What’s the connection between birth rates and home values?

According to Zillow’s latest analysis, birth rates among 25- to 29-year-old women decreased in counties with the fastest home price appreciation. On average, a 10 percentage point rise in home values correlates with a 1.5 percentage point drop in birth…

Half the cities on Case-Shiller are seeing all-time high home prices

As Los Angeles and San Diego reach all-time highs for home prices, now exactly half of the 20 cities on the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index have done the same.

Compass announces new executive hires from Spotify, Eventbrite

Compass, the ever-growing real estate technology company, is continuing its hiring spree in the wake of last year’s $550 million Series E funding round and is pulling top talent from other buzzy tech companies: Khurrum Malik, most recently of Spotify, is joining as Compass’s chief marketing officer and Matt Rosenberg, lately of Eventbrite, is coming aboard as chief revenue officer.

Compass is expanding to Seattle and Bellevue

The company will open locations in Seattle and Bellevue within two months, Compass Chief Revenue Officer Rob Lehman told Inman on Monday …

California Regional MLS gets ‘aggressive’ about expansion

California Regional MLS, the largest multiple listing service in the nation, is getting bigger while sending a message to the industry that more comprehensive data is better for everyone …

Competition over SoCal market share heats up, eXp lands talent

After a number of acquisitive brokerages have been circling San Diego in recent months, some key activity exploded this week. Broker-owner Kyle Whissel, whose independent firm Whissel Realty is the most productive brokerage in San Diego County according to Real Trends; and Dan Beer, leader of Keller Williams’ no. 1 team in Southern California by gross commission income, have both joined virtual brokerage eXp Realty …

Is bitcoin’s real estate invasion here to stay?

We’ve heard about listing agents marketing luxury property with a bitcoin price tag and attracting lots of attention on the market — both from the media and overseas buyers. But will the digital currency on the rise go down as a fleeting fad or become…

Could these questions help avoid regional MLS dysfunction?

The real estate data industry is changing at an accelerated rate. Change can be tough. Change can breed conflict …

Early Bird Pricing Available for 2017 REALTOR® Broker Summit

NAR PULSE—The 2017 REALTOR® Broker Summit will be held February 14-15, 2017, at the beautiful Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort near San Diego. Keynotes, industry experts and business leaders will encourage you to “think outside the box” and offer key takeaways you can immediately apply to your brokerage. Registration will be capped at 200, so […]

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More than just money: Landlords say most desirable tentant traits include transparency, manners

It’s no secret that landlords prefer tenants with a regular income and decent credit score, but what else do property owners consider top qualifications for good renters …