Mortgage fraud: Are you part of the problem?

There are lies and there are damn lies. Lies like the little white ones borrowers sometimes utter to improve their incomes just enough to qualify, or perhaps qualify for a better rate. And there are the whoppers some agents tell to, well, fleece unsusp…

The biggest legal risks for real estate teams

Do you require team members to use a specific type of software, hold open houses on certain days, or attend regular meetings at your office? If so, the labor laws consider your team members to be employees not independent contractors.  …

Post-hurricane investing: How to look for win-win opportunities

There have been (unlucky) 13 hurricanes so far in 2017 at the time of this article. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been the big three, causing massive devastation throughout Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, with especially destructive effects in Puerto R…

Post-hurricane investing: How to look for win-win opportunities

There have been (unlucky) 13 hurricanes so far in 2017 at the time of this article. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been the big three, causing massive devastation throughout Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, with especially destructive effects in Puerto R…

Real estate tracking app demo: Hacker Connect

Is the Dominos tracking app better than any real estate tracking app out there? Believe it or not, the answer to that questions used to be “yes”. Fortunately, Shane Farkas of The Agency and Jess Martin of First.io took the Inman Stage to explain how th…

Opendoor’s buying homes at a rate of $100M per month

Opendoor, a three-year-old San Francisco startup that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes, reports that it’s reached a $1.3 billion annual purchase rate, which rounds out monthly home purchases at about $100 million …

Opendoor’s buying homes at a rate of $100M per month

Opendoor, a three-year-old San Francisco startup that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes, reports that it’s reached a $1.3 billion annual purchase rate, which rounds out monthly home purchases at about $100 million …

How the mortgage tax break widens the racial divide

The mortgage interest deduction (MID) is one of the biggest drivers of racial housing inequality, a new report says. The report, published by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School (IASP) and National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), comes on the heels of a recent report by Apartment List that found the federal government pays out more than twice as much to homeowners through MID than it spends on public housing programs …

Zillow’s ‘Bridge Listing Input’: New name, old tool?

Compose, a key component of Bridge Interactive, has been rebranded as Bridge Listing Input with no apparent significant changes to the tool …

Wildfires take toll on precious California housing

Housing in beautiful wine country was already scarce before flames ravaged 245,000 acres across Northern California and burned down 5,700 structures in their path. Real estate agents in the region are already witnessing the effects of heightened demand.  …