Miami realtor found guilty of extorting high profile rivals

A jury found South Beach realtor Kevin Tomlinson guilty on extortion charges after he accused of illegally demanding $800,000 from from rivals The Jills.

White House wants to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Trump administration is proposing a sweeping reform of how the federal government supports housing finance by calling for the full privatization of mortgage-backed securities giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Higher lumber costs have boosted new home prices by $9,000

While rising mortgage rates and historically low inventory levels are often to blame for rising single-family home prices, there’s another culprit: lumber. 

How to pivot like a champion: Gary Keller on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco

His session at Inman Connect San Francisco, dubbed “How to Pivot like a Champion,” takes place on the main stage on Thursday, July 19, at 9:30 a.m.

The Real Word: Opendoor’s $325M funding boost

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll parse out Opendoor’s $325 million Series E funding round and goal to expand to 50 markets by 2020.

Opendoor has more than 100 homes under contract in Las Vegas, 60 more active

Opendoor company spokeswoman Cristin Culver told “The Las Vegas Review Journal” this week that the company is under contract on more than 100 homes and currently has 60 active listings.

Zillow puts its first home under contract as a seller — but reduces price by 1.6% on another

Zillow has put its first home under contract as a seller, with an expected closing in mid-July, listing agent George Laughton confirmed to Inman.

A New York town just banned real estate agents from soliciting

If you’re a real estate agent, stay away from Rockland County’s Chestnut Ridge — the New York Department of State just marked it as a cease-and-desist zone.

A New York town just banned real estate agents from doing business

If you’re a real estate agent, stay away from Rockland County’s Chestnut Ridge – the New York Department of State just marked it as a cease-and-desist zone.

RealTimeMLS’s pocket listings activity climbs 63%

RESAAS has announced substantial growth in agent participation in its San Francisco-based RealTimeMLS.