Zillow alleges public record fees are ‘unconstitutional’ in new suit

The machinery of Zillow’s empire runs on public records.

Massachusetts begins taxing short-term rentals and nightly rates are predicted to rise

The new fee kicked in on Monday and applies the state’s 5.7 percent occupancy tax, which was previously imposed on hotels, to short-term rentals that are facilitated by websites such as Airbnb, Vrbo, Vacasa and others.

Zillow joins others in filing brief supporting LGBTQ workers

Zillow is one of more than 200 businesses to sign an amicus brief for three cases that will come before the Supreme Court.

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.

LA’s new short-term rental rules are here, hosts must pay $89 minimum fee

Property owners who want to rent out space on Airbnb, Vrbo or similar sites have to register their units with the city and pay a fee, which they can do online. The most basic type of home-sharing registration will allow hosts to rent out their properties for a maximum of 120 days per year, and it costs $89.

Feds offer $330M to clean up lead paint

Federal officials announced Thursday that they have set aside $330 million to clean up lead-based paint and other environmental hazards in low-income housing.

Wayfair employees protest, stage walkout over border camp furniture

Making good on their stated plan, scores of Wayfair employees walked off the job Wednesday to protest their company’s practice of selling supplies for use in immigrant detention camps near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump creates affordable housing council, taps Ben Carson as chair

In an executive order Tuesday, Trump said the role of the council would be to increase the supply of homes in the U.S. in an effort to meet demand.

Wayfair employees reportedly plan walkout over furniture for border camps

A letter purporting to be from Wayfair employees that was widely circulating on Twitter Tuesday — and which was shared by @wayfairwalkout — further alleged that the company supplied $200,000 worth of bedding to a BCFS facility in Carrizo Springs, Texas, that “will be outfitted to detain up to 3,000 migrant children,” according to the letter.

NYC law firm mulls class action lawsuit against Realogy

The New York City-based law firm that previously filed a class action lawsuit against Zillow is putting Realogy in its crosshairs.