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House passes Equality Act in step toward LGBT housing protections

Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Wisconsin banned discrimination only on the basis of sexual orientation, not gender identity.
Tags: Industry News, News Brief, Regulations, David Cicilline, House Of Representatives, Jeff Berger, LGBT discrimination, LGBT housing rights, NAGLREP, President Trump, The Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Equality Act

Digital home designer Higharc raises $4.7M in seed round

Flush with funding, Higharc's new software was developed to ease the pain and cost of custom home building.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Radio, Architecture, Venture Capital, Agent, Home Design, News Brief, 3d Design, Custom Homes, 3D home building, Digital Home Design, Higharc

Digital home designer Higharc raises $4.7M seed round

Flush with funding, Higharc's new software was developed to ease the pain and cost of custom home building.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Radio, Architecture, Venture Capital, Agent, Home Design, News Brief, 3d Design, Custom Homes, 3D home building, Digital Home Design, Higharc

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to list Westchester home

Now that his daughters are all grown up, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is planning to list his Westchester home for $2.3 million.
Tags: New York, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Andrew Cuomo, Westchester, Sandra Lee, News Brief

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to list Westchester home

Now that his daughters are all grown up, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to list his Westchester home for $2.3 million.
Tags: New York, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Andrew Cuomo, Westchester, Sandra Lee, News Brief

Housing starts surge in April

Housing starts in April rose by 5.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,235,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Trulia, Markets & Economy, News Brief, U.S. Census Bureau, TIAA Bank, Issi Rommem, John Pataky

Even as foreclosure rates drop, Florida feels the pain

Even as home delinquency rates across the country hit record lows, some cities in Florida experienced a spike in the number of foreclosure starts in April.
Tags: Florida, Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Markets & Economy, News Brief, ATTOM Data Solutions, Todd Teta

Airbnb cannibalizes budget hotels but amps up demand for rooms

A new study found that Airbnb takes the most business away from inexpensive hotels while driving up demand for the industry in general.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, Airbnb, Tepper School of Business, News Brief, Hui Li, Kannan Srinivasan

Ransomware attack delays home sales in Baltimore

The attack began last week and has locked up the city's computer systems, which is preventing title companies from checking on properties' lien statuses.
Tags: Technology, Maryland, Cyber Security, Ransomware, Fbi, Radio, Secret Service, Cyber Attack, Baltimore, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Mayor Jack Young

Opendoor sued for trademark infringement over its mortgage brokerage

Open Mortgage operates 79 branches in 22 states and offered $668 million in home loans in 2017, according to a complaint the lender filed with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. It was founded in 2003, is headquartered in Austin and has 315 employees, according to its website. 
Tags: Texas, Technology, Austin, Radio, Agent, Mortgage, Industry News, United States District Court, Select, News Brief, Opendoor, Open Mortgage, Opendoor Mortgage

WeWork parent company sets up $2.9B property investment fund

The We Company, which is the parent company of WeWork, is setting up a new real estate investment fund for commercial projects around the world.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, WeWork, Industry News, News Brief, Steven Langman, The We Company, Rich Gomel, Wendy Silverstein

Builder confidence rises due to demand and limited supply: NAHB

Builder confidence for newly built single-family homes rose three points to 66 in May, according to the latest data from the National Association of Home Builders. 
Tags: Radio, New Homes, Construction, Wells Fargo, Markets & Economy, News Brief, NAHB, Home Building, Builder Confidence, Randy Noel

How did a man’s genitals make a surprise cameo in a condo listing?

A condo in Washington, D.C. stands out from the other listings — if you look close enough, you can spot an apron featuring a giant penis.
Tags: Technology, Washington, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, News Brief, BrightMLS, Dan Silverman

Why aren’t Millennials moving?

It's not just massive college debt and current market conditions keeping millennials out of buying new homes, according to a new study.
Tags: Radio, Millennials, Moving, Home Ownership, Porch, Baby Boomer, Generation X, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Housing Turnoffs, Moving Habits

Where the billionaires are concentrated

While the census doesn't name individual billionaires or their ventures, these trends toward tech-centric business creation certainly include the founders of high profile Bay Area companies such as Facebook and Google. It's also unsurprising, then, that given the concentration of tech billionaires real estate prices in cities such as San Francisco continue to rise.
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wealth, Investing, Radio, Moscow, Hobby, Billionaire, Bay Area, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Wealth X, Wealth-X Global Billionaire Census

