Gridics raises $1.1M in seed round to streamline city planning processes



The word “efficient” isn’t normally used to describe the planning and zoning processes in most cities, but a startup called Gridics is hoping to change that.

Spring housing market is “strongest ever” for sellers, but that’s bad news for buyers…



Home buyers are left with fewer options on the market than they’ve seen in decades due to the inventory squeeze.

Zillow kicks off ‘Finding Home’ advertising campaign



Zillow is hoping to sink its teeth into more homeowners with the launch of a new advertising campaign called “Finding Home”. The company is kicking off with advertising slots on three national TV channels, with more planned for later in the year. Zillow’s new campaign is focused on stories that illustrate the diversity of home […]

How to engage and win on Instagram



Given Instagram’s potential, those who’re just starting out on using the platform could do with being pointed in the right direction.

Trulia home buying survey highlights importance of living in an idyllic neighborhood



With the real estate industry entering peak buying season, potential house shoppers are beginning to make lists of essential features a home must have.

70% of renters say they can’t afford a down payment to buy a home



Even though a mortgage payment is more affordable than a rent payment on a monthly basis, renters say they can’t buy a home due to the pricey down payment.

Judge rules Fair Housing Act protects against LGBT discrimination



A U.S. judge has ruled for the first time that provisions in the Fair Housing Act protect the LGBT community from discrimination. The law was previously an issue of contention as it states that it’s illegal for landlords

‘Moving up’ to a bigger home costs borrowers an extra $447 a month



Nationally, families can expect to spend $447 extra a month moving to a three-bedroom home from one with two bedrooms, according to Zillow’s Cost of Moving Up Analysis

Cannabis is driving a new real estate boom



A number of U.S. states have legalized marijuana use in the past few years, and now experts say that’s having a major impact on local real estate markets.

Pending home sales hit 2nd-highest level since May 2006



There was good news for housing markets in the last month as pending home sales bounced back to their highest level in almost one year, and second-highest level in over a decade, last month.

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