Trump’s former campaign manager sued over failed real estate deal

Paul Manafort may not be getting the relief he’s hoping after a real estate investment by his former son-in-law went south. On Thursday, April 27, a bankruptcy trustee in California sued the embattled former campaign manager to President Donald Trump claiming Manafort’s investment in the failed project was not a loan.

Where NAR spends its multimillions in lobbying

Given the proposed increase and the fast-approaching 2018 U.S. midterm campaign season, it’s worth asking: How is NAR spending its lobbying money now …

The social causes real estate leaders should rally behind

Lean into social causes, including disaster relief — but keep your political views to yourself. In a political climate fraught with anxiety over issues ranging from gun control to civil rights, that’s the complicated, albeit conflicted, message to real estate leaders …

Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum will be a blow to the construction industry

They would raise the price of everything from canned beer and soda to automobiles and housing, not least of all skyscrapers and multifamily buildings deeply reliant on heavy metals, housing experts told Inman …

Inside Trump’s historic $95M mansion deal, 10 years later

In interviews with Florida real estate professionals, including at least one involved in the 2008 sale, agents characterized Trump’s blockbuster deal as simply par for the course in the years leading up to the financial collapse, when appreciation rates climbed at a historic clip and the housing market in Palm Beach and elsewhere in South Florida was like the Wild West …

Compass, Redfin CEOs open up about navigating political division

NEW YORK — Chief executives from two high-profile brokerage companies with wildly divergent business models spoke candidly on Tuesday at Inman Connect New York about the travails of voicing public opinion in a fractured political climate …

Special Report: 2018 real estate industry outlook

Real estate professionals express optimism for the housing market, economy and their own personal success as they start a new year …

Fed hikes rates in sign of economic confidence

Sticking to a script that economists and real estate analysts had long anticipated, outgoing Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen Thursday announced a modest benchmark interest rate hike to 1.25 percent-1.50 percent, a move widely perceived as a reflection of confidence in the economy. This is the third such hike in 2017 and sets the stage for what will likely be three or four adjustments in …

Senate passes tax reform bill following flurry of last-minute amendments

The legislation, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” passed along largely party lines, 51-49, and promises to have sweeping effects on the nation and real estate …