Airbnb will hand over data on 17K listings to New York City officials

The data has to do with hosts and reservations on Airbnb’s platform and will be partially anonymized, Airbnb confirmed Friday.

HUD rule would roll back transgender homeless protections

Transgender people experience homelessness at higher rates than the average population, according to surveys. One recent report by the National Center for Transgender Equality, a trans rights advocacy group, found that up to 30 percent of its 27,715 tr…

KW, Realogy, RE/MAX and HomeServices slap back at ‘bombshell’ antitrust lawsuit

The big residential brokerage franchisors and holding companies filed a motion on May 17 to dismiss the class action lawsuit filed by homeseller Christopher Moehrl seeking to upend the traditional commission structure in the real estate industry. 

Redfin’s new agent-free service hits regulatory snag

Redfin Direct, a pilot program that allows consumers to make direct offers on homes listed by real estate brokerage Redfin online without being represented by a buyer’s agent, is violating a regulation regarding agency disclosure, according to a Massachusetts state agency that oversees real estate licensees.

READ: Justice Department’s letter to CoreLogic demanding MLS info

Inman has obtained a letter from the Department of Justice requesting information on multiple listing service data from CoreLogic, a California-based financial services and analytics firm.

HUD Secretary slammed for confusing REO with Oreo cookies

Despite the controversy that has swirled around his tenure, following the Oreo incident, Ben Carson attempted to downplay his apparent confusion.

Is US government investigating MLSs and vendors for antitrust?

The Department of Justice is reportedly demanding CoreLogic and other MLS vendors hand over information related to buyer broker commissions.

Federal Housing Administration seeks to loosen condo financing: NAR

For a decade, NAR has urged the Federal Housing Administration to make it easier for condo buyers to qualify for FHA-insured mortgages. Now the FHA is making progress on this front.

READ: President Trump’s remarks at NAR conference in full

The following is the complete White House transcript of President Donald Trump’s speech to the National Association of Realtors during its annual mid-year legislative and trade expo in Washington, D.C.

House passes Equality Act in step toward LGBT housing protections

Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wisconsin banned discrimination only on the basis of sexual orientation, not gender identity.