Home sales in California have fallen for 4 months straight

Near record-high home prices are crushing demand in California, according to the latest home sales data from the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.). The state dropped below the 400,000 sales benchmark in August, the first time in two years sal…

HEAR IT: Reali releases threatening call from Compass agent

Compass confirmed the call came from one of its agents but declined to provide the person’s name. The company said it was spurred by an incident where a Reali employee set up a sign advertising its flat-fee services outside a Compass open house.

Nationwide foreclosure starts rise for first time in 3 years

Foreclosure starts increased by less than 1 percent year-over-year in July after 36 consecutive months of decreases, according to Attom Data Solutions.

Flat-fee brokerage Reali launches in San Diego

Instead of a commission, Reali charges buyers and sellers a flat fee of $950+. Now it’s enterting its third market with a program for military homeowners.

Seattle crown jewel of WalletHub’s ‘Best Big Cities’ list

It’s the home of technology giants such as Microsoft and Amazon, so it’s no surprise Seattle nailed the top spot on WalletHub’s ‘Best Big Cities’ list.

San Jose has the highest share of $1M homes: LendingTree report

In the 1800s, pioneers battled over nuggets of gold hidden in California’s hills and mountainsides. Now, Californians are battling over something just as valuable — homes.

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 …