A quarter of U.S. adults have relocated for love



A quarter of U.S. adults say they’ve relocated to pursue a romantic relationship with the person they love at some point during their lives, and doing so generally pays off, according to a new survey. Some 27% of men said they’d relocated in the past compared with 23% of women respondents in the survey of […]

Zillow: ‘Gayborhood’ homes come at a premium



In most major cities in the United States, homes in gayborhoods are worth more than the typical home – in some cases several times more. To identify gayborhoods across the country ahead of Pride Month, Zillow analyzed data from the American Community Survey to find which neighborhoods have the highest share of same-sex couple households […]

NAR’s Yun forecasts new home sales boom in 2019



National Association of Realtors’ chief economist Lawrence Yun says home sales are likely to hit a 12-year high this year as builders race to meet demand for entry-level homes from first-time buyers. While existing home sales are likely to remain flat this year, new home sales should top 667,000, which would be the highest number […]

Redfin & RE/MAX cancel agent referral partnership after just 2 months



Redfin and RE/MAX are calling time on a partnership announced just two months ago that saw them agree to swap customer referrals in the U.S. and Canada. Through Redfin’s Partner Agents program, the two brokerages had agreed to refer customers to agents. However, RE/MAX is backing out of the deal following Redfin’s launch of a […]

SPIRE Realty Group’s Jordan Crow Talks About IoT Security & Automation



RealtyBiz catches up with Jordan Crow for the lowdown on SPIRE’s latest move into the PropTech space, the adoption of the ioTium solution.

iintoo Acquires RealtyShares – Puts $2.5 Billion Plus Under Management



Global real estate investment network iintoo has now acquired the assets of RealtyShares as part of a joint venture with RREAF Holdings, LLC.

VTS Closes Largest Software Funding Round In CRE History



VTS, a New York-based company has announced they’ve raised an additional $90 million in Series D funding led by Brookfield Ventures. In total the startup has gleaned $187.4 million since it’s entry seven years ago. According to the company, this funding round makes VTS the largest software venture in CRE history. According to the Wall […]

Anyplace Snags $2.5 Million Seed Round – Somehow



Anyplace, a marketplace startup that offers people find flexible-term furnished housing, recently closed a $2.5 million dollar funding round.

Marriott to take on Airbnb with new home-sharing platform



Hotelier giant Marriott International is aiming to take on Airbnb with a new home rental business that it hopes will offset pressure from the emerging short-term rental sector. The Wall Street Journal reported that Marriott will launch its Homes & Villas business next week, offering up to 2,000 home rentals in 100 U.S., European and […]

Foreclosure crisis still impacts black and Hispanic communities



Millions of homeowners across the country lost their homes in the foreclosure crisis, missing out on the opportunity to regain and grow their net wealth as the housing market recovered. But in black and Hispanic communities, the foreclosure crisis hit especially hard, and homes in those areas have yet to fully recover, according to a […]