor, court rules

When is a real estate agent considered an employee? This question, which has been hashed out in courts throughout 2016, had more light shed on it when a case involving an agent and a car crash came before a judge …

9 sales (and life) lessons I learned from this election

It’s pretty safe to say that we’re in an election cycle unlike any we’ve seen before. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, our esteemed presidential candidates remind me that I ain’t seen nothing yet …

Backyard body unearths home’s bloody past — and a disclosure lawsuit

A home sale completed 16 years ago has yet to rest in peace as details of the property’s grisly history bubble to the surface. A couple in Monterey, California, have filed a lawsuit to find relief from a situation giving them nightmares, and a home the…

Zillow settles 4 employee discrimination and harassment suits

Zillow Group has cleared several legal ensnarements with its employees in Irvine, California, just before heading into the first day of trial with archrival Move Inc. today. During a court-ordered conference on May 5, Zillow settled four lawsuits that …