LoanDepot originator’s email to Realtor ignites blowback

A mortgage originator with loanDepot in California tried to poach a Realtor that had worked with a mortgage broker on multiple transactions, the company confirmed to Inman after an email detailing the allegations was made public.

Existing-home sales up in October, ending 6-month slide: NAR

Existing-home sales ended a six-month skid in October, climbing 1.4 percent from September. Despite the monthly gain, sales were still down 5.1 percent year-over-year.

Permits, starts and completions all drop below 2017 levels

Permits for new construction, housing starts and housing completions were all below 2017 levels in October, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Want a good deal on a home? Buy in December

The day after Christmas is the best day to buy a home if you’re looking for a discount, according to a new study from Attom Data Solutions. Overall December is the best month to buy a home if you’re looking for a deal, the study found.

Want a good deal on a home? Buy in December

The day after Christmas is the best day to buy a home if you’re looking for a discount, according to a new study from Attom Data Solutions. Overall December is the best month to buy a home if you’re looking for a deal, the study found.

Redfin Concierge cleaning and staging service comes to Seattle

As the market turns, the listing concierge wars are heating up: Redfin, the first major brokerage to pioneer its own home cleaning and staging service for sellers almost a year ago, is finally bringing that service, Redfin Concierge, to its hometown of Seattle. 

Redfin Concierge cleaning and staging service comes to Seattle

As the market turns, the listing concierge wars are heating up: Redfin, the first major brokerage to pioneer its own home cleaning and staging service for sellers almost a year ago, is finally bringing that service, Redfin Concierge, to its hometown of Seattle. 

Compass names chief financial officer, ending 8-month search

Kristen Ankerbrandt, formerly a principal at The Carlyle Group, has been named chief financial officer at Compass, ending an eight-month search.

Compass hires leadership team from startup VeryApt

Compass hired away four of the top executives — and two co-founders — from the apartment search and review startup VeryApt, to bring its tech development team to more than 150 employees and to bring the company closer to its ultimate goal of building a comprehensive end-to-end real estate platform.

Ebby Halliday CEO on honoring the past and updating the brand

Longtime HomeServices of America executive Chris Kelly has some trailblazing shoes to fill in his new role as CEO of Ebby Halliday, which was founded in 1945.