Fredrik Eklund of ‘Million Dollar Listing’ releases anti-bullying song

On Million Dollar Listing New York, star Fredrik Eklund is loved for many things: his acute business skills, his sharp sense of humor, his collection of colorful socks and, last but not least, his ability to be transparent about his journey as a gay ma…

Top 10 posts from last week

Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week …

Zillow: Lack of for-sale inventory due in part by increased single-family rentals

According to Zillow’s May 2017 Market Report, part of the reason for the drop in for-sale inventory is the growing number of single-family rentals since the housing market crash …

‘Consumer resilience’ boosts May existing-home sales

After a “notable decline” in April, existing-home sales are back on track with a record high in median home prices and a record low for the median days on market …

Living near these 2 stores boosts a home’s value

Organic food does your body good, but according to Zillow, it’ll do your home some good as well. As of 2016, 2.8 million homes are located near one of 375 Whole Foods or 451 Trader Joe’s locations, and those homes have appreciated at double the rate of homes in other areas …

Luxury company shows off the world’s most stunning listings with HGTV

LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio International are the exclusive real estate partners for HGTV’s 2017 Ultimate House Hunt.  …

LeadingRE appoints new EVP of member services

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has appointed Elizabeth D. Nunan as the new executive vice president of member services. In this position, Nunan will manage membership services for LeadingRE’s global network of 565 independent real estate fi…

Cadre, an online real estate investment marketplace, raises $65M

The company describes its platform as “a smarter, data-centric approach to investing, enabling broader participation and better investor outcomes.” …

Houzz garners $4B valuation in latest funding round

Houzz has reportedly raised $400 million in Series E funding that values the home remodeling and design platform at $4.3 billion, according to Equidate, a marketplace for investors and shareholders to trade equity in private technology.  …

What percent of income are buyers spending on mortgages?

Buyers are spending 29.2 percent of their monthly income for median-priced homes, according to Zillow’s latest study on affordability in 35 of the nation’s largest markets …