Up-and-coming iBuyer Flyhomes lands in Southern California

Cruising under the radar, Flyhomes, which offers cash-purchasing power to buyers and price guarantees to homesellers, has been growing rapidly with variants on the iBuyer model.

The Agency expands in Northern California, wins Bay Area sales contract

The brokerage founded by Mauricio Umansky now has an office in Healdsburg and will handle sales for a development on Yerba Buena Island in the San Francisco Bay.

The year ahead: More growth, but at a slower pace

In 2020, Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner expects payrolls to continue growing, but the rate of growth will slow as the country adds fewer than 1.7 million new jobs.

Redfin Direct expands to biggest market yet: California

As of Tuesday, Redfin Direct is now available in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, the Inland Empire and most of Redfin’s other California markets.

Agents beware: Charging phones this way can be risky

Officials this week issued a stark warning: If you plug into a public USB charger, you may end up getting hacked through a tactic called “juice jacking.”

Tech firm Unacast launches real estate data tool

The Neighborhood Data Package uses data on foot traffic to help determine which parts of cities are becoming more or less popular.

Opendoor’s next frontier: Older, pricier homes in LA

The iBuyer will purchase homes costing up to $800,000 in the Los Angeles metro area, which is home to more than 13 million people.

Opendoor’s next frontier: Older, pricier homes in LA

The iBuyer will purchase homes costing up to $800,000 in the Los Angeles metro area, which is home to more than 13 million people.

As California rolls out short-term rental regulations, investors look elsewhere

“I’ve seen some investors change their plans because of these new regulations,” David Lukan, a Compass agent in Los Angeles, told Inman.

Do open houses still work?

On the 100th anniversary of the open house, a growing number of agents are debating their relevance. Others are simply walking away from the time-honored practice.