Real estate execs charged in massive college fraud scheme

Several real estate developers and executives are among the dozens charged in federal court Tuesday in connection with an alleged massive scheme to facilitate cheating on college exams and bribe admissions officials and college varsity coaches to get t…

New FEMA plan could make flood insurance more costly for some

Federal officials are reportedly exploring a new flood insurance reform plan that would rely more heavily on data, potentially offering homeowners more transparency about the risks they face while also driving up rates in some areas.

Zillow, Realogy support bill for LGBTQ protections in housing

Zillow and Realogy joined 159 other businesses to announce their support of the Equality Act, ahead of its expected reintroduction into Congress next week.

Bankrate successor to pay $28M in fines for fraud scheme

Baton Holdings, the successor company to financial services and marketing company Bankrate, has agreed to pay $28 million in fines to resolve a government investigation into accounting and a securities fraud scheme carried out by former executives. 

5 ways agents can accidentally break rules and face fines

In an industry replete with regulations, you might find yourself facing hefty fines for rules you were unaware of or simply forgot about. Here are five ways agents get fined that can hamper their bottom line.

NYC Council aims to limit rental broker fees, security deposits

Members of the New York City Council took aim at the fees associated with renting an apartment in New York City, which sometimes requires prospective tenants to spend thousands of dollars in deposits and charges to obtain.

Court upholds dismissal in Zestimate lawsuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a May ruling to dismiss a lawsuit filed against real estate technology giant Zillow.

PHH to pay $750k over military service member foreclosures

PHH Mortgage agreed to pay $750,000 to six service members in response to allegations that the mortgage company unlawfully foreclosed on their homes. 

Will deal to end shutdown kick-start real estate sales?

Congressional leaders and President Donald Trump reached a deal on a continuing resolution Friday that will fund the government for three weeks. The deal ensures all government employees will receive their paychecks next week, including backpay missed …

New drone rules could pave way for listing photos that ‘pop’

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing new rules that would allow drones to be flown at night and over people without waivers.