WATCH: 10 real estate investment tech trends to watch

The emergence of the tech-stack brokerage, flexible lease models, affordable housing alternatives — Bain Capital’s Matt Harris and Merritt Hummer illuminate the biggest real estate investment tech trends agents should know about in 2019.

Bain Capital execs: iBuyers are foes of brokers and homebuyers

Merritt Hummer, a principal at Bain, who spoke with Matt Harris, a partner at Bain, during a second Inman Connect session Friday also painted iBuyers as antagonists to consumers themselves.

Want to start buying investment properties? Then get creative

Want to be a property owner? Think way outside the box, a panel of real estate investors told attendees Wednesday at Inman Connect New York.

Your 2019 real estate investment game plan

With the warnings of a market slowdown in the air, you might feel concerned about your ability to continue to keep your head above water. The good news is, there’s no better time than now to put the market knowledge, network and expertise you’ve developed to work building your long-term financial strength through real estate investment.

Utah-based flat-fee brokerage Homie wants to raise $10M

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents indicate that Homie has already raised about $2.3 million out of its new $10 million offering. The documents were filed on Jan. 15 and indicate that Homie expects the new fundraising round to last l…

Redfin invests in tech-enabled contracting startup Pro.com

Pro.com announced a new $33 million round of funding, saying the infusion would fuel rapid expansion into new markets over the coming years.

Roofstock hires former Tesla executive to run operations

Rapidly growing real estate investment company Roofstock has tapped a former Tesla executive to help run and scale up operations.

Massive investment firm Vanguard bets big on Redfin

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing indicates that Vanguard owns 9,444,137 shares of Redfin, which is 10.54 percent of the company.

Opendoor co-founder critiques investor’s big funding rounds

Keith Rabois thinks the SoftBank Vision Fund’s huge infusion of capital in startups, including Opendoor, can keep them from addressing their problems. His comments come just months after Opendoor itself received $400 million in funding from the SoftBan…

Hire a professional or do it yourself: Homeowners share all

A new study from the National Association of Realtors suggests agents may want to consider steering clients to achievable home renovation projects.