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US foreclosure activity ticks down in July, sliding 4%, data shows

Figures released Wednesday by Attom show a total of 30,358 properties with foreclosure filings in July. Despite the slight drop, foreclosure activity is still up 143 percent from the same time last year. 

WATCH: Mike DelPrete on how agents are the real 1-stop shop

On stage at Inman Connect Las Vegas, DelPrete argued that most consumers don't need or want to navigate yet another dashboard or website. In many cases, they just want their agent.

Home inventory rose at record pace in July, despite fewer new listings

The long-awaited recovery in home inventory is in full swing. It's not being driven by a rise in new listings but by the ongoing slowdown in demand from buyers, according to Realtor.com

Stalemate: Listings are lingering a little longer as housing market cools

The share of homes listed for 30 days or longer increased 12.5 percent in July compared to a year earlier, with 61.2 percent of homes now sitting on the market for a month or longer, according to Redfin.

Real (Estate) Talk: Is this overzealous charity work or rightful amends by NAR?

Historical inequities in the real estate industry created harm, according to author and trainer Lee Davenport. As Realtors, we have a collective responsibility to make things right, or at least better.

New Agent Lifesaver: What should I be doing while waiting for my buyers’ pre-approval?

Don't waste time while you wait for your buyer to get pre-approved for a home loan. Here are some ways to be ready to hit the ground running.

How safe are you? 17 essential safety tips for real estate agents

Staying safe as a real estate agent is your first priority. Make these 17 best practices into your new daily habits.

9 tips for creating a seller safety plan on your next listing

There certainly isn't enough advice out there on seller safety, writes safety expert Robert Siciliano. Here are some tips to ensure your sellers (and you) stay safe during showings.

Snapchat billionaire closes deal for Holmby Hills estate

Evan Spiegel has completed the purchase of a second L.A. property. The two tracts will form a four-acre, $145 million estate lying across the street from the Playboy Mansion, according to reports.

Side’s Guy Gal: We’re organizing the boutique broker rebellion

Big five brokerage brands are an evil empire that doesn't create value for agents or consumers and will ultimately be defeated, the company's co-founder and CEO said at Inman Connect Las Vegas.

Walkthrough woes: 7 things that cause pre-closing stress

By the time buyers attend the final walkthrough, they may be stressed out and nitpicking. Broker Cara Ameer details the items that may set them off, along with ways to offset their frustrations.

Affordable housing measures nixed from US climate bill

The bill contains several of Democrats' top legislative priorities. But several big affordable housing proposals missed the final cut.

WATCH: Marc King and Nick Bailey trade jokes at Connect Las Vegas

RE/MAX CEO Nick Bailey and Keller Williams President Marc King, two of real estate's highest profile leaders, teased each other on stage, then counseled agents to focus on fundamentals.

Homebuyer activity shows pulse as mortgage rates dip below 5%

Redfin's Homebuyer Demand Index rose 7 points during the last week of July, while mortgage purchase applications rose for the first time in five weeks, according to new data released Monday.

The Agency taps former Compass exec as Los Gatos managing director

Jeff Barnett brings 30 years of real estate experience to his new role as managing director in Los Gatos, California, most recently serving as vice president and managing director at Compass.

Right now is the time to invest in technology, venture capitalists say

Proptech investors discussed venture capital after a period of heavy interest from Wall Street in a Connect panel entitled, "Are companies still prioritizing tech and innovation or is it back to basics?"

Opendoor is in $62M worth of legal trouble: The Real Word

This week, Byron Lazine discusses Opendoor's recent $62 million settlement of its legal troubles with the FTC plus a flawed study of DOM.

In earnings twist, most real estate companies avoided the worst in Q2

Despite a quickly slowing market in the second quarter, many of the dozen or more real estate companies that posted earnings last week managed to turn a profit and stave off ruin.