Google’s big Bay Area housing investment won’t be enough

Economists praised the tech giant’s plan to spend $1 billion on Bay Area housing but expressed skepticism that the efforts will solve the region’s housing crisis.

Latchel raises $2.3M to help property managers handle maintenance requests

Latchel was subsequently designed to be a 24/7 maintenance department for property managers operating at any scale. And today, just over two years since launching, Latchel provides maintenance for about 43,000 units across the U.S.

Best of both worlds? Notarize launches ‘hybrid’ closings for lenders

The service is exactly what it sounds like, with consumers able to sign some documents online while still wrapping things up in the traditional way at their lender’s office.

Why didn’t all the rain put a halt to home sales this spring?

The conventional wisdom is that the past month of nonstop rain should have put a damper on real estate sales, but, in fact, the opposite has happened.

Hispanic homeowners made up more than a third of all new households over the past decade

Hispanic Americans accounted for more than a third of all household formation over the past decade and were the first minority demographic to make homeownership gains after the recession, according to a new report.

JP & Associates latest brokerage to offer health care to agents

Texas-based JP & Associates Realtors is the latest real estate company to offer its agents an associated health care plan, the company announced.

Open Listings in Dallas gets folded into the Opendoor brand

Open Listings will cease using its own branding in Dallas this month and carry on under the banner of Opendoor, which became its parent company last fall.

‘People are afraid’: Agents worry wall will squeeze the local market

On Friday, Trump declared a national emergency, which he believes will give him access to border wall funding that congress denied him. Agents are worried.

Two of Austin’s largest indie brokerages are joining forces

Realty Austin, the largest independent brokerage in Austin, said its acquisition of Reilly Realtors should give it 10 percent of the market in the city.

The hottest housing market in the country is in an unlikely place

The month’s hottest housing market is not in San Francisco or Seattle — but rather in Midland, Texas, according to realtor.com’s latest market index report.