WATCH: 4 real estate innovations venture capitalists can’t resist

Sapphire Ventures’ Paul Levine named four real estate bull’s-eyes for venture capitalists in a presentation at Inman Connect Las Vegas. They are: iBuyers, “tech-forward” brokerages, new types of financing and transaction automation.

The 4 bull’s-eyes in real estate for venture capitalists

Sapphire Ventures’ Paul Levine named four real estate bull’s-eyes for venture capitalists in a presentation entitled “What’s Next in Real Estate” at Inman Connect Las Vegas 2019.

These are the most affordable neighborhoods in the US

Released Tuesday, Trulia’s latest analysis found affordable neighborhoods spread all across the Midwest.

Agent social network Radius launches lead gen marketplace

Agents can pick up leads that were submitted by other real estate professionals and then pay a percentage of their commission when the resulting deals close.

5 outdated seller beliefs agents should debunk

Any seller who has not sold a home in the past five years is in for a shock: Everything they thought they knew about selling a home has changed. Sellers who do not understand the new rules of engagement can easily make costly mistakes and jeopardize th…

Why don’t we think about clients’ specific needs?

Other than that narrow exception that agents make for first-time homebuyers, agents don’t think of clients as having specialized needs that require customized solutions. Instead, agents provide a cookie-cutter approach to standardized service with the same scripts, the same materials, the same programs. That needs to change. Here’s how.

Trulia founder Pete Flint’s venture firm NFX raises $275M

NFX splits its investments equally between business-to-business companies and business-to-consumer companies but said that out of 3,000 firms seeking money this year it will ultimately only fund 0.5 percent.

Housing starts surge in April

Housing starts in April rose by 5.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,235,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Existing-home sales declined in March after rebound in February

Existing-home sales fell 4.9 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.21 million, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.