What’s hot and what’s not in 2019 kitchen trends

Moving into 2019, homeowners are making the kitchen the focal point of meeting health and wellness goals. Find out what buyers are looking for here.

Opendoor will hand out pumpkins to people who download its app

The well-funded homebuying startup is hosting an extravagant Halloween bash tomorrow, Sunday, October 14, in one of its Phoenix-area homes-for-sale featuring the “world’s first-ever in-home pumpkin patch,” complete with 750 pumpkins representing the 75…

Rent-to-own startup Divvy Homes raises $30M to expand in Ohio, Tennessee and Georgia

Divvy Homes, a real estate startup that allows would-be homeowners to pay a portion of rent while investing equity, has raised $30 million in Series A funding for its rent-to-own platform.

Agent uses Facebook to track down thief who stole client’s family heirlooms at open house

When broker Haley Larson got a tearful call about her client’s family jewelry going missing, she knew she had to do something.

Realtors and homes at risk as Hurricane Michael hits

Before the storm hit, real estate data and tech firm CoreLogic said property valued in excess of $13.4 billion was at risk of damage from the storm. Today, CoreLogic estimates that damage from wind and storm surges ranges from $2 billion to $4.5 billion — $1.5 billion to $3 billion of which applies to residential properties.

Housing affordability top concern for real estate agents: Inman poll

A lack of affordable housing topped a list of rising concerns for real estate professionals, according to a new Inman poll posted Tuesday on Facebook.

10 Instagram hacks all real estate agents need to know

We rounded up the top 10 best Instagram hacks for real estate to help you promote your brand, showcase properties and get more leads. 

Hurricane Michael barreling toward $13.4B in real estate

With Hurricane Michael swirling toward the Gulf Coast, property valued in excess of $13.4 billion is at risk of storm damage, according to a new analysis.

Coldwell Banker agent spends $50K to recreate ‘Dougie’ rap

A brokerage hired members of a hip-hop group to rap about the virtues of a newly listed 14,000-square-foot property in California’s Newport Beach.

Realtor nearly arrested after entering recently foreclosed home

When Alabama Realtor Cheryl Piccinini entered an empty house for a showing, she had no idea she was facing a potential breaking and entering charge.