Irene raises $1.3 million to buy homes from seniors and let them retire there

Startup Irene raised $1.3 million led by IA Ventures to buy homes from senior citizens, take over home maintenance costs and allow seniors to stay in those homes in retirement.

Why one real estate agent accepted her commission in cryptocurrency

After successfully executing an investment property transaction, real estate agent Manuela Londono-Osorio of Culture Estate, a small real estate brokerage in Scotch Plains, N.J, accepted her commission check into her cryptocurrency wallet …

Purplebricks announces plans to launch on the East Coast

After making its U.S. debut in Los Angeles last year, U.K. hybrid brokerage Purplebricks today announced plans to set up shop on the East Coast by the end of June to service select counties across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut …

Texas leads the way in WalletHub’s best real estate markets list

Beyond country music, world-famous barbecue and one-of-a-kind hospitality, you’ll find the nation’s best real estate markets in Texas — the cities of Frisco, McKinney and Allen took the top three spots WalletHub’s 2017 list …

Every agent has a story: Humanize your brokerage to elevate your team

In every real estate agent, New Jersey broker Luis Leiva sees a history. A family. A person. “We all have one thing in common as human beings,” said Leiva, who seeks to humanize his agents over promoting his brokerage brand. “We all carry baggage.” …

Long Island rent moderately growing, but NYC area trends vary

The Yardi Matrix U.S. Multifamily Outlook for fall 2016 found that national rent growth has continued but slowed, while a couple bursts of job growth has helped propel the market forward …

Livability ranks the most political cities in the US based on party

Presidential election season is deep underway, and big party lines run deep as ever. Social media quarrels and upcoming heated debates are likely to cause some societal rifts, but much of that depends on the state you live in, data shows …

Home values and rents rising across major metros as inventory continues to fall

For the first time since 2011, incomes are rising at a faster pace than home values, according to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and reported by Zillow. The report shows home values rose at a 5 percent annual rate while incomes grew by …

Texas cities top the ranks for best US real estate markets

Nothing like a recession to make homebuyers savvier with their investments. This new level of due diligence encourages guides to the best real estate markets, including WalletHub’s annual analysis of 300 U.S. cities …

Redfin: US home sales fell 11 percent in July, but don’t panic

Home sales fell 10.9 percent nationally as the median sale price increased 5.3 percent in July from a year ago. New listings slid by 6 percent, the largest year-over-year decrease in 2016, which has been a year starved of home supply. For the third mon…