Chicago brokerage fires agent over U.S. Capitol protest



A Chicago-based real estate brokerage has severed ties with one of its agents after she took part in Wednesday riot at the U.S. Capitol The brokerage, @properties, said it took action against Libby Andrews (pictured) after she posted on social media about her presence at the riot on Wednesday. Andrews later said she did not […]

Americans are disinfecting their homes and converting garage spaces



The way people design their homes is being influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced them to spend more time indoors, and those new trends could stay with us for years to come. Examples include garage spaces getting more attention, while cleanliness is also a major factor, according to the America At Home Study […]

Zillow predicts a stronger housing market in 2021



Zillow has said that it expects the for-sale housing market to gain even more strength in 2021 following an incredible run that came in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Zillow said in its 2021 housing predictions that demand is continuing to grow as we enter the new year, and that this will likely surge […]

When will we return to the office?



The COVID-19 pandemic has meant office builders were quieter this year as workers were forced to stay at home, but vaccines now being made available, landlords are hoping for a turnaround in 2021. Any return to the office won’t happen just yet though. It’s said that vaccines won’t be made widely available until late spring […]

Zillow forecasts strong housing demand for years to come



Real estate giant Zillow said in a report last week that it believes housing demand will remain strong for years to come as buyers try to make up for lost time caused by the impact of the Great Recession last decade. In its most recent analysis, Zillow said that low rates of household formation since […]

Social media influencers are being paid to promote real estate



Some real estate agents have had the novel idea of partnering with social media influencers in order to get younger, first-time buyers checking out their listings. A story in Bloomberg last week revealed that agents are turning to social media influencers to sell the idea of a better lifestyle, with Instagram posts or YouTube videos […]

This is why millennials struggle to buy homes



The homeownership rate of millennials is 8% lower than it was for Gen Xers and Baby Boomers when they were the same age, according to a new report by the Urban Institute. So why are younger generations struggling to obtain a home at the same rate as their parents were? In its Millennial Homeownership report, […]

Existing home sales explode, up 27% from last year



Existing home sales have risen for the fifth consecutive month as the housing industry continues to show its resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Association of Realtors reported Thursday that homes sales are up an astonishing 27% from the same time one year ago. In addition, it was reported this week […]

Five of Jacksonville’s Best at Selling Single-Family Homes



Taking a look at Jacksonville through the same lens in order to create a lineup of trusted and effective agents for buying a home there.

The Commercial Space Post-COVID – With Cove CEO Adam Segal



RealtyBizNews talks with Cove CEO Adam Segal about the complexities of the post-COVID commercial market in real estate.