6 must-have apps for house flippers



The practice of a house-flipper is buying and then selling a property within 12 months or less, and it’s not hard to see why. Recent studies show that homes flipped in the first quarter of 2016 turned an average profit of $58,520, which is a 10-year record. In Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Flint, and New Haven, house […]

HELOC borrowers could soon find their payments increase



Homeowners who have home equity lines of credit, called HELOCs, could be in for a nasty shock when their monthly payments increase suddenly.

Facebook drops $20M to create affordable housing in Palo Alto



In a climate where many displaced residents point their blame at the techies, Facebook has decided to invest $20 million in what it calls “A partnership to strengthen our local community.”

Here’s why you need to stay in touch with former clients



Are you putting in the effort to keep up with former clients? While some agents may do so as a matter of course, it’s clear that there are many who don’t.

Roofstock raises $20M series B funding round, looks to expand



Roofstock, a new online marketplace for investors looking to buy rental properties, has just announced Series B funding of $20 million in a round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Airbnb rentals do not impact housing affordability, Zillow study claims



Nearly all housing experts surveyed last month in Zillow’s quarterly survey agreed short-term home rentals like those offered on Airbnb and HomeAway do not have a meaningful and large impact on housing affordability

Trump picks former rival Ben Carson as next HUD Secretary



Incoming President Donald Trump has chosen his former Republican Primaries rival, the retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Second Century Ventures now recruiting real estate tech startups



The National Association of Realtors’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, has said it’s accepting applications for its 2017 REach accelerator class

Why the sudden spike in foreclosures last month?



Foreclosure filings jumped by 27 percent in October 2016 compared to the previous month, having previously hit their lowest level in 129 months in September

Real estate CRM platform Chime provides 6 ways to gather leads



Launched last August, Chime is a new kind of CRM platform for the real estate industry that helps agents to streamline their business while acquiring and managing fresh leads.