RE/MAX brokerage owners are forming franchisee association

More than 20 RE/MAX brokerages have joined forces to form the company’s first franchisee association, which they hope will make them more competitive.

Roofstock hires former Tesla executive to run operations

Rapidly growing real estate investment company Roofstock has tapped a former Tesla executive to help run and scale up operations.

Reminder: The deadline to file your 1099-MISC forms is Jan. 31

The deadline for employers to report payments to contract workers on form 1099-MISC along with W-2 and W-3 forms is January 31.

Trulia hires a new chief economist

Issi Romem previously worked as the chief economist at contractor search portal BuildZoom and is also a fellow at Terner Center for Housing Innovation, a part of the University of California, Berkeley.

A Mega Millions lottery winner is selling his estate for $26M

Rick Knudsen, who won $180 million in California’s Mega Millions lottery, is selling his luxurious mountain estate for $26 million.

Online homebuyer Knock picks up $400M in latest fundraising round

Knock was founded in 2015 by Sean Black and Jamie Glenn, both also co-founders of Trulia, and Karan Sakhuja. Consumers using the company’s trade-in program pay a traditional 6 percent commission to the company. Homeowners also have to pay closing costs and other expenses such as appraisals.

These are the hottest housing markets of 2019

San Jose, California, took the top spot on Zillow’s annual survey of the hottest housing markets in 2019 for the second year in a row as tech jobs continued to drive workers to Silicon Valley.

Single-family rent climbed in November — but at a slower clip

Nationwide, the cost of renting a single-family home grew by 2.9 percent, to an average of $1,455, in November, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.

IHOP heir selling house for $7.25M

Nathan Finkel, the son of International House of Pancakes founder Abe Finkel, has put his extravagant Florida mansion on the market for $7.25 million.

Is OwnersRE.com the agent-less answer for commission-phobic home sellers?

OwnersRE.com charges homeowners $250 to market and manage the sale of their home.