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.

Universal rent control is here: Will it backfire?

Oregon is officially the first state in the U.S. to pass universal rent control for all tenants. Housing economists who spoke with Inman think the legislation, as written, will have either little or adverse impact on tenants and affordability.

Home prices in November climbed nearly 6% year-over-year

U.S. home prices rose 0.4 percent from October to November and 5.8 percent year-over-year, according to data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Homebuyer scammed out of fortune hired by title company

In a rare, happy twist, a homebuyer who lost his downpayment to scammers is whole again after a title company hired the man to discuss cyber security.

Compass takes over Avenue Properties’ Seattle offices

While not technically an “acquisition” — Compass said that Avenue Properties is “joining” Compass — the move will bring all of Avenue Properties’ 200-plus agents and staff under Compass’ fold.

‘Silver Tsunami’ on horizon as aging baby boomers seek to downsize in greater numbers

An influx of baby boomers approaching their 60s and 70s could signal a “Silver Tsunami” in search of smaller homes, a report from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis found.

Nature Lovers: 6 Towns for True Outdoorists

If you’re a nature lover, then you probably want to live somewhere where Mother Nature is knocking at your door. Of course, there is an allure to the high-rise skylines of big cities and all of the perks that come with them, but for some folks, it’s not the bright lights that entice them, but […]

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Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty hits $1B in Pacific Northwest, eyes expansion

When Deb Tebbs first called the Sotheby’s International Realty office about applying for a franchise, she had to explain where her city — Bend, Oregon — was on the map …

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 …