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Opendoor bounces back in first quarter after pandemic-driven downturn

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 3 hours 57 min ago
The beginning of 2021 was better for the iBuyer than the end of 2020, though it still has a ways to go before reaching its pre-pandemic strength.

Zillow vs. Mike DelPrete on their battle

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 4 hours 4 min ago
It appears that Zillow's longstanding traffic lead over is diminishing. It’s insignificant in terms of competitive advantage and revenue uplift — and might simply be an artifact of pandemic browsing patterns — but it does reveal a deeper truth around portal monetization.

Better is the latest mortgage company to go public

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 4 hours 27 min ago
The parent company of Better Mortgage is going public through a merger with a blank-check firm, raising $778 million it can use to grow not only its mortgage business but also its real estate brokerage and title insurance businesses.

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USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 4 hours 55 min ago

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The Art and Business of Home Inspections

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 4 hours 57 min ago

Despite the challenges of 2020, home sales rose dramatically. Homeowners either “stepped up a level” to find the home of their dreams—one with more outdoor space or the home office they now found they needed—or families repaired and sometimes even remodeled their existing homes with an aim to improve stay-at-home conditions.

NAR: ‘The MLS is under attack’

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 4 hours 59 min ago
Lawsuits alleging that NAR rules regarding multiple listing services prop up commissions that inflate buyer and seller costs keep proliferating.

Helping Clients Fulfill Their Goals and Dreams

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 5 hours 27 sec ago

Real Estate Webmasters Sets Colorado Team on the Path to Continued Growth

NAR Quarterly Report: Nearly All Home Metro Areas Saw Rising Prices

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 5 hours 3 min ago

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released data showing that nearly every metro area it tracks—99%—posted year-over-year price increases in the first quarter of 2021.

The 11 metro areas with the highest price increases were:

‘Lumber truthers’ question veracity of shortage through social media

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 6 hours 13 min ago
Despite lumber shortage data that's been released for consecutive months by industry associations, including the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders, lumber-shortage truthers have taken to social media to dispel what they see as the myth of the lumber shortage.

Keller Williams sees rising agent count, sales volume amid hot market in Q1

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 8 hours 50 min ago
KW agents closed 272,688 transactions and did $98.1 billion in volume between January and March. The company also now has 180,376 agents across the world. What other insights into the company's fortunes does the report reveal?

Home renovation valuation app raises $6.5M, launches in Seattle

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 9 hours 21 min ago
Inman was provided an early look at the Plunk app, which is member of NAR's Reach Accelerator Class of 2021. The funding will be used to further hone the app's first national iteration

89% of all metro areas saw double-digit home price gains in Q1

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 9 hours 42 min ago
Amid widespread annual home price growth, 89 percent of all metro areas saw double-digit price gains, according to the National Association of Realtor's First Quarter Metro Home Prices report.
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