Price growth in the nation’s metros continues to slow

The median existing single-family home price in the country's metro areas rose 3.9 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2019, according to NAR.
Tags: Cities, Radio, Affordability, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, Median Home Price, News Brief, Home Prices, Metro Home Prices, MLS & Associations

Crowdfunding platform buys what’s left of RealtyShares

Six months after crowdfunding platform RealtyShares went bust, another real estate firm has swooped in and acquired what remains of the once-buzzy company.
Tags: New York, Technology, Crowdfunding, Investing, Radio, Industry News, Acquisitions, Select, News Brief, Realtyshares, Iintoo, Eran Roth, RREAF Holdings

Amazon’s $7K, do-it-yourself tiny home goes viral, sells out instantly

If you can't find the perfect house, have one sent to you. A build-it-yourself tiny home recently posted on Amazon has gone viral and sold out instantly.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Redfin, Tiny Homes, News Brief, Kalena Masching, Allwood Solvalla Studio Cabin Kit

Foreclosure and delinquency rates continue to fall: CoreLogic

Delinquency rates have once again hit record lows, according to the latest data from CoreLogic, released Tuesday.
Tags: Analysis, Radio, Predictive Analytics, Ralph McLaughlin, CoreLogic, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Foreclosures, Frank Martell, Delinquency Rate

Voice-activated home search available through GSAR

Greater Syracuse Association of Realtors partners with VoiceterPro to provide home shoppers with voice search in central New York.
Tags: Listings, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Amazon Echo, Voice Search, Alexa, Vai, Select, News Brief, Google Home, Hey Google, Buyers Tools, MLS & Associations, Agent Neo, Ami Berger

President Donald Trump to speak at NAR conference Friday

President Donald Trump will speak at the National Association of Realtors annual legislative meetings and expo on Friday, the association confirmed.
Tags: Regulations, Radio, Hud, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, News Brief, President Donald Trump, NAR Midyear, John Smaby, MLS & Associations

Realtors’ median income grows 5%

The 2019 National Association of Realtors Member Profile found that the median gross income of Realtors was $41,800 in 2018, up from $39,800 in 2017.
Tags: Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, Industry News, National Association of Realtors, News Brief

So you’re an only child? How birth order affects where you live

If you thought your status as a middle child has nothing to do with where you want to live, think again.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, News Brief, Realtor.com, Apartment Therapy

Affordability dipped as home prices rose in March: NAR

Housing affordability dipped in March despite low mortgage rates and rising household incomes thanks to the median existing-home value climbing to $261,100.
Tags: Radio, Markets & Economy, News Brief, MLS & Associations

Peerage acquires Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The Canadian branch of Sotheby's International Realty has been acquired by Peerage Realty Partners, a subsidiary of private equity firm Peerage Capital.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Globe and Mail, Sotheby's International Realty, Gavin Swartzman, Don Kottick, Peerage Capital

Richard Nixon’s one-time Western White House gets major price cut

A home that former President Richard M. Nixon once occupied as his Western White House is back on the market after a major drop in price. Tricky Dick's former estate has proven to be a tricky deal.
Tags: Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Compass, Dick, Richard Nixon, Richard M Nixon, Select, News Brief, Western White House, Linda May, Hilton & Hyland, Rob Giem

Reali raises $9M in funding round

Flat-fee brokerage Reali announced it has raised $9 million in its latest funding round, adding to the tens of millions of dollars the company has previously pulled in from investors.
Tags: Technology, California, Radio, Fundraising, Bay Area, Industry News, Purplebricks, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, Lenda, Reali, Amit Haller, Flat Fee Brokerage, Reali Loans

Realogy CEO buys $1M of company stock following losses

One week after Realogy stock sank to a new low, CEO Ryan Schneider has purchased $1 million worth of the company's shares in an apparent show of support for the brand.
Tags: Radio, Stock Market, Stock, Industry News, Corcoran, ERA, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Citi Habitats, Century 21, Sotheby's International Realty, Climb Real Estate, Ryan Schneider, iBuyer

Florida indie brokerage unveils agent tech platform, plans expansion

Automated Back End provides agents with automation and collaboration tools, e-signing software and one-click marketing. It is designed to work on all of an agent's electronic devices.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Marketing, Software, Platform, Radio, Mls, Agent, Compass, CRM, Industry News, Keller Williams, Realogy, Brokerage, Select, News Brief

Keller Williams agents get ready to pay it forward on RED Day

On Thursday, May 9, Keller Williams agents will be celebrating its annual RED Day event, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Keller Williams, Brokerage, News Brief, Murray House, Becky Favre, Keller Williams Premier Properties, Kelsey King, Red Day, Summit + Westfield

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