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NYC law firm mulls class action lawsuit against Realogy

The New York City-based law firm that previously filed a class action lawsuit against Zillow is putting Realogy in its crosshairs.

Home prices rise 0.4% in April

U.S. home prices rose 0.4 percent from March to April, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's monthly House Price Index.

New home sales slumped in May

The number of new homes sold took a nosedive in May, falling 7.8 percent below April's reported figure and 3.7 percent year-over-year.

Annual home price gains continue to slow down in April: Case-Shiller

Annual home price gains are continuing to slow down, driving toward their lowest level in seven years, according to Case-Shiller.

Ylopo debuts AI-powered virtual assistant

Real estate digital marketing startup Ylopo has developed a digital assistant that can send text messages and follow up with consumers on behalf of agents.

NIMBYs, regulatory costs caused housing shortage: Harvard study

A shortfall in housing production is making homes ever more unaffordable for modest-income households, according to Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

NYC developer launches all-in-one tenant service app

New York City-based developer and property manager Gotham unveiled Monday a new propriety app that allows residents to integrate every facet of the firm's home management platform into their smartphone.  

Nextdoor will now tell you how much your home is worth

Your Home, as the company is calling the new feature, is meant to be a landing space on Nextdoor's website and app that shows users how much their home might be worth and how much they might earn if they sold it. In essence, Nextdoor is now providing users with an automated valuation model (AVM) aki.. read more »

Sellers: Don’t even think about listing till you answer these 10 questions

There are a ton of issues sellers need to consider before sticking that for-sale sign in the yard. As agents, if you get a lot of calls from wannabe sellers looking to simply plop their house on the market, here are 10 questions (with answers) that you can share with them for a dose of truth about s.. read more »

How buyer’s agents must adapt to survive

Buyer’s agents must face some cold hard truths about what lies ahead for our industry and prepare to adapt their current business practices to thrive in the future. Here’s why.

Light it up! 6 tips to make your home staging shine

Although furniture layouts and paint colors get a lot of attention in the staging process, one essential element is a home's lighting. To ensure your clients have everything lit to perfection, here are six glow-related tips for any home stager.

Google sibling Sidewalk unveils its master plan for Toronto smart city

Here are just a few of the ideas outlined Monday in Sidewalk Labs' massive master plan for a proposed new community in Toronto, Canada. The community, the first part of which has been dubbed Quayside, would occupy a section of waterfront property east of Toronto's core and is meant to be a kind of t.. read more »

5 real estate taxes that could impact property investors

As the vacation rental industry heats up, state governments are eyeing real estate as a source of tax revenue, potentially putting a crimp on property investment. Here are five states that are either actively considering or have recently enacted short-term rental or real estate transfer taxes.

Home by Frank Lloyd Wright’s intern can be yours for less than $1M

A mid-century house designed by a one-time Frank Lloyd Wright intern has hit the market north of Montreal, Canada, for $855,000.

Chicago-based Midwest Real Estate Data brings on Remine

The multiple listing service is the latest to provide its subscribers with Remine Enterprise Pro, a new offering that allows MLSs to give all their agents access to Remine’s entire suite of services.

Lesson Learned: Do unto others

In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, one of NAR's 30 Under 30 Sean Anthony.

You can now rent Biggie Smalls’ childhood home for $4K a month

The iconic rapper, otherwise known as The Notorious B.I.G., grew up in the so-called "one-room shack" in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill.

Read it and weep: 1 in 3 owners cry while trying to sell a home

Among those who admitted to shedding a tear, a whopping 20 percent cried 5 or more times during the agonizing process, according to a new Zillow study.