Zillow Offers opens Southwest hub, plans to add 160 new jobs

Zillow’s cut the ribbon Wednesday on a new Southwest hub that will serve as the operations center for its year-old Zillow Offers platform.

Coldwell Banker Bain ‘unleashes’ brand and tech refresh

Coldwell Banker Bain announced on Wednesday a full organizational change to support its agents with new technology, marketing and branding.

Quicken to allow Vrbo short-term rental income for mortgage qualification

Quicken Loans and vacation rental company Vrbo are partnering to allow prospective buyers to use rental income on primary or secondary homes to qualify for a mortgage. 

Sellers pulling homes off market ahead of Uber, Lyft IPOs

The influx of new money could lead to a robust market once the uncertainty wanes, according to a new report from Compass Chief Economist Selma Hepp.

Realtor and congressional hopeful Leigh Brown files suit against FEC

The Federal Election Commission is barring Brown from running ads for her RE/MAX franchise before the election.

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.

Builder confidence rises in April

Builder confidence rose in April after two months of static, according to data from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

NAR VP embroiled in multiple lawsuits

Charlie Oppler, the CEO and managing partner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and the first vice president of the National Association of Realtors, is currently embroiled in multiple lawsuits over acquisition deals gone sour.

Zillow Offers launches in Dallas

Zillow on Monday will begin buying and selling homes in Dallas through its iBuyer platform Zillow Offers. It’s the second market in Texas after Houston and the ninth market overall for Zillow Offers. 

Zillow has been buying homes for a year now. How’s it going?

It’s been a year since Zillow’s ambitious undertaking to buy and sell homes to consumers with quick-close, all-cash offers under the “iBuying” model.