Redfin finds most affordable cities are also the least disaster-prone

A new study from Redfin maps how disaster-prone certain metros are, while also factoring the cost of buying homes in those cities.

Compass acquires D.C. indie Wydler Brothers Real Estate

Compass is acquiring the Washington D.C.-based Wydler Brothers Real Estate, the New York City-founded real estate brokerage confirmed to Inman.

Zillow hires NAR vet Ken Wingert to lead government relations

Ken Wingert is leaving the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to become Zillow’s head of federal government relations, the Seattle-based real estate tech company announced.

Seattle is more affordable than Detroit? How’s that even possible?

New York City clocked in as the least affordable city, with rent accounting for 121 percent of each paycheck for the typical city dweller, according to a new study released on Friday.

Where are the best-run (and worst-run) cities in America?

Not only does Idaho have the best potatoes, it has some of the nation’s best-run cities, too. WalletHub’s latest study named Nampa the most efficient city.

San Jose dominates Redfin’s hottest housing neighborhoods of 2018

Redfin today released its top 10 hottest neighborhoods of 2018, and San Jose, California nabbed nine of those spots thanks to better affordability than tech hubs Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Redfin says the impact of increased migration to the cit…

Building and Branding Team Business

In the following interview, Chris Speicher of Long & Foster Real Estate in Bethesda, Md., discusses the growth of his team with wife Peggy Lyn, and their approach to agent education and training. Years in Real Estate: Chris: 6; Peggy Lyn: 26 Region Served: Washington, D.C., metropolitan area Team Members: 12 agents (buying and selling), […]

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Check Out President Obama’s New D.C. Digs

I guess your friends wouldn’t be impressed if you told them you’re moving to a nine-bedroom mansion when your old digs used to be the White House. That doesn’t mean Barack and Michelle Obama’s new Tudor-style home isn’t a sight to see. Not only are the furnishings and architecture stunning, but the house is also […]

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David Howell: Getting Beyond ‘Normal’

Before coming aboard McEnearney Associates in 1996, David Howell was the owner and principal broker of his own real estate company for 12 years—though his path to the industry was a little unconventional. “My wife and I acquired a real estate company owned by friends of my in-laws, although that wasn’t our intention,” he says. […]

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Cash sales continue to drop across major metros

According to a new CoreLogic report, cash sales across the country decreased 2.5 percent annually in June. At this rate, CoreLogic analysts predict the cash sales percentage market share will be back to 25 percent by mid-2018, or roughly what it was pr…