Housing starts surge in April

Housing starts in April rose by 5.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,235,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Existing-home sales declined in March after rebound in February

Existing-home sales fell 4.9 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.21 million, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

Does property activity online boost your listing’s exposure?

Why aren’t we looking closer at views, favorites and the metrics that make a listing stand out? Troy Palmquist digs into popular sites’ metrics, or lack thereof.

Existing-home sales begin seasonal bounce back

Existing-home sales climbed 11.8 percent from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.51 million in February, according to NAR.

SmarterAgent sues Real Estate Webmasters, HomeAway

SmarterAgent LLC, a technology patent licensing business, is suing HomeAway and Real Estate Webmasters for patent infringement, claiming the latter two companies are infringing on a patent related to location-aware search engines.

Trulia hires a new chief economist

Issi Romem previously worked as the chief economist at contractor search portal BuildZoom and is also a fellow at Terner Center for Housing Innovation, a part of the University of California, Berkeley.

Home price growth slows, but 2019 will still challenge buyers

While still not likely to relieve buyers, the 5.5 percent annual growth was the same as in September, and down from 5.7 percent in August.

Home inventory tumbles at the end of 2018: Trulia

The number of homes listed on Trulia fell sharply in the past three months of 2018, according to the latest Inventory and Price Watch Report.

StreetEasy raises rental fee for better listing integrity

StreetEasy is raising its listing fee from $3 to $4.50, the New York City-based subsidiary of Zillow announced Tuesday. 

San Francisco is mostly made up of $1M homes now

There are now only 15 neighborhoods left in the entire city where the median home value is below $1 million, according to a new analysis from property portal Trulia.