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  • New housing construction plunges to lowest level in more than a year

    Jan 19, 2018
    Driven by a drop in single-family construction, U.S. housing starts plunged in December, marking the biggest decline in new residential construction in a little over a year, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Thursday ...
  • Zillow sued over Zestimate display: Making sense of the dispute

    Jan 19, 2018
    Real estate giant Zillow Group has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit alleging the company is restraining competition between real estate brokers by making deals with certain brokerages to hide Zillow's home valuation estimates ("Zestimates") on the brokerages' for-sale listings. Whether the suit has legs is yet to be determined, but an antitrust attorney who spoke with Inman about the complaint said he is "not sold" on the claims ...
  • Top NYC team jumps ship to Christie’s International Real Estate

    Jan 19, 2018
    Luxury real estate arm of Christie's auction house sets up shop in gallery-style digs with industry-leading Erin Boisson Aries team ...
  • What to expect when you’re Connecting: last-minute tips

    Jan 19, 2018
    It’s time. Inman Connect New York is next week (January 22-26, 2018), and many of our attendees will be traveling this weekend. We can’t wait to share the event with you, and our team here at Inman is busy making all those last minute tweaks to make the event as effective, meaningful and helpful as possible for you ...
  • Watch out for this fake realtor.com leads scam

    Jan 19, 2018
    Realtor.com director of corporate communications Christie Farrell says they've reported the scam to the authorities ...
  • U.S. median home value reaches all-time high

    Jan 19, 2018
    The median U.S. home value has risen 6.5 percent year-over-year to an all-time high of $206,300 -- a number that is only expected to increase in 2018, thanks to double-digit decreases in inventory ...
  • 6 things blurry vision taught me to see more clearly

    Jan 19, 2018
    Several months ago, I realized that I was living my life in sort of a faded beauty shot. Everything I looked at had a warm glow around it, and everything was slightly blurry. Bright sunlight washed everything out, and at night, everything was just black ...
  • 3 genius ways to split marketing costs with other agents

    Jan 19, 2018
    One way real estate agents are getting more ROI from their marketing efforts is by teaming up. Planned together, well-thought out marketing endeavors help brand agents and can be lucrative in turning over inventory and earning healthy commissions ...
  • How to build a magnetic social media presence

    Jan 19, 2018
    Extreme beauty, dynamic personality and social media marketing savvy are just three of the reasons I’ve been stalking Claudine Ellis on Facebook for about a year now — and likely how she became known as a “Dream Girl.” ...
  • How to sell more real estate with great listing descriptions

    Jan 19, 2018
    A good property description will open the door for potential buyers. Start implementing these tips today to set your listings apart from the masses and garner more interest from potential buyers ...
  • Matterport now captures 3-D tours in half the time

    Jan 19, 2018
    Matterport has announced that a recent firmware upgrade has reduced the amount of time it takes to capture footage when creating an immersive 3-D listing tour ...
  • Real estate daily market update: January 19, 2018

    Jan 19, 2018
    All the latest real estate market news ...
  • Tenants across America are being exploited by corporate landlords, report finds

    Jan 18, 2018
    Three activist groups claim institutional investors have turned the American dream into a 'nightmare' in new report released today ...
  • The New American Home has it all: Beauty and smarts

    Jan 18, 2018
    The emergence and adaptation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of smart home technology has in recent years blurred the line between "traditional" homes and "smart" homes, but the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 35th Annual New American Home has in its walls and wires the answers that will clarify any ambiguities and address the question: "What makes a home smart?" ...
  • Fannie Mae offers rewards for health and wellness programs

    Jan 18, 2018
    Fannie Mae on Wednesday announced a new program designed to reward multifamily property owners who provide programs including daycare, health and wellness initiatives, and job training to tenants of affordable housing complexes.  Fannie Mae’s new Enhanced Resident Services program promises savings ...