Real estate crowdfunder Realty Mogul and and next-gen broker Urban Compass were named two of the “18 best startups” of 2013 by Business Insider. One of the leaders in real estate crowdfunding, Realty Mogul has raised about $8 million f
The quantity of homes in foreclosure and the quantity that completed the foreclosure process in October decreased substantially from last year, but still remain bloated. The number of completed foreclosures in October dropped by 30 percent year over year
The title of “World’s Largest Gingerbread House” now belongs to a 60-foot-long-by-42-foot-wide gingerbread and icing-covered home in Bryan, Texas, but visitors looking to ingest some of the home’s 36 million calorie
Offshore buyers, unemployment rates hovering between 12 and 25 percent for adults aged 18-25, and an onslaught of baby boomers has caused the number of multigenerational households to explode. If you’re looking for a great niche in 2014, special
If you think about it, homebuyers are obsessed with making the virtual world real. When searching for a home, consumers rank photos and virtual tours as the most valuable assets on a website. Why? Because they are the best tools ...
It takes a lot of people to get a buyer into a home, more than most homebuyers might imagine, and agents and loan officers are leaving opportunities on the table to share their trusted networks with consumers, according to Move ...
Sweeten, the New York City home remodeling matchmaking startup, has signed a one-year exclusive deal with New York City-based brokerage The Corcoran Group that will give the firm’s clients insight into the cost and value of home remodeling proje
Last week the IRS issued its final regulations governing how it will implement a new “Obamacare tax” that imposes a 3.8 percent levy on unearned income. Taxpayers are subject to the Net Investment Income (NII) tax if their adjusted gro
Breaking its own record for a settlement resolving class-action litigation over mortgage-backed securities, Bank of America will pay $500 million to investors who claimed they were misled about the soundness of mortgages originated by Countrywide and pack
In addition to providing “walkability,” crime and school info for neighborhoods, cities and ZIP codes, mapping data firm Maponics is rolling out a tool that maps weather conditions at the neighborhood level, giving real estate search p
One of the nation’s largest multiple listing services, Rockville, Md.-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems Inc. (MRIS), has launched a marketing center powered by Imprev allowing members to create marketing materials with information
JS International Inc., owner of Japan Sotheby’s International Realty, is converting six locations of a related company, List Co. Ltd., in Tokyo and Kanagawa to operate under the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. The offices will do
Y Combinator-funded apartment search marketplace RentHop has a new partnership with New York City brokerage Citi Habitats giving RentHop access to more rental listings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and the New York City metro area. Citi Habitats agen
D.B. Wilson of Re/Max of Boulder says he’s never seen anything like it: There are hardly more than 100 condo and townhomes listed for sale in the entire county. The supply of single-family homes is just 3.2 months. And Wilson ...
This morning’s news — 203,000 net new jobs in November — is unambiguous good news. Under normal circumstances, good economic news pushes up interest rates, but today’s economy does not resemble normal, and so rates
Since Brad Inman’s theme for the upcoming Real Estate Connect NYC 2014 is “Partner or die,” an attempt at partnering some technology products to make them more useful seems appropriate. Some are cutting-edge new and some are