Inman News

  • Zillow's Zestimate is learning to tell which home looks nicer inside. The artificial intelligence feature improves the Zestimate's accuracy by 15 percent.
    Created: 6/21/2018 6:39:58 AM
  • People with a limited proficiency in English -- LPEs to the academics -- total nearly 21 million. Of these, some 5.3 million are heads of households. That’s about 4.5 percent of all households in the United States. The question for the housing community is how to reach them and turn them into homeowners.
    Created: 6/21/2018 3:00:34 AM
  • On this edition of “Keeping it real,” a new series on Inman, Peter Lorimer sits down with Gary Gold, one of the agents who sold the Playboy Mansion. Gold shares his biggest secrets to success and how to achieve it.
    Created: 6/21/2018 2:00:29 AM
  • The first stage of Fannie Mae's challenge to find an interesting solution for affordable and sustainable housing in the country is finished — proposals from teams in Florida, Ohio and Colorado were selected to develop and implement their ideas with guidance from the mortgage lender.
    Created: 6/20/2018 3:08:27 PM
  • Jonathan Berkowitz will serve as chief innovation officer at loanDepot and mellohome, rejoining his former Keller Williams colleague Chris Heller.
    Created: 6/20/2018 11:57:44 AM
  • How can teams and brokerages support each other? If this question intrigues you, then you won’t want to miss a series of sessions at ICSF.
    Created: 6/20/2018 11:21:07 AM
  • According to the 30th anniversary of the State of the Nation’s Housing by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, even though more than 40 million units have been built over the past three decades, high mortgage rates — which are predicted to climb to more than 5 percent by year’s end — are still causing severe housing woes.
    Created: 6/20/2018 11:17:11 AM
  • Nela Richardson, Redfin's chief economist has departed from the company, she confirmed to Inman on Wednesday.
    Created: 6/20/2018 11:02:30 AM
  • In an expensive city, people will find all sorts of ways to bring in rental income — and that's why Vancouver businessman Duane Laird wants to build a small house onto a pre-existing commercial or residential lot's back lane for free.
    Created: 6/20/2018 10:05:26 AM
  • HUD announced the results of an audit that revealed a lack of adequate oversight of lead-based paint reporting and remediation in public housing nationwide.
    Created: 6/20/2018 9:38:22 AM
  • Vacation homebuyers may be on a decline nationally (down from 16 percent to 12 percent according to the latest figures from the National Association of Realtors), but experts who work in this segment of the real estate industry are confident about the continued and growing appeal of their product — even during a possible downturn. Here are five tips for selling second homes.
    Created: 6/20/2018 8:38:37 AM
  • Existing homes sales fell 0.4 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million after declining last month too.
    Created: 6/20/2018 7:27:07 AM
  • Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 is almost upon us. Soon 4,000 of the sharpest real estate professionals eager to do business faster, stronger and more profitably will convene in that pursuit. SmartZip, a known leader in the industry embodies all three of those ideals.
    Created: 6/20/2018 7:00:40 AM
  • The 2008 U.S. housing market crash was a powerful and pervasive force that reshaped many parts of our economy. Although the negative impacts — such as foreclosures, loss of workforce, shuttering of banks and market volatility — are held as prime examples, the impacts on the real estate technology space are far less understood.
    Created: 6/20/2018 3:00:57 AM
  • The biggest question in your real estate career arrives in a wave of panic the day you get your license: What do I do now? Here are three great ways to get the ball rolling in the marketing department as a new real estate agent for little or no investment at all.
    Created: 6/20/2018 2:00:40 AM
  • A new health care reform announced Tuesday could change the way real estate professionals and other small business owners get healthcare coverage.
    Created: 6/19/2018 4:38:27 PM
  • If your batteries are running low, a summer sabbatical might be just the thing you need to supercharge your real estate career. These agents think so.
    Created: 6/19/2018 12:46:16 PM
  • A new luxury tower in Chicago is trying out an innovative concept: giving its residents a garage full of Tesla vehicles to drive.
    Created: 6/19/2018 12:32:00 PM