NAR: Home sales accelerate even as housing inventory declines

While issues surrounding inventory shortage and affordability continue to blight U.S. real estate markets, you wouldn’t know it from recent sales activity, which saw an uptick in the month just gone.

Zillow data shows homes sold at their fastest pace ever in 2017

Homes sold at their fastest pace on record in 2017, indicating that buyers this year should be prepared to move quickly if they find a suitable home they want.

ATTOM Data Solutions buys Onboard Informatics for its neighborhood data

Real estate data provider ATTOM Data Solutions has acquired a company called Onboard Informatics, which provides neighborhood data as well as data-enabled products to real estate industry companies.

Now is the most profitable time to sell in 10 years, experts say

Now is the most profitable time to sell, with rising home prices and most homeowners choosing to stay put for longer, those who do sell can generate much more

HouseCanary lands $31M funding round to build out its analytics platform

Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the resale value of a home before you bought it? Well, a new startup going by the name of HouseCanary is using big data to do exactly that.

U.S. now has more renters than at any point since 1965

A higher proportion of American households are renting their homes than at any time since 1965, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center based on Census Bureau data.

How predictive analytics is changing the game for real estate agents

Real estate brokerages are increasingly turning to something called predictive analytics in order to work out which consumers are most likely to buy or sell.

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.

Identify rift between housing affordability and availability grows

A new housing affordability model created jointly by the National Association of Realtors suggests homebuyers at many income levels could see an inadequate amount of listings on the market within their price range in coming months.

5 cloud security measures that are great for your business

It doesn’t matter if your business is big or small, hackers will attack any network they think they can get into.

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