How the push against single-family zoning will impact agents

Minneapolis and Oregon have led the way, but cities and states across the U.S. are increasingly looking at allowing multifamily units in response to supply shortages.

Oregon becomes first state in nation to nix single-family zoning

Gov. Kate Brown signed a quartet of housing bills Thursday including one that would eliminate single-family zoning in cities with more than 10,000 residents.

Vacasa to acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals in $162M deal

The $162 million deal, to be finalized this fall, will grow Vacasa’s portfolio to more than 23,000 vacation rental units across nearly every continent.

Announcing the 2019 Inman Innovator Award winners

Redfin Direct, Homeward and Brix Real Estate are among those honored at Inman Connect Las Vegas.

Rents are rising, but the US lacks sufficient middle-income housing

Recent years have been a boon for landlords, and a recession doesn’t appear imminent, but the multifamily housing market does face some challenges.

Oregon moves to nix single-family zoning, continues a national trend

Oregon lawmakers voted to eliminate single-family zoning in any city with more than 25,000 people. The bill would legalize duplexes and other “missing middle” housing in neighborhoods that previously only allowed single-family homes.

Ylopo debuts AI-powered virtual assistant

Real estate digital marketing startup Ylopo has developed a digital assistant that can send text messages and follow up with consumers on behalf of agents.

Rent, don’t buy, in these 3 states

Across 40 U.S. states, monthly rent grew at a slower rate than housing prices, according to an Apartment Guide report released Tuesday.

Nearly 1B mortgage docs accessible by First American security flaw

Although the security breach had been fixed as of Friday, it previously let anyone who had a link to certain documents on First American’s website access additional electronic records simply by changing a single digit in the URL.

Does the car an agent drives to a listing appointment matter?

When Courtney Clarke showed up to meet a potential client last month, the first thing she ended up talking about was her 2018 M5 BMW. The man, a mechanic, loved it.