Fake Trulia rental listing causes Denver family to lose $3,900

In April, rents increased month-over-month in 81 percent of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan statistical markets (MSAs), and that number jumps to 89 percent when looking at year-over-year trends. When home and rental prices are all on the rise, it…

Fake Trulia rental listing causes Denver family to lose $3,900

In April, rents increased month-over-month in 81 percent of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan statistical markets (MSAs), and that number jumps to 89 percent when looking at year-over-year trends. When home and rental prices are all on the rise, it…

Buyers Confronting ‘Perfect Storm’: Trulia

First-time homebuyers are in for it this spring, with an all but depleted inventory at their price point, according to the Q1 2018 Inventory and Price Watch from Trulia. Their challenges, however, are more than scarcity. “First-time homebuyers face a perfect storm this spring,” says Cheryl Young, senior economist at Trulia. “Affordable, move-in ready starter […]

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Trulia launches ‘What Locals Say’ feature to tell it like it is

Trulia’s newest feature, What Locals Say” placed at the bottom of listing descriptions aims to help buyers have a sense of their potential future neighborhood by asking current residents to fill out polls and questionnaires about what they love (or don’t love) about the area they live in.  …

Zillow Group stock surges to record $10.5B market cap

The forward momentum, which culminated Tuesday with afternoon trading at $57 a share, reflects growing investor interest in real estate technology, a renewed focus on small- and mid-cap businesses and Wall Street’s widening clarity on Zillow’s overall strategy, analysts said …

3 ways agents will remain relevant as robots approach

I was reading an article the other day that led with: “Millions of workers around the world are at risk of losing their jobs to robots or A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), but it’s Americans who should be particularly worried.” …

Capital Connect NY 18: Pete Flint predicts ‘technology tsunami’ headed for real estate

“The majority of traditional real estate companies will die,” said Pete Flint onstage at Inman Connect New York’s Capital Connect. “… it will take a while, and I think [it’s] because the resistance to change is too great. But that creates an incredible opportunity for upstarts.” …

Realtor.com ‘proved the naysayers wrong,’ News Corp. CEO says

At a recent conference in Florida, News Corp. boss Robert Thomson talked up how acquisition has helped the company’s bottom line and offered his market perspective …

NAGLREP Continues to Fight for LGBT Housing Discrimination Protections

It’s been a little more than 11 years since I signed the paperwork to start the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), and we have since enjoyed a steady climb of growth and awareness. Today, NAGLREP has nearly 2,000 members and 22 chapters around the nation as one of the largest […]

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Home-Building in 2017: The Winners

Ahead of the buying season, inventory issues are showing no signs of subsiding. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), existing inventory is at a 3.4-months supply, dismally down 9.5 percent from last year. New inventory is at 5.7 months, the Census reports. Although builders are confident and ground-breaking looks promising, the deficiencies persist. […]

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