Design for Days: 100 Years of Home-Building

Take a field trip to your hometown’s historic district and stroll the sidewalk. Blur the cars out of focus and it’s not hard to imagine what life looked like in decades and centuries past. It’s proof you don’t have to travel to a museum to get a glimpse of history—instead, you can live it every […]

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New realtor.com and Zillow products unveiled

What technologies do some of the biggest names in real estate have cooking for …

New realtor.com and Zillow products unveiled

What technologies do some of the biggest names in real estate have cooking for …

Why 2017 is the year of the real estate broker

January is a time for predictions for the year ahead — and this year, strangely, I’ve noticed a sense of pessimism surrounding the broker-centric model of real estate. To many, it seems as if the end of brokers is near. Yet as I spend time with brokerage executives and study technology trends, I come to a completely different conclusion. The doom and gloom is unwarranted …

No Deal: Home Sale Fail Rates Double in 2016

More pending home sales are transitioning back to the market, according to a recent report by Trulia, with the sale fail rate almost doubling in the last year, reaching 4.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. Sales are falling through the most in the West, led by California. Starter home sales failed most in […]

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Black, Hispanic Neighborhoods Struggle to Regain Lost Ground

Homeowners in minority communities are struggling to regain ground lost in the crash, considerably more so than those in white communities, according to a recently released analysis by Zillow. In the third quarter of 2016, communities where the majority of residents are black held a 20 percent negative equity rate, while communities where the majority […]

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Solving the real estate agent’s technology problem

Real estate agents are in a terrible strategic situation. There are only four major sources of obtaining the cutting-edge technology they need to thrive, with the first requiring giving up their influence in the marketplace and the second and third ref…

How the world’s top real estate portals think about innovation

Innovation is a tricky, vital component for every firm, and the world’s largest real estate portals are no exception. I thought a lot about innovation during my four-year tenure as head of strategy at New Zealand’s leading property portal, Trade Me …

Trulia: No relief in sight for starter home shortage

First-time homebuyers have had a heck of a time finding homes to buy during the past couple of years — and that’s not about to get any better, according to recent research by Trulia …

The Fed just hiked interest rates — what to expect

Today, the Fed met and decided to hike rates. What’s that mean for real estate agents and their buyer and seller clients …