Is withholding from the MLS crossing the fair housing line?

Everyone wants to write about fair housing issues for Inman — said no one ever. It is a lot more fun to write about the latest technology trends and how to get rich …

New York legislator pushes to legalize short-term rentals

On January 3, Bonacic introduced Senate Bill S7182, which proposes a number of amendments to the 1929 Multiple Dwelling Lawn that currently bans homeowners from renting an entire home or apartment for less than 30 days …

What to expect from the Fed in 2018

Stay cool — the current flattening curve has little or nothing to do with the possibility of recession. The Fed intends to normalize, not kill the economy …

Will 2018 be a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?

With inventory at historically low levels and demand for housing skyrocketing in most markets, economic analysts and real estate experts believe 2018 will be the Year of the Seller …

How can I afford to live in California and still buy my morning latte?

California is in the middle of a full-on crisis of housing affordability. The supply of homes for sale in our golden state has dropped off the proverbial cliff, income has not kept pace with price increases, and most folks don’t have the down payment to buy. Don’t head for the hills and go off the grid just yet. There are solutions …

Congress passes tax reform, mixed blessing for real estate

The final legislation shines brightly on brokers and developers, through changes to so-called pass-through entities, like S-corporations and LLCs …

Wells Fargo taps new consumer lending chief in wake of scandal

A 33-year veteran of Wells Fargo has been tapped to replace the bank’s consumer lending chief, who left last month after he was accused of disparaging a former executive …

NYT explores how homeownership tax breaks distort economy, favor the rich

“The Republican plan, in short, is tinkering with subsidies so entrenched in the social fabric that they have become entitlements in all but name,” the Times wrote …

The National Association of Realtors is the industry’s best hope for protection

Shame on me, I take too many jabs at the National Association of Realtors. But the fact is that NAR does some things so damn well, like influencing the laws of the real estate land …

8 experts predict what the 2018 housing market has in store

The 2018 housing market is poised for slow and steady gains — and perhaps a little more balance — but won’t be without its challenges, say a panel of experts who shared their insights with Inman …