DocuSign passes Zillow’s market cap, and NAR is reaping the rewards

DocuSign, the cloud-based electronic signature platform, is skyrocketing in value and even overtook real estate tech giant Zillow Group in valuation, according to public stock data from Yahoo. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is reaping the reward of the prudent investment.

The ‘Compass Effect’ is creating a tense industry battlefield

Suddenly real estate has become antagonistic and fiercely competitive, with major forces colliding and jockeying to reshape the landscape.

Zillow’s CEO is bullish on blockchain

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff believes that blockchain, a broad term for online ledger systems that can be used to keep track of all sorts of information, will prove as important as the internet itself.

A third of top HUD appointees have no housing policy experience

A slew of political appointees at HUD have been found to have no housing policy experience but instead worked on campaigns for Donald Trump or Ben Carson.

Mortgage rates rise for 4th consecutive week

The 30-year-fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.65 percent this week, the highest since May, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Existing home sales remain steady, ending 4-month slump

Sales of existing homes remained steady from July to August, ending four months of decline, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

Zillow to feature listings from Canada’s largest indie brokerage

As part of its efforts to come to Canada, Zillow will soon feature listings from the country’s largest indie brokerage, Right At Home Realty.

Rents are flat for the first time since 2012

The nationwide median rent in August remained unchanged year-over-year for the first time since 2012, according to Zillow’s latest housing data survey. The median rent is actually lower than it was in August 2017 in 19 of the nation’s 35 largest housing markets.

Monthly home maintenance costs rise over 10%

Spending on home fixes grew 10.75 percent in August with permissions for new homes, but the Texas-based insurance firm BuildFax found remodeling was down in the same timeframe.

As rent soars, southern half of United States hit hardest

The cost of renting a single-family home grew by 3 percent to an average of $1,412 a month in July, according to CoreLogic.